Monday, November 30, 2020

Breaking news: Lewis Hamilton to miss Sakhir GP - F1 News by PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton will sit out this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain after testing positive for Covid-19.

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Hamilton tests positive for COVID-19, will miss Sakhir GP - Motorsport.com

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Hamilton tests positive for coronavirus - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton will miss this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for coronavirus, Formula One's governing body the FIA have confirmed.

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Hamilton to miss Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for Covid-19 - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for Covid-19, Formula 1 has announced. The Mercedes driver, who clinched the world championship in the Turkish Grand Prix two weeks ago, will miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix as a result and may also be forced out of next week’s season finale in Abu Dhabi. Mercedes is yet to … Continue reading Hamilton to miss Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for Covid-19

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Max: Red Bull Bahrain strategy a let down - F1 News by PlanetF1

Max Verstappen didn't think Mercedes were beatable at the Bahrain Grand Prix, he does think Red Bull could have done more with strategy.

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Brawn: Racing Point have underperformed - F1 News by PlanetF1

Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn doesn't believe Racing Point have made the most of their RP20 this season.

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No Albon decision until after Abu Dhabi GP - F1 News by PlanetF1

Red Bull principal Christian Horner reaffirmed that no decision will be made on Alex Albon's future until after the last race in Abu Dhabi.

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Audi to leave Formula E, race in Dakar and plan Le Mans return | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Audi to leave Formula E, race in Dakar and plan Le Mans return • No F1 debut for Ilott in 2021 • Raikkonen: 'I enjoy the racing... I truly don't like the rest'

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Survival is also victory as Hamilton wins and Grosjean climbs out of an inferno | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix review - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton won for the 11th time this year in Bahrain, but Romain Grosjean's escape from a crash which appeared unsurvivable was a victory of a different kind.

Read more: Survival is also victory as Hamilton wins and Grosjean climbs out of an inferno | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix review - RaceFans

Grosjean to be released from hospital on Tuesday after Bahrain GP crash - Autosport

The Haas Formula 1 team says Romain Grosjean will be released from hospital on Tuesday as he continues his recovery following his accident in the Bahrain Grand Prix

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Grosjean set to be discharged on Tuesday - F1 News by PlanetF1

Haas has released further good news regarding the condition of Romain Grosjean, who is now set to be released from hospital on Tuesday morning.

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Grosjean crash response was “a credit to all involved” says Masi as FIA begins investigation | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

The FIA has begun its investigation into yesterday's fiery crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Romain Grosjean, who escaped with burns to his hands, is expected to leave hospital tomorrow.

Read more: Grosjean crash response was “a credit to all involved” says Masi as FIA begins investigation | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Grosjean to be discharged from hospital on Tuesday - Motorsport.com

The Frenchman received burns to the back of his hands but was otherwise uninjured in the 221km/h accident.
In a short statement released on Monday, the team noted: "Romain Grosjean is continuing his convalescence at the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) hospital having remained there overnight following Sunday's incident at the Bahrain GP.
"Treatment on the burns Grosjean sustained on the back of ...Keep reading

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Lewis Hamilton to guest edit BBC Radio 4's Today programme - BBC F1

The F1 champion will take over the current affairs programme for one day over the festive period.

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F1 defends Grosjean TV coverage after Ricciardo criticism - Motorsport.com

Grosjean’s own team boss Gunther Steiner has also supported the coverage, saying it was important for people at home to know what had happened.
After the initial live shot showing Grosjean’s Haas car exploding in the background, nothing was broadcast until the Frenchman was seen sitting in the FIA medical car being attended to by Dr Ian Roberts.
Even though it was clear that the driver ...Keep reading

Read more: F1 defends Grosjean TV coverage after Ricciardo criticism - Motorsport.com

Driver ratings from the Bahrain Grand Prix - F1 News by PlanetF1

The Bahrain Grand Prix served as a stark reminder of the sheer bravery and brilliance of Formula 1 drivers.

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F1 defends Grosjean crash TV coverage after Ricciardo criticism - Autosport

Formula 1 had defended the decision to show extensive replays of Romain Grosjean's accident in the Bahrain Grand Prix following criticism from Daniel Ricciardo

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F1 defends Grosjean crash TV coverage after Ricciardo criticism - Autosport

Formula 1 had defended the decision to show extensive replays of Romain Grosjean's accident in the Bahrain Grand Prix following criticism from Daniel Ricciardo

Read more: F1 defends Grosjean crash TV coverage after Ricciardo criticism - Autosport

Haas to allow Grosjean to make call on racing next weekend at Sakhir GP - Autosport

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says he will support any decision Romain Grosjean makes about participating in next week's Sakhir Grand Prix

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Haas to allow Grosjean to make call on racing next weekend at Sakhir GP - Autosport

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says he will support any decision Romain Grosjean makes about participating in next week's Sakhir Grand Prix

Read more: Haas to allow Grosjean to make call on racing next weekend at Sakhir GP - Autosport

Albon only “95% satisfied” after inheriting podium finish | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Alexander Albon admitted he couldn't take full satisfaction from his podium finish in the Bahrain Grand Prix because of the way it came about.

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Haas not ruling out Grosjean returning for Sakhir - F1 News by PlanetF1

Guenther Steiner says it's up to Romain Grosjean whether he climbs back into his Haas for this weekend's second Bahrain GP, injuries allowing of course.

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Red Bull to delay decision on Albon’s F1 future until post-season - Autosport

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says that no decision on Alexander Albon's future with the team will be made until after the final Formula 1 race of 2020

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Red Bull to delay decision on Albon’s F1 future until post-season - Autosport

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says that no decision on Alexander Albon's future with the team will be made until after the final Formula 1 race of 2020

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Hamilton was ‘flat out’ trying to contain Red Bull - F1 News by PlanetF1

It appeared a cruise to victory in Bahrain for Lewis Hamilton, but in fact he was pushing "flat out" to escape Red Bull.

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Vote for your 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Driver of the Weekend | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Who was the best driver during the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix weekend? Compare how they did and vote for the best.

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Verstappen would sack any driver not willing to race - F1 News by PlanetF1

Max Verstappen has again courted controversy, saying he would sack any driver not willing to race after watching Romain Grosjean's fiery crash.

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F1 doc: ‘Grosjean’s visor had melted’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Doctor Ian Roberts, one on the first of the scene of Romain Grosjean's fiery crash, says such was the blaze that the Haas driver's visor "in fact melted".

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Conclusions from the Bahrain Grand Prix - F1 News by PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean escaped from a horrific crash as Lewis Hamilton claimed an 11th win this season. Here are our conclusions from the Bahrain GP.

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Bottas could have five wins without unlucky “freak events” – Wolff | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Wolff feels sorry for Bottas over "freak events" of bad luck • Magnussen grateful for Halo after Grosjean crash • MGU-K failure halted Perez

Read more: Bottas could have five wins without unlucky “freak events” – Wolff | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

2020 Bahrain Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Why did Valtteri Bottas only change three tyres at one pit stop? And could Max Verstappen have attacked Lewis Hamilton if there had been a late restart? Here's the Bahrain GP data.

