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Launch season plans are all-but pencilled in with details emerging from the presentations of Alfa Romeo, Williams and Haas.
Ferrari and Red Bull made sound business moves locking Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen into long-term contracts, says Valtteri Bottas.
Renault’s head of its PU department, Remi Taffin, believes only Ferrari are ahead of Renault in the engine game with Honda bringing up the rear.
Formula 1’s owners, Liberty Media, are close to agreeing a new Concorde Agreement with the 10 teams.
Valtteri Bottas may be the perfect team-mate for Lewis Hamilton as tensions at Mercedes are at all-time low but that doesn’t mean he’s doesn’t race the Brit hard.
Swapping to 18-inch tyres for the 2021 season, Pirelli was given a welcome boost with news that all 10 teams will build mule cars to help with the testing.
Shanghai has, at least for now, no plans to cancel the Chinese Grand Prix despite the outbreak of the virus that has killed 17 people.
Although Toto Wolff says retaining Lewis Hamilton is a “priority” for Mercedes, he reckons if the Brit does swap teams it will provide an “opportunity” for Mercedes.
Renault did not publicly raise suspicions about Ferrari’s power unit as they were considering doing something similar if the FIA said it was within the rules.
Felix Rosenqvist has said the very real prospect of not winning in Formula 1 means he is not really interested in joining the series.