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O’Ward: ‘I’d be lying’ to deny interest in future F1 move
Archive: The background figure keeping F1's new Canadian hero on track
Extra 1.5-second fire protection from new F1 gloves important - Masi
Bottas: Certainty over F1 future helping me focus on driving
The final throes of Brazil's fleetingly successful F1 team

McLaren IndyCar driver Pato O’Ward says he would “be lying” if he denied interest in a future switch to Formula 1 ahead of his maiden test in Abu Dhabi.

In 1996, Jacques Villeneuve's Formula 1 career with Williams was taking off. In the 19 September issue of Autosport magazine, the second-generation Canadian and his manager Craig Pollock explained the nuances of having the right agent in your corner

FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says the extra fire protection provided by a new generation of gloves is worth having, despite the apparently marginal gain of 1.5 seconds.

Valtteri Bottas says his recent upswing in results in Formula 1 has been helped by his future in the sport being settled.

The final throes of Brazil's fleetingly successful F1 team Plus

Emerson Fittipaldi is better remembered for his Formula 1 world championships and Indianapolis 500 successes than for the spell running his eponymous F1 team. Despite a hugely talented roll call of staff, it was a period of internal strife, limited funding and few results - as remembered by Autosport's technical consultant

O’Ward: ‘I’d be lying’ to deny interest in future F1 move

McLaren IndyCar driver Pato O’Ward says he would “be lying” if he denied interest in a future switch to Formula 1 ahead of his maiden test in Abu Dhabi.

Archive: The background figure keeping F1's new Canadian hero on track

In 1996, Jacques Villeneuve's Formula 1 career with Williams was taking off. In the 19 September issue of Autosport magazine, the second-generation Canadian and his manager Craig Pollock explained the nuances of having the right agent in your corner

Extra 1.5-second fire protection from new F1 gloves important - Masi

FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says the extra fire protection provided by a new generation of gloves is worth having, despite the apparently marginal gain of 1.5 seconds.

Bottas: Certainty over F1 future helping me focus on driving

Valtteri Bottas says his recent upswing in results in Formula 1 has been helped by his future in the sport being settled.

The final throes of Brazil's fleetingly successful F1 team Plus

The final throes of Brazil's fleetingly successful F1 team

Emerson Fittipaldi is better remembered for his Formula 1 world championships and Indianapolis 500 successes than for the spell running his eponymous F1 team. Despite a hugely talented roll call of staff, it was a period of internal strife, limited funding and few results - as remembered by Autosport's technical consultant

Former Renault F1 engine boss Taffin joins ORECA as technical director

Remi Taffin, who engineered Fernando Alonso to the Formula 1 world championship with Renault in 2005 and 2006, has joined French constructor ORECA as technical director.

Petronas remains committed to Mercedes F1 team, Aramco rumours dismissed

Mercedes Formula 1 title sponsor Petronas has reiterated its long-term commitment to the team, amid wild speculation that its deal could end early.

Ferrari: P3 in F1 championship clear target after gains on McLaren

Mattia Binotto says beating McLaren to third in the Formula 1 constructors’ championship is a “clear objective” for Ferrari this year, helping the team work under pressure.

How high-tech F1 has changed the race engineer role

A Formula 1 race engineer’s job used to be to collect the feedback from a driver and translate that into modifications on the car.

Norris: Openness over mental health important to help others

Lando Norris hopes that his willingness to speak out on mental health in Formula 1 can act as aspiration for others to come forward and be more open with their struggles.

Why McLaren's expanding agenda will benefit its F1 resurgence Plus

Why McLaren's expanding agenda will benefit its F1 resurgence

In the 1960s and 1970s, McLaren juggled works entries in F1, sportscars and the Indy 500 while building cars for F3 and F2. Now it’s returning to its roots, expanding 
into IndyCars and Extreme E while continuing its F1 renaissance. There’s talk of Formula E and WEC entries too. But is this all too much, too soon? STUART CODLING talks to the man in charge

How unlucky has Alonso really been in F1 2021?

Alpine Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso says good luck "seems to keep avoiding" him after losing a chance to score big points in Turkey.

The Schumacher Monaco conundrum that complicates F1 pole debate

Formula 1 drivers have expressed unease this year about how pole position records are being skewed by penalties and the new sprint race format.

Vettel: Too many races could stop F1 being "special"

Formula 1 risks losing valuable staff as well as stopping grands prix being ‘special’ events if the calendar continues expanding, warns Sebastian Vettel.

