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Aug 19

Alonso could explore options outside F1 for 2018

Alonso could explore options outside F1 for 2018

2017-06-11_0551Fernando Alonso is willing to consider competing outside of Formula 1 in 2018 if he is unable to find a seat that will give him a chance to win races next season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 18

Marko: P3 ‘the best Red Bull can get’ with Renault engines

Red Bull is still over 170 points behind Mercedes at the head of the constructors’ championship

2017-06-11_1349Trailing Mercedes and Ferrari in the F1 constructors’ championship, Red Bull has struggled to keep up through the first half of the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 17

Teams forced to re-design 2018 F1 cars after Shield axe

The FIA confirmed last month it will go ahead with integrating the divisive Halo into the design of next year’s F1 cars

Several F1 teams have been forced to scrap elements of their designs for the 2018 F1 season after the FIA opted to ditch its proposal for the Shield in favour of the Halo cockpit protection device. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 16

Sainz has ‘no intention’ of breaking Red Bull F1 contract

Sainz currently races alongside Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso

2017-06-11_3325Carlos Sainz Jr. says he has “no intention” of breaking his Formula 1 contract with parent team Red Bull amid speculation about his racing plans for 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 15

Palmer encouraged by Renault development after recent updates

“We knew it was going to address the floor that we had since the start of the year”

2017-06-09-14-21-34_1650Jolyon Palmer feels encouraged by the gain that Renault has made in developing its Formula 1 car in recent weeks, setting the team up well for a strong second half of the season after the summer break. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 12

Ferrari vindicated by ‘making less noise’ over winter – Vettel

“We want to win so very happy where we are going but it’s not yet enough”

2017-06-11_0510Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari is reaping the rewards of its strategy of keeping its head down over the winter having emerged as the team to beat during the 2017 F1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 11

Gasly still waiting on Toro Rosso F1 promotion decision

The reigning GP2 Series champion was tipped to move into F1 this season

GP2 - Pierre Gasly (PREMA Racing)Pierre Gasly says he remains fully focused on a graduation to F1 next season with Scuderia Toro Rosso but admits he is no closer to knowing whether Red Bull will indeed promote him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 10

Hakkinen replaces Button at McLaren for Monterey Motorsport Reunion

The American event is being held on the 17-20 August

Hakkinenautographs2490McLaren has announced Jenson Button has been withdrawn from driving Emerson Fittipaldi’s 1974 Formula 1 World Championship-winning McLaren M23 at the Monterey Motorsport Reunion and replaced by Mika Hakkinen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 09

Wehrlein excited to work with ‘outstanding’ Vasseur at Sauber

“We never really worked together, so I’m looking forward to working with him”

2017-06-08_0505Pascal Wehrlein is relishing the opportunity to work with new Sauber Formula 1 chief Frederic Vasseur, but feels changes implemented will only begin to bear fruit in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 08

Horner backs Verstappen to respond after tough first half of season

Verstappen has picked up just one podium finish through the opening 11 rounds in 2017

2017-06-09-14-12-21_1531Red Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner has tipped Max Verstappen to bounce back after the summer break following a difficult first half of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 07

’Not a big change’ for Haas joining Strategy Group meetings

“Everybody was happy because we were treated with respect and didn’t try to run the show.”

2017-06-09-08-59-08_0033Haas Formula 1 chief Günther Steiner felt it was “not a big change” being allowed to join the Strategy Group meeting, saying there was no backlash from the pre-existing members. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 06

Halo a ‘detriment’ challenge to 2018 F1 car designs

“In terms of aero, if anything it’s a detriment and, if anything, you have to work around it being fitted to the car.”

While the introduction of the Halo cockpit protector continues to grab headlines ahead of its introduction to Formula 1 for 2018, the sport’s technical heads have explained how its relative late arrival will have an impact on the design of next year’s cars. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 05

Honda ‘to take a deep breath’ over the F1 summer shutdown

McLaren-Honda enjoyed its best race of the season in Hungary

2017-06-11_1438Having wrapped up Formula 1 testing at the Hungaroring, Honda’s principal engineer Satoshi Nakamura says the Japanese manufacturer will pause over the summer break have trailed new power unit parts as part of its continual hunt for performance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

F1 team tech chiefs not expecting ‘huge tricks’ with Halo aero

“The definition isn’t finally issued yet so we don’t exactly know what opportunities we’ll have”

Technical bosses from a number of Formula 1 teams are not expecting to gain any noticeable aerodynamic performance through the fairings that will be added to the ‘Halo’ cockpit device upon its introduction in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 03

Kubica: F1 return possible thanks to preparation, not change in condition

Kubica turned in a star display at the Hungaroring to finish the day fourth-fastest

Robert Kubica has put his Formula 1 test return down to his preparation programme as opposed to a change in his condition, explaining that his limitations and condition remain unchanged. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 02

Robert Kubica begins highly anticipated F1 test

Paddock rumours have suggested Kubica feels he is ready to return to F1 straight away

Robert Kubica has begun one of the most keenly anticipated F1 test outings of recent years as he prepares to drive an ‘modern’ specification F1 car for the first time in almost seven years at the Hungaroring. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 01

Raikkonen nearing new Ferrari deal for F1 2018

The Finn’s future has been the subject of ongoing rumour in recent weeks

2017-06-11_3252Kimi Raikkonen appears set for an extended stay with the Ferrari team into the 2018 F1 season following high praise from company president Sergio Marchionne for his performance at the Hungarian Grand Prix.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 31

Call to swap Hamilton and Bottas ‘extremely difficult’ – Wolff

“Lewis’ pace seemed to be quicker” – Wolff

2017-06-08_0687Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff says the decision to swap Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas during Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix was “extremely difficult” to take, but praised both drivers for their sportsmanship.
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Jul 30

Di Resta felt ‘back at home’ driving F1 car again

“When you’re out there, there’s nothing else like it”

Di Resta felt 'back at home' driving F1 car againWilliams super-sub Paul di Resta felt “back at home” behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car after an impressive showing during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 29

Sauber explains why it ditched Honda for Ferrari

“We had the opportunity to discuss with Ferrari to get the new-spec engine “

2017-06-09-14-17-28_1599New Sauber boss Frederic Vasseur has explained the reasons behind the team’s decision to scrap its partnership with Honda before it had even begun.  Read the rest of this entry »

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