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Alonso discharged from hospital to continue recovery from cycling accident

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
Fernando Alonso has been discharged from hospital and will continue his recovery from home after a cycling accident in Switzerland last week.
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Engine project ‘a long-term view’ says Horner, as Red Bull gear up to produce own PU for 2025

Formula 1 - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
Red Bull boss Christian Horner says the energy drinks company are taking a “long-term view” with their new power unit project and are gearing up to be in a position to produce their own engine when new rules are introduced in 2025.
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Monaco to begin F1 circuit installations next week for 2021 events

Motorsport.com - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:08
After the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of both the F1 race and the Historic Grand Prix due to be held in Monaco last year, the event organisers have been continuing with preparations for the events this year.
The Automobile Club de Monaco said in January there were no plans to cancel the events again this year in response to speculation, and reaffirmed its commitment to host the ...Keep reading
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Monaco to begin F1 circuit installation next week for 2021 events

Autosport - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 12:57
Construction of the Monaco Grand Prix circuit will begin next week ahead of the running of its Formula 1, Formula E and historic races in April and May
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Williams F1 completes FW43B shakedown at Silverstone

Motorsport.com - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 12:36
Williams announced earlier this month that it would launch its new car for the coming season on 5 March, but has opted to give it a first on-track test prior to its unveiling.
In a teaser video posted to social media on Wednesday, Williams showed the FW43B car running at Silverstone in damp conditions, making it the second team known to have conducted a shakedown with its 2021 car.
McLaren ...Keep reading
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Williams completes FW43B F1 car shakedown at Silverstone

Autosport - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 12:34
Williams has completed a maiden run-out with its new FW43B Formula 1 car ahead of the 2021 season by holding a shakedown at Silverstone on Wednesday
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The McLaren secrets revealed at its F1 shakedown

Motorsport.com - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 12:08
While the digital only event meant that no photographers could get a close up look at the car itself, McLaren was still taking no chances when it came to hiding bits that it did not want people to see.
Concealment has long been a tradition when F1 teams wheel out their latest challengers, with parts covered up, missing or it being fitted with those bearing little resemblance to the ones that ...Keep reading
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Vettel puts eight supercars from personal collection up for sale

Autosport - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 11:46
Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel is selling eight cars from his spectacular collection, including three Ferraris that he ordered new when driving for the Maranello team
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Red Bull expecting Perez to replicate Verstappen/Ricciardo era

Motorsport.com - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 10:46
Red Bull has won races in six of the seven seasons since Mercedes replaced it as F1’s benchmark team at the start of the turbo hybrid era, but since Ricciardo left to join Renault at the end of 2018, only Verstappen has continued to take victories.
In the two seasons since Ricciardo’s departure, Alex Albon’s pair of podiums represent the only times Red Bull’s other driver has managed to ...Keep reading
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Albert Park layout will change for 2021 Australian GP

Motorsport.com - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 10:24
The parklands circuit was set to undergo long-awaited resurfacing and corner profile changes after this year's race, however some of that work has now been brought forward due to the AGP's postponement to November.
Phase 1 has already been completed, with pitlane widened by two metres and the pit wall moved to the edge of the road in place of a grass verge – a move that could see the pitlane ...Keep reading
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Vettel puts prized supercars up for sale

Motorsport.com - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 08:40
Vettel has been an avid collector since his success on the track gave him some spending power, and along with a fleet of sportscars he has bought several desirable historic F1 machines, including an Ayrton Senna McLaren and Nigel Mansell’s 1992 world championship-winning Williams.
However, he has now decided to slim down his Swiss-based collection by putting eight cars up for sale via well ...Keep reading
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Horner: Red Bull expects Perez to replicate Verstappen/Ricciardo challenge to Mercedes

Autosport - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 08:10
Christian Horner expects Red Bull's new Formula 1 line-up of Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen to replicate the challenge it gave Mercedes during the years that Daniel Ricciardo partnered Verstappen
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Norris already learning from Ricciardo in McLaren F1 simulator

Motorsport.com - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 08:05
After spending his first two years in F1 racing alongside Carlos Sainz, Norris will now partner Ricciardo at McLaren in 2021 following the Australian’s arrival from Renault.
Ricciardo has joined McLaren on a three-year deal, and is set to offer a boost to the British squad by bringing experience from a race-winning operation at Red Bull, where he scored seven wins between 2014 and ...Keep reading
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Motorsport benefits us all in surprising ways – it should shout that fact from the rooftops | RacingLines

F1Fanatic - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 07:00
From Covid-19 breathing aids to skyscrapers to low-cost helmets, motorsports deserves greater appreciation for the benefits its brings to society.
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Ricciardo enjoys "really smooth" run in McLaren F1 car at Silverstone

Autosport - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 05:50
Daniel Ricciardo felt his maiden Formula 1 outing with McLaren went "really smooth" after sampling the MCL35M car for the first time at Silverstone on Tuesday
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Ricciardo enjoys ‘smooth’ McLaren F1 Silverstone shakedown

Motorsport.com - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 05:28
Following his winter switch from Renault, seven-time grand prix winner Ricciardo helped unveil McLaren’s new F1 car for the 2021 season on Monday at its factory in Woking.
McLaren opted to give the MCL35M a maiden run-out at Silverstone on Tuesday, using its filming day allocation for a shakedown to ensure all systems were running as expected.
After seeing team-mate Lando Norris complete a ...Keep reading
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Australian GP track layout will change for 2021 F1 race

Autosport - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 04:05
The layout of the Albert Park circuit will change before this year's Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
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McLaren not had any F1 engine troubles despite Mercedes' 2021 concerns

Autosport - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 03:52
McLaren says it has not encountered any troubles with the new Mercedes Formula 1 engine, despite concerns the German manufacturer has about its own preparations for the season ahead
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Why Ricciardo said ‘yes’ to McLaren the second time they asked | 2021 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 03:15
Daniel Ricciardo turned McLaren down when they tried to sign him in 2018. Now he's beginning a three-year stint at the team. What changed his mind?
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Ricciardo’s a strong all-rounder who’ll challenge me in every area – Norris | 2021 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 02:28
Lando Norris says he's eager to learn everything he can from his new and more experienced team mate Daniel Ricciardo.
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