Read more: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix interactive data: lap charts, times and tyres | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

K-Mag: It’s a ‘miracle’ Grosjean is still alive - F1 News by PlanetF1

Kevin Magnussen says it's a "miracle" that his Haas team-mate Romain Grosjean survived his Bahrain Grand Prix crash.

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Hulkenberg: Red Bull link unexpected - F1 News by PlanetF1

Linked to Red Bull after two super sub performances, Nico Hulkenberg says he is "grateful" that his name is even in the mix.

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Ferrari: Leclerc lacking usual confidence in Bahrain - Autosport

Ferrari Formula 1 sporting director Laurent Mekies feels Charles Leclerc has lacked his regular level of confidence across the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend so far

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Ferrari: Leclerc lacking usual confidence in Bahrain - Autosport

Ferrari Formula 1 sporting director Laurent Mekies feels Charles Leclerc has lacked his regular level of confidence across the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend so far

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F1 drivers insist 2021 tyre concerns not just about lap time - Motorsport.com

A number of senior drivers, including Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, hit out at the 2021 prototypes following testing in Bahrain on Friday, with some calling for the current tyres to be kept for next year.
However, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said that F1 needed to accept the slower rubber because Pirelli’s 2021 plans were about making the tyres more robust and avoiding the failures that ...Keep reading

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Kimi doesn’t ‘care about arrogant’ claims - F1 News by PlanetF1

Call Kimi Raikkonen "not motivated" or even "arrogant", he really doesn't care what you have to say about him.

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F1 drivers' 2021 Pirelli tyre concerns not just about performance - Autosport

Formula 1 drivers say their concerns about Pirelli's 2021 tyres go beyond them just being slower, as debate rages about whether the championship should stick with the current rubber

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F1 drivers' 2021 Pirelli tyre concerns not just about performance - Autosport

Formula 1 drivers say their concerns about Pirelli's 2021 tyres go beyond them just being slower, as debate rages about whether the championship should stick with the current rubber

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Ocon: Renault F1 team-mate Ricciardo "blessed" with strong 2020 season - Autosport

Esteban Ocon says that his Renault Formula 1 team mate Daniel Ricciardo has been "blessed" in 2020 after losing out to the Australian once again in qualifying in Bahrain

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Ocon: Renault F1 team-mate Ricciardo "blessed" with strong 2020 season - Autosport

Esteban Ocon says that his Renault Formula 1 team mate Daniel Ricciardo has been "blessed" in 2020 after losing out to the Australian once again in qualifying in Bahrain

Read more: Ocon: Renault F1 team-mate Ricciardo "blessed" with strong 2020 season - Autosport

Kvyat assessing "interesting options" for 2021 - Autosport

AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat says he's been getting calls about work for 2021 and insists that ultimately he will be able to choose what he does

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Kvyat assessing "interesting options" for 2021 - Autosport

AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat says he's been getting calls about work for 2021 and insists that ultimately he will be able to choose what he does

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The provisional Bahrain GP grid - F1 News by PlanetF1

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Kvyat: "People are calling me quite a bit" for 2021 drive - Motorsport.com

With Pierre Gasly already confirmed in the other seat, Kyvat’s place at the Faenza team is looking uncertain. F2 star Yuki Tsunoda is widely expected to be promoted, while Alex Albon is also potentially in the mix if he’s dropped by Red Bull Racing.
However, Kvyat says that he’s already heard from potential employers in other categories, and his manager Nicolas Todt is looking at ...Keep reading

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Drivers differ over Pirelli’s response to 2021 tyre criticism | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Pirelli's defence of their heavily-criticised new tyres for the 2021 F1 season has prompted a mixed response from drivers.

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Vettel denies Leclerc’s arrival heralded his departure - F1 News by PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel is not dwelling on his missed chances and has denied that Charles Leclerc's arrival signalled the beginning of his own end.

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Things to know ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix - F1technical.net

The curtailed 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship enters its final leg this weekend with the Bahrain Grand Prix kicking off the closing triple-header today before the season comes to an end in Abu Dhabi in three weeks’ time.

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Kvyat: Options but don’t know about RBR test driver - F1 News by PlanetF1

Daniil Kvyat says he has "many options" on the table for next season but isn't sure whether he'll be offered a Red Bull reserve driver role.

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‘Ferrari should be humiliated even calling for convergence’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Toto Wolff says Ferrari's idea of engine convergence is a "bit of an insult" to Mercedes and should be a "humiliation" for the Scuderia.

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

‘If you think this is bad, wait for next week’ rues Steiner as Haas are slowest again | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Despite qualifying as the slowest team for today's Bahrain Grand Prix, Haas expect an even more difficult weekend when they return to the shorter Outer circuit for another race.

Read more: ‘If you think this is bad, wait for next week’ rues Steiner as Haas are slowest again | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more - Motorsport.com

Lewis Hamilton will line up on pole position ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas, as Mercedes locked out the front row for the 11th time this season.
The two Red Bulls will start third and fourth on the grid, led by Max Verstappen, while Sergio Perez qualified his Racing Point in fifth.
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Sainz feels ‘lucky’ to have Norris as team-mate - F1 News by PlanetF1

Their bromance may be coming to an end soon but respect is still strong between Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris at McLaren.

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Hamilton's challenge as Bahrain promises duels & jeopardy - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton is braced for another battle with Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen in today's Bahrain GP - although that is where the 2020 familiarities could stop as Formula 1 heads under the lights for a race which is always competitive, and always throws up strategy conundrums.

Read more: Hamilton's challenge as Bahrain promises duels & jeopardy - SkySports F1

Albon pleased to put “silly mistake” behind him with fourth | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Albon pleased to put "silly mistake" behind him with fourth • Latifi says set-up difference pay account for one second gap to Russell • Marshal who lost leg returns to race track

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Live: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix third practice | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix third practice session on RaceFans Live.

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Stronger Pirelli tyres for 2021 "only solution" - Wolff - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Pirelli's stronger 2021 tyres are the right solution for improving safety in Formula 1, despite drivers not liking them

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Stronger Pirelli tyres for 2021 "only solution" - Wolff - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Pirelli's stronger 2021 tyres are the right solution for improving safety in Formula 1, despite drivers not liking them

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Wolff warns of “fuel and oil war” with new F1 engines - Motorsport.com

The new rules are currently under discussion, and sustainability and lower costs the prime targets as the sport tries to attract new manufacturers.
Synthetic fuels are being phased in within the current hybrid regulations, and are set to play a bigger role in the future.
However, Wolff warned that they should not become an expensive performance differentiator as teams work with their ...Keep reading

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F1 scraps track limits enforcement at turn four after 33 lap times deleted | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1 drivers have been told race control will not police track limits at the exit of turn four for the remainder of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend.

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Horner welcomes Ferrari U-turn on engine freeze - F1 News by PlanetF1

Ferrari's decision to back an engine freeze has been welcomed by Christian Horner, who feels it is "positive news".

