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30 APRIL 2017

RACE NOTES - BOTTAS TAKES FIRST WIN IN RUSSIA

Russian GP - Race Notes
By Mark Karp

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Russian GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Russian GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Russian GP - Race Results

MASSA SEES SCHUMACHER-LIKE MENTOR ROLE

Felipe Massa says his new de-facto role as Lance Stroll's mentor reminds him of the past.

RENAULT DRIVERS SCOFF AT FIA PARITY CLAIMS

Renault-powered F1 figures have scoffed at the FIA's conclusion that engine parity has now been achieved.

NO NIGHT RACE IN RUSSIA

Organisers of the Russian grand prix have backed away from their earlier deliberations about turning the Sochi event into a night race.

KALTENBORN SURE HONDA WILL IMPROVE

Monisha Kaltenborn says she is confident Honda will make a big step forward in formula one for 2018.

FERRARI HAPPY WITH RAIKKONEN IN RUSSIA

Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene has hailed the performance of Ferrari's race drivers.

WOLFF PLAYS DOWN OFF HAMILTON FORM

Toto Wolff has played down an uncharacteristic 'off' weekend for triple world champion Lewis Hamilton.

MCLAREN, MERCEDES DENY 2018 RUMOURS

McLaren and Mercedes have denied claims they are teaming up for 2018.

F1 TO BETTER ARRANGE CALENDAR SAYS CAREY

F1's new owners are working on a plan to better organise the annual race calendar in future.

MERCEDES DENIES VETTEL SWITCH REPORTS

Mercedes chiefs have rubbished rumours Sebastian Vettel could be set to switch from Ferrari to Mercedes for 2018.

29 APRIL 2017

QUALIFYING REPORT - ENDING THE STREAK

Russian GP - Qualifying Report
By Dan Knutson

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Russian GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Russian GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Russian GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Russian GP - Qualifying Results

HAMILTON DENIES MERCEDES SANDBAGGING

Lewis Hamilton has hit back at claims Mercedes is sandbagging in Russia.

MERCEDES NOT LEAVING F1 FOR FORMULA E SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda has denied Mercedes is tossing up between a future in F1 or the all-electric open wheeler series Formula E.

RED BULL DOUBTS F1 ENGINE PARITY CLAIMS

Red Bull has questioned the FIA's conclusion that engine performance has now been basically achieved in formula one.

OFFICIALS HINT KVYAT STAYING AT TORO ROSSO

Daniil Kvyat stands a chance of keeping his Toro Rosso seat beyond 2017.

ONGOING HONDA PROBLEMS INCREDIBLE SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso has described Honda's ongoing problems in 2017 as "incredible".

INDY 500 ABOUT ALONSO'S EGO SAYS WOLFF

The big story about McLaren tackling the fabled Indy 500 next month is all about Fernando Alonso's "ego".

VETTEL BACKS STRUGGLING RAIKKONEN

Sebastian Vettel has jumped to the defence of his teammate and friend Kimi Raikkonen.

ALONSO ADMITS 2018 TEAM SWITCH POSSIBLE

Fernando Alonso says he is not willing to wait much longer for Honda to improve.

2017 OVERTAKING CRITICISM CRAZY SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda has rubbished claims the 2017 rules have robbed formula one of overtaking.

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - THE GRIMACE

Russian GP - Practice 3 Report
By Dan Knutson

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Russian GP - Practice 3 Results

28 APRIL 2017

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - UNABLE TO UNLOCK

Russian GP - Practice 2 Report
By Dan Knutson

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Russian GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Russian GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Russian GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Russian GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - ICING IT

Russian GP - Practice 1 Report
By Dan Knutson

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Russian GP - Practice 1 Results

HAMILTON OPEN TO MERCEDES TEAM ORDERS

Lewis Hamilton says team orders are simply a fact of life at Mercedes in 2017.

BRIATORE BACKS ALONSO'S INDY 500 CHALLENGE

It is a no-brainer for Fernando Alonso to do the Indy 500 next month instead of Monaco.

FORCE INDIA UNHAPPY WITH DRIVER NAMES ON CARS

Force India has bemoaned the cost of a new rule designed to help fans identify their favourite drivers.

SHIELD TO MAKE PRACTICE DEBUT AT MONZA

F1's governing body is pushing ahead with track tests for the new driver head protection known as 'Shield'.

SEPANG BOSS SLAMS ECCLESTONE, LIBERTY

Malaysia grand prix chief Razlan Razali has hit out at former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone ahead of Sepang's last race in October.

FORCE INDIA NOT AFFECTED BY MALLYA ISSUES SAYS PEREZ

Sergio Perez says he is not worried Force India will be affected by team co-owner and boss Vijay Mallya's ongoing legal troubles.

ALONSO STILL NOT REGRETTING FERRARI EXIT

Fernando Alonso said he is tired of being asked if he regrets leaving Ferrari.

HAMILTON BACKS NEW YORK NIGHT RACE PLANS

Lewis Hamilton has backed apparent plans for a F1 night race in New York.

27 APRIL 2017

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Russian GP - Thursday Press Conference

HAUG QUESTIONS ALONSO'S INDY MOVE

A former F1 chief has questioned McLaren's decision to tackle the Indy 500 with Fernando Alonso next month.

HONDA HELP BETTER FOR F1 SAYS BOULLIER

Eric Boullier is making the case that Honda should be given a boost to finally get up to speed in formula one.

NASR WORKING ON F1 RETURN FOR 2018

Felipe Nasr says he is working on a potential return to formula one for 2018.

26 APRIL 2017

F1 BANS SHARK FINS FOR 2018

F1's strategy group has voted to ban the unpopular 'shark fins' and 'T-wings' for the 2018 season.

MORE FRIDAYS PLANNED FOR RENAULT'S SIROTKIN

Sochi will not be the only Friday practice outing in 2017 for Renault reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin.

VETTEL TO USE RACING SOCKS FROM RUSSIA

Sebastian Vettel will begin using racing 'socks' rather than traditional boots this weekend in Russia.

F1 COULD LOSE BRAZIL GP SAYS ECCLESTONE

Bernie Ecclestone says it is still possible F1 could be set to lose the popular and traditional Brazilian grand prix.

ECCLESTONE SENDS MESSAGE TO NEW F1 BOSSES

Bernie Ecclestone has lobbed an apparent threat in the direction of F1's new regime.

MERCEDES DOMINANCE NOT GOOD FOR F1 SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff has admitted the end of Mercedes' utter dominance is good for the sport.

F1 COULD HELP HONDA END CRISIS?

F1 could be set to help Honda emerge from its three-year struggle for reliability and performance.

RENAULT BOSS PLAYS DOWN ALONSO REPORTS

Cyril Abiteboul has played down reports linking Fernando Alonso with a return to Renault.

KVYAT ADMITS NOT FRIENDS WITH SAINZ

Daniil Kvyat has admitted he is not friends with his Toro Rosso teammate Carlos Sainz.

25 APRIL 2017

SOCHI BRAKE SWITCH FOR HAAS UNLIKELY

Haas appears unlikely to complete its brake manufacturer switch ahead of this weekend's Russian grand prix.

TRACK TEST FOR BUTTON NOT USEFUL SAYS BOULLIER

McLaren's simulator is good enough for Jenson Button to prepare for Monaco.

ALONSO, MCLAREN EYE INDY RETURN IN FUTURE

Fernando Alonso and McLaren are looking to return to the Indy 500 in the future.

24 APRIL 2017

PIRELLI RULES OUT PROST TYRE IDEA

Pirelli is not keen on a proposal to fully liberalise the way teams use tyres in formula one.

F1 COULD SCRAP ENGINE RULE TWEAK FOR 2018

F1 could be set to scrap a scheduled tweak to the engine regulations for 2018.

KUBICA NOT RULING OUT SECOND F1 DEBUT

Robert Kubica is no longer ruling out that he could return to formula one some day.

MCLAREN CRISIS WORSE FOR ALONSO SAYS BOULLIER

McLaren-Honda's performance crisis is "worse" for Fernando Alonso than it is for his rookie 2017 teammate Stoffel Vandoorne.

ECCLESTONE TIPS HAMILTON TO BEAT VETTEL

Bernie Ecclestone thinks Lewis Hamilton is still the clear favourite to win the 2017 world championship.

