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Zanardi in serious but stable condition after surgery for head injury

Alex Zanardi remains in a "serious" but "stable" condition after undergoing surgery for severe head injuries sustained in a handbike race accident in Italy on Friday

Ferrari: Vettel first choice to pair Leclerc in F1 2021, not Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel is Ferrari's first choice to partner Charles Leclerc for the 2021 Formula 1 season, says team principal Mattia Binotto

Nick Chester linked to senior Williams Formula 1 technical role

Ex-Renault Formula 1 chassis technical chief Nick Chester has been linked with a senior role at the Williams team next year

Ferrari team orders aren't like Red Bull's 'multi 21' - Vettel

Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari's current Formula 1 team orders situation differs from Red Bull's famous 'Multi 21' controversy, but thinks drivers should always "stand up" for themselves in such circumstances

Vettel: F1 would be "just stupid" to ignore climate change

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel believes the series would be "stupid" to "neglect" the current world issues surrounding climate change

Massa tips Leclerc to win F1 title before Verstappen

Former Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa says he would not rule out Charles Leclerc winning the drivers' championship before Max Verstappen

Giovinazzi set for Alfa Romeo F1 stay, Hulkenberg in BMW DTM link

Antonio Giovinazzi is set to remain at the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team next season, with outgoing grand prix driver Nico Hulkenberg linked with a move to the DTM

Ferrari's Vettel: Critics changing opinions in F1 a "nightmare"

Sebastian Vettel says the changing opinions of critics in Formula 1 is a "nightmare" and that his future will be decided by both 2020 and the championship's impending rules overhaul

Ferrari backs Giovinazzi as Hulkenberg is linked with Alfa Romeo

Mattia Binotto says Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi needs to feel the "confidence" of Ferrari, amid speculation over his Formula 1 future and Nico Hulkenberg's emergence as a free agent

Lewis Hamilton: Realities of Formula 1 dangers are still "shocking"

Reigning Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton says dealing with the realities of danger in motorsport after Anthoine Hubert was killed at Spa hit him in the "depths of my soul"

Hamilton can be fully satisfied with F1 career without Ferrari

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton believes he can be "100%" satisfied with his Formula 1 career even if he does not compete for Ferrari

Ferrari pushing against standard parts element of 2021 F1 rules

Ferrari is "not happy yet" with the proposed 2021 Formula 1 regulations and is pushing back against standardisation, according to team boss Mattia Binotto

Ferrari doesn't have full fix for Leclerc Germany qualifying issue

The Ferrari Formula 1 team needs "a little bit more time" to completely fix the issue that struck Charles Leclerc in qualifying for last weekend's German Grand Prix

Ferrari will not appeal "wrong decision" on Verstappen overtake

Ferrari will not appeal the outcome of the Formula 1 stewards' investigation into Max Verstappen's Austrian Grand Prix-winning move, despite believing the "wrong decision" was made

Vettel: Ferrari needs turnaround by summer to have any F1 title hopes

Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari needs to turn around its form before the summer break to have any chance of getting back into the Formula 1 title battle

Wolff: Old Formula 1 tyre science less relevant with new 2019 tyre

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff believes the thinner-gauge tyres introduced for this season have made what teams learned last year about the vital "science" involved less relevant

Binotto hopes Alfa will take new Ferrari F1 control electronics soon

Ferrari hopes Alfa Romeo will switch to new control electronics as soon as possible following the failures that have hit Charles Leclerc and Antonio Giovinazzi in successive Formula 1 races

Vettel: Ferrari is a victim of 'poor journalism' over F1 team orders

Sebastian Vettel believes his Ferrari Formula 1 team has been a victim of "poor journalism" and is unhappy with how comments about team orders have been used by the media

Mercedes' Wolff: Ferrari risks Formula 1 team orders 'can of worms'

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes Ferrari risks opening "a can of worms" by ordering its Formula 1 drivers to swap positions but is not alone in facing that problem

Ferrari: Difficult to ask Leclerc to move for Vettel in Chinese GP

Ferrari chief Mattia Binotto has admitted it was "difficult" to order Charles Leclerc to move aside for his Formula 1 team-mate Sebastian Vettel during the Chinese Grand Prix

