Ian Parkes

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McLaren's Alonso sure some F1 teams will get new rules wrong

Formula 1 teams face a high chance of getting the 2017 rules wrong, believes Fernando Alonso

Formula 1 peaked in 2000s, not Senna/Prost era, Alonso believes

Formula 1 reached its peak in the 2000s and the Ayrton Senna/Alain Prost era would be considered boring now, reckons Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso: I miss being in Formula 1 title fights

Fernando Alonso admits he misses being part of Formula 1 championship fights now that it has been four years since he was last in title contention.

Current McLaren-Honda best team of my F1 career, Alonso believes

Fernando Alonso believes the current McLaren-Honda team is the best outfit he has worked with across his 15-year career in Formula 1

Jenson Button: Return of development race in 2017 will boost F1

Jenson Button believes the possibility of a development race returning will reinvigorate Formula 1 in 2017

Lewis Hamilton backs F1 title rival Nico Rosberg to fight fairly

Lewis Hamilton says he is expecting a clean fight with Nico Rosberg for the Formula 1 world championship, that is set to be decided in Abu Dhabi this weekend

Honda will be least of McLaren's worries in F1 2017 - Alonso

Fernando Alonso believes engine supplier Honda will not be the biggest issue for McLaren in the 2017 Formula 1 season

Pirelli to react to F1 driver complaints faster in 2017

Pirelli will be in a position to respond to drivers' criticisms far more quickly from the 2017 Formula 1 season, according to motorsport director Paul Hembery

Esteban Ocon expects to be Sergio Perez's equal at Force India

Esteban Ocon says he is expecting to be on equal footing with Sergio Perez when he joins the Force India Formula 1 team next season

Jenson Button narrowing down post-F1 racing options for 2017

Jenson Button is narrowing down his options for his 2017 sabbatical from Formula 1, ruling out Le Mans but closing on a Super GT one-off and an American-focused rallycross programme

Haas F1 boss Steiner understands Gutierrez's Brazilian GP anger

Haas team principal Gunther Steiner believes Esteban Gutierrez was right to express his anger at the Brazilian Grand Prix as his troubled Formula 1 season suffered another blow

Formula 1's wet weather tyres have regressed - Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen believes Formula 1's wet-weather tyres have regressed over the last decade, after slating Pirelli's performance in Brazil

Max Verstappen's Brazilian GP performance can't be taught - father

Jos Verstappen believes the skills on show in his son Max's performance in Formula 1's Brazilian Grand Prix cannot be taught

McLaren seeks new CEO to replace 'true great' Ron Dennis

McLaren has hailed Ron Dennis as "one of the true greats" of Formula 1 despite now being in the process of seeking a new CEO

Ron Dennis steps down from role at the head of McLaren

Ron Dennis has stepped down as chairman and chief executive officer of the McLaren Technology Group

Felipe Massa's Brazilian GP crash led to 'even more special' moment

Rob Smedley believes Felipe Massa's crash in the Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix led to something "even more special" than if he had seen the chequered flag at Interlagos

Sauber boss Kaltenborn 'aged 100 years' during Brazilian Grand Prix

Monisha Kaltenborn felt she "aged 100 years" as she watched her Formula 1 team's "miracle" points score unfold in the Brazilian Grand Prix

Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff wary of mechanical 'nightmare' in finale

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff has expressed fears of a mechanical problem wrecking the Formula 1 title decider between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Jolyon Palmer 'couldn't see' in Brazilian GP F1 clash with Kvyat

Renault Formula 1 driver Jolyon Palmer said he had no visibility at all when he crashed into Daniil Kvyat and ended his Brazilian Grand Prix

Verstappen's Brazilian GP drive 'up there' with Schumacher/Senna

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes Max Verstappen's Brazilian Grand Prix drive earned him a place alongside Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher as a Formula 1 wet-weather great

Romain Grosjean: Pre-Brazilian Grand Prix crash was 'hero to zero'

Romain Grosjean admitted he went from "hero to zero" by crashing out before the Brazilian Grand Prix start 24 hours after equalling the Haas Formula 1 team's best qualifying position

