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Rahal aiming to become “a thorn in everybody’s side”

Rahal, who joined the team led by his three-time champion father Bobby in 2013, finished in the top six in the championship from 2015 through ’17, earning a total of five wins.
However, the team expanded to two cars in 2018, Rahal fell to eighth in the standings, and although teammate Takuma Sato scored a fortuitous win in Portland, he finished only 12th in the end-of-year points ...Keep reading

Rahal aiming to become “a thorn in everybody’s side” 2019/02/20 15:46

Wickens stands tall six months after devastating crash

The Canadian ace, who suffered a traumatic litany of injuries in a shunt at Pocono Raceway last August, marked six months since the accident with a touching one-minute video.
The Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver is seen levering himself up from seated position to standing crouched and then upright, holding onto fiancée Karli Woods.
 
Wickens has regularly stated that one of his ...Keep reading

Wickens stands tall six months after devastating crash 2019/02/20 15:13

F1 tech gallery: New front wings in the spotlight

For the first time in years, there has been a dramatically different approach from teams about how best to approach the regulations – with some outfits moving away from a conventional design. The regulation changes were made with the intention of reducing the front wing’s complexity and the ‘outwash’ they generated. 
If successful it would alter the entire aerodynamic wake profile of ...Keep reading

F1 tech gallery: New front wings in the spotlight 2019/02/20 14:52

Kvyat: Fastest lap wasn't "balls out" glory run

Kvyat demoted Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen from the top spot with just over 10 minutes to go in the afternoon session, his 1m17.704s benchmark standing as the fastest lap of pre-season testing so far.
While he capitalised on a rare opportunity to top a session for Toro Rosso, the Russian said he and the team were not intentionally trying for a headline result.
Asked whether his lap ...Keep reading

Kvyat: Fastest lap wasn't "balls out" glory run 2019/02/20 14:31

Haas aiming to fix "little gremlins" after disrupted day

After an electrical problem forced the VF-19 to stop on track on the first morning of testing with Romain Grosjean at the wheel, it stopped once on Wednesday morning for reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi and twice for Grosjean in the afternoon.
The American squad still managed to log 117 laps, but Steiner says the team is yet to solve the issue. 

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Haas aiming to fix "little gremlins" after disrupted day 2019/02/20 14:04

Barcelona Test Day 3: Kvyat's last-gasp effort lowers testing benchmark

On a day when the C5 tyres were utilised for the first time, the testing benchmark was twice lowered; first by Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen in the morning session, then again by Kvyat in the dying moments of the day.
Ferrari, Mercedes - who completed race distances with both drivers - and Red Bull all resisted the temptation to put on anything faster than the C3 tyres as they focused on their ...Keep reading

Barcelona Test Day 3: Kvyat's last-gasp effort lowers testing benchmark 2019/02/20 14:00

Renault says rear wing problem has been fixed

Ricciardo was pitched off the track at Turn 1 on Tuesday when the upper rear wing element flew off his car while its DRS was open.
Analysis of the incident pinpointed a problem with the DRS mechanism, and the team elected not to use the system during Wednesday morning’s running with Nico Hulkenberg.
But with a solution having been sorted and tests confirming everything worked properly, the ...Keep reading

Renault says rear wing problem has been fixed 2019/02/20 13:53

Verstappen delighted with Red Bull-Honda's "calm" start

Verstappen has not troubled the top of the times in his RB15, ending his second day of testing fifth-fastest and one second slower than pacesetter Daniil Kvyat in the Toro Rosso, which is also powered by Honda. 
He lost time in the morning due to “small things” but racked up more than 100 laps to take his tally for the week to 237. 
“I’m just very happy with the way we’re working ...Keep reading

Verstappen delighted with Red Bull-Honda's "calm" start 2019/02/20 13:48

Perez fears Mexico could lose F1 race for decades

Mexico's contract for the race ends this season, and negotiations with Liberty for a new deal to start in 2020 were turned upside-down this week when the country’s president said that the national government could not continue to subsidise the event.
“It's not looking good," admitted Perez. “Hopefully we can get some good news later on. I think it's very important for our country to keep ...Keep reading

Perez fears Mexico could lose F1 race for decades 2019/02/20 13:21

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