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Renault: "Too late" to impose F1 engine freeze before 2022 - Autosport

Renault believes it is "too late" to impose a Formula 1 engine freeze from the start of 2022, despite growing support for one from rival teams

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Renault: "Too late" to impose F1 engine freeze before 2022 - Autosport

Renault believes it is "too late" to impose a Formula 1 engine freeze from the start of 2022, despite growing support for one from rival teams

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Wolff wary of Formula 1 "fuel and oil war" in future engine rules - Autosport

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has cautioned against a "fuel and oil war" as Formula 1 continues its push for sustainability with the next set of power unit regulations

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Wolff wary of Formula 1 "fuel and oil war" in future engine rules - Autosport

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has cautioned against a "fuel and oil war" as Formula 1 continues its push for sustainability with the next set of power unit regulations

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Ricciardo missed out on race-winning Le Mans drive - F1 News by PlanetF1

Andreas Seidl is looking forward to work with Daniel Ricciardo at McLaren next season, confirming that they almost linked up for the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours.

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Ferrari wants "soft landing" for budget cap extended - Motorsport.com

When the new financial regulations come into play in 2021, teams will be restricted to a spend of $145m, and the major players have to downsize or redeploy staff.
Ferrari has the option of moving people to its road car division, while both Mercedes and Red Bull have been creating projects that allow them to use F1 staff in other areas.
Earlier this year it was agreed to give those teams an ...Keep reading

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Ferrari wants F1's "soft landing" for budget cap extended during COVID pandemic - Autosport

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto wants an extension of the "soft landing" that gives Formula 1 teams more time to adjust to the budget cap

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Pirelli warned 2021 tyres weren’t a revolution - F1 News by PlanetF1

Pirelli "warned" the teams that it's 2021 tyres would not be a revolution as they changed the construction, not the compound.

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Pirelli defends 2021 F1 tyres amid vocal driver criticism - Motorsport.com

Isola insists there is “no reason” not to pursue the plan to introduce the new tyres, despite world champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel suggesting that the current construction should be kept for a third season.
All teams ran the new tyres, which feature a new and more robust construction designed to deal with rising downforce levels, in FP1 and FP2 in Sakhir.
At the end of the ...Keep reading

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‘Interesting how now Red Bull want an engine freeze’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Renault F1's executive director Marcin Budkowski feels it is ironic that Red Bull are now calling for an engine freeze after Honda initially blocked it.

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F1 must avoid repeating the “mistake” it made with cost of hybrid engines – Wolff | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says Formula 1 must avoid the "mistake" it made with the current engine rules when deciding the formula which will replace it.

Read more: F1 must avoid repeating the “mistake” it made with cost of hybrid engines – Wolff | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

No 2018 car tests for Ricciardo or Vettel - F1 News by PlanetF1

Neither Sebastian Vettel or Daniel Ricciardo will get to test an old car before their upcoming moves, but Carlos Sainz will.

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Haas to announce drivers before season end - F1 News by PlanetF1

Haas principal Guenther Steiner confirmed that the team will announce their 2021 driver line-up before the current season ends.

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Renault and Mercedes should back freeze and “convergence” of power units – Horner | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has called on rivals to support a freeze on engine development and new rules to "converge" the performance between power units.

Read more: Renault and Mercedes should back freeze and “convergence” of power units – Horner | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Friday, November 27, 2020

Knighthood would be ‘incredible honour’ for Hamilton - F1 News by PlanetF1

It has been heavily rumoured that Lewis Hamilton will be knighted in the New Year Honours, and the Brit says it would be "incredible" honour.

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Norris: McLaren don’t have a top-four car | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Norris: McLaren don't have a top-four car • Ilott cuts Schumacher's F2 lead with pole • Grosjean tipped for Foyt IndyCar seat • Kubica satisfied by F1 test return

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Softer tyres in Bahrain may push teams towards two-stop strategies | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Friday practice analysis - RaceFans

Pirelli have brought softer tyres to the Bahrain Grand Prix than last year, which could nudge teams towards two-stop strategies this weekend.

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Live! FP1 for the Bahrain Grand Prix - F1 News by PlanetF1

It is the beginning of the end for the 2020 Formula 1 season with the Bahrain Grand Prix kicking off the final triple-header. Racing on the traditional grand prix circuit, there is still plenty to play for although the titles have been decided. Lewis Hamilton has wrapped up the Drivers’ Championship with Valtteri Bottas and […]

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Live: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix first practice | RaceFans Live - RaceFans

Follow the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix first practice session on RaceFans Live.

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Hamilton: Salary cap shouldn't hinder young F1 stars - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says that Formula 1's proposed driver salary cap should not handicap "up and coming young stars" as the racers are "the stars" that help promote the championship

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Hamilton: Salary cap shouldn't hinder young F1 stars - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says that Formula 1's proposed driver salary cap should not handicap "up and coming young stars" as the racers are "the stars" that help promote the championship

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Hamilton: Salary cap shouldn't hinder young F1 drivers - Motorsport.com

F1 squads have agreed, in principle, that a driver salary cap will come into force from the start of the 2023 season – although deals in place already, such as Charles Leclerc's long-term contract with Ferrari, would not be impacted.
The plan would restrict driver salaries to a combined total of $30m for two drivers and would link in with the budget cap that will come into effect for 2021 ...Keep reading

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Verstappen: Always a chance, but it is very slim - F1 News by PlanetF1

Max Verstappen isn't giving up on a first Bahrain GP victory but concedes Red Bull's chances are "very slim".

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F1 drivers to sample 2021 Pirelli tyres in Bahrain - Motorsport.com

It was originally agreed that the current 2019-spec tyres would be used unchanged in 2021, but following the issues seen at Silverstone Pirelli pushed ahead with efforts to create a tyre that could deal with increasing downforce levels.
All drivers tested examples from a range of prototypes in FP2 in a “blind test” in Portugal last month. 
Different versions were supplied across the ...Keep reading

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Is Alonso wasting his time testing a 2018 Formula 1 car? - Autosport

Fernando Alonso may have quit Formula 1 at the end of 2018 in order to pursue outside interests, but he has rarely been far away from the series' orbit

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Is Alonso wasting his time testing a 2018 Formula 1 car? - Autosport

Fernando Alonso may have quit Formula 1 at the end of 2018 in order to pursue outside interests, but he has rarely been far away from the series' orbit

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How Verstappen's Turkish GP front wing error happened - Motorsport.com

The Dutchman had been one of the pre-race favourites in Istanbul after dominating practice and securing a spot on the front row of the grid.
But having fought back from a poor start to get himself in contention for the victory, it all went wrong at a pitstop as front wing changes he had asked for did not go as planned.
In adjusting the front wing to better balance the car, one side of the ...Keep reading

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Hamilton: Knighthood for F1 achievements would be huge honour - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says it would be an "incredible honour" if he were to receive a knighthood from the British monarchy in recognition of his sustained success in Formula 1

