Roberto Chinchero

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Leclerc explains what he learned from Vettel as F1 team-mates

Charles Leclerc says he learned a lot from former Ferrari Formula 1 team-mate Sebastian Vettel’s hidden qualities.

Sainz’s Ferrari euphoria "contagious" for F1 team - Leclerc

Carlos Sainz Jr’s "euphoria" at getting a chance to race for Ferrari in Formula 1 has helped lift the mood of the whole team, according to his team-mate Charles Leclerc.

Leclerc: 2021 cars more difficult to manage on corner entry

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc says Formula 1's 2021 cars are more difficult to manage on the entry to corners thanks to the new aero rules.

Russell - Alfa Romeo "most surprising team" in F1 testing

Alfa Romeo emerged from Formula 1’s pre-season test as the team that surprised the most, reckons Williams driver George Russell.

Sainz set for Ferrari F1 test debut at Fiorano next week

Carlos Sainz Jr will make his first on-track appearance as a Ferrari Formula 1 driver when he takes part in a private test at Fiorano next week

Binotto: Wolff is a rival in F1 but there is no hatred

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto says the relationship he has with Mercedes' Toto Wolff is one of sporting rivalry rather than hatred

Binotto mentally rehearsed Vettel Ferrari F1 future phone call three times

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto has revealed that he had to mentally rehearse three times his phone call to inform Sebastian Vettel he wasn't being retained for 2021

Vettel: F1 has "huge mountain to climb" to still exist in 10 years' time

Sebastian Vettel believes Formula 1 has a "huge mountain to climb" to still exist in 10 years' time, as he says it needs more than planned rule changes to thrive

Vettel "focused on F1", not considering alternatives for future

Sebastian Vettel says he remains "focused on Formula 1" as he considers his next move upon leaving Ferrari, and is yet to consider any alternative series or championships

Valtteri Bottas to stay at Mercedes after agreeing new 2021 F1 deal

Valtteri Bottas will remain at Mercedes in 2021 with a new deal having been agreed in principle, sources have revealed to Autosport

Zanardi in serious but stable condition after surgery for head injury

Alex Zanardi remains in a "serious" but "stable" condition after undergoing surgery for severe head injuries sustained in a handbike race accident in Italy on Friday

F1 News: Alonso "detoxed" and ready for F1 return, says Briatore

Fernando Alonso has "detoxed" himself while away from Formula 1 and is fired up for a return in 2021 if anyone wants him, says his manager Flavio Briatore

F1 News: Ferrari's Italian culture "misunderstood", says Vettel

Sebastian Vettel believes the Italian culture at Ferrari is too often "misunderstood", as he remains adamant the team's philosophy can get it back to the front in Formula 1

F1 News: Leclerc "happy" to keep Vettel as 2021 Ferrari team-mate

Charles Leclerc would be "happy" to keep Sebastian Vettel as his Ferrari Formula 1 team-mate next season after insisting their relationship is better than how it is sometimes portrayed

Vettel: Current high downforce F1 cars too heavy

Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1's "ridiculous" amount of downforce at the moment still cannot make up for the current generation of cars being too heavy

Vettel: Happiness, not money, key to new Ferrari F1 deal

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel says money "is not the most important thing" in his discussions with Ferrari about a new contract

2021 F1 rules delay will disadvantage Ferrari more than its rivals

Ferrari says the delayed introduction of the 2021 regulations has likely put it at a disadvantage to its rivals, but had to accept it for the sake of Formula 1

Binotto: F1 teams open to 2020-21 'super season' with two-day GPs

Formula 1 teams are open to the idea of a 'super season' that runs into January 2021 and includes two-day grands prix, says Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto

Ferrari: Vettel first choice to pair Leclerc in F1 2021, not Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel is Ferrari's first choice to partner Charles Leclerc for the 2021 Formula 1 season, says team principal Mattia Binotto

Nick Chester linked to senior Williams Formula 1 technical role

Ex-Renault Formula 1 chassis technical chief Nick Chester has been linked with a senior role at the Williams team next year

Ferrari team orders aren't like Red Bull's 'multi 21' - Vettel

Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari's current Formula 1 team orders situation differs from Red Bull's famous 'Multi 21' controversy, but thinks drivers should always "stand up" for themselves in such circumstances

