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Mercedes miles ahead in Austria where they have struggled in past | Giles Richards

Valtteri Bottas’s win suggests the constructors’ champion will be ominously strong again this season and F1 deserves credit for the biosphere system which saw a Covid-clear raceValtteri Bottas’s win in Austria might have been nail-biting for the team, …

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Lewis Hamilton unhappy with some F1 drivers’ ‘complicit silence’ on racism

Briton says ‘some don’t understand what is happening’World champion Hamilton beaten to pole by teammate BottasQualifying had a familiar air as Formula One got back on track for the opening race of the delayed season at the Austrian Grand Prix. Mercedes…

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Lewis Hamilton unhappy with some F1 drivers’ ‘complicit silence’ on racism

Briton says ‘some don’t understand what is happening’World champion Hamilton beaten to pole by teammate BottasQualifying had a familiar air as Formula One got back on track for the opening race of the delayed season at the Austrian Grand Prix. Mercedes…

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Lewis Hamilton unhappy with some F1 drivers’ ‘complicit silence’ on racism

Briton says ‘some don’t understand what is happening’World champion Hamilton beaten to pole by teammate BottasQualifying had a familiar air as Formula One got back on track for the opening race of the delayed season at the Austrian Grand Prix. Mercedes…

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F1 2020: team-by-team guide to the cars and drivers | Giles Richards

Lewis Hamilton has repeatedly had an edge over the field with Mercedes and this time he can match Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world titlesCar W11 Engine Mercedes Principal Toto Wolff Debut France 1954 GPs210 Titles 6 Last season champions Cont…

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McLaren rise from nadir ready to win friends and influence races in F1 | Giles Richards

The chief executive Zak Brown says the whole grid will be in ‘uncharted territory’ when the season finally begins this weekend but is confident McLaren can continue their revivalFinally going grand prix racing this weekend in Austria cannot come soon e…

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Lando Norris: ‘I didn’t enjoy F1 last year because of nerves. Now they are gone’

Young British driver is raring to go following F1’s enforced break, having learned from his debut season with McLarenLando Norris climbed from his car with relief after his Formula One debut at the Australian Grand Prix last year. Having taken the flag…

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Carlos Sainz to race for Ferrari as Daniel Ricciardo joins McLaren

Sainz and Ricciardo confirmed in new F1 drives for 2021Sainz takes Sebastian Vettel’s place at FerrariCarlos Sainz will race for Ferrari in 2021 as the replacement for the four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel. Sainz’s seat at McLaren will be fill…

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F1 risks angering Ferrari and Red Bull as it reveals long-term budget cap plans

Team cap would gradually reduce to $135m by 2023 $145m figure is in place for 2021 season onlyFormula One has presented its long-term roadmap for budget reduction to the teams, with a decision expected next week. It is understood that figures include a…

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McLaren’s Zak Brown accuses Ferrari of ‘living in denial’ over F1 finances

Ferrari’s Mattia Binotto opposed to lowering budget cap furtherBrown says not taking action soon would be ‘critical mistake’The McLaren team principal, Zak Brown, has accused Ferrari of “living in denial” about the existential threat Formula One faces …

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‘Nothing would give me more pleasure’: Captain Tom Moore to visit McLaren HQ

Lando Norris invites veteran to Woking after lockdownCaptain Moore has raised over £27.5m for the NHSLando Norris has invited Captain Tom Moore to visit McLaren’s headquarters in Woking once the lockdown is lifted as he congratulated the 99-year-old on…

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F1 must slash budget or face financial ruin, says McLaren team principal

Andreas Seidl calls for budget cap to be reduced to $100m‘There is a big risk we could lose teams through this crisis’The head of McLaren has warned teams will be forced out of Formula One because of the financial impact of Covid-19 if the sport does n…

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Formula One could lose four teams due to lost income, says McLaren chief

Williams and Racing Point put staff on furloughF1 is in a very fragile state, says Zak BrownThe McLaren chief executive, Zak Brown, has warned of potentially devastating effects for Formula One from the coronavirus pandemic.Brown cautioned that as many…

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Alonso keeps F1 options open but McLaren close door on comeback

Zak Brown commits to young pairing of Norris and SainzDoor left open for Spaniard to be part of Indy 500 teamFernando Alonso will not return to Formula One with the McLaren team in the foreseeable future. McLaren’s chief executive officer Zak Brown has…

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McLaren adopt strict safety policy on spread of coronavirus

F1 team intend to safeguard personel from virusLewis Hamilton set the fastest time in testing in BarcelonaMcLaren are adhering to a strict policy in an attempt to safeguard their personnel from the coronavirus. The team clarified their position after i…

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How do the big F1 teams shape up ahead of pre-season testing in Barcelona? | Giles Richards

Red Bull might finally have a car that can put them in the title fight, Ferrari have work to do and Mercedes look to have the perfect foundationLewis Hamilton has the magic touch but he is without doubt also wielding the sharpest tools. And with the Me…

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F1 figures pledge safety first over Vietnam GP if coronavirus spreads

McLaren chief Zak Brown will not put personnel at riskChinese GP was postponed on WednesdaySenior figures in Formula One believe the sport would be right to once more put its participants first if it had to postpone or cancel the Vietnam Grand Prix as …

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A year to remember: F1’s highs and lows from the 2019 season | Giles Richards

Hamilton’s sixth title and Leclerc’s brilliant debut season shone this year, while Williams were left licking their wounds Continue reading…

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A year to remember: F1’s highs and lows from the 2019 season | Giles Richards

Hamilton’s sixth title and Leclerc’s brilliant debut season shone this year, while Williams were left licking their wounds Continue reading…

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Carlos Sainz: ‘It’s incredibly annoying going to every race to finish seventh’

McLaren driver wants F1 changes that will allow him to compete with the best and fulfil goal of becoming a world championSoftly spoken and with an unassuming air, it would be easy to miss the determination that drives Carlos Sainz. Yet the moment his p…