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.

17 APRIL 2017

RACE REPORT - VETTEL'S KEYS TO VICTORY IN BAHRAIN

Bahrain GP - Race Report
By Dan Knutson in Manama

FERRARI, MERCEDES ABOUT EQUAL SAYS WOLFF

Three races into the season, it is now clear that the world of F1 has a real championship battle on its hands.

MASSA WARNS VERSTAPPEN OVER BRAZIL COMMENTS

Felipe Massa has warned Max Verstappen to "be careful" with comments he makes to the media.

ALONSO, MCLAREN DENY 2018 LE MANS REPORTS

Fernando Alonso and McLaren have played down reports suggesting the Spaniard will definitely contest next year's fabled 24 hour Le Mans race.

16 APRIL 2017

RACE NOTES - VETTEL WINS BAHRAIN

Bahrain GP - Race NotesBy Mark Karp

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Bahrain GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Bahrain GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Bahrain GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Race Results

F1 POISED TO BAN T-WINGS

F1's governing body could be poised to ban the controversial 'T-wings' seen up and down the grid in 2017.

ALONSO IN TALKS ABOUT 2018 RENAULT RETURN?

Fernando Alonso has reportedly commenced talks with Renault about a potential return to the French works team for 2018.

FLEXIBLE FERRARI STORY NONSENSE SAYS LAUDA

A controversy about the legality of Ferrari's competitive 2017 car is continuing in Bahrain.

CORRELATION TO BLAME FOR RED BULL PROBLEMS

Mismatching data has been identified as the cause of Red Bull's problems early in 2017.

NO NEW RULE AFTER VETTEL GRID POSITION CONTROVERSY

The spotlight was on Sebastian Vettel for a full 22 minutes in the pre-Bahrain grand prix drivers' briefing.

STRESS GONE BETWEEN MERCEDES DRIVERS SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff says he is very happy with how Mercedes is shaping up in the wake of the Nico Rosberg era.

SAINZ EYES TOP THREE TEAMS FOR FUTURE

Carlos Sainz has hinted he would like to drive for one of the three top teams in 2018.

MCLAREN CHASSIS AMONG BEST IN 2017 SAYS ALONSO

McLaren's 2017 chassis is "one of the best" on the grid.

WEHRLEIN CAN STILL FEEL OLD BACK INJURY

Pascal Wehrlein says he can still feel the effects of his recent back injury.

VANDOORNE STILL FUTURE CHAMPION SAYS VASSEUR

Stoffel Vandoorne remains a "future champion" despite his difficult start to the 2017 season.

15 APRIL 2017

QUALIFYING REPORT - THE FIRST FIRST

Bahrain GP - Qualifying Report
By Dan Knutson in Manama

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Bahrain GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Bahrain GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Bahrain GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - HOTLY UNCONTESTED

Bahrain GP - Practice 3 Report
By Dan Knutson in Manama

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Practice 3 Results

RED BULL CONCERNED ABOUT FLEXIBLE FERRARI

Red Bull has become the first F1 team to admit concerns about the flexibility of Ferrari's 2017 car.

ALONSO SAYS INDY 500 CRITICISM NORMAL

Fernando Alonso has played down criticism of his decision to skip Monaco next month to contest the Indy 500.

FERRARI WRONG TO CRITICISE RAIKKONEN SAYS SURER

A former F1 driver has defended Kimi Raikkonen, following criticism from Ferrari's bosses in China.

ECCLESTONE NEGOTIATING BAHRAIN CONTRACT

Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed he will also attend the next round on the F1 schedule, in Russia.

RED BULL ADMITS 2017 TITLE UNLIKELY

Top team figures at Red Bull are already playing down the likelihood of a championship tilt in 2017.

YOUNG VERSTAPPEN IS DEVELOPING SAYS MARCHIONNE

Sergio Marchionne has played down suggestions Ferrari might see Max Verstappen as the great Italian team's next driver.

14 APRIL 2017

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - NIGHT AND DAY

Bahrain GP - Practice 2 Report
By Dan Knutson in Manama

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Bahrain GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Bahrain GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Bahrain GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - THE BAHRAIN 500

Bahrain GP - Practice 1 Report
By Dan Knutson in Manama

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Practice 1 Results

NO PANIC AS BOTTAS BUILDS CONFIDENCE

Valtteri Bottas says he is staying calm, despite being outperformed in his first two races since switching to Mercedes.

HAMILTON DOESN'T WANT TEAM ORDERS

Lewis Hamilton says he does not want 'number 1' status at Mercedes.

FERRARI MEDIA BLACKOUT RETURNS IN BAHRAIN

Ferrari's 'media blackout' is back in Bahrain.

RICCIARDO DENIES SIGNING FERRARI CONTRACT

Daniel Ricciardo has denied rumours he is lining up a switch to Ferrari for 2018.

NEWEY NO GUARANTEE OF SUCCESS SAYS RICCIARDO

Daniel Ricciardo says it should be no great surprise that Red Bull is having to fight back in 2017.

FERRARI FLOOR FLEX RUMOUR SWIRLS IN BAHRAIN

Paddock rumblings about a flexible Ferrari have made the trip from China to Bahrain.

WEHRLEIN HITS BACK AFTER INJURY SPECULATION

Pascal Wehrlein has hit out at the media, as he returns from injury to contest this weekend's Bahrain grand prix.

2017 NOT MAKING VANDOORNE DOUBT ABILITIES

Stoffel Vandoorne says he is not doubting his abilities, despite a difficult opening pair of races in 2017.

SAUBER POISED FOR 2018 HONDA SWITCH?

Sauber could be on the cusp of becoming the second Honda-powered team in F1.

GROSJEAN WOULD NOT LET ALONSO SKIP MONACO

Romain Grosjean says he is surprised Fernando Alonso has decided to skip F1's prestigious Monaco grand prix.

13 APRIL 2017

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Bahrain GP - Thursday Press Conference

BUTTON NOT ONLY OPTION TO REPLACE ALONSO

Jenson Button appears in pole position to step in and contest next month's Monaco grand prix for McLaren.

INDY 500 NOT STEP AWAY FROM F1 SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso insists his decision to skip next month's prestigious Monaco grand prix does not indicate his commitment to F1 is flagging.

SALO HAILS ALONSO'S INDY 500 MOVE

Former F1 driver Mika Salo has hailed McLaren-Honda's decision to contest the fabled Indy 500 next month with Fernando Alonso.

MICK SCHUMACHER NOT READY FOR F1 YET

Mick Schumacher has admitted he is "not ready" to start thinking about the big step into formula one.

ACTIVE SUSPENSION WOULD SPICE UP OVERTAKING SAYS BRAWN

Allowing 'active suspension' could be a neat way to spice up the overtaking spectacle in F1.

12 APRIL 2017

ALONSO TO RACE 2017 INDY 500

Fernando Alonso will race in the 2017 Indy 500 in a McLaren-entered car - missing the Monaco Grand Prix, which falls on the same day.

RICCIARDO, VERSTAPPEN BEST IN F1 SAYS MARKO

Dr Helmut Marko thinks Red Bull has "the best" overall driver lineup in formula one.

RED BULL PLANNING NEW CAR FOR BARCELONA

Red Bull will take "a new car" to next month's Spanish grand prix in Barcelona.

BROWN DENIES MCLAREN TO BUILD OWN ENGINE

Zak Brown has shot down rumours McLaren could solve its current engine crisis by building its own 'power unit'.

HAMILTON RIGHT TO RESPECT VETTEL BATTLE MORE SAYS LAUDA

Lewis Hamilton respects his new battle with Sebastian Vettel more than his acrimonious former scrap with now retired world champion Nico Rosberg, Niki Lauda has suggested.

MARKO TIPS VETTEL TO BEAT HAMILTON IN 2017

Red Bull official Dr Helmut Marko has tipped his former protege Sebastian Vettel to win the 2017 world championship.

TURKEY SET FOR F1 RETURN

Turkey could be set to return to the F1 calendar.

BRAWN WANTS TEAMS TO RELEASE DATA SECRETS

New F1 sporting boss Ross Brawn wants to use secret team data to spice up the show for fans.

11 APRIL 2017

FIA MAY CLARIFY GRID POSITION RULES SAYS SALO

F1 could introduce a rule clarification after Sebastian Vettel started Sunday's Chinese grand prix out of position.

