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Szafnauer: Netflix cameras in meetings may give F1 a boost

Alpine’s Otmar Szafnauer says the presence of Netflix cameras in a Formula 1 team boss meeting in Canada may ultimately give the championship a boost.

Liberty: Nice GP talk not designed to pressure Monaco over F1 race

Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei insists talk of moving the French Grand Prix to the city of Nice is not a way of putting pressure on Monaco for a future spot on the Formula 1 calendar.

Alpine welcomes porpoising clampdown if F1 playing field stays level

Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer has welcomed action by the FIA on porpoising, but only if it does not hand the team's Formula 1 rivals an advantage.

Vettel had freedom to keep Canada "climate crime" helmet for race

Aston Martin Formula 1 boss Mike Krack says Sebastian Vettel could have kept his Canada "climate crime" helmet in Montreal for the race should he have wanted to.

Ocon: Alpine "tried to play the team game" to help Alonso in F1 Canadian GP

Esteban Ocon says that the Alpine Formula 1 squad "tried to play the team game" in order to help Fernando Alonso fend off Valtteri Bottas in the Canadian Grand Prix.

McLaren has to 'up its game' after disastrous Montreal F1 weekend

McLaren Formula 1 boss Andreas Seidl admits the team has to up its game after a communications error cost Lando Norris time in the pits in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Piastri set for first Alpine F1 outing in French GP practice

Oscar Piastri is set to make his public Formula 1 debut with Alpine in FP1 at the French Grand Prix, Autosport understands.

Russell: Mercedes ‘falling into traps’ with F1 car set-up

George Russell says his Mercedes Formula 1 team keeps falling into traps as it tries different set-up directions with the W13.

Air leak cost Alonso the chance to race Mercedes in F1 Canadian GP

Alpine Formula 1 boss Otmar Szafnauer says an air leak in Fernando Alonso’s power unit cost the Spaniard a chance to fight against Mercedes in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

Alonso: Canada F1 engine issue forced me to 'drive kamikaze' in corners

Fernando Alonso said he had to drive like a “kamikaze” in the corners after suffering an engine issue early in Formula 1's Canadian Grand Prix.

Schumacher: Sixth place in Canadian GP qualifying proves F1 credentials

Mick Schumacher believes that his sixth place in qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix has proved that he deserves his place on the Formula 1 grid.

Leclerc still hopes to join front battle from 19th on the grid in Canadian GP

Charles Leclerc still hopes to join Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz in the battle at the front in the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix despite starting from the final row of the grid.

Hamilton: "Awesome" Canadian GP qualifying felt like my F1 debut

Lewis Hamilton said his excitement level matched that of his Formula 1 debut in Australia in 2007 after he qualified fourth on a wet-but-drying track at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Russell: Zero regrets over ‘high risk, high reward’ slick tyre gamble

George Russell felt no regrets over his decision to gamble on slick tyres towards the end of the wet Formula 1 qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Vettel highlights Canada’s oil sands “climate crime” with new F1 helmet

Sebastian Vettel is using the Formula 1 Canadian GP weekend to flag what he calls the country’s “climate crime” by wearing a special helmet.

Wolff: F1 teams have to be “protected from ourselves” over porpoising

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says that Formula 1 teams “need to be protected from ourselves” by the FIA intervening on the porpoising and bouncing issue.

Horner and Wolff agree FIA porpoising clampdown hard to police

Rival Formula 1 team bosses Christian Horner and Toto Wolff agree that the FIA’s intervention on the porpoising issue will be hard to implement.

F1 CEO Domenicali floats idea of French GP in Nice

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has floated the idea that a French GP could be run on a street circuit in Nice amid negotiations over the event's future.

Schumacher admits he was battered by Baku’s F1 main straight

Mick Schumacher says he was left bruised by the seatbelts of his Haas Formula 1 car after last weekend’s Azerbaijan GP.

