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Insider's guide: What are F1’s tyre rules?

Motorsport.com - Wed, 12/15/2021 - 10:09
Tyres are the most important – and arguably most confusing – part of modern Grand Prix racing. Teams are allocated different sets to use at different times and managing the process involves a big team of people. 
It wasn’t always this complicated – but the introduction of a wide range of different tyre types has revolutionised the sport, making it a complex game of strategy. Here ...Keep reading
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Johnson commits to full IndyCar season including Indy 500 in 2022 | IndyCar

F1Fanatic - Wed, 12/15/2021 - 10:01
Seven-time NASCAR Cup series champion Jimmie Johnson will continue in IndyCar next year for his first full-time campaign.
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Haas end 2021 on top as Shwartzman goes fastest in final test | 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Wed, 12/15/2021 - 09:33
Robert Shwartzman was fastest of the 10 drivers who participated in the final day of testing at the Yas Marina circuit today, having switched from Ferrari to Haas.
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Shwartzman puts Haas on top as Abu Dhabi F1 test ends

Motorsport.com - Wed, 12/15/2021 - 09:07
Ferrari junior Shwartzman was the only young driver taking part in Wednesday’s test running at the Yas Marina Circuit, with the remainder of the field using modified mule cars on the new 18-inch tyres for 2022.
Teams were only allowed to field a young driver on one of the two days of testing, with all bar Haas opting to do so on Tuesday.
Shwartzman set a fastest lap time of 1m25.348s with ...Keep reading
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Russell: ‘Strange feeling’ making Mercedes return in F1 post-season test

Motorsport.com - Wed, 12/15/2021 - 08:34
Russell featured in both days of the post-season running at the Yas Marina Circuit this week, driving a modified Mercedes W10 from 2019 to sample Pirelli’s 18-inch tyres for 2022.
It marked Russell’s first outing for Mercedes since his stand-in appearance for Lewis Hamilton at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, when he came close to winning on debut for the team.
Mercedes announced in September ...Keep reading
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Hamilton receives knighthood in ceremony at Windsor Castle

Motorsport.com - Wed, 12/15/2021 - 07:31
Hamilton, 36, was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours at the end of last year, making him Sir Lewis Hamilton.
But it was not until this Wednesday that Hamilton was formally knighted by Prince Charles in a ceremony that took place at Windsor Castle.
Hamilton was first awarded an MBE by the Queen following his maiden world title win in 2008, and has since won a further ...Keep reading
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Why the budget cap could be F1’s next battleground between Mercedes and Red Bull | RacingLines

F1Fanatic - Wed, 12/15/2021 - 07:01
Formula 1 has completed its first season under a budget cap, and in three months' time we'll learn how successfully each team stuck to it.
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Seidl: Masi’s tricky role in intense F1 title battle needs to be understood

Motorsport.com - Wed, 12/15/2021 - 06:44
Masi has faced a barrage of criticism for the way the race was restarted after the late safety car for a one-lap sprint to the flag, which saw Max Verstappen overtake Lewis Hamilton and claim the World Championship.
The dramatic finale to the 2021 season came after a series of calls on racing incidents and other matters that have put a spotlight on how race control operates.
Seidl said he ...Keep reading
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Sainz "couldn’t have asked for more" to end first Ferrari season

Motorsport.com - Wed, 12/15/2021 - 05:39
Sainz finished third at the Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday after a frenetic finish that saw Sergio Perez retire for Red Bull and Yuki Tsunoda put the Ferrari driver under late pressure, finishing just half a second behind at the chequered flag.
The result secured fifth place for Sainz in the drivers’ championship to end his first season with Ferrari, leapfrogging McLaren’s Lando Norris and ...Keep reading
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Mercedes decline to participate in FIA champions photoshoot as appeal wait goes on | 2021 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Wed, 12/15/2021 - 05:25
Mercedes has refused to take part in an official FIA photoshoot commemorating the constructors champions of 2021 as the team considers whether to appeal the results of last weekend's title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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Yas Marina post-season test day two in pictures | 2021 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Wed, 12/15/2021 - 04:30
The final day of post-season testing has begun at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi.
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Verstappen serene over Abu Dhabi F1 fallout as Red Bull ‘did nothing wrong’

