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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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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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The moment Britain’s first great grand prix driver saluted Adolf Hitler

Richard Seaman not only had to navigate the racetracks of the 1930s, but also life as a Briton in pre-war Nazi Germany. In an extract from his new book, Richard Williams charts Seaman’s triumph, conflicts, and his tragic end In the summer of 1938, half…

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F1 yearning for contenders to put the heat on Lewis Hamilton | Giles Richards

Max Verstappen looks the closest rival as the British driver claims to be ‘ready for the challenge’ of the new seasonFormula One fires up in anger for the first time this year in Melbourne on Friday but there will still be few givens for the forthcomin…

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Bottas and Hamilton quickest as Mercedes stay ahead of the field in F1 testing

Hamilton and Bottas lead timesheets in BarcelonaTroublesome power unit the only concern for teamMercedes remained the class of the field as Formula One testing concluded in Barcelona. Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas finished their last runs at the C…

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Steering system could be an F1 head start for Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes test their new DAS system in BarcelonaOther teams may question legality of innovationThe Formula One season has yet to begin but Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes may have already stolen a race-winning march on their rivals. Hamilton took to the tra…

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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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Lewis Hamilton says Max Verstappen’s comments are ‘a sign of weakness’

• Reigning champion in confident mood as he tests new W11 car• ‘Lewis loves the challenge’, says Mercedes principal Toto WolffLewis Hamilton brushed off recent comments from Max Verstappen as “weakness” and vowed to do his talking on the track as Merce…

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Toto Wolff confident Lewis Hamilton will remain at Mercedes past 2020

• ‘It is the obvious pairing,’ says Mercedes team principal • Wolff dismisses reports Daimler is considering leaving F1The Mercedes team principal, Toto Wolff, has insisted that Lewis Hamilton staying with the team beyond the end of this season is “the…

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Toto Wolff confident Lewis Hamilton will remain at Mercedes past 2020

• ‘It is the obvious pairing,’ says Mercedes team principal • Wolff dismisses reports Daimler is considering leaving F1The Mercedes team principal, Toto Wolff, has insisted that Lewis Hamilton staying with the team beyond the end of this season is “the…

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Max Verstappen’s decision suggests Red Bull-Honda will mount F1 title tilt | Giles Richards

Dutchman would have been in line to replace Hamilton at Mercedes if the champion moves to Ferrari but instead he may be the man who keeps Honda in the sportJust days into the new year, with many good intentions already falling by the wayside, Max Verst…

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Hamilton should listen to Berger: set F1 record then live Ferrari dream | Giles Richards

Austrian understands the visceral attraction of the Scuderia but timing is everything and ‘you never leave a winning team’After 13 years in Formula One, Lewis Hamilton’s enthusiasm shows no sign of waning. In one area however he may find next season be…

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Ferrari ‘very flattered’ Lewis Hamilton has had talks about F1 move

• Ferrari admit they have spoken with world champion• Ferrari would veto bid by Mercedes chief Toto Wolff to run F1Ferrari have admitted for the first time that Lewis Hamilton, whose £40m-a-year deal with Mercedes expires at the end of next season, has…

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Lewis Hamilton would be welcome at Ferrari, says Charles Leclerc

• British world champion has not ruled out move to Italian team• Toto Wolff’s future will be a factor in Hamilton’s decisionCharles Leclerc has added further intrigue to Lewis Hamilton’s future by revealing he would welcome Britain’s six-time world cha…

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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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Lewis Hamilton in total command to end season with Abu Dhabi F1 win

• British driver achieves 11th success of 2019 season• Charles Leclerc referred to stewards over fuel irregularityLewis Hamilton won the final race of the Formula One season at Abu Dhabi with a dominant run from pole to the flag. Unchallenged, he pulle…

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Lewis Hamilton is not only a peerless champion, he is the face of F1 | Giles Richards

In his 13-year F1 career, the 34-year-old has been in a class alone, a driver at the top of his game who says the best is yet to comeWith a sixth world championship this season, Lewis Hamilton’s place in motor racing’s pantheon is assured. Debate will …