Category: Grand Prix

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…



No excuse for reliability: Renault F1

Renault Formula 1 chief Cyril Abiteboul says there is “no reason” for the team to have such poor reliability. Nico Hulkenberg enjoyed his strongest performance of the 2017 F1 season in last weekend’s British Grand Prix, but suffered an ERS issue in the late stages due to a holed exhaust. The subsequent loss of power…



Grosjean, Magnussen to remain with Haas in 2018

Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen will remain at Haas next season, “that is a given” says Gene Haas. Although Grosjean has spoken of his desire to one day race for Ferrari, the Frenchman will stay on at Haas next year, putting in a third season with the American outfit. Magnussen, who joined the team at…



Honda explains 2017 F1 engine troubles

Honda has revealed that it was caught by surprise with how bad its situation was ahead of the new Formula 1 season, as reliability woes had not shown up in dyno testing. The Japanese manufacturer endured a difficult start to 2017, with a lack of power and poor reliability hampering its efforts and threatening its…