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French Grand Prix Preview

From Williams F1 - posted 21/06/2018 02:00

It’s round eight and it’s the return of the French Grand Prix! Located near Le Castellet in the south of France, Paul Ricard hosted the first French Grand Prix in 1971 up until 1990 when the track became outdated.

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McLaren dismisses ex-boss Whitmarsh's criticism

From Motorsport.com - posted 20/06/2018 21:10

Last weekend Whitmarsh, who worked for McLaren from 1989 to 2014 and rose to the role of team principal in that time, was quoted by the Mail on Sunday declaring the British team needed “a big change of approach”. He said there is “too much politics between the main figures” and that “a number of them have to go”.In response to a query from Sky Sports F1 about those comments, a ...

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Renault: Right time for Red Bull split

From Sky Sports F1 - posted 20/06/2018 20:00

Renault believe their impending split from Red Bull is a "happy situation" for all concerned - although maintain their engine continues to hold an edge over Honda's.  

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McLaren has total confidence in team set-up

From ESPN UK - posted 20/06/2018 19:53

McLaren's senior management is confident the team has the right people in place to help turn its fortunes around in 2018 despite the team's current woes.

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Vasseur: Rebuilding an F1 team is a very complex task

From Motorsport.com - posted 20/06/2018 19:51

Vasseur openly talked about his decision to leave Renault, his choice to cancel the Honda deal, and the restructuration of the Sauber technical department.Born in 1968, Frederic Vasseur studied aero ...

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McLaren F1 team dismisses ex-boss Whitmarsh's ill-judged criticism

From Autosport - posted 20/06/2018 19:36 - Paywall

McLaren has dismissed criticism from Martin Whitmarsh as "ill-judged and ill-informed" after the Formula 1 team's former boss suggested it needed to axe senior personnel to revive its fortunes

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Spa signs new race deal until 2021

From ESPN UK - posted 20/06/2018 19:36

The future of the Belgian Grand Prix has been secure until the end of 2021 after F1 reached an agreement with Spa Grand Prix.

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Haas expecting resurgence at French Grand Prix

From ESPN UK - posted 20/06/2018 19:28

Haas boss Guenther Steiner expects the team to get back to its early-season form at the French Grand Prix this weekend.

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The deal behind the return of the French GP

From Motorsport.com - posted 20/06/2018 18:52

F1 Racing: How hard has it been to get the French GP back on the Formula 1 calendar?Christian Estrosi: It's taken many years. Different elements were essential, such as having a circuit, a great working group, and support from French drivers, a French team, and other French figures involved in F1. And, after the failure of different projects, it was necessary to have Bernie ...

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F1 team bosses raise concerns about calendar expansion

From Crash.net - posted 20/06/2018 18:09

F1 teams have urged organisers to take careful considerations over the future race calendar if it is expanded from the current 21-round schedule

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French Grand Prix: Who will win at Circuit Paul Ricard?

From BBC F1 - posted 20/06/2018 17:48

The French Grand Prix returns to the F1 calendar after a decade away, so who will be crown king of Le Castellet?

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McLaren's IndyCar plans not reliant on Alonso

From ESPN UK - posted 20/06/2018 17:00

McLaren insists its decision to race in IndyCar next year will not be influenced by the career ambitions of Fernando Alonso.

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What next for Alonso? Indy has 'high priority'

From ESPN UK - posted 20/06/2018 17:00

A victory at the Indianapolis 500 is now high on Fernando Alonso's list of priorities after he secured two thirds of motorsport's triple crown with a race win at Le Mans on Sunday.

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The Paul Ricard trick that nearly caused an F1 shock

From Motorsport.com - posted 20/06/2018 16:56

In the end, the race got away from him thanks to fuel and oil pressure dropping in the closing stages. But even without the win, it has gone down as a true F1 classic.Just a fortnight after Capelli and teammate Mauricio Gugelmin failed to qualify in Mexico, the billiard smooth French GP circuit was the perfect hunting ground for the aero of the GC901 car.Things had been helped ...

