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INTERVIEW: Inside the house that Checo built

INTERVIEW: Inside the house that Checo built

He might not have a contract for 2020 just yet, but this summer should be a much less stressful for Sergio Perez than the last one was. Twelve months ago, Force India’s future was bleak, and Perez had taken dramatic steps to give the team a chance of survival. He had...

Abiteboul: Changing tracks better for F1 than changing regulations

Abiteboul: Changing tracks better for F1 than changing regulations

Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says tweaking the sport's tracks would prove less costly and better for the show than "over-engineering" the technical regulations. A season hardly goes by in F1 without a rule change forced upon teams, but Abiteboul suggests more focus...

Horner: People warm to Verstappen’s passion

Horner: People warm to Verstappen’s passion

Christian Horner believes the passion shown by Red Bull’s star driver Max Verstappen is what endears him to so many Formula 1 fans of all ages and of every demographic. The Orange Army phenomenon is proof of the Dutchman’s constantly growing popularity, granted many...

Mercurial rise led to ‘F2’ mistakes for Verstappen in F1

Mercurial rise led to ‘F2’ mistakes for Verstappen in F1

Christian Horner believes the passion shown by Red Bull’s star driver Max Verstappen is what endears him to so many Formula 1 fans of all ages and of every demographic. The Orange Army phenomenon is proof of the Dutchman’s constantly growing popularity, granted many...

Barrichello commits to new Australian single-seater series

Barrichello commits to new Australian single-seater series

Max Verstappen says his rapid promotion to F1 after just a single year of racing led to mistakes that others made earlier in their career. A successful career in karting, which he started at just five-years-old, and good mentoring by his father encouraged Verstappen...

Stroll urges Racing Point to ‘focus on the present’

Stroll urges Racing Point to ‘focus on the present’

Former F1 driver Rubens Barrichello is set for a return to single-seater action, the Brazilian becoming the first driver to commit to Australia's new S5000 championship. The series kicks off next month at Sandown Raceway, near Melbourne, with 14 big-bore open-wheel...

Earnhardt family survive fiery runway crash

Earnhardt family survive fiery runway crash

Lance Stroll says SportsPesa Racing Point must focus on improving its current position in the pecking order while keeping the future at the back of its mind. The Silverstone-based outfit has under-performed so far this season and sits just eighth in the Constructors'...

F1’s Symonds says Russell is future world champion

F1’s Symonds says Russell is future world champion

Nascar superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway. The 44-year-old television analyst and retired driver was taken to a...

FIA to monitor tyre pressures at all times from 2021

Pat Symonds believes George Russell is the real deal, the F1 chief technical officer predicting a bright future in the sport for the Williams rookie. The 21-year-old Briton, who won the Formula 2 title in 2018, is learning his trade in his maiden year as a Grand Prix...

Hamilton consulted by Mercedes on Bottas-Ocon choice

Hamilton consulted by Mercedes on Bottas-Ocon choice

The FIA is set to introduce a special tyre pressure monitoring system common to all teams in 2021 that will provide the governing body's stewards with relevant data on pressures and temperatures over an entire Grand Prix weekend. Along with a new set of regulations,...

Verstappen: I hope I’ll be in F1 another 15 years

Verstappen: I hope I’ll be in F1 another 15 years

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton was asked for his opinion on Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Ocon, one of whom will partner the Brit at the German outfit next year. In Hungary recently, Wolff said that Mercedes would likely reveal its 2020 line-up "in the...

Ricciardo reveals key event that led to Red Bull exit

Ricciardo reveals key event that led to Red Bull exit

Max Verstappen risks igniting a war of words with Lewis Hamilton after statements he made saying that there are at least three or four drivers on the current Formula 1 grid capable as good as the five-time World Champion. The Red Bull driver has emerged as the heir...

Williams should be in the mix more often now, Russell says

Daniel Ricciardo says the prospect of losing long-standing race engineer Simon Rennie at Red Bull was a key factor in deciding the Aussie to move from the Milton Keynes-based outfit to Renault. Ricciardo spent the first half of the 2018 season mulling his future,...

Honda confident performance gap is closing

Christian Horner believes the passion shown by Red Bull’s star driver Max Verstappen is what endears him to so many Formula 1 fans of all ages and of every demographic. The Orange Army phenomenon is proof of the Dutchman’s constantly growing popularity, granted many...

Haas struggling to help Fittipaldi secure super licence

Haas struggling to help Fittipaldi secure super licence

Max Verstappen says his rapid promotion to F1 after just a single year of racing led to mistakes that others made earlier in their career. A successful career in karting, which he started at just five-years-old, and good mentoring by his father encouraged Verstappen...

Brown: Alonso would be an outstanding talent in IndyCar

Brown: Alonso would be an outstanding talent in IndyCar

Racing Point technical director Andrew Green believes Formula 1 could benefit from a reduction in pre-season testing as next season’s calendar is discussed. The 2020 calendar is likely to feature 22 races with one of either Spain or Germany — currently without a deal...

Record-breaking 550-Horsepower Ferrari speedboat for sale

Record-breaking 550-Horsepower Ferrari speedboat for sale

The FIA is set to introduce a special tyre pressure monitoring system common to all teams in 2021 that will provide the governing body's stewards with relevant data on pressures and temperatures over an entire Grand Prix weekend. Along with a new set of regulations,...

Wolff: Hamilton the person has outdevelopped the driver

Wolff: Hamilton the person has outdevelopped the driver

Max Verstappen says his rapid promotion to F1 after just a single year of racing led to mistakes that others made earlier in their career. A successful career in karting, which he started at just five-years-old, and good mentoring by his father encouraged Verstappen...

Alfa banking on ‘consistency’ to fight with McLaren

Alfa banking on ‘consistency’ to fight with McLaren

Haas boss Guenther Steiner has vowed to help test driver Pietro Fittipaldi secure a super licence for F1, but the issues currently impacting the US outfit's car limit the young Brazilian's seat time. Fittipaldi - the 23-year-old grandson of F1 legend Emerson...

Leclerc envious of one big Hamilton quality

Leclerc envious of one big Hamilton quality

McLaren CEO Zak Brown gives his take on McLaren Racing’s full-time return to IndyCar, a historic milestone for Formula 1’s second most successful team of all time as they return to a series in which they enjoyed success over four decades ago. Although McLaren won 18...

McLaren aiming for ‘evolution rather than revolution’ for 2020

McLaren aiming for ‘evolution rather than revolution’ for 2020

Alfa Romeo Racing boss Frédéric Vasseur is confident his outfit can move up the order after the summer break and challenge midfield leader McLaren, if the Swiss team can deliver consistency. Alfa currently stands seventh in F1's constructors' standings, just ahead of...

Meet the ‘Aceman’, the Raikkonen family’s new young charger

Meet the ‘Aceman’, the Raikkonen family’s new young charger

McLaren CEO Zak Brown gives his take on McLaren Racing’s full-time return to IndyCar, a historic milestone for Formula 1’s second most successful team of all time as they return to a series in which they enjoyed success over four decades ago. Although McLaren won 18...

Villeneuve: Ocon too risky, Mercedes should keep Bottas

Villeneuve: Ocon too risky, Mercedes should keep Bottas

It's starting. Kimi Raikkonen - alias the Iceman - has spawned a successor, named the 'Aceman', who just enjoyed his karting baptism of fire. Four-year-old Robin Raikkonen put himself through his initial paces this week under the watchful eye of his famous father. The...

Carey expects F1 calendar to increase

Jacques Villeneuve does not think Mercedes should drop Valtteri Bottas despite many pundits predicting it is likely that team boss Toto Wolff will replace the Finn for 2020 with Mercedes reserve driver Esteban Ocon. Outspoken 1997 world champion Villeneuve thinks...

Bottas keen to learn Mercedes fate

It's starting. Kimi Raikkonen - alias the Iceman - has spawned a successor, named the 'Aceman', who just enjoyed his karting baptism of fire. Four-year-old Robin Raikkonen put himself through his initial paces this week under the watchful eye of his famous father. The...

Bottas cools off with secret rally test with M-Sport

Jacques Villeneuve does not think Mercedes should drop Valtteri Bottas despite many pundits predicting it is likely that team boss Toto Wolff will replace the Finn for 2020 with Mercedes reserve driver Esteban Ocon. Outspoken 1997 world champion Villeneuve thinks...

Perez ‘caught out’ by teammate Stroll’s race pace

Perez ‘caught out’ by teammate Stroll’s race pace

Valtteri Bottas isn't basking on the beach in Mykonos or Ibiza during F1's summer break, or snoozing on the sunny shores of a Finnish lake, but perfecting out of public view his rally technique. While the Mercedes driver awaits his fate for 2020, he took a Ford Fiesta...

Steiner: Solving VF-19 enigma key to 2020 car

Steiner: Solving VF-19 enigma key to 2020 car

SportPesa Racing Point's Sergio Perez admits he's been surprised by the pace delivered on race day by his teammate Lance Stroll. Stroll took over from Esteban Ocon at the end of last year following the pink outfit's takeover by a consortium of investors led by the...

Bottas unwinds by testing Ford WRC rally car

Valtteri Bottas isn't basking on the beach in Mykonos or Ibiza during F1's summer break, or snoozing on the sunny shores of a Finnish lake, but perfecting out of public view his rally technique. While the Mercedes driver awaits his fate for 2020, he took a Ford Fiesta...

#TheXtraLap Racing Point. A season of two halves.

#TheXtraLap Racing Point. A season of two halves.

SportPesa Racing Point's Sergio Perez admits he's been surprised by the pace delivered on race day by his teammate Lance Stroll. Stroll took over from Esteban Ocon at the end of last year following the pink outfit's takeover by a consortium of investors led by the...

Villeneuve sees Ocon option as big risk for Mercedes

Villeneuve sees Ocon option as big risk for Mercedes

< ► > After a tough 2018 season, which saw the team going into administration, 2019 would be a fresh start. The team started off with a 2018 chassis and added a few 2019 parts that were mandated by the new rules. Since the car wasn’t a full 2019-spec car, the...

Vettel: Mattia doing very well and keeping everyone united

Vettel: Mattia doing very well and keeping everyone united

Former F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve weighed in on the debate on whether Mercedes should keep Valtteri Bottas in his seat for 2020 or replace the Finn with reserve driver Esteban Ocon. In Hungary recently, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said the Silver Arrows squad...

Williams: Robert is doing everything I expect from him

Williams: Robert is doing everything I expect from him

< ► > After a tough 2018 season, which saw the team going into administration, 2019 would be a fresh start. The team started off with a 2018 chassis and added a few 2019 parts that were mandated by the new rules. Since the car wasn’t a full 2019-spec car, the...

Marko: We had to react and give Albon the chance

Marko: We had to react and give Albon the chance

Former F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve weighed in on the debate on whether Mercedes should keep Valtteri Bottas in his seat for 2020 or replace the Finn with reserve driver Esteban Ocon. In Hungary recently, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said the Silver Arrows squad...

Williams: Frank no longer leads the team

Williams: Frank no longer leads the team

Red Bull driver-maker-or-breaker Helmut Marko has shed light on his decision to demote Pierre Gasly from the senior team back to Toro Rosso and replacing him with rookie Alex Albon. While Gasly’s fate came as no surprise, Albon’s promotion ahead of Daniil Kvyat is...

Brown: We will talk to Alonso about Indycar

Brown: We will talk to Alonso about Indycar

In his landmark 50th year as a Formula 1 team boss, celebrated at the recent British Grand Prix, Sir Frank Williams is no longer at the helm of the team he formed and led to greatness. Claire Williams has admitted that her father, team founder Sir Frank, is no longer...

Briatore: Comparison with President Trump is an honour

Briatore: Comparison with President Trump is an honour

Red Bull driver-maker-or-breaker Helmut Marko has shed light on his decision to demote Pierre Gasly from the senior team back to Toro Rosso and replacing him with rookie Alex Albon. While Gasly’s fate came as no surprise, Albon’s promotion ahead of Daniil Kvyat is...

Red Bull ‘had to react’ and give Albon a chance – Marko

Red Bull ‘had to react’ and give Albon a chance – Marko

In his landmark 50th year as a Formula 1 team boss, celebrated at the recent British Grand Prix, Sir Frank Williams is no longer at the helm of the team he formed and led to greatness. Claire Williams has admitted that her father, team founder Sir Frank, is no longer...

Kvyat blasts mulled plans to cut F1 testing

Kvyat blasts mulled plans to cut F1 testing

Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko says he felt compelled to promote Alex Albon to Red Bull Racing in light of his "huge" debut season and Pierre Gasly's massive performance shortfall. Few were expecting Gasly to overhaul teammate Max Verstappen from the outset,...

Lauda’s 1975 Ferrari could fetch $8-million this weekend

Lauda’s 1975 Ferrari could fetch $8-million this weekend

Former F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve weighed in on the debate on whether Mercedes should keep Valtteri Bottas in his seat for 2020 or replace the Finn with reserve driver Esteban Ocon. In Hungary recently, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said the Silver Arrows squad...

McLaren momentum should carry through to 2020 – Seidl

Valtteri Bottas isn't basking on the beach in Mykonos or Ibiza during F1's summer break, or snoozing on the sunny shores of a Finnish lake, but perfecting out of public view his rally technique. While the Mercedes driver awaits his fate for 2020, he took a Ford Fiesta...

#TheXtraLap: Can Haas solve the mystery of their car?

#TheXtraLap: Can Haas solve the mystery of their car?

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl believes the momentum his team is taking into the second part of this season will benefit it in 2020 as well. Back-to-back fifth places for Carlos Sainz cemented McLaren’s fourth place in the constructors’ championship heading into...

Brown: McLaren IndyCar drivers could be given F1 tests

Brown: McLaren IndyCar drivers could be given F1 tests

Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko says he felt compelled to promote Alex Albon to Red Bull Racing in light of his "huge" debut season and Pierre Gasly's massive performance shortfall. Few were expecting Gasly to overhaul teammate Max Verstappen from the outset,...

No surprise about Gasly, but few saw Albon coming

No surprise about Gasly, but few saw Albon coming

McLaren boss Zak Brown says the drivers involved in the team's full-time IndyCar effort next year could be handed an F1 test if their chance of racing at the pinnacle of motorsport is deemed "credible". McLaren will expand into IndyCar from 2020, running a full-time...

Verstappen: I don’t care who my teammate is

Verstappen: I don’t care who my teammate is

Out of favour Red Bull F1 driver Pierre Gasly is vowing to push on after being dumped by the senior team to make way for Toro Rosso rookie Alex Albon. Despite repeatedly insisting that the struggling Frenchman would stay with Toro Rosso at least for the rest of 2019,...

Jos Verstappen: Hamilton is rattled by Max

Jos Verstappen: Hamilton is rattled by Max

Jacques Villeneuve does not think Mercedes should drop Valtteri Bottas despite many pundits predicting it is likely that team boss Toto Wolff will replace the Finn for 2020 with Mercedes reserve driver Esteban Ocon. Outspoken 1997 world champion Villeneuve thinks...

Albon says Red Bull opportunity is ‘massive and surreal’

Albon says Red Bull opportunity is ‘massive and surreal’

Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko says he felt compelled to promote Alex Albon to Red Bull Racing in light of his "huge" debut season and Pierre Gasly's massive performance shortfall. Few were expecting Gasly to overhaul teammate Max Verstappen from the outset,...

Albon: Surreal to have been given this massive opportunity

Albon: Surreal to have been given this massive opportunity

As Formula 1 wafted into the much-needed summer break after the drama of Hungary, Helmut Marko led all to believe that Pierre Gasly would not lose his drive and that he would finish the season with Red Bull alongside Max Verstappen who has walloped his teammate. But...

Leclerc admits Vettel has an edge in tyre management

Leclerc admits Vettel has an edge in tyre management

The demotion of Pierre Gasly from Red Bull back to Toro Rosso came as no surprise, but what did ambush the Formula 1 world is the team’s decision to promote Alex Albon and not Daniil Kvyat. The decision is a huge gamble to fast-track the promising rookie up to the big...

Verstappen reacts to Gasly ousting: ‘It’s a pity for Pierre’

Verstappen reacts to Gasly ousting: ‘It’s a pity for Pierre’

Haas boss Guenther Steiner has vowed to help test driver Pietro Fittipaldi secure a super licence for F1, but the issues currently impacting the US outfit's car limit the young Brazilian's seat time. Fittipaldi - the 23-year-old grandson of F1 legend Emerson...

F1 and Pirelli target low degradation tyres for 2020

F1 and Pirelli target low degradation tyres for 2020

Max Verstappen has reacted to the news that he'll have a new teammate sitting on the other side of the Red Bull garage from Spa. The Dutchman will be paired from the Belgian Grand Prix with F1 rookie Alex Albon who replaces Pierre Gasly following the latter's...

Kubica unsure Williams performance upswing is for real

Kubica unsure Williams performance upswing is for real

Formula 1 teams have been informed by the FIA of Pirelli's three main targets for next season that will include low degradation tyres offering a wider working range and less overheating. The sport's governing body has sent teams a new Pirelli 'target letter'...

