Haas F1 team might have switched to 2018 car focus too early

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Haas probably hurt itself in the 2017 Formula 1 season by switching focus to its ’18 car too early, team principal Gunther Steiner has admitted. At the championship’s halfway point, Haas sat seventh in the constructors’ standings – four points behind Toro Rosso. By the end of the year, Renault had leapfrogged both and Haas More...

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By sportsnews On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Gary Anderson: How F1 can do more to balance driver weight

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By sportsnews On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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Williams expects 'many years' with Sergey Sirotkin in Formula 1

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By sportsnews On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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FIA working on setting F1 driver weight limit for 2019

The FIA is finalising plans for the introduction of a minimum F1 driver weight in 2019, ensuring heavier drivers are no longer penalised. A minimum of 80kg will be established for the driver and his seat, including More...

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By sportsnews On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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Valtteri Bottas changed Mercedes F1 team's view on driver line-ups

Pairing Valtteri Bottas alongside Lewis Hamilton has changed the way the Mercedes Formula 1 team thinks about internal rivalries between its drivers, according to team boss Toto Wolff. Mercedes had a difficult More...

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By sportsnews On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Sebastien Bourdais hits back at Haas F1 claims about American drivers

IndyCar racer and ex-grand prix driver Sebastien Bourdais has hit back at claims by Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner that there are no American drivers ready to compete in Formula 1. American team Haas More...

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By sportsnews On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Mercedes Formula 1 team defends staff contract tactics

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has defended his Formula 1 team’s policy surrounding staff contracts following criticism from Renault counterpart Cyril Abiteboul. Abiteboul said last year Mercedes is More...

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By sportsnews On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Renault F1 team was 'almost 10 years' behind rivals after takeover

Renault was nearly a decade behind its Formula 1 rivals when it resumed its works team project, says its managing director Cyril Abiteboul. The former Benetton and Lotus team was Renault-owned from 2001-09 and More...

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By sportsnews On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Red Bull F1 boss reassured Ricciardo over Verstappen favouritism

Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull team principal Christian Horner reassured him he will have a fair fight with Max Verstappen in the 2018 Formula 1 season after favouritism concerns. Shortly before Verstappen penned More...

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By sportsnews On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Cosworth interested in Aston Martin Formula 1 engine tie-up

Long-time Formula 1 engine builder Cosworth says it would like to work with Aston Martin on a potential F1 project and has had discussions about joining forces. Aston is keeping a close eye on developments with More...

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