Ronald Vording

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Marko: Red Bull is "dominating" F1 but needs to address reliability

Helmut Marko says Red Bull is “dominating” Formula 1 after an “unbelievable” run of form, but still needs to address its occasional reliability woes.

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".

Verstappen: Mercedes drivers shouldn’t speak for others in porpoising debate

Max Verstappen believes the Mercedes drivers should “just speak for themselves” in the ongoing debate surrounding porpoising in Formula 1 and the impact on driver safety.

Lighter RB18 still needs F1 ‘Weight Watchers’ plan, says Red Bull

Red Bull says making its RB18 lighter helped it beat Ferrari at Imola, but it feels it still needs a full ‘Weight Watchers’ plan to hit its Formula 1 target.

Verstappen "still not a fan" of F1 sprint races, despite Imola win

Max Verstappen says he still does not like Formula 1’s sprint race format, despite his Saturday victory over Charles Leclerc at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Marko: Red Bull takes blame for slow Verstappen F1 outlaps

Max Verstappen’s slow outlaps that cost him the chance to get the undercut and lead in Bahrain were Red Bull’s mistake, according to Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko.

Verschoor slams "dangerous" Nissany's driving in F2 Bahrain feature race

Richard Verschoor has voiced his anger at fellow FIA Formula 2 driver Roy Nissany’s “dangerous” conduct during the feature race in Bahrain, saying the Israeli “doesn’t deserve a racing licence”. 

Verstappen: No point to prove, people forget my F1 2021 record

Max Verstappen believes he has no point to prove in Formula 1 this season, saying that people “forget” his record against Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton from last year.

Verstappen: New F1 cars no longer have "uncontrollable" moments following

Max Verstappen says Formula 1’s new generation of cars in 2022 no longer have “uncontrollable” moments of understeer or oversteer when following another car.

Verstappen scoffs at Mercedes scepticism: ‘It’s always like this’

Max Verstappen scoffed at Mercedes’ scepticism over its performance through Formula 1 pre-season testing and ability to fight for wins, saying it is “always like this”.

Red Bull: "No risk, no fun" attitude foundation for Verstappen F1 success

Red Bull says a more ‘no risk, no fun’ attitude it has over Mercedes was key for laying the foundations that turned Max Verstappen into a Formula 1 world champion.

Honda quit F1 too early, says motorsport boss Yamamoto

Honda's Formula 1 chief Masashi Yamamoto rues that the Japanese engine manufacturer has left the series too early and hopes the brand will one day return.

Red Bull: F1 needs rules rethink after Abu Dhabi GP controversy

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko says Formula 1 needs simpler rules and a rethink on the way races are run following the Abu Dhabi safety car restart controversy.

Horner: "Mad Max" F1 narrative driven by "Mercedes media machine"

Red Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner believes the “Mercedes media machine” has helped drive a “Mad Max” narrative against Max Verstappen through the 2021 championship fight.

Verstappen: Fresh F1 engine will not bring Mercedes-type power gains

Max Verstappen says taking a fresh engine in the final two Formula 1 races will not bring the kind of performance gains that rival Mercedes gets.

Marko: Verstappen lost 'over 50 points innocently' in 2021 F1 battle

Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko believes Max Verstappen's championship lead over Lewis Hamilton could be bigger if not for "over 50 points" that he lost "innocently".

Perez: F1's 2022 car "doesn't feel too bad" after first sim runs

Sergio Perez says his first simulator runs in Red Bull's 2022 Formula 1 car didn't "feel too bad" but added that "everything" will be different compared to the current cars.

Why Verstappen 'won't have nightmares' if he suffers F1 title defeat

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has opened up on why he thinks winning a Formula 1 world title won't change his life, and why he 'won't have nightmares' if Lewis Hamilton beats him to the 2021 crown.

Assen wants improved financial terms before committing to DTM

The DTM is interested in keeping Assen on the calendar for 2022, but the promoter is looking for better financial terms before agreeing to a new deal.

Perez: One-year F1 deal doesn’t heap extra pressure on me

Sergio Perez insists there is no added pressure on him to perform at Red Bull because he was given just a single-year contract extension in Formula 1.

