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Robert Kubica to test for Williams with view to Formula 1 return - BBC - BBC Sport

Robert Kubica claimed his first and only win in Formula 1 in the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix

Robert Kubica will test for Williams in Abu Dhabi after this weekend's season-closing grand prix.

The test is effectively the final step in an evaluation process to see if the Pole can return to Formula 1 in 2018 after seven years away.

Williams will also assess Renault reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin.

The Russian has emerged as a candidate along with Daniil Kvyat, Pascal Wehrlein and Paul Di Resta, although Kubica remains their first choice.

The team are keen to sign a proven talent alongside Stroll, who has generally struggled to match veteran Felipe Massa in his debut season this year, other than a couple of impressive drives in the Azerbaijan and Italian Grands Prix.

Massa is retiring from the sport after this weekend's race.

Kubica has not raced in F1 since 2010 but has done a...


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Robert Kubica to test for Williams with view to Formula 1 return - BBC - BBC Sport

Robert Kubica claimed his first and only win in Formula 1 in the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix

Robert Kubica will test for Williams in Abu Dhabi after this weekend's season-closing grand prix.

The test is effectively the final step in an evaluation process to see if the Pole can return to Formula 1 in 2018 after seven years away.

Williams will also assess Renault reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin.

The Russian has emerged as a candidate along with Daniil Kvyat, Pascal Wehrlein and Paul Di Resta, although Kubica remains their first choice.

The team are keen to sign a proven talent alongside Stroll, who has generally struggled to match veteran Felipe Massa in his debut season this year, other than a couple of impressive drives in the Azerbaijan and Italian Grands Prix.

Massa is retiring from the sport after this weekend's race.

Kubica has not raced in F1 since 2010 but has done a...


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The McLaren Formula 1 team just hired the World's Fastest Gamer ... - Ars Technica

Enlarge / 25-year-old Rudy Van Buren beat out 30,000 gamers to win a year's contract with the McLaren F1 team as its new simulator driver.
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The McLaren Formula 1 team just hired the World's Fastest Gamer ... - Ars Technica

Enlarge / 25-year-old Rudy Van Buren beat out 30,000 gamers to win a year's contract with the McLaren F1 team as its new simulator driver.
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F1 warned against 'dumbing down' engines - Eurosport.com

The proposed rules package is aimed at bringing engines closer together, by introducing standard parts and other restrictions on development.

However, Szafnauer believes that manufacturers should still be able to seek a competitive advantage by building a better engine.

Otmar Szafnauer (Force India) - 2015

Otmar Szafnauer (Force India) - 2015Force India F1 Ltd

"We've got to make sure that the formula has different aspects of performance," he said.

"What we can't do is dumb down the powertrain to a point where they're all the same, or marginally the same.

"Why remove the powertrain challenge from F1? I don't get it.

"We can spend 100million on a driver for three years or whatever the figure is - why would we spend 100million on a driver? The only reason is because you get an advantage.

"So it's a drivers' formula. And why would you spend tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, on an aero programme? Because...


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Read more: F1 warned against 'dumbing down' engines - Eurosport.com

F1 warned against 'dumbing down' engines - Eurosport.com

The proposed rules package is aimed at bringing engines closer together, by introducing standard parts and other restrictions on development.

However, Szafnauer believes that manufacturers should still be able to seek a competitive advantage by building a better engine.

Otmar Szafnauer (Force India) - 2015

Otmar Szafnauer (Force India) - 2015Force India F1 Ltd

"We've got to make sure that the formula has different aspects of performance," he said.

"What we can't do is dumb down the powertrain to a point where they're all the same, or marginally the same.

"Why remove the powertrain challenge from F1? I don't get it.

"We can spend 100million on a driver for three years or whatever the figure is - why would we spend 100million on a driver? The only reason is because you get an advantage.

"So it's a drivers' formula. And why would you spend tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, on an aero programme? Because...


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Read more: F1 warned against 'dumbing down' engines - Eurosport.com

F1 warned against 'dumbing down' engines - Eurosport.com

The proposed rules package is aimed at bringing engines closer together, by introducing standard parts and other restrictions on development.

However, Szafnauer believes that manufacturers should still be able to seek a competitive advantage by building a better engine.

Otmar Szafnauer (Force India) - 2015

Otmar Szafnauer (Force India) - 2015Force India F1 Ltd

"We've got to make sure that the formula has different aspects of performance," he said.

