CURRENT NEWS

12 FEBRUARY 2016

CIRCUIT CHIEF OUSTED AT NURBURGRING

News emerged on Friday from the Nurburgring, an historic German circuit battling to keep its grand prix up and running.

MANOR EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR HARYANTO

Rio Haryanto on Friday admitted the race is on to secure the final place on this year's F1 grid.

FIFTY-FIFTY CHANCE OF FERRARI-MERCEDES BATTLE IN 2016

The jury is out as to whether Ferrari can take on Mercedes for the 2016 world championship.

RENAULT'S BELL LOOKS TO REPEAT MERCEDES SUCCESS

Bob Bell has set to work on turning the near-collapse of the Lotus team into a Mercedes-style success story.

VERSTAPPEN TO DRIVE 2016 CAR IN SIMULATOR

Max Verstappen has been at Toro Rosso's Faenza headquarters this week as the team prepares for 2016.

BOTTAS MORE PREPARED FOR F1 RUMOURS NOW

Valtteri Bottas says he is now more prepared for when intense speculation takes centre stage in his F1 career.

ANDRETTI HOPES 21-RACE F1 CALENDAR HERE TO STAY

F1 legend Mario Andretti has his fingers crossed that the US grand prix in Austin goes ahead as planned.

MAGNUSSEN MUST BRUSH OFF VASSEUR COMMENTS

A Danish racing driver has urged Kevin Magnussen to brush off news that he was actually only Renault's second choice for 2016.

MANOR WISE TO SIGN WEHRLEIN

Manor has made a wise choice by signing up Pascal Wehrlein for 2016.

11 FEBRUARY 2016

RED BULL'S MARKO SAYS F1 DRIVERS OVERPAID

Two prominent F1 chiefs disagree over the issue of whether formula one drivers are grossly overpaid.

JORDA HITS BACK AT SORENSEN'S 12S PER LAP CLAIM

Carmen Jorda has hit back at a former F1 colleague, following an accusation that her presence at Renault caused him to quit the sport.

10 FEBRUARY 2016

WEHRLEIN ADMITS MANOR DEAL FOR ONE YEAR

Pascal Wehrlein on Wednesday admitted his Manor race deal is for one season only.

WEHRLEIN CONFIRMS MANOR RACE SEAT

Pascal Wehrlein has confirmed reports he will make his F1 debut with Manor in 2016.

VILLENEUVE REVEALS F1 CAREER MISTAKES

1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve has admitted to making a couple of mistakes during his formula one career.

PETROV EYES F1 FUTURE FOR RUSSIAN TEAM

F1 could have a Russian team in the not-too-distant future.

GROSJEAN ENJOYS SIMULATOR RUN IN 2016 HAAS CAR

Romain Grosjean says he enjoyed his first run at the wheel of Haas' 2016 car -- in the virtual world.

MALDONADO SAYS F1 EXIT A BOLT FROM THE BLUE

Pastor Maldonado has revealed his eleventh-hour ousting at Renault hit him like "a bolt from the blue".

F1'S GLORIOUS DAYS ARE NOW SAYS ANDRETTI

Mario Andretti has counted himself out of the constant criticism of modern formula one.

WEHRLEIN TO RACE WITH MANOR IN 2016?

Pascal Wehrlein will make his F1 debut for Manor this year.

BRIATORE CHANGES FACE WITH PLASTIC SURGERY

Flavio Briatore is a radically changed man, according to the latest gossip reports emerging from Italy.

SCHUMACHER STAYING IN F4 THIS YEAR

Michael Schumacher's son will delay his move into the highly-competitive European F3 series for at least another year.

9 FEBRUARY 2016

MAGNUSSEN SET TO SPLIT WITH MANAGER

Kevin Magnussen and his long-time manager Dorte Riis Madsen are set to split, according to the Danish newspaper BT.

FERRARI HAS MATCHED MERCEDES POWER UNIT SAYS RIVOLA

Ferrari is ready to take on Mercedes in 2016, according to the Italian marque's long-time team manager Massimo Rivola.

OUSTED MALDONADO NOT A BAD DRIVER SAYS PALMER

2016 rookie Jolyon Palmer says he is happy to be teamed with Kevin Magnussen for his first season in F1.

RED BULL CAUTIOUS ON 2016 PERFORMANCE

Red Bull is keeping its expectations in check ahead of the new F1 season.

TITLES NOT MANDATORY FOR RENAULT

F1 legend Alain Prost says it is "not mandatory" that Renault ever adds to its current tally of world championships.

PIQUET JR ADMITS F1 RETURN CHANCES LOW

Nelson Piquet jr has acknowledged that his formula one days are over for now.

LACK OF MONEY STOPPED F1 CAREER SAYS BIRD

Former Mercedes tester Sam Bird says only a lack of sponsorship prevented him from making his mark in formula one.

JORDA ROLE PROMPTED SORENSEN TO QUIT RENAULT

Marco Sorensen says he quit F1's Enstone team in protest of the status of female development driver Carmen Jorda.

8 FEBRUARY 2016

BETTER MERCEDES DESERVES TO WIN SAYS PROST

Alain Prost has hit back at the criticism of F1's 'power unit' era.

KUBICA LINKED WITH FORMULA E MOVE

Rumours are swirling that Robert Kubica's next career move could be back into single seaters.

MCLAREN WOULD NOT RELEASE VANDOORNE TO RENAULT

Renault reportedly tried and failed to secure the services of Stoffel Vandoorne for 2016.

