Formula 1

  1. Kevin Magnussen will leave the Haas Formula 1 team at the end of the 2024 season, the American squad announced on Thursday.Magnussen holds the record for most F1 races started for Haas – 135, out of a career total of 175 which included time racing for McLaren and Renault.The Dane is currently in his second stint racing for Haas, having initially been let go after the 2020 season before being...Keep reading
  2. Sergio Perez's stint at Red Bull, according to popular belief, hinges upon his performances in the next two races on the Formula 1 calendar: the Hungarian and Belgian grands prix.If Perez performs, quelling his dismal run of 15 points from the past six races, he saves Red Bull's management a considerable headache. This is the team's preferred option, as it gives the Mexican driver a positive...Keep reading
  3. Ferrari is bringing a modified version of its latest car floor to Formula 1’s Hungarian Grand Prix in a bid to get rid of the high-speed bouncing problems that have hurt it at recent races.The Italian outfit has endured a troubled time since an upgraded floor arrived at the Spanish GP as part of a major update package.While the new design delivered the downforce gains anticipated by the factory...Keep reading
  4. The seven-time world champion had to wait 945 days from his previous win at the 2021 Saudi Arabian GP to stand at the top of the podium once again. Mercedes has struggled since the 2022 regulation changes but has just enjoyed back-to-back wins, with George Russell triumphing at the Austrian GP the week before.Formula 1 drivers with the most wins at a single track
    Race winner Lewis Hamilton...Keep reading
  5. As Formula 1's hectic silly season nears its conclusion, Haas' Kevin Magnussen and Sauber's Zhou Guanyu appear the most likely to miss out on a seat when the music stops.Like Sauber team-mate Valtteri Bottas, Zhou is waiting for Carlos Sainz to announce his next move, but he can't turn to the kind of race-winning pedigree and experience that could land his veteran team-mate a seat at Williams or...Keep reading
  6. RB had looked to be on a lonely road to sixth in the 2024 Formula 1 constructors' championship, but its midfield rivals have improved as its own fortunes declined with a Barcelona upgrade package.There are now just four points between RB and Haas in the standings, while the American team's grasp on seventh had been challenged only a few races ago through Alpine's brief resurgence after a tough...Keep reading
  7. McLaren CEO Zak Brown doesn't believe Red Bull has been too affected by the behind-the-scenes turmoil at its Formula 1 team yet, but thinks the squad might be impacted longer-term.Red Bull has been embroiled in a power struggle ever since the passing of long-time owner Dietrich Mateschitz in 2022.There has been a deepening rift between team boss Christian Horner, who enjoys the backing of the Thai...Keep reading
  8. Red Bull may be embracing a “no risk, no fun” approach for its new Formula 1 engine, but it admits the project with Ford is one that cannot fail.The Milton Keynes-based team is investing hundreds of millions of pounds in developing a power unit for the 2026 regulations, having formed a technical alliance with Ford.While it knows it faces a huge challenge in taking on the might of other...Keep reading
  9. For many, undergoing open-heart surgery would usually spell an end to any extreme activities like tearing through a Finnish forest or navigating through a twisty Japanese mountain road in a rally car. Not for Heikki Kovalainen.The Formula 1 race winner and childhood rally fan has overcome the “biggest challenge of his life” to recover from a potentially life-altering surgery to return to the...Keep reading
  10. Adrian Newey is helping Red Bull with Formula 1 race strategy decisions on the weekends where he attends, with his upcoming exit looming, having unveiled his RB17 hypercar.Newey has visited the Miami, Monaco and Silverstone races since his decision to leave Red Bull was announced at the beginning of May.He will depart Red Bull in March 2025, with his final project for the team being finishing and...Keep reading
  11. Michael Andretti has been on a mission to get his eponymous team on the Formula 1 grid since before the FIA opened the tender process for new entries in February 2023.Despite being the only application accepted by the governing body, Formula One Management ultimately rejected the outfit after a commercial agreement could not be reached with F1’s owners, Liberty Media. The door was, however, left...Keep reading
  12. Former Haas title sponsor Uralkali claims that the team has failed to pay a refund it is owed, plus delivery of a Formula 1 car, relating to its cancelled deal.Last month, a Swiss arbitration court ruled in a dispute between the American-owned F1 team and its former Russian sponsor over the end of their relationship following the invasion of Ukraine in March 2022.With Haas having terminated...Keep reading
  13. While McLaren may have been left ruing opportunities it has had to deliver more Formula 1 wins recently, it equally is not blind to how far it has come.From having started F1's current ground effect era on the backfoot, and even struggling at the start of last year, its march to the front of the field to emerge as Red Bull's most consistent challenger has been impressive.Multiple factors have been...Keep reading
