Thursday, June 17, 2021

F1 ‘receptive’ to London Grand Prix, talks held - PlanetF1

Encouraging noises continue to be made about a London Grand Prix being added to the Formula 1 calendar in future.

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Alpine: "Worrying" if F1 teams were playing tricks with tyre pressures - Motorsport.com

Following an investigation conducted into the failures experienced by Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll in Baku, the ruling body sent teams a lengthy technical directive this week.
In essence, the TD reiterated the existing focus on the importance of running above the minimum pressure prescriptions set by Pirelli.
Among a series of measures, it introduced new rules on the use of blankets, and ...Keep reading

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Alpine: "Worrying" if F1 teams were playing tricks with tyre pressures - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Following an investigation conducted into the failures experienced by Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll in Baku, the ruling body sent teams a lengthy technical directive this week.
In essence, the TD reiterated the existing focus on the importance of running above the minimum pressure prescriptions set by Pirelli.
Among a series of measures, it introduced new rules on the use of blankets, and ...Keep reading

Read more: Alpine: "Worrying" if F1 teams were playing tricks with tyre pressures - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Aston Martin headhunts Alfa F1 designer for engineering role - Motorsport.com

Furbatto is the first high-profile hiring as the Silverstone team boosts its established technical strength.
The Italian will report to Andrew Green, whose job title has changed from technical director to chief technical officer.
“Working with our existing engineering group, he will bring a valuable perspective and knowledge to help shape our approach in the short and medium term,” team ...Keep reading

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Aston Martin snap up key member of Alfa’s tech team - PlanetF1

Aston Martin has brought Alfa Romeo's chief designer, Luca Furbatto to the team - to take on the role of engineering director.

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What tyre pressure clampdown could mean for F1 title battle - Motorsport.com

But the changes to the procedures and prescriptions in the technical directive issued to the teams is anything but. So, what does that mean for the teams, drivers and fans?
What's clear from the raft of revisions to the technical directive detailing tyre pressures and temperatures ahead of the French Grand Prix, is that Pirelli and the FIA are going on the offensive.
It is using what ...Keep reading

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French GP: When to watch live on Sky F1 - SkySports F1

F1's first triple-header of the season begins with the French Grand Prix, live from Paul Ricard on Sky Sports F1.

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Sainz dubs Leclerc as best qualifier in Formula 1 - PlanetF1

Carlos Sainz has named Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc as the benchmark in Formula 1 over a single lap, saying if you put any driver in a Ferrari, they'd struggle to beat him.

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The changes that will help Mercedes avoid more 'magic button' trouble - Motorsport.com

The Briton had surged into the lead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the red flag restart, but he slid down the Turn 1 escape road after a triggering of his 'brake magic' system moved all the braking force to his front wheels.
While Hamilton immediately confessed to his error, Mercedes says it cannot shirk its own responsibilities in providing a car that is more foolproof.
Mercedes' ...Keep reading

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How small changes will help Mercedes avoid more ‘magic button’ trouble - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

The Briton had surged in to the lead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the red flag restart, but he slid down the Turn 1 escape road after a triggering of his ‘brake magic’ system moved all the braking force to his front wheels.
While Hamilton immediately confessed to his error, Mercedes says it cannot shirk its own responsibilities in providing a car that is more foolproof.
Mercedes' ...Keep reading

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How small changes will help Mercedes avoid more ‘magic button’ trouble - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

The Briton had surged in to the lead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the red flag restart, but he slid down the Turn 1 escape road after a triggering of his ‘brake magic’ system moved all the braking force to his front wheels.
While Hamilton immediately confessed to his error, Mercedes says it cannot shirk its own responsibilities in providing a car that is more foolproof.
Mercedes' ...Keep reading

Read more: How small changes will help Mercedes avoid more ‘magic button’ trouble - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Marko suspects two Austria wins are ‘more realistic’ - PlanetF1

Helmut Marko has assessed the upcoming triple header and believes Austria could be the better hunting ground for Red Bull compared to France.

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Haas rookies thought ‘they knew it all’ in Bahrain - PlanetF1

Haas boss Guenther Steiner believes there will come a time where his rookie drivers realised they knew very little about Formula 1.

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2021 Formula 1 French Grand Prix session timings and preview - Motorsport.com

Located at Le Castellet near Marseille, Circuit Paul Ricard brought France back on the F1 map after a decade-long absence in 2018.
However, the latest configuration of the Paul Ricard circuit hasn't proved to be popular with fans, with both the 2018 and the '19 race failing to deliver exciting action. Last year's event was called off due to COVID-19.
But while the circuit has proved to be ...Keep reading

Read more: 2021 Formula 1 French Grand Prix session timings and preview - Motorsport.com

How Hill played a big part in Vettel’s Aston Martin signing - PlanetF1

Aston Martin's sporting director has revealed Sebastian Vettel was signed in the hopes that he could replicate what Damon Hill did at Jordan.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Warm but cloudy weekend with low chance of race day rain in France | 2021 French Grand Prix weather - RaceFans

The French Grand Prix is expected to be overcast for much of the weekend, with a slight chance of rain showers on race day.

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Rosberg advises against Bottas-Russell swap - PlanetF1

While he admits it would be more entertaining, Nico Rosberg believes Toto Wolff shouldn't replace Valtteri Bottas with George Russell.

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BWT joins Formula 1 as Title Sponsor of Austrian double-header - F1technical.net

Formula 1 has announced BWT, one of the most important suppliers of water treatment systems worldwide, will be the Title Sponsor of Formula 1 BWT Grosser Preis von Steiermark 2021 and the Formula 1 BWT Grosser Preis von Österreich 2021 at the Red Bull Ring, Austria.

Read more: BWT joins Formula 1 as Title Sponsor of Austrian double-header - F1technical.net

Formula 1: Carlos Sainz opens up about his dream job at Ferrari - BBC F1

Carlos Sainz has wanted to drive for Ferrari since he was 10, and life at Maranello 16 years later is living up to expectations.

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Grosjean’s Mercedes test postponed due to travel restrictions | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round up: Grosjean's Mercedes test delayed • London mayor pushing for grand prix • Ferrari third-fastest but progressing - Binotto

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Formula 1 on the BBC: French Grand Prix radio & online coverage details - BBC F1

Follow the seventh race of the 2021 Formula 1 season across BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, the BBC Sport website and mobile app.

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Gasly determined to prove his doubters wrong - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly says he's motivated by the people that try to “break” his dreams and is determined to prove them all wrong.

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Esteban Ocon signs three-year contract extension with Alpine - F1technical.net

Just days ahead of his and his team's home race, the French Grand Prix, Alpine F1 Team has confirmed that Esteban Ocon will continue with the Enstone-based outfit beyond the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season as part of a three-year agreement.

Read more: Esteban Ocon signs three-year contract extension with Alpine - F1technical.net

Button wonders if ‘voodoo magic’ caused blow-outs - PlanetF1

Pirelli's findings from their full investigation into the tyre blow-outs in Baku has left the world of Formula 1 with more questions than answers.

