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Renault says it must look for Sainz alternatives Abiteboul has suggested customer engine deals from 2021 will be the perfect chance to evaluate what can be done to help Renault's younger stars. "This academy lacks something: a connection with a Formula 1 team that can take on a driver from the academy," Abiteboul added.
Toro Rosso is now Honda test-bed for Red Bull The remainder of the 2018 Formula 1 season will be tough on drivers Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley as from now on Toro Rosso is a test-bed for Honda to fast-track development of their power unit ahead of Red Bull bolting them to the back of the RB15s next year.
Giovinazzi to get FP1 outing with Sauber in German GP The Italian, who made his race debut with the Swiss squad in last year's Australian Grand Prix, will replace Marcus Ericsson in the first session of the weekend alongside Charles Leclerc. It will be Giovinazzi's first outing in F1 machinery since he tested for Sauber and Ferrari in the post-Spanish Grand Prix text in May.
Antonio Giovinazzi to drive for Sauber in German GP F1 practice Ferrari Formula 1 junior Antonio Giovinazzi will have his first practice outing of 2018 when he drives for Sauber in FP1 at the German Grand Prix. The Italian, who made his race debut with the Swiss squad in last year's Australian Grand Prix, will replace Marcus Ericsson in the first session of the weekend alongside Charles Leclerc.
Force India preview the German Grand Prix Force India preview the German Grand Prix weekend, Round 11 of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hockenheim. Sergio Perez: "Hockenheim is an amazing track in a country with so much racing history: it's a race we really missed not having in the calendar last year.
Mallya wants to keep F1 pair Perez and Ocon at Force India for 2019 - RaceFans Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya says he wants to keep the team's current Formula 1 driver line-up next year. The pair had an often fraught relationship in their first year together last season. They clashed on several occasions, prompting the team to forbid them from racing each other.
Perez & Ocon optimistic of stronger weekend for Force India German Grand Prix - Force India's Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon reckon Hockenheim plays to the strengths of their car, and are hopeful of a strong weekend as they aim to fight back in the Constructor's Championship. The first half of 2018 hasn't been Force India's strongest.
Renault F1 team has to make sure it has alternatives to Carlos Sainz Jr Renault says it must look for alternatives to Carlos Sainz Jr for 2019 while the Spaniard's future with Red Bull in Formula 1 remains unclear. The French manufacturer's F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul wants to finalise its 2019 line-up as soon as possible, with Sainz's future dependent on what Red Bull does with Daniel Ricciardo.
Ferrari goes more aggressive than F1 rivals in Hungary tyre choice Ferrari has taken a more aggressive approach than its main Formula 1 rivals in its tyre selection for the Hungarian Grand Prix. While Mercedes and Red Bull have opted for seven sets of the ultrasofts for each of its drivers, Ferrari has given Sebastian Vettel nine sets of the softest compound available that weekend and Kimi Raikkonen eight.
Ferrari goes aggressive with Hungarian GP tyre choice But Ferrari is not the most aggressive team in its approach for the Hungaroring, with Renault picking ten sets of the ultra soft for Carlos Sainz and Nico Hulkenberg. The full tyre selections are as below. custom news feed. ad-free interface. exclusive content.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport - IN WORDS: We're Hungry and Ambitious - Toto "So, there are many reasons why we're looking forward to the second half of the 2018 season; we're hungry, ambitious and want to kick on from here." Of course, the German GP is one of our home races and we'll be pushing to score the best result possible on home soil.
Ferrari take more aggressive tyre selection for Hungary Ferrari has chosen a more aggressive selection of tyres for next weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix than Formula 1 rivals Mercedes and Red Bull. Hamilton has chosen five sets of the soft compound tyre, two more than Vettel. Bot the leading title contenders have selected a single set of the medium compound.
Ex-Bridgestone tyre man key to Haas' 2018 consistency The American F1 team has shown greater consistency in 2018, challenging for fourth in the constructors' championship and avoiding the wild swings in performance seen previously.
German Grand Prix: We've made too many mistakes - Mercedes boss Toto Wolff Mercedes admit they have made too many mistakes and underperformed in the first half of the season.
F1 quiz: Can you name these 1990s Formula 1 backmarkers? Autosport's latest Formula 1 quiz will test your knowledge of teams and drivers who very rarely enjoyed the limelight during the 1990s. Prepare to think back to the cars and drivers that were most famous for failing to qualify, getting in the way of the leaders when being lapped, or only got on TV when they threw it off the road.
Lamborghini has restored its old F1 car Lambo's Polo Storico department is the Italian supercar manufacturer's restoration arm. Over the past few years, everything from a one-off Miura SVR to monstrous LM002s have been freshly restored to their former glory. Recently, Polo Storico got to work on one of the most intriguing Lambos ever, the 1992 Minardi M191B.
Fernando Alonso warns against F1 points shake-up Fernando Alonso thinks Formula 1 would lose one of its key attractions if it awards points all the way down to 20th place. With F1's owner Liberty Media considering ripping up the current points structure for the top 10 finishers, Alonso fears that automatic scoring would take away the special moments that come when underdogs finish well.
Alonso: Revised F1 points system would lose "miracle" results With F1's owners Liberty Media considering ripping up the current points structure that rewards down to 10th spot, Alonso fears that automatic scoring would take away the hero moments that come when underdogs finish well.
Mercedes finding power gains from current F1 engine between races - RaceFans Mercedes is finding more performance from its Formula 1 engine between races without introducing new parts. As teams are restricted to a maximum of three new power units per car this year, engine components have to last much longer and they are fewer opportunities to introduce upgraded parts.
Toto Wolff: Mercedes fastest car in recent races German Grand Prix - Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says that he believes Mercedes have the fastest car heading to their home race at Hockenheim. Heading to Germany, Mercedes are on the back foot in both the Driver's and Constructor's Championships with Ferrari ahead by twenty points.
Alonso not expecting easy weekend at Hockenheim German Grand Prix - McLaren's Fernando Alonso says he doesn't think Hockenheim will play to the strengths of the MCL33 this weekend. McLaren head to Germany this weekend P7 in the Constructor's Championship, a solitary point behind Force India.
Formula 1 2018: Why weather could be the key to Red Bull glory For example, detecting a rise in track temperature could lead to the team deciding to put on a harder compound tyre at a scheduled pit stop to lower the risk of punctures, or spotting an incoming rain storm could allow the team to get a race-winning jump on its rivals in getting wet-weather tyres on.
Force India "disappointed" at need for new F1 chassis in 2019 - RaceFans Force India technical director Andrew Green says the team is disappointed that rules changes for the 2019 F1 season mean they will not be able to carry over their VJM11 chassis to next year. The introduction of Halo this year forced teams to replace their 2017 chassis at the end of last season.
How Does Williams Get Out Of Its 2013-Style Slump? In the build-up to the 2013 season, Williams was eyeing progression after winning a race for the first time in eight years at the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix, courtesy of Pastor Maldonado. That early, staggering victory in the season was sweet relief for a team with heritage and dedication to F1, but another season of hurt was just around the corner.
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