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F1 news LIVE: Austrian GP LATEST updates, Ecclestone says black people often more racist than white people


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Back on track! 🤘 #ChargeOn</a> pic.twitter.com/McNywAJKTh</a></p>n

— Aston Martin Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) June 25, 2020</a></p></blockquote>n

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BACK ON TRACK </strong></p>

Red Bull are heading to Austria after private testing their new 2020 spec car at Silverstone.</p>

Mercedes and Ferrari have already been doing testing with drivers so that they can get used to the new vehicles.</p>

https://twitter.com/redbullracing/status/1276092682423631872?s=20</p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1593083536,”date_formatted”:”25th June 2020″,”time_formatted”:”12:12 pm”},”author”:”Alex Terrell</a>”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/75622bf9fec0da44f98a717e21d53376?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”289910″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11924790″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-aterrell even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-289910″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

BLACK LIVES MATTER</strong></p>n

Daniel Ricciardo backs Lewis Hamilton in the Brit’s bid to raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement.</p>n

The Australian said: “I’ve certainly learned a lot the last few weeks.</p>n

“I’ve been reading, I’ve been watching and it’s opened my eyes.</p>n

“I’ve learnt that just because you might not consider yourself a racist or a person of conflict, that’s not enough. </p>n

“You have to speak up, you have to educate yourself and others around you because what I understood is, being silent is part of the problem.”</p>n”,”raw”:”

BLACK LIVES MATTER</strong></p>

Daniel Ricciardo backs Lewis Hamilton in the Brit’s bid to raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement.</p>

The Australian said: “I’ve certainly learned a lot the last few weeks.</p>

“I’ve been reading, I’ve been watching and it’s opened my eyes.</p>

“I’ve learnt that just because you might not consider yourself a racist or a person of conflict, that’s not enough. </p>

“You have to speak up, you have to educate yourself and others around you because what I understood is, being silent is part of the problem.”</p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1593079340,”date_formatted”:”25th June 2020″,”time_formatted”:”11:02 am”},”author”:”Alex Terrell</a>”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/75622bf9fec0da44f98a717e21d53376?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”289839″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11924790″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-jhutchinson odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-289839″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

GOOD MORNING FORMULA ONE FANS</strong></p>n</p>n

McLaren Group are looking to borrow more than £150million off the National Bank of Bahrain in order to seem them through the downturn.</p>n</p>n

Sky News claim that McLaren wants to bolster its balance sheet by approaching the bank.</p>n</p>n

McLaren have been forced to lay off more than 25 per cent of its employees.</p>n

NBB is part-owned by Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund.</p>n</p>n

It was also revealed last week that the F1 team is exploring selling minority stakes in the team.</p>n</p>n

And it has various assets to use as collateral, including cars driven by F1 legend Aryton Senna.</p>n</p>n

While McLaren boss Zak Brown has admitted that Formula 1’s ever-competitive midfield will be “tighter than ever” in 2020.</p>n</p>n

He told Sky Sports: “I do think this year is going to be tougher.</p>n</p>n

“Racing Point are clearly very quick with what appears to be last year’s Mercedes, and one would think it would be quick because it won the championship last year! They’re going to be very tough and I think they made the most off-season progress.</p>n</p>n

“Renault were very quick, Alfa [Romeo] were quick, AlphaTauri put in a very quick time at the end of testing and Williams showed a lot more pace than they did last year.</p>n</p>n

“So I do think this year is going to be tougher than last year and I could see us being fourth, and I could see us sliding to sixth because others have challenged.</p>n</p>n

“I think it’s going to come down to reliability, drivers continuing to do a good job, team executing, because I think there’s not much pace difference between the cars.”</p>n”,”raw”:”

GOOD MORNING FORMULA ONE FANS</strong></p>

</p>

McLaren Group are looking to borrow more than £150million off the National Bank of Bahrain in order to seem them through the downturn.</p>

</p>

Sky News claim that McLaren wants to bolster its balance sheet by approaching the bank.</p>

</p>

McLaren have been forced to lay off more than 25 per cent of its employees.</p>

NBB is part-owned by Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund.</p>