HAMILTON-VETTEL BATTLE TO BE SEASON-LONG SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda thinks F1 is heading for a season-long battle between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.

RELIEVED WEHRLEIN SET FOR BAHRAIN RETURN

Pascal Wehrlein will make his return to the Sauber cockpit this weekend in Bahrain.

MARCHIONNE NOT HITTING BACK AT LAUDA JIBE

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne has declined to hit back at a jibe made by Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda.

MARCHIONNE NOT COMMENTING ON FUTURE POST 2019

Sergio Marchionne has refused to comment on reports he will stay in charge at Ferrari beyond 2019.

HONDA TO TEST NEW ENGINE IN BAHRAIN?

Honda is working hard to have a new specification of its struggling 2017 engine ready to test after Bahrain.

SHANGHAI HAPPIER WITH POST-ECCLESTONE ERA

With Liberty Media now in charge of F1, organisers of the Chinese grand prix say hopes are high the Shanghai race will stay on the calendar.

10 APRIL 2017

RACE REPORT - GRAND SLAM

Chinese GP - Race Report
By Dan Knutson

HAMILTON PREDICTS CLOSE FIGHT WITH VETTEL

F1 heads to the third race of the season with a genuine championship battle between Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel now shaping up.

HORNER WANTS CLARITY OVER VETTEL GRID START

Christian Horner has called on F1's governing body to clarify the rule about where drivers need to start grands prix.

PUNDIT QUESTIONS FERRARI WING FLEX

Former F1 driver Christian Danner has raised doubts about the legality of Ferrari's 2017 car.

F1 PASSING PROBLEM SMALLER AFTER CHINA

The 'overtaking problem' with F1's faster new cars took a back seat in Shanghai.

MCLAREN FASTER IN CORNERS THAN WILLIAMS SAYS VANDOORNE

Stoffel Vandoorne has isolated Honda amid McLaren's current performance crisis.

WEHRLEIN HEADING FOR BAHRAIN COMEBACK

Pascal Wehrlein is shaping up to make his return to the Sauber cockpit in Bahrain.

FERRARI CRITICISES RAIKKONEN AFTER CHINA

Ferrari has openly criticised Kimi Raikkonen after Sunday's Chinese grand prix.

KEY FIGURE IN FERRARI SURGE IS BINOTTO

Niki Lauda has credited Ferrari's technical boss for the boost in performance enjoyed by the Italian team in 2017.

9 APRIL 2017

RACE NOTES - HAMILTON WINS CHINESE GRAND PRIX

Chinese GP - Race Notes
by Mark Karp

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Chinese GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Chinese GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Chinese GP - Race Results

HAMILTON DOESN'T WANT ALONSO AS TEAMMATE

Lewis Hamilton has given a strong sign that he doesn't want to share a garage with Fernando Alonso.

PROST RELISHING RENAULT ADVISOR ROLE

Alain Prost says he is working hard to help the works Renault team make progress in F1.

KALTENBORN DISPUTES WEHRLEIN INJURY REPORTS

Monisha Kaltenborn has taken issue with fellow F1 boss Toto Wolff's description of Pascal Wehrlein's injury.

PROST DOUBTS ROSBERG WILL RETURN

F1 legend Alain Prost doubts Nico Rosberg will ever return to formula one.

TITLE CONTENDERS ADMIT MERCEDES, FERRARI CLOSE

2017 title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have admitted the performance of their respective cars is genuinely close.

RED BULL GAP NOT EASY TO CLOSE SAYS VERSTAPPEN

Red Bull's drivers admit it will take time for the team to get close to the top two teams in 2017.

FIA MOVES TO STOP T-WING FLEXING

The FIA has targeted the unpopular engine cover 'T-wings' and fins, with a view to ridding F1 of them in the future.

NO ENGINE IMPROVEMENT DATE SET SAYS HONDA

Honda is still not promising when it will be able to substantially fix its badly struggling 2017 engine.

8 APRIL 2017

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Chinese GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Chinese GP - Saturday Team Quotes

MARKO CONFIRMS MEETING WITH VERSTAPPEN GRANDFATHER

Dr Helmut Marko has confirmed reports he met with Max Verstappen's grandfather.

NO ALONSO CONTRACT TALKS UNTIL SUMMER SAYS BROWN

Fernando Alonso has agreed to hold off potential talks with other teams until the summer.

ECCLESTONE COULD ATTEND NEXT TWO RACES

Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone could attend the next two grands prix.

CHINA GP ALMOST RESCHEDULED SAYS STEWARD

F1 steward Mika Salo has revealed the decision was almost taken to reschedule the Chinese grand prix.

WEHRLEIN HOPES FOR BAHRAIN RETURN

Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein says he is hopeful he will be fit enough to race in Bahrain next weekend.

QUALIFYING REPORT - IN A WHILE

Chinese GP - Qualifying Report
By Dan Knutson

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Chinese GP - Qualifying Results

SHANGHAI CLOUDS THREATEN CHINA GP

A cloud is literally hanging over this weekend's Chinese grand prix.

NO 2017 ENGINE FOR SAUBER THIS YEAR

Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn has played down rumours the Swiss team could switch to Ferrari's 2017-spec engine mid-season.

FIA WORKING ON HALO ALTERNATIVE SHIELD

Secret plans for an alternative to the controversial 'Halo' cockpit protection system have been leaked in the Shanghai paddock.

MCLAREN NOT SETTING HONDA DEADLINE

Zak Brown says McLaren is not setting a deadline for Honda to take a big leap out of its current engine crisis.

F1 BOSS SAYS 21 RACES IN 2018

There will be 21 races on the F1 calendar next year.

WEHRLEIN FRACTURED BONE IN WINTER CRASH SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff has revealed that Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein actually fractured a bone in his back in his race of champions crash during the winter.

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - CLEARING THE AIR

Chinese GP - Practice 3 Report
By Dan Knutson

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Chinese GP - Practice 3 Results

7 APRIL 2017

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Chinese GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Friday Press Conference

MARCHIONNE RETIREMENT PLAN ON TRACK

Sergio Marchionne's plan to step down as president of the Ferrari parent Fiat Chrysler appears on track.

HAMILTON WORRIED ABOUT PIRELLI WETS IN CHINA

Lewis Hamilton admitted he is concerned that his first taste of Pirelli's new wet tyres will be this weekend in China.

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Chinese GP - Friday Team Quotes

F1 OPEN TO RULE CHANGES SAYS WOLFF

F1 should be "open" to making tweaks if the on-track spectacle does not live up to the hype in 2017.

GROSJEAN AGREES THAT PAY DRIVERS SHOULD GO

Romain Grosjean has backed moves to nudge so-called 'pay drivers' out of formula one.

RICCIARDO WANTS RENAULT UPDATE SOONER

Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he hopes Renault pushes through a scheduled engine upgrade to get Red Bull back on track in 2017.

ECCLESTONE BUYING INTERLAGOS GOOD SAYS MASSA

Felipe Massa says it would be "good" if a buyer for Brazilian grand prix venue Interlagos is being lined up.

VANDOORNE UNSURE OF HONDA FIX TIMING

Stoffel Vandoorne says he doesn't know how long it will take McLaren-Honda to fix its current problems.

PETRONAS STAYING DESPITE MALAYSIA GP EXIT

The Malaysian grand prix in October will be the last held at the Sepang circuit near Kuala Lumpur, a constant F1 host since 1999.

ALONSO RULES OUT QUITTING MID-SEASON

Fernando Alonso has dismissed speculation he might quit McLaren-Honda mid-way through the 2017 season.

WEHRLEIN FITNESS CRITICISM UNFAIR SAYS KALTENBORN

Monisha Kaltenborn has hit back at rumours there is definitely more to the story regarding Pascal Wehrlein's supposed lack of fitness.

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - HOLDING PATTERN

Chinese GP - Practice 2 Report
By Dan Knutson

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - SOGGY START STOP

Chinese GP - Practice 1 Report
By Dan Knutson

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Chinese GP - Practice 1 Results

6 APRIL 2017

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Thursday Press Conference

MERCEDES STILL QUICKER THAN FERRARI SAYS RICCIARDO

Daniel Ricciardo thinks Mercedes continues to have the quickest car in F1.

