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Alonso: My age not a problem to stop possible 2021 F1 comeback

Fernando Alonso says he does not think age will be a problem if he returns to Formula 1 in 2021, by which point he will be 39 years old

Alonso: Certain "lies" have spread about my F1 career

Fernando Alonso feels certain "lies" have been spread about his Formula 1 career, including his 2012 title defeat, where images of him post-race in Brazil painted him as "in shock"

Alonso: Hamilton has F1 weaknesses that haven't been stressed yet

Fernando Alonso feels Lewis Hamilton has "weak points" in Formula 1 "that have not been stressed yet", as the double world champion eyes a grand prix racing return in 2021

The life of an F1 substitute Plus

The life of an F1 substitute

Lingering in the shadows at the back of the garage lacks the glamour of being a race driver, but the role of understudy is an important one when the time comes to step into the limelight

Kubica: Lack of visibility in wet F1 German GP like rallying days

Williams Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica has compared the lack of visibility during the wet German Grand Prix to his previous experience of rallying in adverse conditions

Russell wishes he'd been more forceful with late German GP pit call

George Russell says the German Grand Prix was a missed opportunity for him to score his first Formula 1 points, with Williams making "the wrong choice" with its pit calls

Promoted: How secret simulations boost F1 performance Plus

Promoted: How secret simulations boost F1 performance

Austrian-based company AVL has been at the forefront of automotive research and high-precision manufacturing for over 50 years. Its secretive technologies have also had a vital, if unseen, role in Formula 1

Heroes film exploring lives of racing legends to be unveiled in July

A new feature-length film focusing on the lives of five motor racing legends will be unveiled this July, in the week leading up to the British Grand Prix. The film, Heroes, has been written and directed by Manish Pandey, who ten years ago wrote the screenplay for the award-winning Senna

First look at F1 2020's Vietnam GP construction, new facility

The first look at the new permanent facility for the Vietnam Grand Prix, set to make its debut on the Formula 1 calendar in 2020, has been revealed by F1 Racing

Mercedes F1's Wolff 'had quite a laugh' at Verstappen speculation

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says he has had "quite a laugh" with Max and Jos Verstappen over suggestions he has been calling the Red Bull Formula 1 driver

Mercedes' corner speed nullifying Ferrari's F1 straightline edge

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff found it surprising that his drivers were able to nullify Ferrari's straightline speed advantage so effectively in the Chinese Grand Prix

Surprise passes in Chinese GP Q3 prompted Verstappen to block Gasly

Max Verstappen says being surprised by late overtakes by his Formula 1 rivals prompted him to block Red Bull team-mate Pierre Gasly at the end of Chinese Grand Prix qualifying

Racing Point unveils plans for £25m F1 factory at Silverstone site

Plans have been unveiled for the Racing Point Formula 1 team to build a brand-new £25 million factory at its Silverstone site

Review: Gritty yet cinematic Netflix F1 series doesn't disappoint

For the past 12 months, a documentary film crew has been given unprecedented access to eight of the 10 Formula 1 teams. They have interviewed drivers in their homes and hotel rooms for a new 10-part series charting the 2018 season

IndyCar UK TV coverage moves from BT Sport to Sky Sports F1 in 2019

IndyCar's 2019 season UK television coverage will switch to Sky Sports and be broadcast on its Formula 1 channel

Williams: Rival teams' tie-ups are diluting Formula 1

Williams has doubled down on its insistence Formula 1 teams should be independent, saying midfield rivals' closer ties with manufacturers helped push it to last in 2018 and 'dilute' F1

F4 driver Fraga wins McLaren's Shadow Project Esports competition

A Brazilian Formula 4 driver has won McLaren's latest Esports competition with victory in a one-off shootout race held at the team's Formula 1 base

McLaren Shadow Project Esports winner to be decided at F1 team base

The winner of McLaren's latest Esports competition, the Shadow Project, will be crowned tonight in an online race held at the McLaren's Formula 1 base in Woking

Infiniti Engineering Academy Middle East final winner revealed

An engineering student will begin a work experience placement at Renault's Enstone Formula 1 factory in January after winning the final round of this year's Infiniti Engineering Academy

Giacomo Altoe and Daniel Zampieri dominate for Super Trofeo victory

Antonelli Motorsport's Giacomo Altoe and Daniel Zampieri dominated the final race of the Lamborghini World Finals to claim the Super Trofeo world championship honours

