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Alonso: We were not quick enough The news that McLaren Racing and Fernando Alonso will not be on the grid for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 was greeted with disappointment as the Spaniard's second foray was being watched with keen interest as he continued his quest for that elusive Triple Crown of Motorsport.
Pagenaud claims Indy 500 pole as Alonso heads home Simon Pagenaud continued on his roll this May, winning the pole position for the upcoming 103rd Indianapolis 500, but two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso will be a spectator for the May 26 race after failing to successfully qualify.
TPF Podcast #629 Behind the Donkey Leg Join Grace and me as we discuss the Formula 1 news of the week and recklessly stand behind a donkey's leg with Martin Brundle. We discuss Toto and F1, Lewis and Ferrari and F1 and frustration. Podbean Player: Fashion Award Winner:.
RaceFans Round-up: Pagenaud on pole, Alonso fails to qualify for Indy 500 In the round-up: Pagenaud on pole as Alonso fails to qualify for Indy 500 - Shock win for Monger in wet Pau Grand Prix - Leclerc: Bahrain defeat 'forgotten after 30 minutes'
F1 teams have ‘pretty much accepted' cost cap F1 teams have ‘pretty much accepted' a cost cap Formula 1 teams have all but accepted the introduction of a cost cap in an effort to level out the playing field. First raised when Max Mosley was the FIA President, discussions surrounding a cost cap have circulated for a number of years but never got off the ground.
Simon Pagenaud Perfectly Blended Speed And Consistency To Take His First Indy 500 Pole The 2016 series champion put together an incredibly consistent run to put his Penske on pole position Ever since he won his championship, Pagenaud seemed to become a little bit anonymous. There were a few wins in 2017, but 2018 and the beginning of 2019 were mediocre to the point where it looked like his seat at Penske might be under threat.
Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1, Mercedes, Lando Norris, Max Verstappen, Lance Stroll, Doping Five-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton believes the sport is not physically demanding enough, and hopes next season’s rule changes make the cars more punishing for drivers — especially his teenage competitors.
Alonso and McLaren out of the 103rd Indy 500 Fernando Alonso and McLaren missed the Indianapolis 500 after a 23-year-old American in a rebuilt race car for an underfunded team snagged the final spot in the field. Kyle Kaiser bumped Alonso out of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" by.02 mph in the "Last Row Shootout" to set the 33-driver field.
Fernando Alonso fails to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 McLaren and Fernando Alonso have failed to qualify for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 after getting bumped from the last-row shootout. Alonso was left to fight for a place on the final row of the grid for the famous race in one-shot attempt to qualify, this came after a very difficult Saturday which saw the Spaniard unable to get the…
It's heartache for McLaren as Alonso's Indy 500 bid fails! Fernando Alonso's triple crown dream will have to wait another year, the McLaren driver failing to make the grid in Sunday's six-car shootout for a spot on the last row of the Indy 500.
Result: Billy Monger picks up first victory since crash at Grand Prix de Pau The 20-year-old, whose legs were amputated following a crash during a British F4 race at Donington Park two years ago, took his first single-seater win with his Carlin team in the Euroformula Open race in France. "Can't believe it, I didn't think 2 years on I'd be winning races!" Monger said on Twitter, adding he was "over the moon".
Haas hold 'clear-the-air' driver talks Haas boss Guenther Steiner held immediate "clear the air" talks with drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean after their late clash in the Spanish GP. Battling over seventh position on an impressive midfield-leading weekend for the team, Magnussen overtook Grosjean on the lap 53 Safety Car restart with the two cars making mild…
Ferrari concept under scrutiny Ferrari head into F1's final in-season test of the year at Barcelona unsure how long it will take to resolve their 2019 car's problems.
Mercedes surprise terminally ill boy World champions Mercedes sent one of their F1 cars to the home of the terminally ill child who Lewis Hamilton described as his Spanish GP victory inspiration. Five-year-old Harry Shaw, who has a rare form of bone cancer, sent Hamilton a good-luck video message on race day morning ahead of the five-time champion's win at Barcelona on Sunday.
Trans racer Martin joins Athlete Ally Charlie Martin is looking to drive change in motorsport after being announced as LGBTQ sports organisation Athlete Ally's latest ambassador. Martin is the first-ever racing driver to join the programme created by Athlete Ally, the US-based advocacy group founded in 2011 which campaigns for inclusion in sport for people who are lesbian, gay,…
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Alonso crashes during Indy practice Fernando Alonso and McLaren's preparations for Indy 500 qualifying this weekend took suffered a setback when the former F1 world champion crashed during practice. The Spaniard walked away unscathed from the accident and later tweeted that it was a "mistake from my side" with a "lesson learned".
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Alonso fails to qualify for Indy 500 Ernando Alonso has failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 in a huge disappointment for the Spaniard and McLaren's full comeback to the event. The Spaniard, chasing motorsport's triple crown, faced the Last Row Shootout alongside five other drivers on Sunday, but posted the fourth slowest average speed and failed to make the cut for next…
Alonso fails to qualify for the 2019 Indy 500 Fernando Alonso has been unable to qualify for the 2019 Indy 500 after finishing fourth of six drivers in the Last Row shootout. After struggling on day one of qualifying, Alonso was one of the slowest six drivers who had to participate in a shootout to line-up on the last row of the grid.
Visser wins in Belgium as runner-up Chadwick keeps W Series lead Dutch driver Beitske Visser dominated the second race of the new W Series as Britons Jamie Chadwick and Alice Powell finished second and third respectively. Visser led from start to finish in Zolder, Belgium, with Chadwick and Powell locked in a battle for second place until the last lap.
Fernando Alonso fails to qualify for Indianapolis 500 Fernando Alonso has failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 after a humiliating return to America's biggest race for the McLaren team. The two-time Formula 1 world champion was fourth fastest of six drivers vying for the final three places on the grid on what is known as 'Bump Day'.
Alonso Has Dramatically Failed To Qualify For The 2019 Indy 500 Despite some drastic setup changes, Fernando Alonso fell short of making the grid for the Indy 500.
Max Verstappen Aims To Put His Accident History Around Monaco Circuit Behind Max Verstappen hopes this year's edition of the Monaco Grand Prix will be the year he turns it around after losing a potential Grand Prix win last year by crashing out and destroying his weekend in Free Practice 3. The Dutch driver and then Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team-mate Daniel Ricciardo were among the quickest drivers in last year's…
Amazing Billy Monger steals everyone's thunder in Pau! Two years after the horrendous accident at Donington in which he lost both legs, Billy Monger claimed a sensational win in the Euroformula Open series in Pau. Monger is racing in the competitive pan-European single-seater championship at the wheel of a specially adapted car fielded by Carlin.
Ferrari Seriously Looking Into Setting Up Their Own F1 Esports Team Scuderia Ferrari are ‘seriously' considering entering Esports and the F1 Esports Series, but team principal Mattia Binotto admits the Italian giants are yet to make a decision. The F1 Esports Series launched its debut season in 2017 and was highly successful, with further extensions took place in 2018 with the introduction of teams in the…
Charles Leclerc "mentally strong" after challenging few years Charles Leclerc has not had an easy life but just by looking at him you wouldn't tell. The young Ferrari driver comes across as a genuine, kind person which is becoming rare in elite sports. Leclerc lost both his father and friend, Jules Bianchi in a short period of time but the racer has used it as motivation to live up to the…
Turrini: Ferrari lacks a leader, a real Capo, a point of reference Leo Turrini is one of Formula 1's leading authorities on anything to do with Scuderia Ferrari, the veteran Italian journo is a legend in his country as he writes in a manner that simply gets lost in Google translation.
Williams yet to receive compensation from Baku crash Williams are yet to receive their compensation from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix where George Russell ran over a drain hole cover causing massive damage to his car. Claire Williams has said that the main reason for the delay is the fact that the cost of all the damage is not a specific number.
The Emirates Formula 1 Festival Is Coming to Chicago in June, and It's F-R-E-E This F1 festival has two things going for it: It's free of charge, and it's in Chicago in springtime.
Di Caprio produced Formula E movie to premiere at Cannes A new Formula E documentary titled 'And We Go Green' will premiere at Cannes Film Festival next week, taking viewers behind the scenes of the electric street racing series and highlighting the purpose of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship as a proving ground for electric technologies in a bid to combat climate change and air pollution.
Lance Stroll says Racing Point has a "much better environment" to Williams Lance Stroll says that he is enjoying his time at Racing Point much more than he enjoyed last year with Williams. The Canadian swapped teams at the end of last season and believes that he has become a better driver thanks to the move. "It's very exciting," Stroll told GPFans.
