Hamilton: All my rivals phoning Wolff over Mercedes F1 seat

Hamilton: All my rivals phoning Wolff over Mercedes F1 seat

The six-time title winner is out of contract after next season, as are Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, existing Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, while Vettel’s teammate Charles Leclerc is also potentially available. At the FIA’s end-of-season awards, Hamilton said the...

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36 minutes ago, Motorsport.com, Mercedes

Hamilton: Top F1 driver among those calling Wolff for Mercedes move

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says his rivals want to join Mercedes and that a top-line driver is among those calling team boss Toto Wolff about a move

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40 minutes ago, Autosport, Mercedes

Renault part ways with Nick Chester

Renault have confirmed that technical director Nick Chester will leave the team as part of a restructuring in the wake of a below-par season for the French outfit. This follows the appointment of Pat Fry to a yet to be announced role as well as former Ferrari and Williams engineer Dirk de Beer. Press...

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3 hours ago, Grand Prix 247, Renault

F1 2021 cars will be “nasty pieces of work to drive”

F1 2021 cars will be “nasty pieces of work to drive”

The basic concept of the 2021 regulations is that drivers will find it easier to follow the car ahead, thanks to the ground effect design.Green says that research by both his and other teams into the definitive rules indicates that while the following driver does indeed benefit, the dirty air from his...

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3 hours ago, Motorsport.com

Renault technical director Nick Chester leaves under-performing team

Renault technical director Nick Chester is to leave the French team following their disappointing performance this season.

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4 hours ago, BBC Sport, Renault

Hanoi organisers release photos of track build progress

<►> The clock is ticking ahead of next year’s inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix and with 121 days to go to the race on 5 April organisers have released a series of photos of showing construction work on the venue at the circuit, Formula 1’s latest destination. Press Release: The...

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5 hours ago, Grand Prix 247

Chester leaves Renault after 19 years as F1 restructure continues

Renault Formula 1 chassis chief Nick Chester is leaving the team as part of the major restructuring of its technical department.

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5 hours ago, Autosport, Renault

Technical director Chester leaves Renault F1 team

Technical director Chester leaves Renault F1 team

Chester has been part of the Enstone team since the start of the century, joining the then-Benetton outfit as a race engineer and going on to hold multiple roles as it morphed into the Renault works team, then Lotus and then Renault again.Until now, Chester had been a key part of Renault's technical...

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5 hours ago, Motorsport.com, Renault

Aston Martin: We’re certainly not actively soliciting

Aston Martin’s two major shareholders are in it for the long term and the company is not actively soliciting participation, the firm’s boss said on Friday after a media report said Lawrence Stroll, owner of Formula 1 team Racing Point, is preparing a bid for a major stake. “They look to the long term,”...

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5 hours ago, Grand Prix 247

Ricciardo: Renault message not "massaging their shoulders"

Ricciardo: Renault message not "massaging their shoulders"

After what has been a rollercoaster season, Ricciardo came on the team radio after last weekend's race to give words of encouragement for next year."Thank you guys," he said. "I really mean it but we will get better next year, a lot better, I really think we will. So let's get it."Speaking about his...

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6 hours ago, Motorsport.com, Renault

Wolff: Mercedes in Formula 1 long-term if Daimler input is reduced

Mercedes will be in Formula 1 "for the long-term" if it is able to reduce the contribution from parent company Daimler, according to team principal Toto Wolff

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6 hours ago, Autosport, Mercedes

Video: Would F1 champion Hamilton switch to Ferrari in 2021?

Speculation of Lewis Hamilton driving for Ferrari in the future was reignited over Formula 1's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend

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6 hours ago, Autosport, Ferrari

Team mate battles 2019: The final score – Vettel vs Leclerc | 2019 F1 season review

The arrival of Charles Leclerc in place of Kimi Raikkonen was a rude awakening for Sebastian Vettel, who was out-scored by his new team mate.

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7 hours ago, F1 Fanatic

Ricciardo explains cooldown lap Abu Dhabi GP F1 radio message

Daniel Ricciardo says his supportive message to the Renault Formula 1 team on the cooldown lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix underlines his belief it will improve in 2020

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8 hours ago, Autosport

Red Bull: First season with Honda "beyond expectations"

Red Bull: First season with Honda "beyond expectations"

Although Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko had predicted five grand prix wins heading into the campaign, Horner was more circumspect.Max Verstappen won three races and finished third in the world championship, while the team maintained its third place in the constructors’ table, albeit with 417...

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8 hours ago, Motorsport.com, Red Bull Racing

Vettel "just being honest" about subpar season

Vettel "just being honest" about subpar season

The four-time world champion won just one grand prix in 2019 and finished fifth in the drivers’ championship, his worst result since joining Ferrari in 2015. Vettel was beaten by teammate Charles Leclerc in the young driver’s first season at Ferrari, and made several mistakes that cost him significant...

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9 hours ago, Motorsport.com

Marko: Ferrari’s €50,000 penalty for fuel offence a joke

Straight-talking Helmut Marko has slammed the €50,000 penalty handed out by the FIA stewards to Ferrari, for the fuel infringement saga during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as “a joke”. The Red Bull-Honda official admitted that he spread the news about the FIA’s investigation into the incorrect...

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10 hours ago, Grand Prix 247, Ferrari

Webber: Lewis will win the 2020 F1 championship

Mark Webber does not believe that Ferrari or Red Bull-Honda drivers can beat Lewis Hamilton to the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship title, as the Mercedes driver’s consistency over the course of the season will be his ace card. Most pundits, including 9-time Grand Prix winner Webber, predict that...

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10 hours ago, Grand Prix 247

Binotto: Ferrari lost 2019 F1 title last year

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto says the team "lost" the 2019 Formula 1 season last year when designing its car

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10 hours ago, Autosport, Ferrari

Antonini: Lewis and Toto started the Ferrari stories

Former Ferrari spokesman Alberto Antonini suspects the rumour about Lewis Hamilton potentially switching to the legendary Maranello outfit was started by the six-time Formula 1 world champion himself. Journalist Antonini, who headed Ferrari’s press office until early this year, was referring to...

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10 hours ago, Grand Prix 247, Ferrari

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