Mercedes’ bombshell shows F1 its future – F1

The bombshell that Mercedes will quit the DTM to focus on Formula E at the end of 2018 had an unintentional side effect: it showed Formula 1 the direction it should take in the future. The reason this would have been unintentional is that the

External damage caused Raikkonen British GP tyre problem

Kimi Raikkonen’s tyre problem at the British Grand Prix was caused by external damage rather than a structural or wear issue, Pirelli has concluded. Following detail examination of the front-left tyre that came apart two laps before the end of the Silverstone race, Pirelli is

Gasly still believes he has Toro Rosso F1 chance

Red Bull junior Pierre Gasly says he is still hopeful of securing a 2018 Formula 1 seat with Toro Rosso, despite the Austrian energy drinks company indicating it will keep both Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat. As the most senior driver on the Red Bull

McLaren hands Hungary F1 test shot to F3 star Norris

McLaren junior Lando Norris will drive the team’s MCL32 car in Formula 1’s in-season testing at the Hungaroring, it has been announced. Norris, 17, has been the part of the Woking team’s set-up since the beginning of the year and has already tested a 2011-spec

2017 troubles will make Verstappen stronger

Max Verstappen will come out of his recent frustrating spell of retirement setbacks a stronger driver, reckons his team boss Christian Horner. The Dutchman has endured a frustrating recent run of form in F1 – having seen podium shots, and even a possible win in

Nicolas Hamilton to take part in WRX support race

Lewis Hamilton’s younger brother, Nicolas, will participate in a buggy support category at the ninth round of the World Rallycross Championship in Canada next month. The 25-year-old, who suffers from cerebral palsy, is racing in the Renault Clio Cup series on the BTCC support package this year,

Loeb to make Citroen WRC return for testing

Sebastien Loeb will return to Citroen Racing and test a C3 WRC on asphalt for the first time next month. The establishment of PSA Motorsport – encompassing the three brands Peugeot, Citroen and DS – has allowed the now Peugeot-contracted Loeb to drive Citroen’s 2017