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FIA chief Todt discusses Russian motorsport with President Putin

From Motorsport.com - posted 07/12/2018 22:37

Formula 1 has raced in Russia since 2014, with Putin regularly attending the event and handing out the winner’s trophy. “With you here, we can mark the development of car racing in Russia,” Putin told Todt. “We are conducting not only F1 races but we are also constructing a race centre in St Petersburg. We would like you to give your assessment and recommendations.” After their ...

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Jacky Ickx – the quiet hero

From Motorsport.com - posted 07/12/2018 21:18

Belgian racing legend Jacky Ickx demonstrates a Ferrari 312B Photo by: Sam Bloxham / LAT Images When listing Ickx’s achievements, his tally of six wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans will always be a landmark, for he held the outright record for Le Mans wins for well over two decades. But the Belgian also showed true greatness in his Formula 1 days. When listing the best Grand Prix ...

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WATCH: How to Celebrate Like F1 World Champions

From Mercedes AMG F1 - posted 07/12/2018 20:49

Tonight we are the 2018 FIA F1 World Champions! We're taking the Constructors' & Drivers' trophies back to Brackley!

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VIDEO: Top 10 moments of F1 2018!

From Crash.net - posted 07/12/2018 16:35

We count down the 10 biggest moments of the 2018 Formula 1 season as Lewis Hamilton charged to his fifth world championship victory.

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Hamilton ‘barely made a mistake’ in 2018 – Wolff | 2018 F1 season

From F1 Fanatic - posted 07/12/2018 15:24

Lewis Hamilton was almost error-free in 2018 but is still looking for ways he can improve, according to Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff.

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Mercedes even wary of Williams amid loophole threat

From Motorsport.com - posted 07/12/2018 14:57

As teams work on honing their cars to new aero regulations that are aimed at improving overtaking, Wolff maintains his belief that the order could be turned on its head by teams exploiting potential grey areas in the rules. He thinks a repeat of 2009, when Brawn emerged from nowhere to triumph thanks to its double diffuser design, could be on the cards and that any outfit has the potential to ...

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Even Williams an F1 2019 threat amid loophole fear - Mercedes boss

From Autosport - posted 07/12/2018 14:53 - Paywall

Toto Wolff says even a team such as Williams cannot be discounted from coming up with a Mercedes-beating 2019 Formula 1 car, amid fears of loopholes in the new regulations

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Wolff makes U-turn on F1's "super" halo decision

From Motorsport.com - posted 07/12/2018 14:35

The controversial driver protection device became mandatory in F1 and Formula 2 this year, and played a significant role in major accidents in both championships. Wolff said at the start of the season that he was not impressed by the device, which was forced through by the FIA on safety grounds despite opposition from teams, and joked he would take it off with a chainsaw if he could. This ...

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Wolff changed mind over halo in F1 and wouldn’t have forgiven veto

From Autosport - posted 07/12/2018 14:29 - Paywall

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has changed his mind about Formula 1's halo and says he would not have forgiven himself if vetoing it had led to a "potentially catastrophic outcome"

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Sainz: No extra pressure replacing Alonso at McLaren

From Crash.net - posted 07/12/2018 14:10

Flying the flag for Spain solo in 2019 as Alonso's McLaren replacement, Sainz does not feel any additional pressure heading into the new season.

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Raikkonen expected Sauber to feel more different to Ferrari | 2019 F1 season

From F1 Fanatic - posted 07/12/2018 13:46

Kimi Raikkonen says he expected Sauber's F1 car to feel more different than the Ferrari he has driven this year after testing it for the first time.

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Vettel: Ferrari were “still too far away” in 2018 | 2018 F1 season

From F1 Fanatic - posted 07/12/2018 13:16

Ferrari were "still too far away" to delivered the championship this year, Sebastian Vettel said at today's FIA Gala in St Petersburg.

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Raikkonen: Sauber has the tools to build "great car"

From Motorsport.com - posted 07/12/2018 13:14

After five years with Ferrari, Raikkonen is returning to the Sauber outfit that he made his F1 debut with in 2001 after agreeing a multi-year deal. He had his first experience with it during the post-season tyre test that took place in Abu Dhabi last week. Although Sauber is in a rebuilding phase following some difficult years, Raikkonen believes the changes that team boss Fred Vasseur has ...

