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Christian Nimmervoll

His passion for Formula 1 was seemingly predetermined, given that a family image from his second birthday in 1984 shows Christian leaned over an F1 magazine with Niki Lauda's McLaren on its cover. After deciding against becoming a lawyer and trying the next best thing to becoming a professional racedriver, being a motorsport journalist, he first started his own F1 website in 1999 before joining the back then popular platform Daily F1 later that year to establish their German website as Editor. Christian became a shareholder of Daily F1's global business aged 18, before joining Fabian Hust at F1Total.com in 2003 - a platform that later turned into Motorsport-Total.com, the largest motorsports website in the German language region. Motorsport-Total.com now being a part of Motorsport Network, Christian's responsibility as Chief Editor also includes the German edition of motorsport.com and Formel1.de.

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Red Bull planning to move Tsunoda to Italy to rebuild confidence

Helmut Marko has revealed that Red Bull plans to move Yuki Tsunoda closer to his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team to help rebuild his confidence after a tough run of races.

Bottas has "negative" photo on desktop to "show them what I can do"

Valtteri Bottas has revealed he uses a "negative" computer desktop picture as motivation to "show them what I can do" after a suggestion by Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff.

Red Bull won't open Perez contract talks before summer break
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Red Bull won't open Perez contract talks before summer break

Red Bull will not begin talks with Sergio Perez over a new contract with the team until Formula 1's summer break at the earliest, according to Helmut Marko.

Marko: Wolff "should look at his front wings" amid protest threat
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Marko: Wolff "should look at his front wings" amid protest threat

Helmut Marko has warned Mercedes chief Toto Wolff that he should “look at his front wings” as Formula 1 heads for possible protests in Baku over flexi-wings.

Marko: Verstappen has reached a ‘different level of maturity’

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes Max Verstappen has reached a “different level of maturity” in Formula 1 after a dominant victory in Monaco on Sunday.

FIA to look at IndyCar rule that would have denied Leclerc pole

The FIA will look at IndyCar's rule deleting times for drivers who cause red flags in qualifying and deem its suitability for Formula 1 after Charles Leclerc's Monaco crash.

Red Bull confident 'bendy wing' clampdown won't hurt F1 form
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Red Bull confident 'bendy wing' clampdown won't hurt F1 form

Red Bull is confident that the FIA clampdown on 'bendy wings' in Formula 1 will not deliver a knock-out blow to its title ambitions.

Mercedes: No fear of spending war amid Red Bull recruitment drive

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff isn't worried he will need to get the chequebook out to keep engine staff, despite Red Bull luring personnel to its new Formula 1 powertrains division.

Tsunoda’s Imola Q1 crash "part of the rookie journey"

AlphaTauri does not feel Yuki Tsunoda needs to change his approach after his qualifying crash at Imola last weekend, saying it is “part of the rookie journey” in Formula 1.

Wolff expecting "totally disjointed" F1 field in 2022

Toto Wolff believes the Formula 1 field will become “totally disjointed” in 2022 when the technical regulations change and that the grid will lose its current performance convergence.

Knife-edge F1 battle risks Red Bull/Mercedes development war

Helmut Marko fears Red Bull and Mercedes will have no option but to keep developing their 2021 Formula 1 cars long into the season if the title battle remains super close.

Wolff doubts Bottas came close to retirement after team orders

Toto Wolff doubts Valtteri Bottas came close to retiring from Formula 1 following Mercedes’ use of team orders over two years ago after the Finn’s claim on Netflix.

Marko: Bahrain should put walls to avoid track limits issue

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes the debate over Formula 1 track limits following Max Verstappen’s Bahrain defeat is “completely unnecessary”, saying officials should “put a wall there”.

Marko: Verstappen and Hamilton in a league of their own

Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko believes Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton’s fight for victory in Bahrain proved they are “in a class of their own”.

Vettel should have taken a year off in 2021 - Marko

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes Sebastian Vettel should have taken a year off from Formula 1 in 2021 instead of joining Aston Martin.

Cable tip-off an example of "super spy" Hamilton's focus

Keeping a close eye on what rival teams are up to is part of the game in Formula 1.

