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The hurdles F1 needs to overcome on sprint race trials

Motorsport.com - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 07:43
After running effectively the same weekend format since knockout qualifying was introduced in 2006 - with the exception of elimination qualifying's two-race stint in 2016, and the two-day weekend at Imola last year - F1 is finally on the cusp of a major change in approach.
It marks the culmination of years of discussions over possible format changes. F1 pushed for the introduction of a reverse ...Keep reading
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Alonso undergoes surgery for jaw fracture after cycling accident

Motorsport.com - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 04:21
Two-time F1 world champion Alonso was involved in an accident whilst out riding on the outskirts of Lugano on Thursday around lunchtime, leaving the Spaniard hospitalised.
Alpine issued a statement on Thursday evening saying that Alonso was "conscious and well in himself", pending further examinations.
In an update issued by the team on Friday morning, Alpine confirmed that Alonso had ...Keep reading
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Alonso hospitalized after being hit by a car while riding bike

Motorsport.com - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 15:22
According to a report by Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy, two-time F1 world champion Alonso was hit by a car while out on a training ride near Lugano in Switzerland.
Alonso was taken to hospital following the accident, but is conscious and “well in himself” according to a statement from the Alpine F1 squad.
“Alpine F1 Team can confirm that Fernando Alonso has been involved in a road ...Keep reading
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How Haas' fire-up delay is a sign of F1's COVID travel dramas

Motorsport.com - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 15:14
All concerned did a brilliant job of producing a 17-race season in 2020. However, over the winter, government travel restrictions have tightened in many countries, and thus logistical issues could be even more challenging than previously.
Matters are further complicated by fact that the UK, the home of seven of the F1 teams, is now widely regarded as a COVID hot spot.
The news that the ...Keep reading
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F1 targets "powerful, emotive" engines for 2025

Motorsport.com - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 11:55
As part of the discussions between teams, the FIA and the sport's chiefs in an F1 Commission meeting on Thursday, an action plan for the transition to new power unit regulations was agreed.
Teams voted unanimously for an engine freeze to begin from the start of 2022, which opens the door for a new engine rules era to come into force for 2025.

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F1 sprint race decision due before 2021 season start

Motorsport.com - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 11:54
F1 president and CEO Stefano Domenicali revealed last week that sprint races were being considered as part of a format change for certain races this year, with the plan being discussed with teams at the latest F1 Commission meeting.
In a meeting that also saw teams agree on an engine freeze from 2022, progress was made on the sprint race proposal as teams were receptive to the idea.
In a ...Keep reading
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F1 teams approve engine freeze plans from 2022

Motorsport.com - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 09:53
Following a meeting on Thursday of the F1 Commission, made up of teams, the FIA and the F1 organisation, it is understood that unanimous approval was given to an engine freeze to come into play from the start of next year.
The freeze was originally pushed for by Red Bull, which is hoping to take on the Honda engine project after the Japanese manufacturer pulls out of F1 at the end of this ...Keep reading
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F1 braced for sprint race, engine freeze decisions

Motorsport.com - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 04:27
The meeting, which will be attended by F1 management, teams, and the FIA, is set to vote on a series of changes that could have huge ramifications for the sport over the next few years.
As Motorsport.com revealed yesterday, F1 is expected to tell teams that it has given approval for the Portuguese Grand Prix to go ahead on May 2.
The move, while finalising the opening stages of the season ...Keep reading
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F1 drops rainbow branding in updated We Race As One initiative

Motorsport.com - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 17:02
The campaign was intended to acknowledge the worldwide battle against COVID-19 and the fight against discrimination across the world, using the rainbow as “a symbol used internationally in the recent crisis to bring communities together”.
The branding featured on teams’ cars and on trackside hoardings, but will now be dropped ahead of the 2021 season after F1 outlined its plans for We ...Keep reading
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Alpine open to placing F1 juniors with other teams

