Jonathan Noble

Jonathan Noble

Jonathan Noble is’s Formula 1 editor. Having graduated from University of Sussex Jonathan worked for sports news agency Collings Sports reporting on F1, F3, touring cars and other sports, with articles appearing in The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Reuters, Autosport and other publications. In 1999 he moved to Haymarket Publishing to become a senior editor at Autosport Special Projects, and one year later he became Autosport’s grand prix editor. In 2015 he moved to Motorsport Network, becoming the F1 editor for He is also a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and sits on the FIA Media Council.

Latest articles by Jonathan Noble


Wedged AlphaTauri endplate wrecked Verstappen’s British GP

Max Verstappen’s British Grand Prix hopes were wrecked by a front wing endplate from Red Bull’s sister Formula 1 team AlphaTauri getting stuck under his floor and ruining his aerodynamics.

F1 flexi-floor exploit revelations a "shocker", says Mercedes

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has said it was a "shocker" to discover last week that rival Formula 1 squads may have been exploiting flexi-floors to help control porpoising.

Mercedes would have broken FIA porpoising limit in Baku

Mercedes has admitted that it would have fallen foul of Formula 1’s new porpoising limits if they had been in place at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Mercedes not ruling out future switch to Red Bull F1 car concept

Mercedes has not ruled out switching to Red Bull's Formula 1 car concept for next year as it evaluates how best to make a leap forward with its 2023 challenger.

Albon: Upgraded Williams felt "pretty strong" in practice

Alex Albon says Williams’ upgraded Formula 1 car felt "pretty strong" on track ahead of Formula 1's British Grand Prix, despite limited running on Friday.

Gasly: Silverstone has exposed AlphaTauri’s weaknesses

AlphaTauri’s struggles on the opening day of Formula 1’s British Grand Prix have been triggered by Silverstone’s high-speed bends exposing the weaknesses in its car, says Pierre Gasly.

Sainz: Ferrari’s new low-drag F1 wing a help in Red Bull top speed battle

Ferrari’s new low drag rear wing will be a help but not a game-changer in its top speed fight with Formula 1 rival Red Bull, reckons Carlos Sainz.

Haas' F1 strategy insecurity hurting team as much as reliability

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says his team needs to up its game on race days and overcome a lack of confidence regarding its strategy calls.

Mercedes reveals extent of F1 upgrades for British GP

Mercedes has revealed the scale of the updates that it is bringing to Formula 1's British Grand Prix having altered numerous areas of its car.

Haas F1 plans FIA talks over Magnussen front wing flag call

Haas will ask the FIA to consult teams more about accident damage in races, amid ongoing annoyance at Kevin Magnussen’s black and orange flag in Formula 1’s Canadian Grand Prix.

FIA holds fire on F1 porpoising metric until French GP

The FIA is to wait until the French Grand Prix to introduce a porpoising metric to try to help alleviate safety concerns Formula 1 drivers have had about bouncing cars.

F1 hits out at Bernie Ecclestone’s Putin defence

Formula 1 has said comments made by former grand prix supremo Bernie Ecclestone defending Vladimir Putin are in ‘very stark contrast’ to the values of the series.

Alpine F1 team launches ambitious Race(H)er programme

Alpine has announced an ambitious new gender diversity programme aimed at tripling the number of women working for its Formula 1 team – which could include a female driver.

F1 teams given more scope to fix engine reliability issues

Formula 1 teams will be given more scope to address engine reliability concerns this year following rule changes approved by the FIA on Wednesday.

Red Bull: Added F1 experience making Verstappen ‘complete’ driver

Red Bull chiefs thinks Max Verstappen’s growing experience is one of the key factors that has made him a ‘complete’ driver in Formula 1 right now.

Why Red Bull’s RB17 hypercar can help its F1 team

On Tuesday, Red Bull laid out its plans to develop and build a new hypercar - the RB17 - penned by Adrian Newey. As the project itself sates Newey as a creative outlet, it also offers Red Bull's Formula 1 team a number of new and exciting avenues to pursue

McLaren: Budget cap uncertainty has 'put handbrake' on F1 upgrades

McLaren has revealed that concerns about Formula 1's budget cap have contributed to it 'pulling the handbrake' on further developments to its 2022 MCL36 car for now.

Horner warns of F1 "catastrophe" over budget cap crisis

Red Bull boss Christian Horner thinks it would be a "catastrophe" for Formula 1 if team personnel pay the price for a failure to sort out budget cap problems.

