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Racing Point ‘didn’t realise full potential’ in Australia | RaceFans Round-up

F1Fanatic - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 20:01
In the round-up: Racing Point 'didn't realise full potential' in Australia • Ericsson prefers racing without DRS • Motorsport UK want Hamilton as ambassador for diversity
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F1’s iconic cars: The brutal Benetton B186 by Giorgio Piola

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 18:20
The first car we’ll feature from this decade may not be the one you’re expecting but it was certainly of its time: Benetton’s BMW-powered B186 broke from the established order, left an indelible mark on the history books and featured the most powerful engine ever to be strapped into an F1 car!

Order the Benetton B186 cutaway from Giorgio Piola's collection

Click through the ...Keep reading
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Five things to look out for in the Bahrain Grand Prix

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 15:42
In this video, Motorsport Network's Julia Piquet looks ahead to the race and selects five important themes to follow after the season-opening race in Australia, which was won by Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas.
The Bahrain track is a more traditional F1 layout compared to the street track-nature of Albert Park, so there’s every chance that form throughout the field will fluctuate once ...Keep reading
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Ericsson: Indy switch exposed DRS racing flaws

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 14:30
The expansion of the drag reduction system at the track, announced in the lead-up to the grand prix, means that all three major straights of the Sakhir circuit will feature DRS in the race.
The new zone is located after the opening sequence of corners, and will in theory allow drivers to make another attempt at overtaking if they were unsuccessful in pulling off a move on the start-finish ...Keep reading
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Video: Five things to follow at the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix

Autosport - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 13:53
Ahead of the second round of the 2019 Formula 1 season taking place in Bahrain, there are a number of key storylines to follow this weekend
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Alonso impressed by “amazing” first run in Dakar Toyota | Rally

F1Fanatic - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 13:00
Fernando Alonso says he was surprised how quickly he felt comfortable during his first run in Toyota's Dakar-winning Hilux.
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Marko thinks cooling problems held Ferrari back in Australia

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:57
Ferrari endured a muted season-opening race as its pace-setting pre-season testing form translated into fourth and fifth on the road in Melbourne.
The Italian team says it has made "corrections" to what it feels contributed to its weak performance in Australia, and Marko believes it is engine related.
Marko told Motorsport.com: "It's quite clear that Ferrari has underperformed. And also ...Keep reading
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FIA didn't want to be 'dictators' and outlaw wheel rim holes for 2019

Autosport - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:31
The FIA says it didn't want to be a 'dictator' after refusing to ban the Mercedes-inspired wheel rim holes last year, even though it has caused a development war
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Haas to push harder with F1 upgrades in 2019

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:06
The American outfit emerged from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix as the leading team behind Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull – and is bullish about the potential of its 2019 challenger.
But with the new aero rules leaving the door open for big gains, Haas knows it cannot wait too long before it needs to improve its car.
Team boss Gunther Steiner says the team plans to gets its first ...Keep reading
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Valtteri Bottas’s Bahrain Grand Prix circuit guide

Formula 1 - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:04
Mercedes's Valtteri Bottas takes us on a flying lap of the Bahrain International Circuit.
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FORM GUIDE: The favourites for pole, points and victory in Bahrain

Formula 1 - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:04
The Australian Grand Prix gave us some sense of the lay of the F1 land for 2019. But as the teams now head to a more ‘standard’ Grand Prix track – the majestic Bahrain International Circuit – here are the drivers and teams we think could go the distance in the desert.
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Ferrari hope 'corrections' help them bounce back in Bahrain

Formula 1 - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:04
Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto says the F1 team have made “corrections” that can help them hit back this weekend in Bahrain…
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BAHRAIN - free digital race programme

Formula 1 - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:04
Check out the digital version of the programme available to race goers at this weekend's Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Etihad Grand Prix 2019...
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Luca Di Montezemolo on working with Enzo Ferrari, signing Ayrton Senna and more

Formula 1 - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:04
Listen to the latest episode of Beyond The Grid as the former Ferrari President shares fascinating stories on Enzo Ferrari, Michael Schumacher, Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel.
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F1 and FIA set out framework for the future

Formula 1 - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:04
Formula 1 bosses and the FIA set out the framework for regulations to determine the future of the sport from 2021 onwards...
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5 shock moments from Bahrain Grand Prix history

Formula 1 - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:04
Look back at five of the most dramatic highlights the Bahrain GP has provided through the years in Sakhir, including Esteban Gutierrez's flip in 2014.
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TECH TUESDAY: Exploring the differences between Ferrari’s 2018 and 2019 F1 cars

Formula 1 - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:04
An in-depth look at the differences between Ferrari's 2018 and 2019 F1 car designs - and how the changes might have affected performance in Australia.
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FIA didn't want to be "dictators" over wheel rim holes

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 10:59
Mercedes was at the centre of controversy last year when it ran a design of wheel spacer that featured holes for better airflow to help manage cooling of the tyres.
While the design was deemed fully legal by the FIA, rival outfits questioned the governing body about whether it breached regulations that outlaw moveable aerodynamic devices.
To avoid the potential for a protest during the F1 ...Keep reading
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Masi to continue as F1 race director in Bahrain | 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 09:45
Michael Masi will continue as Formula 1's race director for the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend. The FIA has also confirmed a third DRS zone at the track.
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Red Bull's Marko: Australia cooling problems likely hindered Ferrari

Autosport - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 09:17
Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko reckons the Ferrari Formula 1 team had to hold back its performance in the Australian Grand Prix because of cooling problems
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