- F1 teams may still be allowed to complete some limited development in 2021 despite the freeze on regulations prompted by the coronavirus. The plan to introduce radical new cars has been pushed back to 2022, but this week’s Technical Working Group proposed plans to return to the ‘token based’ system at the start of the V6 Hybrid era which would allow teams to make a capped number of changes based on what they’re importance (RaceFans)

- Italian GP promoter Angelo Sticchi resorts to the now infamous ‘fake news’ response in reaction to reports the Monza F1 race could be cancelled due to the coronavirus. The event, scheduled to be held in September, appears at risk after Italy was hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 outbreak, though this week the nation began slowly reopening factories and shops. Sticchi said: “We are convinced that Monza will still be there, although almost certainly behind closed doors.” (Sky Sports 24 via F1i)

- Not content with keeping F1 action ticking over with his success in gaming, Charles Leclerc has also been doing his bit in the fight against coronavirus by joining the Monaco Red Cross as a volunteer. Swapping his Ferrari F1 car for a more modest Fiat Doblo, Leclerc has been delivering meals to elderly people unable to leave their homes and transport equipment to Princes Grace Hospital Centre (F1)

- As eSports takes centre stage in the absence of racing, F1 drivers have been ramping up their gaming game in an effort to stay match fit… but even by F1’s standards this set-up taking pride of place in Valtteri Bottas’ living room is giving us all sorts of envy right now! (Mercedes-AMG F1 Twitter)

- Today marks 26 years since Ayrton Senna lost his life in an accident during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola. #SennaSempre

 

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