Alonso ‘would like to say yes’ to third world title

Fernando Alonso “would like to say yes” that he is returning to F1 to win a third World Championship – but is “aware of the limitations”. The Spaniard has signed up for a third spell with Renault starting in

Seidl: Norris makes ‘practically zero’ mistakes

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl has paid tribute to Lando Norris’ improvement as a driver – saying he makes “practically zero” mistakes. Norris is enjoying a strong second season in F1, having achieved his first podium finish with P3

Ferrari want Sainz to be part of ‘long cycle’

Mattia Binotto is looking to Carlos Sainz to join fellow driver Charles Leclerc in being part of a “long cycle” in the Ferrari team. In a chain reaction of F1 driver switches for 2021, announced before this season had

Get more flexible with F1 calendar – Grosjean

Romain Grosjean has called on Formula 1 to alternate the race calendar each season to offer more variety among the circuits visited. The 2020 campaign has, of course, been hugely different to normal because of the global health pandemic,

Button broke hand on night before Japan GP

Jenson Button confirmed the story that he broke his hand on a night out with two thirds of the F1 grid there to see before the Japansese GP. The Briton enjoyed a very successful career in Formula 1 with

Albon draws comfort from F1’s ‘Twitch Quartet’

Alex Albon has hailed the influence of the “Twitch quartet” of F1 drivers that helps him to deal with the sport’s pressures. Twitch is a popular streaming service among online gamers, who include Albon and his F1 rivals Charles

McLaren ‘surprised’ Racing Point dropped appeal

Racing Point’s decision to drop their appeal against the FIA’s verdict regarding their brake ducts came as a “surprise” to McLaren CEO Zak Brown. The FIA punished Racing Point by docking the team 15 points in the constructors’ World

Magnussen names five contenders for his Haas seat

Kevin Magnussen is aware that his seat at Haas is far from safe and named five drivers who could replace him. Magnussen joined Haas ahead of the 2017 season but four years into his stint with the team, there

Max reminds Horner of Benetton-era Schumacher

Christian Horner has likened Max Verstappen’s driving skill to that of Michael Schumacher when he was driving for Benetton. You only need to ask the likes of Pierre Gasly and Alex Albon to know how difficult it is to

Stefano Domenicali in F1: Who is he and why is he replacing Chase Carey?

Major change at the top of Formula 1 is incoming as Stefano Domenicali gears up to take over from Chase Carey as the series’ CEO

Wolff wary as Netflix return to Mercedes garage

The Netflix cameras will be following Mercedes once again at the Russian Grand Prix…and we all remember what happened last year. Just to jog the memory, in 2019 Netflix covered Mercedes’ home race, the German Grand Prix, as part

McLaren surprised “angry” Stroll withdrew F1 brake duct appeal

McLaren CEO Zak Brown says he was ‘surprised’ Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll withdrew his Formula 1 brake duct ruling appeal just weeks after vowing to clear his name

F1 champion Hamilton named in TIME 100 list of influential people

Reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been included in this year’s TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world

Why F1 teams shouldn’t fear another ex-Ferrari boss in charge

Formula 1’s decision to swoop for the services of Stefano Domenicali as its future CEO has delivered the inevitable mixture of applause and scepticism

2020 F1 Russian Grand Prix session timings and preview

After a week off, Formula 1 returns to action with the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom

F1 set to appoint ex-Ferrari boss Domenicali as new CEO, replacing Carey

Ex-Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali is set to become the new CEO of Formula 1, taking over from Chase Carey ahead of the 2021 season

Abiteboul: Renault sees “Ford v Ferrari” spirit from new CEO de Meo

Renault CEO Luca de Meo is installing a spirit inside the Formula 1 squad with similarities to the story behind the ‘Ford v Ferrari’ movie, reckons team boss Cyril Abiteboul

Wolff should get out of Mercedes while at the top of F1, says Jordan

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff should ‘get out’ of his role at Mercedes right now while the German car manufacturer is at the top, reckons former team chief Eddie Jordan

Fernando Alonso returns to Renault to begin work for F1 comeback

Fernando Alonso has made his return to Renault’s Enstone factory as he begins preparations to make his comeback to F1 in 2021.

Fittipaldi under massive debt burden in Brazil

Two-time F1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi is in financial trouble, with multiple creditors chasing down the Brazilian who is being accused of hiding his assets in the US. According to a report from the Folha de Sao Paula newspaper, Fittipaldi’s

Stroll: Some people will always try to ‘pull you down’

Lance Stroll says he has learned to live in F1 with the “negativity” associated with his rich kid image, knowing that there will always be people who will try and pull him down. Stroll’s access to the pinnacle of motorsport

Verstappen needs to get F1 frustration "out of his system”

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says Max Verstappen needs to get any frustration from the opening half of the 2020 F1 system “out of his system”.

Claire Williams pays tribute to ‘instrumental role’ played by mother Ginny

Former Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams says her mother Ginny played an “instrumental role” in the success of the British F1 outfit co-founded by her father, Sir Frank Williams. Sir Frank fought through thick and thin on shoestring budgets

Eifel GP to open Nürburgring gates to 20,000 fans

Eifel Grand Prix organisers have been given permission to welcome 20,000 fans to the Nürburgring for next month’s round of the F1 world championship. The event, scheduled on October 11, has been given the green light by local authorities to

Vettel will take Aston Martin F1 team to 'different level' – Brawn

Sebastian Vettel’s arrival will “lift everyone” at Aston Martin and take the team to a “different level” in 2021, according to F1 chief Ross Brawn.