WOLFF PLAYS DOWN MELBOURNE DEFEAT

Toto Wolff has calmed fears that Mercedes has finally been overtaken as F1's top team.

PROST WANTS TYRE CHOICE FREEDOM IN F1

F1 legend Alain Prost says more tyre freedom will spice up the sport's battles.

FORCE INDIA AMONG SLOWEST IN 2017 SAYS PEREZ

Sergio Perez has admitted Force India's 2017 car is currently among the very slowest on the grid.

ECCLESTONE REJECTED VIETNAM GP DEAL

Ousted F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says he rejected plans to add a Vietnamese grand prix to the race calendar.

PEREZ WOULD NOT GIVE UP F1 SEAT OVER FITNESS

Sergio Perez said he feels for fellow F1 driver Pascal Wehrlein.

5 APRIL 2017

F1 EYES 1200HP TWIN-TURBO V6 FOR 2021

The next details about F1's potential new engine formula for 2021 are now emerging.

WOLFF COULD MISS BIRTH OF CHILD

Toto Wolff has admitted he could miss the birth of his child in the coming days.

FERRARI INSIDERS TIP SHANGHAI STRUGGLE

Two Ferrari-linked figures are concerned the Italian team could face a tougher test for victory this weekend in China.

BOTTAS WOULD OBEY MERCEDES TEAM ORDER

Valtteri Bottas says that while he would obey team orders, he does not see himself as the 'number 2' driver at Mercedes.

ALONSO TO LAUNCH FASHION BRAND

The signs are growing by the day that Fernando Alonso intends to stay in F1 beyond 2017.

AUDI PLAYS DOWN LATEST F1 RUMOURS

Audi has ruled out racing in formula one, at least in the short term.

BERGER THINKS MERCEDES STILL AHEAD

Gerhard Berger says it is too soon to declare Ferrari the favourite for the 2017 world championship.

RAIKKONEN WANTS TO STAY BEYOND 2017

Kimi Raikkonen has indicated he wants to stay in formula one beyond 2017.

TRULLI HOPES GIOVINAZZI GETS FULL F1 SEASON

Former F1 driver Jarno Trulli thinks Italian countryman Antonio Giovinazzi kicked off a "promising formula one career" in Australia.

4 APRIL 2017

DOUBTS SURROUND WEHRLEIN FITNESS STORY

Pascal Wehrlein could miss the entire China-Bahrain double header in the next two weeks, as a bizarre story about his physical fitness continues to unfold.

F1 RETURN NOW MORE LIKELY SAYS KUBICA

Robert Kubica says a return to F1 is now "more likely" than at any time since his serious rally crash in early 2011.

GROSJEAN NOT COMPLAINING A GOOD SIGN SAYS HAAS

Owner Gene Haas says he is happy the American team is in among the action in a closely-fought midfield in 2017.

3 APRIL 2017

RED BULL TARGETS RACE WINS BY AUSTRIA

Red Bull is targeting race victories later in 2017, according to team official Dr Helmut Marko.

BARRICHELLO'S SON STARTS CAR RACING CAREER

Rubens Barrichello's son is now beginning his own single seater adventure.

JOS VERSTAPPEN ARRESTED AFTER CLUB BRAWL

Max Verstappen's father was taken into police custody following a nightclub brawl, reports in the Dutch media claim.

VERSTAPPEN HAILS NEW DIRECTION FOR 2021 ENGINES

Max Verstappen has backed F1's move to simpler engine technology for 2021 and beyond.

NEW F1 ERA MEANS HIGHER INTEREST SAYS MARKO

Spectator interest in F1 is picking up as the sport begins its new era.

WEHRLEIN TO DO FRIDAY PRACTICE IN CHINA

Pascal Wehrlein will return to the cockpit of his Sauber this Friday in Shanghai.

VANDOORNE STICKING WITH MCLAREN-HONDA AMID CRISIS

Stoffel Vandoorne insists he is staying upbeat, even though he is making his full-time F1 debut in arguably the slowest car overall in 2017.

HOPES HIGH FOR MORE PASSING IN CHINA

Hopes are high that Shanghai will host a more spectacular grand prix this weekend.

31 MARCH 2017

NO PANIC AFTER FERRARI VICTORY SAYS ALLISON

James Allison has hailed Ferrari's return to winning form but vowed to hit back at his former employer.

30 MARCH 2017

PRINCE INVITES ECCLESTONE TO BAHRAIN GP

Bernie Ecclestone will attend his first race of the 2017 season in Bahrain next month.

FERRARI TO SHINE IN CHINA TOO SAYS ALESI

Jean Alesi thinks his former F1 team, the great Maranello marque Ferrari, is finally ready to challenge for the title.

FORMER F1 DRIVERS TO GET PADDOCK PASSES

Former F1 drivers will find it much easier to attend grands prix in future.

FERRARI TO LET GIOVINAZZI RACE ON FOR SAUBER

Ferrari has decided to make its official reserve driver available to Sauber for the forthcoming China-Bahrain double header.

MARIO ILLIEN WORKING WITH MCLAREN?

Audi will not be the only manufacturer not already competing in F1 that will be present for a meeting in Paris on Friday.

MASSA DOUBTS ALONSO WILL QUIT MCLAREN IN 2017

Felipe Massa does not think his old Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso is poised to quit McLaren-Honda and F1.

ONLY DRS MAKES PASSING POSSIBLE NOW

Felipe Massa thinks F1's controversial drag reduction system (DRS) is the only thing providing a glimmer of hope about overtaking in 2017.

DRIVERS WILL COPE PHYSICALLY IN 2017 SAYS MASSA

Felipe Massa thinks F1 drivers will be tested physically in 2017.

MASSA TIPS STROLL TO IMPROVE IN 2017

Felipe Massa has tipped his rookie teammate Lance Stroll to bounce back after a tough start to the teenager's F1 career.

HUGE PRESSURE ON SCHUMACHER'S SHOULDERS SAYS VILLENEUVE

Jacques Villeneuve has tipped a bright future for Mick Schumacher if the young German can "deal with the pressure".

HAAS HAS BEST DRIVERS POSSIBLE SAYS STEINER

Team boss Gunther Steiner has defended Haas' 2017 driver lineup.

29 MARCH 2017

HIGH COSTS HURTING F1 SHOW SAYS TODT

As far as the F1 pecking order is concerned, Jean Todt says he likes what he has seen so far in 2017.

MCLAREN CONTRACT STOPPED ALONSO TALKS SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff says it was mainly a contractual issue that halted negotiations between Mercedes and Fernando Alonso ahead of the 2017 season.

NO F1 RETURN FOR BRIDGESTONE

Bridgestone is not looking to return to F1 any time soon.

STROLL EXPECTS MORE DIFFICULT RACES IN 2017

Lance Stroll says he is sure he will have more difficult races as he gets up to speed in F1.

FAST FERRARI MEANS VETTEL WILL STAY

The chance Sebastian Vettel will stay with Ferrari beyond 2017 stepped up a notch in Melbourne.

RAIKKONEN WILL STRUGGLE TO CATCH VETTEL SAYS LAUDA

Another win for Sebastian Vettel could set up a very difficult season for his Ferrari teammate.

PUNDITS DOUBT MCLAREN WILL AXE HONDA

Two F1 pundits have played down reports McLaren could be about to sensationally dump Honda.

AUDI TO ATTEND NEXT F1 ENGINE MEETING

The Volkswagen brand Audi will attend a forthcoming meeting about the future of F1's engine regulations.

MICK SCHUMACHER ADMITS FATHER HIS IDOL

Mick Schumacher has broken his long public silence about his father, admitting the F1 legend and former Ferrari and Mercedes driver is "my idol".

28 MARCH 2017

HAMILTON KEEPING FIT WITHOUT TRAINER IN 2017

Lewis Hamilton says he is looking forward to battling Sebastian Vettel for the world championship in 2017.

VERSTAPPEN MUST WAIT FOR FASTER RED BULL

Max Verstappen says he must be patient amid Red Bull's push to catch top two F1 teams Ferrari and Mercedes in 2017.

ROSBERG WOULD NOT HAVE BEATEN BOTTAS SAYS LAUDA

Valtteri Bottas is being praised from all sides after his solid Mercedes debut in Melbourne.

