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Autosport Plus Why Racing Point's 'real' pace should scare Red Bull and Ferrari Formula 1 is finally back, but following the close of the opening pair of free practice sessions, it seems business as usual at the front with Mercedes in dominant form. But in the battle for podium placings, Red Bull and Ferrari seem to have a new playmate

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Formula 1 An F1 winner's view of the Austrian GP's first return The Austrian GP finally kicks off the 2020 Formula 1 season this weekend. The race hasn't always been part of the calendar and made its first comeback in 1997. Ahead of that race, 1976 winner John Watson tried out the circuit for the 29 August 1996 issue of Autosport magazine and shared his thoughts with BRUCE JONES

Formula 1 Racing Point: No concerns over rivals protesting Racing Point CEO Otmar Szafnauer has no concerns about any possible protest from the team's rivals over the legality of its RP20 car, dubbed as a 'pink Mercedes'

Formula 1 Grosjean: Hamilton earning $40m a year unacceptable Romain Grosjean thinks it's "unacceptable" that top Formula 1 drivers like Lewis Hamilton are earning more than £40 million per year while some of his rivals are on much less

MotoGP Sabbatical now an option for Dovizioso, says manager Andrea Dovizioso's manager admits his MotoGP rider is now considering taking a sabbatical in 2021 should contract negotiations with Ducati fully break down

Formula 1 Mercedes DAS ruled legal, Red Bull protest rejected The Austrian Grand Prix stewards have rejected Red Bull's protest against Mercedes' dual-axis steering (DAS) system ahead of this weekend's Formula 1 season opener, calling it "not founded"

Autosport Podcast: What F1's 'new normal' is like Alex Kalinauckas and Jonathan Noble discuss just what F1's 'new normal' is like from inside the paddock

Stewart-Haas Esports sweeps latest eNASCAR Heat Pro League round Stewart-Haas Esports cleaned up in the latest eNASCAR Heat Pro League round in association with Motorsport Games

Watch: The new power behind electric racing Find out about the latest electrical racing technology on show in the first episode of a new series of Mahindra Blueprints

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  • Circuit: Red Bull Ring
  • Race: 71 laps / 306.452 km
Abu Dhabi / 1 Dec
Pos Driver Team
1 Hamilton Mercedes
2 Verstappen Red Bull/Honda
3 Leclerc Ferrari
4 Bottas Mercedes
5 Vettel Ferrari
6 Albon Red Bull/Honda
7 Perez Racing Point/Mercedes
8 Norris McLaren/Renault
9 Kvyat Toro Rosso/Honda
10 Sainz Jr. McLaren/Renault
Standings / After 21 races
Pos Driver Points
1 Lewis Hamilton 413
2 Valtteri Bottas 326
3 Max Verstappen 278
4 Charles Leclerc 264
5 Sebastian Vettel 240
6 Carlos Sainz Jr. 96
7 Pierre Gasly 95
8 Alexander Albon 92
9 Daniel Ricciardo 54
10 Sergio Perez 52
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Alex KalinauckasHow Red Bull's 'rookie-friendly' home track helped save F1 2020 The Red Bull Ring is noted for its relatively simple layout, which will come as a boost to the sole rookie driver on the 2020 Formula 1 grid. But it has other benefits that were crucial to getting the season going against the tragic backdrop of COVID-19 1593734400 F1

Jonathan NobleWhy discomfort and distancing is worth it for F1's return This weekend's grand prix is being staged in abnormal circumstances amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But the strict measures and protocols F1 has introduced to ensure the event goes ahead is a price worth paying 1593734400 F1

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Jake Boxall-LeggeThe new rules of F1's tech war Nobody really knows how much will have changed on the Formula 1 cars during the recent months of inactivity, but there can be no doubting the rule changes made in the name of cost saving mean the game will be played differently this year and next 1593561600 F1

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