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Confident Pierre Gasly Heads To Home Race Riding High

Fresh from his podium finish in Baku, Pierre Gasly heads to his home race at Circuit Paul Ricard full of confidence, riding the crest of a wave following his recent good form. With 15,000 expectant fans allowed to attend each day across the weekend, expectations are high that the Frenchman can deliver another strong result.
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Toto Wolff: ‘We Always Believe We Are Not Good Enough’

According to Toto Wolff, if you were to listen in on the post-session debriefings of Mercedes, one would believe that the team were Williams. The Silver Arrows have dominated the turbo-hybrid era since 2014, but find themselves in an unusual position, trailing Red Bull in both World Championships in 2021 after six rounds.
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Eric Boullier: French GP Date Change A ‘Big Problem’

Eric Boullier, director of the French Grand Prix, says moving the race forward by one week has been a ‘big problem’, although he has since resold all the returned tickets. As a result of the cancellation of the Turkish Grand Prix, Formula 1 bosses asked Boullier to move the Paul Ricard event to June 20, to allow for another race in Austria.
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Esteban Ocon Relishing Home Race Return

After what has been an excruciatingly long wait for the Frenchman, Esteban Ocon will make his home grand prix return this weekend at Circuit Paul Ricard for the FORMULA 1 EMIRATES GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE 2021.
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Valtteri Bottas To Discuss Mercedes Contract In ‘Next Month Or So’

Finn Valtteri Bottas is eager to discuss his contract with Mercedes before the summer as he knows securing a full-time Formula 1 seat can be a race against time. It wasn’t a good race for Bottas in Azerbaijan, as he finished 12th, compounding the damage caused by his botched pit stop in Monaco. With his contract set to expire at the end of the season, and not many seats available for 2022, he was asked in Baku if an extension had been discussed.
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Confidence Growing For Lando Norris

Lando NorrisImage credit McLaren Racing media office. McLaren driver Lando Norris says he is experiencing a "rare" feeling behind the wheel because he knows how to optimise the speed in his car.
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Nikita Mazepin Clarifies Military Service Rumours

Nikita MazepinImage credit Haas F1 Team press office. Formula 1 driver Nikita Mazepin has clarified rumours that he was to complete military service in Russia, revealing that he is working towards completing the required classes along with his university studies.
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Williams Adjust Bargeboards To Compensate For Wind Issues

To combat a wind susceptibility problem it has been experiencing this year, Williams has changed the design of its bargeboards on its FW43B Formula 1 car. Williams entered the 2021 season looking to continue progress made with the FW43 car in the previous season, while also putting more resources towards the new designs planned for the 2022 season.
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Why do F1 cars spark?

Sergio PerezImage credit Red Bull Racing press office. Sparks come out of F1 cars due to titanium skid blocks embedded in the ‘legality plank’ on the underside of the car. Aerodynamic forces cause the titanium to spark when the cars are pressed down onto the track at high speeds.
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George Russell Wants Fast Resolution To 2022 Seat

George RussellImage credit Williams Racing press office. Williams driver George Russell is one of the main protagonists in the driver market this year, and has said he wants to finalize his future as soon as possible – if only for a relaxing summer break.
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COTA Prepared To Host Second Race In 2021

COTAImage credit Alfa Romeo ORLEN F1 Team press office. In the event that Formula One requests it, the boss of the United States Grand Prix is open to holding two races in 2021 in order to fill the void left by the cancellation of the Singapore Grand Prix.