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Hamilton: Knighthood for F1 achievements would be huge honour - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says it would be an "incredible honour" if he were to receive a knighthood from the British monarchy in recognition of his sustained success in Formula 1

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Is Alonso wasting his time testing a 2018 Formula 1 car? - Motorsport.com

In fact, by the time Alonso returns full-time with Renault in 2021 and lines up on the grid for the season-opener in Australia, he will have not gone any longer than 18 months without driving an F1 car - despite his sabbatical lasting almost three years.
Alonso tested McLaren’s 2019 car after that year’s Bahrain Grand Prix to give some feedback, and has been busy getting up to speed with ...Keep reading

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2021-spec Pirelli F1 tyres to be run in Bahrain Friday practice - Autosport

Formula 1 drivers will have their first proper taste of Pirelli's 2021 tyres when they run them across both practice sessions in Bahrain today

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2021-spec Pirelli F1 tyres to be run in Bahrain Friday practice - Autosport

Formula 1 drivers will have their first proper taste of Pirelli's 2021 tyres when they run them across both practice sessions in Bahrain today

Read more: 2021-spec Pirelli F1 tyres to be run in Bahrain Friday practice - Autosport

Warning light panels mandatory from 2022 - F1 News by PlanetF1

All Formula 1 and MotoGP circuits will have be fitted with warning light panels from 2022 in yet another step towards making racing safer.

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Ricciardo: Like to try to hurt Hamilton as a team-mate - F1 News by PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo says he is open to taking on Lewis Hamilton as a team-mate after Jenson Button declared he would "mentally hurt" the Brit.

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‘Drivers should be rewarded, not have salaries capped’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

The drivers are the "stars" of Formula 1 and should be rewarded, not capped, that's according to Lewis Hamilton.

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Verstappen didn’t want to take his driving test - F1 News by PlanetF1

Max Verstappen was happily driving F1 cars by the time he was 17, but when it came to taking a driving test, he needed some convincing.

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Is Hamilton’s praise for Bottas’s performance backed up by the data? | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton says Valtteri Bottas has pushed him harder in the championship fight this year, but the data doesn't entirely back him up.

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Button eyes Le Mans return with own team - F1 News by PlanetF1

Jenson Button has his eyes firmly set on returning to the 24 Hours of Le Mans and one year taking part with his co-owned team.

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Bahrain Grand Prix – Preview - F1technical.net

Following the unusually difficult weather conditions and extremely low grip level in Istanbul, teams and drivers will return to action this weekend as they descend in the Middle-East for the Bahrain Grand Prix, Round 5 of the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Read more: Bahrain Grand Prix – Preview - F1technical.net

Magnussen: Turkey “definitely a missed opportunity” for Haas | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Turkey "definitely a missed opportunity" for Haas - Magnussen • Mandatory light panels for F1 tracks • Kubica to return in practice today

Read more: Magnussen: Turkey “definitely a missed opportunity” for Haas | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Steiner: Haas survival in F1 is team's biggest achievement of 2020 - Autosport

Haas Formula 1 boss Guenther Steiner says there was a "big chance" that the team would not survive, and doing so was the team's biggest achievement in 2020

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Alonso jokes about Renault not answering messages - F1 News by PlanetF1

An eager Fernando Alonso has joked Renault are already ignoring his messages as he inches ever closer to making his Formula 1 return.

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Mailbox: Bottas is just happy to be a front-runner - F1 News by PlanetF1

The Daniel Ricciardo v Fernando Alonso debate continues, while Valtteri Bottas' role at Mercedes is placed under the microscope.

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Red Bull sporting director Jonathan Wheatley to miss Bahrain race after positive Covid test - BBC F1

Red Bull sporting director Jonathan Wheatley becomes the third senior Formula 1 figure to contract coronavirus.

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F1 heads to the desert: Bahrain build-up LIVE! - SkySports F1

All the updates from Sakhir as drivers arrive for track walks and media day for the Bahrain GP; But Red Bull sporting director has not travelled.

Read more: F1 heads to the desert: Bahrain build-up LIVE! - SkySports F1

Rare chance of rain during Bahrain Grand Prix weekend | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix weather - RaceFans

Rain in the desert? It could happen during this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, but warm conditions mean it should dry out quickly.

Read more: Rare chance of rain during Bahrain Grand Prix weekend | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix weather - RaceFans

Magnussen set for Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA drive - F1 News by PlanetF1

Kevin Magnussen is set to compete in the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, driving for Chip Ganassi Racing.

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Red Bull director tests positive for COVID-19 - F1 News by PlanetF1

Red Bull has confirmed that sporting director Jonathan Wheatley has tested positive for COVID-19 during mandatory pre-race tests.

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Red Bull sporting director Wheatley tests positive for COVID-19 - Motorsport.com

Red Bull announced on Thursday morning ahead of the upcoming race weekend at the Bahrain International Circuit that Wheatley had tested positive for COVID-19 as part of the pre-event screening.
Wheatley's positive test came back in the UK, meaning he will not be on-site in Bahrain this weekend and will self-isolate in the UK in line with the government requirements.
"We can confirm that ...Keep reading

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Red Bull sporting director Wheatley tests positive for COVID-19 - Autosport

Red Bull Formula 1 sporting director Jonathan Wheatley has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not attend this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix

Read more: Red Bull sporting director Wheatley tests positive for COVID-19 - Autosport

Red Bull sporting director Wheatley tests positive for COVID-19 - Autosport

Red Bull Formula 1 sporting director Jonathan Wheatley has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not attend this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix

Read more: Red Bull sporting director Wheatley tests positive for COVID-19 - Autosport

Kevin Magnussen set to race Ganassi Cadillac in 2021 IMSA season - Motorsport.com

Motorsport.com has learned that the 28-year-old Dane will be one of the full-time drivers in Ganassi’s single Cadillac DPi-V.R entry in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, a program confirmed last week.
Magnussen’s future has been the subject of much speculation since he announced his departure from the Haas F1 team last month and his father Jan Magnussen, the former sportscar ...Keep reading

Read more: Kevin Magnussen set to race Ganassi Cadillac in 2021 IMSA season - Motorsport.com

Red Bull sporting director Wheatley tests positive for Covid-19 | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Red Bull's sporting director Jonathan Wheatley will miss this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix after testing positive for Covid-19.

Read more: Red Bull sporting director Wheatley tests positive for Covid-19 | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

How team-mates stack up with three races left - F1 News by PlanetF1

With just three races to go, some inter-team battles are already settled, but others look set to go down to the wire. 

