22 MARCH 2017

Ricciardo gets Renault boost for Melbourne

Local favourite Daniel Ricciardo's Melbourne hopes got a boost on Wednesday.

Todt agrees V10 return unthinkable

Jean Todt has joined fellow F1 boss Ross Brawn in saying a return of loud, normally-aspirated engines in the sport is "unthinkable".

Schumacher's favourite uncle dies

The Schumacher family is grappling with its latest blow, as the F1 legend's uncle passes away.

Vettel names 2017 Ferrari Gina

2017 title favourite Sebastian Vettel has continued his tradition of naming his formula one car for the forthcoming season.

Hamilton relationship better says Wolff

Toto Wolff says his relationship with Lewis Hamilton is "stronger" ahead of the 2017 season.

More downforce makes F1 boring says Stuck

As excitement builds for the new era of F1, German official Hans-Joachim Stuck thinks the sport has taken a wrong turn.

21 MARCH 2017

Ousted Ecclestone couldn't change says Carey

New F1 chief Chase Carey says he is still in contact with his ousted predecessor Bernie Ecclestone.

Ferrari spent 100s of millions to catch up

Ferrari is on the cusp of a much better season in F1.

Vettel to Mercedes sounds good says Wolff

Sebastian Vettel "would fit" into the Mercedes team, according to team boss Toto Wolff.

Wolff carries lucky injury into 2017

Toto Wolff is carrying a 'lucky injury' into the 2017 season.

Honda says McLaren relationship strong

Honda has hit back at reports its works McLaren collaboration is on the road to tatters.

Rosberg-Hamilton relationship negative says Wolff

The intense relationship between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg had become "negative" for Mercedes.

20 MARCH 2017

Ecclestone not done with F1

Bernie Ecclestone is not yet done with formula one.

Alonso to lose his patience says Ramirez

Fernando Alonso will eventually "lose his patience" with McLaren-Honda.

21 races the maximum for F1 says Brawn

Ross Brawn says there are enough races on the F1 calendar already.

Canamasas eyes F1 test role for 2017

Formula 2 driver Sergio Canamasas is looking for a role in the F1 paddock for 2017.

Sainz flattered by Prost praise

Carlos Sainz says he is flattered by the praise coming from F1 legend and Renault team advisor Alain Prost.

McLaren engine switch rumours hard to believe says Sainz

Carlos Sainz says he cannot imagine McLaren deciding to dump Honda and switch to customer Mercedes engine power in the near future.

Unclear if more teams will buy F1 says Lauda

It is still not clear if more teams will join Ferrari in buying into formula one.

Briatore not excited by Ferrari test form

Flavio Briatore's big hope for 2017 is that Mercedes will be challenged for the world championship.

Steiner sure year two easier for Haas

Team boss Gunther Steiner is confident F1's notorious 'second year syndrome' will not strike Haas.

Verstappen plays down early race wins in 2017

Max Verstappen has confirmed expectations that Red Bull will touch down in Australia this week with several improvements for the 2017 car.

Lauda denies Mercedes eyeing Vettel for 2018

Niki Lauda is heading to Australia denying rumours Mercedes is lining up a tilt to sign Sebastian Vettel.

Jos Verstappen could help another young driver

Max Verstappen's father is not ruling out trying to help another youngster make his big mark on formula one.

Pirelli's Isola agrees Ferrari in good shape

Ferrari is on the cusp of returning to the top in formula one.

Founder admits Sauber to be 2017 backmarker

Team founder Peter Sauber has admitted the Swiss outfit is set to bring up the rear of the field in 2017.

Haas is team closest to Sauber says Ericsson

Marcus Ericsson says he is not sure where Sauber will line up on the 2017 grid.

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Straight Talk - Finding the right balance

By Luis Vasconcelos

News that both the Russian and the Canadian Grand Prix have extended their current deals for very long periods of time are a clear sign Liberty Media didn't come to Formula One to spend time looking around at how the business has been run and then come up with a long-term plan on how to proceed.

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By Luis Vasconcelos

What a shame those exciting last five laps of the Mexican Grand Prix were completely destroyed by red tape. When we should all be talking about the tremendous battle Sebastian Vettel and the two Red Bull drivers engaged in, everywhere on social media the subjects are the penalties handed to Max Verstappen and the German and then, of course, the use of very foul language by the four-times World Champion.

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