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  • Leclerc didn’t expect to finish higher than eighth

    Leclerc didn't expect to finish higher than eighth

    Pirelli had indicated that it didn’t expect anyone to try a one-stop and potentially risk tyre issues, but Ferrari’s sporting director Laurent Mekies suggested before the race that the Maranello-based team might take some risks on the strategy side.  Along with Renault’s Esteban Ocon, who finished eighth from 14th on the grid, Ferrari’s Leclerc used a […] More

  • Mercedes “sleeping” when Verstappen got ahead

    Mercedes "sleeping" when Verstappen got ahead

    Bottas led the early part of the race after starting on pole position, but struggled for pace after switching to the hard compound tyre for the second stint. Red Bull opted to keep Verstappen out for a long first stint on the hard tyre, during which he was able to match Bottas’ pace despite the […] More

  • Racing Point reprimanded over use of brake ducts

    Racing Point reprimanded over use of brake ducts

    The FIA had ruled ahead of the Silverstone weekend that the ducts were a breach of the sporting regulations, because they had been designed by Mercedes and not Racing Point itself. Following the race, the FIA noted that Racing Point had used the same design yet again, so had broken the regulations. A team representative […] More

  • “I didn’t see it coming”

    "I didn't see it coming"

    Verstappen was able to give his rivals a lesson in tyre management by stretching out his first stint on the hard compound Pirellis, pulling out a gap on Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton after their early stops. Verstappen emerged from the pits after his first stop just behind Bottas, but quickly passed the Mercedes driver […] More

  • Rea takes points lead for first time in 2020

    Rea takes points lead for first time in 2020

    Starting from pole position following his victory in the Superpole race earlier in the day, Rea made a sluggish launch off the line but was able to scoop past both Toprak Razgatlioglu and Loris Baz on the outside at Turn 1 to retain the lead. Behind, Ducati rider Scott Redding was on the move from […] More

  • Turkington fends off Ingram for win

    Turkington fends off Ingram for win

    The rear-wheel-drive West Surrey Racing-run BMW 330i M Sport of Turkington predictably outdragged the polesitting Team Dynamics-fielded Honda Civic Type R of Dan Cammish away from the line, before Cammish’s revs dropped and he fell to fourth. Up to second came Ollie Jackson, but the Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST was passed in audacious fashion […] More

  • F1 drivers can’t use pitlane ‘shortcut’ on last lap

    F1 drivers can't use pitlane 'shortcut' on last lap

    The subject has been highlighted after it was realised that Lewis Hamilton could have gained an advantage after his last-lap failure in the British GP by heading into the pitlane and crossing the line there. Unlike many circuits, the pit entry at Silverstone represents a shortcut relative to drivers who stay on the circuit and […] More

  • Stroll Sr “appalled” by “poor sportsmanship” of rivals

    Stroll Sr "appalled" by "poor sportsmanship" of rivals

    Stroll also said he was “appalled” by the way that Ferrari, McLaren, Renault and Williams have each lodged their intention to appeal the decision announced by the FIA stewards on Friday, accusing them of “poor sportsmanship”. Racing Point was fined €400,000 and docked 15 championship points by the stewards, but the team is allowed to […] More

  • Rivals set to probe Mercedes role in Racing Point saga at appeal

    Rivals set to probe Mercedes role in Racing Point saga at appeal

    With five teams having appealed the ruling that meant Racing Point lost 15 constructors’ championship points and received a 400,000 Euro fine for using Mercedes-designed brake ducts, the aspects of the case that different outfits are focused on goes far beyond just the individual car components. In fact, one of the main questions that some […] More

  • Hulkenberg “definitely deserves to be in F1”

    Hulkenberg "definitely deserves to be in F1"

    Racing Point stand-in Hulkenberg charged to his best qualifying result in over four years on Saturday at Silverstone, taking third place on the grid behind the two Mercedes drivers. It marked Hulkenberg’s best Saturday result since the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix, when he took third in qualifying before moving up to second on the grid due to a […] More

  • Silverstone F2 radio messages ‘taken out of context

    Silverstone F2 radio messages ‘taken out of context

    Ticktum was heard fuming over team radio after claiming he nearly had a collision with Haas Formula 1 junior Louis Deletraz when battling for position. “Next time that **** pulls a kamikaze move like that, I’m going to crash with him, I tell you that,” Ticktum said to his engineer. “I will never give him […] More

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