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Charles Leclerc's brother Arthur to step up to F3 with champions Prema in 2021

Formula 1 - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 22:27
Charles Leclerc's younger brother Arthur will make the step up to Formula 3 next year with the Prema team, the reigning champions have announced.
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TECH TUESDAY: From DAS to the slotted cape – the top five technical innovations of 2020

Formula 1 - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 22:27
Before we start looking ahead to next year, it's time to take a look at the top five technical innovations of 2020, as nominated by Mark Hughes, with technical drawings from Giorgio Piola.
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F1 Nation: Ross Brawn on a unique 2020, his excitement for next season – and his driver of the year

Formula 1 - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 22:27
The final F1 Nation episode of the season is here and the podcast ends 2020 how it started: with Ross Brawn, Formula 1’s managing director of motorsport joining host Tom Clarkson. Brawn discusses Covid-19’s impact on F1, next year’s rules changes, Lewis Hamilton, Mick Schumacher, Max Verstappen, and much more!
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Red Bull to decide Albon's future 'in the coming days' says Horner

Formula 1 - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 22:27
The 2020 Formula 1 season may have come to a close, but there are still some loose ends to tie up - such as whether or not Alex Albon will partner Max Verstappen at Red Bull next year. His boss Christian Horner says a decision will be made “in the coming days”…
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Jerome Stoll to step down as President of Renault Sport Racing ahead of team's transition to Alpine

Formula 1 - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 22:27
Stoll has spent five years overseeing the Formula 1 operation after Renault returned as a full constructor for the 2016 season.
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Full line-up: Every driver taking part in the Abu Dhabi post-season test

Formula 1 - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 22:27
Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull, Renault, AlphaTauri, Haas, Alfa Romeo and Williams will all be in action on track, on what is the last official day of F1 running in 2020. McLaren and Racing Point are not taking part.
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Leclerc ‘very happy’ with personal performance in 2020, despite Ferrari’s struggles

Formula 1 - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 22:27
Leclerc said P13 in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was a disappointing way to end a season that’s been “very difficult” from a performance point of view – but which he’d been pleased with in terms of his own progress as a driver.
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Porsche announces return to Le Mans, WEC and IMSA | RaceFans Round-up

F1Fanatic - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 19:01
In the round-up: Porsche announces return to Le Mans, WEC and IMSA • Russell proud of Williams' 2020 progress • Ilott becomes Ferrari test driver • Arthur Leclerc joins Prema in F3
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Mazepin plans appeal after losing case over sale of Force India to Stroll | 2020 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 17:30
The High Court has dismissed claims brought by Nikita Mazepin's father that the sale of Force India in 2018 to a consortium headed by Lawrence Stroll was mishandled.
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Mazepin loses court battle over failed attempt to buy Force India

Motorsport.com - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 13:41
However the Russian chemical company has not given up its claims, and says it will seek to appeal the judgement.
Mazepin, father of future Haas F1 team race Nikita, was one of several parties in the running to buy Force India when the team went into administration in July 2018, and he put in what he believed to be the highest bid.
With the clock ticking and complications due to the claims of ...Keep reading
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Mazepin loses court battle over failed attempt to buy Force India

Autosport - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 13:36
The case brought by Dmitry Mazepin's company Uralkali against the administrators of the Force India Formula 1 team in the High Court in London has been dismissed
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Sir Frank Williams admitted to hospital | 2020 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 13:02
The Williams family have confirmed that Sir Frank Williams has been admitted to hospital. The 78-year-old is in a 'stable' condition.
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Ilott confirmed as Ferrari’s 2021 F1 test driver

Motorsport.com - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 12:42
Ilott, 22, finished second in this year’s F2 points to Schumacher, who graduates to F1 as a race driver with Haas F1 in 2021.
Ilott scored five pole positions and three wins with the UNI-Virtuosi team this season. He has been part of the Ferrari Driver Academy since 2017, and was previously a Red Bull Junior driver, but was dropped from its programme after the 2015 season.
“I am very ...Keep reading
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Ilott named as Ferrari F1 test driver for 2021

Autosport - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 12:42
Callum Ilott has been confirmed as Ferrari's Formula 1 test driver for next season, after finishing as Formula 2 runner-up to Mick Schumacher this year
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Sir Frank Williams in stable condition in hospital, says family

Motorsport.com - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 12:13
Williams, 78, founded his racing team in junior single-seater categories in 1966, and became an F1 constructor in the late 1970s – his team winning its first Grand Prix at Silverstone in 1979.
Under his patronage, Williams won seven drivers’ and nine constructors’ championship in a 50-year career.
A statement from Williams’s family said: “Sir Frank Williams has recently been ...Keep reading
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Sir Frank Williams in stable condition after being admitted to hospital

Autosport - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 12:07
Sir Frank Williams has been admitted to hospital, and is in a stable condition, the former Formula 1 team principal's family has confirmed
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Masi explains decision to delay Sainz investigation

Motorsport.com - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 11:25
McLaren driver Sainz was placed under investigation by the race stewards in the F1 season finale for a possible slow entry to the pit lane, holding up Racing Point’s Lance Stroll.
Despite an uneventful race and plenty of time to complete the investigation, the stewards confirmed they would only look at the matter after the race.
It meant McLaren had to wait for a decision before it could ...Keep reading
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Gallery: Formula 1's young driver test in Abu Dhabi

Motorsport.com - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 11:09
Fernando Alonso topped the times on what was his first outing in Renault's 2020 F1 car since a filming day at Barcelona earlier this year.
Alonso, who will return to F1 next year after a two-year hiatus, clocked the circuit in 1m36.33s, which was quicker than the laptimes both Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon managed during qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday.
Nyck de Vries ...Keep reading
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Alonso: F1 Abu Dhabi young driver test ignited "competitive spirit"

Autosport - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 10:47
Fernando Alonso says his run in the Formula 1 young driver test in Abu Dhabi has ignited his "competitive spirit" ahead of his return with Alpine in 2021
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Alonso: First proper F1 test ignited “competitive spirit”

Motorsport.com - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 10:46
Alonso topped the times in what was his first proper outing in this year’s Renault R.S.20, following a brief 100km filming day run in Barcelona on demo tyres.
The two-time world champion has also been conducting a programme with a 2018 car, also on demo tyres, which included a session in Abu Dhabi a few weeks ago.
That run meant he was fully up to speed on the Yas Marina circuit from the ...Keep reading
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