"What we can't do is dumb down the powertrain to a point where they're all the same, or marginally the same.

"Why remove the powertrain challenge from F1? I don't get it.

"We can spend 100million on a driver for three years or whatever the figure is - why would we spend 100million on a driver? The only reason is because you get an advantage.

"So it's a drivers' formula. And why would you spend tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, on an aero programme? Because...


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Read more: F1 warned against 'dumbing down' engines - Eurosport.com

The McLaren Formula 1 team just hired the World's Fastest Gamer ... - Ars Technica

Enlarge / 25-year-old Rudy Van Buren beat out 30,000 gamers to win a year's contract with the McLaren F1 team as its new simulator driver.
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Read more: The McLaren Formula 1 team just hired the World's Fastest Gamer ... - Ars Technica

The McLaren Formula 1 team just hired the World's Fastest Gamer ... - Ars Technica

Enlarge / 25-year-old Rudy Van Buren beat out 30,000 gamers to win a year's contract with the McLaren F1 team as its new simulator driver.
McLaren
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Read more: The McLaren Formula 1 team just hired the World's Fastest Gamer ... - Ars Technica

The McLaren Formula 1 team just hired the World's Fastest Gamer ... - Ars Technica

Enlarge / 25-year-old Rudy Van Buren beat out 30,000 gamers to win a year's contract with the McLaren F1 team as its new simulator driver.
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Bringing F1 home: Pay TV, internet options highlight Formula 1's future - Autoweek

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Between the United States and Mexican Grands Prix, Ian Holmes, the director of media rights of the Formula 1 group, flew to Nice, in the south of France. He rushed from the airport to the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo to take part in the Sportel convention, the annual gathering of people involved in the televising of sport.
Holmes has been selling sports media rights for nearly 25 years and knows all the big players, but the industry is on the move and there were new faces among the 3,045 delegates from 78 countries. The landscape is in flux, and F1 content is in demand.
In the days before Sportel, Netflix announced that it now has 110 million subscribers, having added 5.3 million in the last quarter. The company said it will spend $8 billion in 2018 to...

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Read more: Bringing F1 home: Pay TV, internet options highlight Formula 1's future - Autoweek

Bringing F1 home: Pay TV, internet options highlight Formula 1's future - Autoweek

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Between the United States and Mexican Grands Prix, Ian Holmes, the director of media rights of the Formula 1 group, flew to Nice, in the south of France. He rushed from the airport to the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo to take part in the Sportel convention, the annual gathering of people involved in the televising of sport.
Holmes has been selling sports media rights for nearly 25 years and knows all the big players, but the industry is on the move and there were new faces among the 3,045 delegates from 78 countries. The landscape is in flux, and F1 content is in demand.
In the days before Sportel, Netflix announced that it now has 110 million subscribers, having added 5.3 million in the last quarter. The company said it will spend $8 billion in 2018 to...

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Read more: Bringing F1 home: Pay TV, internet options highlight Formula 1's future - Autoweek

Bringing F1 home: Pay TV, internet options highlight Formula 1's future - Autoweek

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Between the United States and Mexican Grands Prix, Ian Holmes, the director of media rights of the Formula 1 group, flew to Nice, in the south of France. He rushed from the airport to the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo to take part in the Sportel convention, the annual gathering of people involved in the televising of sport.
Holmes has been selling sports media rights for nearly 25 years and knows all the big players, but the industry is on the move and there were new faces among the 3,045 delegates from 78 countries. The landscape is in flux, and F1 content is in demand.
In the days before Sportel, Netflix announced that it now has 110 million subscribers, having added 5.3 million in the last quarter. The company said it will spend $8 billion in 2018 to...

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Read more: Bringing F1 home: Pay TV, internet options highlight Formula 1's future - Autoweek

By the numbers: F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Autoweek

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The Formula 1 season comes to a close with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the ninth running of the now-traditional season-ending event.

Lewis Hamilton, fresh from his solid run from the pit lane to fourth place in Brazil, will be looking to end the season in style, but he will not have it easy. Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo and teammate Valtteri Bottas all have their own reasons for wanting to end the season on a high note. However, since the introduction of the V6 hybrid units in 2014, Mercedes has gone unbeaten in Abu Dhabi.

Various championship battles will be decided on Sunday but, realistically, the only real battle left is for fourth place -- Kimi Raikkonen is just seven points behind Daniel Ricciardo for that spot in the drivers’...


