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Norris wary of false expectations after Australia Q3 surprise

McLaren's Formula 1 rookie Lando Norris is wary of repeating his top-10 qualifying heroics from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, but hopes the team is more...

F1 tyres 'not easy' thanks to new blanket limits

Pierre Gasly thinks Formula 1 drivers are going to race a tough time when coming out of the pits in cooler races, thanks to new tyre blanket temperature limits.

Five teams F1 should target for 2021

One of the most interesting claims during the first weekend of the 2019 Formula 1 season was the assertion that several teams are interested in joining the grid in 2021.

FIA confirms even stricter oil burn clampdown for 2020

The FIA has confirmed plans for an even stricter clampdown on oil burn in 2020, as the governing body moves to stop teams benefiting from the activity.

Schumacher putting thoughts of Ferrari F1 debut aside

Mick Schumacher says he will try to put thoughts of his imminent Formula 1 test debut out of his mind this weekend to focus on his first Formula 2 races.

Ilott to make F1 test debut with Alfa Romeo

Ferrari junior Callum Ilott will get his first on-track Formula 1 experience in May’s Barcelona test, where he will join the Alfa Romeo team’s driver line-up.

[F1 2019 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: FUTURE F1 CARS

There was a lot of talk last weekend about IndyCar lap times at Circuit of the Americas being slower than Formula 1. It’s a reasonable comparison on a track with a bit of...

Sainz says McLaren has to avoid 2018 development 'trap'

McLaren's 2019 Formula 1 chances depends on it avoiding the development 'trap' it fell into during last year, says Carlos Sainz.

Ferrari expects to see impact of 'corrections' in Bahrain

Ferrari expects its performance in this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix to show the effect of the 'corrections' it has made following its poor start to the 2019 Formula 1...

'Disappointed' Renault must be hard on itself

Renault's Formula 1 team needs to be hard on itself if it is to bounce back from the disappointment of the Australian Grand Prix, reckons its managing director Cyril...

Schumacher set for F1 test debut with Ferrari

Mick Schumacher is set to make his Formula 1 test debut with Ferrari at next week's post-Bahrain Grand Prix test, Motorsport.com has learned.

Vettel expects six drivers to 'have a say' in F1 title battle

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel believes the six drivers employed by Formula 1's leading teams will all “have a word to say” in the way the 2019 title fight pans out.

Honda eyes first Red Bull win by summer

Honda hopes to have its first victory with Red Bull by summer break as it bids to make use of its chance to win in Formula 1 again.

Eight tech tweaks that boosted Mercedes in Australia

Mercedes arrived in Australia as the underdog for the first time in the hybrid era - but once again it scored a 1-2 finish. So what changed between pre-season testing and...

All Alfa Romeo F1 cars since 1950

Alfa Romeo has had a rollercoaster relationship with the Formula 1 World Championship, and it’s never been better than its first two seasons when it took back-to-back...

Seven ways F1 teams got around tobacco bans

Following the removal of tobacco-adjacent branding from two F1 teams' cars in Australia, we recall how grand prix squads tackled similar regulatory hurdles in the past.

Agreeing cost cap more urgent than 2021 tech specs

Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul believes that agreeing a new set of financial regulations should be the first priority in discussions over Formula 1's post-2021...

Overtaking Ferrari shows Honda power now 'enormous'

Max Verstappen’s overtaking move on Sebastian Vettel at the Australian Grand Prix shows that Honda now has 'enormous' power, reckons Mercedes boss Toto Wolff.

An in-depth look at Formula 1 rear wings

Formula 1 cars become increasingly more complex with every iteration and 2019 has been no exception.

Momentum building for 2021 F1 changes, says Wolff

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff is optimistic about next week's crucial discussions in London about the shape of Formula 1 in 2021.

Norris 'drove like a veteran' on F1 debut

McLaren sporting director Gil de Ferran believes Formula 1 debutant Lando Norris “drove like a veteran” in the Australian Grand Prix.

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] ROBERT KUBICA: DREAM ACHIEVED

There was plenty of emotion at Albert Park on Sunday, with Polish racer Robert Kubica’s fairytale return to F1 coming true; despite the 34-year-old finishing 20th and...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] RENAULT F1 TEAM: MORE WORK NEEDED

Renault proved in Melbourne it has a long way to go to be F1’s best of the rest, with Haas a cut above at Albert Park, meaning there’s more homework ahead… 

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] SCUDERIA FERRARI: SHOCKING START

Sebastian Vettel left Australia shocked and stunned, after Ferrari finished almost a minute behind the dominant Mercedes W10 of Valtteri Bottas.

[F1 2019 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: AUSTRALIA DEBRIEF

Coming from a part of the world that’s mad about rallying, you’ll forgive my suggestion that Valtteri Bottas’s outing in the Lapland Rally in January did him the power of...

