Formula 1 News

Tsunoda contract extension was never in doubt for Tost
The forgotten F1 comeback that began Jordan’s odyssey 
Mazepin: New chassis has "massively improved" F1 pace
Alonso: F1 needs more equal cars to open up podium battle
Alpine expects return to normal F1 form at Russian GP

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost says there was never a doubt that Yuki Tsunoda would get a new contract with the team beyond the 2021 season.

The forgotten F1 comeback that began Jordan’s odyssey  Plus

Before Michael Schumacher – or anyone else – had driven the 191 (or 911 as it was initially called), Eddie Jordan turned to a fellow Irishman to test his new Formula 1 car. JOHN WATSON, a grand prix winner for Penske and McLaren, recalls his role in the birth of a legend…

Nikita Mazepin is convinced that the lighter new Haas chassis that he has had since the Belgian Grand Prix has "massively improved" his qualifying pace in Formula 1.

Formula 1 needs to do more to level out the performance between different cars, reckons Fernando Alonso, so the fight for podiums is more equal.

Alpine Formula 1 team executive director Marcin Budkowski expects the Enstone outfit to bounce back in the next race in Russia after a blip in form at the Italian Grand Prix.

Tsunoda contract extension was never in doubt for Tost

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost says there was never a doubt that Yuki Tsunoda would get a new contract with the team beyond the 2021 season.

The forgotten F1 comeback that began Jordan’s odyssey  Plus

The forgotten F1 comeback that began Jordan’s odyssey 

Before Michael Schumacher – or anyone else – had driven the 191 (or 911 as it was initially called), Eddie Jordan turned to a fellow Irishman to test his new Formula 1 car. JOHN WATSON, a grand prix winner for Penske and McLaren, recalls his role in the birth of a legend…

Mazepin: New chassis has "massively improved" F1 pace

Nikita Mazepin is convinced that the lighter new Haas chassis that he has had since the Belgian Grand Prix has "massively improved" his qualifying pace in Formula 1.

Alonso: F1 needs more equal cars to open up podium battle

Formula 1 needs to do more to level out the performance between different cars, reckons Fernando Alonso, so the fight for podiums is more equal.

Alpine expects return to normal F1 form at Russian GP

Alpine Formula 1 team executive director Marcin Budkowski expects the Enstone outfit to bounce back in the next race in Russia after a blip in form at the Italian Grand Prix.

Seidl: McLaren must not forget it was "destroyed" at Zandvoort F1 round

McLaren says it cannot let victory in the Italian Grand Prix allow it to ease off in its push to get to the front of the Formula 1 grid regularly.

Why summer refresher was all Ricciardo needed to turn F1 season around

The transformation in Daniel Ricciardo’s Formula 1 season from the woes before the summer break to his Italian Grand Prix victory was something no-one could have predicted.

Sainz "happy" for McLaren's Monza F1 win despite points blow

Carlos Sainz Jr was happy to see his old McLaren team end its winless Formula 1 streak at the Italian Grand Prix, despite Ferrari losing ground in the championship.

Wolff: F1 cannot ‘freestyle’ format changes with ‘confused’ ideas

Toto Wolff believes Formula 1 has too much responsibility to “freestyle” changes to the regulations amid continued discussions about sprint races and the format of grand prix weekends.

Williams race pace biggest confirmation of F1 progress, says Capito

Williams Formula 1 boss Jost Capito says the Italian Grand Prix gave a strong indication of how much progress the Grove team has made on race pace of late.

The squandered potential of a 70s F1 underdog Plus

The squandered potential of a 70s F1 underdog

A podium finisher in its first outing but then never again, the BRM P201 was a classic case of an opportunity squandered by disorganisation and complacency, says STUART CODLING

Ricciardo: "Surreal" having Monza F1 trophy next to Senna's

Daniel Ricciardo said it felt "surreal" to have his trophy for winning the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix at the McLaren Technology Centre alongside one earned by Ayrton Senna.

Albon owes Russell ‘a couple of beers’ for Williams seat assistance

Alex Albon joked that he owes George Russell “a couple of beers” for his help in getting a Formula 1 seat with Williams, but said he was almost “too supportive”.

The unresolved issues hanging over F1's sprint race experiment

Formula 1’s second sprint weekend experiment at Monza generated mixed reactions from fans and the championship’s insiders alike, and question marks clearly remain about the format’s future.

