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Max Verstappen says Renault’s Spec C engine is still missing “over a second” to Mercedes and Ferrari at the Italian Grand Prix, despite providing a performance boost.
Romain Grosjean insists his decision to join Haas was never taken with a potential Formula 1 future at Ferrari in mind.
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner hopes rival squad McLaren can recover from its present "turmoil" because Formula 1 "needs McLaren to be performing" given its history.
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Ferrari reserve Antonio Giovinazzi says it’s been “really hard” not racing in 2018 and hopes he can prove “I’m not a simulator driver” by graduating to Formula 1 next season.
Haas team boss Gunther Steiner believes Formula 1's stewards are influenced by the prior reputations and standing of the drivers and teams they deal with, despite efforts to remain impartial.
Carlos Sainz's deal to join Renault on loan from Red Bull appeared at first to have given him control over his own destiny. But is he now next in line to be shuffled out of the door in Renault's relentless pursuit of progress?
Fernando Alonso has conceded Romain Grosjean's opportunistic overtake at the first virtual safety car restart in the Hungarian Grand Prix was fair, having initially suggested it might be illegal.
Brendon Hartley says he “really put my balls on the line” to secure a breakthrough top-10 qualifying result at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Sergio Perez is "heartbroken" at taking legal action against Force India and its owner Vijay Mallya, but says it was necessary to save the Formula 1 team from going bust.
Fernando Alonso says "70%" of the recent work on McLaren's troublesome Formula 1 car was focused on 2019 and it has only brought one proper upgrade so far in 2018.
Haas team boss Gunther Steiner says Romain Grosjean's future at the squad depends on him finding greater consistency in Formula 1.
Kevin Magnussen reckons the decision to hire an ex-Bridgestone tyre engineer over the winter has been "one of the biggest factors" in the improved performance of Haas in Formula 1.
Valtteri Bottas has had so much misfortune in 2018 that it's easy to imagine he could be leading the championship with better luck. But when the circumstances are fully analysed, it's Sebastian Vettel who'd actually be better off.