Nico Hulkenberg will return to Formula 1 at this weekend’s British Grand Prix in place of Sergio Perez, who has tested positive for Covid-19.
Sergio Perez will not take part in the British Grand Prix after testing positive for Covid-19.
Racing Point were first to copy the F-duct and double diffuser from rivals in previous seasons, and team CEO Otmar Szafnauer says recent investment has allowed them to become true “fast followers” of F1’s front-runners.
The Haas drivers’ penalties in Hungary, and lack of any sanction for Lance Stroll’s obviously illegal pass in the previous race, showed how maddeningly impenetrable F1 can be.
Racing Point and the FIA appear at odds over whether the team’s contentious brake ducts were inspected in February. But that may not influence whether Renault’s protest is upheld.
Racing Point have not done anything new by copying a rival’s car, but have done “a more thorough job”, according to F1’s motorsport director Ross Brawn.
Max Verstappen does not see Racing Point as a potential championship threat to Mercedes, saying: “If you copy, you will always be behind.”
Racing Point’s performance shows it is “absurd” to claim F1 teams with smaller budgets cannot compete with the front-runners, says Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff.
Racing Point say they are happy with both their drivers but did not confirm they will remain at the team next year amid speculation Sebastian Vettel could join them.
Racing Point will supply its response to Renault’s protest against their car in three weeks’ time, the team’s CEO has said.
Racing Point has responded to Renault’s protest against its cars following the Styrian Grand Prix, calling it “misconceived and poorly informed”.
Mercedes have been requested to supply parts from their 2019 Formula 1 car in relation to Renault’s protest against Racing Point.
Sergio Perez says Racing Point need to keep their expectations in check after ending the first day of practice as second-quickest team.
Racing Point will only bring one major update for its 2020 car before switching its focus to the “front-to-back” aerodynamic change for next season.
After running their 2020 car at Silverstone yesterday, Racing Point discovered power unit changes may take twice as long due to F1’s new restrictions during race weekends.
Mercedes has made arrangements to share its reserve drivers with McLaren and Racing Point if they are required during the 2020 F1 season.
Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll has been tipped put a former Mercedes executive in charge of the Aston Martin car maker he invested in earlier this year.
Aston Martin has officially announced it will return to Formula 1 as a full team next year when it takes over Racing Point.
Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll insists plans to rebrand the team as Aston Martin next year are still on-track despite the disruption caused by the global pandemic.
Ferrari has closed its factory in Maranello due to the Coronavirus but Mercedes, Renault, Racing Point and Williams’ British and French bases remain open.