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Kubica to get latest Alfa Romeo F1 practice outing at Bahrain GP - Autosport

Robert Kubica will make his fourth Formula 1 practice appearance of 2020 for Alfa Romeo, as he will drive in FP1 at the Bahrain Grand Prix

Read more: Kubica to get latest Alfa Romeo F1 practice outing at Bahrain GP - Autosport

Kubica to get latest Alfa Romeo F1 practice outing at Bahrain GP - Autosport

Robert Kubica will make his fourth Formula 1 practice appearance of 2020 for Alfa Romeo, as he will drive in FP1 at the Bahrain Grand Prix

Read more: Kubica to get latest Alfa Romeo F1 practice outing at Bahrain GP - Autosport

Kubica gets another Alfa Romeo F1 practice outing in Bahrain - Motorsport.com

Kubica, who is Alfa’s reserve driver, will take over Kimi Raikkonen’s car for the opening practice session at the Sakhir circuit on Friday. 
The former BMW Sauber, Renault and Williams F1 driver raced for customer BMW squad WRT in the DTM after leaving Williams at the end of 2019. 
He as has taken part in three other practice sessions for Alfa so far this season after joining ...Keep reading

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Sainz is demonstrating “why Ferrari went after him” – Seidl | 2020 F1 Season - RaceFans

Carlos Sainz Jnr's performance this year demonstrates why Ferrari were so keen to sign him, says McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl.

Read more: Sainz is demonstrating “why Ferrari went after him” – Seidl | 2020 F1 Season - RaceFans

Kubica could relinquish reserve driver role - F1 News by PlanetF1

Robert Kubica is weighing up his options for 2021 which could lead to him prioritising racing projects over reserve duties at Alfa Romeo.

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Schumacher fully focused on F2 title race - F1 News by PlanetF1

Despite the fact he has all but secured a seat in Formula 1 for next season, Mick Schumacher remains fully focused on winning the F2 title.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Schumacher closing on F2 title and F1 debut: Bahrain GP talking points | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

The big titles have been won but there's plenty of life left in the season. But Mick Schumacher's bid to win the F2 crown and seal a promotion to F1 could be this weekend's top talking point.

Read more: Schumacher closing on F2 title and F1 debut: Bahrain GP talking points | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

Magnussen expecting night race to pose problems - F1 News by PlanetF1

Kevin Magnussen thinks it will be hard to find the right setup for Bahrain's night race as most of the practice sessions will be in the day.

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Sauber survived “difficult times” to reach 500-race milestone – Raikkonen | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Sauber survived "difficult times" to reach 500 race milestone - Raikkonen • MPs write to F1 over Saudi Arabian Grand Prix • Cancelled race decides World Rallycross champion

Read more: Sauber survived “difficult times” to reach 500-race milestone – Raikkonen | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

2020 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix session timings and preview - Autosport

Formula 1 starts its triple-header finale of the reshuffled 2020 calendar with the Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit

Read more: 2020 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix session timings and preview - Autosport

2020 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix session timings and preview - Autosport

Formula 1 starts its triple-header finale of the reshuffled 2020 calendar with the Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit

Read more: 2020 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix session timings and preview - Autosport

Haug: Schumi wasn’t forced to retire for Hamilton - F1 News by PlanetF1

Michael Schumacher "wasn't" forced to retire to make room for Lewis Hamilton, says former Mercedes boss Norbert Haug.

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Gasly expects ‘mini Indy 500’ around Outer Circuit - F1 News by PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly thinks the upcoming Sakhir Grand Prix will be like a mini Indianapolis 500 around Bahrain's 'Outer Circuit'.

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Saudi Arabia dismisses F1 "sportswashing" criticism - Motorsport.com

The Middle East kingdom has just signed a deal to hold a night race on a new street circuit in Jeddah from next year. Its grand prix will then switch to a new purpose-built facility at Qaddiya from 2023.
The addition of Saudi Arabia to the calendar has generated some criticism, with human rights organisation Amnesty International issuing a statement warning F1 about the country ...Keep reading

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Analysis: The court case scrutinising Stroll’s takeover of Racing Point | RacingLines - RaceFans

Why is the team which took pole position for the last round of the championship at the centre of a dispute which reached the courts last week?

Read more: Analysis: The court case scrutinising Stroll’s takeover of Racing Point | RacingLines - RaceFans

Is Ricciardo on top rung of driver talent? - F1 News by PlanetF1

Just how good a driver is Daniel Ricciardo? PlanetF1 readers have been having their say on where the Aussie stands among his peers...

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Russell predicts "bonkers" F1 Sakhir GP on Bahrain outer loop - Autosport

Williams driver George Russell believes that Bahrain's high-speed outer circuit will be "bonkers" in a Formula 1 car - while McLaren's Lando Norris has likened its flat-out nature to Thruxton

Read more: Russell predicts "bonkers" F1 Sakhir GP on Bahrain outer loop - Autosport

Russell predicts "bonkers" F1 Sakhir GP on Bahrain outer loop - Autosport

Williams driver George Russell believes that Bahrain's high-speed outer circuit will be "bonkers" in a Formula 1 car - while McLaren's Lando Norris has likened its flat-out nature to Thruxton

Read more: Russell predicts "bonkers" F1 Sakhir GP on Bahrain outer loop - Autosport

Who will take over from Toto at Mercedes? - F1 News by PlanetF1

Toto Wolff keeps talking about a change of role at Mercedes, but who would replace him as team principal? We discuss the contenders.

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‘Merc dominance detracting from Hamilton’s success’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Losing to Sebastian Vettel in a public vote on who's the best of today's generation, Helmut Marko reckons Lewis Hamilton's brilliance is being lost in Mercedes' dominance.

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Wolff: F1 must not repeat mistakes with new engine rules - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has cautioned that Formula 1 should focus on costs when deciding upon new power unit regulations for 2026

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Wolff: F1 must not repeat mistakes with new engine rules - Autosport

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has cautioned that Formula 1 should focus on costs when deciding upon new power unit regulations for 2026

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Wolff: F1 should not repeat same mistakes with new engine rules - Motorsport.com

Wolff says that the sport made a mistake when the current hybrid V6 rules were drawn up, because they have proved to be overly complex and too expensive.
Those rules will be in place for five further seasons, but discussions have already begun on what will replace them.
F1, the FIA and the manufacturers are keen to find the right balance of hybrid and internal combustion ...Keep reading

Read more: Wolff: F1 should not repeat same mistakes with new engine rules - Motorsport.com

Plenty to play for as F1 heads to the Middle East - F1 News by PlanetF1

Both titles may be wrapped up, but there's still plenty to decide elsewhere as the 2020 season finally leaves Europe and heads to Bahrain.

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New Hamilton deal unlikely to be agreed before end of season – Wolff | 2020 F1 Season - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton is unlikely to agree a new contract with Mercedes before the end of the season, despite clinching the world championship at the previous race, says team principal Toto Wolff.

Read more: New Hamilton deal unlikely to be agreed before end of season – Wolff | 2020 F1 Season - RaceFans

Vasseur cautions Alfa Romeo to remain in the moment - F1 News by PlanetF1

Fred Vasseur has cautioned the Alfa Romeo team against turning their focus to 2021 as they have yet to secure eighth place in the championship.

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Hamilton on secret to success in Bottas partnership - F1 News by PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton believes learning how to be more of a "team player and a team leader" has helped him avoid any pitfalls in his partnership with Valtteri Bottas.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

“Perfect storm” caused extreme low-grip conditions in Turkey – Masi | 2020 Turkish Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says the extreme lack of grip drivers encountered at the Turkish Grand Prix arose due to a "perfect storm" of different factors.

