Month: May 2020

26 May 2020

FRESH HOPE FOR BRITISH GRAND PRIX

As we previously mentioned in our news report on 20th May, the planned British Grand Prix has been looking in doubt due to government plans to enforce a quarantine policy for in-bound travellers into the UK from 8th June. Some exemptions have been tabled but international sports personnel have not been included in the exemption. [...]
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22 May 2020

A DATE WITH LECLERC

There's been a lot of buzz recently about the resurfacing in social media of the film created in August 1976 by French film maker Claude Lelouch. The 8 minute short which features a break-neck drive through Paris in what was rumoured to be a Ferrari 275GTB was filmed using the same equipment used by John [...]
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20 May 2020

SILVERSTONE 2020 NOW IN DOUBT

No sooner had we learned that Silverstone had agreed a double header of Formula1 at the Northamptonshire circuit, the news of a possible showstopper on the event surfaced. The UK Government is considering a 14 Day quarantine policy on all travel into the UK with exemptions only for those flying in from the Republic of [...]
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18 May 2020

ALONSO RETURNING TO F1

Flavio Briatore certainly knows how to throw the cat amongst the pigeons! On Monday 18th May he announced that the double world champion, and LeMans winner, Fernando Alonso, is "ready" to return to Formula 1 in 2021. Briatore claims that having taken a year out of the sport, Alonso is refreshed, calm, and has regained [...]
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13 May 2020

SAINZ TO TAKE VETTEL’S SEAT

Carlos Sainz Jr will replace Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari for the 2021 Formula 1 season, following an announcement on Thursday 14th May. Ferrari confirmed earlier this week that the four-time world champion would be leaving at the end of 2020 following a breakdown in contractual talks. Ferrari wasted no time in bagging his replacement, which [...]
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13 May 2020

VETTEL TO LEAVE FERRARI

Sebastian Vettel is to leave Ferrari at the end of 2020 after failing to agree new contract terms with Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto. The Scuderia said the decision was mutual and "not easy to reach, given Sebastian's worth as a driver and as a person". Binnotto said: "The time had come to go our separate [...]
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13 May 2020

2021 FORMULA 1 TYRE POLICY

Since 2018 Formula 1 has had the spectre of dramatic tyre regulation changes for 2021 hanging over its head. The changes are significant but the added complication of COVID-19 Lockdown has meant little time has been available to understand in detail the impact these tyres will have on performance. What we know at the moment [...]
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13 May 2020

RACING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS – THE LOGISTICS OF FORMULA 1

In all likelihood, some or maybe all of the 2020 season of F1 will be raced behind closed doors. Whilst this means that some aspects of a team’s operations will be affected, such as corporate hospitality, much of what a team does on a normal race weekend will still need to take place. If you [...]
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13 May 2020

LOCKDOWN! – DRIVER FITNESS DURING THE EXTENDED OFF-SEASON

So, it’s the end of the season and as a Formula 1 driver whose just completed a gruelling season, you’re rightly looking forward to some well-earned “RnR” with sun, great food that’s not on your trainers regular menu, and perhaps even a glass or two of your favourite liquid refreshment. However, once the batteries have [...]
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12 May 2020

GOING BACK TO GROUND EFFECT

It’s been said in motor sport circles before that Colin Chapman had a lot to answer for. Take that as you wish, but what is undeniable was his single-minded approach to engineering innovation that made Lotus a dominant team through numerous eras of Formula 1. Some innovations were more successful than others. Lotus’ forays into [...]
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