Perez surprised by Stroll’s pace

Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko says he felt compelled to promote Alex Albon to Red Bull Racing in light of his "huge" debut season and Pierre Gasly's massive performance shortfall. Few were expecting Gasly to overhaul teammate Max Verstappen from the outset,...

Perez not a fan of bringing back refueling to F1

Perez not a fan of bringing back refueling to F1

Haas boss Guenther Steiner has vowed to help test driver Pietro Fittipaldi secure a super licence for F1, but the issues currently impacting the US outfit's car limit the young Brazilian's seat time. Fittipaldi - the 23-year-old grandson of F1 legend Emerson...

Binotto: Vettel will be with Ferrari in 2020

Binotto: Vettel will be with Ferrari in 2020

SportPesa Racing Point's Sergio Perez doesn't believe a return of refueling in Formula 1 will prove beneficial to the sport overall. Perez offered his opinion on a plan suggested recently by FIA president Jean Todt, who encouraged F1's chiefs to investigate adding...

Zehnder: Raikkonen drives without instructions

Zehnder: Raikkonen drives without instructions

F1 rookie Alex Albon says the news of his unexpected mid-season switch to Red Bull Racing is "surreal" and a "massive opportunity". Albon will step up from Toro Rosso to the Milton Keynes-based outfit and trade places with Pierre Gasly after the Frenchman's...

Formula 1 working to develop non-fossil fuels

Formula 1 working to develop non-fossil fuels

Toto Wolff believes Lewis Hamilton was a raw diamond when he joined Mercedes and has made spectacular personal development with the team. Hamilton missed out on the drivers’ world championship in his rookie season at McLaren by just one point but secured his first...

In Quotes: The rise and downfall of Pierre Gasly

In Quotes: The rise and downfall of Pierre Gasly

Formula 1 chief Chase Carey has vowed to push ahead with introducing non-fossil fuels at the highest level of motorsport as the sport seeks to remain sustainable and relevant to the auto industry going forward. In June, we quoted Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul as saying...

MEDLAND: Red Bull gambles again

MEDLAND: Red Bull gambles again

Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko says he felt compelled to promote Alex Albon to Red Bull Racing in light of his "huge" debut season and Pierre Gasly's massive performance shortfall. Few were expecting Gasly to overhaul teammate Max Verstappen from the outset,...

Red Bull replaces Gasly with Albon for rest of 2019

Haas boss Guenther Steiner has vowed to help test driver Pietro Fittipaldi secure a super licence for F1, but the issues currently impacting the US outfit's car limit the young Brazilian's seat time. Fittipaldi - the 23-year-old grandson of F1 legend Emerson...

Buemi’s run to the hills with Red Bull

Buemi’s run to the hills with Red Bull

SportPesa Racing Point's Sergio Perez doesn't believe a return of refueling in Formula 1 will prove beneficial to the sport overall. Perez offered his opinion on a plan suggested recently by FIA president Jean Todt, who encouraged F1's chiefs to investigate adding...

Ferrari would change car philosophy if it could – Vettel

Two respected F1 journalists are predicting that Robert Kubica is likely to lose his place on the grid with Williams after this season ends. After an eight-year break with his permanent arm injuries, the 34-year-old Pole returned to Formula 1 this year with Williams...

Verstappen: Not many drivers are more complete than me

Verstappen: Not many drivers are more complete than me

SportPesa Racing Point's Sergio Perez doesn't believe a return of refueling in Formula 1 will prove beneficial to the sport overall. Perez offered his opinion on a plan suggested recently by FIA president Jean Todt, who encouraged F1's chiefs to investigate adding...

Red Bull Swaps Gasly for Albon

Red Bull Swaps Gasly for Albon

I’ve got to admit, I did not predict that Red Bull’s driver change would come as early as this summer. A number of people have asked me in recent weeks whether I thought Pierre Gasly would see out the season or be replaced, and I always replied he’d stay put. As...

Hakkinen expecting ‘quite different’ second part of the season

Hakkinen expecting ‘quite different’ second part of the season

Red Bull has replaced Pierre Gasly with Alexander Albon for the rest of the 2019 season following a series of poor performances from the Frenchman. Gasly has yet to finish on the podium since being promoted from Toro Rosso to Red Bull this year, with a best result of...

Outside Line: Goodbye Gasly, Hello Albon

Outside Line: Goodbye Gasly, Hello Albon

While Red Bull's race crews are enjoying some well-deserved down time, its show car squad was out in full force in Switzerland last weekend, at the foot of the Jura Mountains. Red Bull's latest show run took place at Grenchen Airport, just north of Bern, and involved...

Magnussen ties the knot

Magnussen ties the knot

Two respected F1 journalists are predicting that Robert Kubica is likely to lose his place on the grid with Williams after this season ends. After an eight-year break with his permanent arm injuries, the 34-year-old Pole returned to Formula 1 this year with Williams...

More Ferrari horsepower on the cards after the break

More Ferrari horsepower on the cards after the break

Haas F1 driver Kevin Magnussen has used Formula 1’s August break to tie the knot with long-time sweetheart Louise Gjorup. Danish media report that the pair were married in Nyborg, Denmark. The news broke after their friends posted photos of the low-profile event on...

Carey: No F1 budget cap if it wasn’t enforceable

Carey: No F1 budget cap if it wasn’t enforceable

Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff is forecasting a “very strong” performance by Ferrari after the summer break as their star driver Sebastian Vettel seeks to end a year-long winless streak. Marca newspaper reports that the Maranello team, which was outclassed by Mercedes...

Hulkenberg: We are much worse off than we expected

Hulkenberg: We are much worse off than we expected

Pat Symonds believes George Russell is the real deal, the F1 chief technical officer predicting a bright future in the sport for the Williams rookie. The 21-year-old Briton, who won the Formula 2 title in 2018, is learning his trade in his maiden year as a Grand Prix...

Jamie Chadwick: I know what I want to achieve

Jamie Chadwick: I know what I want to achieve

Renault’s race drivers are not disappointed to be heading into Formula 1’s August break while lamenting that the first half of the season has not gone according to plan. Having set the goal of closing the gap to the sport’s big three teams, Renault is actually behind...

Sainz doubts McLaren can ‘break out’ from midfield

Sainz doubts McLaren can ‘break out’ from midfield

The first champion of the new all-female single seater category W Series hopes the title will move her closer to Formula 1. Jamie Chadwick, a 21-year-old from Britain, was already a Williams development driver and after taking the crown said, “I know what I want to...

Steiner: Four good races doesn’t mean F1 is ‘fantastic now’

Steiner: Four good races doesn’t mean F1 is ‘fantastic now’

While Red Bull's race crews are enjoying some well-deserved down time, its show car squad was out in full force in Switzerland last weekend, at the foot of the Jura Mountains. Red Bull's latest show run took place at Grenchen Airport, just north of Bern, and involved...

Brown: Indycar cannot be a distraction from Formula 1

Brown: Indycar cannot be a distraction from Formula 1

Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko says he felt compelled to promote Alex Albon to Red Bull Racing in light of his "huge" debut season and Pierre Gasly's massive performance shortfall. Few were expecting Gasly to overhaul teammate Max Verstappen from the outset,...

Jamie Chadwick secures inaugural W Series title!

Jamie Chadwick secures inaugural W Series title!

F1 rookie Alex Albon says the news of his unexpected mid-season switch to Red Bull Racing is "surreal" and a "massive opportunity". Albon will step up from Toro Rosso to the Milton Keynes-based outfit and trade places with Pierre Gasly after the Frenchman's...

Brown: IndyCar bid won’t distract from McLaren’s F1 momentum

Brown: IndyCar bid won’t distract from McLaren’s F1 momentum

George Russell has emerged this season as a standout rookie despite having to drive one of the worst cars in Formula 1 history while suggesting that Williams might be missing a trick or two to lift them out of the doldrums. Williams have struggled with a woeful...

Steiner sanguine over addition of extra race in 2020

Steiner sanguine over addition of extra race in 2020

Carlos Sainz believes ongoing development by McLaren's rivals in the second half of the season will likely prevent the Woking-based outfit from breaking clear of F1's midfield. Consistency and the excellent level of performance of its MCL34 chassis has allowed McLaren...

Ricciardo surprised by size of Gasly deficit to Verstappen

Ricciardo surprised by size of Gasly deficit to Verstappen

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner says he isn't worried about the Formula 1 calendar expanding to 22 races next season. That's the current outlook after the news this week that the popular Mexican Grand Prix had secured a contract extension to remain on the...

Bottas admits gap to Hamilton ‘bigger than I would like’

Bottas admits gap to Hamilton ‘bigger than I would like’

Haas F1 team boss Gunther Steiner insists top drivers are “still interested” in driving for the small American team whose drivers are both facing an uncertain future. It has been a particularly difficult fourth season for the team, due to problems with the 2019...

Increased testing with Honda key to Red Bull success: Verstappen

Increased testing with Honda key to Red Bull success: Verstappen

Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko says he felt compelled to promote Alex Albon to Red Bull Racing in light of his "huge" debut season and Pierre Gasly's massive performance shortfall. Few were expecting Gasly to overhaul teammate Max Verstappen from the outset,...

Masi concedes need to review Hockenheim dragstrip

Masi concedes need to review Hockenheim dragstrip

Two respected F1 journalists are predicting that Robert Kubica is likely to lose his place on the grid with Williams after this season ends. After an eight-year break with his permanent arm injuries, the 34-year-old Pole returned to Formula 1 this year with Williams...

Red Bull promotes Albon – demotes Gasly!

Red Bull promotes Albon – demotes Gasly!

Pat Symonds believes George Russell is the real deal, the F1 chief technical officer predicting a bright future in the sport for the Williams rookie. The 21-year-old Briton, who won the Formula 2 title in 2018, is learning his trade in his maiden year as a Grand Prix...

Horner: Thank god for Red Bull and Max Verstappen

Horner: Thank god for Red Bull and Max Verstappen

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing has announced that junior bull Alex Albon will replace Pierre Gasly at the Milton Keynes-based outfit from the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. Albon's promotion and Gasly's return to Roro Rosso follows a disappointing first half of the...

Horner: We didn’t mess up, Mercedes had the quicker car

Horner: We didn’t mess up, Mercedes had the quicker car

Pat Symonds believes George Russell is the real deal, the F1 chief technical officer predicting a bright future in the sport for the Williams rookie. The 21-year-old Briton, who won the Formula 2 title in 2018, is learning his trade in his maiden year as a Grand Prix...

Seidl: Good chemistry ‘important’ between team mates

Seidl: Good chemistry ‘important’ between team mates

Daniel Ricciardo had admitted that he's surprised to see Pierre Gasly struggling so badly to keep up with the pace of his Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen. Having proven himself at Toro Rosso last season, Gasly took over the race seat from Ricciardo when the...

Will a return to refuelling be good for Formula 1?

Will a return to refuelling be good for Formula 1?

Pat Symonds believes George Russell is the real deal, the F1 chief technical officer predicting a bright future in the sport for the Williams rookie. The 21-year-old Briton, who won the Formula 2 title in 2018, is learning his trade in his maiden year as a Grand Prix...

Vettel owns up: ‘Here and there, I didn’t do the best job’

Vettel owns up: ‘Here and there, I didn’t do the best job’

Daniel Ricciardo had admitted that he's surprised to see Pierre Gasly struggling so badly to keep up with the pace of his Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen. Having proven himself at Toro Rosso last season, Gasly took over the race seat from Ricciardo when the...

#TheXtraLap: Can Williams pick themselves up again?

#TheXtraLap: Can Williams pick themselves up again?

A candid Sebastian Vettel admits his overall performance hasn't been up to par on occasion, but the German says Ferrari and himself will do their homework over the summer break. Ferrari's ambitions of finally bringing the title back to Maranello have been put on the...

Russell wants ‘more dynamic’ approach from Williams

Russell wants ‘more dynamic’ approach from Williams

Daniel Ricciardo had admitted that he's surprised to see Pierre Gasly struggling so badly to keep up with the pace of his Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen. Having proven himself at Toro Rosso last season, Gasly took over the race seat from Ricciardo when the...

Alonso denies having any bad feelings towards Vettel

Alonso denies having any bad feelings towards Vettel

A candid Sebastian Vettel admits his overall performance hasn't been up to par on occasion, but the German says Ferrari and himself will do their homework over the summer break. Ferrari's ambitions of finally bringing the title back to Maranello have been put on the...

Giovinazzi admits points are missing but ‘speed is there’

Giovinazzi admits points are missing but ‘speed is there’

A touched Fernando Alonso denied he harbored any bad feelings towards Sebastian Vettel, insisting he always enjoyed a "pleasant" relationship with the German during his career in F1. In Hungary, Vettel - who replaced Alonso at Ferrari in 2015 - was asked to comment on...

Horner: ‘Mature’ Verstappen gets the big picture

Horner: ‘Mature’ Verstappen gets the big picture

A candid Sebastian Vettel admits his overall performance hasn't been up to par on occasion, but the German says Ferrari and himself will do their homework over the summer break. Ferrari's ambitions of finally bringing the title back to Maranello have been put on the...

Reader Spotlight: When I was a child I had a film camera…

Reader Spotlight: When I was a child I had a film camera…

A touched Fernando Alonso denied he harbored any bad feelings towards Sebastian Vettel, insisting he always enjoyed a "pleasant" relationship with the German during his career in F1. In Hungary, Vettel - who replaced Alonso at Ferrari in 2015 - was asked to comment on...

Todt: I would have preferred a lower F1 budget cap

Todt: I would have preferred a lower F1 budget cap

A candid Sebastian Vettel admits his overall performance hasn't been up to par on occasion, but the German says Ferrari and himself will do their homework over the summer break. Ferrari's ambitions of finally bringing the title back to Maranello have been put on the...

McLaren Racing confirms return to IndyCar

McLaren Racing confirms return to IndyCar

A touched Fernando Alonso denied he harbored any bad feelings towards Sebastian Vettel, insisting he always enjoyed a "pleasant" relationship with the German during his career in F1. In Hungary, Vettel - who replaced Alonso at Ferrari in 2015 - was asked to comment on...

Mercedes drivers opt for conservative tyre choice at Spa

Mercedes drivers opt for conservative tyre choice at Spa

A candid Sebastian Vettel admits his overall performance hasn't been up to par on occasion, but the German says Ferrari and himself will do their homework over the summer break. Ferrari's ambitions of finally bringing the title back to Maranello have been put on the...

Carey confirms budget cap ‘dry run’ for teams in 2020

Carey confirms budget cap ‘dry run’ for teams in 2020

A touched Fernando Alonso denied he harbored any bad feelings towards Sebastian Vettel, insisting he always enjoyed a "pleasant" relationship with the German during his career in F1. In Hungary, Vettel - who replaced Alonso at Ferrari in 2015 - was asked to comment on...

Brown: The door is ‘always open’ for Alonso in IndyCar

Brown: The door is ‘always open’ for Alonso in IndyCar

Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey has confirmed that the spending of all ten F1 teams will be monitored next season, a year ahead of the formal introduction of the sport's $175m budget cap. F1, the FIA and the teams have agreed on cost cutting measures from 2021, with...

Carey: F1 making ‘good headway’ with second US race

Carey: F1 making ‘good headway’ with second US race

A touched Fernando Alonso denied he harbored any bad feelings towards Sebastian Vettel, insisting he always enjoyed a "pleasant" relationship with the German during his career in F1. In Hungary, Vettel - who replaced Alonso at Ferrari in 2015 - was asked to comment on...

McLaren and Arrow SPM partner for full-time IndyCar programme!

McLaren and Arrow SPM partner for full-time IndyCar programme!

A candid Sebastian Vettel admits his overall performance hasn't been up to par on occasion, but the German says Ferrari and himself will do their homework over the summer break. Ferrari's ambitions of finally bringing the title back to Maranello have been put on the...

Seidl happy with McLaren, but still sees ‘a lot more to do’

Seidl happy with McLaren, but still sees ‘a lot more to do’

A touched Fernando Alonso denied he harbored any bad feelings towards Sebastian Vettel, insisting he always enjoyed a "pleasant" relationship with the German during his career in F1. In Hungary, Vettel - who replaced Alonso at Ferrari in 2015 - was asked to comment on...

Bottas: I have the feeling that everything will be fine

Bottas: I have the feeling that everything will be fine

McLaren F1 boss Andreas Seidl is happy with the team's new management structure but insists there's still "a lot more to do" in terms of its internal organization. Over a year ago, McLaren CEO Zak Brown initiated a significant restructuring of the Woking-based...

Hulkenberg: I’m not ready for Formula E yet

Hulkenberg: I’m not ready for Formula E yet

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas says he is not worried that his Formula 1 career may be over as speculation mounts with regards to his future with the Silver Arrows. Team boss Toto Wolff has offered the Finn a “soft landing” at another team if Mercedes decides to...