Monger wins Pau Grand Prix in the wet Billy Monger won the Pau Grand Prix with a successful wet-tyre gamble to take the first victory of his racing comeback, while Red Bull junior Liam Lawson collided with his race-leading Motopark team-mate Julian Hanses. Rain fell on the formation lap, which prompted Monger, along with his Carlin team-mate Nicolai Kjaergaard and Aldo Festante, to…
Lewis Hamilton calls for Formula 1 to "get rid of driver aids" Lewis Hamilton has said that Formula 1 cars have become too easy to drive and that teenagers should not be able to jump into one of the cars and drive it without any issues. The Brit wants the sport to become more physical and has said that he doesn't find it physically challenging at all.
Lewis Hamilton plans to make Mercedes the "most successful team in history" Lewis Hamilton has said that it is "difficult" to see his future in Formula 1 with a different team and has confirmed that he wants to stay at Mercedes. The Brit has said that he aims to help Mercedes in their bid to become the most successful team the sport has ever seen but didn't say no to joining another team in the future….
Rain spoils Alonso and McLaren Indy 500 dream It's another rough day for McLaren at the Indianapolis 500 as rain has slowed the team's preparation time for its last-gasp run at making the race turning the project into a bad dream if not a nightmare. McLaren completely overhauled its car Sunday morning and sent Fernando Alonso on track with a new setup.
Beitske Visser wins W Series race but Jamie Chadwick still leads championship Beitske Visser has won the second race of the new W Series which was held in Belgium. British drivers Jamie Chadwick and Alice Powell finished second and third in what was an exciting race, continuing the positive start of the new racing series. Visser managed to get ahead of Chadwick who had qualified on pole at the start of the race…
Lewis Hamilton: "Difficult" to imagine leaving Mercedes F1 team Lewis Hamilton says it is "very difficult" to see himself leaving Mercedes despite discussing the appeal of a Ferrari move with his Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff last year.
Monger takes incredible maiden single-seater victory Billy Monger secured his maiden race victory in single-seaters, and first since suffering life-changing injuries in 2017 as he came from the back of the field to win EuroFormula Open's Pau Grand Prix. A gamble on wet-weather tyres made the difference for Monger in France, as he survived a late safety car to take a memorable win.
'Huge progress' made to reduce 'unsustainable' F1 spending McLaren's new team manager Andreas Seidl says that Formula 1 is spending at 'unsustainable' levels and that something must be agreed to curb costs. “It is clear there is a huge gap at the moment between the top teams and all the other teams here in Formula 1,” explained Seidl, who arrived to take up his new post at McLaren at the start of…
Billy Monger Just Won The First Race Of His Remarkable Comeback The ever-inspiring Billy Monger took his first race win since his horrific accident two years ago with a stirring drive in the Pau Grand Prix.
Driver vs Driver: The good, the bad, the ugly after five rounds Five races into the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship season an interesting trend has emerged in the Driver vs Driver battles within teams, closer than expected in several contests but also bigger gaps than predicted before the season started. The stats tend not to lie, and this our first analysis after five rounds, shows the good, the bad and…
Horner happy with "really encouraging" Red Bull 2019 evolution Red Bull boss Christian Horner has said that he is "happy" with the progress that has been made by his team so far this season but admits that they are still a long way off Mercedes. Max Verstappen is currently third in the driver's championship ahead of both Ferrari drivers.
Introducing the new paddock at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve! Over the past 10 months, the outdated paddock of the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve has been under construction to make way for a brand-new, FOM standard paddock to compliment the classic venue. Three weeks before the F1 circus travels there, the organisers give us a look of what it took to build the new facility!
Pirelli to work on tyres with "wider working range" in near future Pirelli head of racing Mario Isola has confirmed that the tyre manufacturers will focus on making the compound have a "wider range" so teams have it easier to get in an optimal temperature window. Haas F1, in particular, have been a victim of not finding the right temperature window, especially during races.
Horner 'very happy' with evolution of Red Bull in 2019 Red Bull team principal Christian Horner insists that he's delighted with how development is going at Milton Keynes so far in 2019. "We are very happy with the progress that’s being made," he said, referring to ongoing improvements with the RB15 and the progress with the power unit being supplied by new engine partners Honda….
Schumacher in high demand for Hockenheim weekend Organisers at the Hockenheimring are determined to see Mick Schumacher in action at the German Grand Prix weekend in any kind of capacity. Schumacher's growing relevance in the motorsport world has begun to reignite its popularity in Germany after years of decline.
Max Verstappen found another gear since 2018 Monaco nadir - Christian Horner Red Bull boss Christian Horner says Max Verstappen “selected another gear” across the past 12 months, following on from his nadir in Monaco in 2018. Verstappen endured a troublesome opening spell in 2018 amid a sequence of incidents and setbacks, culminating in a practice crash in Monaco in a weekend in which Red Bull held comfortably…
Albon credits Toro Rosso for "giving confidence and reassurance" in F1 car Toro Rosso rookie Alexander Albon has credited his team and its crew members for supporting him during his rookie season, as the Thai driver reveals they give him constant reassurance and confidence during the tougher days. Albon, like the two other rookies in Lando Norris and George Russell, has had a very solid debut season in F1 so far.
Pirelli to look into 'wider working range' for 2020/21 tyres Pirelli racing manager Mario Isola has indicated that the French manufacturer is already looking into why Formula 1 teams are having such problems 'switching on' their tyres this season. Isola said it was a mystery to the company as to why finding the optimal tyre temperature operating window had proved so elusive to teams in 2019, with Haas…
Watch: George Russell's rookie season in Formula 1 George Russell might not have the best equipment to prove his worth in Formula 1, but the British youngster has quietly had a very good season so far. The Inside Line break it down.
Monaco 2018 flashback: Ricciardo finally gets his revenge With the Monaco Grand Prix taking place today in a week, we thought we'd take a trip down memory lane to re-visit last year's race. Daniel Ricciardo won his second race of the season, but more importantly, finally got his revenge for the tragic loss in 2016.
Lance Stroll exclusive: Racing Point another world from Williams Lance Stroll says Racing Point "is another world" to life at the struggling Williams team as he settles into life with his new employers in 2019. After spending his first two years at Williams, Stroll switched to Racing Point for this season following his father's takeover of the team.
New F1 facilities in Montreal ‘ready’ – Carey Race promoter Francois Dumontier insists Montreal will be ready for the forthcoming Canadian GP. On Wednesday, Chase Carey was at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to help launch the impressive new pit building. However, just over three weeks before the race, the site is still under construction.
Montoya joins Racing Point as Stroll ‘mental coach’ Juan Pablo Montoya may have joined the Racing Point team. That is the claim of Germany's Auto Motor und Sport, who reported that the former Williams and McLaren driver was wearing a team shirt in Barcelona. The report said Colombian Montoya may have become a sort of ‘mental coach' for Lance Stroll, whose billionaire father Lawrence bought…
Hamilton calls for F1 cars to be harder to drive and "more physical" Lewis Hamilton believes Formula 1 drivers should be “massively depleted” following races and wants cars to be harder to drive from 2021.Five-time world champion Hamilton, who claimed his third victory of the season in the Spanish Grand Prix to take the lead of the championship from Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, has called for changes to...
Mercedes can't win all 21 races, says Wolff Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff insists that the Silver Arrows are not targeting a perfect 21 race wins out of 21 in the 2019 Formula 1 championship, and thinks they will find it tough in the next Grand Prix in Monaco. It has been an incredible start to the season for Mercedes, who have secured five one-two finishes in a row, with Lewis…
Liberty Media think budget cap "pretty much accepted" by F1 teams Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei has revealed that Formula 1 teams are now relatively close to accepting a budget cap system in the sport, as the American claims "huge progress" has been made in the effort to install the cap. The new owners of F1 have pushed the agenda of introducing a budget cap in 2021 for a long time, as the…
Horner admits Red Bull-Honda ‘not as competitive’ in 2019 Christian Horner has admitted that Red Bull has taken a slight step backwards compared to 2018. The team switched from customer Renault power to a works Honda collaboration for 2019, and Red Bull officials say they are delighted with the move. But Horner admitted: 'We are not as competitive as we were at the end of last season for a number of…
Baku compensation will take a long time - Williams Compensation for the damage caused to George Russell’s Formula 1 car at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix will take a long time to resolve, according to Claire Williams. Russell’s car suffered significant floor damage when he struck a loose drain cover during Friday practice in a bizarre incident that acted as another setback for the struggling…
'You're always going to have problems with a genius' HOCHZWEI / Ronco Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman was born on this day in 1928 in London. The great designer and brilliant engineer founded Lotus Cars and is often heralded as Formula 1's greatest innovator. In the words of the great Mario Andretti, who won the F1 world championship with Chapman in 1978: "Working with Chapman was no trip to Paris…
Mercedes insist they're not leaving Formula 1 Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has insisted the German team will not be leaving Formula 1 in the near future, as the Silver Arrows are enjoying great economic success as well as sporting success on the track. Since coming back to F1 as a team in 2010, Mercedes have enjoyed massive success in the V6 turbo hybrid era, winning five double…
VIDEO: Take a tour of Montreal's new paddock! This year's Canadian Grand Prix will arrive with a significant change at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, an entirely rebuilt paddock building! The project has been going on for much of the past year and was recently completed in time for the upcoming race.