Berger: Intense Hamilton/Verstappen fight what F1 needs

The intense title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, which has spilled over into controversy, is exactly what Formula 1 needs, says former grand prix winner Gerhard Berger.

Abt critical of DTM safety car timing after losing points lead

Abt Sportsline team principal Thomas Biemaier feels the DTM should have sent out a warning before deploying the safety car that cost Kelvin van der Linde the lead of the championship at Assen.

Rosberg: Mercedes F1 team could be "more heated" if Russell joins

Nico Rosberg believes Mercedes could become "more heated" internally if the team opts to sign George Russell as Lewis Hamilton's Formula 1 teammate for 2021.

Ricciardo: F1's got its danger/safety balance spot on

Daniel Ricciardo says Formula 1 has got the balance right between still having an element of danger and keeping drivers safe from serious injury or worse.

Russell: "Fantastic" de Vries deserves to be in F1

George Russell believes Nyck de Vries deserves to be racing in Formula 1, adding to growing calls for the Formula E world champion to join the grid next year.

Verstappen calls for review of F1 engine penalty rules after crashes

Max Verstappen believes Formula 1 should review its power unit penalty rules after moving to the brink of a grid drop because of crash damage caused to his engine.

Verstappen and Perez’s Honda engines irreparable after crash damage

Honda has confirmed that Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez have lost their second Formula 1 engines of the season due to recent crash damage, making future grid drops likely.

F1 Dutch Grand Prix to go ahead with 70,000 fans amid Covid restrictions

The Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix will go ahead with spectators this year, despite Covid-19 restrictions remaining in place in The Netherlands which restrict capacity to 70,000 per day.

Verstappen: Restrictive F1 "still a long way from IndyCar"

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen says he has no problem with F1's more restrictive new generation of cars for 2022, dismissing suggestions of it resembling IndyCar's near-spec machines.

Russell rues "typical" bad luck when chasing first Williams points

George Russell called it "typical" to hit bad luck when chasing his maiden Formula 1 points finish for Williams after a power unit issue forced him to retire in Styria.

Verstappen: Mercedes still has F1 energy deployment advantage

Mercedes still holds an advantage with the energy deployment of its Formula 1 engine, despite Honda’s gains in overall power, reckons Max Verstappen.

Jos Verstappen: Imola shoulder brush hints at F1 battle tension

The shoulder brush between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen after qualifying at Imola is a sign of how intense things could get between Formula 1's title rivals, reckons Jos Verstappen.

Bottas: Imola F1 crash with Russell "clearly" Williams driver's "mistake"

Valtteri Bottas pointed the finger at George Russell following their high-speed crash in the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, saying it was “clearly his mistake”.

Frijns: DTM return difficult due to Formula E clashes

Robin Frijns has conceded it might be tricky for him to continue full time in the DTM in 2021 due to potential clashes with Formula E and coronavirus-related uncertainties

Verstappen not worried that "time is ticking" on F1 title dreams

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen insists he is not worried that "time is ticking" on his dreams of winning the world championship

Vettel: Mick Schumacher needs to "find his own path" in F1

Sebastian Vettel says he is happy to help compatriot Mick Schumacher in his Formula 1 rookie season in 2021, but believes the Haas rookie has to "find his own path"

Verstappen: No regrets over missed Mercedes F1 chance in 2014

Max Verstappen and his management team insist they have no regrets about committing to Red Bull in Formula 1, despite the interest Mercedes showed him in 2014

Verstappen: 2022 F1 rules not designed to stop Mercedes

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen has dismissed suggestions that the 2022 F1 regulations are designed to stop Mercedes from dominating and says they "need to make racing more exciting"

Front wing adjustment error hampers Verstappen in Turkish GP

Max Verstappen's struggles in the Turkish Grand Prix were exacerbated by a front wing adjustment error that wrecked his Formula 1 car's aero balance, the Dutchman has revealed

