25 APRIL 2015

Honda move may have blown Alonso's career says Villeneuve

Fernando Alonso might have blown his chance of ever winning a third title by switching to McLaren-Honda this year.

Manor not worthy of F1

Jacques Villeneuve has joined Bernie Ecclestone in admitting his opposition to the Manor team.

24 APRIL 2015

Force India proposes free choice for Pirelli tyres

Force India has come up with a proposal to spice up formula one.

Marko accuses Mercedes of helping Ferrari catch up

Dr Helmut Marko has accused Mercedes of actively helping Ferrari to catch the reigning world champions in 2015.

Hamilton at Mercedes for next three years?

Niki Lauda has issued a "guarantee" that Lewis Hamilton is staying at Mercedes.

No title charge until 2017 says Boullier

It will be 2017 before McLaren is ready to charge for the title.

Bottas not sure Williams can catch top teams

Valtteri Bottas has joined team engineer Rob Smedley in playing down Williams' chances of chasing down Ferrari in 2015.

Verstappen feels respect of F1 drivers

Max Verstappen says he is steadily earning the respect of his fellow F1 drivers.

Ricciardo on same level as Vettel

Red Bull is happy with its current driver lineup, Dr Helmut Marko insists.

German GP demise good for Austria says Lauda

Niki Lauda insists he has no sympathy for organisers of the now-defunct 2015 German grand prix.

Sainz believes he can beat Verstappen

Carlos Sainz is confident he can hold his own against his highly-rated teammate Max Verstappen.

Maldonado refused to sit out Friday practice

Pastor Maldonado is refusing to budge as Lotus attempts to accommodate 'Friday' driver Jolyon Palmer.

Revamped Valencia could return to F1 calendar

Valencia could be set to return to the F1 calendar.

Sparks can dazzle drivers says Sainz

Not everyone loves F1's new sparks. Last year, also to beef up the safety of the cars, F1 decided to return to its spark-laden past by adding titanium to the skid blocks in 2015.

Merhi could focus on 3.5 title after Barcelona

Roberto Merhi will contest the forthcoming Spanish grand prix. Whether he stays beyond that will be decided after the race in Spain next month.

23 APRIL 2015

CVC must act amid dangerous F1 omens

Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo thinks formula one needs to urgently reform.

Renault is Red Bull's best chance for success

Christian Horner on Thursday pinned Red Bull's hopes on the fate of its current engine supplier.

Button didn't storm out after Bahrain

McLaren has denied reports Jenson Button lost his temper with the team's situation after the Bahrain grand prix.

Ferrari won't rattle engine strategy

Mercedes will not react to title rival Ferrari's engine allocation strategy.

Lauda wants Hamilton deal done by Spanish GP

Yet another deadline is now looming over the finalisation of Lewis Hamilton's 2016 contract -- Barcelona.

Wurz backs Sauber over engine cost limits

GPDA chief Alex Wurz has backed Sauber over the future direction of F1's engine rules.

No Red Bull comeback until season end says Marko

Dr Helmut Marko has admitted the Red Bull-funded Austrian grand prix trophy will probably be passed into Mercedes' hands.

Vettel becomes F4 patron to back Schumacher son

Sebastian Vettel has become a patron of this year's Formula 4 series, the German newspaper Bild reports.

Merhi looks set to keep Manor seat for now

Roberto Merhi looks set to hang onto his Manor seat at least for another race.

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Straight Talk - Less Bickering, More Work

By Luis Vasconcelos

Few things are uglier and more embarrassing for those forced to watch and listen than a couple arguing in public, so Red Bull and Renault have been giving the Formula One fans the kind of spectacle we all want to avoid seeing. In spite of the tremendous success the Red Bull-Renault partnership enjoyed between 2010 and 2013.

Straight Talk - Hold your (prancing) horses!

By Luis Vasconcelos

Don't you just love Formula One? Just when even the insiders criticise the lack of excitement in the races we're treated to a cracking Malaysian Grand Prix that had every real fan on the edge of their seat watching, in disbelief, as Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari beat Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes.

Straight Talk - A worrying passion for self-harm

By Luis Vasconcelos

The first Grand Prix tends to be an exciting event, with new cars, and drivers with new rules, so the combination creates a lot of expectations for the fans. So, when the biggest story of the first race is a court case between a driver whose contract was not respected and a team that is struggling to survive, Formula One should really stop and do a reality check, because there's no bad situation that cannot get worse...

Straight Talk - A clear sign for Formula One

By Luis Vasconcelos

Bernie Ecclestone has promised a decision about this year's German Gran Prix will be made this weekend, avoiding the ridiculous situation of having the championship started without anyone knowing how many rounds it would include.

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