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New contract keeps F1 in Australia until 2025

Melbourne will continue to host Formula 1 until at least 2025 Australia will continue to play host to Formula 1 until at least 2025 following news of a new deal with the Victorian government. It marks a two year extension on the previous deal, which was set to expire following the 2023 race. Earlier this month F1 boss Chase Carey ...

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F1 rubbishes cookie cutter 2021 design concerns

F1 will present its 2021 package to the Strategy Group this month Ross Brawn has moved to rubbish claims that the Formula 1 grid in 2021 will be made up of cookie cutter cars that all look the same. Further details of the proposed 2021 regulations, which have not yet been signed off, were released earlier this week. Included in ...

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Melbourne to host Australian GP until 2025

The Australian Grand Prix will continue to be held at Melbourne’s Albert Park until at least 2025. The circuit has been the home of the race since 1996 and has become the sport’s traditional curtain raiser. “This is proof that more and more promoters share our long-term vision for the future of F1,” said Chase Carey, the sport’s chief executive. ...

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Resta to rejoin Ferrari from Alfa Romeo

Former Ferrari chief designer Simone Resta is to rejoin the team later this season from Alfa Romeo. Resta joined what was then Sauber last May but will leave at the end of July. He will join Ferrari’s Formula 1 programme at the end of the season. Alfa Romeo have promoted head of aerodynamics Jan Monchaux to the role of technical ...

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The debate over F1's future explained

For more than two years, Formula 1 has been preparing a radical rule change in 2021 aimed at making the racing closer. Last month, a $175m (£141m) budget cap was secured and it was agreed to delay the finalisation of sporting and technical rules until October. But suddenly, the sands have shifted, and what had appeared to be a refinement ...

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'Flawless Hamilton just proving too good'

Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer, who left Renault during the 2017 season, is part of the BBC team and offers insight and analysis from the point of view of the competitors The British Grand Prix was a momentous result for the World Championship. Two weeks before in Austria, Valtteri Bottas chipped Lewis Hamilton’s lead down to 31 points. Had he ...

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Hamilton wins record sixth British GP

Lewis Hamilton took a record sixth British Grand Prix victory in a thrilling race featuring a crash between Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel. Battles throughout the field created a dramatic race – by far the best of the year so far – as Hamilton benefited from a safety-car period to take a lead he never lost after Valtteri Bottas had ...

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The great British Grand Prix celeb spot

As one of the biggest events on the British sporting calendar, Formula 1 racing at Silverstone attracts the A-list stars from the world of film, TV music and sport. Monaco may be the billionaires’ playground, but when it comes to adrenaline-fuelled entertainment, the British Grand Prix – in Northamptonshire – was the hottest ticket in town. From Oscar-winning actors to ...

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'One of the greatest pieces of racing the sport has seen'

On a day of monumental sporting events, when the British Grand Prix was always going to struggle for attention against the competing attractions of Wimbledon and the Cricket World Cup, Formula 1’s leading drivers delivered entertainment every bit as vivid and compelling as that at Lord’s or the All England Club. Lewis Hamilton took a record sixth British Grand Prix ...

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British GP: all you need to know

A Mercedes on pole for the eighth time in 10 races. The world champions’ seventh front-row lock-out this season. So it’s same old, same old at the British Grand Prix after the excitement of Austria? Not so fast. Silverstone has been full of surprises this weekend. From Lewis Hamilton losing out on pole position here for the first time in ...

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