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Renault given FIA warning after Ricciardo tyre blunder

All teams were obliged to use the first 30 minutes of the afternoon session to try Pirelli’s experimental constructions.One driver in each team was allocated a single set and was asked to do a long run, while the other driver had two sets to use – one after the other – with one representing the baseline and the other a new construction. In Renault’s...

Gasly facing penalties threat after engine fire in FP2

The Frenchman triggered a red flag when he stopped at the edge of the track and jumped out just as flames took hold.His car had lost all electrical power in what the team described as a "blackout".It took the marshals a few seconds to reach the car as some of them had to cross the track, and Gasly was seen urging them to take action.They eventually...

Hamilton says his Mercedes F1 car felt "pretty terrible" in FP2

Hamilton struggled to match Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas' pace throughout Friday's running at Portimao as the Finn topped both practice sessions.Hamilton finished second in FP1 before dropping to seventh in the afternoon after a messy session that was twice interrupted by red flags.The six-time world champion said the Portimao track was "massively...

No further action over Verstappen/Stroll incident

The collision happened after Stroll passed Verstappen close to the end of a hot lap. The Dutchman got a tow from the Racing Point and moved inside to pass it on the run to Turn 1, but was not aware that Stroll had been told to do a second consecutive flying lap.Stroll duly turned in at Turn 1 and was pitched off the road by contact with Verstappen's...

Verstappen: 'Not my problem' if people offended by radio slurs

Verstappen and Stroll crashed at Turn 1 during second practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix on Friday afternoon after going side-by-side into the corner.Verstappen was left fuming over team radio by the incident, sparking an angry response from the Red Bull driver.Verstappen said: "Is this f***ing guy blind? What the f**k is wrong with him? Jesus Christ....

Verstappen and Stroll summoned over FP2 crash

Verstappen and Stroll collided at Turn 1 with 25 minutes remaining in second practice at Portimao on Friday afternoon, causing a red flag.Verstappen was following Stroll around the final corner before starting a hot lap, and managed to get into the slipstream of the Racing Point car ahead on the main straight.After moving up the inside of Stroll at...

Portuguese GP: Bottas tops FP2 as Verstappen, Stroll clash

Bottas finished ahead of Verstappen and Lando Norris, with Lewis Hamilton sixth after having his first run on the soft tyres disrupted by traffic.The first 30 minutes of the session were dedicated to running Pirelli's prototype C1 rubber that the manufacturer is working on for use in 2021, with all the drivers heading out early-on to try the unmarked...

2020 F1 Portuguese GP Friday practice results

In the first practice session, Bottas was over three tenths of a second clear of Hamilton, the Mercedes duo having a further four tenths advantage over Red Bull’s Verstappen, who suffered an early spin.Charles Leclerc was fourth fastest for Ferrari, just lapping quicker than the second Red Bull of Alexander Albon and McLaren’s Carlos Sainz. Racing Point’s...

LGBTQ+ movement criticises appointment of Petrov as F1 steward

On Thursday, Lewis Hamilton had said he did not understand why the FIA had chosen Petrov to be a drivers’ steward in the wake of comments the Russian made questioning the sport’s anti-racism push.Petrov also made controversial remarks in relation to Hamilton’s wearing of a Breonna Taylor T-shirt.“I think half of the audience did not understand at all...

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