Erwin Jaeggi

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Russell: Williams best its ever felt in a race in Spain

George Russell says his Williams felt better in the Spanish Grand Prix than any other race since he joined the Formula 1 team, as he fought hard for a point-scoring finish.

Russell planning clear-the-air call with Bottas in coming days

George Russell says he is planning to call Valtteri Bottas in the coming days to clear the air following their Formula 1 crash at Imola on Sunday.

Russell: Williams can focus on performance instead of survival

George Russell says his Williams F1 team can finally focus on finding performance instead of keeping the team alive thanks to an investment boost from its new owners and the appointment of a technical director.

Mercedes "potentially" has wind sensitivity issues like Williams

George Russell believes Mercedes is “potentially in the same boat” as Williams with a wind sensitivity issue on its 2021 Formula 1 car that hurt its performance in Bahrain.

Gasly: AlphaTauri can fight McLaren, Ferrari on all tracks

Pierre Gasly believes his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team can fight midfield rivals McLaren and Ferrari "on all tracks" after showing promising pace in Bahrain.

Schumacher: Bahrain F1 cold tyre error will stay with me for a while

Mick Schumacher has said his spin on cold tyres during his Formula 1 race debut “will keep with me for a very long time” and vows to learn from the mistake.

Perez "has to be patient" with himself after Bahrain Q3 miss

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez says he is unconcerned by missing Q3 in Bahrain GP qualifying because he has to be "patient" with himself at his new team.

Verstappen doesn't see himself as 2021 F1 title favourite
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Verstappen doesn't see himself as 2021 F1 title favourite

Max Verstappen still believes Mercedes is the favourite heading into the new Formula 1 season, downplaying his rivals’ struggles through testing in Bahrain last week.

F1 teams face "head scratching" to manage 2021 tyres

Ferrari sporting director Laurent Mekies thinks Formula 1 teams will have to do a lot of "head scratching" to get on top of Pirelli's new tyre compounds for the 2021 F1 season.

Fittipaldi aims for IndyCar return and reserve F1 drive

Pietro Fittipaldi, currently subbing for Romain Grosjean in the Haas F1 team, is hoping to return to IndyCar in 2021 while remaining as a reserve driver in Formula 1.

Red Bull "could have done better" to beat Hamilton on strategy

Max Verstappen felt Red Bull was not aggressive enough in its strategy during Sunday’s Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, feeling it “could have done much better” to beat Lewis Hamilton.

How Verstappen's Turkish GP front wing error happened
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How Verstappen's Turkish GP front wing error happened

Max Verstappen has explained how a quirk of Red Bull's new Formula 1 front wing design contributed to the setting error that derailed his hopes in the Turkish Grand Prix.

Russell says Williams "breakthroughs" boosting team

George Russell believes Williams's recent "breakthroughs" with its 2020 Formula 1 car can put it on the front foot in the fight against rivals Alfa Romeo and Haas.

Russell: Imola crash the biggest mistake of my career

George Russell called his crash behind the safety car at Imola "the biggest mistake I've ever made" after squandering the chance to score his first Formula 1 point.

Wolff: Williams decision not down to Russell's performance

Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff says Williams’ decision on George Russell’s future has nothing to do with his driving skills and is a “political and commercial decision”.

Williams axe rumours fuelled by Perez camp, says Russell

George Russell believes speculation about his Formula 1 future with Williams has been “fed by the Perez camp”, and expects clarity about his position from the team within a week.

Sainz: Fans "can laugh as much they want" about Ferrari move

Carlos Sainz says fans making jokes about his move to Ferrari for 2021 “can laugh as much as they want” and that he finds their ideas “pretty funny”.

Vettel open to idea of spec-car race for F1 drivers

Sebastian Vettel would relish the opportunity to race his Formula 1 rivals in a saloon car race, but fears the times of drivers trying out different cars are “gone”.

McLaren interested in Perez if he considers IndyCar switch

McLaren would “definitely be interested” in holding talks with Sergio Perez over a drive with its IndyCar team in 2021 if the Mexican driver wanted to move into the series.

FIA to review "concerning" Giovinazzi loose wheel incident

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says that Antonio Giovinazzi’s lost wheel at Spa is a “concern” and that the FIA has begun an investigation into the incident.

Verstappen had "zero days" in Red Bull simulator

Max Verstappen says he missed out on Red Bull simulator days as well as driving a Formula 1 car during the coronavirus lockdown, thanks to travel restrictions in Europe.

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.

No time for catch-up from slow start in 2020, says Vasseur

Formula 1 teams will have little time to play catch-up when the season gets going because an intense run of races will hamper scope for development, reckons Alfa Romeo boss Fred Vasseur.

Crammed F1 calendar will be "very costly" - Vasseur

Alfa Romeo chief Fred Vasseur says Formula 1 bosses need to be mindful that cramming an intense run of races into the latter part of this year could lead to a difficult escalation in costs for smaller teams.

Zandvoort F1 race behind closed doors "unthinkable"

Jan Lammers, sporting director of the Dutch Grand Prix, says the organisers of the Zandvoort race have not considered the option of putting on a race behind closed doors.

Impact of coronavirus crisis on F1 teams "difficult" to predict

Alfa Romeo team boss Fred Vasseur says nobody knows how 'deep' the coronavirus crisis will be for Formula 1, as talks continue to try to slash costs and save jobs.

