Saturday's Formula 1 news roundup: Claire Williams, Andreas Seidl, Alain Prost – Sports Mole

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Saturday, January 18.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest news regarding Formula 1 on Saturday, January 18.

Saturday morning’s headlines:

Mercedes to reveal 2020 car on Valentine’s Day
Hamilton is bidding to match Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world titles. Read more.

Nissany part of Israel GP push for 2021 – report
There is more than meets the eye to Williams’ new test driver signing. Read more.

Red Bull-Honda eyes ‘more than five’ wins in 2020
Dr Helmut Marko says he has set a target of “more than five” wins for Red Bull-Honda in 2020. Read more.

F1 uses women drivers to ‘attract attention’ – Florsch
German racer Sophia Florsch thinks Formula 1 too often uses female drivers purely to “attract attention”. Read more.

Zandvoort holding back F1 team simulation data
Zandvoort will be a Formula 1 circuit “for the brave”, according to track designer Jarno Zaffelli. Read more.

Formula 1 loses $26m sponsor
Formula 1 has lost a major sponsor. Read more.


Alain Prost pictured in August 2018

F1 viewership collapsed in France – Prost

Television viewership has collapsed in France, according to F1 legend Alain Prost. Read more.

Domenicali doubts Hamilton heading to Ferrari
Former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali does not think Lewis Hamilton will be heading to Maranello any time soon. Read more.

Gasly deserves ‘some blame’ for Red Bull demotion
Pierre Gasly deserves “some of the blame” for the failure of his time at Red Bull’s top F1 team last year, according to Dr Helmut Marko. Read more.

Leclerc admits ‘still learning’ from Vettel
Charles Leclerc has admitted to “tensions” with Sebastian Vettel last year, but he is hoping the Ferrari teammates can work well together in 2020. Read more.

Hamilton lifestyle impossible in ‘normal’ car – Alonso
Lewis Hamilton would not be able to indulge his extravagant character and lifestyle if he raced a “normal car” in Formula 1. Read more.

Florsch criticises Ferrari for seeking female driver
Sophia Florsch, who made global headlines by surviving a horror Formula 3 crash at Macau in 2018, has dismissed Ferrari’s push to sign a female driver. Read more.


Claire Williams pictured on April 26, 2019

Brundle thinks Claire Williams should step aside

Former F1 driver and respected pundit Martin Brundle thinks it is time for Claire Williams to step down at the struggling British team. Read more.

Bond Muir: ‘W Series closer to getting a female driver into F1’
The all-female championship has announced two races will be staged as part of the Formula One calendar. Read more.

W Series to stage races alongside F1 in USA and Mexico
The all-female motor racing championship has announced a new eight-race calendar for 2020. Read more.

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Israeli racing driver Roy Nissany poses for a photo after signing with British Formula One motor racing team Williams in Tel Aviv, Israel January 15, 2020

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