Category: Grand Prix

McLaren: A ‘proper disaster’ with Honda

The former champions announced last week that they were ending the relationship with Honda and starting afresh with the French engines from the 2018 season. McLaren, who were dominant with Honda in the late 1980s and early 1990s, are currently ninth of 10 teams in the championship and have not won a race since 2012,…



Hasegawa bemoans Sauber-Honda collapse

Honda chief Yusuke Hasegawa has described the collapse of the Sauber-Honda deal as “very bad” for the Japanese manufacturer. The Swiss team pulled the plug on the deal after Monisha Kaltenborn was replaced by Frederic Vasseur as team principal, with Sauber now opting to stay with current suppliers Ferrari. Honda had been looking to work…



Toro Rosso-Honda talks break down

Honda’s search to supply a second Formula 1 team is proving to be a frustrating process after talks with Toro Rosso collapsed. A change in management at Sauber prompted the plug to be pulled on a proposed deal with the Japanese engine manufacturer from 2018. The Swiss team quickly renewed their partnership with Ferrari instead,…



Kimi Was Faster Than Me Say Vettel

Sebastian Vettel admits he was fortunate to come away with victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix after steering issues prevented him from ever breaking away in a race he otherwise led from start to finish. His first win since the Monaco Grand Prix and his fourth of the season, the timely success ahead of the…



Max Verstappen a ‘sore loser”: Ricciardo

Australian Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has been left fuming after being taken out by teammate Max Verstappen at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Daniel Ricciardo had his Hungarian Grand Prix ended on the opening lap when Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen drove into the side of the Australian’s RB13 racer. The pair made good starts…



“We do our talking on the track” Vettel

Sebastian Vettel hailed an “incredible” job by Ferrari after he claimed the Scuderia’s first pole in Hungary since Michael Schumacher in 2005. Vettel set a new track lap record at the Hungaroring with a 1:16.276 in Budapest and is joined on the front row by team-mate Kimi Raikkonen who improved to within two tenths in…



Honda and Sauber partnership deal cancelled

Sauber have announced that their planned partnership with engine manufacturer Honda from the 2018 season onward has been cancelled due to “strategic reasons”. A deal between the two parties was agreed when Monisha Kaltenborn was in charge of Sauber, who were preparing to move away from their Ferrari collaboration in which they were supplied with…



Sauber making major aero update for Hungary

Sauber will arrive at the Hungaroring with a significant aerodynamic update for this weekend’s 11th round of the Formula 1 world championship. The Swiss outfit effectively propped up the field in the Austria and Britain and did not bring any new developments to the latter race as expected. However, Sauber will take what is believed…



Alonso took penalties to enhance Hungary hopes

Fernando Alonso has explained that he sacrificed his Britain weekend by taking a huge grid penalty in order to maximise his chances in the Hungarian Grand Prix. Alonso was slapped with a 30-place penalty at Silverstone after Honda chose to install a new engine, turbo, MGU-H, and MGU-K systems to his McLaren after Friday practice….



Giovinazzi ” Not a Rookie”

Haas team principal Gunther Steiner has described Antonio Gionvinazzi as ‘a rookie but not a rookie’ given his experience already gathered in Formula 1 compared to other test drivers.Giovinazzi has secured a deal with Haas to drive in seven FP1 sessions between British Grand Prix and the end of the season and after his opening…