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Third US F1 race should be “further west” – Szafnauer | RaceFans Round-up

F1Fanatic - Sat, 10/30/2021 - 19:01
In the round-up: Third US F1 race should be "further west" - Szafnauer • Group pushes Cancun as future F1 venue • Earlier start likely for Australian Grand Prix
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Miami F1 GP "far from a race in a car park", says Masi

Motorsport.com - Sat, 10/30/2021 - 11:36
After the original plans for an event adjacent to the ocean front were abandoned, the track is being constructed on land around the Hard Rock Stadium, which is owned by the race promoters.
Masi, who recently visited the home of the Miami Dolphins to check on progress, insists that the track will not conjure up memories of the infamous Caesars Palace venue ...Keep reading
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Archive: Why Hakkinen retired from F1 – in his own words

Motorsport.com - Sat, 10/30/2021 - 08:53
Right now I feel pure joy, because it is over. I don’t want to be sad at this moment. It is fun for me. All the people and friends in Formula 1 that I know are not going to disappear anywhere and I am not going to leave the planet. So why be sad?
I felt relieved after announcing my decision at Monza to take a sabbatical. I was able to relax and concentrate fully on my racing. It was a really ...Keep reading
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Should Formula 1 add a third race in the USA? | Debates and Polls

F1Fanatic - Sat, 10/30/2021 - 06:52
After a successful United States Grand Prix last week, and second American race joining the schedule in 2022, should F1 add a third event in the USA?
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Marko: Verstappen lost "over 50 points innocently" in 2021 F1 battle

Motorsport.com - Sat, 10/30/2021 - 04:27
Verstappen currently leads Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton by 12 points as the 2021 season heads into the final five races.
Marko cites the examples of the British, Azerbaijan and Hungarian Grands Prix as examples that Verstappen should be further ahead in the standings.
The Red Bull driver retired from the British GP while leading after contact with Hamilton, who went on to win the race ...Keep reading
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Mercedes encouraged despite ‘toughest race for a long time’ in Austin | 2021 United States Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Sat, 10/30/2021 - 03:12
Despite describing the United States Grand Prix as one of their toughest races this year, Mercedes were encouraged by the fact Lewis Hamilton was able to challenge for victory.
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Haas now ‘very upset when we don’t reach Q2’ – Schumacher | RaceFans Round-up

F1Fanatic - Fri, 10/29/2021 - 19:01
In the round-up: 'Now we're very upset when we don't reach Q2' - Schumacher • IndyCar to begin testing new hybrid engines at start of 2022 • Hamilton: Schumacher asked me to educate him on equality
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Tsunoda: Austin my best F1 race so far

Motorsport.com - Fri, 10/29/2021 - 11:03
The Japanese driver qualified 10th and finished ninth in Austin, behind the eight cars from the Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari and McLaren teams. He was one of only two drivers to qualify and start on the unfavoured soft tyres, along with Carlos Sainz.
It was the first time he had made the top 10 since he finished sixth in the Hungarian GP.
"It was a good step," he said. "Long time no points ...Keep reading
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Russell using Williams' points cushion to "push the limits"

Motorsport.com - Fri, 10/29/2021 - 08:31
After his second place in the Belgian GP moved Williams well ahead of Alfa Romeo in the points table, Russell suggested that he would no longer be wary of taking risks and losing potential scoring opportunities.
He’s now confirmed that the cushion has given him the confidence to try different things, especially on first laps.
At the start in Austin last weekend he jumped from last spot on ...Keep reading
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For the sake of the title fight, F1 must get a grip on its track limits problem | Comment

F1Fanatic - Fri, 10/29/2021 - 08:15
The superb championship fight between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen has been a theme of F1's 2021 season, but so have rows over track limits.
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Ricciardo can still improve despite "best" McLaren weekend

