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Formula One furloughs half of staff while management take 20% pay cut

Around 50% of F1’s 400 UK staff put on furlough for two monthsMercedes repurpose engine plant to produce NHS breathing aidsFormula One has placed half of its staff on furlough as the sport addresses the serious financial implications of coronavirus.Wit…

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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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‘Peace out’: Bubba Wallace ‘rage quits’ as tempers flare in Nascar’s virtual race

Motorsports series has started iRacing during shutdownWilliam Byron wins race at virtual Bristol Motor SpeedwayWilliam Byron easily won Nascar’s iRacing event on Sunday at a virtual Bristol Motor Speedway, where the drivers would have been racing befor…

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England cricketer Ben Stokes signs up to race in virtual F1 grand prix

Stokes and Charles Leclerc join lineup for second virtual raceMcLaren drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz take pay cutsEngland cricketer Ben Stokes will take on five F1 drivers, including Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, in the sport’s second virtual grand…

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British Grand Prix’s fate to be decided by late April amid coronavirus threat

Eight F1 races already postponed or cancelled this seasonPandemic is already affecting other sporting events in JulyA decision on whether the British Grand Prix is to be postponed will be be made at the end of April. Silverstone and F1 have issued a jo…

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Helmut Marko wanted Red Bull’s F1 drivers to deliberately catch coronavirus

Season break is ‘ideal time’ to get virus, says MarkoIdea ‘has not been well received’ by his superiors at Red BullCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageRed Bull motorsport chief Helmut Marko has revealed he suggested the team’…

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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 considers two-day race weekends to help stalled season get to finish line

2020 season calendar may also be rolled into 2021First eight races of the season have been postponedShortening a race weekend to two days and running the Formula One season into January next year are among the radical solutions being considered to get …

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British Grand Prix cancellation dependent on length of lockdown

Silverstone requires 12 weeks to prepare for 19 July raceOpening eight meetings postponed due to coronavirusThe fate of this year’s British Grand Prix is dependent on how long the national lockdown is enforced. The meeting at Silverstone, due to take p…

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Azerbaijan GP becomes eighth F1 race delayed over coronavirus

Race organisers call off GP on streets of Baku on 7 JuneEarliest possible start will be Canada GP on 14 JuneThe Azerbaijan Grand Prix has become the latest race to be pulled from Formula One’s coronavirus-hit schedule.Formula One’s authorities had earm…

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Virtual F1 and Lando Norris provide light relief in testing times

F1 driver entertains from home but race lacks the sport’s biggest names as people look to fill time with season suspendedFormula One successfully ran its first virtual GP on Sunday with the Bahrain Grand Prix won by Renault’s Chinese test driver Guanyu…

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Lewis Hamilton self-isolating but showing no coronavirus symptoms

F1 driver met Idris Elba and Sophie Trudeau at event‘I have zero symptoms, and it’s been 17 days since’Coronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageLewis Hamilton has revealed he has been in self-isolation but is showing no symptoms of th…

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Lewis Hamilton self-isolating but showing no coronavirus symptoms

F1 driver met Idris Elba and Sophie Trudeau at event‘I have zero symptoms, and it’s been 17 days since’Coronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageLewis Hamilton has revealed he has been in self-isolation but is showing no symptoms of th…

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F1 drivers prepare for face-off in virtual races following postponements

Virtual Bahrain GP fills in for coronavirus-hit event on SundayF1 teams pledge to supply components for ventilatorsFormula One is to run a series of virtual grands prix to fill in gaps left by races that have been cancelled or postponed due to coronavi…

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Dutch, Spanish and Monaco F1 GPs called off due to coronavirus

F1 season will not start until at least June in BakuAuthorities have now cancelled opening seven GPsFormula One has confirmed that the Dutch, Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix have all been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.The three races were du…

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Dutch, Spanish and Monaco F1 GPs called off due to coronavirus

F1 season will not start until at least June in BakuAuthorities have now cancelled opening seven GPsFormula One has confirmed that the Dutch, Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix have all been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.The three races were du…

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Eseries to fill gap after Supercars put on hold due to Covid-19

Drivers to race their own virtual cars in online events Real life series on hold until June due to outbreakAustralian motor sport has turned to the virtual world of esports to fill the void created by the postponement of the Supercars championship due …

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Pirelli team member tests positive for coronavirus in Australia

The weekend’s Australian GP was cancelledInfected McLaren mechanic ‘recovering well’A member of Pirelli’s Formula One team has tested positive for coronavirus in Australia. It is the second confirmed Covid-19 infection within F1. Related: ‘It is a big …

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Former F1 world champion Alan Jones ‘hugely disappointed’ about cancellation

Jones believes the cancellation is a ‘big blow’ for Australian sport and insists the cancellation couldn’t have happened earlier.Always forthright, witty and warm, the former Formula One world champion Alan Jones has his own unique take on the cancella…

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Former F1 world champion Alan Jones ‘hugely disappointed’ about cancellation

Jones believes the cancellation is a ‘big blow’ for Australian sport and insists the cancellation couldn’t have happened earlier.Always forthright, witty and warm, the former Formula One world champion Alan Jones has his own unique take on the cancella…