Ricciardo ‘very confident' Renault can improve Daniel Ricciardo remains 'very confident' that Renault can hit their targets for 2019 despite a poor start to the season. The Aussie knew it was a work in progress when he left Red Bull to join the French manufacturers, but just one points finish in the opening five rounds will not be what he had in mind.
Hamilton: Teenage F1 aces prove cars "not hard enough to drive" Lewis Hamilton believes that current Formula 1 is not physically challenging enough, and hopes that it will be made harder by rules changes for 2021.
Albon: Toro Rosso giving me confidence in F1 Alexander Albon says he continues to gain confidence in his rookie Formula 1 season thanks to the support he has received from Toro Rosso. The British-born Thai driver was due to race in Formula E until he secured a last-minute drive to replace Brendon Hartley at Toro Rosso for 2019.
Ricciardo always 'expected to struggle' at Renault Daniel Ricciardo has insisted that he's not down-hearted by the poor start to the 2019 season since he moved from Red Bull to Renault over the winter. The Australian has finished in the points only once so far in the first five races of the year when he was seventh in Shanghai.
MCL34 responds to updates says Seidl New McLaren Formula 1 team principal Andreas Seidl says the MCL34 responds to updates, unlike its predecessor. The British team struggled to tame their wild and unpredictable 2018 challenger, but 2019 has seen a huge step forward with 22 points from the opening five rounds earning them best-of-the-rest P4 in the current Constructors' standings….
Jos Verstappen on how Max deals with 'crazy' Dutch fans Jos Verstappen has asked passionate supporters of his son Max not to be too disapppointed if they miss out on a moment with their hero, as there simply isn’t enough time for the Red Bull driver to focus on fan interaction on a race weekend.
Watch: Ride with Alonso during Indy 500 practice Fernando Alonso will be waking up with a massive task ahead of him to qualify for the Indy 500 after missing the automatic cut in 31st position during qualifying. Ride on board and see just how quick the Spaniard will have to be just to make it to the start line!
German Grand Prix essential if Mick Schumacher gets to Formula 1 Formula 1 must have a German Grand Prix if Mick Schumacher follows in the footsteps of his seven-time world champion father Michael, according to Hockenheim circuit chiefs. The German GP's future remains under threat as it continues to negotiate an extension to the one-year reprieve it earned for 2019.
NASCAR driver throws punches after chequered flag! NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer was less than impressed with Ryan Newman after the NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Having been spun into the wall after the chequered flag, Bowyer let Newman know back in the pits. Watch as the punches fly post-race!
Liberty: ‘Huge progress' made in 2021 talks Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei has said that Formula 1 and its teams are now only “tens of millions apart” on a cost cap from 2021. As part of Liberty's vision for the sport after 2021, a cost cap had been proposed, but convincing the top three – Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull had been proving difficult.
Sainz: Ferrari engine still the benchmark McLaren's Carlos Sainz is happy with the progress of engine supplier Renault, but believes Ferrari are still the best in that department. The French manufacturer are currently lagging behind Mercedes and Ferrari for engine performance, while Honda, who supply Red Bull and Toro Rosso, have drastically improved their reliability and are switching…
On This Day In F1 - Alboreto Put In One Of The Most Underrated Monaco Performances Ever 1985 Monaco Grand Prix: Michele Alboreto put on one of the most underrated and impressive Monaco drives ever. He started third and put on a superb move on Nigel Mansell at Ste Devote for second, which became the lead when Ayrton Senna's Lotus broke down.
Poll: Should Monaco's GP be as long as every other F1 race? - RaceFans Is there any good reason for the Monaco Grand Prix to be almost 50 kilometres shorter than every other race on the F1 calendar?
Gallery: Bulls go on a rampage in Zandvoort's dunes Just a few days after F1 confirmed its return to Zandvoort in 2020, Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly are present at the Dutch track this weekend for a serving of high-speed fun.
F1 and teams just "tens of millions apart" over 2021 cost cap "We're tens of millions apart, not hundreds. And how the splits will work, people are arguing." Maffei insisted that the F1's goals for 2021 have now been accepted, but he admitted that it wasn't yet apparent when the new Concorde would finally be signed off.
Toto Wolff insists Mercedes has no plans to quit F1 in near-future Toto Wolff has reaffirmed Mercedes' future in Formula 1 and insists the German manufacturer has no plans to exit the sport in the short-term. The Mercedes-Benz name returned to F1 in 2010 and has been the dominant force since the start of the V6 hybrid era in 2014, claiming five consecutive world championship doubles.
Wolff: Mercedes won't win all 21 races Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes that the team will not win all 21 races this season. The Silver Arrows have won all five races so far this year, taking a one-two at each.
Why F1 and WWE are more alike than you think Formula 1 and World Wrestling Entertainment are two of the most famous brands in entertainment, with both organisations able to roll with the punches, or fake punches, in order to thrive no matter what the world may throw at them. Both companies were established within two years of each other.
RB15 development ‘all about evolution' Red Bull principal Christian Horner says the team's focus is 'all about evolution' with the RB15 throughout 2019. Mercedes may be disappearing out of sight at the front, but Red Bull's battle right now is with Ferrari, one which they are largely winning.
Latifi happy with Williams testing performance Nicholas Latifi says he was happy with how he and the FW42 performed at the post-Spanish Grand Prix test at the Circuit de Catalunya. Latifi was in the car on both days for the Wiliams Racing team which has struggled all season long with an uncompetitive and difficult to set-up car.
Red Bull focused on evolution with Honda Christian Horner says Red Bull is focused on a development programme centred around 'evolution'. The team has joined forces with Honda in 2019 and has seen positive signs so far. Max Verstappen is arguably out-performing his car and sits third in the driver standings after five round, ahead of both Ferrari's.
Alonso's Indy hopes hanging on qualifying shoot-out After failing to make the top 30 in qualifying, Fernando Alonso will be one of six drivers who must contest a ‘Last Row Shootout' to attempt to qualify for the 2019 Indianapolis 500. The two-time Formula One champion could face the prospect of failing to qualify for the 2019 Indy 500 after failing to break through into the top 30 during…
Visser - you couldn't miss her in Zolder! Dutch racer Beitske Visser became the W Series' second winner at Zolder where the new all-female championship held its second round of 2019. From second place on the grid, Visser jumped into the lead at the outset, outrunning polewoman Jamie Chadwick on the run down to Turn 1.
Why Formula 1 grand prix starts are so hard to get right As Mercedes Formula 1 team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas's title battle develops, there has been a special focus on how they get off the line differently. More than once this season they have swapped places as grands prix begin, with each of them winning and losing on the run to the first corner.
W Series: Jamie Chadwick second in Belgium but retains series lead The Netherlands' Beitske Visser wins the second race of the new W Series in Belgium, with Britain's Jamie Chadwick second.
Leclerc moulded by loss of father and Jules Bianchi Charles Leclerc believes his character has been moulded by the untimely passing of his father, Herve, and godfather, Jules Bianchi. The Monegasque driver has spoken of the affect the two men had on his life and career, which is now flourishing.
Horner explains Red Bull 2019 F1 car development plan Christian Horner says Red Bull’s car development will be “all about evolution” during the remainder of the 2019 Formula 1 season. The Milton Keynes squad has made solid power unit progress since joining forces with Honda but is still targeting gains with its chassis development, having struggled to get on top of the new aerodynamic…
Alonso fails to qualify for Indy500 at first attempt Fernando Alonso failed to make it through the first qualifying segment for the Indianapolis 500, meaning he faces a last-gasp scramble to make it through a six-way shootout for the final three places on the grid for next week's race. Alonso's average speed in the #66 McLaren was just 0.02 mph slower than the 30th-placed Pippa Mann.
Brawn: Difficult to find words to describe Mercedes Formula 1 motorsport director Ross Brawn says it is becoming difficult to find the right words to describe Mercedes after an unprecedented start to the 2019 F1 season. The reigning world champions have dominated proceedings, taking five straight one-two finishes and securing comfortable leads in both championships after just five rounds….
Mercedes not targeting 21 wins says Wolff Mercedes principal Toto Wolff insists the team are not chasing the perfect 21 race wins in 2019. The Silver Arrows have made a record-breaking start to the season with five-consecutive one-two finishes, putting them 96 points clear of Ferrari already in the Constructors' Championship.
Andreas Seidl: McLaren now has an F1 car which responds to updates New McLaren Formula 1 team principal Andreas Seidl says the team now has a car which is responding to updates, unlike its 2018 challenger. McLaren saw its development hampered throughout a difficult 2018 campaign as it failed to get on top of a tricky car, though vast improvements have been made this season.
F1 spending unsustainable according to new McLaren team principal New McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl has insisted that the current levels of spending in Formula 1 are unsustainable. Seidl, who moved over to McLaren from Porsche's incredibly-successful LMP1 World Endurance Championship programme, said that the current spending habits of teams would only hurt the sport's long term prospects.
