Category: Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo hits the track for Renault F1

The name’s Badger. Honey Badger. Red boots on for Daniel’s first timed run. Nice and soft. It’s time to play… It’s a perfect day in the sun so lets go. Daniel returns. Reasons why we’re happy that Daniel has returned:– we get to fiddle with the car– we’ll have a nice chat with Daniel –…



Webber reflects on his racing career

Mark Webber reflects on his career in motorsport, which took him from Australia to victory in Formula 1 and title glory in the World Endurance Championship.



Ricciardo on Kubica’s Long-Awaited Comeback

Daniel Ricciardo hailed the effort shown by Williams’ Robert Kubica to make his Formula 1 return, eight years after the shocking rallying accident that almost cost him his life Then 26-year-old Kubica had been expected to lead Renault’s charge in 2011, showing promising pace in winter testing, before suffering major right arm and leg injuries…



FIA F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting passes away

FIA Director of Formula 1 Charlie Whiting sadly passed away this morning in Melbourne, aged 66, as the result of a pulmonary embolism, three days before the Australian Grand Prix which will open the F1 season. He began his F1 career in 1977 working at the Hesketh team, then in the 1980s at Brabham. He…



Ferrari to run revised livery in Australian GP

Ferrari will run a revised livery on its SF90 at this weekend’s season-opening Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix. The Italian marque unveiled its car carrying Mission Winnow branding, and while it makes no reference to tobacco advertising, it is a product of tobacco company Phillip Morris. As a result it caught the eye of…



Red Bull upgrade brought forward to Melbourne

A Red Bull upgrade originally scheduled for April’s Chinese Grand Prix has been brought forward to the 2019 season opener, a positive sign according to motorsport advisor Helmut Marko. Red Bull will race with new engines from Honda this year, starting at this weekend’s Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019. And upgrades planned for…



All you need to know about the Australian GP

This year’s four-day Melbourne’s Formula One grand prix will begin at Albert Park on Thursday, March 14, culminating in the 2019 winner being crowned about 6.10pm next Sunday. Once again it’s the first race of the 2019 season, having been held in Melbourne since 1996. Who will be racing?The 2019 Australian Grand Prix is headlined…



Red Bull reiterate quit threat over 2021 contract

Red Bull have reiterated their threat to leave Formula 1 after Christian Horner insisted owners Liberty Media must “deliver” if they are to continue beyond 2021. No teams are as yet committed beyond 2021 as no Concorde Agreement (the contract between the FIA and F1 teams which dictates prize money, TV revenue and more) has…



Observations: F1 pre-season testing in Barcelona

F1 testing delivered up a tasty last-gasp shock as Lewis Hamilton landed a punch while fans try to digest a Red Bull mystery. For the first seven-and-a-half days of pre-season testing, that rarest of things in Formula 1 — universal agreement — was in danger of taking root in the Circuit de Catalunya paddock. Everywhere…



Williams technical boss takes ‘leave of absence’

Paddy Lowe has taken a leave of absence from the Williams Formula 1 team just days out from the opening round of the 2019 season. The team has confirmed its chief technical officer has stepped away from his role for ‘personal reasons’ with immediate effect. It follows a troubled pre-season that saw the late delivery…