MERCEDES EXPECTING RIVALS TO CHALLENGE IN 2016

Mercedes is not sure it will dominate formula one for a third consecutive season in 2016.

RENAULT EXPECTING BIG POWER LEAP FOR 2016

Renault is expecting to make a big step forward with its power unit for 2016.

BUEMI STILL WORKING FOR RED BULL

Sebastien Buemi says he is still a part of Red Bull's F1 programme.

NEW FERRARI TO DEBUT BEFORE BARCELONA TEST

Ferrari's 2016 car will make its track debut one day before official winter action kicks off.

MAGNUSSEN AND GIRLFRIEND VICTIMS OF STALKING

Kevin Magnussen has been at the centre of a stalking case, the Danish newspaper BT reported.

VERGNE TO REPLACE GUTIERREZ AS RESERVE

Jean-Eric Vergne could be set to step into the reserve driver role at Ferrari.

MONZA EYES NEW F1 DEAL BEFORE MELBOURNE

Monza is hoping to secure a new formula one race deal for the future before the start of the 2016 season.

BRIATORE RULES OUT RETURNING TO CURRENT F1

Flavio Briatore has ruled out returning to formula one for now.

RED BULL TO BE STRONG WITH RENAULT POWER SAYS VASSEUR

The Renault works team is expecting Red Bull to perform well in 2016.

CATERHAM COLLAPSE PROBES TAKING PLACE?

Investigations into the collapse and attempted revival of Caterham in late 2014 are underway.

MANOR CHANCES LOOKING POSITIVE SAYS ROSSI

Alexander Rossi says his chances of a Manor race seat for 2016 are "looking good".

F1 BANKER GRIBKOWSKY TO LEAVE JAIL

Gerhard Gribkowsky is set to be released from jail.

MERHI LINKED WITH RENAULT TEST ROLE

Roberto Merhi is still not ruling out keeping a role in formula one for 2016.

BOOTH, LOWDON LAUNCH LE MANS TEAM

Former Manor F1 chiefs John Booth and Graeme Lowdon are continuing their motor racing adventure in Le Mans endurance sports cars.

5 FEBRUARY 2016

MAGNUSSEN HAD ANOTHER F1 OFFER FOR 2016

Renault wasn't Kevin Magnussen's only F1 option for 2016, according to the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.

RENAULT CAN WIN AGAIN IN FUTURE SAYS BRIATORE

Flavio Briatore has wished his old employer well as Renault prepares to return to full works status in formula one this year.

MCLAREN-HONDA MUST BE BETTER IN 2016

Alain Prost thinks McLaren-Honda will have a better season in 2016.

MAGNUSSEN SYMPATHISES WITH OUSTED MALDONADO

Kevin Magnussen has expressed his sympathy for the plight of Pastor Maldonado, who was ousted at the last minute by Renault for 2016.

CHRIS DYER RETURNS TO F1 WITH RENAULT

Chris Dyer, a well-known former engineer for Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen, is returning to F1 after a five year hiatus.

2016 RENAULT CAR CONSERVATIVE SAYS ABITEBOUL

Renault will walk a fine line between improving the 2016 car and preparing for the opportunity presented by next year's radically different rules.

RENAULT NOT SURPRISED BY MARKO COMMENTS

Renault says it is not surprised by comments made recently by Dr Helmut Marko.

FRIDAY OUTINGS POSSIBLE FOR OCON

Esteban Ocon may get some Friday practice outings in 2016.

SCHUMACHER NEWS NOT GOOD SAYS MONTEZEMOLO

Michael Schumacher's former boss has caused a stir by suggesting the health condition of the F1 legend is "not good".

4 FEBRUARY 2016

NO 2016 CAR OR RACE LIVERY AT RENAULT LAUNCH

Renault revealed neither its 2016 car nor the race livery as the wraps came off a mostly black single seater during Wednesday's Paris event.

RENAULT SEAT A SURPRISE SAYS MAGNUSSEN

Kevin Magnussen was still letting the news sink in as he stepped onto the stage as a works Renault race driver on Wednesday.

RENAULT WANTS 200 MORE STAFF AT ENSTONE

Renault is aiming to add 200 staff to its Enstone chassis factory by the end of next year.

RENAULT TO HAVE DIFFICULT YEAR SAYS PROST

Alain Prost has played down Renault's hopes for 2016.

MAGNUSSEN BRINGS SPONSOR TO F1

Kevin Magnussen said he felt lucky to have been given a rare "second chance" in formula one.

RENAULT CHANCE EVEN BETTER THAN MCLAREN SAYS MAGNUSSEN

Kevin Magnussen's father thinks the new Renault adventure has even more potential than if the 23-year-old had been retained by McLaren.

F1 SPONSOR HAILS MAGNUSSEN'S RETURN

A Danish businessman has hailed Kevin Magnussen's return to F1.

GHOSN WANTS RENAULT RETURN FOR ALONSO

Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday did not hide that enticing Fernando Alonso back to the new works Renault team is an objective.

2016 RIGHT TIME TO ENTER F1 SAYS VASSEUR

The sport's newest team boss, Frederic Vasseur, said 2016 is the right time for him to enter the world of formula one.

F1 TO SCRAP ENGINE TOKEN SYSTEM SAYS ABITEBOUL

F1's complex and controversial engine development 'token' system will be scrapped for 2017.