LAUDA NOT COMMENTING ON MCLAREN ENGINE RUMOURS

Niki Lauda has dodged speculation Mercedes could step in to help McLaren solve its performance crisis.

EX BOSS WANTS GIOVINAZZI TO REPLACE RAIKKONEN

Antonio Giovinazzi has put himself in pole position for a Ferrari race seat.

ALONSO COULD RACE FOR FIVE MORE YEARS SAYS BROWN

McLaren would be willing to sign up Fernando Alonso for five more years, new team executive Zak Brown has hinted.

27 MARCH 2017

F1 HAILS RED VERSUS SILVER TITLE BATTLE

The F1 world and beyond is now looking forward to an intense inter-team battle for the 2017 world championship.

OVERTAKING A PROBLEM IN NEW F1 SAYS WOLFF

Although Ferrari won on Sunday, Mercedes chief Toto Wolff gave a thumbs-up to the 'new' F1 after the 2017 season opener.

BOTTAS THE RIGHT DRIVER FOR MERCEDES SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda says Melbourne proved that Mercedes chose "the right driver" to replace reigning world champion Nico Rosberg for 2017.

LIBERTY WILL NOT SET F1 RULES SAYS TODT

Jean Todt has made clear the FIA will continue to make the rules in formula one.

MONTEZEMOLO HAILS RETURN TO WINNING FOR FERRARI

Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has hailed the Italian marque's return to victory.

MERCEDES NOT TOO FAR AHEAD SAYS HORNER

Team boss Christian Horner has denied losing its 'trick' suspension system is the reason Red Bull struggled in Australia.

GIOVINAZZI TO WEAR FERRARI RED IN CHINA

Antonio Giovinazzi says he will be back in red gear when he returns to the F1 paddock in two weeks.

LAUDA SCOFFS AT RAIKKONEN STRUGGLE THEORY

F1 legend Niki Lauda has scoffed at one controversial explanation for Kimi Raikkonen's Melbourne struggle.

FIA TO INVESTIGATE MELBOURNE SPECTATOR INVASION

Officials are investigating the invasion of the Albert Park circuit by spectators while F1 cars were still completing their post-race in-laps on Sunday.

VANDOORNE SAYS MCLAREN SLOWEST CAR IN F1

Fernando Alonso is not the only team driver who is highly critical of former F1 grandee McLaren-Honda's current predicament.

26 MARCH 2017

RACE REPORT - THE HORSE PRANCES DOWN UNDER

Australian GP - Race Report
By Dan Knutson in Melbourne

RACE NOTES - VETTEL WINS AUSTRALIA FOR FERRARI

Australian GP - Race Notes
By Mark Karp

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Australian GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Australian GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Australian GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Australian GP - Race Results

SAUBER TALKS START AMID MCLAREN-HONDA SPLIT RUMOURS

McLaren and Honda could now be on a fast track to F1 divorce.

GIOVINAZZI CAN CHANGE HIS LIFE ON SUNDAY

Former F1 driver Vitantonio Liuzzi has hailed the return to the grid of an Italian driver.

ALONSO COULD QUIT MCLAREN MID-SEASON SAYS WEBBER

Mark Webber thinks his long-time F1 friend Fernando Alonso could soon quit McLaren.

DRIVERS HAPPY WITH 8G NEW-GENERATION F1 CARS

F1 drivers say the cars of 2017 are living up to expectations.

LOWE DEFENDS STROLL AMID BAD DEBUT F1 WEEKEND

Paddy Lowe has leapt to Lance Stroll's defence, as the teen rookie struggles through his first race in formula one.

SUSPENSION NOT REASON FOR RED BULL STRUGGLE SAYS VERSTAPPEN

Max Verstappen says Red Bull's place as the third force behind Mercedes and Ferrari has been made obvious to the world in Melbourne.

25 MARCH 2017

QUALIFYING REPORT - IT'S A NEW LAP RECORD!

Australian GP - Qualifying Report
By Dan Knutson in Melbourne

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Australian GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Australian GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Australian GP - Saturday Team Quotes

WEHRLEIN SURE OF SAUBER RETURN IN CHINA

Pascal Wehrlein on Saturday said he is confident he will be fit enough to return to his Sauber in China.

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Australian GP - Qualifying Results

HONDA ENGINE REBUILD TO TAKE TWO MONTHS

Honda has acknowledged the need to rebuild its hapless 2017 power unit.

JOS VERSTAPPEN FEARS FOR VANDOORNE CAREER

Jos Verstappen has added to the widespread criticism of McLaren's hapless works engine partner Honda.

ALONSO RULES OUT QUITTING AMID HONDA CRISIS

Fernando Alonso has ruled out calling it quits amid the McLaren-Honda crisis.

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - ONLY THIRD BEST

Australian GP - Practice 3 ReportBy Dan Knutson in Melbourne

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Australian GP - Practice 3 Results

BRAWN READY TO FIGHT AS PECKING ORDER UNFURLS

Ross Brawn says he will be keeping an eagle-eye on the track in 2017, starting with this weekend's Australian grand prix.

MERCEDES REMOVES TRICK SUSPENSION VOLUNTARILY

Mercedes has "voluntarily" removed its controversial suspension system for the Australian grand prix.

MCLAREN CAN WIN WITHOUT HONDA SAYS COULTHARD

Former McLaren driver David Coulthard has hinted the great British team must contemplate dumping Honda.

ECCLESTONE HOPES FOR STRONG FERRARI IN AUSTRALIA

Bernie Ecclestone is not in Melbourne, but from a distance he made clear his fingers are crossed for a strong Ferrari in the 2017 season opener.

LAUDA HAILS PINK F1 SPONSOR PUBLICITY COUP

Niki Lauda has hailed the publicity coup pulled off by Force India and its new major sponsor.

GIOVINAZZI TAKING OVER WEHRLEIN SEAT FOR MELBOURNE

Pascal Wehrlein is feeling that his fitness level is not up to the task of participating in the Australian Grand Prix this weekend and will pull out of the event and be replaced by Antonio Giovinazzi.

24 MARCH 2017

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Australian GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Australian GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Australian GP - Friday Team Quotes

FIA DELETES VERSTAPPEN RULE FOR 2017

F1's governing body has scrapped the so-called 'Verstappen rule' for 2017.

VETTEL FENDS OFF MERCEDES SWITCH RUMOURS

Sebastian Vettel says he "will not be distracted" amid speculation he could be first in line for a move to Mercedes for 2018.

CUSTOMER WILLIAMS CAN WIN TITLE SAYS LOWE

Paddy Lowe says it is possible Williams could win a world championship with customer engine power.

ALONSO SIDESTEPS HONDA AXE RUMOURS

Fernando Alonso has refused to comment on speculation McLaren is contemplating dumping its hapless works engine partner Honda.

BRAWN DEFENDS DILUTING F1 EXCLUSIVITY

Ross Brawn thinks F1 can afford to dilute some of its "exclusivity" in order to bring the fans closer to the action.

ONLY RED BULL CHANGED SUSPENSION SYSTEM

Red Bull was the team most affected by a clampdown on controversial suspension systems ahead of the Australian grand prix.

MOTOGP BETTER THAN F1 SAYS MARQUEZ

Top MotoGP racer Marc Marquez says he is glad he excels on two wheels rather than four.

ONE UPSIDE TO VASSEUR'S EXIT SAYS PROST

There is an upside to the departure of Frederic Vasseur as Renault team boss.

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - POLE FASTER

Australian GP - Practice 2 ReportBy Dan Knutson in Melbourne

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Australian GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - A NEW ERA DAWNS

Australian GP - Practice 1 Report
By Dan Knutson in Melbourne

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Australian GP - Practice 1 Results

23 MARCH 2017

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Australian GP - Thursday Press Conference

MERCEDES INTERESTED IN VETTEL SAYS MARKO

Sebastian Vettel will be on Mercedes' list when the great German team comes to thinking about the 2017 driver lineup.

KUBICA RULES OUT F1 RETURN FOR NOW

Robert Kubica said he accepts that returning to F1 will for now remain a closed topic.

LIBERTY TO SELL PADDOCK PASSES TO THE PUBLIC

F1's new owners Liberty Media have followed through on a promise to start opening up the paddock to the public.

KLIEN TIPS RAIKKONEN TO SHINE IN 2017

One former F1 driver has picked a surprising dark horse for 2017 glory.

