Erwin Jaeggi

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Verstappen rues F1’s ‘irritating’ red flag rules

Max Verstappen thinks that Formula 1’s red flag rules tempt drivers to take too many risks on final runs in Monaco Grand Prix qualifying.

Ocon “one degree” away from having same F1 crash as Schumacher

Alpine’s Esteban Ocon says he nearly had an identical crash to Mick Schumacher's in qualifying for the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Verstappen confused by lack of grip in F1 Saudi Arabian GP Q3 runs

Max Verstappen was perplexed by his lack of grip in Q3 of Formula 1 qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, feeling like he "was driving on a different tyre".

Gasly senses final chance to win back Red Bull F1 seat

One-time grand prix winner Pierre Gasly thinks he has one final chance to get himself back in a Red Bull Formula 1 seat.

Button: "A shame" McLaren didn’t hang on with Honda in F1

Jenson Button believes it is "a shame" McLaren didn't continue working with Honda in Formula 1 after seeing the Japanese manufacturer win a world title with Red Bull.

Button eyes more Williams time in F1 as COVID restrictions ease

Jenson Button hopes that he can spend more time entrenched with the Williams Formula 1 team this year, after COVID restrictions limited his involvement in 2021.

Ocon: Alonso's out-of-the-box thinking 'unprecedented' in F1

Esteban Ocon says the way his Alpine Formula 1 team-mate Fernando Alonso approaches racing compared to other drivers is "unprecedented".

Ocon: Little set-up tricks behind Alpine F1's Qatar form

Alpine driver Esteban Ocon thinks his Formula 1 team's improved Qatar form was down to finding "little tricks" on the set-up that made the difference.

Ocon "glad" to repay Alonso for Hungary with Qatar defence

Alpine Formula 1 driver Esteban Ocon says he was happy to repay teammate Fernando Alonso for his help in Hungary by holding up Sergio Perez in the Qatar Grand Prix.

Verstappen: F1 action against Red Bull shows Mercedes' "true nature"

Max Verstappen believes Mercedes’ recent action against Red Bull shows the team’s “true nature” as the Formula 1 stewards consider whether to re-open the case into his Brazil move.

Verstappen remains interested in future Le Mans attempt

Max Verstappen remains interested in entering the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the future alongside his father, Jos, who will soon make his return to competitive racing.

Fittipaldi says 2022 F1 calendar is "too much" for drivers

Double Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi believes 2022's 23-race calendar is "too much" and he doesn't understand how drivers can cope with its "crazy" demands.

Dutch F1 GP chiefs still hoping for DRS use in banked final corner

Dutch Grand Prix chiefs are still hoping the FIA will allow DRS to be used through the banked final corner once Formula 1 drivers have got a first taste of the track.

How sim racing gave Verstappen the assurance he needed after 51G shunt

Max Verstappen’s 51G impact in his British Grand Prix smash was the biggest accident of the Red Bull driver’s career. But despite being a bit bruised and battered afterwards, less than one week later the Dutchman was back at a race track – albeit a virtual one.

How Verstappen's sim rig brake set-up helped prepare him for F1 return

Max Verstappen has revealed how the brake pedal setting of his home sim rig gave him the confidence that he was fit enough to return at Formula 1’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Verstappen questions why FP2 remains part of British GP format shake-up

Max Verstappen does not understand why Formula 1 chiefs have not ditched Saturday’s final free practice session because it is now pretty pointless.

Alfa Romeo: Raikkonen's F1 future won't be discussed until late in season

Alfa Romeo is not planning to talk to Kimi Raikkonen about his Formula 1 future until late in the 2021 season, according to team boss Frederic Vasseur.

Dutch GP targeting 105k capacity crowd for September F1 race

The organisers of the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort are hopeful of welcoming a capacity crowd of over 100,000 fans per day to the Formula 1 race in September.

How AlphaTauri is taming the Tsunoda ‘thunderstorm’

The talent and the speed are undeniable, but the first four races of the 2021 Formula 1 season also showed that Yuki Tsunoda still has a lot to learn.

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