Female racers 'disheartened' by Jorda FIA Commission appointment

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Leading female racing drivers have called the appointment of former Lotus Formula 1 development driver Carmen Jorda to the FIA’s Women in Motorsport Commission “incredibly disheartening” and “a backwards step”. Jorda had recently attracted controversy with comments to the effect that women should compete in their own More...

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By sportsnews On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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Grand Prix Drivers' Association gets 100% F1 driver membership

The Grand Prix Drivers’ Association says it has achieved unity for the first time in recent history with 100% membership among Formula 1 drivers. GPDA chairman Alex Wurz says the entire F1 grid being members More...

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By sportsnews On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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'Exceptional' Pascal Wehrlein deserves to stay in Formula 1 – Wolff

Pascal Wehrlein has delivered “exceptional” performances and deserves a place in Formula 1, according to Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff. Mercedes protege Wehrlein is unlikely to be on the F1 More...

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By sportsnews On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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End of McLaren Formula 1 project a 'relief' – Honda

Former Honda Formula 1 chief Yusuke Hasegawa says it is a relief his firm’s troubled partnership with McLaren is over. McLaren grew increasingly frustrated this season as Honda struggled with performance More...

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By sportsnews On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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Todt: F1 can't ignore current manufacturers in new engine rules

FIA president Jean Todt believes it would be “unfair” on Formula 1’s current manufacturers if future rules overlook what they want and pander too much to potential new entrants. Proposals for More...

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By sportsnews On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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Daniil Kvyat put 'unnecessary pressure' on himself in F1 – Franz Tost

Axed Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat put himself under “unnecessary pressure” by taking too many risks during grand prix starts, according to team boss Franz Tost. Kvyat was demoted from More...

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By sportsnews On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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Pirelli announces first tyre choices for 2018 Formula 1 season

Formula 1’s tyre supplier Pirelli has announced the compounds that will be available for opening three grands prix of the 2018 season. From next year, Pirelli will choose from an expanded range of seven More...

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By sportsnews On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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Renault sets first target for F1 2018 pre-season testing

Renault has set a winter target to become a top three team in pre-season testing mileage next year, as it bids to make further gains in Formula 1. Although the Enstone-based outfit made decent progress with More...

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By sportsnews On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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Mercedes F1 team needs 'disruption' in 2018 – Toto Wolff

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff believes his team needs “disruption” between Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in order to perform at the highest level. Hamilton and Bottas got on well during More...

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By sportsnews On Sunday, December 10th, 2017
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Stop moaning about lack of overtaking in F1 – Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel says those who moan about a lack of overtaking should calm down and accept that some Formula 1 grands prix will be boring. This week, Pirelli released data that showed the 2017 More...

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