Motorsport.com - Wed, 12/15/2021 - 03:58
The Dutchman clinched his maiden F1 drivers’ crown at the Yas Marina circuit on Sunday, after a final lap safety car restart allowed him to overtake rival Lewis Hamilton for the win.
But the way in which the FIA handled the restart, which appeared to be in contravention of its own regulations, prompted a post-race protest from Mercedes that was not settled until many hours after the ...Keep reading
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McLaren trials LED wheel cover lights in F1 post-season testing

Motorsport.com - Wed, 12/15/2021 - 03:21
During the opening run of Wednesday’s test session at the Yas Marina Circuit, wheel covers were fitted to the rear wheels of Lando Norris’s McLaren car that featured LED lights.
Norris completed only one flying lap using the LED light wheel covers before returning to the pits, after which they were removed for his subsequent running.
It nevertheless served as a taste of future technology ...Keep reading
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Tsunoda made “long journey” to regain confidence for career-best finish | 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Wed, 12/15/2021 - 03:20
Yuki Tsunoda says he had a "long journey" from his difficult start to his rookie season to a career-best result last weekend.
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Verstappen’s race and title-winning last-lap pass was a unique Formula 1 feat | 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix stats and facts

F1Fanatic - Wed, 12/15/2021 - 01:35
Max Verstappen's pass for victory on Lewis Hamilton in the final lap of the championship-deciding race was a unique Formula 1 feat.
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F1 “a massive step up” says Sargeant after first test | RaceFans Round-up

F1Fanatic - Tue, 12/14/2021 - 19:01
In the round-up: F1 "a massive step up" says Sargeant after first test • Brawn: Wolff and Horner comments to Masi not acceptable • Hazel Chapman dies at 94
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Bottas left with "mixed emotions" after final F1 race with Mercedes

Motorsport.com - Tue, 12/14/2021 - 18:26
Mercedes continued its record streak of constructors' championship victories by clinching an eighth title on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, ending the season 28 points clear of Red Bull. It marked a fifth constructors' win for Bottas to end his fifth and final season for Mercedes.
Hamilton was passed on the last lap of the race by Max Verstappen after a controversial restart that led to two protests from ...Keep reading
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Alonso says F1 title trophy could've been "split in two"

Motorsport.com - Tue, 12/14/2021 - 18:24
Hamilton lost out in the Abu Dhabi finale after a late safety car cost him his his advantage over Verstappen, and allowed the Dutchman to take fresh tyres and then jump ahead on the last-lap dash to the flag after the green flag flew.
It was Verstappen's 10th win of the season and it secured him his first title, denying Hamilton a record-breaking eighth crown.
Alonso has experience of ...Keep reading
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The low-downforce F1 solutions Red Bull and Mercedes went for in finale

Motorsport.com - Tue, 12/14/2021 - 17:44
For if one of them could get a top speed edge over the other, then that could prove decisive in holding the advantage over the course of the grand prix itself.
It was no surprise, therefore, that Mercedes stuck at the Yas Marina circuit with the low-downforce rear wing arrangement that it had put to good use in Saudi Arabia.
The wing, which was also used in Azerbaijan, features a top flap ...Keep reading
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Lotus co-founder Hazel Chapman dies

Motorsport.com - Tue, 12/14/2021 - 14:11
Born Hazel Williams, she met Chapman at a dance in 1944, and Chapman's first car – what became known as the Lotus Mark 1 – was built around an Austin 7 chassis in a lock-up garage at the rear of her parents' house in Hornsey, North London, in 1948.
She took over the development of the trials car and its Ford-powered successor, the Mark 2, after Colin was briefly commissioned into the Royal ...Keep reading
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