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27 FEBRUARY 2017

TORO ROSSO NOT BLUE MERCEDES SAYS KEY

Technical boss James Key has played down suggestions the new Toro Rosso 'looks like a blue Mercedes'.

FERRARI'S LOW-PROFILE WINTER LIKE THERAPY

Ferrari extended its ultra low-profile approach to the 2017 season into the official reveal of its new car.

MASSA ADMITS 2017 MERCEDES BEAUTIFUL

Although every 2017 car is now officially unveiled, Felipe Massa is not willing to guess who will have the edge in Melbourne.

NO PROBLEMS WITH 2017 RENAULT ENGINE SAYS MARKO

Dr Helmut Marko has played down reports Renault's 2017 engine came out of the blocks with an apparent technical failure.

WOLFF'S FAMILY TO TRAVEL WITH HIM

Toto Wolff says his new family will accompany him around the F1 calendar.

MERCEDES WANTED A BOTTAS OR A WEHRLEIN SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso has finally confirmed reports Mercedes expressed interest in signing him up for 2017.

ECCLESTONE'S RIGHT-HAND MAN LEAVES F1

Bernie Ecclestone's long-time right hand man has also left F1.

MCLAREN BUDGET BIG ENOUGH FOR 2017

McLaren has played down claims it may struggle to keep up with F1's bigger-spending teams in 2017.

MCLAREN JOINS RIVALS WITH CONTROVERSIAL SUSPENSION

Another team has joined Mercedes and Red Bull in planning to field a controversial suspension system in 2017.

VANDOORNE UNDER LESS TIME PRESSURE THAN ALONSO

Stoffel Vandoorne agrees he is under less pressure than Fernando Alonso to reach his career ambitions in the next years with McLaren.

24 FEBRUARY 2017

MERCEDES TO KEEP DRIVER RULES IN 2017

Mercedes will continue to have written 'rules of engagement' for the battle between its F1 drivers.

MERCEDES TO TEST SHARK FIN IN BARCELONA

Mercedes will add a 'shark fin' to its newly-launched 2017 car for the forthcoming official testing in Barcelona.

SAINZ'S FATHER PLAYS DOWN NEW RENAULT RUMOURS

Carlos Sainz's father has played down the revival of rumours linking the 22-year-old Spaniard with a move to the works Renault team.

MERCEDES CLOSER AND CLOSER TO 1000HP

Mercedes is inching ever "closer" to the milestone mark of 1000 horse power with its field-leading V6 power unit.

BOTTAS HAS NO PROBLEM WITH SHARING TELEMETRY

Valtteri Bottas says he has "no problem" sharing telemetry with teammate Lewis Hamilton in 2017.

RENAULT TAKES RISK AS NEW TORO ROSSO FAILS

Renault is a "serious contender" amid the engine power battle in F1.

WOLFF NOT WORRIED AMID SUSPENSION ROW

Toto Wolff insists he is "not worried" Mercedes' controversial suspension system will be declared illegal by the FIA.

MALLYA FIRES PARTING SHOT AT DEPOSED ECCLESTONE

Vijay Mallya has fired a parting shot at the recently deposed F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

TEAMS HAPPY AS PIRELLI REDUCES TYRE PRESSURES

F1 teams are reacting with positive surprise to news that Pirelli will drop the pressures of its tyres in 2017.

23 FEBRUARY 2017

F1 TEAMS FACE SPLIT OVER INCOME

F1 teams could be set to split into two camps, as a new row about income distribution threatens to break out.

ZANARDI NOT SURE FERRARI READY TO WIN

Alex Zanardi is not sure Ferrari is ready to ace the new regulations in 2017.

F1 LEGEND STUCK LIKES 2017 CARS

As the new generation of F1 cars are steadily unveiled this week, German legend Hans-Joachim Stuck likes what he sees.

VERSTAPPEN READY FOR F1 TITLE SAYS MARKO

Dr Helmut Marko thinks Max Verstappen is ready to battle for the F1 title.

FERRARI WON'T WIN 2017 TITLE SAYS PROST

Alain Prost does not think a Ferrari driver will win the world championship in 2017.

BOTTAS HAS CHANCE TO BEAT HAMILTON SAYS PROST

Valtteri Bottas has a "good chance" to take on triple world champion Lewis Hamilton in 2017.

NO LATE LIVERY CHANGE FOR RENAULT

Renault has shot down a rumour that it might be considering a livery change for the start of the season in Melbourne.

MALLYA HITS BACK AT EXTRADITION MOVES

Vijay Mallya has hit out at the Indian media, a day after his F1 team's 2017 car was revealed to the world.

FORCE INDIA THINKS MELBOURNE PROTEST POSSIBLE

Force India thinks rumours of official protests in Melbourne over an argument about suspension systems could be right.

22 FEBRUARY 2017

F1 TEAM COULD DO A BRAWN SAYS PALMER

Jolyon Palmer is not ruling out the possibility a F1 team could "do a Brawn" in 2017.

PROST BECOMES RENAULT TEAM ADVISOR

F1 legend Alain Prost has stepped up his role with the works Renault team for 2017.

I STILL BELIEVE IN FERRARI SAYS VETTEL

Sebastian Vettel says he still 'believes' in his dream of becoming world champion with Ferrari.

MARCHIONNE PLAYS DOWN LOSS OF ENGINEERS

Sergio Marchionne has played down some high-profile personnel losses at Ferrari.

RENAULT EYES SPANISH DRIVER FOR FUTURE

Renault has admitted it might be interested in signing up a Spanish driver in the future.

FERRARI SPLITS WITH RESERVE VERGNE

Jean-Eric Vergne has confirmed that he will no longer work with Ferrari in 2017.

VILLENEUVE TIPS VETTEL TO SHINE IN 2017

Jacques Villeneuve has tipped Sebastian Vettel to be a standout performer in 2017.

MERCEDES CURIOUS TO SEE HONDA PROGRESS

Mercedes' engine chief has admitted to being "curious" to spot Honda's progress of the winter period.

BIG TEAMS DESERVE MORE MONEY SAYS MARKO

Bigger teams deserve more income because they give more to the sport.

21 FEBRUARY 2017

MARKO BACKS BRAWN OVER DRS AXE

Red Bull is backing calls for F1 to rid itself of the controversial 'DRS' overtaking solution.

TOO EARLY FOR VERSTAPPEN TITLE IN 2017

Max Verstappen's father has played down the 19-year-old Dutchman's chances of winning the world championship in 2017.

STROLL DEFENDS PRIVATE F1 TESTING WORLD TOUR

Lance Stroll has played down the secrecy of his unprecedented private test programme as he prepares to debut in 2017.

