21 APRIL 2017

Bottas must win races to secure seat

Valtteri Bottas needs to win races to secure his place at Mercedes.

Berger hopes Vettel does DTM race

F1 legend Gerhard Berger hopes Fernando Alonso's decision to do the Indy 500 next month is the start of a new trend.

Honda eyeing engine customer for 2018 says Boullier

Honda could finally be set to add a customer team to its beleaguered F1 engine supply programme.

F1 looking for new German GP home says Carey

The German grand prix could move away from its traditional venues at Hockenheim and the Nurburgring in the future.

Lehto tips Raikkonen to bounce back

Former F1 driver JJ Lehto has tipped his Finnish countryman Kimi Raikkonen to bounce back in 2017.

Sochi temperatures won't stop Ferrari says Vettel

Sebastian Vettel thinks Ferrari will continue to impress next weekend in Russia.

Villeneuve slams Alonso's Indy 500 critics

Jacques Villeneuve has hit out at drivers critical of Fernando Alonso's decision to tackle the Indy 500 next month.

20 APRIL 2017

Ferrari triggers Mercedes alarm bells says Lauda

Ferrari has set off "alarm bells" at triple back-to-back world champions Mercedes.

Vandoorne can relax amid McLaren crisis says Boullier

Eric Boullier insists F1 rookie Stoffel Vandoorne is "not under pressure" amid McLaren-Honda's current performance crisis.

19 APRIL 2017

Mallya arrested, bailed in London

Force India boss Vijay Mallya was arrested in London on Tuesday.

Mercedes drivers admit tyre problems

Mercedes' two drivers have admitted the team is struggling with tyre problems in 2017.

Former boss hails Renault progress

Former Renault boss Frederic Vasseur says the French works team is performing well in 2017.

Massa accepts Verstappen apology

Felipe Massa has called a close to the latest controversy surrounding Max Verstappen.

Alonso advised badly in F1 career says Horner

Fernando Alonso's career has taken a "strange" turn because of "mistakes" in his decision-making processes.

Red Bull not letting Sainz go says Horner

Christian Horner says Red Bull does not intend to release Carlos Sainz from his contract.

No room at Porsche for Alonso

Porsche has played down claims it will host Fernando Alonso's bid for 2018 Le Mans victory.

Stroll not getting down about 2017 so far

Lance Stroll says he is not getting down about the difficult start to his F1 career.

18 APRIL 2017

Verstappen apologises for Brazil comments

Max Verstappen has apologised to Brazilians following comments he made in Bahrain last weekend.

Ferrari denies 2017 car not suited to Raikkonen

Ferrari has denied claims its 2017 car is more suited to the driving style of Sebastian Vettel.

McLaren can't continue like this says Ojjeh

Mansour Ojjeh says McLaren and Honda are working feverishly to get out of a "crisis", because either side "cannot continue like this".

Alonso denies voluntarily quitting Bahrain GP

Sources close to Fernando Alonso have "strongly denied" suggestions the Spaniard voluntarily quit Sunday's Bahrain grand prix.

Force India hails rapid Renault progress

Renault is a standout midfield performer so far in 2017.

Berger tips Vettel to stay at Ferrari

Ferrari's hopes of keeping Sebastian Vettel on board beyond 2017 have taken a giant leap forward.

Indy 500 deal not my idea says Boullier

Eric Boullier says he initially did not support Fernando Alonso's move to skip Monaco next month in order to bid for Indy 500 victory.

Massa surprised Button not testing in Bahrain

Felipe Massa says he cannot understand why Jenson Button is not testing for McLaren before contesting next month's Monaco grand prix.

Team orders approach has changed says Wolff

Mercedes reluctantly used team orders in Bahrain because "the situation is different now".

Carey hits back at Ecclestone race fee comments

Chase Carey has hit back at his predecessor Bernie Ecclestone following comments made in Bahrain last weekend.

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Straight Talk - Would you miss the Monaco Grand Prix?

By Luis Vasconcelos

If one of the things McLaren targeted when it was decided Fernando Alonso would give the Monaco Grand Prix a miss to try his hands in the Indy 500 was media exposure, then well done to Zak Brown and his staff. From Wednesday to Friday in Bahrain, the Spaniard's decision was the focal point of the paddock but, of course, when qualifying started, no one thought about it anymore.

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