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Nico Hulkenberg, F1, Racing Point

Hulkenberg says changes gave different feel; tight schedule for Stroll rest

Nico Hulkenberg talks about his return to F1 Eifel GP as he adds about different feeling in the car, while Sergio Perez braces for a difficult race. It was quick change from Lance Stroll to...
Eifel GP, F1, Valtteri Bottas

Eifel GP: Bottas beats Hamilton to pole, Leclerc finishes inside Top 4

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas upped his pace to beat Lewis Hamilton to take F1 Eifel GP pole as Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen ended up third.  Q1: The first part of F1 Eifel GP qualifying at a...
Eifel GP, F1, Valtteri Bottas

Eifel GP: Bottas tops FP3, Stroll unwell; McLaren partners with Mind

Mercedes led a 1-2 eventually in F1 Eifel GP FP3 session with Valtteri Bottas ahead of Lewis Hamilton as Ferrari's Charles Leclerc ended up third. After the Friday washout, there was track action on Saturday...
Honda, F1, Red Bull

Honda on F1/IndyCar, Red Bull options; Mercedes/Ferrari/Renault position

Mercedes and Ferrari more or less opted out of providing engines to Red Bull as they ponder multiple options including Renault, while Honda speak on exiting F1 but re-signing IndyCar. From the moment the news...
FIA, F1

FIA: F1 2021 reg, WRC 2021 calendar, superlicense, Formula E/Extreme E

The FIA WMSC has detailed on several changes in a lot of championships like F1, Formula E/Extreme E plus released WRC 2021 calendar too. On the side of F1, the FIA WMSC thanked Chase Carey...
F1, Mick Schumacher, Callum Ilott

Schumacher, Ilott positive despite miss as Binotto talks next chance

Mick Schumacher and Callum Ilott positive despite time missed as Mattia Binotto talks next chance, while F1 reveals latest data of COVID-19 testing and Movistar extends TV contract. It was heartbreak for both F2 front-runners...
Spa-Francorchamps, WRC, Monza

Spa announces major €80m renovation; Monza to host 2020 WRC finale

Spa-Francorchamps has announced 80 million euros in renovations for 2022, while WRC has announced Monza is to host their season finale. A year after the infamous circuit was the recipient of a considerable loan from...
Eifel GP, F1, Mercedes

Eifel GP: FP2 session called-off; Mercedes has another COVID-19 positive

The F1 Eifel GP FP2 was also cancelled due to bad weather conditions as Friday saw no running, with Mercedes informing of another COVID-19 positive. After the suspension of the FP1 session, the FP2 session...
Eifel GP, F1

Eifel GP: Rain plays spoilsport in FP1, no debut for Ilott, Schumacher

The F1 Eifel GP started off on a bad note as the weather conditions did not allow for any running during the whole of the session. As was expected with the predicted weather conditions at...
Luca Corberi, F1, Karting

‘Out of line’: F1 drivers speak out against Corberi karting incident

The three F1 drivers who competed with Luca Corberi were surprised by the actions of the Italian karter as they felt it was something unacceptable from him. It only took one egregious act to turn...
Haas, Guenther Steiner, F1, Romain Grosjean, Kimi Raikkonen

Haas shuns Mazepin sale, Grosjean/Peugeot; no contract for Raikkonen

Guenther Steiner was pretty vocal about no sale of Haas to Dimitry Mazepin as 2021 line-up talks rages on, while Romain Grosjean discussed about Peugeot as Kimi Raikkonen puts down contract signed news. Steiner categorically...
Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, F1

Hamilton not with trees cut for Rio F1 track; Vettel has shares in Aston

Lewis Hamilton is not comfortable with F1 building a new race circuit in Rio de Janeiro by cutting down trees as Sebastian Vettel reveals of having shares of Aston Martin. In the week leading to...
FIA, Eifel GP, F1

FIA marks practice start space, Mercedes member tests COVID-19 positive

The FIA has marked a space for practice start during the F1 Eifel GP after Russian GP debacle as a Mercedes member has tested positive for COVID-19. After the issue with practice start in Russian...
F1, F1 Reverse Grid

F1 teams say it is not lack of confidence in 2022 regs for reverse...