Grosjean once had fun on a Whyte Bike with stag logo! Last week, the Whyte Bikes versus Rich Energy court case was decided in favour of the bicycle manufacturer, which has triggered a hilarious scenario which would not be out of place in a Monty Python skit. A judge this week deemed that the Haas F1 Team sponsor had indeed copied the stag logo from Whyte Bikes but the energy drinks company is not…
Fernando Alonso: If it's not enough, it's what we deserve McLaren's Fernando Alonso let out an honest statement after dropping into Sunday's final row shootout due to a troublesome day while trying to qualify for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. Alonso missed out on the automatic qualifying spots by just 0.02mph behind Clauson-Marshall Racing's Pippa Mann who rounded out the top…
Petrobras told to terminate sponsorship of McLaren Brazilian petroleum corporation Petrobras has been told to pull out of its current deal to sponsor the McLaren Formula 1 team. And the order has come from no less an authority that the new president of the country, Jair Bolsonaro. The national government holds almost two thirds of the shares of Petrobras, meaning that such an instruction…
McLaren at risk of losing fuel sponsor Petrobras McLaren may be set to lose fuel sponsor Petrobras after Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro called for the company to end its sponsorship of the Formula 1 team early. "In 2018, Petrobras signed an advertising contract of R$782 million with McLaren, valid for 5 years.
McLaren's Barcelona S3 struggles a concern for Monaco Carlos Sainz says McLaren’s struggles at the Spanish Grand Prix exposed a weakness in low speed corners that must be addressed for the next race in Monaco.
Red Bull in action at Zandvoort Days after its return to the calendar was confirmed, Red Bull was at Zandvoort for the opening day of the 2019 Jumbo Race Day. Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly brought plenty of energy to the proceedings behind the wheel of a pair of RB7's, with a tyre shredding show of F1 power, giving fans a taste of what's to come in 2020.
Brawn: Binotto will turn things around Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn believes team principal Mattia Binotto is the right person to turn Ferrari's misfortunes around. Ferrari went into the 2019 campaign as title favourites after dominating pre-season testing, but that has all gone out of the window with Mercedes' five-consecutive one-two finishes.
VIDEO: NASCAR drivers brawl in pit-lane! NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer was so incensed with the actions of Ryan Newman on the cool-down lap of the stock-car series' All-Star race on Saturday that he was moved to throw punches through his rivals window while the pair were in the pit-lane. The pair made contact while on the post-race tour of the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Hamilton still not comfortable with 2019 car Lewis Hamilton says he still has work to do with setting up the new Mercedes W10 despite winning three out of five races this season. The reigning champion retook the lead of the 2019 championship with a victory and the fastest lap at the Spanish Grand Prix but the Briton insists he still isn't fully comfortable with the car.
"Not straightforward. Not obvious": Can Ferrari save their season? - RaceFans He then admitted that while Ferrari's problems are "obvious and straightforward", the causes and solutions are anything but. Ferrari looked strong compared to Mercedes in testingAside from Sebastian Vettel's do-or-die first-lap lung, Ferrari never looked like challenging Mercedes in Spain.
Bottas: Consistency will be crucial against Hamilton Valtteri Bottas believes that he will need to beat Lewis Hamilton at every opportunity in order to beat his Mercedes teammate to the Formula 1 world championship. The pair have swapped ownership of the lead of the 2019 championship multiple times already this season after just five races and five Mercedes one-two finishes.
Formula 1 spending levels unsustainable - Andreas Seidl New McLaren Team Principal Andreas Seidl says spending levels in Formula 1 are currently "not sustainable" but is optimistic matters will change post-2021. Seidl, who previously worked in Formula 1 with BMW before spearheading Porsche's ultra-successful LMP1 project, joined McLaren as its new team boss at the start of the month.
Charles Leclerc: I lost my father quite early. It changes you forever’ Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc tells Giles Richards about the sometimes traumatic personal history behind his development into one of the fastest-rising young stars in Formula One.
Alonso at risk of being bumped out of Indy 500! Fernando Alonso's dream of completing the unofficial Triple Crown of motorsport hangs in the balance today after the two-time world champion failed to qualify for this year's Indianapolis 500. “We need to stay calm, ” Alonso said as he faced a Bump Day 'showdown' to secure a place in the race.
Fernando Alonso faces second day to qualify for Indy 500 Fernando Alonso currently is outside the field for his second Indianapolis 500 after being bumped by J.R. Hildebrand during the final 10 minutes of Saturday’s qualifying session.
Indy 500 Quali: Pigot turns fastest lap on dramatic day Drama, excitement, surprises, tears. First-day qualifying for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge had it all but then, that's become the norm for qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Alonso fails to make automatic cut for Indy 500 Fernando Alonso failed to get into the top 30 in qualifying for the Indy 500 and will have to contend with 'Bump Day' in order to secure a place on the grid. The Spaniard crashed heavily mid-week during practice and was forced to switch to a back-up car and has yet to find any pace in the McLaren car put together by the Carlin team.
Alonso: If we don't qualify, it's because we don't deserve it McLaren's return to the Indianapolis 500 neared a total collapse after Fernando Alonso failed to lock himself into the field on the first day of qualifying. The two-day qualifying process guaranteed a spot in the May 26 race for the fastest 30 cars in Saturday qualifying.
Can Alonso make the grid for Indy 500? It comes down to Sunday’s run for Fernando Alonso to qualify for the Indy 500 after he missed a guaranteed spot on Saturday. Fernando made five attempts to get into the top 30 but his McLaren Racing Chevrolet fell short. He’ll have another chance to make the 33-car field on Sunday in a six-car shootout and amongst those six, he was the…
Spencer Pigot on provisional Indy 500 pole, Fernando Alonso and James Hinchcliffe under bump threat Ed Carpenter Racing's Spencer Pigot holds provisional pole position for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 as Fernando Alonso and James Hinchcliffe are under threat of being bumped from the event in a dramatic day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
RaceFans Round-up: Pigot fastest but Alonso at risk at Indy - RaceFans In the RaceFans Round-up: Pigot fastest, Alonso and Hinchcliffe risk failing to qualify at Indy - Brazilian president tells McLaren sponsor to pull deal.
Fernando Alonso faces missing a place on Indy 500 grid for race Fernando Alonso is in danger of failing to make the grid for the Indianapolis 500 after setting the 31st fastest time on the first day of qualifying. The two-time Formula 1 world champion faces a shootout on Sunday with five other drivers for the final three places on the 33-car grid.
Alonso Is At Risk Of Failing To Qualify For The Indy 500 After a disappointing first day of qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Fernando Alonso has just one chance left to make the field for the 2019 Indy 500.
Brazil's president wants Petrobras / McLaren deal stopped Photo by: www.kymillman.com/f1 Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has had a re-think over the sponsorship deal Petrobras made with McLaren in 2018. The state owns 64% of Petrobras and it seems that the $150 million they agreed to might be better used elsewhere.
Bolsonaro: We want Petrobrás to terminate McLaren contract Bloomberg report that Brazil’s state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA is looking for a way to pull out of a pricey sponsorship deal with the McLaren Formula 1 racing team, President Jair Bolsonaro declared on his Twitter account. He wrote: 'In 2018, Petrobrás signed an advertising contract of R$782-million with McLaren,…
Indy 500 Quali: Hinchcliffe crashes, Alosno struggles James Hinchcliffe suffered no serious injuries after a crash on the second lap of his qualifying run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday. Track officials announced the popular Canadian driver had been checked and released at the infield medical center.
Hockeheim CEO: "We made very clear the importance of a German race" With the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim still up in the air, the CEO of the track has insisted it must stay on the calendar with Mick Schumacher’s inevitable arrival on the Formula 1 circuit. Schumacher is currently driving for Prema Racing in Formula 2 but the German has tested for Ferrari this season after joining their academy earlier…
Watch: A sneak peak behind the Indy 500 pitlane The Indy 500 gets underway in just under a week with Fernando Alonso set to pursue the final piece of the elusive 'triple crown'. The Spaniard is very familiar with an F1 pitlane, but what does a Motor Speedway version look like? Follow GPblog now on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook!
Mission Accomplished’ for Aitken after Testing ‘Amazing’ Renault Car in Spain Jack Aitken felt it was ‘mission accomplished’ for him during his run with the Renault F1 Team during the post-Spanish Grand Prix test on Wednesday, with the FIA Formula 2 race winner completing a productive seventy-five laps in the R.S.19. Aitken, the official Renault test driver in 2019 and part of Campos Racing’s Formula 2 outfit, says…
Christian Horner defends Pierre Gasly: "It's starting to come" Christian Horner has once again defended driver, Pierre Gasly after his difficult start to life at Red Bull Racing, insisting results are coming after he once again failed to break the top five drivers in Spain. Gasly finished eleventh on his debut in Australia and didn’t make it to Q3 until the Chinese Grand Prix but his results and form…
Renault aren't where they wanted to be Cyril Abiteboul has admitted Renault are not achieving the goals they set ahead of the 2019 season but insists they will not change them as they look to gain some consistency. Much was expected of Renault after they signed Daniel Ricciardo from Red Bull Racing but they have struggled this season securing just two points finishes from a possible…
Yelloly Admits First Couple of Laps a ‘Shock to the System’ on F1 Test Return Nick Yelloly revealed that his first few laps around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was a shock to the system as the British racer re-adapted to life behind the wheel of a single-seater whilst testing with the Racing Point F1 Team.