Alonso: I feel bad that Vettel thinks I don’t like him

Alonso: I feel bad that Vettel thinks I don’t like him

A touched Fernando Alonso denied he harbored any bad feelings towards Sebastian Vettel, insisting he always enjoyed a "pleasant" relationship with the German during his career in F1. In Hungary, Vettel - who replaced Alonso at Ferrari in 2015 - was asked to comment on...

Hartley to race in Formula E as well as WEC

Hartley to race in Formula E as well as WEC

SportPesa Racing Point team boss Otmar Szafnauer says it's only a matter of time before the pink outfit takes back its position as 'best of the rest' on the F1 grid. Since shedding its Force India appellation following its takeover by billionaire Lawrence Stroll,...

Mexican Grand Prix to stay on calendar through 2022

McLaren F1 boss Andreas Seidl is happy with the team's new management structure but insists there's still "a lot more to do" in terms of its internal organization. Over a year ago, McLaren CEO Zak Brown initiated a significant restructuring of the Woking-based...

Formula 1 enjoys increase in revenue for second quarter 2019

Formula 1 enjoys increase in revenue for second quarter 2019

SportPesa Racing Point team boss Otmar Szafnauer says it's only a matter of time before the pink outfit takes back its position as 'best of the rest' on the F1 grid. Since shedding its Force India appellation following its takeover by billionaire Lawrence Stroll,...

Renault junior Guanyu Zhou conducts F1 test programme

Renault junior Guanyu Zhou conducts F1 test programme

SportPesa Racing Point team boss Otmar Szafnauer says it's only a matter of time before the pink outfit takes back its position as 'best of the rest' on the F1 grid. Since shedding its Force India appellation following its takeover by billionaire Lawrence Stroll,...

Steiner: Magnussen defensive driving not ‘exaggerated’

Steiner: Magnussen defensive driving not ‘exaggerated’

SportPesa Racing Point team boss Otmar Szafnauer says it's only a matter of time before the pink outfit takes back its position as 'best of the rest' on the F1 grid. Since shedding its Force India appellation following its takeover by billionaire Lawrence Stroll,...

MEDLAND: Did Red Bull make a mistake in letting Sainz go?

MEDLAND: Did Red Bull make a mistake in letting Sainz go?

Haas boss Guenther Steiner saw nothing wrong with Kevin Magnussen's defensive moves in the Hungarian Grand Prix, where the Dane intensively held his own for 25 laps against Daniel Ricciardo. Magnussen used all the tricks in the book, and then some, to keep the Renault...

F1 prioritizing second U.S. race over new American team

SportPesa Racing Point team boss Otmar Szafnauer says it's only a matter of time before the pink outfit takes back its position as 'best of the rest' on the F1 grid. Since shedding its Force India appellation following its takeover by billionaire Lawrence Stroll,...

F1 extends Mexican GP deal until the end of 2022

F1 extends Mexican GP deal until the end of 2022

McLaren F1 boss Andreas Seidl is happy with the team's new management structure but insists there's still "a lot more to do" in terms of its internal organization. Over a year ago, McLaren CEO Zak Brown initiated a significant restructuring of the Woking-based...

Ocon encouraged by 2020 rumors

SportPesa Racing Point team boss Otmar Szafnauer says it's only a matter of time before the pink outfit takes back its position as 'best of the rest' on the F1 grid. Since shedding its Force India appellation following its takeover by billionaire Lawrence Stroll,...

Alesi: Mick Schumacher will definitely make it to F1

Alesi: Mick Schumacher will definitely make it to F1

Esteban Ocon says it is positive that he is being spoken about with regards to a 2020 seat in Formula 1 even if he has heard multiple different rumors about his future. https://f1andcoffee.com/wolff-ocon-just-as-deserving-of-mercedes-chance-as-bottas/ Over the past...

Binotto: Ferrari not inclined to switch focus to 2020 car

Binotto: Ferrari not inclined to switch focus to 2020 car

Esteban Ocon says it is positive that he is being spoken about with regards to a 2020 seat in Formula 1 even if he has heard multiple different rumors about his future. https://f1andcoffee.com/wolff-ocon-just-as-deserving-of-mercedes-chance-as-bottas/ Over the past...

Palmer praises Verstappen and Honda as best of 2019 so far

Palmer praises Verstappen and Honda as best of 2019 so far

SportPesa Racing Point team boss Otmar Szafnauer says it's only a matter of time before the pink outfit takes back its position as 'best of the rest' on the F1 grid. Since shedding its Force India appellation following its takeover by billionaire Lawrence Stroll,...

Hartley heads to Formula E with Dragon Racing

Hartley heads to Formula E with Dragon Racing

Esteban Ocon says it is positive that he is being spoken about with regards to a 2020 seat in Formula 1 even if he has heard multiple different rumors about his future. https://f1andcoffee.com/wolff-ocon-just-as-deserving-of-mercedes-chance-as-bottas/ Over the past...

Vettel: Our ambition is to really force things to happen

Vettel: Our ambition is to really force things to happen

Esteban Ocon says it is positive that he is being spoken about with regards to a 2020 seat in Formula 1 even if he has heard multiple different rumors about his future. https://f1andcoffee.com/wolff-ocon-just-as-deserving-of-mercedes-chance-as-bottas/ Over the past...

Häkkinen: Ferrari was not in the same race

Häkkinen: Ferrari was not in the same race

Former Toro Rosso racer Brendon Hartley will join the ranks of Formula E for the all-electric series' 2019/20 season, the Kiwi signing up with Dragon Racing. Hartley is currently employed by Ferrari as a simulator driver and has replaced Fernando Alonso in Toyota...

Szafanuer: Renault had better watch out

Szafanuer: Renault had better watch out

Esteban Ocon says it is positive that he is being spoken about with regards to a 2020 seat in Formula 1 even if he has heard multiple different rumors about his future. https://f1andcoffee.com/wolff-ocon-just-as-deserving-of-mercedes-chance-as-bottas/ Over the past...

Steiner: Fittipaldi an option for 2020 but a high risk one

Steiner: Fittipaldi an option for 2020 but a high risk one

Esteban Ocon says it is positive that he is being spoken about with regards to a 2020 seat in Formula 1 even if he has heard multiple different rumors about his future. https://f1andcoffee.com/wolff-ocon-just-as-deserving-of-mercedes-chance-as-bottas/ Over the past...

Williams: More upgrades have just been approved

Williams: More upgrades have just been approved

Former Toro Rosso racer Brendon Hartley will join the ranks of Formula E for the all-electric series' 2019/20 season, the Kiwi signing up with Dragon Racing. Hartley is currently employed by Ferrari as a simulator driver and has replaced Fernando Alonso in Toyota...

F1 teams not keen on extra costs of refuelling

F1 teams not keen on extra costs of refuelling

Williams is now planning to take another step forward in the wake of recent races, the struggling British team finally put some substantial upgrades on its car, which has been easily the slowest overall in 2019. George Russell, clearly the most competitive Williams...

Touchy Hamilton hits back at Rosberg ‘past his peak’ claim

Touchy Hamilton hits back at Rosberg ‘past his peak’ claim

Esteban Ocon says it is positive that he is being spoken about with regards to a 2020 seat in Formula 1 even if he has heard multiple different rumors about his future. https://f1andcoffee.com/wolff-ocon-just-as-deserving-of-mercedes-chance-as-bottas/ Over the past...

Mexico GP set to extend contract with F1!

Mexico GP set to extend contract with F1!

Former Toro Rosso racer Brendon Hartley will join the ranks of Formula E for the all-electric series' 2019/20 season, the Kiwi signing up with Dragon Racing. Hartley is currently employed by Ferrari as a simulator driver and has replaced Fernando Alonso in Toyota...

Sir Jackie to open museum dedicated to Jim Clark

Sir Jackie to open museum dedicated to Jim Clark

The promoters of the Mexican Grand Prix have announced on social media that they are set to sign a new three-year deal with Formula 1 on Thursday. The Mexican event, held since 2015 in its second iteration at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, was among...

Brown says next F1 boss must come ‘without baggage’

Brown says next F1 boss must come ‘without baggage’

Formula 1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart OBE will officially open the new Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns, Scottish Borders on Thursday 29 August with invited guests from the world of motorsport and the unveiling of a plaque to celebrate the occasion. The museum...

‘Nice to be racing other drivers at last,’ says Russell

‘Nice to be racing other drivers at last,’ says Russell

The promoters of the Mexican Grand Prix have announced on social media that they are set to sign a new three-year deal with Formula 1 on Thursday. The Mexican event, held since 2015 in its second iteration at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, was among...

Norris praises McLaren performance step in Hungary

Former Toro Rosso racer Brendon Hartley will join the ranks of Formula E for the all-electric series' 2019/20 season, the Kiwi signing up with Dragon Racing. Hartley is currently employed by Ferrari as a simulator driver and has replaced Fernando Alonso in Toyota...

Brawn acknowledges ‘vast chasm’ at top of F1

Brawn acknowledges ‘vast chasm’ at top of F1

The promoters of the Mexican Grand Prix have announced on social media that they are set to sign a new three-year deal with Formula 1 on Thursday. The Mexican event, held since 2015 in its second iteration at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, was among...

Red Bull desperately needs more out of Gasly – Horner

The promoters of the Mexican Grand Prix have announced on social media that they are set to sign a new three-year deal with Formula 1 on Thursday. The Mexican event, held since 2015 in its second iteration at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, was among...

Bottas will ‘think differently’ next time he battles Hamilton

Bottas will ‘think differently’ next time he battles Hamilton

Formula 1's motorsports managing director Ross Brawn has conceded that there is a 'vast chasm' between the top teams in the sport and the mid-field squads. The huge gap was vividly demonstrated at the end of the Hungarian Grand Prix, which saw only four cars finish on...

Raikkonen says his contract with Alfa ‘is worth zero’!

Raikkonen says his contract with Alfa ‘is worth zero’!

The promoters of the Mexican Grand Prix have announced on social media that they are set to sign a new three-year deal with Formula 1 on Thursday. The Mexican event, held since 2015 in its second iteration at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, was among...

Marko pleased by end to Verstappen ‘clause’ uncertainty

Marko pleased by end to Verstappen ‘clause’ uncertainty

Formula 1's motorsports managing director Ross Brawn has conceded that there is a 'vast chasm' between the top teams in the sport and the mid-field squads. The huge gap was vividly demonstrated at the end of the Hungarian Grand Prix, which saw only four cars finish on...

Brawn: Schumacher F2 win ‘reminded me of Michael’

Brawn: Schumacher F2 win ‘reminded me of Michael’

The promoters of the Mexican Grand Prix have announced on social media that they are set to sign a new three-year deal with Formula 1 on Thursday. The Mexican event, held since 2015 in its second iteration at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, was among...

Salo: Bottas has the speed but the bad races hurt him

Salo: Bottas has the speed but the bad races hurt him

Formula 1's motorsports managing director Ross Brawn has conceded that there is a 'vast chasm' between the top teams in the sport and the mid-field squads. The huge gap was vividly demonstrated at the end of the Hungarian Grand Prix, which saw only four cars finish on...

Indy 500 winner Pagenaud unveils iconic trophy in Paris

Indy 500 winner Pagenaud unveils iconic trophy in Paris

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas is in real danger of losing his seat with the dominant World Champion team for 2020, according to fellow Finn and former F1 driver Mika Salo. Team boss Toto Wolff has said he will spend the August break weighing up whether to keep...

Pagenaud: I love Formula 1 and would like to test

Pagenaud: I love Formula 1 and would like to test

Formula 1's motorsports managing director Ross Brawn has conceded that there is a 'vast chasm' between the top teams in the sport and the mid-field squads. The huge gap was vividly demonstrated at the end of the Hungarian Grand Prix, which saw only four cars finish on...

Seidl: We want to help Sainz beat Gasly in F1 title race

Seidl: We want to help Sainz beat Gasly in F1 title race

The promoters of the Mexican Grand Prix have announced on social media that they are set to sign a new three-year deal with Formula 1 on Thursday. The Mexican event, held since 2015 in its second iteration at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, was among...

Ferrari and Leclerc in action at Monza on Wednesday

Formula 1's motorsports managing director Ross Brawn has conceded that there is a 'vast chasm' between the top teams in the sport and the mid-field squads. The huge gap was vividly demonstrated at the end of the Hungarian Grand Prix, which saw only four cars finish on...

Lammers plays down Zandvoort issues ahead of 2020 F1 race

Lammers plays down Zandvoort issues ahead of 2020 F1 race

Charles Leclerc will buckle up today for one more short day of work with Ferrari before heading off to a well-deserved holiday. Ferrari will take advantage on Wednesday of a filming day it is still allowed to undertake, running its SF90 at Monza with the Monegasque...

Give Schumacher time to develop – Brawn

Formula 1's motorsports managing director Ross Brawn has conceded that there is a 'vast chasm' between the top teams in the sport and the mid-field squads. The huge gap was vividly demonstrated at the end of the Hungarian Grand Prix, which saw only four cars finish on...

Gasly wants sit-down with team to untangle pace issues

Gasly wants sit-down with team to untangle pace issues

Charles Leclerc will buckle up today for one more short day of work with Ferrari before heading off to a well-deserved holiday. Ferrari will take advantage on Wednesday of a filming day it is still allowed to undertake, running its SF90 at Monza with the Monegasque...

Anthony Hamilton: Just tell Lewis: You can do it!

Anthony Hamilton: Just tell Lewis: You can do it!

Red Bull's Pierre Gasly intends to sit down with his team - again - to try and understand the reasons behind his inconsistent pace. Gasly's Hungarian Grand Prix weekend was looking good following the Frenchman's Friday sessions, the second of which was disrupted by...

Red Bull should sign Alonso – Hamilton

Charles Leclerc will buckle up today for one more short day of work with Ferrari before heading off to a well-deserved holiday. Ferrari will take advantage on Wednesday of a filming day it is still allowed to undertake, running its SF90 at Monza with the Monegasque...

Wolff: Hamilton spurred on in Hungary by father’s words

Wolff: Hamilton spurred on in Hungary by father’s words

Red Bull's Pierre Gasly intends to sit down with his team - again - to try and understand the reasons behind his inconsistent pace. Gasly's Hungarian Grand Prix weekend was looking good following the Frenchman's Friday sessions, the second of which was disrupted by...

Binotto explains Ferrari deficit in Hungary

Charles Leclerc will buckle up today for one more short day of work with Ferrari before heading off to a well-deserved holiday. Ferrari will take advantage on Wednesday of a filming day it is still allowed to undertake, running its SF90 at Monza with the Monegasque...

Saudi Arabia talking to Liberty about F1 Grand Prix!

Saudi Arabia talking to Liberty about F1 Grand Prix!

Red Bull's Pierre Gasly intends to sit down with his team - again - to try and understand the reasons behind his inconsistent pace. Gasly's Hungarian Grand Prix weekend was looking good following the Frenchman's Friday sessions, the second of which was disrupted by...

Brawn: ‘Badly’ needed win only fix for morale at Ferrari

Brawn: ‘Badly’ needed win only fix for morale at Ferrari

Charles Leclerc will buckle up today for one more short day of work with Ferrari before heading off to a well-deserved holiday. Ferrari will take advantage on Wednesday of a filming day it is still allowed to undertake, running its SF90 at Monza with the Monegasque...

Sainz: It wasn’t on TV? How strange

Sainz: It wasn’t on TV? How strange

Red Bull's Pierre Gasly intends to sit down with his team - again - to try and understand the reasons behind his inconsistent pace. Gasly's Hungarian Grand Prix weekend was looking good following the Frenchman's Friday sessions, the second of which was disrupted by...

The Day After: Genius Strategy, Genius Driver

The Day After: Genius Strategy, Genius Driver

McLaren driver Carlos Sainz was “the invisible man” during the recent Hungarian Grand Prix in which the FOM director and his crew on duty for the race were not on point on an incident-packed afternoon at Hungaroring. In fact, well-known Spanish journalist Antonio...

Marko: Verstappen escape clause deadline over, he stays

Marko: Verstappen escape clause deadline over, he stays

Charles Leclerc will buckle up today for one more short day of work with Ferrari before heading off to a well-deserved holiday. Ferrari will take advantage on Wednesday of a filming day it is still allowed to undertake, running its SF90 at Monza with the Monegasque...

Garbage-sensitive Vettel tells journos to clean up!

Garbage-sensitive Vettel tells journos to clean up!

Red Bull's Pierre Gasly intends to sit down with his team - again - to try and understand the reasons behind his inconsistent pace. Gasly's Hungarian Grand Prix weekend was looking good following the Frenchman's Friday sessions, the second of which was disrupted by...

Hamilton dominant but pretender to his throne emerges

Hamilton dominant but pretender to his throne emerges

Sebastian Vettel is a formidable racer at heart, but the four-time world champion is also a man sensitive to the environment as he proved in Hungary. The German was conducting his post-race interviews in the media pen, repeating his comments on his third-place finish...

