Tag: F1

Formula 1 – Lewis Hamilton was ‘special’ when promoted to Formula 1

Formula 1 – Lewis Hamilton was ‘special’ when promoted to Formula 1

Today, 12:30 , by Martin Macdonald Even though there were initial concerns that Lewis Hamilton was perhaps too young to make the step up through the ranks of Formula 1 and its junior series so quickly, former McLaren mechanic Marc Priestley has revealed that he instantly saw what was a “special” performer when Hamilton was promoted.…

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Formula 1 – F1: How Schumacher raised the bar in F1 – Symonds | News

Formula 1 – F1: How Schumacher raised the bar in F1 – Symonds | News

Pat Symonds explains how Michael Schumacher led a new era of Formula 1 drivers when he worked as his race engineer at Benetton and feels the seven-time world champion’s legacy changed the sport. Symonds, who work closely with Schumacher during his first two F1 world title-winning years at Benetton in 1994 and 1995, says the German’s work ethic and…

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Formula 1 – Sainz: F1 needs positive hype around 2021 rules | News

Formula 1 – Sainz: F1 needs positive hype around 2021 rules | News

While Carlos Sainz accepts racing in Formula 1 needs desperate improvements he feels positive points like having the fastest-ever cars in the sport’s history are being ignored and wants ‘positive hype’ to be found in the 2021 rule changes. This year F1 is undergoing a key rule tweaks, primarily simplifying and restricting design on the front wing and front…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1: 19 questions for 2019: How will Liberty fare in year three?

Formula 1 – Formula 1: 19 questions for 2019: How will Liberty fare in year three?

Motorsport Week’s team of writers got together to discuss what they believe will be the big questions for the 2019 motorsport season, covering all the major series from Formula 1 to IndyCar, WEC to DTM and everything in-between. We’ll be posting one each day and today we ask… 10/19: How will Liberty fare in year three?…

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Formula 2 – Ferrari admits ‘interest’ in Mick Schumacher

Formula 2 – Ferrari admits ‘interest’ in Mick Schumacher

Ferrari has confirmed its interest in Mick Schumacher. This week, multiple authoritative sources have claimed that the son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher is about to sign up with the Ferrari young driver ‘academy’. The deal is slated to include F1 outings in the post-race young driver tests after the Bahrain and Spanish grands prix…

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Formula 2 – Formula 2: 19 questions for 2019: Who will emerge as the next rising star?

Formula 2 – Formula 2: 19 questions for 2019: Who will emerge as the next rising star?

Motorsport Week’s team of writers got together to discuss what they believe will be the big questions for the 2019 motorsport season, covering all the major series from Formula 1 to IndyCar, WEC to DTM and everything in-between. We’ll be posting one each day and today we ask… 9/19: Who will emerge as the next…

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Formula 1 – F1: Formula 1 reports 10 percent rise in TV viewership for 2018 season

Formula 1 – F1: Formula 1 reports 10 percent rise in TV viewership for 2018 season

Formula 1 has reported a 10 percent rise in its TV viewership through the 2018 season, as well as significant progress in building its digital presence online. In a statement issued on Friday by Formula 1, the sport revealed it had reached 490.2 million unique viewers across the course of the 2018 season, marking a…

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Formula 1 – F1: Stoll to remain Renault president after planned replacement leaves

Formula 1 – F1: Stoll to remain Renault president after planned replacement leaves

Jerome Stoll will continue to head up the Renault Sport racing programme following the unexpected departure of Thierry Koskas from the French manufacturer’s Formula 1 project.  Stoll was due to retire from the position and be replaced by Koskas as president of Renault’s racing programme in early 2019 as part of the team’s second phase…

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Formula E – Formula E: Ulrich Fritz: Marrakesh E-Prix ‘nothing short of disastrous’ for HWA

Formula E – Formula E: Ulrich Fritz: Marrakesh E-Prix ‘nothing short of disastrous’ for HWA

HWA Racelab Team Principal Ulrich Fritz has described the team’s second Formula E outing at the Marrakesh E-Prix as “nothing short of disastrous,” with the team failing to see the chequered flag. In Marrakesh, both Stoffel Vandoorne and Gary Paffett retired from the race, with the pair colliding with one another in Turn 1, moments after…

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Formula 1 – F1 Formula 1 Gossip: Ricciardo explains why he left Red Bull

Formula 1 – F1 Formula 1 Gossip: Ricciardo explains why he left Red Bull

– Daniel Ricciardo has revealed more details about his decision to leave Red Bull for Renault and confirms he turned down McLaren because he felt the team was “just not there yet” (RACER)  – A study is being carried out to work out whether Finland could host an F1 grand prix in future at its new MotoGP venue.…

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Formula E – Formula 1: Sebastien Buemi stays on as Red Bull’s Formula 1 test/reserve driver

Formula E – Formula 1: Sebastien Buemi stays on as Red Bull’s Formula 1 test/reserve driver

Sebastien Buemi will continue to act as Red Bull’s Formula 1 test and reserve driver in 2019. Buemi raced in Formula 1 with Toro Rosso from 2009 through 2011, taking a best finish of seventh, having been backed by Red Bull during his junior single-seater career. Buemi was dropped from Toro Rosso’s Formula 1 line-up…

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Formula E – Formula 1: Why Formula 1 needs its backmarkers back

Formula E – Formula 1: Why Formula 1 needs its backmarkers back

Formula 1 history is littered with teams that operated on a wing and a prayer, had more than their fair share of entertaining stories, but whom no longer exist. It also provides an unwanted eye-opener for the current grid, leading to a situation that is unlikely to change any time soon. This year marks a…

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Formula 1 – F1: As Alonso readies for Daytona return, questions over his 2019 remain

Formula 1 – F1: As Alonso readies for Daytona return, questions over his 2019 remain

Fernando Alonso’s racing plans for 2019 were subject to much speculation last year as he pondered where his future in motorsport lay. Alonso ultimately opted to call time on his F1 career – for now, at least – in favour of picking up a handful of events through 2019, cutting back on his racing duties.…

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Formula 1 – Russell reveals key F1 aspect he’s learnt from Hamilton

Formula 1 – Russell reveals key F1 aspect he’s learnt from Hamilton

George Russell says the lessons he has learned from five-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton can help him in his debut season. The 20-year-old Briton, who was crowned the 2018 Formula 2 champion, will make his F1 debut in the upcoming 2019 campaign having signed a multi-year deal to race for Williams. Alongside his…

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Formula 1 – F1: Jenson Button, fiancée Brittny Ward expecting 1st child

Formula 1 – F1: Jenson Button, fiancée Brittny Ward expecting 1st child

Jenson Button and partner Brittny Ward have announced they are expecting their first child this summer. 2009 Formula 1 world champion Button got together with Ward, 28, in March 2016 following his split with ex-wife Jessica Michibata, with the pair announcing their engagement last June. In a post uploaded to both Twitter and Instagram, Button…

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