  14. The Haas team has extended its Formula 1 technical partnership with Ferrari through to the end of the 2028 season, with talks about potential opportunities to work with Toyota ongoing.The American-owned outfit has enjoyed a long relationship with Ferrari, having taken engines, gearboxes, and customer car parts, as well as having use of its Maranello wind tunnel and simulator facilities since it...Keep reading
  15. Even for someone who has experienced 381 starts in Formula 1, it is interesting how the nerves can still get to you. Christian Horner has been at all of Red Bull's races and overseen its 120 victories and 277 podiums. But until just under a week ago, he had never sampled one of the cars that had powered his drivers to victory.So when the opportunity came up to drive Sebastian Vettel's RB8 at...Keep reading
  16. After its excellent, albeit surprising, start to the 2023 Formula 1 season, Aston Martin was unable to preserve that momentum through the rest of the year and into 2024.Where Fernando Alonso scored 149 points in the opening 12 races of 2023, the veteran Spaniard has managed just 45 in the same number of races this term, without a podium finish among them.Explaining Aston Martin's apparent downturn...Keep reading
  17. Lewis Hamilton was pretty open about the emotional importance of his British Grand Prix triumph after 945 days without a Formula 1 victory.While the ghosts of Abu Dhabi 2021 may never truly be banished, at least the fear of never winning again following all the controversy of that evening has been laid to rest.But there is also a statistical significance to what Mercedes did at the British Grand...Keep reading
  18. From heading into the current Formula 1 campaign braced to be at the back of the grid, Haas has far exceeded expectations.With back-to-back sixth placed finishes for Nico Hulkenberg having thrust it towards the front of the midfield battle and it now locked in a tight fight with RB for sixth in the constructors' championship, the German driver himself labelled it a “hell of a comeback.”But...Keep reading
  19. Audi has secured a technical partnership with oil and energy giant BP for its upcoming Formula 1 project, which will supply the 100% sustainable fuel set out in the 2026 regulations.The petrochemicals giant will also supply its range of lubricants and greases to the team through its Castrol brand, and has secured marketing space for BP, Castrol, and its Aral brand which operates in Germany.BP has...Keep reading
  20. If there is one element that characterises Formula 1's current era, it may well be the unpredictable form curves that fluctuate more than they did before 2022.We have seen teams make giant performances leaps over the past few winters and throughout seasons, including McLaren, RB and Aston Martin.But on the flipside, some teams have also been knocked back by upgrades that didn't deliver or induced...Keep reading
  21. Mercedes is enacting a plan to manage the media frenzy surrounding its Formula 1 junior Andrea Kimi Antonelli, which will advance whether or not he's promoted from F2 for 2025.Antonelli’s career has famously progressed at considerable pace, while the 17-year-old Italian’s close relationship with Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff after joining the manufacturer’s junior scheme in 2019 has long...Keep reading
  22. Just one month after Sergio Perez secured a two-year contract extension with Red Bull, his Formula 1 future seems to be unravelling.Performance clauses are putting Perez at risk of losing his seat in a near future, as the grid becomes more and more competitive.The Mexican has scored just 11 points in the four grands prix since his new deal was announced – fewer than Haas's Nico Hulkenberg or...Keep reading
  23. Oliver Bearman says his Ferrari cameo at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was a "major contributor" to his 2025 Formula 1 seat at Haas, amid his tough Formula 2 season.Bearman was announced last week as one of the American squad's race drivers for the upcoming F1 campaign, when he will make his full-time debut in the championship.The announcement had been in the pipeline for a while, and seemingly...Keep reading
  24. McLaren CEO Zak Brown says McLaren is "prepared to go toe-to-toe" with Red Bull as it mounts a Formula 1 title challenge, but pledges the team won't be "nasty" about it.Following a string of car upgrades McLaren has closed the performance gap to Red Bull in recent weeks, having been the highest-scoring team over the past six races.McLaren's surge to the front has raised simmering tensions between...Keep reading
  25. This weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will have a unique crossing of worlds as Juncos Hollinger Racing co-owner Brad Hollinger is sporting an IndyCar presence in West Sussex while also featuring two legendary Williams cars from Formula 1.A former shareholder and board member at Williams, Hollinger is now in his third full year as a team owner alongside Ricardo Juncos in North America’s...Keep reading
