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Vettel: Last Ferrari step back to winning F1 titles will be hardest

Ferrari's final step back to becoming a Formula 1 world champion again will be the hardest, admits Sebastian Vettel

Revealed: What F1 teams really spent in 2017 Plus

Revealed: What F1 teams really spent in 2017

Our annual study of Formula 1 budgets looks at the ups and downs of Liberty Media's first year in charge

Aftermath of Hamilton Baku clash Vettel's 'worst feeling' of 2017

The aftermath of his controversial collision with Lewis Hamilton in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was Sebastian Vettel's "worst feeling" of the 2017 Formula 1 season

Why F1 is sitting on a timebomb of contradictions Plus

Why F1 is sitting on a timebomb of contradictions

Formula 1 faces a series of 'Who?', 'What?', 'Where?', 'When?', 'Why?' and 'How?' questions as it bids to achieve ambitious goals in 2018 and beyond

Lewis Hamilton hopes Fernando Alonso is in 2018 F1 title fight

Lewis Hamilton hopes his former team McLaren and Fernando Alonso are contenders for the 2018 Formula 1 world championship after their switch from Honda to Renault power

Sebastian Vettel plans to 'be wiser' in future Formula 1 seasons

Sebastian Vettel hopes being "a bit wiser" will help him improve as a driver and add to his tally of four Formula 1 world championships in the future

How teams lost patience with F1's new era Plus

How teams lost patience with F1's new era

The 2017 season brought seismic change to Formula 1 - goodbye Bernie Ecclestone, hello Liberty Media. But after a bright start, the new chiefs were in for a few shocks from F1's teams and fans

Michael Schumacher doubted himself, reveals ex-Ferrari F1 boss Todt

Michael Schumacher privately requested a Fiorano test the winter after winning his first Formula 1 title for Ferrari in 2000 to check his performance, FIA president Jean Todt has revealed

Why Todt's reign is eight years longer than planned Plus

Why Todt's reign is eight years longer than planned

Jean Todt was only supposed to serve one term as FIA president, but in December will start his third. Two major international series have launched under his watch, but it's the transformation of the governing body's financial fortunes that he can be most proud of

Formula 1 drivers get first glimpse of 2021 aero design concepts

Formula 1 drivers were given a glimpse of concepts for the cars' aerodynamic direction from 2021 onwards in a presentation at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Autosport has learned

The change F1 must make to bring back classic races Plus

The change F1 must make to bring back classic races

A bit of social media fun revealed the thirst Formula 1 fans have for older circuits that have fallen off the calendar. There's no shortage of options, and they have varying degrees of likelihood - but will F1 listen?

Why F1 should scrap the Brazilian GP Plus

Why F1 should scrap the Brazilian GP

Elements of the Brazilian GP weekend put the race in the headlines for the wrong reasons. But that is the tip of the iceberg for a race that should have been under pressure sooner, and it's a stern test of how F1's ownership wants to progress

Why Ferrari's quit threat should be taken seriously Plus

Why Ferrari's quit threat should be taken seriously

The public backlash to Ferrari's latest Formula 1 quit threat was obvious. But can F1's bosses risk calling the famous Italian manufacturer's bluff this time?

Red Bull's flawed approach has emptied its talent pool Plus

Red Bull's flawed approach has emptied its talent pool

Red Bull has spent a fortune on young driver development in the last decade. So why did it have to recall someone it had spurned years earlier when it ran out of Toro Rosso drivers?

Why F1 has two weeks to decide its future Plus

Why F1 has two weeks to decide its future

Formula 1's long-running saga to decide its post-V6 turbo-hybrid era is due to come to an end, but much is to be decided before the final deadline

F1 considering new name for halo cockpit protection device

Formula 1 bosses are considering renaming the halo cockpit protection device before its mandatory introduction for next year

The blunders that left F1 chasing its tail Plus

The blunders that left F1 chasing its tail

F1 has chased its tail over the last decade when it comes to finding new venues for the calendar. Is there any reason to believe the new target of creating 'Superbowls' across the globe has any more chance of success?