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Read more: By the numbers: F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Autoweek

By the numbers: F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Autoweek

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The Formula 1 season comes to a close with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the ninth running of the now-traditional season-ending event.

Lewis Hamilton, fresh from his solid run from the pit lane to fourth place in Brazil, will be looking to end the season in style, but he will not have it easy. Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo and teammate Valtteri Bottas all have their own reasons for wanting to end the season on a high note. However, since the introduction of the V6 hybrid units in 2014, Mercedes has gone unbeaten in Abu Dhabi.

Various championship battles will be decided on Sunday but, realistically, the only real battle left is for fourth place -- Kimi Raikkonen is just seven points behind Daniel Ricciardo for that spot in the drivers’...


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Read more: By the numbers: F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Autoweek

By the numbers: F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Autoweek

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The Formula 1 season comes to a close with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the ninth running of the now-traditional season-ending event.

Lewis Hamilton, fresh from his solid run from the pit lane to fourth place in Brazil, will be looking to end the season in style, but he will not have it easy. Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo and teammate Valtteri Bottas all have their own reasons for wanting to end the season on a high note. However, since the introduction of the V6 hybrid units in 2014, Mercedes has gone unbeaten in Abu Dhabi.

Various championship battles will be decided on Sunday but, realistically, the only real battle left is for fourth place -- Kimi Raikkonen is just seven points behind Daniel Ricciardo for that spot in the drivers’...


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Read more: By the numbers: F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Autoweek

Kevin Magnussen is an F1 loner - NEWS.com.au

KEVIN Magnussen’s reputation as the angry man in F1 is having a sad side effect on his social life.

The Haas driver hasn’t endeared himself to rivals in 2017, leading him to say he doesn’t have any friends on the grid.

Most notably this season he clashed with Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Hulkenberg tried to pass Magnussen in the dying stages of the race but the Dane refused to budge and Hulkenberg was forced off the track and onto the grass.

During the post-race television interviews, Hulkenberg approached Magnussen and sarcastically commended him for being “once again the most unsporting driver”.

Magnussen replied: “Suck my b****, mate.”

With responses like that it’s easy to see why the man some view as unnecessarily aggressive on the tarmac has found it difficult to make many allies. But he doesn’t care, saying those in the Haas garage just laugh about the...


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Need to know: Abu Dhabi - Formula 1


Keep on turning


Its high number of corners – the majority of them being low-speed – means that Yas Marina produces one of the slowest lap times of the year. Its three sectors are quite distinct in their characteristics. The first is short and tests the medium- to high-speed performance of the car. The second is dominated by long straights and low-speed turns. And the last is an intense series of low-speed corners. The circuit is a challenge for engineers too: practice sessions take place early in the day, when track temperatures are much higher than those subsequently experienced during the twilight qualifying and race. It means that assessing car requirements accurately is very important. The track is also extremely tough on brakes.


The key corner - Turn 7


On the surface it may appear to be a non-descript left-hand hairpin. But for all its benign characteristics, this corner...


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Robert Kubica to test for Williams with view to Formula 1 return - BBC - BBC Sport

Robert Kubica claimed his first and only win in Formula 1 in the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix

Robert Kubica will test for Williams in Abu Dhabi after this weekend's season-closing grand prix.

The test is effectively the final step in an evaluation process to see if the Pole can return to Formula 1 in 2018 after seven years away.

Williams will also assess Renault reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin.

The Russian has emerged as a candidate along with Daniil Kvyat, Pascal Wehrlein and Paul Di Resta, although Kubica remains their first choice.

The team are keen to sign a proven talent alongside Stroll, who has generally struggled to match veteran Felipe Massa in his debut season this year, other than a couple of impressive drives in the Azerbaijan and Italian Grands Prix.

Massa is retiring from the sport after this weekend's race.

Kubica has not raced in F1 since 2010 but has done a...


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Read more: Robert Kubica to test for Williams with view to Formula 1 return - BBC - BBC Sport

F1 gossip: Hamilton, Vettel, Alonso, Lowe, - BBC Sport

Wednesday 22 November

Force India driver Sergio Perez told his Twitter followers he has visited three countries in 36 hours in order to reach Abu Dhabi

Dutchman Rudy van Buren beat 30,000 fellow gamers to win McLaren's ground breaking eSports competition and become the team's official simulator driver. (F1i.com)


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Read more: F1 gossip: Hamilton, Vettel, Alonso, Lowe, - BBC Sport

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