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The F1 tyre tricks that new clampdown will stamp out - Motorsport.com

For while Pirelli only went as far as talking about generic ‘running conditions’ triggering the blowouts for Red Bull and Aston Martin, the swift move from the FIA to impose a raft of new measures is a clear indication of the areas it suspects teams could be operating in.
In the lengthy updated FIA Technical Directive that was issued to teams on Tuesday, in response to what happened in ...Keep reading

Read more: The F1 tyre tricks that new clampdown will stamp out - Motorsport.com

Hill: Ricciardo may have underestimated ‘tough nut’ Norris - PlanetF1

Damon Hill wonders if Daniel Ricciardo underestimated the challenge of going up against Lando Norris at McLaren this season.

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The conflicts at the heart of F1's TV graphics push - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Years ago, the most that was offered were a few graphics detailing race positions, the gap between the leaders and a very rough estimate of how long pitstops took.
Nowadays, the rampant march of technology means that there is no end to statistics and data thrown out there regularly.
Thanks to F1's tie-up with Amazon Web Services, viewers get battle forecasts, strategy predictions, car ...Keep reading

Read more: The conflicts at the heart of F1's TV graphics push - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

The conflicts at the heart of F1's TV graphics push - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Years ago, the most that was offered were a few graphics detailing race positions, the gap between the leaders and a very rough estimate of how long pitstops took.
Nowadays, the rampant march of technology means that there is no end to statistics and data thrown out there regularly.
Thanks to F1's tie-up with Amazon Web Services, viewers get battle forecasts, strategy predictions, car ...Keep reading

Read more: The conflicts at the heart of F1's TV graphics push - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Back to life, back to reality for Mercedes? - PlanetF1

After being absent from the calendar in 2020, Formula 1 heads back to the Circuit Paul Ricard for the French Grand Prix in the first ;eg of the season's first triple-header of race weekends.

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Russell: F1 performance secondary to Williams' survival under old ownership - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

The Williams family exited F1 after last year’s Italian Grand Prix, two weeks after the US private investment firm bought the team, which followed Williams taking action to improve its finances and reviewing the possibility of a full or partial sale.
Williams had slumped to the back of the grid in 2018 and endured a second successive disastrous year in 2019 – although it did score a point ...Keep reading

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Russell: F1 performance secondary to Williams' survival under old ownership - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

The Williams family exited F1 after last year’s Italian Grand Prix, two weeks after the US private investment firm bought the team, which followed Williams taking action to improve its finances and reviewing the possibility of a full or partial sale.
Williams had slumped to the back of the grid in 2018 and endured a second successive disastrous year in 2019 – although it did score a point ...Keep reading

Read more: Russell: F1 performance secondary to Williams' survival under old ownership - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

The conflicts at the heart of F1's TV graphics push - Motorsport.com

Years ago, the most that was offered were a few graphics detailing race positions, the gap between the leaders and a very rough estimate of how long pitstops took.
Nowadays, the rampant march of technology means that there is no end to statistics and data thrown out there regularly.
Thanks to F1's tie-up with Amazon Web Services, viewers get battle forecasts, strategy predictions, car ...Keep reading

Read more: The conflicts at the heart of F1's TV graphics push - Motorsport.com

Russell/Bottas swap not being ruled out by Williams - PlanetF1

Williams team principal, Jost Capito, has said it is "all open" with regards to the respective futures of George Russell and Valtteri Bottas.

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VeeKay to miss Road America, Askew confirmed as substitute | IndyCar - RaceFans

Rinus Veekay, who lies fifth in the IndyCar championship standings, will miss this weekend's race at Road America after he was injured in a cycling accident.

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Max praises Perez for stepping up in his absence - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen said Sergio Perez's win in Baku was "how it should be done" after the Dutchman crashed out from the lead last time out.

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‘Lost’ Prost can relate to Alonso’s tricky F1 return - PlanetF1

Four-time World Champion Alain Prost says Fernando Alonso still needs more time to get fully up to speed in his Alpine, adding he's "not surprised" that he's not up to pace yet.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Alpine have “too many” F1 juniors, but do they have a 2022 solution? | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Alpine chief executive officer Laurent Rossi admits the team has "too many" juniors vying for promotion to F1. So where might they go in 2022?

Read more: Alpine have “too many” F1 juniors, but do they have a 2022 solution? | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Ricciardo feared complacency if he stayed at Red Bull - PlanetF1

McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo said he left Red Bull through fear of becoming "complacent" as he became relaxed knowing his surroundings so well.

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Penske: IMSA return to Indy “high on the list” of targets - Motorsport.com - IMSA - Stories

IMSA’s last visit to the Indy road course came seven years ago, the Brickyard Grand Prix being held on the same weekend as NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 on the iconic 2.5-mile oval.
While last year the SRO Motorsports Group held the GT World Challenge America finale at Indy, Penske said that was to honor a deal that was in place before he took the reins of the Speedway in January 2020.
Asked ...Keep reading

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Gasly spurred on by error-free runs in Monaco and Baku ahead of home race | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Gasly aims to improve Paul Ricard form • VeeKay may miss Road America • Ricciardo concerned about packed second half of season

Read more: Gasly spurred on by error-free runs in Monaco and Baku ahead of home race | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Brown pulls out of GT4 race after Ojjeh’s death - PlanetF1

Zak Brown has pulled out of racing in a GT4 event this weekend, with the team commemorating the life of popular investor Mansour Ojjeh at the French Grand Prix.

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Formula 1: Pirelli say tyre failures caused by 'running conditions' - BBC F1

Pirelli says two high-speed tyre failures at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix were caused by the way in which the tyres were being run.

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Vettel targets consistency after recent success - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel hopes to use the momentum from his last two race performances to propel him towards consistent high-scoring finishes in upcoming races.

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No production or quality defect in Baku race, says Pirelli - F1technical.net

Formula One’s sole tyre manufacturer Pirelli released a statement regarding its analysis that centred around the tyre failures of Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Read more: No production or quality defect in Baku race, says Pirelli - F1technical.net

F1 teams face new tyre check procedure from French GP after Baku failures - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

With Pirelli’s investigation into the failures suffered by Lance Stroll and Max Verstappen at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix concluding that the way the tyres were run triggered the incidents, F1’s tyre supplier and governing body the FIA has worked on new protocols.
Amid concerns that teams may have been running tyres below the minimum pressures recommended by Pirelli, new procedures have been ...Keep reading

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F1 teams face new tyre check procedure from French GP after Baku failures - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

With Pirelli’s investigation into the failures suffered by Lance Stroll and Max Verstappen at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix concluding that the way the tyres were run triggered the incidents, F1’s tyre supplier and governing body the FIA has worked on new protocols.
Amid concerns that teams may have been running tyres below the minimum pressures recommended by Pirelli, new procedures have been ...Keep reading

Read more: F1 teams face new tyre check procedure from French GP after Baku failures - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Wolff enduring ‘toughest’ spell as Mercedes boss - PlanetF1

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has said the last few weeks have been "the toughest" he has experienced as he tries to address the Silver Arrows' recent slump.

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Aston Martin announces partnerships with Altair and EPOS - F1technical.net

The Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team has announced two new partnerships which will see the Silverstone-based outfit cooperate with EPOS, an audio and video solution company developing and selling devices for business professionals and the gaming community and with Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in simulation, high-performance computing and artificial intelligence.

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Vettel resurgent, Ricciardo struggling? F1's new recruits assessed - SkySports F1

With seven all-new driver line-ups and big names such as Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo on the move, and Fernando Alonso returning, the success and struggles of Formula 1's new signings has been one of the many talking points at the start of the 2021 season.

