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James Allen on F1 25 April 2017
F1 Strategy Group gets tough on fins and T wings, favours shield over halo in latest talks
The F1 Strategy Group met Tuesday and agreed a number of welcome measures, including a restriction on T wings and Shark Fins on engine covers and a step towards better transparency by inviting other teams outside the top...

James Allen on F1 25 April 2017
International assistance: What outside help will it take for Honda engines to make the grade?
It has emerged in recent weeks that Mercedes could consult Honda on improving its hybrid-engine’s reliability and power, although Mercedes has consistently declined to comment on this matter. Since the debacle of t...

James Allen on F1 25 April 2017
Russia F1 Grand Prix preview: Will someone other than Mercedes lead a lap in Sochi?
This weekend the F1 cars will race at the Sochi Autodrom, a circuit where Mercedes has the unique accolade of being the only team to have led a lap. In the three previous 53-lap editions Lewis Hamilton has won twice and ...

James Allen on F1 24 April 2017
Analysis: Alain Prost’s simple plan to mix up F1 tyres doesn’t play well with Pirelli
Four-time Formula 1 champion Alain Prost’s idea to allow teams to combine different tyre types on the same car has been met with scepticism by Pirelli Racing Director Mario Isola. Speaking to Auto Motor und Sport, ...

James Allen on F1 22 April 2017
Weekend discussion: Motorsport world rallies around 17 year old amputee Billy Monger
One of the most remarkable stories of the past week has been the survival of 17 year old driver Billy Monger after a horrific F4 accident which cost him both lower legs and the way the motorsport world has rallied around...

James Allen on F1 21 April 2017
Honda hope for major jump in F1 engine performance and reliability after Bahrain test
Neither McLaren finished the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain last weekend but the final day of testing at Sakhir showed a marked improvement in performance. Stoffel Vandoorne managed to complete 81 laps of testing with t...

James Allen on F1 21 April 2017
Talking Point: Inclusive/exclusive? F1 takes a new direction in Sponsorship
One of the moves this weekend which did not attract widespread coverage in the F1 media, but which could prove significant, was the appointment by F1’s new management of US-based Creative Artists Agency to sell spo...

James Allen on F1 20 April 2017
Huge update planned for Red Bull in Spain as Marko says team “did not deliver” on chassis
Red Bull’s Motorsport director, Helmut Marko, has expressed his optimism after the outfit fell behind Mercedes and Ferrari early in the season as it plans to upgrade its chassis for the race at Barcelona next month...

James Allen on F1 19 April 2017
Baptism of Fire: Lance Stroll needs a clean weekend and points to settle into F1
Three races into the new F1 season and 18 year old Lance Stroll is still looking for a break. He’s failed to finish all three races and has completed just 52 of the 170 racing laps. It’s prompting some to que...

James Allen on F1 18 April 2017
Bold strategy and flawless execution: Vettel Bahrain GP win echoes Schumacher, Brawn era Ferrari
The Bahrain Grand Prix was set to be a good acid test of the new F1 as it is generally one of the tracks with the most overtaking and we’ve seen strategy play a key part due to the way the tyres perform on this track. Th...