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…

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…

Red Bull Honda Problem

The “pressure” and “responsibility” of supplying Red Bull with a Formula 1 engine are key to Honda’s discussions with the team for next season. Honda motorsport boss Masashi Yamamoto met with Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko in Spain as Red Bull evaluates whether to end its long-running relationship with current engine supplier Renault to…

Vettel Slams F1 Safety Car System

Sebastian Vettel has criticised Formula 1’s virtual safety car system, claiming it is open to abuse from drivers. Vettel finished fourth in the Spanish Grand Prix, having lost two places to Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen’s Red Bull after making a pitstop under the VSC. Vettel admitted making a mistake in stopping his car…

Red Bull Can End On A High

Red Bull thinks it now has a car that can win the final two Formula 1 races of the year if it does not get hampered by more engine grid penalties. The RB13 has made big progress in recent races, and Max Verstappen added to his Malaysian Grand Prix victory with a dominant win in…

F1’s Future To Be Planned Next week

Formula 1’s future direction will be shaped by two crucial meetings and team bosses are eager to see what the sport’s new bosses have in mind. New owners Liberty’s concept for the 2021 engine will be presented at a gathering in Paris on Tuesday, which will be attended by teams and current and potential suppliers….

Preview To Weekend’s USA F1 – Vettel’s Last Chance

Sebastian Vettel’s aspirations for a fifth Formula 1 world championship are hanging in the balance after he retired for the second time in three races in the Japanese Grand Prix. A spark plug, worth around €59 according to Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne, cost the team and Vettel dearly at Suzuka. That blow came after a…