Luke Murphy

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Aeroscreen: IndyCar progressing a more desirable solution?

It’s a topic that’s been left to simmer for a couple of seasons in Formula 1, but are IndyCar paving the way for a more palatable driver head protection solution?

Debate: Was Vettel justified in rejecting team orders?

In the latest twist in the battle for Ferrari driver supremacy, was Vettel right to ignore team orders in the opening exchanges of the Russian GP?

Debate: Was Singapore a sign of improved Ferrari competitiveness?

Ferrari's third win in a row - and their first one-two finish of the season - was perhaps an unanticipated outcome of the Singapore GP. Can they continue their upward trend?

Podcast: Hubert Memories and Belgian GP Review

With the motor racing community still mourning the loss of Formula 2 racer Anthoine Hubert, Charles Leclerc paid tribute to his former team-mate by taking the Belgian GP victory, his first in Formula 1.

Podcast: Ferrari the favourites for the Belgium win?

With the characteristics of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit theoretically benefiting Ferrari, could they finally get off the mark at the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix?

Has W Series changed women's status in racing?

It was one of the most anticipated new racing series for some time, but what has the impact of the first season of the W Series been?

Debate: Could Kvyat take Gasly's seat?

With Pierre Gasly struggling to come to terms with Max Verstappen so far this season, could Daniil Kvyat be the better candidate to bolster Red Bull's driver line-up?

Verstappen vs Hamilton: A glimpse into future battles?

The race for the Hungarian Grand Prix win was between two of Formula 1's 'in-form' drivers but, with the pair rarely racing each other for the win, was this be the first taster into their future battles?

Debate: Who was your standout performer in Hockenheim?

In one of the craziest races in modern Formula 1 history, every driver came away with a tale of triumph or 'what could've been', but which driver do you think shone in Germany?

Vettel's German GP Chances: Can he hit back?

One year on from his heartbreaking exit from his home race, can Sebastian Vettel make amends at the Hockenheimring in 2019?

Debate: Would Bottas have won without SC intervention?

Lewis Hamilton claimed a record-breaking sixth British Grand Prix victory on Sunday, but how close would the contest have been without the impact of a safety car?

Debate: Did Verstappen deserve a penalty?

The tension of the Austrian Grand Prix lingered hours after the chequered flag had fallen, but the stewards decided that 'no further action' was necessary for Verstappen's late-race move. Do you agree?

Why F1 must listen to Lewis Hamilton

With debate around the 2021 regulations intensifying, has Lewis Hamilton hit the nail on the head with his opinions on the sport and who should dictate the rules?

Debate: Do you agree with Perez's lap one penalty?

The stewards were involved yet again in the outcome of a Grand Prix, but were they right to give Perez a five-second time penalty despite obeying the run-off rules?

Why the French GP is so important for Ferrari

With the stewards confirming that the result of the Canadian Grand Prix still stands, here's why the French GP could be a key event for Ferrari's season.

Does penalty anger hide another Vettel blunder?

With almost all of the post-Canadian Grand Prix focus being on the decision to hand Sebastian Vettel a dubious five-second time penalty, has the call from the stewards disguised another error from the Ferrari driver?

Canadian GP 2019: What to look out for

Sebastian Vettel took his first pole position of season - and his first since the 2018 German Grand Prix - but will he have it all his own way in the race?

Debate: Monaco GP 2019 - Tense or frustrating to watch?

With overtaking difficulties once again proving the main factor in the contest for the Monaco Grand Prix win, did the battle for the victory echo the tension of Monaco 1992?

Monaco GP 2019: What to look out for

Mercedes had the advantage in qualifying, but what other factors will be in play for the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix?

What next for Alonso and McLaren in IndyCar?

With the inquest already underway at McLaren after their failure to qualify for the 2019 Indy 500, what are the next steps for Fernando Alonso?

Debate: Can Ferrari find a way back?

Whilst Mercedes make history, Ferrari are left wondering how they can stop their run of form and return to winning ways.

Debate: Is the 2018/2019 Formula E Season too unpredictable?

With eight different winners in as many races, and the top seven in the drivers' championship within twenty points of each other, has this year's contest been too random?

Roland Ratzenberger: Tributes from those who knew him

As the Formula One world pays its respects to two drivers lost 25 years ago on a dark weekend for motorsport, Edd Straw and Adam Cooper lead the tributes to the life and career of Roland Ratzenberger.

Azerbaijan GP 2019: What to look out for

Despite an anticipated pole position for Ferrari, it was Mercedes took the qualifying honours with a front-row lockout. Can we expect a fightback from Ferrari? What else should we be keeping an eye on?

Azerbaijan Grand Prix: The anomaly event F1 needs?

Has the Baku race already been given too much pressure to entertain? Or can it deliver another oddball Grand Prix?

Debate: Do you support an F1 qualifying shake-up?

With Formula One looking into ways they can amend the show, would you support a switch to a four-stage qualifying session?

Albon impresses in China after pit lane start

The Toro Rosso rookie was voted the 'driver of the day' after a fine race drive to recover from a pit lane start, following his FP3 crash.

Ricardo Rosset: Underrated? Or one of F1's least-impressive drivers?

Ricardo Rosset’s 26-race Formula 1 career from 1996-1998 is regarded as one of the least impressive stints by a driver in the 1000-race history of the world championship. He gives his side of the story from his three years in the sport.

Debate: The greatest F1 car of all time?

Ahead of the 1000th Formula One Grand Prix, which car do you think can claim the honour of being the 'greatest' in the history of the Formula One championship?

Requirements for Ticktum to apply Toro Rosso pressure for 2020

Following his Formula One test debut during the week, what does highly-rated Red Bull junior Dan Ticktum need to do in order to push for a seat next season?