Motorsport.com - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 16:31
As part of the rebranding of Renault’s F1 project as Alpine for 2021, the French marque launched its 2021 academy on Wednesday, with three of its five members set to race in F2 this year.
Guanyu Zhou and Christian Lundgaard will return to F2 with UNI Virtuosi and ART Grand Prix respectively, while Oscar Piastri graduates to the category with Prema following his F3 title win last ...Keep reading
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Brown hoping to see calendar rotation in future F1 seasons

Motorsport.com - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 16:25
F1 announced plans for a record-breaking 23-race calendar in 2021 back in November, and remains committed to its longest-ever campaign despite changes enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The current schedule features three triple-headers in the space of 11 weeks in the second half of the season, prompting concerns from teams about the impact it will have on personnel.
F1 CEO and ...Keep reading
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The clues Aston Martin has given about Vettel's new car

Motorsport.com - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 13:59
This information was offered up by Aston Martin's team principal Otmar Szafnauer in an interview with Sky Sports F1 looking at the campaign ahead.
With a rebranding from Racing Point to Aston Martin, plus the arrival of Sebastian Vettel, the Silverstone-based outfit seems bullish about its campaign ahead.
Reflecting on the car, Szafnauer said: "We didn't have the normal latitude of ...Keep reading
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How could Formula 1 make calendar rotation work?

Motorsport.com - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 11:59
Although changes have already been forced to the 23-race schedule that was initially announced in November, F1 is exploring options to keep the calendar at full capacity.
The postponed Australian Grand Prix has been shifted to November, with the subsequent move of Brazil creating three triple-headers - something F1 vowed after 2018 never to do again - in the space of 11 weeks, flaring concerns ...Keep reading
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F1 chiefs give green light to Portuguese GP in 2021

Motorsport.com - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 05:45
Following some weeks of uncertainty about the make-up of the opening rounds of the 2021 schedule, the difficult coronavirus situation in Portugal had prompted doubts about whether or not the race could secure a slot on the schedule.
But following talks between F1 and race organisers over recent days to get a better understanding of the situation in the country, it is understood that both ...Keep reading
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Sao Paulo’s Interlagos Circuit to host Brazilian Grand Prix until 2025

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/16/2020 - 23:27
Formula 1 have announced that Sao Paulo will continue to be home to the Brazilian Grand Prix until 2025.
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WATCH: Daniil Kvyat's most memorable moments in F1

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/16/2020 - 23:27
The F1 grid is gaining another exciting new addition next year, with the arrival of Yuki Tsunoda to partner Pierre Gasly at AlphaTauri. But the Japanese driver's gain is very much Daniil Kvyat's loss, with the talented Russian losing his seat. We look back on Kvyat's most memorable F1 moments to-date, from surprise podiums to big crashes to inspired overtakes...
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LISTEN: Lando Norris, Sebastian Vettel and George Russell star in our best bits from Beyond The Grid in 2020

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/16/2020 - 23:27
The F1 season has come to an end - and so has Season 3 of our podcast, Beyond The Grid! Don’t fear dear listeners, the show will be back with more unique, in-depth conversations with the great and the good of F1 in 2021, but until then why not immerse yourself in some of the best stories and anecdotes from this year’s all-star selection of guests?
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WATCH - F1 Esports Series, Grand Final, presented by Aramco

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/16/2020 - 23:27
The Grand Final of the 2020 F1 Esports Pro Series kicks off this evening – and you can watch live coverage right here from 1930 UTC.
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POWER RANKINGS: Which driver ranked highest in Abu Dhabi? And who topped the season-long leaderboard?

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/16/2020 - 23:27
The chequered flag has flown for the final time in 2020, with Max Verstappen shocking Mercedes by claiming the last win of the year – and by some margin too. So, with the season now at an end, we round up the star performers from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – and scroll down to see which drivers were ranked the highest across the season as a whole.
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Albon pleased to end season with 'one of my strongest weekends' as he waits for news on future

Formula 1 - Wed, 12/16/2020 - 23:27
Just 1.5 seconds separated Red Bull’s Alex Albon and seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and Albon was delighted with his P4 finish – but remains unsure on his status at the team in 2021.
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