Hardwick earns Lamborghini AM class title, Ockey wins race

American Ryan Hardwick was crowned Lamborghini Super Trofeo AM class champion with a third-place finish in Sunday's World Finals races at Vallelunga

Lamborghini unveil new SUV racing series to launch in 2020

Lamborghini has unveiled a brand-new sports utility vehicle (SUV) that will form the basis of a new championship in 2020

Kei Cozzolino and Afiq Yazid triumph in chaotic Lamborghini race

Clazzio Racing's Kei Cozzolino and Afiq Yazid inherited victory in a chaotic race in the Super Trofeo Pro class at the Lamborghini World Finals on Saturday afternoon

Ryan Hardwick climbs from third to win at Vallelunga

American Ryan Hardwick came from third on the grid to take a superb victory in the first Lamborghini World Finals race for the Super Trofeo AM category at Vallelunga on Saturday afternoon

Altoe and Zampieri on pole for Lamborghini World Finals Pro races

Giacomo Altoe will start on pole position for race one of the Super Trofeo Pro class category of the Lamborghini World Finals at Vallelunga

Lauck and Ockey top Lamborghini World Finals Saturday qualifying

Manuel Lauck and Damon Ockey set the pace in the two Saturday morning qualifying sessions for the Lamborghini World Finals at Vallelunga

Lamborghini World Finals: ArtLine wins Pro-Am in Friday finale

Georgian team ArtLine's Sergej Afanasiev and Shota won the Pro-Am class in the final race of the first day of the Lamborghini World Finals at Vallelunga

Lamborghini World Finals: Leaders' collision hands Dorr car win

Manuel Lauck and Florian Scholze stayed out of trouble to triumph in the second Super Trofeo Europe AM & Lamborghini Cup race at Vallelunga in the World Finals

Lamborghini World Finals: Cecotto/Hindman beat penalised Piscopo/Proto

Trent Hindman and Jonathan Cecotto won a thrilling battle in the final round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series at Vallelunga

Lamborghini World Finals: Antonelli wins, Vettel's brother fourth

Daniel Zampieri and Giacomo Altoe triumphed in the Super Trofeo Europe Pro & Pro-Am race, the third of Friday's six-race extravaganza in the Lamborghini World Finals at Vallelunga

Lamborghini World Finals: Dorr's Scholze/Lauck win in thriller

Florian Scholze and Manuel Lauck of Dorr Motorsport won the second race of the Lamborghini World Finals weekend in a thrilling finish at the line

Lamborghini World Finals: Clazzio beats British duo in Asia race

Kei Cozzolino and Afiq Yazid took the opening victory in the Lamborghini World Finals events at Vallelunga on Friday morning

Magnussen: 'Really bad' mirrors leave F1 drivers racing 'blind'

Formula 1 cars' "really bad" mirrors mean drivers are often "blind" in battle, reckons Kevin Magnussen - who has been at the centre of recent blocking controversies

Mercedes denies wheel rims caused 'F3' performance in Mexico

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff insists that his team's decision to race without its cooling rear wheel rims did not contribute to its W09 behaving like "an F3 car" in the Mexican Grand Prix

'Stupid' F1 fuel rules made Magnussen drive like 'grandma' in US GP

A frustrated Kevin Magnussen has lashed out at Formula 1's "stupid" fuel limits after he was disqualified from the United States Grand Prix despite "driving like a grandmother"

Austin F1 practice: Lewis Hamilton fastest again as rain continues

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton topped the times in a rain-hit second Formula 1 practice session at Austin on Friday afternoon, ahead of this weekend's United States Grand Prix

Russian Grand Prix FP3: Lewis Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2

Lewis Hamilton exerted his dominance over the field with the fastest time for the final Formula 1 practice session for this weekend's Russian Grand Prix

Russian Grand Prix: Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in practice

Mercedes headed the second Formula 1 practice session for this weekend's Russian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton quicker than his team-mate Valtteri Bottas by two tenths of a second

Russian GP F1 practice: Vettel fastest from Verstappen in FP1

Sebastian Vettel set the pace in the opening practice session for Formula 1's Russian Grand Prix on Friday morning, ahead of Max Verstappen's Red Bull

Haas Formula 1 team 'got away with' risk-averse strategy

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says his team "got away" with a conservative strategy in last weekend's German Grand Prix, as his drivers both made three pitstops