BOTTAS TO HEED HAKKINEN'S TITLE-WINNING ADVICE

Valtteri Bottas says he is happy to have a two-time world champion in his corner as he steps up to F1's top team in 2017.

SAINZ IS RED BULL RESERVE DRIVER SAYS MARKO

Red Bull is clinging to its "reserve driver" Carlos Sainz, according to the energy drink marque's Dr Helmut Marko.

WOLFF EXTENDS POWER AT MERCEDES

Toto Wolff has reportedly upped his pay and "extended his power" at Mercedes ahead of the 2017 season.

20 FEBRUARY 2017

HAMILTON SAYS ZERO PROBLEMS WITH BOTTAS

Lewis Hamilton on Monday rowed back on comments that had been interpreted as prickly opening salvos to his 2017 campaign.

2017 LAUNCH SEASON SET TO BEGIN

Less than three months after the chequered flag in 2016, F1 is set to burst back into life.

US GP CHIEF ALMOST BOUGHT MANOR

Former US grand prix chief Tavo Hellmund has admitted he came close to buying the defunct F1 team Manor.

ROSBERG YET TO RESPOND TO BOTTAS MESSAGE

Toto Wolff says he has no problem if Mercedes' F1 drivers are 'attack dogs'.

WEHRLEIN IN DOUBT FOR SECOND TEST, MELBOURNE

Speculation is already mounting that Pascal Wehrlein could miss more than just the start of winter testing next week.

MARCHIONNE NOT FALLING IN TRAP OF BOLD TARGETS

Sergio Marchionne has confirmed that Ferrari will keep quiet about bold targets for 2017.

17 FEBRUARY 2017

RUMOURS OF 4X4 F1 CARS, FOTA REUNION

A new political storm could be on the horizon for formula one.

SAUBER TO CONFIRM WEHRLEIN OUT FOR FIRST TEST

Sauber is set to confirm that Pascal Wehrlein will sit out the start of official pre-season testing in a little over a week.

MARCHIONNE LOOKED SILLY AS 2016 TARGETS FAILED

Sergio Marchionne has admitted he "looked silly" after his brash target of wins and the title did not materialise in 2016.

16 FEBRUARY 2017

MERCEDES CONFIRMS NEW TECH BOSS ALLISON

Mercedes has confirmed speculation it has snapped up former Ferrari technical boss James Allison.

FIA DENIES CONFLICT OF INTEREST

F1's governing body has hit back at reports a "conflict of interest" could be set to trigger a full European investigation into the sport.

SYDNEY EYEING F1 AFTER LIBERTY MEDIA BUYOUT

Rival city Sydney could use F1's Liberty Media buyout to launch a bid to poach the Australian grand prix.

F1 INCHES CLOSER TO EUROPEAN INVESTIGATION

The European parliament has taken another step closer to initiating an investigation into formula one.

INSIDERS PLAY DOWN FERRARI RUMOURS

Insiders are playing down rumours Ferrari's 2017 campaign is already in trouble, long before a single winter testing lap.

MCLAREN DENIES ORANGE 2017 CAR LEAKED

McLaren has denied that the secret about its new, predominantly orange livery for 2017 is already out.

BOTTAS SAYS HAMILTON WELCOMED ME TO TEAM

Valtteri Bottas says Lewis Hamilton has welcomed him to the title-winning team.

BOTTAS PLAYS DOWN EUR 8M SALARY REPORTS

Valtteri Bottas has played down reports that he is already a big financial winner in 2017.

BOTTAS GETS ROSBERG'S RACE ENGINEER

Valtteri Bottas has inherited retired world champion Nico Rosberg's race engineer at Mercedes.

GIOVINAZZI COULD REPLACE WEHRLEIN IN TEST

Pascal Wehrlein could be set to miss the start of winter testing in less than two weeks.

PIRELLI PREPARES BACKUP TYRES FOR 2017

Pirelli has developed a range of 'backup' tyre compounds for 2017.

NO TYRE PROBLEM IN VETTEL CRASH

Paul Hembery has denied an early flaw with Pirelli's 2017 tyres may already have been uncovered.

15 FEBRUARY 2017

GUTIERREZ EYES F1 RESERVE ROLE FOR 2017

Esteban Gutierrez admits a personal mistake meant he had to look outside of F1 for 2017 to continue his racing career.

NEW MCLAREN A LOT FASTER SAYS VANDOORNE

Stoffel Vandoorne has confirmed claims that F1 drivers have been preparing hard for 2017.

BOULLIER CONFIRMS COLOUR CHANGE FOR MCLAREN

Eric Boullier has confirmed rumours that McLaren will change livery colour for 2017.

MCLAREN NEUTRAL AMID F1 SUSPENSION BATTLE

Eric Boullier says McLaren is staying out of the fight over controversial suspension designs in 2017.

FANS TO SEE REAL F1 PASSING IN 2017

F1 fans will see more "real" overtaking in 2017, according to Pirelli.

PIRELLI WANTS WET TRACK FOR BARCELONA TEST

F1's official tyre supplier wants a full day of official winter testing to take place on a wet track.

ZANARDI DOUBTS BOTTAS CAN TAKE ON HAMILTON

Former F1 driver Alex Zanardi doubts Mercedes newcomer Valtteri Bottas can take on his teammate Lewis Hamilton in 2017.

14 FEBRUARY 2017

SUSPENSION DISPUTE STILL RAGING BEFORE TEST

A question mark continues to hang above the legality of the fastest two cars ahead of the 2017 season.

F1 FACES POTENTIAL $168M FINE?

F1 is inching closer to a full investigation by the European Commission.

BOTTAS NOT SETTLING FOR SECOND PLACE

Valtteri Bottas has confirmed reports that he had to split with his manager Toto Wolff before signing up with Mercedes for 2017.

ROSBERG PREDICTS 2017 PODIUM FOR MCLAREN

World champion Nico Rosberg is tipping a better season for the once-great F1 team McLaren-Honda.

PIRELLI EMBRACING CHALLENGE OF FASTER F1

Pirelli is happy in formula one and embracing the "very important challenge" of the much faster 2017 cars.

13 FEBRUARY 2017

ALONSO NOT BACKING BROWN'S NO WINS CLAIM

Fernando Alonso is not willing to join new McLaren boss Zak Brown in playing down the chance of race wins in 2017.

NO BLUFFING IN 2017 TEST SEASON SAYS LAUDA

Valtteri Bottas is pushing hard to be ready for the 2017 season.

MERCEDES TO CONSIDER VETTEL FOR 2018 SAYS ROSBERG

Nico Rosberg says Sebastian Vettel will be in the running for a sensational switch to Mercedes for 2018.

