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FIA's red flag stance prevented F1 midfield shocks, says Ocon

The FIA’s reluctance to go for red flag restarts has contributed to the lack of giant-killing opportunities for midfield Formula 1 teams this year, reckons Esteban Ocon.

Steiner says Schumacher's Suzuka F1 crash was "self-inflicted"

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says Mick Schumacher's crash during first Japanese GP practice was simply "self-inflicted", despite the German driver blaming spray from a car in front.

Alfa Romeo continues late push with new front wing for Japanese GP

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has boosted its chances of securing sixth place in the world championship by bringing a new front wing to the Japanese Grand Prix.

Schumacher blames spray for Japanese GP FP1 crash

Haas Formula 1 driver Mick Schumacher has blamed his costly Japanese Grand Prix FP1 crash on a car ahead of him throwing up spray in the wet conditions.

Gasly: Team agrees we made wrong F1 tyre call in Singapore GP

Pierre Gasly says he has talked through the frustrations he experienced after what he deemed was a premature call by his AlphaTauri team to pit for slicks during the Formula 1 Singapore GP.

Steiner: FIA decisions over damaged F1 endplates "getting old"

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner has expressed his growing frustration about front wing endplate damage leading to his cars being called in by the FIA race directors.

Latifi frustrated by quick FIA decision on Zhou clash

Nicholas Latifi was left frustrated following Formula 1's Singapore GP after receiving a grid penalty for his incident with Zhou Guanyu without being able to put his case to the FIA stewards.

Alpine paying price for "courageous" F1 engine development push

Alpine chief technical officer Pat Fry says that the team is paying the inevitable price for a "courageous" development push with Renault's Formula 1 engine.

Aston Martin has to stay “vigilant” as F1 midfield battle hots up

Aston Martin Formula 1 boss Mike Krack has cautioned that his team must remain vigilant after a strong race in Singapore saw it climb two spots in the constructors’ table.

Lando Norris not discouraged by poor 2022 McLaren F1 season

Lando Norris hasn’t been discouraged by an apparent lack of progress at the McLaren Formula 1 team in 2022 after committing his long-term future to the Woking outfit.

Verstappen: "Zero" pleasure from fighting through pack in Singapore GP

Max Verstappen says he took “zero” pleasure from fighting with other cars as he tried to make his way through the field at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix.

Russell: Mercedes F1 "had to try something" with slick tyre gamble

George Russell says Mercedes "had to try something" with his his unsuccessful gamble to switch from intermediate to slick tyres during Formula 1's wet-dry Singapore GP.

Aston Martin “surprised” to be linked with F1 cost cap breach
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Aston Martin “surprised” to be linked with F1 cost cap breach

Aston Martin is surprised it has been linked to a potential Formula 1 cost cap breach in 2021, as it has not been told the outcome of its discussions with the FIA yet.

Hamilton won't "punish himself" for F1 Singapore GP mistake

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton says that he won’t punish himself for the mistake that ruined his Singapore Grand Prix.

Norris: Taking risks, not updates, key to Singapore F1 qualifying pace

Lando Norris says taking risks in the drying Q3 session was the key to qualifying sixth for the Singapore GP rather than any inherent performance in his Formula 1 McLaren.

Russell to start Singapore GP from pitlane after F1 engine change Singapore GP
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Russell to start Singapore GP from pitlane after F1 engine change

George Russell is set to start the Singapore GP from the pitlane after taking a full set of new Mercedes Formula 1 power unit elements.

Alonso “dreams big” and eyes Singapore GP F1 podium from fifth

Fernando Alonso said he could “dream big” and target a Formula 1 podium after qualifying fifth for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Verstappen: F1 rivals should keep "mouths shut" over cost cap claims Singapore GP
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Verstappen: F1 rivals should keep "mouths shut" over cost cap claims

Max Verstappen says rival Formula 1 teams should keep their "mouths shut" over accusations his squad has broken the cost cap rules.

Verstappen: I should be allowed to criticise Red Bull for F1 mistakes

Max Verstappen says he should be allowed to criticise his Red Bull Formula 1 team if it helps them achieve perfection.

Russell blames mysterious handling issue for Q2 exit in Singapore

George Russell blamed a mysterious handling issue for failing to progress to Q3 in Singapore GP qualifying.

How the FIA faces a massive call on F1 cost cap breaches

Formula 1 has been rocked over the past couple of days as word of potential breaches of the 2021 FIA financial regulations began to spread.

Alfa Romeo F1 team fined €10,000 over tyre breach

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has been fined €10,000 and given a dressing down by the FIA for a procedural tyre infringement in Singapore on Friday.

Wolff: FIA must take "robust stance" if F1 teams broke budget cap

Toto Wolff says that FIA president Mohammed ben Sulayem should take a robust stance and show “integrity and leadership” if Formula 1 teams are proven to have busted the 2021 budget cap.

Capito: F1 cost cap breach more serious than cheating on track

Williams team principal Jost Capito says that a Formula 1 cost cap breach should deemed a more serious offence than cheating on track.

Russell hopes Singapore F1 GP will show "validation" of Mercedes W13 work

George Russell is hoping that this weekend’s Singapore GP will be a “validation” of all the work his Mercedes Formula 1 team has done to understand the W13's bouncing tendencies.

F1 cost cap answers to come next week amid rule breach intrigue

Formula 1 is set for a definite answer next week on teams' compliance with the cost cap, amid mounting paddock intrigue that two outfits have breached the rules.

