3 AUGUST 2015

Sauber eyes Renault engine switch

Sauber could be set for a change of engine supplier for 2016.

Nasr says Williams talk was just speculation

Felipe Nasr has played down earlier speculation that linked him with a potential switch to Williams for 2016.

Boss likens Verstappen to champion Vettel

Franz Tost, the team boss at Toro Rosso, has compared F1 teen sensation Max Verstappen to quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel.

FIA's Mouton plays down Carmen Jorda controversy

An FIA official has played down a media row with Lotus' female 'development driver' Carmen Jorda.

No summer shutdown for Honda and Renault

F1's teams and drivers may be packing their bags for the summer break, but there will be no such factory shutdown at Honda.

1 AUGUST 2015

Haas admits trio head 2016 race seat shortlist

A trio of drivers has emerged at the top of the shortlist to race for the new F1 team Haas in 2016.

31 JULY 2015

Hockenheim cuts ticket prices for 2016 return

Hockenheim has cut ticket prices as it bids to secure the future of formula one in Germany.

Sainz most overtaken driver in 2015

Carlos Sainz is the most overtaken driver on the 2015 grid.

Dennis pushing for majority control of McLaren

Ron Dennis has only until the end of the season to take majority control of McLaren, the German publication Speed Week reports.

Ferrari tipped to keep Raikkonen, Allison

Ferrari may issue a surprise at Monza in September by keeping its full team together for 2016.

Could F1 go for gold at the Olympics?

Might motor racing be a candidate for the Olympic Games?

Toro Rosso best place for Verstappen

Max Verstappen's father has added another denial to lingering speculation the teen Dutchman might be a candidate for Ferrari in 2016.

Ferrari not quite ready for 2015 title says Berger

Gerhard Berger has hailed the performance in 2015 of his old team Ferrari.

Mercedes now willing to supply Red Bull

Mercedes has reportedly now joined Ferrari in being prepared to supply engines to Red Bull in 2016.

30 JULY 2015

Honda set for 50 horse power step

Struggling Honda is preparing to take a significant step forward of up to 50 horse power after the summer break.

Button backs Montoya's plan to improve F1

Jenson Button has backed former F1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya's proposal to spice up the sport "straight away".

Trouble brewing over planned 2016 calendar

Discontent is brewing over F1's proposed calendar for 2016.

Vettel a threat to Mercedes title

Sebastian Vettel is in the hunt for the 2015 title.

Baku welcomes summer date on 2016 calendar

Organisers of the inaugural grand prix in the Azerbaijan capital Baku have welcomed their summer race date on the 2016 calendar.

29 JULY 2015

Wolff defends Hamilton after dire Hungary GP

For the first time in the 'power unit' era otherwise dominated by the German team, Mercedes "did not deserve" a podium finish in Hungary.

Ferrari to let Raikkonen option expire

Ferrari looks set to allow the 2016 'option' in Kimi Raikkonen's current contract to lapse.

Renault close to deciding F1 future

Among Renault's top brass, it is decision time.

Singapore tweaks set to boost overtaking

A tweak to the layout of Singapore's F1 street circuit could boost overtaking.

Rossi hints at Haas talks

GP2 driver Alexander Rossi is not ruling out a move into formula one next year with the new American team Haas.

Monza takes step towards securing GP

Monza has reportedly taken a major step towards securing the future of its historic Italian grand prix.

Button linked with Top Gear presenter role

Jenson Button has been linked with a shock move from the F1 grid to the television presenter's chair.

F1 would welcome Mosley back says Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone thinks F1 is too democratic.

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Straight Talk - Too much for the boys!

By Luis Vasconcelos

Jules Bianchi was in everyone's mind when we landed in Budapest, and drivers were bombarded with questions about the late Frenchman, as this was the first funeral many of them had attended - not an easy experience for anyone, let alone when you're there to say goodbye to someone so young.

Straight Talk - When small is not beautiful

By Luis Vasconcelos

Last week's meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council approved the 2016 F1 calendar, extending the season to 21 Grand Prix. That decision alone should be enough reason for concern for the teams, for the amount of travelling and days away from home will be increased - and we will all have the mammoth task of working over the space of just 35 weeks.

Straight Talk - Hulkenberg back in the game

By Luis Vasconcelos

Formula One can be a funny old business, particularly when it comes to drivers choices - mainly about the way some top teams make decisions that can cost them Grand Prix victories and even World Championships.

Straight Talk - Customer Cars - a bad solution

By Luis Vasconcelos

The complete lack of strategy from the Formula One Strategic Group has been overtly exposed recently. I honestly suspect the reason the FIA decided to publish the conclusions of the Group's meeting before the Monaco Grand Prix was to finally show to the world that having six teams sitting in the same room in the hope they'll come up with a logical new set of rules is useless, because they either fail to agree on anything or approve measures that are not possible to introduce.

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