BOTTAS TARGETS BEATING HAMILTON TO 2017 TITLE

Valtteri Bottas is targeting the world championship for 2017.

GIOVINAZZI NOT DENYING FRIDAY PRACTICE RUMOURS

Antonio Giovinazzi has refused to dismiss speculation he might be in line for some Friday practice outings this season.

MAGNUSSEN ADMITS HE VOTED AGAINST HALO FOR 2018

Kevin Magnussen has admitted he was among the group of F1 drivers who actively voted against introducing 'Halo' next year.

PHYSIO DOUBTS ALONSO SET TO RETIRE

Fernando Alonso's long-time physio does not think the Spaniard is shaping up to quit formula one.

DALLARA HITS OUT AT F1'S RADICAL NEW RULES

F1 car designer Gian Paolo Dallara has hit at out the sport's 2017 rules revolution.

10 FEBRUARY 2017

VETTEL BRUISED AFTER FIORANO CRASH

Sebastian Vettel got his 2017 season off to a bad start this week by crashing.

ALONSO TO DEBUT 2017 MCLAREN

Fernando Alonso will give McLaren's 2017 car its track debut later this month.

RAIKKONEN TO OPEN KARAOKE BAR

Kimi Raikkonen is set to open a karaoke bar in Helsinki, the capital of his native Finland.

INDIA MOVES FOR MALLYA'S EXTRADITION

Force India chief Vijay Mallya has a new battle on his hands ahead of the 2017 season.

PRIVATE COMPANIES TO PAY RUSSIA GP RACE FEE

The race fee for the Russian grand prix will be paid entirely by private investors in 2017.

RENAULT NOT REPLACING BOSS VASSEUR

Renault will not be directly replacing departed team boss Frederic Vasseur.

F1 ENGINES NOT READY TO CRACK 1000HP SAYS ABITEBOUL

F1's 'power unit' era is not quite ready to crack the incredible 1000 horse power barrier.

PEREZ BACKS MEXICO GP ANTI-TRUMP CAMPAIGN

F1 driver Sergio Perez has stepped up his rejection of controversial US president Donald Trump's Mexican border wall policy.

SAUBER TO DECIDE ON 2018 ENGINE SUPPLY

Sauber could find itself in an early season tussle for its engine business early in 2017.

NO MORE CARMAKERS ON F1 HORIZON

Rumours are swirling that F1 could be set to welcome another carmaker or four to the grid in the near future.

BOTTAS HITS BACK AT HAMILTON CAREER KILLER JIBE

Valtteri Bottas has replied to what might be seen as the opening salvo in a new psychological battle between Mercedes' F1 drivers.

9 FEBRUARY 2017

WOLFF SURE MERCEDES DRIVERS WILL GET ALONG

Toto Wolff says he is confident Lewis Hamilton will get along with his new Mercedes teammate in 2017.

MELBOURNE PROTEST POSSIBLE OVER F1 ROW?

An argument over clever and controversial suspension systems looks set to keep raging early in 2017.

PROMOTER SURE BAKU RACE BETTER IN 2017

Promoter Arif Rahimov is sure Azerbaijan's second F1 race this year will be more exciting than its 2016 calendar debut.

SCHUMACHER MANAGER QUESTIONS F1'S LIBERTY BUYOUT

Michael Schumacher's former manager is not so sure the takeover by Liberty Media will really be good for F1.

ALONSO BACK IN TITLE-WINNING SHAPE SAYS TRAINER

Fernando Alonso is back in the kind of physical shape that won him back-to-back world championships more than a decade ago.

BRIATORE WON'T JOIN BRAWN AS F1 CONSULTANT

Flavio Briatore says he is not about to rejoin his old F1 colleague Ross Brawn by returning to the sport.

VASSEUR EXIT WON'T HURT RENAULT SAYS PALMER

The departure of team boss Frederic Vasseur will not hurt Renault.

RENAULT PROMISING SPAIN GP ENGINE BOOST SAYS MARKO

Red Bull is confident engine supplier Renault will deliver in 2017 -- particularly after the opening few races of the season.

8 FEBRUARY 2017

HAMILTON COULD BE BOTTAS CAREER KILLER

Lewis Hamilton's father has fired an ominous warning in the direction of Mercedes newcomer Valtteri Bottas.

BANK GUARANTEE SECURES 2018 FRENCH GP RETURN

France's return to the F1 calendar is definitely on for 2018.

ROSBERG BACKS KUBICA FOR F1 TEST COMEBACK

World champion Nico Rosberg has welcomed news Robert Kubica could be looking to get back into F1.

VERSTAPPEN-VANDOORNE LIKE SENNA-PROST

F1 could be heading into a new 'Senna versus Prost' era.

F1 DESIGNER WORRIED ABOUT 2017 RULES SHAKEUP

A well-known F1 engineer is concerned the sport is setting off down the wrong path with its radical new rules for 2017.

OUSTING ECCLESTONE A MISTAKE SAYS MOSLEY

Max Mosley thinks F1's new owners have made a mistake by dumping Bernie Ecclestone.

KALTENBORN SAYS WEHRLEIN NOT JUNIOR DRIVER

Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn has denied claims the Swiss team has signed up a "junior" for 2017.

7 FEBRUARY 2017

WEHRLEIN INJURY PUTS 2017 TESTING IN DOUBT

Two weeks later, Pascal Wehrlein is still recovering from a scary rollover crash that occurred during the race of champions event in Miami.

DE VRIES STILL WITH MCLAREN TEAM

Nyck de Vries remains with the McLaren team, a spokesman for the British outfit said on Tuesday.

MCLAREN CONFIRMS JOST CAPITO EXIT

McLaren has now confirmed the departure of Jost Capito.

6 FEBRUARY 2017

MERCEDES CAN ASSESS BOTTAS AFTER FOUR RACES SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda has urged Valtteri Bottas to get quickly up to speed at Mercedes.

WEHRLEIN AS FAST AS BOTTAS SAYS LAUDA

Only his lack of experience meant Pascal Wehrlein was overlooked for the top Mercedes cockpit in 2017.

BERGER, BRIATORE DOUBT ECCLESTONE WILL RETURN

Two experienced F1 pundits do not believe Bernie Ecclestone will mount a comeback.

ROSBERG WANTED ALONSO TO REPLACE HIM

World champion Nico Rosberg has admitted he would have liked Mercedes to replace him for 2017 with Fernando Alonso.

ALONSO-MERCEDES RUMOURS BASELESS SAYS BRIATORE

Flavio Briatore has rejected speculation Fernando Alonso was ever a serious contender to drive for Mercedes in 2017.

