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In the Pitlane: Good night Vietnam

The long-expected cancellation of the Vietnam 2020 race has struck another COVID-19 blow to Liberty Media’s finances. In an interview with the New York Times in 2018 after announcing Vietnam as a new rac... Read More...
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In the Pitlane: From Russia with Love

The Formula 1 circus arrives this week in the Olympic city of Sochi to complete the seven-year deal agreed back in 2010 between ex-ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone and President Vladimir Putin. For decades l... Read More...

In The Pitlane: Pirelli under pressure

With the Formula 1 season now in full swing, tyre supplier Pirelli is feeling the heat in the aftermath of tyre failure saga at the British Grand Prix, and now they are under-fire for dulling the show in Be... Read More...
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In the Pitlane: Formula E Unplugged

Following a five-month lockdown Formula E returned with six races in nine days at Berlin’s Tempelhof track. So, should Formula 1 be worried about Formula E? Well, the short answer is yes and no. Formu... Read More...
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In the Pitlane: Zak Brown, deal-maker

In the week McLaren announced Gulf Oil as a new sponsor the team also came in for criticism for its deal with British American Tobacco and their “a better tomorrow” campaign. Well, with the deal being wo... Read More...

In the Pitlane: F1 races to Africa?

In his ongoing campaign to raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement, Lewis Hamilton has declared his desire for a race in Africa. In an interview with Mercedes sponsor Petronas when asked where... Read More...
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In the Pitlane: Hats off to Alonso

One of the unanswered questions of Fernando Alonso returning to F1 is how much will Renault pay him? Cash strapped Renault and Alonso are now living in the new world of Covid-19 and its economic conseque... Read More...

In the Pitlane: Vienna slice

The show eventually got on the road with the first race of the season held at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Behind the scenes, there has been frantic lobbying by Helmut Marko head of Red Bull's driver ... Read More...
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In the Pitlane: ROKiT Man

It all starts when the Williams F1 team announced that it was ending its partnership with sponsors ROKiT with immediate effect, although no specific reason was given at the time. "I can't go into detail ... Read More...