Red Bull reveals plans for Newey-designed £5 million hypercar

The Advanced Technologies arm of Red Bull's Formula 1 team has revealed plans to launch its own £5 million hypercar, set to be released in 2025.

Mercedes hopes for swift resolution to 2026 F1 engine rules delay

Mercedes is eager that the FIA doesn't delay for too long finalising Formula 1’s new engine regulations for 2026, amid speculation that the plans could fall back beyond this summer.

Alfa Romeo no longer limited on spare F1 parts from British GP

Alfa Romeo will have enough spare parts from this weekend’s British Grand Prix to not need to run old components in Friday Formula 1 practice sessions.

Pirelli plans stronger F1 front tyre for 2023 to dial out understeer

Pirelli plans to introduce a stronger front tyre next year to reduce the understeer that a number of Formula 1 drivers, including Max Verstappen, don’t like with the current cars.

Horner tips Mercedes to be strong at Silverstone and Paul Ricard

Christian Horner anticipates Mercedes will pose a greater threat at the front in the coming races, believing Silverstone could be “the most challenging” race for Red Bull.

Mercedes: No complacency over F1 2022 reliability record

Mercedes insists it is not getting complacent about its finishing record in Formula 1 this year, despite rivals Red Bull and Ferrari having big reliability headaches.

The F1 fan engagement mentality that surprised a Daytona 500 winner

As a Daytona 500 winner and long-time follower of Formula 1, Team Penske NASCAR Cup driver Austin Cindric is well qualified to judge the differences between the two series.

Pirelli: Porpoising in F1 would have been worse with 13-inch tyres

Formula 1’s porpoising problem would have been worse, not better, with last year’s 13-inch tyres, reckons Pirelli.

Pirelli: Verstappen/Sainz duel proof 2022 F1 tyres work for racing

Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz’s thrilling battle for victory at the end of the Canadian Grand Prix is proof that Formula 1’s 2022 tyres are delivering close racing, reckons Pirelli.

Schumacher not losing faith in points breakthrough after Canada F1 misery

Mick Schumacher insists he is not losing faith that his breakthrough Formula 1 points will come soon, despite ensuring more heartbreak in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Mercedes plans F1 British GP upgrades amid raised expectations

Mercedes is planning to bring updates to Formula 1’s British Grand Prix in its bid to help push the team up the grid.

How a 30cm metal wire triggered open warfare in the F1 paddock

Porpoising has become the key talking point during the 2022 Formula 1 season, as teams battle to come to terms with it. An FIA technical directive ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix and a second stay appearing on the Mercedes cars only served to create a bigger debate and raise tensions further

Ferrari hopes FIA will prove impartiality over ex-Mercedes lawyer

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto hopes the FIA can address his concerns and prove its impartiality over the appointment of a former Mercedes Formula 1 lawyer to a senior role.

Wolff: Mercedes needs to be "careful" with F1 expectations

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has urged his team to be "careful" in thinking it can soon challenge Red Bull and Ferrari, despite its pace gains in the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix.

Marko: Mercedes F1 push for FIA help on porpoising has "backfired"

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko believes Mercedes’ lobbying of the FIA to help cure porpoising in Formula 1 has "backfired".

Mercedes claims its F1 car porpoising issue is now "solved"

Mercedes believes it has solved its main porpoising problems in Formula 1, and instead its issues are now caused by how stiff and low it needs to run its car.

Horner: Mercedes car concept, not F1's 2022 rules, to blame for issues

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says Mercedes' car concept, rather than failed Formula 1 rules, is to blame for the porpoising issues the team has faced.

F1 teams set for FIA meeting over porpoising solutions

Formula 1 technical chiefs are set to meet the FIA this week to try to find solutions to the championship’s porpoising controversy before the British Grand Prix, Autosport has learned.

Hamilton: Canada F1 podium ‘overwhelming' after recent struggles

Lewis Hamilton says his podium finish in Formula 1’s Canadian Grand Prix was ‘overwhelming’ after recent struggles with Mercedes.

Mercedes: Too early to abandon work on troubled W13 F1 car

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff thinks it too early for his team to abandon work on its current Formula 1 car and switch all focus to its 2023 challenger.

F1 team bosses criticise FIA's timing on porpoising technical directive

The FIA’s timing in intervening in Formula 1’s porpoising problem has been criticised by team principals, as it left them unable to respond for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Tyre pressure issue caused "bitter" Canadian GP qualifying for Vettel

Aston Martin Formula 1 team boss Mike Krack believes that a tyre pressure issue was the cause of Sebastian Vettel’s struggles in qualifying in Canada.