MCLAREN TEAM REJECTS BMW RUMOURS

McLaren has dismissed rumours linking the British team with a potential F1 tie-up with German manufacturer BMW.

BRIATORE NOT EXPECTING STRONG FERRARI IN 2017

Ferrari fans should not expect the famous Italian team to be stronger in 2017.

FINNISH TRACK EYES F1 FUTURE

Finland might soon be in a position to host a round of the F1 world championship.

WOLFF COMMENTS ON CAREY'S SUPER BOWL HOPES

Two F1 figures have shrugged at new chief executive Chase Carey's aim of turning every grand prix weekend into "the super bowl".

VW NO LONGER RULING OUT F1

Volkswagen is no longer ruling out a future F1 foray.

3 FEBRUARY 2017

KUBICA TO RACE TOP PROTOTYPE AT LE MANS

Robert Kubica is inching tantalisingly close to his old days in formula one.

MCLAREN-BMW DEAL SPARKS F1 RUMOURS

F1 journalists are wondering if McLaren's works relationship with Honda could be on unsteady ground.

FERRARI CONSIDERING BUYING INTO F1 SAYS MARCHIONNE

Ferrari could be the first F1 team to take up Liberty Media's offer of shares in the sport.

F1 MUST FREE THE ARTIST IN DRIVERS SAYS ZANARDI

F1 must liberate the drivers if it wants to improve the on-track spectacle.

HEAVIER 2017 CARS WILL STILL BE FASTER

Although the weight of the cars is rising yet again, the 2017 grid will still be considerably faster.

2017 RULES GOOD FOR F1 AND MAGNUSSEN

Kevin Magnussen thinks the 2017 rules will be good for formula one -- and for him.

SMP NOT LOOKING TO DEEPEN F1 INVOLVEMENT

Boris Rothenberg, who heads Russia's major SMP Bank and a racing division called SMP Racing, said he is not looking to expand the F1 programme.

2 FEBRUARY 2017

DRIVERS VOTE AGAINST HALO FOR 2018?

'Halo' could be put on the back burner for yet another year.

VETTEL'S FERRARI SWITCH A MISTAKE SAYS BERGER

Sebastian Vettel's 2015 switch from Red Bull to Ferrari was a mistake.

RENAULT-SIROTKIN DEAL TO PROCEED AFTER VASSEUR EXIT

Sergey Sirotkin will stay with the Renault team in 2017 despite the change in upper management.

TODT NO FAN OF TWO-DAY RACE WEEKEND IDEA

F1 does not look set to switch to a two-day race weekend format any time soon.

WOLFF NOT SURE ECCLESTONE REALLY GONE

Bernie Ecclestone may be gone as chief executive, but he may not be gone for good according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

1 FEBRUARY 2017

NO DISASTERS AS HAAS PREPARES FOR SEASON TWO

F1's small American team Haas appears to be enjoying a smooth winter period.

SAINZ PLAYS DOWN PODIUM HOPES FOR 2017

Carlos Sainz has played down hopes he might record his first F1 podium this year.

TODT DENIES F1 NEEDS RADICAL OVERHAUL

Jean Todt has denied that formula one needs to make radical changes in the new Liberty Media era.

ROSBERG TO ATTEND FIVE OR SIX RACES IN 2017

World champion Nico Rosberg says he will not get involved with technical matters despite continuing to work with Mercedes in 2017.

ROSBERG NOT EYEING FORMULA E SEAT

World champion Nico Rosberg has denied he could keep his adrenaline flowing by moving into the all-electric series Formula E next year.

RENAULT TARGETS FIFTH OR SIXTH IN 2017

Renault has set targets despite entering another "transitional season" in 2017.

LIBERTY SHOULD SCRAP FRIDAY PRACTICE SAYS ABITEBOUL

F1 should shake up its weekend format by eliminating the Friday practice sessions.

ECCLESTONE OUSTING INEVITABLE

Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has backed the ousting of long-time F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

MERCEDES STARTED POWER UNIT DESIGN IN 2007 SAYS MONTEZEMOLO

Luca di Montezemolo says it is no surprise that Mercedes is utterly dominating F1's current 'power unit' era.

MANOR COULD STILL BE SAVED FOR 2017?

Embattled F1 backmarker Manor's hopes may still be faintly alive.

31 JANUARY 2017

F1 RUMOUR SURROUNDS LOWE GARDENING LEAVE

Force India is arguing against Paddy Lowe being allowed to start work at Williams early in 2017.

WILLIAMS ADMITS SPONSOR WANTED OLDER DRIVER

Williams deputy Claire Williams has admitted the British team's options were narrow as it looked to replace the Mercedes-bound Valtteri Bottas for 2017.

SILVERSTONE SEES ECCLESTONE EXIT AS BRITISH GP BOOST

Silverstone is sounding more hopeful about a future on the F1 calendar, in the days after Bernie Ecclestone lost his job as the sport's chief executive.

TODT WANTS LESS PRESSURE ON SCHUMACHER SON MICK

FIA president Jean Todt has urged the collective motor racing world to ease the pressure on the shoulders of Mick Schumacher.

ECCLESTONE EXIT AN OPPORTUNITY FOR F1 SAYS KALTENBORN

Monisha Kaltenborn says the departure of F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone could be remembered as a positive "turning point" for the sport.

BOTTAS BACKER PAYING MORE FOR MERCEDES MOVE

Valtteri Bottas' personal sponsor is happy to pay a little more in 2017, as the Finn prepares to charge for wins and the title at Mercedes.

30 JANUARY 2017

2017 CARS BRUTALLY FAST SAYS HULKENBERG

Nico Hulkenberg has tried the 2017-spec regulations in the Renault simulator -- and he says the new cars will be "brutally fast".

TOO SOON TO SAY LESS OVERTAKING IN 2017 SAYS SAINZ

Carlos Sainz says F1 commentators should wait for the season to begin before declaring that overtaking is more difficult in 2017.

VETTEL WELCOMES DRIVER PENALTY RULE TWEAK

Sebastian Vettel has welcomed news that less driver penalties will be handed out in 2017.

F1 MUST NOT GIVE UP ON HYBRID ENGINES SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff says F1 should not give up on its 'hybrid' engine era.

HAAS DEAL ALLOWS EARLY F1 PAYMENT FOR FORCE INDIA

A deal has been struck whereby Force India will get an advance on its official F1 prize money early in 2017.

FIA FAIR AMID $80M WINDFALL CONTROVERSY SAYS CAREY

Chase Carey says the FIA is "fair" and "even-handed", amid a bubbling controversy that could spell trouble for Liberty Media's F1 buyout.

AUSTIN WOULD WELCOME MORE US RACES

US grand prix organisers say they would welcome more American races.

