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Red Bull wants engine freeze: ‘Logical that it doesn’t make sense for Ferrari’

As of 2022, Honda will no longer be officially active in Formula 1. That brings Red Bull into trouble. They may have to buy a power source from one of the other manufacturers or they may continue with the Honda engine under a different name. For the latter, however, there must first be a freeze on engine development.
“The sticky point has always been that Red Bull can’t commit to a full development program of that engine from 2022 and beyond”, Marc Priestley says in his F1 Update.

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The man who brought Mercedes back to motor racing has passed away

Jurgen Hubbert, the former boss at Mercedes, died this week at the age of 81. Hubbert worked for the Stuttgart-based marque from the 1960s and had a prominent role in the company’s management from the late 1980s. Under his leadership, Mercedes returned to the world of motorsport.
After the tragic accident at Le Mans in 1955, in which Mercedes driver Pierre Levegh and 82 spectators died, Mercedes turned its back on motor racing for more than 30 years. It was Hubbert who took the courageous decision to return in 1987.

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‘Very close to deal allowing Red Bull Honda relationship to continue’

As of 2022, Honda will no longer be officially active in Formula 1. That brings Red Bull into trouble. They may have to buy a power source from one of the other manufacturers or they may continue with the Honda engine under a different name. For the latter, however, there must first be a freeze on engine development.
“The sticky point has always been that Red Bull can’t commit to a full development program of that engine from 2022 and beyond”, Marc Priestley says in his F1 Update.

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F1’s Virtual Grand Prix series to return for charity

By Chris Medland | January 15, 2021 4:09 AM

Formula 1 will run another Virtual Grand Prix series starting at the end of January featuring current and former drivers, this time to raise money for charity.
During the lockdown that hit Europe in March of last year, racing was halted and a number of drivers turned their attentions to Esports, with F1’s official Virtual Grand Prix events featuring half of the grid at various stages.

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Autosport Podcast: What is Albon’s path back to F1?

Alexander Albon will dovetail Red Bull Formula 1 reserve and test duties with select events in the DTM racing a Ferrari 488 GT3 after losing his spot to Sergio Perez.
With Albon replaced by Perez in Red Bull’s 2021 line-up, the Anglo-Thai driver faces an unexpected year ahead as he remains in the F1 team’s fold as reserve driver, plus helping with its 2022 preparations, while also competing in select races in the DTM.
It will mark Albon’s debut in the German series and duly provide him with a range of new examinations as he targets a way back to the F1 grid.

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