Mercedes’ Russell ends Hungary F1 test on top

Mercedes junior driver George Russell finished this week’s in-season test at the Hungaroring at the top of the timesheets after clocking a new track record on Wednesday afternoon. The F2 championship leader beat the record set by Antonio Giovinazzi in the Ferrari on Tuesday by 0.073s with a best time of 1:15.649. The lap was…



Alonso Given Deadline Decision for 2019

Fernando Alonso’s 2019 plans remain unclear, but Michael Andretti has stated that the McLaren driver must soon commit to the full IndyCar season if he decides to leave F1 Andretti Autosport team boss Michael Andretti is pushing Fernando Alonso to make a decision on his racing future and has revealed that whatever decision is made,…



Red Bull engine failures due to RB14 design

The biggest surprise about Max Verstappen’s retirement in the Hungarian Grand Prix was that it wasn’t really a surprise. Reliability has been an Achilles’ Heel of Red Bull for a while now and the anger from the team that a good result had potentially gone begging was clear to see. Team principal Christian Horner complained…



Teams trial 2019-spec front wings in testing

Thought it was too early to get a glimpse of what the Formula 1 cars of 2019 will look like? Think again, after Red Bull, Force India and Williams all chose the opening day of testing in Hungary to run prototype versions of the simplified front wings that will be introduced next season… Back in…



How Do You Say ‘Straya? “V8 Supercar Burnout”

Motorports in Australia, and go…let’s see here, there’s drag racing, of course…Stadium Super Trucks have proven to be popular…Ok, hell with it: V8 Supercars and burnouts. We tried to find other items but when it boils down to it, howling V8 sedans and psychotic fog machines that tend to catch on fire at the end…



F1 power struggle over team’s future

The story of the collapse of Force India into administration and the search for a rescuer to take over the team just got a lot more complicated. It’s already difficult enough to find a buyer for a Formula 1 team, especially if – as in Force India’s case – they have debts of many millions…



Ferrari leading the way at Hungary test

Antonio Giovinazzi showcased Ferrari’s pace by topping the timesheet after the first morning of testing in Hungary. Giovinazzi, who already had racked up some miles at the Hungaroring in FP2 on Friday with Sauber, put the SF71-H in top spot with a 1:19.648 mid-way through the session – half a second quicker than the fastest…



Renault stopped listening to Horner in 2015

The very public spat between Renault and Red Bull has continued with Cyril Abiteboul saying they stopped listening to Christian Horner years ago. Renault’s rocky relationship with Red Bull is coming to an end at the 2018 season as Red Bull enter a new partnership with Japanese engine manufacturers Honda. The two teams are going…



Ricciardo holds out on 2019 Red Bull contract

Daniel Ricciardo’s contract saga has continued into F1’s summer break, despite the hiatus long being considered as Red Bull’s unofficial deadline for the Australian to sign. The 29-year-old, who is off-contract at the end of the season, surprised fans by remaining coy on his future with Red Bull after completing the Hungarian Grand Prix on…



Lunch With… Paul Tracy

This ever-determined, hard-charging Indycar driver didn’t always mind his Ps and Qs but invariably gave his all in the cockpit. These days your average professional racing driver tends to be slight and slender. He is unfailingly polite to team personnel, to sponsors and to rivals, and speaks to the media in unexceptional sound-bites while a…