Read more: Vettel resurgent, Ricciardo struggling? F1's new recruits assessed - SkySports F1

Tyre presssures in the spotlight as F1 awaits Pirelli Baku report - Motorsport.com

While F1 is still waiting for an official answer from Pirelli and the FIA over the causes of the blowouts that put Lance Stroll and Max Verstappen out of the Baku race, the topic of tyre pressures and teams trying to get around the limits has become a talking point again.
F1 teams have long known that there is a pace advantage from running tyres at low pressures, so there has always been an ...Keep reading

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Tyre presssures in the spotlight as F1 awaits Pirelli Baku report - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

While F1 is still waiting for an official answer from Pirelli and the FIA over the causes of the blowouts that put Lance Stroll and Max Verstappen out of the Baku race, the topic of tyre pressures and teams trying to get around the limits has become a talking point again.
F1 teams have long known that there is a pace advantage from running tyres at low pressures, so there has always been an ...Keep reading

Read more: Tyre presssures in the spotlight as F1 awaits Pirelli Baku report - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Tyre presssures in the spotlight as F1 awaits Pirelli Baku report - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

While F1 is still waiting for an official answer from Pirelli and the FIA over the causes of the blowouts that put Lance Stroll and Max Verstappen out of the Baku race, the topic of tyre pressures and teams trying to get around the limits has become a talking point again.
F1 teams have long known that there is a pace advantage from running tyres at low pressures, so there has always been an ...Keep reading

Read more: Tyre presssures in the spotlight as F1 awaits Pirelli Baku report - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Ricciardo imagines a career without a World title - PlanetF1

While he still holds hope of winning a title, Daniel Ricciardo would still be "extremely grateful" for his career if it ended without one.

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Opportunity of a lifetime: When a GT ace realised his F1 dream - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Repainted in a dour grey and red befitting of its uninspiring new name, the Midland EJ15B that had competed in the 2005 Formula 1 season as Jordan was shared by several drivers for testing at Jerez that December. A forgettable chapter in the long history of the Silverstone team now known as Aston Martin it may be, but to Thomas Biagi it is a prized memory of a career that had its finest days in GT ...Keep reading

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Opportunity of a lifetime: When a GT ace realised his F1 dream - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Repainted in a dour grey and red befitting of its uninspiring new name, the Midland EJ15B that had competed in the 2005 Formula 1 season as Jordan was shared by several drivers for testing at Jerez that December. A forgettable chapter in the long history of the Silverstone team now known as Aston Martin it may be, but to Thomas Biagi it is a prized memory of a career that had its finest days in GT ...Keep reading

Read more: Opportunity of a lifetime: When a GT ace realised his F1 dream - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Gasly hopes increased media does not lead to ‘burn out’ - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly is hoping he can deal with the increased media activity alongside his race weekend preparations at what will be his home Grand Prix in France.

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Ricciardo: More forgiving tracks will help fast track my learning - Motorsport.com

The Australian conceded that the lack of margin for error at the last two street events in Monaco and Baku gave him less opportunity to explore the limits of the car.
However, he feels that the run of three races in France and Austria – including two on consecutive weekends at the latter venue – will give him more leeway.
Ricciardo has struggled all season to adapt his driving style to ...Keep reading

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Perez wants talks with drivers over F1 qualifying etiquette - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

F1 drivers have an informal agreement not to jump the queue of cars when coming to start a flying lap in qualifying, only for there to be multiple related incidents so far this year.
A number of drivers made overtakes on their outlaps during the final stage of qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as well as slowing to try and get the right track position to pick up a ...Keep reading

Read more: Perez wants talks with drivers over F1 qualifying etiquette - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Perez wants talks with drivers over F1 qualifying etiquette - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

F1 drivers have an informal agreement not to jump the queue of cars when coming to start a flying lap in qualifying, only for there to be multiple related incidents so far this year.
A number of drivers made overtakes on their outlaps during the final stage of qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as well as slowing to try and get the right track position to pick up a ...Keep reading

Read more: Perez wants talks with drivers over F1 qualifying etiquette - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Steiner discusses Resta’s early influence at Haas - PlanetF1

Haas boss Guenther Steiner has said he is enjoying a close working relationship with new technical director Simone Resta.

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Perez wants talks with drivers over ‘gentleman’s agreement’ - Motorsport.com

F1 drivers have an informal agreement not to jump the queue of cars when coming to start a flying lap in qualifying, only for there to be multiple related incidents so far this year.
A number of drivers made overtakes on their outlaps during the final stage of qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as well as slowing to try and get the right track position to pick up a ...Keep reading

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British GP to still welcome fans, but numbers may be restricted - Motorsport.com

The UK government announced on Monday that it was delaying the end of lockdown in the country by four weeks, until July 19 – the day after the Silverstone race.
The ongoing restrictions mean that there are limits on the number of people able to attend events.
Under the current regulations, outdoor events are limited to 10,000 people or 25 percent of a venue’s capacity, whichever is ...Keep reading

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Aston Martin targeting World title win by 2026 - PlanetF1

Otmar Szafnauer says that Aston Martin's goal is to win a World Championship by 2026 at the latest and compete for them sooner.

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Hamilton hopes priced-out F1 fans ‘stay loyal’ - PlanetF1

Sir Lewis Hamilton says he hopes young fans "stay loyal" to F1 despite the sport increasingly moving behind a pay-wall, adding that his family were unable to afford pay TV as he grew up.

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Will track tweaks produce a livelier race at Paul Ricard? Five French GP talking points | 2021 French Grand Prix - RaceFans

F1 is back at Paul Ricard for the first time in two years, and the track has been reprofiled. Will that aid overtaking? Here are more talking points for this weekend.

Read more: Will track tweaks produce a livelier race at Paul Ricard? Five French GP talking points | 2021 French Grand Prix - RaceFans

Russell reportedly told he will replace Bottas - PlanetF1

According to reports, Toto Wolff has informed George Russell's management that the Brit will replace Valtteri Bottas next season.

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Alpine investigating race pace weakness | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Alpine investigating race pace weakness • Baku result the best we can expect - Steiner • Keeping Russell at Williams makes no sense for Mercedes - Marko

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French Grand Prix 2021: Time, TV channel, live stream - PlanetF1

After two poor races, Mercedes will be happier than anyone to bid farewell to street circuits and head to Paul Ricard.

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Pirelli hopeful of one-stop variety at French Grand Prix - PlanetF1

Pirelli has confirmed their tyre selection for the French Grand Prix, which they feel will bring several "distinct strategies" with them.

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Alonso’s special praise for ‘very impressive’ Russell - PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso says that he has been extremely impressed by how George Russell has performed at Williams since joining the grid.

