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  • Alonso to quit Formula 1 at the end of the year? 21st April 2018
    A report in Spanish publication Diario Gol suggests that a disgruntled Fernando Alonso is set to quit Formula 1 at the end of this season and focus on his quest for the Triple Crown of motorsport. Much was expected of McLaren’s new era with Renault power. Management and Alonso himself believed that ditching Honda and […]
  • Haas: When we do bad we are stupid, when we do well we are Ferrari 21st April 2018
    Gene Haas has slammed critics of his Formula 1 team for giving them a hard time when they are down and not giving them the credit they deserve when they are doing well, while believing that a budget cap would benefit his team. Haas have endured ups-and-downs since they arrived on the F1 scene in […]
  • Sainz: Nico has little tricks that make him bloody fast 21st April 2018
    Carlos Sainz is impressed by his Renault teammate Nico Hulkenberg’s speed and experience, admitting that he is still adapting to the team he joined late last year while learning all the time. The Spaniard said in an interview, “For sure, Nico is very strong in qualifying. I think he has always been. Probably with this […]
  • Steiner: We need to be very careful not to dumb down F1 21st April 2018
    Haas team principal Guenther Steiner warns that Formula 1 must not follow the one-make Indycar route and says that the pinnacle sport has the right people in charge but needs to now find the right direction for the future. Formula 1 is at a crossroads and the next few months will be vital in mapping […]
  • Tech Talk: Bahrain and China review 21st April 2018
    We talk tech in the wake of the season’s first back-to-back races in Bahrain and China which saw several teams try tweaks to their existing packages as they attempt to eke out more performance in what is Formula 1’s version of the arms race that is set to run throughout the season. Mercedes In comparison […]
  • Inside Line: Pitstops, technology and squashed hedgehogs 20th April 2018
    There has been a lot written and spoken about the number of pitstops that haven’t gone according to plan over the first couple of races on the 2018 Formula 1 world championship season. The most prominent of which, from a human perspective, was the Ferrari pitstop in Bahrain where one of the Ferrari mechanics broke […]
  • Renault: We are disappointed we are not further up 20th April 2018
    Renault chief technical officer Bob Bell has admitted that his team are disappointed that they are not closer to the trio of Formula 1’s big teams after the first three races of the 2018 season. Bell said in an interview with Racer, “I would say we are disappointed we are not further up. We had […]
  • Flashback: Hamilton’s summer off madness 20th April 2018
    In the wake of Max Verstappen’s high-profile antics during the Chinese Grand Prix, it is fitting to note that most of the great Formula 1 drivers, at one point or another in their careers were embroiled in controversial moments that exasperated their rivals and resulted in widespread criticism. Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher were no […]
  • Verstappen: Psychologist? What is that? 19th April 2018
    Max Verstappen copped a great deal of flak for his antics during the Chinese Grand Prix in which his ill-timed aggression seriously compromised his race, but the Dutchman is ignoring the criticism and instead is taking counsel from those close to him whom he trusts. Verstappen was in the wars in the latter half of the […]
  • Formula 1 steps into fantasy world with equity stake 19th April 2018
    Formula 1 is targeting the lucrative United States fantasy sports market with the launch on Thursday of daily pay-to-play and traditional free F1 games in partnership with Dublin-based PlayOn. The sport, now owned by Liberty Media, said in a statement it had also acquired an equity stake in PlayOn at a company valuation of 30 […]

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