Debate: Is Charles Leclerc the man to lead Ferrari?

Despite Charles Leclerc being cruelly denied his maiden Formula One victory, the Ferrari newcomer shone under the lights in Bahrain. Will he give Ferrari a choice to make for their lead driver?

Bahrain GP 2019: What to look out for

The headline of the weekend is Ferrari's return to their pre-season form by out-qualifying Mercedes, but what should we look out for in today's race?

Formula Two Returns: Who's on the grid for 2019?

The Bahrain Grand Prix weekend will also mark the first rounds of the 2019 Formula Two Championship, but who are the drivers competing to make their mark and be the standout candidate for a seat in Formula One?

Six different winners in six races: Anybody's guess for the Formula E title?

Reigning Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne became the sixth different winner from the first six races, which has continued the theme of an ever-changing championship order with no clear favourite for the top honours.

F1's fastest lap bonus: A much-needed addition?

After causing late-race challenges and the race leader to defy team orders, could the fastest lap bonus add some spice to the closing stages of Grands Prix?

Australian GP 2019: What to look out for

With the first qualifying session of the season already delivering some surprises, what are the things to look out for in the opening race of the season?

Drivers, teams and F1 figures pay tribute to Charlie Whiting

All sections of the motor racing world have been paying tribute to Charlie Whiting, who tragically passed away on Thursday.

Barcelona Test Day Eight: Ferrari top, but receive warning signs

Ferrari might have once again set the pace and lowered the benchmark in the morning, but the afternoon session proved that Ferrari have plenty to be wary of at the conclusion of pre-season testing.

Barcelona Test Day Seven: Ferrari bounce back, Red Bull crash out

Charles Leclerc's benchmark-breaking lap time led a Ferrari fightback, whilst Pierre Gasly crashed out on day seven of pre-season testing.

Barcelona Test Day 6: McLaren stay top, Ferrari find flaw

McLaren kept hold of top spot, but Ferrari encountered their first major setback of testing after crashing out in the morning session.

Barcelona Test Day 4: Renault shine, but expected pace-setters hold back

The likes of Renault and Toro Rosso may have made the headlines, but the F1 world awaits the Ferrari and Mercedes performance runs.

Barcelona Test Day 3: Kvyat's last-gasp effort lowers testing benchmark

Daniil Kvyat's last-gasp flyer on the quickest available tyre gave Toro Rosso-Honda the surprise accolade of being the current pace-setters in pre-season testing.

Mercedes' main rival? Ferrari F1 launch the SF90

With Ferrari bidding to win their first championship (drivers' or constructors') since 2008, the Maranello team unveiled their 2019 car, the SF90.

Starting a fightback? McLaren F1 unveil the MCL34

McLaren's bid to make their way to the front of the Formula One grid commences with the launch of their 2019 car, the McLaren Renault MCL34.

Racing Point F1 launch new livery ahead of first full F1 season

The Racing Point F1 team have taken the covers off their first fully-painted car ahead of their first full season in the sport.

The title defender? Mercedes F1 launch the W10

Mercedes have launched the car that they will use to attempt to defend their titles, the W10.

Renault F1 take the covers off the R.S.19

Renault F1 are the latest team to display their car ahead of the 2019 campaign, the RS19.

Williams and Toro Rosso take centre stage in latest F1 car unveilings

Williams have revealed a brand new look for 2019, whilst Toro Rosso continue with their successful colour scheme as both teams unveil their F1 2019...

Exploiting a loophole? McLaren announces partnership with British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco will once again be sponsoring a Formula One team, having agreed a "global partnership" with McLaren in a deal that the Wok...

A new look: Haas F1 unveil black and gold livery for 2019

The Haas F1 team have become the first to display their 2019 challenger, with the American team taking on a revised black and gold livery for this ...

No name change: Racing Point F1 name continues into 2019

Despite their original choice of team name initially being described as a "placeholder", the Racing Point F1 name will continue into 2019.

Ex-Force India F1 boss Mallya's extradition approved by UK Home Secretary

Former Force India team owner Vijay Mallya will be extradited to India over allegations of fraud totalling around $1bn.

Hartley joins Wehrlein as Ferrari F1 simulator drivers for 2019

Former Toro Rosso race driver Brendon Hartley has secured a role as a simulator driver for Ferrari ahead of the 2019 season, joining fellow ex-F1 d...

Sauber name disappears, team rebranded as Alfa Romeo Racing

The Sauber name will disappear from the Formula One entry list in 2019, with the Swiss team being renamed to Alfa Romeo Racing.

The race to F1: W Series finalists named, Jorda absent from contest

In the quest to find the best female candidate for a shot at the Formula One junior ladder, the finalists for the inaugural W Series have been name...

Alonso, Kobayashi, Taylor & Van der Zande win Rolex 24

Fernando Alonso's post-F1 motor racing career has begun in fine style after he and his Wayne Taylor Racing team-mates survived - and won - the rain...

Weekend debate: Will overtaking in F1 be improved in 2019?

The first attempts at solving the overtaking issue in F1 have been made, but the results will only be found out in the first couple of races of the...

Ghosn resigns, Michelin boss set to be named as Renault chairman

Carlos Ghosn, who remains in prison for his part in the misconduct scandal in the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance, has officially stepped down ...

Albon and Kvyat safe for a year? Ticktum's F1 superlicence points in doubt

Any additional pressure placed on the shoulders of rookie Alexander Albon and returnee Daniil Kvyat may be eased by the knowledge that Red Bull jun...

Home heroes, Schumacher and Team Nordic all star in 2019 Race of Champions

Mexican rallying star Benito Guerra was crowned as the 2019 Champion of Champions at this year's Race of Champions, with impressive performances fr...