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Jonathan Noble

Jonathan Noble is Motorsport.com’s Formula 1 editor. Having graduated from University of Sussex Jonathan worked for sports news agency Collings Sports reporting on F1, F3, touring cars and other sports, with articles appearing in The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Reuters, Autosport and other publications. In 1999 he moved to Haymarket Publishing to become a senior editor at Autosport Special Projects, and one year later he became Autosport’s grand prix editor. In 2015 he moved to Motorsport Network, becoming the F1 editor for Motorsport.com. He is also a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and sits on the FIA Media Council.

Jonathan has won multiple awards for journalism - in 1991 he was the winner of the Guild of Motoring Writers’ Sir William Lyons’ Award for young journalists, in 2010 he was awarded the Outstanding Individual accolade for consumer journalism in the Haymarket wards, in 2011 he won Haymarket’s Scoop of the Year, and in 2018 he was awarded a prestigious Medaglia d’Oro at the Lorenzo Bandini Awards for his contribution to F1 journalism.

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Sainz: "Quite different" feeling of 2022 F1 cars an open secret among drivers

Carlos Sainz Jr says it is an open secret among Formula 1 drivers that the 2022 cars are behaving ‘quite different’ in simulators compared to the current models.

Weight a key factor in Aston Martin’s tweaked green F1 livery choice

Aston Martin says that any change of its green paint colour for next year must not compromise the weight of its Formula 1 car.

Sainz on Ferrari F1 life: Signing contract in his pyjamas, nervous fans and his breakthrough

There can be few more iconic moments for a racing driver than putting pen to paper on a Ferrari Formula 1 contract.

The hidden Ferrari struggle that Sainz’s recent charge put to rest Prime

The hidden Ferrari struggle that Sainz’s recent charge put to rest

Despite appearing to adjust to life as a Ferrari driver with relative ease, it was far from straightforward under the surface for Carlos Sainz. But, having made breakthroughs in rather different routes at the Russian and Turkish races, he’s now targeting even greater feats for the rest of the Formula 1 season

Haas: Self-critical Mick Schumacher has right F1 attitude
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Haas: Self-critical Mick Schumacher has right F1 attitude

Haas says that Mick Schumacher's hard work ethic is one of his stand-out qualities, as the young German bids to finish his rookie Formula 1 season on a high.

F1 2022 innovations less obvious than double diffusers

Formula 1's most clever ideas for the new 2022 regulations will be far less obvious than the famous double diffusers, reckons McLaren technical chief James Key.

Austin bumps set to "complicate" USA F1 weekend

Formula 1 drivers should brace themselves for a "complicated" weekend at the United States Grand Prix, with bumps at the Circuit of the Americas forcing set-up compromises, reckons Pierre Gasly.

Bottas: Certainty over F1 future helping me focus on driving

Valtteri Bottas says his recent upswing in results in Formula 1 has been helped by his future in the sport being settled.

Newey on top of Red Bull F1 set-up woes after bike crash recovery

Red Bull says technical chief Adrian Newey was immediately on top of its car set-up headaches on his return to Formula 1 action in Turkey following a serious bike accident.

Petronas committed to Mercedes F1 team, Aramco rumours dismissed

Mercedes Formula 1 title sponsor Petronas has reiterated its long-term commitment to the team, amid wild speculation that its deal could end early.

Norris: Openness over mental health important to help others

Lando Norris hopes that his willingness to speak out on mental health in Formula 1 can act as aspiration for others to come forward and be more open with their struggles.

Imola in, China out as F1 reveals 2022 calendar

Formula 1 has revealed its biggest ever calendar for 2022, but the 23-race schedule does not include the Chinese Grand Prix.

How a change of mindset helped McLaren design an F1 winner

It's almost impossible to believe that just four years ago McLaren was a team battling to avoid getting Formula 1's wooden spoon as the worst on the grid.

Vettel: Too many races could stop F1 being "special"
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Vettel: Too many races could stop F1 being "special"

Formula 1 risks losing valuable staff as well as stopping grands prix being ‘special’ events if the calendar continues expanding, warns Sebastian Vettel.

The Schumacher Monaco conundrum that complicates F1 pole debate

Formula 1 drivers have expressed unease this year about how pole position records are being skewed by penalties and the new sprint race format.

Ricciardo to demo Earnhardt NASCAR Cup car at US GP after Brown bet

Daniel Ricciardo will get to drive one of Dale Earnhardt’s NASCAR Cup cars at the United States Grand Prix, after winning his Formula 1 bet with boss Zak Brown.

Binotto to skip races in "critical phase" for 2022 Ferrari F1 project

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto says he will work from Maranello at two more grands prix in 2021 after skipping Turkey, as the team's 2022 car project enters a "critical phase".

Mercedes form has eased fears over 2022-triggered F1 slump

Mercedes says recent victories have eased fears that its early switch to development of its 2022 Formula 1 car could trigger a performance slump by now.