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Red Bull has no doubts of Mercedes F1 fightback - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Lacklustre performances from Mercedes in Monaco and Baku has allowed Red Bull to take the lead of both the drivers' and constructors' championship battles.
But despite Red Bull having been the pace-setters recently, it is under no illusions about the strengths of the Mercedes team, plus it is aware about the return to more traditional tracks rather than street circuits that will be a ...Keep reading

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Red Bull has no doubts of Mercedes F1 fightback - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Lacklustre performances from Mercedes in Monaco and Baku has allowed Red Bull to take the lead of both the drivers' and constructors' championship battles.
But despite Red Bull having been the pace-setters recently, it is under no illusions about the strengths of the Mercedes team, plus it is aware about the return to more traditional tracks rather than street circuits that will be a ...Keep reading

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French GP date change was "a challenge" says Boullier - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Following the cancellation of the Turkish GP, F1 asked Boullier to move the Paul Ricard event from its original date of 27 June to 20 June, in order to make way for a second race in Austria.
That gave Boullier and his team some logistical headaches, and led to some spectators asking for refunds as they could no longer make the new date.
"It was a big problem,” Boullier told Autosport ...Keep reading

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French GP date change was "a challenge" says Boullier - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Following the cancellation of the Turkish GP, F1 asked Boullier to move the Paul Ricard event from its original date of 27 June to 20 June, in order to make way for a second race in Austria.
That gave Boullier and his team some logistical headaches, and led to some spectators asking for refunds as they could no longer make the new date.
"It was a big problem,” Boullier told Autosport ...Keep reading

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Gasly: Home race as GP winner will be ‘pretty special’ - PlanetF1

Pierre Gasly says returning to the French Grand Prix as a race winner in Formula 1 will feel "pretty special" ahead of the rescheduled race in Le Castellet on Sunday

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Red Bull has no doubts of Mercedes F1 fightback - Motorsport.com

Lacklustre performances from Mercedes in Monaco and Baku has allowed Red Bull to take the lead of both the drivers' and constructors' championship battles.
But despite Red Bull having been the pace-setters recently, it is under no illusions about the strengths of the Mercedes team, plus it is aware about the return to more traditional race tracks rather than street circuits will be a ...Keep reading

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French GP date change was a “big challenge”, says Boullier - Motorsport.com

Following the cancellation of the Turkish GP, F1 asked Boullier to move the Paul Ricard event from its original date of June 27 to June 20, in order to make way for a second race in Austria.
That gave Boullier and his team some logistical headaches, and led to some spectators asking for refunds as they could no longer make the new date.
"It was a big problem,” Boullier told Motorsport.com ...Keep reading

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French GP date change was a “big challenge” says Boullier - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Following the cancellation of the Turkish GP, F1 asked Boullier to move the Paul Ricard event from its original date of 27 June to 20 June, in order to make way for a second race in Austria.
That gave Boullier and his team some logistical headaches, and led to some spectators asking for refunds as they could no longer make the new date.
"It was a big problem,” Boullier told Autosport ...Keep reading

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French GP date change was a “big challenge” says Boullier - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Following the cancellation of the Turkish GP, F1 asked Boullier to move the Paul Ricard event from its original date of 27 June to 20 June, in order to make way for a second race in Austria.
That gave Boullier and his team some logistical headaches, and led to some spectators asking for refunds as they could no longer make the new date.
"It was a big problem,” Boullier told Autosport ...Keep reading

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Grosjean fights his own fire at Detroit Grand Prix - PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean went from racer to firefighter just six months on from his horrific fireball crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix in 2020.

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Vettel will ‘let other kids have their F1 chance’ - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel says that, once his heart isn't fully in it anymore, he'll leave Formula 1 to give younger drivers a chance.

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2021 French Grand Prix TV Times | 2021 French Grand Prix - RaceFans

It's race week! Formula 1 heads to Paul Ricard this weekend. Here's how to watch the French Grand Prix, IndyCar from Road America and more.

Read more: 2021 French Grand Prix TV Times | 2021 French Grand Prix - RaceFans

Steiner backs Verstappen for title: ‘He can do it!’ - PlanetF1

Haas boss Guenther Steiner gave particular mention to Max Verstappen in a recent interview with RTL, saying he has what it takes to win the title.

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‘Easier for Hamilton to race Max rather than Rosberg’ - PlanetF1

Ex-Formula 1 driver, Gerhard Berger, believes it will be "easier" for Lewis Hamilton to fight a rival from another team rather than a team-mate.

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Fans to learn impact of latest Covid-19 restrictions - SkySports F1

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's expected announcement delaying the final stage of easing coronavirus restrictions is likely to have a significant knock-on effect for sports fans.

Read more: Fans to learn impact of latest Covid-19 restrictions - SkySports F1

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Can Hamilton, Merc respond? F1 intensifies with triple header - SkySports F1

Mercedes have vowed to transfer their Baku anger into a strong result at this weekend's French GP as the world champions, amid a fierce battle with Red Bull, bid to bounce back from their worst two-race stretch in nine years.

Read more: Can Hamilton, Merc respond? F1 intensifies with triple header - SkySports F1

Junior motorsport costs have “gone wild in the last years” – Vettel | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Junior motorsport costs have "gone wild in the last years" - Vettel • Palou astonished by rough Detroit track • "No better time to be a woman in motorsport" - Chadwick

Read more: Junior motorsport costs have “gone wild in the last years” – Vettel | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Alguersuari left Formula 1 with an ‘open wound’ - PlanetF1

Jaime Alguersuari admitted his "head was still in Formula 1" when he retired from motorsport in 2015, after the "anger and rejection" he felt by Red Bull dropping him.

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McLaren explain ‘key’ role of a simulator driver - PlanetF1

McLaren allowed behind-the-scenes access to their factory as they and sim driver Oliver Turvey explained how his role plays a part in the success of the team at the track.

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Early first pit stop left us vulnerable to O’Ward, says Newgarden | IndyCar - RaceFans

After narrowly missing victory in Detroit, Josef Newgarden says his strategy was compromised by a decision to cover a potential full-course yellow which never materialised.

Read more: Early first pit stop left us vulnerable to O’Ward, says Newgarden | IndyCar - RaceFans

Alberto Ascari monument unveiled in Milan - PlanetF1

A monument depicting double World Champion Alberto Ascari has been unveiled in the driver's home town at the Milano Monza Motor Show.

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Grosjean tackles own fire after second retirement of luckless weekend | IndyCar - RaceFans

Six months on from his horror crash in Bahrain, Romain Grosjean took matters into his own hands to tackle another, much smaller fire.

Read more: Grosjean tackles own fire after second retirement of luckless weekend | IndyCar - RaceFans

Best F1 and motorsport gifts for father's day - books, DVDs and more - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Whether they are a fan of Formula 1, the Le Mans 24 Hours, MotoGP or any other form of motorsport, there's always a plethora of items to choose from.
Autosport has put together a selection of some of the best items in 2021 to make finding that perfect motorsport gift easier.

 

F1 2010-19 season reviews
RRP £89.99 (DVD)
Website: dukevideo.com 
Relive all the ...Keep reading

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Perez: Max doesn’t take a day off, unlike some… - PlanetF1

Sergio Perez has praised Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen for the strength of his work ethic, saying the Dutchman doesn't take a day off in his quest for progress.

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McLaren’s classy gesture to bullied 10-year-old fan - PlanetF1

McLaren say they, along with Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo, have got a 10-year-old fan covered after bullies stole his McLaren hat. 

