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'Methodical' Albon impressing Toro Rosso after Formula 1 debut

Autosport - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:39
Toro Rosso technical director Jody Egginton says the team has been impressed by the 'methodical' approach of Alex Albon after his Formula 1 race debut at the Australian Grand Prix
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Honda’s podium doesn’t resolve struggles overnight

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:26
Max Verstappen finished third in the 2019 season-opening Australian Grand Prix to give Honda its first V6 turbo-hybrid era podium on its first start with Red Bull.
It comes after three years of dismal results with McLaren and an encouraging, but podium-free, season with Red Bull's junior team in Toro Rosso last season.
Honda has launched a new Twitter-based #HondaDebrief for 2019 in which it ...Keep reading
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A life lived in service to F1: Thank you and farewell to Charlie Whiting | RacingLines

F1Fanatic - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:00
Charlie Whiting was a uniquely important figure in F1 and the tragedy of his untimely death touched everyone in the sport, writes Dieter Rencken.
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Top ten pictures from the 2019 Australian Grand Prix | F1 Pictures

F1Fanatic - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 06:57
Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2019 Australian Grand Prix weekend.
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Kubica: No F1 return regrets despite Williams struggles

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 06:43
Williams has endured a tough start to the year, with its new FW42 having been finished late and by far the slowest car on the grid.
But although Kubica wants more than to just be a backmarker in F1, he says the personal satisfaction of having returned to grand prix racing from injury and the fun he gets from driving outweigh the negatives of his current situation.
Asked by Motorsport.com if ...Keep reading
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Wolff: FIA knows F1's Whiting impossible to replace with one person

Autosport - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 06:42
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes the FIA will find it "impossible" to replace Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting with a single person
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Leclerc already pushing Ferrari engineers hard

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 05:12
Leclerc was signed to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari after just one year in F1 with Sauber.
He finished fifth, just behind four-time world champion teammate Sebastian Vettel after being denied a chance to attack him late on, in his debut in last weekend's Australian Grand Prix.
Asked by Motorsport.com to appraise Leclerc's first weekend for Ferrari, Binotto said: "I'm happy, I'm happy the ...Keep reading
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Charles Leclerc already pushing Ferrari Formula 1 engineers hard

Autosport - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 05:01
Charles Leclerc established a "good starting point" on his Ferrari Formula 1 debut and is already pushing its engineers "hard", according to his new team boss Mattia Binotto
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Hamilton and Vettel against Albert Park’s plan for new surface | 2019 Australian Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 03:12
The Albert Park circuit is likely to be resurfaced for the first time since it began holding the Australian Grand Prix, despite Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel's objections.
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Gasly: Kvyat pass shows impact of lower tyre temperatures | RaceFans Round-up

F1Fanatic - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 20:01
In the round-up: Gasly: Kvyat pass shows impact of lower tyre temperatures • Ricciardo open to Bathurst appearance • More problems for F1 TV viewers
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Will the British Grand Prix be on the 2020 F1 calendar? | Dieter's Inbox

F1Fanatic - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:14
Will Britain keep its round of the world championship? What about Spain, Germany, Monza and Mexico? And how will Zandvoort fit into the 2010 F1 calendar? Dieter Rencken answers your questions.
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F1 teams' Bahrain GP tyre selections announced

Motorsport.com - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:43
The Sakhir F1 weekend will mark the first appearance of the C1 compound, the hardest in Pirelli’s 2019 range.
Mercedes and Ferrari have gone for one set of the hard (C1) tyre, three of the medium (C2), and nine of the soft (C3).
The same combination has also been chosen by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, Haas’s Kevin Magnussen, both Sauber drivers and both Racing Point drivers.
The only ...Keep reading
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Australian GP damage to Hamilton’s Mercedes explained in 3D

Motorsport.com - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:28
But following the race, it was revealed that Hamilton had sustained floor damage that impacted his performance. 
Motorsport Network’s technical editor Jake Boxall-Legge uses our exclusive 3D animation of the Mercedes W10 to pinpoint the damage and explain why such a small change visually could have such a big influence on Hamilton's speed.

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Mercedes and Ferrari make same tyre selections for Bahrain | 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:06
Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull's Max Verstappen have chosen the same tyre selections for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
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Fastest lap point "livened up" Australian GP, says Brawn

Motorsport.com - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:42
Valtteri Bottas became the first driver to win the point on the way to his dominant victory in Melbourne, with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff claiming both his drivers "ignored" team orders not to seek the fastest lap.
Bottas overcame the previous benchmark in the race set by Red Bull's Max Verstappen to take his points haul from the race to 26.
Brawn says the competition for fastest lap was ...Keep reading
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Brawn sees encouraging signs 2019 aero changes have worked | 2019 Australian Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:00
Formula 1 Management motorsport director Ross Brawn says the first race of the new season gave him encouragement that changes made to the cars to aid overtaking have worked.
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Binotto: Ferrari must make Australia slump an "exception"

Motorsport.com - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:19
Sebastian Vettel topped pre-season testing at Barcelona and Ferrari was considered to have an advantage heading to the season-opening race, but failed to even score a podium as Mercedes dominated and Red Bull snuck ahead.
Both Ferrari drivers complained that the balance they enjoyed in testing was not the same in Melbourne, which led Mercedes boss Toto Wolff to suggest his team’s rival had ...Keep reading
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Sainz hurt by Melbourne F1 weekend "full of bad luck"

Motorsport.com - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:57
The Renault convert started only 18th after encountering Robert Kubica's puncture-hobbled Williams on his final Q1 lap, and then became the race's first retirement with an MGU-K failure while running 14th on lap nine of the 58-lap event.
Given that he was running between eventual ninth and 10th place finishers Lance Stroll and Daniil Kvyat at the time, Sainz was convinced he would have gone on ...Keep reading
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Mercedes opted out of Netflix F1 series because Ferrari did | 2019 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:09
Mercedes did not participate in the Netflix F1 series "Drive to Survive" as rivals Ferrari also opted out, but they may appear in the season two.
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Wolff: Heavy Ferrari defeat likely down to wrong set-up

Motorsport.com - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 06:17
Ferrari had gone into the Formula 1 season opener as clear favourites after a strong run in pre-season testing.
But Mercedes turned the tables on the Italian outfit, and neither Sebastian Vettel nor Charles Leclerc finished on the podium.
While Wolff was delighted with how his team had bounced back from a low-key testing programme, he thinks that Ferrari's struggles may have been a one-off ...Keep reading
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