Ex-Ferrari man Marmorini assisting Aston Martin on F1 project

Former Ferrari engine chief Luca Marmorini is working with Aston Martin as part of its evaluation of a Formula 1 project for 2021

The road-car fad F1 must avoid at all costs Plus

The road-car fad F1 must avoid at all costs

The seemingly never-ending topic of F1's road relevance will probably influence its next decision on engines. But go too far down that avenue and F1 will lose its essence as a racing championship

F1 bosses talking to officials from Vietnam over future grand prix

Formula 1 bosses are in talks with officials in Vietnam about holding a race in the future

How F1 is creating its secret stars of the future Plus

How F1 is creating its secret stars of the future

Navigating the junior racing categories to make it into Formula 1 as a driver is hard enough, but to make it into an engineering role could be even harder. F1 in Schools is changing that

Williams early-2017 profit boosted by Mercedes payment for Bottas

The Williams Formula 1 team's profit during the first half of 2017 was boosted by a payment from Mercedes for releasing Valtteri Bottas, Autosport understands

The paradox that could fix F1's biggest flaw Plus

The paradox that could fix F1's biggest flaw

The announcement that Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi was becoming CEO of Roborace raised eyebrows - why would a racing driver want to run a series that could make people in cockpits obsolete? He explains his vision, and an unexpected new direction for Roborace

Robert Kubica in frame for test with Williams Formula 1 team

Robert Kubica is in frame to test for the Williams Formula 1 team as it evaluates its 2018 driver options, Autosport has learned

Why F1's lost promise is a reality again Plus

Why F1's lost promise is a reality again

No, you've not gone back in time - a budget cap is back on Formula 1's agenda. It won't be immediate, but it looks almost inevitable

McLaren agrees deal to leave Honda for Renault in 2018 F1 season

McLaren has reached agreement with Honda to be released from their partnership and switch to Renault power from the 2018 Formula 1 season, Autosport has learned

Sainz Renault deal sets up McLaren Honda changes

Carlos Sainz has signed a deal to join Renault and trigger a series of domino changes that will secure McLaren the French car manufacturer's engines for 2018, Autosport has learned

Why a Formula 1 fan revolution is coming Plus

Why a Formula 1 fan revolution is coming

Formula 1 needs less talk and more action from those at the top. It's going in the right direction, but what does one of the noisiest people in the new hierarchy make of what's to come?

Has F1's new owner made a difference in its first year? Plus

Has F1's new owner made a difference in its first year?

One year ago, Liberty Media took charge of Formula 1. What has it achieved? And more to the point, what is it building towards?

Sporting director leaving Haas F1 team, Renault man to replace him

Dave O'Neill is leaving his role as sporting director of the Haas Formula 1 team and is set to be replaced by Renault race team coordinator Geoff Simmonds, Autosport understands

How McLaren is spinning off into a technology giant Plus

How McLaren is spinning off into a technology giant

The house that Bruce McLaren built got bigger under Ron Dennis - and it's getting bigger still. McLaren's Formula 1 DNA is now creeping into areas that stretch far beyond grand prix racing

Why the F1 ladder can't produce new grand prix teams Plus

Why the F1 ladder can't produce new grand prix teams

The days of junior teams stepping up to Formula 1 appear long gone. And the reason behind the lack of quality options to expand the grid is easy to trace

What F1 can learn from a Niagara Falls stuntman Plus

What F1 can learn from a Niagara Falls stuntman

The halo continues to divide opinion, but any suggestions that teams and drivers should control whether it is used need to be shut down

Toro Rosso Honda F1 2018 talks progressing after Tuesday meeting

Talks between Toro Rosso and Honda about a Formula 1 engine supply deal are progressing, following a meeting between Red Bull's Helmut Marko and Honda chief Masashi Yamamoto on Tuesday

Why FE must learn from F1's boom and bust Plus

Why FE must learn from F1's boom and bust

Manufacturers are swarming towards Formula E - but that was the case for Formula 1 once too, and it changed very quickly. The electric series must heed the warnings of F1's recent past

Why hating the halo is pointless Plus

Why hating the halo is pointless

The FIA using its safety veto to mandate the halo hasn't gone down well, but its critics are on the wrong side of history

Halo head protection device set to be introduced for 2018 F1 season

Formula 1 is set to introduce the halo cockpit protection device for 2018 after the FIA pushed it through on safety grounds during Wednesday's Strategy Group meeting

Why Silverstone has the upper hand over F1 Plus

Why Silverstone has the upper hand over F1

As things stand, there will be no British Grand Prix after 2019. Whose fault is that and what can be done about it?

Future aero regulations to be tabled in F1 Strategy Group meeting

Aerodynamic regulations beyond 2020 and the halo and shield cockpit protection devices are among the items to be discussed when Formula 1's Strategy Group meets on Wednesday, Autosport understands

Why McLaren ditching Honda isn't as easy as it seems Plus

Why McLaren ditching Honda isn't as easy as it seems

Paddock gossip suggesting McLaren might announce a split from Honda in Austria proved to be just that - but it did serve to highlight a clause in Formula 1's sporting regulations that might make a divorce troublesome

Why Aston Martin could be F1's next engine supplier Plus

Why Aston Martin could be F1's next engine supplier

Aston Martin and its key personnel are no strangers to smart Formula 1 tie-ups. But could a major collaboration form the basis of an Aston engine from 2020?