2017 NOT HUGE CHALLENGE FOR DRIVERS SAYS BERGER

The beginning of the new era of formula one will not solve all of the sport's problems.

MCLAREN MUST KEEP UP MOTIVATION

McLaren-Honda must be focused in order to emerge from its dire current situation.

BOTTAS UNLIKELY TO BEAT HAMILTON SAYS SYMONDS

It is "a lot to ask" if Valtteri Bottas' fans are expecting the Finn to beat Lewis Hamilton in 2017.

MASSA CONFIRMS WILLIAMS COMPETITIVE

Felipe Massa has confirmed the paddock perception that Williams looks set to be 'best of the rest' behind F1's top three teams early in 2017.

TEST RESULTS PUT PRESSURE ON FERRARI SAYS HAKKINEN

Toto Wolff has denied claims Mercedes adopted a strategy to "bluff" its way through the recent winter test season.

ALL GOOD WITH BACK INJURY FOR MELBOURNE SAYS WEHRLEIN

F1 doctors on Thursday gave Pascal Wehrlein the green light to race in Australia, following a back injury that marred his pre-season.

SHARK FINS STAYING IN F1 FOR NOW

F1 fans will have to get used to the look of the 'shark fins' in 2017.

22 MARCH 2017

RICCIARDO GETS RENAULT BOOST FOR MELBOURNE

Local favourite Daniel Ricciardo's Melbourne hopes got a boost on Wednesday.

TODT AGREES V10 RETURN UNTHINKABLE

Jean Todt has joined fellow F1 boss Ross Brawn in saying a return of loud, normally-aspirated engines in the sport is "unthinkable".

SCHUMACHER'S FAVOURITE UNCLE DIES

The Schumacher family is grappling with its latest blow, as the F1 legend's uncle passes away.

VETTEL NAMES 2017 FERRARI GINA

2017 title favourite Sebastian Vettel has continued his tradition of naming his formula one car for the forthcoming season.

HAMILTON RELATIONSHIP BETTER SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff says his relationship with Lewis Hamilton is "stronger" ahead of the 2017 season.

MORE DOWNFORCE MAKES F1 BORING SAYS STUCK

As excitement builds for the new era of F1, German official Hans-Joachim Stuck thinks the sport has taken a wrong turn.

21 MARCH 2017

OUSTED ECCLESTONE COULDN'T CHANGE SAYS CAREY

New F1 chief Chase Carey says he is still in contact with his ousted predecessor Bernie Ecclestone.

FERRARI SPENT 100S OF MILLIONS TO CATCH UP

Ferrari is on the cusp of a much better season in F1.

VETTEL TO MERCEDES SOUNDS GOOD SAYS WOLFF

Sebastian Vettel "would fit" into the Mercedes team, according to team boss Toto Wolff.

WOLFF CARRIES LUCKY INJURY INTO 2017

Toto Wolff is carrying a 'lucky injury' into the 2017 season.

HONDA SAYS MCLAREN RELATIONSHIP STRONG

Honda has hit back at reports its works McLaren collaboration is on the road to tatters.

ROSBERG-HAMILTON RELATIONSHIP NEGATIVE SAYS WOLFF

The intense relationship between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg had become "negative" for Mercedes.

20 MARCH 2017

ECCLESTONE NOT DONE WITH F1

Bernie Ecclestone is not yet done with formula one.

ALONSO TO LOSE HIS PATIENCE SAYS RAMIREZ

Fernando Alonso will eventually "lose his patience" with McLaren-Honda.

21 RACES THE MAXIMUM FOR F1 SAYS BRAWN

Ross Brawn says there are enough races on the F1 calendar already.

CANAMASAS EYES F1 TEST ROLE FOR 2017

Formula 2 driver Sergio Canamasas is looking for a role in the F1 paddock for 2017.

SAINZ FLATTERED BY PROST PRAISE

Carlos Sainz says he is flattered by the praise coming from F1 legend and Renault team advisor Alain Prost.

MCLAREN ENGINE SWITCH RUMOURS HARD TO BELIEVE SAYS SAINZ

Carlos Sainz says he cannot imagine McLaren deciding to dump Honda and switch to customer Mercedes engine power in the near future.

UNCLEAR IF MORE TEAMS WILL BUY F1 SAYS LAUDA

It is still not clear if more teams will join Ferrari in buying into formula one.

BRIATORE NOT EXCITED BY FERRARI TEST FORM

Flavio Briatore's big hope for 2017 is that Mercedes will be challenged for the world championship.

STEINER SURE YEAR TWO EASIER FOR HAAS

Team boss Gunther Steiner is confident F1's notorious 'second year syndrome' will not strike Haas.

VERSTAPPEN PLAYS DOWN EARLY RACE WINS IN 2017

Max Verstappen has confirmed expectations that Red Bull will touch down in Australia this week with several improvements for the 2017 car.

LAUDA DENIES MERCEDES EYEING VETTEL FOR 2018

Niki Lauda is heading to Australia denying rumours Mercedes is lining up a tilt to sign Sebastian Vettel.

JOS VERSTAPPEN COULD HELP ANOTHER YOUNG DRIVER

Max Verstappen's father is not ruling out trying to help another youngster make his big mark on formula one.

PIRELLI'S ISOLA AGREES FERRARI IN GOOD SHAPE

Ferrari is on the cusp of returning to the top in formula one.

FOUNDER ADMITS SAUBER TO BE 2017 BACKMARKER

Team founder Peter Sauber has admitted the Swiss outfit is set to bring up the rear of the field in 2017.

HAAS IS TEAM CLOSEST TO SAUBER SAYS ERICSSON

Marcus Ericsson says he is not sure where Sauber will line up on the 2017 grid.

17 MARCH 2017

MCLAREN NOT DENYING MERCEDES ENGINE RUMOURS

McLaren have not denied media speculation the British team is considering dumping its hapless works engine partner Honda.

FERRARI HAD BEST TEST SEASON EVER

Ferrari test driver Marc Gene says the Maranello team is heading into the 2017 season in a particularly bullish mood.

SAINZ TELLS SON TO FORGET RENAULT FOR NOW

Carlos Sainz's father has advised the Toro Rosso driver to forget about rumours linking him with Renault for now.

HULKENBERG WAITING UNTIL 2019 FOR RENAULT TITLE

Nico Hulkenberg says he is willing to wait a couple of years before gunning for the world championship with Renault.

WEHRLEIN SETTLES FOR PATIENCE OVER TOP F1 SEAT

Pascal Wehrlein says Mercedes did not sign him up for 2017 in order to safeguard the longevity of his F1 career.

MAGNUSSEN DISTANCES HIMSELF FROM HAAS BRAKE PROBLEMS

Kevin Magnussen has distanced himself from the reported 'brake problems' at his new F1 employer Haas.

BRAWN TO CREATE NEW F1 OVERTAKING GROUP

F1 will look into producing rules that encourage more overtaking without resorting to artificial measures like DRS.

TEAMS WANTED SHARK FINS FOR SPONSORS SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda has suggested Mercedes backed Red Bull's push to ban the 'shark fin' engine cover appendages before they were ever launched in 2017.

16 MARCH 2017

VETTEL CAN BE STRONGEST IN 2017 SAYS RICCIARDO

Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull is not alarmed to be starting the season apparently off the pace of Ferrari and Mercedes.

AZERBAIJAN HITS BACK AT LIBERTY OVER GP JIBE

The promoter of Azerbaijan's grand prix has hit back hard at the chief executive of F1's new owner Liberty Media.

VETTEL ADMITS AIMING FOR 2017 TITLE

Sebastian Vettel has admitted he stands a chance of winning the world championship in a red suit.

ROSBERG NOT RULING OUT RETURN AS F1 BOSS

Nico Rosberg has admitted he could return to formula one as a team boss some day.

KVYAT COULD NOT PUSH RICCIARDO SAYS MARKO

Max Verstappen is a much better teammate for Daniel Ricciardo than was his Red Bull predecessor.

BUDGET CAPS A POSSIBILITY FOR F1 SAYS BRAWN

Ross Brawn has admitted that tweaks to the commercial arrangements inside F1 could be a key to a strong future for the sport.

WOLFF APPLAUDS F1 SOCIAL MEDIA CHANGES

Toto Wolff has applauded the tweaks already made in F1's post-Bernie Ecclestone era.

