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Pirelli starting to lower minimum F1 tyre pressures, airs concerns over 2017 testing
Pirelli has reportedly begun to reduce the minimum tyre pressures Formula 1 teams must adhere to during Grand Prix events, a report in Auto Motor und Sport has revealed. The Italian company has set very high minimum tyre pressures this year, in part as a response to the tyre blowouts seen in recent seasons and also to stop the teams using clever tricks to lower the pressures and temperatures of the tyres out on track. This led to criticism from d...
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BMW announces new motorsport strategy: No F1 but WEC and Formula E to feature
Electrification is the name of the game for leading manufacturer BMW as it realigns its strategy for motorsport competition, announced today. But Formula 1 will not feature in the new strategy of BMW, instead they have committed to Formula E and World Endurance Championship, putting the emphasis on sustainability and the development of battery technology. BMW has a long history in motorsport, including several stints in Formula 1. The company won...
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Insight: New frontier as Heineken pushing for ‘continuous content’ around Formula 1
Back at the Canadian Grand Prix in June, Formula 1 unveiled global beer brand Heineken as a major new sponsor that promised to shake up the sport’s digital video content and overhaul the championship’s approach to digital media content along the lines of its methods of promoting the UEFA Champions League. Now the senior executive in charge of their F1 involvement has said that he sees F1 moving towards a different kind of communication with fans,...
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Insight: Why is Apple being linked with F1 takeovers and what’s up at McLaren?
Apple has been linked this week with a potential bid to buy McLaren and a few weeks ago it was even suggested that they may be looking to buy F1, shortly before Liberty Media actually completed the first part of the deal for the premium racing series. The Apple F1 takeover rumour had all the hallmarks of a smokescreen; get everyone looking to the left, when the real story was over on the right. The Apple McLaren story has more legs, in that conve...
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Apple in talks about possible takeover of the McLaren Technology Group
Technology giant Apple has reportedly approached the McLaren Technology Group regarding a potential takeover or strategic investment. According to a report in the Financial Times, Apple has been negotiating with the company, which owns the Formula 1 team, for several months. Apple is known to have been working on an autonomous electric vehicle since 2014 and is reportedly interested in McLaren’s road car engineering prowess – the company launch i...
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Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen pleased with Singapore race but says fourth “not the result we are looking for”
Twelve months after triumphing at the Marina Bay Circuit, Ferrari could not produce another Formula 1 victory in the Singapore Grand Prix last weekend as a combination of poor pace, strategy calls and reliability problems hurt the team. Kimi Raikkonen finished fourth after another strategy decision, which we will cover in the UBS Race Strategy Report, cost him in his fight for third with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, and Sebastian Vettel recovered to...
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Insight: Why the F1 teams are treating Malaysia’s Sepang circuit almost like a new track
Formula 1 moves to this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix with the drivers' championship finely balanced, but changes to the track surface along with a change of date and greater tyre options mean that the teams are treating Sepang almost like a new venue. We saw at the last race how race strategy can fundamentally affect a race outcome and this weekend we are likely to see a different kind of Malaysian Grand Prix from previous years. For a start th...
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Max Verstappen preparing for F1 2017 as Daniel Ricciardo learns “new techniques” from teammate
Max Verstappen says he is still learning the ropes at Red Bull after being promoted from Toro Rosso earlier this year and reckons that the 2016 Formula 1 season is “a good learning school” ahead of a full-scale campaign in 2017. Verstappen joined the senior Red Bull squad in place of Daniil Kvyat, who was demoted back to Toro Rosso, shortly before the Spanish Grand Prix, a race he went on to win. The 18-year-old has gone on to score a further thr...
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Analysis: Does Nico Rosberg now deserve to be 2016 F1 world champion?
If he goes on to win the 2016 Formula 1 world championship, Nico Rosberg's performance at the Singapore Grand Prix will be seen as the turning point moment. It was the most complete performance of his F1 career to date across a race weekend. In the view of his engineers at the Mercedes team it was the most perfect qualifying lap he has ever driven, and in the race he managed a brake overheating issue, kept his cool in the closing stages as Daniel...
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In demand: why Manor Racing’s Esteban Ocon is making waves in F1
Manor Racing’s Esteban Ocon has been heavily linked with a seat at Renault for the 2017 Formula 1 season and lots of JAonF1 readers have been asking why the 20-year-old Frenchman is generating such interest given that his career in the sport is just three races old. Ocon, who is also a Mercedes junior driver, replaced Rio Haryanto at Manor after the summer F1 break, as the Indonesian driver did not have the funds to complete the second half of th...
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Could Daniel Ricciardo have won Singapore with a different F1 strategy and Raikkonen’s lost podium
This year’s Singapore Grand Prix was one of the most interesting races of the season from a strategy point of view. It showed that when the performance of the leading cars is closely matched, the strategy possibilities created by having three different tyre compounds make for unpredictable racing and close finishes. There was a great deal of variation in the decisions made before and during the Grand Prix and some big decisions to be analysed, wh...
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Renault not taking 2017 F1 driver line up decision lightly as it looks to the future
The Renault Formula 1 team remains the only works squad yet to reveal its driver line up for the 2017 season and the high profile nature of its seats is the key to the driver market for next year. Both of its current drivers, Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer, are under pressure to keep their seats with the former recently stating that there had been a delay in the team’s decision on its future driver pairing. Magnussen added to his cause to rema...
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Welcome to the official James Allen on F1 Google+ page. 

James Allen is one of the most experienced and insightful broadcasters and journalists working in Formula 1 today.

He is currently the F1 correspondent for BBC Radio 5 Live and is the network’s lead F1 commentator. He is also F1 correspondent for the Financial Times and presents the on-site coverage for Australian TV Network 10.