Formula 1 News

Schumacher’s openness ‘helpful to everyone’, says Haas F1 chief engineer
Red Bull: New evidence will put Silverstone F1 crash in ‘slightly different light’
Verstappen "not interested" in ongoing chatter on Silverstone crash
What could have been: When a top team boss missed a dream F1 test
The drivers that need to strike gold before F1's summer break

Mick Schumacher’s open and constructive approach to trying different things is proving “helpful to everyone” at Haas through his rookie Formula 1 season, according to chief race engineer Ayao Komatsu.

Helmut Marko believes new evidence brought by Red Bull to Thursday’s FIA hearing will put the Formula 1 crash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in a “slightly different light”.

Max Verstappen says he is “not interested” in getting involved in the continued chatter surrounding his crash with Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone.

David Sears is best known as the driving force of the Super Nova team that dominated Formula 3000 in the late 1990s, but was a promising driver in his own right. Lotus boss Colin Chapman was a fan and planned to test Sears, only for an unusual turn of events to deprive him of the opportunity

The drivers that need to strike gold before F1's summer break Plus

OPINION: Formula 1 is about to break up for summer 2021, with the title battles finely poised. But it’s not just the latest round of Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton that will be worth watching this weekend in Hungary, as plenty of drivers are eying big results to change the stories of their seasons so far

Schumacher’s openness ‘helpful to everyone’, says Haas F1 chief engineer

Mick Schumacher’s open and constructive approach to trying different things is proving “helpful to everyone” at Haas through his rookie Formula 1 season, according to chief race engineer Ayao Komatsu.

Red Bull: New evidence will put Silverstone F1 crash in ‘slightly different light’

Helmut Marko believes new evidence brought by Red Bull to Thursday’s FIA hearing will put the Formula 1 crash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in a “slightly different light”.

Verstappen "not interested" in ongoing chatter on Silverstone crash

Max Verstappen says he is “not interested” in getting involved in the continued chatter surrounding his crash with Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone.

What could have been: When a top team boss missed a dream F1 test

David Sears is best known as the driving force of the Super Nova team that dominated Formula 3000 in the late 1990s, but was a promising driver in his own right. Lotus boss Colin Chapman was a fan and planned to test Sears, only for an unusual turn of events to deprive him of the opportunity

The drivers that need to strike gold before F1's summer break Plus

The drivers that need to strike gold before F1's summer break

OPINION: Formula 1 is about to break up for summer 2021, with the title battles finely poised. But it’s not just the latest round of Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton that will be worth watching this weekend in Hungary, as plenty of drivers are eying big results to change the stories of their seasons so far

McLaren backs decision to delay pitstop clampdown until Belgian GP

McLaren Formula 1 boss Andreas Seidl has backed the decision to delay the clampdown on pit stop times until the Belgian Grand Prix, offering more time for crews to prepare.

Noisy F1 engines won't lead to sponsor exodus, says Brown

McLaren CEO Zak Brown is sceptical that Formula 1 would face a sponsor exodus if the series reverted to ‘screaming’ engines in the future.

Has Formula 1 ever increased a penalty after an appeal?

Penalties in Formula 1 are nothing new, but how often are they changed after a protest? Find out that, and more, here.

Autosport Podcast: Remembering F1 winner Reutemann with John Watson

In the latest Autosport Podcast, the late 12-time Formula 1 race winner Carlos Reutemann is remembered.

How McLaren is tackling the challenge of F1 2022

The upcoming Formula 1 summer break will represent a brief pitstop not just for the world championship fight, but also in the all-important development race for the all-new 2022 cars.

Masi: "No frustration" over F1 team radio calls

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi maintains he's not frustrated at being lobbied by teams, amid the acrimonious rankling that followed the Max Verstappen/Lewis Hamilton British Grand Prix clash.

Red Bull lodges FIA request to review Silverstone F1 clash

Red Bull has lodged a request for the FIA to review the Formula 1 crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at the British Grand Prix.

F1 should let Hamilton/Verstappen duel rip, says Webber

Formula 1 shouldn't do anything to temper the fierce rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, says grand prix winner Mark Webber.

2021 F1 Hungarian GP session timings and how to watch

The Hungarian Grand Prix hosts the 11th round of the 2021 Formula 1 world championship season on the 30 July-1 August.

De Vries? Kvyat? Williams’ F1 options if it loses Russell

Formula 1's looming summer break will be the moment that Mercedes makes a final choice on whether it is Valtteri Bottas or George Russell that partners Lewis Hamilton in 2022.

