10:37 Oct 08, 2016Hamilton denies disrespecting media

Lewis Hamilton has denied deliberately disrespecting the assembled media ahead of the Japanese grand prix.Throughout the official FIA press conference, the world champion played on his phone, uploading a series of 'snaps' to the social media platform Snapchat and using swear words to declare his boredom."Fun and frolics -- or disrespec...

10:34 Oct 08, 2016Bottas hints Williams future now secure

Valtteri Bottas has hinted that his future in F1 is now settled, even though Williams is yet to officially announce it.It is now almost an open paddock secret that the British team will line up next year with the Finn alongside rookie Lance Stroll, the newly-crowned European F3 champion.Spain's El Mundo Deportivo newspaper claims that Bottas ha...

16:07 Apr 17, 2016Ferrari poised to challenge Mercedes in China

Ferrari may be poised in China to secure its first victory of 2016.The red cars were first and second in Friday practice at the Shanghai circuit, and fast not only over a single lap but also in the crucial 'long runs'.Mercedes, whose Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have won every grand prix since last September, say they are taking notice.&...

11:58 Apr 15, 2016No panic amid Ferrari problems says Vettel

Sebastian Vettel says it is understandable Ferrari has faltered as it bids to catch up with dominant Mercedes.In the opening two races, Kimi Raikkonen's red car failed in Australia while Sebastian Vettel did not even make it to the Bahrain grid."Both were new problems and we understood the causes," German Vettel said in Shanghai on Th...

12:52 Apr 11, 2016Teams vow to reconsider qualifying change for 2017

F1 teams have promised to revisit the possibility of spicing up the qualifying hour ahead of the 2017 season.The pledge has been made in return for the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone finally agreeing the scrap the hated 'musical chairs' format that took place in Australia and Bahrain.Although tasked with considering an all-new 'aggregate'...

12:51 Apr 11, 2016FIA clears Ferrari over coded pit board message

Ferrari has been cleared of wrongdoing in the wake of reports Sebastian Vettel was shown an illegal 'coded' message on his pit board in Australia.Although it is the radio rules that have been severely limited for 2016, Charlie Whiting said recently they also apply to pit boards "so if we see anything unusual we will ask why".Auto ...

12:50 Apr 11, 2016Monza boosts F1 hopes with Capelli exit

Amid intense and faltering negotiations with Bernie Ecclestone, former F1 driver Ivan Capelli has resigned as a chief of Monza's circuit operator Sias.Just last weekend in Bahrain, F1 supremo Ecclestone had admitted a new deal for the historic Italian grand prix beyond 2016 was being held up over local politics."I know it's very, very ...

12:48 Apr 11, 2016Bosses write letter urging 2015 qualifying return

F1's qualifying debacle of 2016 continues, as team bosses on Thursday pleaded with authorities to revert to last year's successful format.With the 'musical chairs' system slammed on all sides after Australia and Bahrain, the teams made clear their desire to scrap it but the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone have ruled out simply going back ...

10:19 Apr 07, 2016FIA investigating Ferrari coded message

F1's governing body is looking into whether Ferrari stretched the new radio clampdown rules, according to a report in Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.While the new rules severely limit what can be said on the radio, the FIA's Charlie Whiting said in Melbourne that they also apply to dashboard displays and pit boards."We do have a ca...

10:18 Apr 07, 2016Alonso resumes training

Fernando Alonso has resumed training as he fights to be fit to return to the cockpit of his McLaren-Honda in China.On the Bahrain grid last Sunday, with Stoffel Vandoorne filling in, Alonso said he was "99 per cent" sure his chest injuries would not stop him from racing in China in two weeks.Earlier that day, the Spaniard has posted on In...

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