CURRENT NEWS

3 SEPTEMBER 2015

FIA HAPPY WITH SAFETY OF PIRELLI'S TYRES

F1's governing body on Thursday said it is satisfied Pirelli's tyres are structurally safe.

WILLIAMS KEEPS BOTTAS, MASSA FOR 2016

Williams will race into another season with Valtteri Bottas alongside Felipe Massa.

RENAULT POISED TO SIGN LOTUS PURCHASE OPTION

Renault is now poised to sign an option to buy a majority stake of the ailing F1 team Lotus, the German publication Auto Motor und Sport reports.

NO PIRELLI DIRECTIVES ISSUED YET

How Pirelli will handle the aftermath of the Belgian tyre blowout saga remains unclear.

MARCHIONNE SET FOR RED BULL ENGINE TALKS

Ferrari wants to re-enter the running to be Red Bull's new engine supplier from 2016.

LOTUS FACING NEW HURDLES IN MONZA PADDOCK

Monza looks set to be another challenging weekend for Lotus.

ALONSO UNHAPPY BUT MOTIVATED

Carlos Sainz, the Spanish rookie who claims Fernando Alonso as a mentor, says the McLaren driver and double world champion is "unhappy" in 2016.

VETTEL EXPECTING NO MORE BOOS FROM TIFOSI

Sebastian Vettel is expecting a very different Italian grand prix.

NO ENGINE TALKS WITH HONDA YET - BOOTH

Manor is not yet turning its attention to the matter of its driver lineup for 2016.

ALLISON HAS SIGNED NEW FERRARI DEAL?

James Allison is staying put at Ferrari.

MONTEZEMOLO SAYS ECCLESTONE MONZA THREATS NOT NEW

Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has weighed into the uncertainty surrounding Monza's future on the F1 calendar.

PIRELLI SET TO ANNOUNCE TYRE USAGE CLAMPDOWN

Pirelli on Thursday is poised to announce stricter guidelines regarding the use of its tyres by formula one teams ahead of the Italian grand prix.

2 SEPTEMBER 2015

PM TELLS ECCLESTONE HANDS OFF MONZA!

The big guns are now firing over the question of historic Monza's future on the F1 calendar.

TURKEY COULD STILL RETURN TO F1?

The new operator of Turkey's former F1 track says the sport could return to Istanbul in the future.

LOTUS CLINGING TO SURVIVAL AT MONZA

Lotus is clinging to survival ahead of the Italian grand prix.

ROSBERG HAS NOT TAKEN BACKWARDS STEP SAYS HAMILTON

Lewis Hamilton does not think his teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg has taken a step backwards in 2015.

MONZA RESCUE TALKS TO HIT HIGHEST GEAR

Talks to secure Monza's future on the F1 calendar will step into a high gear this weekend.

MORE MIXED MESSAGES AS HONDA TACKLES MONZA

Honda is going into yet another race weekend with mixed messages.

MICHELIN REMAINS OPEN TO PIRELLI TYRE WAR

Michelin remains open to going wheel-to-wheel with Pirelli in 2017.

RAIKKONEN BACKS NEW ICEMAN ALCOHOLIC DRINK

Kimi Raikkonen is the face of a new alcoholic drink in his native Finland.

HULKENBERG SET TO KEEP PORSCHE SEAT FOR 2016

Nico Hulkenberg looks set to defend his title as Le Mans winner at next year's edition of the fabled 24 hour sports car race.

1 SEPTEMBER 2015

FORCE INDIA SIGNS HULKENBERG FOR 2016, 2017

As reported on Monday, Nico Hulkenberg is staying with Force India.

VERSTAPPEN BACKS PIRELLI OVER VETTEL BLOWOUT

Father and son Jos and Max Verstappen have sided with Pirelli over the tyre blowout saga.

GUTIERREZ HINTS FUTURE TAKING SHAPE

Esteban Gutierrez could be close to announcing his plans for 2016.

PIRELLI TO SAY DEBRIS CAUSED VETTEL BLOWOUT

Pirelli could be set to announce that debris on the track caused Sebastian Vettel's tyre blowout at Spa-Francorchamps.

FATHER SAYS VERSTAPPEN STAYING AT TORO ROSSO

Max Verstappen is staying put at Toro Rosso for 2016, his father has announced.

ECCLESTONE PAID LOTUS STAFF WAGES

Bernie Ecclestone reportedly paid the wages of embattled Lotus' 400 staff in August.