Motorsport.com - Fri, 10/29/2021 - 06:37
After a difficult first year with McLaren, in which Ricciardo has had to work hard to adapt his driving style from last year's Renault to the McLaren, the Australian has been slowly but surely finding speed and comfort with the MCL35M.
His shock win in September's Italian Grand Prix aside, the US Grand Prix proved to be one of Ricciardo's strongest showings, qualifying sixth and finishing ...Keep reading
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Ferrari: Power gap to Mercedes "not so dramatic" anymore

Motorsport.com - Fri, 10/29/2021 - 04:32
Ever since its power units were affected by a 2019 technical directive, which clamped down on systems to circumvent FIA fuel sensors, Ferrari has faced an uphill battle to get back on par with Mercedes in terms of engine performance.
Ferrari improved its engines in the off-season, and in the second half of 2021 it rolled out an updated hybrid system on the cars of Charles Leclerc and Carlos ...Keep reading
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Jeddah making “miraculous” progress as deadline to complete F1 track looms | 2021 F1 Season

F1Fanatic - Fri, 10/29/2021 - 03:18
With just five weeks to go until the first practice session for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, "extraordinary" progress is being made on the new circuit in Jeddah.
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Strong Austin performance shows Ferrari progress – Leclerc | 2021 United States Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Fri, 10/29/2021 - 02:17
Charles Leclerc thought a podium finish might be possible for Ferrari during the United States Grand Prix.
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“Painful” third engine change for Bottas will pay dividends – Mercedes | RaceFans Round-up

F1Fanatic - Thu, 10/28/2021 - 19:01
In the round-up: Mercedes anxious to avoid "catastrophic" retirement in final races • Mazepin's overheating problem puzzles Haas • McLaren have "definitely the most" support - Norris
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F1 team bosses see no alternative to engine grid penalties

Motorsport.com - Thu, 10/28/2021 - 11:32
Penalties have once again become a talking point this year, with title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen both having taken fourth power units and the associated move down the grid.
Many observers fear that another change and thus a penalty for either man over the final five races of the season could have a decisive impact on the title battle.
But Mercedes boss Toto Wolff argues it ...Keep reading
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Perez F1 performances boosted by Red Bull set-up breakthrough

Motorsport.com - Thu, 10/28/2021 - 08:41
The Mexican has struggled for most of the season to match the pace of his teammate Max Verstappen, outqualifying him just once across 2021.
Although Perez scored his first victory for the team in Baku in June, he endured a difficult run of six races between the British and Russian grands prix - in which he scored just 16 points.
During that run, he endured the misfortune of becoming a ...Keep reading
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Alonso and Ocon seeking answers on Alpine's Austin struggles

Motorsport.com - Thu, 10/28/2021 - 07:15
Both drivers retired from Austin's race after issues with the rear of their respective cars, but even before that point it soon became a race to forget.
Ocon sustained front wing damage on Lap 1 after contact with Alfa Romeo's Antonio Giovinazzi and lacked the pace to recover much ground, while Alonso was stuck battling Giovinazzi and the other Alfa Romeo car of Kimi Raikkonen for the final ...Keep reading
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Sainz: US GP contact with Ricciardo "on the limit of legality"

Motorsport.com - Thu, 10/28/2021 - 04:54
Ricciardo managed to get the jump on Sainz in the opening stages after a close first-lap battle that saw the McLaren and Ferrari drivers go side-by-side.
Sainz had looked to recover the position by undercutting Ricciardo at the second round of pitstops, only for a slow service by Ferrari to allow McLaren to respond one lap later and keep its driver ahead.
Sainz managed to close on Ricciardo ...Keep reading
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Domenicali surprised Hamilton did not top F1 fan popularity poll

Motorsport.com - Thu, 10/28/2021 - 04:14
The results of the F1 Global Survey commissioned by Motorsport Network in partnership with F1 and Nielsen Sports were released ahead of the United States Grand Prix after responses from more than 167,000 fans in 187 different countries.
Max Verstappen was named as F1's most popular driver, being named favourite by 14.4% of fans, but McLaren driver Norris managed to finish second overall ahead ...Keep reading
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