WOLFF SET TO SIGN NEW MERCEDES DEAL

Toto Wolff has indicated he is definitely heading towards a new contract with Mercedes.

BIG TEAMS TO PRESSURE F1 OVER INCOME

F1 must be prepared to call Ferrari's bluff in pursuit of a fairer income distribution system for the teams.

EXPERTS DOUBT ECCLESTONE WILL GO QUIETLY

The F1 world is poised to discover 'deposed' supremo Bernie Ecclestone's next move.

LIBERTY MUST REDUCE F1 TICKET PRICES SAYS PROST

Alain Prost says cheaper tickets should be new F1 owner Liberty Media's first priority.

PROST WANTS LESS MOOD SWINGS FROM FERRARI

Alain Prost has urged Ferrari to be calmer as it heads into the 2017 season.

28 JANUARY 2017

ECCLESTONE DENIES BREAKAWAY SERIES CLAIMS

Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has denied reports he is planning to set up a 'breakaway' series.

ADMINISTRATOR SAYS MANOR TO CLOSE ITS DOORS

Only ten teams will make it to the grid as the 2017 season begins in Australia in March.

27 JANUARY 2017

ECCLESTONE PLANNING F1 BREAKAWAY SERIES?

Mere days after he was "deposed", rumours and reports are swirling that former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone might be planning a breakaway.

SAINZ THINKS ALONSO WILL STAY BEYOND 2017

Carlos Sainz thinks the risk is low that his famous countryman Fernando Alonso will quit F1 at the end of 2017.

FERRARI DENIES 2017 CAR TO HONOUR BIANCHI

Ferrari has denied that the official name for its 2017 car is now out of the bag.

VANDOORNE IN SCHUMACHER, SENNA CATEGORY SAYS BROWN

Stoffel Vandoorne is in the same league as some of the best drivers to ever race in formula one.

NO PROPOSAL FOR LONDON GP YET

A spokesperson says London mayor Sadiq Khan has received no proposal about the possibility of a F1 street race in the city.

26 JANUARY 2017

F1 PROMOTERS MAY ASK FOR DISCOUNT SAYS BRAWN

Ross Brawn has admitted that Bernie Ecclestone's departure as F1 chief might lead to promoters asking for lower annual race fees.

BOTTAS AS GOOD AS ROSBERG SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda says Mercedes will not miss reigning world champion Nico Rosberg in 2017.

WOLFF ADMITS BOTTAS RIVALS ON 2018 RADAR

Toto Wolff has admitted that Valtteri Bottas needs to prove he should keep his new seat at Mercedes beyond 2017.

I CAN DEAL WITH MERCEDES PRESSURE SAYS BOTTAS

Valtteri Bottas says he knows how to deal with the pressure of his new assignment in the cockpit of now-retired reigning world champion Nico Rosberg.

F1 DOOR OPEN FOR LAMBORGHINI SAYS DOMENICALI

Stefano Domenicali is leaving a door open for a return to formula one.

BOTTAS MORE TALENTED THAN ROSBERG SAYS MERHI

One of Valtteri Bottas' former rivals thinks the Finn is actually more talented than the reigning world champion he is replacing at Mercedes.

25 JANUARY 2017

ECCLESTONE OFFICES TOO SMALL FOR F1

F1 will relocate from Bernie Ecclestone's current offices in London, new CEO Chase Carey has announced.

TEAMS WELCOME EXPERTS REPLACING ECCLESTONE

Top teams were looking confidently into F1's future this week, following news of Bernie Ecclestone's departure as CEO.

TEAMS TURNED DOWN OFFER OF F1 SHARES SAYS WOLFF

F1 teams turned down Liberty Media's offer to become co-owners of the sport.

NEW F1 RULE TO REDUCE DRIVER PENALTIES

F1 has tweaked the rules so that drivers are penalised less often in 2017.

BRITISH GP SAFE IN LIBERTY ERA SAYS CAREY

The future of the British grand prix seemed more secure as new F1 chiefs swept into office this week.

LIBERTY ERA FUTURE BRIGHTER FOR GERMAN GP

F1's new Liberty Media era is good news for "traditional" race hosts like Germany, new sport managing director Ross Brawn says.

BRAWN TO ATTEND F1 WINTER TESTS

Ross Brawn will be a prominent figure as F1's new on-track era begins in earnest in a month's time.

GIOVINAZZI WOULD ACCEPT 2017 DEBUT

Antonio Giovinazzi has vowed to be ready in the event he might make his F1 race debut in 2017.

24 JANUARY 2017

CAREY - "IT WILL BE LIKE 21 SUPER BOWLS!"

Less than 24 hours after taking over from Bernie Ecclestone as the man in charge of Formula One, Chase Carey gave his first interview to CNBC's morning program Squawk Box - in conversation with host Joe Kernan.

F1 SUPREMO ECCLESTONE DISMISSED

F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has been officially ousted.

NO REGRETS AFTER SAYING NO TO F1 SAYS ROSSI

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi says he has no regrets more than a decade after calling off his touted switch to formula one.

MANOR NEEDS FUNDS FOR TESTING

Embattled F1 backmarker Manor remains in talks with potential saviours.

HONDA AIMS FOR TOP ENGINE MAKERS IN 2017

Honda is aiming to push towards F1 'power unit' pacesetters Mercedes and Ferrari in 2017.

ECCLESTONE OUT AS CEO AS LIBERTY COMPLETES F1 ACQUISITION

Liberty Media Corporation and Delta Topco, the parent company of Formula 1 announced today that Liberty Media has completed its previously announced acquisition of F1, the iconic global motorsports business, from a consortium of sellers.

23 JANUARY 2017

LIBERTY HINTS FERRARI TO LOSE $100M BONUS

F1's new owner Liberty Media has indicated it is serious about taking away the $100 million bonus received by Ferrari each year.

DOCTORS SIDELINE WEHRLEIN AFTER ROLLOVER CRASH

One month before winter testing begins, Pascal Wehrlein was sidelined by doctors following a scary crash at the annual Race of Champions event.

VERSTAPPEN NOT EYEING YOUNGEST F1 CHAMPION RECORD VERSTAPPEN NOT EYEING YOUNGEST F1 CHAMPION RECORD

Max Verstappen says he has no interest in becoming F1's youngest ever champion.

INDYCAR SAYS NO TO F1'S HALO

Indycar, the major American open-wheeler series, says it will not be going down F1's route of the 'Halo' device for cockpit protection.

MASSA WON'T HAND BACK RETIREMENT F1 CAR

Felipe Massa says he will not have to hand back the F1 car gifted to him by Williams for his retirement.