Hamilton breaks from F1 for ‘real recovery’, change of lifestyle

Hamilton breaks from F1 for ‘real recovery’, change of lifestyle

Sebastian Vettel is a formidable racer at heart, but the four-time world champion is also a man sensitive to the environment as he proved in Hungary. The German was conducting his post-race interviews in the media pen, repeating his comments on his third-place finish...

Bottas and Gasly feel the heat as F1 goes on summer break

Bottas and Gasly feel the heat as F1 goes on summer break

Red Bull's Pierre Gasly intends to sit down with his team - again - to try and understand the reasons behind his inconsistent pace. Gasly's Hungarian Grand Prix weekend was looking good following the Frenchman's Friday sessions, the second of which was disrupted by...

Hamilton: [Red Bull] have a winning seat for Alonso…

Hamilton: [Red Bull] have a winning seat for Alonso…

Sebastian Vettel is a formidable racer at heart, but the four-time world champion is also a man sensitive to the environment as he proved in Hungary. The German was conducting his post-race interviews in the media pen, repeating his comments on his third-place finish...

Ricciardo ‘not impressed’ with Magnussen braking tactics

Ricciardo ‘not impressed’ with Magnussen braking tactics

Formula 1's motorsports managing director Ross Brawn has conceded that there is a 'vast chasm' between the top teams in the sport and the mid-field squads. The huge gap was vividly demonstrated at the end of the Hungarian Grand Prix, which saw only four cars finish on...

Italian Media: Ferrari were never in the game

Italian Media: Ferrari were never in the game

Esteban Ocon says it is positive that he is being spoken about with regards to a 2020 seat in Formula 1 even if he has heard multiple different rumors about his future. https://f1andcoffee.com/wolff-ocon-just-as-deserving-of-mercedes-chance-as-bottas/ Over the past...

McLaren buoyed by second consecutive P5

Sebastian Vettel is a formidable racer at heart, but the four-time world champion is also a man sensitive to the environment as he proved in Hungary. The German was conducting his post-race interviews in the media pen, repeating his comments on his third-place finish...

Bottas has contingency plan if Mercedes pick Ocon

Bottas has contingency plan if Mercedes pick Ocon

Team boss Mattia Binotto is expecting Ferrari to speed up again after the summer break despite playing a virtually anonymous role during the Hungarian Grand Prix. An enthralling race for most of the grid (except them) in which they were comprehensively trounced by...

Haas risked Magnussen penalty in Ricciardo fight

Esteban Ocon says it is positive that he is being spoken about with regards to a 2020 seat in Formula 1 even if he has heard multiple different rumors about his future. https://f1andcoffee.com/wolff-ocon-just-as-deserving-of-mercedes-chance-as-bottas/ Over the past...

Red Bull had no answer to Mercedes – Horner

Former Toro Rosso racer Brendon Hartley will join the ranks of Formula E for the all-electric series' 2019/20 season, the Kiwi signing up with Dragon Racing. Hartley is currently employed by Ferrari as a simulator driver and has replaced Fernando Alonso in Toyota...

Norris’ race in Hungary thwarted by wheelgun failure

Norris’ race in Hungary thwarted by wheelgun failure

Red Bull’s Christian Horner says that his team had no way of responding to Mercedes’ second pit stop in the Hungarian Grand Prix, during which Lewis Hamilton overhauled Max Verstappen and eventually claimed victory. Mercedes opted for a second pit stop with 22 laps...

Hamilton and Vettel differ on F1 return for Alonso

Hamilton and Vettel differ on F1 return for Alonso

If Mercedes has been the best team of the 2019 Formula 1 season to date, then McLaren has run it pretty damn close. Comfortably holding fourth in the constructors’ championship, and with nearly double the amount of points of the team in fifth – Toro Rosso, bolstered...

Vettel: Nobody’s mind will rest in the next few weeks

Vettel: Nobody’s mind will rest in the next few weeks

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel offered different views on the silly season rumor claiming Fernando Alonso is seeking a return to the F1 grid. Alonso, who remains affiliated with McLaren but whose plans for 2020 are unknown, has denied any interest in returning to...

Hulkenberg growing impatient with Renault’s lack of performance

Hulkenberg growing impatient with Renault’s lack of performance

Lewis Hamilton has hit back at his former Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg following a string of recent comments by the 2016 Formula 1 World Champion turned vlogger and influencer. In his video blog and elsewhere, Rosberg has recently claimed that Max Verstappen is now...

Bottas: In Formula 1 you always have a Plan-B and Plan-C

Bottas: In Formula 1 you always have a Plan-B and Plan-C

Lewis Hamilton suggests Red Bull should sign double world champion Fernando Alonso to replace the struggling Pierre Gasly. Daniel Ricciardo’s decision to move to Renault meant Red Bull promoted Gasly after just one year of Formula 1 experience, and the Frenchman has...

Teams look set to agree 22 races for 2020 F1 calendar

Teams look set to agree 22 races for 2020 F1 calendar

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel offered different views on the silly season rumor claiming Fernando Alonso is seeking a return to the F1 grid. Alonso, who remains affiliated with McLaren but whose plans for 2020 are unknown, has denied any interest in returning to...

Schumacher: Budapest victory will help me to grow

Schumacher: Budapest victory will help me to grow

Under pressure Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has revealed he has a Plan B and even a Plan-Cin case Mercedes does not retain him for the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship season. Team boss Toto Wolff is openly weighing up between keeping the Finn, or promoting...

Perez and Albon at odds over final point scrap and clash

Perez and Albon at odds over final point scrap and clash

Williams Robert Kubica is yet to benefit from what seems to have been a clear step forward for the Grove outfit and his rookie teammate George Russell. Over the last few races, the once-great backmarker team has introduced car upgrades, but Kubica has remained dead...

#TheXtraLap: Strategy wins Hamilton the #HungarianGP

#TheXtraLap: Strategy wins Hamilton the #HungarianGP

Kimi Raikkonen has made it clear that he will not accept any interference in his private life from the management at Alfa Romeo. Fearing injuries that could rule a driver out of competing, many Formula 1 teams insist on inserting clauses into contracts that forbid...

Verstappen: Lewis was on fire but Mercedes still dominant

Verstappen: Lewis was on fire but Mercedes still dominant

What a race and where to begin. The Hungaroring, a circuit known for lack of overtaking but even without many overtakes, it was a race to remember. The excitement from start to finish, from the front to the back of the field. It is now the F1 summer-break so I’ll try...

Horner: ‘Vital’ for Red Bull that Gasly step up performance

Horner: ‘Vital’ for Red Bull that Gasly step up performance

Prema driver Mick Schumacher has finally added a Formula 2 victory to his resume as he pushes towards the pinnacle of motorsport. Already a member of Ferrari’s development academy, the reigning European F3 champion stepped up to the F1 feeder series this year. But...

Hamilton: Beating great Verstappen at his best is awesome

Hamilton: Beating great Verstappen at his best is awesome

Williams Robert Kubica is yet to benefit from what seems to have been a clear step forward for the Grove outfit and his rookie teammate George Russell. Over the last few races, the once-great backmarker team has introduced car upgrades, but Kubica has remained dead...

2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Index

The intense battle for victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix, on Sunday, epitomised the Old Guard versus the New Guard, the King versus the Prince, Downforce versus Power, Cat versus Mouse, in the end, Lewis Hamilton outgunned Max Verstappen in an enthralling contest...

Hamilton had to ignore doubts to pull off Verstappen chase

Hamilton had to ignore doubts to pull off Verstappen chase

In the wake of a riveting Hungarian Grand Prix, Formula 1’s motorsport boss Ross Brawn reflected on the race weekend at Hungary in his post-mortem of an incident and action-packed race. A nail-biting tactical tussle in Hungary resulted in a brilliantly worked 10th...

Bottas rues ‘messy’ first lap that undermined entire race

Bottas rues ‘messy’ first lap that undermined entire race

Lewis Hamilton admits he doubted Mercedes’ call to make an extra pit stop in the Hungarian Grand Prix but had to deliver one of the most consistent stints of his career to catch and pass Max Verstappen. The Red Bull had led from pole position with Hamilton to stay...

Sainz ecstatic with run to P5 ‘in a normal race’

Sainz ecstatic with run to P5 ‘in a normal race’

Lewis Hamilton chased Max Verstappen hard all day, in the end the Mercedes driver had enough to squeeze by the Red Bull to claim victory at a tense and intriguing Hungarian Grand Prix. Both drivers questioned their respective teams’ strategy during a riveting race of...

Verstappen shrugs off disappointment after missing out

Verstappen shrugs off disappointment after missing out

In the wake of a riveting Hungarian Grand Prix, Formula 1’s motorsport boss Ross Brawn reflected on the race weekend at Hungary in his post-mortem of an incident and action-packed race. A nail-biting tactical tussle in Hungary resulted in a brilliantly worked 10th...

Bottas unhappy at ‘completely unnecessary’ Leclerc move

Bottas unhappy at ‘completely unnecessary’ Leclerc move

After the exhilaration of finally claiming his first F1 career pole position on Saturday, there was disappointment for Max Verstappen when he was unable to convert it to a race victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix. The 21-year-old led for a total of 59 laps, but in the...

McLaren: Very hard work over last month is paying off

McLaren: Very hard work over last month is paying off

Valtteri Bottas says Charles Leclerc’s move at the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix was “completely unnecessary” as he picked up front wing damage. The Finn had lost out to teammate Lewis Hamilton at Turn 3 in a move that allowed Leclerc a run on him up toward Turn...

Hamilton overhauls Verstappen with late-race blitz

Hamilton overhauls Verstappen with late-race blitz

Lewis Hamilton admits he doubted Mercedes’ call to make an extra pit stop in the Hungarian Grand Prix but had to deliver one of the most consistent stints of his career to catch and pass Max Verstappen. The Red Bull had led from pole position with Hamilton to stay...

Hungary confirms Ferraris not quick enough says Vettel

In the wake of a riveting Hungarian Grand Prix, Formula 1’s motorsport boss Ross Brawn reflected on the race weekend at Hungary in his post-mortem of an incident and action-packed race. A nail-biting tactical tussle in Hungary resulted in a brilliantly worked 10th...

Top 3 Hungarian Grand Prix Press Conference

Top 3 Hungarian Grand Prix Press Conference

McLaren report from the Hungarian Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hungaroring near Budapest. P5. Carlos Sainz: “Yes! This time, P5 tastes much better than the P5 of seven days ago. We executed the race perfectly. We had a great start,...

Ricciardo to start from back of grid

Valtteri Bottas cast a downbeat figure after finishing a lowly P8 in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, a result largely determined by a "messy" opening lap by the Mercedes driver. Bottas enjoyed a reasonably good start from the front row of the grid but then locked up...

Alfa Romeo: Very much a race of two halves for the team

Alfa Romeo: Very much a race of two halves for the team

Daniel Ricciardo will start the Hungarian Grand Prix from the back of the grid as a result of a tactical power unit penalty. Renault has taken the opportunity to fit a full new power unit after Ricciardo dropped out early in qualifying after trying to overtake Sergio...

Toro Rosso: Fantastic to see Daniil and Alex race each other

Toro Rosso: Fantastic to see Daniil and Alex race each other

Valtteri Bottas says Charles Leclerc’s move at the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix was “completely unnecessary” as he picked up front wing damage. The Finn had lost out to teammate Lewis Hamilton at Turn 3 in a move that allowed Leclerc a run on him up toward Turn...

Racing Point: Disappointing to leave Budapest empty-handed

Racing Point: Disappointing to leave Budapest empty-handed

The intense battle for victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix, on Sunday, epitomised the Old Guard versus the New Guard, the King versus the Prince, Downforce versus Power, Cat versus Mouse, in the end, Lewis Hamilton outgunned Max Verstappen in an enthralling contest...

WillIams: We’ve seen improvements this weekend

WillIams: We’ve seen improvements this weekend

Carlos Sainz earned his second consecutive fifth-place finish in Hungary, and he did it without relying on lucky circumstances or the misfortune of others. From sixth on the grid, Sainz moved up to fifth after four laps, a position the Spaniard would valiantly hold on...

Hamilton: ‘Hats off to the team for Hungary strategy call’

Hamilton: ‘Hats off to the team for Hungary strategy call’

Max Verstappen was content to finish second despite leading the Hungarian Grand Prix until a few laps from the end when Lewis Hamilton got by after a 20 lap pursuit of the Red Bull driver in a battle that was decided by shrewd strategy by Mercedes and a stellar...

Haas: At the end it’s a difficult situation to be

Haas: At the end it’s a difficult situation to be

Valtteri Bottas says Charles Leclerc’s move at the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix was “completely unnecessary” as he picked up front wing damage. The Finn had lost out to teammate Lewis Hamilton at Turn 3 in a move that allowed Leclerc a run on him up toward Turn...

Hungarian GP: Sunday’s action in pictures

Hungarian GP: Sunday’s action in pictures

The promoters of the Mexican Grand Prix have announced on social media that they are set to sign a new three-year deal with Formula 1 on Thursday. The Mexican event, held since 2015 in its second iteration at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, was among...

Hamilton hunts down Verstappen to win thrilling duel

Hamilton hunts down Verstappen to win thrilling duel

Carlos Sainz earned his second consecutive fifth-place finish in Hungary, and he did it without relying on lucky circumstances or the misfortune of others. From sixth on the grid, Sainz moved up to fifth after four laps, a position the Spaniard would valiantly hold on...

2019 Hungarian Grand Prix – Race results

Rich Energy Haas F1 Team driver Kevin Magnussen brought home a 13th-place finish in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix, the 12th round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship at Hungaroring in Budapest, while teammate Romain Grosjean retired 19 laps from the finish...

Mercedes cautious not to ‘burn’ Russell with untimely promotion

Mercedes cautious not to ‘burn’ Russell with untimely promotion

Sebastian Vettel has been forced to admit that Ferrari has slipped further behind their main rivals in the 2019 Formula 1 world championship. Vettel took a podium position in the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, but there was no hiding the huge one minute deficit to...

Engine change sends Ricciardo to the back of the grid

Engine change sends Ricciardo to the back of the grid

Williams report from the Hungarian Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hungaroring near Budapest. Race Notes George Russell finished 16th and Robert Kubica 19th in the Hungarian Grand Prix Both drivers started on the hard Pirelli tyre,...

Hungary F2 Race 2: Schumacher powers to maiden victory

Hungary F2 Race 2: Schumacher powers to maiden victory

Full race results from the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 season. 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix - Race results Pos Driver Team Gap Stops 1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 70 laps - 1:35:03.796s 2 2 Max Verstappen Red Bull + 17.796s 2 3...

Binotto to review Ferrari performance during summer break

Binotto to review Ferrari performance during summer break

Mick Schumacher scored a well-deserved victory when he triumphed in the second Formula 2 race, supporting the Hungarian Grand Prix. The son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher gave himself a timely boost in what has been a tough season in the feeder series for the young...

Hungaroring Speed Trap: who is the fastest of them all?

Hungaroring Speed Trap: who is the fastest of them all?

Whilst riding a crest of form with Honda power, Max Verstappen has launched a stinging jibe at Red Bull’s former Formula 1 engine partner. Since the team ditched Renault for 2019, the Dutchman has won two of the last three grands prix and his first-ever pole position...

No race seat in Big Three F1 teams for Alonso

No race seat in Big Three F1 teams for Alonso

Daniel Ricciardo will start his Hungarian Grand Prix from the back of the grid following Renault's decision to replace the power unit in the Aussie's R.S.19. The set-back won't have much of an impact on Ricciardo's starting position as a botched qualifying session on...

Lack of grip leaves Kubica trailing teammate by big margin

Lack of grip leaves Kubica trailing teammate by big margin

There is no place for Fernando Alonso at any of the top three Formula 1 teams for 2020 as fervent behind-the-scenes lobbying has not succeeded in placing one of the current era’s best drivers back on the grid. Mercedes has named its candidates to be Lewis Hamilton’s...

Wolff: We must take Max seriously

Wolff: We must take Max seriously

Robert Kubica cited a lack of overall grip in Saturday's Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying session to justify the whopping 1.3s gap between himself and Williams teammate George Russell. Russell, who will line up P16 on Sunday's grid, delivered to Williams its best...

Wolff does the math, insists Verstappen is 2019 title threat

Wolff does the math, insists Verstappen is 2019 title threat

The transformation of Nico Rosberg from steely cold and calculating Formula 1 driver to quasi-hysterical YouTube vlogger has been entertaining and worthy of column inches as he reacts to racing like most enthusiastic anoraks tend to do but with the added insight of...

Morning After: One and One Hundred

Morning After: One and One Hundred

Sebastian Vettel has been forced to admit that Ferrari has slipped further behind their main rivals in the 2019 Formula 1 world championship. Vettel took a podium position in the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, but there was no hiding the huge one minute deficit to...

‘I think we’ve really turned a page’ – Russell

‘I think we’ve really turned a page’ – Russell

Forced to wait longer than he might have expected when joining Formula 1 five years ago, Max Verstappen can finally say he is a pole-winner after a storming lap on Saturday at the Hungaroring. From a second win of the season on Sunday, to first pole of his career on...

Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying Top Three Press Conference

Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying Top Three Press Conference

George Russell admits he was stunned by the performance improvement Williams delivered at the Hungarian Grand Prix as he almost reached Q2. The rookie was 1.3 seconds slower than the next car in Germany a week ago, a margin that had been common for Williams throughout...

Kingmaker Wolff’s dilemna is two into one does not work

Kingmaker Wolff’s dilemna is two into one does not work

Whilst riding a crest of form with Honda power, Max Verstappen has launched a stinging jibe at Red Bull’s former Formula 1 engine partner. Since the team ditched Renault for 2019, the Dutchman has won two of the last three grands prix and his first-ever pole position...

Verstappen: Better late than never!

Verstappen: Better late than never!

McLaren report from the Hungarian Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hungaroring near Budapest. P5. Carlos Sainz: “Yes! This time, P5 tastes much better than the P5 of seven days ago. We executed the race perfectly. We had a great start,...

Leclerc: It was a completely unnecessary mistake

Leclerc: It was a completely unnecessary mistake

Max Verstappen took his first Formula 1 pole at the 93rd attempt during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday and said the overriding emotion was that people would finally stop asking him when it was going to happen. The precocious Red Bull driver is...

Vettel: Hopefully the tyres can melt

Vettel: Hopefully the tyres can melt

Max Verstappen was content to finish second despite leading the Hungarian Grand Prix until a few laps from the end when Lewis Hamilton got by after a 20 lap pursuit of the Red Bull driver in a battle that was decided by shrewd strategy by Mercedes and a stellar...

Russell: We’ve really turned a page this weekend

Russell: We’ve really turned a page this weekend

In the wake of Max Verstappen’s pole-winning effort during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel claimed he was unsurprised by the performance of his former team on Saturday. Verstappen powered to his first F1 pole position in a...

‘Today has not been good enough’ – Hamilton

Rookie George Russell hailed a breakthrough for struggling former champions Williams on Saturday after he moved off the back row of the starting grid and qualified 15th for the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest. “It was unbelievable, I’m almost lost for words,” the...

Alfa Romeo’s Giovinazzi falls foul of Hungary stewards

Alfa Romeo’s Giovinazzi falls foul of Hungary stewards

In the wake of Max Verstappen’s pole-winning effort during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel claimed he was unsurprised by the performance of his former team on Saturday. Verstappen powered to his first F1 pole position in a...

Ferrari: Not surprising that we were fourth and fifth

Ferrari: Not surprising that we were fourth and fifth

Full transcript from the top three press conference after qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hungaroring near Budapest. Featuring pole winner Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing), second-placed Valtteri Bottas...

Honda: Target is to score points with all our cars

Honda: Target is to score points with all our cars

The Scuderia Ferrari drivers will start the 34th Hungarian Grand Prix from the second and third rows of the grid, when the race gets underway at 15.10 CET tomorrow. Charles Leclerc was fourth fastest in 1’15”043 and Sebastian was fifth with a lap that was just 28...

Perez calls out Ricciardo for ‘very disrespectful’ move in Q1

Perez calls out Ricciardo for ‘very disrespectful’ move in Q1

Max Verstappen was content to finish second despite leading the Hungarian Grand Prix until a few laps from the end when Lewis Hamilton got by after a 20 lap pursuit of the Red Bull driver in a battle that was decided by shrewd strategy by Mercedes and a stellar...

Norris glad to ‘bounce back’ in Hungary

Norris glad to ‘bounce back’ in Hungary

Formula One is a team sport, this is a concept worth reminding. Within a team, even though the two sides of the garage live autonomous lives, pushing the car and driver combo on their weekend journey, the sense of unity is strong. It would be wrong to see the two...

Horner: Verstappen nailed it in the last two corners

Horner: Verstappen nailed it in the last two corners

Kevin Magnussen says he is more than looking forward to the August break after what has been an incredibly intense first half of the season for Haas, with the Pirelli tyre situation, the farcical title sponsor saga, and a spate of collisions between the drivers. Now,...

Career-first pole shows Red Bull progress – Verstappen

Career-first pole shows Red Bull progress – Verstappen

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner reckoned that Max Verstappen conquered his maiden pole position in F1 in the final few corners of his fastest lap. Verstappen's edge over runner-up Valtteri Bottas was a mere 0.018s, or an advantage of just 1.06 meters at the line!...

Giovinazzi hit with grid penalty, Russell gains further

Max Verstappen says his first career pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix is “incredible” and highlights how much progress Red Bull and Honda has made in 2019. https://f1andcoffee.com/incredible-verstappen-celebrates-after-clinching-historic-pole/ Off the back of...

Hungarian GP: Saturday’s action in pictures

Hungarian GP: Saturday’s action in pictures

Max Verstappen was content to finish second despite leading the Hungarian Grand Prix until a few laps from the end when Lewis Hamilton got by after a 20 lap pursuit of the Red Bull driver in a battle that was decided by shrewd strategy by Mercedes and a stellar...

Russell ecstatic after Williams finally ‘turn the page’

Russell ecstatic after Williams finally ‘turn the page’

SportPesa Racing Point's Sergio Perez criticized Daniel Ricciardo for the Renault's drivers ill-fated attempt to overtake the Mexican in Q1, a move that ruined both drivers' final qualifying effort. Perez was ahead of Ricciardo in a queue of cars heading into the...

Leclerc happy with lap, unhappy with Q1 mistake

Leclerc happy with lap, unhappy with Q1 mistake

Antonio Giovinazzi has been handed a three-place grid penalty for impeding during qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix, promoting George Russell even further up the grid. Russell had already excelled as Williams made a major step forward at the Hungaroring,...

Bottas and Hamilton aiming to fight back on Sunday

Bottas and Hamilton aiming to fight back on Sunday

Charles Leclerc claimed to be happy with his fourth position in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, but the Ferrari driver was definitely not delighted with a mistake in Q1 that put his session in jeopardy. Running just behind teammate Sebastian Vettel in...

Bottas unhappy at ‘completely unnecessary’ Leclerc move

Verstappen outduels Bottas for pole in Hungary

In the wake of Max Verstappen’s pole-winning effort during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel claimed he was unsurprised by the performance of his former team on Saturday. Verstappen powered to his first F1 pole position in a...

Verstappen finally claims his maiden F1 pole position

Formula 1 will look to reduce the budget cap figure that will be introduced in 2021 which some believe is still way too high but better than nothing at all. FIA president Jean Todt admitted at Hockenheim that only Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will be affected by the...

2019 Hungarian Grand Prix – Qualifying results

Toto Wolff says the "sheer math" compels Mercedes to consider Hungarian Grand Prix poleman Max Verstappen as a genuine threat for the world title. Red Bull's Verstappen secured his first career pole in F1 on Saturday at the Hungaroring, a feat that follows the...

Renault’s Taffin sees 20 more years of combustion engines in F1

Renault’s Taffin sees 20 more years of combustion engines in F1

Full results from qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 season. 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix - Qualifying results Pos Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:15.817s 1:15.573s 1:14.572s 2 Valtteri Bottas...

Career-first pole shows Red Bull progress – Verstappen

Hamilton, Verstappen and Vettel covered by 0.082s in FP3

Lewis Hamilton says his qualifying performance at the Hungarian Grand Prix was not good enough as he ended up third on the grid. Max Verstappen took the first pole position of his career with an excellent final lap, edging out Valtteri Bottas by just 0.018s in a...

Hungary FP3: Hamilton Leads Five-Way Fight at the Top

Hungary FP3: Hamilton Leads Five-Way Fight at the Top

Max Verstappen was content to finish second despite leading the Hungarian Grand Prix until a few laps from the end when Lewis Hamilton got by after a 20 lap pursuit of the Red Bull driver in a battle that was decided by shrewd strategy by Mercedes and a stellar...

Hamilton edges Verstappen in final practice in Hungary

Hamilton edges Verstappen in final practice in Hungary

Continuing his strong showing from Friday with another session-best time in final practice, Lewis Hamilton remains the man to beat ahead of qualifying at the Hungaroring on Saturday. Leading the field with a time of 1:16.084, Hamilton was able to narrowly edge-out the...

Wolff: Two drivers in the running to be Hamilton teammate

Wolff: Two drivers in the running to be Hamilton teammate

Max Verstappen has taken part in 92 Grand Prix races and come out victorious in seven of them, including last weekend in Germany. But astonishingly, since making his Formula 1 debut at the 2015 Australian GP in Melbourne, the 21-year-old Dutch racer has never...

Binotto: Vettel will be with us in 2020 no doubt

Binotto: Vettel will be with us in 2020 no doubt

Antonio Giovinazzi has been handed a three-place grid penalty for impeding during qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix, promoting George Russell even further up the grid. Russell had already excelled as Williams made a major step forward at the Hungaroring,...

F2 ace Ghiotto a candidate for Toro Rosso seat

F2 ace Ghiotto a candidate for Toro Rosso seat

Lewis Hamilton says his qualifying performance at the Hungarian Grand Prix was not good enough as he ended up third on the grid. Max Verstappen took the first pole position of his career with an excellent final lap, edging out Valtteri Bottas by just 0.018s in a...

2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice 3 – Results

A new driver has emerged on Toro Rosso’s radar for 2020 amid Pierre Gasly’s struggles in the senior Red Bull team this year, but boss Christian Horner says he is not considering a mid-year driver change. “He now has the second half of the season to get everything...

Hamilton growing wary of Red Bull and Honda combo

Hamilton growing wary of Red Bull and Honda combo

Antonio Giovinazzi has been handed a three-place grid penalty for impeding during qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix, promoting George Russell even further up the grid. Russell had already excelled as Williams made a major step forward at the Hungaroring,...

Hamilton: Honda no longer behind us in power

Hamilton: Honda no longer behind us in power

Lewis Hamilton is maintaining an increasingly vigilant watch on Red Bull Racing, insisting the Milton Keynes-based outfit and engine partner Honda are gaining momentum. Red Bull's Max Verstappen has comfortably outscored Hamilton in the last three races, thanks to...

Vettel has plenty of margin, Leclerc wants rain for qualifying

Vettel has plenty of margin, Leclerc wants rain for qualifying

Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel were covered by just 0.082s in final practice to set up the potential for a thrilling qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix. It took Hamilton’s final lap of the session to regain top spot as the championship leader...

Morning After: An Ominous Display by Hamilton

Morning After: An Ominous Display by Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says his qualifying performance at the Hungarian Grand Prix was not good enough as he ended up third on the grid. Max Verstappen took the first pole position of his career with an excellent final lap, edging out Valtteri Bottas by just 0.018s in a...

Verstappen the talk of Formula 1 amid Mercedes speculation

Verstappen the talk of Formula 1 amid Mercedes speculation

Mercedes might have missed out on pole position in qualifying today, but Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton are nonetheless still planning a fight back in the Hungarian Grand Prix itself on Sunday. Red Bull's Max Verstappen set a new track record time with a 1:14.572s...

Horner: Toto has certainly not spoken to me about Max

Horner: Toto has certainly not spoken to me about Max

Kevin Magnussen says he is more than looking forward to the August break after what has been an incredibly intense first half of the season for Haas, with the Pirelli tyre situation, the farcical title sponsor saga, and a spate of collisions between the drivers. Now,...

Kubica: I would like to pay them back for their support

Kubica: I would like to pay them back for their support

The days are over when Mercedes could easily out-power Red Bull that is the view of both the team’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes number one driver Lewis Hamilton. “They always have a good car,” Hamilton, who says he is feeling “a million times better” physically than...

Hungarian Grand Prix Friday Press Conference Transcript

Hungarian Grand Prix Friday Press Conference Transcript

One of Formula 1’s elder statesmen, Sergio Perez has revealed that he is in talks about extending his stay at Racing Point but predicts that a deal will be announced in due course. https://f1andcoffee.com/perez-set-for-new-racing-point-deal-in-a-matter-of-days/ Last...

Hungary FP2: Gasly Pips Rain and Verstappen

Hungary FP2: Gasly Pips Rain and Verstappen

With this year’s title almost beyond their grasp, Ferrari appears to be looking ahead to 2020, with team boss Mattia Binotto confirming that both his drivers will be staying with the team despite the gossip surrounding Sebastian Vettel’s future. Contrary to the latest...

Ferrari: Not the most useful of Fridays

Ferrari: Not the most useful of Fridays

Antonio Giovinazzi has been handed a three-place grid penalty for impeding during qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix, promoting George Russell even further up the grid. Russell had already excelled as Williams made a major step forward at the Hungaroring,...

Honda: Red Bull solid, Toro Rosso can improve

Honda: Red Bull solid, Toro Rosso can improve

Kevin Magnussen says he is more than looking forward to the August break after what has been an incredibly intense first half of the season for Haas, with the Pirelli tyre situation, the farcical title sponsor saga, and a spate of collisions between the drivers. Now,...

Hungary F2: De Vries tops tricky session

Hungary F2: De Vries tops tricky session

Wet weather made for a tricky afternoon of practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix, but there was strong pace for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. The opening session was an encouraging one in the dry, with Max – despite struggling with the handling and having two spins –...

Alfa Romeo: Not what we were hoping for

Alfa Romeo: Not what we were hoping for

Continuing his strong showing from Friday with another session-best time in final practice, Lewis Hamilton remains the man to beat ahead of qualifying at the Hungaroring on Saturday. Leading the field with a time of 1:16.084, Hamilton was able to narrowly edge-out the...

Red Bull: We have a strong car

Red Bull: We have a strong car

One of Formula 1’s elder statesmen, Sergio Perez has revealed that he is in talks about extending his stay at Racing Point but predicts that a deal will be announced in due course. https://f1andcoffee.com/perez-set-for-new-racing-point-deal-in-a-matter-of-days/ Last...

McLaren: We got as much information as possible

McLaren: We got as much information as possible

Nyck de Vries continued his so far flawless weekend to claim an emphatic pole position in the wet, in today’s FIA Formula 2 Qualifying at the Hungaroring. The ART Grand Prix ace picked up where he left off in Free Practice to finish ahead of Championship rivals Luca...

Hungarian GP: Friday’s action in pictures

Hungarian GP: Friday’s action in pictures

Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel were covered by just 0.082s in final practice to set up the potential for a thrilling qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix. It took Hamilton’s final lap of the session to regain top spot as the championship leader...

Toro Rosso: Changes made to the cars were an improvement

Toro Rosso: Changes made to the cars were an improvement

Robert Kubica has just one point to show for his comeback season, and even that could be taken away, but the Williams can still count on more support than most at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Tens of thousands of his compatriots are expected to make the journey to...

Haas: Very difficult to analyze what’s happening.

Haas: Very difficult to analyze what’s happening.

Toro Rosso report from day one of free practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hungaroring near Budapest. Daniil Kvyat First Practice Session Best lap: 1:18.982, pos. 13th, 33 laps Second Practice Session Best lap:...

Mercedes: The car seems to be working fairly well

Mercedes: The car seems to be working fairly well

Haas F1 Team report from day one of free practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hungaroring near Budapest. Two 90-minute sessions – FP1 and FP2 – were run under overcast skies and generally rainy conditions on the...

Williams: Both drivers got a good feel for the inters

Williams: Both drivers got a good feel for the inters

One of Formula 1’s elder statesmen, Sergio Perez has revealed that he is in talks about extending his stay at Racing Point but predicts that a deal will be announced in due course. https://f1andcoffee.com/perez-set-for-new-racing-point-deal-in-a-matter-of-days/ Last...

Renault: We confirmed we had gone in the right direction

Renault: We confirmed we had gone in the right direction

With this year’s title almost beyond their grasp, Ferrari appears to be looking ahead to 2020, with team boss Mattia Binotto confirming that both his drivers will be staying with the team despite the gossip surrounding Sebastian Vettel’s future. Contrary to the latest...

Racing Point: It was hard to learn a huge amount

Racing Point: It was hard to learn a huge amount

McLaren report from day one of free practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hungaroring near Budapest. Carlos Sainz FP1 1m18.702s (+1.469s) 23 laps 9th FP2 1m19.398s (+1.544s) 22 laps 14th “A challenging Friday. We...

Hamilton happy despite ‘irrelevant’ wet FP2 session

Hamilton happy despite ‘irrelevant’ wet FP2 session

Teams got down to business at the Hungaroring on Friday, and here is our batch of pictures covering the day's action. 119 https://f1andcoffee.com/hungarian-gp-thursdays-build-up-in-pictures/ You may also like Hungarian GP: Thursday's build-up in pictures German GP:...

Bottas warns Mercedes has made progress with wet setup

Wet weather made for a tricky afternoon of practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix, but there was strong pace for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. The opening session was an encouraging one in the dry, with Max – despite struggling with the handling and having two spins –...

Albon rues ‘silly error’ after FP2 crash

Nyck de Vries continued his so far flawless weekend to claim an emphatic pole position in the wet, in today’s FIA Formula 2 Qualifying at the Hungaroring. The ART Grand Prix ace picked up where he left off in Free Practice to finish ahead of Championship rivals Luca...

