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Lewis Hamilton’s decision to join Ferrari for next year means that Mercedes is on the hunt for a new team-mate for George Russell.There are two different paths that the team can go down: hunting out the best experienced driver it can to help its push to the front, or throwing everything behind its rising junior star Andrea Kimi Antonelli to get him up to speed.On the experienced front, the …Keep readingRead More

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Having read Autosport almost all my life, I’m chuffed to have been given a regular column in a magazine/website that I respect. I am sure that I will return to what I know best before too long – running race teams – but for the moment, while I recharge my metaphorical racing batteries, I plan to tell a few stories about my 40-odd years in the sport.I’m going to kick off with Carlos Sainz …Keep readingRead More

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Throughout his career we have seen plenty of ideas for his ultimate F1 machine – which famously included his Red Bull X2010 created for Gran Turismo. It was a 1400bhp fan car that smashed the track record at Suzuka by 20 seconds during simulator runs.But delivering the perfect F1 car is not just about having the ultimate cars, because a grid full of X2010s would probably not deliver brilliant …Keep readingRead More

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Last year there were talks between Yoshihisa Ueno, the president of Super Formula promoter JRP, and the Suzuka race organisers to bring Japan’s leading domestic single-seater series to the event.Super Formula left a two-month gap between its first round in March and its second event in May for the F1 support event to potentially move into.A support slot for Super Formula didn’t materialise for …Keep readingRead More

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What is perhaps most interesting about Ferrari’s performance, however, is that it has come without it bringing any significant upgrades to its car.While work is under way on what is understood to be a pretty major development step for the start of the European season at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, changes have so far been only minor touches.It was a small tweak to the rear suspension’s upper …Keep readingRead More

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Liberty, which has owned F1’s commercial rights since 2017, announced at the start of April that it had acquired an 86% ownership stake of Dorna Sports and MotoGP in a deal valued at €4.2 billion.Following this, MotoGP Dorna sporting director Carlos Ezpeleta said his organisation was “not ruling out” the possibly of subsequent future shared race weekends with F1.At the recent Japanese …Keep readingRead More

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F1 manufacturers are now hard at work in developing their next-generation turbo hybrids, which will feature a 50/50 split in power between the internal combustion engine and battery.The nature of what is coming has opened the door for what could be some unique characteristics because there will be a premium on energy recovery.Newey has revealed that effectively turning the ICEs into generators …Keep readingRead More

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The 62-year-old Italian contested the Hailwood Trophy for 250cc and 350cc two-stroke grand prix and Formula 750 motorcycles that raced up to 1983. He qualified the Michael Russell-entered Yamaha TZ250 20th in the 34-bike field, 9.7 seconds off pole.The Le Mans winner of 2000-02 and 2006-07, who recently left his role managing the McLaren young driver programme, ran 20th in race one on Saturday …Keep readingRead More

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Sponsored by  The Florida venue is one of F1’s newest destinations, but after two seasons it has already become a popular fixture on the calendar, not only for the on-track action that F1 brings to any venue but also for the entertainment that the US races add on top.America now plays host to three F1 races and speaking ahead of last year’s race, Hamilton said: “They are massive sporting …Keep readingRead More

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McLaren caused 2023’s biggest upset by revamping its car to move from the midfield towards the front of the grid, taking nine podiums from July’s Silverstone round onwards to finish fourth in the constructors’ standings.While it hasn’t yet scaled the same heights as when it was the second-fastest team on the grid on certain occasions, McLaren has consolidated its place in the chasing group behind …Keep readingRead More

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