Vettel: F1 would be "just stupid" to ignore climate change

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel believes the series would be "stupid" to "neglect" the current world issues surrounding climate change

Massa tips Leclerc to win F1 title before Verstappen

Former Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa says he would not rule out Charles Leclerc winning the drivers' championship before Max Verstappen

Giovinazzi set for Alfa Romeo F1 stay, Hulkenberg in BMW DTM link

Antonio Giovinazzi is set to remain at the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team next season, with outgoing grand prix driver Nico Hulkenberg linked with a move to the DTM

Ferrari's Vettel: Critics changing opinions in F1 a "nightmare"

Sebastian Vettel says the changing opinions of critics in Formula 1 is a "nightmare" and that his future will be decided by both 2020 and the championship's impending rules overhaul

Ferrari backs Giovinazzi as Hulkenberg is linked with Alfa Romeo

Mattia Binotto says Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi needs to feel the "confidence" of Ferrari, amid speculation over his Formula 1 future and Nico Hulkenberg's emergence as a free agent

Lewis Hamilton: Realities of Formula 1 dangers are still "shocking"

Reigning Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton says dealing with the realities of danger in motorsport after Anthoine Hubert was killed at Spa hit him in the "depths of my soul"

Hamilton can be fully satisfied with F1 career without Ferrari

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton believes he can be "100%" satisfied with his Formula 1 career even if he does not compete for Ferrari

Ferrari pushing against standard parts element of 2021 F1 rules

Ferrari is "not happy yet" with the proposed 2021 Formula 1 regulations and is pushing back against standardisation, according to team boss Mattia Binotto

Binotto: Vettel still focused on goal of winning F1 title at Ferrari

Mattia Binotto is convinced Sebastian Vettel remains focused on becoming Formula 1 world champion with Ferrari, despite the team's 2019 setbacks and Vettel's supposed disillusionment with grand prix racing

Ferrari doesn't have full fix for Leclerc Germany qualifying issue

The Ferrari Formula 1 team needs "a little bit more time" to completely fix the issue that struck Charles Leclerc in qualifying for last weekend's German Grand Prix

Leclerc was "intimidated" by adapting Ferrari F1 car to himself

Charles Leclerc says he is no longer reluctant to adapt the Ferrari Formula 1 car to suit his driving style, having been "a little bit intimidated" early in 2019

Ferrari will not appeal "wrong decision" on Verstappen overtake

Ferrari will not appeal the outcome of the Formula 1 stewards' investigation into Max Verstappen's Austrian Grand Prix-winning move, despite believing the "wrong decision" was made

F1 teams to formally meet Pirelli/FIA over switch back to 2018 tyre

Formula 1 teams will meet with the FIA and Pirelli on Friday morning in Austria to formally discuss going back to the 2018 tyre construction, Autosport has learned

Vettel: Ferrari needs turnaround by summer to have any F1 title hopes

Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari needs to turn around its form before the summer break to have any chance of getting back into the Formula 1 title battle

October compromise likely for 2021 F1 rules to help small teams

Formula 1 teams are edging towards an October compromise over the finalising of the 2021 car regulations, in a bid to make things fairer for all teams

Wolff: Old Formula 1 tyre science less relevant with new 2019 tyre

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff believes the thinner-gauge tyres introduced for this season have made what teams learned last year about the vital "science" involved less relevant

Ferrari's Baku tyre struggles not down to upgrades says Binotto

Mattia Binotto says Ferrari's struggles with Pirelli's 2019 Formula 1 tyres in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix had "nothing to do" with its Baku upgrades

Binotto hopes Alfa will take new Ferrari F1 control electronics soon

Ferrari hopes Alfa Romeo will switch to new control electronics as soon as possible following the failures that have hit Charles Leclerc and Antonio Giovinazzi in successive Formula 1 races

Vettel: Ferrari is a victim of 'poor journalism' over F1 team orders

Sebastian Vettel believes his Ferrari Formula 1 team has been a victim of "poor journalism" and is unhappy with how comments about team orders have been used by the media

Mercedes' Wolff: Ferrari risks Formula 1 team orders 'can of worms'

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes Ferrari risks opening "a can of worms" by ordering its Formula 1 drivers to swap positions but is not alone in facing that problem