F1 team principals don't think it is lack of confidence in 2022 regulations for reverse grid trial being pushed so much as most disagree with Ross Brawn's idea to try it. A hot topic of...
Honda, F1, Red Bull

F1 Nation discusses Honda departure; Marko adds Red Bull’s challenges

F1 Nation talks about the sudden decision of Honda and its after-effects for Red Bull Racing as Helmut Marko adds on the limitations they have. The episode, beginning with the hosts discussing Honda's recent F1...
Will Stevens, McLaren, F1

McLaren credits Stevens as test driver; Scheckter puts Hamilton in Top 3

McLaren has acknowledged Will Stevens as its official F1 test & development driver as Jody Scheckter differs from Sir Jackie Stewart on Lewis Hamilton. In an interesting acknowledgement, McLaren has now credited former F1 racer...
Sebastian Vettel, F1, Beyond The Grid Podcast

Podcast: Vettel on Ferrari/Aston Martin, Schumacher, life, family & more

The F1 Beyond The Grid features Sebastian Vettel talking about his career, time with Ferrari, future, life, farming and lot more. The F1 Beyond The Grid podcast started with Vettel talking about the sport now...
Alonso, Fernando Alonso

Fernando: Episode-by-episode summary of Alonso’s Amazon show

The multi-sport journey of Fernando Alonso was captured by Amazon Prime Video and made into a show spread out in five episodes. With the OTT platform gaining momentum all across the globe, it wasn't long...
Mercedes, AMG, Red Bull

Mercedes-AMG to intensify work; Red Bull-BMC enter prototype stage

Mercedes and AMG will intensify its work from 2021 F1 season onward as Red Bull Advanced Technologies enter prototype stage with BMC. Amid speculations of Mercedes pulling out of F1 despite having signed the Concorde...
Christian Horner, Honda, Max Verstappen

Horner: Honda pull-out wake-up call for F1; adds on Renault, Verstappen

Christian Horner feels Honda pull-out is a wake-up call for F1 and FIA with regards to the 2026 and beyond regulations as he adds about Renault and Max Verstappen. With the engine regulations unlikely to...
McLaren, Andreas Seidl, Racing Point, Renault

Seidl puts McLaren in P4-P5 bracket, regards Racing Point as faster still

Andreas Seidl still takes McLaren as fourth-fifth fastest team of 2020 F1 season as they fight against Racing Point and Renault for third. As it has been for several years, the coveted 'best of the...
F1, Christian Horner, Red Bull, Alexander Albom

Horner in no hurry to finalise 2021 line-up, all drivers on multi-year contract

Christian Horner says they are in nor hurry to finalise the F1 2021 line-up as all of the drivers are under multi-year contracts. Apart from Max Verstappen, the remaining three seats at Red Bull Racing...
Guenther Steiner, F1

Steiner hopes Mugello-like unknowns in Eifel GP, Turkey will not allow fans

Guenther Steiner hopes that the F1 Eifel GP will be an unknown like how Tuscan GP went but this time due to the weather as Turkey decided against allowing fans in. While the Mugello weekend...
Mario Isola, F1, Pirelli

Pirelli reveals details of Portiamo test for 2021, to have 8-10 prototypes

Pirelli F1 chief Mario Isola reveals details of the upcoming Portimao tyre test as they push towards the 2021 season. While not a new generation of tyre, the Pirelli product to be used in the...
Max Verstappen, Kimi Raikkonen

Verstappen wins virtual Petit Le Mans; Raikkonen goes karting with Robin

Max Verstappen won the virtual Petit Le Mans race with Team Redline alongside Jonas Wallmeier as Kimi Raikkonen goes karting with Robin again. While the F1 world was shocked by Honda's decision to pull out...
Cyril Abiteboul, Renault

Abiteboul fine with entry fees disrupting to-be customers, adds on future

Cyril Abiteboul doesn't have any issues with the entry fee to F1 potentially lessening chance of Renault finding a customer team plus adds on his future. In a mid-September reveal, it was made known that...
F2

F2 crash in Sochi another new learning; Correa shares fracture image

The sprint F2 race crash at Sochi was another new learning for the FIA as per Michael Masi with TechPro, fire and tyres, as Juan Manuel Correa shares fracture image. It was a heavy incident...
Max Verstappen, F1

Verstappen hopes to have more clean races like Sochi after disrupted 2020

Max Verstappen feels he needs more races like F1 Russian GP after string of unfortunate luck he has had in the 2020 season so far. The result for Verstappen in the F1 Russian GP wasn't...
Helmut Marko, Honda, Red Bull

Marko says Red Bull working on solutions, can exit F1 but not a priority

Dr. Helmut Marko says Red Bull is already working on various solutions after the decision of Honda as he says they can exit F1 but it is not a priority. Honda surprised the motor racing...
Williams, Simon Roberts

Williams won’t give up 2021 for 2022, no discussions on team principal role

Simon Roberts says that Williams won't give up 2021 for 2022 F1 season as no discussions held so far about full-time team principal. With the new journey embarked for Williams under Dorilton Capital, the team...