</p>

It was also revealed last week that the F1 team is exploring selling minority stakes in the team.</p>

</p>

And it has various assets to use as collateral, including cars driven by F1 legend Aryton Senna.</p>

</p>

While McLaren boss Zak Brown has admitted that Formula 1’s ever-competitive midfield will be “tighter than ever” in 2020.</p>

</p>

He told Sky Sports: “I do think this year is going to be tougher.</p>

</p>

“Racing Point are clearly very quick with what appears to be last year’s Mercedes, and one would think it would be quick because it won the championship last year! They’re going to be very tough and I think they made the most off-season progress.</p>

</p>

“Renault were very quick, Alfa [Romeo] were quick, AlphaTauri put in a very quick time at the end of testing and Williams showed a lot more pace than they did last year.</p>

</p>

“So I do think this year is going to be tougher than last year and I could see us being fourth, and I could see us sliding to sixth because others have challenged.</p>

</p>

“I think it’s going to come down to reliability, drivers continuing to do a good job, team executing, because I think there’s not much pace difference between the cars.”</p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1593062494,”date_formatted”:”25th June 2020″,”time_formatted”:”6:21 am”},”author”:”John Hutchinson”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/d7090e3e6cc7b93f94b0afd0f1202ab1?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”289774″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11924790″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-joe-brophy even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-289774″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

FULLY VETTED</strong></p>n</p>n

Ferrari stars Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc were back at Italian circuit Mugello for private testing yesterday.</p>n</p>n

It was the first time Vettel has driven since announcing he will be leaving Ferrari at the end of the year and the first time he had driven on the Mugello track since 2012.</p>n</p>n

And the German said: “I was glad to get back in the cockpit after a break that was even longer than the usual winter one. I was also very pleased to see all the guys from the team at last.</p>n</p>n

“It was great to once again get those feelings from a car and to do so at such a spectacular track. I really think Mugello deserves to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix.</p>n</p>n

“I hadn’t driven it for eight years, so it took a few laps for me to get used to the track and then I really enjoyed myself.”</p>n”,”raw”:”

FULLY VETTED</strong></p>

</p>

Ferrari stars Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc were back at Italian circuit Mugello for private testing yesterday.</p>

</p>

It was the first time Vettel has driven since announcing he will be leaving Ferrari at the end of the year and the first time he had driven on the Mugello track since 2012.</p>

</p>

And the German said: “I was glad to get back in the cockpit after a break that was even longer than the usual winter one. I was also very pleased to see all the guys from the team at last.</p>

</p>

“It was great to once again get those feelings from a car and to do so at such a spectacular track. I really think Mugello deserves to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix.</p>

</p>

“I hadn’t driven it for eight years, so it took a few laps for me to get used to the track and then I really enjoyed myself.”</p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1593033469,”date_formatted”:”24th June 2020″,”time_formatted”:”10:17 pm”},”author”:”Joe Brophy”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/ee29b3db0d40a7e41df1be8fc10cd2c5?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”289637″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11924790″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-joe-brophy odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-289637″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

NO MARGIN FOR ERROR</strong></p>n</p>n

McLaren boss Zak Brown has admitted that Formula 1’s ever-competitive midfield will be “tighter than ever” in 2020.</p>n</p>n

He told Sky Sports: “I do think this year is going to be tougher.</p>n</p>n

“Racing Point are clearly very quick with what appears to be last year’s Mercedes, and one would think it would be quick because it won the championship last year! They’re going to be very tough and I think they made the most off-season progress.</p>n</p>n

“Renault were very quick, Alfa [Romeo] were quick, AlphaTauri put in a very quick time at the end of testing and Williams showed a lot more pace than they did last year.</p>n</p>n

“So I do think this year is going to be tougher than last year and I could see us being fourth, and I could see us sliding to sixth because others have challenged.</p>n</p>n

“I think it’s going to come down to reliability, drivers continuing to do a good job, team executing, because I think there’s not much pace difference between the cars.”</p>n”,”raw”:”

