How many Formula 1 teams have lost as a result of pilot accidents?

The August break in Formula 1 is the best moment for interim results, including damage from accidents, which this year are hitting harder than usual. From 2021, teams are allowed to spend no more than $ 145 million a year (minus the salaries of pilots, top managers and other expenses)-it is difficult for both giants on the verge of the limit, and the poor who are putting off for the revolutionary season – 2022. Teams rarely publish data on the costs of restoring cars, but they maintain their own rating…

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AVUS 43 degrees is one of the most terrible Formula 1 tracks

The Germans, as you know, are a serious and pedantic people who are famous for their traditions of auto racing, and not only. We say “German cars” -we mean speed, drive and quality. We say “German pilots” -we mean Schumacher. Once it was decided to use these same roads as racing ones. One of these roads, converted into racing roads, was the AVUS-a road for automobile traffic and training (Automobil-Verkehrs und Übungs-Straße). The name of the route is dry and strict. The Germans are the same. The idea to make…

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Paolo Barilla: from the inglorious rent-driver to the role of the main defender of pasta around the world.

The other day — on April 20 — Italian businessman Paolo Barilla celebrated his own 60th birthday. But now the Italian together with his brothers runs a famous company, and many years ago Paolo did not seek to become a family businessman and at the same time tried himself long and hard in motorsport. Let’s remember his story. The famous Barilla company, famous all over the world for pasta and other products, has always positioned itself as a family business-from grandfather to father, from father to son, and so on.…

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Jazeman teams up again with Sean for Monza

Quick adaptation and tyre management will be the key to a successful outing for Jazeman Jaafar as he races for the first time in two years at the Four Hours of Monza in Italy this weekend. Jazeman and his Indonesian partner Sean Gelael will pilot an Oreca 07 LMP2 prepped by UK-based outfit Jota Sport – the same team that Jazeman had raced for in the 2018 World Endurance Championship. A one day test will be held tomorrow before the start of the Four Hours of Monza race weekend. “The…

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Kasma Daniel Kasmayudin will continue no matter the speculations

MALAYSIA: He does not care about what the detractors are saying over his return to the Petronas Malaysian Cub Prix and Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) this year. His return to Cub Prix and ARRC, seen by some as a step backwards, was not a complete surprise due to the limited time available. The 20-year-old has rejoined Petronas Sprinta Yamaha Maju Motor this season — the same team he had won the CP150 title in 2017. “As long as I am healthy and capable of riding a bike, I will…

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Franco Morbidelli and Valentino Rossi experiencing contrasting fortunes

 MALAYSIA: Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team’s (SRT) Franco Morbidelli and Valentino Rossi experienced contrasting fortunes on the second day of MotoGP testing in Qatar on Sunday. Morbidelli, who was seventh (1:55.174s) fastest on an opening day, made solid progress and moved up to fourth after clocking 1:54.153s on his older 2019 A-Spec Plus YZR-M1. The Italian, who was placed 14th (1:55.584s) on Saturday, hopes to make inroads when testing resumes at the Losail International Circuit tomorrow. Morbidelli, who completed 63 laps on Sunday, said he will focus on race pace…

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A one-year deal with Mercedes F1 team

LONDON: Lewis Hamilton has ended his long-running contract saga by signing a one-year deal with Mercedes for the 2021 season, the Formula One team announced on Monday. The British driver will be competing for an unprecedented eighth world title when the new season gets underway in Bahrain next month. The Austrian Toto Wolff backed Hamilton’s drive for greater diversity in the sport, said the Briton’s competitive record stood alongside the “best the sports world has ever seen.” “The story of Mercedes and Lewis has written itself into the history books…

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A Schumacher is back in F1!

The famous Schumacher name has returned to Formula One after it was confirmed that Mick – son of seven-time world champion Michael – will drive for Haas in the 2021 season. The rising star, 21, who is currently leading the F2 drivers’ championship, has been chosen to make the step up to the sport’s top level alongside the controversial Nikita Mazepin in Haas’ all-new driver line-up for next season. The announcement of Schumacher’s arrival comes just weeks after Lewis Hamilton confirmed his place alongside his dad Michael in the record…

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Grosjean escapes fireball as Bahrain crash cuts car in two

MANAMA: Romain Grosjean escaped from a horrific first-lap crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday when his car split in two and burst into flames. The French driver’s Haas collided with Daniil Kyvat’s Alpha Tauri on turn three, skewing into a barrier. Grosjean, 34, was lodged in the front half of his monocoque as it appeared to fly under the barrier, leaving the rear half behind on the edge of the circuit after spinning on impact. His car’s fuel tank was clearly ruptured in the accident, releasing the fuel…

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Valentino Rossi tests positive for Covid-19

Seven-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi said on Thursday (Friday in Malaysia) he has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss this weekend’s Grand Prix of Aragon. The 41-year-old Italian said he could also miss next week’s Teruel Grand Prix at the same circuit in Spain. “Unfortunately, this morning I woke up and I was not feeling good. My bones were sore and I had a slight fever, so I immediately called the doctor who tested me twice,” said Rossi in a statement on Instagram. “The quick PCR test result…

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