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Shepherd? Comedian? Funeral director? 10 of the craziest pre-F1 careers

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
From stand-up comedians to sheep-herding farmers, special constables and, er, funeral directors, check out these 10 drivers’ unlikely pre-F1 careers.
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Williams carry out Silverstone shakedown of 2021 challenger, the FW43B

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
George Russell and Nicholas Latifi got their first taste of their 2021 office when they took the Williams when they took the FW43B for a spin at a chilly Silverstone…
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WATCH: McLaren new boy Ricciardo says team ‘firing on all cylinders’ after shakedown of 2021 car

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris got their first taste of the new Mercedes-powered McLaren MCL35M at a frosty Silverstone, as the pair completed the car’s shakedown as part of a filming day for McLaren.
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Mercedes technical boss Allison reveals ‘biggest weapon’ in fighting under new cost cap

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
A major new change for 2021 comes in the form of cost cap, which aim to bring the teams closer together in the future – and the reigning Formula 1 champions Mercedes have detailed just how they’re dealing with the new financial rules.
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‘There’s a lot of reason to be optimistic’ – Seidl reveals McLaren targets for 2021 as team reunite with Mercedes

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
McLaren have a multiple Grand Prix winner in Daniel Ricciardo, and a multiple-championship winning engine in Mercedes, to call upon this season – but where do they expect to end up in the constructors’ championship? Team Principal Andreas Seidl has revealed his targets for the latest chapter in the McLaren-Mercedes partnership.
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‘We could be fighting for 6th or 15th’ – Alonso ‘keeping feet on the ground’ ahead of Alpine return

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
Fernando Alonso is set to return to Formula 1 for the first time since 2018 this season, as the two-time champion prepares to launch his comeback with Alpine. But despite a promising season for Renault in 2020, Alonso was keeping his counsel when it came to making bold predictions about how Alpine will fare in 2021.
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Aramco Pre-Season Testing: 5 ways testing in Bahrain will be different to Barcelona

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
Formula 1 teams will enjoy warmer, sunnier climes for pre-season testing this year with the Bahrain International Circuit – rather than the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya – the venue of choice for the three days of running from the 12th to the 14th of March. What, if any, difference will it make? Let us explain…
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‘It’s nice to be back in a race car’ says Norris as he gets first taste of the MCL35M at Silverstone

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
McLaren became the first team to launch their 2021 challenger on Monday, and they wasted no time in getting the new car out on track with Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo behind the wheel at Silverstone on Tuesday.
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Aston Martin confirm launch date for first F1 contender in more than six decades

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
Aston Martin will launch their 2021 Formula 1 car, their first F1 contender since 1960, on March 3rd...
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Alpine set date to unveil the team’s first F1 car after rebranding from Renault

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
Alpine have confirmed they will hold a virtual launch of their 2021 Formula 1 car on March 2 – the same day that reigning champions Mercedes will launch their W12.
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Will the McLaren march continue? 5 takeaways from their 2021 season launch

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
McLaren have given us a first glimpse at the car Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo will be hoping can help compete and defend their third position in the constructors’ championship. Is it too much to ask for them to do just that?
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WATCH: From his first win to a Nurburgring masterclass – 10 moments of Jackie Stewart brilliance

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
We look back at Sir Jackie's best moments in the sport, including his incredible duel with Jochen Rindt at the 1969 British Grand Prix, and that stunning victory at a rain-soaked Nurburgring when he finished some four minutes ahead of his nearest rival...
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Ricciardo and Norris shakedown new McLaren at Silverstone

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
Daniel Ricciardo will get his first taste of McLaren Formula 1 machinery when he and Lando Norris take the team’s 2021 car – the MCL35M – for a spin around Silverstone on Tuesday.
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RAPID REACTION: Our first tech take on McLaren's 2021 MCL35M

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
F1 technical expert Mark Hughes gives his instant verdict on the new car, which was revealed to the world on Monday evening...
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Norris expecting to take ‘more of a leadership role’ at McLaren in 2021

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
Lando Norris may only be heading into his third season of Formula 1 – but the 21-year-old is preparing himself to take on more “leadership” responsibilities at McLaren in 2021, as the team welcome new boy Daniel Ricciardo into the fold.
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Competition with Norris will be ‘fierce’ and drive McLaren forward, says new recruit Ricciardo

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
McLaren’s new arrival Daniel Ricciardo is expecting to have fun with team mate Lando Norris off track but “fierce” competition on it as the duo look to drive the iconic British team forward and build on last year's third place in the constructors’ championship.
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McLaren unveil Mercedes-engined MCL35M to be piloted by Ricciardo and Norris in 2021

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
McLaren have become the first F1 team to unveil their 2021 car, whipping the covers of the McLaren MCL35M that will be piloted by the squad’s new driver pairing of Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris this season.
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AS IT HAPPENED: Watch as McLaren reveal their 2021 challenger, the MCL35M

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
On Monday evening, McLaren became the very first team to reveal their new car for 2021, the MCL35M – and you can watch the launch from start to finish right here, as it happened from the team's headquarters at the McLaren Technology Centre...
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ANALYSIS: Why Red Bull have decided to go all-in with bold new engine strategy

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
Red Bull have shown they can aggressively develop a car across a season – and compete for race wins and the title – but doing so consistently is much harder, so taking on an engine project is going to a huge challenge. Here's why they've decided to take the plunge...
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'All good, all ways' – Daniel Ricciardo unveils new helmet design for 2021 season

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
New McLaren recruit Daniel Ricciardo has become known for some of the more outlandish helmet designs in Formula 1 over the last few years, and his latest does not disappoint.
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