Zhou favourite for second 2022 Alfa Romeo F1 seat

Formula 2 race-winner Guanyu Zhou has emerged as the favourite for Alfa Romeo's second Formula 1 seat next year, but team boss Fred Vasseur insists no decision has been taken.

Hamilton saved by science not luck in Monza crash, says halo university director

Lewis Hamilton was “not lucky” but saved by “engineering and science” in his Formula 1 crash with Max Verstappen at Monza, according to the motorsport director of Cranfield University.

Red Bull: Slow Monza pitstop resulted from FIA clampdown

Red Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner has revealed the human error that caused Max Verstappen’s slow pitstop at Monza resulted from the FIA’s clampdown introduced at Spa.

Alonso: Alpine "best team" in the midfield without fastest car

Fernando Alonso thinks Alpine is the best team in Formula 1's midfield despite not having a car as fast as the likes of Aston Martin and AlphaTauri.

The other notable Monza escape that F1 should learn from

OPINION: The headlines were dominated by the Italian Grand Prix crash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, who had the halo to thank for avoiding potentially serious injury. But two days earlier, Formula 1 had a lucky escape with a Monza pitlane incident that could also have had grave consequences

FIA: Verstappen’s Monza penalty can’t be compared to Hamilton’s Silverstone one

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says Max Verstappen’s penalty for his clash with Lewis Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix can’t be compared to the one the Mercedes driver got at Silverstone.

The forgotten F1 comeback that began Jordan’s odyssey  Plus

The forgotten F1 comeback that began Jordan’s odyssey 

Before Michael Schumacher – or anyone else – had driven the 191 (or 911 as it was initially called), Eddie Jordan turned to a fellow Irishman to test his new Formula 1 car. JOHN WATSON, a grand prix winner for Penske and McLaren, recalls his role in the birth of a legend…

The squandered potential of a 70s F1 underdog Plus

The squandered potential of a 70s F1 underdog

A podium finisher in its first outing but then never again, the BRM P201 was a classic case of an opportunity squandered by disorganisation and complacency, says STUART CODLING

Formula 1
Sep 18, 2021
The other notable Monza escape that F1 should learn from Plus

The other notable Monza escape that F1 should learn from

OPINION: The headlines were dominated by the Italian Grand Prix crash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, who had the halo to thank for avoiding potentially serious injury. But two days earlier, Formula 1 had a lucky escape with a Monza pitlane incident that could also have had grave consequences

Formula 1
Sep 17, 2021
How Monza only added more questions to F1's sprint race conundrum Plus

How Monza only added more questions to F1's sprint race conundrum

With two sprint races under its belt, Formula 1 must now consider its options for them going forward. While they've helped deliver exciting racing on Sundays, the sprints themselves have been somewhat lacking - creating yet another conundrum for F1 to solve...

Formula 1
Sep 16, 2021
Who should Alfa Romeo sign for 2022's F1 season? Plus

Who should Alfa Romeo sign for 2022's F1 season?

OPINION: With Valtteri Bottas already signed up for 2022, all eyes are on the race for the second seat at Alfa Romeo next year. Antonio Giovinazzi is the current incumbent, but faces a tough competition from appealing short and long-term prospects

Formula 1
Sep 15, 2021
The "forced break" that was key to Ricciardo's Monza excellence Plus

The "forced break" that was key to Ricciardo's Monza excellence

OPINION: Daniel Ricciardo has long been considered one of Formula 1’s elite drivers. But his struggles at McLaren since switching from Renault for 2021 have been painful to watch at times. Yet he’s recovered to banish those memories with a famous Monza win – built on a critically important foundation

Formula 1
Sep 14, 2021
How Verstappen is ruining his F1 title battle with Hamilton Plus

How Verstappen is ruining his F1 title battle with Hamilton

OPINION: The Italian GP clash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen followed a running theme in the 2021 Formula 1 title fight. Their close-quarters battles have often resulted in contact - and although Hamilton has shown a willingness to back off, Verstappen must learn to temper his aggression

Formula 1
Sep 14, 2021
Italian Grand Prix Driver Ratings Plus

Italian Grand Prix Driver Ratings

Two drivers produced maximum-score performances as, for the second year in a row, Monza threw up an unpredictable result that left several others ruing what might have been

Formula 1
Sep 13, 2021