FIA more lenient with team-mate clashes

FIA race director, Michael Masi, has said that team-mate crashes are viewed differently in the stewards’ room. The stewards decided to take no further action on the Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel crash which resulted in both drivers having

Williams pace ‘particularly slow’ in both races

George Russell has highlighted Williams’ race pace as a concern following the first two races of the 2020 season in Austria. There are glimmers of hope to found at Williams as they are not as so far cut adrift

Briatore would have fined Leclerc and Vettel

Ex-team boss Flavio Briatore has said he would have fined the Ferrari drivers 5-10% of their salaries for causing the collision at the Styria Grand Prix. Ferrari are in turmoil at the start of the 2020 season as their

New Bottas/Mercedes deal agreed ‘in principle’ are reporting that Valtteri Bottas will extend his stay with Mercedes into 2021 after he agreed a new deal ‘in principle’. While there is no official announcement as of yet, it is believed that Bottas’ strong start to

Valtteri Bottas to stay at Mercedes after agreeing new 2021 F1 deal

Valtteri Bottas will remain at Mercedes in 2021 with a new deal having been agreed in principle, sources have revealed to Autosport

‘Everyone should be worried about Racing Point’

It may be Renault who has protested the Racing Point but Christian Horner says “everyone” should be worried about the pink Mercedes’ pace. Red Bull driver Alexander Albon found himself engaging in a late-race battle with Racing Point’s Sergio

Coulthard: Ferrari’s championship is over

Sunday’s drama and its double DNF have effectively ended Ferrari’s quest for the 2020 titles, says former F1 driver David Coulthard. Ferrari scored 19 points in the opening race of this season as Charles Leclerc managed an impressive second

Max’s broken endplate got stuck in bargeboard

Max Verstappen’s dip in car performance at the Styrian Grand Prix can be explained by a broken endplate getting stuck in the bargeboard area. Verstappen managed to split the two Mercedes on the starting grid for the second race

Russell surprised by lack of Williams race pace in Austria F1 races

George Russell says Williams has been surprised by its lack of pace in race trim compared to qualifying in the two Formula 1 races at the Red Bull Ring

Verstappen’s broken wing got stuck in bargeboard during Styrian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen’s damaged front wing endplate became lodged in his bargeboard after falling off during the Styrian Grand Prix, causing an additional performance deficit, his Red Bull team has revealed

Albon ‘offering nothing’ in fight with Mercedes

Alex Albon’s performance at the Styrian Grand Prix has been criticised with Jolyon Palmer saying he is “offering nothing” in the fight at the top. Albon cut a bit of a lonely figure during the second race at the

Red Bull boss Horner: All teams should fear Racing Point F1 pace

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says everyone should be ‘worried’ by the pace of the Racing Point, following the team’s charge through the field in the Styrian Grand Prix.

Steiner would ‘welcome’ Vettel to Haas

As one door after another closes on Sebastian Vettel, Guenther Steiner says he would “welcome” the German to the Haas F1 team. Vettel is weighing up his options for the 2021 season after being dropped by Ferrari. The Scuderia

Ferrari face ‘intense’ scrutiny from Italian press

Ex-Ferrari team boss Ross Brawn is hoping the Scuderia are going to cope with the “incredibly intense” media scrutiny, especially back home in Italy. Ferrari continue to find new ways to make the wrong headlines during the 2020 season

F1 analysis: Why brake ducts are key to Renault’s Racing Point protest

Renault’s protest against Racing Point after the Styrian Grand Prix came as no surprise given how unhappy teams have been since the RP20 first emerged in Formula 1 pre-season testing. ADAM COOPER explains why it believes it has a case

Red Bull working to understand Albon’s pace deficit in Styrian GP

The Red Bull Formula 1 team says it is struggling to understand the cause of Alex Albon’s pace drop off over longer stints, after his disappointing Styrian Grand Prix

Racing Point: Renault’s Styrian GP protest “misconceived and poorly informed”

