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‘We’ve never gone so long without driving’ says Perez as he trains for 'very demanding' F1 return

Formula 1 - 23 min 34 sec ago
"We know that it’s going to be a big challenge to go straight back into racing. Physically, it's going to be very demanding and I am working hard on that," says the Racing Point driver as he prepares for the season to begin next month.
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We’re streaming the 1999 Australian Grand Prix – here's why you should watch

Formula 1 - 23 min 34 sec ago
Eddie Irvine’s breakthrough win in F1 is the subject of our race stream on Wednesday, June 3, as we get ready to show the 1999 Australian Grand Prix. It was one of F1’s great races of attrition – here’s why you should tune in...
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F1 extends race contracts with circuits holding events behind closed doors | 2020 F1 season

F1Fanatic - 48 min 9 sec ago
The Hungarian Grand Prix promoter has agreed a cut-price extension to its Formula 1 contract due to the costs of holding races behind closed doors this year.
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Hungarian GP contract extended to 2027

Motorsport.com - 1 hour 34 min ago
Hungary will host the third round of the 2020 F1 season as part of the rescheduled calendar following the COVID-19 pandemic, taking place on 19 July.
As part of talks to get a behind closed doors race staged at the Hungaroring, an agreement was struck to extend the current contract by one year.
A long-term deal keeping the Hungarian Grand Prix on the calendar until 2026 was secured back in ...Keep reading
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F1 News: Hungarian GP will remain on calendar through 2027

Autosport - 2 hours 16 min ago
The Hungarian Grand Prix will remain on the Formula 1 calendar until 2027 after promoters agreed a one-year extension to the current contract
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"Serious" people considering Williams F1 team investment - Brawn

Autosport - 3 hours 20 min ago
Formula 1 managing director of motorsport Ross Brawn says that Williams has "fairly serious people" considering an investment in the team as it looks to improve its chances of survival
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Horner: Red Bull has nothing to fear from cost cap

Motorsport.com - 3 hours 56 min ago
Last week, F1 approved a package of rule changes aimed at cutting budgets and making racing closer in the future.
A cost cap will come into force for 2021 limiting spending to $145 million per year, with the figure being reduced to $140 million in 2022 and $135 million the year after.
Such a spending limit will force the big teams to make big cutbacks, which the smaller midfield outfits hope ...Keep reading
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How do you set up an F1 car and other racing machines?

Autosport - 4 hours 46 min ago
Formula 1 cars and other racing machinery often require plenty of fine-tuning to really make the difference on-track. With the help of our technical expert Tim Wright, here's how each little set-up change will affect a car's balance and handling
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Downsizing F1 team may lead Mercedes into other categories

Autosport - 5 hours 39 min ago
Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff has suggested that the marque may enter other racing series to utilise surplus resources after the cost cap is imposed from 2021
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"Serious people" considering Williams investment - Brawn

Motorsport.com - 5 hours 58 min ago
Last week, Williams announced that it is actively seeking new funding, and that it was potentially for sale as a complete entity.
However, deputy team principal Claire Williams has insisted that the Grove outfit has the funds with which to contest the 2020 season. It recently arranged loans that pumped £28m into the organisation.
The co-incidental timing of the end of the current Concorde ...Keep reading
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Reverse-grid qualifying race plan “didn’t come from Liberty” – Brawn | 2020 F1 season

F1Fanatic - 6 hours 13 min ago
Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn says Liberty Media is not behind a plan to introduce reverse-grid qualifying races into F1.
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Race of my life: John Surtees on the 1963 German GP

Autosport - 7 hours 3 min ago
As Autosport launches the latest episode in its Race of My Life podcast series, we look back to the 1963 German Grand Prix, which the late John Surtees picked as the greatest drive of his unique career
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The last hurrah of Formula 1's most successful engine

Motorsport.com - 7 hours 10 min ago
The Cosworth DFV is an engine that stood the test of time in grand prix racing, as over the course of its 17-year tenure it would power 12 drivers and 10 constructors to championships.
It finally bowed out of the sport in 1985 as F1 moved to a turbo era, but there was something quite fitting that the final of its 155 wins came in the Detroit city that was so instrumental to its birth.
The ...Keep reading
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Aston Martin not looking for "headline” names for F1 2021

Motorsport.com - 8 hours 1 min ago
Some observers were quick to link Sebastian Vettel with a move to the rebranded team, especially given the close links with Mercedes that the British marque has.
However, Sergio Perez, who is connected to Mexican sponsorship, has a multi-year deal with the team, while Lance Stroll's seat is also secure for the foreseeable future.
"It's certainly been an interesting few weeks in the driver ...Keep reading
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Aston Martin has no plans to change F1 drivers amid Vettel links

Autosport - 8 hours 14 min ago
Racing Point Formula 1 team boss Otmar Szafnauer has made it clear that the team isn't looking for a new driver as it morphs into Aston Martin in 2021.
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Williams F1 restructure is "nothing but positive"

Motorsport.com - 8 hours 47 min ago
After reporting a £13 million loss through 2019, Williams announced last week it was reviewing its strategic options for the future including a possible sale of the company or sale of shares to new investors. 
The moves comes off the back of Williams’ slump to the bottom of the F1 constructors’ championship in each of the past two years, having struggled to compete with the rest of the ...Keep reading
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F1 could mix up tyre compounds to spice up double-headers

Motorsport.com - 9 hours 23 min ago
The first eight races of the season include double-headers in Austria and Britain, with more events being considered.
Last week, F1's managing director Ross Brawn backed a plan to add some spice to the second races at the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone and any other future twin events via reverse grid qualifying races.
However, any rule changes at this stage must receive unanimous support ...Keep reading
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F1 News: Brawn moots reverse grid replacement idea

Autosport - 9 hours 29 min ago
Formula 1 is still looking for ways to liven up the second race of double-header weekends with Ross Brawn offering mixing up tyre compounds between the two events as one idea under consideration
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Sliding scale? BoP? Call F1’s new aero rule what it is: A handicap | Comment

F1Fanatic - 10 hours 58 min ago
Formula 1 prefers not to call its new aerodynamic rule a "sliding scale" instead of what it really is: A handicap on its most successful competitors.
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Mercedes and Ferrari to conduct tests next week | RaceFans Round-up

F1Fanatic - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 19:01
In the round-up: Mercedes and Ferrari to conduct tests next week • Ecclestone helping Williams look for buyer • Eight European races 'sufficient for world championship'
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