KEEPING THE SPIRIT ALIVE SINCE 1999

Has "hungry shark" Alonso timed his Renault F1 comeback perfectly?

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
Fernando Alonso sees his 2021 return to Formula 1 with Renault as a building year ahead of the 2022 rules shakeup. After many mistimed career steps, Daniel Ricciardo's recent form suggests Alonso may be doing a bit more than simply laying foundations
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Why Hulkenberg's Red Bull chance is out of his hands

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
Nico Hulkenberg's Formula 1 outings this year have been a product of exceptional circumstances, but they've opened the door to a possible 2021 Red Bull seat. However, just like his return to racing this year, it's something totally out of his hands
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The McLaren that improved on its revolutionary forebear

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
McLaren broke new ground with carbonfibre construction but its second iteration of fully composite chassis proved much more successful. STUART CODLING remembers the MP4/2
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Will Hamilton's F1 record ever be broken?

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
OPINION: Lewis Hamilton has joined Michael Schumacher on a piece of Formula 1 history that some thought would never be reached again. Here's the case for and against the all-time win record being extended further in future years
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How F1's wins record has been pushed up and up

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
With his 91st Formula 1 victory at the Nurburgring, Lewis Hamilton has levelled Michael Schumacher's record tally and can be expected to surpass it, becoming the latest in a long line of drivers who have moved the goalposts in F1's history
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How the cold Nurburgring weather added heat to the third-place battle

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
Severely limited practice and chilly conditions at the Eifel Grand Prix didn't stop the Formula 1 fight for third place from heating up, with Racing Point, McLaren and Renault all facing different quandaries
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What caused Bottas to gift Hamilton his F1 history moment

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
After rebuffing his team-mate's challenge at the start, a Valtteri Bottas error put Lewis Hamilton on course for a record-equalling 91st Formula 1 win at the Eifel GP. There was one critical factor behind that costly mistake
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The troubled story of F1's greatest racing car

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
Autosport recently voted the Lotus 72 the greatest grand prix car of all time. Here's the remarkable story of a legend, as told by those involved in its development from problem child to a multiple championship winner
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F1's 70 greatest influencers: 1990s

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
If you thought the decade of excess was over, think again. In the 1990s Formula 1 became an even bigger business - but with more money and power came more risk, writes RICHARD WILLIAMS
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How a champion turned "rubbish bin" came back to life

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
For 40 years, the crumpled wreckage of Lotus 72/5 remained untouched in a Hethel hangar. Now, Classic Team Lotus has breathed new life into the car dubbed 'Old Faithful' that took Emerson Fittipaldi to his 1972 world championship title
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Why curtailed Eifel GP won't level F1, but will harm race for perfection

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
With the first practice sessions for the Eifel Grand Prix washed out, a condensed F1 weekend will take place at the Nurburgring. Don't expect Mercedes' advantage to be gone, but a resulting new dynamic could yet alter the order
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Binotto: Ferrari F1 updates show team is heading in right direction

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto is confident the Maranello outfit is moving in the 'right direction', after an encouraging latest update at last weekend’s Formula 1 Eifel Grand Prix.
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Mercedes ended 2020 F1 car development "a long time ago"

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
Mercedes stopped developing its 2020 Formula 1 car "a long time ago", according to team boss Toto Wolff, as its advantage over Red Bull appeared to narrow at the Nurburgring
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Pirelli finalises plans for 2021 F1 tyre test at Portuguese GP

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
Pirelli has finalised details of the 2021 Formula 1 prototype tyre test that will take place on the Friday of the Portuguese Grand Prix next weekend
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Red Bull considering taking over Honda F1 engine project for 2022

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
Red Bull says its preferred option for Formula 1 engines in 2022 is for it to take over the Honda project and run the power units itself
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Renault needs to make F1 team "addicts to success" after Eifel GP podium

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
Renault needs to make its newer staff "addicts to success" following its Formula 1 Eifel Grand Prix podium, team boss Cyril Abiteboul says
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Carey warns against F1 history being "straightjacket" for change

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
Chase Carey has warned against Formula 1's history and traditions becoming a "straightjacket" that doesn't allow the series to consider format changes such as reversed-grid sprint races
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Mercedes: No safety concerns with Hamilton's loose steering at F1 Eifel GP

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
Mercedes had no safety concerns over Lewis Hamilton's steering wheel in Formula 1's Eifel Grand Prix, despite Hamilton reporting unwanted movement prior to the race
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Grosjean's F1 Eifel GP result won't influence Haas future

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
Haas team boss Gunther Steiner says Romain Grosjean's strong points finish at the Formula 1 Eifel Grand Prix will not have any influence on his driver choice for next year
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Abiteboul: Ricciardo's F1 podium tattoo bet came "after a few beers"

16-Oct-20 /autosport/
Renault Formula 1 team boss Cyril Abiteboul says his tattoo bet with Daniel Ricciardo was fuelled "after a few beers" during last year's British Grand Prix
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