Formula 1 News

Alonso: Alpine F1 in better shape than this time last year
The Schumacher trait that will give Haas hope in F1 2022
McLaren happy to wait over Audi F1 future decision
F1 money dispute could scupper 2022 sprint race plans
Red Bull and Aston Martin end dispute over aero guru Fallows

Fernando Alonso thinks his Alpine Formula 1 team is in better shape than 12 months ago, and cannot cite a lack of resources compared to other teams as an excuse.

The Schumacher trait that will give Haas hope in F1 2022 Plus

Mick Schumacher’s knack of improving during his second season in a championship was a trademark of his junior formula career, so his progress during his rookie Formula 1 campaign with Haas was encouraging. His target now will be to turn that improvement into results as the team hopes to reap the rewards of sacrificing development in 2021

McLaren insists it is happy to sit and wait for Audi to make a decision over its Formula 1 future before evaluating a potential tie-up.

Formula 1 risks having to abandon plans for sprint races in 2022 amid an ongoing stalemate over costs, according to McLaren CEO Zak Brown.

Alonso: Alpine F1 in better shape than this time last year

Fernando Alonso thinks his Alpine Formula 1 team is in better shape than 12 months ago, and cannot cite a lack of resources compared to other teams as an excuse.

The Schumacher trait that will give Haas hope in F1 2022 Plus

The Schumacher trait that will give Haas hope in F1 2022

Mick Schumacher’s knack of improving during his second season in a championship was a trademark of his junior formula career, so his progress during his rookie Formula 1 campaign with Haas was encouraging. His target now will be to turn that improvement into results as the team hopes to reap the rewards of sacrificing development in 2021

McLaren happy to wait over Audi F1 future decision

McLaren insists it is happy to sit and wait for Audi to make a decision over its Formula 1 future before evaluating a potential tie-up.

F1 money dispute could scupper 2022 sprint race plans

Formula 1 risks having to abandon plans for sprint races in 2022 amid an ongoing stalemate over costs, according to McLaren CEO Zak Brown.

Red Bull and Aston Martin end dispute over aero guru Fallows

The Red Bull and Aston Martin Formula 1 teams have settled their dispute over aerodynamicist Dan Fallows.

F1 head of marketing Norman leaves role

Formula 1’s head of marketing Ellie Norman has left the organisation after four and a half years in the job.

Why Pirelli’s emergency F1 fixed supply rule looks set to stay

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli doubts teams will go back to having a free choice of compounds for each race weekend, with supply choices to be fixed again for 2022.

Ferrari could tweak its F1 2022 colours after launch

Ferrari may wait until the final pre-season Formula 1 test before revealing its definite racing colours for 2022.

McLaren expects ‘extremely high’ rate of F1 development in 2022

McLaren technical director James Key is expecting Formula 1 teams to go through an "extremely high" development rate in 2022 as they come to grips with its new rulebook.

IndyCar ace O’Ward critical of "ridiculous" F1 superlicence rules

IndyCar race-winner Pato O’Ward says he doesn’t understand the "ridiculous" FIA superlicence points system required to race in Formula 1, if it were to become an option for him.

Everything we know about the 2022 Formula 1 season: drivers, cars, tracks & more

The 2022 Formula 1 season is almost upon us, but how much do you know about it? Find out all you need to know about the calendar, cars and more here.

Mercedes reveals launch date of 2022 F1 car

Mercedes has become the latest Formula 1 team to reveal the launch date of its 2022 car.

Prost: Alpine F1 departure due to being sidelined by CEO Rossi

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost says his departure from Alpine came after he felt sidelined by CEO Laurent Rossi.

FIA plans to further tweak rear flexi-wing tests despite all-clear

The FIA says it uncovered no 'monkey business' with its increased rear wing flexibility tests in Formula 1 last year, but it wants to further improve its checks for 2022.

Grosjean and Mercedes "still keen" to set up F1 test

Romain Grosjean says his Mercedes Formula 1 test initially planned for last season is still "on the cards", after it was postponed due to travel restrictions.