SAINZ SNR SAYS RED BULL NOT BAD GUYS

Carlos Sainz's father has hit back at any claims Red Bull are "the bad guys".

LIFE MORE THAN DRIVING IN CIRCLES SAYS ROSBERG

Almost two months after stunning the F1 world, Nico Rosberg says he has no regrets about sensationally quitting the sport as world champion.

NEW LIBERTY ERA GOOD THING FOR F1 SAYS ROSBERG

This week could mark the end of Bernie Ecclestone's decades-long reign in formula one.

21 JANUARY 2017

SILVERSTONE DENIES GP AXE DECISION MADE

Silverstone has rejected reports it has already decided to drop the British grand prix after 2019.

VERSTAPPEN TRAINING HARD FOR 2017

Jos Verstappen says his son Max is training harder than ever for 2017.

ECCLESTONE OFFERED LESS HANDS-ON ROLE

Rumours are growing by the day that the Bernie Ecclestone era is effectively almost over.

20 JANUARY 2017

LIBERTY URGES TEAMS TO BUY INTO F1

New F1 owner Liberty Media has urged the teams to buy into the sport.

WOLFF UNSURE BOTTAS CAN BEAT HAMILTON

Toto Wolff has admitted it is possible Valtteri Bottas could be replaced at Mercedes by a bigger name for 2018.

MERCEDES SEAT MAY HAVE DESTROYED WEHRLEIN SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff says the retirement of Nico Rosberg was regarded as an "opportunity" for Mercedes rather than a problem.

VANDOORNE TO FIGHT AND WORK WITH ALONSO

F1 rookie Stoffel Vandoorne agrees with his McLaren teammate Fernando Alonso that their head-to-head fight will not be too intense in 2017.

HAAS EASIER THAN MCLAREN, RENAULT SAYS MAGNUSSEN

Kevin Magnussen says he is already enjoying life at his new F1 home.

MARKO WOULD HAVE TAKEN WEHRLEIN RISK

Dr Helmut Marko says that in Mercedes' place, Red Bull would have taken a punt on a young driver rather than sign up someone like Valtteri Bottas.

BOTTAS TAKES SPONSOR TO MERCEDES

Valtteri Bottas is taking a personal sponsor with him from Williams to Mercedes.

MANOR ASKS TO RACE 2016 CAR THIS YEAR

If Manor finds an eleventh-hour saviour, the embattled backmarker team would have to race its 2016 car early this season.

19 JANUARY 2017

ECCLESTONE TO EXIT AS FIA APPROVES F1 BUYOUT

The final hurdle has been cleared as Liberty Media races towards completing its takeover of formula one.

MCLAREN HINTS AT 2017 LIVERY CHANGE

McLaren executive Zak Brown has confirmed reports the British team might be set for a livery change in 2017.

SURER UNSURE BOTTAS CAN CHALLENGE HAMILTON

Former F1 driver Marc Surer hopes Valtteri Bottas is up to the task of taking on triple world champion Lewis Hamilton in 2017.

F1 TEAMS BACK AWAY FROM BUYING SHARES

F1 teams are backing away from new owner Liberty's offer of shares in the sport they compete in.

PIERO FERRARI EYES THREE WINS IN 2017

Piero Ferrari would like to see the F1 team that bears his famous surname win at least three races in 2017.

STROLL HAPPY MASSA REPLACING BOTTAS

2017 rookie Lance Stroll says he is happy that Felipe Massa will be his teammate this year.

SILVERSTONE WILL DROP BRITISH GP?

Bad news is still flowing out of Silverstone, the embattled current venue of the historic British grand prix.

GP2 CHAMPION GASLY HEADS TO JAPAN

Reigning GP2 champion will keep his skills sharp this year in Japan's top tier of open wheel racing.

FAMILY SHOULD TELL TRUTH ABOUT SCHUMACHER SAYS WEBER

Michael Schumacher's former long-time manager has criticised the F1 legend's family.

KLIEN STARTS MILITARY SERVICE IN AUSTRIA

Former F1 driver Christian Klien is starting his year by finally completing his compulsory military service in his native Austria.

MERCEDES SEAT TOO EARLY FOR WEHRLEIN SAYS WOLFF

Mercedes steered away from signing Pascal Wehrlein for 2017 because it would have been "too early" for the young German.

GIOVINAZZI WON'T STAGNATE IN FERRARI ROLE SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff has played down fears the career of new Ferrari reserve Antonio Giovinazzi might stagnate in 2017.

MAGNUSSEN DISAPPOINTED WITH RENAULT CRITICISM

Kevin Magnussen says he was "disappointed" to hear about his former Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul's recent parting shot.

18 JANUARY 2017

ROSBERG CURIOUS TO WATCH SUCCESSOR

World champion Nico Rosberg says he is looking forward to seeing a "great battle" between Mercedes' new driving duo in 2017.

LAUDA TENSION GONE AFTER BOTTAS SIGNING

Niki Lauda says he feels relaxed now that Valtteri Bottas has been signed up for 2017.

ALONSO NOT AFRAID OF ROOKIE VANDOORNE

Fernando Alonso says he is "not worried" even though he has a rookie teammate for 2017.

LIBERTY STILL SEEKING FIA GREEN LIGHT

Only one hurdle remains as F1's new owner Liberty Media looks to complete its buyout of the sport.

HONDA IN TALKS WITH SAUBER OVER 2018?

Honda's plans to begin supplying a second F1 team with engines are now shaping up.

LOTUS F1 FORAY NOT A FAILURE SAYS LOPEZ

Former F1 team owner Gerard Lopez has defended his record in the sport, insisting the Lotus foray was "not a failure".

KOVALAINEN MADE BID TO REPLACE BOTTAS

Former F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen has admitted he made a bid to replace the Mercedes-bound Valtteri Bottas at Williams for 2017.

NO PROBLEMS IN BOTTAS-HAMILTON PAIRING SAYS KOVALAINEN

Lewis Hamilton's former teammate says Valtteri Bottas should not have any trouble working with the triple world champion in 2017.

17 JANUARY 2017

LAST PIECES OF 2017 PUZZLE IN PLACE

The last major pieces of the 2017 grid have fallen into place.

ONE YEAR DEAL FOR BOTTAS STRANGE SAYS SALO

Valtteri Bottas' one-year contract to drive for Mercedes in 2017 is "really strange".

ANGRY SAINZ ALSO PATIENT FOR FUTURE

Carlos Sainz has admitted he is "angry" but also "patient", as his career stalls for now at Toro Rosso.

VANDOORNE UNSURE MCLAREN CAN WIN IN 2017

Stoffel Vandoorne is not sure McLaren will be ready to win races in 2017.

