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Ferrari wants “soft landing” for budget cap extended

When the new financial regulations come into play in 2021, teams will be restricted to a spend of $145m, and the major players have to downsize or redeploy staff. Ferrari has the option of moving people to its road car division, while both Mercedes and Red Bull have been creating projects that allow them to use F1 staff in other areas. Earlier this year it was agreed to give those teams an ...Keep reading

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Pirelli defends 2021 F1 tyres amid vocal driver criticism

Isola insists there is “no reason” not to pursue the plan to introduce the new tyres, despite world champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel suggesting that the current construction should be kept for a third season. All teams ran the new tyres, which feature a new and more robust construction designed to deal with rising downforce levels, in FP1 and FP2 in Sakhir. At the end of the ...Keep reading

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Vettel hopes F1 abandons switch to new tyres in 2021

As part of Pirelli’s push to revise its products for 2021, prototype versions of the new more-robust specification were tested by all drivers during practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix. But with a host of drivers saying they did not like the new rubber, Vettel joined those in claiming he felt they were a step back – and said he hoped they would be binned. “They were not a step ...Keep reading

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Dragon reveals striking new livery for 2020/21 FE season

The new look marks a departure from the black-and-white colour scheme Dragon used for the first two seasons of the Gen2 era, including the 2019/20 season that concluded with a quick run of six races at Berlin in August. Dragon finished 11th out of 12 teams in the 2019/20 Formula E standings, with its only point-scoring finish coming courtesy of Brendon Hartley’s drive to ninth in the second ...Keep reading

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2020 F1 Bahrain GP Friday practice results

In the first practice session, Hamilton set the pace as drivers also got their first chance to sample Pirelli’s 2021 tyres. Mercedes' recently re-crowned world champion was almost half a second faster than teammate Bottas, both setting their best times on Pirelli’s 2020 medium tyres. Fresh from his podium finish in Turkey, Sergio Perez was third quickest for Racing Point but was almost a ...Keep reading

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Erebus names new crew chief for 2021

Heading into what is shaping up as a transitional period for the Bathurst-winning squad, lead mechanic Bradley Tremain has been promoted to the crew chief role after five years with the team. He'll replace Dennis Huijser, who parted ways with the travelling crew during the stint in Darwin earlier this year. “It’s fantastic for me to step up but also great to have the continuity within ...Keep reading

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May date for The Bend Supercars round

As the wait for the full 2021 Supercars schedule continues, The Bend has become the second event to make its date official. The May slot is a change for the South Aussie circuit, which has had August and September dates for the past three seasons. News of a spot on the 2021 schedule will come as a relief to local motorsport fans, the circuit having at one point been in danger of missing out ...Keep reading

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Feeney joins Triple Eight for 2021

Feeney, who is managed by Paul Morris, debut in the second-tier this season with Tickford Racing, finishing seventh. He also made his Bathurst 1000 debut with the Ford squad, combining with James Courtney for an impressive 10th place finish. The 18-year-old has now been locked in for a Holden switch for Super2 next season, joining Angelo Mouzouris in an expanded T8 line-up. “It’s hard ...Keep reading

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