Formula 1 declines Bahrain Covid-19 vaccination offer

Formula 1 declines an offer from Bahrain to vaccinate all personnel attending pre-season testing and the year’s opening grand prix. Source: BBC F1

Bahrain to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for F1 test and race attendees

The island state in the Persian Gulf is set to host F1’s sole pre-season test from 12-14 March before the season-opening race at the Bahrain International Circuit from 26-28 March.Bahrain currently has one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the world, with around 9% of the population already receiving both required doses. With a ...

How Mercedes created the fastest-ever Formula 1 car

Mercedes will unleash its new W12 on Tuesday, which will be a continuation of last year’s title winning W11.Originally intended to be the last of its generation, the Mercedes team poured its resources into the W11 as it not only refined its own concepts, but also incorporated others too. It also featured an innovative solution ...

Liberty boss “not worried” about F1 balance sheet after big losses

Liberty announced on Friday that F1’s revenues fell by 44% from 2019 to 2020, resulting in a substantial operating loss of $386m and less income divided between the 10 teams.Maffei remains confident that the financial performance will improve in 2021 as spectators return to events and the revenue from race promotion fees increases. Liberty has ...

Justworks’ Series B pitch deck may be the most wonderfully simple deck I’ve ever seen

It may be tough to remember, but there was a time long ago when Justworks wasn’t a household name. Though its monthly revenue growth charts were up and to the right, it had not even broken the $100,000 mark. Even then, Bain Capital Venture’s Matt Harris felt confident in betting on the startup. Harris says ...

Perez: Red Bull drive will "open many doors" for the future

The Mexican had faced the risk of being left on the F1 sidelines this year after his former Racing Point team elected to terminate his contract and replace him with Sebastian Vettel.However, a strong finish to the 2020 campaign helped earn him a surprise call-up at Red Bull on a one-year deal to race alongside ...

Leclerc would love to drive Ferrari Le Mans Hypercar

Ferrari announced on Wednesday that it would be returning to the premier class of sportscar racing in 2023 by entering the Le Mans Hypercar class of the World Endurance Championship.The programme will see Ferrari embark on its first factory prototype campaign at world championship level since 1973, having last won Le Mans outright in 1965.Leclerc ...

F1’s sprint race plan enjoyed “great feedback from everyone” – Domenicali | 2021 F1 season

New Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali says the series’ plan to hold qualifying sprint races at three rounds this year has had a positive reception within the sport. Source: F1 Fanatic

No discussions over Honda returning to F1 after exit – Horner | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: No discussions over Honda returning to F1 after exit – Horner • Penalty costs Vergne Saudi FE podium • Mercedes tease W12 livery Source: F1 Fanatic

How investors are valuing the pandemic

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