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[F1 2018 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: GRID PENALTIES

It’s a pity someone didn’t dare to ask Kimi Räikkönen for his opinion on the latest tinkering with the F1 regulations. Handing Kimi a microphone as he drifted sideways...

Ecclestone says he attempted to buy Silverstone

Former Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone says he has made enquiries about buying the Silverstone circuit – and was told that the venue is not for sale.

F1-bound Seidl was set to be Porsche motorsport boss

Formula 1-bound Andreas Seidl would have taken a new role with overall control of motorsport at Porsche had he remained with the German manufacturer.

First F1 2019 compound picks announced for revamped tyre range

Pirelli has revealed its compound choices for the first four races of the 2019 Formula 1 season, marking the first time that the new simplified designation of hard,...

Sainz not expecting Toro Rosso rivalry repeat at McLaren

Carlos Sainz does not expect his relationship with new teammate Lando Norris to be as troubled as those he faced at Toro Rosso at the start of his Formula 1 career.

Ricciardo changed by 2015 'low' point at Red Bull

Daniel Ricciardo has revealed that he was at “such a low” and changed as a person during the 2015 Formula 1 season because of off-track factors, including Jules Bianchi’s...

Red Bull once doubted Ricciardo's overtaking ability

He's now rated as one of F1's best overtakers, but uncertainty over that area of his race craft almost stopped Red Bull bosses promoting Daniel Ricciardo to the team in...

Best-looking F1 cars of all time

Since the Formula 1 World Championship began in 1950, the aesthetics of car design have wowed racing fans just as much as the star drivers who raced them. Here’s our...

Williams admits team needs Kubica's 'fighting spirit'

Claire Williams says her Formula 1 team needs Robert Kubica’s “fighting spirit” as it bids to recover from its terrible 2018 season.

Hamilton's speed on bikes caused concern, van der Mark reveals

Yamaha rider Michael van der Mark says he worked to make Lewis Hamilton “go a bit slower” during their Superbike track test, as the Briton's speed on the bike had caused...

Ferrari must address missing pace in 'too many races'

Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari needs to address its lack of pace in 'too many' races if it is to have any chance of winning the Formula 1 world championship next year.

Sainz feels 'powerful' in McLaren team leader role

Carlos Sainz says it feels ‘powerful’ rather than daunting to know that McLaren will be relying on him to help lead the team in the 2019 Formula 1 season.

Raikkonen stars at FIA Awards, as Hamilton is crowned

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes were officially crowned Formula 1 World Champions at the FIA’s prize-giving ceremony in St Petersburg, Russia, although the evening was topped...

Wolff backs Mick Schumacher for F1 success

Toto Wolff reckons Michael Schumacher’s son Mick can achieve success in Formula 1, “maybe” even with Mercedes.

Red Bull losing 'best overtaker' on the F1 grid

Red Bull Formula 1 team principal Christian Horner has praised outgoing driver Daniel Ricciardo as the best overtaker on the grid.

Hamilton collects F1 trophy and eager for more

Lewis Hamilton looked forward to more success with Mercedes after collecting his fifth Formula One world champion's trophy at the governing FIA's gala awards on Friday.

FIA chief Todt discusses Russian motorsport with President Putin

FIA President Jean Todt met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the FIA’s General Assembly in St Petersburg on Friday, to discuss the future of the sport in the...

Jacky Ickx – the quiet hero

Jacky Ickx won a Gregor Grant Award at last weekend’s Autosport Awards in London, in recognition of a magnificent career. There could hardly be a more deserving...

Mercedes even wary of Williams amid loophole threat

Toto Wolff says even a team like Williams cannot be discounted from coming up with a Mercedes-beater next year, amid fears that loopholes in the rules could be key to the...

Wolff makes U-turn on F1's 'super' halo decision

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has changed his mind about Formula 1’s halo device and says he would not have forgiven himself if vetoing it led to a “potentially catastrophic...

Sauber has the tools to build 'great car'

Kimi Raikkonen thinks Sauber has all it needs to built a 'great car' in 2019, having now had his first test with the team.

[F1 2018 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: ESSENTIAL INGREDIENT

That didn’t last long. Fernando Alonso quit F1 on Sunday in Abu Dhabi and was driving a Grand Prix car again on Monday. It was an unplanned (it says here) run in a 2013...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] PIERRE GASLY: BIG CHALLENGE

Red Bull Racing heads into 2019 with quiet confidence, the squad bound for waters anew, care of a fresh power unit partnership with Japanese car manufacturer Honda…

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] RENAULT F1 TEAM: FUTURE PLANS

Renault Sport remains bullish it can reduce the gap to the sport’s top teams in 2019, with special advisor Alain Prost confirming on the Abu Dhabi grid it will be closer...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] CHARLEC LECLERC: THE COMING MAN

Charles Leclerc is being hyped as one of the most exciting talents to ever step into a Ferrari, with fans the world over going ga-ga as to what the 21-year-old might...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] FERNANDO ALONSO: BAHRAIN CAR SWAP

Abu Dhabi was Fernando Alonso’s final Formula 1 Grand Prix, for now at least, with the 2-time F1 World Champion celebrated for a glorious career across 17-seasons racing...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] RACING POINT F1: BACK ON THE RISE

Racing Point Force India finished the 2018 season in seventh place in the constructors’ standings, the squad’s lowest result since 2012 when Nico Hülkenberg and Paul di...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] WILLIAMS RACING: TIME TO RECOVER

Abu Dhabi finally brought an end to a nightmare campaign for Williams’, one of its worst-ever across 41 years – the historic British squad finishing with just seven...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] KEVIN MAGNUSSEN: STANDOUT SEASON

Danish racer Kevin Magnussen has rebuilt his reputation in Formula 1 this year, emerging as a smiling, but ruthless assassin – on the back of his best season in the...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] TORO ROSSO: KVYAT’S CHALLENGE

One of the biggest stories of 2018 was the announcement of Daniil Kvyat’s return for next season at Toro Rosso, and the Russian has already begun his preparation for the...

[F1 2018 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: FAREWELL ALONSO

You couldn’t fail to notice this was Fernando Alonso’s final Grand Prix – for now, at least. As the weekend rolled on and the momentum gathered, there was the impression...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX: RACE PREVIEW

The pride of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit remains the benchmark for race tracks, one built for its 2009 Formula 1 debut at a cost of $1.5...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] TORO ROSSO: HONDA TESTBED

Toro Rosso flies to the United Arab Emirates in ninth place in the Formula 1 World Championship, putting the minnow squad on-course for its lowest position since 2012.

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] MERCEDES-AMG: HIGH FIVE

Mercedes heads to 2018’s final round in Abu Dhabi with the pressure off, its fifth-straight constructors’ title secured in Brazil.

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] FERNANDO ALONSO: FINAL GRAND PRIX

McLaren heads to Abu Dhabi in high spirits ready to farewell its beloved 2-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso, who will take his final start for now, at least, at the...

[F1 2018 NEWS FEATURE] ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX: RACE REVIEW

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for the fourth time, the season-ending event his 11th win of the season - equalling his personal best total from...

[F1 2018 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: F1 2019 CALENDAR

F1’s commercial managing director, Sean Bratches, says Liberty intends to ‘align our races by geography’. He’s referring to the recent news of a Grand Prix in Vietnam and...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] BRAZILIAN RACERS: McLAREN’S NEW CHARGE

Brazil might be better known for its global superstar footballers like Pelé, Neymar, and Philippe Coutinho, but it has an illustrious history in Formula 1 with 31 drivers...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] RENAULT SPORT: LOOKING TO 2019

F1 2018 may not have finished yet, but Renault Sport’s target for next year is clear, in being best of the rest after the sport’s top teams.

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] VALTTERI BOTTAS: LAST CALL FOR 2018

Valtteri Bottas has one race left to avoid an embarrassing stat, as the first Mercedes driver to have a winless season in Formula 1’s hybrid era.

[F1 2018 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: BRAZIL DEBRIEF

“You make your own luck and create your own situations but the key is you should not put yourself in a position where the actions of another driver can affect your race....

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] DANIEL RICCIARDO: PURE FRUSTRATION

Daniel Ricciardo heads into his final two Grands Prix with Red Bull Racing frustrated after a tortured campaign that began with so much promise.

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] ROBERT KUBICA: COMEBACK TRAIL

Robert Kubica’s dreams of returning to the F1 grid next year are not yet over, with the Pole still in the frame for a seat at Williams alongside new recruit and Mercedes...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX: RACE PREVIEW

Brazil, the world’s fifth largest country, is a diverse nation – rich in natural beauty, and a cultural melting pot, home to more than 200 million people, all undergoing...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] TATIANA CALDERÓN: HER FIRST F1 TEST

Mexico thrilled this year, with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton becoming a five-time Formula 1 World Champion at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez – matching the Maestro, Juan...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] SCUDERIA FERRARI: MISSION BRAZIL

Ferrari heads to Brazil down but not out with the constructors’ title up for grabs, which would be its first since 2008, 10 years ago.

[F1 2018 NEWS FEATURE] BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX: RACE REVIEW

Lewis Hamilton has won the Brazilian Grand Prix for the second time - and it was one of the luckiest victories of his career, with the five-time F1 World Champion...

[F1 2018 NEWS FEATURE] MAURICE HAMILTON: POLITICS AT FERRARI

In recent days, motorsport’s media has been taking more of a kicking than usual – in keeping with global fashion thanks to daily comments from The White House, most of...

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] WILLIAMS RACING: HOPE SPRINGS

Williams is coming to the end of one of its worst-ever campaigns in its 41-year history, with just seven points to show after 19 races.

[F1 2018 VIDEO FEATURE] RED BULL RACING: THE HONDA BUZZ

There’s a palpable buzz within Red Bull Racing about next season and its impending works partnership with Japanese manufacturer Honda.

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// 2018 F1 CALENDAR

March 25 Australia (Melbourne)
April 8 Bahrain (Sakhir)
April 15 China (Shanghai)
April 29 Azerbaijan (Baku)
May 13 Spain (Barcelona)
May 27 Monaco (Monte Carlo)
June 10 Canada (Montreal)
June 24 France (Le Castellet)
July 1 Austria (Spielberg)
July 8 Great Britain (Silverstone)
July 22 Germany (Hockenheim)
July 29 Hungary (Budapest)
August 26 Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 2 Italy (Monza)
September 16 Singapore (Marina Bay)
September 30 Russia (Sochi)
October 7 Japan (Suzuka)
October 21 USA (Austin)
October 28 Mexico (Mexico City)
November 11 Brazil (Sao Paulo)
November 25 Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)