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Hamilton: eSports could help drivers from poorer backgrounds enter motorsport | RaceFans Round-up

From F1 Fanatic - posted 26/02/2018 00:01

In the round-up: Hamilton: eSports could help drivers from poorer backgrounds enter motorsport • Renault sacrifice performance for reliability • F1 should be 'Super Formula E' - Ecclestone

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Driver line-up for first F1 test of 2018 confirmed | 2018 F1 season

From F1 Fanatic - posted 25/02/2018 19:48

The driver line-up for the first test of the 2018 F1 season has been confirmed. Three test drivers will run alongside the 20 race drivers.

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Autosport podcast: Which F1 team has chosen the right 2018 path?

From Autosport - posted 25/02/2018 19:22 - Paywall

Technical expert Gary Anderson evaluates the latest 2018 Formula 1 cars to be released by Mercedes, Ferrari and McLaren in the latest edition of The Autosport Podcast

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Watch Kubica’s visor cam view of driving the new Williams with Halo | 2018 F1 season

From F1 Fanatic - posted 25/02/2018 18:41

Williams has presented a new visor cam view of a driver running a 2018 F1 car with the Halo fitted.

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Barcelona test won't be "representative" for new Pirelli F1 tyres

From Motorsport.com - posted 25/02/2018 16:36

Pirelli has taken a more aggressive approach this season, highlighted by the addition of the hypersoft to its range.Teams were able to sample the new tyres at the Abu Dhabi test in November, and could therefore finalise their 2018 designs to suit. They also had to make their compound choices for the first races of this season as early as last December.The traditionally aggressive ...

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Renault to start 2018 F1 season in compromised spec for reliability

From Autosport - posted 25/02/2018 16:31 - Paywall

Renault will not unleash the full potential of its Formula 1 engine for the 2018 season's early grands prix because it wants to take a zero risk approach to reliability

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Ecclestone advises F1 to go all electric

From ESPN UK - posted 25/02/2018 15:34

Bernie Ecclestone has urged Formula One to go all electric in order to create a series that is in line with the future of the motor industry.

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Williams and Kubica on track

From Sky Sports F1 - posted 25/02/2018 15:20

Williams have put their 2018 car on track for the first time with Robert Kubica behind the wheel of the FW41.

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Slide view: See how sleek 2018 Mercedes compares to 2017 car

From Motorsport.com - posted 25/02/2018 14:55

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Sergey Sirotkin: Robert Kubica knows F1 is every man for himself

From Autosport - posted 25/02/2018 13:47 - Paywall

Sergey Sirotkin says Robert Kubica understands Formula 1 is "every man for himself" and they will have a good relationship at Williams in 2018

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The varied excitement of F1's launch season

From Motorsport.com - posted 25/02/2018 13:37

A 4am alarm call last Sunday meant only one thing. Time to head to the airport. As far as air miles are concerned, January is Formula 1's quietest month. The holidays are over, but testing has yet to commence. Occasionally, there is the odd new car launch that takes you overseas in January - but not always by plane.One year Toyota delivered a brand new Lexus to my front door with ...

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Mercedes W09: Technical analysis | F1 technology

From F1 Fanatic - posted 25/02/2018 12:00

The phrase ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ is heard a lot at this time of year. But if it's true for anyone it must be world champions Mercedes.

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Video: Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull F1 2018 cars compared

From Motorsport.com - posted 25/02/2018 11:53

In these clips from the latest episode of Motorsport.tv’s weekly programme The Flying Lap, Peter Windsor and Craig Scarborough inspect the launch-spec cars that were unveiled last week.Mercedes While reigning champi ...

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Vote: Which is your favourite 2018 launch car?

From Planet F1 - posted 25/02/2018 11:36

All 10 teams have now launched their 2018 challengers, starting with Haas' sneaky release and finishing with Toro Rosso and Force India at Winter Testing.

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Sauber C37: Technical analysis | F1 technology

From F1 Fanatic - posted 25/02/2018 11:15

It's got Ferrari hardware in the back and Alfa Romeo on the bodywork but it's Sauber's input which will determine if the C37 is a success.

