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The tech gun helping teams to master F1’s 2021 tyres

Formula 1 teams have been spotted using an innovative Italian 'gun' in testing in what could be the latest move to get on top of the new 2021 tyres.

Ferrari considering radical F1 engine concept for 2022

Ferrari is considering a radical new engine concept for its 2022 Formula 1 project that could feature a design never seen in the sport before

How Ferrari is changing its engine for F1 2021

Ferrari is under no illusions that it needs to make gains with its power unit if it is going to return to the front of the Formula 1 grid

Ferrari set to use classic livery for 1,000th F1 race at Mugello

Ferrari is set to use a one-off Formula 1 livery to celebrate its 1,000th race at this weekend's Tuscan Grand Prix

Binotto admits he questioned if he was right person to lead Ferrari F1 team

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has admitted he questioned whether he was the right person to lead the outfit in the wake of its early season Formula 1 struggles

KTM not being able to sign Dovizioso for 2021 MotoGP season "hurt"

KTM motorsport boss Pit Beirer admits not being able to come to an agreement to sign Andrea Dovizioso for the 2021 MotoGP season "hurt"

Ferrari set to test 2018 F1 car at Mugello

Ferrari is to conduct a test with its 2018 Formula 1 car at Mugello in Italy next week with both Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel sharing the running

F1 should evaluate more road-relevant brakes, says supplier Brembo

Formula 1 could switch to carbon-ceramic brakes in the future if it needs to become more road relevant, suggests supplier Brembo

Mercedes' Lauda: 'Absurd' to doubt Vettel after F1 title defeat

Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda believes it would be "absurd" to question Sebastian Vettel because of the Ferrari Formula 1 driver's problems in 2018

Raikkonen has F1 seat fitting at Sauber, prompting test speculation

Kimi Raikkonen has had a first Formula 1 seat fitting at Sauber, prompting speculation that he could test for the team later this year

Fall in Monza ticket sales puts new pressure on Italian Grand Prix

A fall in Italian Grand Prix ticket sales has left the country's motorsport president worried it may not be able to afford to keep the Formula 1 race beyond 2019

Ferrari Formula 1 team to bring new floor to British Grand Prix

Ferrari will bring a new floor to the British Grand Prix in response to the major update package that Formula 1 rival Mercedes introduced in Austria

Ferrari won't replace F1 design chief directly, will split role

Ferrari will not replace its outgoing Formula 1 design chief Simone Resta directly and will instead share his responsibilities between technical personnel

Pirelli will not engage in bidding war over Formula 1 future

Pirelli is keen to extend its Formula 1 deal beyond next year but will not be forced into a "bidding war"

Kimi Raikkonen should avoid engine change after Spanish GP failure

Kimi Raikkonen should be able to avoid an engine change for Formula 1's Monaco Grand Prix after the problem that caused his Ferrari to retire in Spain last weekend

Massa: Williams F1 team paying price in '18 for putting money first

Felipe Massa believes his former team Williams is paying the price for putting money first in some of its decisions for the 2018 Formula 1 season

Ferrari gains 10bhp with first 2018 Formula 1 engine specification

Ferrari is understood to have made a 10bhp gain with its 2018 Formula 1 engine, despite the increased reliability demands needed for this season

Ferrari gets boost for 2018 as F1 engine hits reliabilty targets

Ferrari's 2018 Formula 1 engine has hit its reliability targets on the dyno, while encouraging results from work on a new cylinder head concept have also been reported

Sauber expects 'big leap' from using 2018 Ferrari F1 engine

Sauber's use of a 2018 Ferrari Formula 1 engine will be a "big leap" from contending with a year-old specification last season, according to driver Marcus Ericsson

Italy loses almost all free F1 TV coverage as RAI deal slashed

Formula 1's mainstream free-to-air television broadcasting in Italy will be slashed in 2018, with Monza the only race expected to feature live on RAI

Ducati could run e-cig branding in 2018 MotoGP season

The factory Ducati MotoGP bikes could feature prominent e-cigarette branding in the 2018 season, Autosport understands

Ferrari's 2018 Formula 1 car passes FIA frontal crash tests

Ferrari's 2018 Formula 1 car has successfully passed its FIA frontal crash tests, and is believed to be the first new model to do so

