Category Archives: FORMULA 1

F1 needs another Minardi to bring up young drivers

Formula 1 needs more teams like former outfit Minardi because there are now too few opportunities for young drivers to break through, says Haas team boss Gunther Steiner. Minardi raced in F1 from 1985 until being bought by Red Bull and rebranded as Toro Rosso in

Mercedes says “ugly” Monaco showing helped solve its problems

Mercedes’ “ugly” Monaco Grand Prix performance enabled it to identify and resolve the weaknesses of its 2017 Formula 1 car, say team bosses. Though Mercedes had won three of the five F1 races before Monaco in May, it struggled to fourth with Valtteri Bottas and seventh with Lewis Hamilton,

Whiting inspects ex-F1 venue in Buenos Aires

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. Whiting walked circuit, which was last used for F1 in 1998, and is believed to have been pleased with the standard

McLaren launches tongue-in-cheek Woking GP plan

McLaren has launched a light-hearted plan for a Formula 1 grand prix on the streets of its home town of Woking. With the F1 season in the middle of its summer break, McLaren has joked that its “absurdly ambitious plan” would enable Woking “to join

The role of Pirelli testing in Ferrari’s F1 2017 resurgence

Did taking part in Pirelli’s test programme last year help Ferrari have an advantage over its rivals when it comes to managing this year’s tyres? Adam Cooper seeks answers. Back in 2016, Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull took part in a special “mule car” test

First F1 tests of current drivers

December 1999: Fernando Alonso 1/40 December 1999: Fernando Alonso 2/40 After winning the Euro Open by Nissan championship, Fernando Alonso was invited to an F1 test by Minardi in 1999. He immediately impressed his bosses and landed a full-time

Gene Haas “really depressed” by size of gap to top F1 teams

Team owner Gene Haas admits that the gulf between his Formula 1 squad and the sport’s three leading teams is leaving him feeling “really depressed”. Halfway through its second F1 season, Haas sits seventh in the constructors’ standings on 29 points, with Romain Grosjean scoring

All 38 F1 drivers who won for Ferrari

Ludovico Scarfiotti – 1 win 1/38 Ludovico Scarfiotti contested six races for Ferrari in the 1960s and won at Scuderia’s home turf in ’66. Giancarlo Baghetti – 1 win 2/38 Giancarlo Baghetti won on his debut in 1961 in