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Formula 1 – Ferrari already looks ‘ultra strong’ in F1 testing, says Wolff

Formula 1 – Ferrari already looks ‘ultra strong’ in F1 testing, says Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff insists his team must remain disciplined and not focus on the eye-catching pace set by Formula 1 rivals Ferrari on the opening day of pre-season testing.  Ferrari made an encouraging start to the first test in Barcelona as Sebastian Vettel finished nearly half a second clear of the field and topped…

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Formula 1 – Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel end opening day of F1 testing fastest

Formula 1 – Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel end opening day of F1 testing fastest

Sebastian Vettel ended the opening day of Formula 1 pre-season testing in Barcelona fastest for Ferrari after his morning time went unbeaten. Vettel sat atop the standings during the lunch break after setting a fastest lap time of 1m18.161s in the opening session of the day, completing his lap on the C3 (2018 Soft equivalent)…

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Formula 1 – Barcelona F1 Test 1 Times – Monday FINAL (6PM) | Crash

Formula 1 – Barcelona F1 Test 1 Times – Monday FINAL (6PM) | Crash

Final lap time results [6pm] for day one of the first Formula 1 pre-season test at Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Follow live text commentary of F1 pre-season testing Williams missing the first day of pre-season testing. 1. Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow SF90 1m18.161s 169 laps 2. Carlos Sainz Jr. ESP McLaren F1 Team MCL34 1m18.558s 119 laps 3. Romain Grosjean FRA Rich Energy Haas F1 Team VF-19 1m19.159s 65 laps 4. Max…

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Formula 1 – Toto Wolff fearful of ‘nightmare’ no-deal Brexit’s impact on F1

Formula 1 – Toto Wolff fearful of ‘nightmare’ no-deal Brexit’s impact on F1

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff fears a “nightmare” potential no-deal agreement for the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union could cause “the mother of all messes” for Formula 1. With the UK scheduled to leave the EU on March 29 but still without an agreement for the terms of its departure, preparations are being…

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Formula 1 – Hamilton expecting Vettel and Ferrari to be ‘stronger’ in F1 2019

Formula 1 – Hamilton expecting Vettel and Ferrari to be ‘stronger’ in F1 2019

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton says he expects Sebastian Vettel to be “stronger” during the 2019 season as he bids to successfully defend his Formula 1 world title.  Hamilton has triumphed to the drivers’ world championship in the last two seasons, beating Vettel on both occasions, with the Mercedes driver being crowned a five-time world champion…

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Formula 1 – Formula 1 Barcelona Pre-Season Test 1 – Driver Line-Ups

Formula 1 – Formula 1 Barcelona Pre-Season Test 1 – Driver Line-Ups

Pre-season testing ahead of the new Formula 1 season kicks off on Monday at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with all 10 teams set to be in action across the first week of running. The test running will see the official debuts for a number of drivers with new teams, as well as giving the field…

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Formula 1 – Esteban Ocon to split Mercedes F1 role between track and simulator

Formula 1 – Esteban Ocon to split Mercedes F1 role between track and simulator

Esteban Ocon has confirmed he will split his time between Mercedes’ simulator and supporting the team at the race track through the 2019 Formula 1 season. Ocon has been appointed Mercedes’ reserve and test driver for the upcoming season after losing his Force India seat at the end of last year to Lance Stroll, falling…

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Formula 2 – Fernando Alonso backs Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc to end Mercedes’ F1 dominance

Formula 2 – Fernando Alonso backs Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc to end Mercedes’ F1 dominance

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso has backed new Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc to end the Mercedes domination in Formula 1. The Spaniard claims that the young driver has the character to end the five-year domination of Toto Wolff’s team. Lewis Hamilton has won the Drivers’ Championship for four of the last five seasons, with the…

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Formula 1 – Mercedes F1 boss says Bottas will have full backing from team in 2019

Formula 1 – Mercedes F1 boss says Bottas will have full backing from team in 2019

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas knows he has the “full backing” of his Formula 1 team going into the 2019 season.  Bottas heads into his third campaign with the German manufacturer having endured a winless year in 2018, while teammate Lewis Hamilton took 11 victories on his way to claiming a fifth drivers’…

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Formula 1 – Push for diversity inspiring Hamilton on eve of 2019 F1 season

