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Valtteri Bottas beats Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to win Australian GP

Valtteri Bottas has rediscovered his joy of driving and it has had immediate success as he led Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in a 1-2 finish at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Mercedes was a hot favourite to win in Melbourne after dominating every practice session and qualifying on the first weekend of the season. It […]

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Williams unable to drive over kerbs – Kubica

Robert Kubica revealed that he was prevented from driving the Williams car over kerbs during practice for the Australian Grand Prix due to fears over costly damage being done to the beleaguered FW42. Kubica and George Russell finished slowest on Friday, a huge margin away from the next slowest cars. Russell’s best lap time was […]

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What Whiting meant to F1

“A pillar of our Formula 1 family.”“One of its most loyal and hard-working ambassadors.”“A central and inimitable figure in Formula 1 who embodied the ethics and spirit of this fantastic sport.” “Charlie’s contributions to F1 go beyond measure and his loss leaves a huge void.” It’s no exaggeration to say Formula 1 has lost one […]

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Automobilist Launches Commemorative Formula 1® 1000th Grand Prix™ posters

•    To commemorate Formula 1’s 1000th Grand Prix – held in Shanghai in April 2019 Automobilist has created a unique set of officially licensed posters for Formula 1® •    The bespoke posters will showcase the legacy of Formula 1 racing, marking its 1000th Grand Prix in Shanghai, China on April 14, 2019 •    Both design posters […]

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AUSTRALIAN F1 GRAND PRIX PREVIEW: FINALLY TIME FOR TEAMS TO SHOW THEIR HAND

All eyes on Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel as season kicks off on Sunday Formula 1 returns with the traditional curtain raiser in Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday, and there are more than a few reasons to be excited — not just for the Australian Grand Prix, but for the 2019 season as a whole. For the past […]

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Partying made me drive better – Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen believes he drove better when he was enjoying a party lifestyle in Formula 1 because it increased his levels of concentration. The Finn gained a notorious reputation for drinking and partying between races earlier in his career, something that continued when he returned to the sport in 2012 with Lotus. As revealed in […]

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Schumacher boys “need more time” to develop

Ralf Schumacher believes that his son, David, and the son of his brother Michael, Mick, need more time to develop as drivers and as people before they are to make an impact within Formula 1, despite Mick already having joined Ferrari’s driver academy. The grand prix winner has joined the Sky Deutschland team as the […]

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Tatiana Calderon completes maiden F1 run with Sauber

Sauber tester Tatiana Calderon received her first taste of Formula 1 machinery at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on Tuesday.Calderon, 25, has been affiliated with Sauber since the start of last year and for 2018 stepped up to the role of test driver. Sauber stayed on after the Mexican Grand Prix for a day of tyre […]

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Mercedes unveils Formula E car at Geneva Motor Show

Mercedes has unveiled its inaugural Formula E car during the 89th International Motor Show in Geneva, which is set to compete in the 2019/20 season. The EQ Silver Arrow 01 unveiled on Monday features a special “teaser livery” to give an idea of the final design, with a final livery to be presented ahead of the season-opener […]

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MERCEDES AND FERRARI REFUSED TO PARTICIPATE IN UPCOMING F1 NETFLIX MINISERIES

The two championship combatants snubbed camera crews in 2018 Mercedes and Ferrari refused to give Netflix camera crews access during production for the upcoming “Formula One: Drive to Survive” documentary of the 2018 season. They were the only teams to snub the project. Fans knew a “behind closed doors” look at the rigors of an […]

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SEBASTIAN VETTEL HAS NO PLANS TO RETIRE FROM F1 ANYTIME SOON

The German expects to win championships at Ferrari At the end of last year, the German was criticized for making mistakes that contributed to Ferrari not winning the world championship.And now, those same critics are saying Vettel could be challenged in 2019 by his new teammate Charles Leclerc. “Over the years I’ve gotten used to […]

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Renault: “We do not want to be part of such a Formula 1”

Cyril Abiteboul has confirmed he and Renault are very concerned with the increase in the number of B-teams on the grid. There’s the classic, Toro Rosso and Red Bull relationship. This traditionally plays an important part in young driver development, but last year was slightly different. Toro Rosso ran with the Honda engine in 2018, collecting […]

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Hamilton suggests more bike outings after MotoGP visit

Lewis Hamilton has suggested that he could participate in more Motorbike outings in the future. The Formula 1 driver has a passion for the two-wheeled machines as well as cars and tested the World Superbike-spec Yamaha R1 at Jerez last December. Hamilton is expected to be spectating at the first MotoGP race of the season […]

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KUBICA ADMITS LACK OF CONFIDENCE PRIOR TO F1 SEASON-OPENER

Williams Racing driver Robert Kubica has stated that his disrupted pre-season testing schedule at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has left him without “the level of confidence” he desires to head into the FIA Formula 1 World Championship Season opener. Kubica, like his rookie teammate, George Russell, was hampered by the Williams team missing the opening two days of F1’s pre-season testing. Therefore leaving the Grove […]

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Leclerc shows Ferrari pace, Gasly crashes heavily

Charles Leclerc showed more of Ferrari’s potential with the fastest time of testing as Pierre Gasly suffered his second crash of pre-season in Barcelona. During a busy morning session that saw lap times tumbling as numerous teams carried out qualifying simulation runs, Leclerc posted a 1m16.231s on the softest tire compound to lead the field […]

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‘Mixed feelings’ at Williams’ display – Robert Kubica

Robert Kubica admitted to “mixed feelings” at Williams’ pre-season testing results so far, following on from its initial delayed start.Williams was unable to ready its FW42 in time for the start of last week’s opening pre-season test, with its car only hitting the track mid-way through the third day. Kubica and team-mate George Russell amassed […]

