Mercedes reveals radio failure led to George Russell tyre mix-up

Toto Wolff has revealed a radio failure led to the tyre mix-up that cost George Russell a likely maiden Formula 1 victory in Sunday’s Sakhir Grand Prix. In his first appearance for Mercedes as Lewis Hamilton’s stand-in, Williams regular Russell dominated the majority of the race at the Bahrain International Circuit, taking the lead at the start. Russell built up […]

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2020 F1 Sakhir GP results, Perez wins after Mercedes pit blunder

Sergio Perez won a dramatic Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain for Racing Point, which was turned on its head following a huge pitstop blunder by Mercedes and a late puncture for George Russell. Mercedes’ Russell grabbed the lead with a brilliant launch off the startline, as pole-sitting teammate Valtteri Bottas toiled to fend off a quick-starting Max Verstappen (Red Bull) […]

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Verstappen calls Leclerc’s Lap 1 move ‘reckless’

Max Verstappen called Charles Leclerc’s Turn 4 move in the Sakhir Grand Prix “reckless” after an incident forced both drivers to retire on the opening lap of the race. Leclerc, Verstappen and Racing Point’s Sergio Perez were left jostling for position on the straight from Turn 3 to Turn 4 on the first lap, going three-wide at one point. But […]

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Japan Could Ban Sales Of New Gasoline, Diesel Cars In Mid-2030s: Report

The country’s industry ministry is expected to formalize the deadline soon. The mechanism to curb the effects of climate change is not showing signs of a halt. And of course, the automotive industry, which admittedly contributes to the current mess, is finding ways to reverse the adversities, mostly by switching to selling electric and hybrid vehicles – or at least […]

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F1: Bruised Russell fears fatigue after squeezing into Mercedes

George Russell expects his Mercedes Formula 1 debut in the Sakhir Grand Prix to be “quite a fatiguing race” considering his struggles fitting into the cockpit of Lewis Hamilton’s car.  Russell is having to squeeze into the W11 that has been optimised around Hamilton, who is four inches shorter, and is wearing race boots that are one size too small […]

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Volkswagen Expands Its Workplace Charging Infrastructure In The U.S.

Free charging for employees and paid charging for everyone else. As the number of EVs increases, Volkswagen Group of America is gradually increasing the number of charging points at its facilities in the U.S. One of the latest projects is 51 new charging stations at the Innovation and Engineering Center California (IECC) – Silicon Valley Campus in California. The company installed 49 […]

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VW exits all Motorsport activities; To focus on electric cars

Volkswagen Motorsport is over 50 years old and has won 4 World Rally World Championships, 2 TCR International titles, 3 Rallycross World Championships, 3 Dakar Rally titles as well as multiple events with production models like Polo, Golf and Scirocco. Volkswagen has announced the closure of their motorsports division. The move comes as the German carmaker will be focusing on […]

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Could Russell match Verstappen’s shock debut victory feat?

George Russell has dropped into the Mercedes setup with consummate ease, qualifying second at Sakhir. With parallels between his promotion and that of Max Verstappen in 2016, could he repeat the Red Bull driver’s feat and win first time out? As impressive as George Russell’s Formula 1 career may have been to date, the way he has seamlessly slotted into […]

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