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Hamilton appeals for F1 social media use during Mercedes car launch

Lewis and Valtteri pull the covers off new carMercedes revealed the W08 today with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas both getting the opportunity to take the new machinery out for a spin on a very windy and wet Silverstone track. The car looks good, fast, and doesn’t feature the shark fin we’ve seen at the other launches, instead a smaller t-shaped piece of carbon fibre is currently at the rear of the car.See more on Hamilton appeals for F1 social media use during Mercedes car launch


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Mallya hits out at Renault boss and anyone who doubts Force India

Force India launch with grand ambitionsVijay Mallya made an appearance at the launch of Force India’s 2017 car today, and he wasn’t pulling any punches about the team’s optimism for the coming season. Sergio Pérez and Esteban Ocon were on hand to pull the covers off the VJM10 during the launch at Silverstone, revealing a car with a similar paint scheme to last year, the now expected shark fin, the lower rear wing, and an unsightly bump at the front of the car leading down to the nose.See more on Mallya hits out at Renault boss and anyone who doubts Force India


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First contact

The Sauber C36 makes its track debutSauber released images of their new car on Monday, and have now unleashed the real thing out on track. Undertaking a filming day at the Circuit de Catalunya, Marcus Ericsson got a taster of what his new car can deliver, although of course we won’t know any details until testing gets underway next week.See more on First contact


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Piecing it all together

A behind the scenes listen as Mercedes prepare for the big dayBBC Radio 5live sent their current affairs programme for a spot of outside broadcasting today, with presenter Sarah Brett joining Formula One commentator Jack Nicholls at the Mercedes factory. It’s the day before Mercedes launch their new car, so you can imagine the pressure is high and the excitement mounting, but the staff still found time to make sure Sarah’s phone had a sticker over the camera to stop any covert shooting.See more on Piecing it all together


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Renault confirm new appointments for Sirotkin and Prost

Yellow and black R.S.17 makes first appearanceWith the launch of the R.S.17 today, Renault also confirmed two new drivers to their books – but it’s not what you think. Hülkenberg and Palmer are still gainfully employed but in addition, Sergey Sirotkin has been given the role of reserve driver which is a step up from his test driver duties of last season. He will participate in some Friday practice sessions and be on hand in case of emergency.See more on Renault confirm new appointments for Sirotkin and Prost


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Factory reset

Renault launch the R.S.17 and prepare for a full season assaultThe Renault squad have been the first to offer 2017 a full on car launch, with drivers on hand to pull off the covers and a variety of fresh faces getting chatty about the machinery. The team are putting a lot of pressure on themselves this year, as they consider it their first full year as a works team, rather than coming out from underneath what Lotus left behind.See more on Factory reset


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No longer living a lie

Danny Watts on being a gay man in motorsportIf you haven’t caught it already, there is a fabulous interview on Badger GP today with Danny Watts, a racing driver, who has come out publicly as gay. There is little for us to add, except to encourage people to head on over and read the piece in full. Then read it again for good measure.See more on No longer living a lie


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VR curious?

Immersive experiences put fans behind the wheelDespite being an outfit with one of the smallest budgets in Formula 1, the Sauber team provided fans with some truly innovative content last year. Although a number of constructors have previously dabbled with virtual reality in the past, the Swiss team put in a season long effort to bring their audience Formula 1 in 360 degrees.See more on VR curious?


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F1 fashion week

All that’s in for 2017: new shapes, new colours, new sizesWith ten teams ready and waiting in the wings to pull the covers off their 2017 challengers, it’s time for this year’s launches to get underway. Ahead of pre-season testing, all ten squads will reveal their new cars within the space of seven days and this is the spot to follow all the action as it unfolds. From McLaren’s new livery, to defending champions Mercedes and their many team changes, follow along with the Factbyte Factbox as we celebrate F1’s 2017 launch week!See more on F1 fashion week


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Pascal Wehrlein to miss first pre-season test in Spain

Sauber suffer first test setbackNew Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein has confirmed that he won’t be participating in the first pre-season testing in Barcelona, which gets underway in just over a week. The former Manor driver hurt his back during the Race of Champions in December, after an accident saw his car flip into a barrier.See more on Pascal Wehrlein to miss first pre-season test in Spain


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