Formula 1 News

Verstappen has "polished up" aggression in F1, says Ricciardo
Ex-F1 racer Fontana recovers helmet stolen 23 years ago
Sir Frank Williams obituary: F1 team owner legend dies aged 79
Sainz: Jeddah F1 track will compress midfield battle
Sauber chairman opens up on disagreements that triggered resignation

Daniel Ricciardo says former Formula 1 team-mate Max Verstappen has "polished up" his aggression on track, but reckons his approach to battles with rivals remains unchanged.

Argentinian ex-Formula 1 driver Norberto Fontana has recovered a crash helmet that he used at Sauber, which was stolen from his family’s home in 1998.

The outpouring of affection for Sir Frank Williams, following Sunday’s announcement of his death at the age of 79, was a clear indication of the respect in which he was held around the world.

Formula 1's midfield battle could 'compress' massively at this weekend's high-speed Saudi Grand Prix venue, reckons Ferrari's Carlos Sainz.

Sauber chairman Pascal Picci has revealed that disagreements with team boss Fred Vasseur about driver choice were the trigger for him resigning from the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 squad.

Verstappen has "polished up" aggression in F1, says Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo says former Formula 1 team-mate Max Verstappen has "polished up" his aggression on track, but reckons his approach to battles with rivals remains unchanged.

Ex-F1 racer Fontana recovers helmet stolen 23 years ago

Argentinian ex-Formula 1 driver Norberto Fontana has recovered a crash helmet that he used at Sauber, which was stolen from his family’s home in 1998.

Sir Frank Williams obituary: F1 team owner legend dies aged 79

The outpouring of affection for Sir Frank Williams, following Sunday’s announcement of his death at the age of 79, was a clear indication of the respect in which he was held around the world.

Sainz: Jeddah F1 track will compress midfield battle

Formula 1's midfield battle could 'compress' massively at this weekend's high-speed Saudi Grand Prix venue, reckons Ferrari's Carlos Sainz.

Sauber chairman opens up on disagreements that triggered resignation

Sauber chairman Pascal Picci has revealed that disagreements with team boss Fred Vasseur about driver choice were the trigger for him resigning from the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 squad.

The downside to F1's show and tell proposal

Technology lies at the heart of the F1 story and it fascinates fans, which is why the commercial rights holder plans to compel teams to show more of their ‘secrets’. STUART CODLING fears this will encourage techno-quackery…

Sir Patrick Head pays tribute to Sir Frank Williams

Sir Frank Williams, who passed away at the age of 79 on Sunday, enjoyed fantastic success in Formula 1 at the helm of his own team in partnership with Sir Patrick Head. In a tribute by Head, he remembers the beginning of his time working with Williams.

Hamilton: Windtunnel gains mean no point in 2022 F1 car sim run

Lewis Hamilton says the rapid progress Mercedes is making in developing its 2022 Formula 1 car means there is no point in him trying it out in the simulator yet.

Tributes paid to F1 legend Sir Frank Williams

Tributes have poured in from across motorsport after Williams F1 team founder Sir Frank Williams passed away aged 79. 

F1's fastest and slowest: Williams's rollercoaster ride

In its time gracing the Formula 1 grid, Williams has hit the very pinnacle of grand prix racing - and also brought up the rear. As part of tributes being paid to the late Sir Frank Williams, who sadly died on Sunday aged 79, Autosport revisits a piece where we show how its pace measures up from 1978-2020 (first published 31 January 2021)

Top 10 Williams F1 cars ranked: FW07, FW14B and more

Williams is one of Formula 1's most legendary outfits, enjoying a rich history in the series. In tribute to Sir Frank Williams, who sadly died aged 79 on Sunday, Autosport revisits his outfit's 10 greatest cars (first published 1 February 2021)

How Pirelli’s F1 “Doggy” is helping drive tyre development

On every Formula 1 race weekend Pirelli engineer Martin Wahl logs up miles walking patiently around each circuit pushing a curious looking three-wheeled device.

Legendary F1 team boss Sir Frank Williams dies aged 79

Former Formula 1 team boss Sir Frank Williams, whose squad became one of the most successful in grand prix racing’s history, has passed away. He was 79.

Ocon: Alonso's out-of-the-box thinking 'unprecedented' in F1

Esteban Ocon says the way his Alpine Formula 1 team-mate Fernando Alonso approaches racing compared to other drivers is "unprecedented".

How getting sacked gave Mercedes F1’s tech wizard lasting benefits Plus

How getting sacked gave Mercedes F1’s tech wizard lasting benefits

He’s had a hand in world championship-winning Formula 1 cars for Benetton, Renault and Mercedes, and was also a cog in the Schumacher-Ferrari axis. Having recently ‘moved upstairs’ as Mercedes chief technical officer, James Allison tells STUART CODLING about his career path and why being axed by Benetton was one of the best things that ever happened to him

Montoya: Driving 2008 Ferrari F1 car an "amazing experience"
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Montoya: Driving 2008 Ferrari F1 car an "amazing experience"

Juan Pablo Montoya says his drive in the 2008 Ferrari Formula 1 car at Mugello last week was "an amazing experience".