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Vettel: 'Wild' costs of junior categories need to be cut - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

The issue of high costs in junior categories was raised recently by Lewis Hamilton, who told Spanish publication AS that F1 had become a ‘billionaire boys’ club’.
He added: “If I were to start over from a working-class family, it would be impossible for me to be here today because the other boys would have a lot more money.
“We have to work to change that and make this an ...Keep reading

Read more: Vettel: 'Wild' costs of junior categories need to be cut - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Vettel: 'Wild' costs of junior categories need to be cut - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

The issue of high costs in junior categories was raised recently by Lewis Hamilton, who told Spanish publication AS that F1 had become a ‘billionaire boys’ club’.
He added: “If I were to start over from a working-class family, it would be impossible for me to be here today because the other boys would have a lot more money.
“We have to work to change that and make this an ...Keep reading

Read more: Vettel: 'Wild' costs of junior categories need to be cut - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

The Porsche you can play F1 2020 on – and quite a bit more | Gaming - RaceFans

This carbon fibre-trimmed £1,900 laptop looks the part, but does it boast the performance to match its Porsche styling? RaceFans gave it a test drive.

Read more: The Porsche you can play F1 2020 on – and quite a bit more | Gaming - RaceFans

Carlos Jr on father influence, pressure of Sainz name - PlanetF1

Carlos Sainz says that, without the guidance of his father, it would've been "very difficult" to have made it to where he is.

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AlphaTauri confirms two new partnerships - F1technical.net

Scuderia AlphaTauri has announced a new partnership with ICM.com, a UK-based global multi-regulated financial service provider and confirmed Fantom – a leading smart contract platform – as an Official Team Partner.

Read more: AlphaTauri confirms two new partnerships - F1technical.net

Senna/Max comparisons ‘should be taken seriously’ - PlanetF1

While Ayrton Senna is still 'special' to him, Gerhard Berger says comparisons between Senna and Max Verstappen should be taken seriously.

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Alonso felt he was "losing time" in F1 before taking break - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Two-time world champion Alonso walked away from F1 at the end of 2018 after a difficult four-year spell with McLaren that had failed to yield a single podium finish.
The Spaniard outlined his intention to complete the Triple Crown of Motorsport, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice with Toyota and racing at the Indianapolis 500 in 2020.
He also took part in the Dakar Rally and the ...Keep reading

Read more: Alonso felt he was "losing time" in F1 before taking break - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Alonso felt he was "losing time" in F1 before taking break - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Two-time world champion Alonso walked away from F1 at the end of 2018 after a difficult four-year spell with McLaren that had failed to yield a single podium finish.
The Spaniard outlined his intention to complete the Triple Crown of Motorsport, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice with Toyota and racing at the Indianapolis 500 in 2020.
He also took part in the Dakar Rally and the ...Keep reading

Read more: Alonso felt he was "losing time" in F1 before taking break - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

More success in the US for ex-Formula 1 drivers - PlanetF1

Marcus Ericsson and Kevin Magnussen are the latest ex-Formula 1 drivers to experience success whilst competing Stateside in Detroit.

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Alonso felt he was "losing time" in F1 before taking break - Motorsport.com

Two-time world champion Alonso walked away from F1 at the end of 2018 after a difficult four-year spell with McLaren that had failed to yield a single podium finish.
The Spaniard outlined his intention to complete the Triple Crown of Motorsport, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice with Toyota and racing at the Indianapolis 500 in 2020.
He also took part in the Dakar Rally and the ...Keep reading

Read more: Alonso felt he was "losing time" in F1 before taking break - Motorsport.com

Askew returns in place of Rosenqvist after Detroit crash | IndyCar - RaceFans

Oliver Askew will substitute for Felix Rosenqvist in the second of this weekend's IndyCar races today in Detroit.

Read more: Askew returns in place of Rosenqvist after Detroit crash | IndyCar - RaceFans

Hamilton: ‘I honestly hope I’m not racing at 40’ - PlanetF1

Sir Lewis Hamilton says he hopes to pursue other interests outside of F1 and retire before he's 40 - but added that "life can surprise you" and didn't fully rule out the prospect.

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Berger still thinks Vettel is past his peak - PlanetF1

Ex-Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger feels Sebastian Vettel is "still past his peak" despite improved recent showings in Monaco and Baku.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Verstappen planning to stay at Red Bull forever - PlanetF1

Current World Championship leader Max Verstappen has said the plan is to stay at Red Bull for the entirety of his Formula 1 career.

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Mercedes expect Baku and Monaco will prove the “worst” tracks for their car | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Baku and Monaco "worst" tracks for Mercedes • Ericsson says he deserved change of luck after win • Ricciardo comes to aid of bullied fan

Read more: Mercedes expect Baku and Monaco will prove the “worst” tracks for their car | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Russell: No points in 2021 ‘wouldn’t be a failure’ - PlanetF1

George Russell doesn't believe that 2021 would be a failure of a season for him and Williams if the team fail to score points.

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Power explodes at IndyCar race control after ECU failure costs him Detroit win | IndyCar - RaceFans

2014 IndyCar champion sounds off, after late red flag and excessive heat results in a costly ECU failure which deprives Power of a 40th career victory.

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Japan double header ‘impossible,’ says Honda boss - PlanetF1

Honda F1 Managing Director Masashi Yamamoto believes that two races taking place in Japan this year is "impossible”.

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Cruel luck for Power hands first IndyCar win to Ericsson | IndyCar - RaceFans

Marcus Ericsson survived a gruelling first race of the Detroit Grand Prix to capture his first career victory - becoming the seventh different winner in seven races this season.

Read more: Cruel luck for Power hands first IndyCar win to Ericsson | IndyCar - RaceFans

Full steam ahead in Zandvoort after ‘fantastic news’ - PlanetF1

Preparations for the Dutch Grand Prix are being ramped up following the “fantastic” news that it can go ahead with a capacity crowd.

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The day Button won a four-hour race after six pitstops - Motorsport.com

Not for the first time in his career, Button made the right calls in a complicated wet race, and more importantly, he demonstrated that he understood how to be patient, and play the long game.
The numbers that day were extraordinary. Quite apart from his winning average speed of 46mph for a race that officially lasted for over four hours, Button pushed the boundaries by making six visits to the ...Keep reading

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Limited damage found after Max’s Baku crash - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen's Red Bull RB16B got off lightly in his high-speed crash in Azerbaijan, with only minor damage found in what could have been an enormous shunt for the Dutchman.

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Two tough weekends won’t change Merc’s 2022 plans - PlanetF1

Toto Wolff has insisted Mercedes will not sacrifice its development on their 2022 car to focus more on this season's machine, just because of two "complicated weekends".

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‘This is why Carlos is making huge strides’ in F1 - PlanetF1

Pedro de la Rosa says that Carlos Sainz is making such strong progress because of how critical his father is of him.

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Street track poles don't reflect Ferrari’s true performance - Binotto - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Charles Leclerc took a surprise pole for Ferrari in Monaco last month as the SF21 car’s slow-speed strength lifted the team into contention with Red Bull and Mercedes at the front.
Ferrari scotched suggestions it would be able to take pole once again in the lead up to qualifying in Baku, only for Leclerc to top qualifying for the second race weekend in a row.
But Sunday proved more ...Keep reading

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Street track poles don't reflect Ferrari’s true performance - Binotto - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Charles Leclerc took a surprise pole for Ferrari in Monaco last month as the SF21 car’s slow-speed strength lifted the team into contention with Red Bull and Mercedes at the front.
Ferrari scotched suggestions it would be able to take pole once again in the lead up to qualifying in Baku, only for Leclerc to top qualifying for the second race weekend in a row.
But Sunday proved more ...Keep reading

Read more: Street track poles don't reflect Ferrari’s true performance - Binotto - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Grosjean and Magnussen reunite in Detroit - PlanetF1

Ex-Haas team-mates Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen were reunited in Detroit for the first time since they both left Formula 1.

