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Red Bull advisor considered a camp to infect drivers with coronavirus

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Red Bull’s motorsport advisor Helmut Marko considered putting a camp together where his drivers could get infected with the coronavirus before the 2020 Formula One season resumed. Alexis Nunes, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson discuss the latest F1 news amid the coronavirus pandemic and reveal their favourite of the paddock’s......
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Mercedes F1 team helps create breathing aid for coronavirus patients

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In the space of just 10 days, University College London (UCL) and the Mercedes’ Formula One engine department were able to reverse engineer a breathing aid so that it can be rapidly produced to treat coronavirus patients. The device, known as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), is the sort regularly......
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Canadian GP must decide race fate by Easter weekend

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Organisers of the Canadian Grand Prix, scheduled to take place in June, say they must make a decision on whether to postpone or cancel their race by the Easter weekend of April 11-12. Alexis Nunes, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson discuss Lando Norris’ star turn in the virtual world of......
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F1 and coronavirus – What has happened so far? When will the season start?

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The Formula One season is on hold indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here is everything you need to know about which races have been postponed and called off, what has changed due to the coronavirus and what teams and drivers have been doing during the period of time without......
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McLaren will still switch to Mercedes engines in 2021

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McLaren has confirmed it will still be switching to Mercedes engines for next season despite Formula One’s decision to delay the 2021 rule changes. Given the unprecedented circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic, F1 decided to delay the introduction of its new rules package for another year. The revamp was set......
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Hamilton hits out at the ‘irresponsible and selfish’ ignoring isolation

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Reigning Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has hit out at those ignoring calls to self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic. Hamilton took to social media last weekend to reassure fans he is healthy and free of coronavirus symptoms having self-isolated. The British driver had attended an event in London on......
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Denny Hamlin notches a win as NASCAR greats compete on the esports track

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It was all so real. But it was also never real. “It sure felt real to me,” Hamlin said, laughing. Sunday’s race was the NASCAR equivalent to Tron, with an entire racetrack, garage area and grandstand digitized via iRacing, the hyper-accurate racing simulation software that has long served as an......
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Lando steals the show — The best and worst of F1’s esports weekend

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7:33 PM ET Nate Saunders Close F1 Associate Editor • Previously worked in rugby union and British Superbikes • History graduate from Reading University• Joined ESPNF1 in February 2014 Laurence Edmondson Close F1 Editor • Joined ESPN in 2009• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011 While there was no actual racing to speak of......
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The wider ramifications of delaying F1’s 2021 rule change

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Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. On a conference call between team bosses, the FIA and Formula One on Thursday, the sport reached a unanimous agreement to delay 2021’s major rules revamp by a year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, F1 fans will have......
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F1 launches Virtual Racing Series to replace postponed races

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Formula One has launched a Virtual Racing Series to fill the delay to the 2020 season caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The first six races of F1’s season have been postponed, with Monaco Grand Prix organisers making the decision to cancel their event outright. A start date for the new......
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Monaco Grand Prix organisers cancel 2020 event outright

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Monaco Grand Prix organisers have confirmed the famous race will not take place at all in 2020 having been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday F1 postponed its three races slated for May, the Dutch, Spanish and Monaco GPs. Later that day, the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM)......
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F1 delays 2021 rule changes due to coronavirus uncertainty

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Formula One bosses and teams have agreed to push back the radical rule changes originally planned for 2021 amid the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. F1 had set aside next year to introduce a radical overhaul of car designs, which it hoped would allow for closer racing and......
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Australian GP called off due to coronavirus fears

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Formula One has called off Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix, the opening race of its 2020 season, after a McLaren team member tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday evening. McLaren confirmed a member of its team had entered quarantine after contracting the virus, leaving the British team no option but to......
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The biggest issue facing each F1 team in 2020

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8:40 AM ET Laurence Edmondson Close F1 Editor • Joined ESPN in 2009• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011 Nate Saunders Close F1 Associate Editor • Previously worked in rugby union and British Superbikes • History graduate from Reading University• Joined ESPNF1 in February 2014 The Australian Grand Prix on March 15 marks the......
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An Australian GP without fans? No chance, say organisers

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The season-opening Formula One race in Melbourne will proceed as planned this week and there is ‘no chance’ fans will be excluded because of coronavirus fears, Australian Grand Prix Corporation chief Andrew Westacott said on Monday. The fourth round of the championship in Shanghai in April has been postponed, while......
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Rival teams threaten legal action over Ferrari-FIA engine settlement

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Seven of Formula One’s 10 teams have questioned the FIA’s integrity and transparency after the sport’s governing body struck a confidential agreement with Ferrari following an investigation into the Italian team’s engine. In a special episode, Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson explain why seven of F1’s teams united to drop......

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