Sainz backs Ferrari grid penalty call despite strong form Turkish GP
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Sainz backs Ferrari grid penalty call despite strong form

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz says he "wouldn't change the decision" to take a new power unit in Formula 1's Turkish Grand Prix after seeing how competitive his team turned out to be.

Vettel: F1 must ask itself if money comes over morals
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Vettel: F1 must ask itself if money comes over morals

Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 needs to join other sports in asking itself if the chase for increased revenue should come above any concerns over its moral compass.

The danger of reading too much into F1's clickbait radio messages Prime

The danger of reading too much into F1's clickbait radio messages

OPINION: After Lewis Hamilton responded to reports labelling him 'furious' with Mercedes following his heated exchanges over team radio during the Russian Grand Prix, it provided a snapshot on how Formula 1 broadcasting radio snippets can both illuminate and misrepresent the true situation

Ferrari admits to 'risks' by introducing upgraded F1 engine

Ferrari has admitted it took some risks to introduce its upgraded Formula 1 engine in recent races, but has been left in no doubt about the advantage it now has.

Norris: "Scary" spray made Turkish GP F1 much harder

Lando Norris said the ‘scary’ spray being thrown up by Formula 1 cars at the wet Turkish Grand Prix made things much harder for drivers.

Brawn rebuffs suggestions F1 rules revolution is not needed

Ross Brawn has bit back at suggestions Formula 1’s rules revolution for 2022 is not needed in the wake of the current ultra-close title fight.

"Useless" hybrid rules shows F1 needs better green push - Vettel
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"Useless" hybrid rules shows F1 needs better green push - Vettel

Sebastian Vettel has warned that Formula 1's planned green push over the next few years does not go far enough, as he labelled the current hybrid rules "useless".

Pirelli doubts Hamilton could have finished without pitstop Turkish GP
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Pirelli doubts Hamilton could have finished without pitstop

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli doubts Lewis Hamilton would have made it to the end of the Turkish Grand Prix on his original used set of inters.

Red Bull surprised at "significant" Mercedes F1 power boost Turkish GP
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Red Bull surprised at "significant" Mercedes F1 power boost

Red Bull says a "surprising" engine power step from Mercedes has left it struggling for answers about how best to stop its Formula 1 title rival pulling clear.

"No regrets" for Leclerc or Ferrari over Turkey F1 tyre strategy Turkish GP
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"No regrets" for Leclerc or Ferrari over Turkey F1 tyre strategy

Charles Leclerc and Ferrari insist they have no regrets over their decision to try to hold on in the lead with old inters in Formula 1’s Turkish Grand Prix.

Wolff: Mercedes F1 gamble on old inters was worth it

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff thinks his team was right to gamble on trying to get Lewis Hamilton through Formula 1’s Turkish Grand Prix on a single set of inters.

Bottas: Turkey win one of my "best ever" F1 races Turkish GP
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Bottas: Turkey win one of my "best ever" F1 races

Valtteri Bottas hailed his victory in Formula 1’s Turkish Grand Prix as one of his ‘best ever’ races, after a dominant performance in Istanbul.

Istanbul's long corners to blame for McLaren's more difficult weekend

Lando Norris says the long corners at Formula 1's Turkish Grand Prix venue are the cause of it being a more difficult weekend for McLaren.

Ricciardo to take Turkish GP grid drop after F1 engine change Turkish GP
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Ricciardo to take Turkish GP grid drop after F1 engine change

Daniel Ricciardo looks set to start Formula 1's Turkish Grand Prix from the back of the grid after McLaren elected to introduce a new power unit.

Schumacher never doubted he could shine in F1

Mick Schumacher says he never lost belief that he could deliver in Formula 1, as he produced a stand-out performance in qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix.

Andretti closing in on deal to take over Alfa Romeo F1
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Andretti closing in on deal to take over Alfa Romeo F1

American racing operation Andretti Autosport is closing in on a deal to take a majority stake in the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team, multiple sources have indicated.

Leclerc's P3 came despite "tricky" Ferrari F1 set-up gamble Turkish GP
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Leclerc's P3 came despite "tricky" Ferrari F1 set-up gamble

Charles Leclerc says his surprising third place on the grid for Formula 1's Turkish Grand Prix came despite a low downforce set-up gamble that made things tricky for him in qualifying.

Alonso under investigation for yellow-flag infringement in Turkey Turkish GP
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Alonso under investigation for yellow-flag infringement in Turkey

Fernando Alonso has been summoned to see the stewards at Formula 1's Turkish Grand Prix for allegedly not slowing for double-waved yellows in qualifying.

Tost: F1 staff unhappy with 23-race calendar 'should go' Turkish GP
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Tost: F1 staff unhappy with 23-race calendar 'should go'

AlphaTauri team boss Franz Tost says any of his staff unhappy about the stresses put on them by a 23-race Formula 1 schedule in 2022 should ‘go’.

