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Ferrari: A year for redemption and challenges

Ferrari officially kickstarted their 2021 Formula 1 season with a Tifosi video conference, transmitted live from Maranello, featuring team principal Mattia Binottto in the hot seat flanked by his two drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.

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Hamilton far from satisfied: "My question is, what now?"

Lewis Hamilton is going for his eighth world title in Formula 1 next season, but the Briton has become much more than just a driver. More than ever, he is committed to equality, both inside and outside of Formula 1.
Black Lives Matter
With the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, Hamilton also became more outspoken on the subject. He made sure the Mercedes had a black livery as a statement against racial injustice. There was also a moment before each race in 2020 to reflect on racism and discrimination with many drivers kneeling.

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WRC – Tänak dominates Day 1 on Artic Rally Finland

2021 Arctic Rally Finland – Friday

Ott Tänak threw down the gauntlet in Lapland’s frozen forests by winning the opening two speed tests to build a dominant lead at Arctic Rally Finland Powered by CapitalBox on Friday night.
The Estonian was the class of the field in the first of three days of Arctic action. He was fastest in the first 31.05km Sarriojärvi test by 3.6sec before crushing his rivals by almost 10sec in the repeat run in darkness.
Tänak returned to the overnight halt in Rovaniemi with a 16.

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Alfa Romeo has its shakedown: "Crucial step in our preparations"

After the official presentation last Monday, the new Alfa Romeo C41 got to drive for the first time on Friday. Robert Kubica had the honour of driving the first kilometres on the Barcelona circuit.
First test run
Kubica, test and reserve driver for Alfa Romeo, took to the track with the new Alfa Romeo for the first time this morning. After a series of installation runs at the start of the day, the C41 underwent a series of tests by the team’s engineers, with the aim of carrying out all the checks necessary to ensure the car is ready for use.

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Hamilton combative: "As long as I have air in my lungs, I will continue to fight”

Lewis Hamilton is going for his eighth world title in Formula 1 next season, but the Briton has become much more than just a driver. More than ever, he is committed to equality, both inside and outside of Formula 1.
Black Lives Matter
With the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, Hamilton also became more outspoken on the subject. He made sure the Mercedes had a black livery as a statement against racial injustice. There was also a moment before each race in 2020 to reflect on racism and discrimination with many drivers kneeling.

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Successful shakedown with new Alfa Romeo: "Always a special moment"

After the official presentation last Monday, the new Alfa Romeo C41 got to drive for the first time on Friday. Robert Kubica had the honour of driving the first kilometres on the Barcelona circuit.
First test run
Kubica, test and reserve driver for Alfa Romeo, took to the track with the new Alfa Romeo for the first time this morning. After a series of installation runs at the start of the day, the C41 underwent a series of tests by the team’s engineers, with the aim of carrying out all the checks necessary to ensure the car is ready for use.

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Diriyah E-Prix: De Vries enjoys opening round clean sweep

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Michael Delaney 26/02/2021 at 19:0726/02/2021 at 20:56

Mercedes’ Nyck de Vries clinched his maiden Formula E win with a dominant display in the Diriyah E-Prix night race on Friday, leading home Venturi’s Edoardo Mortara and Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans.
The small Dutchman left only crumbs for his rivals in Riyadh, topping free practice, his qualifying group, the superpole segment and the 32-lap race.

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Sainz mum on rumored Jerez crash during Pirelli tyre test

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Phillip van Osten 26/02/2021 at 18:23

Carlos Sainz remained tight-lipped on Friday when asked to confirm the rumors of a crash suffered by the Spaniard during Pirelli’s 18-inch tyre test with Ferrari at Jerez earlier this week.
Both Sainz and Scuderia teammate Charles Leclerc were in action at the Spanish track from Monday to Wednesday as Pirelli started its 2021 development program for its 18-inch tyres that will be introduced next season in F1.

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Lewis Hamilton gives us no fear, say Ferrari’s Leclerc and Sainz

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Seven-time F1 world champion favourite to retain title
‘When I put the helmet on, every driver is the same,’ Leclerc said

Carlos Sainz (left) and Charles Leclerc will be hoping to improve on Ferrari’s sixth-place finish last season.
Photograph: Scuderia Ferrari press office/AFP/Getty Images

The Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz insisted on Friday they have no fear of taking on the seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton.

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Pirelli to sponsor the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix from 2021 onwards

Pirelli will become the official name bearer of the Grand Prix in Imola in 2021. The historic circuit will return to the calendar in 2021, and this year will be assisted by the Italian tyre manufacturer.
Formula 1 wanted to return to a normal season in 2021, but that didn’t quite work out. The calendar still includes 23 races including the new races in Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands, but Vietnam and China disappeared from the calendar and the Australian Grand Prix had to be postponed.

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Haas rules out sponsoring Grosjean after crash: ‘He should just stay at home’

Romain Grosjean will compete in the IndyCar championship in 2021 and was initially to be supported by Haas. However, owner Gené Haas was so shocked by the crash in Bahrain that he will not sponsor Grosjean in the American championship.
No support from Haas
Grosjean escaped with a fright at the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix after an extreme crash. He had shot through a crash barrier and was on fire, but the Frenchman got out.

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Leclerc still a proud Ferrari driver: "This is a family"

Charles Leclerc is starting his third season at Ferrari and for the young Monegasque, it is still a dream come true. He hopes that the difficult times are in the past and that Ferrari can once again compete for the prizes.
Back to the top
The 2020 season was one to forget for Ferrari. Leclerc managed to score two podiums, but otherwise, the Italian team was completely out of the game. Carlos Sainz is Leclerc’s new teammate and together they hope to bring Ferrari back to the top.

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