Ricciardo to demo Earnhardt NASCAR Cup car at US GP

Daniel Ricciardo will get to drive one of Dale Earnhardt’s NASCAR Cup cars at the United States Grand Prix, after winning his Formula 1 bet with boss Zak Brown.

Formula 1 reveals record-length 23-race 2022 calendar

Formula 1 has revealed its biggest ever calendar for 2022, but the 23-race schedule does not include the Chinese Grand Prix.

Binotto to skip races in "critical phase" for 2022 Ferrari F1 project

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto will work from Maranello at two more grands prix in 2021 after skipping Turkey, as the team's 2022 Formula 1 car project enters a "critical phase".

When a future Le Mans winner with "no regrets" became an F1 driver for a day

Marcel Fassler is best known for winning the Le Mans 24 Hours on three occasions, as well as a plethora of other successes in sportscars. But before all that, he was given the chance to be a Formula 1 driver "even if it was only for one day".

Qatar circuit pitlane entry changed "dramatically" for F1 race

FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says that work to update the Losail circuit for November's Qatar Grand Prix has nearly been completed.

How a change of mindset helped McLaren design an F1 winner

It's almost impossible to believe that just four years ago McLaren was a team battling to avoid getting Formula 1's wooden spoon as the worst on the grid.

The final throes of Brazil's fleetingly successful F1 team Plus

The final throes of Brazil's fleetingly successful F1 team

Emerson Fittipaldi is better remembered for his Formula 1 world championships and Indianapolis 500 successes than for the spell running his eponymous F1 team. Despite a hugely talented roll call of staff, it was a period of internal strife, limited funding and few results - as remembered by Autosport's technical consultant

Why McLaren's expanding agenda will benefit its F1 resurgence Plus

Why McLaren's expanding agenda will benefit its F1 resurgence

In the 1960s and 1970s, McLaren juggled works entries in F1, sportscars and the Indy 500 while building cars for F3 and F2. Now it’s returning to its roots, expanding 
into IndyCars and Extreme E while continuing its F1 renaissance. There’s talk of Formula E and WEC entries too. But is this all too much, too soon? STUART CODLING talks to the man in charge

Formula 1
Oct 17, 2021
How Tsunoda plans to achieve his F1 potential Plus

How Tsunoda plans to achieve his F1 potential

Yuki Tsunoda arrived in grand prix racing amid a whirlwind of hype, which only increased after his first race impressed the biggest wigs in Formula 1. His road since has been rocky and crash-filled, and OLEG KARPOV asks why Red Bull maintains faith in a driver who admits he isn’t really that big a fan of F1?

Formula 1
Oct 15, 2021
The danger of reading too much into F1's clickbait radio messages Plus

The danger of reading too much into F1's clickbait radio messages

OPINION: After Lewis Hamilton responded to reports labelling him 'furious' with Mercedes following his heated exchanges over team radio during the Russian Grand Prix, it provided a snapshot on how Formula 1 broadcasting radio snippets can both illuminate and misrepresent the true situation

Formula 1
Oct 14, 2021
Why F1’s approach to pole winners with grid penalties undermines drivers Plus

Why F1’s approach to pole winners with grid penalties undermines drivers

OPINION: Valtteri Bottas is credited with pole position for the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, despite being beaten in qualifying. This is another example of Formula 1 and the FIA scoring an own goal by forgetting what makes motorsport magic, with the Istanbul race winner also a victim of this in the championship’s recent history

Formula 1
Oct 13, 2021
Turkish Grand Prix Driver Ratings Plus

Turkish Grand Prix Driver Ratings

On a day that the number two Mercedes enjoyed a rare day in the sun, the Turkish Grand Prix produced several standout drives - not least from a driver who has hit a purple patch of late

Formula 1
Oct 11, 2021
The hidden factors that thwarted Hamilton's bid for shock Turkish GP glory Plus

The hidden factors that thwarted Hamilton's bid for shock Turkish GP glory

Starting 11th after his engine change grid penalty, Lewis Hamilton faced a tough task to repeat his Turkish Grand Prix heroics of 2020 - despite making strong early progress in the wet. Instead, his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas broke through for a first win of the year to mitigate Max Verstappen re-taking the points lead

Formula 1
Oct 11, 2021
How pitstops evolved into an F1 art form Plus

How pitstops evolved into an F1 art form

A Formula 1 pitstop is a rapid-fire blend of high technology and human performance. PAT SYMONDS describes how the science of margin gains makes stops so quick

Formula 1
Oct 10, 2021