NO MARGIN FOR ERROR</strong></p>

</p>

McLaren boss Zak Brown has admitted that Formula 1’s ever-competitive midfield will be “tighter than ever” in 2020.</p>

</p>

He told Sky Sports: “I do think this year is going to be tougher.</p>

</p>

“Racing Point are clearly very quick with what appears to be last year’s Mercedes, and one would think it would be quick because it won the championship last year! They’re going to be very tough and I think they made the most off-season progress.</p>

</p>

“Renault were very quick, Alfa [Romeo] were quick, AlphaTauri put in a very quick time at the end of testing and Williams showed a lot more pace than they did last year.</p>

</p>

“So I do think this year is going to be tougher than last year and I could see us being fourth, and I could see us sliding to sixth because others have challenged.</p>

</p>

“I think it’s going to come down to reliability, drivers continuing to do a good job, team executing, because I think there’s not much pace difference between the cars.”</p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1593027027,”date_formatted”:”24th June 2020″,”time_formatted”:”8:30 pm”},”author”:”Joe Brophy”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/ee29b3db0d40a7e41df1be8fc10cd2c5?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”289458″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11924790″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-joe-brophy even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-289458″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

FALSE START</strong></p>n</p>n

Williams is said to be ‘shocked’ that Mercedes is trying to bring RoKit in as a sponsor.</p>n</p>n

The British team already lost Unilever to McLaren in 2019.</p>n</p>n

And despite reports that Williams gave up RoKit, they are said to be annoyed that their former title sponsor will be seen on the Mercedes car from the Austrian Grand Prix onwards. </p>n</p>n

Sources inside Williams told Racefans.net: ”We are absolutely shocked that a team with whom we have worked so well for a long time, would make an agreement with a sponsor who knows what happened”.</p>n”,”raw”:”

FALSE START</strong></p>

</p>

Williams is said to be ‘shocked’ that Mercedes is trying to bring RoKit in as a sponsor.</p>

</p>

The British team already lost Unilever to McLaren in 2019.</p>

</p>

And despite reports that Williams gave up RoKit, they are said to be annoyed that their former title sponsor will be seen on the Mercedes car from the Austrian Grand Prix onwards. </p>

</p>

Sources inside Williams told Racefans.net: ”We are absolutely shocked that a team with whom we have worked so well for a long time, would make an agreement with a sponsor who knows what happened”.</p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1593020187,”date_formatted”:”24th June 2020″,”time_formatted”:”6:36 pm”},”author”:”Joe Brophy”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/ee29b3db0d40a7e41df1be8fc10cd2c5?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”289337″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11924790″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-joe-brophy odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-289337″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

LOAN TO BUY</strong></p>n</p>n

Formula One team-owner McLaren Group is reportedly in talks to secure a loan from a major Gulf-based bank to boost to its coronavirus-hit finances.</p>n</p>n

Sky News claim the British supercar-maker is in detailed negotiations to borrow more than £150m from the National Bank of Bahrain (NBB).</p>n”,”raw”:”

LOAN TO BUY</strong></p>

</p>

Formula One team-owner McLaren Group is reportedly in talks to secure a loan from a major Gulf-based bank to boost to its coronavirus-hit finances.</p>

</p>

Sky News claim the British supercar-maker is in detailed negotiations to borrow more than £150m from the National Bank of Bahrain (NBB).</p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1593012656,”date_formatted”:”24th June 2020″,”time_formatted”:”4:30 pm”},”author”:”Joe Brophy”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/ee29b3db0d40a7e41df1be8fc10cd2c5?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”289287″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11924790″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-aterrell even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-289287″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

McLOAN</strong></p>n

McLaren Group are looking to borrow more than £150million off the National Bank of Bahrain in order to seem them through the downturn.</p>n

Sky News claim that McLaren wants to bolster its balance sheet by approaching the bank.</p>n

McLaren have been forced to lay off more than 25 per cent of its employees.</p>n

NBB is part-owned by Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund.</p>n

It was also revealed last week that the F1 team is exploring selling minority stakes in the team.</p>n

