Fernando Alonso believes that opening-up tyre choice would spice up the sport in future.

McLaren-Honda star Alonso, who scored his best result of the season in the recent Hungarian Grand Prix, thinks that drivers should be given the option to play their allocated tyres for the season differently at each track. Pirelli is planning a ‘wild card’ system next year, to create more flexibility of options to teams, but Alonso wants to go several steps further. “I

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Verstapen under fire from F1 drivers

Briton Jenson Button said Verstappen should be careful with what he says, after wrongly accusing Grosjean of deliberately braking early. McLaren driver Button, the 2009 world champion, said: “He’s obviously inexperienced, it’s easy to go and jump on the bandwagon with that. The thing is, you’ve got to be very careful with what you do

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Hamilton secure first pole in Monaco

The Briton’s best of 1:15.098 was enough to outpace Rosberg by over three tenths of a second and grab his fifth pole of 2015. Rosberg, on pole for the past two years, had to settle for second after locking up his tyres at the start of his final flying lap. Sebastian Vettel was third for

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Flavio Briatore facing jail over tax fraud

Five years ago, Italian police seized the former Renault chief’s 60-metre luxury yacht Force Blue, saying it was improperly registered as a charter for tax purposes. The case returned to the Genoa courts this week, according to Italian media reports. Prosecutors accuse 65-year-old Briatore – who was banned from F1 in 2009 over his involvement

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