Category: Grand Prix

Hamilton Responds To Piquet Slur

Formula 1 has condemned three-time world champion Nelson Piquet for using a racially abusive term to describe Lewis Hamilton. Piquet, 69, was speaking on a podcast in Brazil where he used a Brazilian slang word for the N-word to describe the Hamilton when speaking to publication Estadao. He used the racial epithet in an interview…



Audi Raises McLaren Offer to $718M to Enter Formula

Audi has reportedly raised its offer to buy a stake in McLaren’s Formula 1 unit from $495 million to $718 million, according to a report by Germany’s Automobilwoche. McLaren and Audi are expected to sign a letter of intent, while a supervisory board will meet to discuss details of the deal later this month. Audi’s…



Alonso believes failure cost him potential pole

Fernando Alonso believes he could have been on pole position for the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix if not for a hydraulic failure which caused him to crash. The Spaniard struck trouble on the run towards Ascari on his first flying lap in Qualifying 3 at Albert Park, with the hydraulic issue leading to a…



McLaren targeting double-points finish in Melbourne

McLaren is targeting a double-points finish in tomorrow’s Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix following its strongest showing of the year to date. Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo both qualified inside the top 10 for Sunday’s 58-lap encounter with the former set to line up on the second row of the grid alongside Sergio Perez. Ricciardo…



How Ferrari returned to the front in Formula One

The sense of relief almost matched the flood of emotion as the opening bars of the Italian national anthem rang out over the Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday night. After 45 races without a single victory, Ferrari finally reclaimed the top two steps of Formula One’s podium, and with it re-established itself as a championship…



Bahrain GP track limits outlined

The track limits for this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix have been bluntly outlined by Formula 1 Race Director Niels Wittich. Wittich is embarking on his first weekend in his new position after being installed as one of two race directors in the wake of Michael Masi’s departure. In the event notes, issued on Thursday evening,…



Mercedes Reveal Radical W13 With Minimal Sidepods

Images of the dramatically upgraded Mercedes W13 have been circulating on social media, showing a Silver Arrow with almost “no sidepods” before Lewis Hamilton took it out on track and set tongues wagging. Rivals Red Bull, Max Verstappen and Christian Horner were pictured on the live F1TV watching the screens filled with the new Mercedes…



Kevin Magnussen Gets Haas F1 seat after Mazepin exit

American Formula 1 team Haas has confirmed that Danish driver Kevin Magnussen will partner Mick Schumacher for the 2022 season, after it sacked Russian Nikita Mazepin a few days ago. The 29-year-old has been confirmed as the team’s second driver just nine days ahead of the first race of the season in Bahrain next weekend. He…



McLaren: Life after Bruce

When the inspirational leader who drove the team died, McLaren could have spun into the ground. Instead it regrouped and vindicated his vision and his faith. Bruce McLaren with Denny Hulme, Ron Tauranac and Teddy Mayer. Article by: Paul Fearnley There was a lot to think about. But Bruce Leslie McLaren — boss / designer…



Aston Martin Racing Launch 2022 Contender

Aston Martin have shown off their all-new 2022 challenger, the AMR22, in a glitzy launch at the company’s Gaydon factory. And speaking after pulling the covers off the new car, Sebastian Vettel hailed the potential of the team to move forward this season as they seek to become F1 frontrunners. Last season was Aston Martin’s…