Istanbul "a completely different F1 circuit" this year - Norris

Formula 1 drivers says that the grippier Istanbul circuit feels "intense" and like a completely different track following the recent surface treatment done there.

Alfa Romeo boss downplays F1 2022 graduation for Piastri

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 boss Fred Vasseur has played down the prospects of F2 front-runner Oscar Piastri getting a chance with his team next year.

Mercedes explains why it didn't give Hamilton full F1 engine change

Mercedes says it steered clear of going for a full Formula 1 power unit change with Lewis Hamilton because there would be no extra performance or reliability benefit.

Hamilton to take 10-place F1 grid penalty at Turkish GP Turkish GP
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Hamilton to take 10-place F1 grid penalty at Turkish GP

Lewis Hamilton will take a 10-place grid penalty at the Turkish Grand Prix after Mercedes elected to fit a fresh Formula 1 engine.

Hamilton "proud" of Mercedes F1 commitment despite Ferrari interest

Lewis Hamilton says he is only proud of what he and Mercedes have achieved together in Formula 1, despite Ferrari’s interest in signing him long ago.

Hamilton hopes ‘daring’ F1 fashion choices helps open minds

Lewis Hamilton hopes his ‘daring’ fashion choices in the Formula 1 paddock help open people’s minds to be more tolerant of others.

The cash conundrum behind F1's latest calendar choices Prime

The cash conundrum behind F1's latest calendar choices

Liberty Media's assurance that any new races joining the calendar must add excitement and value for the fans, the teams and Formula 1 overall has tested by multiple factors all dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic. But with one eye on the balance sheet, is F1 going against its pledges with its latest plans?

F1 medical car crew replaced after COVID positive tests Turkish GP
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F1 medical car crew replaced after COVID positive tests

Formula 1 will have a replacement medical car crew at this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix after its regulars tested positive for coronavirus.

Why F1's restricted 2022 rules won't make cars all look-alikes

While there are high hopes that Formula 1's new 2022 cars will deliver better racing, the bold rule changes have not won support from all fronts.

Tsunoda hopes new home sim can help "sharpen" his F1 driving

Yuki Tsunoda is hoping the arrival of a new home sim can help him "sharpen" his driving as he looks to finish his rookie Formula 1 campaign on a high.

McLaren hopeful F1 2022 calendar will help avoid burnout risk

McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl remains hopeful that Formula 1 will deliver a 2022 calendar that helps avoid staff burnout as much as possible, despite yet more triple-headers.

Alpine puzzled by F1 car pace differences - Ocon

Esteban Ocon says he and his Alpine Formula 1 team has been puzzled by the recent pace differences between its two cars, despite almost identical set-ups.

Why Williams isn't getting lost in its own F1 "hubris"

For a Formula 1 team that had failed to score a point since 2019, the floodgates have opened for Williams ever since its double haul in Hungary.

Schumacher: Haas doesn’t need experienced F1 reserve driver

Mick Schumacher does not see the need for Haas to hire an experienced Formula 1 reserve driver next year to help push forward car development.

Lando Norris opens up on mental health struggles that left him depressed

Lando Norris has opened up on live television to the scale of the mental health difficulties he faced when he first arrived in Formula 1, admitting he was often depressed.

Allison drafted in as Mercedes F1 ramps up America’s Cup push

The Mercedes Formula 1 team is ramping up its involvement in the British attempt to win yachting’s America’s Cup, with technical chief James Allison being drafted in to the project.

Norris: F1's 2022 cars "not as nice" to drive

Lando Norris says his early impression from the McLaren simulator of Formula 1’s 2022 car is that it is ‘not as nice’ to drive as current machinery.

Ricciardo: Time running out to sort Abiteboul's tattoo

Daniel Ricciardo says time is running out to get his former Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul a tattoo, otherwise it risks becoming ‘old news’.

Ten maiden Formula 1 wins that got away
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Ten maiden Formula 1 wins that got away

Lando Norris made no bones of the fact that he was 'devastated' to have lost his chance of a maiden Formula 1 victory at the Russian Grand Prix.

How McLaren's 'united' culture is feeding its F1 charge

The ever-smiling Daniel Ricciardo joked after the Italian Grand Prix that key to McLaren’s Formula 1 progress was that team boss Andreas Seidl had finally allowed some artificial stimulants.

Norris put in two-day sim session to help analyse Russian GP errors

Lando Norris has revealed that he put in a mammoth two-day sim session at McLaren this week to help learn lessons from their mistakes in Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix.

Why Perez won't be broken by his latest F1 disappointments

It has been a tricky past few races for Sergio Perez. The Red Bull driver has mustered just 16 points since the British Grand Prix in July and the team's constructors' championship chances have taken a hit. Yet the Mexican remains optimistic that he has all the tools he needs to turn his performances around

Balance of power unclear over remaining F1 races, says Red Bull

Red Bull thinks there are no more tracks on the Formula 1 calendar that will especially suit either itself or Mercedes, as the title battle intensity ramps up.