16 JANUARY 2018

Williams confirm Sirotkin for 2018

The Williams-Mercedes Formula One team have signed 22-year-old Sergey Sirotkin to drive alongside Lance Stroll for the 2018 season.

Kubica in Williams reserve role

Williams has announced that Robert Kubica will fill the role of reserve and development driver for 2018, and will take part in a number of practice sessions, as well as pre-season and in-season testing.

Pirelli defends expansion to seven tyre types

Pirelli has defended its decision to expand its range of tyre compounds for 2018.

2018 engine rule change crazy says Mercedes

Andy Cowell has described as "crazy" the new engine rules for 2018.

Kubica deserves a chance says Isola

Robert Kubica needs more time to re-adjust to modern formula one.

F1 still priority despite Formula E test says Giovinazzi

Antonio Giovinazzi insists formula one remains his "priority".

Marchionne denies eyeing Ferrari buy-in

Sergio Marchionne has denied that he has plans to buy into Ferrari after stepping down as Fiat president.

15 JANUARY 2018

Trademark trouble over F1's new logo

F1 is heading for trademark trouble after launching its new official logo.

Fireworks expected at F1 meeting

An F1 team boss is expecting "fireworks" at a forthcoming meeting.

Bottas expects 2018 car to suit him better

Valtteri Bottas says he expects this year's Mercedes car to suit him better.

No place at Ferrari for Lauda says Marchionne

Sergio Marchionne says there is no place at the Italian team for former Ferrari champion Niki Lauda.

Sauber to become Alfa Romeo works team says Vasseur

Sauber could eventually become a full works Alfa Romeo team.

American drivers slam Haas boss comments

Well-known American drivers have hit back at Haas team boss Gunther Steiner.

Briatore tips return to podium for Alonso

Flavio Briatore said he hopes Fernando Alonso can "return to the podium" in 2018.

13 JANUARY 2018

Kubica to be Williams reserve driver?

Williams could be set to announce a reserve driver role for Robert Kubica in 2018.

12 JANUARY 2018

Mercedes to keep supporting ousted Wehrlein

Mercedes will continue to support Pascal Wehrlein, even though there is no place for the ousted Sauber driver on the 2018 grid.

Sauber has new project for 2018 says Vasseur

Frederic Vasseur thinks 2018 will be a more competitive year for Sauber.

11 JANUARY 2018

Kvyat to work in Ferrari simulator

Daniil Kvyat's new job in formula one will see him work mainly in the Ferrari driver simulator.

Red Bull plays down trick steering ban

Red Bull has played down the impact of a new FIA technical directive.

Journalist defends Kubica axe reports

A journalist has defended his claim that Williams has definitely decided to sign Sergey Sirotkin instead of Robert Kubica for 2018.

Quadruple champions target Fangio's five

The sport's two quadruple world champions admit equalling F1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio's five titles would be a special achievement.

Bottas training hard to be better driver

Valtteri Bottas says he is working hard to be a better driver in 2018.

Copenhagen could host F1 race in 2020 says Carey

Chase Carey has given Copenhagen the thumbs-up as a potential grand prix venue of the future.

Ricciardo would cope with Verstappen tension

Daniel Ricciardo says he would "happily" deal with some more internal tension with Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen.

Money not enough for F1 rookies says Todt

A well-known driver manager and team chief says F1 is working to ensure only credible drivers make it to the grid.

F1 to reform rather than axe grid girls

F1's marketing chief says the sport is considering reforming rather than axing its traditional 'grid girls'.

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