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'No excuse' if Renault isn't solidly in F1 midfield in 2017

Renault has no excuse for not being solidly in the Formula 1 midfield in 2017, admits the team's managing director Cyril Abiteboul

Why robots must fight real drivers on-track Plus

Why robots must fight real drivers on-track

As manufacturers and tech companies place ever more emphasis on autonomous cars, traditional human-based motorsport has major challenges to adapt to

F1 world champion Nico Rosberg rules out move to Formula E

Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg says he is interested in Formula E but does not plan to move into the series after his retirement from grand prix racing

How Ecclestone triggered his own downfall Plus

How Ecclestone triggered his own downfall

The roots of Bernie Ecclestone's rapid departure from the Formula 1 throne are clear to see in how he went about his business in recent years. Here is the full story of his rise and fall

How Bernie Ecclestone transformed Formula 1

For vivid proof of the changes that Bernard Charles Ecclestone wrought on the pinnacle of motorsport, simply compare images of Formula 1 paddocks over five decades

Why F1's new owner's next move is critical Plus

Why F1's new owner's next move is critical

FIA approval of Formula 1's change of control of commercial rights was the latest hurdle cleared for new owner Liberty Media Group. Its next actions will dictate the pace and scale of the change F1 sorely needs

Offer made to buy Manor F1 team ahead of 2017 season

An offer to buy the Manor Formula 1 team has been made but the bidder requires an answer before Friday, Autosport has learned

FIA simulated Alonso's 2016 Melbourne crash with F1 halo

The FIA has simulated Fernando Alonso's dramatic 2016 Australian Grand Prix crash with the halo fitted, as part of its analysis of the Formula 1 cockpit protection device

McLaren F1 team would be disappointed with fourth in 2017

McLaren would be disappointed if it does not finish higher than fourth in the 2017 Formula 1 constructors' championship, says chief operating officer Jonathan Neale

Life after Ron Dennis at McLaren Plus

Life after Ron Dennis at McLaren

Poor results and a string of high-profile splits - with Ron Dennis, partners and long-time drivers and suppliers - have made this a rough period for once-mighty McLaren. So why is chief operating officer Jonathan Neale still bullish?

F1's top teams are throwing money away Plus

F1's top teams are throwing money away

Current rules mean the pure cost of racing a Formula 1 car has come down, so how come teams spending over £150million more than others can only go a few seconds quicker?

How much did Formula 1 teams spend in 2016? Plus

How much did Formula 1 teams spend in 2016?

Formula 1's £1,720,000,000 question: Where do F1 teams get their money from? Our annual study of F1 budgets reveals that despite income struggles, the teams have been spending more in 2016 than they did in 2015

Renault poised to secure BP Formula 1 partnership for 2017

Renault is poised to land a Formula 1 partnership with oil company BP starting in the 2017 season

Why Renault won't fight for podiums in 2017 Plus

Why Renault won't fight for podiums in 2017

Renault is bucking the usual motorsport trend of predicting big things for year two of a major project. With the help of one of the bosses in Cyril Abiteboul, we find out why that's the case

Rosberg's rocky road to recognition - but not acceptance Plus

Rosberg's rocky road to recognition - but not acceptance

Nico Rosberg's detractors have been high in number at times, and the retiring Formula 1 world champion deserves more than that

Why would anyone want to buy an F1 team? Plus

Why would anyone want to buy an F1 team?

News that a major share in Manor is being sold shows there is still interest in acquiring Formula 1 teams - but it's hard to see what entices new owners to a championship so tilted against the underdogs

The risks facing Liberty's F1 bid Plus

The risks facing Liberty's F1 bid

Prior to going ahead with its purchase of a major Formula 1 shareholding, Liberty Media put together a document listing the potential pitfalls and risks. Reading through it now makes you wonder why Liberty was brave enough to go ahead with the deal

Fernando Alonso like a six-time F1 champion - Carlos Sainz Jr

Fernando Alonso's level of performance during his Formula 1 career has been good enough to have won five or six world championships, says Carlos Sainz Jr

How F1 is becoming embroiled in an oil war Plus

How F1 is becoming embroiled in an oil war

The oil industry is hitting trouble in the 'real world' - and that's going to have major repercussions for Formula 1

Don't be fooled by VW's scandal smokescreen Plus

Don't be fooled by VW's scandal smokescreen

Forget the emissions scandal fallout excuse, Audi and Volkswagen's departures from the World Endurance Championship and World Rally Championship are evidence that concepts like electric rallycross will form motorsport's future

How to fix F1's haphazard stewarding Plus

How to fix F1's haphazard stewarding

Who should and should not have been punished - and for what - was a contentious topic after a busy Mexican Grand Prix for the stewards. Do human nature and logistics make complete rules consistency impossible, or is a solution just common sense?