Read more: “Perfect storm” caused extreme low-grip conditions in Turkey – Masi | 2020 Turkish Grand Prix - RaceFans

Brown: Ricciardo equal to Alonso over one lap - F1 News by PlanetF1

Zak Brown believes Daniel Ricciardo would be the equal of Fernando Alonso in a single-lap shootout as he prepares to welcome the Australian to the McLaren team.

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Kvyat predicts ‘fewer surprises’ in Bahrain - F1 News by PlanetF1

After a tricky weekend in Turkey, Daniil Kvyat expects Formula 1 will return to "normal" when the circus races in Bahrain this weekend.

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Nissany handed a third FP1 outing with Williams - F1 News by PlanetF1

Roy Nissany will be back in action for Williams at the Bahrain Grand Prix, putting in the laps in FP1.

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Sainz: McLaren has come a long way under Seidl | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: McLaren has come a long way under Seidl - Sainz • Formula E confirms Saudi night race • Tennis star Murray joins call for Hamilton to receive knighthood

Read more: Sainz: McLaren has come a long way under Seidl | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Ricciardo wants to feel the ‘heat’ of Bahrain - F1 News by PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo is looking forward to some warmer weather again as Formula 1 leaves Europe behind and heads for Bahrain.

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Sainz: Few F1 drivers would beat Hamilton at Mercedes - Motorsport.com

Hamilton wrapped up his seventh world title after one of his most dominant campaigns in his career, capped by a brilliant comeback win in Turkey.
Six of Hamilton's seven titles came in the V6 hybrid era, in which his Mercedes team has been the dominant force. That re-ignited the debate on the role both car and driver have played in Hamilton's record-breaking success.
Paddy Lowe, who was ...Keep reading

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Binotto only to be present in ‘difficult times’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto has confirmed that he won't be with the team at the upcoming Bahrain Grand Prix.

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Sainz: Few F1 drivers would beat Hamilton at Mercedes - Autosport

Carlos Sainz Jr believes few of the current Formula 1 drivers would be able to beat Lewis Hamilton as his Mercedes team-mate but would win races in his car

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Sainz: Few F1 drivers would beat Hamilton at Mercedes - Autosport

Carlos Sainz Jr believes few of the current Formula 1 drivers would be able to beat Lewis Hamilton as his Mercedes team-mate but would win races in his car

Read more: Sainz: Few F1 drivers would beat Hamilton at Mercedes - Autosport

Brown: Alonso will be ‘tough to beat’ at Renault - F1 News by PlanetF1

Zak Brown, who had two years managing Fernando Alonso in F1 at McLaren, expects the Spaniard to be “tough to beat” when he joins Renault.

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Murray explains why Hamilton deserves knighthood - SkySports F1

Sir Andy Murray has backed calls for Lewis Hamilton to join him as a sporting knight in the wake of winning a seventh Formula 1 world championship.

Read more: Murray explains why Hamilton deserves knighthood - SkySports F1

‘Phenomenally difficult’ to work a GP remotely - F1 News by PlanetF1

Working remotely away from circuits during race weekends is “phenomenally difficult”, according to Williams’ head of vehicle performance Dave Robson.

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Perez: The case for a Formula 1 lifeline - SkySports F1

The irony of Sergio Perez enjoying the most competitive season of his career at the very time he is struggling to retain his place in F1 is obvious.

Read more: Perez: The case for a Formula 1 lifeline - SkySports F1

Lewis Hamilton: Andy Murray says F1 champion deserves knighthood - BBC F1

Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray believes Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton deserves to join him as a British sporting knight.

Read more: Lewis Hamilton: Andy Murray says F1 champion deserves knighthood - BBC F1

F1 staff will find remote working "phenomenally difficult" - Motorsport.com

The rapid expansion of the F1 calendar, which has scheduled 23 grands prix next year with plans for that figure to increase to 24 in the longer term, has prompted questions about the strains being put on staff who attend all the races.
Team bosses Toto Wolff and Mattia Binotto have already made it clear that they want to try to skip races from next season, and senior engineering staff are also ...Keep reading

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F1 staff working remotely is "phenomenally difficult" - Robson - Autosport

Formula 1 bosses and engineers will find it 'phenomenally difficult' to do their job remotely in the future, says senior Williams figure Dave Robson

Read more: F1 staff working remotely is "phenomenally difficult" - Robson - Autosport

F1 staff working remotely is "phenomenally difficult" - Robson - Autosport

Formula 1 bosses and engineers will find it 'phenomenally difficult' to do their job remotely in the future, says senior Williams figure Dave Robson

Read more: F1 staff working remotely is "phenomenally difficult" - Robson - Autosport

Monza keen to restore races on oval circuit - F1 News by PlanetF1

Monza officials are seeking government funding to not only preserve their place on the F1 calendar, but potentially redevelop their old oval circuit.

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Why Ferrari’s hopes of finishing P3 are forlorn - F1 News by PlanetF1

Do Ferrari still have a chance of finishing third in the F1 Constructors' Championship? We explain why it's a long shot...

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Wolff has no qualms with Hamilton being "polarising" - Motorsport.com

Hamilton wrapped up his seventh F1 world championship in Turkey last weekend, equalling Michael Schumacher’s all-time record with three races to spare in the 2020 season.
It came after a year that has seen Hamilton find his voice and use his platform on issues such as racial equality and improving diversity within motorsport, something he said is more significant than his on-track ...Keep reading

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Russell relishing ‘bonkers’ Bahrain Outer Track - F1 News by PlanetF1

George Russell is looking forward to the challenge of Bahrain’s “exciting” Outer Track, predicting: “It’s definitely going to be bonkers.”

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Could Ferrari pull off a face-saving shock in the final three races? | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Ferrari are on course for their worst championship finishing position for 40 years. But their surprise result in Turkey brought them within range of Renault, McLaren and Racing Point.

Read more: Could Ferrari pull off a face-saving shock in the final three races? | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Vettel: Pandemic could still disrupt 2021 calendar - F1 News by PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel thinks the opening part of the 2021 F1 schedule could still be impacted by the global health pandemic.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Thruxton-like Bahrain Outer circuit tipped to produce “bonkers” race | 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix - RaceFans

Formula 1 drivers expect a new challenge and a lively race when F1 returns to the Bahrain International Circuit for a second event on its shorter 'Outer' circuit next week.

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Sainz sees consistency as key in P3 fight - F1 News by PlanetF1

Carlos Sainz feels that, heading into the final three races of the 2020 season, remaining consistent is the most important thing.

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Binotto: Recent improvement ‘great’ for 2021 - F1 News by PlanetF1

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto believes that Ferrari's recent improvement bodes well for how the team will do in 2021.

