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Wehrlein to miss first Barcelona F1 test

Pascal Wehrlein will miss the first Formula 1 pre-season test because of a back injury, with Ferrari third driver Antonio Giovinazzi stepping in, …

Mercedes confirms Allison as technical director

The Mercedes Formula 1 team has confirmed James Allison as its new technical director following the departure of Paddy Lowe.<p>Lowe, whose exit from …

Renault has potential to match Mercedes - Abiteboul

After some pretty tough times in Formula 1 in recent years, you could forgive Renault for being a bit circumspect about its expectations for the …

Honda admits new F1 engine concept "very high-risk"

Honda chief Yusuke Hasegawa admits the Japanese manufacturer is taking a "very high risk" with the new concept for its 2017 Formula 1 engine.<p>After a …

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F1 income equality plans promise "exciting future" for Williams

Claire Williams believes new F1 owner Liberty Media's plans for a more even distribution of income between teams suggest an "exciting future" for her …

Hulkenberg: I’m not too fussed about the leader thing

Nico Hulkenberg is playing down his status as Renault ‘team leader’, claiming that the term has little significance in modern Formula 1.<p>Hulkenberg, …

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Alonso: I don’t care about the color, I want it to be quick

The colour of McLaren’s 2017 car – designated MCL32 – is a much debated mystery, so much so that their superstar driver Fernando Alonso is in the …

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Magnussen: I assume the cars will be massively hard to drive

Haas ‘new boy’ Kevin Magnussen is expecting the new generation Formula 1 cars will be tougher to drive but relishes the fact that they will faster …

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Magnussen predicts DRS will have "bigger effect" under 2017 rules

Kevin Magnussen expects the DRS Formula 1 overtaking aid to produce a bigger effect under the 2017 regulations - and reckons this could lead to …

F1 grid expected to be further spread out in 2017

The performance gap between all Formula 1 teams is expected to be bigger this year as a result of the radical overhaul of the regulations, claim …

McLaren F1 team confirms BP/Castrol switch

The McLaren F1 team has confirmed it will switch to BP/Castrol fuel and lubricants for the 2017 season.<p>McLaren's long-standing relationship with …

Vettel crashes during Pirelli's wet F1 tyre test

The German had been drafted in for the opening day of wet tyre testing, which was aimed at checking on the progress of Pirelli's wider rain rubber …

Analysis: Will F1's 2017 fuel shuffle impact title battle?

In an era where fuel has become a key battleground in the fight between engine manufacturers in F1, Red Bull’s switch to ExxonMobil has added a fresh …

Wolff says Hamilton and Bottas partnership will work out

Mercedes signed Bottas last month as replacement for Nico Rosberg, who shocked the Formula 1 world in December when he announced his retirement from …

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F1's "spectacular" 2017 cars have banished ugly noses

As well as the changes coming for this year being aimed at making cars faster, some of the tweaks were aimed at making F1 cars look more aggressive …

Webber: F1 2017 will produce laptimes "like 10 years ago"

Speaking at the Bathurst 12 Hours at the weekend, Webber told reporters that the more aggressive, faster F1 cars will be more spectacular to watch – …

Kubica feels ready to drive an F1 car again

The Pole, who suffered F1 career-ending arm injuries in a rally crash exactly six years ago, initially focused his competitive efforts on rallying …

BMW says no plans to return to Formula 1

The German manufacturer last raced in F1 from 2000 until the end of 2009, when it pulled out against the backdrop of the worldwide financial crisis. …

Rosberg: I’d prefer Alonso to have replaced me at Mercedes

Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg says he’d have preferred Fernando Alonso to replace him as Lewis Hamilton’s 2017 teammate at Mercedes, but …

F1 can become “huge” in US, but needs more races - Brown

Brown is convinced that there's ample opportunity for F1 to expand in North America, especially now that Liberty Media is bringing its local …

Formula 1 teams warned against 'preloaded' start trick

The move comes after Ferrari outed the concept in correspondence with the FIA – with all teams now having been notified on the matter. Motor racing's …

McLaren drops MP4 from new F1 car name

The Woking-based outfit announced on Friday that its 2017 challenger, which is being launched later this month, will be called the MCL32. ... Keep …

Ferrari to conduct Pirelli's F1 wet weather test

The F1 tyre supplier has up to 25 car days in a season in which to test improvements to the design of its rubber. Pirelli motorsport boss Paul …

The three percent target that could be key to F1 2017 title battle

Mercedes' domination of the sport over the past few seasons has been a turn-off for some fans, but the early threat last year from Ferrari and later …

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Vandoorne: Focusing on beating Alonso "would be wrong"

McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne thinks it would be a mistake if he focused only on trying to beat Fernando Alonso in Formula 1 this season.<p>The Belgian is …

Minimum car weight increased for 2017 F1 season

Formula 1's minimum car weight has been officially increased by another six kilos for 2017, in light of the switch to wider Pirelli tyres.<p>F1's latest …

Friday practice sessions unnecessary – Abiteboul

Friday practice sessions are a non-entity according to Renault Sport Boss Cyril Abiteboul, and we should get rid of them.<p><b>Renault Sport Formula 1 Team</b> …

Lowe to begin new Williams F1 role in March

Paddy Lowe will join Williams in the team’s most senior technical position early next month, Motorsport.com's sister site Autosport has learned.<p>Lowe, …

Ford says Formula 1 costs still a turn-off

American car giant Ford says that Formula 1's huge costs are the main factor in it showing no interest in making a return to the category in the near …