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Jessica Hawkins joins Aston Martin as Driver Ambassador - F1technical.net

The Aston Martin Cognizant Team announced that W Series driver Jessica Hawkins has joined the British outfit as its new Driver Ambassador which will see the female driver work with the Silverstone-based team's partners, including Cognizant, BWT, SentinelOne, Peroni Libera 0.0% and Crypto.com.

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McLaren’s Extreme E entry ‘won’t distract’ F1 - PlanetF1

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has assured that the team's entry into Extreme E, alongside running in IndyCar, will not detract from their efforts in Formula 1.

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Hamilton: I don't understand why F1 cars are getting heavier - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

F1’s new generation of cars in 2022 are set to be the heaviest ever, with the minimum car weight currently set at a whopping 790kg.
The move to heavier turbo hybrid powerunits from 2014, allied to improved safety structures and the arrival of the Halo, have contributed to a big hike over the years.
From around 640kg at the end of the V8 era, the cars went past 700kg in 2016 and are now ...Keep reading

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Hamilton: I don't understand why F1 cars are getting heavier - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

F1’s new generation of cars in 2022 are set to be the heaviest ever, with the minimum car weight currently set at a whopping 790kg.
The move to heavier turbo hybrid powerunits from 2014, allied to improved safety structures and the arrival of the Halo, have contributed to a big hike over the years.
From around 640kg at the end of the V8 era, the cars went past 700kg in 2016 and are now ...Keep reading

Read more: Hamilton: I don't understand why F1 cars are getting heavier - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Hamilton: I don't understand why F1 cars are getting heavier - Motorsport.com

F1’s new generation of cars in 2022 are set to be the heaviest ever, with the minimum car weight currently set at a whopping 790kg.
The move to heavier turbo hybrid power units from 2014, allied to improved safety structures and the arrival of the Halo, have contributed to a big hike over the years.
From around 640kg at the end of the V8 era, the cars went past 700kg in 2016 and are now ...Keep reading

Read more: Hamilton: I don't understand why F1 cars are getting heavier - Motorsport.com

Why Alonso is able to enjoy F1 more now than when he left | 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Taking time out from Formula 1 to race in other series rejuvenated Fernando Alonso for his return to the sport with Alpine.

Read more: Why Alonso is able to enjoy F1 more now than when he left | 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Max: Stop F1 racing if you don’t think you’re the best - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen claims you should stop driving in Formula 1 if you don't believe you are the best driver on the grid, as lacking confidence will never get you to the top.

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Binotto remains ‘fully against’ engine freeze - PlanetF1

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto says he's against the upcoming engine freeze in F1, saying it will stifle competition in the sport until fresh power units are introduced in 2025.

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Hamilton: F1 regulations heading in wrong direction - PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton believes having wider, heavier cars from 2022 is the wrong approach for F1 to take in the sport's upcoming regulation changes.

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Red Bull Powertrain continues to establish its technical structure - F1technical.net

Following the decision of Honda to leave Formula One at the end of the current F1 season, Red Bull decided to take over the power units of the Japanese engine manufacturer and create an own engine department, the Red Bull Powertrain. The company will be placed at the Red Bull Technology Campus in Milton Keynes.

Read more: Red Bull Powertrain continues to establish its technical structure - F1technical.net

Power fastest in IndyCar practice in Detroit | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Power fastest in IndyCar practice in Detroit • Giuliano Alesi earns Super Formula stay • Detroit "getting bumpier" each year

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Eight teams favour reduced wind tunnel use by 2026 - PlanetF1

Eight of the 10 F1 teams reportedly favour reducing wind tunnel usage by 2026 and banning it completely by 2030.

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Major flood damage at Spa successfully repaired - PlanetF1

Circuit officials at Spa-Francorchamps have confirmed they have managed to repair the damage caused by a major flood at the track last week.

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Dutch GP remains on course for 105k fans - PlanetF1

Following a government announcement in the Netherlands, the Dutch Grand Prix looks set to go ahead in front of capacity crowds.

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How Alesi battled tears to take his only F1 win - Motorsport.com

Driving the number 27 Ferrari made famous by Gilles Villeneuve, at the circuit named after the country's fallen hero, Alesi finally delivered a win after years of frustrating near misses in F1. To cap it all, it came on his birthday too.
But as was so typical of his career, the afternoon in Montreal in 1995 was not a straightforward affair. It was one full of challenges, frustrations, emotional ...Keep reading

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Horner: Perez "ahead of expectation", but no rush for new deal - Motorsport.com

The Mexican was signed by the Milton Keynes-based team as replacement for Alex Albon this year, with the outfit believing it needed a stronger line-up to bolster its world championship chances.
Although Perez had some difficulty early on in adapting to the characteristics of the Red Bull car, especially in qualifying, he has made great progress and took victory in last weekend's Azerbaijan ...Keep reading

Read more: Horner: Perez "ahead of expectation", but no rush for new deal - Motorsport.com

Two bad weekends won’t make Mercedes adjust 2022 F1 plans - Motorsport.com

The Brackley-based outfit has endured two difficult weekends in Monaco and Baku, with team boss Toto Wolff saying its recent performances have been "unacceptable" if it wants to beat Red Bull to the F1 titles.
But while the tricky situation means Mercedes will have to focus more deeply on its current troubles than it would ideally like, Wolff says that there will be no deviation from the way it ...Keep reading

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New Honda engines on the way at French Grand Prix - PlanetF1

Red Bull and AlphaTauri will come to the French Grand Prix armed with new Honda power units for all four drivers.

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Two bad weekends won’t make Mercedes adjust 2022 F1 plans - Wolff - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

The Brackley-based outfit has endured two difficult weekends in Monaco and Baku, with team boss Toto Wolff saying its recent performances have been "unacceptable" if it wants to beat Red Bull to the F1 titles.
But while the tricky situation means Mercedes will have to focus more deeply on its current troubles than it would ideally like, Wolff says that there will be no deviation from the way it ...Keep reading

Read more: Two bad weekends won’t make Mercedes adjust 2022 F1 plans - Wolff - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Two bad weekends won’t make Mercedes adjust 2022 F1 plans - Wolff - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

The Brackley-based outfit has endured two difficult weekends in Monaco and Baku, with team boss Toto Wolff saying its recent performances have been "unacceptable" if it wants to beat Red Bull to the F1 titles.
But while the tricky situation means Mercedes will have to focus more deeply on its current troubles than it would ideally like, Wolff says that there will be no deviation from the way it ...Keep reading

Read more: Two bad weekends won’t make Mercedes adjust 2022 F1 plans - Wolff - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Binotto could be absent from Styrian GP – report - PlanetF1

Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto may not travel with the team to Austria for Formula 1's double-header, according to a report.

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How the bodywork rules shape Formula 1 cars (long read) - F1technical.net

It has long been said that the FIA are restricting freedoms in the design of F1 cars with ever more restrictive regulations; but how restrictive are the rules, and by what means do the FIA force particular shapes?

