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While a number of Formula 1 teams have been uneasy for months about the similarities between this year’s Racing Point and last season’s Mercedes, the matter has now escalated after Renault protested the team.
More than three months after the first race of the season was due to take place, F1 teams will descend on the Red Bull Ring this weekend for an Austrian double-header that will kick start the campaign.
Ferrari is planning to bring a revised gearbox and engine to the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix in a bid to lift its fortunes after a low-key showing in pre-season testing.
The FIA has moved, rather pragmatically, to freeze development of certain areas of Formula 1 cars for 2021 in order to reign in costs for all teams.
While much of the focus of Formula 1's new regulations package has been about radical changes like the cost cap reduction and the aero development handicap system, there were some interesting detail changes too that could have an impact on the intra-team battle.
On this day in 1983, a winning era for Formula 1's most successful engine came to an end when Michele Alboreto triumphed for Tyrrell around the streets of Detroit.
The FIA has to constantly adjust the regulations to reign in teams as they find new and interesting ways in which to defeat the spirit of the rules in the quest for better laptimes.
With Formula 1 keeping the current generation of cars through 2021 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic impact, there had been concerns that car development could start to cause some headaches.
In the latest edition of the 'Banned' series, Motorsport.com looks back at some of the attempts made by Formula 1 teams to work around the minimum weight rules
At the height of Renault's success in the mid 2000s, the French car manufacturer utilised a solution known as the 'mass damper', and started a development war that had every chance of getting out of hand if the FIA had not stepped in.
Colin Chapman enjoyed massive success throughout the 1960s and 1970s with his Lotus team, going on to maximise the advantage it earned by being first to introduce and develop cars that took advantage of ground effect.
Formula 1 teams know that to perform at their best they need to push the regulations to the limit. Sometimes they go too far though. In a new series for Motorsport.com, we look at the technical development that fell foul of the rule-makers and got banned.