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Ferrari says F1 quit threat should be taken as “serious”

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Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne has insisted that his teams threat to quit Formula 1 post 2020 should be taken very easily, despite the new Alfa Romeo deal with Sauber  Sauber and Ferrari announced a partnership between the Swiss team and Alfa Romeo last Saturday, which includes a technical partnership and title sponsorship as well as […]

Analysis: What F1 needs to do to avoid a crisis

Bahrain FP2: Vettel stays on top for Ferrari

Kahran Vohra
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Sebastian Vettel retained his advantage during second practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix, after edging out Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas by 0.041s, whilst Red Bull closed the gap to top teams Mercedes and Ferrari.  The German’s fastest lap was a 1.31.310, which set him 0.041s clear of closest rival Valtteri Bottas. Meanwhile, after struggling for […]

Vettel beats Hamilton to Australian GP victory

Vettel beats Hamilton to Australian GP victory

Jordan Harvey
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Sebastian Vettel has won the first race of the season after a strategic battle with Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. After a winless season in 2016, the new technical era has heralded a new dawn of performance.   When Vettel inherited the lead after the only pitstop phase, he controlled it in dominant fashion. Valtteri Bottas brought his […]

Barcelona Test Day 1: Live Timing and Commentary

Kahran Vohra
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F1 Live Timing and Commentary: Follow all the action from the first F1 Pre-Season Test in Barcelona with Live Timing and Commentary. F1 Live Timing:  Commentary:  Line-up: Mercedes: Hamilton and Bottas will split; half day each Red Bull: Ricciardo Ferrari: Sebastian Vettel Force India: Sergio Perez Williams: Felipe Massa McLaren: Fernando Alonso Toro Rosso: Carlos […]

Mercedes F1 engine gains “unfortunate” for Honda

Kahran Vohra
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Honda’s Yusuke Hasegawa admits that the anticipated gains by the Mercedes power unit is “unfortunate” for Honda, as the Japanese manufacturer believes their power unit will be at the level of Mercedes’ 2016 power unit.    Mercedes has had the edge over the field thanks to its power unit and class chassis, Renault and Ferrari have […]

Pre-season testing in 2017 will “destroy” F1 drivers

Kahran Vohra
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Force India’s Sergio Perez believes Formula One drivers will be “destroyed” after pre-season testing in Barcelona, given the much faster cars – and more physically exhausting – cars coming in next year.  Many expect F1 cars to be going 5-seconds a lap faster with the new regulations, which will feature improved wider tyres, wider cars, and […]

Red Bull were unsure about top 5 finish in 2016

Kahran Vohra
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Red Bull Formula One team have admitted that they feared not even making the top five in the constructors championship, despite easily securing second place with two Grand Prix victories.  Red Bull entered the season on the back foot after messy engine politics with Renault towards the latter stages of the 2015 season, and the […]

Mercedes driver recruitment process will start next week

Kahran Vohra
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Mercedes Formula One team will begin finding a replacement for Nico Rosberg next week in Brackley, following the 2016 world champion announcing a shock retirement in Vienna.  Rosberg, 31, won his first ever world championship less than a week ago in Abu Dhabi, and is highly unlikely to get another one under his belt, as […]