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New shots of the actual Williams FW41

From Planet F1 - posted 25/02/2018 11:05

Williams have posted a couple of fresh images showing the actual FW41 that will be whizzing around the Circuit de Catalunya in the upcoming week.

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F1 winter testing: Barcelona track changes add unknown elements

From Autosport - posted 25/02/2018 11:04 - Paywall

Resurfacing work at Formula 1 winter testing venue Barcelona is set to further complicate teams' efforts to understand Pirelli's new 2018 tyre range

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Oh, happy day: In three steps to your personal morning routine.

From Mercedes AMG F1 - posted 25/02/2018 11:00

As part of the “Fit & Healthy” series by Mercedes-Benz, it will be revealed how to pep up the morning routine and start the day in three easy steps.

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Hamilton explains his social media purge

From Planet F1 - posted 25/02/2018 10:44

Lewis Hamilton has said it was pure coincidence that his social media purge came so soon after being criticised for questioning why his nephew was wearing a dress in a video.

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How to solve F1's livery crisis

From Motorsport.com - posted 25/02/2018 10:15

Great expectations can breed great disappointments and Formula 1’s launch season tends to lure fans into that very trap each year. The excitement of new cars and new designs remains undimmed as the insanity of expecting something shocking when teams are universally conservative takes hold.Seeing the new challengers get unveiled is such an intriguing part of the season, even for years ...

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Renault’s R.S.18 completes first track run

From Planet F1 - posted 25/02/2018 10:04

Renault's R.S.18 has completed its first laps on track since launching after a filming day at the Circuit de Catalunya.

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Sirotkin: ‘Kubica knows it’s every man for himself’

From Planet F1 - posted 25/02/2018 10:03

Sergey Sirotkin has said there is no tension with Robert Kubica despite beating him for the final spot on the 2018 grid at Williams.

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Toro Rosso, Sauber reveal testing line-ups

From Planet F1 - posted 25/02/2018 09:49

Toro Rosso are the latest team to confirm their driver schedule for the first Winter Test that begins on Monday.

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How Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull's 2018 Formula 1 cars compare

From Autosport - posted 25/02/2018 09:45 - Paywall

As Formula 1 teams prepare for the start of pre-season testing at Barcelona, we take a look at the key features on the leading cars from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull

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Renault: Reliability, not power, the focus for Melbourne engine spec

From Motorsport.com - posted 25/02/2018 09:40

After a 2017 season that exposed a number of reliability issues for the French car manufacturer, it has spent the winter focusing its efforts on making sure its products are more bulletproof for the season ahead.With Renault well aware that the three-engine limit means any early-season niggles could prove costly later in the campaign, it instead is taking a more conservative approach ...

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F1 gossip: Ecclestone, Ferrari, Renault, Hamilton

From BBC F1 - posted 25/02/2018 09:25

Bernie Ecclestone warns Ferrari could set up rival F1 series, Lewis Hamilton explains reason behind wiping of social media posts, plus more.

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Ecclestone: ‘Ferrari could lead breakaway series’

From Planet F1 - posted 25/02/2018 08:52

Ex-Formula 1 owner Bernie Ecclestone has claimed Ferrari could be ready to form a breakaway series and discussions have already taken place.

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Formula 1 ready for fresh start

From Sky Sports F1 - posted 25/02/2018 07:00

Formula 1 2018 will burst into action this week when winter testing begins on Monday at Barcelona, with the threat to Mercedes' recent domination and McLaren-Renault's public track debut the overriding focus of attention.

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End the debate over Halo, Alonso urges | RaceFans Round-up

From F1 Fanatic - posted 25/02/2018 00:01

In the round-up: End the debate over Halo, Alonso urges • Renault admits RS18 livery was just a livery presentation • 360-degree video of RB14 in action

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Sirotkin exclusive: Kubica knows "it's every man for himself" in F1

From Motorsport.com - posted 24/02/2018 21:01

Sirotkin, who has already moved to England and has been in the country for all but a couple of days in 2018, spoke to Motorsport.com during the official launch of the team's all-new FW41 F1 challenger.Sergey, let's talk about the timetable a little. You’ve said you’ve spent all weekdays at the factory during last five weeks. What do you do during the weekends?I stop by on the ...

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