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Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton, Toto Wolff

Bottas, Hamilton talk start trouble, strategy as Wolff explains hard tyre call

Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton had slight trouble in adjusting to slippery conditions at the start of F1 Portuguese GP as Toto Wolff explains the call for hard tyres. It was unusual circumstances at the...
Scott Dixon, CGR, IndyCar 2020

Restless champ Dixon to begin ‘aggressive’ 2021 IndyCar prep imminently

CGR driver Scott Dixon reflects on his 2020 IndyCar campaign, also detailing what his 'aggressive' preparations for 2021 will entail. After the first race run of the Gateway doubleheader, Dixon held a 117-point championship lead....
Charles Leclerc, F1, Ross Brawn

Leclerc pleased with progress, Brawn clubs him with Hamilton/Schumacher

Charles Leclerc was encouraged by the progress made by Ferrari in F1 Portuguese GP as Ross Brawn clubs him with Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher. With potentially last of its upgrades brought in at F1...
Lewis Hamilton, F1

Hamilton will seek medical advice after pain due to cramps at Algarve

Lewis Hamilton complained of cramps during the course of F1 Portuguese GP as he is seek medical advice before the next grand prix. Having done the hard work at start, while cruising towards a record-breaking...
Christian Horner, Red Bull, Honda, Renault

Horner reckons Renault may not wish to supply PU, Honda IP priority

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says Renault may not be in a position to be able to conveniently supply his team engines in 2022. The French F1 manufacturer used to supply engines for Red Bull...
Vitaly Petrov, Alexander Petrov, F1, FIA

Petrov’s dad Alexander dies in Russia, FIA notes Algarve steward change

Former F1 racer and FIA Steward Vitaly Petrov's father, Alexander, has died after an alleged attempted assassination as per reports. Multiple reports from Russian news agencies are stating that businessman and municipal deputy of Vyborg,...
Kevin Magnussen, Sergio Perez, Colton Herta

Brown rules out Magnussen, Perez; Steiner praises Herta but no F1

Zak Brown ruled out Kevin Magnussen and also Sergio Perez from his IndyCar line-up as Guenther Steiner praises Colton Herta but says he's not in frame for Haas F1 seat. With each driver announcement of...
Williams, George Russell, Toto Wolff

Williams doesn’t wish to fuel on Russell/Latifi rumour; Wolff weighs in

Simon Roberts doesn't want to fuel rumours about George Russell and Nicholas Latifi as he says nothing to confirm them with Williams, while Toto Wolff raises his hands up. As new ownership takes the reigns...
Scott McLaughlin, Team Penske, IndyCar 2021

McLaughlin to join Penske full-time for 2021 IndyCar season

With Team Penske's announcement that they will be terminating their Supercars program in 2021, so too came the confirmation that Scott McLaughlin will be making the move to IndyCar for 2021. This weekend, McLaughlin prepares...
Romain Grojean, Kevin Magnussen, Haas

Grosjean, Magnussen open on decision/future; Steiner talks Haas line-up

Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen are fine with the call from Haas regarding losing their F1 seats for financial reasons as they now ponder on their future. Haas' abandonment of their 2020 F1 driver line-up...
George Russell, Antonio Giovinazzi, Sergio Perez

Russell, Latifi confident, Perez quiet; Giovinazzi leaves it on Alfa/Ferrari

George Russell seems confident to stick with Williams amid Sergio Perez rumours, who doesn't say much, as Antonio Giovinazzi leaves it on Alfa Romeo and Ferrari regarding his F1 future. The Haas F1 line-up was...
Nico Rosberg, Renault, Extreme E, F1

Renault gives F1 test to academy drivers; Rosberg joins Extreme E grid

Renault has decided to give a F1 test run to its three juniors in Bahrain as Nico Rosberg is latest to join the Extreme E grid. As a prize for their supreme performances in F2...
Ferrari, F1

Ferrari to spend tokens to improve rear end, further upgrade in Portugal

Ferrari will bring further upgrades mostly to the rear-end of their car in F1 Portuguese GP as they look to use two tokens to improve it for 2021 season. Interestingly, Ferrari has identified that the...
Formula E

Formula E defers Mexico/Sanya rounds, Santiago/Saudi to open 2020/21

The FIA Formula E Championship has released a revised calendar for the 2020/21 season with the postponement of Mexico and Sanya rounds, while it starts with double in Santiago and Saudi Arabia. With COVID-19 pandemic...
Helmut Marko, Sebastian Vettel

Marko opens up on rookie errors from Vettel, not same driver as Red Bull

Helmut Marko opens up about Sebastian Vettel and his troubled time in current period in F1 as he hopes he is taken equally at Aston Martin alongside Lance Stroll. At the end of 2013, Vettel...
McLaren, F1, Carlos Sainz

