Formula 1 News

The flashing light tech helping F1 drivers get in the zone
Changes in F1 “fantastic” and create more opportunities - Ocon
Red Bull reaches agreement with Mercedes over F1 engine chief
Alfa Romeo underestimated impact of no F1 2021 upgrades
Unpacking the technical changes behind F1 2022's rules shakeup

Formula 1 drivers know the importance of their pre-race rituals as they bid to get themselves ‘in the zone’ for the battles that lay ahead.

Alpine driver Esteban Ocon says he is fully behind the changes that Formula 1 has been making to make the show more attractive, saying "it's fantastic" how F1 is evolving.

Red Bull has agreed a deal with Mercedes for the new technical director of its powertrains division, Ben Hodgkinson, to join later this year.

Alfa Romeo team boss Fred Vasseur has admitted he underestimated the downside of the early abandoning of development on its 2021 Formula 1 car.

Unpacking the technical changes behind F1 2022's rules shakeup Plus

Formula 1 cars will look very different this year as the long-awaited fresh rules finally arrive with the stated aim of improving its quality of racing. Autosport breaks down what the return of 'ground effect' aerodynamics - and a flurry of other changes besides - means for the teams, and what fans can expect

The flashing light tech helping F1 drivers get in the zone

Formula 1 drivers know the importance of their pre-race rituals as they bid to get themselves ‘in the zone’ for the battles that lay ahead.

Changes in F1 “fantastic” and create more opportunities - Ocon

Alpine driver Esteban Ocon says he is fully behind the changes that Formula 1 has been making to make the show more attractive, saying "it's fantastic" how F1 is evolving.

Red Bull reaches agreement with Mercedes over F1 engine chief

Red Bull has agreed a deal with Mercedes for the new technical director of its powertrains division, Ben Hodgkinson, to join later this year.

Alfa Romeo underestimated impact of no F1 2021 upgrades

Alfa Romeo team boss Fred Vasseur has admitted he underestimated the downside of the early abandoning of development on its 2021 Formula 1 car.

Unpacking the technical changes behind F1 2022's rules shakeup Plus

Unpacking the technical changes behind F1 2022's rules shakeup

Formula 1 cars will look very different this year as the long-awaited fresh rules finally arrive with the stated aim of improving its quality of racing. Autosport breaks down what the return of 'ground effect' aerodynamics - and a flurry of other changes besides - means for the teams, and what fans can expect

How "lazy bastard" Tsunoda banished his F1 rookie problems

It's quite rare to find a Formula 1 driver who is as self-deprecating as Yuki Tsunoda.

Oscar Piastri wins second consecutive Sir Jack Brabham award

Oscar Piastri has been named the Sir Jack Brabham Award winner for a second consecutive year.

Williams parts company with F1 engineering boss Carter

The Williams Formula 1 team has parted company with engineering director Adam Carter as the management reshuffle continues under Jost Capito.

COTA undertaking track resurfacing to fix bumps after F1 and MotoGP complaints

The Circuit of the Americas is undergoing further resurfacing work as it attempts to finally address the bumps that have beset it in recent years.

Albert Park modification works complete ahead of F1 return
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Albert Park modification works complete ahead of F1 return

Modifications to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix layout at Melbourne's Albert Park have been completed ahead of this year's race.

Australian GP won't have Djokovic-style vaccine drama

The Australian Grand Prix is well placed to avoid a Novak Djokovic/Australian Open-style border stand-off, says event boss Andrew Westacott.

Mercedes "bullish" on F1 engine reliability progress, says McLaren

Mercedes is "bullish" it has got on top of the Formula 1 engine reliability problems that proved such a headache at the end of last season, says customer team McLaren.

Mazepin aims to improve bonding with wider Haas F1 team in 2022

Nikita Mazepin says he wants to improve how he interacts with the wider Haas Formula 1 team in 2022 as he aims to make progress in his second season.

Why new era F1 is still dogged by its old world problems Plus

Why new era F1 is still dogged by its old world problems

OPINION: The 2022 Formula 1 season is just weeks away from getting underway. But instead of focusing on what is to come, the attention still remains on what has been – not least the Abu Dhabi title decider controversy. That, plus other key talking points, must be resolved to allow the series to warmly welcome in its new era

Albon owns up to car key incident on first day at Willliams

Alex Albon has confessed to a bit of a mini drama on his first official day at Williams after misplacing his car keys at the team's Formula 1 factory.

F1's new rules will cut gap between front and back in half – FIA

Formula 1's more restrictive aero rules, plus the cost cap, should cut in half the gap between the front and the back of the grid after one year, reckons the FIA.

Raikkonen glad to leave "fake things" in Formula 1 behind

Kimi Raikkonen says he is glad to leave "fake things" in Formula 1 behind following his retirement, expressing frustration over the impact of money and politics within the series.

Top 10 Lotus F1 drivers ranked: Clark, Andretti, Senna and more

Lotus is one of the most illustrious names in motorsport history. Although Red Bull looks set to overtake it on the all-time Formula 1 wins list, Lotus is unlikely to be caught by another team and should remain in the top six for years to come.

Perez: Challenge of changing F1 teams is "underestimated"

Sergio Perez says people underestimate how difficult it is to change Formula 1 teams after experiencing the switch from Racing Point to Red Bull last year.

FIA Abu Dhabi F1 investigation must deliver clear answers, says McLaren

The FIA’s report into the events of Formula 1’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix must be transparent and deliver a full, honest explanation of what happened, says McLaren CEO Zak Brown.

Unpacking the technical changes behind F1 2022's rules shakeup Plus

Unpacking the technical changes behind F1 2022's rules shakeup

Formula 1 cars will look very different this year as the long-awaited fresh rules finally arrive with the stated aim of improving its quality of racing. Autosport breaks down what the return of 'ground effect' aerodynamics - and a flurry of other changes besides - means for the teams, and what fans can expect

Formula 1
Jan 21, 2022
Why new era F1 is still dogged by its old world problems Plus

Why new era F1 is still dogged by its old world problems

OPINION: The 2022 Formula 1 season is just weeks away from getting underway. But instead of focusing on what is to come, the attention still remains on what has been – not least the Abu Dhabi title decider controversy. That, plus other key talking points, must be resolved to allow the series to warmly welcome in its new era

Formula 1
Jan 20, 2022
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

Formula 1
Jan 19, 2022
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