Differential issue cost Verstappen 0.3s per lap in Bahrain

Max Verstappen was "clearly handicapped" by a differential issue that cost him 0.3 seconds per lap early on in the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, according to Helmut Marko.

Red Bull won't "burn" rough diamond Tsunoda with hasty promotion

Red Bull insists it will not ‘burn’ Yuki Tsunoda by promoting him from AlphaTauri too quickly, despite his impressive Formula 1 debut.

Red Bull went through "painful" redundancies to meet cost cap

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has revealed his team has had to "go through the pain of redundancies" to adhere to Formula 1's new budget cap for 2021, amid fears that costly sprint races could force further staff reductions.

Schumacher Jr ‘very similar’ to Michael, say Haas' Ferrari staff

Former Ferrari staff members working at Haas have already noted that Mick Schumacher is “very similar” to his father, Michael, according to team boss Gunther Steiner.

Marko hails "sensational" Tsunoda after Bahrain test

Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko heaped praise on AlphaTauri rookie Yuki Tsunoda following pre-season testing in Bahrain, calling his performance "sensational".

Steiner: No issues over representation in Netflix F1 series

Gunther Steiner says he has no issues with how he has been represented in Netflix's Drive to Survive Formula 1 series as the third season is released worldwide on Friday.

2021 pre-season 'the best since Red Bull exists' - Marko

Red Bull has labelled last weekend's pre-season Formula 1 test as the best it has ever had, but it still thinks rival Mercedes has more "up its sleeve".

Why the chances of a VW Group F1 entry are better than ever

All good things come in threes. In the past five years, the Volkswagen Group has seriously considered entering Formula 1 twice, but ultimately decided against doing so both times.

Hulkenberg could take twin Aston Martin/Mercedes reserve role

Nico Hulkenberg could twin a reserve driver role for both Aston Martin and Mercedes in Formula 1 this year, Motorsport.com understands.

Haas and Williams linked to BWT sponsor move

The iconic pink colour of Austrian water treatment company BWT could remain in Formula 1 this year, with sources indicating it has held talks with Haas and Williams.

Marko: "Insecurity" from Hockenheim crash led to Vettel downfall

Sebastian Vettel’s failure to deliver all he wanted at Ferrari was triggered by "insecurity" as a result of his 2018 German Grand Prix crash, says confidant Helmut Marko.

Russell never on Red Bull F1's radar to replace Albon - Marko

Red Bull says that George Russell’s close ties to Mercedes meant he was never on its radar as a replacement for Alex Albon.

Red Bull explains timing of Perez Abu Dhabi photo

Red Bull has explained the background to a photo of Sergio Perez with team chiefs in Abu Dhabi, taken prior to him being announced as its 2021 Formula 1 driver.

Perez's Mercedes knowledge a factor in Red Bull signing him

Red Bull says Sergio Perez's vast experience of the Mercedes Formula 1 engine was an important factor in it electing to sign the Mexican for next year.

Red Bull open to lending Albon out to other F1 teams

Red Bull is open to lending out Alex Albon to other Formula 1 teams in 2021 if one of their regular drivers has to drop out.

Red Bull could build its own engine for next F1 regulations
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Red Bull could build its own engine for next F1 regulations

Red Bull thinks it could build its own Formula 1 engine when new cheaper power unit rules come into play by 2026 at the latest.

Hamilton "on the right track" for F1 return, says Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff thinks Lewis Hamilton is "on the right track" to return to Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi, but confesses he is in a "pretty ugly" situation.

Mercedes willing to give Grosjean farewell F1 test

Mercedes would be willing to give Romain Grosjean a private Formula 1 test to say farewell to the series if he is unable to race in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix next weekend.

Hulkenberg says things "very quiet" on Red Bull seat chances

Nico Hulkenberg says things have gone "very, very quiet" over his chances of earning a Formula 1 seat at Red Bull next year.

Gasly "surprised" he wasn't considered for Red Bull return

AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly is “surprised” not to have been considered for a return to Red Bull’s senior Formula 1 team for 2021 following his Monza win, but insists he is “not disappointed”. 

Hamilton: New Mercedes F1 contract "probably" a formality

Lewis Hamilton says agreeing his new Mercedes Formula 1 contract is “probably” a formality, but that sitting down for talks is “not a priority right now”.

