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What is needed for W Series to get a woman into F1

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali grabbed the headlines recently when he suggested that it would likely be at least another five years before a woman could get in to grand prix racing.

Zhou never doubted Alfa Romeo F1 contract extension

Zhou Guanyu feels his contract extension with Alfa Romeo was never in doubt, with the Sauber-run squad impressed by the Chinese driver’s progress throughout his rookie Formula 1 campaign.

Albon prepared for Singapore F1 return after missing Monza

Alex Albon says he is prepared to return to his Williams Formula 1 seat at the Singapore Grand Prix, after missing the Monza race with appendicitis.

Can Hamilton produce another Singapore magic moment? Prime

Can Hamilton produce another Singapore magic moment?

The Singapore Grand Prix has, explains Ben Edwards, played an important role in Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 career. As the series returns to the Marina Bay Street Circuit for the first time in three years, he faces the latest challenge with an underperforming Mercedes car.

Aston Martin: Trait that helped it land Alonso key to better F1 car

Aston Martin thinks the swift-footed approach that helped it snatch Fernando Alonso from Alpine can fast-track its push to the front of the Formula 1 grid.

Mercedes signs early Petronas deal extension ahead of new F1 2026 rules

Mercedes has secured the commitment of fuels and oil partner Petronas for Formula 1’s new regulations era from 2026, after opting for an early extension of its title sponsorship deal.

The key F1 design decisions that allowed Red Bull to dominate 2022

Red Bull’s RB18 has emerged as the best of the 2022 Formula 1 cars, especially on Sundays, and could arguably be the finest the Milton Keynes-based squad has ever produced.

Coming soon: Three all-new Porsche v Ferrari blockbusters

OPINION: Forget the movie Ford v Ferrari, there’s going to be an imminent remake of Porsche v Ferrari – only it’s not going to be on the silver screen but on the racetracks of the world… and the stock market.

F1 finally approves six sprint races for 2023 after FIA delay

Formula 1 will hold six sprint races in 2023, after motor racing’s governing body finally agreed to the calendar tweaks after months of delays.

Piastri was unsure Ricciardo wanted to hear from him over F1 situation

Oscar Piastri admits he was not sure if Daniel Ricciardo wanted to hear from him, prior to his fellow Australian phoning him to speak about their Formula 1 situation.

F1 drivers call for FIA review of tighter pitlanes

Carlos Sainz says that Formula 1 should take a look at potential safety issues in narrow pitlanes following some close calls at the recent Dutch GP.

Why Sainz is key to Ferrari achieving its chairman's F1 goals Prime

Why Sainz is key to Ferrari achieving its chairman's F1 goals

Although Ferrari's chances of title glory in 2022 have evaporated, chairman John Elkann expects the team to have chalked up both championships by 2026. Both require drivers to play the team game and, having now become more comfortable with the F1-75, Carlos Sainz may be Ferrari's key to title glory

The "second chance" that led a Dutch F1 champion to Mercedes

As Formula 1 has pushed to reach a younger generation of fans and find new ways to get people into the series, Esports has been a big success story.

Zhou Guanyu to stay with Alfa Romeo F1 team in 2023

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has finally confirmed that Zhou Guanyu will stay on for a second season in 2023.

McLaren to run ‘Future Mode’ livery at next F1 races

McLaren is to run with a tweaked 'Future Mode' livery for Formula 1's Singapore and Japanese Grands Prix, as part of a tie-up with team sponsor OKX.

Why F1 has held back on "unfair" early sustainable fuel switch

Formula 1 has nailed its flag to the mast in mapping out a long-term future revolving around hybrid engines running on fully sustainable fuels.

McLaren chases "big step" for F1 2023 car to avoid recovery repeat

McLaren says it needs a "big step" with its 2023 Formula 1 car this winter, as it cannot go through another year of playing catch up during the campaign.

Why a good night's sleep is not just a Singapore GP issue

As Formula 1 returns to Singapore this week, the focus for everyone working in the sport will be on sleep, and how to get enough.

Ocon: Only Hamilton has done a better job as Alonso’s F1 teammate

Esteban Ocon thinks it ‘strange’ that not everyone appreciates the speed and results he has shown in Formula 1 – especially considering he is up against Fernando Alonso.

Alfa Romeo CEO: “No hurry” to decide F1 future beyond 2023

Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato says the company is in “no hurry” to make a call on its long-term future in Formula 1.

How its faltering first turbo car advanced a Williams-Honda glory era Prime

How its faltering first turbo car advanced a Williams-Honda glory era

Stuart Codling charts the development of the Williams FW09, the ugly duckling that heralded the start of the title-winning Williams-Honda partnership

Maintaining record of win in every F1 season has "zero importance" to Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says maintaining his record of winning a race in every Formula 1 season he has competed in has “zero importance to me.”

Interview: How F1's helicopter footage was brought to a higher level

The ever increasing quality of Formula 1's helicopter camera work has made it an indispensable part of the broadcast. We went behind the scenes to find out how F1's spectacular aerial shots come together.

The Moss-Ferrari farce that current F1 drivers are thankfully spared Prime

The Moss-Ferrari farce that current F1 drivers are thankfully spared

Recent moves within the driver market have reminded Maurce Hamilton of a time when contracts weren’t worth the paper they weren’t written on…

BMW: No current interest in entering Formula 1

BMW says it has no interest in entering Formula 1 at the moment despite the recent manufacturer arrivals, instead focusing on its LMDh programme.

Ocon: 2022 F1 cars like ‘go karts on kerbs’ in Singapore

Esteban Ocon believes that 2022 Formula 1 cars are going to behave like go-karts over the bumps and kerbs of the Singapore GP track.

Vettel was "never really close" to Red Bull F1 return after Ferrari exit

Sebastian Vettel says he was “never really close” to returning to Red Bull despite a “brief chat” with its Formula 1 bosses after learning of his Ferrari exit in 2020.

Mercedes F1 trucks biofuel trial reduces CO2 emissions by 89%

Mercedes has revealed how a trial of running its race trucks on biofuel for the recent Formula 1 triple header helped net an 89 percent reduction in CO2 emissions.

Alpine: 100-race F1 plan not derailed by losses of Alonso and Piastri

Alpine insists its 100-race target to be fighting at the front of Formula 1 has not been wrecked by the loss of drivers Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri.

FIA formally rejects Herta's F1 superlicence request

The FIA has clarified that it rejected Red Bull’s request for IndyCar race winner Colton Herta to be granted an exemption for a Formula 1 superlicence.

Ricciardo open to year out of F1 to take ‘two steps forward’ in 2024

Daniel Ricciardo has suggested he could have a year out of Formula 1 in 2023 if it allowed him to take “two steps forward” upon returning in 2024.

Why Latifi's F1 career deserved better than becoming an internet meme

Through all the Formula 1 driver market discussions and considerations for 2023, Nicholas Latifi’s future - or, indeed, lack of future with Williams - was always taken as read.

The seven factors powering Verstappen's 2022 F1 domination Prime

The seven factors powering Verstappen's 2022 F1 domination

After a tooth and nail and, at times, toxic Formula 1 world championship scrap last year, Max Verstappen's march to a second consecutive title has been the exact opposite. But has he really changed in 2022? Here's a dive into what factors have played a crucial role, both inside the Verstappen camp and elsewhere, in the Dutch driver's domination.

Latifi to leave Williams at end of 2022 F1 season

Williams has announced Nicholas Latifi will leave the Formula 1 team at the end of the 2022 season.

Fallows: Aston Martin reminds me of a young Red Bull F1 team

Aston Martin currently feels "very similar" to the early days of the Red Bull team before it went on to dominate Formula 1, according to technical director Dan Fallows.

Brown: F1’s success in the US not dependent on American driver or team

Zak Brown does not believe Formula 1’s success in the United States is dependent on an American driver or team, but he would “love to see it happen.”

Does Tsunoda have what it takes to lead AlphaTauri if Gasly leaves?

News that Yuki Tsunoda will be sticking around at AlphaTauri in 2023 was one of the more expected announcements in Formula 1's driver market silly season.

F1 cost cap hasn’t put a limit on ideas, says Ferrari

Formula 1's cost cap may have limited teams in their ability to bring upgrades this year, but it has not put a stop to good ideas, reckons Ferrari.

The time lag of ideas that offers intrigue over F1's future fight Prime

The time lag of ideas that offers intrigue over F1's future fight

The pecking order in 2022's Formula 1 season may look pretty static as the season draws to a close, but the unique nature of the cost cap means that preparation for next season takes precedence. New developments are being pushed back to 2023, which could mask the technical development war ongoing...

