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RaceFans Round-up: Leclerc's F1 driving style is "very different" to Vettel's In the RaceFans Round-up: Leclerc says his driving style is "very different" to Vettel's - F1 Esports champion to make race debut - Button stands down from WEC drive.

A Look Back at The Beginning This past weekend was the 1000th Grand Prix of the modern era of Formula 1, held at Shanghai in China. Today let's take a look back at some photographs from the first Grand Prix of this era. It was the British Grand Prix which also had the title of Grand Prix d'Europe and took place at Silverstone on May 13, 1950.

2019 Chinese GP Qualifying Telemetry Analysis Bottas starts the lap faster likely due to coming off T16 on the outlap better. Note how he shifts up to 8th gear earlier which nets him time relative to Hamilton. Hamilton holds higher RPM through the sweeping right hander that is T1, but the two drivers are still fairly even through here.

The Autoweek Podcast Ep. 53: 1,000 Formula 1 races and the Long Beach Grand Prix On this episode of the Autoweek Podcast, host Rory Carroll joins Mike Pryson, Jimmy Pelizzari and Robin Warner to talk about the past week in racing. The group kicks off the show with the 1,000th Formula 1 race: the Chinese GP. Rory and crew dive deeply into the race and discuss their favorite parts.

Formula E boss says electric series not ready to take on F1 "There are many more opportunities for expansion and more commercial opportunities." Agag, the Formula E founder and boss, said he spoke to the 88-year-old Ecclestone the day after he made the comments. "I think F1 has nothing to worry about Formula E," Agag told Italian media outlet tuttomotoriweb.com.

Q3 the next target for Toro Rosso - Alexander Albon Alexander Albon says reaching Q3 must be the next target for Toro Rosso in the wake of an encouraging start to the 2019 Formula 1 season. Toro Rosso has displayed eye-catching pace through practice sessions and has reached the top 10 in race trim at each of the opening three grands prix.

Video: How a Formula 1 car works - Giorgio Piola on sidepods Piola joins Autosport technical editor Jake Boxall-Legge to explain this crucial area for both cooling and aerodynamics, and how side-impact regulations affect them.

Mercedes' F1 eSports champion set for real-life race debut in Formula Ford 1600 series Young gaming star Brendon Leigh is making the transition from virtual to reality and competing in the FF1600 race at Snetterton this weekend.

Vettel and Gasly struggle in Autosport readers' F1 driver ratings Autosport readers have their own say in our Formula 1 driver ratings after each race, and so far in 2019 it's not looking good for Sebastian Vettel and Pierre Gasly.

Flashback: Ricciardo mounts Verstappen in Baku It was a gasp-inducing moment when we watched the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo ram the back of Max Verstappen's car as the teammates duelled for fourth place during the latter stages of the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Daniel Ricciardo: F1 driver media judgements are like football Daniel Ricciardo believes short-term judgements on Formula 1 drivers' form are like questioning the quality of a footballer on a brief goalless streak. A combination of terrible luck during his final season with Red Bull and his new Renault team's lack of competitiveness means it is almost one year since Ricciardo scored a podium in F1.

Formula 1: Mercedes' start to 2019 season not as dominant as it seems Yes, they recorded 1-2 finishes in the season's first and third races after locking out the front row on the starting grid for both of them, and nobody else really had a change to break into the top two in either one of these two races.

Beat Hamilton? Vettel hasn't proved he can beat Leclerc yet Leclerc should be third in the championship, immediately behind the two Mercedes drivers. If Ferrari hadn't decided to favour his team mate in every race this year, he would be. Instead the closest threat to Mercedes is not a Ferrari, but Max Verstappen's Red Bull.

How a Formula 1 car works: Episode 3 - Sidepods Legendary technical illustrator Giorgio Piola's guide to how a Formula 1 car works continues with a look at sidepods.

Formula 1: Toto Wolff laughs off Max Verstappen to Mercedes rumors Earlier this month, Red Bull Racing team manager Helmut Marko stated that Max Verstappen and his father Jos, a former Formula 1 driver himself, had been contacted by Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team principal and CEO Toto Wolff on numerous occasions over the last few months about Max driving for Mercedes in the 2020 season.

Pierre Gasly's driving style not suiting 2019 Red Bull F1 car Pierre Gasly's efforts to show more speed at Red Bull are being hindered by his style not totally suiting the team's 2019 Formula 1 car, says boss Christian Horner.

Formula 1: Have Ferrari finally figured out their plan isn't working? Through the first three races of the 21-race 2019 Formula 1 season, Scuderia Ferrari have issued three team orders, one in each race. All three of these team orders have been in favor of Sebastian Vettel as opposed to Charles Leclerc, the driver who replace Kimi Raikkonen as Vettel's teammate ahead of the 2019 season.

Williams must develop at 'triple rate' to catch F1 rivals - Russell The Williams Formula 1 team must outdevelop its rivals at "double or triple the rate" to make up for its current disadvantage, George Russell believes. Williams's drivers Russell and Robert Kubica have qualified and finished at the back of the pack so far this season, well adrift of the other nine teams except when rivals have hit problems.

This Throwback Livery Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of Mario Andretti's Indy 500 Win Marco Andretti will pay tribute to his grandfather's sole Indianapolis 500 victory with this homage to the car Mario Andretti drove in the 1969 running of the race.

Horner denies being "suspicious" about Ferrari fuel Red Bull boss Christian Horner says it is wrong to suggest he is 'suspicious' about what Ferrari is up to with fuel.

Marko: Albon is the surprise of the season Toro Rosso struggled to find a second driver for their team ahead of the 2019 Formula 1 season, but it seems in their rookie Alex Albon they have uncovered a diamond which they are not intent on polishing.

Here's A Proper Onboard Look At The New Vietnam GP Circuit With around a year to go until the first Vietnam Grand Prix, Hermann Tilke's circuit design company has released an onboard lap of what the Hanoi street circuit will look like.

On This Day In F1 - Red Bull Won Its First Race A look back at what happened on 19 April in Formula 1 history.

Ferrari F1 team doubt Baku speed advantage over Mercedes - RaceFans Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto doubts the team will have a significant performance advantage over Mercedes at next week's Azerbaijan Grand Prix. "If you look at the speed of Mercedes I think they were very strong as well," he said, "so maybe you should ask them how they are so good.

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