Mick Schumacher didn't expect performance showed in Bahrain F1 test

Mick Schumacher says he did not expect the performance he showed in his debut Formula 1 test this week, having found it "easy" to improve with Ferrari and Alfa Romeo

Mick Schumacher 'felt at home' in 'astonshing' Ferrari F1 test

Mick Schumacher described his first test in a contemporary Formula 1 car as "astonishing", and said the 2019 Ferrari "felt like home" right away

Fernando Alonso: 2019 McLaren Formula 1 car better in every way

Fernando Alonso says McLaren's 2019 Formula 1 car is "a step forward in every aspect" compared to 2019 and believes the team can lead the midfield this season

Tost 'never understood' Ricciardo's Red Bull to Renault F1 move

Daniel Ricciardo's decision to move from Red Bull to Renault is something his former Formula 1 team boss Franz Tost says he has "never understood and will not understand"

Ferrari estimates 2019 Formula 1 aero rules slow cars by 1.5s

Ferrari has estimated that Formula 1's 2019 aerodynamic regulations will cost around 1.5 seconds of lap time

Sebastian Vettel: No reason to expect early Ferrari F1 team exit

Sebastian Vettel says not to expect anything other than him staying at Ferrari beyond 2019, amid suggestions that facing new Formula 1 team-mate Charles Leclerc could influence his future

Ferrari will prioritise Vettel early in 2019 F1 season if necessary

Ferrari is willing to prioritise Sebastian Vettel over his new Formula 1 team-mate Charles Leclerc if required in the early stages of the 2019 season

Binotto: Ferrari needs F1 enjoyment that was 'maybe missing' before

Ferrari's philosophy for the 2019 Formula 1 season is to "try to enjoy" the experience again, something new team principal Mattia Binotto thinks it was "maybe missing in the past"

Raikkonen: Leclerc will thrive if he avoids Ferrari F1 team hassle

Kimi Raikkonen believes Charles Leclerc can thrive at Ferrari if he does not get distracted by the extra "hassle" that surrounds the Italian Formula 1 outfit

Mazepin to complete private Mercedes F1 testing programme in 2019

Nikita Mazepin will dovetail his rookie Formula 2 campaign with a private testing programme in a 2017 Mercedes Formula 1 car

Ferrari president denies talk of F1 team management 'rupture'

Ferrari president John Elkann has strongly refuted reports that the Formula 1 team faces further management upheaval and could even turn to former boss Stefano Domenicali for help

Ex-Mercedes protege Wehrlein joins Ferrari for F1 development role

Former Mercedes protege Pascal Wehrlein will work with the Ferrari Formula 1 team this season in a development role

Damaged parts set back Vettel's running in Abu Dhabi F1 tyre test

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel "lost a bit of time" with damage to his SF71H during the opening day of post-season tyre testing in Abu Dhabi

Robert Kubica agrees 2019 Williams Formula 1 race deal

Robert Kubica has agreed a deal to race for Williams in the 2019 Formula 1 season, Autosport understands

Ferrari signing Leclerc hopes Albon gets 2019 Toro Rosso F1 seat

Ferrari-bound Charles Leclerc hopes the Toro Rosso Formula 1 team will sign Alexander Albon for 2019

Ferrari: F1 would be wrong to 'throw away' Pirelli's tyre experience

Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene thinks Formula 1 chiefs would be wrong to "throw away" Pirelli's experience and take on a brand new tyre supplier

Ferrari boss Arrivabene says F1 team must lose 'fear' of winning

Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene says his team needs to overcome a fear of winning if it is to finally beat Mercedes in Formula 1

Kimi Raikkonen: Tougher penalties would stop F1 'stupidity'

Kimi Raikkonen believes tougher stewarding on bigger incidents would eliminate "stupidity" from Formula 1 drivers

Vettel: 'Key' to work together with Leclerc at Ferrari in 2019

Sebastian Vettel thinks it essential that he and new Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc have a cooperative working relationship in Formula 1 next season

Ferrari has not had a dominant car at any point in F1 2018 - Vettel

Sebastian Vettel says the perception that Ferrari's Formula 1 car was dominant at times this year is wrong, and insists the team never enjoyed the advantage that Mercedes often has

