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FIA splits Whiting roles for Bahrain GP

Motorsport.com - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 06:23
As for the season-opening race in Australia, where Whiting's shock death on the eve of the weekend prompted a late reshuffle, Michael Masi will be the race director in Bahrain.
Masi has also been named the FIA safety delegate for the event, however, unlike in Australia, he will not be the permanent race starter.
That role will be performed by Christian Bryll, the F1 event logistics ...Keep reading
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FIA splits Charlie Whiting roles for Formula 1's Bahrain GP

Autosport - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 06:15
The FIA has opted to split the senior Formula 1 race official roles held by the late Charlie Whiting for this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix
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Marko: "Rallycross" moment shows Red Bull has more to come

Motorsport.com - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 05:11
The title-winning squad bagged a podium in the Australian Grand Prix, its first on-track podium in the season opener since 2014, to kick off its new partnership with Honda in encouraging fashion.
Max Verstappen finished more than 20 seconds behind Mercedes' race winner Valtteri Bottas, but hailed the result after a tricky start to the weekend.
Marko told Motorsport.com that Red Bull's set-up ...Keep reading
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Red Bull F1 chassis 'far from its optimum' - Helmut Marko

Autosport - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 04:45
Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko reckons his Formula 1 team is "far from at the optimum" of what its chassis can do at the start of the season
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Hot track and windy weather await drivers in Bahrain | 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix weather forecast

F1Fanatic - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 04:27
Early reports suggested a risk of rain in Bahrain this weekend, but windy conditions on Sunday are likely to be a bigger factor.
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W Series confirms its 18 drivers for first season of all-women championship | W Series

F1Fanatic - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 03:25
W Series, the new single-seater series aimed at promoting female racing talent, has announced the 18 drivers who will compete in its inaugural championship.
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Teams should “trust” drivers to push for fastest lap point – Smedley | 2019 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 03:12
Formula 1 technical consultant Rob Smedley says teams should be more willing to let their drivers push to score the bonus point for fastest race lap.
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Engineering F1 success with INFINITI’s unique academy

Motorsport.com - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 02:14
Behind every great engineering challenge lies human talent. The collaboration between INFINITI and Renault F1 Team has led to a series of success stories thanks to a unique automotive-to-motorsport training programme for the world’s brightest young engineers. 
Now entering its sixth season the INFINITI Engineering Academy is a global search for fresh-thinkers to be recruited across both ...Keep reading
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Promoted: Success with the INFINITI Engineering Academy

Autosport - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:59
The INFINITI Engineering Academy has provided an opportunity for many bright, young engineering talents to find their dream jobs working in Formula 1
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Racing Point ‘didn’t realise full potential’ in Australia | RaceFans Round-up

F1Fanatic - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 20:01
In the round-up: Racing Point 'didn't realise full potential' in Australia • Ericsson prefers racing without DRS • Motorsport UK want Hamilton as ambassador for diversity
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F1’s iconic cars: The brutal Benetton B186 by Giorgio Piola

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 18:20
The first car we’ll feature from this decade may not be the one you’re expecting but it was certainly of its time: Benetton’s BMW-powered B186 broke from the established order, left an indelible mark on the history books and featured the most powerful engine ever to be strapped into an F1 car!

Order the Benetton B186 cutaway from Giorgio Piola's collection

Click through the ...Keep reading
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Five things to look out for in the Bahrain Grand Prix

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 15:42
In this video, Motorsport Network's Julia Piquet looks ahead to the race and selects five important themes to follow after the season-opening race in Australia, which was won by Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas.
The Bahrain track is a more traditional F1 layout compared to the street track-nature of Albert Park, so there’s every chance that form throughout the field will fluctuate once ...Keep reading
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Ericsson: Indy switch exposed DRS racing flaws

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 14:30
The expansion of the drag reduction system at the track, announced in the lead-up to the grand prix, means that all three major straights of the Sakhir circuit will feature DRS in the race.
The new zone is located after the opening sequence of corners, and will in theory allow drivers to make another attempt at overtaking if they were unsuccessful in pulling off a move on the start-finish ...Keep reading
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Video: Five things to follow at the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix

Autosport - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 13:53
Ahead of the second round of the 2019 Formula 1 season taking place in Bahrain, there are a number of key storylines to follow this weekend
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Alonso impressed by “amazing” first run in Dakar Toyota | Rally

F1Fanatic - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 13:00
Fernando Alonso says he was surprised how quickly he felt comfortable during his first run in Toyota's Dakar-winning Hilux.
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Marko thinks cooling problems held Ferrari back in Australia

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:57
Ferrari endured a muted season-opening race as its pace-setting pre-season testing form translated into fourth and fifth on the road in Melbourne.
The Italian team says it has made "corrections" to what it feels contributed to its weak performance in Australia, and Marko believes it is engine related.
Marko told Motorsport.com: "It's quite clear that Ferrari has underperformed. And also ...Keep reading
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FIA didn't want to be 'dictators' and outlaw wheel rim holes for 2019

Autosport - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:31
The FIA says it didn't want to be a 'dictator' after refusing to ban the Mercedes-inspired wheel rim holes last year, even though it has caused a development war
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Haas to push harder with F1 upgrades in 2019

Motorsport.com - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:06
The American outfit emerged from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix as the leading team behind Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull – and is bullish about the potential of its 2019 challenger.
But with the new aero rules leaving the door open for big gains, Haas knows it cannot wait too long before it needs to improve its car.
Team boss Gunther Steiner says the team plans to gets its first ...Keep reading
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Valtteri Bottas’s Bahrain Grand Prix circuit guide

Formula 1 - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:04
Mercedes's Valtteri Bottas takes us on a flying lap of the Bahrain International Circuit.
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FORM GUIDE: The favourites for pole, points and victory in Bahrain

Formula 1 - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:04
The Australian Grand Prix gave us some sense of the lay of the F1 land for 2019. But as the teams now head to a more ‘standard’ Grand Prix track – the majestic Bahrain International Circuit – here are the drivers and teams we think could go the distance in the desert.
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