F1 has had 40 approaches from new GP venues

09.09.2017 [17:50]
Formula 1 commercial chief Sean Bratches says there have been around 40 expressions of interest from potential grand prix venues since Liberty Media took over earlier this year, according to motorsport.com. Bratches says that F1 will choose new events on the basis of what they can bring ...

F2 to become “almost compulsory” after F1 superlicence overhaul

08.09.2017 [18:40]
The Formula 1 superlicence system is set to be overhauled to make it “almost compulsory” for aspiring drivers to race in Formula 2, according to F2 technical director Didier Perrin, Motorsport.com reports ...

Lewis Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix as Mercedes dominates

05.09.2017 [18:26]
Lewis Hamilton produced a dominant drive to win the Italian Grand Prix and seize the Formula 1 world championship lead outright for the first time this season, according to autosport.com. The Mercedes driver led away from pole and dictated the race from the ...

Formula 2 unveils 2018 car with Halo

31.08.2017 [20:04]
The new Formula 2 car that will be raced in the Formula 1 support series from 2018 has been revealed, according to motorsport.com. The car, called the F2 2018, was unveiled at the Monza circuit today and features a Halo cockpit protection device ...

Vettel extends Ferrari contract until 2020

26.08.2017 [18:51]
Sebastian Vettel will remain at Ferrari for the next three years, after the German agreed a contract extension to stay with the Maranello outfit over the Belgian Grand Prix weekend, according to motorsport.com. ...

Spa F2: Leclerc tops practice amid fire extinguisher woes

25.08.2017 [18:49]
Ferrari Formula 1 junior driver Charles Leclerc topped the Formula 2 practice at Spa-Francorchamps despite missing much of the session after his car’s cockpit fire extinguisher was activated, according to motorsport.com. Leclerc, who leads the F2 championship by 50 points over Rowland, had only ...

The V10 alarm clock that paved way for F1 two-seater plan

24.08.2017 [17:40]
Part of Formula 1’s brave new world of fan engagement is the two-seater program that’s set to become a GP weekend staple next season. Luckily, there’s nine years worth of two-seater experience in Australia to call on, according to motorsport.com. There’s a lot of hype around the two-seater program at the moment, as former ...

McLaren confirms Vandoorne for 2018 season

23.08.2017 [18:08]
The McLaren Formula 1 team has confirmed that Stoffel Vandoorne will stay on at the British outfit in 2018, according to motorsport.com Although Vandoorne was always expected to remain at McLaren since securing a long-term deal, the Woking-based team ...

Raikkonen secures new Ferrari deal for 2018

22.08.2017 [16:44]
Kimi Raikkonen will stay at Ferrari next season, after the team announced a new deal with the Finn on Tuesday, according to motorsport.com. The former world champion's contract with the Maranello outfit had been due to run out at the end of this year, and there had been speculation ...

Formula 1 announces eSports ‘World Championship’

21.08.2017 [18:51]
Formula 1 will crown an official eSports Series World Champion for the first time in 2017, it has been confirmed, according to motorsport.com. The Formula 1 eSports Series will be run as a partnership between Formula 1, game developer Codemasters, and eSports ...

Germany WRC: Mikkelsen leads after Friday morning loop

18.08.2017 [18:46]
Andreas Mikkelsen leads Rally Germany for Citroen on just his third appearance with the team, according to motorsport.com. Mikkelsen, who began the 2017 season without a World Rally Car drive after Volkswagen's exit, established himself in second through Friday morning's early ...

Asian Le Mans Series makes significant changes for 2017/2018 season

17.08.2017 [19:29]
A fourth automatic entry for Le Mans, a new amateur GT sub-class and 6 hour race for Buriram, according to motorsport.com. There’s good news for the Asian Le Mans Series and its GT class today as the ACO have confirmed a fourth automatic entry for ...

F1 race director Whiting inspects Buenos Aires track

16.08.2017 [17:02]
FIA Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting has completed an “informal visit” of Argentina’s Buenos Aires circuit to evaluate the state of the facility, according to motorsport.com. Whiting walked circuit, which was last used for F1 in 1998, and is believed to have been pleased with the standard of the track ...

McLaren launches tongue-in-cheek Woking GP plan

15.08.2017 [18:12]
McLaren has launched a light-hearted plan for a Formula 1 grand prix on the streets of its home town of Woking, according to motorsport.com. With the F1 season in the middle of its summer break, McLaren has joked that its “absurdly ambitious plan” would ...

Formula E could get electric touring car support series

12.08.2017 [16:54]
An electric touring car support race could feature on the same bill as the FIA Formula E championship for the 2018/19 season, Motorsport.com has learned. The plan to introduce the series is close to being firmed up, and an announcement on the exact details from promoter ...

F1 could introduce standard parts, Carey says

11.08.2017 [19:34]
Formula 1 could introduce standard parts to address the huge spending disparity across the grid, F1 CEO Chase Carey has confirmed, according to motorsport.com. The budgets of F1 teams vary wildly, with Ferrari spending an estimated £330million ...

F1: Alonso says Indy the only positive moment of 2017

28.07.2017 [15:36]
Fernando Alonso says his Indianapolis 500 outing has been the only positive moment from the first half of the 2017 season, according to motorsport.com The McLaren driver made his debut in IndyCar's blue ...

F1 cars set for 5 kg weight increase in 2018

28.07.2017 [00:21]
The 2018 cars are due to carry a little more bulk, with the minimum weight rising 5kg to 733kg following the introduction of the 'Halo' cockpit safety device, according to planetf1.com According to Auto Motor und Sport, the changes will be made to the 2018 regulations ...

F1 drivers back safety push despite Halo backlash

20.07.2017 [17:24]
Formula 1 drivers insist that the FIA’s push to improve safety, which has led to the controversial decision to impose the Halo for 2018, will not result in the racing spectacle suffering, according to motorsport.com ...