TORO ROSSO STILL ON SCHEDULE FOR TEST DEBUT

Toro Rosso remains "on schedule" to debut its 2016 car on the first day of Barcelona testing.

RED BULL TO GET TECHNICAL EQUALITY SAYS RENAULT

Red Bull will enjoy the very same equipment as the Renault works team in 2016, the French carmaker has assured.

JORDA HAS NO PROBLEM WITH OCON DEAL

A surprise face at the Renault launch on Wednesday belonged to Carmen Jorda.

F1 PUSHING AHEAD WITH HALO, FASTER TYRES FOR 2017

F1 will press ahead with its plans to protect the drivers' cockpits in 2017, according to Alex Wurz.

3 FEBRUARY 2016

RENAULT MAY CHANGE BLACK LIVERY BY MELBOURNE

Renault on Wednesday revealed a black livery for its return as a works F1 team.

MANOR NOT AN OPTION FOR MALDONADO SAYS MANAGER

Pastor Maldonado's manager has played down speculation the Venezuelan might rescue his tattered F1 career by joining Manor in 2016.

WILLIAMS SIGNS SIMULATOR DRIVER PAFFETT

Williams has signed up former long-time McLaren test driver Gary Paffett.

MARCHIONNE WANTED ALFA ROMEO DEAL FOR TORO ROSSO

Fiat Chrysler president Sergio Marchionne wanted Toro Rosso to be powered by Alfa Romeo-branded engines in 2016.

F1'S BIG NAMES ATTEND KEY MILAN MEETING

A landmark meeting starring the biggest names in formula one took place in Milan on Tuesday.

FORCE INDIA TO LOSE CO-OWNER, TITLE SPONSOR SAHARA

Force India looks set to lose its major co-owner and title sponsor Sahara.

2 FEBRUARY 2016

MALDONADO OUT, OCON RESERVE, WEHRLEIN FOR MANOR?

Pastor Maldonado has confirmed rampant speculation that he has lost his race seat in formula one.

NEW TORO ROSSO ONE SECOND FASTER SAYS VERSTAPPEN

Toro Rosso's new car is up to a second per lap faster than its 2015 predecessor.

TEAMMATE CHILTON CANNOT WATCH BIANCHI FOOTAGE

Despite two recent tragedies, former F1 driver Max Chilton is pressing ahead with his career in motor racing.

FORCE INDIA SIGNS BILLIONAIRE'S SON

The father of a young Russian driver signed up by Force India for 2016 is a billionaire.

F1 MOVES TO MILAN FOR MORE FUTURE TALKS

A meeting last Friday broke with formula one no closer to determining the shape of its future.

FORCE INDIA EYEING WILLIAMS IN STANDINGS

Force India should set its 2016 sights on F1's third force Williams.

1 FEBRUARY 2016

HONDA NOT MATCH FIT FOR 2015 RETURN SAYS ARAI

Honda's F1 chief Yasuhisa Arai has admitted the Japanese marque struggled with a 'lack of match sharpness' as it returned to the grid in 2015.

HAAS TO SHARE RESERVE DRIVER WITH FERRARI

Haas, the new American F1 team, has no plans to appoint a full-time reserve driver.

FANS WILL SPOT FERRARI CAR CHANGES SAYS VETTEL

Sebastian Vettel admits a seasoned eye will quickly recognise the changes made to Ferrari's F1 car for 2016.

SOURCES SAY MAGNUSSEN DEAL DONE

Kevin Magnussen has now agreed a deal to race with the new Renault works team in 2016, according to sources.

MCLAREN LIVERY CHANGE POSSIBLE FOR 2016?

Speculation is mounting that McLaren will kick off its hopes for a much better 2016 season with a livery tweak.

KVYAT HOPES FOR SMALL PROGRESS IN 2016

Daniil Kvyat is hoping Red Bull can improve in 2016.

2016 TORO ROSSO-FERRARI SET FOR FIA CRASH TEST

Toro Rosso plans to homologate its 2016 chassis later this week, according to a source close to the Faenza based team.

30 JANUARY 2016

HARYANTO'S WAIT FOR MANOR SEAT ENTERS LAST DAYS

The long race for a seat at Manor is entering its final days, according to the Jakarta Post.

29 JANUARY 2016

F1 MEETS TO DISCUSS 2017 PLANS ON FRIDAY

F1's future continued to take shape on Friday.

PIRELLI DELIGHTED TO TALK TYRES WITH F1 DRIVERS

F1 seems on track for faster tyres in 2017, as Pirelli welcomes the opportunity to meet with disgruntled drivers next week.

MANAGER, FATHER NOT COMMENTING ON MAGNUSSEN REPORTS

Kevin Magnussen's father as well as his manager are refusing to comment on widespread reports that the former McLaren reserve is now poised to return to the F1 grid.

ECCLESTONE STILL UNHAPPY WITH FUTURE ENGINE RULES

Bernie Ecclestone sounds unconvinced after F1's engine manufacturers recently agreed a change of direction for the future.

ROSBERG COULD BE DOUBLE WORLD CHAMPION SAYS BERGER

F1 legend Gerhard Berger has backed Nico Rosberg to bounce back in 2016.

ALONSO NO LONGER BEST F1 DRIVER?

A single season has transformed the images of two of F1's best drivers, according to legend Gerhard Berger.

VETTEL CAN BENEFIT FROM MERCEDES FEUD SAYS WOLFF

Mercedes chiefs are heading into the 2016 season with their eyes fixed firmly on Ferrari.

