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Williams F1 team open negotiations for sale amid virus pandemic pressure

F1 team may sanction partial or complete sale of the companyMercedes reaffirm commitment to F1 amid Wolff exit rumoursThe Williams Formula One team is to consider putting itself up for sale in order to ensure its future. The team, still one of the most…

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Silverstone set to host back-to-back closed-door F1 races in August

Meetings rescheduled due to quarantine restrictionsF1 season due to begin with two races in AustriaThe British Grand Prix is expected to be confirmed for August as part on the Formula One calendar next week. F1 is to shortly announce the opening eight …

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Daniel Abt guilty of using a ringer to drive for him in Formula E esport race

German fined €10,000 and stripped of points for third placeRivals Vandoorne and Vergne raised suspicions immediatelyThe Audi Formula E driver Daniel Abt has been found guilty of using a ringer to drive for him in the Formula E esportchampionship. Abt h…

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Project Pitlane: how rival F1 teams united in battle against Covid-19

When the British government called for ventilators teams dismissed their usual secrecy and enmity, calling a truce as the frontline of their battle shifted to face the virusThe recent struggles of Formula One once more contorting itself over budget cap…

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F1 teams agree to introduce budget cap from 2021 onwards

Limit of £119m next year set to keep sport sustainableSpending to be further reduced on a sliding scaleFormula One teams have agreed to impose a new budget cap from 2021. After lengthy negotiations, F1 will be decreasing spending on a sliding scale ove…

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F1 teams agree to introduce budget cap from 2021 onwards

Limit of £119m next year set to keep sport sustainableSpending to be further reduced on a sliding scaleFormula One teams have agreed to impose a new budget cap from 2021. After lengthy negotiations, F1 will be decreasing spending on a sliding scale ove…

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British Grand Prix chances slim with F1 searching for quarantine solution

Workaround for quarantine after entry to UK must be foundF1 denied exemption but is in talks with governmentThe British Grand Prix faces a race against time to resolve the problem created by the government’s imposition of quarantine on all entry into t…

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F1 ready to unveil eight-race European start to season from 5 July

Two British meetings pencilled in for SilverstonePlan depends partly on UK government quarantine decisionFormula One has mapped out a blueprint for an eight-race, behind-closed-doors European leg to kick off the season, the Guardian can reveal. The pla…

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British Grand Prix ‘impossible’ without government quarantine exemption

DCMS arguing in favour of F1, with decision expected this weekIf 14-day quarantine is imposed, British GP becomes untenableThe fate of this year’s British Grand Prix, and the calendar for Formula One’s return to racing in general, is likely to be decid…

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From Colditz to Silverstone: the incredible tale of Tony Rolt

F1’s first race took place 70 years ago this week and featured a war hero who went on to win Le Mans before becoming a successful engineer and businessmanSeventy years ago this week, Formula One thundered into action for the very first time. The sport …

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From Colditz to Silverstone: the incredible tale of Tony Rolt

F1’s first race took place 70 years ago this week and featured a war hero who went on to win Le Mans before becoming a successful engineer and businessmanSeventy years ago this week, Formula One thundered into action for the very first time. The sport …

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Ferrari expected to sign Carlos Sainz to replace Vettel for 2021 F1 season

Sainz would be No 2 to Charles Leclerc at the ScuderiaDaniel Ricciardo set to move to McLaren from RenaultFerrari are shortly expected to conclude a deal to sign Carlos Sainz from McLaren to replace Sebastian Vettel for the 2021 Formula One season. As …

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Ferrari expected to sign Carlos Sainz to replace Vettel for 2021 F1 season

Sainz would be No 2 to Charles Leclerc at the ScuderiaDaniel Ricciardo set to move to McLaren from RenaultFerrari are shortly expected to conclude a deal to sign Carlos Sainz from McLaren to replace Sebastian Vettel for the 2021 Formula One season. As …

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Noise and smoke: how Silverstone gave F1 blast-off 70 years ago | Giles Richards

In May 1950 British royalty were taken back when the circuit synonymous with the British Grand Prix staged F1’s first raceOpening with a roar that startled the Queen, Formula One’s inaugural race proved to be the beginning of a tale of sound and fury t…

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Sebastian Vettel will leave Ferrari having failed to bring back glory days | Giles Richards

The former world champion wanted to emulate Michael Schumacher but both he and the team have failed to find the right formulaPerhaps Michael Schumacher made it look too easy. After the great German bent Ferrari to his will and returned six consecutive …

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W Series in strong position even with a fallow year, says chief executive

Our business model is robust enough, says Catherine Bond MuirAll-female event does not rely on typical revenue streams The W Series is strongly placed to ride out the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak even if it is unable to race this year, …

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The motor sport talent spotter: ‘I get a fantastic gut feeling about people’

F2 and F3 team owner Trevor Carlin has nurtured several big names and says ‘it was so easy for Vettel to be fast’Never one to seek the spotlight, Trevor Carlin even agonised long and hard before allowing the motor racing team he founded to bear his nam…

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Silverstone marshals wary of extra risks to F1 going behind closed doors

Volunteers who help the British Grand Prix run smoothly want to get back trackside but questions remain on safety and testing“We are like one big family,” says Carolyn Doyle of the bond between the marshals of the British Grand Prix. “We are there beca…

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F1’s return will be empty but beneficial, says Lewis Hamilton

World champion not relishing racing without fansHamilton appreciates sport’s importance to manyLewis Hamilton believes returning to grand prix racing without fans will be an “empty” experience as Formula One prepares to launch the new season behind clo…

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F1 on track for July resumption after drivers’ association backs safety plan

Alex Wurz calls measures to deal with coronavirus ‘immaculate’‘F1 can be pioneer’ for other sports to follow, says GPDA chiefThe Grand Prix Drivers’ Association is confident the precautions being taken by Formula One mean the sport stands every chance…