Rosberg lays the blame for Leclerc crash on Ferrari!

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Nico Rosberg says Ferrari was ill-advised to put Charles Leclerc on medium tyres in Q2, a decision that led to the Monegasque’s costly crash according to the 2016 world champion. Leclerc looked like a sure candidate for pole in Baku after running ahead of the field since the start of the race weekend on Friday. But half-way into the second […]

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Berger worried multi-tasking could critically strain Binotto

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Former Ferrari driver Gerhard Berger believes the sum of Mattia Binotto’s wide-ranging responsibilities could critically overwhelm the Scuderia boss. After several months of intrigue and rumors last season of a dissention among the Scuderia’s top brass, the House of Maranello underwent management changes at the turn of the year, with team principal Maurizio Arrivabene replaced by the Scuderia’s technical director […]

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Wolff: Ferrari team order may have opened up ‘a can of worms’

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© XPB  Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff believes Ferrari’s decision in China to swap the running order of its drivers early in the race may have set a risky precedent. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc overtook team mate Sebastian Vettel at the start of the race in Shanghai but was ordered to yield to the faster German after ten laps, to give Vettel […]

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Hamilton rebuffs Verstappen claim of ‘unwritten rule’ for out laps

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© XPB  Lewis Hamilton rejected Max Verstappen’s suggestion that an unwritten rule exists between drivers that governs on-track behavior during out laps in qualifying. The Red Bull charger took aim at Sebastian Vettel and both Renault’s drivers after Saturday’s shootout session in Shanghai, accusing the group of ruining an attempt at a last-ditch effort in the closing stages of qualifying by […]

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Ecclestone: Hamilton like a ‘mental block’ for Vettel

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© XPB  Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says Sebastian Vettel stumbles once too often when racing wheel-to-wheel with Lewis Hamilton, claiming the Mercedes driver is like a “mental block” for the German. As arch-rivals fighting for the title, Hamilton and Vettel often found themselves at loggerheads on the track last season. The Ferrari driver knocked himself out of contention at Monza […]

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