Aston Martin and Cosworth join Formula 1 engine rules meeting

Aston Martin and Cosworth made their first appearance in the group discussing future Formula 1 engine regulations this week, Autosport has learned

Will F1 make an example of Vettel like Schumacher? Plus

Will F1 make an example of Vettel like Schumacher?

Sebastian Vettel has always drawn comparisons to Michael Schumacher. By deliberately hitting Lewis Hamilton, he's given another indicator he has the seven-time champion's bad characteristics as well as the good

Is Todt worthy of remaining FIA president? Plus

Is Todt worthy of remaining FIA president?

Spending two days at the FIA's latest sports conference offered an insight into how much progress motorsport's governing body has made under the leadership of Jean Todt

Monisha Kaltenborn steps down from Sauber Formula 1 team

Monisha Kaltenborn has stepped down from her position as Sauber Formula 1 team principal and chief executive officer, Autosport understands

Force India Formula 1 team considering name change

Force India is considering changing its name to take on a more "international flavour" and make the Formula 1 team more attractive to potential new sponsors, says boss Vijay Mallya

Enough buzzwords Liberty, it's time for real change Plus

Enough buzzwords Liberty, it's time for real change

Six months into Formula 1's new era, the Canadian Grand Prix was a good chance to take stock of how things are progressing over Liberty Media - and the encouraging signs were undermined by obfuscation and meaningless buzzwords

Is F1 in Audi's post-Le Mans plans? Plus

Is F1 in Audi's post-Le Mans plans?

Le Mans will come and go this year without the brand that has won the 24 Hours a total of 13 times since 2000. But just how serious is Audi about new ventures away from sportscar racing?

Nissan could take over Renault entry in Formula E

Formula E's leading manufacturer Renault could have its entry taken over by Nissan

Why F1 must adopt MotoGP's key concepts Plus

Why F1 must adopt MotoGP's key concepts

Ross Brawn has admitted Formula 1 can learn from MotoGP, and once he digs deeper into the two-wheeled world he'll find much more to benefit grand prix racing than he probably thought

The plan to fix F1's biggest flaw Plus

The plan to fix F1's biggest flaw

The deals that bind Formula 1's teams have been criticised for a long time. A new owner offered an opportunity to rectify that - and it looks like the process of fixing F1's biggest problem is under way

Why Ferrari must no longer be F1's favourite Plus

Why Ferrari must no longer be F1's favourite

Formula 1 continues to reward its teams unevenly. There is hope on the horizon, but grand prix racing's new owners need to take the right path

Formula 1 team payments for 2017 revealed

Ferrari will receive the largest share of revenues allocated for Formula 1 teams despite finishing third in the 2016 constructors' championship, Autosport can reveal

Honda's so-called legacy is bad for F1 Plus

Honda's so-called legacy is bad for F1

Honda's current travails with McLaren are making Formula 1 look impossible to crack for new manufacturers. But a look at history suggests that despite the legend of its previous McLaren partnership, Honda is the problem, not F1

Russian Grand Prix drops plans to become F1 night race before 2020

Plans for Formula 1's Russian Grand Prix to become a night race have been ruled out by the country's deputy prime minister

Red Bull's quit threats are empty and unfair Plus

Red Bull's quit threats are empty and unfair

Red Bull has dropped hints it could quit Formula 1 - again. Is there any point taking it seriously?

Ross Brawn: I could not work with Bernie Ecclestone in F1

Formula 1's new motorsport managing director Ross Brawn says he could not work with Bernie Ecclestone, but he has denied making that a condition of taking on the role

Why Ecclestone can’t let go of F1 Plus

Why Ecclestone can’t let go of F1

Bernie Ecclestone insists he's not bitter about his departure from an all-powerful position in Formula 1. But a chat in Bahrain hints at plenty of rancour and that he certainly won't be going quietly

Bernie Ecclestone: I overcharged new grand prix venues for F1

Bernie Ecclestone now believes he charged grand prix venues too much money for the quality of show Formula 1 was providing in recent years

Why F1 races can't be moved from Sunday Plus

Why F1 races can't be moved from Sunday

The Chinese Grand Prix's flirtation with cancellation highlighted Formula 1's inflexibility when it comes to shifting its race times. But to blame that on the powers that be would be unfair