How RB18 diet helped Verstappen step it up in F1 2022

Max Verstappen's charge to being on the cusp of his second Formula 1 title has been pretty smooth, but that's not to say there were no bumps in the road.

AlphaTauri retains Tsunoda for 2023 Formula 1 season

AlphaTauri has announced that Yuki Tsunoda will remain part of its Formula 1 line-up for the 2023 season.

F1’s new rules will eventually close up grid, says Domenicali

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has no doubts that new regulations will eventually serve to close up the grid, despite Red Bull’s dominance this year.

Red Bull had planned DTM outing for F1 aspirant Colton Herta

Red Bull had firm plans to field IndyCar race winner Colton Herta in this weekend’s DTM races in Austria as part of its effort to get him into Formula 1, it has emerged, only for the guest entry to be aborted at short notice.

Alpine F1 CEO Rossi "proud" of Szafnauer signing

Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi says he has total trust in Formula 1 team boss Otmar Szafnauer, singling him out as the signing he is most ‘proud’ of making.

How Formula 1 ended up with its gruelling 24-race calendar for 2023
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How Formula 1 ended up with its gruelling 24-race calendar for 2023

Formula 1’s 24-race calendar for 2023 might be a sign of the series’ current health, but for many, the schedule was cause for concern.

Horner regrets missing chance to sign Piastri to Red Bull F1 junior team

Christian Horner has revealed Red Bull missed the chance to sign Oscar Piastri to its Formula 1 young driver programme a few years ago, calling it “something that I regret.”

Mercedes lacked tools to sort W13 problem quicker

Mercedes has admitted that its chase for answers to problems it faced early on with its W13 was not helped by it lacking critical tools at its Formula 1 factory.

Doohan: Alpine F1 discussions add motivation to perform in F2

Jack Doohan says the discussions around his future with Alpine have served as motivation for him to perform in Formula 2, but claims they have not added any pressure.

Aston: No change in F1 "ultimate professional" Vettel

Aston Martin says there has been no change in Sebastian Vettel’s approach since announcing his retirement from Formula 1 at the end of the year, calling him the “ultimate professional.”

Monaco GP extends F1 contract until 2025

Formula 1 will continue to race in Monaco until at least 2025, after a new contract was announced on Tuesday.

F1 announces record 24-round calendar for 2023 season

Formula 1 has revealed a 24-race calendar for 2023 – which begins in Bahrain in March and finishes in Abu Dhabi in November.

The surprise biggest indicator of Ferrari's 2022 F1 points downfall Prime

The surprise biggest indicator of Ferrari's 2022 F1 points downfall

Looking back to the early races of 2022 and Ferrari’s challenge to Red Bull and Max Verstappen was going better than many expected. But it has lost so much ground a surprise rival can even pip Charles Leclerc to runner-up in the standings if given the chance

McLaren still paying the price for early F1 brake problems

McLaren boss Andreas Seidl says the long-term impact of its early season brake problems are still being felt in its fight with Alpine in Formula 1.

Red Bull building its own F1 engine "very bold", says Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Red Bull going ahead with plans to build its own Formula 1 engine is a "very bold strategy" after the collapse of its talks with Porsche.

Ferrari hasn’t escaped "real mystery" of F1 2022 cars

Ferrari admits it has not escaped the "real mystery" that other Formula 1 teams have faced in trying to understand why the performance of its cars has fluctuated so much.

Ferrari: FIA should allow more F1 engines after Monza penalty chaos

Ferrari Formula 1 chief Mattia Binotto believes the FIA needs to consider increasing the power unit allocation per season after almost half the grid took penalties at Monza last week.

F1 teams in race to use up rookie FP1 sessions

Formula 1 teams are in a race to fulfil their obligations to run a rookie in two FP1 sessions, with several yet to confirm their plans.

Herta doesn't want to be "an exception" over F1 superlicence

Colton Herta says he didn’t want to get into Formula 1 by force majeure but by FIA offering greater points reward for IndyCar success.

Mercedes glad to see the back of F1’s high-speed tracks, says Russell

George Russell thinks Mercedes will feel glad to see the back of high-speed Formula 1 track layouts like Spa and Monza as it bids to end its win drought.

Red Bull: "Massive ask" to win all remaining F1 2022 races

Red Bull thinks it will be a “massive ask” to win all the remaining Formula 1 races this year, despite its car being so dominant.