Kimi Raikkonen could do 'zero' in Brazilian GP pit straight crash

Kimi Raikkonen says there was "zero" he could do to prevent the crash on the pit straight that brought his Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix to a premature end

Mercedes boss says Verstappen's Brazil F1 drive 'redefined physics'

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff believes Max Verstappen is redefining physics in Formula 1, after witnessing his remarkable Brazilian Grand Prix performance

Toto Wolff has no regrets over controversial Max Verstappen call

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has "zero regrets" about calling Max Verstappen's father Jos and sparking a spat with Formula 1 rival Red Bull ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo says Ferrari should drop Mexico penalty appeal

Daniel Ricciardo believes the Ferrari Formula 1 team needs to draw a line under its complaints about Sebastian Vettel's Mexican Grand Prix penalty and move on

Horner says Wolff 'totally wrong' to try to influence Verstappen

Red Bull Formula 1 team principal Christian Horner says his Mercedes counterpart Toto Wolff was "totally wrong" to call Max Verstappen's father Jos following the Mexican Grand Prix

Rosberg outpaces F1 title rival Hamilton in Brazilian GP practice

Formula 1 championship leader Nico Rosberg beat title rival Lewis Hamilton to the fastest time in final practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix at an overcast Interlagos

Ron Dennis set to be ousted from McLaren Group next week

Ron Dennis is poised to lose his positions as chairman and CEO of the McLaren Group as early as next week, Autosport understands

Vettel: Ferrari "pushing at the maximum" despite large Mercedes gap

Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari was "pushing at the maximum" in Brazilian GP Friday practice, despite ending the first day well off the pace of Mercedes

Sainz: Brazilian GP practice spat with Raikkonen not worth probe

Carlos Sainz Jr called his Brazilian Grand Prix practice spat with Kimi Raikkonen nothing more than "a minor misunderstanding" not worth investigating by Formula 1 stewards

FIA says Ferrari produced "no new element" in Mexico penalty review

The FIA has upheld the decision to penalise Sebastian Vettel's driving in the Mexican Grand Prix, after dismissing the Ferrari Formula 1 team's claim it should be reconsidered

Fernando Alonso: Formula 1 should pay fans to watch boring cars

Fernando Alonso believes fans should be paid to watch Formula 1 as viewing second Brazilian Grand Prix practice from the trackside left him falling asleep

Palmer says Renault team-mate Magnussen is wrong to leave for Haas

Jolyon Palmer believes his current Formula 1 team-mate Kevin Magnussen has made the wrong move by leaving Renault for Haas

Ferrari F1 junior Charles Leclerc in talks with GP2 teams for 2017

Ferrari junior and Haas Formula 1 reserve driver Charles Leclerc is in negotiations with a number of GP2 teams over a race seat for the 2017 season

Brazilian GP FP1: Lewis Hamilton fastest ahead of Max Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton started his bid for a maiden Brazilian Grand Prix victory with the fastest time in the opening Formula 1 practice session

Sergio Marchionne will not 'throw money' at Ferrari F1 team

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne has vowed he will no longer throw money at the firm's Formula 1 project, instead calling on the team to spend its budget more wisely

Kevin Magnussen: Renault F1 2017 offer not good enough

Kevin Magnussen says he had an offer to remain with the Renault Formula 1 team in 2017, but that it was "not good enough that I could take it"

Felipe Nasr's potential 2017 Sauber F1 deal held up

Felipe Nasr's hopes of staying at Sauber for the 2017 Formula 1 season are being held up by sponsorship complications, while team-mate Marcus Ericsson is set to stay on board

Jolyon Palmer to stay with Renault for F1 2017 season

Jolyon Palmer has been retained by Renault for the 2017 Formula 1 season

Formula 1's German GP suffering Schumacher/Vettel hangover - Wolff

The German Grand Prix is suffering from a hangover after the years of dominance by Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher, according to Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff

Vettel adamant he can help Ferrari F1 team as well as drive

Sebastian Vettel accepts his primary focus is to drive Ferrari's Formula 1 car but he still wants to help behind the scenes, despite team boss Maurizio Arrivabene's request

Kevin Magnussen poised to switch to Haas in F1 for 2017

Kevin Magnussen is poised to switch to Haas for the 2017 Formula 1 season, Autosport understands

Sauber aims to channel spirit of its 2012 F1 success in strategies

Sauber wants to channel the kind of out-of-the-box thinking behind its surprise podiums of 2012 in a final bid for the lucrative 10th position in 2016's Formula 1 constructors' championship

Ferrari F1 team's problems endemic to hot conditions - Arrivabene

Maurizio Arrivabene admits the Ferrari Formula 1 team's difficulties are endemic in hot conditions but believes it has found the reasons why

Mercedes junior Wehrlein would be happy with second Manor F1 season

Pascal Wehrlein says he would be happy to stay at Manor for a second Formula 1 season, amid speculation linking him to the vacant seat at Force India

Hamilton: Losing F1 title to Rosberg would be 'hard to swallow'

Lewis Hamilton concedes losing this year's Formula 1 world title to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg would be hard to swallow

Kevin Magnussen's Haas talks for F1 2017 normal - Renault

Renault team principal Frederic Vasseur believes it is normal that current driver Kevin Magnussen has held talks with Haas over a 2017 Formula 1 drive

Red Bull calls for F1 to get tough with track limits

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo and team principal Christian Horner are demanding tougher track-limits deterrents in Formula 1

Renault F1 2017 contenders making team's driver decision tough

Renault team principal Frederic Vasseur claims the performances from the contenders for the team's second 2017 Formula 1 seat are making it tough to decide who to choose

Move to Mercedes F1 team the best of my life, Lewis Hamilton says

Lewis Hamilton has hailed his move from McLaren to Mercedes as the best decision of his life and Formula 1 career following his 51st grand prix victory in Mexico

Ross Brawn should take an FIA role not Liberty F1 job - Ecclestone

Formula 1's commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone reckons Ross Brawn would be better suited to a role inside governing body the FIA, rather than with F1's new owner Liberty Media

Ferrari F1 personnel changes key to Raikkonen's 2016 gains

Kimi Raikkonen believes changes to the team of people he works closely with inside Ferrari this season have been key to turning his Formula 1 form around

Sebastian Vettel was different at Red Bull says ex-boss Horner

Christian Horner says Sebastian Vettel never showed the frustration he has displayed so vocally this season at Ferrari when he was with the Red Bull Formula 1 team

Sebastian Vettel escapes punishment for radio tirade after apology

The FIA has opted not to take disciplinary action against Sebastian Vettel for his abusive radio tirade during Formula 1's Mexican Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel apologises to Jean Todt for F1 radio comments

Sebastian Vettel has written a letter of apology to FIA president Jean Todt in the wake of his expletive-laden outburst during the Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix

Ferrari F1 boss won't "take lessons" from Red Bull over Vettel

Ferrari Formula 1 team boss Maurizio Arrivabene says he will not "take lessons" from Red Bull's Helmut Marko, amid the row over Sebastian Vettel's battle with Daniel Ricciardo in Mexico

How Hamilton has battled his own mentality Plus

How Hamilton has battled his own mentality

Lewis Hamilton has had more than his share of technical problems this year, but has he also created his own mental obstacles to overcome as he chases a fourth world championship?

Mercedes F1 boss Wolff criticises Max Verstappen's aggression

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff believes Max Verstappen's wheel-banging incident with Nico Rosberg on the first lap of the Mexican Grand Prix is "not what should happen" in Formula 1

Sebastian Vettel F1 frustration 'a bit too much' - Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo says Formula 1 rival Sebastian Vettel's frustration this season is uncharacteristic and a "bit too much" after the German's latest team radio tirade in the Mexican Grand Prix

Mercedes F1 team feared Hamilton would suffer Mexican GP failure

Mercedes feared Lewis Hamilton would suffer a suspension failure that would have ended his 2016 Formula 1 title hopes in the Mexican Grand Prix