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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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Verstappen: I need "perfect" F1 Japanese GP weekend to wrap up title

Max Verstappen thinks he will need a "perfect weekend" at Formula 1’s Japanese Grand Prix if he is going to clinch his second world title.

Hamilton: Mercedes 2021 title hopes held back by not pursuing $500,000 upgrade

Lewis Hamilton says how the FIA handles any cost cap breaches last year is so important because spending proved critical in the outcome of the 2021 Formula 1 world championship.

Why F1’s cost cap faces "game over" risk on results day
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Why F1’s cost cap faces "game over" risk on results day

Formula 1 is braced for what could be a critical test of its long-term future on Monday, amid concerns a wrong step could signal "game over" for the cost cap.

Saudi GP chiefs meet F1 teams and drivers over security

Saudi Arabian Formula 1 chiefs have met privately with all teams and drivers to offer reassurances about security in Jeddah following the events that marred this year's race.

Magnussen: FIA "way over the top" with latest F1 black-and-orange flag

Kevin Magnussen thinks the FIA went "way over the top" in showing him a black-and-orange flag for a loose wing endplate in Formula 1’s Singapore Grand Prix.

Red Bull hopes Singapore F1 win gives Perez confidence after rough patch

Red Bull hopes that Sergio Perez’s triumph in Formula 1’s Singapore Grand Prix delivers a confidence boost that helps get him out of a self-proclaimed ‘rough patch’.

Alpine's F1 finishing rate "really unacceptable", says Alonso

Fernando Alonso says Alpine's reliability level this year has been "really unacceptable" after yet another retirement in Formula 1's Singapore Grand Prix.

Ferrari: Even minor F1 cost cap breach worth 0.5s per lap
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Ferrari: Even minor F1 cost cap breach worth 0.5s per lap

Ferrari says the FIA needs to take Formula 1 cost cap breaches seriously because even a minor overspend could be worth as much as 0.5 seconds per lap.

Leclerc sees final F1 races as Ferrari strategy testbed

Charles Leclerc wants Ferrari to use the final races of the Formula 1 season as a testbed for nailing its strategy execution.

Upset Gasly says AlphaTauri "threw away" F1 Singapore GP

Pierre Gasly has hit out at his AlphaTauri team for throwing away a decent points haul in Formula 1's Singapore Grand Prix with a bad strategy call.

Red Bull "absolutely confident" ahead of crunch FIA F1 decision

Red Bull says it remains "absolutely confident" that it was below Formula 1’s cost cap limit last year, ahead of Wednesday’s crunch announcement from the FIA.

Leclerc "surprised" at how Perez surged clear in F1 Singapore GP closing stages

Charles Leclerc admitted he was surprised how Sergio Perez could pull so far clear in the closing stages of Formula 1’s Singapore Grand Prix after breaking free of DRS range.

Ferrari sees two penalties for Perez on Singapore GP safety car infringement

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto believes Sergio Perez could face two penalties for not keeping within 10 car lengths of the safety car during the Singapore Grand Prix.

Mercedes has found a "big chunk" of performance with 2023 F1 car

Mercedes thinks it has unlocked a "big chunk" of car performance for its 2023 Formula 1 design, as it aims to get itself back to the front of the grid.

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.

Mercedes summoned over inaccurate F1 scrutineering form Singapore GP
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Mercedes summoned over inaccurate F1 scrutineering form

Mercedes has been summoned to see the stewards at the Singapore Grand Prix over an inaccurate scrutineering form on Lewis Hamilton's Formula 1 car.

Hamilton summoned over potential F1 jewellery ban breach

Lewis Hamilton has been summoned to see the stewards at Formula 1’s Singapore Grand Prix over a potential jewellery ban breach.

Red Bull considers action over F1 rivals' "defamatory" cost cap claims

Red Bull said it will consider taking action against rival Formula 1 teams if they do not withdraw what it considers to be "defamatory" and "unacceptable" comments.

Ferrari wants "maximum penalties" for F1 cost cap rule breaches

Ferrari has urged the FIA to impose "maximum penalties" on any Formula 1 team that is found to have breached the sport’s cost cap rules.

