Category: Grand Prix

Cosworth Considering Formula 1 Return

Cosworth could return to Formula 1 in 2021 “if” the engine regulations change, says CEO Hal Reisiger. Cosworth last competed in the sport in 2013 with Manor. However, with Formula 1 debating new regulations that would be implemented in 2021, Cosworth could yet return. “I think that we’ve got sufficient support from the existing teams,…



Ferrari offer Vettel $138.5m for three-year deal

Sebastian Vettel has reportedly been offered a three-year deal worth $138.5m as Ferrari look to resolve the four-time World Champion’s future. Vettel’s current deal with the Scuderia expires at the end of the current season, prompting speculation that he may move to title rivals Mercedes. But, according to Autoweek, Vettel has a new bumper contract…



Team-mate wars: British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton was the star, Max Verstappen won the overtake award and The Torpedo was awarded the Maldonado for the second week running. Mercedes Hamilton 7 – Bottas 3 Race: Hamilton A perfect race weekend for Hamilton, qualifying on pole and closing in on Michael Schumacher’s all-time pole record and then blowing the opposition away…



Honda confidence on the Improve

Despite another point-less race at Silverstone, Honda’s F1 chief Yusuke Hasegawa is “confident” that their Spec 3 engine has gone some way towards closing the gap. Both Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne ran the Spec 3 power unit at the British Grand Prix, qualifying 13th and ninth respectively. But while Vandoorne missed out on a…



Vettel questions ‘jumpy’ Verstappen

Sebastian Vettel has questioned what did “jumpy” Max Verstappen gain from their early, tense battle for third spot at the British Grand Prix. Verstappen got the upper hand on Vettel on the first dash down toward Brooklands, but the two came wheel-to-wheel through Stowe and Club, and both were forced off track with very little…



Daniil Kvyat just 3 points from ban

Daniil Kvyat will receive a one race ban if he notches up another three more penalty points between now and October’s United States Grand Prix after receiving punishment for his clash with team-mate Carlos Sainz. The Russian collided with Toro Rosso counterpart Sainz on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix, the tangle eliminating…



Pirelli to investigate Ferrari’s tyre failures

Pirelli have launched an investigation into the tyres failures that cost Ferrari valuable points in Sunday’s British Grand Prix. Running second and fourth at Silverstone with two laps remaining, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel finished third and seventh as both drivers suffered tyre failures. While Raikkonen’s tyre tread came apart with two laps to go,…



Hamilton takes home win, disaster for Vettel

Lewis Hamilton took a record-equalling fifth British Grand Prix victory in dominant fashion on home turf at Silverstone, slashing Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead to a single point. From pole position, Hamilton took an early lead after a stoppage for Jolyon Palmer’s Renault on the warm-up lap, the result of brake-by-wire and hydraulic problems, caused an…



Mercedes switches to safe gearbox spec

Mercedes has faith that there will be no repeat of the gearbox problems that have hit its cars in recent races, because it has now reverted to a safer older specification. Hamilton and Bottas picked up damage to their gearboxes at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as the result of an aggressive strategy that Mercedes adopted…



Grosjean should be happy he is driving in F1

Toto Wolff has hit back at Romain Grosjean’s criticism of Lewis Hamilton, saying the Haas driver “should be happy” that he’s even in Formula 1. Believing that he had been impeded by Hamilton during Saturday’s qualifying, losing “at least one place”, Grosjean was unimpressed when Hamilton was cleared of any wrongdoing. He reckons it is…