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Haas development driver Ferrucci steps up to F2 with Trident

Haas F1 development driver Santino Ferrucci has joined Trident for the remainder of the 2017 FIA Formula 2 championship. The American teenager will move up from the GP3 Series into F2 from the Hungarian round alongside full-time driver Nabil Jeffri having secured a deal for the rest of the season. Ferrucci, who has enjoyed a handful of Haas F1 tests, ...

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Lando Norris lands first McLaren 2017 F1 test

Lando Norris has been handed his first Formula 1 test in a 2017 McLaren car as it confirms its driver line-up for the two-day Hungary test. The McLaren junior driver joined the Woking-based squad at the start of the season alongside his preparations for his maiden full European Formula 3 season with Carlin, where he is currently top of the ...

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How do you unlock Hamilton's dominance in Budapest's amphitheatre?

Time was when the Hungaroring was a new and somewhat unloved entry on to the Formula 1 calendar. But that was 31 years ago, when the Soviet Union still existed, when Hungary was a communist country under its influence and when the Berlin Wall was a division between two ideologies, not a graffiti-laden tourist attraction. Now, with age has come ...

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Bottas not going too confident for Hungarian GP

Valtteri Bottas says Mercedes cannot afford to get into the mindset that it has turned the tide of performance against Ferrari, not least because this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix could represent a bigger challenge. Though Sebastian Vettel has led the overall standings for Ferrari since the opening round of the season he hasn’t topped the podium since the Monaco Grand ...

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Pirelli: Raikkonen tyre blow caused by external damage

Pirelli has completed its investigation into Kimi Raikkonen’s tyre failure during the closing laps of the British Grand Prix and believe ‘the possible cause of this damage is consistent with contact against an external body’. The Finnish driver suffered a front-left tyre failure with three laps to go during the British Grand Prix, while Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel suffered a ...

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Rowland gets Renault F1 run chance

The run will be in the same 2012 Renault car that Robert Kubica has recently been driving as part of his evaluation for a return to F1.Rowland, who triumphed on the streets of Monaco in F2 this year and is third in the standings, is a Renault Sport Development Driver and will shares duties at the Dutch event with Nico ...

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Ocon has vindicated tough call to sign him

Force India owner Vijay Mallya says Esteban Ocon is only going to get ‘better with experience’ following an impressive start to his first full season in F1 with the team. Ocon joined Force India after an eye-catching six-race stint with the minnow Manor Racing team last season, beating fellow Mercedes junior Pascal Wehrlein to the seat. Despite his relative inexperience, ...

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Spurning Ferrari juniors a defeat for the system Minardi

Former F1 team boss Giancarlo Minardi says Ferrari must make more of an effort to promote its junior drivers following Haas’ assertion that it plans to retain both of its current drivers for the 2018 F1 season. Haas is enjoying a successful sophomore campaign in F1 having already amassed as many points during the first half of the 2017 season ...

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Haas F1 drivers still undecided on brake packages for Hungary

Haas Formula 1 drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen are set to continue their evaluation of both Brembo and Carbon Industries brake packages during practice for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix. Haas has been blighted with brake issues for much of its 18-month stint in F1, with Grosjean and Magnussen regularly changing suppliers in recent weeks. Both drivers are continuing ...

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