And it has various assets to use as collateral, including cars driven by F1 legend Aryton Senna.</p>n”,”raw”:”

McLOAN</strong></p>

McLaren Group are looking to borrow more than £150million off the National Bank of Bahrain in order to seem them through the downturn.</p>

Sky News claim that McLaren wants to bolster its balance sheet by approaching the bank.</p>

McLaren have been forced to lay off more than 25 per cent of its employees.</p>

NBB is part-owned by Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund.</p>

It was also revealed last week that the F1 team is exploring selling minority stakes in the team.</p>

And it has various assets to use as collateral, including cars driven by F1 legend Aryton Senna.</p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1593002724,”date_formatted”:”24th June 2020″,”time_formatted”:”1:45 pm”},”author”:”Alex Terrell</a>”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/75622bf9fec0da44f98a717e21d53376?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”289276″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11924790″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-aterrell odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-289276″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

OFF TRACK</strong></p>n

The F1 2020 game will feature the Dutch and Vietnamese tracks, but not any that have been added to the amended calendar.</p>n

Codemasters revealed that one track takes about a year’s development time to build.</p>n

But fans will be able to speed around Hanoi Circuit and Circuit Zandvoort.</p>n

Game director Lee Mather told GP Blog: “Circuits are the most time-intense element of the development, with each circuit taking the time equivalent of 1 year of development to create”</p>n</p>n

</p>n</p>n

</p>n”,”raw”:”

OFF TRACK</strong></p>

The F1 2020 game will feature the Dutch and Vietnamese tracks, but not any that have been added to the amended calendar.</p>

Codemasters revealed that one track takes about a year’s development time to build.</p>

But fans will be able to speed around Hanoi Circuit and Circuit Zandvoort.</p>

Game director Lee Mather told GP Blog: “Circuits are the most time-intense element of the development, with each circuit taking the time equivalent of 1 year of development to create”</p>

</p>

</p>

</p>

</p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1593000125,”date_formatted”:”24th June 2020″,”time_formatted”:”1:02 pm”},”author”:”Alex Terrell</a>”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/75622bf9fec0da44f98a717e21d53376?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”289253″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11924790″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-aterrell even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-289253″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

ZANARDI UPDATE</strong></p>n

The family of the former F1 driver have issued a statement updating everyone on his condition.</p>n</p>n

</p>n

</p>n</p>n

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Latest update on Alex Zanardi #F1</a>. pic.twitter.com/JlTzAFzosJ</a></p>n

— Jennie Gow (@JennieGow) June 24, 2020</a></p></blockquote>n

</script></div></p>n”,”raw”:”

ZANARDI UPDATE</strong></p>

The family of the former F1 driver have issued a statement updating everyone on his condition.</p>

</p>

</p>

</p>

</p>

https://twitter.com/JennieGow/status/1275740324682444800?s=20</p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1592996488,”date_formatted”:”24th June 2020″,”time_formatted”:”12:01 pm”},”author”:”Alex Terrell</a>”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/75622bf9fec0da44f98a717e21d53376?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”289178″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11924790″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-jhutchinson odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-289178″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

GOOD MORNING FORMULA ONE FANS</strong></p>n</p>n

Ferrari stars Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc were back at Italian circuit Mugello for private testing yesterday.</p>n</p>n

They both drove a 2018 Ferrari SF71H at the famous track.</p>n</p>n

It was the first time Vettel has driven since announcing he will be leaving Ferrari at the end of the year.</p>n</p>n

But Leclerc was back in saddle just last week as he cruised around the team’s Maranello HQ in an SF1000.</p>n</p>n

Meanwhile, F1 fans will be able to BUY squares on the chequered flag shown at the end of each race.</p>n</p>n

As part of the ‘We Race as One’ initiative, supporters can purchase their very own bit of history to raise money for charity.</p>n</p>n

It’s reckoned £11,000 can be raised at each race, with 56 out of 80 squares up for grabs and the rest given to the race promoter.</p>n</p>n

Costing £199.99 each, fans can already start getting their hands on the Austrian Grand Prix flag.</p>n</p>n

