Wolff: We owe it to Vettel not to say straight away ‘no’

Team principal Toto Wolff admitted on Wednesday Formula 1 world champions Mercedes will not rule out Sebastian Vettel’s chances of driving for them next year because they may need a replacement for Lewis Hamilton or Valtteri Bottas. Vettel, a four-times world champion with Red Bull, is leaving...

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54 minutes ago, Grand Prix 247

Wolff: We don’t need a gimmick for more exciting racing

Mercedes blocked a proposal to have reverse-grid qualifying races in Formula 1 because they felt it was a gimmick that could affect the championship outcome, team boss Toto Wolff admitted on Wednesday. The idea was put forward as a way of making back-to-back races at the same circuit less predictable...

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1 hour ago, Grand Prix 247

When Senna and Bellof starred in Monaco, as Prost prevailed

When Senna and Bellof starred in Monaco, as Prost prevailed

The weather conditions were wretched as pole-winner Prost slithered through Sainte Devote for the first time. Ferrari’s Rene Arnoux and Derek Warwick tangled behind him, and Warwick’s Renault teammate Patrick Tambay was unable to avoid him – putting both of them out. Not a great start to the day for...

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1 hour ago, Motorsport.com

F1: Mercedes wants to take its time on driver choice

Not entirely ruling out a seat for Sebastian Vettel, Mercedes boss, Toto Wolff insists the German team is in no rush to confirm its 2021 line-up.

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1 hour ago, Pitpass, Mercedes

F1: Wolff explains reverse-grid veto

Mercedes boss, Toto Wolff says there were a number of reasons his team vetoed the proposal for a reverse-grid qualifying race, not least the fact it was not popular with fans.

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3 hours ago, Pitpass

Race of my life: Jackie Stewart on the 1973 Italian GP

As Autosport launches the latest episode in its Race of My Life podcast series, we take a look back at Sir Jackie Stewart's choice for the race of his life - the 1973 Italian Grand Prix, and the day he won his third and final F1 title

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3 hours ago, Autosport

Lewis Hamilton's boss Toto Wolff backs him over Floyd views

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff backs Lewis Hamilton for speaking out on racism and diversity following the civil unrest in the USA.

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3 hours ago, BBC Sport, Mercedes

Wolff: Vettel interest remarks not just "lip service"

Wolff: Vettel interest remarks not just "lip service"

The news that Vettel won't be staying with Ferrari beyond the end of this season has inevitably sparked speculation about his future, with Mercedes widely regarded as a possible home.Wolff already has George Russell lined up as a potential replacement for Lewis Hamilton or Valtteri Bottas in 2021 if...

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4 hours ago, Motorsport.com

Vast majority of fans did not support reverse grid race plan – Wolff | 2020 F1 season

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has explained why his team opposed plans to introduce a reverse-grid qualifying race at two of this year's races.

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4 hours ago, F1 Fanatic

Mercedes keeping options open on Vettel in case Hamilton or Bottas leave, says Wolff | 2021 F1 season

Mercedes is keeping its options open regarding Sebastian Vettel in case it suffers a repeat of its experience with Nico Rosberg, says team principal Toto Woff.

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4 hours ago, F1 Fanatic, Mercedes

F1 News: Wolff explains why Mercedes blocked reversed-grid race "gimmick"

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff has explained the reasons why his team blocked a move to trial reversed-grid qualifying races this year - insisting the series doesn't need "gimmicks"

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4 hours ago, Autosport, Mercedes

Mercedes explains why it rejected reverse grid plan

Mercedes explains why it rejected reverse grid plan

F1 team principals discussed the idea last week of running reverse grid qualifying sprints at the second of double header events this year as a way of making the repeat events more exciting.But despite a majority of teams being in favour of the move, Mercedes stood out and was not willing to accept the...

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4 hours ago, Motorsport.com, Mercedes

F1: FIA didn't believe Mercedes could get DAS to work

James Allison reveals that after presenting its DAS concept to the FIA in 2019, the governing body called for modifications that it didn't believe the German team could resolve.

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5 hours ago, Pitpass, Mercedes

F1 News: F1 will still look at new format ideas after reversed-grids snub

Formula 1 boss Chase Carey says the series will still look at new weekend format ideas despite plans for a Saturday reversed-grid qualifying race failing to be approved

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5 hours ago, Autosport

My Car’s Air Conditioning is Blowing Out Hot Air – Why?

This is a relatively common problem in most cars with air conditioning. The likelihood is that you will experience something like that at least once or twice in your time driving. There are several possible reasons for this happening. We will go through a few of them here! With air conditioning units,...

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5 hours ago, Grand Prix Times

Is It Just Me Podcast: Was elimination qualifying such a bad idea?

As the days count down to the revised start of the 2020 Formula 1 season, the teams and drivers are starting to accelerate their preparations for the resumption of racing

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6 hours ago, Autosport

Red Mist: Do you remember…?

Here’s one that not even among the most ardent race fans will know. Did you know that James Hunt ended up second in his last ever Formula 1 appearance two weeks after his final grand Prix at Monaco? And that Nelson Piquet raced the Brabham BT46B fan car about a year after it was outlawed from F1? Or...

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6 hours ago, Grand Prix 247

Horner expects "very different" F1 to be just as "fierce"

Horner expects "very different" F1 to be just as "fierce"

With F1 having given the green light for the 2020 campaign to finally get underway with two events at the Red Bull Ring in July, teams are now gearing up for racing to start going again after extended factory shutdowns.But with fans not allowed in to the first events, and strict health precautions being...

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6 hours ago, Motorsport.com

My job in F1: Master of podium ceremonies Alexandre Molina

In the latest of Autosport's My Job in F1 series, we speak to Alexandre Molina, the man who can often be seen on TV screens masterminding podium ceremonies

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7 hours ago, Autosport

Why An Esports Series Has Ended Up With The Best Grid Of Drivers In Motorsport History

The Legends Trophy has featured some absolutely massive names over the past couple of months to the point where it could be considered the greatest field of drivers assembled for racing in the history of motorsport

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7 hours ago, WTF1

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