Erwin Jaeggi

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Russell: Spanish GP the best Williams has ever felt in race-trim

George Russell says his Williams Formula 1 car felt better in the Spanish Grand Prix than any other race since he joined the team in 2019, despite only finishing 14th.

Red Bull "desperately needs" Perez in F1 fight with Mercedes

Red Bull says it "desperately" needs Sergio Perez to be mixing it at the front of the Formula 1 field if it's not to keep losing strategic advantage to Mercedes.

Russell: ‘Race of survival’ hardest for Williams since 2019

George Russell felt Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix was Williams’s most difficult Formula 1 race since 2019 as he struggled in windy conditions at Portimao, calling it a “race of survival”.

Russell planning clear-the-air call with Bottas after Imola F1 crash

George Russell says he is planning to call Valtteri Bottas in the coming days to clear the air following their Formula 1 crash at Imola on Sunday.

Russell: Williams can focus on F1 performance instead of survival

George Russell says Williams can finally focus on finding performance instead of keeping the Formula 1 team alive, thanks to new investment and the appointment of a technical director.

Russell: Mercedes likely has same wind sensitivity issues as Williams

George Russell believes Mercedes is “potentially in the same boat” as Williams with a wind sensitivity issue on its 2021 Formula 1 car that hurt its performance in Bahrain.

Gasly: AlphaTauri can fight McLaren and Ferrari "on all tracks" in F1

Pierre Gasly believes his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team can fight midfield rivals McLaren and Ferrari "on all tracks" after showing promising pace in Bahrain.

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.

Schumacher: Bahrain F1 cold tyre error will stay with me for a while

Mick Schumacher has said his spin on cold tyres during his Formula 1 race debut “will keep with me for a very long time” and vows to learn from the mistake.

Perez "has to be patient" with himself after Bahrain Q3 miss

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez says he is unconcerned by missing Q3 in Bahrain GP qualifying because he has to be "patient" with himself at his new team.

Tsunoda aims to work on swearing weakness

Yuki Tsunoda says that getting angry on the team radio and losing focus is a weak point that he needs to iron out in Formula 1.

Verstappen doesn't see himself as 2021 F1 title favourite

Max Verstappen still believes Mercedes is the favourite heading into the new Formula 1 season, downplaying his rivals’ struggles through testing in Bahrain last week.

Russell reveals being more adaptable is the key lesson from Mercedes F1 outing

George Russell says that learning to be more adaptable as a driver was one of the key lessons from his one-off experience with Mercedes in Formula 1 this year

Russell: Returning to Williams harder than stepping up to Mercedes

George Russell says it was harder returning to the Williams Formula 1 car in Abu Dhabi than it had been stepping up to Mercedes

Fittipaldi aims for IndyCar return alongside F1 reserve role

Pietro Fittipaldi, currently subbing for Romain Grosjean in the Haas Formula 1 team, is hoping to return to IndyCar in 2021 while remaining as a reserve driver in F1

Ferrari F1 team saddened to lose level of support from former CEO Camilleri

The Ferrari Formula 1 team says it's saddened to have lost the level of support it got from former company CEO Louis Camilleri, but isn't worried about any short-term impact

Wolff: Bottas has "unconditional support" from entire Mercedes F1 team

Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas receives "unconditional support" from the entire Mercedes Formula 1 team, and that competing against Lewis Hamilton can be expected to take its toll

Verstappen: Red Bull's Bahrain GP strategy not aggressive enough

Max Verstappen felt Red Bull was not aggressive enough in its strategy during Sunday's Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, feeling it "could have done much better" to beat Lewis Hamilton

Verstappen explains Red Bull front wing error at Turkish GP

Max Verstappen has explained how a quirk of Red Bull's new Formula 1 front wing design contributed to the setting error that derailed his hopes in the Turkish Grand Prix

Vettel's Turkish GP podium "very important", says Binotto

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto says Sebastian Vettel's podium in the Turkish Grand Prix was "very important" for the German after a difficult season

