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Abiteboul: Renault plans "very long" stay in racing
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Abiteboul: Renault plans "very long" stay in racing

Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul reckons that the 'new deal' for Formula 1 involving a wide-reaching package of measures aimed at cost control and levelling the competitive playing field is a victory for common sense and will be a boost to his French car manufacturer staying in the sport.

Pirelli reveals complexity of F1's restart plans

Pirelli's head of Formula 1 and car racing Mario Isola has revealed the complex challenges that lie ahead for his company if grands prix are to restart in July, but he sees no insurmountable obstacle that could stop the sport getting the show back on the road.

F1 is ready to start but we’re bound to hit a glitch – Brown

McLaren team principal Zak Brown believes that a championship of 14 or 15 races at 10 venues is realistic to start the 2020 Formula 1 season.

Renault staff worked at Red Bull in "unthinkable" scenario

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has revealed the ‘unthinkable’ scenario in which Renault personnel, including senior technical figures, worked at his team’s factory recently as part of Project Pitlane.

Horner: F1 should consider short-term customer car option

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes Formula 1 must look beyond a budget cap and consider 'bold' plans like customer cars in a bid to help all teams survive the coronavirus crisis.

Domenicali: We must take this chance to “reshape” the sport

Stefano Domenicali has said that it would be “criminal” for motorsport not to seize the opportunity presented by the current pandemic crisis to reset the sport for the future.

Insight: What’s the future for the Le Mans 24h and WEC?

For the latest in our series of #thinkingforward interviews with leaders from across motorsport Charles Bradley and James Allen discuss how the Le Mans 24 Hours and worldwide endurance racing will emerge from this pandemic crisis with Automobile Club de l’Ouest President Pierre Fillon and WEC CEO Gerard Neveu.

“Vital” LMDh prototype rules to be revealed in two weeks

The technical regulations for the new LMDh platform that will form the basis for top-class sportscar competition from 2022 will be unveiled within the next fortnight, according to Pierre Fillon, the president of Le Mans 24 Hours organiser the Automobile Club de l’Ouest.

Le Mans open to October or November race, if new date ruled out

The Le Mans 24 Hours could yet be run in October or November, if the rescheduled event can’t happen in September as is currently planned.

Formula E could introduce further cost cutting measures

Formula E could introduce further cost cutting measures for teams in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to series founder and chairman Alejandro Agag.

No decision about Formula E's Gen3 car until summer

A decision to delay the introduction of the Gen3 Formula E car will not be made until June or July, according to series founder and chairman Alejandro Agag.

Formula E plans 5-6 more races in current season

Formula E is aiming for another ‘five or six’ races this season that could take place behind closed doors, according to series founder and chairman Alejandro Agag.

F1 has “massive opportunity” to slash its budget cap – Agag

Formula 1 chiefs should seize the opportunity prompted by the coronavirus crisis to ‘shake down’ the sport’s financial model and slash the budget cap to $75 million, believes Formula E boss Alejandro Agag.

Agag warns of consolidation in the motorsport industry

Formula E chairman Alejandro Agag has warned that many motorsport series are at risk due to the current crisis and the industry will have to consolidate around a much smaller number of categories.

Todt: Motorsport will require new approach after pandemic

FIA President Jean Todt says that motorsport is facing a new reality and requires a new approach as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Camilleri: Netflix series a game changer for F1

Ferrari chairman Louis Camilleri has praised the vision that Liberty has brought to Formula 1 – and thinks the Netflix series it facilitated was a significant boost to the sport’s image.

Ferrari will be "adult in the room" by retaining F1 veto

Ferrari has confirmed that it has retained the veto it has over Formula 1 rules, as part of the new Concorde Agreement that is being drafted for 2021.

Strategy Report: How the same pit call led to different outcomes

James Allen revisits the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where the call to make an early pitstop proved a winning one for Lewis Hamilton – but costly for others who became mired in traffic.

Strategy Report: The decisions that spawned hot-headed clashes

James Allen analyses the Brazilian Grand Prix, where the variation in the tyres offered by Pirelli served to spice up the action on many levels.

Strategy Report: Why Mexico was no ordinary Grand Prix

James Allen analyses the Mexican Grand Prix, where high altitude played havoc with Formula 1’s pecking order and Red Bull leapt ahead of both Mercedes and Ferrari. This was a race that kept the strategists on their toes throughout.

The key aspect of motorsport that could end up killing it Prime

The key aspect of motorsport that could end up killing it

As technology continues to rapidly evolve, motorsport needs to evaluate its place in the changing tech-led world - and there are some developments that it should be watching closely.

Strategy Report: Mercedes errors hand Ferrari a lifeline

Mercedes' tyrewear struggles and an imperfect strategy has allowed its rival Ferrari to postpone Lewis Hamilton's coronation and breathe new life into the constructors' battle.

Strategy Report: Ferrari gifts Mercedes win, as midfield epic unfolds

James Allen analyses the Japanese Grand Prix, where Ferrari once again threw away its chances with poor decision making, while Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes cruised to another simple victory. But the real action was in the midfield…

Strategy Report: How Mercedes is getting away with mistakes

James Allen analyses the Russian Grand Prix, where Mercedes scored a 1-2 that infuriated many Formula 1 fans, but suited its purpose of inflicting yet more pain on Ferrari.