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4 min.
evans: i want to continue improving in 2020

Elfyn Evans says there can be no excuses this season as he prepares for his first competitive outing with the Toyota Gazoo Racing squad. Evans, who switched from M-Sport to TGR in the off-season, concluded his preparations for the season opener with a difficult day’s testing north of Gap late last week. The Welshman now looks to hit the ground running on an event where he’s shown plenty of potential in the past. Moving to arguably the best funded team with the fastest car provides Evans with a springboard to potential rallying greatness this year. Ahead of the start of the season, he’s not interested in making headlines. “Let’s not make excuses here,” he told Motorsport News. “I’ve had really good cars from M-Sport before and I, for one reason or another, haven’t…

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horner: f1 set for a classic season in 2020

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes Formula 1 is set for a “classic season” between his outfit, Mercedes and Ferrari “unless somebody pulls a rabbit out of a hat”. Unbeaten in F1’s hybrid era, Mercedes has wrapped up every drivers’ and constructors’ title since 2014 ahead of each respective season’s finale, as neither Red Bull nor Ferrari have managed to consistently match the Silver Arrows’ performance over a campaign. Last year, Ferrari looked poised to finally end Mercedes’ dominant streak as it grabbed the headlines in pre-season testing, only for Mercedes to then start the season by winning eight races on the bounce. But while 2019 featured new aero regulations aimed at improving overtaking, which Red Bull believes hampered its start to the season, and a switch to thinner-tread tyres – which…

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f1 round-up

Perez won’t stay Sergio Perez says he will not stay in Formula 1 much longer if he is not able to fight near the front of the field after his current contract ends. The 2020 season will be Perez’s 10th in F1, having extended his deal with Racing Point until the end of 2022. “What gave me the hope is a change of rules and that I know what’s going on with the team,” said Perez. “I have to be also realistic. I cannot be with Mercedes or Ferrari. [So] this is a fantastic place to be. But obviously it’s going to be my 10th year in F1. If things keep going the same way I don’t see me extending my career much further than 2022.” Merc launch date Mercedes has set a…

1 min.
f1 could be slower than f2

Formula 1 faces the risk of its new generation of cars being slower than Formula 2 in 2021, warns Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer. The FIA with F1’s owner Liberty Media have agreed a radical new rules package with the teams for next year that is aimed at closing up the grid and making racing more exciting. But, although part of the motivation behind the changes is to help smaller teams like Racing Point, Szafnauer is concerned that watering down the rules could have some unintended consequences. Speaking about whether or not he liked the 2021 plans, Szafnauer said: “I should. But my fear is we’re dumbing down the sport too much for a fallacy of anybody can win. “If we go six seconds a lap slower, it’s not Formula 1 any more.…

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new saudi track targets f1 race for 2023

Saudi Arabia’s new race track in Qiddiya will be ready to host Formula 1 from 2023, according to the circuit’s bosses at an event on Friday. The development is situated about 30 miles from Riyadh, which hosts a Formula E round, and is part of a major new entertainment and commercial complex. The layout has been designed by former F1 driver Alex Wurz up to the FIA Grade 1 standards required for F1. Mike Reininger, CEO of the Qiddiya Investment Company that is behind the project, says the aim is to attract all top-tier motorsport categories. “We’re building so that we’re able to host MotoGP events, World Endurance Championship, regional and national championship events, and all the way up through F1,” he said. “We’re building the facilities so that we can ultimately host the…

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w series to race at two f1 events

The all-female W Series will race on the Formula 1 support package at the United States and Mexican Grands Prix in 2020, expanding its second-season calendar to eight rounds. Following a successful inaugural season in 2019, which comprised six rounds supporting DTM events, the W Series has been in discussion with F1 for some months about the possibility of joining the support bill at several races. The back-to-back US and Mexico races, at which F1’s regular support series Formula 2 and Formula 3 will not appear, will count towards the championship and represent what W Series described as “an exciting double-header championship decider” in October. F1’s managing director for motorsport Ross Brawn said: “We are delighted to welcome W Series to two such spectacular events of the 2020 FIA Formula 1 world championship…