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Russell identifies possible problem with Mercedes: ‘That makes Red Bull look quicker’

The Mercedes team has clearly struggled over the winter to find solutions to the rule changes of the 2021 season. The German team fell short of Red Bull Racing in the first Grand Prix on pure speed. In qualifying the difference was very clear, while in the race they managed to beat the Milton Keynes-based team on strategy. George Russell thinks he can spot what’s troubling the Mercedes car.
The Williams driver drove the Sakhir Grand Prix last season in the reigning world champion’s car after Lewis Hamilton tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Red Bull: Talk of ‘mysterious’ suspension on RB16B is ‘nonsense’

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Michael Delaney 11/04/2021 at 09:5111/04/2021 at 09:55

Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko says rumors that Red Bull will be heading to Imola next week with a “mysterious” rear suspension mounted on its RB16B car are “total nonsense”.
Earlier this week, a news report in Italy suggested that Red Bull was looking to integrate a device into its rear suspension system capable of simulating a form of rear-wheel steering, with the concept set to be trialed at Imola.

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Leclerc explains what he learned from Vettel as F1 team-mates

Although Leclerc and Vettel had some famous clashes on the track, the pair did actually work well together during their two seasons as team-mates at Ferrari.
Reflecting on their partnership and what he would miss about Vettel, Leclerc has said that it was the German’s intelligent approach to the job that stood out for him.
Speaking exclusively to Autosport’s sister site Motorsport.com’s Italian edition, Leclerc was full of praise for Vettel’s attitude.

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Albon: DTM drive about ‘keeping fit’, not a path back to F1

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Michael Delaney 11/04/2021 at 08:3411/04/2021 at 09:09

Alex Albon says his reserve and simulator duties with Red Bull will play a “bigger role” in eventually getting him back on the grid in F1 as racing in the DTM is first and foremost about keeping him “racing fit”.
Albon lost his seat alongside Max Verstappen at Red Bull at the end of last season after failing to perform consistently on a par with the Dutchman in 2020.

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Six penalty points for one crash puts Turvey halfway towards ban | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Formula E driver Oliver Turvey was given six penalty points for a single incident during practice yesterday.

In brief
Turvey halfway to ban after Rome shunt
The stewards came down hard on Turvey over the pile-up he triggered at the end of the first practice session for the Rome EPrix. The NIO driver crashed into Jean-Eric Vergne and Jake Dennis at the end of first practice, causing significant damage to all three cars.
Vergne, Dennis and others had been stopped in a queue of cars, preparing to perform practice starts.

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