Ferrari: Difficult to ask Leclerc to move for Vettel in Chinese GP

Ferrari chief Mattia Binotto has admitted it was "difficult" to order Charles Leclerc to move aside for his Formula 1 team-mate Sebastian Vettel during the Chinese Grand Prix

Vettel: Hamilton only one without short memory over my errors

Lewis Hamilton's defence of Sebastian Vettel's errors shows he is "the only one that doesn't have a short-term memory", four-time world champion Vettel has joked

Mick Schumacher didn't expect performance showed in Bahrain F1 test

Mick Schumacher says he did not expect the performance he showed in his debut Formula 1 test this week, having found it "easy" to improve with Ferrari and Alfa Romeo

Bahrain F1 testing: Vettel on top, Ticktum in Red Bull test debut

The second and final day of Formula 1's Bahrain test has begun with Sebastian Vettel setting the early pace and Dan Ticktum making his debut in a contemporary Red Bull

Mick Schumacher unsure he'd be ready for Formula 1 in 2020

Mick Schumacher wants to step up to Formula 1 as a "complete racing driver" but does not know if that means he could make his debut as early as 2020

Max Verstappen: Red Bull 'cannot be worse' than F1's Bahrain GP

Max Verstappen says Red Bull's performance "cannot be worse" than in Bahrain and believes it can do "a lot better" than how it has started the Formula 1 season

Mick Schumacher 'felt at home' in 'astonshing' Ferrari F1 test

Mick Schumacher described his first test in a contemporary Formula 1 car as "astonishing", and said the 2019 Ferrari "felt like home" right away

Fernando Alonso: 2019 McLaren Formula 1 car better in every way

Fernando Alonso says McLaren's 2019 Formula 1 car is "a step forward in every aspect" compared to 2019 and believes the team can lead the midfield this season

Verstappen leads Schumacher in F1's first post-Bahrain GP test day

Max Verstappen topped the first day of Formula 1's post-Bahrain Grand Prix test, half a second clear of Ferrari debutant Mick Schumacher

Mick Schumacher to make F1 test debut for Ferrari at Bahrain

Mick Schumacher is set to make his Formula 1 test debut with Ferrari at next week's post-Bahrain Grand Prix test, Autosport has learned

Tost 'never understood' Ricciardo's Red Bull to Renault F1 move

Daniel Ricciardo's decision to move from Red Bull to Renault is something his former Formula 1 team boss Franz Tost says he has "never understood and will not understand"

Ferrari estimates 2019 Formula 1 aero rules slow cars by 1.5s

Ferrari has estimated that Formula 1's 2019 aerodynamic regulations will cost around 1.5 seconds of lap time

Sebastian Vettel: No reason to expect early Ferrari F1 team exit

Sebastian Vettel says not to expect anything other than him staying at Ferrari beyond 2019, amid suggestions that facing new Formula 1 team-mate Charles Leclerc could influence his future

Ferrari will prioritise Vettel early in 2019 F1 season if necessary

Ferrari is willing to prioritise Sebastian Vettel over his new Formula 1 team-mate Charles Leclerc if required in the early stages of the 2019 season

Binotto: Ferrari needs F1 enjoyment that was 'maybe missing' before

Ferrari's philosophy for the 2019 Formula 1 season is to "try to enjoy" the experience again, something new team principal Mattia Binotto thinks it was "maybe missing in the past"

Raikkonen: Leclerc will thrive if he avoids Ferrari F1 team hassle

Kimi Raikkonen believes Charles Leclerc can thrive at Ferrari if he does not get distracted by the extra "hassle" that surrounds the Italian Formula 1 outfit

Giovinazzi 'lucky' to be Kimi Raikkonen's Alfa Romeo F1 team-mate

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi says he is "lucky" to have 2007 world champion and ex-Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen as his team-mate

Mazepin to complete private Mercedes F1 testing programme in 2019

Nikita Mazepin will dovetail his rookie Formula 2 campaign with a private testing programme in a 2017 Mercedes Formula 1 car

Ferrari F1 junior Mick Schumacher set to work with Nicolas Todt

Newly-confirmed Ferrari Formula 1 junior Mick Schumacher is set to be guided by the management company of Nicolas Todt this season