Dieter Rencken

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Ferrari has "hardest" step left to win F1 title - Vettel

Ferrari's final step back to becoming a Formula 1 world champion again will be the hardest, admits Sebastian Vettel.

Baku Vettel's "worst feeling" of F1 season

The aftermath of his controversial collision with Lewis Hamilton in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was Sebastian Vettel's "worst feeling" of the 2017 Formula 1 season.

Schumacher wanted post-title test to end self doubt - Todt

Michael Schumacher privately asked for a test at Fiorano the winter after winning his first F1 title for Ferrari in 2000, because he wanted to be sure he was still able to drive at his best, FIA president Jean Todt has revealed.

Former Ferrari F1 engine chief working with Aston Martin

Former Ferrari engine chief Luca Marmorini is working with Aston Martin as part of its evaluation of a Formula 1 project for 2021.

F1 bosses in talks to hold Vietnam GP

Formula 1 bosses are in talks with officials in Vietnam about holding a race in the future, while there is also a push for a second grand prix in China.

Williams received £10m from Mercedes to release Bottas

The Williams Formula 1 team's profit during the first half of 2017 was boosted by a payment from Mercedes for releasing Valtteri Bottas, understands.

Kubica in frame for Williams Formula 1 test

Robert Kubica is in frame to test for the Williams Formula 1 team as it evaluates its 2018 driver options, has learned.

McLaren and Honda agree to end partnership

McLaren has reached an agreement with Honda to be released from their partnership and switch to Renault power from the 2018 Formula 1 season, has learned.

Sainz's Renault switch agreed as McLaren deal looms

Carlos Sainz has signed a deal to join Renault, has learned, in a move that will trigger a series of dominos to secure McLaren the French car manufacturer’s engine for 2018.

Haas F1 sporting director O'Neill to leave team

Dave O’Neill is leaving his role as sporting director of the Haas Formula 1 team with Renault race team coordinator Geoff Simmonds set to replace him, understands. 

Toro Rosso-Honda 2018 talks progressing

Talks between Toro Rosso and Honda about a possible F1 engine supply deal are progressing following a meeting between Red Bull's Helmut Marko and Honda chief Masashi Yamamoto on Tuesday.

Halo set for 2018 introduction after Strategy Group meeting

Formula 1 is set to introduce the Halo cockpit protection device for 2018 after the FIA pushed it through on safety grounds at Wednesday’s Strategy Group meeting.

New aero rules, Shield on Strategy Group agenda

Formula 1's aerodynamic regulations beyond 2020 and the Halo and Shield cockpit protection devices are among the items on the agenda when the Strategy Group meets on Wednesday, understands.

Sauber F1 boss Kaltenborn steps down

Monisha Kaltenborn has stepped down from her position as team principal and chief executive officer, understands.

Force India considering team name change

Force India is considering changing its name to give it a more "international flavour" and make the Formula 1 team more attractive to potential new sponsors, says boss Vijay Mallya.

Nissan could take over Renault's Formula E entry

Formula E's leading manufacturer Renault could have its entry taken over by Nissan.

Revealed: Formula 1 team payments for 2017

Ferrari's drop to third place in the constructors' championship last year did not stop the Maranello squad from maintaining its place as Formula 1's top commercial rights earner, can reveal.

Russia rules out night race switch

Deputy prime minister Dmitry Kozak has ruled out the possibility of the Russian Grand Prix becoming a night race in the future.

Brawn: I couldn't work with Ecclestone

Formula 1’s new motorsport managing director Ross Brawn says he could not work with former chief Bernie Ecclestone but insists he never made that a condition of taking on the role.

Williams stronger than Mercedes in certain areas - Lowe

New Williams chief technical officer Paddy Lowe says the F1 team is already stronger than world champion Mercedes in certain areas.

Manor F1 team has buyout offer

An offer to buy the Manor Formula 1 team has been made but the bidder requires an answer before Friday.