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Ocon: Hotter venues will suit Renault better in final races | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Hotter venues will suit Renault better in final races - Ocon • Kanaan returns to Ganassi for oval races • Hamilton appears in F1 2021

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Wolff always felt "pretty relaxed" about Russell's F1 future - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says he always felt "pretty relaxed" about George Russell's future despite a brief period of uncertainty at Williams last month

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Wolff always felt "pretty relaxed" about Russell's F1 future - Autosport

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says he always felt "pretty relaxed" about George Russell's future despite a brief period of uncertainty at Williams last month

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Renault: Reliability could decide battle for third - F1 News by PlanetF1

Losing ground in the Constructors', Renault's executive director Marcin Budkowski says reliability as much as pace will decide the fight for third.

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Hamilton: Mercedes no longer has rotation weakness - Motorsport.com

The German car manufacturer has differed from other teams in electing to run a longer car during the latest rules phase.
While the length of the car offers greater opportunity for improved downforce – as there is more car area for airflow to influence – it has meant it is not as nimble in corners as shorter rivals like Red Bull.
While Mercedes has always believed that its long concept is ...Keep reading

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‘Ricciardo is standalone second-tier driver’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo isn't up there with Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen with pundits saying he is "a standalone second-tier" driver.

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Merc and Red Bull’s 1-2 under threat from McLaren - F1 News by PlanetF1

2021 could be a "shock season" for Mercedes and Red Bull with PlanetF1 readers predicting Daniel Ricciardo will make a difference at McLaren.

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F1 ready for sprint finish to 2020 season - SkySports F1



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Verstappen: 2022 F1 rules not designed to stop Mercedes - Autosport

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen has dismissed suggestions that the 2022 F1 regulations are designed to stop Mercedes from dominating and says they "need to make racing more exciting"

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Verstappen: 2022 F1 rules not designed to stop Mercedes - Autosport

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen has dismissed suggestions that the 2022 F1 regulations are designed to stop Mercedes from dominating and says they "need to make racing more exciting"

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2020 Bahrain Grand Prix TV Times | 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix - RaceFans

It's race week: Don't miss any of the Bahrain Grand Prix sessions plus the penultimate Formula 2 double-header. Here are the TV times for viewers in the UK and USA.

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Haas ‘getting closer’ to confirming line up - F1 News by PlanetF1

Haas are "getting closer" to confirm their 2021 driver line up but Guenther Steiner isn't putting a date on it.

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Mercedes has cured corner rotation flaw on W11 F1 car: Hamilton - Autosport

Mercedes has managed to cure the major weakness its long-wheelbase Formula 1 car concept has had in terms of difficulty with corner rotation, says Lewis Hamilton

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Mercedes has cured corner rotation flaw on W11 F1 car: Hamilton - Autosport

Mercedes has managed to cure the major weakness its long-wheelbase Formula 1 car concept has had in terms of difficulty with corner rotation, says Lewis Hamilton

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Verstappen: F1 2022 rules not designed to stop Mercedes - Motorsport.com

In 2022, F1 moves to all-new technical regulations with cars designed to improve the show through a reduction of downforce.
The shift from downforce primarily generated by the surface of the car to a more ground-effect driven concept should reduce turbulent air, which has prevented drivers from racing each other closely for a number of years.
The technical changes coincide with the ...Keep reading

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Alonso ‘benefitting’ from older car tests - F1 News by PlanetF1

Marcin Budkowski is confident Fernando Alonso has gained a lot of knowledge from his recent RS18 runs, meaning there's less to cover in pre-season testing.

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Grosjean: ’86-’87 generation were overlooked by top F1 teams | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

Romain Grosjean says he and other drivers like Nico Hulkenberg were overlooked for drives with top Formula 1 teams.

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Verstappen: 2022 rules aren’t punitive towards Merc - F1 News by PlanetF1

Max Verstappen says Formula 1's 2022 rules are not designed to stop Mercedes, rather they are aimed at improving the racing for everyone.

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Grosjean hoping to work with Magnussen again - F1 News by PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean says that Kevin Magnussen is one of the best team-mates he's had, and would be happy to drive alongside the Dane again.

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Longer Safety Car periods to prevent repeat of Imola near-misses | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi rejected claims 'the show' has been prioritised over safety, and said new procedures will prevent a repeat of near-misses with marshals at Imola.

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Coulthard certain Hamilton is Schumacher’s equal - F1 News by PlanetF1

There is no doubt in David Coulthard’s mind that Lewis Hamilton is just as good as Michael Schumacher was at his peak. Hamilton won his seventh World Championship at the Turkish Grand Prix, bringing him level with Schumacher’s record tally. Earlier in the season, he also surpassed the German’s number of race wins. Many claim […]

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Sainz: 90% wouldn’t beat Hamilton in same car - F1 News by PlanetF1

Carlos Sainz agrees that 90 percent of drivers would win in a Mercedes, but feels that few would beat Lewis Hamilton if driving equal cars.

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Bahrain Grand Prix: Time, TV channel, live stream - F1 News by PlanetF1

The Bahrain Grand Prix kicks-off the triple-header that will conclude the 2020 Formula 1 season - here's everything you need to know.

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Hamilton and Bottas show teams can have “two alpha males” – Wolff | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Hamilton and Bottas show teams can have "two alpha males" - Wolff • Hamilton 'to receive knighthood' • F1 test helps Lundgaard ahead of F2 finale

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‘2022 is a completely new beginning’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

McLaren technical director says that the regulation changes coming in 2022 are bigger than any he's experienced in his career.

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Magnussen misses the ‘winning mentality’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Kevin Magnussen is set to walk away from Haas at the end of 2020, and he admits that he is missing the "winning mentality".

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Russell: Praise from drivers appreciated but "background noise" - Motorsport.com

Since making his F1 debut with Williams at the start of 2019, Russell has never been outqualified by a teammate, with his head-to-head record reading 35-0 after the Turkish Grand Prix.
Although Russell is yet to score a point in F1, his performances have led to praise from many of his peers, including world champions Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso.
But Russell is refusing to dwell too ...Keep reading

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Russell: Praise from Hamilton, Alonso appreciated but only "background noise" - Autosport

George Russell says he really appreciates receiving praise from Formula 1's top drivers, but treats the comments as "background noise" as he wants to prove himself on-track

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Russell: Praise from Hamilton, Alonso appreciated but only "background noise" - Autosport

George Russell says he really appreciates receiving praise from Formula 1's top drivers, but treats the comments as "background noise" as he wants to prove himself on-track

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Renault to miss Ricciardo’s driving and his smile - F1 News by PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo is leaving Renault at the end of 2020, and Executive Director Marcin Budkowski says the team will miss him in various ways.

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Renault to miss Ricciardo’s driving and his smile - F1 News by PlanetF1

Daniel Ricciardo is leaving Renault at the end of 2020, and Executive Director Marcin Budkowski says the team will miss him in various ways.

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Wehrlein: It was Bottas or me for Mercedes - F1 News by PlanetF1

Pascal Wehrlein has reflected on what he claims was a straight fight between he and Valtteri Bottas for a Mercedes seat after Nico Rosberg retired.

