Category: Grand Prix

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…



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,…