16 JANUARY 2017

RENAULT WILL HELP RED BULL CLOSE GAP SAYS MATESCHITZ

Renault will help Red Bull "get closer" to Mercedes in 2017.

MATESCHITZ UNDECIDED OVER F1 SHARES

Dietrich Mateschitz says he is yet to decide if he will accept Liberty's offer and buy shares in formula one.

BOTTAS SWITCH NEWS DUE THIS WEEK

Valtteri Bottas' expected move from Williams to Mercedes looks set to be finalised this week.

RED BULL, HAAS CARS PASS CRASH TESTS

Two more F1 teams are on track for pre-season testing late next month.

GIOVINAZZI DESERVES F1 RACE SEAT SAYS MINARDI

New Ferrari reserve Antonio Giovinazzi actually deserves a seat on the 2017 grid.

ECCLESTONE DOUBTS RED BULL CAN WIN TITLE

Bernie Ecclestone doubts Mercedes can be beaten in 2017.

ROSBERG MAY REGRET RETIREMENT DECISION SAYS BERGER

Gerhard Berger says he does not relate to Nico Rosberg's decision to quit F1 at the age of 31.

BOULLIER TARGETS TOP FOUR FOR MCLAREN

McLaren is not setting its targets too high for 2017.

MINARDI DEFENDS STROLL

Gian Carlo Minardi has hit out at criticism of Lance Stroll's impending debut in F1.

WEHRLEIN DELIGHTED TO JOIN SAUBER

Pascal Wehrlein has admitted he is heading to Sauber for 2017.

14 JANUARY 2017

BETTER NEWS ABOUT BRITISH GP FUTURE

Silverstone's owner is now more confident about the future of the British grand prix.

ALL F1 TRACKS SET FOR 2017 UPGRADES

Every F1 circuit will be tweaked and upgraded to accommodate this year's much faster cars.

MANOR DEADLINE EXTENDED BY ANOTHER WEEK

Better news is now emerging from Banbury, the UK headquarters of the embattled F1 backmarker Manor.

BERGER WOULD HAVE PICKED WEHRLEIN OVER BOTTAS

F1 legend Gerhard Berger says that if he was in charge at Mercedes, he would have signed Pascal Wehrlein for 2017.

VASSEUR NOT RULING OUT F1 RETURN

Frederic Vasseur says he might not be done with his F1 career.

FERRARI OPENS DOOR FOR MICK SCHUMACHER

Ferrari has swung open the door for Mick Schumacher.

HAAS BLOCKS EARLY F1 PAYMENT FOR FORCE INDIA?

Force India has suffered a financial blow ahead of the 2017 season.

MARCIELLO ENDS F1 DREAM

Former Ferrari junior Raffaele Marciello has called off his F1 dream.

13 JANUARY 2017

TEAMS WILL BE SANDBAGGING IN EARLY 2017 SAYS HEMBERY

It will take some time before the pecking order clearly emerges in 2017, according to Pirelli chief Paul Hembery.

VERSTAPPEN ABSOLUTELY READY FOR 2017 TITLE

Max Verstappen says he is "absolutely" ready to win the world championship in 2017.

VASSEUR WON'T BE REPLACED SAYS ABITEBOUL

Renault will not be "weakened" by the departure of team boss Frederic Vasseur.

VASSEUR QUIT OVER RENAULT DIFFERENCES

Frederic Vasseur says he quit as Renault boss because of "serious differences" with his management colleagues.

HAAS SHRUGS OFF RENAULT'S MAGNUSSEN ATTACK

Team boss Gunther Steiner has dismissed a stinging attack on Kevin Magnussen, who is Haas' new recruit for 2017.

ONE WEEK RESCUE DEADLINE SET FOR MANOR

Manor has just a single week to avoid collapse, according to sources close to the embattled F1 backmarker.

DONINGTON-F1 RUMOURS RETURN AFTER PALMER TAKEOVER

Donington might once again be in the running as a potential alternative venue for the British grand prix.

BRUNDLE HAD HEART ATTACK AT MONACO GP

Former F1 driver Martin Brundle has revealed he suffered a heart attack in the moments after the chequered flag in Monaco this year.

12 JANUARY 2017

MCLAREN STILL INTERESTED IN F1 STAKE SAYS BROWN

Zak Brown has played down reports F1 teams might be reluctant to accept Liberty Media's offer of shares in the sport.

TEAM BOSS SLAMS RENAULT REFUGEE MAGNUSSEN

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul has lashed out at departing team driver Kevin Magnussen.

RED BULL TO KEEP USING CONTROVERSIAL SUSPENSION - MARKO

Red Bull will continue to use a controversial suspension concept in 2017, according to Germany's Auto Bild.

MENTOR ALONSO HELPED ME THRIVE IN F1 SAYS SAINZ

Carlos Sainz has singled out fellow Spaniard Fernando Alonso as one of the most influential figures in his rise to formula one.

MCLAREN TO LAUNCH CAR ON FEBRUARY 19

McLaren-Honda will launch its 2017 car on February 19, according to the Spanish sports daily AS.

SCHUMACHER LOSES TWO MORE SPONSORS?

Two more sponsors have backed out of supporting embattled F1 legend Michael Schumacher.

11 JANUARY 2017

TEAM BOSS VASSEUR LEAVES RENAULT

Team boss Frederic Vasseur has left Renault.

MERCEDES DENIES BOTTAS ANNOUNCEMENT DATE SET

Mercedes has denied reports it has set a date for the announcement of Lewis Hamilton's teammate for 2017.

ROSBERG SUCCESSOR SOLUTION SO COMPLICATED SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda says the identity of Lewis Hamilton's new teammate for 2017 remains unknown because "it's all so complicated".

MARCHIONNE TO RETIRE AFTER 2018

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne says he plans to retire after 2018.

WILLIAMS NOT COMMENTING ON TEAM SHAKEUP

Williams has declined to comment on a wave of speculation about the British team's next moves.

10 JANUARY 2017

LOWE COULD BECOME WILLIAMS BOSS?

Paddy Lowe could leave his role as Mercedes' technical boss in order to become the overall chief at Williams.

FERRARI HAD TWO DAY CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SAYS MARCHIONNE

Ferrari is working harder than ever for F1 success in 2017, according to president Sergio Marchionne.

ROSSI LOGICAL CHOICE FOR MERCEDES SAYS ZANARDI

Mercedes should have been braver and signed MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi for 2017.

ECCLESTONE TELLS SILVERSTONE TO STOP COMPLAINING

Bernie Ecclestone has told British officials to stop "complaining", amid fears Silverstone will drop off the calendar after 2019.

