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Quartararo undergoes surgery on arm after Jerez MotoGP race

Fabio Quartararo has undergone surgery following the right arm-pump issues that cost the Yamaha MotoGP rider victory in the Spanish Grand Prix last weekend.

Vettel: FIA "not very professional" in dealing with Imola penalty

Sebastian Vettel says the FIA was "not very professional" in the way it handled his penalty during Formula 1's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Ocon: Alpine has ‘no margin’ in 2021 F1 battle for points 

Esteban Ocon thinks his Alpine team doesn't have any "margin" for error if it wants to score points in the 2021 Formula 1 season.

Haas "won't put effort" into anything beyond fighting Williams in F1

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says his team is "not putting any effort" into anything that is not taking the fight to Williams during the 2021 Formula 1 season.

Alonso has "a lot of room to improve" form during F1 return

Fernando Alonso thinks there is still "a lot of room to improve" from his side despite a strong showing on his Formula 1 race return in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Tost: Honda F1 engine "very, very close" to Mercedes now

Honda's 2021 Formula 1 engine is "very, very close" to the level of performance of Mercedes' power unit, according to AlphaTauri team boss Franz Tost.

Ferrari: F1 podium still far away despite Bahrain GP progress

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto believes the Maranello squad is still too far from Formula 1's leading teams to start fighting for podium finishes, despite an encouraging Bahrain Grand Prix.

Vasseur: Alfa Romeo has reclaimed its spot in the F1 midfield

Alfa Romeo has reclaimed its place in the Formula 1 midfield this year despite failing to score in the Bahrain Grand Prix, according to team boss Frederic Vasseur.

McLaren reveals Ricciardo had floor damage from Gasly clash in Bahrain GP

McLaren has revealed that Daniel Ricciardo's performance in Formula 1's season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix was hurt by floor damage sustained at the start of the race.

Mazepin explains why he jumped F1 outlap queue in Bahrain GP Q1

Haas Formula 1 driver Nikita Mazepin says his team instructed him to overtake his rivals during the dying moments of the first segment of qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Russell became GPDA director to represent F1 grid's "younger half"

Williams Formula 1 driver George Russell says part of the reason why he has become a Grand Prix Drivers' Association director is to represent "the younger half of the grid".

Vettel lacking “100 laps” of F1 test mileage with Aston Martin

Sebastian Vettel feels he is lacking "100 laps" of mileage at the wheel of his Aston Martin Formula 1 car after the conclusion of the pre-season test in Bahrain.

F1 Hungarian GP: Perez "started to feel dizzy" during qualifying

Sergio Perez says he was left struggling with some dizzy spells during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, as he helped lock out the second row of the grid for Racing Point

F1 News: Sainz says drivers will struggle with necks on return

Carlos Sainz Jr believes Formula 1 drivers will struggle with their necks in the first race of 2020 when the sport finally resumes following the COVID-19 crisis

F1 News: Sainz Jr says losing 2020 season over coronavirus would be hard to accept

McLaren driver Carlos Sainz Jr says the 2020 Formula 1 season being cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis would be a "hard blow that would be difficult to accept"

WRC 2020 season hit by more rally postponements due to coronavirus

The 2020 World Rally Championship has been hit by further delays due to the coronavirus outbreak, with Rally Portugal and Sardinia officially being postponed

W Series pre-season test at Valencia scrapped due to coronavirus

W Series has cancelled its pre-season test at Valencia as a result of the coronavirus outbreak

F1: Bahrain and Vietnam Grands Prix postponed due to coronavirus

Formula 1 has announced the Bahrain and Vietnam Grands Prix have been postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak

DTM test moved from Monza in response to Italy coronavirus spread

The DTM organiser the ITR has announced next month's planned pre-season test at Monza has been relocated as a result of the spread of the coronavirus in northern Italy

Alfa Romeo admits new simulator 18 months away from being ready

Alfa Romeo's new Formula 1 simulator will not be ready for at least another 18 months, the team has said

