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Dec 16

Hamilton predicts McLaren to join F1 title fight in 2018

“Next year, McLaren will have Renault engines, then we may see four teams fighting for the championship”

2017-06-11_1130Lewis Hamilton believes McLaren’s switch to Renault power units from next season could become a catalyst for his former team’s charge to a Formula 1 world championship fight alongside his Mercedes squad, Ferrari and Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 12

Tost: Kvyat ‘deserves to be in F1’ despite sacking

“I hope for him that he gets another chance, as I think he deserves to be in F1.”

2017-06-09-13-48-38_1263Toro Rosso team chief Franz Tost is hopeful that sacked driver Daniil Kvyat can secure a Formula 1 role in the near future, saying the Russian “deserves” to be on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 11

Can Red Bull and McLaren win again in 2018?

So will Renault be able to power Red Bull and McLaren to victory again in 2018?

2017-06-11_1157Red Bull and McLaren may have been two of Formula 1’s most prominent teams since the turn of the millennium, yet neither has managed to attain a huge amount of success in recent years. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 10

Wolff: F1 misses Ecclestone’s hand grenades

“12 months ago Bernie was around”

2016-06-09_0387Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says Formula 1 misses “the odd hand grenade flying through the paddock” in reference to Bernie Ecclestone’s management style in the sport before Liberty Media’s takeover. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 09

Can Hamilton beat Schumacher’s seven F1 titles?

Could Hamilton get to Schumacher’s figure?

2017-06-11_4295Lewis Hamilton was officially crowned Formula 1 world champion for a fourth time on Friday night when he picked up the winners’ trophy at the FIA Prize Giving gala in Paris – but how many more times will he do it? Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 08

Mercedes needs “disruption and calmness” from Hamilton, Bottas

“I don’t think we need to avoid a stressful situation” – Wolff

2017-06-10_1458Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says he wants a balance between disruption and calmness from his two Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to produce a winning combination but isn’t worried about a similar situation to Hamilton’s relationship with Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 07

Will changes to F1 grid penalty rules work?

Any driver with more than 15 place drops will start from the back

2017-10-22_0514At the final FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting of the year it was confirmed any driver who exceeds 15 grid place penalties will be automatically forced to start from the back of the grid, effectively ending the huge number grid penalties seen in recent seasons. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 06

Is F1 ready for the Halo?

“The Halo is definitely hurting the aerodynamics a lot on our side but it’s the same for everyone” – Perez

F1: Debate of the Day: Is F1 ready for the Halo?Sergio Perez says the new Halo cockpit protector will become a familiar sight on F1 cars after three or four races in 2018 as the sport prepares for big changes. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 05

Kubica: I’ve proven I’m ready

Robert Kubica feels he’s proven he’s capable of a Formula 1 comeback in 2018 as he awaits a decision from Williams

Abu Dhabi GP,  - Robert Kubica, Williams,The Polish driver completed 128 laps in total for Williams during the two-day Abu Dhabi tyre test last week in the team’s FW40 while setting the fastest outright lap by the team with a 1m 39.85s – quicker than Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 04

Debate of the Day: Should we take Ferrari’s F1 quit threat seriously?

Or should F1 be doing more to appease Marchionne and co.?

Sergio Marchionne - Alfa Romeo F1While the return of Alfa Romeo to Formula 1 after 32 years away may appear to be evidence sister brand Ferrari remains committed to racing in the sport, it is claimed that is not the case. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 03

Button confirms full-time Super GT programme for 2018

“I’ll be racing for Honda and have a contract to race with Honda in Super GT in 2018”

2016-06-12_1073Jenson Button has confirmed he will race full-time in Japan next year when he enters the Super GT championship with a Honda-backed team. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 02

Alfa Romeo Sauber reveals 2018 livery concept

Alfa Romeo is owned by the FCA Group and is sister brand to Ferrari

Alfa Romeo Sauber, F1,

The rebranded Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team has teased its potential 2018 car colours with a livery concept during the team’s presentation in Milan. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 01

Stroll eager to race with ‘team player’ at Williams in 2018

“I hope to have a good relationship with my teammate but I’ll be doing me and he’ll be doing him.”

2017-06-09-14-54-03_1917Lance Stroll is relaxed about whoever will race alongside him in Formula 1 next year, saying he simply wants a “team player” to help lift Williams up the grid. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 30

Debate of the Day: Will Kubica get his F1 comeback?

Williams has confirmed an official decision on its driver line-up won’t be made for potentially a few weeks

F1: Robert Kubica, Williams,With the post-season Abu Dhabi test wrapping up Formula 1 for 2017, all eyes are already looking to whether Robert Kubica will be on the grid for Williams in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 28

Hamilton: Dip in form after title win not as bad as 2015

“I do and try and still turn up and do the job. It’s just not so easy.”

2017-10-21_0978Lewis Hamilton does not think his dip in form at the end of the 2017 Formula 1 season was as bad as in 2015, but admitted he was not racing at 100 per cent through the final two races of the year. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 27

Bottas unsure of 2018 F1 title tilt after ‘crazy’ Mercedes year

“It is crazy to think that last year I was still here with Williams”

2017-10-21_0051Valtteri Bottas says he’s uncertain whether he’ll be able to put together a Formula 1 world title challenge next season after reflecting on a ‘crazy’ maiden year at Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 26

Wolff pushes blame of three-engine F1 season on Red Bull

“The regulations stood for four engines next year, we were perfectly fine for that.”

2017-06-08_0687Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Red Bull’s demands for cheaper engines is to blame for the three-engine rule to be introduced for the 2018 Formula 1 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 25

Liberty set to offer teams advance on payments after revenue drop

“Probably we’re looking at 2019, 2020 and particularly 2021 before we’re going to see the fruits of their investment.”

2017-10-22_0534Liberty Media is set to offer Formula 1 teams an advance on payments in order to make up for a recent revenue shortfall, according to Red Bull chief Christian Horner. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 24

Vettel fastest in opening Abu Dhabi F1 practice

Vettel turned in a fastest lap time of 1:39.006 to finish one-tenth of a second clear of Hamilton

2017-10-21_0862Sebastian Vettel made a strong start to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend by leading the opening Formula 1 practice session on Friday afternoon, edging out Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton at the Yas Marina Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 23

Todt set for third term as FIA president

Todt announced his intention to run for a third term as FIA president back in May

2017-06-11_0683Jean Todt is set to spend a third term as FIA president after being the only candidate to submit a completed application ahead of the upcoming General Assembly meeting in Paris. Read the rest of this entry »


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