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Ferrari have ’40-50 HP’ to find on Mercedes - F1 News by PlanetF1

Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto says the team's engine is currently lagging behind Mercedes' by up to 50 horsepower.

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Albon ‘got nervous’ as tyres grained in Turkey - F1 News by PlanetF1

Alex Albon “got nervous” due to the state of his tyres, according to Dr Helmut Marko, during a Turkish Grand Prix the driver thought he had a chance to win.

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Norris helps McLaren pack up ‘to create memories’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Lando Norris has revealed the reason why he helps McLaren dismantle his car after a race is purely in the interests of team spirit.

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Alonso’s return: Past it or a masterstroke? - F1 News by PlanetF1

Is Fernando Alonso too long in the tooth to be making an F1 comeback or is there ‘life in the old dog yet’? PlanetF1 readers have their say

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Hamilton explains Brawn role in convincing him to join Mercedes in F1 - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says Ross Brawn made the breakthrough in convincing him to join Mercedes' Formula 1 team for 2013 after remaining uncertain following initial conversations with Niki Lauda

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Hamilton explains Brawn role in convincing him to join Mercedes in F1 - Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says Ross Brawn made the breakthrough in convincing him to join Mercedes' Formula 1 team for 2013 after remaining uncertain following initial conversations with Niki Lauda

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Carey: Saudi Arabian GP can be force for good - F1 News by PlanetF1

Amid large amounts of criticism about it, Chase Carey says the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix taking place in 2021 can be a "force for good".

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Ricciardo: McLaren have only scratched the surface - F1 News by PlanetF1

Ahead of joining the team for next season, Daniel Ricciardo says that McLaren has only scratched the surface of it's "massive" potential.

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Hamilton explains Brawn role in convincing him to join Mercedes - Motorsport.com

Hamilton wrapped up his seventh F1 world title last weekend in Turkey to equal Michael Schumacher’s all-time record, having won six of the championships with Mercedes.
Hamilton quit McLaren at the end of the 2012 season to join Mercedes in what at the time appeared to be a shock move, only for his subsequent success to prove it was the right decision.
Much of the work to convince Hamilton ...Keep reading

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Which track should fill the empty slot on F1’s 2021 calendar? | Debates and Polls - RaceFans

Formula 1 will visit 23 different circuits next year, but one of them hasn't been chosen yet. Which track would you add to the 2021 calendar?

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Which track should fill the final 2021 slot? - F1 News by PlanetF1

There is one free slot left on the 2021 Formula 1 calendar and a number of tracks that could potentially fill it. Which one should get the nod?

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Hamilton ‘surprised’ by Sunday improvement - F1 News by PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton admits he has surprised himself with how he has improved his racing this year to “the highest level I’ve been at”.

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“ROFGO Collection” by Doug Nye reviewed | F1 reviews - RaceFans

The histories of the striking, Gulf-liveried cars of the ROFGO Collection feature in a new book by top motorsport historian Doug Nye.

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F1 confirms four positive Covid-19 cases - F1technical.net

Formula One and the FIA jointly announced that four people tested positive in the last seven-day period, including Pirelli’s Head of F1 and Car Racing Mario Isola.

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

McLaren must sustain “great record” on reliability to fight for third – Seidl | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: McLaren must sustain "great record" on reliability to fight for third - Seidl • Melbourne targets reduced crowd of 50,000 for F1 season-opener • Stroll "showing what talent he has" - Chilton

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Seidl hints Turkish GP was against ‘DNA’ of F1 - F1 News by PlanetF1

McLaren principal Andreas Seidl knows the Turkish GP was exciting, but said the "DNA" of F1 is for the best car to be at the front.

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Newey eliminated Red Bull’s ‘party team’ tag - F1 News by PlanetF1

Red Bull principal Christian Horner said the arrival of chief designer Adrian Newey got rid of their "party team" reputation.

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Wolff wants ‘right moment’ to start Hamilton talks - F1 News by PlanetF1

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says he will be carrying on with the team post-2020, but he hasn't started talks yet with Lewis Hamilton.

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Tilke to design Saudi Arabia street circuit - F1 News by PlanetF1

Formula 1's long-term track designer Hermann Tilke has been called in to action by the Saudi Arabia GP to deisgn their 2021 circuit.

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Seidl: Wild Turkey was fun but F1 is about building best cars - Motorsport.com

While Lewis Hamilton eventually won the Turkish GP with a dominant margin, the slippery surface and wet conditions in qualifying and the race provided an upset to the form book, with Racing Point taking pole and second place in the race, and Red Bull struggling.
McLaren’s own drivers Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris qualified well down the field, but they recovered to fifth and eighth places ...Keep reading

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FIA conclude Kvyat seatbelt investigation - F1 News by PlanetF1

Due to AlphaTauri's response, the FIA say there were no safety issues surrounding Daniil Kvyat's loose seatbelts at the Portuguese GP.

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Carey: 23 not the ‘magic number’ of F1 races - F1 News by PlanetF1

Chase Carey has insisted there is no “magic number” maximum of races for a Formula 1 season – but that 23 represents a “full calendar”.

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Seidl: Building best car more important to F1's "DNA" than spectacle - Autosport

McLaren boss Andreas Seidl says chaotic races like Turkey are entertaining - but also suggests that Formula 1 should be about the best car setting the pace

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Seidl: Building best car more important to F1's "DNA" than spectacle - Autosport

McLaren boss Andreas Seidl says chaotic races like Turkey are entertaining - but also suggests that Formula 1 should be about the best car setting the pace

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Ricciardo not the ‘hot-headed’ youngster he was - F1 News by PlanetF1

Looking back at the early days of his Formula 1 career, Daniel Ricciardo says he is no longer the "intimidated" and "hot-headed" youngster.

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Russell: Rivals’ praise just ‘background noise’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

George Russell has insisted his recent praise from some of F1’s biggest names is mere “background noise” as he strives to fulfil his potential.

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Wolff: 2021 Asian triple-header ‘not great’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Toto Wolff thinks that continuing triple-headers at times next season will "take a toll" on people, especially the Asian one.

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So when did Vettel’s ‘decline’ actually set in? - F1 News by PlanetF1

Are Sebastian Vettel’s struggles of his own making or is he being compromised by Ferrari? PlanetF1 readers have been having their say...

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As Saudi Arabia joins 2021 calendar, Hamilton urges F1 not to ignore human rights | 2020 F1 season - RaceFans

"Human rights should be equal for everyone and we're going to all these countries where that is an issue" said Lewis Hamilton after F1 announced a new race in Saudi Arabia.

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‘Alonso return could be like Schumi Mercedes era’ - F1 News by PlanetF1

Felipe Massa fears Fernando Alonso’s return to Formula 1 in 2021 could bear hallmarks of when Michael Schumacher came back from retirement.

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Wolff: 2021 triple-headers will "take a toll" on F1 staff - Autosport

Mercedes F1 team boss Toto Wolff has cautioned against the human cost of F1's expanding calendar, as triple-headers return on the provisional 23-round 2021 schedule

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