F1 and FIA accept promoter's request to postpone 2020 Chinese GP

The Chinese Grand Prix has been officially postponed by the FIA and Formula 1 due to the recent coronavirus outbreak

Olympic-style Motorsport Games event moves to Paul Ricard, Marseille

The city of Marseille and the Paul Ricard circuit will be the venues for the second edition of the FIA Motorsport Games, moving from the first event in Italy

Latifi picks Rosberg's race number six for Formula 1 debut

Nicholas Latifi has revealed he will use number six when he makes his Formula 1 racing debut with Williams in 2020, the number previously used by Nico Rosberg

Perez won't stay long if results don't improve by end of F1 contract

Sergio Perez says he will not stay in Formula 1 much longer if he is not able to fight near the front of the field after his current contract ends

Racing Point's Stroll explains details behind his F1 qualifying woes

Lance Stroll says a "lot of details" were behind his struggles in the qualifying sessions during the early part of the 2019 Formula 1 season

Alfa F1 boss Vasseur explains Leclerc's "champion" traits

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 boss Frederic Vasseur believes Charles Leclerc's self-confidence and self-criticism are the main traits that make him a "champion"

Dakar 2020: Toyota's Alonso blames crash on "zero visibility" in dust

Double Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso has blamed "zero visibility" caused by dust for his Dakar Rally crash, which cost him over two hours repairing his Toyota Hilux

Small Formula 1 teams "naive" to think 2021 wins possible - Haas

Haas F1 boss Gunther Steiner says it would be "very naive" to believe a smaller Formula 1 team could fight for race wins from the 2021 season

Haas struggled in 2019 F1 season after '18 success "blindsided" it

The Haas Formula 1 team was "blindsided" by good results during the 2018 season and failed to see its '19 car problems early enough, according to team boss Gunther Steiner

Steiner feared Haas F1 duo 'unmanageable' after early clashes

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner admits he feared the situation between drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean would not be "manageable" during the 2019 season

Sainz: Secure McLaren F1 deal allowed "new Carlos" to shine

Carlos Sainz Jr says having a longer contract with McLaren gave him the chance to show what he is really capable of during the 2019 Formula 1 season

Williams F1 team to sell majority stake in sister company WAE

Williams has agreed to sell a majority equity stake into sister company Williams Advanced Engineering

Charles Leclerc's Ferrari F1 deal extended until end of 2024 season

Charles Leclerc has extended his contract with the Ferrari Formula 1 team, in a deal that means he will stay at the squad until at least the end of 2024

Vietnam's new corner revealed ahead of Formula 1 debut

Vietnam Grand Prix organisers have revealed the updated circuit layout for its inaugural Formula 1 race in 2020 following the addition of a new corner

Dutch GP organisers reveal Whiting role in Zandvoort banked F1 turn

Dutch Grand Prix organisers say the late Charlie Whiting played an important role in adding a banked corner at the Zandvoort circuit ahead of its Formula 1 return in 2020

Mercedes F1 driver Bottas battling illness in Abu Dhabi

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas says he has been battling an illness during the entire Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend

Tech3 2020 signing Lecuona set for MotoGP debut after Oliveira injury

Iker Lecuona will stand in for Miguel Oliveira at the Tech3 KTM team in the final round of the MotoGP season in Valencia

Pirelli able to nominate 2020 F1 tyres after Barcelona test

Pirelli says it is now in a position to nominate the 2020 specification of its Formula 1 tyres following a two-day test in Barcelona

McLaren receives fine for Sainz unsafe release during Italian GP

The McLaren Formula 1 team has been fined €5000 for the unsafe release of Carlos Sainz Jr during the Italian Grand Prix

Alonso: 2021 overhaul "good opportunity" for possible F1 return

Fernando Alonso says the planned regulation changes for 2021 would make for a "good opportunity" to possibly return to Formula 1

