Bahrain F1 race to go ahead without spectators

The Bahrain Grand Prix will be the first Formula 1 race to be run behind closed doors as a result of the global coronavirus outbreak. Just days after the Gulf kingdom stated that it was halting ticket sales as it moved to evaluate its response to the escalating situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus, it has now announced that spectators will not […]

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Why Hamilton’s legacy already outweighs Schumacher’s

Lewis Hamilton still needs to add another Formula 1 world title to his tally to match Michael Schumacher, but his legacy may already be that of the greatest F1 driver ever. When Lewis Hamilton sealed his sixth world drivers’ championship at last year’s United States Grand Prix, he was asked what he thought about the prospect of equalling Michael Schumacher’s […]

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FIA Crisis Cell to oversee coronavirus response

The FIA has confirmed the creation of a Crisis Cell to manage its response to the continued threat posed by the coronavrius. The Chinese Grand Prix which was scheduled for April has already been postponed, but that has proven to be just the start of the problems. The season-opening Australian Grand Prix isn’t yet certain to happen next weekend, while […]

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Formula 1 lifts helmet design restrictions from 2020

The World Motor Sport Council has approved a change to the 2020 regulations to remove restrictions on helmet designs. Since 2015 drivers have been limited to one full helmet design change in a season – the rule was created in an effort to make drivers more easily recognisable in their cars. The rule earned very few friends over the years […]

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AlphaTauri sets deadline for 2021 Red Bull gearbox

AlphaTauri principal Franz Tost says the team have set Red Bull a deadline of September to confirm the spec of their 2021 gearbox. The new 2021 regulations are set to change the ways in which teams can share parts, and under those alterations teams will no longer be able to take year-old designs. AlphaTauri are developing a closer relationship with […]

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FIA: LMDh and Hypercars to be in “same performance window”

The FIA is working to ensure that LMDh prototypes and LM Hypercars operate in the “same performance window” when they race each other in the World Endurance Championship. The FIA World Motor Sport Council on Friday approved the “general principles” of the new LMDh category, announced in January, that will be common to the WEC and the IMSA SportsCar Championship.  […]

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Russian WRX round cancelled

The Russian round of the World Rallycross Championship planned to be held at the Igora Drive motorsport complex near Saint Petersburg has been cancelled. The World RX series will now run over 10 rounds in 2020, it has been confirmed by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council in Geneva. While the FIA has only published a revised 2020 World RX calendar, […]

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FIA drops rule restricting F1 helmet design changes

The FIA has dropped the rule that restricted how many times a season a Formula 1 driver could change his helmet livery. The rule was originally introduced to help the public identify drivers more easily. However it was unpopular with many competitors who liked to change their designs on a regular basis, such as Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel. The rule […]

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WMSC objects to F1 teams’ statement on Ferrari settlement case

The World Motor Sport Council has made clear its opposition to this week’s statement from seven Formula 1 teams about the FIA’s controversial settlement with Ferrari. The statement, signed by Mercedes, Red Bull, McLaren, Renault, AlphaTauri, Racing Point and Williams, asked for transparency with regard to the investigation into the Ferrari power unit, and the subsequent settlement. It also noted […]

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Phoenix the first test of return to old short track rules

The NASCAR Cup Series will take a step back this weekend at Phoenix Raceway hoping to promote a better on-track product. Sunday’s race at Phoenix is critical to teams for two important reasons – it’s an opportunity to race on the track on which this season’s championship race will be held later this season, and it’s the first race in […]

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