Russell: "Breakthroughs" put Williams on front foot against Alfa Romeo and Haas

George Russell believes Williams's recent "breakthroughs" with its 2020 Formula 1 car can put it on the front foot in the fight against rivals Alfa Romeo and Haas

Russell: Williams F1 exit speculation "fed by Perez camp"

George Russell believes speculation about his Formula 1 future with Williams has been "fed by the Perez camp", and expects clarity about his position from the team within a week

Portimao track limits revised after 125 lap times deleted ahead of Portuguese GP

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has revised the track limits guidance at Portimao following Friday's farce when 125 lap times were deleted for infringements

Managing tyres for Eifel GP a jump into the "unknown"

Formula 1 drivers and teams face a jump into the "unknown" with tyres in the Eifel Grand Prix due to cold temperatures and a lack of running

Sainz not concerned about fans jibes over Ferrari F1 move

Carlos Sainz Jr says fans making jokes about his move to Ferrari for 2021 "can laugh as much as they want" and that he finds their ideas "pretty funny"

Vettel open to idea of racing spec-cars against F1 rivals

Sebastian Vettel would relish the opportunity to race his Formula 1 rivals in a saloon car race, but fears the times of drivers trying out different cars are "gone"

Jordan: Hamilton should join Red Bull in F1

Lewis Hamilton should join Red Bull and help form a super team alongside Max Verstappen, reckons former Formula 1 team boss Eddie Jordan

Ferrari F1 team stuck "in a hole" says CEO Camilleri

The Ferrari Formula 1 team is stuck "in a hole" right now according to its CEO Louis Camilleri, who concedes it will be "tough" to improve its fortunes before 2022

McLaren interested in Perez if he considers IndyCar switch

McLaren would "definitely be interested" in holding talks with Sergio Perez over a drive with its IndyCar team in 2021 if the Mexican driver wanted to move into the series

F1: Giovinazzi losing a wheel in Spa crash is "a concern"

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says Antonio Giovinazzi losing a wheel in the Belgian Grand Prix is a "concern" and confirms an investigation is underway

Wolff: Mercedes didn't get all it wanted from F1 Concorde Agreement talks

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says his team did not get all it wanted from Formula 1's Concorde Agreement talks

Binotto: Ferrari's F1 Belgian GP woes not just down to engine

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto say his team's Belgian Grand Prix woes are not just down to its lack of straightline speed, as a number of issues are holding it back

Binotto needs more support at Ferrari F1 team for it to succeed - Berger

Ferrari may need to rethink its management structure and provide more support to team principal Mattia Binotto if it is to succeed in Formula 1, says former driver Gerhard Berger

My job in F1: AlphaTauri team manager Graham Watson

In the latest instalment of Autosport's My Job in F1 series, we talk to Graham Watson, the team manager of AlphaTauri

Alfa: F1 delays make it "more difficult" to recover a bad start in 2020

The intense run of races once the Formula 1 season eventually starts will hamper scope for development if teams are left on the back-foot, reckons Alfa Romeo boss Fred Vasseur

Holding Zandvoort F1 race behind closed doors "unthinkable"

Jan Lammers, sporting director of the Dutch Grand Prix, says that the option of holding Zandvoort's first race back on the Formula 1 calendar behind closed doors is "unthinkable"

Congested 2020 F1 calendar may escalate costs for small teams

Alfa Romeo says Formula 1 bosses need to be mindful that cramming an intense run of races into later in the year could lead to escalating costs for smaller teams

Formula 1's current factory shutdown period could be extended

Formula 1 could extend its factory shutdown period for several more weeks in a bid to help keep costs under control while the start of the season is in limbo

Matsushita stays in F2 after securing MP Motorsport seat for 2020

Nobuharu Matsushita will remain in Formula 2 for another season as he joins MP Motorsport for the 2020 campaign

Verstappen: Further 2019 Formula 1 wins out of reach for Red Bull

Max Verstappen reckons Red Bull-Honda will only get podium finishes at best in the remainder of the 2019 Formula 1 season and cannot see further chances to win grands prix

Red Bull's Marko: Honda will match Mercedes, Ferrari in F1 2020

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko believes Honda will make developments over the winter that will make it equal to Ferrari and Mercedes for the 2020 Formula 1 season