HONDA ALREADY STRUGGLING WITH 2016 RELIABILITY?

For McLaren-Honda, the rumours are running as thick and fast as the expectations of a much better campaign for the famous Anglo-Japanese collaboration.

28 JANUARY 2016

FERRARI ADDING WHITE TO 2016 LIVERY?

The livery for Ferrari's 2016 car could include a novel dose of white, according to one Italian source.

PIRELLI TO HELP FANS WITH LIVE TYRE INFORMATION

Pirelli is looking to tackle the complexity of the new tyre rules for 2016 by divulging more live information to the public during races.

FIA PROPOSES HALO COCKPIT SOLUTION FOR 2017

F1's governing body is believed to have shortlisted a cockpit protection system nicknamed 'the halo' for introduction in 2017, according to the British newspaper The Sun.

MARKO EXPECTS MERCEDES TO DOMINATE AGAIN

Dr Helmut Marko, a leading Red Bull official, has bad news for F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

TORO ROSSO ON SCHEDULE DESPITE FERRARI SWITCH SAYS KEY

Toro Rosso is "on schedule" for the 2016 season, despite the late change of engine supplier.

PIRELLI TURNED DOWN MERCEDES FOR WET TEST

Pirelli issued a polite 'no' to reigning world champion team Mercedes ahead of the recent wet tyre test at Paul Ricard.

GP2 CHIEF VASSEUR TO RUN RENAULT TEAM?

In the days before the news becomes official in Paris, sources report that Renault's F1 management team is shaping up.

ECCLESTONE BACKS CALL FOR MAXIMUM ATTACK TYRES

F1 could be set to take a sharp turn away from the era of Pirelli's heavily degrading tyres.

SAINZ REVEALS WEIGHT LOSS FOR 2016 SEASON

Carlos Sainz has revealed he is a new lightweight version for the 2016 season.

27 JANUARY 2016

ECCLESTONE HOPES AUSTIN STAYS ON CALENDAR

Bernie Ecclestone has not yet given up on the future of the US grand prix in Austin.

SAINZ TIPS BETTER SEASON FOR ALONSO

Carlos Sainz has tipped his countryman and mentor Fernando Alonso to have a "better" season with McLaren-Honda.

VERSTAPPEN NOT STOPPING RED BULL DREAM

Carlos Sainz says his goal is to impress his bosses and win a promotion to Red Bull's senior team.

SAINZ NOT EXPECTING TORO ROSSO TO BEAT RED BULL

Carlos Sainz insists he is not running away with the "dangerous" idea that Toro Rosso could be better than Red Bull Racing in 2016.

PIRELLI PLAYS DOWN RAIKKONEN CRITICISM

Pirelli has played down reports that Kimi Raikkonen is unhappy with F1's new generation of wet weather tyres.

TOST OPTIMISTIC 2016 TORO ROSSO WILL BE READY

Toro Rosso took on an 100 additional staff to cope with the challenge of preparing for the 2016 season.

VETTEL SAYS MELBOURNE WIN NOT CRUCIAL

Sebastian Vettel has tested twice already in 2016, despite not even setting eyes on Ferrari's new car.

PAUL RICARD NOT RULING OUT FRANCE GP REVIVAL

Paul Ricard is not ruling out hosting a revived French grand prix at the circuit near Marseille.

MALDONADO'S COUSIN STARTS FORMULA 4 CAREER

Pastor Maldonado's cousin is set to begin his own adventure in single seater racing.

26 JANUARY 2016

MORE DOMINANCE NOT GOOD FOR MERCEDES SAYS ECCLESTONE

Formula one needs Ferrari to give Mercedes a run for its money in 2016.

JOCK CLEAR STARTS WORK FOR FERRARI

Jock Clear has finally started work at Ferrari, after serving a full year of so-called 'gardening leave'.

CAREER TWISTS FOR DOORNBOS, VILLENEUVE

A former F1 driver's career has taken a stimulating twist.

25 JANUARY 2016

MANOR SIGNS PAT FRY

Manor has signed up another big name ahead of the 2016 season.

HONDA PLAYS DOWN 200HP POWER BOOST REPORTS

Honda has dismissed speculation it has found more than a whopping 200 horse power over the winter break.

MERCEDES EYES FEB 15 DEBUT FOR 2016 CAR

Mercedes is targeting a track debut for its championship-defending W07 car in the days before the opening winter test in Barcelona.

VETTEL BEST F1 DRIVER, MALDONADO WORST SAYS WEBBER

Mark Webber, the always plain-speaking former F1 driver, has named his 'best and worst' on today's F1 grid.

2016 FERRARI PASSES CRASH TEST IN ITALY

Ferrari's 2016 car, codenamed 667, appears on course to make its track debut as scheduled at the first Barcelona test.

HONDA FOUND 223 HORSE POWER OVER WINTER

Honda has aced the winter off-season following the Japanese carmaker's woeful return to F1 last year.

ALONSO BEST DRIVER IN F1 SAYS CAPITO

Before starting work at McLaren, new team chief executive Jost Capito has named Fernando Alonso as the "best driver in formula one".

PENSKE NOT FOLLOWING HAAS TO F1

Roger Penske, a famous name in US motor racing, has ruled out entering formula one.

TALENT NOT ENOUGH FOR F1 SAYS DIXON

Reigning quadruple Indycar champion Scott Dixon has admitted that even his success in the US is not a ticket to formula one.

