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Renault still has questions over Racing Point's 'Pink Mercedes'

Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says his team is still uneasy about Racing Point's 'Pink Mercedes', with a formal challenge on its legality still not out of the question.

Multi 21: Flash back to Red Bull's most controversial race
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Multi 21: Flash back to Red Bull's most controversial race

On March 24, 2013, Sebastian Vettel infamously disobeyed team orders from Red Bull to hold station behind Mark Webber at the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix. Seven years on, we recap that ‘Multi 21’ incident.

Grosjean: Haas' openness positive despite uncertainty

Romain Grosjean thinks it is "positive" that team owner Gene Haas has come clean and admitted that his outfit's future in Formula 1 is not guaranteed if it does not have a strong start to the year.

Ocon admits he didn't know Mercedes was working on DAS

Former Mercedes reserve driver Esteban Ocon says he had no idea the German Formula 1 team was developing the Dual Axis Steering (DAS) system.

Points-leading LMP2 squad faces “tricky situation” at Le Mans

The LMP2 points-leading Signatech Alpine FIA World Endurance Championship squad faces a “tricky situation” in this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours, admits Nico Lapierre.

Paris mayoral contender pledges to cancel FE race

One of the frontrunners in the 2020 Paris mayoral race, Benjamin Griveaux, has pledged to cancel the French capital's ABB FIA Formula E race if he is elected.

Buemi: Title chances gone after Nissan double disaster

Nissan e.dams driver Sebastien Buemi has declared his ABB FIA Formula E title chances "over" after losing a potential victory in the Paris E-Prix.

New test tech to aid Renault engine development

Renault will have a new engine test bench to use from next month which should provide the Formula 1 manufacturer better reliability validation and be compatible with more powerful engines.

Renault confirms Ocon talks, targets '19 decision by Spa

Renault has confirmed it is in talks to field Mercedes Formula 1 junior Esteban Ocon in 2019 and has targeted the Belgian Grand Prix to announce its driver line-up.

Renault says Red Bull split removes "eccentric" work

Renault believes its Formula 1 engine project will have more focus and less "confusion" once it stops having to fulfil the "eccentric" requests sometimes made by Red Bull.

Renault rules out bid to lure Newey

Renault has dismissed talk that it is trying to lure Adrian Newey away from Formula 1 rivals Red Bull, despite speculation over recent weeks that the French manufacturer was interested in the design genius.

French GP wants bigger 2019 crowd despite trouble

The French Grand Prix organiser wants a significant crowd increase for 2019 because it believes every Formula 1 fan caught in traffic chaos over the weekend still attended the race.

Maini: F2 "killing our careers" with new car issues

The Formula 2 championship is "killing" the careers of its competitors due to the many technical issues its new-for-2018 car has suffered, according to Trident driver Arjun Maini.

Grosjean has "no explanation" for Q3 spin

Romain Grosjean says he has "no explanation" for the spin that sent him into the barriers during qualifying for Formula 1's French Grand Prix.

Vergne: Zurich penalties "convenient" for Formula E

Formula E points leader Jean-Eric Vergne has labelled the penalty he received during the previous round at Zurich as "convenient" for the all-electric championship.

Toyota yet to show true speed, fear LMP1 privateers

The gap between Toyota and its LMP1 rivals in the Le Mans 24 Hours will be much bigger than the times from the test day suggest, fear several leading privateers.

Isaakyan "still has flashbacks" of aerial Spa crash

SMP Racing LMP1 driver Matevos Isaakyan admits he “still has flashbacks” of his airborne crash in the Spa FIA World Endurance Championship opener.

Vergne hails Techeetah turnaround after "emotional" win

Formula E points leader Jean-Eric Vergne has hailed the turnaround of his Techeetah team after the most "emotional" victory of his career in Paris.

Prost to leave Renault e.dams ahead of Nissan takeover

Renault e.dams co-owner Alain Prost is leaving the French squad ahead of its takeover by Nissan, team founder Jean-Paul Driot has confirmed.

Renault hopes Singapore a "wake-up call" for Palmer

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul says he hopes Jolyon Palmer has been given a wake-up call about what is expected from him, following his first points of the season at the Singapore Grand Prix.

F2 to become “almost compulsory” after F1 superlicence overhaul

The Formula 1 superlicence system is set to be overhauled to make it “almost compulsory” for aspiring drivers to race in Formula 2, according to F2 technical director Didier Perrin.

Red Bull to drop Kari from junior programme

GP3 racer Niko Kari will leave the Red Bull junior team at the end of the year, but will complete the 2017 season in the company’s colours.

30 epic photos from the lens of Rainer Schlegelmilch

In his 55-year career, eminent photographer Rainer W. Schlegelmilch has taken more than 600,000 photos – which now belong to the Motorsport Network. Here are 30 of the best...