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F1, Australia, Bahrain

F1 confirms Australia move to Nov, Bahrain ’21 opener; Imola is Round 2

F1 has confirmed the postponement of Australian GP and Chinese GP as Bahrain GP takes over as 2021 season opener, with Imola Rd 2. Even though F1 announced Australian GP as the 2021 opener for...
McLaren, Formula E

McLaren signs option to join Formula E in 2022/23, to evaluate possibilities

McLaren Racing announced signing of option to enter Formula E in 2022/23 season as it will spend 2021 in evaluating the possibilities. The British carmaker has announced the signing of an option to enter the...
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, F1

Vettel terms Ferrari project as ‘failure’ with no title, pressure not only reason

Outgoing Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel insists his time at Ferrari amounted to failure, denying that pressure played such a role as some have suggested. Vettel joined Ferrari in 2015 with the intention of winning a...
Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo

Sainz recall ’15 as intense year; Verstappen, ex-teammates reflect on time

Former teammates - Sainz, Ricciardo, Gasly and Albon - of Max Verstappen speak on the Dutchman's personality and talent, with the Red Bull driver responding. Among those to speak were his Red Bull teammates Daniel...
F2, F3

F2/F3 2020: Drivers categorised in ‘tier’ system for their performances

With the 2020 F2 and F3 done, FormulaRapida.net decided to draw out a ranked list in a new ‘Tier’ system, moving away from a traditional, individual ranked order. The shortened 2020 season had its share...
Guenther Steiner, Haas, Simone Resta, Ferrari

Steiner says Resta’s arrival at Haas is in line with team’s tech re-structure

Guenther Steiner notes that the arrival of Simone Resta at Haas is in line with the F1 team's technical re-structure after losing its way in 2018. While his exact role is yet to be confirmed,...
Daniel Ricciardo, Helmut Marko

Ricciardo feels Marko has mellowed down in recent times, fine with style

Incoming McLaren F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull's Helmut Marko has mellowed out from the time when he oversaw the Aussie's career. Marko is a notoriously ruthless character in the paddock, overseeing among the...
Andrea Dovizioso, MotoGP, Ducati

Dovizioso opens up on how Ducati tenure ended, not thinking of Honda

Andrea Dovizioso has opened up on his ouster from Ducati which he felt started after a meeting from 2019, as he states that he is not thinking about Honda MotoGP chance. Having been with Ducati...
Mick Schumacher, F1

Schumacher knows managing expectations crucial in rookie F1 season

Haas F1 driver Mick Schumacher says management of expectations will be crucial to adapting to what could be a difficult 2021 F1 campaign, for which he has spent much time preparing. Off the back of...
Valtteri Bottas, F1, Mercedes

Bottas felt his race pace improved more than quali; Wolff talks misfortunes

Valtteri Bottas says his race pace was improved in 2020, despite suggestions to the contrary, adding that qualifying pace was his most improved area. The Mercedes F1 driver scored fewer points in 2020 than he...
Lance Stroll, Sebastian Vettel

Stroll Sr has full faith on Lance, Vettel; eyes more wins, even title for...

Aston Martin team owner Lawrence Stroll places faith in his 2021 F1 driver line-up, who he hopes can steer them to championships. The pairing, consisting of Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel, is a controversial one,...
Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren, Romain Grosjean

Key: Ricciardo improved since last collab; Grosjean shares hand image

McLaren's James Key speaks up on the arrival of Daniel Ricciardo as they re-unite with Andrea Stella adding more, while Romain Grosjean shows his hand without bandage. Much like how it was with Carlos Sainz,...
Cognizant, Aston Martin, F1

Cognizant joins as Aston title sponsor; Arthofer steps down from F1 role

Aston Martin has announced Cognizant as its title sponsor from 2021 season onward, as Frank Arthofer has stepped down from his F1 role. The team will be called as 'Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team',...
Suzuki, Alpine, Davide Brivio

Suzuki announces Brivio exit amid Alpine F1 role links

Suzuki MotoGP team has announced that Davide Brivio has left the team ahead of the 2021 season, amid the links of the Italian joining Alpine F1 Team. Just a day after news about Brivio joining...
Honda, Red Bull, F1

Honda will have mix of new and carryover parts for F1 2021 power unit

Honda F1 technical director Toyoharu Tanabe says that the Japanese manufacturer's 2021 engine will be a "mix" of old and new developments. Tanabe says the 2021 F1 power unit will feature a new internal combustion...
Racing Point, AMR GP, WRC

