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Why Renault will need more than "glimpses" in 2020
Renault's decision to release only teaser shots of its 2020 challenger was disappointing, if unsurprising. It's next challenge is to make sure that the R.S.20 doesn't simply tease its potential, but makes a tangible step forward on 2019
When Renault announced the running order of its launch event, it promised mere "glimpses" of its new RS20 design, covering for the fact that the actual Formula 1 car was absent from the festivities. While infuriating, it was also a perfect metaphor for the team in many ways.
All that Renault has really shown on its return to F1 as a full-fat works team are glimpses; glimpses of potential that have as yet not been fulfilled, as its hopes of becoming a genuine contender for wins in 2019 ultimately came to nothing with an R.S.19 that flattered to deceive.
Mick Schumacher’s knack of improving during his second season in a championship was a trademark of his junior formula career, so his progress during his rookie Formula 1 campaign with Haas was encouraging. His target now will be to turn that improvement into results as the team hopes to reap the rewards of sacrificing development in 2021
As the driver of Formula 1’s medical car, Alan van der Merwe’s job is to wait – and hope his skills aren’t needed. James Newbold hears from F1’s lesser-known stalwart.
There was an ace up the sleeve during the 1983 F1 title-winning season of Nelson Piquet and Brabham. It made a frontrunning car invincible for the last three races to see off Renault's Alain Prost and secure the combination's second world title in three years
Brabham’s first world championship race-winning car was held back by unreliable Climax engines – or so its creators believed, as STUART CODLING explains
Lando Norris came of age as a grand prix driver in 2021. McLaren’s young ace is no longer an apprentice or a quietly capable number two – he’s proved himself a potential winner in the top flight and, as Stuart Codling finds out, he’s ready to stake his claim to greatness…
Juan Manuel Fangio, peerless on track and charming off it, established the gold standard of grand prix greatness. Nigel Roebuck recalls a remarkable champion.
George Russell joining Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes this year gives it arguably the best line-up in Formula 1 – if it can avoid too many fireworks. After serving his apprenticeship at Williams, Russell is the man that Mercedes team believes can lead it in the post-Hamilton era, but how will he fare against the seven-time champion? Motorsport.com heard from the man himself
OPINION: The Formula 1 season just gone was the second to be completed under the dreaded shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in many ways it was much more ‘normal’ than 2020. Here’s the story of how the championship’s various organisers delivered a second challenging campaign, which offers a glimpse at what may be different next time around
Gallery: Red Bull’s new RB16 up close and on track
Renault explains "different approach" behind RS20 design