Formula 1 – Push for diversity inspiring Hamilton on eve of 2019 F1 season

Five-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says a continued “push for diversity” is inspiring him ahead of the 2019 season.  Hamilton, who won his fifth drivers’ world title in 2018 to move within two world championships of matching all-time record holder Michael Schumacher, was the first black driver to race in F1.  Last year, the…

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Formula 1 – VIDEO: Hamilton, Bottas debut Mercedes W10 | Video

Formula 1 – VIDEO: Hamilton, Bottas debut Mercedes W10 | Video

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas both took part in Mercedes’ shakedown test of the new W10 at Silverstone. Having launched its 2019 Formula 1 challenger on Wednesday (February 13), Mercedes dovetailed its efforts with a shakedown test of the new car at Silverstone’s International circuit. F1 rivals Red Bull were also completing a shakedown of…

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Formula 1 – Mercedes hunting aero gains with cooling tweaks to latest F1 engine

Formula 1 – Mercedes hunting aero gains with cooling tweaks to latest F1 engine

Mercedes’ new Formula 1 engine has been designed with tweaked cooling architecture in a bid to make further aerodynamic gains in 2019.  The reigning world champion squad launched its latest F1 car at Silverstone on Wednesday, with Lewis Hamilton hailing a “smooth” first run in the W10 as Mercedes conducted a shakedown test.  Mercedes continued…

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Formula 1 – Bottas: Criticism given me a boost for 2019 | News

Formula 1 – Bottas: Criticism given me a boost for 2019 | News

Valtteri Bottas accepts the criticism he received across the 2018 Formula 1 campaign was something he had to shoulder but wants to use it as “an extra boost” for his 2019 preparations with Mercedes. While the Finn was unfortunate to miss out on race wins in Baku and Russia last year there were a number of races he…

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Formula 1 – Hamilton searching for Mercedes 2019 F1 car faults after ‘smooth’ run

Formula 1 – Hamilton searching for Mercedes 2019 F1 car faults after ‘smooth’ run

Reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says he will be searching to find any potential problems with Mercedes’ 2019 challenger during pre-season testing after enjoying a “smooth” first run. Mercedes unveiled its W10 on Wednesday and shook down the car it hopes will deliver it a sixth straight constructors’ title at Silverstone, with both…

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Formula 1 – Hamilton ‘ready to attack’ as he vows to be better in F1 2019

Formula 1 – Hamilton ‘ready to attack’ as he vows to be better in F1 2019

Reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says he is “ready to attack” the upcoming season as he targets a sixth drivers’ title in 2019. Hamilton claimed 11 race victories en route to sealing his fifth world title in 2018, becoming one of just three drivers in history to win five or more world championships. …

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Formula 1 – Mercedes focus on rear tyre performance with W10 design

Formula 1 – Mercedes focus on rear tyre performance with W10 design

Mercedes technical director James Allison says design overhauls for the W10 have been directly targeted at its weaknesses from last season as it aims to improve rear tyre performance and durability. Despite dominating to the 2018 Formula 1 world titles, securing a historic fifth consecutive championship double, Mercedes were often exposed to poor rear tyre…

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Formula 1 – Mercedes reveals W10 Formula 1 car with fresh livery

Formula 1 – Mercedes reveals W10 Formula 1 car with fresh livery

Mercedes has revealed its new W10 Formula 1 car for the 2019 season with a fresh livery design to celebrate its 10th season since returning to the sport. The new Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+ car was revealed in a series of render images released by the team on Wednesday morning. The new design sticks…

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Formula 1 – F1 car launches 2019 – gallery and full info

Formula 1 – F1 car launches 2019 – gallery and full info

A round-up and gallery of all the 2019 car launches ahead of the new season. Pre-season testing begins in Barcelona on February 18. View all the key dates of the upcoming season here. Yet to launch: Mercedes, Red Bull, Racing Point (Wednesday), McLaren (Thursday), Ferrari (Friday), Alfa Romeo (Monday). Renault 2019 driver line-up: Daniel Ricciardo,…

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Formula 1 – Hamilton “hungry”, Bottas “reset” for Mercedes return – Wolff

Formula 1 – Hamilton “hungry”, Bottas “reset” for Mercedes return – Wolff

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says both his drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are ready for the 2019 Formula 1 world championship as it targets an unprecedented feat. Speaking ahead of Mercedes’ 2019 team launch tomorrow (February 13), Wolff has confirmed his teams’ preparations for the new season are on schedule despite the regulation…

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