FIA intervenes on F1 porpoising with directive under safety grounds

The FIA has responded quickly to the request from Formula 1 drivers to tackle the porpoising issue, on the grounds of safety.

Will the FIA listen to F1 drivers over long-term health fears?

A number of Formula 1 drivers have suggested that the FIA should step in and adjust the Formula 1 technical rules to reduce the physical effects of the cars' bouncing.

Australian GP to stay on F1 calendar until 2035

Formula 1 has signed a contract extension with the Australian GP, guaranteeing that the event will stay in Melbourne until at least 2035.

Mercedes explains porpoising and bouncing are different problems with F1 car Azerbaijan GP
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Mercedes explains porpoising and bouncing are different problems with F1 car

Mercedes Formula 1 chief strategist James Vowles has stressed the porpoising and bouncing experienced by Lewis Hamilton and George Russell this year are different phenomena.

Steiner: Schumacher must find right balance of performance and clean running

Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner has made it clear Mick Schumacher has to find the right balance between performance and staying out of trouble.

Ferrari: New F1 rear wing cuts speed deficit to Red Bull

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto says the team's a new low drag rear wing deployed in Baku improved the F1-75’s straightline speed and performance and cut the deficit to Red Bull.

Alpine F1 drivers question straightline speed focus in Baku

Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon say that their Alpine Formula 1 team will review downforce levels for Canada after running an extreme low-drag set-up in Baku.

Latifi: Azerbaijan GP grid offence punishment didn’t fit crime

Nicholas Latifi believes the 10-second stop-and-go penalty he received for a grid offence by his Williams team prior to the start of Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix was too harsh.

F1 drivers back penalties for triggering flags in qualifying

Formula 1 drivers have backed a potential FIA initiative to penalise those who trigger red or yellow flags in qualifying, ruining the laps of rivals.

Ferrari prefers fast unreliable F1 car rather than other way around

Ferrari Formula 1 boss Mattia Binotto says he would rather have the challenge of fixing an unreliable but competitive package than the other way around.

Hamilton admits to “strange experience” of fearing Azerbaijan GP accident

Lewis Hamilton admits he had a “strange experience” in the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix after fearing he would lose control of his porpoising Mercedes and hit the wall.

Ferrari lacking answers over F1 Azerbaijan GP engine problems

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto says his Formula 1 team has no answers on the reliability problems that hit both Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Norris: “Tough” to stay behind Ricciardo after McLaren Baku F1 orders

Lando Norris has accepted the team orders imposed by his McLaren Formula 1 team that obliged him to stay behind team-mate Daniel Ricciardo at the end of the Azerbaijan GP.

Sainz: Taking extra risks cost shot at Baku F1 pole

Carlos Sainz admits that a mistake on his final Formula 1 run in Q3 cost him a shot at pole position for the Azerbaijan GP.

Hamilton: Aborted long run in practice highlights back concerns for Baku F1 race

Lewis Hamilton has concerns about his back ahead of the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, and admits the issue also compromised his preparations for the race.

Norris: Race out of pits more dangerous than driving slowly

Lando Norris says drivers racing to beat the chequered flag in Formula 1 qualifying in Azerbaijan was more dangerous than the offence he and Lewis Hamilton were investigated for.

Hamilton refutes Baku F1 stewards' call for alleged slow driving infraction

Lewis Hamilton says he was well within his delta time after being called to the Formula 1 stewards' office for driving unnecessarily slowly in Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying.

Ferrari "concerned" after FIA hires former Mercedes F1 executive

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto has admitted to some concerns over the appointment of a former Mercedes Formula 1 team executive to a senior FIA role.

McLaren fears it can't stay within F1 cost cap in 2022

McLaren boss Andreas Seidl admits his team is expecting to breach the Formula 1 cost cap by the end of the season.

Leclerc: Still "question marks" over Ferrari and Red Bull F1 form in Baku

Charles Leclerc says there are still "question marks" over the true formbook after topping the times in Friday practice for Formula 1's Azerbaijan GP.