Verstappen: Red Bull ‘competitive’ but Mercedes still ahead

Verstappen: Red Bull ‘competitive’ but Mercedes still ahead

Whilst riding a crest of form with Honda power, Max Verstappen has launched a stinging jibe at Red Bull’s former Formula 1 engine partner. Since the team ditched Renault for 2019, the Dutchman has won two of the last three grands prix and his first-ever pole position...

Gasly downplays Red Bull pace

Max Verstappen feels Red Bull is in the running after its opening day at the Hungarian Grand Prix, but the Dutchman remains wary of the mighty Mercedes squad. https://f1andcoffee.com/hungary-fp1-hamilton-fastest-but-problems-for-bottas/ Verstappen trailed Lewis...

Engine allocation could decide 22-race calendar for 2020

Engine allocation could decide 22-race calendar for 2020

McLaren report from day one of free practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hungaroring near Budapest. Carlos Sainz FP1 1m18.702s (+1.469s) 23 laps 9th FP2 1m19.398s (+1.544s) 22 laps 14th “A challenging Friday. We...

Gasly leads before rain in Hungary

Gasly leads before rain in Hungary

Mercedes report from day one of free practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hungaroring near Budapest. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport take P3 and P4 on opening day at the Hungaroring Lewis finished top of the...

Gasly tops rain disrupted FP2 session in Hungary

Gasly tops rain disrupted FP2 session in Hungary

Robert Kubica has just one point to show for his comeback season, and even that could be taken away, but the Williams can still count on more support than most at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Tens of thousands of his compatriots are expected to make the journey to...

2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice 2 – Results

Toro Rosso report from day one of free practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hungaroring near Budapest. Daniil Kvyat First Practice Session Best lap: 1:18.982, pos. 13th, 33 laps Second Practice Session Best lap:...

Wolff: Ocon just as deserving of Mercedes chance as Bottas

Wolff: Ocon just as deserving of Mercedes chance as Bottas

Max Verstappen feels Red Bull is in the running after its opening day at the Hungarian Grand Prix, but the Dutchman remains wary of the mighty Mercedes squad. https://f1andcoffee.com/hungary-fp1-hamilton-fastest-but-problems-for-bottas/ Verstappen trailed Lewis...

Alfa Romeo’s German GP appeal to be heard in September

Wet weather made for a tricky afternoon of practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix, but there was strong pace for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. The opening session was an encouraging one in the dry, with Max – despite struggling with the handling and having two spins –...

Hungarian Grand Prix Info, Facts & Stats

Hungarian Grand Prix Info, Facts & Stats

Kevin Magnussen says he is more than looking forward to the August break after what has been an incredibly intense first half of the season for Haas, with the Pirelli tyre situation, the farcical title sponsor saga, and a spate of collisions between the drivers. Now,...

Hamilton leads Verstappen and Vettel, trouble for Bottas

Hamilton leads Verstappen and Vettel, trouble for Bottas

Lewis Hamilton wouldn't mind having Max Verstappen sitting on the other side of the Mercedes garage, as it would offer him a chance to beat the Dutchman in the same car. https://f1andcoffee.com/hamilton-i-have-no-problem-if-verstappen-joins-mercedes/ Following...

Hamilton leads the field in Hungarian GP first practice

Hamilton leads the field in Hungarian GP first practice

Toro Rosso report from day one of free practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hungaroring near Budapest. Daniil Kvyat First Practice Session Best lap: 1:18.982, pos. 13th, 33 laps Second Practice Session Best lap:...

Hungary FP1: Hamilton fastest but problems for Bottas

Hungary FP1: Hamilton fastest but problems for Bottas

Max Verstappen feels Red Bull is in the running after its opening day at the Hungarian Grand Prix, but the Dutchman remains wary of the mighty Mercedes squad. https://f1andcoffee.com/hungary-fp1-hamilton-fastest-but-problems-for-bottas/ Verstappen trailed Lewis...

2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice 1 – Results

The days are over when Mercedes could easily out-power Red Bull that is the view of both the team’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes number one driver Lewis Hamilton. “They always have a good car,” Hamilton, who says he is feeling “a million times better” physically than...

Verstappen: I only want to be in the fastest car

Verstappen: I only want to be in the fastest car

Pierre Gasly was fastest in the second practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix as rain prevented teams from doing any long running on slick tires. Light drops of rain were falling from the start of the session but not enough to prevent dry tire running, although...

Hamilton: I have no problem if Verstappen joins Mercedes

Hamilton: I have no problem if Verstappen joins Mercedes

Red Bull's Pierre Gasly topped Friday's dry-to-wet FP2 at the Hungaroring, the Frenchman making the most of the dry conditions that prevailed in the early part of the afternoon session. Gasly's fastest time was 0.055s faster than teammate Max Verstappen, while...

FIA agrees to sanction unsafe releases with time penalties

FIA agrees to sanction unsafe releases with time penalties

In Hungary on Thursday, it was clear that Nico Hulkenberg’s mood had not significantly improved since he crashed out of the wet German Grand Prix at his home race at Hockenheim just days ago. The German had looked set to end his unenviable record as the...

2020 Formula 1 calendar could expand to 22 races

2020 Formula 1 calendar could expand to 22 races

Full results from Free Practice 1 for the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 world championship. 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix - Free Practice 1 results Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:17.233s 41 2 Max...

Unwell Hamilton on the mend after three-day rest

Unwell Hamilton on the mend after three-day rest

Balance overrules top speed when it comes to the Hungaroring and its notoriously twisty layout, but drivers aren't exactly cruising down the track's main straight. Sebastian Vettel clocked through the speed trap in Saturday's qualifying session at 315.6 km/h and he...

Bottas: I feel I deserve to be with Mercedes

Bottas: I feel I deserve to be with Mercedes

George Russell has admitted that a 2020 seat at Mercedes is “unlikely” as the highly-rated youngster accepts he will have to mark time before being considered for the sport’s most coveted race seat. That is despite the fact that, alongside Esteban Ocon, he is one of...

Hamilton: I’ve slept literally the last three days

Hamilton: I’ve slept literally the last three days

Full results from Free Practice 2 for the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 world championship. 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix - Free Practice 2 results Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:17.854s 16 2 Max...

Hungarian Grand Prix Drivers’ Press Conference Transcript

Hungarian Grand Prix Drivers’ Press Conference Transcript

It could be up to the teams whether Barcelona – venue of the Spanish Grand Prix – keeps its place on the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship 22-race-dates calendar. Earlier, with Zandvoort and Vietnam joining for 2020, it seemed clear that Barcelona and Hockenheim were...

Red Bull executes better than Ferrari – Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton set the pace during the first qualifying session of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend, Round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hungaroring near Budapest. The Mercedes driver and championship leader’s best lap of 1:17.233, set using Pirelli...

Alfa Romeo appeal German Grand Prix penalties

Alfa Romeo appeal German Grand Prix penalties

Max Verstappen says Red Bull seems to execute race weekends better than Ferrari after his two wins in three races heading into the Hungarian Grand Prix. Ina Austria, Verstappen passed Charles Leclerc in the closing stages to take victory (pictured), while Sebastian...

Perez set for new Racing Point deal ‘in a matter of days’

Perez set for new Racing Point deal ‘in a matter of days’

Alfa Romeo have formally appealed stewards’ decisions that dropped Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi out of the points at the German Grand Prix and helped Lewis Hamilton extend his overall Formula 1 World Championship lead. FIA appointed race stewards handed the...

Haas drivers talk through recent clashes

Haas drivers talk through recent clashes

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took issue with ‘unfair’ Formula 1 steward after Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc escaped a time penalty for an unsafe release during a German Grand Prix pitstop last weekend. Ferrari were fined €5,000 euros ($6’000), instead of a time penalty for...

Hungarian GP: Thursday’s build-up in pictures

Hungarian GP: Thursday’s build-up in pictures

Lewis Hamilton suggests Red Bull should sign double world champion Fernando Alonso to replace the struggling Pierre Gasly. Daniel Ricciardo’s decision to move to Renault meant Red Bull promoted Gasly after just one year of Formula 1 experience, and the Frenchman has...

Pirelli primer: which tyres for the Hungarian GP?

Pirelli primer: which tyres for the Hungarian GP?

Barely over last weekend's crazy German Grand Prix, teams regrouped and were up and running at the Hungaroring today, greeted by warm and sunny weather and eager to push one last time before F1's well-deserved summer break. Check out the pictures from the day's...

Steiner: I think I have to be firm with them

Steiner: I think I have to be firm with them

The Hungaroring's tight and winding road is all about corners, which means tyres are constantly put under pressure over the track's 4.381km distance, with no chances to cool down. Yet, tyre wear and degradation at the Hungaroring is quite low, as are average speeds,...

Russell leaving ‘political stuff’ to Mercedes and Williams

Russell leaving ‘political stuff’ to Mercedes and Williams

A fit and well Lewis Hamilton topped the first practice timesheet in Hungary, the Mercedes driver producing his fastest lap early on in the session on the medium tyre. Hamilton edged Red Bull's Max Verstappen by 0.165s and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel who was just a...

Perez seeking long-term Racing Point contract

Alfa Romeo have formally appealed stewards’ decisions that dropped Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi out of the points at the German Grand Prix and helped Lewis Hamilton extend his overall Formula 1 World Championship lead. FIA appointed race stewards handed the...

Verstappen closer to challenging Hamilton for F1 throne

Verstappen closer to challenging Hamilton for F1 throne

Sergio Perez says he is close to agreeing a new deal to stay at Racing Point and wants to sign a long-term deal with the team. Now in his sixth season with the team formerly known as Force India, the Mexican is out of contract at the end of the year and has often been...

Red Bull: Twisty Hungaroring caters to ‘mighty’ Mercedes

Red Bull: Twisty Hungaroring caters to ‘mighty’ Mercedes

The Hungaroring's tight and winding road is all about corners, which means tyres are constantly put under pressure over the track's 4.381km distance, with no chances to cool down. Yet, tyre wear and degradation at the Hungaroring is quite low, as are average speeds,...

Steiner intent on being ‘firmer’ with drivers, mulls team orders

Steiner intent on being ‘firmer’ with drivers, mulls team orders

With this year’s title almost beyond their grasp, Ferrari appears to be looking ahead to 2020, with team boss Mattia Binotto confirming that both his drivers will be staying with the team despite the gossip surrounding Sebastian Vettel’s future. Contrary to the latest...

Kubica banking on big Polish support in Hungary

Kubica banking on big Polish support in Hungary

While Netflix trumpeted that they had full access from Ferrari and Mercedes to be part of the second season of “drive to Survive”, it appears that the much-vaunted exclusive behind the scenes footage will indeed be censored by none other than reigning Formula 1 World...

Vasseur: Leclerc coping with pressure better than Vettel

Vasseur: Leclerc coping with pressure better than Vettel

Haas are going to have to get tough with drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen after collisions between them in the last two races, team boss Guenther Steiner told reporters in Budapest on Thursday. The Frenchman and his Danish teammate also took to team radio...

Lobby to get Alonso back in Formula 1 continues

Lobby to get Alonso back in Formula 1 continues

It could be up to the teams whether Barcelona – venue of the Spanish Grand Prix – keeps its place on the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship 22-race-dates calendar. Earlier, with Zandvoort and Vietnam joining for 2020, it seemed clear that Barcelona and Hockenheim were...

Were Alfa Romeo “trapped” by the FIA in Hockenheim?

Were Alfa Romeo “trapped” by the FIA in Hockenheim?

Red Bull's Christian Horner believes his team will be challenged to defeat the "mighty" Mercedes squad at the twisty Hungaroring given the Silver Arrow's predilection for slow-speed corners. Historically, Mercedes' cars have often struggled in a high downforce...

Norris’ power unit gets the green light for Hungary

Norris’ power unit gets the green light for Hungary

The Hungaroring's tight and winding road is all about corners, which means tyres are constantly put under pressure over the track's 4.381km distance, with no chances to cool down. Yet, tyre wear and degradation at the Hungaroring is quite low, as are average speeds,...

Ocon key player as Silly Season gets into high-gear

Ocon key player as Silly Season gets into high-gear

Full results from Free Practice 1 for the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 world championship. 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix - Free Practice 1 results Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:17.233s 41 2 Max...

Alfa Romeo: Our objective will be to capitalise on our pace

Alfa Romeo: Our objective will be to capitalise on our pace

Esteban Ocon has emerged as the key player in the 2020 Formula 1 driver market as the annual Silly Season kicked off with the summer break looming and several drivers with uncertain futures ahead of them, while others will be speed-dialling team bosses to offer their...

Mercedes Formula E team to test Vandoorne and Gutiérrez

Mercedes Formula E team to test Vandoorne and Gutiérrez

Full transcript from the FIA hosted drivers’ press conference ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend, Round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hungaroring near Budapest. Featuring: Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso), Robert Kubica (Williams), Lance Stroll ...

Toro Rosso: Historically Hungary has suited our car

While Netflix trumpeted that they had full access from Ferrari and Mercedes to be part of the second season of “drive to Survive”, it appears that the much-vaunted exclusive behind the scenes footage will indeed be censored by none other than reigning Formula 1 World...

Kvyat seeking more success after ‘surreal’ weekend

Kvyat seeking more success after ‘surreal’ weekend

Full transcript from the FIA hosted drivers’ press conference ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend, Round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hungaroring near Budapest. Featuring: Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso), Robert Kubica (Williams), Lance Stroll ...

Steiner warns F1 against rushing into change in 2021

Steiner warns F1 against rushing into change in 2021

Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat is still trying to get his bearings after a weekend that was undoubtedly one of the most 'surreal' of his life. Kvyat finished on the podium for the German Grand Prix just hours after his partner gave birth to their first child together....

Horner needs Gasly to start delivering points

Horner needs Gasly to start delivering points

Haas are going to have to get tough with drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen after collisions between them in the last two races, team boss Guenther Steiner told reporters in Budapest on Thursday. The Frenchman and his Danish teammate also took to team radio...

Szafnauer spies more progress for Racing Point in Hungary

Szafnauer spies more progress for Racing Point in Hungary

After two stunning wins in three races, the force in Formula 1 is with Max Verstappen who will this weekend bid for another victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix. The 21-year-old Red Bull driver, whose father Jos reached the podium in Hungary in 1994, is hoping to sign...

Mercedes defends ‘messy’ Hockenheim pit stop for Hamilton

Mercedes defends ‘messy’ Hockenheim pit stop for Hamilton

A new package of aero updates helped bring SportPesa Racing Point some much needed success at Hockenheim, and team principal Omar Szafnauer is expecting even more progress this weekend in Hungary. “Hungary will be another important test for our updated car," he said....

Renault eager to move on from ‘bitter’ double DNF

Ups and downs. High peaks and deep throughs. No, this is not a description of the Swiss landscape we can see from our HQ’s windows (close enough, though), but a fair assessment of our season as we approach the final race before the summer break. Eleven races behind...

Williams: In Hungary we have new parts to evaluate

Williams: In Hungary we have new parts to evaluate

Renault wants to use this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix to get over the frustration of a double retirement in Germany as it slipped to sixth in the constructors’ championship. Daniel Ricciardo retired early on with an exhaust issue before Nico Hulkenberg crashed out...

McLaren: We must keep pushing

McLaren: We must keep pushing

Williams' Robert Kubica is expecting a big contingent of Polish fans to turn up in Budapest this weekend and spur him on after his top-10 finish last Sunday at Hockenheim. Kubica's P10 finish in the German Grand Prix delivered to the 34-year-old his first championship...

Vettel urges F1 to value historic venues over profit

Sunday's German Grand Prix pivoted on a dramatic moment mid-race when Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton spun off the track in wet conditions on lap 29, and then suffered an agonisingly long pit stop for a new front wing. Hamilton was in pit lane for 50 seconds, an eternity in...

Haas: We need to understand what went sideways

Haas: We need to understand what went sideways

Jacques Villeneuve believes Red Bull would be wrong to re-promote Dany Kvyat to its senior squad but admits the Milton Keynes-based outfit's options are limited. Kvyat has finished in the points in over half of the races so far this season and put in a spirited drive...

Norris fears rivals have moved ahead of McLaren

Norris fears rivals have moved ahead of McLaren

Renault F1 Team previews the twelfth race weekend of the 2019 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the Rolex Hungarian Grand Prix. Drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo share their thoughts on the challenges of the Hungaroring, while Cyril Abiteboul and Chassis...

Marko: PU upgrade for Monza and for Sochi new fuel

Marko: PU upgrade for Monza and for Sochi new fuel

Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 would be “stupid” if it lost some of its historic venues in order to make a greater profit from new races. The German Grand Prix signed a one-off contract for this season with Mercedes-Benz as title sponsor, and a large, enthusiastic...

Masi denies Ferrari ‘unsafe release’ fine creates precedent

Masi denies Ferrari ‘unsafe release’ fine creates precedent

Jacques Villeneuve believes Red Bull would be wrong to re-promote Dany Kvyat to its senior squad but admits the Milton Keynes-based outfit's options are limited. Kvyat has finished in the points in over half of the races so far this season and put in a spirited drive...