In further news, McLaren have reportedly begun legal proceedings to secure refinancing.</p>n</p>n

The BBC claims court documents say McLaren are experiencing “severe and unexpected financial difficulty” due to coronavirus.</p>n</p>n

They need funds by July 17 to secure their long-term future.</p>n</p>n

It’s reckoned around 1,200 employees are set to be made redundant too.</p>n</p>n

Finally, Formula One is set to introduce a new graphic for TV viewers when racing returns this summer.</p>n</p>n

A metric called Ultimate Driver Speed Comparison is set to be introduced for viewers from the second race at Silverstone in August.</p>n</p>n

According to Autosport.com the data will help compare to drivers from as far back as 1983.</p>n</p>n

Chiefs are hoping to display three different graphics: a first for driver skill rating, a second for car/team development/overall season performance and a third for qualifying and race pace prediction.</p>n”,”raw”:”

GOOD MORNING FORMULA ONE FANS</strong></p>

</p>

Ferrari stars Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc were back at Italian circuit Mugello for private testing yesterday.</p>

</p>

They both drove a 2018 Ferrari SF71H at the famous track.</p>

</p>

It was the first time Vettel has driven since announcing he will be leaving Ferrari at the end of the year.</p>

</p>

But Leclerc was back in saddle just last week as he cruised around the team’s Maranello HQ in an SF1000.</p>

</p>

Meanwhile, F1 fans will be able to BUY squares on the chequered flag shown at the end of each race.</p>

</p>

As part of the ‘We Race as One’ initiative, supporters can purchase their very own bit of history to raise money for charity.</p>

</p>

It’s reckoned £11,000 can be raised at each race, with 56 out of 80 squares up for grabs and the rest given to the race promoter.</p>

</p>

Costing £199.99 each, fans can already start getting their hands on the Austrian Grand Prix flag.</p>

</p>

In further news, McLaren have reportedly begun legal proceedings to secure refinancing.</p>

</p>

The BBC claims court documents say McLaren are experiencing “severe and unexpected financial difficulty” due to coronavirus.</p>

</p>

They need funds by July 17 to secure their long-term future.</p>

</p>

It’s reckoned around 1,200 employees are set to be made redundant too.</p>

</p>

Finally, Formula One is set to introduce a new graphic for TV viewers when racing returns this summer.</p>

</p>

A metric called Ultimate Driver Speed Comparison is set to be introduced for viewers from the second race at Silverstone in August.</p>

</p>

According to Autosport.com the data will help compare to drivers from as far back as 1983.</p>

</p>

Chiefs are hoping to display three different graphics: a first for driver skill rating, a second for car/team development/overall season performance and a third for qualifying and race pace prediction.</p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1592975976,”date_formatted”:”24th June 2020″,”time_formatted”:”6:19 am”},”author”:”John Hutchinson”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/d7090e3e6cc7b93f94b0afd0f1202ab1?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”289037″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11924790″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-achapman even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-289037″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

FER-WOW-WEE</strong></p>n

Ferrari stars Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc were back at Italian circuit Mugello for private testing today.</p>n

They both drove a 2018 Ferrari SF71H at the famous track.</p>n

It was the first time Vettel has driven since announcing he will be leaving Ferrari at the end of the year.</p>n

But Leclerc was back in saddle just last week as he cruised around the team’s Maranello HQ in an SF1000.</p>n”,”raw”:”

FER-WOW-WEE</strong></p>

Ferrari stars Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc were back at Italian circuit Mugello for private testing today.</p>

They both drove a 2018 Ferrari SF71H at the famous track.</p>

It was the first time Vettel has driven since announcing he will be leaving Ferrari at the end of the year.</p>

But Leclerc was back in saddle just last week as he cruised around the team’s Maranello HQ in an SF1000.</p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1592944567,”date_formatted”:”23rd June 2020″,”time_formatted”:”9:36 pm”},”author”:”Anthony Chapman”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/fd054e9ee89e73042d31578dc7d6201d?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”288883″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11924790″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-achapman odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-288883″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