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Ferrari identifies cause of Vettel crash

Ferrari has identified the cause of Sebastian Vettel’s high-speed crash on the second day of pre-season testing in Barcelona.Vettel was starting a flying lap shortly after a red flag period on Wednesday morning when a mechanical failure occurred just as he turned in for Turn 3. The car instantly bottomed out and went straight into […]

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Battle of Ferrari stars Vettel and Leclerc will be one of the intriguing stories of 2019 F1 season

 As Sebastian Vettel crossed the finish line at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last November, he must have been desperate to find the exit gate and return to Germany for his winter break. It was a disaster of a season for the four-time world champion, who started off the year with plenty of promise but countless errors […]

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Ricciardo ‘ran from’ Verstappen ‘fight’

Daniel Ricciardo left Red Bull as he was “running from a fight” with Max Verstappen; so said Christian Horner. Last August Ricciardo announced that he would be leaving Red Bull having signed a multi-year deal with Renault. The decision came as a shock to many, including Red Bull as they believed the Aussie was about to put pen to paper […]

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Norris opens second Barcelona test on top; trouble for Mercedes and Ferrari

Lando Norris put McLaren at the top of the timing screens at the start of the final pre-season test in Barcelona on a day that proved difficult for both Mercedes and Ferrari. On a day when McLaren caused two red flags, Norris went quickest with half an hour remaining when he posted a 1m17.709s to […]

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Schumacher to test Alfa Romeo in April?

Newly recruited Ferrari development academy driver Mick Schumacher, the son of legendary driver Michael Schumacher, could finally be set to get behind the wheel of an up-to-date Formula 1 car in a testing situation, with the chance reportedly coming as early as April. Sky Italia reports that the 19-year-old could test an Alfa Romeo. Thanks to […]

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Raikkonen says Alfa yet to push new car limits

 During last week’s test, Raikkonen posted the fourth-fastest time overall on the softest tire compound available on day three, ending up within 0.4s of the quickest lap registered by Nico Hulkenberg, and ahead of the fastest Mercedes time. Despite using the C5 tire for his lap, Raikkonen says it wasn’t a qualifying-style run and he […]

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Daniel Ricciardo’s generous act for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing replacement Pierre Gasly

The surprise exit of Daniel Ricciardo from championship contenders Red Bull Racing to join middle-of-the-grid Renault may mean the end of the ‘shoey’ in Formula One in 2019, but the Australian’s replacement hasn’t ruled out continuing the tradition. “Hopefully it will be my turn to do it,” French driver Pierre Gasly exclusively told Wide World of […]

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Mick Schumacher: Dad was ‘the greatest F1 racer ever’ and following him ‘can be difficult’

Formula 2 driver Mick Schumacher admits there are downsides to following in the footsteps of his seven-times world champion father Michael. The 19-year-old, who joined the Ferrari Driver Academy earlier this month, has made few public remarks on the legacy of his father, who was seriously injured in a skiing accident five years ago.“I am happy […]

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Robert Kubica raring for F1 return with ROKiT Williams Racing eight years after rallying accident

Robert Kubica is confident he can help ROKiT Williams Racingget back to where they should be after an eight-year absence from Formula One.The Pole suffered horrific injuries in a rallying accident eight years ago, resulting in him having his right arm partially amputated and it looked as if his promising Formula One career was over. But after […]

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Kvyat, Raikkonen lead third test day as Williams finally runs

Daniil Kvyat and Kimi Raikkonen broke the 1m18s barrier on the third day of pre-season testing as Williams finally started runningwith its new car. On a day interrupted by a number of red flags caused by Haas, Raikkonen led the way until the closing moments, having posted a 1m17.762s late in the morning session on the […]

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“Formula 1: Drive to Survive” premiers on Netflix March 8

Formula One fans will be treated to a new docuseries this March called “Formula 1: Drive to Survive.” The series is a Netflix-exclusive and premieres about a week before the kick off of the 2019 season. In F1’s announcement on Wednesday, the league said to expect 10 episodes that dive not only into the fight […]

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Honda installation is Red Bull’s best ever – Horner

The 2019 Honda power unit is “a thing of beauty” and has resulted in the best installation that Red Bull has ever had, according to team principal Christian Horner. Red Bull ended its deal with Renault after 12 years in order to join forces with Honda this season, following on from Toro Rosso’s partnership with […]

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Gasly ‘caught by surprise’ while pushing RB15’s limits

Red Bull Racing’s Pierre Gasly was “caught out by surprise” on his first day of pre-season testing, crashing the team’s RB15 while seeking its limits. Gasly took over from Max Verstappen on Tuesday in Barcelona, taking to the track at the wheel of Red Bull’s 2019 car for the very first time. The Frenchman’s day […]

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Mercedes could leave UK in event of no deal Brexit

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has warned that a no-deal Brexit scenario would “massively damage” Formula 1’s many operations currently based in Great Britain and would make it difficult for the reigning constructors’ champions to remain based in the UK at Brackley. Speaking in front of a packed media audience on the first day of pre-season […]

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‘Schumacher took foreign holiday for 50th birthday’

Michael Schumacher spent his recent 50th birthday at a new family home in Mallorca. That is the claim of the German publications Bunte and Bild, claiming that the seven time world champion was flown to the Mediterranean island by helicopter. It could indicate a significant development in Schumacher’s recovery from brain injuries sustained in a […]

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New regulations make all 10 teams title contenders – Wolff

Toto Wolff insists Mercedes sees every team on the grid as a contender for the championship this season given aerodynamic regulation changes in Formula 1. Mercedes revealed its 2019 car, the W10, on Wednesday morning as it carries out a shakedown during a filming day, with Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton both spending time behind […]