MONZA EYES CHICANE IN MIDDLE OF CURVA GRANDE?

Monza is eyeing a tweak to its fabled circuit layout.

DRIVERS WANT COCKPIT PROTECTION FOR 2017

F1 drivers have agreed that the sport should implement better cockpit protection for 2017.

24 JANUARY 2016

LOUDER F1 FOR 2016 SIGNIFICANT SAYS LOWE

F1 appears to have succeeded in turning up the volume for 2016.

ERICSSON NOT WORRIED ABOUT 2016 SAUBER DELAY

Sauber can still have a good 2016 even though the debut of the new car is delayed.

23 JANUARY 2016

MCLAREN NOT PROMISING VANDOORNE 2017 SEAT

Stoffel Vandoorne on Friday said there is no guarantee he will step into a F1 race cockpit for 2017.

F1 DECISION-TIME ARRIVES FOR WEHRLEIN

Decision-time regarding Pascal Wehrlein's F1 future is now imminent.

MONZA STILL NEGOTIATING RACE FEE WITH ECCLESTONE

Monza race organisers and Bernie Ecclestone are still negotiating over the fee for a new Italian grand prix contract.

22 JANUARY 2016

BAKU DENIES OIL CRISIS TO HALT AZERBAIJAN GP

Organisers of the inaugural grand prix in Azerbaijan have hit back at reports that the June race is in doubt.

PIRELLI CHANGED TYRE CONSTRUCTION SECRETLY

Pirelli secretly altered the construction of its F1 tyres in preparation for 2016.

EARLY 2016 TO BE CHALLENGING FOR RED BULL

With the engine supply crisis of last year finally over, Red Bull is not ruling out staying in F1 even beyond 2020.

RENAULT SAYS RED BULL ERA WAS GOING NOWHERE

Renault concluded last year that returning to winning ways in collaboration with Red Bull would not be possible.

VILLENEUVE, BERGER LAMENT STATE OF TODAY'S F1

Two former F1 drivers have lamented the current state of the sport.

NO DATE SET FOR CAPITO'S MCLAREN MOVE

Jost Capito, McLaren's new team CEO, has not confirmed speculation he will start work at the Honda-powered team in April or May.

ARGENTINE GOVERNMENT TARGETING F1 RACE RETURN

An Argentinean minister has confirmed the government's desire to see formula one return to the South American country.

RED BULL TO REVEAL NEW LIVERY NEXT MONTH

The F1 world will get its first look at Red Bull's 2016 livery next month.

21 JANUARY 2016

FERRARI DENIES TORO ROSSO TO USE 2016 ENGINE

Toro Rosso and Ferrari have played down media reports that are doing the rounds on Thursday.

AZERBAIJAN PUSHING AHEAD DESPITE GP RUMOURS

Amid swirling rumours, the promoter of F1's newest race said Azerbaijan cannot wait for its inaugural grand prix.

RENAULT TO REVEAL 2016 PLANS IN PARIS

The media has been summoned to Paris for February 3, as Renault presses the throttle on its plans for 2016.

MATESCHITZ PAYING EUR 3M FOR SALZBURGRING?

More details about Dietrich Mateschitz's latest acquisition have emerged.

NEW GP2 SPONSOR EYES F1

The new sponsor of a GP2 team is tipped to eventually enter formula one.

OIL CRISIS THREATENS AZERBAIJAN GP

Azerbaijan's inaugural grand prix should be in doubt, according to an economist.

ALONSO'S MANAGER EYES COMPETITIVE 2016 MCLAREN

Fernando Alonso's manager says he is confident McLaren-Honda will prepare a better car for the Spaniard to race in 2016.

WILLIAMS CONTEMPLATING HONDA SWITCH

Williams' Rob Smedley has played down suggestions the Grove team might be contemplating a shock switch from F1's field-leading Mercedes power.

KUBICA'S RALLY CAREER COULD END?

Robert Kubica's rally career could end after the forthcoming season opener in Monte Carlo.

F1 OPTION NOT CLOSED FOR MERHI

Roberto Merhi is not giving up on formula one.

20 JANUARY 2016

RIVOLA LEAVES F1 TEAM TO HEAD FERRARI 'ACADEMY'

Massimo Rivola, a long-time member of Ferrari's travelling F1 team, has confirmed he will have a different role in the future.

RED BULL FACING FINE AFTER VERSTAPPEN SNOW RUN

Red Bull is facing the possibility of a EUR 30,000 fine after Max Verstappen's spectacular blast up and down the famous Kitzbuhel ski slopes last week.

MONTEZEMOLO WANTS MORE 'THANKS' FROM FERRARI

Luca di Montezemolo thinks he deserves more credit for the contribution he made to Ferrari.

MANOR DROPS 'MARUSSIA' FROM F1 TEAM NAME

Manor has dropped the word 'Marussia' from its official name in formula one.

MARCIELLO SPLITS WITH FERRARI AND SAUBER

Raffaele Marciello has split with Ferrari and will also no longer work with the Ferrari-powered F1 team Sauber.

LUKOIL TO BE RUSSIAN GP SPONSOR - REPORT

Organisers of the Russian grand prix look to have secured a title sponsor for the fourth edition of the Sochi race this year.

VETTEL TO ALSO TEST FERRARI NEXT WEEK

Sebastian Vettel will keep his pre-season preparations in a high gear next week.