Toro Rosso's Kvyat was getting nervous about 2017 F1 drive

Daniil Kvyat admits he was starting to get nervous about his future in Formula 1, before Toro Rosso re-signed him for 2017

Ferrari F1 team surprised by Sebastian Vettel Mexican GP penalty

Maurizio Arrivabene said he was surprised by the stewards' decision to hand Sebastian Vettel a 10-second penalty for moving under braking in the Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix

Why must F1 keep embarrassing itself? Plus

Why must F1 keep embarrassing itself?

Formula 1 continues to embarrass itself by adjusting and then 'clarifying' rules. It needs to attack its rulebook with totally fresh eyes

Ferrari's Vettel confident Allison exit won't hurt 2017 F1 car

Sebastian Vettel is confident James Allison's mid-season departure from Ferrari has not had a detrimental impact on development of the team's 2017 Formula 1 car

US Grand Prix chief wants big gap to Mexican GP on F1 calendar

Austin circuit chairman Bobby Epstein would like there to be a bigger gap between the Formula 1 races in the United States and Mexico to help boost attendance

Ferrari on back foot after US GP Friday practice - Sebastian Vettel

The Ferrari Formula 1 team is "on the back foot" after Friday practice for the United States Grand Prix at Austin, reckons Sebastian Vettel

Carlos Sainz Jr cannot wait forever as Red Bull's 'just in case' option

Carlos Sainz Jr says he can't wait around forever for Red Bull to promote him to its senior team in Formula 1

How F1 can level the financial playing field Plus

How F1 can level the financial playing field

Mercedes' latest financial reports make for interesting reading, especially when you consider the bonuses it receives and compare them with the other teams on the grid

The real battle behind F1's test venue row Plus

The real battle behind F1's test venue row

Debate over whether 2017 Formula 1 pre-season testing should take place in Spain, Bahrain or both has consumed the paddock at recent races - but the row goes far deeper than disagreements over the best winter weather

What you need to know about F1, Mr Carey Plus

What you need to know about F1, Mr Carey

Liberty Media and Formula 1's new chairman Chase Carey have a lot to learn about its latest acquisition. But while many pitfalls loom large, the biggest possible gain could prove surprisingly simple

F1 should stop trying to force itself on America Plus

F1 should stop trying to force itself on America

Formula 1 has tried to make it big in the United States of America since the 1950s. Now it has a new American owner, talk has turned to how that can be used to break the USA. But logic, and history, suggests it is futile

Why F1 must avoid its latest red herring Plus

Why F1 must avoid its latest red herring

Over the Singapore Grand Prix weekend some teams floated the idea of a 'franchise model' being introduced in Formula 1. But F1 is ill-suited to such an idea

Manor started work on 2017 Formula 1 car in January

Manor owner Stephen Fitzpatrick says his Formula 1 team started work on its 2017 car in January and believes the regulation changes provide an opportunity to move up the grid

Manor's plan to become F1's star underdog Plus

Manor's plan to become F1's star underdog

When Stephen Fitzpatrick bought what is now called Manor Racing ahead of last season, many thought he was in it to make a quick buck. But he's still around, and the team is on the up

The battle for ownership of F1 explained Plus

The battle for ownership of F1 explained

Formula 1 is likely to have a new owner imminently, but who will it be, what is motivating the sudden battle to buy it and what are the implications?

Imola taking legal action over Monza's new Italian GP deal

Imola is taking legal action regarding government backing of the deal to keep Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix at Monza, according to Ivan Capelli

Red Bull's Helmut Marko denies Gasly will replace Kvyat in F1

Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko has strongly denied GP2 championship leader Pierre Gasly will replace Daniil Kvyat in Formula 1 from the Singapore Grand Prix

Jenson Button on his Formula 1 career Plus

Jenson Button on his Formula 1 career

Following the news that Jenson Button will not race in Formula 1 in 2017, Autosport publishes his thoughts on several key moments from his career, which he discussed at length in an interview last weekend at Spa

What could Liberty dollars mean for F1? Plus

What could Liberty dollars mean for F1?

Does Formula 1 now have not one, but two, frontrunning suitors waiting in the ownership wings, linked down by their names and ready to shake things up?

