Formula 1 Racing

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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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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

Sebastian Vettel's first day of testing Pirelli's 2017 wet tyres at Ferrari's Fiorano circuit was brought to an early end after a crash into the …

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 boss Toto Wolff is confident that the dynamic between drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will work well for his team, judging by his …

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

Formula 1's 2017 cars have delivered on the looks front, with leading figures insisting there is no repeat of rule errors like that which opened the …

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

Mark Webber believes that the new Formula 1 rules for 2017 will produce laptimes similar to a decade ago, taking the sport “a good step forward” in …

Kubica feels ready to drive an F1 car again

Former Renault and BMW-Sauber driver Robert Kubica says he wants to try out a Formula 1 car again – as he ponders his future back in racing.<p>The Pole, …

BMW says no plans to return to Formula 1

BMW has no plans to return to Formula 1 as such a move does not tally with its long-term strategy.<p>The German manufacturer last raced in F1 from 2000 …

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

McLaren executive director Zak Brown says Formula 1 will not "become an American sport overnight", but insists the US needs to host more grands …

Formula 1 teams warned against 'preloaded' start trick

The FIA has told Formula 1 teams that a trick idea for a 'preloaded' start procedure – which could have delivered the benefits of launch control – …

McLaren drops MP4 from new F1 car name

McLaren is breaking with tradition this year in the naming of its Formula 1 car, dropping the MP4 tag that has been used since 1981.<p>The Woking-based …

Ferrari to conduct Pirelli's F1 wet weather test

Ferrari will be conducting Pirelli's wet weather test in a 2015-modified mule car next week.<p>The F1 tyre supplier has up to 25 car days in a season in …

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

While the jury is out on what impact Formula 1's 2017 rule overhaul will have on the racing this year, everyone is in agreement that the spectacle …

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 - Formula 1

<b>Renault Sport Formula 1 Team</b> Boss <b>Cyril Abiteboul</b> believes one of the first things <b>Liberty Media</b> should do now they have completed their takeover of …

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, according to a report on Motorsport.com's sister site …

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 …