Formula 1 News

Has Alonso really been unlucky?
The complicated F1 pole debate
Vettel: Too many races dilute F1
Ricciardo to demo Earnhardt car
F1 reveals 23-race 2022 calendar

Alpine Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso says good luck "seems to keep avoiding" him after losing a chance to score big points in Turkey. But how unlucky has he really been in 2021?

Formula 1 drivers have expressed unease this year about how pole position records are being skewed by penalties and the new sprint race format.

Formula 1 risks losing valuable staff as well as stopping grands prix being ‘special’ events if the calendar continues expanding, warns Sebastian Vettel.

Daniel Ricciardo will get to drive one of Dale Earnhardt’s NASCAR Cup cars at the United States Grand Prix, after winning his Formula 1 bet with boss Zak Brown.

Formula 1 has revealed its biggest ever calendar for 2022, but the 23-race schedule does not include the Chinese Grand Prix.

Haas: Q2 spot shows team "ready to get points" with a better car

Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner says his team's display at the Turkish Grand Prix has given him the belief that it can regularly fight for points once it develops a competitive car.

How a change of mindset helped McLaren design an F1 winner

It's almost impossible to believe that just four years ago McLaren was a team battling to avoid getting Formula 1's wooden spoon as the worst on the grid.

Binotto to skip races in "critical phase" for 2022 Ferrari F1 project

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto says he will work from Maranello at two more grands prix in 2021 after skipping Turkey, as the team's 2022 car project enters a "critical phase".

How Tsunoda plans to achieve his F1 potential Prime

How Tsunoda plans to achieve his F1 potential

Yuki Tsunoda arrived in grand prix racing amid a whirlwind of hype, which only increased after his first race impressed the biggest wigs in Formula 1. His road since has been rocky and crash-filled, and OLEG KARPOV asks why Red Bull maintains faith in a driver who admits he isn’t really that big a fan of F1?

Qatar circuit pitlane entry changed "dramatically" for F1 race

FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says that work to update the Losail circuit for November's Qatar GP has nearly been completed.

Masi dismisses Alonso criticism on F1 stewarding bias

FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has dismissed Fernando Alonso's criticism on the fairness of F1's stewarding, saying the "rules are applied equally for everyone."

COTA addressing bumps for F1 race in wake of MotoGP problems

Some of the bumpy areas of the Circuit of the Americas in Texas are being smoothed out ahead of Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix.

Mercedes form has eased fears over 2022-triggered F1 slump

Mercedes says recent victories have eased fears that its early switch to development of its 2022 Formula 1 car could trigger a performance slump by now.

Sainz backs Ferrari grid penalty call despite strong form Turkish GP
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Sainz backs Ferrari grid penalty call despite strong form

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz says he "wouldn't change the decision" to take a new power unit in Formula 1's Turkish Grand Prix after seeing how competitive his team turned out to be.

Ricciardo won’t let Turkish GP setback derail McLaren F1 momentum

Daniel Ricciardo is refusing to let his disappointing Turkish Grand Prix weekend derail McLaren's recent momentum in Formula 1 after a Q1 knockout and failing to score any points.

Vettel: F1 must ask itself if money comes over morals
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Vettel: F1 must ask itself if money comes over morals

Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 needs to join other sports in asking itself if the chase for increased revenue should come above any concerns over its moral compass.

The danger of reading too much into F1's clickbait radio messages Prime

The danger of reading too much into F1's clickbait radio messages

OPINION: After Lewis Hamilton responded to reports labelling him 'furious' with Mercedes following his heated exchanges over team radio during the Russian Grand Prix, it provided a snapshot on how Formula 1 broadcasting radio snippets can both illuminate and misrepresent the true situation

Ferrari admits to 'risks' by introducing upgraded F1 engine

Ferrari has admitted it took some risks to introduce its upgraded Formula 1 engine in recent races, but has been left in no doubt about the advantage it now has.

How Ocon’s “dangerous” non-stop F1 strategy paid off

Esteban Ocon’s achievement of getting to the end of the Turkish GP in the points without a single pit stop was a rare feat. Ocon and his Alpine team explain how they pulled off their "dangerous" strategy.

Staying out could've dropped Hamilton to ‘back of F1 points’ - Mercedes Turkish GP
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Staying out could've dropped Hamilton to ‘back of F1 points’ - Mercedes

Mercedes believes Lewis Hamilton would have fallen towards “the back of the points” had he not pitted during Sunday’s Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix after completing its post-race calculations.

Heritage vote saves Adelaide Grand Prix F1 track

A narrow win for a proposal to heritage list Adelaide's grand prix circuit has saved the historic venue for now.

Wolff: Turkey F1 win shows Bottas’s "vital role" in both title races

Toto Wolff believes Valtteri Bottas’s dominant victory in Turkey may not be his last for Mercedes, and proves the “vital role” he can play in both Formula 1 championship fights.

Aston Martin: We had to trust Vettel on F1 slick tyre call Turkish GP
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Aston Martin: We had to trust Vettel on F1 slick tyre call

Aston Martin Formula 1 boss Otmar Szafnauer says the team had to trust Sebastian Vettel to make the right call to go to slick tyres in the Turkish GP.

How F1’s pole winner approach undermines drivers Prime

How F1’s pole winner approach undermines drivers

OPINION: Valtteri Bottas is credited with pole position for the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, despite being beaten in qualifying. This is another example of Formula 1 and the FIA scoring an own goal by forgetting what makes motorsport magic, with the Istanbul race winner also a victim of this in the championship’s recent history

Turkish Grand Prix driver ratings

On a day that the number two Mercedes enjoyed a rare day in the sun, the Turkish Grand Prix produced several standout drives - not least from a driver who has hit a purple patch of late