NO TENSION BETWEEN HAMILTON-BOTTAS YET

Niki Lauda says he has been impressed with how Valtteri Bottas is getting up to speed at Mercedes.

15 MARCH 2017

TEAMS MEET WITH F1 OWNER LIBERTY IN LONDON

The big names in F1 have this week headed from a farewell party for Bernie Ecclestone to a meeting with the sport's new owners.

KVYAT UNCLEAR OVER NEXT F1 CAREER MOVE

Daniil Kvyat is looking into his F1 career with confidence, after hitting a severe roadblock in 2016.

HORNER HAPPY WITH RENAULT RELATIONSHIP

Christian Horner has played down fears about the reliability of Renault's new-for-2017 engine.

PINK LIVERY WORTH $20M TO FORCE INDIA?

Force India's new pink livery has cost an incoming sponsor up to $20 million for the 2017 season.

BOTTAS WON'T PANIC IF HAMILTON FASTER

Valtteri Bottas says he "will not panic" if Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton is faster than him early in 2017.

LIBERTY CHIEF SLAMS AZERBAIJAN RACE

A dark cloud has moved above the future of Azerbaijan's grand prix.

OLD ENGINE MAKES SAUBER'S LIFE HARD SAYS WEHRLEIN

Pascal Wehrlein has admitted Sauber's year-old engines will be a disadvantage for the Swiss team in 2017.

2017 CARS NOT HARDER TO DRIVE SAYS PEREZ

Sergio Perez says he was surprised when he sampled F1's much faster cars for the first time in Barcelona testing recently.

PROVOCATIVE VETTEL TO BE STRONG SAYS MARKO

Sebastian Vettel's "provocative" behaviour shows Ferrari is entering the 2017 season as a favourite.

DRIVERS TO KEEP SAVING FUEL IN 2017 SAYS MARKO

Dr Helmut Marko has admitted he is worried fuel economy could affect the 'show' in 2017.

2017 TO BE TOUGH FOR MICK SCHUMACHER

Mick Schumacher is facing a "tough" introduction to Formula 3 this year.

MERCEDES HAD CRANKSHAFT TROUBLE IN TEST?

Mercedes ran through the recent Barcelona tests with a secret reliability problem.

ALONSO HAS SPOKEN ABOUT 2018 SAYS BOULLIER

Eric Boullier has admitted Fernando Alonso's future could depend on the competitiveness of the McLaren-Honda package in 2017.

MERCEDES DEFENDS REMOVAL OF SCHUMACHER BRANDING

Mercedes has defended its decision to remove the 'KeepFightingMichael' hashtag branding from the livery of its F1 car.

14 MARCH 2017

F1 LOOKS TO BAN EXTRA WINGS SAYS SURER

F1 looks set to ban the 'shark fin' appendages that will fill the Melbourne grid next weekend.

TOUGH YEAR AWAITS MERCEDES SAYS LAUDA

Mercedes is looking ahead to a "tough year", according to team chairman and F1 legend Niki Lauda.

NEWEY COULD LAUNCH BRILLIANT UPDATE

Adrian Newey could be shaping up to launch a "brilliant update" for its 2017 car.

ROSBERG TEST VISIT SURPRISED LAUDA

F1 legend Niki Lauda does not think Nico Rosberg will mount a return to formula one.

MERCEDES STILL AHEAD FOR 2017 SAYS MARCHIONNE

Ferrari has rejected the "favourite" tag ahead of next weekend's season-opening Australian grand prix.

VANDOORNE ONLY HAS TO BEAT ALONSO SAYS VILLENEUVE

Jacques Villeneuve has played down the impact McLaren-Honda's current situation will have on Stoffel Vandoorne.

JUDGE STROLL AFTER HALF A YEAR SAYS SMEDLEY

The pressure on Lance Stroll ahead of the 2017 season is "extremely high".

13 MARCH 2017

F1 TO SEE REAL RED BULL IN MELBOURNE

In the last full week until the F1 circus heads off to Melbourne, the 2017 pecking order remains unclear.

LIBERTY BOSS HINTS AT F1 ENGINE RULE CHANGES

Liberty Media boss Greg Maffei has hinted F1 needs to make changes to its current engine regulations.

PORTUGAL WILLING TO BE NON-CHAMPIONSHIP F1 HOST

A Portuguese circuit has put up its hand as a potential venue for a non-championship F1 race.

2017 POWER UNITS ONLY SLIGHTLY LOUDER

F1 is continuing to nudge up the volume of its controversial 'power units'.

RENAULT CONFIDENT IN MIDFIELD BATTLE

Renault thinks it is a solid bet to head the F1 midfield in 2017.

10 MARCH 2017

HAMILTON FASTER THAN BOTTAS SAYS LAUDA

Lewis Hamilton is currently faster than his new teammate Valtteri Bottas.

BOTTAS MUST GET UP TO SPEED QUICKLY SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas does not have long to get up to speed in 2017.

MCLAREN DRIVERS MUST CONTROL FRUSTRATION SAYS VANDOORNE

Stoffel Vandoorne says he and McLaren-Honda teammate Fernando Alonso need to keep their frustration under control.

WEHRLEIN EXPLAINS BLACKED-OUT MERCEDES LOGO

Pascal Wehrlein has explained the black patch at the front of his helmet in Barcelona.

FORCE INDIA TELLS DRIVERS TO LOSE WEIGHT

Force India has asked its drivers to lose weight before Melbourne.

VILLENEUVE HAPPY WITH NEW F1

F1 purist Jacques Villeneuve says he is happy with what he is seeing at the Barcelona test.

CHARLIE WHITING NOT RETIRING?

Charlie Whiting has reportedly not joined a swathe of other Bernie Ecclestone-linked F1 personalities who have left the sport.

9 MARCH 2017

MCLAREN'S ONE PROBLEM IS HONDA SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso has isolated Honda as the only missing piece in his quest to get back to winning in F1.

ALONSO HINTS HE WILL RACE BEYOND 2017

Even amid his obvious frustration with the Honda situation, Fernando Alonso has given the strongest indication yet that he will stay in F1 beyond 2017.

F1 NEEDS SCHUMACHER-LIKE HEROES SAYS BRAWN

F1 must return to an era when the top drivers were "heroes".

RENAULT ADVISOR PROST BIG FAN OF SAINZ

Carlos Sainz has received a ringing endorsement from official Renault team advisor and F1 legend Alain Prost.

VILLENEUVE BACKS STROLL SPONSOR DEAL

Jacques Villeneuve has defended a new sponsorship deal agreed between the Williams team and the Canadian business jet company Bombardier.

FATHER WORRIED ABOUT PRESSURE ON VERSTAPPEN

Jos Verstappen has admitted he is worried about the pressure that is mounting on the shoulders of his 19-year-old son.

PEREZ CONFIRMS WINTER STRUGGLE FOR FORCE INDIA

Sergio Perez has admitted Force India is struggling through the 2017 pre-season.

GP2 SET TO BECOME FORMULA 2

GP2 looks set to be rebranded as 'Formula 2'.

F1 WON'T RETURN TO V10 ENGINES

Jean Todt has ruled out a reversion to screaming V10 engines for formula one.

TODT UNDECIDED OVER THIRD FIA PRESIDENCY TERM

Jean Todt says he has not decided if he will run for a third consecutive term as FIA president.

FERRARI FASTER THAN MERCEDES SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda has joined fellow Mercedes stablemate Lewis Hamilton in declaring Ferrari the early favourite for 2017.

RENAULT ENGINE SET FOR MELBOURNE FIX

Renault is working hard to solve some problems with its new engine before Melbourne.

8 MARCH 2017

BOTTAS NOT SURE FERRARI 2017 FAVOURITE

Valtteri Bottas is not willing to back new teammate Lewis Hamilton's claim that Ferrari is the new "favourite" for 2017.

HEMBERY TAKING STEP BACK FROM F1

Paul Hembery will be seen in the F1 paddock less often in 2017.

LATE START COULD AFFECT EARLY RACES SAYS WEHRLEIN

Pascal Wehrlein started to put his back injury into the past as he got up and running with his new team Sauber in Barcelona.

INTENSE MIDFIELD BATTLE IN 2017 SAYS HAAS

Gene Haas thinks the F1 midfield will be a closely fought competition in 2017.

