Verstappen gets Punished

Max Verstappen has been ordered to complete two days of “public service at the discretion of the FIA” as punishment for his post-race altercation with Esteban Ocon in Brazil. The Red Bull driver confronted Ocon while the drivers were being weighed after the race, shoving the Frenchman in reaction to their collision during the race…

F1 Driver Fan Access Has Gone Too Far

Former Red Bull driver Mark Webber believes Formula 1 has already gone “too far” with fan access and that the series is in danger of “trivialising” drivers. F1 has often been criticised for being too closed off to fans, but, after his debut in the World Endurance Championship, Fernando Alonso said that the access fans…

Mercedes Fightback Was Huge Says Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton feels his fightback to second in the British Grand Prix was “huge” for Mercedes after minimising race winner Sebastian Vettel’s championship gain. Hamilton’s charge meant British GP victor Vettel extended his lead at the top to only eight points, despite Hamilton dropping to 18th on the opening lap thanks to a hit from…

Mercedes- Ferrari War Of Words

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has suggested Ferrari’s opening-lap collisions with his drivers are either ‘deliberate or incompetence’ after Lewis Hamilton was spun around by Kimi Raikkonen at the British Grand Prix. Just two races on from Valtteri Bottas being hit at the French Grand Prix by Sebastian Vettel at the first corner, Raikkonen made a…

Silverstone Will Provide Ultimate Test

Silverstone – venue for this weekend’s British Grand Prix – is a unique racing track featuring some of the most exciting corner complexes of the year which test the cars to the limit, especially in the Aerodynamic department. At the same time, since the new chassis rules were introduced in 2017, this is one of…

Ferrari Switch Would Have Been Brutal

Ferrari would have been “brutal” had it switched Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel’s places with team orders in the Austrian Grand Prix, says Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff. Vettel retook the F1 championship lead from Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton by one point with third place behind Raikkonen on a day when both Mercedes retired. Having…

No F1 Wanted Said Rossi and Lorenzo

MotoGP champions Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo hope efforts to bring Formula 1 to Assen do not succeed due to the potential impact on the track surface and layout. The circuit, which hosts one of MotoGP’s marquee races in the Dutch TT, has been pushing to host an F1 grand prix from 2020 onwards. FIA…

Lauda Slams Vettel Penalty

Mercedes chief Niki Lauda has slammed the decision by the FIA to hand Sebastian Vettel just a five-second penalty for his first corner collision with Valtteri Bottas in the French Grand Prix. Vettel locked up going into Turn 1 and collided with the back of Bottas, hitting the Finn’s left rear tyre and pitching the…

Mercedes Not The Favourites For French GP

Valtteri Bottas says Mercedes cannot be considered the favourites for this weekend’s returning French GP, admitting Ferrari’s form means F1’s world champions must improve all areas of their 2018 car. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff described Sebastian Vettel’s serene victory at the last race in Montreal as a “wake-up call” for his defending four-time champions, on…

Red Bull Goes With Honda Engines

Honda and Red Bull Group have signed an agreement whereby Honda will enter into a partnership with Red Bull Racing to supply it with power units for two years from the start of the 2019 FIA Formula One* World Championship. This will be in addition to its current agreement with Red Bull Scuderia Toro Rosso….