Mercedes won’t release Ocon says Wolff

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says Esteban Ocon won’t be released from its junior programme and is convinced the French driver will show rival teams “made a mistake” turning him down. Ocon’s Formula 1 future was thrown into jeopardy during the summer break in a flurry of driver switches triggered by Daniel Ricciardo’s decision to…



Alain Prost: ‘Getting Renault back on top’

The four-times F1 champion is back at the heart of the sport as a special adviser to Renault. As he explains, being an outsider battling against the odds is a key motivating factor It is striking how short silences punctuate Alain Prost’s replies, pauses during which it is impossible not to be caught by the…



Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix

In indomitable form, there is now a relentless, intimidating quality to Lewis Hamilton’s driving that seems to simply brook no dissent. His win at the Singapore Grand Prix was the culmination of a weekend when he put together moments of almost transcendent skill and a ruthless execution when it mattered that was untouchable. Reminiscent of…



Lewis Hamilton clinches Singapore GP Pole

Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix from pole position after a stunning opening lap in the final stage of qualifying at Marina Bay as Formula 1 title rival Sebastian Vettel finished six-tenths of a second behind, down in third place. After surviving a scare in Q1 as Mercedes squeaked him through on the…



Should Yamaha Go The V4 M1 Route?

Valentino Rossi finally said it. After finishing a miserable seventh on Sunday in front of his adoring fans, the seven-time MotoGP champion wondered aloud: “Ducati and Honda have V4 engines; we have an inline four – maybe this is the problem…” But would a V4 M1 really get Rossi and Yamaha back to their winning…



Raikkonen to return to Sauber on two-year deal

Sauber have announced Kimi Raikkonen will return to the team from 2019, with the Finn adding he has signed a two-year deal. Ferrari initially got the ball rolling on Tuesday morning, announcing Raikkonen would be leaving the team at the end of the 2018 season. Shortly after the announcement, Raikkonen took to Instagram to say…



Vettel can’t afford another Singapore blunder

Heading to Singapore, a track that should suit his SF71H, the only thing standing between Sebastian Vettel and victory is Sebastian Vettel. And probably Lewis Hamilton. This time last season Vettel was three points behind Hamilton in the race for the World title in a car that could not match the Mercedes; this year he’s…



Ferrari confirm Leclerc as Raikkonen replacement

Ferrari have confirmed Charles Leclerc will be Sebastian Vettel’s new Scuderia team-mate from the 2019 season. The Scuderia initially released a statement to the press confirming Kimi Raikkonen would be leaving the team at the end of the 2018 campaign, ending months of speculation about who would complete Ferrari’s line-up in 2019. Sandwiched in between…



Alonso completes first IndyCar road course test

Fernando Alonso completed a “good day” behind the wheel of a current-spec IndyCar at the Barber Motorsports Park on Wednesday. The double F1 World Champion is contemplating a move to IndyCar for 2019 as he chases motor racing’s Triple Crown. Alonso tested the #29 Andretti Autosport in his first-ever outing on a road course and…



Who is Where for 2019 F1 Season?

Slowly but surely, the grid for the 2019 season is starting to take shape. Which drivers are still yet to be confirmed and whose seat could become a vacant one? Three Formula 1 big-hitters are in place at the top of the grid, with Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton all extending their contracts…