Wolff: "Open secret" one F1 team "massively" broke cost cap

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says it is now an "open secret" in the Formula 1 paddock that one team was "fundamentally massively" over the cost cap last year.

Red Bull adamant its F1 cost cap submission was below limit

Red Bull insists that its Formula 1 cost cap submission last year was within the $145 million limit, despite mounting suggestions the FIA is poised to find it in breach.

Mercedes still one second off the pace in Singapore, says Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton thinks Mercedes is staring at a one-second gap to the front at Formula 1’s Singapore Grand Prix, despite topping Friday’s first practice session.

McLaren's "experimental" F1 upgrade aimed at low-speed gains

McLaren says the "experimental" upgrade it has introduced at Formula 1's Singapore Grand Prix should especially help lift its performance in low and medium-speed corners.

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.

W Series sets next week deadline on fate of final races

W Series CEO Catherine Bond Muir says a decision will need to be made by next week about if this season’s final two races go ahead amid its financial difficulties.

Vettel questions whether F1 2022 new rules effort was worth it

Sebastian Vettel has questioned whether the huge effort Formula 1 made to change the rules for this season has been worth it.

FIA eases F1 porpoising metric from Singapore GP

Formula 1’s porpoising metric has been tweaked from this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix to help remove potential problems caused by bumpy tracks, Motorsport.com has learned.

F1 should "dare" to face external scrutiny over sustainability - Vettel

Sebastian Vettel believes Formula 1 should "dare" to submit itself to external scrutiny over its sustainability targets, amid unease about next year's 24-race calendar.

Verstappen: ‘Unrealistic’ to win F1 title in Singapore

Max Verstappen thinks it is a ‘bit unrealistic’ for him to win the Formula 1 world championship at this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.

Miami F1's fake marina to return in 2023 amid venue tweaks

Miami’s fake marina is to return at next year’s Formula 1 race, as the venue announced plans on Thursday to improve what is on offer in 2023.

F1 dismisses Vettel's return to V10 engines suggestion

Formula 1 has dismissed any suggestion that it should rethink plans for turbo hybrid engines in favour of going back to screaming V10 power units running on sustainable fuels.

The unintended benefit that F1's new engine rules era will deliver Prime

The unintended benefit that F1's new engine rules era will deliver

Formula 1's incoming engine rules shake-up has multiple targets. But it may also solve what has been a bone of contention since the hybrids arrived in 2014. The new plan will allow the series to pump up the volume

What is needed for W Series to get a woman into F1

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali grabbed the headlines recently when he suggested that it would likely be at least another five years before a woman could get in to grand prix racing.

Aston Martin: Trait that helped it land Alonso key to better F1 car

Aston Martin thinks the swift-footed approach that helped it snatch Fernando Alonso from Alpine can fast-track its push to the front of the Formula 1 grid.

Mercedes signs early Petronas deal extension ahead of new F1 2026 rules

Mercedes has secured the commitment of fuels and oil partner Petronas for Formula 1’s new regulations era from 2026, after opting for an early extension of its title sponsorship deal.

F1 finally approves six sprint races for 2023 after FIA delay

Formula 1 will hold six sprint races in 2023, after motor racing’s governing body finally agreed to the calendar tweaks after months of delays.

Piastri was unsure Ricciardo wanted to hear from him over F1 situation

Oscar Piastri admits he was not sure if Daniel Ricciardo wanted to hear from him, prior to his fellow Australian phoning him to speak about their Formula 1 situation.

McLaren to run ‘Future Mode’ livery at next F1 races

McLaren is to run with a tweaked 'Future Mode' livery for Formula 1's Singapore and Japanese Grands Prix, as part of a tie-up with team sponsor OKX.

Why F1 has held back on "unfair" early sustainable fuel switch

Formula 1 has nailed its flag to the mast in mapping out a long-term future revolving around hybrid engines running on fully sustainable fuels.

McLaren chases "big step" for F1 2023 car to avoid recovery repeat

McLaren says it needs a "big step" with its 2023 Formula 1 car this winter, as it cannot go through another year of playing catch up during the campaign.

