Formula 1 News

Horner stands by criticism of Mercedes F1 British GP celebrations
Red Bull still considering FIA actio
Ocon confident Alpine has solved problem on his F1 car
New Schumacher Haas F1 deal just "needs t's crossed and i's dotted"
Binotto: Being in clean air critical to showing Ferrari F1 form

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner has reiterated his criticisms of Mercedes’ post-race celebrations at the British Grand Prix, despite calls his team’s comments were too ‘"personal".

Red Bull is still considering action against the penalty handed to Lewis Hamilton for the crash with Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen that caused $1.8 million in damage.

Esteban Ocon feels “pretty sure” that Alpine has solved the problem on his Formula 1 car after changing chassis ahead of last weekend’s British Grand Prix.

Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner expects Mick Schumacher to pen a new contract for 2022 soon, saying there just "need to be a few t's crossed and a few i's dotted."

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto believes his squad has cured most of its tyre problems, but admits his cars need clean air to show their true pace.

Horner stands by criticism of Mercedes F1 British GP celebrations

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner has reiterated his criticisms of Mercedes’ post-race celebrations at the British Grand Prix, despite calls his team’s comments were too ‘"personal".

Red Bull still considering FIA action after $1.8m Verstappen F1 crash

Red Bull is still considering action against the penalty handed to Lewis Hamilton for the crash with Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen that caused $1.8 million in damage.

Ocon confident Alpine has solved problem on his F1 car

Esteban Ocon feels “pretty sure” that Alpine has solved the problem on his Formula 1 car after changing chassis ahead of last weekend’s British Grand Prix.

New Schumacher Haas F1 deal just "needs t's crossed and i's dotted"

Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner expects Mick Schumacher to pen a new contract for 2022 soon, saying there just "need to be a few t's crossed and a few i's dotted."

Binotto: Being in clean air critical to showing Ferrari F1 form

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto believes his squad has cured most of its tyre problems, but admits his cars need clean air to show their true pace.

Mercedes feared "long hard look at itself" if it flopped at British GP

Mercedes feared that it would need a "long hard look at itself" if the Formula 1 upgrades it brought to last weekend's British Grand Prix did not deliver.

Alonso: F1 sprint format needs “spicy” qualifying on Friday

Fernando Alonso says he likes Formula 1’s new sprint format – but he would prefer Friday’s qualifying session to be “more spicy.”

Bottas in Alfa Romeo F1 link for 2022, if Mercedes opts for Russell

Valtteri Bottas has emerged as a lead candidate to switch to Alfa Romeo next season if the Finn is not retained by the Mercedes Formula 1 team.

F1 reveals Monza schedule including 18-lap sprint race

Formula 1 has officially confirmed that Monza will stage the second sprint race of the 2021 season after revealing the session times for the Italian Grand Prix weekend.

Ricciardo "past the point of frustration" with McLaren F1 struggles

Daniel Ricciardo says he's past the point of frustration as he tries to adapt to the 2021 McLaren Formula 1 car – and has accepted that it is an ongoing challenge.

F1 teams warned over lobbying stewards after British GP controversy

Formula 1 teams have been warned that they risk punishments in the future if team personnel speak to race stewards during live investigations without prior approval.

Mercedes had Verstappen all-clear before British GP celebrations

Mercedes has explained it only went ahead with its British Grand Prix victory celebrations because it had been told by Red Bull and the FIA that Max Verstappen was uninjured.

Seidl: Sprint races best kept for specific Formula 1 tracks

McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl believes it is good to have trialled Formula 1’s new Saturday sprint race at Silverstone, but the format should be reserved for specific circuits.

Leclerc: Ferrari can't expect to fight Mercedes at other 2021 F1 races

Charles Leclerc has warned Ferrari “shouldn’t expect” to be in a position to fight Mercedes for the rest of the 2021 Formula 1 season despite almost winning at Silverstone.

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

Why F1's battle of the rear wings is becoming even more intricate

One of the defining aspects of the Formula 1 title battle between Red Bull and Mercedes this year has been the rear wing choices made by the two teams.

Russell can't understand qualifying form with "ninth quickest car"

George Russell says that his Williams Formula 1 team believes it currently has the ninth fastest car, and he can't understand how he is consistently qualifying in the top 10.

Red Bull’s ‘personal’ attacks after British GP too much, says Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has expressed unease at the scale of Red Bull’s personal attacks after the British Grand Prix, but hopes they can ‘restore’ a professional Formula 1 rivalry.

Raikkonen urges Alfa Romeo F1 team to “wake up” over car performance

A frustrated Kimi Raikkonen has urged his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team to “wake up” and find more performance from the C41.

Alonso clarifies comments about racing on ‘dark side’ at F1 British GP

Fernando Alonso has clarified his comments about racing on “the dark side” in Formula 1 after his aggressive start to Saturday’s sprint race at Silverstone.

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

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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
British Grand Prix Driver Ratings Plus

British Grand Prix Driver Ratings

The 2021 British Grand Prix will live long in the memory for the dramatic clash between Formula 1's two title protagonists, which opened the door for other drivers to capitalise. One did so in spectacular fashion, while others fluffed their lines

Formula 1
Jul 19, 2021
How Leclerc almost defied Hamilton after F1 title rivals’ Silverstone clash Plus

How Leclerc almost defied Hamilton after F1 title rivals’ Silverstone clash

A poor start for Valtteri Bottas and the lap one clash between Formula 1's 2021 title protagonists gave Charles Leclerc a surprise lead in the British Grand Prix that he almost held to the end. Here's how the Ferrari driver came close to a famous victory, ultimately denied by a recovering Lewis Hamilton three laps from home

Formula 1
Jul 19, 2021
The signs that suggest Mercedes can win the Silverstone F1 race Plus

The signs that suggest Mercedes can win the Silverstone F1 race

Red Bull and Max Verstappen scored an early blow against Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes at Silverstone, with sprint qualifying race victory. But that doesn’t mean Sunday’s grand prix is a foregone conclusion. Although Verstappen starts as the favourite, here’s why Mercedes still holds hope of winning

Formula 1
Jul 18, 2021
Uncovering Silverstone's engineering secrets for F1 success Plus

Uncovering Silverstone's engineering secrets for F1 success

Formula 1 returns to Silverstone this weekend, but despite its familiarity to all the teams it is no picnic. Here are five of the key points for engineers to consider prior to the British Grand Prix

Formula 1
Jul 16, 2021
The changing faces of F1’s British GP conquerors Plus

The changing faces of F1’s British GP conquerors

The British Grand Prix is where the world championship began in 1950. STUART CODLING looks at six of Formula 1's era-defining cars which have all scored memorable victories in its original race

Formula 1
Jul 15, 2021