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How Formula 1 swerved a pre-season flop

With Abu Dhabi’s dull season finale thankfully just a fading memory, the steady trickle of announcements last week about 2018 Formula 1 car launch dates marked the official switch-on of excitement for the season ahead.It’s the time of year when things get serious again: teams flat-out getting their new challengers in order; the nerves starting to heighten as the potential ...

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Norris hoping for quick adjustment to 'bad' Halo

McLaren youngster Lando Norris hopes to adjust quickly to the “bad” Halo cockpit protection device that will be introduced to both Formula 1 and Formula 2 for the 2018 season. F1 bosses approved the introduction of the controversial Halo for the 2018 season, with F2 following its lead by incorporating it into the new spec chassis that will debut this ...

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Gossip: First countries to get new F1 streaming service?

– Germany, France, Mexico, the Netherlands and the USA are poised to be the first countries to get access to F1’s new ‘over the top’ broadcasting service, with more potentially to be added (F1 Broadcasting) – Pirelli plans to use a similar F1 tyre test programme to last year through 2018, working with all 10 teams across the course of the ...

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Rossi 'stunned' Schumacher during first Ferrari F1 test

MotoGP icon Valentino Rossi left Michael Schumacher “stunned” by his lap times during his first Formula 1 test for Ferrari in 2004, according to a former engineer who worked with both drivers that day. Nine-time world champion Rossi flirted with a move to F1 on a number of occasions, with his maiden test for Ferrari coming at Fiorano in 2004 when ...

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Rossi 'stunned' Schumacher during first Ferrari F1 test

MotoGP icon Valentino Rossi left Michael Schumacher “stunned” by his lap times during his first Formula 1 test for Ferrari in 2004, according to a former engineer who worked with both drivers that day. Nine-time world champion Rossi flirted with a move to F1 on a number of occasions, with his maiden test for Ferrari coming at Fiorano in 2004 when ...

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Sainz set for WRC debut at Rallye Monte-Carlo

Carlos Sainz Jr will make his World Rally Championship debut as the course car driver for the Power Stage of the 2018 season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo this weekend. Sainz Jr, son of two-time WRC champion and recent Dakar Rally winner Carlos Sainz, will drive the 13.58km La Cabanette-Col de Braus Power Stage which concludes the Rallye Monte-Carlo in the new Renault ...

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Rossi 'stunned' Schumacher during first Ferrari F1 test

MotoGP icon Valentino Rossi left Michael Schumacher “stunned” by his lap times during his first Formula 1 test for Ferrari in 2004, according to a former engineer who worked with both drivers that day. Nine-time world champion Rossi flirted with a move to F1 on a number of occasions, with his maiden test for Ferrari coming at Fiorano in 2004 when ...

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Gossip: First countries to get new F1 streaming service?

– Germany, France, Mexico, the Netherlands and the USA are poised to be the first countries to get access to F1’s new ‘over the top’ broadcasting service, with more potentially to be added (F1 Broadcasting) – Pirelli plans to use a similar F1 tyre test programme to last year through 2018, working with all 10 teams across the course of the ...

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Alonso gears up for first race week of 2018

Formula 1 star Fernando Alonso is gearing up for his first race week of 2018 with his much-anticipated sports car debut in the Rolex 24 at Daytona on Saturday. Two-time F1 world champion Alonso announced late last year he would be entering the Rolex 24, the curtain-raiser for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, with United Autosports. The entry comes ...

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Gary Anderson: F1 can do more to solve driver weight issue

This is something I have been advocating for years because it just isn’t correct for someone who would healthily weigh 75kg to go on a diet just because the car is overweight. In the 1980s and ‘90s, the weight of the driver was not part of the overall car weight and there were no minimum cockpit length dimensions, so small and ...

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