F1 COMMISSION APPROVES ENGINE COST-CAP PLAN

The F1 Commission on Tuesday approved a plan by the sport's engine manufacturers to impose a cap on the price of supplying to customer teams.

19 JANUARY 2016

VETTEL, FERRARI DO F1 FILMING TEST AT FIORANO

Ferrari burst into testing action on Tuesday, the Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport reported.

HORNER TOLD MERCEDES TO SIGN HAMILTON

Christian Horner claims he encouraged Mercedes to sign Lewis Hamilton when the now triple world champion was on the market back in 2012.

ASTON MARTIN DEAL POSSIBLE IN FUTURE

Force India has confirmed reports that a touted deal with the British luxury carmaker Aston Martin has fallen through for now.

NEW WILLIAMS IS BIGGEST EVOLUTION SAYS SMEDLEY

Rob Smedley has promised Williams' drivers a vastly evolved car for the 2016 season.

MCLAREN WORKED THROUGHOUT XMAS ON 2016 CAR

McLaren staff worked throughout the Christmas break in order to keep its Honda-powered 2016 car on schedule.

SAUBER PLAYS DOWN 2016 CAR TEST DEBUT DELAY

Sauber has played down news that its 2016 car, the C35, will miss the opening test of the winter test period.

ENGINE RULE CHANGES LIMITED TO COST REDUCTION

Plans to dramatically shake up the engine regulations appear to now be off the table, following a key meeting in Geneva on Monday.

18 JANUARY 2016

SAUBER CONFIRMS BARCELONA DELAY FOR 2016 CAR

Sauber has confirmed reports on Monday that it will not take its 2016 car to the first test of the official winter pre-season next month.

RENAULT SET FOR YELLOW LIVERY IN 2016

Renault looks set to field a yellow and black livery in 2016 as the French carmaker takes over and rebrands the team formerly known as Lotus.

TEAMS PRE-SEASON PLANS TAKING SHAPE

With five weeks until the first official winter test, F1 teams' plans are starting to take shape.

2016 WILLIAMS TO BE READY FOR BARCELONA

Williams' 2016 car will be ready to run on the opening day of pre-season testing next month.

TODT DISTANCES FIA FROM FOOTBALL SCANDALS

Jean Todt has moved to distance F1's governing body from the sort of scandals that have gripped the world of football.

WILLIAMS OPPOSED TO RETURN OF REFUELLING

The Williams team has revealed its strong opposition to Jean Todt's idea that formula one should consider reintroducing in-race refuelling.

SIROTKIN IN TALKS FOR F1 FRIDAY ROLE IN 2016

Sergey Sirotkin has revealed he will now turn his attention to the possibility of a Friday role in formula one for this year.

WOMAN ON F1 GRID EXTREMELY UNLIKELY SAYS HILL

Damon Hill has sided with Bernie Ecclestone amid a renewed debate about whether women are able to go head-to-head with men in formula one.

AKI HINTSA MAKING PROGRESS AMID CANCER BATTLE

Former McLaren doctor Aki Hintsa says he has made some progress since being diagnosed with cancer mid last year.

16 JANUARY 2016

PDVSA PLAYS DOWN MALDONADO RUMOURS

A source at PDVSA, the Venezuelan state oil company, has played down speculation about Pastor Maldonado's immediate future.

PIRELLI WANTS BEST DRIVERS FOR 2017 TESTS

Pirelli wants F1's top drivers to test its tyres later this year.

F1 UP TO 25 PER CENT LOUDER IN 2016

The volume of F1 will be turned up this year, Williams technical boss Pat Symonds says.

VERSTAPPEN IS FUTURE WORLD CHAMPION SAYS BERGER

Max Verstappen is a world champion of the future, according to former Toro Rosso co-owner Gerhard Berger.

NO FERRARI DREAM FOR CONTENT HULKENBERG

Nico Hulkenberg says he is content for now at Force India.

F1 CLOSE TO ENGINE SOLUTION SAYS TODT

Jean Todt says he is confident F1 is moving towards a solution on the thorny topic of engines.

15 JANUARY 2016

TOMBAZIS RETURNS TO F1 WITH MANOR

Former Ferrari designer Nikolas Tombazis is returning to formula one.

MARKO UNIMPRESSED BY WORKS RENAULT TEAM

Renault would be wiser to direct the bulk of its effort into Red Bull.

F1 STARS NO LONGER RIDING A CANNONBALL SAYS BERGER

Gerhard Berger thinks F1 is not the spectacle it once was.

F1 MUST BE CAREFUL WITH 2017 CHANGES SAYS HEMBERY

Paul Hembery has played down claims that Pirelli was behind the reported watering-down of planned radical chassis changes for 2017.

POPE FRANCIS PRAYING FOR SCHUMACHER

Pope Francis has promised to pray for Michael Schumacher.

14 JANUARY 2016

MCLAREN SIGNS VW'S CAPITO

McLaren has signed up Volkswagen's motor racing chief Jost Capito.

VANDOORNE EYES F1 CHANCE FOR 2017

Stoffel Vandoorne says he is hoping to break into formula one in 2017.

TEAMS 2016 TYRE CHOICES INTERESTING SAYS HEMBERY

Paul Hembery on Thursday said he is expecting formula one to enjoy an exciting start to the 2016 season.

BOTTAS USES FALSE NAME FOR RUNNING RACE

Valtteri Bottas used a false name in order to enjoy a recent running race, the Finnish newspaper Iltalehti reported on Thursday.