Marko: Gasly is too weak when fighting and overtaking

Marko: Gasly is too weak when fighting and overtaking

Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 would be “stupid” if it lost some of its historic venues in order to make a greater profit from new races. The German Grand Prix signed a one-off contract for this season with Mercedes-Benz as title sponsor, and a large, enthusiastic...

Villeneuve: Gasly’s very lucky to still be there

Villeneuve: Gasly’s very lucky to still be there

Renault wants to use this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix to get over the frustration of a double retirement in Germany as it slipped to sixth in the constructors’ championship. Daniel Ricciardo retired early on with an exhaust issue before Nico Hulkenberg crashed out...

If Renault are at 1000 hp why do they get lapped?

If Renault are at 1000 hp why do they get lapped?

Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 would be “stupid” if it lost some of its historic venues in order to make a greater profit from new races. The German Grand Prix signed a one-off contract for this season with Mercedes-Benz as title sponsor, and a large, enthusiastic...

Van Lennep: In equal cars Mr Hamilton won’t see Max

Van Lennep: In equal cars Mr Hamilton won’t see Max

Pierre Gasly is very much under the microscope at Red Bull after a torrid German Grand Prix weekend in which he crashed and was not only humbled again by his teammate Max Verstappen and also the Toro Rosso duo. Early season struggles for the Frenchman triggered...

Prost: Current F1 regulations are not exactly ingenious

Prost: Current F1 regulations are not exactly ingenious

Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 would be “stupid” if it lost some of its historic venues in order to make a greater profit from new races. The German Grand Prix signed a one-off contract for this season with Mercedes-Benz as title sponsor, and a large, enthusiastic...

Haas to persist with split-specification cars in Hungary

Haas to persist with split-specification cars in Hungary

Renault wants to use this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix to get over the frustration of a double retirement in Germany as it slipped to sixth in the constructors’ championship. Daniel Ricciardo retired early on with an exhaust issue before Nico Hulkenberg crashed out...

Ocon: I expect my phone to be very hot during the break

Ocon: I expect my phone to be very hot during the break

Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 would be “stupid” if it lost some of its historic venues in order to make a greater profit from new races. The German Grand Prix signed a one-off contract for this season with Mercedes-Benz as title sponsor, and a large, enthusiastic...

Markus Shafer slips into Lauda’s seat at Mercedes

Markus Shafer slips into Lauda’s seat at Mercedes

Renault wants to use this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix to get over the frustration of a double retirement in Germany as it slipped to sixth in the constructors’ championship. Daniel Ricciardo retired early on with an exhaust issue before Nico Hulkenberg crashed out...

Williams: Russell is going nowhere

Williams: Russell is going nowhere

Sergio Perez says he is close to agreeing a new deal to stay at Racing Point and wants to sign a long-term deal with the team. Now in his sixth season with the team formerly known as Force India, the Mexican is out of contract at the end of the year and has often been...

Ferrari seeking confirmation in Hungary of SF90 improvements

Ferrari seeking confirmation in Hungary of SF90 improvements

Pierre Gasly is very much under the microscope at Red Bull after a torrid German Grand Prix weekend in which he crashed and was not only humbled again by his teammate Max Verstappen and also the Toro Rosso duo. Early season struggles for the Frenchman triggered...

Formula 1 on USA TV grows and breaks records on ESPN

Formula 1 on USA TV grows and breaks records on ESPN

Sergio Perez says he is close to agreeing a new deal to stay at Racing Point and wants to sign a long-term deal with the team. Now in his sixth season with the team formerly known as Force India, the Mexican is out of contract at the end of the year and has often been...

Outside Line: Where’s the Love for Mercedes?

Outside Line: Where’s the Love for Mercedes?

Pierre Gasly is very much under the microscope at Red Bull after a torrid German Grand Prix weekend in which he crashed and was not only humbled again by his teammate Max Verstappen and also the Toro Rosso duo. Early season struggles for the Frenchman triggered...

Wolff: ‘Bruised’ Mercedes will come back stronger

Wolff: ‘Bruised’ Mercedes will come back stronger

Ferrari have not won in fourteen races, while their star driver Sebastian Vettel has been winless for nearly a year while their Tifosi have suffered without a title for their beloved team since 2008 when they won their last title. In his fifth year with the Scuderia,...

Marko believes Verstappen still has a shot at the title

Marko believes Verstappen still has a shot at the title

They might have won the last five world titles and carry the flag of their country proudly, but Sunday’s German GP made it clear the love doesn’t go both ways for Mercedes. I certainly didn’t think this way when I was boiling in the heat of Thursday and Friday, but...

Stroll: My mistake cost podium in Germany

They might have won the last five world titles and carry the flag of their country proudly, but Sunday’s German GP made it clear the love doesn’t go both ways for Mercedes. I certainly didn’t think this way when I was boiling in the heat of Thursday and Friday, but...

‘Phenomenal turnaround’ from Honda aiding Red Bull charge

They might have won the last five world titles and carry the flag of their country proudly, but Sunday’s German GP made it clear the love doesn’t go both ways for Mercedes. I certainly didn’t think this way when I was boiling in the heat of Thursday and Friday, but...

Leclerc’s full uncensored radio message after German GP exit

Lance Stroll believes a mistake he made in the German Grand Prix cost him a podium finish ahead of Daniil Kvyat. The Racing Point driver was the first to change to slick tires for the final part of the chaotic race on Sunday, pitting at the end of the penultimate...

Vettel: Formula 1 losing German GP would be wrong

Vettel: Formula 1 losing German GP would be wrong

They might have won the last five world titles and carry the flag of their country proudly, but Sunday’s German GP made it clear the love doesn’t go both ways for Mercedes. I certainly didn’t think this way when I was boiling in the heat of Thursday and Friday, but...

Leclerc: It’s just unacceptable and dangerous

Leclerc: It’s just unacceptable and dangerous

Lance Stroll believes a mistake he made in the German Grand Prix cost him a podium finish ahead of Daniil Kvyat. The Racing Point driver was the first to change to slick tires for the final part of the chaotic race on Sunday, pitting at the end of the penultimate...

Brawn salutes ‘almost flawless’ performance from Verstappen

Brawn salutes ‘almost flawless’ performance from Verstappen

They might have won the last five world titles and carry the flag of their country proudly, but Sunday’s German GP made it clear the love doesn’t go both ways for Mercedes. I certainly didn’t think this way when I was boiling in the heat of Thursday and Friday, but...

Mercedes names successor to Lauda as non-executive chairman

Lance Stroll believes a mistake he made in the German Grand Prix cost him a podium finish ahead of Daniil Kvyat. The Racing Point driver was the first to change to slick tires for the final part of the chaotic race on Sunday, pitting at the end of the penultimate...

Rossi: It feels good to continue with Andretti Autosport

Rossi: It feels good to continue with Andretti Autosport

Sergio Perez says he is close to agreeing a new deal to stay at Racing Point and wants to sign a long-term deal with the team. Now in his sixth season with the team formerly known as Force India, the Mexican is out of contract at the end of the year and has often been...

Scenes from the paddock: Hockenheim

Scenes from the paddock: Hockenheim

Lance Stroll believes a mistake he made in the German Grand Prix cost him a podium finish ahead of Daniil Kvyat. The Racing Point driver was the first to change to slick tires for the final part of the chaotic race on Sunday, pitting at the end of the penultimate...

Hamilton and Vettel lead call to save German Grand Prix

Hamilton and Vettel lead call to save German Grand Prix

The Mercedes F1 team has announced that Daimler's Markus Schäfer has been nominated as the outfit's new non-executive chairman. Schäfer - a former non-executive director of the Silver Arrows outfit and member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for...

Red Bull sets another world record for fastest pit stop!

Red Bull sets another world record for fastest pit stop!

Lance Stroll believes a mistake he made in the German Grand Prix cost him a podium finish ahead of Daniil Kvyat. The Racing Point driver was the first to change to slick tires for the final part of the chaotic race on Sunday, pitting at the end of the penultimate...

Russell regrets not being more ‘forceful’ with Williams

Russell regrets not being more ‘forceful’ with Williams

They might have won the last five world titles and carry the flag of their country proudly, but Sunday’s German GP made it clear the love doesn’t go both ways for Mercedes. I certainly didn’t think this way when I was boiling in the heat of Thursday and Friday, but...

Masi absolves Hockenheim for on-track chaos on race day

Masi absolves Hockenheim for on-track chaos on race day

Lance Stroll believes a mistake he made in the German Grand Prix cost him a podium finish ahead of Daniil Kvyat. The Racing Point driver was the first to change to slick tires for the final part of the chaotic race on Sunday, pitting at the end of the penultimate...

Netflix on hand to capture Mercedes weekend of agony

Netflix on hand to capture Mercedes weekend of agony

Formula 1 race director has cleared Hockenheim of blame for much of the carnage seen during the wet German Grand Prix. that delivered an enthralling race which is a candidate for the race of the century. Top drivers including Charles Leclerc, Valtteri Bottas, Lewis...

Red Bull set record for fastest F1 pitstop in Germany

Red Bull set record for fastest F1 pitstop in Germany

The Formula 1 world may never again see Toto Wolff and the Mercedes team wear fancy dress after the German carmaker kept this year’s Hockenheim race on the calendar by sponsoring it They also took the opportunity to use a special livery and dress team members in...

Alain Prost joins board of directors of Renault F1

Alain Prost joins board of directors of Renault F1

Just one race after lowering the benchmark for the fastest pit stop in the history of F1, Red Bull Racing did it again at Hockenheim where Max Verstappen's all four wheels were changed in a record 1.88 seconds! The Milton Keynes-based outfit and its blindingly fast...

Steiner considering team orders for Haas drivers

The Formula 1 world may never again see Toto Wolff and the Mercedes team wear fancy dress after the German carmaker kept this year’s Hockenheim race on the calendar by sponsoring it They also took the opportunity to use a special livery and dress team members in...

Germany may lose Grand Prix despite race of the century

Germany may lose Grand Prix despite race of the century

Sergio Perez says he is close to agreeing a new deal to stay at Racing Point and wants to sign a long-term deal with the team. Now in his sixth season with the team formerly known as Force India, the Mexican is out of contract at the end of the year and has often been...

Wolff: Hamilton ‘unhealthy’ all weekend – should be admired

Wolff: Hamilton ‘unhealthy’ all weekend – should be admired

Sergio Perez says he is close to agreeing a new deal to stay at Racing Point and wants to sign a long-term deal with the team. Now in his sixth season with the team formerly known as Force India, the Mexican is out of contract at the end of the year and has often been...

Leclerc clarifies track run-off criticism after crash

The Formula 1 world may never again see Toto Wolff and the Mercedes team wear fancy dress after the German carmaker kept this year’s Hockenheim race on the calendar by sponsoring it They also took the opportunity to use a special livery and dress team members in...

Renault truck driver hospitalized after crash

Charles Leclerc says his own mistake should be the main focus of his crash in the German Grand Prix, after he criticized the track run-off at Hockenheim. The Ferrari driver was up to second place after an early change for slick tires when he ran wide at the...

Verstappen: Mercedes still has ‘dominant package’

Verstappen: Mercedes still has ‘dominant package’

The Formula 1 world may never again see Toto Wolff and the Mercedes team wear fancy dress after the German carmaker kept this year’s Hockenheim race on the calendar by sponsoring it They also took the opportunity to use a special livery and dress team members in...

Renault truckie injured in crash heading to Hungaroring

Renault truckie injured in crash heading to Hungaroring

Formula 1 World Championship leader Lewis Hamilton is planning to get plenty of rest over the next few days as he seeks to shake off the sickness that laid him low in Sunday’s German Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver, who has little time to recover before the next race...

Renault suffers rocky start to Hungarian GP race week!

Lance Stroll believes a mistake he made in the German Grand Prix cost him a podium finish ahead of Daniil Kvyat. The Racing Point driver was the first to change to slick tires for the final part of the chaotic race on Sunday, pitting at the end of the penultimate...

With second win, Honda takes a dig at Fernando Alonso

With second win, Honda takes a dig at Fernando Alonso

Formula 1 World Championship leader Lewis Hamilton is planning to get plenty of rest over the next few days as he seeks to shake off the sickness that laid him low in Sunday’s German Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver, who has little time to recover before the next race...

Day After: Wet Weather Madness

Day After: Wet Weather Madness

A Renault transporter heading to Budapest for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix was photographed having crashed on a highway with the driver reportedly admitted to hospital in the Gyor region of the country. Reports describe firefighters and a rescue helicopter at...

Haas boys score points, but aggravate Steiner… again

Haas boys score points, but aggravate Steiner… again

Formula 1 World Championship leader Lewis Hamilton is planning to get plenty of rest over the next few days as he seeks to shake off the sickness that laid him low in Sunday’s German Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver, who has little time to recover before the next race...

Kvyat: It was a horror movie with a black comedy

Kvyat: It was a horror movie with a black comedy

The Formula 1 world may never again see Toto Wolff and the Mercedes team wear fancy dress after the German carmaker kept this year’s Hockenheim race on the calendar by sponsoring it They also took the opportunity to use a special livery and dress team members in...

Rosberg: Binotto openly criticising Vettel is pretty brutal

Rosberg: Binotto openly criticising Vettel is pretty brutal

Full transcript from the FIA hosted drivers’ press conference ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend, Round 12 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hungaroring near Budapest. Featuring: Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso), Robert Kubica (Williams), Lance Stroll ...

Verstappen: Mercedes are still the dominant team

Verstappen: Mercedes are still the dominant team

The Formula 1 world may never again see Toto Wolff and the Mercedes team wear fancy dress after the German carmaker kept this year’s Hockenheim race on the calendar by sponsoring it They also took the opportunity to use a special livery and dress team members in...

Steiner: This can’t keep happening

Steiner: This can’t keep happening

German Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen has played down his chances of fighting for the 2019 Formula 1 title in the remaining half of the season, pointing out that Mercedes are still dominant despite their setback on Sunday. However, the Dutchman and Red Bull-Honda...

Hulkenberg: Home race crash a ‘tough one to take’

Hulkenberg: Home race crash a ‘tough one to take’

Venue of this weekend’s 34th edition of the Hungarian Grand Prix is the 4.381-kilometre (2.722-mile), 14-turn Hungaroring – a tight and twisty circuit that many drivers liken to a full-size karting track. It is the slowest permanent venue in Formula One, a change from...

Mercedes will not rescue the German Grand Prix again

Mercedes will not rescue the German Grand Prix again

German Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen has played down his chances of fighting for the 2019 Formula 1 title in the remaining half of the season, pointing out that Mercedes are still dominant despite their setback on Sunday. However, the Dutchman and Red Bull-Honda...

Amazing rain rookie Albon had no clue when to change tyres!

Amazing rain rookie Albon had no clue when to change tyres!

Venue of this weekend’s 34th edition of the Hungarian Grand Prix is the 4.381-kilometre (2.722-mile), 14-turn Hungaroring – a tight and twisty circuit that many drivers liken to a full-size karting track. It is the slowest permanent venue in Formula One, a change from...

German Grand Prix Top Three Press Conference

German Grand Prix Top Three Press Conference

Alex Albon completed his first wet F1 race an impressive and career best sixth, but the Toro Rosso driver admitted that when it came to timing his pit stops in Sunday's chaotic German GP, his inexperience left him lost at sea. After switching from wet tyres to...

2019 German Grand Prix Index

Alex Albon completed his first wet F1 race an impressive and career best sixth, but the Toro Rosso driver admitted that when it came to timing his pit stops in Sunday's chaotic German GP, his inexperience left him lost at sea. After switching from wet tyres to...

German GP: Sunday’s action in pictures

German GP: Sunday’s action in pictures

Venue of this weekend’s 34th edition of the Hungarian Grand Prix is the 4.381-kilometre (2.722-mile), 14-turn Hungaroring – a tight and twisty circuit that many drivers liken to a full-size karting track. It is the slowest permanent venue in Formula One, a change from...

Bottas: I am very disappointed

Bottas: I am very disappointed

All it took was a helping hand from the heavens to provide us with a chaotic but thrilling German Grand Prix. If only we had wet races more often... Take one last look back at the day's incredible action from Hockenheim. 154 You may also like German GP: Saturday's...

Hulkenberg: It’s a tough one to take

Hulkenberg: It’s a tough one to take

Valtteri Bottas might have fancied his chances of winning the German Grand Prix as he survived the early mayhem and was charging in fourth place when it all went wrong for the Mercedes driver as he crashed out of the race on a tricky incident-packed afternoon at...

Perez: I apologise to my team because I made a mistake

Perez: I apologise to my team because I made a mistake

Venue of this weekend’s 34th edition of the Hungarian Grand Prix is the 4.381-kilometre (2.722-mile), 14-turn Hungaroring – a tight and twisty circuit that many drivers liken to a full-size karting track. It is the slowest permanent venue in Formula One, a change from...

