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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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F1 bosses to consider refuelling return

Formula 1 bosses are discussing bringing back refuelling in 2021. Jean Todt, the president of governing body the FIA, said he would like to bring back the practice, which was outlawed before the 2010 season. Todt said a final decision would be made on the basis of a study on the potential effects. “Personally, I would like to see refuelling, ...

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F1 confirms start date for 2020 season

The 2020 Formula 1 season will start on 15 March with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. The 25th race in Melbourne, which first hosted the sport in 1996, will mark the start of F1’s 70th anniversary year. F1 chairman Chase Carey said: “The Albert Park circuit is one of the most popular on the calendar. There is no better ...

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F1 teams to blame for dull races – Agag

Formula 1 teams should have no say in the governance of the sport, says Formula E founder Alejandro Agag. Mercedes have won all eight F1 races in 2019, with six wins for Lewis Hamilton and two for Valtteri Bottas. After a start-to-finish win in France, Hamilton put the blame on the sport’s bosses and former F1 leader Bernie Ecclestone for ...

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'Don’t blame drivers if F1 is boring'

Lewis Hamilton says he “understands” if people find Formula 1 boring in the face of Mercedes’ domination but says it is not his or the team’s fault. Hamilton’s victory in Sunday’s French Grand Prix was his sixth in eight races this year – his team-mate Valtteri Bottas has won the other two. The world champion put the blame on the ...

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F1 officials to meet over Vettel penalty

Formula 1 officials will meet on Friday to hear Ferrari’s attempt to overturn the penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in the Canadian Grand Prix. Ferrari have lodged a request for stewards to review the decision to penalise the German five seconds for dangerous driving against Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. The hearing will be at 13:15 BST before the French Grand ...

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New F1 rules to be finalised in October

Formula 1 teams and bosses have agreed to delay the finalisation of new rules for 2021 until the end of October. There was a statutory deadline of this month for the changes to be settled but the unanimous agreement required for a delay was reached on Thursday. To achieve it, teams had to sign a letter guaranteeing that provisions for ...

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F1 teams split on budget reform delay

A split has emerged between Formula 1 teams as talks over the future of the sport reach a critical stage. Half the teams object to plans to postpone the finalisation of a budget cap for 2021 from June until October. Alfa Romeo, McLaren, Racing Point, Renault and Williams believe it is a back-door attempt by big teams to water down ...

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F1 created culture for Vettel penalty – Wurz

Formula 1 is at fault for creating a culture in which Sebastian Vettel was penalised in Canada, Grand Prix Drivers’ Association chairman Alexander Wurz says. Wurz believes the desire of drivers and teams for clarity on permitted driving actions was to blame for the penalty. “We want rules for each and every thing and that’s where we arrived,” he said. ...

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