  26. Lewis Hamilton’s run without a race win came to an end at Silverstone in July after waiting 945 days since his last at the Saudi Arabian GP in 2021. The Brit took his final home grand prix for Mercedes after announcing earlier in the year that he would join Ferrari for the 2025 season.The emotional win was his 104th Formula 1 victory, breaking a number of records with the win, including the most...Keep reading
  27. Tickets for the 2025 British Grand Prix on 6 July are expected to go on sale in a few months following the sell-out 2024 race. Sunday’s grand prix sold out over the weekend after struggling to sell tickets on the run-up to the event.Silverstone’s managing director Stuart Pringle cited Red Bull’s dominance as a reason for poor ticket sales, however, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton warned that...Keep reading
  28. RB looked set to be the best of the rest in Formula 1's 2024 midfield, even overtaking Aston Martin as the fifth-fastest team. But in recent races the Anglo-Italian squad has struggled to sustain that trajectory, with its wide-ranging Barcelona upgrades sending it up the wrong path.From grabbing solid points in Monaco and Canada, RB was nowhere in Spain as both Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo...Keep reading
  29. The 2024 Dutch GP is set to take place on the 23-25 August, where the crowd will no doubt provide a loud and vibrant atmosphere once again.  It may be even louder this year because of how competitive the leading battle is, where there have been six different winners in the opening 12 grands prix of 2024. So it may not be a foregone conclusion that home crowd favourite Max Verstappen will claim...Keep reading
  30. Fernando Alonso believes a double-points finish was a step "back to normality" for Aston Martin after a difficult run of results in Formula 1.The British squad had scored points in each of the first six rounds of the championship but a comprehensive upgrade introduced for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix had made the AMR24 more difficult to drive.As a result, Aston Martin only managed to score in two...Keep reading
  31. Adrian Newey and Red Bull have unveiled the RB17 hypercar that the famed Formula 1 designer has been producing with the team’s Advanced Technologies division.Revealed in a display at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the RB17 has changed significantly since the project was first announced publicly in June 2022.The main change concerns the engine, which is now a 4.5-litre V10 instead of an...Keep reading
  32. The Sauber Formula 1 team has hired a senior figure from Mercedes to bolster its management team ahead of Audi's official takeover.Sauber has poached Stefan Strahnz from Mercedes for the newly created position of programme director, which will see him report directly to team CEO Andreas Seidl.Strahnz, who left his role at Mercedes at the end of June, will join the Swiss-based team on 1 October...Keep reading
  33. Max Verstappen has called for Red Bull to continue pushing through car upgrades as Formula 1's sliding scale aerodynamic testing regulations begin to unfold.The Milton Keynes-based outfit has been the dominant force in F1 since the dawn of the ground effect era in 2022, with Verstappen and Red Bull taking both drivers' and constructors' titles so far.But it has been the sheer number of victories...Keep reading
  34. Brad Hollinger is among the few that have seen the world of Formula 1 and the IndyCar Series from an ownership perspective.In 2014, the Pennsylvania native dove into the pinnacle of motorsport and became the second-largest shareholder and a board member at Williams. He spent six years with the team before selling off his 15% share and then in 2021 invested in a vision presented by Ricardo Juncos...Keep reading
  35. Logan Sargeant has insisted he will "fight to the end" as speculation over his Formula 1 seat with Williams persists.The American driver has failed to cement his place at the Grove-based outfit, with an incident-packed rookie season overshadowing his infrequent showings of raw pace.His current campaign has been far from eye-catching, with a best finish of 14th before last weekend's British Grand...Keep reading
  36. Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has insisted the squad's resurgent form in the last two Formula 1 races will not influence its decision-making process when choosing Lewis Hamilton's replacement.The Brackley-based outfit had experienced a continuation of its struggles from the past two years at the start of the season, finding itself off the pace compared to Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari.But a...Keep reading
  37. Formula 1 has announced the six grand prix weekends that will feature sprint events in 2025, with Spa-Francorchamps reinstated as Austria drops off for the first time since 2021.Five of the events on the sprint calendar remain the same from 2024's schedule; China and Miami will continue to host Saturday races, as will Austin, Brazil, and Qatar.Belgium had previously held a sprint race in 2023...Keep reading
