Category: Grand Prix

Alonso to leave F1 at the end of this season

After months of speculation, Fernando Alonso has announced he’s walking away from F1 at the end of this season but did not say where he is off to. The double World Champion’s future has been the topic of much speculation over the past few years. McLaren’s decision to drop Honda engines in favour of Renault…



Ferrari engine upgrades concern Renault

Renault’s chassis technical director, Nick Chester, has admitted that his team were surprised by the improvements Ferrari made with their engine in the first half of the 2018 season. The Maranello outfit have improved their engine package significantly, and it is now widely regarded as the best engine on the grid. It is not just…



Vettel’s ‘f*ck you’ mentality over multi-21 call

Christian Horner has said Sebastian Vettel was driven by revenge after ignoring the infamous ‘multi-21’ call back at the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix. Back in his dominant Red Bull days, Vettel defied an order to stay behind then team-mate Mark Webber and overtook him before going on to win the race in Sepang. Vettel was…



Alain Prost: the Other Edge of Genius?

To many modern Formula One fans, the current crop of turbocharged cars are the work of the devil. They’re too quiet, too driver-friendly, too reliable and even, some say, too safe. But it wasn’t always thus. Time was when turbocharged Formula One cars were fire-spitting monsters with engines that were both spectacularly powerful – by…



Verstappen feud is ‘bullshit’ says Red Bull

Red Bull has fired back over reports of a possible feud brewing with Max Verstappen after Daniel Ricciardo quit the team. As if Red Bull didn’t have enough on its plate after Daniel Ricciardo revealed he was quitting at the end of the season to join Renault, the team has been forced to deny rumours…



Force India out of administration

The Silverstone-based team have secured their future in Formula One after recieving backing from investors. Lawrence Stroll, father of Williams driver Lance, led the investment consortium – leading to speculation about his son’s future. The deal will save all 405 employee’s jobs and bring Force India out of administration, it was announced today. It was…



McLaren Shows Interest in Sainz if free agent

Carlos Sainz Jr could be high on McLaren’s list of Formula 1 options for 2019 if he emerges as a free agent, according to the team’s boss Zak Brown. McLaren is yet to confirm either of its drivers for next season, with Fernando Alonso deliberating over whether to extend his grand prix racing career and…



Wolff urges Mercedes to match Ferrari’s gains

Team boss Toto Wolff has urged Mercedes to match Ferrari’s recent gains in engine performance, and says he is not willing to accept that the Italian manufacturer has taken the upper hand in terms of power output. Mercedes dominated the first three seasons under the current turbo hybrid regulations, but in the past two years…



The Ricciardo switch, what’s the rationale?

Daniel Ricciardo decision may have been a bombshell, but he’s picked the F1 team on the up. The switch to Renault is a gamble that the French manufacturer’s factory Formula 1 team, rather than Red Bull Racing, is going to be the main challenger to Mercedes and Ferrari in the next couple of years. Ricciardo…



Verstappen opposes Sainz reunion at Red Bull

Max Verstappen is rumoured to be against seeing his former Toro Rosso team mate Carlos Sainz fill Red Bull Racing’s second seat in 2019. Daniel Ricciardo’s shock departure from the Milton Keynes-based outfit has sent the drivers’ market into a frenzy, with several drivers now having several possible options. Earlier this summer, Red Bull’s Christian…