24 MAY 2016

Mercedes scoffs at Hamilton rumour

Mercedes has rubbished reports Lewis Hamilton might miss this weekend's prestigious Monaco grand prix.

FIA working on F1 engine sound generator

F1's governing body is backing development of a "sound generator" to spice up the muted tones of the current generation of power units.

Heineken deal to be announced soon

F1 looks set to lift the lid on its major new sponsorship deal with Heineken ahead of next month's Canadian grand prix.

Shift to 2017 focus delicate says Vasseur

A decision is looming about how Renault will handle the transition from 2016 to 2017, team boss Frederic Vasseur has admitted.

McLaren chassis better than Ferrari says Boullier

McLaren-Honda appears to be finally emerging from its long slump, with bosses Ron Dennis and Eric Boullier sounding particularly upbeat ahead of Monaco.

Massa not sure Red Bull better than Mercedes

Felipe Massa is in a realistic mood about Williams' chances ahead of this weekend's race in Monaco.

Father still involved in Verstappen's career

Jos Verstappen has admitted that while he has taken a step back, he is still closely involved in his son's meteoric F1 career.

Too soon to predict Verstappen greatness says Petrov

It might be too early to predict greatness for F1 teen sensation Max Verstappen, according to a former grand prix driver.

Haryanto admits he could lose Manor seat

Rio Haryanto has admitted for the first time that he might not make it through the 2016 season.

F3 team Prema linked with F1 entry?

The next new team for F1 could now be on the horizon, according to Germany's Auto Bild Motorsport.

23 MAY 2016

Honda to use all tokens by Spa?

Honda is planning to hand in all of its engine performance 'tokens' by Spa-Francorchamps in August.

Le Mans rules out French GP revival

Le Mans has ruled itself out of the running to revive the French grand prix.

Lauda plays down Rosberg-Ferrari rumours

Niki Lauda has played down rumours Nico Rosberg might be contemplating a switch to Ferrari for 2017.

Montezemolo expected bigger Ferrari step

Luca di Montezemolo says he expected Ferrari to make a bigger step forward in 2016.

Motor racing needs more minimum age rules says Wolff

Toto Wolff thinks the world of premier motor racing might need to revisit the issue of driver age, following an enormous crash at the weekend.

Verstappen says he must stay grounded

Max Verstappen is sure becoming F1's youngest ever winner will not go to his head.

Newspaper says Hamilton could miss Monaco

The next wild rumour is now firing in formula one, ahead of the championship's 'jewel in the crown' event in Monaco this weekend.

20 MAY 2016

Vettel expected stronger Williams in 2016

Sebastian Vettel says he expected Williams to be putting up a tougher fight in 2016.

Renault doesn't need big name driver says Vasseur

Renault is open-minded about the composition of the driver lineup for its new works team beyond 2016, according to boss Frederic Vasseur.

Mercedes dominance part of F1

Jean Todt has played down the need to stop Mercedes' dominance of F1, arguing that it has always been a feature of the sport.

19 MAY 2016

Ricciardo first in line for Renault upgrade

If Renault brings its new engine to Monaco, the French marque may only be able to supply one version apiece to the two French-powered teams.

Force India could halt 2016 car development

Force India is reportedly considering halting its car development programme for 2016 in order to focus on preparing for next year's new rules.

Pirelli to monitor pressures in-race from Monaco

F1 is fast-tracking a system whereby Pirelli and the governing FIA can monitor cars' tyre pressures live during a race.

Rosberg not commenting on future plans

The big rumour swirling in F1 circles at present is whether Nico Rosberg is really contemplating a switch from Mercedes for 2017.

Ferrari pushing over limit to catch Mercedes

Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari's aggressive strategy of full attack will not always work out for the ambitious Maranello team.

Red Bull denies Ricciardo given losing strategy

Red Bull has denied Max Verstappen was deliberately given the preferred race strategy to win last Sunday's Spanish grand prix.

Verstappen enjoyed post-win partying

F1's newest and youngest-ever winner appears to have enjoyed his post-race celebrations after the Spanish grand prix.

Button, Hamilton say no to Indycar

Two fellow champions have no intention of following Fernando Alonso into Indycar once their F1 careers end.

Real estate development threatens Monaco GP

The future of the Monaco grand prix is under threat, race organiser Michel Boeri has warned.

Honda not confirming Canada upgrade yet

Honda's Yusuke Hasegawa has played down growing reports that McLaren will get a highly-anticipated engine upgrade in Montreal next month.

Jean Alesi's son steps up to GP3

Jean Alesi's well-known F1 face will be a common sight in the paddock this year.

Wehrlein pushing to advance F1 career

Pascal Wehrlein says he was more than happy to step in at the last minute and test the championship-leading Mercedes on Wednesday.

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