MASSA WANTS TO STAY IN F1 AFTER 2016

Felipe Massa has admitted there is no guarantee his F1 career will continue after the forthcoming 2016 season.

MERCEDES WILL BE HARD TO BEAT IN 2016 SAYS ECCLESTONE

Bernie Ecclestone thinks Mercedes is set for a third consecutive year of dominating formula one in 2016.

ABITEBOUL FLIES TO VENEZUELA AMID MALDONADO REPORTS

Renault officials have flown to Caracas amid speculation Pastor Maldonado could lose his race seat for 2016.

BOTTAS STILL READY TO WIN IN 2016

Valtteri Bottas thinks Williams is on track to have a better season in 2016.

GASLY EYES TORO ROSSO SEAT FOR 2017

Pierre Gasly is hoping to break into formula one with Toro Rosso next year.

SUTIL SUING SAUBER FOR $3.5 MILLION?

Once again as a new F1 season looms, there is legal trouble ahead for the Swiss team Sauber.

F1 LOSES LONG-TIME PODIUM CHAMPAGNE SPONSOR

Long-time podium champagne sponsor Mumm is leaving F1.

13 JANUARY 2016

F1 BUDGET WORTH EVERY CENT AND MORE

Mercedes has no thoughts whatsoever about reassessing its commitment to formula one.

GUTIERREZ ADMITS HAAS TARGETING DEBUT POINTS

Haas is targeting points finishes in its debut season, driver Esteban Gutierrez has confirmed.

SAUBER SIGNS RED BULL ENGINEER

Sauber has appointed a replacement for departing long-time senior engineer Giampaolo Dall'Ara.

TWO POST-RACE TESTS IN 2016?

F1 teams will test in the days after two European grands prix in 2016, it emerged on Wednesday.

MAGNUSSEN COULD REPLACE MALDONADO?

Kevin Magnussen is reportedly in talks with Renault about replacing Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado in 2016.

DETAILS OF CHANGES FOR 2016 FERRARI CAR EMERGE

In Italy and across the world, anticipation about Ferrari's new car for 2016 and a potential championship bid is building.

HUMILIATING 2015 WAS GOOD FOR MCLAREN SAYS BOULLIER

McLaren's abysmal season was actually "good" for the team, boss Eric Boullier says.

WEHRLEIN STILL WAITING FOR MANOR NEWS

Pascal Wehrlein says he is still waiting to know if he will make his formula one debut in 2016.

12 JANUARY 2016

ZETSCHE HAPPY WITH MERCEDES DRIVER LINEUP

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says he is perfectly happy with Mercedes' F1 driver duo.

MANUFACTURERS TO SUPPLY CHEAPER F1 ENGINES?

F1's manufacturers look set to agree to reduce the price of their engines, even if they want to press ahead with the current 'power unit' formula beyond 2017.

FERRARI TARGETING RACE WIN IN AUSTRALIA

Sergio Marchionne has reiterated Ferrari's winning target for 2016.

VAN DER GARDE RETURNS TO RACING IN 2016

Giedo van der Garde is putting the Sauber scandal of 2015 behind him as he returns to racing this season.

11 JANUARY 2016

COULTHARD COMPANY TO PRODUCE F1 COVERAGE

A company co-owned by David Coulthard will produce the new free-to-air coverage of formula one in Britain this year.

THREE TEAMS NAMED FOR PIRELLI TEST

Only three teams will be in action later this month as Pirelli develops its wet-weather F1 tyres.

F1 WATERS DOWN PLANS FOR FASTER CARS

F1's plan to radically speed up the cars for 2017 has been watered down.

WOLFF UNDERSTANDS ECCLESTONE'S CRITICISM

Toto Wolff says he can understand the criticisms being made by F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

FERRARI BOOST WORTH ONE SECOND PER LAP SAYS VERSTAPPEN

Max Verstappen has marked the end of his New Year holiday by predicting a big power boost for Toro Rosso this year.

MERCEDES TO BE STRONG AGAIN IN 2016

Lewis Hamilton has tipped another year of strong form from himself and the Mercedes team.

RENAULT ADDS NEW DIRECTOR TO F1 TEAM

Renault's Lotus takeover is continuing to race ahead, even though an official name change for the Enstone team is yet to be announced.

WOLFF RACES UP SWISS RICH LIST

Toto Wolff has leapt up the rankings in an annual list of the richest people in Switzerland.

HUNGARY F1 TRACK TO BE RESURFACED

Upgrade work on the Hungarian grand prix venue near Budapest is to take place.

GROSJEAN FEELS LIKE CITIZEN OF THE WORLD

Romain Grosjean says he feels more European than French or Swiss.

F1 DRIVERS SHOULD SPEAK THEIR MINDS SAYS SURER

F1 would be improved if the drivers were given more freedom to speak their minds, according to pundit Marc Surer.

9 JANUARY 2016

MONZA NOW CLOSE TO NEW SEVEN YEAR F1 DEAL

A new contract to secure the future of the historic Italian grand prix at Monza is now "close" to being signed.

HAAS F1 CAR PASSES FIA CRASH TESTS

Haas, F1's new Ferrari-linked American team, is on track to make its testing debut in February.

8 JANUARY 2016

NO SPECIAL PREFERENCE TO JOIN FERRARI SAYS BOTTAS

Valtteri Bottas insists he is not intoxicated with the thought of joining Ferrari.