Dramatic turnaround important for Ferrari morale – Vettel

All it took was a helping hand from the heavens to provide us with a chaotic but thrilling German Grand Prix. If only we had wet races more often... Take one last look back at the day's incredible action from Hockenheim. 154 You may also like German GP: Saturday's...

Alfa Romeo to appeal German GP penalties

Venue of this weekend’s 34th edition of the Hungarian Grand Prix is the 4.381-kilometre (2.722-mile), 14-turn Hungaroring – a tight and twisty circuit that many drivers liken to a full-size karting track. It is the slowest permanent venue in Formula One, a change from...

Alfa Romeo penalty hands points to Hamilton and Kubica!

Alfa Romeo penalty hands points to Hamilton and Kubica!

All it took was a helping hand from the heavens to provide us with a chaotic but thrilling German Grand Prix. If only we had wet races more often... Take one last look back at the day's incredible action from Hockenheim. 154 You may also like German GP: Saturday's...

Kubica gifted a point as Alfa Romeo duo penalised

Kubica gifted a point as Alfa Romeo duo penalised

Venue of this weekend’s 34th edition of the Hungarian Grand Prix is the 4.381-kilometre (2.722-mile), 14-turn Hungaroring – a tight and twisty circuit that many drivers liken to a full-size karting track. It is the slowest permanent venue in Formula One, a change from...

Red Bull: It took five pit stops to win that race

Red Bull: It took five pit stops to win that race

Williams George Russell believes he should have been more "forceful" with his team during Sunday's German Grand Prix when a crucial call by the rookie to change tyres was ignored. Russell was sitting a lowly 13th, just ahead of Lance Stroll, during the penultimate...

Sainz barred from podium by midfield rivals’ gambles

All it took was a helping hand from the heavens to provide us with a chaotic but thrilling German Grand Prix. If only we had wet races more often... Take one last look back at the day's incredible action from Hockenheim. 154 You may also like German GP: Saturday's...

Toro Rosso: A fantastic race

Toro Rosso: A fantastic race

Red Bull’s Christian Horner credits the “phenomenal turnaround” that Honda has delivered over the past two years for some the team’s recent improvements after Max Verstappen’s second win in three races at last weekend’s German Grand Prix. Verstappen won in Austria to...

Verstappen credits Red Bull calls for victory

All it took was a helping hand from the heavens to provide us with a chaotic but thrilling German Grand Prix. If only we had wet races more often... Take one last look back at the day's incredible action from Hockenheim. 154 You may also like German GP: Saturday's...

‘Emotional rollercoaster’ for Renault ends in gloom

Red Bull’s Christian Horner credits the “phenomenal turnaround” that Honda has delivered over the past two years for some the team’s recent improvements after Max Verstappen’s second win in three races at last weekend’s German Grand Prix. Verstappen won in Austria to...

Shock podium comes hours after birth of first child for Kvyat

Shock podium comes hours after birth of first child for Kvyat

All it took was a helping hand from the heavens to provide us with a chaotic but thrilling German Grand Prix. If only we had wet races more often... Take one last look back at the day's incredible action from Hockenheim. 154 You may also like German GP: Saturday's...

Leclerc criticizes ‘unacceptable’ tarmac after early exit

Leclerc criticizes ‘unacceptable’ tarmac after early exit

Red Bull’s Christian Horner credits the “phenomenal turnaround” that Honda has delivered over the past two years for some the team’s recent improvements after Max Verstappen’s second win in three races at last weekend’s German Grand Prix. Verstappen won in Austria to...

Bold strategy call pays big dividends for Stroll

Bold strategy call pays big dividends for Stroll

Charles Leclerc looked to be heading to the lead of the German Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, until he ran wide in the final corner in tricky wet conditions. The Ferrari aqua-planed off onto a section of low-grip asphalt used for drag racing events at the Hockenheim...

Disastrous day at the office for Hamilton and Mercedes

Disastrous day at the office for Hamilton and Mercedes

SportPesa Racing Point's bold and timely decision to switch Lance Stroll to soft tyres for the final stage of Sunday's rain-hit German Grand Prix delivered big points to team and driver. Shortly after the start, a longer stint on the wet tyre put Stroll among the top...

Calm Verstappen ‘stayed out of trouble’ to take win

Calm Verstappen ‘stayed out of trouble’ to take win

Charles Leclerc looked to be heading to the lead of the German Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, until he ran wide in the final corner in tricky wet conditions. The Ferrari aqua-planed off onto a section of low-grip asphalt used for drag racing events at the Hockenheim...

Alfa Romeo pair under investigation over race starts

Red Bull’s Christian Horner credits the “phenomenal turnaround” that Honda has delivered over the past two years for some the team’s recent improvements after Max Verstappen’s second win in three races at last weekend’s German Grand Prix. Verstappen won in Austria to...

Kvyat: Run to podium was ‘horror movie with black comedy’

Kvyat: Run to podium was ‘horror movie with black comedy’

Charles Leclerc looked to be heading to the lead of the German Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, until he ran wide in the final corner in tricky wet conditions. The Ferrari aqua-planed off onto a section of low-grip asphalt used for drag racing events at the Hockenheim...

Vettel thought German GP would never end!

Vettel thought German GP would never end!

Daniil Kvyat isn't about to forget his German Grand Prix weekend that was marked by a chaotic race and his third career podium in F1, all achieved the day after becoming a father for the first time. From 14th on the grid, Kvyat struggled to hold his own before...

Haas drivers talk through recent clashes

Verstappen wins wild German GP from Vettel and Kvyat

Charles Leclerc looked to be heading to the lead of the German Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, until he ran wide in the final corner in tricky wet conditions. The Ferrari aqua-planed off onto a section of low-grip asphalt used for drag racing events at the Hockenheim...

Verstappen victorious after wild, wet and wacky German GP

Verstappen victorious after wild, wet and wacky German GP

Daniil Kvyat isn't about to forget his German Grand Prix weekend that was marked by a chaotic race and his third career podium in F1, all achieved the day after becoming a father for the first time. From 14th on the grid, Kvyat struggled to hold his own before...

2019 German Grand Prix – Race results

Charles Leclerc looked to be heading to the lead of the German Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, until he ran wide in the final corner in tricky wet conditions. The Ferrari aqua-planed off onto a section of low-grip asphalt used for drag racing events at the Hockenheim...

Potential wet race at Hockenheim a first for Pirelli in 2019

Potential wet race at Hockenheim a first for Pirelli in 2019

Daniil Kvyat isn't about to forget his German Grand Prix weekend that was marked by a chaotic race and his third career podium in F1, all achieved the day after becoming a father for the first time. From 14th on the grid, Kvyat struggled to hold his own before...

New engine elements send Norris to the back of the grid

New engine elements send Norris to the back of the grid

Charles Leclerc looked to be heading to the lead of the German Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, until he ran wide in the final corner in tricky wet conditions. The Ferrari aqua-planed off onto a section of low-grip asphalt used for drag racing events at the Hockenheim...

Hockenheim Speed Trap: who is the fastest of them all?

Hockenheim Speed Trap: who is the fastest of them all?

Red Bull’s Christian Horner credits the “phenomenal turnaround” that Honda has delivered over the past two years for some the team’s recent improvements after Max Verstappen’s second win in three races at last weekend’s German Grand Prix. Verstappen won in Austria to...

Gasly bounces back but still has ‘some margin to do better’

Gasly bounces back but still has ‘some margin to do better’

All it took was a helping hand from the heavens to provide us with a chaotic but thrilling German Grand Prix. If only we had wet races more often... Take one last look back at the day's incredible action from Hockenheim. 154 You may also like German GP: Saturday's...

Binotto: I myself feel responsible for what has happened

Binotto: I myself feel responsible for what has happened

Renault have hinted that they have broken the four-digit horsepower barrier with its ‘improved’ 2019 Formula 1 engine. That is despite the fact that, just two weeks ago, a Mercedes engineer denied that even the championship-winning engine has broken through 1000...

German Grand Prix Qualifying Press Conference

German Grand Prix Qualifying Press Conference

Renault have hinted that they have broken the four-digit horsepower barrier with its ‘improved’ 2019 Formula 1 engine. That is despite the fact that, just two weeks ago, a Mercedes engineer denied that even the championship-winning engine has broken through 1000...

Leclerc promises aggressive fightback from P10

Saturday's qualifying session was a truncated affair for Ferrari with both Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc unable to capitalize on the pace showed by their SF90 in free practice. However, the pair's absence from Q3 and its denied opportunity to ignite Ferrari's...

Alfa Romeo: Points are not given on Saturday

Alfa Romeo: Points are not given on Saturday

Renault have hinted that they have broken the four-digit horsepower barrier with its ‘improved’ 2019 Formula 1 engine. That is despite the fact that, just two weeks ago, a Mercedes engineer denied that even the championship-winning engine has broken through 1000...

Toro Rosso: We didn’t have a top ten car

Toro Rosso: We didn’t have a top ten car

Charles Leclerc looked to be heading to the lead of the German Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, until he ran wide in the final corner in tricky wet conditions. The Ferrari aqua-planed off onto a section of low-grip asphalt used for drag racing events at the Hockenheim...

Racing Point: We’ve improved the car this weekend

Racing Point: We’ve improved the car this weekend

Toro Rosso report from qualifying day on day two of the German Grand Prix weekend, Round 11 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hockenheim. Daniil Kvyat Third Practice Session – Best lap: 1:13.767, pos. 17th, 21 laps Qualifying – Best lap: (Q1) 1:13.278, (Q2)...

Williams: Both drivers had a busy but effective session

Williams: Both drivers had a busy but effective session

Charles Leclerc looked to be heading to the lead of the German Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, until he ran wide in the final corner in tricky wet conditions. The Ferrari aqua-planed off onto a section of low-grip asphalt used for drag racing events at the Hockenheim...

Hamilton: I wasn’t feeling good this morning

Hamilton: I wasn’t feeling good this morning

Charles Leclerc looked to be heading to the lead of the German Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, until he ran wide in the final corner in tricky wet conditions. The Ferrari aqua-planed off onto a section of low-grip asphalt used for drag racing events at the Hockenheim...

Raikkonen says he could have done better than P5

Toro Rosso report from qualifying day on day two of the German Grand Prix weekend, Round 11 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hockenheim. Daniil Kvyat Third Practice Session – Best lap: 1:13.767, pos. 17th, 21 laps Qualifying – Best lap: (Q1) 1:13.278, (Q2)...

German GP: Saturday’s action in pictures

German GP: Saturday’s action in pictures

Charles Leclerc looked to be heading to the lead of the German Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, until he ran wide in the final corner in tricky wet conditions. The Ferrari aqua-planed off onto a section of low-grip asphalt used for drag racing events at the Hockenheim...

‘We could have gone even quicker’, insists Raikkonen

‘We could have gone even quicker’, insists Raikkonen

Toro Rosso report from qualifying day on day two of the German Grand Prix weekend, Round 11 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hockenheim. Daniil Kvyat Third Practice Session – Best lap: 1:13.767, pos. 17th, 21 laps Qualifying – Best lap: (Q1) 1:13.278, (Q2)...

Norris ‘let McLaren down’ but avoids stewards investigation

Norris ‘let McLaren down’ but avoids stewards investigation

Kimi Raikkonen reckons that an improving Alfa Romeo could realistically have laid claim to a second row starting position for Sunday's German Grand Prix. In part that's thanks to technical issues sidelining both Ferraris, but it's also down to some genuine pace for...

Mercedes prepared Ocon to replace unwell Hamilton

Mercedes prepared Ocon to replace unwell Hamilton

Toro Rosso report from qualifying day on day two of the German Grand Prix weekend, Round 11 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hockenheim. Daniil Kvyat Third Practice Session – Best lap: 1:13.767, pos. 17th, 21 laps Qualifying – Best lap: (Q1) 1:13.278, (Q2)...

Verstappen rues Q3 mistake that cost him shot at pole

Verstappen rues Q3 mistake that cost him shot at pole

Charles Leclerc looked to be heading to the lead of the German Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, until he ran wide in the final corner in tricky wet conditions. The Ferrari aqua-planed off onto a section of low-grip asphalt used for drag racing events at the Hockenheim...

Grosjean in P6 hopes ‘to hang in there’ for once on race day

Grosjean in P6 hopes ‘to hang in there’ for once on race day

Toro Rosso report from qualifying day on day two of the German Grand Prix weekend, Round 11 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hockenheim. Daniil Kvyat Third Practice Session – Best lap: 1:13.767, pos. 17th, 21 laps Qualifying – Best lap: (Q1) 1:13.278, (Q2)...

Hamilton sure he was ‘good enough’ to compete with Leclerc

Hamilton sure he was ‘good enough’ to compete with Leclerc

Charles Leclerc looked to be heading to the lead of the German Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, until he ran wide in the final corner in tricky wet conditions. The Ferrari aqua-planed off onto a section of low-grip asphalt used for drag racing events at the Hockenheim...

Turbo issue wreaks havoc on Vettel’s quali

Turbo issue wreaks havoc on Vettel’s quali

Renault have hinted that they have broken the four-digit horsepower barrier with its ‘improved’ 2019 Formula 1 engine. That is despite the fact that, just two weeks ago, a Mercedes engineer denied that even the championship-winning engine has broken through 1000...

Vettel ‘very bitter’ over Ferrari qualifying failure

All it took was a helping hand from the heavens to provide us with a chaotic but thrilling German Grand Prix. If only we had wet races more often... Take one last look back at the day's incredible action from Hockenheim. 154 You may also like German GP: Saturday's...

Haas drivers talk through recent clashes

Hamilton takes German GP pole as Ferrari implodes

Lewis Hamilton believes that he would have had enough in reserve to challenge for pole position today even if Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc hadn't fallen foul of technical issues. A turbo issue meant Vettel was unable to set a time in today's...

Hamilton takes pole after Ferrari rocked by technical failures

Hamilton takes pole after Ferrari rocked by technical failures

Mercedes prepared Esteban Ocon to replace Lewis Hamilton on Saturday at the German Grand Prix before the championship leader took pole position. Hamilton was feeling unwell on Saturday morning, resulting in Mercedes preparing his car for reserve driver Ocon in case...

Vettel misses qualifying in Germany

Toro Rosso report from the German Grand Prix, Round 11 of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hockenheim. P3: Daniil Kvyat: “It’s incredible to be back on the podium in what could be called my ‘second career’. I thought it would never happen again in my life, so...

Leclerc edges Verstappen in final free practice

Leclerc edges Verstappen in final free practice

Lewis Hamilton believes that he would have had enough in reserve to challenge for pole position today even if Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc hadn't fallen foul of technical issues. A turbo issue meant Vettel was unable to set a time in today's...

2019 German Grand Prix Free Practice 3 – Results

Williams' Robert Kubica is expecting a big contingent of Polish fans to turn up in Budapest this weekend and spur him on after his top-10 finish last Sunday at Hockenheim. Kubica's P10 finish in the German Grand Prix delivered to the 34-year-old his first championship...

Hockenheim FP3: Scene set for Leclerc versus Verstappen

Hockenheim FP3: Scene set for Leclerc versus Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton believes that he would have had enough in reserve to challenge for pole position today even if Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc hadn't fallen foul of technical issues. A turbo issue meant Vettel was unable to set a time in today's...

Damaged parts force Williams to change Kubica’s chassis

The sport’s two future superstars are set to slug it out for pole position this afternoon in qualifying for the German Grand Prix as Charles Leclerc pipped Red Bull’s Max Verstappen for top spot on the timing screens after the one-hour midday session at Hockenheim....

Marko: We are starting to run out of parts

Marko: We are starting to run out of parts

Lewis Hamilton believes that he would have had enough in reserve to challenge for pole position today even if Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc hadn't fallen foul of technical issues. A turbo issue meant Vettel was unable to set a time in today's...

Binotto: To be honest we expect more from Vettel

Binotto: To be honest we expect more from Vettel

Williams' Robert Kubica is expecting a big contingent of Polish fans to turn up in Budapest this weekend and spur him on after his top-10 finish last Sunday at Hockenheim. Kubica's P10 finish in the German Grand Prix delivered to the 34-year-old his first championship...

Tost: I hope we can continue with these Kvyat and Albon

Tost: I hope we can continue with these Kvyat and Albon

Carlos Sainz says it “scares” him that McLaren may be dropping down the Formula 1 pecking order in 2019 while the once-mighty team looked to be finally clawing its way back towards the front after a fallow period that lasted years. When told after Silverstone that...

Vettel’s helmet pays tribute to an unexpected driver

Vettel’s helmet pays tribute to an unexpected driver

Carlos Sainz says it “scares” him that McLaren may be dropping down the Formula 1 pecking order in 2019 while the once-mighty team looked to be finally clawing its way back towards the front after a fallow period that lasted years. When told after Silverstone that...

Vettel: I’ve never said that and I wonder who did

Vettel: I’ve never said that and I wonder who did

Lewis Hamilton believes that he would have had enough in reserve to challenge for pole position today even if Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc hadn't fallen foul of technical issues. A turbo issue meant Vettel was unable to set a time in today's...

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