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Hamilton: Bottas won't act like Rosberg did at Mercedes in F1 fight

Autosport - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:22
Lewis Hamilton expects the "respect" he and Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Valtteri Bottas have will prevent a repeat of the fall-out he believes Nico Rosberg triggered in 2016
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Verstappen: F1 can’t produce Champions League-style shocks | 2019 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 11:22
Max Verstappen doubts Formula 1 can produce the kind of shock results seen in the last two rounds of the Champions League European football tournament.
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Ferrari ‘not as bad as the championship looks’ – Leclerc | 2019 Spanish Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:44
Charles Leclerc believes Ferrari is more competitive than the first four races of the 2019 F1 season have indicated.
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Renault introduces upgraded engine for Spanish GP - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:39
Although the new internal combustion engine is not being tagged as an official 'Spec 2', it is understood the changes to it have been deemed promising enough for it to elect to race it now.
In particular, the updates should allow it to run its power unit in a more powerful configuration for more of a grand prix weekend – which should help deliver a good step forward in form.
The decision ...Keep reading
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Renault brings F1 engine upgrade forward to Spanish Grand Prix

Autosport - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:39
Renault will introduce an upgraded Formula 1 engine for this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix in a bid to boost both performance and reliability
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Williams convinced Kubica and Russell have "identical" chassis - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:18
Kubica has trailed his rookie teammate Russell in every qualifying and race of the 2019 campaign so far, but insisted underlying aerodynamic differences between his and Russell's cars have made direct comparisons moot.
“It's clear that we are driving two different cars with the same set-up, so that is something we need to understand,” Kubica said earlier this season. “It's quite obvious ...Keep reading
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Williams F1 team: Kubica and Russell's cars are identical

Autosport - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:05
The Williams Formula 1 team is confident it has provided "identical" chassis to Robert Kubica and George Russell, despite Kubica's suggestions of different aerodynamic behaviour between the two
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Sainz fears it’s “too late” to save Spanish GP for 2020 | 2020 F1 calendar

F1Fanatic - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:02
Carlos Sainz Jnr fears it may be too late to ensure the Spanish Grand Prix has a place on the 2020 F1 calendar.
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New McLaren F1 team boss Andreas Seidl urges it to be self-critical

Autosport - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 09:58
McLaren's new Formula 1 team boss Andreas Seidl says the squad will need to be self critical and open to change if it is to achieve success in the future
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Williams F1 chassis in Baku practice drain crash repaired for Spain

Autosport - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 09:48
The Williams Formula 1 chassis damaged when George Russell hit a loose manhole cover in Azerbaijan has been repaired and is available for this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix
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Russell's damaged chassis repaired for Spanish GP - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 09:40
The team was not able to undertake repairs on the spot in Baku, which is why the Englishman had to switch to the spare tub, and thus missed FP2 as well.
However, the damaged chassis is now back in use, along with the one that teammate Robert Kubica crashed in qualifying, and which was repaired for the race but required some further work.
"Both chassis have been repaired from both incidents ...Keep reading
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McLaren needs to be self-critical to succeed - Seidl - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 09:30
Ahead of his first official appearance as McLaren's team principal in Spain this weekend, Seidl has explained the qualities that he believes an F1 outfit needs if it is to make progress.
"Success in motorsport is always a big team effort," he told McLaren's official website. "You need to have an efficient organisation in place with the right talent in the right positions.
"People need to ...Keep reading
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F2 to switch to 18-inch tyres one year before F1 | Formula 2

F1Fanatic - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 08:59
Formula 2 will switch from 13-inch to 18-inch wheels and tyres in 2020, one year ahead of Formula 1's move to low-profile rubber.
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Haas overheated Grosjean’s brakes trying to warm his tyres | 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 08:13
The brake failure which put Romain Grosjean out of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was indirectly caused by the team trying to increase his tyre temperatures.
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Haas to split specs on Friday to avoid further "confusion" - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 07:39
The Banbury-based team has had difficulties at the start of this season getting its tyres into the right operating window, which has especially hurt it in races.
But although it understands what the problem is, team principal Gunther Steiner said the outfit does not yet have a solution in place to overcome the issue.
Haas is bringing a major update package to Barcelona, and Steiner has said ...Keep reading
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Ferrari customers won’t run upgraded power unit in Spain | 2019 Spanish Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 07:38
Ferrari's customer teams Haas and Alfa Romeo won't run their upgraded Formula 1 power unit at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.
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Only Romain Grosjean to run Haas F1 upgrade in Spanish GP practice

Autosport - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 07:15
Only Romain Grosjean will run Haas's Formula 1 upgrade in Spanish Grand Prix Friday practice as the team splits its tactics in an effort to solve its tyre struggles
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2019 Spanish Grand Prix build-up in pictures | F1 Pictures

F1Fanatic - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 07:08
Red Bull and Racing Point have brought new motorhomes for this weekend's race at the Circuit de Catalunya. Pictures from the build-up to the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix.
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Neither Haas or Alfa will use upgraded Ferrari F1 engine in Spain

Autosport - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 07:06
Haas and Alfa Romeo will not use Ferrari's upgraded Formula 1 engine at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix
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Haas, Alfa won't run upgraded Ferrari engine in Spain - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 07:06
Ferrari has brought a new specification of engine to Barcelona, two races earlier than planned, alongside a new lubricant from its technical partner Shell.
However, neither of its customer teams will use the upgraded engine.
In the past, Ferrari's customers have tended to run an engine upgrade first but the works team's decision to fast-track the introduction has been made ...Keep reading
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