TOO EARLY TO COMMENT ON HAMILTON SAYS BOTTAS

Valtteri Bottas has admitted there is currently no heat in the rivalry with his new Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

OVERTAKING MUCH HARDER IN 2017 SAYS MASSA

Felipe Massa says overtaking will be harder for F1 drivers in 2017.

ALLISON CAN TURN THE PAGE WITH MERCEDES

James Allison has emerged in the Barcelona paddock wearing Mercedes colours for the first time.

BOULLIER PLAYS DOWN MCLAREN-HONDA PROBLEMS

Eric Boullier has moved to play down the severity of the rift between McLaren and Honda.

TEENAGER STROLL HITS BACK AT CRITICISM

Lance Stroll insists he is "ready" for formula one.

FERRARI MUST BE UNBEATABLE AGAIN SAYS MARCHIONNE

Sergio Marchionne says Ferrari "has to" return to the famous team's Schumacher-like glory years.

7 MARCH 2017

LIBERTY SCOFFS AT F1 TV DEAL IN US

Liberty Media chief executive Greg Maffei has scoffed at the amount paid for F1's television rights by the American broadcaster NBC.

FORMER F1 DRIVER SALA DOUBTS ALONSO WILL QUIT

Former F1 driver Luis Perez Sala doubts Fernando Alonso will quit the sport at the end of this year.

PETROBRAS IN F1 TALKS WITH MCLAREN?

Petrobras could be about to re-emerge in formula one.

MASSA DEFENDS TEENAGE STROLL AFTER CRASHES

Felipe Massa has jumped to the defence of his new young F1 teammate, teenager Lance Stroll.

MASSA UNSURE WHEN LOWE TO JOIN WILLIAMS

Felipe Massa has admitted that former Mercedes chief Paddy Lowe is heading to Williams.

WEHRLEIN GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR SAUBER RETURN

Pascal Wehrlein has been given the green light to return to action with Sauber this week.

ROSBERG TRAINER STARTS WORK WITH BILLIONAIRE'S SON

Retired world champion Nico Rosberg's trainer has found a new driver to work with.

RED BULL COULD PASS MERCEDES, FERRARI

Red Bull cannot be written off after just one test.

TORO ROSSO STILL OPEN TO ENGINE NAME CHANGE

Toro Rosso is still open to the idea of changing the official name of its engine before the start of the 2017 season.

6 MARCH 2017

PEREZ'S SPONSOR HAPPY AT FORCE INDIA

Sergio Perez's sponsor says he is happy to be supporting the Mexican at Force India.

BOULLIER NOT SURE ALONSO TO STAY IN 2018

Eric Boullier has admitted he is not sure Fernando Alonso will stay with McLaren-Honda beyond the end of 2017.

MAGNUSSEN NOT LOOKING TO BEFRIEND GROSJEAN

Kevin Magnussen says he will not go out of his way to become "best friends" with his new F1 teammate.

FERRARI BUYS INTO F1?

Ferrari has bought into formula one, according to reports in the Italian and Spanish media.

GIOVINAZZI SAYS 2017 PRIORITY IS FERRARI

Antonio Giovinazzi insists his priority for 2017 is his role as Ferrari's reserve driver.

MASSA LEAVING F1 DOOR OPEN FOR 2018

Felipe Massa is leaving the door open to staying in formula one even beyond the end of 2017.

NO REGRETS ABOUT JOINING RENAULT SAYS HULKENBERG

Nico Hulkenberg says he has no regrets about being a works Renault driver in 2017 instead of moving right to the front of the grid with Mercedes.

MARCHIONNE STAYING AT FERRARI UNTIL 2021

Sergio Marchionne will remain Ferrari's president until at least 2021.

3 MARCH 2017

MERCEDES STILL AHEAD OF RIVALS SAYS MARKO

Dr Helmut Marko thinks Mercedes continues to lead the pack in 2017.

WOLFF ADMITS FERRARI REALLY FAST

Toto Wolff says it is too soon to say Mercedes is still ahead of the field in 2017.

RED BULL EYES F1 TELEVISION RIGHTS

Red Bull could be set to expand its involvement in F1 beyond being a team owner and race promoter.

LIBERTY PICKS LOCATION FOR NEW F1 HQ

Liberty Media has selected the location of F1's new official headquarters.

MCLAREN CHASSIS RESTLESS ON TRACK SAYS DE LA ROSA

Honda is having a troubled start to its 2017 season, but the McLaren chassis is also far from perfect.

PIRELLI TO KEEP IMPROVING WET TYRES

Pirelli has vowed to keep working on the effectiveness of its wet-weather tyres.

MAGNUSSEN NOT COMMENTING ON NEGATIVE REPORT

Kevin Magnussen has declined to comment directly on reports 2017 is his 'last chance' in F1.

FORCE INDIA LIVERY COULD TURN PINK

Force India's livery could soon turn pink, according to a German source.

TOO EARLY TO CONSIDER NEXT F1 DEAL SAYS HEMBERY

Pirelli is not ready to think about staying in formula one beyond 2019.

BARCELONA TEST WIN NOT IMPORTANT SAYS BOTTAS

Valtteri Bottas has played down the significance of ending the week as the 'champion' of Barcelona testing.

2 MARCH 2017

MCLAREN-HONDA DENIES WILD F1 SPLIT RUMOURS

McLaren and Honda have both denied wild rumours their troubled works collaboration in F1 could be set to end.

BRAWN EYES EXPERIMENTAL NON-CHAMPIONSHIP F1 RACE

Ross Brawn says he would like to introduce an annual 'non-championship' race so F1 can experiment with new weekend format ideas.

VERSTAPPEN GETS F1 ABBREVIATION TWEAK FOR 2017

A minor tweak has put a smile on Max Verstappen's face in Barcelona.

FIA CONFIRMS MANOR WILL NOT RACE IN 2017

Manor's dwindling hopes of survival have now faded completely, as the FIA confirmed the collapsed backmarker will not race in 2017.

FIA TO CHECK FOR ILLEGAL SUSPENSION IN BARCELONA

The FIA is poised to start checking the legality of controversial suspension systems fitted to some 2017 cars.

RED BULL HOPES TO JOIN MERCEDES-FERRARI BATTLE

On the basis of testing so far, 2017 is shaping up as a close battle between Mercedes and Ferrari.

1 MARCH 2017

MCLAREN STICKING WITH PLAN SAYS VANDOORNE

Stoffel Vandoorne says he has not been told if McLaren will modify its test programme in light of the problems struck so far.

ROSBERG TO ATTEND BARCELONA TEST

Two F1 test days into his retirement, world champion Nico Rosberg will be in the paddock on Wednesday.

WOLFF, HORNER SAY MELBOURNE PROTEST POSSIBLE

Mercedes and Red Bull say the risk rival teams could lodge a protest in Melbourne still exists.

FERRARI CLOSE TO MERCEDES SAYS STEINER

Mercedes and Ferrari are leading the 2017 pack, according to a rival chief.

DRIVERS LESS IMPORTANT IN 2017 SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso has played down hopes the 2017 rules will put the skill of the driver right back in charge in formula one.

CANADA GP SECURE THROUGH 2029

Canada's place on the F1 calendar for the next 13 years is secure.

FERRARI'S 2017 APPROACH RISKY SAYS MONTEZEMOLO

Ferrari is taking a "risky" approach to the modern era in formula one.

FERRARI MEDIA BLACKOUT SET TO END

Kimi Raikkonen impressed at the wheel of Ferrari's 2017 car even though he is suffering from the flu.

WEHRLEIN NOT DWELLING ON MISSED MERC SEAT

Pascal Wehrlein insists he is not dwelling on having missed out on the plum Mercedes seat for 2017.

NEW FERRARI HUGE STEP FORWARD SAYS MARCHIONNE

Sergio Marchionne has broken Ferrari's media silence to declare the Italian team "optimistic" ahead of the 2017 world championship.

PIRELLI HAPPY TO DELIVER ON 2017 PROMISES

Pirelli is happy it has delivered what F1 requested as the sport looks into its new era.

MERCEDES DENIES MIXING OIL WITH FUEL FOR F1 BOOST

Mercedes has shot down a rumour that a secret of its speed has been uncovered.

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