Bottas expecting Baku boost as Alfa saves upgrades for Saturday

Valtteri Bottas says his 15th place in Friday practice for Formula 1's Azerbaijan GP is not representative and that new parts will boost Alfa Romeo's performance on Saturday.

Norris: McLaren needs “whole package upgrade”

Lando Norris says his Formula 1 McLaren MCL36 needs a “whole package upgrade” in order to maintain competitive form over the balance of the season.

Verstappen: “Completely wrong” F1 salary cap could hurt young drivers

Max Verstappen has voiced his opposition to a salary cap for Formula 1 drivers, and pointed out that it could make it harder for youngsters to attract investment early in their careers.

Steiner: "Not possible" for Schumacher to continue run of F1 crashes

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says Mick Schumacher cannot continue to have major accidents as the team's budget comes under pressure.

Schumacher explains what triggered “weird” Monaco GP crash

Mick Schumacher has admitted that his “weird” crash in the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix was caused by going offline and onto wet patches on the still drying track.

How a cost cap breach could decide the F1 world championship

Could the 2022 Formula 1 world championship be won or lost in a dispute over how much money a team has spent?

How can F1 break the deadlock over competing cost cap desires?

We’re already in June with seven races of the 2022 Formula 1 season completed and there's still no sign of any agreement on an upward adjustment to the cost cap.

Ocon: Uncertain future for French GP in F1 "disappointing"

Alpine driver Esteban Ocon says it is "disappointing" to see that the French Grand Prix is likely to be absent from the 2023 Formula 1 calendar.

How F1 budget cap is reining in one-off developments

The budget cap has obliged Formula 1 teams to cut back on developing specialised parts that might only be used at one circuit.

Horner: Red Bull happy for either Verstappen or Perez to be champion

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner says that Sergio Perez is free to fight his teammate Max Verstappen for this year's Formula 1 world championship.

Albon explains why he held up Leclerc on drying Monaco F1 track

Alex Albon has explained why he held up Charles Leclerc for almost a lap around the crucial pit stop sequence for the leaders in the Formula 1 Monaco GP.

Red Bull open to evolving RB18 F1 car characteristics in title fight

Red Bull chief engineer Paul Monaghan says the team is willing to evolve the characteristics of the RB18 to ensure its competitiveness over the full Formula 1 season.

Norris: McLaren needs to reflect on Monaco F1 strategy

Lando Norris says he and McLaren will have to reflect on its strategy at Formula 1's Monaco Grand Prix, after expressing his frustration in radio calls.

Russell disappointed F1 TV missed "pretty dicey" pass on Norris

George Russell was disappointed to discover after the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix that his "pretty dicey" pass on Lando Norris for fifth position was missed by the TV director.

Red Bull won Monaco GP by "thinking on our feet" - Horner

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner says that his team won the Monaco GP by doing "the basics well" and "thinking on our feet".

Horner: F1 needs to review "chaotic" Monaco GP start delay

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says the decisions made by the FIA around the start procedure of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix should be reviewed.

Pirelli expecting mixed F1 tyre strategies in Monaco GP

Pirelli expects that a mix of soft and medium starting Formula 1 tyres will be seen on the grid at today's Monaco Grand Prix.

Russell “playing with fire” after Q3 barrier touch

George Russell says he was “playing with fire” after clipping the barrier at the entry to the chicane during qualifying for the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix.

Norris no longer “a passenger” in Monaco amid tonsillitis recovery

McLaren driver Lando Norris says he no longer feels like “a passenger” in his Formula 1 car, overcoming his ongoing tonsillitis to qualify a superb fifth in Monaco.

Alonso: Concentration lapse caused Monaco F1 qualifying crash

Alpine Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso explained that a lapse in concentration triggered his Q3 crash in Monaco after a strong lap on his first set of tyres.

Binotto admits F1 power unit reliability a concern for Ferrari

Ferrari Formula 1 boss Mattia Binotto admits that power unit reliability is an ongoing concern for the Italian team.