Williams Formula 1 driver Kubica admits DTM is an option for 2020

Robert Kubica has admitted that he could switch to the DTM in 2020 once he exits the Williams Formula 1 team at the end of the season

Sainz reckons Hulkenberg regrets Singapore GP first-lap move

McLaren's Carlos Sainz Jr believes that Nico Hulkenberg regrets their first-lap incident at the Singapore Grand Prix, which forced both he and the Renault Formula 1 driver to pit

Latifi and Kubica among Williams's "handful" of 2020 F1 options

Williams is considering Nicholas Latifi for a Formula 1 race seat next season, but current driver Robert Kubica is still among the "handful" of candidates the team will assess

Sainz: Not enough top F1 cars for top drivers

McLaren driver Carlos Sainz says there aren't "enough good cars to feed all the good drivers in Formula 1", and admits the shortage of title-calibre machinery is "very frustrating"

Sainz: Difference between F1 teams, cars underestimated

Carlos Sainz says Formula 1 teams are "a lot more different than what people imagine", and believes the value of team continuity for a driver is underestimated

Shock mid-season Red Bull F1 call-up "surreal", says Albon

Alex Albon has described his shock mid-season call-up to the senior Red Bull Formula 1 team as "surreal"

Verstappen: Claims F1 cars aren't challenging enough are "bull****"

Max Verstappen says it is "bullshit" to suggest Formula 1 cars are not challenging enough, and is baffled by Romain Grosjean's claim that driving a kart is harder

Russell's French GP overtake on F1 team-mate Kubica that nobody saw

George Russell's damaged front wing meant he finished a Formula 1 race last for the first time despite pulling off a superb unseen French Grand Prix pass on Robert Kubica

Verstappen chose not to "screw" Hamilton over French GP FP2 incident

Max Verstappen said he chose not to 'try to screw' Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton after the two drivers were called to the stewards following Friday's Formula 1 practice sessions

Red Bull-beating McLaren Formula 1 practice pace surprises rivals

McLaren's pace in French Grand Prix practice left many of its midfield Formula 1 rivals surprised, after Lando Norris lapped faster than both Red Bulls.

Small F1 2019 progress can make Red Bull-Honda look a lot different

Max Verstappen says "a bit more power and a bit more balance" will make Red Bull-Honda's situation look "a lot different" in the coming Formula 1 races

Mercedes reserve Ocon hopes F1 future will be sorted "very soon"

Mercedes reserve driver Esteban Ocon hopes his future will be sorted "very, very soon" in his bid to return to a Formula 1 race seat next season

Verstappen: F1 teams shouldn't make 2021 rules decisions

Red Bull's Max Verstappen says there is too much self-interest from teams in Formula 1 and there needs to be "one person in charge" to sort the rules out properly

Max Verstappen says Canadian GP Q2 exit "just very unlucky"

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen believes he was "very unlucky" to miss out on Canadian Grand Prix Q3, defending the decision to qualify on the medium as "logical"

Gasly: "I don't want to waste time" on Red Bull F1 future rumours

Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly says he does not want to waste his time with "bullshit" rumours about his future in Formula 1

German Grand Prix essential if Mick Schumacher gets to Formula 1

Formula 1 must have a German Grand Prix if Mick Schumacher follows in the footsteps of his seven-time world champion father Michael, according to Hockenheim circuit chiefs

Verstappen blasts F1 rivals after missing final Chinese GP Q3 run

Max Verstappen accused rival Formula 1 drivers of behaving like "wankers" after failing to start a lap before the end of the final part of Chinese Grand Prix qualifying

Kvyat 'pushed like animal' to score point on Australia F1 comeback

Toro Rosso returnee Daniil Kvyat said he "pushed like an animal" to recover from an error and score a point on his Formula 1 comeback in the Australian Grand Prix

Perez: Racing Point's Australian GP F1 upgrade not working as hoped

Sergio Perez says Racing Point's Australian Grand Prix upgrade package has not delivered the expected performance gain despite qualifying 10th for the first Formula 1 race of the season