Fernando Alonso denies learning 'not to win'

Fernando Alonso is adamant the “volcano” is still there, today’s Formula 1 just doesn’t allow him to show it by winning grands prix. After two years out of the sport, the double World Champion is back on the grid having re-signed with Alpine, formerly Renault. So far his best result in his comeback season has been a P6, which he […]

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Mercedes would be ‘naive’ to underestimate Red Bull in Hungary

Mercedes trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin has said the team would be “naive” to write off Red Bull’s chances of beating them in Hungary. The Silver Arrows brought key upgrades with them to the British Grand Prix last time out, and they appeared to have the desired effect as Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap in qualifying on Friday, and […]

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Sprint weekend reminded Charles Leclerc of F1’s refuelling era

Charles Leclerc has said driving in sprint qualifying made him hark back to how it must have felt to drive in Formula 1’s refuelling era. The 17-lap dash to decide pole position at Silverstone last weekend saw the drivers start on lower fuel loads and fresh tyres, enabling them to push the car as hard as possible throughout. Formula 1’s […]

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Mercedes explain Lewis Hamilton's poor Silverstone sprint start

Mercedes chief technical director James Allison has explained Lewis Hamilton’s issues off the line during sprint qualifying. By topping qualifying on Friday, Hamilton earned himself P1 on the grid for Formula 1’s first staging of sprint qualifying, but a slow start allowed Max Verstappen to take the lead into Turn 1, a lead which the Dutchman would go on to […]

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Pourchaire won't let F1 dream distract him from F2 goals

Sauber junior Theo Pourchaire is making a concerted effort not to think about F1, saying focusing on a promotion could ultimately cost him one. 17-year-old Pourchaire stepped up into Formula 2 this season on the back of his runner-up finish in the 2020 Formula 3 championship. Despite his young age the Frenchman has been one of the stars of the […]

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Lawrence Stroll thinks son is same level as Sebastian Vettel

Lawrence Stroll believes that his son, Lance, is performing at the same level as team-mate Sebastian Vettel this season. It’s the pair’s first season together at Aston Martin with the team deciding to replace Sergio Perez with the four-time World Champion at the end of 2020. Thus far, the German has had the upper hand in terms of points, scoring […]

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Carlos Sainz: McLaren one of most difficult cars to pass

Carlos Sainz is finding the car he was in last year, the McLaren, one of the most difficult ones to overtake on track. The Spaniard left the British team to join McLaren at the end of the 2020 season and was replaced by Daniel Ricciardo, whom he spent most of the British Grand Prix stuck behind. He had more pace […]

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Doctors opposed to a Belgian Grand Prix with fans | Planet F1

Medical chiefs have expressed fears about the Belgian Grand Prix taking place with a large crowd in attendance. Covid restrictions in Belgium are due to ease on August 13 before the race weekend takes place a fortnight later – with 75,000 fans per day currently slated to attend at Spa-Francorchamps – while a capacity crowd is due to descend on […]

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Gallery: Jake Dennis Scores Formula E Win On Home Soil

BMW i Andretti Motorsport rookie Jake Dennis scored a dominate victory on home soil Saturday in the sports first race on a unique indoor-outdoor specially built circuit. Dennis took the lead from early leader Alex Lynn and went on to win by just over 5-seconds. Nyck de Vries grabbed second in the late going over Lynn who had to settle […]

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