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Ferrari needs to address F1 car issues "soon" to avoid 2020 repeat

Autosport - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 08:38
Ferrari needs to address any car shortcomings "very soon" to ensure its 2020 Formula 1 challenger does not suffer the same performance shortfall as this year's
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Mercedes to run red halo as Lauda tribute

Motorsport.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 08:30
The team reacted to the death of its non-executive chairman in the build-up to the Monte Carlo race by quickly arranging several branding, which appeared in Thursday practice.

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The full extent of the void left by Lauda

"Danke Niki" and Lauda's signature were present on the noses of the cars of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, while one of the stars on the ...Keep reading
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Racing Point plans "almost new car" F1 upgrade for July's German GP

Autosport - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 08:24
The Racing Point Formula 1 team plans to introduce a major upgrade for the German Grand Prix, which it believes will make its RP19 "almost a new car"
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Promoted: French GP is “more than just racing” – Eric Boullier

Motorsport.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 08:00
“Being based in England, I didn’t want to be strictly involved in the operations,” he says. “This is why I became a strategic advisor and ambassador. I’m more a facilitator, if you want, between all the parties – because I am the one with the paddock experience. I’ve got a big network, so I can basically call somebody and because I’m credible people they pick the phone up and ...Keep reading
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“He came to Fiorano. He was still bleeding. He got in the car.” | F1 history

F1Fanatic - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 07:56
Niki Lauda's former Ferrari team manager Daniele Audetto recalls his courageous return after the 1976 crash which almost killed him.
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Raikkonen asked Alfa to cancel all 300th GP celebrations

Motorsport.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 07:52
Raikkonen is the most experienced driver on the F1 grid with 296 starts and 299 grand prix weekend participations to his name, which has triggered 300th GP celebrations for the 2007 world champion in Monaco. If he completes the 2019 and 2020 seasons, Raikkonen will hold the record for most number of grand prix starts.
But asked if he cares about taking Rubens Barrichello's record, Raikkonen ...Keep reading
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De Vries wins as Schumacher causes red flag at Rascasse | Formula Two

F1Fanatic - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 07:12
Nyck de Vries boosted his F2 championship chances by winning the Monaco feature race after Mick Schumacher caused a lengthy red-flag interruption.
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Promoted: Boullier on why French GP is about more than just racing

Autosport - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 07:00
Eric Boullier spent eight seasons as the boss of two different Formula 1 teams, winning races along the way
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Ferrari has to sort car "very soon" to prevent 2020 problems

Motorsport.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 06:52
After a promising start to pre-season, Ferrari's challenge faltered immediately in the season opener, and it has yet to score a victory after five races.
It trails chief rival Mercedes by almost 100 points in the constructors' championship and is still searching for the reasons its car concept has not regularly hit the peaks shown in Bahrain and Azerbaijan.

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Heroes film exploring lives of racing legends to be unveiled in July

Autosport - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 06:30
A new feature-length film focusing on the lives of five motor racing legends will be unveiled this July, in the week leading up to the British Grand Prix
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Sainz: Thursday problems will "hurt further into weekend"

Motorsport.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 05:36
Sainz completed just one installation lap at the end of the opening 90 minutes of practice, after his McLaren team was forced to fix an ERS problem with his engine.
He completed 47 laps in FP2, ending the session just under a tenth from the top 10, and was just 0.026s shy of 12th-placed teammate Lando Norris.
Admitting to losing "30, 40 laps" due to his FP1 non-start, Sainz is wary the ...Keep reading
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Paddock Diary: Monaco Grand Prix day two | 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 05:23
Despite disapproval from rival teams, Ferrari look likely to keep their power of veto over Formula 1's rules after 2020, reports Dieter Rencken from the Monaco Grand Prix paddock.
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Live: Formula Two 2019 round 7: Monaco feature race | RaceFans Live

F1Fanatic - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 05:10
Join us to follow round 7 of the 2019 Formula Two season from Monaco on RaceFans Live.
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Analysis: What’s going on up Red Bull’s nose? | F1 technology

F1Fanatic - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 04:50
Red Bull normally follow their own path when it comes to aerodynamics, but unusually they have shelved one of their unique designs in Monaco.
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The full extent of the void left by Lauda

Motorsport.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 04:12
The most poignant minutes of the Monaco Grand Prix week begin with an act that would be comedic in any other context. Shuffling down the side of a packed Mercedes hospitality room, team principal Toto Wolff hoists himself atop the counter, scooches himself round, and clambers down the other side.
Then he takes his seat, gets as comfortable as one can be in this environment, and faces a throng ...Keep reading
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Hockenheim wants to keep F1 race but "it's not up to us"

Motorsport.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 03:55
Hockenheim signed a one-year deal for this season last year, helped by backing from Mercedes.
However, the contract also includes an option for 2020 with similar conditions, which means that, unlike other venues still pitching for a race next season, the financial arrangements were fixed some time ago.
Silverstone, Monza, Barcelona and Mexico City are all out of contract this year, and are ...Keep reading
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Renault was running reduced engine power due to conrod issue

Motorsport.com - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 03:42
While it was well known that Renault had suffered some MGU-K issues this year, the fundamental problem with its V6 had hitherto been kept under wraps.
It came to light when Nico Hulkenberg retired in the second race of the season in Bahrain, forcing the team to adopt "containment measures" which reduced performance in China and Azerbaijan while a solution was sought.
That was implemented ...Keep reading
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Renault had to reduce power for early 2019 F1 races due to conrod

Autosport - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 03:35
Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul has revealed that a conrod reliability issue handicapped the firm's engines in the first part of the 2019 season, but has now been addressed
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Verstappen looks like the only threat to Mercedes in Monaco | 2019 Monaco Grand Prix Thursday practice analysis

F1Fanatic - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 03:32
Max Verstappen looks like the only driver capable of beating Mercedes in Monaco - particularly as Red Bull may not have shown their hand yet.
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Video: What Formula 1 should do to tackle the problems of Monaco

Autosport - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 03:25
The Monaco Grand Prix is a unique and evocative event, but these days it's rarely a genuinely entertaining Formula 1 race
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