Norman Fischer

That Norman would earn his money by doing "something with texts" one day was pretty clear when he won a German reading championship at the age of just twelve. After various internships at regional newspapers he went on to study journalism at Magdeburg university, writing sports news for an online publication along the way. His bachelor's thesis about backmarkers in Formula 1 showed his future direction. No, not to the back, but into Formula 1. In 2012 he joined He may have grown out of the coverage on junior formula since, but the heart of the Thuringian is still strongly attached to Formula 2, Formula 3 and Formula E. And of course to the backmarkers in Formula 1.

Latest articles by Norman Fischer


Red Bull trio face penalty points hangover in F1 2022

While Formula 1 is embarking of an all-new rules era in 2022, there remain some carry over elements that could still count for a lot in the battles ahead.

Honda set to extend direct Red Bull supply to 2025

Honda will continue to supply power units to Red Bull directly from Japan until the end of the current Formula 1 regulations, in a dramatic change of plan.

Red Bull "won't hesitate" to swap Verstappen's F1 gearbox after crash Saudi Arabia GP
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Red Bull "won't hesitate" to swap Verstappen's F1 gearbox after crash

Red Bull says it won’t hesitate to change Max Verstappen's gearbox if it has any concerns about damage from his qualifying crash at Formula 1’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

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.

Mazepin "f***ed off", blames Schumacher for ruining Q1 lap on purpose

Nikita Mazepin says Haas Formula 1 teammate Mick Schumacher deliberately ruined his final lap in qualifying for the Dutch Grand Prix, leaving him "really annoyed" and "f***** off".

Vettel reveals lockdown internship in organic farming

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel has revealed he completed an internship to learn more about organic farming during lockdown last year.

Red Bull now "much stronger opponent" with Perez - Wolff

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff expects Red Bull to be a "much stronger opponent" in 2021 after signing Sergio Perez to partner Max Verstappen.

Wolff says "curveballs" delaying Hamilton's new contract

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says "curveballs" thrown at lawyers have delayed his team finalising a contract with Lewis Hamilton, but he has no doubts it will get sorted.

Who were the saints and sinners from F1’s penalty points system?

Formula 1 drivers may give everything to finish as high up as they can in the official world championship standings, but there’s one points table they would rather not top.

Nurburgring to sell 20,000 tickets for Eifel GP

The Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring is set to take place in front of 20,000 fans, with race organisers having been granted permission to open the doors to spectators.

Vettel admits team orders defiance was "not right"

Sebastian Vettel admits ignoring Ferrari's team orders in the Russian Grand Prix was "not right", but says the controversy has now been cleared up.

Lauda was only days away from death, say doctors

Doctors who carried out Niki Lauda’s lung transplant say his life expectancy without the operation was mere days or weeks.

Doctors satisfied with Lauda progress after lung transplant

The doctors who operated on three-time F1 world champion Niki Lauda say he is making good progress in a Vienna hospital after his lung transplant on Thursday.