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 ...

Mercedes needs intra-team "disruption" – Wolff

11.12.2017 [19:35]
Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says his team needs "disruption" between its two drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in order to perform at the highest level, according to motorsport.com. Wolff made it clear that he wants to have both of his drivers in contention for the ...

Todt re-elected FIA president for third and final term

08.12.2017 [18:09]
Jean Todt has been re-elected as president of the FIA for a third and final term at the organisation’s General Assembly in Paris, according to motorsport.com. The Frenchman, who first took up the role in 2009, stood unopposed and will now govern until the end of 2021 ...

FIA confirm 21-race calendar featuring triple header

07.12.2017 [18:22]
The FIA has confirmed the 21-race F1 calendar for 2018 following a World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris, according to Sky News. As previously announced, the schedule features the sport's first triple header as France and Germany return while Malaysia drops ...

No going back on three-engine rule, says Todt

06.12.2017 [19:15]
FIA president Jean Todt has said that there is no going back on the move to three engines in Formula 1 next year, despite fears it will result in a flood of grid penalties, according to motorsport.com. Red Bull boss Christian Horner has tried several times to get the regulations changed ...

Road car-style proposal giving LMP1 “momentum” – Toyota

05.12.2017 [19:36]
Toyota says proposals to make the next generation of LMP1 cars look more like high-performance road cars have generated "a lot of interest" among manufacturers in joining sports car racing's top flight, according to motorsport.com. Fading manufacturer interest in LMP1 has resulted in the rule makers ...

Sauber confirms Ericsson alongside Leclerc for 2018

02.12.2017 [18:55]
Marcus Ericsson has won the battle to retain his Formula 1 seat at Sauber next year, with Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne confirming on Saturday that the Swede will race alongside Charles Leclerc next season, according to motorsport.com. Ericsson had been in a fight with Antonio Giovinazzi for the second seat at Sauber ...

Winner of 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix visits Baku

30.11.2017 [18:50]
Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo yesterday returned to Baku - the scene of his sole victory in 2017 and one of the greatest moments in his F1 career so far- to reflect on his incredible race here at Baku City Circuit last summer. Baku is preparing to host its third successive Grand Prix in 2018 at the new date of April 27th -29th ...

Hamilton admits to dilemma over staying in Formula 1

30.11.2017 [16:34]
Lewis Hamilton has admitted he is battling a personal dilemma over his future in Formula 1, because he wants to continue but he doesn't want to keep missing out on other life experiences, according to motorsport.com. The world champion's contract with Mercedes runs out at the end of next season ...

Alfa Romeo returns to F1 in Sauber partnership

29.11.2017 [18:41]
The Alfa Romeo name will return to Formula 1 in 2018 in partnership with Sauber and Ferrari, according to motorsport.com. The Swiss outfit will be known as the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team from next year onwards, with the two companies entering ...

New Formula 1 logo revealed

27.11.2017 [20:20]
Formula 1 chiefs have unveiled the sport's new logo, and explained why grand prix racing needed to get rid of the iconic mark it has used for the past 23 years, according to motorsport.com. Shortly after the podium ceremony for the season finale in Abu Dhabi, F1 revealed the ...

Rowland claims third win of 2017

25.11.2017 [21:01]
Renault Formula 1 development driver Oliver Rowland beat Artem Markelov and Antonio Fuoco to victory in the Formula 2 feature race in Abu Dhabi, according to motorsport.com. In a race that was dominated by differing approaches to tyre strategy, Rowland fought ...

Winner of 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix to visit Baku

24.11.2017 [16:32]
From the 29th-30th November, Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo will return to Baku for the first time since his winning drive in the action-packed 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, according to the official website of Baku City Circuit. During his ...

Rare McLaren P1 experimental prototype up for grabs

22.11.2017 [16:25]
With a price tag of $1.15 million when new, and a limited production run of just 375 original examples, the McLaren P1 hypercar is as hard to get your hands on as it is desirable, according to motor1.com. It's one of only 14 prototypes ever built. But one example has recently come ...

Electric GT names first team for 2018 season

17.11.2017 [19:07]
The Electric GT Championship has revealed the first team to commit to its inaugural season in 2018, according to motorsport.com. SPV Racing, a merger of two teams from Sweden and Spain, will field a two-car entry in the planned Tesla-based championship ...

Aston Martin reveals track version of Newey's hypercar

16.11.2017 [17:11]
Aston Martin has unveiled a track-only version of the Valkyrie hypercar that Red Bull Racing's Adrian Newey has helped design, according to motorsport.com. The new Aston Valkyrie AMR Pro, which takes its name from the Prodrive-run Aston Martin Racing squad ...

Hamilton out in Q1 in Brazil after heavy crash

11.11.2017 [20:48]
Lewis Hamilton is set to start from the back of the grid at the Brazilian Grand Prix after he crashed out on his first flying lap in qualifying, according to motorsport.com. Having wrapped up the Formula 1 world championship title in Mexico a fortnight ago, Hamilton had declared his intention ...

Autosport International to host WRC 2018 season launch

08.11.2017 [17:56]
The 2018 World Rally Championship is to launch at Autosport International ahead of the season-opener in Monte Carlo. It is the first time a top-tier FIA World Championship has launched at the show in its 27-year history, according to autosportinternational.com ...

Massa announces F1 retirement after 2017 season

04.11.2017 [20:24]
Williams driver Felipe Massa has announced he will retire from Formula 1 for the second time at the end of the 2017 season, according to motorsport.com. Massa, a veteran of 267 grand prix starts, quit F1 at the end of last year but was enticed back by Williams to replace ...