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. ...

Renault says F1 engine gained a second over 2016

20.12.2017 [18:31]
The Renault Formula 1 team has quantified how much laptime it gained from developing an all-new engine for the 2017 season, according to motorsport.com. The French manufacturer substantially overhauled its F1 engine for '17, having decided the ...

Martin completes Aston Martin WEC line-up for 2018/19

19.12.2017 [18:24]
Aston Martin has announced that ex-BMW DTM driver Maxime Martin will complete its FIA World Endurance Championship line-up for the 2018/19 season, according to motorsport.com. It was confirmed last week that the 31-year-old Belgian would leave DTM ...

Rebellion confirms LMP1 move for 2018/19 WEC season

14.12.2017 [16:42]
Rebellion Racing has confirmed it will return to the LMP1 class for the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship super season, according to motorsport.com. This week, Porsche LMP1 refugees Andre Lotterer and Neel Jani will form part of the Swiss ...

2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix early bird ticket campaign enters final phase

13.12.2017 [19:35]
Baku City Circuit (BCC) has reminded all F1 fans that discounted early bird ticket offers of up to 20% for the 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix are still available to purchase online via www.bakucitycircuit.com. The third successive Formula 1 race to ...

GPDA achieves unity with full F1 membership

13.12.2017 [18:35]
The Grand Prix Drivers' Association has achieved unity for the first time in recent history to help its push for Formula 1 bosses to focus on improving track action, according to motorsport.com. GPDA chairman Alex Wurz says the drivers' body has full membership of the F1 grid ...

2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix recognised as Race of the Year

13.12.2017 [17:07]
The 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku has been widely recognised as the most exciting and unpredictable race of the season by fans, media and the Paddock. Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, literally clashed on track in one of the ...

F1 attendance figures hit four million in 2017

11.12.2017 [21:11]
More than four million spectators attended F1 races in 2017 – an increase of 8% on 2016, according to official figures, Formula1.com reports. In total 13 races saw a swell in crowd numbers, with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in ...