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F1 2018: Red Bull claim Mercedes-Ferrari collusion

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MERCEDES and Ferrari are “working as one team these days”, according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner, as Formula 1’s political battle reignited at winter testing.

Both Mercedes and Ferrari, F1’s dominant teams in 2017, have raised opposition to Liberty Media’s proposals for the future of F1 with Scuderia (Ferrari) president Sergio Marchionne warning Ferrari could quit the sport unless the plans are redrawn.

Speaking on the first day of pre-season testing, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff told Sky Sports that many of Marchionne’s comments “make absolute sense”.

Told of the remarks, Red Bull chief Horner responded: “Mercedes and Ferrari are working as one team these days.

“Sometimes it is difficult to tell which is which. For the last couple of years there has been a very tight relationship between Ferrari and Mercedes. They even broadcast each other’s launches and things like that these days.”

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Formula 1 News: Lewis Hamilton, Penalty, Mercedes, Russian Grand Prix

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Hamilton, who led from pole position, was hit with two five-second penalties for pre-race misdemeanours that wrecked his bid for a record-equalling 91st Grand Prix win.

Masi, who took over as the top official at races representing the International Motoring Federation (FIA) in the aftermath of Charlie Whiting’s sudden death in Melbourne last year, flatly rejected Hamilton’s post-race comments.

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F1 2020, Russian Grand Prix: Daniel Ricciardo teaches Lewis Hamilton lesson, Valtteri Bottas, Max Verstappen, video

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After nine long races, Valtteri Bottas finally has another win for Mercedes this F1 season — and he didn’t let the opportunity go to waste, telling his critics ‘f*** you’.

But did his choice words in Russia really send the message he wanted them to?

Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo won even more fans on Sunday by doing something Lewis Hamilton didn’t.

Here’s what we learnt from the Russian Grand Prix.

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MotoGP: Catalonia Grand Prix, Catalunya, news, result, race, Fabio Quartararo, Valentino Rossi,

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Fabio Quartararo produced a thrilling ride to claim a resounding victory at the Catalunya MotoGP on Sunday, his third of the season which sends him top of the world championship standings.

Joan Mir, on a Suzuki, came through to take second and is now eight points behind Quartararo in the standings, while Alex Rins completed the podium.

The race began in dramatic fashion with Andrea Dovizioso, who led the title race by a single point from Frenchman Quartararo and Maverick Vinales, was taken out in the opening lap after tangling with Johann Zarcho.

Quartararo, on a Yamaha, won the opening two races of the season but has struggled since then, failing to reach the podium in the last five races.

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