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“Of course there are moments that you wonder how long you should be doing it because there are other aspects which are not nice, of this lifestyle. But I just love winning.” (Ayrton Senna)

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

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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Wolff open to ‘solution’ if Lotus drops Mercedes power

Wolff open to ‘solution’ if Lotus drops Mercedes power

Officially, no party is willing to confirm the increasingly-widespread speculation about Renault, the French carmaker, buying back 51 per cent of the Enstone team from Gerard Lopez. Lopez, however, has been conspicuously absent in 2015, leaving the running of Lotus up to Matthew Carter. Carter said at Silverstone: “I’m not sure how you missed him […]

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Four F1 teams tweaked ‘flexi’ front wing designs

Four F1 teams tweaked ‘flexi’ front wing designs

Four teams made modifications to their front wing designs ahead of the recent Canadian grand prix. In the days after Monaco, we reported that the FIA was clamping down once again on the well-trodden area of so-called ‘flexi wings’ in formula one. Spain’s El Confidencial reported that a new 50 Newton-metre load test would be […]

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Alonso: “McLaren should focus on 2016 season”

Alonso: “McLaren should focus on 2016 season”

The Woking based team has struggled to extract pace from its Honda powered MP4-30 this season, resulting in a solitary points finish from seven grands prix this year. Reliability has also been a concern for the former world champion outfit with both Alonso and team-mate Jenson Button already onto their fourth and final power units […]

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Red Bull give Ricciardo new chassis for Austrian GP

Red Bull give Ricciardo new chassis for Austrian GP

The Australian struggled to bare his famous wide grin throughout the Montreal weekend as he was comprehensively out-performed by Red Bull teammate Daniil Kvyat. “I don’t know. It was my worst race,” said Ricciardo when asked by Auto Motor und Sport what happened. It was like two years ago when (Jean-Eric) Vergne was so much […]

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Verstapen under fire from F1 drivers

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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Arrivabene to Ecclestone: “he can take my F1 pass tomorrow”

Arrivabene to Ecclestone: “he can take my F1 pass tomorrow”

“None of that surprises me because he has been very open about that all the time, criticising anybody who is not as out there in the world like Lewis is and his manner,” said Rosberg. “The more you are out there, the better it is because you create more tension. That is obvious. He [Ecclestone] […]

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Hamilton secure first pole in Monaco

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

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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Button, McLaren: “F1 midfield is there for the taking”

Button, McLaren: “F1 midfield is there for the taking”

“We haven’t come here with a second of lap time because that just doesn’t happen in Formula 1 these days, even when you started where we did,” said the 2009 world champion. “But there’s a good chunk – we’ve upgrades with the power unit, upgrades aerodynamically with the car, but also mechanically there are a […]

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