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Racing Point also sharing Mercedes reserve drivers with McLaren | 2020 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 16:13
Mercedes has made arrangements to share its reserve drivers with McLaren and Racing Point if they are required during the 2020 F1 season.
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FIA further clamps down on F1 engine tricks

Motorsport.com - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 13:03
Amid a renewed focus on engine behaviour in the wake of the controversy over Ferrari's power unit last season, motor racing's governing body has moved to close down potential grey areas in the rules that teams could be exploiting.
Motorsport.com understands that the FIA's attention with the latest clarifications is on two specific areas: oil burning and ERS power sensors.
On the oil burning ...Keep reading
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F1 News: FIA clamps down further on engine trickery ahead of 2020

Autosport - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 12:59
The FIA has moved to further clamp down on engine tricks in Formula 1, as teams begin gearing up for the resumption of racing
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Race of my Life: Jackie Stewart on the 1973 Italian GP

Motorsport.com - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 12:32
Race: 1973 Italian GP, Monza
Car: Tyrrell-Ford 006
We'd had a very good season at Tyrrell and I was leading the world championship going into Monza, which was the last grand prix in Europe. I knew I could secure the title before flying away, but then one of the rear tyres began to deflate during the race...

Jackie Stewart, Tyrrell 006 Ford
Photo by: David ...Keep reading
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Autosport Podcast: Coulthard on his greatest F1 races

Autosport - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 12:07
David Coulthard is one of the most successful British Formula 1 drivers of all time
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European-only F1 season qualifies as world championship

Motorsport.com - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 11:20
Usually a world championship has to visit three continents, as prescribed by the FIA's own International Sporting Code.
With regard to the designation "World" it notes: "The cup, trophy, challenge or series calendar must include Competitions taking place on at least three continents during the same season."
However an FIA source has confirmed that in the unprecedented circumstances of the ...Keep reading
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F1 News: European calendar would count as world championship, says Brawn

Autosport - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:43
Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn says that the eight-race European calendar issued earlier this week would officially count as a world championship, even if no further races can be run
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Coulthard "concerned" about new F1 rules handicapping success

Motorsport.com - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:32
As well implementing a reduced cost cap from 2021 and additional technical rule changes, F1 will introduce its first minor performance-balancing measure with a handicap system for aerodynamic testing that gives the more successful squads less windtunnel development running.

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W Series abandons 2020 season, plans “bigger and better” 2021 schedule | W Series

F1Fanatic - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:02
W Series' second season has become the latest victim of the pandemic. The all-female championship has announced it will not hold any races in 2020.
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F1 News: Coulthard "concerned" about rule changes which may handicap success

Autosport - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 09:37
David Coulthard says he is "a little bit concerned about anything that handicaps success" regarding Formula 1's new rules, warning that it cannot risk losing its position as motorsport's "pinnacle"
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Mercedes to test at Silverstone ahead of F1 racing return

Motorsport.com - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 09:18
Following weeks of the team's factory being shutdown and staff being at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the two-day run at the home of the British Grand Prix marks a ramping up of its preparations for the season opener in Austria in July.
A tweet from the Brackley-based team said that its drivers will get one day of running each in a 2018 Mercedes car.
"Valtteri (Tuesday) and Lewis ...Keep reading
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F1 News: Mercedes set for Silverstone test ahead of 2020 F1 season restart

Autosport - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 09:14
Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will return to Formula 1 action next week when Mercedes undertakes a two-day test at Silverstone
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F1 News: Russian Grand Prix open to hosting F1 double-header

Autosport - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 08:08
Russian Grand Prix organisers say they are open to holding two Formula 1 races this year to help fill out the calendar
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Russian GP venue open to double-header idea

Motorsport.com - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 07:52
With F1 owners Liberty Media still working on finalising the second part of the season, having announced the first eight races earlier this week, Sochi has emerged as a candidate to host two grands prix.
A report in German publication Auto Motor Und Sport suggested that F1 was keeping its plan for the remainder of the year flexible, especially amid ongoing uncertainty about coronavirus ...Keep reading
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New 18-inch tyres will make F1 cars up to two seconds slower – Allison | 2020 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 07:37
Mercedes technical director James Allison isn't impressed by F1's move to 18-inch tyres but sees them as an opportunity to out-develop their rivals.
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Coulthard triumphs as Schumacher’s luck deserts him in Monaco | 2000 Monaco Grand Prix flashback

F1Fanatic - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 06:51
Michael Schumacher was romping to victory in the Monaco Grand Prix 20 years ago today when misfortune struck the Ferrari driver.
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The troubled car that was a game-changer for F1

Motorsport.com - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 06:02
But 1989 witnessed a car, the Ferrari 640, that was just as important for shaping F1's future technology, even though it suffered a fair share of hiccups along the way.
This day on that year was another classic example, as the car proved quick at the United States Grand Prix but would suffer yet another retirement with a recurring alternator problem.
Put simply this was a case of famed ...Keep reading
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F1 News: Wolff laughs off rumours of rift with Mercedes CEO Kallenius

Autosport - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 05:42
Mercedes Formula 1 team principal Toto Wolff has laughed off rumours of a rift with Daimler chief Ola Kallenius, as he reiterated his intention to remain at the championship-winning outfit
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Perez and Gasly to debut in Virtual Azerbaijan Grand Prix F1

Motorsport.com - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 05:33
Both the Racing Point and AlphaTauri drivers will make their respective debuts in the esports series, which this weekend takes place instead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix due to be held at the Baku City Circuit on June 7.
F1 has confirmed the Baku race will be the penultimate Virtual GP with the finale taking place next weekend with the Canada Virtual GP on June 14, as the sport gears up for the ...Keep reading
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Race of my life: Mika Hakkinen on the 1998 F1 Monaco GP

Autosport - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 05:12
As Autosport launches the latest episode in its Race of My Life podcast series, we take a look back at two-time world champion Mika Hakkinen's choice for the race of his life - the 1998 Monaco Grand Prix
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