Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko: Gasly had to go because he doesn’t like to overtake

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has explained the team’s decision to replace Pierre Gasly with Alexander Albon, saying that the Frenchman “does not like to overtake”. Gasly has problems in traffic. He loses places and he doesn’t like to overtake either,” Marko told Auto Bild. “That’s the reason why we had to react and give Albon the …

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Hungarian Grand Prix 2019 Results: Hamilton has seventh Hungarian GP win

Lewis Hamilton extended his Formula 1 world championship lead with victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix, as Sebastian Vettel survived late contact with Valtteri Bottas to finish second. Max Verstappen lined up from the front of the grid after claiming the first pole position of his career. The Red Bull driver just edged out Mercedes …

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German Grand Prix 2019 Results: Max Verstappen scored his 7th F1 victory

MAX VERSTAPPEN took the chequered flag in what proved a pulsating German Grand Prix which saw both Charles Leclerc and Valtteri Bottas crash out as well as Lewis Hamilton blow his pole position. Because the Hockenheim track was wet. All cars started the formation lap behind the safety car, except the decision to start from …

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British Grand Prix 2019 results: Hamilton victorious as Verstappen and Vettel collide in Silverstone thriller

Once again a huge crowd turned out for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone – and once again they were treated to a thriller. Pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas looked to have done everything right as he led from the front and fought off team mate Lewis Hamilton, but a Safety Car intervention gifted his Mercedes team …

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What is DRS in F1?

Also known as adjustable rear wings, DRS (Drag Reduction System) rear wings allow the driver to adjust the wing between two pre-determined settings from the cockpit. The system’s availability is electronically governed – it can be used at any time in practice and qualifying (unless a driver is on wet-weather tyres), but during the race …

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British Grand Prix 2019 Preview, Ferrari and Red Bull can overtake Mercedes again?

The run of eight successive Mercedes victories was finally ended in Austria as Max Verstappen pipped Charles Leclerc in highly controversial circumstances to take a second consecutive victory at the Red Bull Ring. The sight of two young guns going wheel to wheel in the closing stages in front of more than 200,000 fans (half …

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What is Chicane in F1?

Photo: planetf1.com Chicane is a tight sequence of corners in alternate directions. Usually inserted into a circuit to slow the cars. Chicanes are usually located after long straights, making them a prime location for overtaking. They can be placed tactically by circuit designers to prevent vehicles from reaching speeds deemed to be unsafe

Tyres and wheels in F1

Photo: Racefans What the sporting regulations say: A single tyre supplier, Pirelli, provides all of the teams with identical rubber. Pirelli produce seven specifications of dry-weather tyre, each with a distinguishing sidewall colour – hypersoft (pink), ultrasoft (purple), supersoft (red), soft (yellow), medium (white), hard (blue), superhard (orange). At each race the teams have access …

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