  38. When Red Bull rolled out its RB20 for pre-season testing in Bahrain, there were ominous signs of a 2023 dominance repeat.Fast forward four months and the competitive picture has changed completely. Mercedes finally managed to make its ground-effect car sing with a spate of upgrades and McLaren has continued its impressive development trajectory.Problems with its latest upgrade package have seen...Keep reading
  39. They often say reality trumps fiction and any sports fan can certainly attest to that, whether it's Tiger Woods overcoming injury and personal turmoil to win his fifth Masters, Liverpool turning around a 3-0 half deficit to AC Milan to win the 2005 Champions League final, or the New England Patriots overturning a 25-point deficit to the Atlanta Falcons in the final quarter of the 2017 Super...Keep reading
  40. One of the highlights of the annual motorsport calendar is upon us, as the great and good of Formula 1, sportscar racing, rallying and more descends on West Sussex for a four-day celebration of the cars and stars that make racing special.As ever, the Goodwood Festival of Speed will be a spectacle not to be missed. Here's what to look out for at this year's event.1. Horseless to hybrid; pioneers to...Keep reading
  41. After a disappointing start to its 2024 season, Alpine has continued to evolve its engineering structure after installing David Sanchez as executive technical director earlier this year.Sanchez, who had only left McLaren three months after starting at the British squad in January, had been picked up by Alpine to lead a new three-pronged technical structure set out by team principal Bruno...Keep reading
  42. McLaren continued to pile the pressure on Red Bull at Formula 1’s British Grand Prix as it arrived with a new lower downforce rear wing assembly to boost the MCL38’s top speed.The team also had three different beam wing specifications on hand, as it looked to find the right balance between downforce and drag reduction for the circuit and the conditions.The new rear wing continues to leverage...Keep reading
  43. Daniel Ricciardo says RB faces a critical moment that could dictate how the rest of its season pans out amid doubts about its recent Formula 1 upgrade.The Faenza-based squad introduced a major update at the Spanish Grand Prix that it hoped would push it clear of its midfield rivals.However, the changes – which included a new floor, rear wing and bodywork – left the team struggling for pace and...Keep reading
  44. McLaren CEO Zak Brown believes McLaren has been offered an "opening window" to fight Red Bull for the Formula 1 constructors' title by Sergio Perez's ongoing struggles.The Woking-based outfit has continued its resurgence from last term in the first half of this season, joining Red Bull at the top of the pecking order with Lando Norris in particular consistently pressurising Max Verstappen for race...Keep reading
  45. The story of Formula 1’s development war in 2024 has been very much about whether car updates fall into the ‘upgrade’ or ‘downgrade’ category.For some teams, like McLaren, Mercedes and Haas, each new iteration appears to be delivering the steps hoped to help push them forward.For others – like Aston Martin, RB and Ferrari – new parts have led to some unintended consequences and left...Keep reading
  46. It had been a long time coming, but after 945 days, Lewis Hamilton returned to winning ways with a thrilling victory at Silverstone and his record-breaking ninth British Grand Prix victory.Jake Boxall-Legge and Haydn Cobb join Bryn Lucas to analyse just how Mercedes triumphed in changeable conditions for their second consecutive victory. Together they break down the differences between Mercedes...Keep reading
  47. Nico Hulkenberg thinks Haas is now fighting with Aston Martin and RB to be the fifth-fastest team in Formula 1 after what he calls a “hell of a comeback”.An upgrade package introduced at last weekend’s British Grand Prix helped deliver an impressive step forward in pace for the American-owned squad, with Hulkenberg finishing sixth for the second consecutive weekend.While Haas remains seventh...Keep reading
  48. Hamilton claimed an emotional victory at last weekend's British Grand Prix as it ended 945 days without a win in Formula 1.It was the 104th victory of his career, with Hamilton's 103rd win coming 56 grands prix before at the 2021 Saudi Arabian GP - making it the ninth-biggest gap between victories in F1 history.So the seven-time world champion shed tears at the chequered flag, after also claiming...Keep reading
  49. McLaren would be just a handful of points behind Red Bull in an epic 2024 Formula 1 title battle, had it avoided errors and converted lost victory chances from the campaign’s first half.Last weekend’s British Grand Prix marked the 12th of 24 races in the current season, with Max Verstappen and Red Bull leading both the championships they’ve won for the last two years, or three in the...Keep reading
  50. Aston Martin has announced that Ferrari's former chassis technical director Enrico Cardile will join it next year as its Formula 1 chief technical officer.Just 24 hours after Ferrari finally confirmed that Cardile was leaving, with it reported over the British Grand Prix that Aston Martin had secured his services, the timing of his move and his new role has been revealed.Cardile is set to...Keep reading