Why F1 Driver Romain Grosjean Would Be 'Scared' To Try NASCAR Racing So, you think NASCAR racing is as easy as driving around in a circle for a few hours? Well, one of the most talented racecar drivers in the world is too scared to try it. Formula One driver Romain Grosjean races for Haas F1 team, whose owner, Gene Haas, co-owns the NASCAR team Stewart-Haas Racing.
Ricciardo remaining positive despite Renault struggles It has been a struggle for Renault so far this season, but Daniel Ricciardo has insisted he knew results weren’t going to come straight away following his move from Red Bull in the off-season. Ricciardo has failed to finish the race in three of the five races this season and has only scored points on one occasion, in China.
W Series: Beitske Visser claims victory in Zolder to close gap on Britain's Jamie Chadwick If anyone thought Jamie Chadwick was going to be out of reach of her W Series rivals after a dominant performance at the opening round in Hockenheim, the second race in the all-female series painted a different picture.
Latifi on Williams Test Outing: “I am pleased with the two days of testing” Nicholas Latifi admitted his second day of testing was much different to his first as the Williams Racing reserve driver was let loose on Pirelli’s softest tyres for the first time.
Brawn: Binotto doesn't need advice - 'he knows what he's doing' Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn insists Scuderia boss Mattia Binotto is the right man to lead Ferrari despite the Italian outfit's persistent performance shortfall. Labeled earlier this year as the clear favourite to head the field at the start of the season, Ferrari has painfully failed to live up to that expectation, the Italian outfit…
Verstappen has mixed feelings about Zandvoort Zandvoort has finally been confirmed and Max Verstappen finally has a home Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver has been speaking about the prospect of driving there next season.
Sainz insists "Renault has made progress" The results might not have shown it this season but Carlos Sainz has insisted the Renault engine is getting closer to the sport’s frontrunners, Mercedes and Ferrari. Renault have had several problems this season with cars using their engines suffering five retirements this season between McLaren and Renault themselves.
Ricciardo not discouraged despite Renault being behind trajectory Daniel Ricciardo insists he remains “very optimistic” Renault can turn around its fortunes despite a disappointing start to the 2019 Formula 1 season. The Australian completed a winter switch from Red Bull to Renault but has endured a tough maiden campaign so far with the French manufacturer.
Lewis Hamilton identifies biggest title threat in 2019 Championship leader Lewis Hamilton has identified his biggest threat in the 2019 title race, as the reigning champion thinks teammate Valtteri Bottas will be his main competitor for the championship. Hamilton certainly has a proper title scrap on his hands this season, with Bottas looking a different man as he has won two of the opening five…
Hamilton resolute on understanding qualifying pace shortfall Lewis Hamilton is determined to understand why his qualifying pace relative to Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas has been on average inferior this season. The reigning world champion was on pole at the season opening Australian Grand Prix before Ferrari locked out the front row in Bahrain.
F1 experts praise Andreas Seidl at McLaren F1 experts say Andreas Seidl is a good addition to the improving McLaren team. After the disastrous Honda years, and two subsequent seasons of struggle with current customer engine partner Renault, the once-great British team is finally showing signs of promise in 2019.
Carlos Sainz Jr. Renault power definitely getting closer to front Has emphasised that Renault has moved closer to Formula 1’s engine pacesetters this season, in spite of early struggles. Renault has lagged behind Mercedes, and latterly Ferrari, through Formula 1’s hybrid era, while Honda’s emergence – having replaced Renault as Red Bull’s supplier – has also…
Watch Verstappen put on a show at Zandvoort! During the annual Jumbo Racedagen at Zandvoort in the Netherlands, Max Verstappen puts on a show for his home fans. Watch this awesome footage of the Dutchman doing doughnuts in an RB7!
Haas F1 team orders to be decided by bosses – Magnussen Kevin Magnussen says he isn't sure if Haas will impose team orders on its two race drivers. In Barcelona, Magnussen clashed on track with his teammate Romain Grosjean, and a furious team boss Steiner seemed to blame Magnussen. On the radio, Steiner told Magnussen: 'Kevin, the first one to come and see is me, please.' In contrast, he told…
Gasly used ‘Busy’ Spain Test in attempt to ‘Extract a Bit More Performance' from RB15 Pierre Gasly used the opening day of the post-Spanish Grand Prix test to try and extract more performance from his RB15 as he continues to adapt to life in a front-running team. The Frenchman has often struggled across the opening five races of the 2019 season since his move across from Scuderia Toro Rosso, although he seemed to have turned a…
Horner defends Gasly's 2019 F1 form after low-key Red Bull start Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says Pierre Gasly is "getting stronger" despite his low-key start to the 2019 Formula 1 season. Gasly's promotion to Red Bull was earlier than planned, following Daniel Ricciardo's switch to Renault, with the team vowing it would give the 23-year-old time to adapt.
Hamilton names biggest threat for 2019 F1 title Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas has emerged as his closest rival for the 2019 Formula 1 world championship.
Meet Divina Galica, the fearless, British F1 driver who proved women can race against - and challenge - the men Divina Galica laughs as she looks at the faded newspaper cutting from 1978.
Watch: Five reasons you should be watching Super Formula! The Super Formula is an incredibly quick and exciting race series, yet it doesn't get as much attention at it should! YouTube channel LETS GO RACING break down why you should be tuning in to watch the Japanese racing series.
McLaren boss Brown praises "humble and confident" rookie Lando Norris McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has praised his driver Lando Norris for the way he's performed so far in his young Formula 1 career, as the rookie has amassed 12 points already for the Woking-based team in five races. Getting to Q3 in his first Grand Prix weekend ever already put Norris on the radar of many people, seeing he out-qualified his…
Racing Point Positive After ‘Useful' Post-Spanish Grand Prix Test – Brad Joyce Racing Point F1 Team‘s Head of Trackside Performance, Brad Joyce, has said that the in-season testing which has been held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has been effective, and that the team have 'gathered a lot of data' that he believes will help development for the rest of the season.
Racing Point summer upgrade will lead to 'almost a new car' Racing Point is planning to implement a massive upgrade in time for next summer's German Grand Prix, changes that will lead to the team fielding a practically new car according to technical director Andy Green. Backed by adequate resources, Racing Point has embarked on a transformation programme that will include a new factory at its…
Brawn not going to tell Ferrari boss Binotto what to do Formula 1 managing director and former Ferrari boss Ross Brawn insists he will not provide advice to Scuderia team principal Mattia Binotto, whom he believes has the experience required to pull the team out of their current slump in the 2019 season. Ferrari have been, by some distance, second-best in the current campaign, as Mercedes have came…
Norris praises McLaren for "going out of their way" to help him develop McLaren rookie Lando Norris has praised his team for the amount of effort they have put in to help him during his rookie season, as the teenager has impressed this season with two points finishes and great qualifying pace. The 19-year-old wasn't able to finish his race at the Spanish Grand Prix, as he collided at turn two with Racing Point's…
Honda’s Motohashi on Spain Test: “Our PU worked smoothly over the two days” Masamitsu Motohashi, Honda F1’s Deputy Technical Director, was encouraged by the performance of the Honda power unit during the post-Spanish Grand Prix test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with the Scuderia Toro Rosso outfit showing good pace across both days.
Promoted: How the French GP ranks for on-track action The only European F1 race that pipped Paul Ricard in the overtaking stats last year was Hockenheim with its changeable weather - and even then, there were only two more passes in Germany than in France. The rest trailed a long way behind, with Monza next up behind Paul Ricard on 37 overtakes and even Spa-Francorchamps only producing 21 passes.
Dan Ticktum happy with all-round performance in Red Bull testing Red Bull Racing junior Daniel Ticktum was happy with the way he performed during the testing days in Barcelona this week, with the 19-year-old getting "positive vibes" from the Bulls in his second-ever outing in an F1 car. Ticktum finished second to Mick Schumacher in Formula 3 last season, meaning he didn't have enough points…
Successful Test Days for Mercedes as Bottas, Mazepin Set the Pace in Spain The Mercedes AMG Motorsport team continued to lead the way in 2019 during the two-day post-Spanish Grand Prix test, with Valtteri Bottas topping day one on Tuesday and reserve driver Nikita Mazepin doing likewise on Wednesday’s second day.
Turvey, Sette Câmara Reflect on Positive Test for McLaren in Spain The McLaren F1 Team gave two of its test and development drivers the opportunity to drive their MCL34 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya during day two of the post-Spanish Grand Prix test, with Oliver Turvey and Sérgio Sette Câmara completing seventy-one laps between them on Wednesday.
2017 F1 Esports Runner-Up Donoso Delgado To Leave Force India Esports Ahead of 2019 Season Chilean Esports racer and 2017 F1 Esports runner-up, Fabrizio Donoso Delgado will leave Hype Energy eForce India ahead of the 2019 F1 New Balance Esports Series. Donoso Delgado was drafted by the Silverstone based team second overall in the 2018 F1 Esports Pro Draft, but saw limited running time in the ten-rounds of the 2018 season left him…
A Lotus blossoms in Monaco for the very first time Colin Chapman's Team Lotus entered Grand Prix racing on this day in 1958, fielding a pair of Climax-powered Lotus 12s at Monaco for Graham Hill and Cliff Allison. It was the start of a long and prosperous journey for the legendary British team, a trip to 606 Grands Prix, 81 wins, seven Constructors' titles and six Drivers' championships split…
Useful Barcelona Test for McLaren to Understand Behaviour of MCL34 – Stella Andrea Stella, the Performance Director of the McLaren F1 Team, felt it was a useful couple of days of testing around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the team, with good feedback coming from all four drivers that took to the track for the Woking-based outfit.
Hockenheim: German GP a must if Schumacher gets F1 seat Formula 1 must have a German Grand Prix if Mick Schumacher follows in the footsteps of his seven-time world champion father Michael, according to Hockenheim.
Honda "not too far" behind Mercedes and Ferrari with power levels Red Bull Racing driver Pierre Gasly has been impressed by the power levels of the Honda power unit this season compared to last, as the Frenchman is convinced the Japanese manufacturer isn't "too far" behind the likes of Ferrari and Mercedes. It's been a rocky start to life at Red Bull for the 23-year-old Gasly after getting…
Ferrari engine "still a good step ahead" of other engines McLaren driver Carlos Sainz Jr. is happy with the progress the Renault engine has made, but the Spaniard still thinks Ferrari still are the engine manufacturer who have the most powerful engine on the grid.
Brazil’s president urges Petrobras to end McLaren F1 deal Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has requested Petrobras to terminate its collaboration with the McLaren Formula 1 team early. McLaren announced a five-year technological partnership with Petrobras in early 2018 and has raced with the Brazilian company’s branding prominently featured on its F1 car.
Chase Carey Says It Could Be Another Year Before F1 TV Works Properly Formula 1's live streaming service hasn't always worked brilliantly since it was introduced last year and it could be a while before the problems are fixed.
McLaren could lose petrol supplier and sponsor Petrobas McLaren could be set to lose petrol supplier and major sponsor Petrobas, with the Brazilian organisation looking to “terminate” their contract with the Formula 1 team at the behest of their government who own the majority share of the company. Just last year, Petrobas signed a deal with McLaren worth £150 million over five years, but it is…
Sao Paulo council say Brazil GP will stay at Interlagos Earlier in the month, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro announced that the Brazilian GP would be moved to a new track in Rio de Janeiro from 2020 onwards, despite the Interlagos track having a contract for the race. The announcement was met with surprise and Sao Paulo council have denied this.
ICYMI: WATCH - Lewis Hamilton sends F1 car to home of terminally ill boy WATCH: Good guy Hamilton - Here are four times the F1 champ reached out and helped others WATCH: Hamilton inspired to victory by brave boy fighting cancer Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team arranged for one of their Formula One cars to park outside five-year-old Harry Shaw's home in Surrey after the 2019 Spanish GP in Barcelona earlier in May.
Hamilton still 'struggling' to get best out of Mercedes Lewis Hamilton spent a full day at the Mercedes factory on Thursday as he continues his efforts to master the team's latest Formula 1 car, which he says he is still not entirely comfortable with. Speaking ahead of his factory visit Hamilton said he was pleased with his race performance but believes there are other areas he can raise his game.
Verstappen looking to change fortune at Monaco GP Max Verstappen says he is looking forward to the historically “special” Monaco Grand Prix next weekend, and is hoping to change his fortunes on the track as up until now he hasn’t had much success at the Circuit de Monaco.
Abiteboul denies Renault were aiming for the top three Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul has fought back against the criticism of his team after a very disappointing start to the season. Renault are sitting in eighth in the constructors’ standings, ahead of just Toro Rosso and Williams, and expectations of the French outfit was much higher before the season.
Time for Verstappen to 'turn it around' in Monaco Max Verstappen will head in to the Monaco Grand Prix weekend determined to improve his rather unimpressive track record in the prestigious Principality. The Red bull driver knows all about the pitfalls that hide around the streets of Monte-Carlo, having been caught out by the track's perils last year when he crashed in FP3.
Ticktum gets 'positive vibes' from Red Bull after test SuperFormula driver Dan Ticktum has revealed that he received “positive vibes” from Red Bull management following his test for the team at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona this week. The testing came after the conclusion of the Spanish Grand Prix last Sunday.
Yelloly: First laps were a shock to the system Nick Yelloly came on to the Formula 1 radar this week when he completed 194 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya over two days of testing for the Racing Point in Barcelona after the Spanish Grand Prix at the venue. It was the first time since 2015 that Yelloly had driven a current F1 car having previously tested the Force India VJM08 F1 car.
Fresh hope for Interlagos' spot on 2020 calendar Interlagos may be able to host the Brazilian GP in 2020 after the Sao Paulo city council decided to keep the track off the market.
VIDEO: Sebastian Vettel helps wheelchair user up a hill after Spanish GP Sebastian Vettel may not have had the best time of it at the Spanish Grand Prix last weekend, but the German still took some time out to meet his fans after the race, and even helped one fan in a wheelchair get up a steep hill with a little help from their friends.
Brawn: Binotto "knows what he is doing" Ross Brawn has said that he will not give Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto any advice, as he believes the Italian has “already experienced this sort of situation” in Formula 1. Ferrari seem to be in a right mess at the moment and failed to get a driver onto the podium in Spain last time out, beaten by the Red Bull of Max Verstappen….
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Brazil government wants Petrobras' McLaren deal terminated Petrobras is seeking to end its partnership with the McLaren Formula 1 team at the request of Brazil's national government, the country's new president has claimed.
Petrobras told to end McLaren F1 deal early by Brazil president Petrobras is seeking to end its partnership with the McLaren Formula 1 team at the request of Brazil's national government, the country's new president has claimed. McLaren announced a new technology tie-up with Petrobras at the start of 2018, to begin in '19.
Wickens hangs on to his team mate at Indy! Nearly nine months after the horrendous crash at Pocono that nearly ended his life, Robert Wickens has finally returned to his home in Indianapolis, and just in time for the greatest spectacle in racing. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver regularly chronicles his recovery efforts on social media, but this week he's spending his time at the…
Petrobras want out of McLaren deal McLaren look set to lose their fuel supplier and major sponsor Petrobras after Brazilian president Jair M Bolsonaro said the company want out. The British manufacturer signed a deal with Petrobras, who are owned by the Brazilian government, in 2018 to become the team's official fuel and lubricant supplier in a deal thought to be worth £150…
Renault deny they said they could compete with F1 top three Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul has denied ever saying that the French team had the infrastructure and power to potentially compete with the top three elite teams of Mercedes, Ferrari, and Red Bull, saying it must have been some other employee who said it.
Sainz: Ferrari engine still "good step" ahead of rival F1 power units Ferrari's Formula 1 engine is still a "good step ahead" of all the other manufacturers, reckons McLaren's Carlos Sainz. Although Honda's engine and the Renault powerunit that McLaren uses have both delivered a step forward in power in 2019, Sainz is under no illusions that Ferrari is the standout.
Dan Ticktum got 'positive vibe' from Red Bull following F1 test Dan Ticktum says he received a "positive vibe" from Red Bull following his latest Formula 1 test outing with the team. The 19-year-old Red Bull junior made his second appearance in modern-day F1 machinery for the Milton Keynes squad on the second day of the post-Spanish Grand Prix test, having made his testing debut in Bahrain earlier this year.
Leclerc has it easier than Vettel, says Coulthard Former Formula 1 driver and championship runner-up David Coulthard reckons that the pressure of performing for Ferrari is different for Charles Leclerc than it is for Sebastian Vettel, as the latter is the one who is expected to compete for the title.
WATCH: Jenson meets Valtteri! Jenson Button meets up with Valtteri Bottas to discuss his season so far, beating Lewis Hamilton, and of course, beards! Read more WATCH: Jenson Button compares his 2009 car to Bottas' 2019 Mercedes.
Renault never claimed they could reel in top three Renault principal Cyril Abiteboul hit back at the media saying he never claimed the team could dominate the midfield, catch the top three, or get podiums. It has been a difficult start to 2019 for the team who finished best-of-the-rest P4 on the 2018 Constrctors' Championship, with reliability issues and at times a lack of performance leaving…
A Beginner's Guide To The Indy 500's Unusual Qualifying System The way qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 works can be confusing, so we've written a handy guide.
