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Bahrain GP: Toro Rosso, Haas hit back at F1 B-team complaints

Autosport - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 10:29
Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost has hit back against complaints from Formula 1 rivals about teams exploiting the rules to forge closer ties with bigger outfits and manufacturers
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Williams brings back co-founder Head in consultancy role

Motorsport.com - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 10:29
As the team undergoes a wider reshuffle in the wake of Paddy Lowe’s departure, Head has been engaged in a consultancy role.
Head, who co-founded Williams and has remained a minority shareholder in the team, last had a hands-on role as engineering director in 2011.
In a statement, the team said: “We can confirm that Sir Patrick Head is currently offering some support to our engineering ...Keep reading
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Tost tells Abiteboul to “stop complaining” about B-teams | 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 10:29
Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost has hit back at criticism of his team by Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul, who has called for grater restrictions on B-teams.
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Smaller teams not conviced by plans to delay 2021 rules publication

Autosport - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 10:26
Formula 1's smaller teams are not convinced a potential delay to the publication of 2021's chassis regulations until December this year will stop the top teams from gaining an advantage
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Sir Patrick Head returns to Williams F1 team in consultancy role

Autosport - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 10:23
Sir Patrick Head is to return to duty with the Williams Formula 1 team he co-founded for the first time in eight years
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F1 midfielders not convinced by proposed 2021 rules delay

Motorsport.com - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 10:16
As revealed earlier today, F1 teams and the sport's chiefs are considering a delay from June to December to the finalising of the new-look F1's car rules in a bid to prevent top teams getting a head-start in throwing extra resource at their projects early.
But while a delay would mean smaller teams would not have to consider spending resource on early 2021 investigations, they are not sure that ...Keep reading
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Giorgio Piola's top picks of Bahrain GP tech upgrades

Motorsport.com - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 09:48
The hot temperatures at the Sakhir circuit have encouraged a number of teams to open out their engine cover exits to keep the powertrain from overheating.
Renault has made a drastic change; the top of the exit was previously in line with the upper rear suspension wishbones, but this exit has been raised to expel a greater amount of heat.
As can be seen from Giorgio Piola's image, Mercedes ...Keep reading
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Hulkenberg, Giovinazzi called to stewards over practice clash

Motorsport.com - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 09:14
Hulkenberg let Giovinazzi’s Alfa Romeo teammate Kimi Raikkonen through approaching the minor Turn 5 left-hand kink that precedes the fast right-left sweeps of Turns 6 and 7 at the start of the middle sector.
The Renault then moved back to the middle of the circuit, which meant Giovinazzi tried to go around the outside of Hulkenberg through Turn 6 so he was on the inside for Turn 7.
With ...Keep reading
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Bahrain GP: Hulkenberg, Giovinazzi summoned over odd practice clash

Autosport - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 09:13
Nico Hulkenberg and Antonio Giovinazzi have been summoned to the stewards following their bizarre clash at the end of Formula 1's first Bahrain Grand Prix practice session
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Giorgio Piola's standout 2019 Bahrain GP practice updates

Autosport - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 09:02
Plenty of Formula 1 teams have made changes to their packages for the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix, as they primarily focus on cooling for this race and on bargeboard developments
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2019 Bahrain Grand Prix practice in pictures | F1 Pictures

F1Fanatic - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 08:52
Pictures from the first day of practice for the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix.
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Williams not “overly concerned” by parts shortage in Bahrain

Motorsport.com - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 08:44
On Thursday, Robert Kubica said that the shortage put the drivers in a difficult position, in that they had to be extra cautious when running over kerbs and so on. He cited his frustration after floor damage sustained in Australia had to be repaired instead of a replacement being fitted.
Williams says that the team has enough parts available for its normal programme.
“We have a little bit ...Keep reading
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Bahrain GP: Leclerc leads dominant Ferrari 1-2 in FP1

Motorsport.com - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 08:39
Charles Leclerc set a best lap of 1m30.354s to lead the way in the blistering daytime heat, 0.263 seconds clear of Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari one-two.
Melbourne race winner Valtteri Bottas was third fastest, 0.974s down on Vettel, while Lewis Hamilton was more than 1.2s off the pace in fourth.
It looked as though Mercedes was in terrific shape in the early part of the session, as Bottas ...Keep reading
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Bahrain Grand Prix: Charles Leclerc leads Ferrari practice one-two

Autosport - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 08:38
Ferrari immediately rebounded from a poor Australian Grand Prix by setting the pace in first practice for Formula 1's Bahrain Grand Prix, nearly a second clear of Mercedes
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Leclerc leads emphatic Ferrari one-two in first practice | 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix first practice

F1Fanatic - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 08:33
Charles Leclerc set the fastest time in the first practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix, putting his Ferrari almost a second ahead of the closest Mercedes.
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Formula 1 may delay 2021 chassis rule sign-off

Motorsport.com - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 08:09
Following a productive meeting between F1 teams and the sport's owners Liberty Media this week to discuss the sport's 2021 rules overhaul, there have been some encouraging signs about the extent of progress with ideas.
While details about changes like the cost cap and new revenue distribution still need to be finalised, several team bosses have indicated in private that they are positive about ...Keep reading
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Four-session qualifying back on the table for 2020

Motorsport.com - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 08:00
The four-session format, which originally emerged from research conducted by the F1 organisation, has been discussed extensively by both the Strategy Group and the Sporting Working Group – which frames sporting regulations – over the past six months.
The latest debate did not lead to a vote or a firm conclusion, but sources suggest that the idea is gathering momentum and is likely to be ...Keep reading
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F1 2021 chassis rule sign-off may be delayed to stop big team edge

Autosport - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 07:59
The sign-off of Formula 1's 2021 chassis rules could be delayed until December because teams are concerned that early confirmation may hand a development advantage to the bigger outfits
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Formula 1 moving ahead with plan for four-part 2020 qualifying

Autosport - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 07:58
Plans for a switch to a four-session Formula 1 qualifying format in 2020 are back on the table after the idea was discussed in the Strategy Group meeting earlier this week
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Sainz has further Renault engine components replaced

Motorsport.com - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 07:28
Ahead of this weekend's race in Bahrain it emerged that Sainz would need to move onto his second MGU-K following the early failure he suffered in the race in Melbourne.
However, the FIA confirmed at the start of the first free practice session at Sakhir that McLaren has made a host of changes.
As well as the new MGU-K, Sainz switches to a second internal combustion engine, turbocharger and ...Keep reading
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