The Racing Point Formula 1 team has called Renault’s protest of its brake ducts after the Styrian Grand Prix “misconceived and poorly informed”, and has rejected any suggestion of wrongdoing

Hamilton calls on F1 teams to be “accountable” in fight against racism

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has called for more action from the nine other Formula 1 teams in their anti-racism messaging, saying they must “hold themselves accountable”

F1 Styrian GP: Hamilton “got everything and more” out of Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton believes he “got everything and more” out of his Mercedes W11 this weekend on his way to winning the Styrian Grand Prix in dominant fashion

F1 Styrian GP: Racing Point “debatably” the second fastest car, says Stroll

Racing Point’s Lance Stroll believes his team “debatably” has the second fastest Formula 1 car after its Styrian Grand Prix performance, while Renault has launched a protest against the team

Renault lodge protest against Racing Point after F1 Styrian GP

Renault has lodged a protest against F1 rival Racing Point following the Styrian Grand Prix.

Stroll: Racing Point “debatably’’ second fastest in Styrian F1 GP

Lance Stroll says the pace he and team-mate Sergio Perez showed in the Styrian Grand Prix puts Racing Point ahead of its midfield rivals in the Formula 1 pecking order.

Mercedes F1 team made ‘solid step forward’ with gearbox issue

Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff says his team made a “solid step forward” to avoid a repeat of its gearbox-related issues during Sunday’s Styrian GP.

Hamilton bounces back from ‘psychological challenges’

A comfortable win for Lewis Hamilton in the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix was a huge relief for the reigning world champion, who had suffered a torrid time of it last week in the first of the double-header races at the

Hamilton “over the moon” with win at ‘weaker’ F1 circuit

Styrian GP winner Lewis Hamilton says he is “over the moon” to have claimed a rare F1 victory at the Red Bull Ring.

Norris saves best until last again in P8 to P5 charge over final laps

Lando Norris saves his best until last again to move from P8 to P5 in the final 2 laps in Austria to clinch an unexpected top five finish for McLaren

Verstappen concedes Red Bull is “too slow" after Styrian F1 GP

Max Verstappen admits Red Bull has a lot of work to do if it is to challenge Mercedes on raw pace in the remainder of the 2020 Formula 1 season.

Verstappen: ‘We’re just too slow – more work needed’

Max Verstappen was happy to bounce back with a podium finish in the Styrian Grand Prix after his retirement last weekend, but the Red Bull driver admits his RB16 is still too slow to challenge Mercedes’ Black Arrow. The Dutchman

Second place in F1 Styrian GP “damage limitation” for Bottas

Valtteri Bottas has called his second-place finish in the Styrian GP “damage limitation” after maintaining his lead in the 2020 F1 world championship.

Early error unravels Russell, Williams F1’s potential in Austria

George Russell starts a career-best 11th but an off early on drops him to the back of the field in Austria… though he thinks he’d have ended up there anyway

Leclerc sorry for Vettel clash as Ferrari double F1 DNF by lap two

Charles Leclerc says sorry for the clash that consigned himself and Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel to a DNF by lap two in the Styrian Grand Prix

Hamilton cruises to Styrian GP win after Ferrari disaster

Lewis Hamilton secured a comfortable win in the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix, with his team mate Valtteri Bottas overcoming Max Verstappen in the closing laps to make it a Mercedes 1-2. Verstappen’s Red Bull team mate Alexander Albon picked up

Hamilton wins F1 Styrian GP as Ferraris take each other out

Reigning F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton claimed a comfortable first victory of the delayed 2020 season in the Styrian GP, as the Ferrari drivers collided.

2020 Styrian Grand Prix – Race results

Full race results from the Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, round 2 of the 2020 Formula 1 season. 2020 Styrian Grand Prix – Race results Pos Driver Team Gap Stops 1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 71 laps

Ferrari drivers clash into retirement in Styrian GP!

