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Long Beach GP | IndyCar Race | Scott Dixon scores 57th win after fuel saving masterclass

After grabbing Meyer Shank Racing’s first (official) pole, Felix Rosenqvist led the field to the green flag on Shoreline Drive, but Will Power had the better run to turn 1 on the green (option) tyres. The Ozzy overtakes the Swede around the outside, while further back Arrow McLaren-colleagues Pato O’Ward and Alexander Rossi tangle as the former hits the latter in the rear at the fountain section.

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Bottas expects permanent solution “by Imola” for Sauber’s F1 pitstop issues

The Japanese Grand Prix proved to be a better race for Sauber as they didn’t suffer as much from their pitstop issues as in the earlier races, but the team remains pointless so far. Zhou Guanyu retired with gearbox issues, whereas Valtteri Bottas ended P14, partially because the pitstops are still significantly slower than the opposition. Before the race in Suzuka, the team expressed their hope to have a permanent fix before this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, but according to Bottas that unfortunately hasn’t been achieved.

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FIA reveals 2025 F1 calendar with again 24 races and six sprints, and a returning host for the opener

The FIA and Formula 1 have revealed the calendar for the 2025 season today, and with again 24 races, six of which are the controversial sprints, it promises to be yet another jam-packed season. Even more so since the season-opener will be held two weeks later than this year, with the Abu Dhabi finale being held in the same weekend, meaning just 38 weeks span the entire season.

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Charles Leclerc critical on himself after impressive tyre management demonstration in F1 Japanese GP: “I need to put everything together on the Saturday, and then I’m sure we’ll have many more happy weekends”

After an abysmal qualifying yesterday, which left him eighth on the grid, Charles Leclerc had a very well executed race which even brought him the driver of the day honours. Opting for just one stop after the restart, the Ferrari-driver managed to extend his medium tyres to jump both McLarens, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso, promoting him to fourth at the finish. Which left him quite satisfied about the race.

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Verstappen satisfied with dominant win in F1 Japanese Grand Prix, after “hiccup” in Melbourne

Formula 1 is a simple sport, 20 man race for 305 kilometres, and in the end Verstappen wins. This paraphrase of Gary Lineker’s famous quote seems all too applicable on Formula 1 these days. Even when there is an interesting race because the high tyre wear, the Dutchman makes winning a Grand Prix look like a walk in the park.

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Sauber’s F1 pitstop woes will take time to fix, warn Zhou and Bottas

After botched pit stops in all three races thus far in 2024, there is some hope from Sauber to improve them before the Chinese Grand Prix. According to Alessandro Alunni Bravi the team in Hinwill has been working around the clock to try and find a resolution to the issues, which are rooted in the new pit equipment Sauber has produced for this season.

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Lance Stroll simple in assessment of F1 Australian GP result: “Solid race and happy to pick up some points”

After a quick exit in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, in which he clipped the inside wall of turn 22 resulting in a firm impact with the outside wall, Lance Stroll bounced back with a solid sixth place in the Australian Grand Prix. Outqualifying and (eventually) finishing ahead of his two-time World Champion teammate Fernando Alonso, it was a pretty decent result for the Canadian. Or as he himself summarised: “Solid race and happy to pick up some points.”

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Mercedes F1 believes “correlation issues” are the cause of their performance struggles, according to Wolff and Allison

The modern ground effect era of Formula 1 has proven a tricky battleground for Mercedes, who started the current regulation cycle with their infamous ‘zero pod’ concept, which soon proved to be a failed concept rather than the ground breaking innovation they hoped for. Plagued by porpoising issues and an insurmountable amount of drag, the concept was altered for the first few races of 2023, before it was binned altogether from the Monaco Grand Prix onwards.

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