2020 F1 car launches: dates and news

15th January 2020

As the 2020 Formula 1 season approaches, these are the car launch dates for each team as they are announced, ahead of winter testing in Barcelona

F1 2020 launch dates

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Mercedes: unconfirmed

Mercedes

Williams signs Roy Nissany as test driver for 2020 F1 season

15th January 2020

New Williams F1 test driver Roy Nissany aims to step up to a race seat in 2021

Roy Nissany

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Williams has signed Roy Nissany as test driver for the 2020 season, replacing Nicholas Latifi, who has moved up to a race seat.

Brad Binder: KTM’s next big thing

by Mat Oxley on 14th January 2020

Brad Binder is that rarest of things – a rookie factory MotoGP rider. The 24-year-old South African tells us where he’s from, why he didn’t win the 2019 Moto2 title and what he expects from his first year in the premier class Binder is charming when he's off the bike and an animal when he's on it!...

Land speed record-setting Challenger 2 sells for $561,000

13th January 2020

The Challenger 2 Streamliner is the fastest piston-driven vehicle of all time and sold at auction in Florida

The Challenger 2 Streamliner

The Challenger 2 Streamliner has sold at auction for $561,000 (£432,000), just over a year after becoming the fastest piston-driven vehicle of all time

MPH: Stars and strife at Haas — why the team had such a miserable 2019

by Mark Hughes on 13th January 2020

Mark Hughes examines the flaws that led to Haas's torrid 2019 season, and why they could have a lasting effect on the team Haas struggled to understand its VF-19 throughout last season Photo: Motorsport Images Of all the 2020 prospects, those of one team in particular stand out as particularly...

1 Million Euro WRC hybrid cars 'too expensive', says Malcolm Wilson

10th January 2020

Upcoming drivers face being priced out of WRC, with 2022 hybrid cars set to cost €1m, says Malcolm Wilson

2017 Rally Argentina

€1m in the Argentinian dust Photo: Motorsport Images

The cost of new hybrid WRC cars threatens to price young drivers out of the top of the sport, Malcolm Wilson has warned.

Two-stroke engines & eco-fuel: F1 aims to be greener than Formula E

10th January 2020

Formula 1's plan for green and noisy engines: two-stroke hybrids, running on synthetic fuel

Shell Formula 1 fuel on a pallet in the pitlane

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Formula 1 is looking to introduce two-stroke engines that run on eco-fuel by the middle of the decade, as it develops plans to become carbon neutral.

Andrea Iannone 'may have eaten contaminated food' as B sample reportedly tests positive for drug

9th January 2020

Andrea Iannone expected to appeal after B sample drugs test is reported positive. Low levels of anabolic steroid point to food contamination, says lawyer

Andrea Iannone

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Andrea Iannone has reportedly had his positive drugs test confirmed after a B sample showed traces of an anabolic steroid.

Aston Martin reveals V12 Speedster tribute to DBR1

8th January 2020

A new V12 Speedster will be produced by Aston Martin as a tribute to the Le Mans-winning DBR1

Aston Martin V12 Speedster

Aston Martin has confirmed production of the V12 Speedster, a limited-edition hand-built tribute to the 1959 Le Mans-winning DBR1.

2021 F1 driver line-up: latest news and rumours

8th January 2020

The latest news and rumours on the 2021 Formula 1 driver line-ups

 

The cogs have already started to turn in the 2021 Formula 1 driver market before the teams have reconvened in Barcelona for 2020 testing.

Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc have both announced contract extensions with their respective teams, closing off two coveted seats more than a year in advance.

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