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Silver Arrows no more: Mercedes F1 team adopts all-black livery to promote diversity

2020 Mercedes-AMG W11 Formula One carAhead of the delayed start of the season, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team unveiled its 2020 livery Monday. The reigning-champion Silver Arrows will race in black this season, in what the team called a statement against racism and discrimination. In a press release, Mercedes said it will also work to improve diversity within the team. A…

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F1 launching initiative to tackle racism and inequality

Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Formula 1 Japanese Grand PrixAs it prepares to resume racing during a global pandemic, Formula One is launching a new diversity initiative. Called “#WeRaceAsOne,” the program aims to fight racism and other forms of discrimination, F1 said in a press release Monday. “As a global sport we must represent the diversity and social concerns of our fans, but we also need to listen…

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McLaren sues creditors as insolvency threatens

McLaren's headquarters in Woking, United KingdomMore details on McLaren’s financial troubles have surfaced following a lawsuit filed by the automaker and Formula One team against some of its creditors. McLaren is severly short on cash due to a crash in its revenues caused by the freeze on sales and the delayed start of the 2020 F1 season caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. As a result…

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Charles Leclerc drives his 2020 Ferrari F1 car through the streets of Maranello

Charles Leclerc drives the 2020 Ferrari SF1000 Formula One race car in Maranello, ItalyAfter last week’s lukewarm reception to Ferrari’s remake of the iconic driving video “C’était un rendez-vous,” the Italian automaker has released a new clip, this time filmed at its home in Maranello, Italy. To mark the restart of its Formula One program after the Covid-19 coronavirus shutdowns, Ferrari on Thursday filmed…

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McLaren considers selling part of F1 team

2020 McLaren MCL35 Formula One race carMcLaren Group is considering selling a stake in McLaren Racing, its division responsible for the McLaren Formula One team and recent Indycar efforts. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Sky News reported Thursday that McLaren raised the possibility of selling between 20 and 30% of McLaren Racing during recent talks with advisers and lenders…

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Leclerc drives his F1 Ferrari through town from factory to test track

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Ferrari said the 22-year-old Monegasque was the first driver of the modern era to have driven an F1 car through their home town. The low-speed run, which ended at the Fiorano test track without Leclerc completing any laps, came 110 days after the SF1000 car last turned a wheel at testing in Spain at the end of February. “I don’t normally like getting up early, but this morning there was a great reason to do so,” commented Leclerc, who recognised his raucous run may have woken up some of the ci

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Singapore, Japanese and Azerbaijan F1 races canceled for 2020

Suzuka Circuit, home of the Formula One Japanese Grand PrixOrganizers of the Formula One World Championship announced Friday that planned races in Singapore, Japan and Azerbaijan have been canceled for 2020 due to complications caused by the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. They join the Australian, Dutch, French and Monaco Grands Prix which have also been canceled for 2020. The organizers, which…

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Toyota F1 race car up for grabs in coronavirus charity auction

Jarno Trulli during practice at the 2009 Japanese GPRM Sotheby’s has teamed up with the FIA to host a motorsport-themed charity auction in June to raise funds for the Red Cross in its battle against the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. An assortment of motorsport memorabilia has been donated for the auction, including a Toyota Formula One race car. The race car, which includes the engine and…

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F1 organizers confirm first 8 races of revised 2020 calendar

2019 Formula One Austrian Grand PrixThe 2020 Formula One World Championship was set to host a record 22 rounds but then the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic came and threw a spanner in the works. The start of the season has been postponed to July and organizers are reshuffling things in order to get the most rounds possible before the year is out. However, they already announced…

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