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Honda, F1

Honda explains decision, new PU for 2021, no electric racing plans & more

Honda Motor explained its decision to quit F1 as it added about a new engine for 2021, while relaying that they don't have any electric racing plans. After months of wait, Honda officially announced its...
Renault, Red Bull, F1

Renault will comply with F1 regulations if Red Bull requests for engines

Cyril Abiteboul says Renault will comply with the F1 regulations to provide engines to Red Bull Racing if they request for it. With Red Bull and AlphaTauri left with no power unit suppliers from 2022...
F1, Mick Schumacher, Imola

F1 sees rise in COVID-19; Imola starts ticket sale, Schumacher has seat fit

F1 has released the highest number of positive cases in COVID-19 since the start of 2020 season but it says it isn't linked to fans as Imola starts ticket sale. While there is no grand...
Liberty Media, Meyer Shank Racing, IndyCar

Liberty Media buys minority stake in Meyer Shank Racing operation

In a surprising move, Liberty Media has made a minority equity investment in Meyer Shank Racing, who compete in IndyCar and IMSA stateside. The investment will go towards the operation's expansion. The American team's IMSA...
Valtteri Bottas, Extreme E

Photo: Bottas says his race pace is better than before, tests Extreme E car

Valtteri Bottas feels his race pace has generally been better in 2020 F1 season as he tests the new Extreme E series car. Though not a comprehensive defeat on merit, Mercedes' Bottas Russian GP performance...
Honda, Red Bull, F1

Honda to leave F1 after 2021 season after attaining race victories goal

Honda has decided to not stay back in F1 beyond the 2021 season, leaving Red Bull Racing and AlphaTauri with no engine suppliers. Japanese manufacturer Honda dropped a bombshell on Friday morning with its announcement...
Daniel Ricciardo, Renault

Ricciardo being realistic about podium seeing settled Top 3 positions

Daniel Ricciardo doesn't want to be pessimistic but rather realistic about podium for himself and Renault in F1 2020 seeing a settled Top 3 positions. Its been a strange 2020 F1 season where multiple teams...
George Russell, Alexander Albon, Lando Norris

Russell enjoyed respectable tussle with Albon, Norris in Russian GP

George Russell says he had fun in his brief battle with Twitch mates Alexander Albon and Lando Norris in F1 Russian GP, even if it was in backend of the field. A Lap 1 trouble...
Zak Brown, F1, Podcast

Podcast: Brown on racing/marketing, McLaren, IndyCar, drivers & more

Zak Brown features on F1 Beyond The Grid podcast speaking on his early career from racing to marketing guru, time with McLaren, IndyCar and more. Returning to the standard format of an F1: Beyond the...
Mick Schumacher, Callum Ilott, Robert Shwartzman, F1, Ferrari

Photo: Schumacher, Ilott & Shwartzman discuss memorable Ferrari F1 test

F2 racers Mick Schumacher, Callum Ilott and Robert Shwartzman completed a memorable day of testing with Ferrari at Fiorano. Ahead of their scheduled FP1 run at Nurburgring and Yas Marina circuit in the 2020 season,...
Sergio Perez, Racing Point

Perez enjoyed Ricciardo move in Russia, hopes for upgrades in Eifel GP

Sergio Perez enjoyed his move on Daniel Ricciardo in F1 Russian GP as he hopes to get full upgrades in upcoming Eifel GP. Perez had a rather lonely F1 Russian GP at Sochi but one...
Charles Leclerc, Ferrari

Leclerc in better mental state after Russia as Ferrari focus on diffuser area

Charles Leclerc did not expect sixth place in F1 Russian GP as he feels Ferrari upgrades brought some relief with few more to come in Nurburgring. Heading into the F1 Russian GP, Leclerc was not...
F1, F1 Nation, Toto Wolff, Andrew Shovlin, Mercedes

F1 Nation features Shovlin, Wolff speaking on Russian GP and more

The F1 Nation podcast detailed on Russian GP as Mercedes had Andrew Shovlin and also Toto Wolff featuring to discuss multiple topics. The latest episode of F1 Nation began like most: with a montage of...
F1, Penalty Points, Lewis Hamilton

F1 drivers agree penalty points on license should be for dangerous clashes

F1 drivers are of the view that the penalty points on their superlicense should be for more dangerous incidents than the one Lewis Hamilton got in Russian GP. Considering that Mercedes' Hamilton was only two...
Pierre Gasly, Daniil Kvyat

Gasly admits VSC error, both AlphaTauri rue losing to Leclerc in Sochi race

AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly admits VSC error in F1 Russian GP as both he and Daniil Kvyat rue losing out to Ferrari's Charles Leclerc. The decision to pit Gasly was a split-second one from AlphaTauri; a...
Mick Schumacher, Robert Shwartzman, Callum Ilott, F1, F2