Pirelli puzzled by complaints over new F1 tyres' working range Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli says it does not understand complaints from some teams and drivers that its 2019-spec tyres are more difficult to work with.
Brawn: Binotto knows what he is doing, doesn’t need advice Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn has backed Ferrari chief Mattia Binotto to turnaround the team’s fortunes, adding the Italian “knows what he is doing”. Ferrari was tipped as the pre-season favourites but is yet to record a win so far during the opening five races of 2019, while rivals Mercedes have taken five straight one-two…
Interlagos buoyed by city council vote - may keep race for 2020 Interlagos could remain the home of the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2020 following a decision by Sao Paulo's city council to keep the track off the market. Earlier this month, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro stated that the country's F1 race would move from Sao Paulo to a new track built on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, with the event held as…
On This Day In F1 - Derek Daly Flew In One Of The Most Spectacular Monaco Accidents Ever Fractions make a huge difference at Monaco and he ended up launching off the back of Bruno Giacomelli's Alfa Romeo, bouncing off Alain Prost's McLaren and onto teammate Jean-Pierre Jarier, putting all four cars out instantly in one of the most spectacular accidents to happen in the Principality.
Brawn: Ferrari can still challenge Mercedes in championship Ross Brawn believes that the 2019 Formula 1 championship is by no means over for Ferrari, and reckons that the Scuderia still have what it takes to close the gap to Mercedes as there are so many races left on the calendar. Mercedes have been close to perfect in the opening five races, having claimed a record-equalling five one-two finishes in a…
Steiner says it will take a long time for field to tighten Haas boss Gunther Steiner believes that the rule changes in 2021 will not make the field to a level playing field all of a sudden. Big changes are expected in a couple of years’ time, with a budget cap set to be the main challenge for the big boys. However, Steiner does not believe that the budget cap or the other rule changes will tighten…
Alonso: I am worried but it's the same for everyone It looked so easy two years ago when Fernando Alonso thrilled fans and media Stateside during his rookie foray to the fabled Indianapolis 500, but this year with McLaren the Spaniard is finding out why the Brickyard is such a hallowed yet unforgiving shrine.
McLaren ‘gone out of their way' for Norris Lando Norris has heaped praise on McLaren for how they have helped him during his debut season in Formula 1. After taking the runner-up spot in the 2018 F2 Championship, the 19-year-old graduated to Formula 1 with McLaren for 2019 and is already coming good for the team.
Racing Point to bring "almost a new car" before summer break Racing Point have had a good start to their first full season under their current guise, with the team sitting in fifth in the Constructors’ standings. Under the old name of Force India, the team finished in P4 twice in a row in 2016 and 2017 and the aim is to do that once again this year.
McLaren set to lose fuel supplier and sponsor Petrobras The McLaren F1 team could be set to lose a major sponsor and supplier, after Brazilian president Jair M Bolsonaro announced his government were seeking a way out of the current deal. Petrobras signed a deal to become McLaren's official fuel and lubricant supplier in 2018 in a deal worth £150 million over five years ,…
Marko: Second-class Mazepin proved W10 dominance Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko believes the pace displayed by Nikita Mazepin for Mercedes in testing proved their dominance. Mazepin, 20, took over running of the W10 for the second day of the in-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, setting the timing sheets alight as he finished P1 with a 1:15.775.
Alonso "unsure" over Indy 500 qualifying Fernando Alonso says that there are “no guarantees” that he will qualify for Sunday’s Indy 500. The Spaniard was 24th in practice, with an average speed of 229.328mph, more than two mph slower than the leader, Conor Daly. Earlier in the week, Alonso suffered electrical problems and had a crash into the wall, so it hasn’t…
Zandvoort will be 'unforgiving' and 'unpredictable' It's fair to say that the reaction, following official confirmation that Zandvoort is to return to the F1 calendar after an absence of 35 years, has been a little mixed. While everyone is happy that the sport is heading to a 'proper' race track rather than another wretched street circuit, a number of drivers have opined that the nature of the…
Marko: Second-class F2 driver showed just how good Mercedes is Helmut Marko says the performance achieved by F2 racer Nikita Mazepin at Barcelona's in-season test provided further evidence that Mercedes' W10 is vastly superior to its rivals. Mazepin, a 20-year-old Russian currently racing in Formula 2 and who tested for Force India in the past, was handed a full day of running with the Mercedes squad this…
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Indy 500 Practice: Another day, another crash Juncos Racing will work overnight if needed to have a car ready to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 after Kyle Kaiser crashed and destroyed the car early on 'Fast Friday' at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Juncos lost both its primary sponsors shortly before practice began this week for the May 26 race, but Kaiser had managed an impressive three…
Humility key despite five straight 1-2s - Mercedes Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has insisted that his team must “keep both feet on the ground” in spite of its imperious start to the 2019 Formula 1 season. Mercedes, unbeaten in both championships in the hybrid era, has taken a 1-2 finish in each of the opening five rounds of the campaign.
Caption Competition 151: Toro Rosso's new recruit World Wrestling Entertainment star Cesaro visited the Toro Rosso garage during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend. However his 1.96-metre frame is somewhat larger than the STR14 was designed to accommodate. Can you come up with the best caption for this picture?
Indy 500 Practice: Daly quickest on Fast Friday It’s dubbed “Fast Friday” and the final full day of practice before qualifying for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge was just that. A dozen drivers turned laps in excess of 230 mph as teams dialled in their NTT IndyCar Series cars for the emotional next two days when the 33 grid positions for “The Greatest Spectacle in…
Alonso can't 'guarantee' he'll qualify for the Indy 500 McLaren's Fernando Alonso says there are "no guarantees" that he will be able to secure a spot on the Indy 500 grid when qualifying kicks off at the Brickyard on Saturday. Electrical problems on the opening day of practice at Indy coupled with a crash on Wednesday and no running on Thursday restricted Alonso's mileage this week….
Sao Paulo moves to protect Interlagos as F1 venue Daniel Ricciardo during the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix weekend Sao Paulo’s mayor has come out in support of Interlagos’ status as a Formula 1 venue as the city’s council voted to except it from a land privatisation exercise. Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, claimed earlier this month that the Brazilian Grand Prix would be moved to a…
Canadian F1 Grand Prix Montreal It is the one thing I cannot reconcile in my life - my worry over the environment and my love of F1 racing. Cars going around at unthought of speeds burning up litres and litres of petrol for entertainment seems ridiculous when we talk about climate change.
It will take a long time to close up F1 field - Steiner In the RaceFans Round-up: It will take a long time to close up F1 field - Steiner - Markelov returns to F2 - Getting tyre temperatures right down to "luck" - Haas.
Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix Might Not Move to Rio After All: Report President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil declared last week that the country's Formula 1 race, the Brazilian Grand Prix, would move to Rio de Janeiro, but the race's current host of Sao Paulo isn't willing to give up its rights to host the race.
Storey: I keep on getting legal letters from Red Bull William Storey, whose Rich Energy company sponsors the Haas F1 team, talks about the recent legal battle surrounding the stag design in the logo after which the judge deemed the design was copied from the almost identical Whyte Bikes logo.
Testing the Sharknose It is early March 1961 and Ferrari is holding a test of their new rear-engined 156F1 at the Modena Aerautodromo. Here in the pits is the new car with its 65° 1.5 liter Dino V6. It seemed a far more aggressive shape than the ungainly-looking prototype which had appeared with the 246F1 motor in 1960.
Verstappen looking forward to "special and hectic" Monaco Grand Prix Max Verstappen has revealed he is looking forward to the “special and hectic weekend” which is the Monaco Grand Prix as he prepares to emulate his former teammate, Daniel Ricciardo’s win from last season. Verstappen has performed admirably this season, achieving two podiums as well as never being beaten by both Ferrari drivers….
Watch: Williams invite fan to the paddock at the Spanish Grand Prix Williams might have had a tough season finishing last at every Grand Prix but that doesn't seem to have stopped them making dreams come true. One lucky fan got invited to the paddock ahead of the race in Spain and his reaction is great!
Coulthard: Leclerc and Vettel have different pressures David Coulthard has weighed in on the Ferrari number one debate and believes the two drivers are facing a different set of pressures which could be affecting their respective performances. Charles Leclerc has impressed at times since joining the Scuderia, especially after his performance in Bahrain where he was unfortunate not to win the race….
Seidl: A lot of changes Zak made last year are paying off Andreas Seidl is McLaren's first de facto team principal since Martin Whitmarsh filled the position at Woking, now into his role the highly rated German believes that changes made to the team by CEO Zak Brown are starting to pay dividends.
Video: The true gap between Mercedes and Ferrari so far in F1 2019 Mercedes may have won the opening five rounds of the 2019 Formula 1, but each of its triumphs have come at different types of track.