Red Bull says Hulkenberg an option for 2021 F1 seat

Red Bull says Nico Hulkenberg could be an option for the team in 2021, after revealing that it even spoke to the German about driving at the Nurburgring.

Red Bull: Engine modes ban will help close gap to Mercedes

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko thinks his team and Honda are set to gain from Formula 1's 'party mode' ban.

Marko reveals Albon is as quick as Verstappen in fast corners

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko says Alex Albon is doing a better job than his results suggest.

Vettel has no plans to hire manager despite uncertain F1 future

Sebastian Vettel has no intention of hiring a manager, despite the uncertainty surrounding his Formula 1 future.

Red Bull still believes high-rake concept is right for its car

Red Bull has faith that its high rake concept is still the right way to go, despite some rivals suggesting it may have reached its limit of performance.

Hulkenberg: Reserve driver role "makes little sense" to me

Nico Hulkenberg has no interest in taking a test or reserve driver role in Formula 1, despite putting himself back in the spotlight after his brief Racing Point return.

Hockenheim out of running for 2020 F1 race

Hockenheim has revealed that it is now out of the running to hold a Formula 1 race this year because of the strict limits on the numbers of people who would be able to attend.

Could Vettel follow Alonso's example of going 'home'?

The news of Fernando Alonso rejoining Renault for 2021 is an important piece in the driver market puzzle, and it also takes a possible option away from Sebastian Vettel.

Marko opens up on Hamilton's fake quotes reaction

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko says that Lewis Hamilton's angry reaction to quotes that were wrongly attributed to him was "understandable", as he revealed the matter had now been dealt with privately.

Austrian GP plans receive government approval

The Formula 1 season openers in Austria planned for July 5 and 12 have been given the green light by the country’s government, according to reports in the country.

F1 ramps up Hockenheim talks after Silverstone setback

Hockenheim race chiefs say that talks with Liberty Media about it joining the Formula 1 calendar have accelerated in the wake of fresh doubt about the fate of the British Grand Prix.

DTM’s survival chances “dwindling day-by-day” - Glock

The chances of DTM’s survival beyond 2020 are “dwindling day-by-day” following the successive exits of R-Motorsport Aston Martin and Audi from the series, according to five-time race winner Timo Glock.

Sainz set to replace Vettel at Ferrari for 2021

Carlos Sainz is set to replace Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari for the 2021 Formula 1 season, with an announcement expected later this week.

F1 shock: Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at the end of 2020

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari are set to split at the end of this season after six years together in Formula 1, according to Motorsport-Total sources.

Hockenheim in talks over hosting 2020 F1 race

Hockenheim has confirmed it is in early talks with Formula 1 over the possibility of hosting a grand prix in 2020.

Starting new F1 season in Austria realistic - Szafnauer

Racing Point Formula 1 team principal Otmar Szafnauer believes it is realistic to get the new season underway in Austria at the beginning of July.

AlphaTauri reveals cost of each missed F1 race

AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost reckons that every missed race costs his team around two million euro.

Austria working on 'isolation plan' to boost F1 race chances

Austrian Grand Prix chiefs believe an isolation plan to keep Formula 1 team personnel away from the local community will help boost chances of the race getting the go-ahead.

Marko wanted to create 'Corona camp' to infect Red Bull drivers

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko wanted to organise a 'Corona Camp' for his team's drivers so they would deliberately get infected with COVID-19.

How F1 has headed off its most expensive season ever

The coronavirus pandemic has put Formula 1 into uncharted territory, as it faces challenges never experienced before.

Leclerc the biggest talent without Red Bull deal - Marko

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc is the biggest talent in single-seater racing not signed to Red Bull, according to the energy drink giant’s motorsport advisor Helmut Marko.

Red Bull backs Gasly to become "great" again

Pierre Gasly has what it takes to win a place back at Red Bull and become "great" again in Formula 1, reckons the energy drink company's motorsport advisor Helmut Marko.

Marko: Verstappen's maturity "far above average"

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko says he knew Max Verstappen was an extraordinary talent from their first-ever meeting, and believes the Dutchman has a maturity that's "far above average".