Max Verstappen said he was “really not happy” about his latest engine failure in the Tuscan Grand Prix, after retiring from the race in a first-lap crash.
The Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello has been red-flagged after a pair of crashes at the start of the race which eliminated six cars.
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Much of the restrictions put in place to allowed Formula 1 races to go ahead in response to the Covid-19 pandemic are likely to remain for next season, the FIA believes.
After two days’ running at Mugello the indications are overtaking may not be as difficult as feared, and some drivers may have to make multiple pit stops.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says the handling problem Alexander Albon has in his Red Bull is the same as Pierre Gasly experienced at the team last year.
Mercedes have their smallest lead over the rest of the field all season at the high-speed Mugello, where the drivers are lapping faster than they did at Spa.
Carlos Sainz Jnr says the performance of McLaren around the Mugello circuit was a “nasty surprise” for the team after qualifying.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff strongly criticised Formula 1’s plan for reverse grid sprint races: “This is not worldwide wrestling, it’s not Big Brother.”
FIA president Jean Todt says reverse grid races are “not natural” but he will not attempt to stop them being introduced if they have sufficient support.
Pierre Gasly said a loss of battery power and a change in his set-up compromised his performance in qualifying, after missing Q2 by less than five hundredths of a second.
Sebastian Vettel said he was lucky to make it beyond the first round in qualifying after making a mistake on his final lap in Q1.
Max Verstappen said he is encouraged by the straight-line speed of his Red Bull after the team’s strongest qualifying performance of the year so far.
Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix Ferrari 1000.
Valtteri Bottas says he might have found the time he needed to beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position after being forced to abandon his final run in qualifying.
Lewis Hamilton said his pre-race simulator session didn’t help him learn the Mugello circuit, and his team mate Valtteri Bottas was much quicker at the start of the weekend.
Lewis Hamilton leads the provisional grid for the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Tuscan Grand Prix following a close fight with team mate Valtteri Bottas.
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McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown believes his team will benefit from the “harmonious relationship” between the its drivers compared to the more challenging situations their rivals are facing.