CASH WOE</strong></p>n

McLaren have reportedly begun legal proceedings to secure refinancing.</p>n

The BBC claims court documents say McLaren are experiencing “severe and unexpected financial difficulty” due to coronavirus.</p>n

They need funds by July 17 to secure their long-term future.</p>n

It’s reckoned around 1,200 employees are set to be made redundant too.</p>n”,”raw”:”

CASH WOE</strong></p>

McLaren have reportedly begun legal proceedings to secure refinancing.</p>

The BBC claims court documents say McLaren are experiencing “severe and unexpected financial difficulty” due to coronavirus.</p>

They need funds by July 17 to secure their long-term future.</p>

It’s reckoned around 1,200 employees are set to be made redundant too.</p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1592937615,”date_formatted”:”23rd June 2020″,”time_formatted”:”7:40 pm”},”author”:”Anthony Chapman”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/fd054e9ee89e73042d31578dc7d6201d?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”288785″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11924790″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-achapman even thread-even depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-288785″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

FACT CHEQUER</strong></p>n

F1 fans will be able to BUY squares on the chequered flag shown at the end of each race.</p>n

As part of the ‘We Race as One’ initiative, supporters can purchase their very own bit of history to raise money for charity.</p>n

It’s reckoned £11,000 can be raised at each race, with 56 out of 80 squares up for grabs and the rest given to the race promoter.</p>n

Costing £199.99 each, fans can already start getting their hands on the Austrian Grand Prix flag.</p>n”,”raw”:”

FACT CHEQUER</strong></p>

F1 fans will be able to BUY squares on the chequered flag shown at the end of each race.</p>

As part of the ‘We Race as One’ initiative, supporters can purchase their very own bit of history to raise money for charity.</p>

It’s reckoned £11,000 can be raised at each race, with 56 out of 80 squares up for grabs and the rest given to the race promoter.</p>

Costing £199.99 each, fans can already start getting their hands on the Austrian Grand Prix flag.</p>”},”date”:{“timestamp”:1592930407,”date_formatted”:”23rd June 2020″,”time_formatted”:”5:40 pm”},”author”:”Anthony Chapman”,”avatar”:{“src”:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/fd054e9ee89e73042d31578dc7d6201d?s=96&d=mm&r=g”,”width”:30,”height”:30}},{“id”:”288591″,”type”:”new”,”post_id”:”11924790″,”css_classes”:”liveblog byuser comment-author-aterrell odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 liveblog-entry liveblog-entry-class-288591″,”content”:{“rendered”:”

TOP OF THE CHARTS</strong></p>n

Formula One is set to introduce a new graphic for TV viewers when racing returns this summer.</p>n

A metric called Ultimate Driver Speed Comparison is set to be introduced for viewers from the second race at Silverstone in August.</p>n

According to Autosport.com the data will help compare to drivers from as far back as 1983.</p>n

Chiefs are hoping to display three different graphics: a first for driver skill rating, a second for car/team development/overall season performance and a third for qualifying and race pace prediction.</p>n

F1 chief engineer Rob Smedley said: “The F1 Insights we’re delivering together are bringing fans closer to the track than ever before, and unlocking previously untold stories and insights from behind the pit wall.”</p></p>n”,”raw”:”

TOP OF THE CHARTS</strong></p>

Formula One is set to introduce a new graphic for TV viewers when racing returns this summer.</p>

A metric called Ultimate Driver Speed Comparison is set to be introduced for viewers from the second race at Silverstone in August.</p>

According to Autosport.com the data will help compare to drivers from as far back as 1983.</p>

Chiefs are hoping to display three different graphics: a first for driver skill rating, a second for car/team development/overall season performance and a third for qualifying and race pace prediction.</p>

F1 chief engineer Rob Smedley said: “The F1 Insights we’re delivering together are bringing fans closer to the track than ever before, and unlocking previously untold stories and insights from behind the pit wall.”</p>

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CALENDAR</strong></p>n

Here is the updated F1 schedule, just 10 days from having cars back on the track again.</p>n</p>n

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CALENDAR</strong></p>

Here is the updated F1 schedule, just 10 days from having cars back on the track again.</p>

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