McLaren not giving up on upgrades, will trial more things in Portuguese GP

McLaren is not going to give up on its upgrades as they are set to trial more in the upcoming F1 Portuguese GP despite apprehensions from Carlos Sainz. They wanted to try it extensively in...
Guenther Steiner, Haas, Renault, Ferrari

Steiner says late rule change caught Ferrari, Renault switch not impossible

Guenther Steiner says a late rule change caught out Ferrari and did not give it time to prepare as he adds Renault switch unlikely but not impossible. Not just chassis trouble but Haas had engine...
Helmut Marko, Honda, Red Bull

Marko hopes Red Bull isn’t at existing supplier’s mercy, likes Honda IP path

Helmut Marko states Red Bull doesn't want to be at mercy of rival F1 manufacturers as he favours Honda IP route if situation works out as winning title for Max Verstappen is a big...
Guenther Steiner, Haas

Steiner opens up on Ferrari juniors for Haas, Mazepin/Hulkenberg talks

Guenther Steiner had more discussions on Haas F1 line-up for 2021 and beyond as he added about the Ferrari juniors, Nikita Mazepin, Nico Hulkenberg and more. Steiner was part of the Sport1's AvD Motorsport Magazine...
Toto Wolff, Mercedes, AMG

Wolff jokes future being sorted quicker than Brexit, adds on AMG strategy

Toto Wolff says his future is being sorted faster than Brexit talks as he added on Daimler AG's strategy with regards to AMG Performance. For months, the talk around the future of Wolff has continued...
F1, Honda, Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault

F1 manufacturers discuss engine spending cap, current/future regulations

The F1 manufacturers - Mercedes, Renault and Ferrari - speak about engine spending cap and the regulations with the regards to future and if they could have changed it for 2021. In many ways, Honda's...
Cyril Abiteboul, Renault

Abiteboul credits team’s persistence since 2016, optimistic in P3 tussle

Cyril Abiteboul was in a reflective mood post F1 Eifel GP podium as he praised the consistency/reliability and Daniel Ricciardo, while feels good about Renault's chances in P3 fight. With the win going to Lewis...
Pirelli, F1, F2

Pirelli monitoring sidewall sensitivity on 18-inch tyres before 2022 F1 debut

Pirelli F1 boss Mario Isola stated that they are looking at the sensitivity of the 18-inch tyres with regards to cuts via front-wing leading to punctures in F2. Instituted to serve the aesthetics of the...
Nico Hulkenberg, Max Verstappen, F1, Red Bull

Hulkenberg: Three-tenths of Verstappen possible on my very good days

Nico Hulkenberg reckons he can get to within three-tenths of Max Verstappen on his 'very good days' as he adds he isn't desperate to be in F1. From being linked to Haas and Alfa Romeo...
Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris

Sainz thinks good upgrades work straight as McLaren has homework to do

Carlos Sainz believes if upgrades are good, they tend to work straightaway, which he reckons was not the case with McLaren in F1 Eifel GP as Lando Norris talks about his race-ending problem being...
Pierre Gasly, Charles Leclerc

Gasly, Leclerc encouraged by progress after good results in Eifel GP

Pierre Gasly and Charles Leclerc were encouraged by the overall progress and F1 Eifel GP results even though they felt the car wasn't the best at Nurburging. With a myriad of impressive race results to...
Vietnam GP, F1

Vietnam GP officially cancels 2020 F1 race, full refunds for VGPC holders

The inaugural Vietnam GP has been officially cancelled for the 2020 season as full refunds will start for holders purchased directly through VGPC. Weeks after F1 released 2020 calendar details confirming races in Turkey, Bahrain...
Toto Wolff, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas

Wolff reminded of Hamilton/Rosberg’s Bahrain fight seeing Eifel T1 tussle

Toto Wolff says the Turn 1 fight between Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in F1 Eifel GP reminded him of the tussle between the Brit and Nico Rosberg in Bahrain. It was not a long...
Nico Hulkenberg

Hulkenberg was on wrong engine mode as steering was hardest to learn

Nico Hulkenberg reveals he was on wrong engine mode at the start of F1 Eifel GP as he felt the steering wheel was hardest to learn on his return. While for the F1 British GP,...
Antonio Felix Da Costa, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, IndyCar 2020

Da Costa gears up for maiden IndyCar test with RLLR in November

At their Indianapolis base, Formula E's Antonio Felix Da Costa is preparing for a November IndyCar test with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. The reigning champion of the electric single-seater series, Da Costa has always had...

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