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My job in F1: The team manager

There are people you don't see on TV, but who help the F1 circus to perform the show. In our series, brings you their stories. This week we talk to Graham Watson, the team manager of Scuderia AlphaTauri.

My job in F1: The TV cameraman

There are a lot of people working in F1 who you will never see on TV but they are essential for the show. This week we look at someone who is definitely never on TV, because he is filming it! Mathijs Notten is a cameraman for Dutch network Ziggo Sport.

My job in F1: The Safety Car driver

There are people you don't see that often on TV, but who help the Formula 1 circus put up its show. This is the story of Bernd Maylander, who serves as the official FIA safety car driver.

Andretti, Fittipaldi, Stewart recount their Zandvoort tales

On the day that Formula 1 was supposed to race at Zandvoort again for the first time since 1985, takes a dive in the history of the Dutch Grand Prix with some of the greatest drivers the sport has seen.

Holland extends events ban, MotoGP race set for postponement

The ban on all public events in the Netherlands has been extended until September 1, the country’s Prime Minister Mark Rutte has announced, creating further implications for its international motorsport events.

Assen to chase Dutch GP deal as Zandvoort exclusivity ends

The Netherlands Grand Prix Foundation expects to resume negotiations with Formula One Management regarding a potential Dutch Grand Prix at TT Circuit Assen, now that a period of exclusivity in talks with Circuit Zandvoort has ended.

A rare insight into why Verstappen is so good

Max Verstappen’s growing presence in sim racing has given those close to the Red Bull Formula 1 star an insight into driving ability that is “almost impossible to imitate”.

F1 officials to inspect Assen after "positive" Dutch GP meeting

Formula 1 officials will visit Assen in the next few weeks, following the latest rounds of talks about hosting a Dutch Grand Prix there.

Verstappen's Village visit gave him “goosebumps”

Max Verstappen says a visit to his fan village “gave me goosebumps”, as his adoring fans went wild for their hero on Saturday night.

Whiting inspection says Assen needs small changes to host F1

The Assen circuit in Holland has moved a step closer to its ambition of holding a Dutch Grand Prix, with Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting saying that the track would need just relatively small changes to hold a race.

Verstappen feels ready to fight Hamilton for 2018 title

Red Bull's Max Verstappen says he feels ready to challenge four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton for the Formula 1 title in 2018.

Amsterdam and Rotterdam not interested in Dutch GP idea

Local government officials in Amsterdam and Rotterdam have said there is little interest in their cities hosting a Dutch Grand Prix street race.

Hulkenberg: Kubica "quite impressive" in Hungary test

Nico Hulkenberg says he was impressed by Robert Kubica completing over 140 laps behind the wheel of the Renault RS17 at the Hungaroring last week.

Kubica a rival for Renault F1 2018 seat - Rowland

Formula 2 driver Oliver Rowland says Robert Kubica is a rival for a seat at the Renault Formula 1 team for 2018.

Verstappen "concerned" Renault won't deliver in 2018

Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen has admitted to concerns over his Formula 1 title hopes for 2018, citing a lack of major updates from the team's engine partner Renault.

Verstappen says F1 season "completely crap" so far

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen declared his 2017 Formula 1 season so far "crap" after his early retirement from second in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Verstappen breaks lap record at Zandvoort during F1 demo

Max Verstappen set a new lap record at Circuit Zandvoort on Sunday morning during a Formula 1 demonstration with the V8-powered Red Bull RB8.

Verstappen hopes F1 brings back V10 engines in future

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen wants Formula 1 to return to louder V10 engines after the end of the current regulation cycle.

Verstappen wins Sportsman of the Year award in the Netherlands

Max Verstappen has been named Sportsman of the Year in his home country during an award ceremony on Wednesday evening.

Verstappen says bad start was because of team error

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen says his slow getaway from the grid of the Italian Grand Prix was because his RB12 was set up "too aggressively".

Davidson warns WEC faces spending "ticking time bomb"

Toyota racer Anthony Davidson says the FIA World Endurance Championship has a "ticking time bomb" on its hands if the ever-rising costs in the series are not dealt with soon.

The Big Interview: How Sir Chris Hoy’s Le Mans dream came true

On the brink of his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut, talks to cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy about how his childhood dream to race at the Circuit de la Sarthe is about to become a reality.

Audi ends incident-filled Le Mans test day on top

Audi took over the top position in the afternoon session of the official Le Mans 24 Hours test, ending the day's running ahead of the two Porsches.

Porsche leads morning session of official Le Mans test day

Porsche has set the fastest time in the morning session of the official test day for the Le Mans 24 Hours, as Marc Lieb posted a 3m22.334s in the third hour.

Dutch teen Verschoor joins Red Bull Junior Team

Richard Verschoor has joined the ranks of the Red Bull Junior Team, having impressed the programme's boss Helmut Marko at Sochi.

Verstappen: "I want to challenge for podiums next year"

Max Verstappen is adamant he wants to make a step forward in his career next year, as his goal is to challenge for podiums regularly in 2017.

Manor admits interest in future LMP1 move

Manor WEC boss John Booth doesn’t rule out the British squad moving up the LMP1 class some time in the future.

Kobayashi says Super Formula is underrated

Ex-Formula 1 driver Kamui Kobayashi believes the Japanese Super Formula series he competes in currently is severely underrated in terms of its competitiveness.

Haas debut no surprise due to Ferrari link, "healthy budget" - Booth

Former Manor F1 team principal John Booth was not at all surprised by the impressive form of Formula 1 newcomer Haas in the 2016 season opener in Melbourne.

Kobayashi: Ferrari WEC stint should help with LMP1 debut

Toyota LMP1 driver Kamui Kobayashi reckons his previous stint in the World Endurance Championship with the AF Corse Ferrari squad could prove invaluable for his comeback season in 2016.

Stevens hoping for long WEC career after F1 exit

Will Stevens is hoping to compete in the World Endurance Championship for many years to come, having failed to retain his seat at the Manor Formula 1 team for a second season.

Manor boss Booth: Le Mans and WEC saved me from quitting sport

Former Manor Formula 1 boss John Booth has told he was ready to quit motorsport after his association with the team ended last year.

Toyota working on third Le Mans LMP1 entry for 2017

Toyota's World Endurance Championship team director Rob Leupen says the Japanese manufacturer is hoping to raise the budget to run a third entry in the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Webber thinks Porsche’s dominant days in WEC “could be over”

World Endurance Champion Mark Webber has said the recent performance advantage Porsche enjoyed over factory LMP1 rivals Audi and Toyota could end when the new season kicks off next month at Silverstone.

Toro Rosso rules out switch to 2016 Ferrari engine

Team principal Franz Tost has ruled out that Toro Rosso will be switching to a 2016-spec Ferrari engine during the upcoming F1 season.

Toro Rosso has had best pre-season ever

Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost says the Faenza-based outfit experienced its best pre-season since its racing debut in 2006.

Analysis: Does data deal give Mercedes tyre advantage in 2016?

Mercedes has been working since last year with San Diego-based technology company Qualcomm to better analyse tyre data. Can this deal prove instrumental with the complicated new rules coming for 2016?

De Vries joins 2016 GP3 field with ART

McLaren protege Nyck de Vries will switch to the GP3 Series for the 2016 season with ART Grand Prix.

Verstappen: Toro Rosso can make big step in 2016

Max Verstappen believes Toro Rosso has the potential to make a one-second per lap leap forward in pace this year, despite its late-switch to Ferrari engines.