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F1's technical director James to leave role next month

James has played an instrumental role in creating and implementing many of the technical systems and processes that have helped make F1 such a global hit – including the establishment of its state-of-the-art broadcast centre.As well as helping ensure the sport remained at the cutting edge of technology and never missed a beat during his near three-decade...

Wolff doubts Bottas came close to retirement after team orders

Mercedes sparked controversy at the 2018 Russian Grand Prix when it asked Bottas to move aside for teammate Lewis Hamilton in a bid to protect its 1-2 finish.Bottas was left visibility disappointed and unhappy by the call from Mercedes, and claimed during the most recent series of Drive to Survive on Netflix that the incident made him consider quitting...

Tsunoda already contributing to AlphaTauri F1 car development

Tsunoda became the latest member of Red Bull's young driver programme to reach F1 after making his grand prix debut in Bahrain at the end of last month, moving up from Formula 2.Tsunoda impressed in his first race, charging through to ninth place to score two points for AlphaTauri with a series of impressive overtakes.The team has previously spoken...

F1 changes Imola GP schedule to avoid Prince Philip funeral clash

The Duke of Edinburgh died at the age of 99 last Friday, with the British Royal funeral taking place at St George's Chapel at Windsor on 3pm this Saturday.In line with multiple other sports, F1 and the FIA has confirmed the Emilia Romagna GP schedule will be altered "out of respect" to avoid running at the same time as the funeral.Qualifying for the...

Verstappen: I can be "even better" with F1 title calibre car

For the first time in the turbo hybrid era, a team other than Mercedes has started a campaign with the fastest package – as Verstappen's Red Bull squad led the way in the Bahrain season opener last month.Verstappen took pole for the event, but lost victory to Lewis Hamilton after Mercedes' aggressive strategy calls got the world champion ahead at the...

How Mercedes is trying to claw back its lost downforce

These changes to the aero rules appear to have hit the low rake runners the most, but you could also argue that those teams have also made the biggest effort to recover their losses too.So, let’s take a look at what Mercedes has done in response to the challenges thrown at it, and why it might be suffering more than its counterparts.Aggressive ...Keep...

Seidl is best team principal in F1, says Brown

Brown originally joined McLaren in 2016 before becoming CEO in 2018. A year later, he appointed Seidl as team principal, with the pair having divided responsibilities that play to their strengths.With a number of F1 teams adopting similar structures of having roles spread across a number of senior figures rather than one overall chief, McLaren is clear...

Alpine: Bahrain GP exposed weaknesses with F1 car

The French car manufacturer endured a tough season opener in Bahrain, with neither Fernando Alonso nor Esteban Ocon managing to finish in the points.Alonso’s hopes were wrecked in the race by overheating brakes, triggered by a sandwich wrapper getting caught in the car, while Ocon was left on the backfoot by poorly timed yellow flags in qualifying that...

Are Z-shaped floors the way to go in F1 2021?

But, have we seen enough evidence from just the first race to judge who's on the right track and who'll have to think again?On one side, we have the conventional thinkers who have taken the new rules at complete face value when it comes to dealing with the lost floor section.Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Haas, McLaren and Williams all have floors that taper...

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