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Alfa Romeo confirms designer Resta’s exit

The path is clear for Simone Resta to return to Ferrari as chief designer. Alfa Romeo has now confirmed Resta’s departure as technical boss, to be replaced by the team’s existing aerodynamics chief on August 1. Specialist publications say Resta, who only switched to Alfa Romeo last year, will then do some mandatory ‘gardening leave’ in the road car department… Read more »

Bottas must work harder to beat Hamilton – Rosberg

The “only way” Valtteri Bottas can beat Lewis Hamilton is for the Finn to work harder. That is the view of Nico Rosberg, who says he learned that lesson when he was Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate between 2013 and 2016. Rosberg actually won the 2016 title before immediately retiring, and he says he is now watching closely as Bottas also tries… Read more »

Ground effect rules for 2021 to improve racing

The FIA have revealed more insight into the 2021 regulation draft. That nearly finished draft, which is still being discussed among all stakeholders, looks set to focus on more ground effect to make it easier for cars to follow one another.

Alfa Romeo appoints Monchaux as technical director

Sauber Motorsport AG, which operates and manages the Alfa Romeo Racing team in the Formula One World Championship, have announced that Head of Aerodynamics, Jan Monchaux, will be promoted to the position of Technical Director, starting from August 1st, 2019.

Notebook from atop Beachy Head

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How did I end up here? Standing on the edge of a famous cliff, looking down – rather tentatively, lest something happens and I find myself 530 feet below, after a six second fall, which I have concluded would not be a great career move. Still, I must have seemed happy enough because I was not approached by any of… Read more »

Changes at Ferrari and Alfa Romeo

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Simone Resta, currently technical director of Alfa Romeo, will be starting work back at Ferrari after the summer break and will work on the design of the 2021 Ferrari. He will spend his gardening leave working with Ferrari on road car development. This will be the fourth change of technical direction at Maranello since 2016 when James Allison departed. Mattia Binotto took over initially,… Read more »

What did we learn from the British Grand Prix?

On Sunday, Mercedes clinched another one-two finish with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas securing the first and second position for the seventh time in Round 10 of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Hamilton steps back from claims of racism

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Lewis Hamilton has distanced himself from suggestions that the British media has an attitude with “racist undertones” about Lewis Hamilton. Heading into his home race, one reporter for the left-wing newspaper The Guardian asked the Mercedes driver about his British “accent”, the time he spends in the US, and the fact that he lives in Monaco. “I remember watching Jenson… Read more »

Gasly ‘perfect’ at Silverstone – Horner

Pierre Gasly thinks he has put his F1 career back on track. After Austria, Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko said the Frenchman’s recent performances had been “unacceptable”. But Gasly appeared to have bounced back strongly at Silverstone, finally looking near the pace of his highly rated teammate Max Verstappen. “We had many meetings after Austria to understand what had happened,”… Read more »

McLaren to remain independent – Seidl

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McLaren is determined to remain “independent”. That is the view of the British team’s new boss Andreas Seidl, following comments made by works Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo. Ricciardo had joked that if Renault and its engine customer McLaren collaborated in the area of the chassis, they would produce a “pretty decent racing car”. “I have said many times that we… Read more »