Bottas starting his off-season with ‘low-risk no-pressure’ rally | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Bottas starting his off-season with ‘low-risk no-pressure’ rally • Rossi has Mercedes seating fitting for Hamilton event • Ferrari and Red Bull triumph in F1 ESports Source: F1 Fanatic

Kubica to return to BMW for DTM test next week | Other motorsport

Robert Kubica will reunite with BMW to drive their M4 DTM car in the championship’s young drivers’ test in their at Jerez next week. Source: F1 Fanatic

Schumacher: Second F2 year can be “head start” for F1 2021

Schumacher – son of seven-time F1 champion Michael – drove Ferrari and Alfa Romeo’s current F1 cars in tests this year alongside his F2 programme in 2019.In F2 he took a win in Hungary and finished 12th in the standings in his rookie year while racing for Prema Racing, which he will return to next ...

Mercedes to pay highest ever F1 entry fee in 2020

The FIA mandates a basic fee for all teams to enter the F1 world championship plus extra for each point gained in the previous season, with the constructors’ world champion hit with a slightly higher rate per-point.Mercedes became the first team in F1 history to score six consecutive title doubles by clinching the drivers’ and ...

F1 changes "draconian" weighbridge rule for 2020

Both Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly (Baku) and Racing Point’s Sergio Perez (USA) faced pitlane starts this year after they accidentally missed weighbridge checks during Friday free practice sessions.The heavy penalties prompted complaints from their teams that the sanction was out of kilter with the offence.Red Bull team boss Christian Horner told Sky after Gasly’s Baku ...

Formula 1 relax 2020 engine restrictions

Formula 1 has relaxed the restrictions on engine usage for 2020 in a move that could lead to drivers suffering fewer grid penalties. Source: BBC F1

Vietnam adds extra corner to F1 circuit

The tweak – in the final section of the Hanoi city track – will lift the total number of corners to 23 and increases the track length from the original 5.565km length to 5.607km.  Read Also: F1 reveals 2020 Vietnam GP track mapWhiting played role in Zandvoort banking ideaFirst look: Drone footage of Zandvoort’s banked ...

Racing Point could become Aston Martin as Lawrence Stroll eyes buy-in | 2019 F1 season

The Racing Point Formula 1 team could be rebranded as Aston Martin as its billionaire owner Lawrence Stroll has been linked to a buy-in at the luxury car manufacturer. Source: F1 Fanatic

FIA approves extra MGU-K for 2020 season

Since F1’s complex V6 turbo-hybrid engines were introduced in 2014 there have been limits over how many individual components within the power units can be used.These limits have become stricter over time, with the intention of reducing costs by preventing teams from developing and utilising upgraded versions of each component.  Initially, for a 19-race race season, ...

Why one team is warning F1’s 2021 cars will be a “nasty piece of work” to drive | 2021 F1 season

Racing Point technical director Andrew Green is concerned F1’s new cars for 2021 may not be able to race more closely and will be “nasty” to drive. Source: F1 Fanatic