Racing Point becomes AMR GP; Budkowski RSR head; M-Sport ’21 WRC

Racing Point has changed itself to AMR GP Limited, as Marcin Budkowski is new Renault Sport Racing Director, while M-Sport reveals its 2021 WRC line-up and livery. In line with the change from Racing Point...
Williams, Mercedes, F1

Williams announces increased tech collaboration with Mercedes from 2022

Williams Racing has announced an increased technical collaboration with Mercedes-Benz from the 2022 F1 season onward. In a move away from the idea of being an independent F1 team as Sir Frank and Claire laid...
Lando Norris

Norris tests COVID-19 positive in Dubai ahead of scheduled training

Lando Norris has tested COVID-19 positive, while in Dubai, where he is holidaying ahead of a scheduled training programme for 2021 season. Norris becomes the fourth F1 driver to test COVID-19 positive after Sergio Perez,...
Pierre Gasly, Yuki Tsunoda

Gasly not worried about Tsunoda; shares image of gifted Brazil ’19 painting

Pierre Gasly is not too worried about arrival of Yuki Tsunoda at AlpahTauri, as he posts a picture of the painting he got reflecting 2019 Brazil GP moment. With Gasly taking the more experienced driver...
Sebastian Vettel, Sergio Perez

Vettel, Perez respond to Brawn’s ‘filling big shoes’ at Aston Martin comment

Sebastian Vettel and Sergio Perez respond to Ross Brawn's comments on the former replacing the latter at Aston Martin in 2021. "His replacement Vettel I’m sure will come back stronger, as he’s in a bit...
Alexander Albon, Liam Lawson, DTM

Albon will race in select DTM races for Red Bull, Lawson gets second seat

Alexander Albon will compete in DTM in 2021 for Red Bull in select races, as another junior Liam Lawson gets the second seat. In a surprising news, it was announced that former F1 driver, Albon,...
F1, F1 2020

F1 2020: Teams’ categorised in ‘tier’ system for their performances

With the 2020 F1 season done and dusted, FormulaRapida.net decided to draw out a ranking system in a new ‘Tier’ system, moving away from a traditional, individual ranked order. The shortened 2020 F1 season had...
Carlos Sainz, McLaren, Ferrari

Seidl confident of success for Sainz at Ferrari; Stella, Key join in his praise

Andreas Seidl is confident of success for Carlos Sainz at Ferrari as McLaren chiefs Andrea Stella and James Key shower praises too. Having done well not just at Toro Rosso - as a Red Bull...
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1, F1 2020, F1 2021

Hamilton: Penalty anger came from feeling of ‘swimming against the tide’

Sir Lewis Hamilton says his suggestions that his penalties were unjust came from a feeling of "swimming against the tide," adding that he'll avoid them in the future. Hamilton made his pointed comments after an...
Mick Schumacher

Schumacher says results show mental resolve, adds on quali v race pace

Mick Schumacher says results show his mental resolve especially being in a situation he has been, as he adds on qualifying vs race pace scenario. Having started his racing career using his mother's name initially,...
Daniel Ricciardo, F1

F1 2021 changes of teams/drivers underway; Grosjean shares new image

Several of the F1 teams and drivers have started changing its social media handles/websites for 2021 changes as Romain Grosjean shares new image of his left hand. As the world turned to January 1, 2021,...
Max Verstappen, Alexander Albon, F1

Verstappen talks about self development; Albon adds on learning from him

Max Verstappen speaks on development as a F1 driver over the years as Alexander Albon adds on learning from him and doing his own. Even though he is in his early 20s, Verstappen has gathered...
Andreas Seidl, McLaren, Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris

Seidl knows McLaren lost points via issues than Sainz/Norris mistakes

McLaren's Andreas Seidl credits his drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz with making few mistakes, and therefore costing the team very little points. The two F1 drivers were widely praised for their consistency, and considered...
Sebastian Vettel, F1, Ferrari

Vettel says he learnt from 2020 even though it was worst of his career

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says there was a lot to be learned from his 2020 season, which he acknowledges was his worst in F1. Vettel finished a lowly 13th in the drivers' championship, being comprehensively defeated...
Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton makes it to 2021 New Year’s Honours list, will be knighted

Lewis Hamilton has made it on the New Year’s Honours list as released by the British Government and the Queen. Having discussed often in the last few years, Mercedes’ Hamilton will be knighted and named...

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