Schumacher, Ilott & Shwartzman to get FP1 outing with Alfa Romeo, Haas

Ferrari Academy Drivers Mick Schumacher, Callum Ilott and Robert Shwartzman will all get F1 FP2 outing with Alfa Romeo Racing and Haas in 2020. After Shwartzman revealed procuring his F1 superlicense earlier in the day,...
Romain Grosjean, Sebastian Vettel

Grosjean says Vettel apologised for T2 clash, both review tough Sochi race

Romain Grosjean revealed that Sebastian Vettel came over to apologise when the two touched each other at Turn 2 in F1 Russian GP. When two F1 drivers - Haas' Grosjean and Ferrari's Vettel, neither often...
Valtteri Bottas

Bottas says radio call wasn’t premeditated but a message to critics

Valtteri Bottas had a bee attack to survive in F1 Russian GP at the start as he explains the stringent radio message to his critics. The performance of Bottas in F1 Russian GP was not...
Ross Brawn, Lewis Hamilton, F1

Brawn advises Hamilton on his ‘against me’ comment, defends asphalt run-off

Ross Brawn has an advise Lewis Hamilton's comments regarding 'universe against me' as he defends the use of asphalt run-off plus more. It is not unusual for Mercedes' Hamilton to be slightly philosophical when he...
Lewis Hamilton, Mika Salo

Salo refutes Hamilton’s penalty information leak allegations to Finnish TV

FIA Steward Mika Salo has refuted the allegations about him leaking the penalty information of Lewis Hamilton to Finnish TV. Moments after the F1 Russian GP at Sochi, while Hamilton and Mercedes showed their displeasure...
Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon

Ricciardo explains T2 slip as Ocon says hard tyres undone his Russian GP

Daniel Ricciardo explained his slip at Turn 2 which fired him up in F1 Russian GP as Esteban Ocon feels hard tyres ruined his charge. It was a great start from the Renault drivers in...
Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris

Sainz accepts blame, wants T2 changes; Norris talks steering wheel issue

Carlos Sainz accepted blame for F1 Russian GP crash but feels Turn 2 needs changing as Lando Norris reveals of steering wheel issue. It didn't take terribly long for the McLaren of Sainz to slide...
Lance Stroll, Racing Point, F1

Stroll left disappointed with no penalty for Leclerc in Russian GP clash

Racing Point's Lance Stroll was left frustrated after his F1 Russian GP ended in few corners after a hit from Ferrari's Charles Leclerc. To the dismay of Stroll, and his team Racing Point, the Canadian's...
Lewis Hamilton, Toto Wolff

Hamilton clarifies stopping him/team comment as FIA fines Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff were not pleased with him being penalised for a pre-race mistake to in-race as FIA fines Mercedes heavy. There was controversy already even before the start of F1 Russian GP...
Russian GP, F1, Valtteri Bottas

Russian GP: Bottas wins from Verstappen as Hamilton gets double penalty

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas finally got a win in F1 Russian GP after double penalty to Lewis Hamilton to be third behind Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen. Pole-sitter Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton held onto the lead in...
Fernando Alonso, Renault

Alonso F1 test plan being formulated, Abiteboul speaks on his factory visit

Cyril Abiteboul says that Renault is doing all they can to help Fernando Alonso have some testing done in a F1 car before his return in 2021. When Alonso last raced at Renault in 2009,...
F1, Russian GP

F1: Hamilton mess, Verstappen push, Vettel crash, Sainz’s help & more

The Saturday in F1 Russian GP had some drama especially in Q2 with the red flag but one half of Mercedes reigned supreme against one half of Red Bull Racing. On a weekend during which...
Stefano Domenicali, F1

F1 paddock credits hiring of Domenicali, Wolff/Horner speak on their talks

Newly-appointed F1 CEO to-be Stefano Domenicali already has the support of drivers, team principals, and figures of the championship. Domenicali was not a figure of notoriety in the F1 paddock ten days ago. However, with...
Russian GP, F1, Lewis Hamilton

Russian GP: Hamilton on pole, Verstappen manages to beat Bottas for P2

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton took pole in F1 Russian GP as Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen managed to get in between him and Valtteri Bottas. Q1: There was extra work to do for Lewis Hamilton in first...
Russian GP, F1, Lewis Hamilton

Russian GP: Hamilton tops FP3, multiple drivers did not have a clean run

Mercedes remained on top with Lewis Hamilton ahead of Valtteri Bottas in F1 Russian GP FP3 session, while McLaren's Carlos Sainz slotted in third. It was a much cleaner FP3 session in F1 Russian GP...