Lewis Hamilton wins F1 German GP after Sebastian Vettel crashes

Lewis Hamilton took victory in a sensational Formula 1 German Grand Prix while his title-rival Sebastian Vettel crashed out as a rain storm struck the Hockenheim circuit

Alonso: Vandoorne closer than other team-mates, including Raikkonen

Fernando Alonso believes struggling team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne is closer to his level than some of his previous Formula 1 team-mates, including 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen

Williams F1 team traces cause of Silverstone qualifying disaster

Williams has traced the aerodynamic stall problem that ruined its British Grand Prix qualifying performance two weeks ago to modified diffuser fences

Formula 1: Leclerc leads Sauber one-two in final practice

Sauber's Charles Leclerc topped the times in a rain-hit final practice session ahead of Formula 1's German Grand Prix at Hockenheim

Formula 1: Sauber to halt 2018 car development next week

Sauber will stop development of its 2018 Formula 1 car next week, having decided to make an early switch to focus on next year's challenger

German Grand Prix: Max Verstappen leads Lewis Hamilton in practice

Max Verstappen set a new track record to top the second Formula 1 practice times at the German Grand Prix by just 0.026s seconds from Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton

German Grand Prix practice: Ricciardo edges Hamilton in FP1

Daniel Ricciardo set the pace in the opening Formula 1 free practice session for the German Grand Prix on Friday morning

Formula 1 drivers expect more DRS drama at German Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo says Formula 1 drivers are going to have to be extra careful that their DRS shuts before Turn 1 at Hockenheim, given the crashes at Silverstone

Haas F1 team to skip post-Hungarian GP test

Haas has confirmed it will not participate in the two-day Formula 1 test following next weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix

Magnussen likens Alonso's team radio rants to Neymar football antics

Haas driver Kevin Magnussen has compared Formula 1 rival Fernando Alonso's radio complaints to the perceived play-acting over injuries of football star Neymar in the recent FIFA World Cup

New Michael Schumacher exhibition unveiled in Germany

A new exhibition featuring 12 Formula 1 cars raced by Michael Schumacher has been unveiled in Germany

Promoted: Infiniti Engineering Academy Canada 2018 winner revealed

One young engineering student was handed a once in a lifetime's opportunity to kickstart his Formula 1 career during the Canadian Grand Prix weekend

Why Williams can't compete with F1's big boys Plus

Why Williams can't compete with F1's big boys

With two victories from the previous 15 Formula 1 seasons, Williams finds itself in a vicious cycle of losing. One of the reasons behind that accounts for the current divide among teams, and explains why Williams has championed Liberty's vision for F1

Haas says F1 rivals have been lucky so far in 2018

Haas believes its main Formula 1 rivals Renault and McLaren "are getting lucky" in the 2018 season so far

How Bottas can beat Hamilton – by the man who did it Plus

How Bottas can beat Hamilton – by the man who did it

If Mercedes has the legs on the Formula 1 field in 2018, Valtteri Bottas will be tasked with ensuring it's not a clear run to another title for Lewis Hamilton. Luckily, F1 Racing has some advice from the only person to stop the Briton for some time...

How to get the best Canadian GP fan experience Plus

How to get the best Canadian GP fan experience

Promoted: The Canadian Grand Prix is always a highlight of the Formula 1 season. Why not go see for yourself by taking one of these fantastic grand prix trips with Thomas Cook Sport

The varied excitement of F1's launch season Plus

The varied excitement of F1's launch season

From flashy launches to pitlane rollouts, the season of new Formula 1 car reveals is well under way - and that can mean plenty of trips to establish the big pre-season talking points

The F1 demolition that will be tough to repeat Plus

The F1 demolition that will be tough to repeat

The first aim in Formula 1 is to beat your team-mate, and one contest in 2017 was utterly one-sided - now the same team will host the most exciting duel in 2018

Nigel Mansell's verdict on F1's stars and its safety paradox Plus

Nigel Mansell's verdict on F1's stars and its safety paradox

Hamilton can match Schumacher. Why Ferrari is so special. How F1's essential safety push is also having a negative effect. Nigel Mansell passes verdict on the key talking points of current F1 - with some throwbacks to his era, too

Brazilian karter tipped as 'next Senna' joins Todt management group

A young Brazilian karter likened to Ayrton Senna has become the latest aspiring Formula 1 driver taken under the wing of Felipe Massa and Charles Leclerc's manager Nicolas Todt