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  • Wolff was “pretty relaxed” about Russell’s Williams F1 future

    Wolff was "pretty relaxed" about Russell’s Williams F1 future

    Russell has been part of Mercedes’ junior programme since 2017, and has impressed since making his F1 debut with Williams last year, with Lewis Hamilton saying he has “the potential to be a future champion”. Williams announced in July that Russell would be remaining at Grove for 2021, seeing out the third and final year of his contract, […] More

  • McLaren’s New Hybrid Supercar Is Called The ‘Artura’

    McLaren's New Hybrid Supercar Is Called The 'Artura'

    There’s been an element of predictability to most of the cars McLaren Automotive has revealed since being founded in its modern form back in 2010. A twin-turbo V8, a variant of the same carbon, and a name that involves a few numbers and a letter. Or maybe two, if Woking was feeling extravagant. That’s the […] More

  • Mercedes’ F1 car no longer has rotation weakness

    Mercedes' F1 car no longer has rotation weakness

    The German car manufacturer has differed from other teams in electing to run a longer car during the latest rules phase. While the length of the car offers greater opportunity for improved downforce – as there is more car area for airflow to influence – it has meant it is not as nimble in corners […] More

  • F1 2022 rules not designed to stop Mercedes

    F1 2022 rules not designed to stop Mercedes

    In 2022, F1 moves to all-new technical regulations with cars designed to improve the show through a reduction of downforce. The shift from downforce primarily generated by the surface of the car to a more ground-effect driven concept should reduce turbulent air, which has prevented drivers from racing each other closely for a number of […] More

  • Dovizioso “happier than some in Ducati” with MotoGP record

    Dovizioso “happier than some in Ducati” with MotoGP record

    The 15-time premier class grand prix winner has been with Ducati since 2013 and has won 14 times with the marque, finishing runner-up in the championship three times on the bounce from 2017-2019. But the relationship between Ducati and Dovizioso has soured in 2020 and the Italian will take a sabbatical in 2021, having announced […] More

  • Praise from drivers appreciated but “background noise”

    Praise from drivers appreciated but "background noise"

    Since making his F1 debut with Williams at the start of 2019, Russell has never been outqualified by a teammate, with his head-to-head record reading 35-0 after the Turkish Grand Prix. Although Russell is yet to score a point in F1, his performances have led to praise from many of his peers, including world champions […] More

  • Hamilton on Brawn role in convincing him to join Mercedes

    Hamilton on Brawn role in convincing him to join Mercedes

    Hamilton wrapped up his seventh F1 world title last weekend in Turkey to equal Michael Schumacher’s all-time record, having won six of the championships with Mercedes. Hamilton quit McLaren at the end of the 2012 season to join Mercedes in what at the time appeared to be a shock move, only for his subsequent success […] More

  • Miller’s Portimao race won’t be dictated by Ducati title hopes

    Miller’s Portimao race won’t be dictated by Ducati title hopes

    Ducati comes into the final round of the 2020 season at the Algarve International Circuit level on points with Suzuki in the constructors’ table.  Miller, who will join the works Ducati squad next year, is the leading rider for the Italian marque in third on the grid, with the next-best Desmosedici Johann Zarco in ninth […] More

  • Joan Mir’s MotoGP qualifying compromised by electronics issue

    Joan Mir’s MotoGP qualifying compromised by electronics issue

    Just a week after securing the 2020 world title, Mir will have to start Sunday’s finale in Portugal from 20th on the grid after a difficult qualifying. Mir says the early part of his day was hindered by an electronic problem which Suzuki “in the wrong direction” having discovered the issue too late. “It was a […] More

  • Wild Turkey was fun but F1 is about building best cars

    Wild Turkey was fun but F1 is about building best cars

    While Lewis Hamilton eventually won the Turkish GP with a dominant margin, the slippery surface and wet conditions in qualifying and the race provided an upset to the form book, with Racing Point taking pole and second place in the race, and Red Bull struggling. McLaren’s own drivers Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris qualified well […] More

  • Lorenzo hits back at Crutchlow over test rider comments

    Lorenzo hits back at Crutchlow over test rider comments

    Crutchlow will replace Lorenzo next year as Yamaha’s official test rider after signing a deal to return to the Japanese manufacturer earlier this month. Lorenzo’s testing plans with Yamaha were scuppered by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Spaniard only riding four days on the 2019 M1 in February at Sepang and October at the Algarve […] More

  • Bezzecchi wasn’t given VR46 nod to join Aprilia MotoGP team

    Bezzecchi wasn’t given VR46 nod to join Aprilia MotoGP team

    Aprilia has been left with limited options to replace Iannone for the 2021 season, after the Italian was handed a four-year doping ban earlier this month. The Italian marque had been linked to the likes of outgoing Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso and LCR’s Cal Crutchlow. But the former didn’t feel the project was right for […] More

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