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Raikkonen: Sauber has all it needs to build a 'great' 2019 F1 car

From Autosport - posted 07/12/2018 13:09 - Paywall

Kimi Raikkonen reckons Sauber has all it needs to build a "great" Formula 1 car in 2019, after completing his first test on his return to the team

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Mercedes facing “setback” with 2019 F1 engine concept

From Crash.net - posted 07/12/2018 12:54

Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff says the team has encountered a "setback" with its engine development ahead of 2019.

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FIA: Aeroscreen only 10% as effective in Leclerc's Spa crash

From Motorsport.com - posted 07/12/2018 12:08

The official investigation into the Leclerc accident, which was caused when Fernando Alonso was tipped over the top of the Sauber by a late-braking Nico Hulkenberg at the first corner, has concluded the crucial role the halo played in preventing injuries. As well as the halo standing up without damage to the 58kN strike that it took from Alonso's right-front wheel, analysis has shown that it ...

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Mercedes suffer ‘setback’ in engine development

From Planet F1 - posted 07/12/2018 12:00

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has said the team have suffered a "setback" as their new engine concept has not delivered as expected.

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Renault reveal ‘significant’ engine power deficit

From Planet F1 - posted 07/12/2018 11:55

Renault team principal, Cyril Abiteboul, has revealed just how far behind the Enstone team are with their engine power compared to the big teams.

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PF1 awards: Best race of the season

From Planet F1 - posted 07/12/2018 11:50

Our fifth and final category in the 2018 Planet F1 awards is: best race of the season. Take a look at the candidates and cast your vote!

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Hamilton eager to become ‘all-time great’ in F1

From Planet F1 - posted 07/12/2018 11:47

Lewis Hamilton has asked for "blunt" feedback from the Mercedes team in his pursuit of becoming "the all-time great" in Formula 1.

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Verstappen: Penalties are ‘all over the place’

From Planet F1 - posted 07/12/2018 11:45

Max Verstappen has criticised the race stewards for the lack of consistency in their decision-making throughout the 2018 season.

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2018 team mates battles: Hamilton vs Bottas at Mercedes | 2018 F1 season review

From F1 Fanatic - posted 07/12/2018 11:11

Valtteri Bottas started his second season at Mercedes in good shape but Lewis Hamilton turned the tables and was dominating his team mate as 2018 ended.

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Hamilton seeking improvements to become F1's "all-time great"

From Crash.net - posted 07/12/2018 10:38

Lewis Hamilton wants to become F1's "all-time great" and has requested his Mercedes teamsend him "blunt" email feedback on what he can improve ahead of 2019.

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Aeroscreen only '10% as effective' as halo in Spa F1 start crash

From Autosport - posted 07/12/2018 10:36 - Paywall

The FIA believes the 'aeroscreen' concept would have been only 10% as effective as Formula 1's halo in protecting Charles Leclerc in the Belgian Grand Prix start crash

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Sirotkin sponsors wanted Williams discount

From Planet F1 - posted 07/12/2018 10:35

Ex-Formula 1 driver, Mika Salo, has revealed that a disagreement over finances led to Sergey Sirotkin's departure from Williams.

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Hakkinen has ‘no doubt’ about Bottas’ ability

From Planet F1 - posted 07/12/2018 10:30

Mika Hakkinen has backed Valtteri Bottas to take the next steps towards success in 2019 with Mercedes.

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Why Formula 1 teams are worried about the impact of Brexit

From Autosport - posted 07/12/2018 10:03 - Paywall

Formula 1 teams are fearful of the impact of Britain's exit from the European Union due to concerns they could suffer employment and logistical problems after Brexit

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Mercedes has suffered "setback" with 2019 F1 engine plans

From Motorsport.com - posted 07/12/2018 09:55

The German car manufacturer is chasing a sixth consecutive championship double next year, but knows it is facing ever increasing pressure from rivals Ferrari and Red Bull. In response to speculation that others had made bigger than expected steps on the power front, Wolff has revealed that Mercedes recently set itself more ambitious targets for the progress it needs to make this winter. But ...

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Mercedes suffers 'setback' with 2019 Formula 1 engine design

From Autosport - posted 07/12/2018 09:47 - Paywall

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says his team's new engine plans for 2019 have suffered a small "setback" and not delivered the performance gains that had been hoped for

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Why F1 teams are worried by Brexit

From Motorsport.com - posted 07/12/2018 09:34

The United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on March 29, 2019 but Prime Minister Theresa May is still struggling to win over members of Parliament to support her proposed Brexit deal. That means it is unknown whether the protracted negotiations could result in the UK leaving without the UK a deal, lead to a second referendum to overturn the vote from 2016, or scupper Brexit entirely. Leading ...

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