Ferrari working on shake-up to improve F1 quality control

The Ferrari Formula 1 team has drafted in Maria Mendoza from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to reorganise its quality control department

Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari engine undamaged in Singapore GP crash

Sebastian Vettel's Singapore Grand Prix engine is available to use again, after the Ferrari Formula 1 team found it escaped damage in the first-lap crash, Autosport has learned

Formula 1's safety car could become driverless, says FIA

Formula 1 could adopt a driverless safety car in the future as part of an effort to promote autonomous technology, the FIA has revealed

Possible future Fiat Formula E entry would not be with Ferrari name

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne says it is unlikely that Ferrari will follow Formula 1 rival Mercedes in to Formula E, but he is open to entering another Fiat brand

Ferrari considering turning Sauber into its junior F1 team

Ferrari has revealed it is considering turning Sauber into a junior team so it could become a Formula 1 proving ground for its young drivers

Vettel/Raikkonen's 2018 Ferrari F1 deals set for Monza announcement

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne has dropped the firmest hint yet that Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will be retained for the 2018 Formula 1 season

Red Bull’s new F1 front wing under scrutiny from rivals

Rival Formula 1 teams are paying close attention to Red Bull's latest front wing design based on images that have emerged from the British Grand Prix weekend

Ferrari F1 team 'not interested' in having Fernando Alonso back

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne has ruled out Fernando Alonso returning to his Formula 1 team

One-time Stefan GP boss Zoran Stefanovic plans F1 team for 2019

Zoran Stefanovic has revealed plans for a second attempt to enter a team in Formula 1 after meeting Ross Brawn in Austria, having previously tried to enter as Stefan GP

Mercedes commits to latest-specification F1 engine for Australian GP

Mercedes has confirmed its teams will use the latest version of its 2017 Formula 1 engine at the Australian Grand Prix, despite reports of reliability concerns

Red Bull suspicion prompts FIA clarification on Formula 1 oil burn

The FIA has reminded Formula 1 engine manufacturers they are not allowed to 'burn' engine oil as fuel, after Red Bull suspected Mercedes could have been doing so in qualifying

Honda F1 project splits with consultant Gilles Simon

Honda is parting company with engine consultant Gilles Simon, Autosport has learned, as pressure mounts on the Japanese manufacturer to turn around its fortunes in Formula 1

Ferrari Formula 1 team evaluating new injection system

Ferrari is believed to be evaluating a 'double anchor' injection system for its Formula 1 engine that could be introduced later in 2017

Mercedes supplier Petronas to trial new fuel at Barcelona F1 test

Mercedes' Formula 1 fuel supplier Petronas is poised to trial a new fuel at this week's Barcelona test

F1 wet tyre test cut short after Vettel's Thursday crash at Fiorano

Ferrari had to cancel the second day of the Pirelli Formula 1 wet tyre test at Fiorano because of a lack of spare parts after Sebastian Vettel's accident

Molina and de Vries emerge as favourite to replace Bruni at Ferrari

DTM refugee Miguel Molina and GP3 frontrunner Nyck de Vries have emerged as favourites to replace Gianmaria Bruni in Ferrari's World Endurance Championship squad

Formula 1 teams warned against 'preloaded' start systems

The FIA has told Formula 1 teams a trick idea for a 'preloaded' start procedure that could have emulated launch control effects will not be allowed on safety grounds

Formula 1's minimum weight for 2017 increased again

Formula 1's minimum car weight has been increased by another 6kg for 2017, as part of the switch to wider Pirelli tyres

Ferrari counting on piston innovation and 3D printing for F1 2017

Ferrari is counting on 3D printing technology for an innovative piston design it believes could produce be a major boost for its 2017 Formula 1 engine

Manor F1 team reveals image of 2017 F1 car design model

Formula 1 fans have been offered a first look at a 2017 Formula 1 car design, after a farewell image from Manor staff revealed its windtunnel model

Honda to follow Mercedes' philosophy with McLaren's 2017 F1 engine

Honda is poised to adopt similar power unit packaging to that preferred by Mercedes for its 2017 Formula 1 engine, as part of a major revamp of the design

What to expect from Ferrari's 2017 Formula 1 car

Ferrari is expected to overhaul several areas of its Formula 1 car for 2017 in a bid to bounce back from a winless campaign last year