The remarkable qualities that propelled Kubica’s F1 comeback Plus

The remarkable qualities that propelled Kubica’s F1 comeback

It’s easy to look at
 Robert Kubica’s second Formula 1 career and feel a sense of sadness that he didn’t reach the heights for which he seemed destined. But as BEN ANDERSON discovered, performance and results are almost meaningless in this context – something more fundamental and incredible happened…

Piastri knew he only had "very outside chance" of 2022 F1 seat

Oscar Piastri says he knew he only ever stood a “very outside chance” of landing a Formula 1 seat for 2022 after missing out on a drive with Alfa Romeo.

Capito: VW wouldn't waste time on F1 talks if it wasn’t serious

Jost Capito believes the Volkswagen Group would not waste its time attending meetings about Formula 1’s future regulations if it was not serious a possible future entry.

Sainz: Deeper F1 off-season conversation on Brazil Turn 4 expected

Carlos Sainz Jr says the conversation about racing guidelines in Formula 1 will continue in the winter after admitting the rules on what is allowed are still "not very clear".

The downside to F1's show and tell proposal Plus

The downside to F1's show and tell proposal

Technology lies at the heart of the F1 story and it fascinates fans, which is why the commercial rights holder plans to compel teams to show more of their ‘secrets’. STUART CODLING fears this will encourage techno-quackery…

How getting sacked gave Mercedes F1’s tech wizard lasting benefits Plus

How getting sacked gave Mercedes F1’s tech wizard lasting benefits

He’s had a hand in world championship-winning Formula 1 cars for Benetton, Renault and Mercedes, and was also a cog in the Schumacher-Ferrari axis. Having recently ‘moved upstairs’ as Mercedes chief technical officer, James Allison tells STUART CODLING about his career path and why being axed by Benetton was one of the best things that ever happened to him

Formula 1
Nov 28, 2021
The remarkable qualities that propelled Kubica’s F1 comeback Plus

The remarkable qualities that propelled Kubica’s F1 comeback

It’s easy to look at
 Robert Kubica’s second Formula 1 career and feel a sense of sadness that he didn’t reach the heights for which he seemed destined. But as BEN ANDERSON discovered, performance and results are almost meaningless in this context – something more fundamental and incredible happened…

Formula 1
Nov 27, 2021
The humbling changes Ricciardo made to deliver the goods for McLaren  Plus

The humbling changes Ricciardo made to deliver the goods for McLaren 

From being lapped by his own team-mate in Monaco to winning at Monza, it’s been a tumultuous first season at McLaren for Daniel Ricciardo. But, as he tells STUART CODLING, there’s more to the story of his turnaround than having a lovely summer holiday during Formula 1's summer break...

Formula 1
Nov 26, 2021
The potential benefits of losing the F1 constructors' title Plus

The potential benefits of losing the F1 constructors' title

As the battle continues to rage over the F1 2021 drivers' championship, teams up and down the grid are turning their attentions to the prize money attributed to each position in the constructors' standings. But F1's sliding scale rules governing windtunnel and CFD use will soften the blow for those who miss out on the top places

Formula 1
Nov 25, 2021
The invisible enemy that’s made Hamilton’s title charge tougher Plus

The invisible enemy that’s made Hamilton’s title charge tougher

After winning his past few Formula 1 titles at a canter, Lewis Hamilton currently trails Max Verstappen by eight points heading into the final double-header of 2021. Although Red Bull has been his biggest on-track challenge, Hamilton feels that he has just as much to grapple with away from the circuit

Formula 1
Nov 24, 2021
Why F1’s inconvenient penalties have to stay Plus

Why F1’s inconvenient penalties have to stay

OPINION: Quibbles over the length of time taken by Formula 1's stewards over decisions are entirely valid. But however inconvenient it is, there can be no questioning the importance of having clearly defined rules that everyone understands and can stick to. Recent events have shown that ambiguity could have big consequences

Formula 1
Nov 23, 2021
The mistakes Red Bull cannot afford to repeat in F1 2021’s title fight climax Plus

The mistakes Red Bull cannot afford to repeat in F1 2021’s title fight climax

OPINION: Red Bull has had Formula 1’s fastest package for most of 2021, but in several of the title run-in events it has wasted the RB16B’s potential. It cannot afford to do so again with Lewis Hamilton motoring back towards Max Verstappen in the drivers’ standings with two rounds remaining

Formula 1
Nov 23, 2021