Any hopes the Ferrari drivers had of improving on their disappointing qualifying performance were dashed as soon as the third corner on the opening lap of Sunday’s Styrian Grand Prix. A slow start for Sebastian Vettel saw the German drift

Wolff: Rain sessions give ‘better drivers’ chance to shine

Toto Wolff rejoiced in watching Lewis Hamilton’s skillful performance in qualifying’s wet session, but the Mercedes boss also took note of the the outstanding work done by a few young drivers in less efficient cars. Hamilton sparred with Red Bull’s

Giovinazzi hit with grid penalty – Grosjean to start from pitlane

Antonio Giovinazzi will make up the rear at the start of Sunday’s Styrian Grand Prix following a gearbox change on his Alfa Romeo C39. Giovinazzi spun at the Red Bull Ring’s final corner in the early stages of Saturday’s wet

Binotto: Performance ‘not good enough for a team named Ferrari’

Scuderia boss Mattia Binotto acknowledged that his outfit’s current performance level is unworthy of a team “by the name of Ferrari”. For the second consecutive weekend, the Italian outfit failed to put both its cars into the top-ten in qualifying,

Sainz “will need some help” to hand McLaren another podium

Sainz qualified a superb third in the wet session at the Red Bull Ring, while his teammate Lando Norris will start sixth despite physical issues.In last weekend’s race Norris started and finished third, both times benefiting from a penalty for

Haas under investigation for parc ferme breach

The Frenchman was classified 20th in qualifying after an issue in Q1 meant he was unable to set a lap time. But having taken to the track, he had officially participated in qualifying. However due to what appears to have been

Binotto: Results ‘not good enough for a team named Ferrari’

After fast-tracking some of the updates planned for Hungary to the second race at Red Bull Ring, Ferrari remained stuck in the midfield through qualifying for the Styrian Grand Prix.Sebastian Vettel led its charge in 10th place, while teammate Charles

Giovinazzi hit with grid penalty for gearbox change

The Italian went off the road entering the final corner in Q1 and tapped the barrier, and he ended the session in 19th and last of the drivers who set a time, ahead of only Romain Grosjean.Given the possible consequences

Leclerc, Vettel know they were “wrong” to disobey protocols

Charles Leclerc received a letter from the FIA after he was pictured on social media in Monaco in the days between the two races at the Red Bull Ring.During the Austrian GP weekend, Sebastian Vettel was cautioned after he was

Albon: Hitting a “river” cost me third on Styrian GP grid

Albon had to settle for seventh place, five positions and 0.582s behind teammate Max Verstappen, but was convinced that he should have qualified just behind the Dutchman.The British/Thai driver said that he was happier with the car this weekend, although

FIA praised for running “on the limit” Styrian F1 qualifying

F1 had been braced to postpone qualifying until Sunday morning due to heavy rain and storms at the Red Bull Ring on Saturday, which forced final practice to be cancelled. The start of qualifying was delayed for 45 minutes before

Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix – how to watch, start time & more

After the success of the Austrian GP, F1 is making its second visit to the Spielberg-based venue this weekend, using the exact same track configuration.Lewis Hamilton will start the Styrian GP from pole position after topping a wet qualifying session

2020 F1 Styrian Grand Prix qualifying results and grid

Qualifying took place in wet conditions after a 46-minute delay to allow the weather conditions to improve.In the top-10 shootout, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen set the early pace before Hamilton beat him by three tenths of a second, a time that

Podcast: Reflections on sensational Styrian GP qualifying

After the final practice session washout, fears grew within the paddock that qualifying could be called off on Saturday afternoon as the forecasted storm delivered torrential rain which soaked the Austrian circuit. But after a 45-minute delay from its scheduled

Leclerc handed three-place grid penalty by Styrian GP stewards!

Charles Leclerc’s Styrian Grand Prix will be even more challenging than anticipated following the stewards’ decision to demote the Ferrari driver three spots on Sunday’s grid. The stewards’ bone of contention with the Monegasque who qualified P11 was the latter’s

‘Great to be in Q3’, says confident Ocon

Esteban Ocon was looking on top form on Saturday in qualifying for the Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Having been forced off the grid for a season in 2019, Ocon made his return to

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