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Silverstone gets go-ahead for two races this summer

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Formula One is set to host two races behind closed doors at Silverstone this summer after the British government gave assurances that F1’s travelling staff would be able to gain exemptions from U.K. quarantine rules. 1 Related F1 will need to submit plans of the measures it will take to......
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Williams says any team sale would be to secure F1 future

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Williams are prepared to end decades of family control and sell the struggling Formula One team to secure its future after tough times on and off the track, deputy principal Claire Williams said on Friday. The announcement is a major shift for a proudly British company co-founded by Frank Williams,......
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F1 to have sliding development scale, $145m budget cap from 2021

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Formula One’s post-coronavirus future took shape on Thursday after racing’s governing body, the FIA, ratified several unprecedented measures in the technical and financial regulations. In 2021 F1 will introduce a new sliding scale for aerodynamic development and a $145 million budget cap for all 10 teams, which will be steadily......
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Formula E driver Abt suspended by Audi for cheating in esports event

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Daniel Abt has been suspended from the Audi Formula E team after cheating in a charity esports event at the weekend. Abt was disqualified from the online race and ordered to pay €10,000 to charity after it emerged that he organised for a professional gamer to race under his name......
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New hope for British GP after Prime Minister intervention

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The British Grand Prix could still go ahead this year after the U.K. Prime Minister called on his government to consider making F1’s travelling personnel exempt from the country’s new quarantine rules. From June 8, new rules in the U.K. will require travellers entering the country to spend two weeks......
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The Indy 500 and Monaco GP are both magical — but is one better than the other?

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This weekend was supposed to be host to both the Monaco Grand Prix and Indy 500. ESPN2 is showing historic editions of both races on Sunday. But can one claim to be better than the other? Last year, having covered both events, Nate Saunders cast his verdict on that timeless......
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The ridiculous, mind-boggling experience of going trackside at Monaco

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9:06 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 May 21 should have been the opening day of......
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McLaren over Ferrari? The logic behind Ricciardo’s 2021 move

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The news Sebastian Vettel would not be renewing his Ferrari deal beyond 2020 appeared to be manna from heaven for Daniel Ricciardo, who seemed the most logical alternative to the outgoing four-time world champion. A proven race winner, popular and with Italian heritage, Ricciardo ticked all the boxes that Ferrari......
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Why Ricciardo’s McLaren move makes more sense than you might think

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The news Sebastian Vettel would not be renewing his Ferrari deal beyond 2020 appeared to be manna from heaven for Daniel Ricciardo, who seemed the most logical alternative to the outgoing four-time world champion. A proven race winner, popular and with Italian heritage, Ricciardo ticked all the boxes that Ferrari......
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Sainz set to replace Vettel at Ferrari for 2021 – sources

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McLaren’s Carlos Sainz is set to be announced as Sebastian Vettel’s replacement at Ferrari for 2021, multiple sources have told ESPN. Sebastian Vettel’s bombshell announcement has set up a blockbuster driver market. But who will benefit? And is Vettel preparing to walk away from F1 for good? Listen to the......
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Williams appoints former McLaren COO Simon Roberts

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Williams has appointed McLaren’s former chief operating officer, Simon Roberts, as its new managing director. Lando Norris joins the podcast to talk about his recent run-in with Indy 500 champion Simon Pagenaud, why esports deserve to be treated seriously and how he has been staying in shape during lockdown.Listen to......
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F1 behind closed doors – how exactly will that work?

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4:13 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 Formula One’s plan to return to racing in July......
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F1 hit by 84% drop in revenue from coronavirus pandemic

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Formula One’s income between January and March plummeted from $246 million in 2019 to $39 million this year, a drop of 84%, figures released by championship owners Liberty Media revealed on Thursday. Lando Norris joins the podcast to talk his recent run-in with Indy 500 champion Simon Pagenaud, why esports......
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Leclerc nearly breaks his arm, Lando leaves food in the oven – the week in F1 esports

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Esports has been something of a gift that keeps on giving during the coronavirus pandemic. It has given racing fans the chance to see some of their favourite drivers in a whole new light. The esports will continue on Sunday, with the next instalment of F1’s Virtual Racing Series at......
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French GP cancelled, no F1 races until July at earliest

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The French Grand Prix has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning Formula One’s season is unlikely to begin until July at the earliest. Earlier this month the the country’s president, Emmanuel Macron, said the ongoing coronavirus pandemic would likely extend France’s ban on public events until mid-July. The......

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