2017 TRAINING TO BE INTENSIVE SAYS KVYAT

Daniil Kvyat says he has returned from a Christmas break to a spate of "intensive training" ahead of the 2017 season.

GUTIERREZ MOVES FROM F1 TO FORMULA E

After losing his seat at Haas, Esteban Gutierrez will continue his motor racing career in the Formula E single seater series.

9 JANUARY 2017

HAKKINEN CONFIRMS BOTTAS NEGOTIATIONS

Valtteri Bottas' next step in formula one will be known "in good time" before pre-season testing begins late next month.

ROSBERG TO WATCH MELBOURNE FROM THE COUCH

Nico Rosberg has no plans for the 2017 season opener in March except for "sitting on a couch".

HULKENBERG TRAINING HARD FOR 2017

Nico Hulkenberg says he has never worked harder ahead of a new season of formula one.

LOST MONEY HURT MANOR SURVIVAL CHANCES SAYS OWNER

Manor owner Stephen Fitzpatrick has admitted losing tenth place in the 2016 world championship was a real blow to the team's hopes of survival.

HULKENBERG HAPPY WITHOUT MERCEDES SEAT

As he prepares for 2017, Nico Hulkenberg insists he is content.

RETURNING MASSA BROKE FORMULA E DEAL

Felipe Massa had to break an agreement to race in Formula E this year, according to the Spanish sports daily Marca.

7 JANUARY 2017

MANOR ADMITS SURVIVAL IN DOUBT

Manor and its administrators have admitted that the F1 team's short-term survival is in doubt.

ALTERNATIVES QUIET OVER SILVERSTONE NEWS

British motor racing tracks have played down Bernie Ecclestone's hint they might be in the running to take over the British grand prix.

RENAULT TO LAUNCH ON FEBRUARY 21

Renault has become the fourth F1 team to reveal a 2017 car launch date.

MCLAREN TO RUN NEW HONDA ENGINE IN 2017

McLaren has revealed that it will use a new Honda engine in 2017.

6 JANUARY 2017

MANOR TO ENTER ADMINISTRATION AGAIN

Manor is once again facing the prospect of collapse, according to authoritative British media reports on Friday.

BOTTAS READY TO WIN IN F1

Valtteri Bottas is ready to win races in formula one, according to his trainer.

ROSBERG TO REMAIN MERCEDES AMBASSADOR?

Nico Rosberg looks set to stay with Mercedes as a brand ambassador.

NOW FORCE INDIA REVEALS 2017 LAUNCH DATE

Force India has become the third team to reveal a launch date for its 2017 car.

ECCLESTONE HAPPY, NOT ANGRY, AS F1 STARS RETIRE

Bernie Ecclestone insists he is happy rather than upset that some of F1's biggest names have elected to retire.

SILVERSTONE WARNS IT COULD BREAK F1 CONTRACT

A new cloud has moved over the future of the British grand prix.

5 JANUARY 2017

ECCLESTONE DEFENDS VETTEL AMID CRITICISM

Bernie Ecclestone has jumped to the defence of Sebastian Vettel, amid criticism of the Ferrari driver's performance and frustration in 2016.

FORCE INDIA WANTS TO BEAT TOP TEAM IN 2017 SAYS OCON

Esteban Ocon says he and Force India are aiming high for 2017.

ALESI HAILS FERRARI DEAL FOR GIOVINAZZI

Jean Alesi has hailed Ferrari's decision to sign up an Italian driver for 2017.

MERHI NOT IMPRESSED BY VERSTAPPEN HYPE

Former F1 driver Roberto Merhi has moved to calm the hype surrounding Max Verstappen.

ECCLESTONE WANTS SCHUMACHER NAME BACK IN F1

Bernie Ecclestone says he hopes F1 legend Michael Schumacher's teenage son makes it all the way to formula one.

4 JANUARY 2017

MERCEDES TO LAUNCH 2017 CAR IN FEBRUARY

Mercedes on Wednesday announced it will launch its 2017 car on 23 February.

ALLISON DEPARTURE HURT FERRARI SAYS ALESI

Jean Alesi thinks the departure of James Allison in 2016 had a big impact on Ferrari's season.

FIA BANS MERCEDES CONCEPT AFTER FERRARI LETTER - REPORT

Ferrari has reportedly made a bold bid to catch up in 2017 by designing a new suspension system, or have the Mercedes-pioneered concept banned by the FIA.

ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TASK FOR HAMILTON TEAMMATE SAYS MERHI

Former F1 driver Roberto Merhi has tipped a tough forthcoming season for Lewis Hamilton's new teammate.

VANDOORNE PLAYS DOWN HAMILTON COMPARISON

Stoffel Vandoorne is refusing to compare himself with Lewis Hamilton.

POLITICS SPOILING MCLAREN PASSION SAYS RAMIREZ

McLaren's former long-time team manager Jo Ramirez thinks "passion" is lacking in the Woking team of today.

RENAULT'S PALMER NOT RULING OUT 2017 PODIUM

Renault can target points and maybe even a podium in 2017.

HAAS BETTER FIT THAN RENAULT OR MCLAREN SAYS MAGNUSSEN

Kevin Magnussen is sure he will enjoy his F1 career more now that he has switched teams for the second time.

NO 2017 RETURN FOR HARYANTO

Rio Haryanto has dropped out of the running to return to F1 in 2017.

3 JANUARY 2017

FOCUS LEADS TO VETTEL FRUSTRATION SAYS RICCIARDO

Daniel Ricciardo says it is former teammate Sebastian Vettel's unbridled focus on F1 that leads to his obvious "frustration".

BOTTAS, WEHRLEIN, MASSA MOVES TO BE CONFIRMED

The late and sensational rush in the 2017 driver 'silly season' is now set to end.

FERRARI TO CRACK 1000HP IN 2017?

Ferrari will crack the 1000 horse power barrier with its 2017 engine, according to a report in Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport.

ROSBERG TRAINER UNSURE OF NEXT MOVE

Nico Rosberg's physical trainer is not sure what his next move will be.

RICCIARDO RELATIONSHIP COULD CHANGE SAYS VERSTAPPEN

Max Verstappen admits that if Red Bull's 2017 car is a title challenger, his relationship with teammate Daniel Ricciardo would change.

HAKKINEN HOPES TO SEE SCHUMACHER AGAIN

As the three-year anniversary of his skiing accident passes, Michael Schumacher is quietly turning 48.

BROWN PLAYS DOWN MCLAREN SALE TALK

Zak Brown thinks his impact at McLaren can be felt immediately in 2017.

TORO ROSSO EYES ENGINE NAMING DEAL

Toro Rosso is in talks about selling the naming rights of the team's engine supplier for 2017.

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