Wolff: Rival F1 team boss behaviour "pitiful" and "disingenuous"

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has slammed the behaviour of rival Formula 1 team bosses as "pitiful" and "disingenuous" amid the row over porpoising at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Leclerc to start Canadian GP from back of the grid

Charles Leclerc will start from the back of the grid in Formula 1's Canadian Grand Prix after electing to take new power unit components.

Mercedes to remove second floor stay amid F1 protest threat

Mercedes has chosen to remove the second floor stay on its Formula 1 car, amid questions from rivals at the Canadian Grand Prix about whether or not the addition could be protested.

Ferrari’s F1 reliability dramas just a ‘bump in the road’ says Sainz

Ferrari’s recent reliability woes should be viewed as just ‘a bump in the road’ of its Formula 1 recovery, says Carlos Sainz.

How the FIA’s F1 porpoising clampdown will really work

The Canadian Grand Prix weekend has been dominated by the ongoing battle that Formula 1 teams are facing with porpoising.

Leclerc questions why Ferrari’s efforts in taming F1 porpoising should be wasted

Charles Leclerc does not understand why Ferrari’s hard work in taming porpoising on its Formula 1 car should be thrown ‘in the bin’ because of rivals’ calls for FIA intervention.

Hamilton labels Mercedes F1 set-up experiments in Canada a "disaster"

Lewis Hamilton says a set-up experiment he tried in practice for Formula 1’s Canadian Grand Prix was a "disaster" - as he reckoned his Mercedes was getting worse.

Tsunoda takes F1 engine penalty in Canada; Leclerc safe for now

Yuki Tsunoda will start Formula 1’s Canadian Grand Prix from the back of the grid after taking an entirely new power unit for the weekend.

Mercedes capitalises on new FIA freedoms with latest updates

Mercedes has exploited new freedoms from the FIA’s bid to get rid of porpoising in Formula 1 to modify its car at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Has Ricciardo got his F1 dancing partner back at McLaren?

Daniel Ricciardo is quite open that his recent up-tick in Formula 1 pace is not enough for him to feel the need to crack open a celebratory beer just yet.

Haas F1 upgrade may be delayed until Hungarian GP

Haas’s planned Formula 1 upgrade package may be delayed until the Hungarian Grand Prix, with the team revealing it will be its final major development of the season.

Why FIA intervention on porpoising could be good and bad news for Mercedes

The FIA’s decision to intervene on porpoising’s impact on Formula 1 driver safety would appear at first glance to be a short-term win for Mercedes.

Why ‘unfair’ F1 porpoising rule change needs to be looked at

With the considerable levels of bouncing experienced at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, drivers have called for changes to ease the stress on their backs. But equally, the Formula 1 teams with cars less susceptible to it are unlikely to accept any differences in the rules, feeling it punishes those who got the 2022 regs right. Both sides to the argument have merit - and the FIA must find a middle ground

Williams plans "visibly different" F1 car update to lift form

Williams is planning to follow a "visibly different" Formula 1 car concept with a major update in the coming races to improve its current form.

The tiny change that shows Mercedes is not only thinking of porpoising

While Mercedes is still chasing answers for the porpoising problem on its W13 Formula 1 car, it showed in Baku that it is not focused only on its key issue.

Red Bull has "no doubts" Ferrari will hit back after Baku double DNF

Red Bull has "no doubts" that Ferrari will strike back from the current Formula 1 wobbles that have derailed the Italian squad's championship bid.

What's gone wrong for Mercedes since its Barcelona breakthrough?

Lewis Hamilton’s agony as he climbed out his Mercedes Formula 1 car in Baku was a world away from the joy he was greeted with after the Spanish Grand Prix.

Mercedes: No ‘holy cows’ on W13 F1 car as it ponders 2023 concept revamp

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff insists that there is nothing sacred on its Formula 1 car that will not be changed for 2023 if it cannot get on top of its current W13 concept.

Horner: Unfair if FIA changes rules over F1 porpoising complaints

Christian Horner believes it would be unfair if the FIA changed Formula 1's rules and "penalise the ones that have done a decent job" amid driver complaints about porpoising.

Red Bull: Verstappen/Perez lead swap in Azerbaijan GP not team orders

Red Bull boss Christian Horner insists the position swap between Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez that changed the lead of the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix was not strictly team orders.