Verstappen: Honda's honesty over F1 mistakes crucial for relationship

Max Verstappen says Honda's honesty in owning up to the mistakes it has made this season have been important in keeping the relationship with Red Bull on track

Kubica: Williams struggle has not put me off F1 return idea

Alfa Romeo reserve driver Robert Kubica says the struggle he faced with Williams has not completely put him off the idea of a Formula 1 racing return in the future

F1 Portuguese GP expect 45,000 fans amid "crazy" ticket sales

The Algarve circuit has said that ticket sales for the Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix have gone "crazy", with 45,000 fans expected to attend each day of the event

Verstappen "really not happy" after more engine woe in F1 Tuscan GP

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen expressed his mounting frustration after retiring from another Formula 1 race, having been taken out of the Tuscan Grand Prix on the opening lap

Frijns: Maiden DTM win a "relief" after years of "frustrating" team orders

Robin Frijns was relieved to score his maiden DTM win at his home round at Assen, having felt "frustrating" Audi team orders in the past had masked his true potential

Duval apologises for radio outburst over Phoenix tyre call in wet Assen race

Loic Duval has apologised to the Phoenix Audi DTM team after he lashed out over the squad's choice of tyres during Sunday's wet Assen race

Eng "100% interested" in BMW Andretti Formula E spot

DTM driver Philipp Eng says he is "100% interested" and "wishing" for the BMW Andretti seat in Formula E, now vacant after Alexander Sims signed for Mahindra Racing

Verstappen: Current F1 cars are "too fast" for good racing

Max Verstappen says current Formula 1 cars are simply "too fast" to allow close racing

Zandvoort open to later 2021 F1 date slot so fans can attend race

Zandvoort is open to a later date slot for Dutch Grand Prix in 2021 so that fans can attend after gaining its FIA Grade 1 circuit licence this week

Hamilton confident of Mercedes F1 reliability fixes for Austrian GP

Lewis Hamilton reckons design tweaks on Mercedes' 2020 Formula 1 car will help the team avoid the reliability dramas that have hampered its recent form at the Austrian Grand Prix

Ocon would welcome Alonso as Renault F1 team-mate in 2021

Esteban Ocon says he would be "very happy" for two-time world champion Fernando Alonso to re-join Renault and become his Formula 1 team-mate for 2021

Dutch GP boss "waiting for clarity" on Zandvoort F1 race's future

Dutch Grand Prix boss Jan Lammers has acknowledged the race is unlikely to keep its 3 May date, but he's still "waiting for clarity" from Formula 1 and the FIA

Drivers will use different lines on Zandvoort banking - Verstappen

Max Verstappen reckons Formula 1 drivers will have to use different lines through the Zandvoort banking at this year's Dutch Grand Prix - especially when their tyres start going off

Red Bull targets no penalties from engine changes in 2020

Red Bull and Honda have targeted getting through the 2020 Formula 1 season without any unprescribed engine changes this season, amid growing optimism about the reliability of its power unit

Zandvoort architects withholding Dutch GP track data from F1 teams

Zandvoort chiefs are holding back some track data from Formula 1 teams in order to try to stop them being too prepared for the Dutch Grand Prix

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

Zandvoort F1 banking will be twice as steep as Indianapolis in 2020

Zandvoort has revealed the Formula 1 banking at its final corner will be akin to an American oval, and is set to be twice as steep as turns at Indianapolis

The hurdles facing the Formula 1 Dutch GP with seven months to go

It was almost inevitable that Max Verstappen's arrival in Formula 1 was going to be followed by attempts to get the Dutch Grand Prix back on the calendar

Dutch Grand Prix chief Lammers hits back at sceptics over F1 work

Dutch Grand Prix boss Jan Lammers is adamant Zandvoort will be ready to host a Formula 1 race next May, despite the huge amount of work still required

Nico Rosberg becoming "the new Jacques Villeneuve" - Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen thinks 2016 Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg has become "the new Jacques Villeneuve" by expressing outspoken views

Villeneuve: Red Bull F1 should look past Kvyat if it replaces Gasly

Red Bull should look beyond Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat if it wants to replace Pierre Gasly, says 1997 Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve