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Ferrari complete tyre test after wave of reliability issues

Ferrari took to the Mugello Circuit in Italy to help Pirelli gain a further understanding of the 18-inch tyres this season. The new tyres are bigger in terms of rim size, but now have smaller sidewalls, increasing the stiffness of the carcass. This naturally means that there is more pressure in the tyre than there

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Pirelli boss fires back at Vettel

One of the challenges Pirelli will have faced when designing the new 18-inch tyres was making sure that the grooved Intermediates and Wets had enough grip and longevity to safely get the drivers through rain periods. Both Sebastian Vettel and Jos Verstappen, however, have criticised the job the Italian tyre manufacturer has done in designing

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‘Strange feeling’ for Russell after first test as a Mercedes driver

Williams driver George Russell has reflected on his maiden test as a Mercedes Formula 1 driver. Russell will replace Valtteri Bottas as team-mate of seven-time world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton for the 2022 season. But, before the next season starts, Russell took to the cockpit of the 2019 Mercedes F1 car on the new 18-inch

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Aston Martin Keeping Eye On Mercedes’ Gains

The Aston Martin F1 Team will be keeping an eye on Mercedes’ performance gains this season, as both team’s 2021 cars have a similar aerodynamic design philosophy and share numerous components, team principal Otmar Szafnauer has said. Mercedes and Aston Martin have both been hit hard by the 2021 regulation changes, which mandated cuts to

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Helmut Marko: I Have No Sympathy At All For Mercedes

Senior Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko has no sympathy for the Mercedes F1 Team following them losing performance as a result of the 2021 regulation changes. Last year, the FIA mandated cuts to the rear floor and other downforce-generating components on the rear of the cars in a bid to reduce cornering speeds and

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86% Of F1 Fans Believe FIA Changed Regs To Hurt Hamilton & Mercedes

86 percent of Formula One fans believe that the FIA changed the sport’s 2021 regulations to disadvantage Mercedes in the hopes of giving rival teams a better chance of taking the fight to the Silver Arrows, according to a poll by Formula1News.co.uk. READ: Ex-F1 Driver Warns Vettel Could Be Axed Mid-Season If Stroll Outperforms Him

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Racing Point Reveal Why Lance Stroll Struggled At Turkish Grand Prix

Racing Point have provided an explanation for why Lance Stroll struggled in the second half of the Turkish Grand Prix and lost several places after he put on a new set of intermediate tyres. Specifically, the Silverstone-based team, which is owned by Lance’s father, Lawrence Stroll, has revealed that the front wing of Stroll’s RP20

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