Read more: How the bodywork rules shape Formula 1 cars (long read) - F1technical.net

Alonso: Alpine's F1 rivals flattered by street circuit run - Motorsport.com

With Ferrari in particular having leapfrogged from a best-of-the-rest contender to grabbing pole position in Monaco and Baku, Alonso senses that the competitive order has been shaken up by the nature of recent circuits.
That is why he is convinced that when F1 gets back to regular layouts, like the next race at Paul Ricard in France, things should improve for his Alpine team compared ...Keep reading

Read more: Alonso: Alpine's F1 rivals flattered by street circuit run - Motorsport.com

Mazepin clarifies rumours about Russian military service - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Mazepin made his F1 debut at the start of the year with Haas after graduating from F2, recording his best result to date by finishing 14th in Azerbaijan last weekend.
But reports emerged online last week suggesting that Mazepin may be required to complete military service in his native Russia after comments attributed to his father, Dmitry, at a recent economic event in St ...Keep reading

Read more: Mazepin clarifies rumours about Russian military service - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Mazepin clarifies rumours about Russian military service - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Mazepin made his F1 debut at the start of the year with Haas after graduating from F2, recording his best result to date by finishing 14th in Azerbaijan last weekend.
But reports emerged online last week suggesting that Mazepin may be required to complete military service in his native Russia after comments attributed to his father, Dmitry, at a recent economic event in St ...Keep reading

Read more: Mazepin clarifies rumours about Russian military service - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

McLaren still struggling to read 2021 pecking order - PlanetF1

McLaren principal Andreas Seidl believes it is still too difficult to confidently place the order of the Formula 1 teams.

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Alonso: Alpine's F1 rivals flattered by street circuit run - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

With Ferrari in particular having leapfrogged from a best-of-the-rest contender to grabbing pole position in Monaco and Baku, Alonso senses that the competitive order has been shaken up by the nature of recent circuits.
That is why he is convinced that when F1 gets back to regular layouts, like the next race at Paul Ricard in France, things should improve for his Alpine team compared ...Keep reading

Read more: Alonso: Alpine's F1 rivals flattered by street circuit run - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Alonso: Alpine's F1 rivals flattered by street circuit run - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

With Ferrari in particular having leapfrogged from a best-of-the-rest contender to grabbing pole position in Monaco and Baku, Alonso senses that the competitive order has been shaken up by the nature of recent circuits.
That is why he is convinced that when F1 gets back to regular layouts, like the next race at Paul Ricard in France, things should improve for his Alpine team compared ...Keep reading

Read more: Alonso: Alpine's F1 rivals flattered by street circuit run - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Leclerc ‘extremely happy’ for Vettel’s Baku P2 - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc was "extremely happy" to see his former Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel return to the podium in Baku.

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Why did Bottas struggle more than Hamilton in Baku? - PlanetF1

Mercedes' technology director, Mike Elliott, says Valtteri Bottas' inability to get into a "positive spiral" in Baku is what ultimately saw him way off the pace.

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Perez praises Albon’s ‘openness’ since Red Bull switch - PlanetF1

Sergio Perez praised Alex Albon for being so "open" with him since he joined Red Bull as the Thai driver's replacement.

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Farewell to a man whose passion for competition shaped McLaren and F1 | News Focus - RaceFans

Though he avoided the limelight Mansour Ojjeh, who has died at the aged of 68, was an enormously important figure to McLaren and Formula 1.

Read more: Farewell to a man whose passion for competition shaped McLaren and F1 | News Focus - RaceFans

Mazepin gives rating for his F1 performance so far - PlanetF1

Whether it is out of five, 10 or 100 is unclear, but Nikita Mazepin would rate the start of his F1 career as a “four”.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Marko can’t see Gasly leaving AlphaTauri - PlanetF1

With Sergio Perez now doing exactly what is required at Red Bull, Helmut Marko instead sees Pierre Gasly as “the ideal ambassador” for AlphaTauri.

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Alfa Romeo’s “big step forward” not reflected in points yet – Vasseur | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Team errors, misfortune and debatable officiating decisions have cost Alfa Romeo points, says team principal Frederic Vasseur.

Read more: Alfa Romeo’s “big step forward” not reflected in points yet – Vasseur | 2021 F1 season - RaceFans

Haas rookies discovering how much they had to learn – Steiner | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Haas pair "thought they know it all" - Steiner • Red Bull must sustain development push - Verstappen • No date change for Brazil's grand prix

Read more: Haas rookies discovering how much they had to learn – Steiner | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

‘Flexi-wings mostly linked to weight saving’ - PlanetF1

Alpine executive director Marcin Budkowski believes the air deflection, or flexibility in rear wings are more about saving weight than gaining aerodynamic advantages.

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How close did NASCAR legend Gordon get to F1? - PlanetF1

Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon did speak to multiple Formula 1 teams, but a career in the series never seemed realistic.

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Giovinazzi’s father reveals past Mercedes approach - PlanetF1

Antonio Giovinazzi's father Vito said they turned down an offer from Toto Wolff in the past to become Mercedes' third driver.

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Vettel wondered ‘who’s next?’ after Baku crashes - PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel voiced his concerns after the two high-speed tyre blowouts in Baku left him wondering if it was about to happen to anyone else.

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F1 Gossip: Bottas' woe explained | Albon congratulates Perez - SkySports F1

The best social media and reaction from the dramatic finish to the Azerbaijan GP, as Mercedes explain why Valtteri Bottas was so slow in Baku.

Read more: F1 Gossip: Bottas' woe explained | Albon congratulates Perez - SkySports F1

Leclerc has ‘different’ Ferrari rapport with Sainz - PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc says he has a different relationship with his Ferrari team-mate Carlos Sainz compared to the dynamic with Sebastian Vettel.

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Mercedes has "really promising" theory about recent F1 struggles - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

The world champion outfit has endured two tough races in Monaco and Baku, where it has not had the pace of main title rival Red Bull.
A spate of other problems, including a botched pitstop in Monaco and Lewis Hamilton accidentally hitting his 'magic button' in Baku, left team boss Toto Wolff claiming the outfit's performances were "unacceptable".
But hidden away among the frustration of the ...Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes has "really promising" theory about recent F1 struggles - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Mercedes has "really promising" theory about recent F1 struggles - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

The world champion outfit has endured two tough races in Monaco and Baku, where it has not had the pace of main title rival Red Bull.
A spate of other problems, including a botched pitstop in Monaco and Lewis Hamilton accidentally hitting his 'magic button' in Baku, left team boss Toto Wolff claiming the outfit's performances were "unacceptable".
But hidden away among the frustration of the ...Keep reading

Read more: Mercedes has "really promising" theory about recent F1 struggles - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Mercedes has "really promising" theory about recent F1 struggles - Motorsport.com

The world champion outfit has endured two tough races in Monaco and Baku, where it has not had the pace of main title rival Red Bull.
A spate of other problems, including a botched pitstop in Monaco and Lewis Hamilton accidentally hitting his 'magic button' in Baku, left team boss Toto Wolff claiming the outfit's performances were "unacceptable".

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Wolff: Mercedes form ...Keep reading

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Why Wolff’s headphones felt force of Baku anger - PlanetF1

Mike Elliott has opened up on the visible frustration being felt at Mercedes as they fall behind Red Bull in the World Championship fight.

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Indy 500 runner-up Palou penalised for unapproved engine change | IndyCar - RaceFans

Alex Palou has been given a six-place grid penalty for the Detroit round due to an engine change at the Indy 500, where he finished second to Helio Castroneves.

