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Pandemic sealed Vettel’s departure, says Ferrari boss

Sebastian Vettel was Ferrari's first choice to stay and partner Charles Leclerc in Formula One next year until the Covid-19 pandemic changed everything, team principal Mattia Binotto said on Friday.The four-times world champion, who won his titles with...

Red Bull to ‘raise questions’ with FIA over Mercedes’ DAS system

The new Formula One season is less than a day old, but Red Bull is already planning to question the legality of Mercedes' car via the sport's governing body, the FIA.1 RelatedMercedes caught the attention of the F1...

Lewis Hamilton unveils Black Lives Matter tribute helmet for 2020 F1 season

Lewis Hamilton will wear a Black Lives Matter tribute race helmet as he attempts to equal Michael Schumacher's record of seven Formula One world championships this year.Hamilton, the only Black driver in F1's history, unveiled the new helmet,...

Ricciardo confident he won’t regret McLaren move

Daniel Ricciardo is standing by his decision to switch from Renault to McLaren next year despite McLaren experiencing some financial struggles as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.1 RelatedRicciardo was part of a driver market merry-go-round during the...

Leclerc 99% sure Ferrari will be worse than in 2019

Charles Leclerc has downplayed Ferrari's chances of challenging for the Formula One title in 2020, saying he is all but certain its current car is a step down on its predecessor.1 RelatedFerrari already has confirmed it will not...

2020 title would be extra special against backdrop of social change

Lewis Hamilton said winning another Formula One title against the backdrop of 2020's Black Lives Matter protests would make it his most special championship victory yet.Hamilton stands on the verge of history, as another championship would bring him...

Everything that happened in the seven months since F1’s last race

When the lights go out and racing starts at Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix, it will have been 214 days -- or 31 weeks -- since the chequered flag last fell on an Formula One championship event.The coronavirus pandemic...

F1 drivers preview Austrian Grand Prix, 2020 season

Keep track of the major talking points, the most outlandish predictions and what life is like in an almost empty paddock ahead of this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix.Every session will be broadcast live in the U.S. on ESPN....

Lewis Hamilton: Formula One’s voice and conscience

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Outdoor motocross series again delayed, targets August start

The start of the outdoor motocross season is being delayed for a second time because of a spike in cases of the coronavirus.Supercross was able to complete its season by holding the final 10 races at the University...

What happens if an F1 driver tests positive for coronavirus? And who will take...

Formula One's return to racing in Austria this weekend will get underway with new protocols in place aimed at reducing the chance of a coronavirus outbreak in the paddock. But while the stringent measures should ensure positive cases...

Knoxville Nationals canceled due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions

Not wanting to disenfranchise many of its ticket holders, Iowa's Knoxville Raceway and the Marion County Fair Board announced Tuesday that the Knoxville Nationals, the biggest event in sprint car racing, has been canceled. The 60th running of...

Carlos Sainz reveals Covid-19 health fears as Formula 1 season gets set to start

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No Ferrari upgrades in Austria as team targets Hungary for major aero update

Ferrari is bracing itself for a slow start to the 2020 Formula One season after its poor performance in pre-season testing prompted a rethink of the car's development that will not bear fruit before the third round in...

McLaren’s Formula One future was never in doubt, Seidl says

McLaren's Formula One future was never in doubt despite a cash crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and now resolved by a fresh injection of funds, team principal Andreas Seidl said on Tuesday.The National Bank of Bahrain...

Sirotkin named as Renault reserve driver for 2020 season

Former Williams driver Sergey Sirotkin has been confirmed as Renault's reserve driver for the 2020 season.1 RelatedSirotkin was Renault's reserve driver in 2017 and 2019, but the role has greater significance this year with the potential for drivers...

McLaren arranges £150m loan from Bahraini bank

The McLaren Group, which includes the Formula One team, has arranged a £150 million financing facility with the National Bank of Bahrain (NBB), the Gulf bank said on Monday.The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the company hard, with sales...

Alex Zanardi undergoes 2nd brain surgery after handbike crash

SIENA, Italy -- Italian auto racing champion turned Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi underwent a second brain surgery Monday, 10 days after an emergency operation following a crash on his handbike.The latest surgery lasted more than two hours,...

Advantage Verstappen? How F1’s revised schedule might impact the 2020 championship

Three months after the Australian Grand Prix was cancelled, Formula One is finally ready to start the 2020 season.2 RelatedThe coronavirus pandemic has completely changed F1's short- and long-term future, with a raft of rule changes agreed in...

Mercedes unveils all-black livery as part of anti-racism stance

Mercedes has unveiled an all-black livery for the 2020 Formula One season as part of a public pledge to improve diversity within its team and the sport itself.The team said the new-look is part of "a pledge to...

Vettel expects tight margins at Austria double-header

Sebastian Vettel believes the back-to-back races in Austria at the start of the Formula One season will be decided on slim margins and his Ferrari team will need to fine-tune their racing strategy to remain competitive over two...

Lewis Hamilton: ‘Sad and disappointing’ to read Ecclestone comments

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How racing will look under F1’s new normal

Seven months on from the finale of the 2019 season, Formula One cars will finally return to racing next weekend at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. The race will be held behind closed doors, with no fans...

Michael Schumacher with Ferrari vs Ricky Ponting’s Australia at World Cups

2:47 AM ETESPN staffWelcome to ESPN's fan vote, where you, the reader and sports fan, will decide which individual or team has been the most dominant in the 21st century.Our latest match-up pits the undisputed king of motorsport...

Formula One – Lewis Hamilton condemns ‘ignorant’ Bernie Ecclestone comments

6:43 PM ETESPN staffSix-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has expressed his disappointment at racially divisive comments made by former Formula One Group CEO Bernie Ecclestone.In an interview with CNN, Eccleston said "in lots of cases, Black...

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