What has the Strategy Group actually achieved? Plus

What has the Strategy Group actually achieved?

The Strategy Group had bold plans for F1 back in 2014, but a look at how few of those have come to fruition tells a tale of a failure to deliver on the pledges it set out two years ago

Why the German Grand Prix's future is so bleak Plus

Why the German Grand Prix's future is so bleak

From hosting two well-attended F1 races per year to one sparsely attended event every two seasons, where did it all go so wrong for Germany in the space of just a few years?

Formula 1 teams discussed introducing an independents' championship

A plan for six Formula 1 teams to contest an "independents' championship" but remain in the constructors' standings if they abided by a cost-cap was discussed, Autosport can reveal

Could Mercedes really quit F1? Plus

Could Mercedes really quit F1?

Manufacturers come and go in Formula 1, so it's fair to assume that Mercedes will depart at some stage - with the big question being 'when?' Connect the various dots, and it seems exit may come sooner rather than later

Being too cautious could destroy F1 Plus

Being too cautious could destroy F1

Motorsport shouldn't be unnecessarily dangerous, but some recent decisions in the shadow of the Jules Bianchi accident legal action suggest Formula 1 could damage itself by taking safety caution too far

Putting Bernie Ecclestone on the spot Plus

Putting Bernie Ecclestone on the spot

EU Commission rulings, a shrinking (or growing?) calendar, F1's future ownership... There's plenty to quiz Bernie Ecclestone about at the moment, but would he give any straight answers?

How F1's independent teams can thrive Plus

How F1's independent teams can thrive

Being an independent team on the Formula 1 grid is a precarious way of life, but as two British-based outfits are showing, there are different ways to make it work

Red Bull F1's Newey 'excited' by new 2017 technical regulations

Red Bull designer Adrian Newey is "excited" by the new bodywork regulations to be introduced for the 2017 Formula 1 season, according to Christian Horner

Silverstone F1 test: Gasly and Ferrucci join driver line-up

Pierre Gasly and Santino Ferrucci will take part in next week's Formula 1 in-season test at Silverstone with Red Bull and Haas respectively

Collision won't affect Rosberg's Mercedes contract talks - Berger

Nico Rosberg's collision with Formula 1 team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Austria will not impact on contract extension negotiations with Mercedes, according to Gerhard Berger

Haas Formula 1 team working with Dallara to cure wing failures

Haas team principal Gunther Steiner says the Formula 1 newcomer is working with chassis supplier Dallara to overcome production problems that have caused a series of front wing failures

F1's owners face a backlash of their own making Plus

F1's owners face a backlash of their own making

Formula 1's current owners face the daunting prospect of renegotiating for the next set of contract extensions with teams, a task made all the more difficult by how it was handled last time around

Renault faces challenge to keep F1 team motivated - Alain Prost

Renault faces a challenge to keep staff motivated this season and ensure it starts the 2017 Formula 1 season in a better place, says four-time world champion Alain Prost

How to make sure motorsport has a future Plus

How to make sure motorsport has a future

Motorsport's long-term future as a mainstream activity and form of entertainment is far from assured. The sport's governing body has to be at the centre of keeping it relevant and accessible for younger generations

Future Le Mans 24 Hours/Formula 1 clash 'impossible' to avoid

FIA president Jean Todt says it is "mission impossible" to avoid future clashes between Formula 1 and the Le Mans 24 Hours because the motorsport calendar is so congested

Kimi Raikkonen works as Ferrari's second driver, says Alain Prost

Kimi Raikkonen is not the quickest option available to Ferrari for 2017 but guarantees team harmony by being 'number two' to Sebastian Vettel, reckons four-time Formula 1 champion Alain Prost

FIA has to approve Bernie Ecclestone's successor as Formula 1 chief

The appointment of Formula 1 commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone's successor will require agreement from the FIA, according to the governing body's president Jean Todt

Alain Prost: Baku F1 coverage and show were a disaster and boring

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost said he was disappointed with the show when he switched on the European Grand Prix and called television coverage a "disaster"

Toro Rosso Formula 1 team expects to keep Carlos Sainz Jr for 2017

Toro Rosso Formula 1 team principal Franz Tost expects Carlos Sainz Jr to stay on board for a third season in 2017

New McLaren F1 CEO Jost Capito expects to join for Belgian GP

Volkswagen motorsport chief Jost Capito expects to begin his new role as the McLaren Formula 1 team's CEO in time for the Belgian Grand Prix