How Lotus F1 uncovered, then squandered its last ‘unfair advantage’

Cast in the mould of its founder Colin Chapman, Lotus was powerful and daring but 
flawed – as it proved through further soaring peaks and painful troughs into the 1980s. DAMIEN SMITH examines a game-changing era

F1 champions Hamilton, Mercedes launch charitable diversity initiative

Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes Formula 1 team have announced the launch of their joint charity to help support greater diversity in motorsport.

Alonso feels like 25 ahead of turning 40 during Hungary F1 round

Fernando Alonso is showing few signs of dwelling on becoming Formula 1's latest driver racing over 40 in Hungary this weekend, saying he feels like he is 25.

Wolff feels "responsibility" to ensure Bottas has good F1 future

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says he feels a responsibility to help Valtteri Bottas find another seat in Formula 1 if he is not retained by the team for 2022.

Mercedes braced for ‘bruised’ Red Bull to fight back in Hungary

Mercedes is braced for Formula 1 title rival Red Bull to fight back at this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix after being “bruised” by its defeat at Silverstone.

The drivers that need to strike gold before F1's summer break Plus

The drivers that need to strike gold before F1's summer break

OPINION: Formula 1 is about to break up for summer 2021, with the title battles finely poised. But it’s not just the latest round of Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton that will be worth watching this weekend in Hungary, as plenty of drivers are eying big results to change the stories of their seasons so far

How Lotus F1 uncovered, then squandered its last ‘unfair advantage’ Plus

How Lotus F1 uncovered, then squandered its last ‘unfair advantage’

Cast in the mould of its founder Colin Chapman, Lotus was powerful and daring but 
flawed – as it proved through further soaring peaks and painful troughs into the 1980s. DAMIEN SMITH examines a game-changing era

Formula 1
Jul 27, 2021
The core problems Yas Marina’s long-awaited tweaks won't address Plus

The core problems Yas Marina’s long-awaited tweaks won't address

OPINION: Changes to the layout of Abu Dhabi’s circuit aim to reverse the trend of insipid Formula 1 races there - the promoter has even described one of the new corners as “iconic”. And that, argues STUART CODLING, is one of this venue’s abiding failings

Formula 1
Jul 26, 2021
How Ferrari offered Britain's next F1 prospect what Red Bull couldn't Plus

How Ferrari offered Britain's next F1 prospect what Red Bull couldn't

Last year's Formula 2 runner-up Callum Ilott could be on his way to becoming the first Briton to contest a grand prix in an Alfa Romeo since Reg Parnell in 1950. But, says OLEG KARPOV, the Ferrari Driver Academy protege is having to temper his ambition at the moment – outwardly at least…

Formula 1
Jul 25, 2021
The signs that point to F1's rude health Plus

The signs that point to F1's rude health

OPINION: Formula 1's calendar might still be facing disruption as the pandemic affects travel but, says MARK GALLAGHER, the business itself is fundamentally strong thanks to the epic rivalry taking place on track and the consistent arrival of new sponsors

Formula 1
Jul 24, 2021
The unexpected benefit of F1’s sprint race repeat Plus

The unexpected benefit of F1’s sprint race repeat

OPINION: Formula 1's sprint race trial at Silverstone drew mixed feedback on Saturday, but there remained the true test of how it would impact Sunday's Grand Prix. While fans were busy marvelling at Fernando Alonso's progress, a key lesson was being learned that would directly contribute to the dramatic lap one clash at Copse the following day

Formula 1
Jul 22, 2021
The off-track considerations that led to F1’s Hamilton/Verstappen Silverstone shunt Plus

The off-track considerations that led to F1’s Hamilton/Verstappen Silverstone shunt

OPINION: Formula 1’s 2021 title fight turned ugly last weekend when Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton collided at the start of the British Grand Prix. Verstappen thankfully walked away unharmed, but this had been a clash long-since coming

Formula 1
Jul 21, 2021
Will 2022's all-new cars look like F1's concept model? Plus

Will 2022's all-new cars look like F1's concept model?

Formula 1 provided its clearest example yet of what the 2022 cars are set to look like when it presented a full-scale concept to the world during the build-up to last weekend’s British Grand Prix. Underneath the special shiny livery was a design that hinted at the future, but teams will be digging into key areas that may reap differing results

Formula 1
Jul 20, 2021