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ANALYSIS: The inside line on how the Schumacher name returned to F1 - and what we should expect from Mick

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27
Mick Schumacher will follow in his famous father Michael’s footsteps next year, after signing a deal with Haas to race alongside fellow F2 racer Nikita Mazepin. We delve into the key questions around his signing…
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POWER RANKINGS: Who did our panel rate as the Top 10 drivers in Bahrain?

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27
Lewis Hamilton’s 11th victory of the year at the Bahrain Grand Prix may have been put in the shade somewhat by Romain’s Grosjean’s fiery accident. But how did the seven-time champion – set to miss this weekend's Sakhir GP at the hands of Covid-19 – score relative to his rivals in Power Rankings? Our judges have their say…
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Grosjean discharged from hospital in Bahrain after three nights of care following crash

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27
Romain Grosjean has been discharged from hospital following treatment for the burns he suffered in his crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.
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Russell to Mercedes: Why this is a potentially career-defining chance for the young Briton

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27
Lawrence Barretto looks at the implications of George Russell's switch from Williams to Mercedes for the Sakhir Grand Prix, in place of Lewis Hamilton. What does it mean for this weekend - and the young Briton's future?
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Wolff thanks 'open-minded' Williams for releasing Russell to Mercedes

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27
Williams were under no obligation to release George Russell to fill in for Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes at this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix. But after the news was confirmed, Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff hailed the “positive and pragmatic” approach from his former team in allowing the Mercedes protégé to make the switch.
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Mick Schumacher to race for Haas in 2021 as famous surname returns to F1 grid

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27
The Schumacher name will make a racing return to Formula 1 in 2021, after Haas signed seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher’s son Mick on a multi-year deal.
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F2 racer Jack Aitken to make F1 debut with Williams at Sakhir Grand Prix, replacing Russell

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27
Jack Aitken will his Formula 1 debut this weekend, stepping in at Williams for the Sakhir Grand Prix to replace George Russell who in turn is replacing Lewis Hamilton who tested positive for Covid-19.
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George Russell to replace Hamilton at Mercedes for Sakhir Grand Prix

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27
George Russell will get the opportunity of a lifetime when he drives the world championship-winning Mercedes W11 in this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix, as a replacement for Lewis Hamilton who tested positive for Covid-19.
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Gruelling one-stop race key to 'one of our best results of 2020' says Gasly

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27
Pierre Gasly said his drive from P8 to P6 in the Bahrain Grand Prix was a highlight of AlphaTauri’s season, and credited a bold strategy which saw him pit just once – as others pitted an average of nearly three times in the race – to score valuable points for the squad.
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What time is the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix on and how can I watch it?

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27
Formula 1 races on the high-speed 'outer-loop' of the Bahrain International Circuit this weekend. Here's how you can watch the Sakhir Grand Prix and when to catch it.
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TREMAYNE: Grosjean’s shocking accident will only spur efforts for even greater F1 safety

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27
Going motor racing is like owning a pet rattlesnake. You can feed the little critter all you like, trying to keep it happy and contented, but if you are foolish enough to relax your guard for a moment, it’s still going to bite you.
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WATCH: Gasly vs Leclerc, Stroll's crash and Perez's retirement – the Top 10 best onboards from Bahrain

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27
Watch the top 10 onboard videos from the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, including a scintillating battle between Pierre Gasly and Charles Leclerc, Valtteri Bottas's poor start and Sergio Perez's retirement at the end of the race.
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‘It could have been a very different outcome’ – Bahrain crash heroes hail F1 safety pioneers like Charlie Whiting

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27
Dr Ian Roberts and F1 medical car driver Alan van der Merwe, the two FIA personnel who helped pull Romain Grosjean out of the flaming wreckage of his Haas in Bahrain, say the outcome could have been much worse without the “unimaginable” work of others including late Formula 1 Race Director Charlie Whiting.
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As a driver, you never think it will happen to you, but Grosjean’s crash was a stark reminder of F1’s risks

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27
All Formula 1 drivers know that motorsport is dangerous, and that accidents can happen, but nobody ever drives with any concern about the dangers in their head, and they don’t ever think the dangers will happen to them.
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All 11 Formula 2 teams retained from 2021-23

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:27
The 11 Formula 2 teams that are competing in the 2020 season have been retained for the next three years as F2 CEO Bruno Michel praised their “resilience and professionalism” in this difficult season.
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What is the F1 Sakhir Grand Prix?

Autosport - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 10:44
Formula 1 stays in Bahrain for the second leg of its triple-header finale of the reshuffled 2020 calendar with the first-ever Sakhir Grand Prix
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Grosjean "won't take risk" with left hand to make F1 return

Motorsport.com - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 10:36
After being discharged from hospital in Bahrain on Wednesday morning, Grosjean says his focus over the next few days is recovering from the battering he has taken and doing all he can to help heal the burns to his hands.
But he says that it is the swelling of his left hand that will ultimately decide if he is fit enough to drive.
“If my left hand doesn't work next week and I'm not able to ...Keep reading
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FIA to allow Alonso to take part in Abu Dhabi young driver F1 test

Autosport - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 10:29
Fernando Alonso is set to continue his preparations to return to Formula 1 with Renault by taking part in the post-Abu Dhabi Grand Prix young driver test
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Alonso gets FIA approval to take part in Abu Dhabi test

Motorsport.com - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 10:09
The door has been opened for the former world champion to take part by an FIA decision that has left some rival teams fuming, as they believe that the Enstone team will gain a clear advantage by running its future driver.
The Abu Dhabi test was originally supposed to be for 18-inch tyre mule cars, with all teams taking part as part of their preparations for 2021.
However with the rule ...Keep reading
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Williams debut shows Aitken was right not to regret leaving Renault | 2020 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 10:05
After years as a Renault junior, Jack Aitken's move to Williams appeared ill-timed, but Lewis Hamilton's misfortune has handed him a precious F1 chance.
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