Formula 1 has announced the Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps programme, according to formula1.com. The first event will be the 2018 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, followed by nine others – to be announced soon – during this year’s FIA Formula 1 World Championship ...

Lowe targets “step change” for Williams in 2018

16.02.2018 [18:04]
Williams technical chief Paddy Lowe says his team is targeting a "step change" in performance against Formula 1's biggest teams with its new FW41, according to motorsport.com. Images of Williams' 2018 F1 car were revealed on Thursday night, with the car being the first that has been designed under the ...

Heydar Aliyev Center hosts conference on “Benefits of hosting major sports events - 2018”

13.02.2018 [18:35]
An international conference on “Benefits of hosting major sports events - 2018” has been held at Heydar Aliyev Center. The event was co-organized by Baku City Circuit Operations Company (BCC) and Azerbaijan Automobile Federation ...

Second FIA Race Director seminar provides ideal platform for global discussion

12.02.2018 [18:45]
The FIA has held its Race Directors Seminar as a prelude to the FIA International Stewards Seminar, an event that brings together more than 110 experts - including 70 race directors - from across the FIA’s championships and international series, according to the official website of FIA ...

Jamiroquai announced as opening night headliner at 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

09.02.2018 [15:59]
Baku City Circuit (BCC) today announced that the pioneers of future funk, Jamiroquai, will headline the opening night of the 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, setting the scene for a weekend of unrivalled action and entertainment. In a change ...

Formula 1 replaces grid girls with kids

06.02.2018 [17:20]
Formula 1 bosses have announced the championship will feature children on the starting grid in 2018, following the recent decision to no longer use grid girls, according to motorsport.com. The sport made the announcement that it would drop grid girls last week, a call that generated mixed opinions among fans and even Formula 1 ...

F1 announces Azerbaijan Grand Prix schedule

02.02.2018 [20:35]
Formula 1 chiefs have announced there will be a shake-up of the weekend schedule this year, as predicted by Autosport last week, with many European races now starting at 3.10pm. As Liberty sets about its overhaul of grand prix racing, F1 has announced the biggest ...

Formula One to stop using 'grid girls' for the 2018 season

02.02.2018 [17:39]
Formula One has announced it will end the practice of using "grid girls," starting from the first race of the 2018 World Championship in March, according to CNN. In a statement released on Wednesday, Sean Bratches, the managing ...

Azerbaijan simplifies visa procedures for 2018 Formula 1 Grand Prix

19.01.2018 [20:35]
President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order simplifying visa procedures for foreigners and stateless persons traveling to the Republic of Azerbaijan in connection with the 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Under the presidential order, foreign citizens and stateless persons traveling ...

F1 could add digital display to Halo device

10.01.2018 [20:17]
Formula 1 bosses are evaluating adding a scrolling digital ticker to the Halo cockpit protection device for 2018, according to motorsport.com. Integrating the Halo into the 2018 F1 chassis has proved challenging for teams but will provide additional commercial ...

Formula E unveils multi-year title sponsor deal

09.01.2018 [20:21]
Formula E has unveiled a multi-year title sponsor, which it claims is the first for an FIA single-seater category, according to motorsport.com. FE has partnered with technology company ABB, which specialises in electrical engineering, robotics and the manufacture ...

Alonso using Rolex 24 as basis for Le Mans decision

06.01.2018 [21:27]
Fernando Alonso is using his Daytona 24 Hours debut to evaluate how much he enjoys endurance racing before his potential Le Mans bid, according to motorosport.com. The 36-year-old is participating in the three-day test ahead of the Daytona race on January ...

Nurburgring in talks for F1 return in 2019

06.01.2018 [18:19]
The Nurburgring is in discussions with Formula 1 bosses regarding a return to the calendar in 2019, according to the motorsport.com. Ongoing financial challenges and a change of ownership has prevented the circuit from hosting F1 since 2013 ...

Renault reveals plans for ex-FIA man Budkowski's role

05.01.2018 [16:44]
Renault has revealed details of its planned role for Marcin Budkowski, the ex-FIA Formula 1 technical director the French controversially hired to join its burgeoning F1 team for 2018, according to motorsport.com. Following outcry from rival F1 teams that Budkowski could take their secrets ...

Todt resurrects 'global engine' idea for Formula 1

04.01.2018 [20:56]
FIA president Jean Todt has resurrected the idea of a 'global engine' that could be used in both Formula 1 and other motorsport series, according to motorsport.com. The concept was previously proposed in the late 2000s, when the FIA commissioned British ...

Thiim, Sorensen to race in British GT in 2018

27.12.2017 [20:18]
Former World Endurance Championship GT title-winning pairing Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen will race in British GT for TF Sport in 2018, according to motorsport.com. The Danish Aston Martin drivers, who won the WEC GT drivers' crown together in 2016, will ...

Vandoorne: Early 2017 performances were below my standard

26.12.2017 [18:22]
Stoffel Vandoorne admits the early part of his 2017 Formula 1 season "wasn't good enough" as he struggled to get up to speed amid McLaren-Honda's reliability problems, according to motorsport.com. After a decorated junior single-seater career, including the 2015 GP2 title ...

F1 did away with "grandmother" driving in 2017 – Massa

25.12.2017 [20:22]
Felipe Massa says Formula 1 ended its era of "grandmother" driving with its 2017 cars, which he likened to the 2006-08 V8-powered machines in which he was most successful, according to motorsport.com. Massa, who won 11 grands prix for Ferrari between 2006 and ...

Ferrari F2004 to appear at 2018 Autosport International Show

21.12.2017 [19:37]
The Ferrari F2004 - one of the most dominant cars in Formula 1 history - is set to take pride of place on the main Ferrari feature at Europe's biggest pre-season motorsport show, Autosport International, according to motorsport.com. ...