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…

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…

Vettel Track Invasion Fear

Canadian Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel said he was worried Formula 1 fans would run onto the track when the chequered flag was waved before the end of the race. The result of the grand prix was taken from lap 68 instead of 70 after model Winnie Harlow waved the flag early, with Vettel passing…

Raikkonen Extortion Shock

A complaint has been made to police in Canada on behalf of Ferrari Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen alleging he is the victim of extortion by a woman in Montreal. The complaint, filed by a Montreal legal firm working for Raikkonen, claims he has been threatened with public accusations of sexual misconduct unless he provided…

Ricciardo Beats The Power Percentage

Red Bull has revealed that Daniel Ricciardo won the Monaco Grand Prix with a car that was 25% down on power, after suffering an MGU-K failure early in the race. Ricciardo made it clear over team radio during the Monte Carlo race that he was suffering a lack of power on the straights – which…