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…

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…

Bottas Wheeler Dealer

Valtteri Bottas wants to avoid another one-year deal with Mercedes and firm up his Formula 1 future for “at least” the next two seasons. The Finnish driver won three races in 2017 after Mercedes signed him from Williams on a one-year deal to replace Nico Rosberg. He earned a contract extension for 2018 but he…

Burger Is Puzzled

DTM boss Gerhard Berger says he cannot understand the lack of interest in joining the series from a perspective third manufacturer. Mercedes has opted to quit the series at the end of 2018 in favour of Formula E, meaning the DTM is currently facing the prospect of just Audi and BMW competing in ’19. Motorsport.com…

F1 Teams Confront FIA Over Secrets Problem

Formula 1’s top teams are set to confront the FIA amid growing concerns that the governing body’s former F1 technical chief Marcin Budkowski could be taking their secrets to a rival outfit. The issue was brought up in a meeting of top teams including Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull in the Sepang paddock on Friday,…

Vettel For Mercedes A No No Says Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has no concerns about the possibility of Sebastian Vettel joining him at Mercedes as he believes that the German does not want to be his teammate. The fact that Vettel has yet to be confirmed at Ferrari for 2018 – and no announcement of a contract extension for Valtteri Bottas – has led…

Mercedes And Ferrari Turn Down McLaren

Mercedes and Ferrari are not interested in supplying Formula 1 engines to McLaren next season, Motorsport.com understands. McLaren is considering splitting with current partner Honda following another troubled season in which it has scored just two points from 10 grands prix so far. The Woking squad’s executive director Zak Brown has suggested Mercedes and Ferrari…

No Giggles For Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton silences his critics as he raced from lights-to-flag to claim his fifth British GP , saying it proves he knows what is best for himself. Hamilton came in for some stick from the press and fans as he opted not to attend Wednesday’s Formula 1 demo in London. Instead, the Brit headed off…

Mercedes Allowing Bottas To Go For Title

Toto Wolff insists Mercedes will allow Valtteri Bottas to challenge for the drivers’ championship despite Sebastian Vettel’s growing lead. Bottas took his second victory of the season in Austria to close to within 15 points of teammate Lewis Hamilton in the drivers’ standings. While Bottas beat Vettel, the German extended his lead over Hamilton to…