LAUDA BUYS AUSTRIAN AIRLINE

Niki Lauda has returned to the world of aviation, according to reports in the Austrian press on Friday.

FERRARI NOT CONFIRMING 2016 LAUNCH PLANS

Ferrari is not confirming reports about its intended launch plans for the 2016-specification car.

SAUBER LOSING SENIOR ENGINEER

The Swiss F1 team Sauber is losing a long-time senior engineer, media reports reveal.

7 JANUARY 2016

FERRARI TO LAUNCH 2016 CAR ONLINE

Ferrari is planning an online launch for its 2016 car, it emerged on Thursday.

HAMILTON WANTED BLOCK'S 845HP HOONICORN

World champion Lewis Hamilton expressed interest in buying a wild custom car from Ken Block, the famous American rally and stunt driver.

ROSBERG STILL IN THE GAME FOR F1 TITLE

Nico Rosberg is still in the game when it comes to winning world championships.

NURBURGRING NOT RULING OUT 2017 F1 RACE

The Nurburgring is not ruling out returning to the F1 calendar in 2017.

F1 TOO COMPLICATED SAYS HAKKINEN

F1 should have two priorities in order to improve the sport.

6 JANUARY 2016

ILLIEN TIPS RENAULT TO MAKE QUICK PROGRESS

Mario Illien thinks Renault may begin to show clear progress with its F1 engine early in 2016.

TOO EARLY FOR BOLD TITLE TARGETS SAYS VETTEL

Sebastian Vettel has urged caution as Ferrari heads into the 2016 season as a potential title candidate.

SAINZ WANTS LESS TEAM ORDERS AT TORO ROSSO

Carlos Sainz has urged his bosses at Toro Rosso to let him and teammate Max Verstappen race more freely in 2016.

MARCHIONNE EXPECTING A CLOSE FIGHT

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne is expecting a close fight with Mercedes in 2016.

SCHUMACHER CLOSE TO DEAL WITH FERRARI-LINKED TEAM?

Mick Schumacher, the 16-year-old son of F1 legend Michael, looks set to sign a deal with a Ferrari-linked Italian junior team.

5 JANUARY 2016

2017 CAR CHANGES NOT RADICAL ENOUGH SAYS NEWEY

Adrian Newey has admitted he is worried planned rule changes in formula one are not going far enough.

LAUDA NOT CRITICAL INSIDE TEAM

Niki Lauda is not as outspoken and brash behind the scenes, according to Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg.

GROSJEAN GAVE HAAS CREDIBILITY TO SIGN STAFF

Signing Romain Grosjean is helping to attract staff to F1's new American outfit Haas, boss Gunther Steiner says.

ALFA ROMEO DEBUT NEEDS F1 TEAM SUPPORT SAYS MARCHIONNE

Alfa Romeo would need to ally with a team in order to enter formula one, Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler president Sergio Marchionne said on Monday.

VERSTAPPEN RETIRES IN ORDER TO FOCUS ON SON MAX

Jos Verstappen has called time on his motor racing career in order to focus on his son Max.

ARRIVABENE HAS NO PROBLEM WITH MARCHIONNE'S TITLE GOAL

Maurizio Arrivabene says it his job to deliver on the ambitious goal set by Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne for 2016.

RED BULL MOVING ON WITHOUT TITLE BACKER

Red Bull looks to be moving on in formula one without a title sponsor.

BOSS WANTS MORE COMPETITIVE RAIKKONEN IN 2016

Maurizio Arrivabene has suggested Kimi Raikkonen needs to move closer to the pace of his Ferrari teammate in 2016.

4 JANUARY 2016

NO OVERNIGHT FIX FOR RENAULT PROBLEMS

Success will not come overnight for Renault in the wake of the Lotus buyout.

RETIRING DRIVERS COULD POWER F1 RETURN SAYS MAGNUSSEN

Kevin Magnussen says he is keen to keep his foot in the F1 door this year.

NEW CAR WILL SHOW IF 2016 TITLE POSSIBLE SAYS RAIKKONEN

Whether Ferrari can take on Mercedes next year is arguably the biggest question of the winter.

HAMILTON IS IDEAL TEAMMATE SAYS ROSBERG

As Mercedes looks into the future, Nico Rosberg says his ideal teammate is Lewis Hamilton.

BUTTON, ALONSO UNSURE RACE WINS POSSIBLE IN 2016

While upbeat about 2016, McLaren-Honda's champion drivers are cautious about predicting a rapid return to victory for the beleaguered team.

TORO ROSSO TO LOSE MAJOR SPONSOR CEPSA?

Cepsa, a major sponsor of the Toro Rosso team, could announce its departure from formula one "in the coming days".

RAIKKONEN PREFERS OLD TRACKS OVER MORE TILKE CORNERS

Kimi Raikkonen has admitted he is a fan of F1's older circuits, amid the new era of ultra-modern tracks penned mainly by Hermann Tilke.

JANUARY A CRITICAL MOMENT FOR F1 ACCORDING TO HORNER

F1 is speeding out of a brief Christmas sojourn into a "critical" period for the future, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says.

3 JANUARY 2016

PROST TO BE RENAULT TEAM PRINCIPAL?

Alain Prost is set to become Renault's new team principal, according to intensifying rumours.

2 JANUARY 2016

VERSTAPPEN CLOSE TO NEW YEAR'S FIRE SCARE IN DUBAI

F1 sensation Max Verstappen saw in the New Year amid a safety scare whilst holidaying in Dubai.

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