Formula 1 could extend 2020 factory shutdown

Formula 1 could extend its factory shutdown period for several more weeks in a bid to help keep costs under control while the start of the season is in limbo.

Matsushita not ready to abandon "one percent" F1 dream

Nobuharu Matsushita says he isn't ready to give up on his Formula 1 dream, even if there is only a "one percent" chance he can still graduate to the category with Honda's support.

Verstappen rules out partnering Leclerc at Ferrari

Max Verstappen has ruled out the idea of him ever driving alongside Charles Leclerc at Ferrari – saying it is wrong for teams to have two 'number one drivers'.

Verstappen: Podiums the maximum for remaining races

Max Verstappen reckons Red Bull-Honda will only get podium finishes at best in the remainder of the 2019 Formula 1 season and cannot see further chances to win grands prix.

Verstappen: Ricciardo Red Bull dynamic was "ideal situation"

Max Verstappen says the ideal teammate for him in Formula 1 is one who can push him to greater heights like Daniel Ricciardo did.

Honda will match Mercedes, Ferrari power in 2020 - Marko

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko has faith that power gains from Honda this winter will put it on a par with Ferrari and Mercedes in 2020.

Verstappen lacks the "speed to attack" in Singapore

Max Verstappen has no answers for his Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team’s lack of pace in qualifying in Singapore – and is pessimistic about his chances of progressing in the race.

Red Bull aims to firm up 2020 line-up after Mexico

Red Bull expects to finalise its 2020 driver line-up after the Mexican Grand Prix, with the team admitting Alex Albon’s performances have put him in pole position to stay alongside Max Verstappen.

Sainz doubts virtual racing at home benefits F1 rivals

McLaren driver Carlos Sainz believes there is no real benefit from spending as much time sim racing at home as his Formula 1 teammate Lando Norris does.

Sainz: Not enough top F1 cars for top drivers

McLaren driver Carlos Sainz says there aren't "enough good cars to feed all the good drivers in Formula 1", as he admits the shortage of title-calibre grand prix machinery is "very frustrating".

Sainz: People underestimate F1 team differences

Carlos Sainz says Formula 1 teams are “a lot more different than what people imagine”, and believes the value of team continuity for a driver is underestimated.

Verstappen: It's "bullshit" that F1 cars are too easy to drive

Max Verstappen says it is "bullshit" to suggest that Formula 1 cars are not challenging enough, as he admits to being baffled by Romain Grosjean's claims that driving a kart is harder.

Verstappen opted not to "screw" Hamilton in investigation

Max Verstappen said he chose not to ‘try to screw’ Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton after the two drivers were called to the stewards following Friday’s Formula 1 practice sessions.

Ocon says Hamilton's success "no coincidence at all"

Mercedes reserve driver Esteban Ocon had "a different picture" of Lewis Hamilton before being able to see how the five-time Formula 1 world champion operates up close this season.

Ocon hopes his F1 future is sorted "very soon"

Mercedes reserve driver Esteban Ocon hopes his future will be sorted "very, very soon" in his bid to return to a Formula 1 race seat next season.

Red Bull: Small Honda gains could make big difference

Max Verstappen says "a bit more power and a bit more balance" will make Red Bull-Honda's situation look "a lot different" in the coming Formula 1 races.

Verstappen: F1 needs "one person" with absolute power

Max Verstappen says Formula 1 needs a dictator to sort rules out properly, because there is too much self-interest from teams.

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.

Kvyat "pushed like an animal" to score in Australia

Toro Rosso returnee Daniil Kvyat said he "pushed like an animal" to recover from an error and score a point on his Formula 1 comeback in the Australian Grand Prix.

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's new talent will make races "fun" in 2019

The influx of new talent into Formula 1 for 2019 will make the races "fun", reckon Carlos Sainz and Valtteri Bottas.

Sauber "outdeveloping" even F1's top teams - Force India

Racing Point Force India team principal Otmar Szafnauer says midfield rival Sauber has “outdeveloped the top teams” with the leap it's made from its 2017 car to the current C37 challenger.

Sainz found extra motivation after Renault split was confirmed

Carlos Sainz says it was important for him to finish the 2018 season strongly with Renault, once it was confirmed that he would not be remaining with the team next season.

Red Bull: Verstappen would be "unfair" early benchmark for Gasly

Red Bull boss Christian Horner thinks it would be unfair to expect Pierre Gasly to challenge Max Verstappen immediately next year, but says the team predicts "big things" from the Frenchman.

Bottas says qualifying gain key to beating Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas believing that lifting his game in Formula 1 qualifying will be key to helping him beat Lewis Hamilton in the future.

Ericsson was left "fuming" by Sauber tactics

Marcus Ericsson revealed he had been left "fuming" at being asked to sacrifice his Mexican Grand Prix to help teammate Charles Leclerc – before recovering to the points.

Gutierrez aiming for F1 return with Williams

Ex-Sauber and Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez is aiming to return to Formula 1 next season with Williams.

Renault 2019 engine claims "the same old song" - Verstappen

Max Verstappen says Renault’s pledge to produce an all-new Formula 1 engine next year that can close the gap to Mercedes and Ferrari is “the same old song”.

Verstappen: F1's penalty points belong "in the bin"

Max Verstappen believes Formula 1’s rulemakers should get rid of the licence penalty points system and “throw it in the bin”.

Verstappen blames Bottas for "unfair" penalty

Max Verstappen has blamed Valtteri Bottas for their coming together that earned the Red Bull driver what he deemed to be an unfair penalty in Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix.