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Red Bull duo say Ricciardo F1 sim input will be a boost

Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez reckon Red Bull will gain significantly from Daniel Ricciardo working in its simulator on Formula 1 weekends as part of his new third driver role.

Albon warns Williams F1 has "long road ahead" to recover Williams launch
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Albon warns Williams F1 has "long road ahead" to recover

Alex Albon admits that his Williams Formula 1 team has a “long road ahead” as it tries to progress up the field this year.

Albon: F1 drivers are "all concerned" by FIA clampdown on statements

Alex Albon says that Formula 1 drivers are “all concerned” by the FIA’s clampdown on political statements this year, believing they have a “responsibility” to speak up on important issues.

Gulf looking at full F1 livery option with Williams Williams launch
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Gulf looking at full F1 livery option with Williams

Gulf says it is open to the idea of a one-off full livery takeover of the Williams Formula 1 car, like it did with McLaren at the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix.

Williams reveals livery for 2023 F1 car

Williams has revealed the car livery it will run in the 2023 Formula 1 season, as well as introducing new driver Logan Sargeant alongside incumbent racer Alex Albon.

Why the time was right for Ford's F1 return with Red Bull

Some 22 years after pulling the plug out of Jaguar and handing the keys to a certain Dietrich Mateschitz, the paths of Ford and Red Bull have crossed again. And their 2026 Formula 1 alliance makes sense for both parties.

Tickets for F1 Italian Grand Prix and F1 Imola Grand Prix 2023 now on sale

Such is the clamour for Formula 1 in Italy the country sees two races take place inside its borders each year.

Horner: F1 drivers shouldn’t be “robots” amid ban on political statements

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner has cautioned that Formula 1 drivers should not be a “load of robots” in the wake of the FIA’s new restrictions on making statements.

Analysis: How Albon made the most of his second F1 chance with Williams

Cast aside by Red Bull Racing at the end of 2020, Alex Albon knew a second shot in Formula 1 would be hard to come by. But after a year on the sidelines, he grabbed his redemption chance at Williams with both hands.

Ricciardo: Australian GP buzz will tell me a lot about F1 comeback

Red Bull third driver Daniel Ricciardo says attending his home grand prix in Melbourne will likely tell him whether he wants to make a full-time comeback to Formula 1 or not.

The pioneering F1 car that preceded Lotus’s terminal decline Prime

The pioneering F1 car that preceded Lotus’s terminal decline

In the hands of Ayrton Senna the actively-suspended 99T would be the last F1 race-winning Lotus but, as Stuart Codling reveals, it was a complicated machine that caused more problems than it solved.

Horner: Red Bull faces "significant handicap" with F1 aero testing restrictions

Red Bull faces a “significant handicap” for 2023 due to the aerodynamic testing restrictions imposed after winning the Formula 1 championship and exceeding the cost cap, says team boss Christian Horner.

Ranked! The top 10 worst F1 cars to win a grand prix

Cars that rarely looked like contenders for victory have occasionally slipped through the net to become winners of world championship Formula 1 races. But which was the worst of the bunch?

Schumacher radio criticism highlighted F1 privacy change for Russell

George Russell says that the way an off-the-cuff radio remark criticising Mick Schumacher last year became a big deal shows how he is more under the spotlight in Formula 1.

Alesi: “Politics”, not F1, to blame for French GP exit

New Paul Ricard track president Jean Alesi says he’ll lobby France's president Emmanuel Macron to regain the French Grand Prix, and believes Formula 1 isn’t to blame for its exit.

How Tyrrell became a racing Rubik’s cube as it faded out of F1 Prime

How Tyrrell became a racing Rubik’s cube as it faded out of F1

Formula 1’s transformation into a global sport meant the gradual extinction for a small team determined to stay true to its low-budget roots. But Tyrrell would eventually be reborn as a world-beating outfit again, explains Maurce Hamilton, albeit in different colours…

Verstappen explains “absurd” F1 sim in private jet story

Formula 1 World Champion Max Verstappen has laughed off Helmut Marko's suggestions that he is installing a racing simulator on his private jet, saying it was a misunderstanding.

Ford: F1 return wasn’t possible without changes to engine rules

Ford would not have returned to Formula 1 without the major changes to the engine regulations for 2026, according to its motorsport boss.

No Bathurst lap record for Red Bull F1 car

Jenson Button continues to hold the unofficial lap record at Bathurst following the latest Formula 1 demonstration at the circuit.

De Vries cleared of wrongdoing in dispute over €250K loan

Nyck de Vries has been cleared of any wrongdoing in an Amsterdam court over a claim launched against him by real estate magnate Jeroen Schothorst relating to a €250,000 loan.

Horner admits Red Bull’s real F1 RB19 will be ‘somewhat different’

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says the real RB19 that will appear in Formula 1 testing in Bahrain later this month will be ‘somewhat different'.

Horner hints at closer links between Mercedes and Williams F1 teams

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner has hinted that there could be a closer relationship between the Mercedes and Williams Formula 1 teams in the wake of James Vowles’s move.

Ford remains committed to WRC amid F1 return

Ford has stated that it remains committed to its programme in the World Rally Championship following confirmation of its return to Formula 1 as an engine supplier from 2026.

FIA reveals six F1 engine suppliers signed up for 2026

The FIA has revealed that six manufacturers have signed up for the next generation of Formula 1 engine regulations starting in 2026, including Red Bull Ford, Audi and Honda.

Red Bull to use fan-designed F1 livery for three US races in 2023

Red Bull will race with fan-designed liveries for the three Formula 1 races in the United States this year.

Red Bull unveils 2023 F1 livery in New York

Red Bull has unveiled the livery of its 2023 Formula 1 car at a New York launch event as it bids to defend both world championships.

Ford will power Red Bull and AlphaTauri from F1 2026
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Ford will power Red Bull and AlphaTauri from F1 2026

Ford is to partner with Red Bull to power both the Milton Keynes-based squad and sister team AlphaTauri in Formula 1 from 2026.

Why Ford can offer Red Bull what Porsche could not in F1
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Why Ford can offer Red Bull what Porsche could not in F1

With Ford's confirmation of a partnership with Red Bull Powertrains imminent, it gives the Milton Keynes squad more pulling power in the American market. It's one of the key aspects the Detroit marque can offer which Porsche, expected to tie up with Red Bull before the deal fell through, could not.

Ford confirms Formula 1 return for 2026

American car giant Ford has officially confirmed its return to Formula 1 in 2026, ahead of Red Bull's car launch in New York.

Vasseur: Friendship with Wolff no harm to Ferrari F1 ambitions

Ferrari team boss Fred Vasseur sees no downside to the good relationship he has with Mercedes Formula 1 rival Toto Wolff.

The design changes teams face as F1 launch season begins

Formula 1 fans are eagerly waiting to see how much of the Red Bull RB19 being unveiled in New York city later on Friday is actually new.

Australian Grand Prix track schedule unveiled

The track schedule for the 2023 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix at Albert Park has been officially unveiled.

How will FIA decide on F1's potential new teams?

There was a time many decades ago when just turning up with a car and passing scrutineering would be enough to earn a place on the Formula 1 grid.

Everything we know about F1 2023: Drivers, cars, tracks & more

The 2023 Formula 1 season is on the horizon, but how much do you know about it? Find out all you need to know about the calendar, teams, drivers and more.

Double F1 race winner Jean-Pierre Jabouille dies aged 80

Former French Formula 1 driver Jean-Pierre Jabouille died on Thursday at age 80, French media have reported.

What really happened when F1 drivers went on strike
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What really happened when F1 drivers went on strike

Being a Formula 1 driver is one of those dream jobs, but that doesn't mean everything always runs smoothly.

Bottas: New CEO Seidl has a clear direction for Sauber in F1

Valtteri Bottas says he is impressed by Andreas Seidl's "clear direction" as he takes on the role of CEO of the Sauber Group, the company behind the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team.

FIA formally opens process for new F1 teams to join the grid

The FIA has formally opened the process for new teams to join the Formula 1 grid in the next few years.

Assessing Hamilton's remarkable decade as a Mercedes F1 driver Prime

Assessing Hamilton's remarkable decade as a Mercedes F1 driver

Many doubted Lewis Hamilton’s move from McLaren to Mercedes for the 2013 Formula 1 season. But the journey he’s been on since has taken the Briton to new heights - and to a further six world championship titles.

Lack of job security could hold Vasseur back at Ferrari, says Montoya

A lack of job security is a big negative that could hurt new Ferrari boss Fred Vasseur's ability to do his job, reckons former grand prix driver Juan Pablo Montoya.

Why new-look Haas is a litmus test for Formula 1’s new era Prime

Why new-look Haas is a litmus test for Formula 1’s new era

OPINION: With teams outside the top three having struggled in Formula 1 in recent seasons, the rules changes introduced in 2022 should have more of an impact this season. How well Haas does, as the poster child for the kind of team that F1 wanted to be able to challenge at the front, is crucial

Mercedes tech boss not convinced new rules have made F1 racing better

Mercedes technical director Mike Elliot is not convinced that Formula 1’s new regulations have delivered "significantly closer racing".

What F1's fan car thoughts say about the quest for better racing

The recent revelation that Formula 1 chiefs briefly evaluated the idea of fan cars being part of a new rules set from 2026 was fascinating on two levels.

McLaren to share F1 reserve driver Schumacher with Mercedes

Mercedes Formula 1 reserve driver Mick Schumacher will be also made available as a stand-in to McLaren, the Woking team has announced.

Alonso "wouldn't accept" continuing in F1 at less than 100%

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso says he wouldn't continue in Formula 1 if he didn't think he was driving at his best or if his new Aston Martin team didn't have any chance to win.

The Mercedes F1 pressure changes under 10 years of Toto Wolff Prime

The Mercedes F1 pressure changes under 10 years of Toto Wolff

OPINION: Although the central building blocks for Mercedes’ recent, long-lasting Formula 1 success were installed before he joined the team, Toto Wolff has been instrumental in ensuring it maximised its finally-realised potential after years of underachievement. The 10-year anniversary of Wolff joining Mercedes marks the perfect time to assess his work

Ben Sulayem drama will calm down once F1 racing starts, reckons Vasseur

Ferrari team principal Fred Vasseur believes the controversy surrounding FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem will calm down once the Formula 1 season gets underway.

How Driver’s Eye camera became a Formula 1 TV gamechanger

Formula 1 broadcasting has undergone many major advancements in the past decade in a push to better inform fans and enrich their viewing experience.

Amid ChatGPT buzz, is AI ready to take over Formula 1 strategy?

The viral success of ChatGPT since its launch has lifted interest surrounding Artificial Intelligence to new heights.

Gasly: Mindset for Alpine is "completely different" to Red Bull F1 move

Pierre Gasly says he has a "completely different" mindset for his Alpine Formula 1 move thanks to lessons taken from his failed stint at Red Bull in 2019.

Haas: No plans to change F1 team model despite nearing budget cap

Gunther Steiner says there is no plan for Haas to change the model of its Formula 1 team despite nearing the budget cap with a new title sponsor.

The all-French F1 partnership that Ocon and Gasly hope to emulate Prime

The all-French F1 partnership that Ocon and Gasly hope to emulate

Alpine’s signing of Pierre Gasly alongside Esteban Ocon revives memories of a famous all-French line-up, albeit in the red of Ferrari, for BEN EDWARDS. Can the former AlphaTauri man's arrival help the French team on its path back to winning ways in a tribute act to the Prancing Horse's title-winning 1983?

Haas reveals F1 car livery for 2023 season

The Haas Formula 1 team has released digital renderings of the new livery that will be run on the VF-23 this year.

Australian GP releases more race day tickets

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation has announced a final limited release of race day tickets.

Steiner: Haas F1 2022 rollercoaster better than "just downs" of '21

Gunther Steiner believes Haas's "rollercoaster" 2022 Formula 1 campaign took "a lot of energy" out of the team, but felt grateful for the highs after "just downs" the previous year.

Alonso's pushy trait a boost for me, says Stroll

Aston Martin Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll says Fernando Alonso's pushy nature will be a boost to both him and the squad this year.

Who were the fastest drivers in F1 2022? Prime

Who were the fastest drivers in F1 2022?

Who was the fastest driver in 2022? Everyone has an opinion, but what does the stopwatch say? Obviously, differing car performance has an effect on ultimate laptime – but it’s the relative speed of each car/driver package that’s fascinating and enlightening says ALEX KALINAUCKAS

Ferrari: Claims of 30hp F1 engine step for 2023 "a joke"

Ferrari has labelled wild rumours of a 30hp leap in engine performance this year as a "joke", amid growing intrigue about the steps that Formula 1 manufacturers have made for 2023.

Why floor designs have become a key F1 battleground

The new ground-effect floor design is perhaps one of the biggest changes that Formula 1 teams have had to adapt to under the new rules era.

Red Bull F1 car spotted on iconic Aussie road

A Red Bull Formula 1 car has been spotted on the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge in New South Wales.