McLaren reveals launch date for 2022 F1 car

The McLaren Formula 1 team is to unveil its new MCL36 challenger in an online event on the evening of 11 February.

McLaren: Top teams 'holding F1 hostage' over sprint damage allowance

McLaren CEO Zak Brown says that the top Formula 1 teams "are holding the sport hostage" by lobbying for extra budget cap concessions for sprint qualifying events.

Abu Dhabi 'pantomime' proves F1 and FIA needs reform - Brown

McLaren CEO Zak Brown urges Formula 1 chiefs and the FIA to be stronger in moving control away from teams, as fallout from last year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix continues.

Prost to depart Alpine F1 advisory role; Szafnauer, BWT set to join

Four-time Formula 1 champion Alain Prost has left his advisory role with the Alpine team as part of the ongoing management shake-up.

Alfa F1 boss has "full trust" in Bottas after junior series success

Frederic Vasseur is confident his previous work with Valtteri Bottas in junior categories will help strengthen their understanding and trust at Alfa Romeo in Formula 1 this year.

The Schumacher trait that will give Haas hope in F1 2022 Plus

The Schumacher trait that will give Haas hope in F1 2022

Mick Schumacher’s knack of improving during his second season in a championship was a trademark of his junior formula career, so his progress during his rookie Formula 1 campaign with Haas was encouraging. His target now will be to turn that improvement into results as the team hopes to reap the rewards of sacrificing development in 2021

The “glorified taxi” driver central to F1’s continued safety push Plus

The “glorified taxi” driver central to F1’s continued safety push

As the driver of Formula 1’s medical car, Alan van der Merwe’s job is to wait – and hope his skills aren’t needed. JAMES NEWBOLD hears from F1’s lesser-known stalwarts

Formula 1
Jan 15, 2022
When BMW added F1 'rocket fuel' to ignite Brabham's 1983 title push Plus

When BMW added F1 'rocket fuel' to ignite Brabham's 1983 title push

There was an ace up the sleeve during the 1983 F1 title-winning season of Nelson Piquet and Brabham. It made a frontrunning car invincible for the last three races to see off Renault's Alain Prost and secure the combination's second world title in three years

Formula 1
Jan 13, 2022
How “abysmal” reliability blunted Brabham’s first winner Plus

How “abysmal” reliability blunted Brabham’s first winner

Brabham’s first world championship race-winning car was held back by unreliable Climax engines – or so its creators believed, as STUART CODLING explains

Formula 1
Jan 10, 2022
The steps Norris took to reach a new level in F1 2021 Plus

The steps Norris took to reach a new level in F1 2021

Lando Norris came of age as a grand prix driver in 2021. McLaren’s young ace is no longer an apprentice or a quietly capable number two – he’s proved himself a potential winner in the top flight and, as STUART CODLING finds out, he’s ready to stake his claim to greatness…

Formula 1
Jan 9, 2022
The original F1 maestro who set the bar for Schumacher and Hamilton Plus

The original F1 maestro who set the bar for Schumacher and Hamilton

Juan Manuel Fangio, peerless on track and charming off it, established the gold standard of grand prix greatness. NIGEL ROEBUCK recalls a remarkable champion

Formula 1
Jan 8, 2022
How Russell sees his place in the Mercedes-Hamilton F1 superteam Plus

How Russell sees his place in the Mercedes-Hamilton F1 superteam

George Russell joining Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes this year gives it arguably the best line-up in Formula 1 – if it can avoid too many fireworks. After serving his apprenticeship at Williams, Russell is the man that Mercedes team believes can lead it in the post-Hamilton era, but how will he fare against the seven-time champion? Autosport heard from the man himself

Formula 1
Jan 6, 2022
How F1 pulled off its second pandemic season and its 2022 implications Plus

How F1 pulled off its second pandemic season and its 2022 implications

OPINION: The Formula 1 season just gone was the second to be completed under the dreaded shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in many ways it was much more ‘normal’ than 2020. Here’s the story of how the championship’s various organisers delivered a second challenging campaign, which offers a glimpse at what may be different next time around

Formula 1
Jan 5, 2022