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Why F1 teams are belatedly waking up to the threat of Brexit | RacingLines

F1Fanatic - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 08:00
Before Brexit seemed possible F1 teams 'didn't talk politics'. Now the threat of Britain leaving the European Union is real, many of them are alarmed at the potential for disruption.
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Third DRS zone added for Bahrain F1 track ahead of 2019 Grand Prix

Autosport - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 07:55
A third DRS zone has been added to the Bahrain circuit for the second round of the 2019 Formula 1 season, which is taking place this weekend
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Third DRS zone added to Bahrain F1 track

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 07:54
Drivers will now be able to activate their drag-reduction system on the exit of the opening sequence of corners and use it to attack into the Turn 4 right-hander.
The detection zone has been placed 50 metres before the first corner and the activation point is just on the exit of the right-hand kind after the opening complex.
This means drivers will have DRS use on all three of the Sakhir ...Keep reading
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Montezemolo: Alonso's "character" played part in Ferrari defeats

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 07:44
Alonso raced for Ferrari from 2010 to 2014 and finished runner-up on two occasions but was repeatedly frustrated as the team was outgunned by Red Bull and then Mercedes.
Montezemolo was in charge at Ferrari until shortly before Alonso's own exit and while he believes
Alonso was unlucky to race for Ferrari when it was less competitive, he says the Spaniard was not the same personality as the ...Keep reading
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Alonso's 'character' part of Ferrari title failure - di Montezemolo

Autosport - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 07:30
Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo says Fernando Alonso's "character" is one of three reasons he never won a Formula 1 title with the Italian team
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McLaren's Sainz: Renault has F1 engine it needed two years ago

Autosport - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 06:16
McLaren Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz Jr believes Renault's 2019 engine is "something to fight with" and finally marks the progress it needed to make "two years ago"
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Red Bull results a key part of Honda's F1 future decision

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 06:13
Red Bull and Honda have started a new two-year partnership this season and in their first grand prix together in the Australian season opener they scored Honda's first podium since it returned to the grid in 2015.
That marked the end of an 81-race run in the V6 turbo-hybrid engine era without a podium for Honda, but the bigger target for this season is to score victories.
Honda, like most ...Keep reading
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Goodwood Festival to celebrate Michael Schumacher's career

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 05:23
The overall theme of this year's event is "Speed Kings – Motorsport's Record Breakers," and Schumacher has been chosen to celebrate both his 50th birthday in January and to mark the 25th anniversary of his first world championship, earned with Benetton in 1994.
Goodwood says that "his famous cars, family, friends, teammates and former rivals" will be present for the event.
Schumacher's ...Keep reading
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F1 moves a 'step closer' to 2021 rules overhaul at key meeting

Autosport - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 05:05
Formula 1's planned 2021 rules overhaul "took a step closer" to reality at a key meeting between the rulemakers and its stakeholders ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix
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F1 2021 revamp "a step closer" after meeting

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 05:05
Almost one year ago, in Bahrain, F1 presented its first idea for a technical, sporting and financial revolution.
Key personnel from F1’s participating teams and manufacturers were presented with their first look at the full framework, created by championship chiefs and the FIA, at a meeting of the Strategy Group and the F1 Commission in London on Tuesday.
This included new technical and ...Keep reading
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Hill set to drive one of Schumacher's F1 cars at Festival of Speed

Autosport - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 05:00
Damon Hill will drive one of former rival Michael Schumacher's Formula 1 cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed as part of a celebration of the seven-time champion's career
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Can Ferrari fight back? Six Bahrain GP talking points | 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 04:06
Mercedes ran away with victory in Australia, but can Ferrari take the fight to them in the Bahrain Grand Prix? Here's six talking points for the race.
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Red Bull's 2019 Formula 1 results key part of Honda future decision

Autosport - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 03:45
Honda's results with Red Bull this year will be an important factor in whether the Japanese manufacturer continues its commitment to Formula 1 beyond 2020
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Bahrain GP: A virtual hot lap around F1’s desert track

Motorsport.com - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 22:35
At the wheel of his state-of-the-art GPX simulator in Miami, Segal turns in a hot lap before talking about the challenges teams and drivers will face this weekend, the second round of the Formula 1 World Championship.
The race runs at night, posing an extra challenge as two of the free practice sessions are run in the daylight – in the heat of the Bahrain desert.

More Bahrain GP ...Keep reading
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McLaren back Renault’s call for clampdown on ‘B-teams’ | RaceFans Round-up

F1Fanatic - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 20:01
In the round-up: McLaren back Renault's call for clampdown on 'B-teams' • Alonso criticises Montezemolo comments • Hamilton unimpressed with F1 engine noise
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Bahrain Grand Prix weekend schedule

Motorsport.com - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 19:42
For other event information including news, photos and results as they happen – click here.
Friday March 29 (all times local - GMT+3)
11:30 - 12:15 Formula 2 - Practice
14:00 - 15:30 Formula 1 - First Practice
16:50 - 17:20 Formula 2 - Qualifying
18:00 - 19:30 Formula 1 - Second Practice
Saturday March 30
13:10 - 14:15 Formula 2 - Race 1 (32 laps / 60 minutes)
15:00 - ...Keep reading
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Liberty presents 2021 vision and 2020 regulations changes to teams | 2021 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 16:43
Formula 1 bosses presented their visions for 2021 and beyond to team principals and members of F1’s Strategy Group and the F1 Commission today.
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Alonso mocks F1 tweet over di Montezemolo criticism

Motorsport.com - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 16:42
Formula1.com's story quotes di Montezemolo from an upcoming podcast, and states him as saying: “He was Alonso, not Alonso-Ferrari. When he wins, he’s happy. When he doesn’t win, it’s the problem of the team, he’s unhappy.”
But following F1.com’s tweet about the quote, Alonso fired back with a reply of his own…
 
Alonso drove for Ferrari for five years from 2010-14, twice ...Keep reading
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Video: What Mick Schumacher’s Ferrari F1 test means for his career

Autosport - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 15:56
Reigning Formula 3 European champion Mick Schumacher is set to make his Formula 1 test debut with Ferrari and Alfa Romeo in Bahrain next week
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Norris wary of false expectations after Australia Q3 surprise

Motorsport.com - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 13:11
Norris qualified eighth for his grand prix debut and while he was unable to finish in the points in the Melbourne race he and McLaren were buoyed by a stronger showing than expected.
The Formula 2 graduate has admitted it does not mean McLaren can expect top-10 starts at every race, but also believes a dip in qualifying performance would be no cause for alarm either.
"It's not a guarantee ...Keep reading
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