Read more: Indy 500 runner-up Palou penalised for unapproved engine change | IndyCar - RaceFans

Mercedes plan change after Hamilton 'magic' mishap - SkySports F1

Mercedes will introduce a change on their car to avoid a repeat of the switch mishap that sent Lewis Hamilton off the track amid the dramatic end to the Azerbaijan GP.

Read more: Mercedes plan change after Hamilton 'magic' mishap - SkySports F1

Seidl "strongly disagrees" with Masi over yellow flag decision - Motorsport.com

McLaren issued a complaint about AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda for allegedly speeding under double waved yellow flags in response to Max Verstappen’s accident on the main straight in Baku.
The incident was initially covered by double-waved yellows before a safety car was called for, with the race then being suspended under a red flag.
The TV world feed broadcast McLaren’s message to ...Keep reading

Read more: Seidl "strongly disagrees" with Masi over yellow flag decision - Motorsport.com

Seidl ‘strongly disagrees’ with inaction over yellow flag speeding - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

McLaren issued a complaint about AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda for allegedly speeding under double waved yellow flags in response to Max Verstappen’s accident on the main straight in Baku.
The incident was initially covered by double-waved yellows before a safety car was called for, with the race then being suspended under a red flag.
The TV world feed broadcast McLaren’s message to ...Keep reading

Read more: Seidl ‘strongly disagrees’ with inaction over yellow flag speeding - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Seidl ‘strongly disagrees’ with inaction over yellow flag speeding - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

McLaren issued a complaint about AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda for allegedly speeding under double waved yellow flags in response to Max Verstappen’s accident on the main straight in Baku.
The incident was initially covered by double-waved yellows before a safety car was called for, with the race then being suspended under a red flag.
The TV world feed broadcast McLaren’s message to ...Keep reading

Read more: Seidl ‘strongly disagrees’ with inaction over yellow flag speeding - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Irvine interview: On Lewis v Max, Schumacher and more - PlanetF1

The ever-opinionated Eddie Irvine has given his thoughts on the 2021 title fight, Michael Schumacher and much more.

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Singapore call-off a blow for Red Bull – Marko - PlanetF1

Helmut Marko thinks the cancellation of the Singapore Grand Prix is a blow to Red Bull’s World Championship hopes.

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F1’s heavy cars at odds with sustainability push – Hamilton | 2021 F1 Season - RaceFans

Lewis Hamilton has said the 2022 weight increase for Formula One cars seems at odds with sustainability and sporting aims.

Read more: F1’s heavy cars at odds with sustainability push – Hamilton | 2021 F1 Season - RaceFans

Perez confident of continuing Baku form - PlanetF1

Sergio Perez fully believes that he can maintain his standards from Baku at other tracks after taking a first win with Red Bull.

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Bottas found his lack of pace in Baku ‘really weird’ - PlanetF1

Valtteri Bottas said he was “confused” by his “weird” lack of performance in Azerbaijan, which left him unable to match Aston Martin’s pace.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Tsunoda’s Baku speed “really worried” team boss Tost | 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost admitted he feared Yuki Tsunoda would crash during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Read more: Tsunoda’s Baku speed “really worried” team boss Tost | 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix - RaceFans

Verstappen: ‘Stupid’ to blow title for sake of 2022 - PlanetF1

Max Verstappen is urging Red Bull not to blow the World Championship by focusing too much on their 2022 car.

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Pourchaire admits Silverstone weekend in doubt due to injury | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

In the round-up: Pourchaire's Silverstone weekend in doubt due to broken wrist • Ferrari hire CEO from tech sector • IndyCar extends St Petersburg contract

Read more: Pourchaire admits Silverstone weekend in doubt due to injury | RaceFans Round-up - RaceFans

Boullier: French GP date change a ‘big problem’ - PlanetF1

Eric Boullier, the managing director of the French Grand Prix, says that moving forward a week was a 'big problem' for the event.

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Sainz needs time to ‘change techniques’ for Ferrari - PlanetF1

Carlos Sainz said he is still adapting to the change of driving style which he has had to work on since joining Ferrari.

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Norris fears mental health impact of 23-race season - PlanetF1

Lando Norris is worried Formula 1 will put the mental health of team personnel in jeopardy with a 23-race calendar.

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Why Formula 1 has a tough ask to save a 23-race calendar - Motorsport.com

The assumption of most insiders is that Singapore will be just the first of several races that fall off the calendar in the coming weeks, as F1 boss Stefano Domenicali and his team struggle to play a game of three dimensional chess while trying to deal with the constantly developing global pandemic.
Last year, F1 managed to conjure up a 17-race season in the face of the unprecedented ...Keep reading

Read more: Why Formula 1 has a tough ask to save a 23-race calendar - Motorsport.com

Norris could have received harsher red flag F1 penalty - FIA - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Norris was hit with a three-place grid penalty for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after failing to enter the pitlane when a red flag was shown during Q1 on Saturday.
Norris also received three penalty points on his FIA superlicence, taking him up to a total of eight for the 12-month period.
The McLaren driver was frustrated by the penalty, calling it unfair as he felt he had done the safest ...Keep reading

Read more: Norris could have received harsher red flag F1 penalty - FIA - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Norris could have received harsher red flag F1 penalty - FIA - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Norris was hit with a three-place grid penalty for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after failing to enter the pitlane when a red flag was shown during Q1 on Saturday.
Norris also received three penalty points on his FIA superlicence, taking him up to a total of eight for the 12-month period.
The McLaren driver was frustrated by the penalty, calling it unfair as he felt he had done the safest ...Keep reading

Read more: Norris could have received harsher red flag F1 penalty - FIA - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Norris could have received harsher red flag penalty, says FIA - Motorsport.com

Norris was hit with a three-place grid penalty for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after failing to enter the pit lane when a red flag was shown during Q1 on Saturday.
Norris also received three penalty points on his FIA super licence, taking him up to a total of eight for the 12-month period.
The McLaren driver was frustrated by the penalty, calling it unfair as he felt he had done the safest ...Keep reading

Read more: Norris could have received harsher red flag penalty, says FIA - Motorsport.com

Horner in no rush to extend Perez’s contract - PlanetF1

Christian Horner says Red Bull will not rush into a decision about Sergio Perez’s future following his first victory for the team.

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Verstappen: Lost points will hurt when F1 returns to "normal tracks" - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Verstappen believes that the Brackley-based team will bounce back when F1 returns to more traditional venues from the French GP onwards, and is therefore ruing the fact that Red Bull didn’t make the most of its opportunity to outscore its main rival.
Having won in Monaco, Verstappen was leading comfortably in the Azerbaijan GP when a left-rear tyre failure sent him into the wall on the ...Keep reading

Read more: Verstappen: Lost points will hurt when F1 returns to "normal tracks" - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Verstappen: Lost points will hurt when F1 returns to "normal tracks" - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories

Verstappen believes that the Brackley-based team will bounce back when F1 returns to more traditional venues from the French GP onwards, and is therefore ruing the fact that Red Bull didn’t make the most of its opportunity to outscore its main rival.
Having won in Monaco, Verstappen was leading comfortably in the Azerbaijan GP when a left-rear tyre failure sent him into the wall on the ...Keep reading

Read more: Verstappen: Lost points will hurt when F1 returns to "normal tracks" - Autosport.com - Formula 1 - Stories