KEEPING THE SPIRIT ALIVE SINCE 1999

Why Russell’s killer instinct points to a strong future

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
Mercedes might not think George Russell is ready for a frontline drive just yet - but BEN EDWARDS thinks his time will surely come
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F1's other free agent who will be in demand for 2021

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
The skills and track record of Andy Cowell, outgoing head of Mercedes' powertrain division throughout its domination of Formula 1's V6 hybrid era, will place him in high demand, says MARK GALLAGHER
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The provocative questions posed by Hamilton's anti-racism push

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
Lewis Hamilton has begun the 2020 season using his global profile to campaign on vital social issues of diversity and racial equality. And as ever, writes MARK GALLAGHER, the rest of Formula 1 is trailing in his wheel tracks
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How a change in priorities is making F1 stronger

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
Strong governance, and a spirit of co-operation engendered by the COVID-19 crisis, has resulted in Formula 1's 'new deal'. PAT SYMONDS explains why it's a change for the better
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The crucial factors that took Hamilton to the brink of disaster

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
The narrative of the 2020 British GP flipped with three laps to go as tyre failures became the post-race focus. But amid Lewis Hamilton's seemingly inevitable run to a seventh Silverstone win, several key factors contributed to the late drama
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Why Silverstone is "not friends" with tyres

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
A series of high-profile failures late on in the British Grand Prix led to a heart-stopping finish for winner Lewis Hamilton. But with another race on the tyre-punishing Silverstone coming this week, there is cause for deep concern
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Why Verstappen will be counting sheep in F1's 70th Anniversary GP

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
Mercedes may be utterly dominant in Formula 1 2020, but there is one standout driver causing the reigning champions problems. Max Verstappen is frank on his chances of beating Mercedes this weekend, but right now he seems to be the only one who can
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The last time Hamilton three-wheeled to victory

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
Lewis Hamilton's triumph in the British Grand Prix despite a last-lap puncture is currently a unique moment in his Formula 1 career. But there was also a race from 2003 where, aged 18, he pulled off another seemingly-impossible feat
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Ask Tim: Why Albon isn't the biggest scapegoat at Red Bull

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
A heavy crash in FP2, dropping out in Q2 and an early skirmish with Kevin Magnussen meant Alexander Albon's British Grand Prix performance came under the microscope, but Autosport's technical expert says there's another figure that has been harshly treated
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Why the optimism is real for Williams' latest fresh start

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
Trailing off the back of the pack in recent years, Williams has had to take radical action to shore up its finances - but the beginning of the new Formula 1 season has provided a basis for optimism, says STUART CODLING
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Why F1 2020 will be remembered as a golden year

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
Many people wrote off the 2020 Formula 1 season in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic but a radically reshaped calendar - featuring some classic and unfamiliar venues - could make this one of the best years in the championship's history
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Red Bull matches Mercedes in Silverstone sun but cooling conditions could widen gap

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
The times set in Friday practice for the British Grand Prix provide positive reading for Red Bull, which looks to have closed its gap to Mercedes. But there's a change on the horizon that could redraw the picture for the rest of the weekend
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Sainz: fate of "old-school" F1 circuits will rest on 2020 spectacle

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
The fate of Formula 1's 'old-school circuits' like Imola and the Nurburgring will rest on their returns this year producing spectacular racing, reckons McLaren's Carlos Sainz Jr
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Silverstone adds extra barriers after Kvyat's F1 British GP crash

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
Silverstone is installing some extra crash barriers on the outside of the Becketts complex in response to Daniil Kvyat's high-speed crash in the British Grand Prix
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Valtteri Bottas signs with Mercedes to stay for 2021 F1 season

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
Valtteri Bottas will continue to race with Mercedes in Formula 1 next year after signing a new contract with the team
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F1 reserve drivers: Who is eligible to race as a replacement?

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
After McLaren's confirmation that Paul Di Resta will be its reserve driver for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, a spotlight is on the drivers still eligible for a superlicence
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Di Resta on standby for McLaren at F1 70th Anniversary GP

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
Paul di Resta will be on standby at McLaren for this weekend's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone after undergoing a seat fitting for the team on Wednesday
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Ferrari: Still not fast enough to be third-quickest F1 team

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
Ferrari does not believe it now has the third quickest car in Formula 1, despite recent updates delivering performance progress
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Vettel: "German Siberia" weather could impact Nurburgring F1 race

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 must be braced for unpredictable weather when it returns to the Nurburgring in October, calling the region "German Siberia"
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Todt: "Admirable" Hamilton is on course to break Schumacher's F1 records

06-Aug-20 /autosport/
FIA president Jean Todt says it's "admirable" that Lewis Hamilton is on course to break Michael Schumacher's long-standing Formula 1 records in the near future
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