[F1 2019 NEWS FEATURE] RACE REVIEW: AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas has delivered the race of his life, sealing the Australian Grand Prix for the first time with searing, unmatchable pace - finishing 20.8 seconds...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] RACE PREVIEW: AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

Melbourne is the place to be as F1 touches down for the opening round of the 2019 season - the Victorian capital a tourist’s dream, whether from the air, as the city’s...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] ALEXANDER ALBON: RAW ROOKIE

Alexander Albon joins Toro Rosso this season as 2019’s least experienced rookie, the 22-year-old having had just four days in an F1 car to prepare for his Grand Prix...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] RACING POINT: FLUSH SQUAD

Formula 1’s midfield is expected to be a bloodbath in 2019, with six teams likely to be in the mix and potentially just half a second covering seventh to 18th place in...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] MERCEDES-AMG: 2019 BENCHMARK

Mercedes is working overtime in the days leading up to the Australian Grand Prix, with the marque expecting its toughest battle yet in 2019.

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] WILLIAMS RACING: CRISIS MODE

It’s nothing short of crisis for Williams, as the squad heads to the first race off the pace and without a technical boss.

[F1 2019 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: JAMES ALLISON'S VALUE

If we cut away what has become the compulsory pre-season optimism surrounding every F1 team (bar the sad shambles at Williams), we’re left with the usual dilemma of...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] ALBERT PARK: TRACK BUILD

Melbourne, Australia is a perfect place to start the new Formula 1 season, the sunny cosmopolitan city a hub for shopping, dining and sport. 

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] LANDO NORRIS: BIG EXPECTATIONS

Of the four rookie drivers in 2019, arguably the biggest pressure will be on McLaren’s young charger Lando Norris.

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] KIMI RAIKKONEN: ALFA’S TOP MAN

Alfa Romeo Racing, the Italian-branded Swiss team previously known as Sauber, pulled off an incredible coup in signing 2007 F1 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen... 

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] 2019 PRE-SEASON: TESTING WRAP

Barcelona was again the focal point for Formula 1 fans last week, with 10 teams working around the clock at the well-worn Montmeló circuit, across the final four days of...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] RED BULL RACING: QUIET CONFIDENCE

Red Bull Racing could be F1 2019’s dark horse, with its Honda power unit proving to be not only powerful but reliable.

[F1 2019 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: 2019-SPEC CARS

In a typically excellent feature in London's ‘The Times’ newspaper, Rick Broadbent looks forward to the MotoGP championship that starts this week in Qatar. 

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] TORO ROSSO: RESURGENT FORCE

There’s no doubt that Toro Rosso was held back last year. The minnow squad finished a disappointing ninth in the constructors’, two spots down from what it achieved in...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] MERCEDES-AMG: KEEPING CALM

Mercedes kept an incredibly low profile in week one of pre-season testing, with neither 5-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton nor Valtteri Bottas setting a headline...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] NICO HÜLKENBERG: UNDERRATED RACER

Germany’s Nico Hülkenberg is facing a golden career opportunity in 2019, with the chance to beat F1 A-lister Daniel Ricciardo in the same car.

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] PRE-SEASON 2019: TEST 1 WRAP

It may be winter in Barcelona, but the heat was on last week as F1’s 10 teams decamped to Spain’s second-most populous city, and the familiar curves of the Circuit de...

[F1 2019 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: TESTING ANALYSIS

Anyone analysing what happened in last week’s F1 test should finish their guesswork with the same routine caveat – ‘Terms and Conditions (Ts&Cs) Apply’ – that accompanies...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] JUNIOR RACERS: 2020 HORIZON

F1’s 2019 season is swiftly approaching – and as always – there is a string of new rookie drivers…ready for their full-time Grand Prix debuts.

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] McLAREN: EPIC JOURNEY

McLaren has emerged from a torturous 2018 campaign with a striking new car, the MCL34, an all-new driver line-up – its first for 12 years – and new team and technical...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] WILLIAMS RACING: BATTLING ON

Williams launched to fanfare, but was under fire at the start of pre-season testing, after failing to run across the first two days of the opening week.

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] F1 PRE-SEASON: TESTING GUIDE

The stunning Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has long marked the dawn of a new Formula 1 season as the host of pre-season testing.

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] RACING POINT: UPWARD TRAJECTORY

Racing Point heads into 2019 as a renewed force, the squad again on an upward trajectory care of the Lawrence Stroll-led consortium that saved it from administration.

[F1 2019 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: RACING POINT

We’ve seen the 2019 cars stationary. Now they’re up and running during an initial test that will tell each team a great deal about the effectiveness of their own...

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// 2019 F1 CALENDAR

March 17 Australia (Melbourne)
March 31 Bahrain (Sakhir)
April 14 China (Shanghai)
April 28 Azerbaijan (Baku)
May 12 Spain (Barcelona)
May 26 Monaco (Monte Carlo)
June 9 Canada (Montreal)
June 23 France (Le Castellet)
June 30 Austria (Spielberg)
July 14 Great Britain (Silverstone)
July 28 Germany (Hockenheim)
August 4 Hungary (Budapest)
September 1 Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 8 Italy (Monza)
September 22 Singapore (Marina Bay)
September 29 Russia (Sochi)
October 13 Japan (Suzuka)
October 27 Mexico (Mexico City)
November 3 USA (Austin)
November 17 Brazil (Sao Paulo)
December 1 Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)