Racing Point hires former Michael Jordan marketing man

Racing Point F1 has appointed American marketing man Jefferson Slack as the team’s new Commercial Managing Director with immediate effect. Slack’s impressive credentials in the world of sport include a marketing chief position with NBA great Michael Jordan during the

Racing Point F1 team hires ex-Michael Jordan marketing chief

Racing Point has appointed Jefferson Slack, the former marketing chief for basketball star Michael Jordan and CEO of Inter Milan, as its new commercial managing director

Jordan: Hamilton should join Verstappen at Red Bull!

Lewis Hamilton should leave Mercedes and join Red Bull Racing for 2021 to form the “perfect” line-up with Max Verstappen, says former F1 team boss Eddie Jordan. Hamilton has yet to commit to Mercedes beyond 2020, although all signs point

Nurburgring to admit 20,000 F1 fans for Eifel GP

Next month’s Eifel GP at the Nurburgring is set to take place in front of 20,000 F1 fans after race organisers were given the green light to host spectators.

Nurburgring set to sell 20,000 tickets for F1 Eifel GP

The Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring is set to take place in front of 20,000 fans, with race organisers having been granted permission to open the doors to spectators

Ferrari F1 upgrades for Sochi “will not change the big picture”

Ferrari chief Mattia Binotto says upgrades the team is planning to bring to the Russian GP will “not change the big picture” for the Italian squad.

Allison suggests one ‘interesting’ rule change to spice up F1

Mercedes technical director James Allison has come up with a novel idea to spice up F1, although it’s one that doesn’t stand a hell’s chance of ever getting adopted. From drastic changes to the technical regulations to the controversial concept

Russell: F1 reverse-grid races would make drivers “look stupid”

George Russell has criticised F1’s plan to introduce reverse-grid races in the future, saying the proposal would make drivers “look a little bit stupid”.

Ricciardo recalls the day he went from ‘hero to zero’ in F1

Daniel Ricciardo holds an abundance of memories of his ten years in F1, but one particular moment endured early on in his career left its mark on the Aussie. Ricciardo landed his first F1 drive in the summer of 2011 when

Mercedes praises drivers for enduring ‘punishing toll’ at Mugello

Mercedes chief strategist James Vowles praised Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas for undergoing and surviving the veritable “physical punishment” levied upon them by the Mugello circuit at the recent Tuscan Grand Prix. The ninth round of the F1 world championship

Brown predicts ‘awesome era’ for F1 after 2022 reset

McLaren boss Zak Brown believes F1’s regulation reset in 2022 will lead to an “awesome era” for the sport with every team becoming a “serious contender”. To mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Formula 1, the sport’s managers

Albon has done enough to retain his Red Bull F1 seat – Brawn

F1 chief Ross Brawn believes Alex Albon is “doing a good enough job” to warrant retaining his Red Bull seat for the 2021 season.

Multiple triple-headers cannot become the norm in F1 – Seidl

McLaren boss Andreas Seidl has stressed that triple-headers cannot become the standard in future F1 seasons following a relentless run of races at the start of the 2020 campaign.

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Red Bull to brief frustrated Verstappen before Russian GP

Prior to the upcoming Russian GP in Sochi, team boss Christian Horner intends to discuss with his driver what Honda and the Milton Keynes team are doing to rectify the recent technical issues that have cost him momentum in the

Ferrari planning “small upgrades” for Russian GP

The Italian outfit is coming off the back of a disappointing run of races at Spa-Francorchamps, Monza and Mugello where it has struggled for competitiveness.As well as the team’s lack of engine power being exposed on the straights, its current

Vettel says F1 reverse-grid races “wrong in the name of sport”

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel believes F1’s plan to introduce reverse-grid races would be “wrong in the name of sport”.

F1 video: Destination unknown for Sergio Perez?

In our latest video at Crash.net, we’ve taken a look at where Sergio Perez’s F1 future could lie after losing his Racing Point seat to Sebastian Vettel for 2021…

Williams to benefit from Dorilton’s risk-taking mindset

Roberts says that Dorilton’s understanding of strategy and risk taking in other fields can be applied to the team as it seeks to improve its competitiveness.Roberts joined as managing director in May, and he took over his current role after

McLaren: No early driver swap while rivals face “disruption”

The Woking-based outfit was at the centre of the driver merry-go-round that was triggered by Ferrari electing not to extend Sebastian Vettel’s contract in to next year.Ferrari made a swoop for Carlos Sainz to replace Vettel, while McLaren then signed

Vettel says reverse grid races “completely wrong”

Plans to have qualifying races at some events based on the reverse of the current world championship order were rejected by the teams last year.However, F1 boss Ross Brawn wants to revive the idea after the mixed-up order at the

Banned! A video history of six-wheeled F1 cars

The P34 was the product of lateral thinking at Tyrrell in 1976, as it looked for a way to outsmart its rivals, most of whom were using the same Cosworth DFV engine and the Hewland gearbox. It featured four 10-inch wheels

Turkish GP sold 40,000 tickets within six hours of sale

After a nine-year absence, Turkey will return to the F1 calendar on 15th November at Istanbul Park.Turkey is one of the several new or returning venues to be added to the 2020 schedule due to the disruptions caused by the

Who is Sir Jim Ratcliffe and why is he linked to the Mercedes F1 team?

Who is Sir Jim Ratcliffe?From a humble background in Lancashire, 67-year-old James Ratcliffe used a degree in chemical engineering obtained at the University of Birmingham as a springboard for success in industry. He later honed his management skills at the

Mugello gravel trap approach won’t work everywhere – FIA

Unlike many modern venues, Mugello has gravel traps lining much of the circuit, to the extent that in his race directors’ notes issued to teams, Masi formally noted that “track limits at the exit of Turns 3, 5, 9, 11

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