Alonso: Verstappen and Red Bull “outstanding” in 2022

Fernando Alonso has praised 2022 world champion elect Max Verstappen and thinks the Dutchman will only get better.

Russell: Mercedes will have "more complete car" in F1 2023

George Russell is confident that his Mercedes Formula 1 team will have a "more complete car" that is competitive at all kinds of tracks in 2023.

Alonso: Alpine needs "every step" to beat McLaren amid new floor trial

Fernando Alonso believes that a new floor to be introduced in Singapore on Friday will give the Alpine Formula 1 team a boost in its battle with McLaren, saying his squad "needs every step" forward it can take.

Ricciardo has no issues with not getting McLaren F1 Singapore updates

Daniel Ricciardo has no issue with his McLaren Formula 1 teammate Lando Norris getting priority on a major new upgrade package for the Singapore Grand Prix.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Binotto says Shwartzman worthy of F1 race seat ahead of FP1 debut

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto believes that the team’s development driver Robert Shwartzman deserves a Formula 1 seat.

How a gyro camera became latest F1’s latest TV innovation

Technology never stands still for the Formula 1 teams, and the same goes for the organisation that broadcasts the races around the world.

De Vries confirms Marko talks but F1 future "beyond my control"

Nyck de Vries has confirmed that he is talking to Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko about a possible future with the AlphaTauri Formula 1 team.

Williams waiting on Sargeant as F1 driver market hots up

Williams looks set to rely on Logan Sargeant qualifying for a superlicence as the last pieces of the 2023 Formula 1 driver market begin to fall into place.

Kvyat: No obstacles to surprise F1 return 

Daniil Kvyat sees “no obstacles” to an eventual return to Formula 1, despite the ongoing issues over Russian drivers in the wake of the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

No one could've done better than de Vries on F1 debut - Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes no other driver could have done a better job than Nyck de Vries did on his Formula 1 debut with Williams at the Italian Grand Prix.

Giovinazzi set to join Alpine F1 test at Hungaroring

Antonio Giovinazzi is set to join the list of drivers invited to participate in an Alpine Formula 1 test at Budapest later this month.

Hamilton: Win will need luck as Red Bull F1 is “almost unbeatable” Italian GP
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Hamilton: Win will need luck as Red Bull F1 is “almost unbeatable”

Lewis Hamilton admits that his Mercedes Formula 1 team will need some good fortune if it is to win a race before the end of the 2022 season.

Gasly expecting “nightmares” about Ricciardo’s F1 rear wing

Pierre Gasly says that he will have “nightmares” about the McLaren MCL36 rear wing after spending many laps behind Daniel Ricciardo during the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix.

Ex-Raikkonen F1 engineer Slade joins Haas to oversee Magnussen

Veteran Formula 1 race engineer Mark Slade has joined the Haas Formula 1 team and will run Kevin Magnussen’s car from the Singapore GP onwards.

Hamilton: Battling through F1 field "a thousand times" more enjoyable than easy win

Lewis Hamilton says he enjoyed his charge from 19th to fifth in the Formula 1 Italian GP, stressing that such drives can be more satisfying than winning from the front.

Wolff: Abu Dhabi gave FIA confidence to make right Monza F1 calls

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff has backed the decisions made by FIA officials in race control at the end of the Italian Grand Prix.

Nico Hulkenberg joins fight for 2023 Haas F1 seat

Nico Hulkenberg has emerged as a serious contender to replace Mick Schumacher at the Haas Formula 1 team in 2023.

F2 champion Drugovich in frame for Aston Martin F1 reserve role

Felipe Drugovich is in the frame for an Aston Martin Formula 1 reserve role in 2023, and the Brazilian is being lined up for an FP1 outing in Abu Dhabi this year.

De Vries had 'lost the thought' of racing in F1 as reserve driver

Nyck de Vries admits he had almost 'lost the thought' of actually getting the chance to race in Formula 1 in his role as a reserve driver.

Tsunoda relieved to lose F1 reprimands, but penalty points pile up

Yuki Tsunoda is relieved to have lost his reprimands by taking a grid penalty at the Italian GP, but inches close to a race ban from accumulated penalty points.

FIA "won't be pressured" as Herta F1 superlicence claim set to fail

The FIA says "it won't be pressured" by any Formula 1 teams on matters such as superlicence points, and the indications are that Colton Herta's claim will be rejected.

Ferrari: FIA cannot use force majeure to get Herta F1 superlicence

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has voiced his opposition to any efforts by the FIA to use force majeure to grant a Formula 1 superlicence to Colton Herta.

Leclerc still expects Monza F1 "qualifying games" despite reduced tow

Charles Leclerc expects to see the usual “qualifying game” at Monza despite the 2022 Formula 1 cars generating a less powerful tow than their predecessors.

Horner suggests Honda could help 2026 Red Bull F1 engine project

Christian Horner has suggested that Honda could provide technical help to the 2026 Red Bull Powertrains project, should the Japanese manufacturer decide to maintain a link to Formula 1.

Horner: “Different DNA” key to end of Porsche/Red Bull F1 deal

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says that talks between his team and Porsche over a future collaboration in Formula 1 broke down because the two companies had “quite different DNA."

Russell: "Unique" Monza resurfacing could impact Italian GP weekend

George Russell believes that "unique" resurfacing work at Monza could have an impact on form over the Formula 1 Italian GP weekend.

F1 teams should register young driver deals to avoid “wild west” - Wurz

GPDA chairman Alex Wurz believes that Formula 1 teams should be obliged to register contracts with young drivers with the Contract Recognition Board in order to avoid “wild west” situations.