Bottas: I've never had a good car in Monaco" Valtteri Bottas believes he has never had a car capable of winning the Monaco Grand Prix but following his start to the season and the performance of the car in the third sector of the Spanish Grand Prix, things could be about to change. Bottas came second at the Circuit de Catalunya after being overtaken off the line by his teammate, Lewis…
Steiner pleased with Spain progress but Haas "are on the limit" Haas boss Guenther Steiner is relieved following the progress the team made in Spain after they topped the midfield battle at the Circuit de Catalunya. Haas drivers, Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean finished seventh and tenth respectively to record their first double points finish of the season at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Coulthard: Leclerc has it easier than Vettel at Ferrari Former F1 racer David Coulthard says life is easier for Charles Leclerc at Ferrari than it is for his team mate Sebastian Vettel because expectations for the two drivers differ. So far this season Ferrari has fallen under the rule of arch-rival Mercedes which has strung together a flawless series of five consecutive one-two finishes.
F1 Manager review Is F1 Manager worth playing? We review the new official Formula 1 game, free on iOS and Android. Management games have never gone out of style since football's Championship Manager first hit our screens, and now Formula 1 has joined the grid with F1 Manager.
Racing Point to introduce new car before summer break Racing Point plan to bring a substantial upgrade before the summer break in Formula 1 which will see Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll furnished with almost an entirely new car, according to the team. Racing Point tested in pre-season with a car made up of many 2018-spec parts.
Horner urges F1 to continue testing at Barcelona Official confirmation that Zandvoort returns to the F1 calendar next year, where it will join newcomer Vietnam, means, as Chase Carey previously warned, that two current tracks are about to be dropped.
Watch: Behind the scenes of the Circuit de Catalunya with Alex Albon Alex Albon had some time off during in-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya so join the Toro Rosso on a tour of the track. The Thai driver isn't a fan of turn five but what does he make of the rest of the track?
Marko expecting more Mercedes dominance in Monaco Helmut Marko believes it will be hard for Red Bull to replicate Daniel Ricciardo’s 2018 Monaco win with Mercedes in such imperious form, describing them as “traction monsters”. Ricciardo won from pole in 2018, his most recent victory in Formula 1 but he has since moved to Renault with Pierre Gasly stepping up to Red Bull.
First Gameplay Footage of Codemasters' F1 2019 Game Revealed First gameplay footage of Codemasters Studios‘ F1 2019 have been unveiled, showcasing the new FIA Formula 2 mode, graphics and TV-style like HUD. F1 2019 is set to become the earliest title released by an F1 game, with the game set to be released on the 28th June on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Guenther Steiner: No doubt over Haas' pure pace after Spain display Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner says there is “no doubt” that the squad has a fundamentally fast car, following its performance at last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. Haas finished as Formula 1’s midfield leader in Australia and followed it up with a best-of-the-rest qualifying display in Bahrain, but slipped back in…
'Ferrari will probably finish sixth or seventh in Monaco' Rather than challenge Mercedes for victory at the Monaco Grand Prix, Ferrari's struggles might lead to them slipping back into the midfield, according to Red Bull chief Dr Helmut Marko. Ferrari's pre-season billing as favourites has all but washed away as Mercedes have run rampant in the first five races.
Renault sticking to its 2019 targets despite under-performance Despite its failure to deliver on its own expectations so far this season, Renault won't "renegotiate" its 2019 targets insists F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul. Before kicking off its 2019 campaign, the French team ambitioned to detach itself from F1's mid-field and bridge the gap with its Mercedes-Ferrari-Red Bull rivals.
"Not good" that Max Verstappen gets "zero pressure" from Pierre Gasly Where the teammates at Ferrari and Mercedes are heaving heavy battles for superiority, this is certainly not the case at Red Bull Racing. Max Verstappen is dominant at the team compared to Pierre Gasly, and former Red Bull driver David Coulthard doesn't think this is good for the team.
Marko: A second-class F2 driver showed how good Mercedes is The superiority of the mighty Mercedes W10 was made evident when inexperienced Formula 2 driver Nikita Mazepin climbed into the car for the first time and ended the session fastest of all on Wednesday. The Russian driver did a solid job in the cockpit, racking up 128 laps – more than any other driver on the day - with a best lap time of…
Lando Norris praises McLaren help over personal gains Lando Norris has praised McLaren for the manner in which it has assisted his development this year, and says working with a mind coach has also left him in a better place. Norris stepped up to Formula 1 as the youngest racer in McLaren’s history, having taken titles in Formula 4, Formula 3 and the runner-up spot in Formula 2.
Michael Schumacher's life to be subject of new Formula One documentary Fifty-year-old Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher will have a documentary filmed in honour of his life, it has been revealed. German filmmakers Michael Wech and Hanns-Bruno Kammertons are directing the film and have gotten full consent and support by Schumacher's family in the process.
F1 teams want to keep Catalunya test if it loses race in 2020 - RaceFans The Circuit de Catalunya is likely to keep its status as Formula 1's preferred pre-season testing venue even if it doesn't hold a race next year. "We are going to lose Barcelona. It's a pity, obviously, but that's the decision so there is very little we can do on that," he said following this week's two-day test at the circuit.
"Charles Leclerc has it easier than Sebastian Vettel" Charles Leclerc has it easier at Ferrari than his teammate Sebastian Vettel - at least, that's what former F1 driver David Coulthard thinks, as he believes Vettel is driving with more pressure at the Italian team. Ferrari have had an extremely disappointing start to the season, not winning any of the first five Grands Prix despite seeming the…
Hamilton still searching for answers on qualifying pace deficit Lewis Hamilton is still searching for answers to his struggle to get the best of the Mercedes W10 in qualifying.
F1 2019: All you need for the new game - release, new features, Career Mode, classic cars, VR & more Career Mode has often allowed you to drop into whatever car you want and hit the circuit straight away. Some previous versions have given you a test day as ways of introducing you to the new team, but for the most part you arrive and drive in an F1 career mode.
Bottas outlines key to beating Hamilton to title Valtteri Bottas knows his impressive start to the season will count for little if he lets the smaller moments slip as the year goes on. Bottas has traded top spot in the standings with his Mercedes team-mate in his most impressive beginning to a campaign yet in his F1 career.
Bottas on title scrap: "Every opportunity will be key" After a disappointing 2018, Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has been a better driver than ever this season, taking two wins and three P2's in the opening five races, and the Finn knows that he'll need every single point he can get if he wants to win the drivers' championship.
McLaren's Seidl mainly focused on 2021 regulation changes New McLaren F1 boss Andreas Seidl says his main focus in the coming months will be on Formula 1's 2021 regulations and the opportunity they will provide for the Woking-based outfit. Seidl was on the McLaren pitwall for the first time last weekend in Barcelona, where he witnessed Carlos Sainz's second consecutive run in the points.
F1 targets Africa, in talks over race in Marrakech Formula 1 is in discussions over hosting a race in Marrakech as it targets adding a grand prix on the African continent in the near future. At present, F1 races in Europe, North America, South America and Asia, but has not hosted a race in Africa since the last South African Grand Prix in 1993.
Watch Pierre Gasly and Max Verstappen discuss the Dutch Grand Prix Watch as Red Bull Racing drivers Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly share their thoughts on Zandvoort, the venue for next year's Dutch Grand Prix! Both drivers have raced at the beachside track in junior categories, so they know what it's like! Follow GPblog now on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook!
Horner: F1 should keep Barcelona for testing if it leaves calendar Formula 1 should continue to use Barcelona for pre-season testing even if the circuit falls off the race calendar in 2020, reckons Red Bull team boss Christian Horner. Spanish Grand Prix bosses are negotiating with F1 over the future of the race, which is under threat following the return of the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort.
Briatore sees Mercedes "on another planet" compared to Ferrari Former Renault boss Flavio Briatore thinks Mercedes have been on "another planet" this season, as the German team have started the season with a historic five consecutive one-two's in 2019. Heading into the season, Ferrari were widely believed to have the strongest package on the grid, but the Scuderia have yet to climb the…
Zandvoort pins hopes on banked corner to boost F1 overtaking Dutch Grand Prix organisers are hoping that a revised final corner will contribute to increased overtaking opportunities at Zandvoort when Formula 1 returns to the circuit next year.
Watch: Renault's reliability struggles in 2019 Reliability is everything in Formula 1, and Renault have been struggling with that aspect of the RS19 so far this season. To break down what's going wrong for the French team, The Inside Line investigate. Read more Marc Surer defends Ferrari's Mick Schumacher after weak start in F2 Watch: Daniel Ricciardo gets a Monaco lap under his…
Quick solution once SF90's issue is understood' Mattia Binotto is confident Ferrari can 'quickly' solve their SF90's issues, but first they have to figure out exactly what they are. Ferrari suffered their fifth successive defeat to Mercedes at last Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix. While Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas romped to a fifth 1-2 for the season, Max Verstappen joined them on the…