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…

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…

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No Team Orders Says Vettel Monaco Grand Prix race winner Sebastian Vettel has denied that Ferrari’s race strategy was part of a pre-arranged plan to switch its cars around to benefit his Formula 1 title hopes. Vettel jumped ahead of polesitter and race leader Kimi Raikkonen by staying out five laps longer during the only…

Formula 1 – All the News And Views

Force India Number Problem Force India will work with the FIA on an acceptable solution for its Formula 1 car numbers after receiving a suspended €25,000 fine at the Spanish Grand Prix. The FIA stewards ruled the team had not complied with instructions to make the numbers and drivers’ names easily visible on the bodywork…

F1 Round Up All The News And Views

Bottas The Right Man Says Niki Lauda Mercedes non-executive director Niki Lauda has re-stated his belief that Valtteri Bottas was the right driver to replace Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg for 2017 after seeing the Finn take his maiden grand prix victory in Russia on Sunday. In just his fourth race for Mercedes, Bottas…