Italian Grand Prix finally secures F1 future with new Monza deal

The Italian Grand Prix has finally secured a new contract to remain on the Formula 1 calendar for five more years

New Honda F1 engine for Verstappen, will start Italian GP at rear

Max Verstappen will start the Italian Grand Prix from the back of the grid after Red Bull's engine supplier Honda confirmed the Formula 1 driver will use a new power unit

Haas's 2019 F1 problems bigger than if it had bad car, says Steiner

Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner believes it would be easier for his team to solve its problems if it had a slower car

Kubica still wants more consistent Williams in "complicated" season

Williams Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica says he still needs consistent behaviour from his car to turn around what has proved to be a "complicated" 2019 season

Four good grands prix don't solve F1's problems - Gunther Steiner

Haas team boss Gunther Steiner has warned Formula 1 chiefs not to think that "everything is fantastic" just because the last four grands prix have been more entertaining

Albon: F1 Hungarian Grand Prix FP2 crash down to "silly error"

Toro Rosso driver Alexander Albon admitted his accident during second practice for Formula 1's 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix was simply the result of a "silly error"

Catalan government approval moves Spanish GP closer to 2020 F1 deal

The Spanish Grand Prix is set to remain on the 2020 Formula 1 calendar after the Catalan government approved a plan for a one-year extension of the Barcelona circuit's contract

Racing Point's Stroll: Late German GP error cost second F1 podium

Racing Point driver Lance Stroll believes a mistake late in the German Grand Prix cost him his second Formula 1 podium

Andrea Dovizioso: MotoGP rivals outdeveloped Ducati in 2019 season

Andrea Dovizioso believes Ducati's MotoGP rivals have made more progress with their bikes in 2019 than his manufacturer has

Bottas prefers punishing tracks despite 25G F1 Austrian GP crash

Mercedes's Valtteri Bottas says he prefers circuits that penalise mistakes following his 25G accident during second practice for Formula 1's Austrian Grand Prix

Perez baffled by French GP penalty for off-track moment on first lap

Racing Point Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez says he is baffled about why he was penalised for his off-track moment at the start of the French Grand Prix

Alonso: Fortuitous Toyota Le Mans win like payback for bad F1 luck

Fernando Alonso has suggested that the late twist at Le Mans 24 Hours that handed victory to the #8 Toyota crew acted as a form of payback for his missed chances in Formula 1

Teams suspect initial 2021 F1 rules will be nowhere near final

Formula 1's final 2021 car regulations will be "nowhere near" what is expected to be signed off this month, according to Red Bull boss Christian Horner

Current engines "too incredible" for Formula 1 - Andy Green

Racing Point technical director Andy Green believes the current Formula 1 engines are "too incredible" and reckons F1 could benefit from a simpler power unit

Spanish GP urgers government to help save Barcelona F1 race

The organisers of the Spanish Grand Prix, the RACC, have urged the government to step in and find a solution "urgently" in order to save the Formula 1 race

Mercedes F1 team boss Wolff pays tribute to "irreplaceable" Lauda

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff has paid tribute to the late Niki Lauda, saying the three-time world champion was "irreplaceable" and a "hero"

No "clear solution" to Williams's F1 car differences yet - Kubica

Robert Kubica says the Williams Formula 1 team does not yet have a "clear solution" to the differences between his and team-mate George Russell's cars this year

Williams F1's Kubica has 'no race pace', baffled by gap to Russell

Williams Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica says he just has "no race pace" and cannot explain his deficit to team-mate George Russell

Toro Rosso's Alexander Albon advised not to care about F1 pressure

Alexander Albon says his Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost has told him to "just don't care" about the external pressure that comes with racing in Formula 1

Sainz: Verstappen Bahrain GP hit saved me from more dramatic problem

Carlos Sainz Jr says his clash with Max Verstappen saved him from a "more dramatic" Bahrain Grand Prix, believing a gearbox problem would have cost him a points finish anyway