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The Paul Ricard trick behind Capelli's 1990 French GP shock

From Autosport - posted 20/06/2018 16:52 - Paywall

Formula 1's last visit to Paul Ricard produced an all-time classic giantkilling performance, as Ivan Capelli came within three laps of a shock victory for the tiny Leyton House team

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Insight: How Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff avoids “combat mode” in tense team situations

From James Allen on F1 - posted 20/06/2018 16:52

Mercedes F1 team boss Toto Wolff has shed light on his management style, how his team handles internal conflicts and disruptive characters, and offers tips for success in a new video. Mercedes has won a lot in the last few seasons, but also had its fair share of internal conflict, not least in the era […]

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McLaren hit back at Whitmarsh

From Sky Sports F1 - posted 20/06/2018 16:05

McLaren have described former boss Martin Whitmarsh's comments about the team as "ill-judged and ill-informed".

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When's the French GP on Sky?

From Sky Sports F1 - posted 20/06/2018 15:30

The French GP is back - and live and exclusive on Sky Sports F1 from June 22-24 - as Formula 1 embarks on its first ever triple header with the title race in the balance.

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Haas says even rivals can't believe its bad luck

From Motorsport.com - posted 20/06/2018 15:29

Despite its Ferrari-powered car showing a great deal of promise, Haas is only eighth in the constructors' championship after an incident-packed campaign.Points have been lost through a mixture of errors, like the pitstop problems in Australia, or bizarre circumstance like Grosjean hitting a groundhog in Canada practice and suffering an engine problem leaving the pits in ...

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Haas: F1 rivals can't believe our bad luck at start of 2018 season

From Autosport - posted 20/06/2018 14:45 - Paywall

Gunther Steiner says Haas's Formula 1 rivals cannot believe how unlucky the team has been so far in 2018

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New Belgian Grand Prix deal to 2021 confirmed | 2019 F1 season

From F1 Fanatic - posted 20/06/2018 14:36

Formula 1 management has confirmed Spa will remain on the calendar for three more seasons, as RaceFans reported earlier this week.

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Stroll: I can’t say I like Paul Ricard

From Crash.net - posted 20/06/2018 14:28

Despite being one of the few F1 drivers with a recent record at Paul Ricard, Lance Stroll says it is a circuit he’s not relishing a return to

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Belgian GP: F1 extends contract of Spa-Francorchamps track

From BBC F1 - posted 20/06/2018 14:27

Formula 1 has extended its contract with the Belgian Grand Prix until 2021 as the future of several races remains up in the air.

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Formula 1 confirms new Belgian GP deal

From Motorsport.com - posted 20/06/2018 14:11

The current deal for the Belgian track - which hosted its first F1 race in 1950 - was set to expire after this year's race."We are really pleased to have reached this agreement which means that the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix will stay on the calendar for a further three years," said Chloe Targett-Adams', F1's director of promoters and business relations."Formula 1 was born in ...

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Mercedes will overcome performance issues – Wolff

From Crash.net - posted 20/06/2018 14:08

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says he has unwavering faith in his squad’s capabilities of overcoming its recent performance dip

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Hamilton: ‘Desire to win title greater than ever’

From Planet F1 - posted 20/06/2018 13:56

Lewis Hamilton has spoken about his motivations ahead of the French Grand Prix this weekend.

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The Formula 1 Gossip column

From Sky Sports F1 - posted 20/06/2018 13:40

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Spa-Francorchamps extends contract to host Formula 1 until 2021

From Formula1.com - posted 20/06/2018 13:30

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Promoted: Why the engine dyno has become so important in F1

From Autosport - posted 20/06/2018 13:28 - Paywall

For the first time since 2008, the French Grand Prix is back on the Formula 1 calendar and anyone with a feel for F1 history could be forgiven a faint smile at the the return of the fabled Paul Ricard circuit

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How criticism from rivals led F1’s “first lap nutcase” to reform | 2018 F1 season

From F1 Fanatic - posted 20/06/2018 13:02

Romain Grosjean has described how criticism from other drivers early in his career motivated him to tone down his aggressive moves.

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