'Nonsense' media gossip harms Formula 1 - Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen believes there is so much "nonsense" and "bullshit" in the media that such coverage is starting to harm Formula 1

Robert Kubica in frame for 2019 Ferrari F1 team development role

Robert Kubica could take up a development role at the Ferrari Formula 1 team next season

Sebastian Vettel: Ferrari downforce 'hole' may cause 'weird' spins

Sebastian Vettel thinks the downforce "hole" left by rivals' Formula 1 cars in battle could be a factor in explaining his series of "weird" spins this year

Raikkonen: Blaming F1 team-mate Vettel for 2018 errors pointless

Kimi Raikkonen believes it is "pointless" for critics to analyse his Ferrari Formula 1 team-mate Sebastian Vettel's season and blame him for mistakes that have been made

Ferrari F1 boss hits back at criticism of team for 2018 errors

Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene has hit back at suggestions his team is in disarray after a run of errors that have hurt its Formula 1 world championship assault

Ferrari boss Arrivabene: Suzuka F1 qualifying blunder unacceptable

Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene labelled his team's tyre choice blunder in Formula 1's Japanese Grand Prix qualifying "unacceptable", blasting a lack of "common sense" on the pitwall

Ferrari issues warning over 'strange' knowledge of its F1 battery

Ferrari has warned it will treat any future leaks of its technical secrets as a "serious matter", after recent intrigue about a second battery sensor on its Formula 1 car

Kvyat emerges as a contender for shock Toro Rosso F1 return in 2019

Daniil Kvyat is in the frame for a shock return to Formula 1 with the Toro Rosso team that dropped him before the end of the 2017 season

Charles Leclerc drove 2018 Ferrari in July Monza run

Ferrari has already run at Monza this year after using a filming day that gave Charles Leclerc his first on-track experience of its 2018 Formula 1 car

New Raikkonen Ferrari F1 deal for 2019 looking more likely

Kimi Raikkonen is looking increasingly likely to earn a fresh Ferrari Formula 1 contract for 2019, with Charles Leclerc either staying at Sauber or moving to Haas

Formula 1: Fuel miscalculation costs Raikkonen Belgian GP pole shot

Kimi Raikkonen blamed a fuel miscalculation by his Ferrari Formula 1 team for denying him the chance to compete for pole position in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix

Williams F1 driver Stroll linked with Force India switch for 2019

Lance Stroll has been strongly linked with a move to Force India next season, with the Canadian admitting his Formula 1 future may not be with Williams

Ferrari ready to replace Raikkonen with Leclerc for 2019 F1 season

Ferrari is ready to replace Kimi Raikkonen with rising star Charles Leclerc in its Formula 1 driver line-up for 2019, Autosport has learned

Valtteri Bottas keen to avoid one-year Mercedes contract extension

Valtteri Bottas wants to avoid another one-year deal with Mercedes and firm up his Formula 1 future for "at least" the next two seasons

Three weaknesses for Ferrari F1 team to fix, says Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari must address three key problems to ensure it does not suffer another comprehensive defeat at the hands of Formula 1 championship rival Mercedes

Why Ferrari F1 team's halo mirror winglet has been 'banned' by FIA

The FIA has explained why Ferrari's "liberal" and "tenuous" interpretation of the Formula 1 rules around mounting mirrors on the halo has been banned after just one race

Sebastian Vettel says drivers are abusing F1 VSC system loophole

Sebastian Vettel has criticised Formula 1's virtual safety car system, claiming it is open to abuse from drivers

Robert Kubica: 2018 Williams F1 car not enjoyable to drive in Spain FP1

Robert Kubica admitted the Williams Formula 1 car is "not enjoyable" and "hard work", but said he was satisfied with his first grand prix weekend session since 2010

Lewis Hamilton wants to 'hurt' F1 rivals by beating them at their best

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton wants his rivals to be at their best in 2018 because he relishes the prospect of making their defeat "hurt so much"

Late Mercedes F1 contract talks could be 'disturbing' - Bottas

Valtteri Bottas believes he and Mercedes must avoid dragging out contract renewal talks to prevent the process becoming "a bit disturbing" during the 2018 Formula 1 season