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A selection of the latest Formula One news and blog posts.
FIA: F1 needs tolerance approach to start system But as we sit here now, it is the determining factor that we have and the one that we use." Masi explained that the judgement by the FIA is made purely on car sensor movement, and the approach of having some leeway is similar to when Valtteri Bottas was ruled to have done nothing wrong with his speedy getaway at the 2017 Austrian Grand Prix.
FIA impound Renault components as brake investigation begins Japanese Grand Prix - The Renault team have acknowledged the protest lodged against them by the Racing Point team. In the wake of the protest lodged against their cars after Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix, Renault have had their electronic control units and steering wheels impounded by the FIA.
Ferrari's driver situation is 'good' for Vettel and Leclerc - Binotto Mattia Binotto has denied that he is losing control of the situation with Ferrari's drivers. Some think the current struggle between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc for number 1 status will ultimately descend into chaos for the Maranello team. Ruining the dynamic.
Magnussen: Japanese GP went south after embarrassing qualifying off Haas Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen says he "showed everyone what not to do" with his "quite embarrassing" qualifying crash, which preceded a Japanese Grand Prix that "went south".
Magnussen: Suzuka weekend derailed by "embarrassing" crash Haas Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen said he 'showed everyone what not to do' with his 'quite embarrassing' qualifying crash, which preceded a Japanese Grand Prix that 'went south'.
Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes' 2019 F1 success for Niki Lauda Lewis Hamilton paid a heartfelt tribute to Niki Lauda after Mercedes clinched another championship, insisting the team owe their much-loved former chairman a.
Springbok captain surprises Verstappen at Japanese GP Max Verstappen had high hopes to bring some good cheer at Honda's home grand prix, but his race ended early due to a collision. But SA's Springbok captain Siya Kolisi came and made his day.
Vettel: Use a traditional chequered flag to end F1 races - RaceFans Formula 1 should use a real chequered flag instead of an electronic one to signal the end of a race, Sebastian Vettel has said after yesterday's Japanese Grand Prix was accidentally ended a lap early. Vettel, who said he hadn't noticed the early electronic flag signal, believes F1 should go back to using a traditional chequered flag.
Ferrari may now have the fastest car, but the Japanese Grand Prix shows how far they have to go to topple Mercedes It took 17 races but Mercedes' inevitable securing of a record-breaking sixth consecutive driver and team double championship was confirmed at Suzuka.
'Forced off' Norris pleased Albon wasn't penalised for Suzuka clash Lando Norris was pleased Formula 1 rival Alex Albon was not penalised in the Japanese Grand Prix for the lunge that caused contact and "kind of forced me off". Red Bull driver Albon dropped behind both McLarens on the opening lap and on lap four launched a move on Norris into the chicane from a long way back.
Vettel 'surprised' Hamilton pitted again Japanese Grand Prix - Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says he was surprised to find himself back in front of Lewis Hamilton in the closing laps of the race. Sebastian Vettel finished the Japanese GP in P2, having been the polesitter for the race.
Leclerc: I'm to blame for Verstappen crash Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc says he is completely to blame for his clash with Max Verstappen that earned him a penalty and wrecked his Japanese Grand Prix.
Bottas: I used Hamilton's old chassis to beat him at Suzuka Japanese Grand Prix winner Valtteri Bottas has revealed he raced to victory at Suzuka in a monocoque used previously by his teammate Lewis Hamilton. Although he slammed team strategy "fuck ups" on Sunday, Hamilton helped Mercedes to win the constructors' title at Suzuka.
Button: Yamamoto should be in Formula 1 Naoki Yamamoto should be in Formula 1, according to 2009 World Champion Jenson Button, referring to the Honda-backed Japanese driver who got his first taste of a F1 car at Suzuka last Friday. The 31-year-old is Button's teammate in the Japanese Super GT series.
Todt: I hope one day Schumi and I can go again to a Grand Prix FIA president Jean Todt says he wants Michael Schumacher to attend a grand prix "one day" as one of the Schumacher family's closest friends, confirmed recent reports that said he sometimes watches Grand Prix races with the out of sight Formula 1 legend.
Magnussen: I deserve a seat in a top team Kevin Magnussen says he will keep his eyes open for a move to a bigger team for 2021 and although the Dane is staying at Haas next year he told BT newspaper that he is not content to just stay in the midfield forever. "I feel that I am in the queue of drivers who deserve a seat in a top team," Magnussen, who turned 27 recently, said at Suzuka.
Abiteboul: Losing McLaren absolutely no impact on Renault Renault F1 team boss Cyril Abiteboul has played down signs of a crisis for the French outfit who have underperformed this year, the team missed its target of closing the gap to the top three teams in 2019.
Bottas used Hamilton's old chassis at Suzuka Valtteri Bottas has revealed he raced to victory at Suzuka in a monocoque used previously by his teammate Lewis Hamilton. Although he slammed team strategy "f*ck ups" on Sunday, Hamilton helped Mercedes to win the constructors' title at Suzuka.
Formula 1 confirm 2020 venues for qualifying experiment Formula 1 stakeholders have confirmed the location of the three 'experimental' qualifying races during the course of the 2020 World Championship season. It is believed that Ross Brawn told the teams at Suzuka that he wants the 45 minutes, reverse-grid qualifying sprint races to take place at Paul Ricard, Spa-Francorchamps and Sochi.
Formula 1 to ditch Thursday from weekend schedule Formula 1 race weekends will be reduced from four to just three days from 2021, it has emerged after the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. A typhoon forced the cancellation of all track activities on Saturday, meaning that the sport is in effect testing the three-day format this weekend.
Yamamoto 'doesn't fit' into the Red Bull programme - Horner Naoki Yamamoto "should be in Formula 1". That is the view of 2009 world champion Jenson Button, referring to the Japanese driver who got his first taste of an F1 car at Suzuka last Friday. Strongly backed. The 31-year-old is Button's teammate in the Japanese Super GT series.
Norris: Albon incident could have been "something a lot worse" Lando Norris said his collision with Alexander Albon could have turned out worse but he didn't think his rival should have had a penalty. "I saw him fricking late," said Norris. "I can't actually remember exactly what happened but it was a long race. "I started to turn in.
Seidl thinks teams will agree to the 2021 rules Andreas Seidl says he is "sure" that Formula 1 will soon have clarity over the rules for 2021. That is despite the fact that sources at Suzuka reported that an internal vote revealed that only four teams support Liberty Media's current proposal. 'We had a meeting' McLaren is one of those teams.
Japan GP: Racing Point's Perez awarded points after chequered flag error SportPesa Racing Point Formula 1 team emerged from the Japanese Grand Prix with two points after Sergio Perez was deemed to have finished the race and did not post a DNF. The chequered flag was flown a lap early and meant that Perez had actually completed the race, here's reaction from the team.
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