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Development race - Mercedes and Ferrari with differing approach (Part Two)

While some races have provided epic on-track battles between the top drivers in the first half of the 2019 season, the majority of the year has seen Mercedes controlling the championship fights so far. While Ferrari and Red Bull have been unable to match the rival’s performance on a regular basis, the off-track development battle is undoubtedly raging between the top members of the sport.

Development race - Mercedes and Ferrari with differing approach (Part One)

While some races have provided epic on-track battles between the top drivers in the first half of the 2019 season, the year has seen Mercedes controlling the championship. Ferrari and Red Bull have been unable to match the rival’s performance, but the off-track development battle is undoubtedly raging between the top members of the sport.

Fierce battle against grid penalties – tight engine allocation

As Formula One is approaching Round 13 of the season, the Belgian Grand Prix, several drivers are in danger of facing grid drop penalties later in the year for exceeding their power unit allocation.

Verstappen has been the biggest winner so far – Fastest race lap

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has gained the biggest point haul through setting the fastest race laps so far in 2019. As the sport has been spending its well-deserved summer break, we reflect on how the change to the Sporting Regulation affected the championship battle.

Williams and Red Bull at the top of the field

Williams and Red Bull are in complete control over the sport’s other eight outfits in terms of pit stop performance. Over the first twelve races of the 2019 Formula One World Championship, both squads have recorded the fastest pit stop on five occasions.

Gasly was not good enough – Red Bull delivers the explanation

Red Bull dropped a bombshell on Formula One on Monday when it announced that Alexander Albon would take over Pierre Gasly’s seat while the Frenchman would be demoted to Toro Rosso. The Milton Keynes-based team explained the reasons behind the sudden driver swap.

Honda will succeed in Formula One – Interview with Franz Tost

Toro Rosso’s team principal Franz Tost has faith in Honda after having witnessed the significant improvements that the Japanese engine-maker was able to achieve since it joined forces with the Italian squad. F1Technical’s Balázs Szabó sat down with the Austrian in Budapest to discuss Toro Rosso’s role inside the Red Bull family and the team’s future with the Japanese engine manufacturer.

McLaren Racing returns to IndyCar

Having been present with Fernando Alonso in the two most recent Indy500 races, McLaren Racing has now teamed up with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (Arrow SPM) and Chevrolet to complete a full 2020 IndyCar season.

Ferrari with fluctuating pace – Race analysis

Mercedes presented itself once again in dominant fashion in the Hungarian Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton taking the win at the final race meeting before the summer break thanks to the brilliance of his car and a faultless strategy. F1Technical's Balázs Szabó takes a look at the pecking order at the last race event before the summer break.

Hungarian Grand Prix notebook – Sunday

On Sunday, Hungary hosted its 34th Formula One race which turned into a strategy battle between Red Bull and Mercedes. F1Technical.net’s Balázs Szabó reports on the Hungaroring paddock’s main topics.