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Renault planning 'substantial' car revamp for French GP

Renault is to bring a 'substantial' revamp of its car for the French Grand Prix after managing to clear a backlog of new parts that had stalled its early season...

What’s going so wrong for Renault in F1 2019?

After a difficult start to the 2019 Formula 1 season, Renault has revealed details about its struggles so far this term.

F1's move to standard gearboxes called off

Formula 1 has called off an expected switch to standard gearbox cassettes in 2021, following a World Motor Sport Council vote to retain freedom of gearbox supply in grand...

Renault and Haas have lost 'margin' they had in 2018

Carlos Sainz thinks his former team Renault is paying the price for Formula 1’s tighter-than-ever-midfield battle leaving no room for errors this season.

Ferrari may need to consider writing off 2019 soon

Ferrari should consider writing off its 2019 Formula 1 campaign and switching focus to next year if it doesn't quickly turn the tables on Mercedes, reckons Mark Webber.

Mercedes to run red halo as Lauda tribute

Mercedes' Formula 1 cars will run with red halos during the Monaco Grand Prix weekend as an addition to the tributes to Niki Lauda it has already revealed.

French GP is “more than just racing” – Eric Boullier

Eric Boullier spent eight seasons as the boss of two different Formula 1 teams, winning races along the way. When Boullier, a proud Frenchman, left McLaren in the summer...

Raikkonen asked Alfa to cancel all 300th GP celebrations

Kimi Raikkonen asked Alfa Romeo to 'cancel everything' planned to celebrate his milestone 300th grand prix weekend in Monaco this week because he takes 'zero pleasure'...

Ferrari has to sort car 'very soon' to prevent 2020 problems

Ferrari needs to address any car shortcomings 'very soon' to ensure its 2020 challenger does not suffer the same performance shortfall as this year's.

Thursday problems will 'hurt further into weekend'

McLaren's Carlos Sainz fears the mileage he lost to a technical issue in Monaco Formula 1 first practice will 'hurt further into the weekend'.

The full extent of the void left by Lauda

Niki Lauda's death was always going to hit Mercedes hard, but it required an emotional address from Toto Wolff to lay bare the grief the team is experiencing after losing...

Hockenheim wants to keep F1 race but 'it's not up to us'

Hockenheim is still pushing to host a German GP in 2020, but the venue has to wait for the F1 organisation to take up the option that was built into this year's contract.

Renault was running reduced engine power due to conrod issue

Renault Formula 1 team boss Cyril Abiteboul has revealed that a conrod reliability issue handicapped the French manufacturer in the first part of the 2019 season.

Thursday press conference

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Claire WILLIAMS (Williams), Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing), Cyril ABITEBOUL (Renault), Zak BROWN (McLaren), Andrew GREEN (Racing Point)

Giorgio Piola’s magic Monaco moments over 50 years

Legendary technical illustrator Giorgio Piola is celebrating 50 years of attending Formula 1 races, and this career retrospective is a collection of his favourite moments...

Ferrari stars pay their respects with tribute helmet designs

Ferrari Formula 1 team stars Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc are both running tribute helmets in this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, with Vettel honouring Niki Lauda,...

Ferrari to stick with current front wing concept

Ferrari says it plans to stick with its current front wing concept, despite rivals Mercedes dominating Formula 1 with an alternative design.

Ferrari considering bringing back Resta from Alfa

Ferrari is evaluating whether to bring back Alfa Romeo technical director Simone Resta to bolster its Formula 1 team.

Mercedes names 'number one concern' for Monaco qualifying

The Mercedes Formula 1 team admits it has a tyre warm-up “concern” for Monaco Grand Prix qualifying, despite its imperious form in the two Thursday practice sessions.

Haas explains 'creative' thinking behind black-flag request

Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner hopes that his drivers pay more attention to their pit boards in the future after they were black-flagged in Monaco GP practice.

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

Formula 1 has long been considered the world’s most glamorous sport, a billion dollar industry with lavish launches, prototype state-of-the-art cars, and blue-chip...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] DANIEL RICCIARDO: MONACO MONSTER

In 2018 Daniel Ricciardo headed to Monte Carlo targeting victory. He achieved it. And in some style. He took the pole and drove a fine defensive race after suffering the...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] MAX VERSTAPPEN: 2019 STANDOUT

Max Verstappen may not have scored a victory yet in 2019 but he’s one of the stars of the first five races. The 21-year-old scored his second podium of the season last...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] CHARLES LECLERC: MONACO HOMECOMING

One year ago, Charles Leclerc was just a Formula 1 rookie, albeit with a fanfared entrance... following on from domination of the junior categories, taking the GP3 and...

[F1 2019 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: McLAREN'S INDY DISASTER

For a team that rightly plays on a proud tradition, those responsible for McLaren’s Indy 500 debacle would have done well to read the reflections of a man who really...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] GEORGE RUSSELL: STAR IN THE ROUGH

Williams may be locked in its own private nightmare down the back of the grid, but rookie George Russell has been a standout so far…

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] LEWIS HAMILTON: BOTTAS FACE OFF

Mercedes’ megastar Lewis Hamilton remains in an enviable position, not only as a 5-time F1 World Champion… and established great.

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] RENAULT F1 TEAM: RELIABILITY NEEDED

In Formula 1, reliable performance is everything.

[F1 2019 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: SPAIN DEBRIEF

The guys in the pub know you’re into Formula 1. You walk in on Saturday evening and the conversation goes something like this...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] F1 RECORDS: 1-2 FINISHES

Mercedes set a new record for F1 dominance in Azerbaijan, with its fourth- straight one-two result to start the season… 

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] DANIEL RICCIARDO: BAD RENAULT START

Last year, Daniel Ricciardo left Red Bull Racing after 150 races with the energy drinks brand’s backing, 100 at its top squad.

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] MAX VERSTAPPEN: NOT YET CHAMPION

21-year-old Max Verstappen is a Formula 1 world champion-in-waiting, his popularity in The Netherlands and beyond forcing the revival of the Dutch Grand Prix, which is...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] CARLOS SAINZ: TIME TO LIFT

Spain marks the traditional start of the European season, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya a welcome sight for the Formula 1 paddock, after two months and four flyaway...

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

Barcelona is a European tourist hot spot, featuring fascinating architecture, fresh Catalan cuisine and a bustling nightlife...with the 1.2-kilometre pedestrian-walk...

[F1 2019 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: W SERIES

It didn’t take long for talk to surface about the W Series becoming a World Championship in its own right and part of the undercard on a Grand Prix weekend.

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] BRAZILIAN RACERS: FUTURE F1 STARS

This week marks 25 years since the tragic passing of one of Formula 1’s greatest-ever stars, Ayrton Senna.

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] HAAS F1 TEAM: MORE TYRE ISSUES

Azerbaijan was another difficult race for Haas, with the minnow American squad off-the-pace, and again unable to get heat into its tyres.

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] VALTTERI BOTTAS: TITLE CONTENDER

Valtteri Bottas’s Baku victory has elevated him to title contender, with the Mercedes driver 1 point ahead of his teammate Lewis Hamilton, ensuring he’s right where he...

[F1 2019 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: AZERBAIJAN DEBRIEF

The simple mistake by Charles Leclerc during qualifying at Baku had a more profound effect than forcing the young Monegasque to beat himself up for the next 24 hours. In...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] RACING POINT: AMBITIOUS TARGET

Right from its Toronto launch, where its new driver line-up of Sergio Pérez and Lance Stroll unveiled an updated livery and 2019-spec front wing, Racing Point has been...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] WILLIAMS F1: CONTINUED SLIDE

Williams remains woefully uncompetitive in F1, its drivers qualifying on average around four seconds off pole position – locking them into their own race as a mobile...

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

From the gargantuan, opulent racing palace that is Shanghai International Circuit – Formula 1 completes the opening header of flyaway events with its fourth trip to the...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] PIERRE GASLY: MATCHING MAX

Pierre Gasly is taking some time to come up to speed at Red Bull Racing, with the Frenchman yet to match his highly rated teammate Max Verstappen.

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] SCUDERIA FERRARI: SEEKING THE KEY

2019 has so far seen three own-goals for Ferrari, the Scuderia unable to make the most of its oh-so-promising SF90 – resulting in three-straight one-two results for its...

[F1 2019 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: PRESSURE AT FERRARI

Who would be Mattia Binotto? He’s damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t – and the worst bit for the poor man is that all of this is being enacted within the...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] McLAREN-RENAULT: CLAWING BACK

McLaren flew home from China with much to assess following a difficult weekend where both drivers were knocked out of Q2, then both involved in first lap carnage,...

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

Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas has shown his steel under maximum pressure, winning the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with his teammate, 5-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton...

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] RED BULL RACING: CHINA MILESTONE

Red Bull Racing secured more solid results last weekend in Shanghai, its second double points finish from three rounds…

[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] KIMI RAIKKONEN: LOVING F1

At 39, 2007 Formula 1 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen is the oldest man on the grid, and by some margin, six years older than Lewis Hamilton, and 20 years and one month up...

[F1 2019 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: CHINA DEBRIEF

Three races in and Mercedes are already 57 points clear in the Constructors’ Championship. They have almost twice as many points as Ferrari and more than the bottom seven...

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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)