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Grosjean says he could race in F1 until he is 40

The 31-year-old has completed six full seasons in F1, following a short stint with Renault, and has a contract to continue with Haas for a third season in 2018.It remains unclear whether the former Lotus driver will stay on at Haas for a fourth season or

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ABB in Formula 1, a first attempt with the Comprex

ABB, the acronym for Asea Brown Boveri, was created in 1988 from the merger of Asea AB of Sweden and BBC Brown Boveri Ltd. of Switzerland. The company, which operates in more than 100 countries and employs approximately 136,000 people today, is involved m

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Ex-Senna, race-winning McLaren to be auctioned in May

Senna finished 1993 - his final year with McLaren - second in the points and 16 behind eventual champion Alain Prost.With this car, chassis number six, he claimed his sixth and last victory in Monaco – a record which still stands 25 years on.Senna also

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Sauber "scared" about F1 cost cap potential for trouble

Although his small Swiss outfit would be one of the main beneficiaries of any move to cut the spending of the big teams over the long term, he is cautious about how such plans are introduced.In particular, he has concerns that a simple budget cap may not

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The real team that has no excuses in F1 2018

This is the year all the big talk stops for McLaren, and we finally find out how much those troublesome Honda engines have been holding the team back for the past three years.It's no secret that there weren't enough Japanese horses pushing Woking's recent

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Kubica has to "earn" F1 seat for 2019 - Williams

Kubica, who ranked among F1's top drivers before a rally crash injury disrupted his grand prix racing career in 2011, mounted a sustained effort last year to return to the grid.He tested with Renault and Williams, and was at one point a strong favourite t

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How Formula 1 swerved a pre-season flop

With Abu Dhabi's dull season finale thankfully just a fading memory, the steady trickle of announcements last week about 2018 Formula 1 car launch dates marked the official switch-on of excitement for the season ahead.It's the time of year when things get

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Renault wants F1 customers to take its young drivers

For 2018, the French marque has seven up-and-coming drivers in the Renault Sport Academy set-up, led by ART Formula 2 racer Jack Aitken.Renault previously supported the likes of Robert Kubica and Heikki Kovalainen on their way to F1, and Abiteboul expl

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What we would change about Formula 1

Formula 1 fans are being promised change, new ideas, a better spectacle and all the rest by grand prix racing's owner. Whether it's a new on-track experience, better ways to follow the racing, rule tweaks - whatever - there's always something that F

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McLaren/Renault pose "significant" threat to Force India

Force India secured fourth in the constructors' championship for the second successive year, finishing a comfortable 104 points clear of fifth-placed Williams.But Fernley is aware Renault is on an upward trajectory, snatching sixth in the constructors' ch

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Opinion: Can Stroll ever silence his harshest critic?

In 1996, a 24-year-old Canadian rookie with a famous surname took grand prix racing by storm.He stepped into the Williams team, armed with the best car in the field, carrying the momentum of a convincing title-winning season in a different category from t

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Gary Anderson: F1 can do more to solve driver weight issue

This is something I have been advocating for years because it just isn’t correct for someone who would healthily weigh 75kg to go on a diet just because the car is overweight. In the 1980s and ‘90s, the weight of the driver was not part of

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F1 teams agree sponsor-friendly bodywork changes for 2019

In recent seasons, sponsorship considerations have become more of a factor in discussions about bodywork, and at last week’s Strategy Group meeting the subject was widely discussed.Proposals were aired by five teams, and two ideas were agreed on

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Opinion: Why F1’s excellence needs to translate to TV

I went to the theatre this week to see Hamilton, the musical based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, which is now running in London.Many have written more eloquently than I ever could about how

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Williams expects to keep Sirotkin for "many years ahead"

Sirotkin beat several contenders – including grand prix winner and now-Williams reserve Robert Kubica – to the final vacant seat on the F1 grid alongside Lance Stroll. Speaking at a Williams-SMP Racing event in Moscow, key figures from th

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F1 set to introduce minimum driver weight in 2019

A minimum of 80kg will be established for the driver and his seat, including specially marked ballast that will sit under it, while the overall car/driver weight will rise a further 6kg to 740kg.When considered on its own, the car will have to weigh 660kg

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Renault F1 car to be displayed at Auto Expo

The R.S.17 will act as a showstopper at Renault’s Auto Expo pavilion, joining the Zoe electric hatchback, the Trezor electric concept, as well as cars from the French manufacturer’s current stable.Renault returned to F1 as a full-fledged man

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Bottas altered Mercedes view of intra-team rivalries

Mercedes had a difficult time managing the dynamic between Hamilton and 2016 F1 world champion Nico Rosberg, as their recent battles for the championship became increasingly vitriolic.Multiple controversies developed between the two, concerning engine mod

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Sir Stirling Moss announces retirement from public life

Moss – widely renowned as the best driver never to win the Formula 1 World Championship and one of the most versatile racers of all time – maintained an active public role long after his professional driving career ended.But his health deter

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Mercedes defends staff contract strategy

Abiteboul said Mercedes is being "unfair" in the way it locks down staff to lengthy gardening leave spells to delay them switching to other F1 teams.The Renault chief said the "aggressive" contractual terms are bad for F1 because they prevent the sprea

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Renault was nearly a decade behind F1 rivals - Abiteboul

The former Benetton and Lotus team was Renault owned from 2001-09 and then reacquired ahead of the 2016 season.Although Renault won the 2005 and '06 F1 world championships in the first of those eras and won grands prix as late as '08, Abiteboul says by th

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How you can help create a Formula 1 car

When the 2018 Renault Sport F1 car fires up for the first time, there will be some very proud engineers within the team and a handful of them will be pinching themselves.For a couple of the young engineering students, the sight of the first Formula 1 car

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How F1 will build on its eSports success story

Cold hard cash in the bank was all that seemed to matter.But some new-world thinking from Liberty Media to embrace gaming, McLaren's World's Fastest Racer project, a move to eSports team management by Fernando Alonso, and a brilliant bit of finger waving

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