Ocon: Only Hamilton has done a better job as Alonso’s F1 teammate

Esteban Ocon thinks it ‘strange’ that not everyone appreciates the speed and results he has shown in Formula 1 – especially considering he is up against Fernando Alonso.

Mercedes F1 trucks biofuel trial reduces CO2 emissions by 89%

Mercedes has revealed how a trial of running its race trucks on biofuel for the recent Formula 1 triple header helped net an 89 percent reduction in CO2 emissions.

Alpine: 100-race F1 plan not derailed by losses of Alonso and Piastri

Alpine insists its 100-race target to be fighting at the front of Formula 1 has not been wrecked by the loss of drivers Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri.

FIA formally rejects Herta's F1 superlicence request

The FIA has clarified that it rejected Red Bull’s request for IndyCar race winner Colton Herta to be granted an exemption for a Formula 1 superlicence.

F1 cost cap hasn’t put a limit on ideas, says Ferrari

Formula 1's cost cap may have limited teams in their ability to bring upgrades this year, but it has not put a stop to good ideas, reckons Ferrari.

The time lag of ideas that offers intrigue over F1's future fight Prime

The time lag of ideas that offers intrigue over F1's future fight

The pecking order in 2022's Formula 1 season may look pretty static as the season draws to a close, but the unique nature of the cost cap means that preparation for next season takes precedence. New developments are being pushed back to 2023, which could mask the technical development war ongoing...

How RB18 diet helped Verstappen step it up in F1 2022

Max Verstappen's charge to being on the cusp of his second Formula 1 title has been pretty smooth, but that's not to say there were no bumps in the road.

F1’s new rules will eventually close up grid, says Domenicali

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has no doubts that new regulations will eventually serve to close up the grid, despite Red Bull’s dominance this year.

Alpine F1 CEO Rossi "proud" of Szafnauer signing

Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi says he has total trust in Formula 1 team boss Otmar Szafnauer, singling him out as the signing he is most ‘proud’ of making.

Mercedes lacked tools to sort W13 problem quicker

Mercedes has admitted that its chase for answers to problems it faced early on with its W13 was not helped by it lacking critical tools at its Formula 1 factory.

Monaco GP extends F1 contract until 2025

Formula 1 will continue to race in Monaco until at least 2025, after a new contract was announced on Tuesday.

F1 announces record 24-round calendar for 2023 season

Formula 1 has revealed a 24-race calendar for 2023 – which begins in Bahrain in March and finishes in Abu Dhabi in November.

McLaren still paying the price for early F1 brake problems

McLaren boss Andreas Seidl says the long-term impact of its early season brake problems are still being felt in its fight with Alpine in Formula 1.

Ferrari hasn’t escaped "real mystery" of F1 2022 cars

Ferrari admits it has not escaped the "real mystery" that other Formula 1 teams have faced in trying to understand why the performance of its cars has fluctuated so much.

Ferrari: FIA should allow more F1 engines after Monza penalty chaos

Ferrari Formula 1 chief Mattia Binotto believes the FIA needs to consider increasing the power unit allocation per season after almost half the grid took penalties at Monza last week.

Red Bull: "Massive ask" to win all remaining F1 2022 races

Red Bull thinks it will be a “massive ask” to win all the remaining Formula 1 races this year, despite its car being so dominant.

Solution to end fan confusion over F1 grid penalties is ‘pretty simple’

Formula 1 could easily come up with a computer system to publish provisional grids that included penalties within seconds of qualifying finishing, reckons Alpine’s sporting director Alan Permane.

Wolff: No better solution than grid penalties for new F1 engines

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff thinks grid penalties are a necessary evil in Formula 1 – as there is no better alternative solution that would not be manipulated by teams.

Herta's F1 switch off as Red Bull abandons efforts

Colton Herta's hopes of moving to Formula 1 next year have been dashed, with Red Bull abandoning its efforts to secure him an AlphaTauri seat.

Monza ‘regret’ over poor fan experience prompts fresh questions over its F1 future

Italian Grand Prix chiefs have expressed their ‘regret’ at the frustrations Formula 1 fans endured at Monza last weekend, as fresh questions emerge about the future of the race.