HARTSTEIN CONTINUES ATTACK ON F1 DOCTOR

Former F1 doctor Gary Hartstein has continued his attack on his successor, Jean-Charles Piette.

DESIGNER SAYS FERRARI SHOULD HAVE KEPT ALONSO

Ferrari should have kept Fernando Alonso, according to departed designer Nikolas Tombazis.

31 AUGUST 2015

ROSBERG BECOMES FATHER BEFORE MONZA

Nico Rosberg is speeding into the Italian grand prix as F1's newest father.

VETTEL RIGHT OVER PIRELLI OUTBURST SAYS WEBBER

Mark Webber has backed his former teammate Sebastian Vettel's expletive-filled rant about the quality of the tyres supplied in F1 by Pirelli.

MICHELIN WEIGHS INTO PIRELLI BLOWOUT SAGA

Michelin has weighed into the Pirelli blowout saga, insisting it is committed to producing longer-life tyres in formula one.

TURKEY F1 TRACK BECOMES USED CAR DEALERSHIP

Turkey's chances of returning to the F1 calendar any time soon now appear dead.

AFTER QUIT THREATS, RED BULL NOW LOOKING INTO F1 FUTURE

Red Bull is re-setting its sights on the future of formula one, having earlier threatened to pull out of the sport.

RAIKKONEN NEVER REALISED FULL POTENTIAL

Kimi Raikkonen never realised his full potential in formula one, according to the Finn's former boss Martin Whitmarsh.

ROSBERG GIVEN UP ON 2015 TITLE?

Lewis Hamilton is now cruising to the 2015 world championship, according to two F1 insiders.

HULKENBERG STAYING AT FORCE INDIA

Nico Hulkenberg is staying with Force India in 2016, the German newspaper Bild reports.

28 AUGUST 2015

SILLY SEASON CALMER AFTER RAIKKONEN NEWS

In the wake of Ferrari's re-signing of Kimi Raikkonen, the 2016 'silly season' appears set to calm down.

MCLAREN NOT BEST CAR ON 2015 GRID SAYS HONDA

Honda insists it is not solely to blame for McLaren's woeful 2015 season.

HAMILTON NOT EXCITED TO SECURE POLE TROPHY

With eight races still to run in 2015, Lewis Hamilton already has his hands on one prize.

HAKKINEN CAN UNDERSTAND VETTEL OUTBURST

Mika Hakkinen says he can understand Sebastian Vettel's outburst in the wake of the Belgian grand prix.

HONDA EXPLOITED GOOD FAITH OF PENALTY CAP

Charlie Whiting has admitted the new rule scrapping in-race penalties was exploited by McLaren-Honda last weekend in Belgium.

TOYOTA, BELL HELMETS AMONG LOTUS CREDITORS

Charles Pic is not the only creditor at embattled Lotus, it has emerged.

MERCEDES WORKING ON RACE START SOLUTION

Mercedes is working on changes to its clutch system, following a series of bad race starts.

27 AUGUST 2015

VETTEL WRONG TO ATTACK PIRELLI SAYS JORDAN

Eddie Jordan has hit out at Sebastian Vettel for his fierce criticism of Pirelli in the wake of his Spa-Francorchamps tyre blowout.

FIA TO BACK PIRELLI AFTER TYRE BLOWOUT SAGA

Four days on, the high-speed blowouts suffered by Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel are still causing high consternation in the F1 world.

LOTUS CARS FINALLY LEAVE BELGIUM

Four days after the Belgian grand prix, Lotus and its black and gold cars have finally left Spa-Francorchamps.

NO DESIRE FOR F1 SWITCH SAYS DANICA PATRICK

Danica Patrick, the world's most famous female racing driver, has finally ruled herself out of the running for a switch to formula one.

CHILTON ON HAAS SHORTLIST FOR 2016

Max Chilton has counted himself among the drivers shortlisted to race for the new American outfit Haas in 2016.

26 AUGUST 2015

F1 TO TEST COCKPIT-HALO IDEA IN SEPTEMBER

The death of Justin Wilson, mere weeks after F1's first race fatality since 1994, has put the spotlight back on cockpit protection.

FERRARI PLAYS DOWN MONZA HOPES

Ferrari will debut an upgraded engine at its forthcoming home race, boss Maurizio Arrivabene has announced.

SUSIE WOLFF ADMITS F1 RACE DREAM NEARING END

Susie Wolff has admitted she might be nearing the end of her patience in the quest for a formula one seat.

BRIATORE BACKS PIRELLI AS VETTEL ANGER CONTINUES

Flavio Briatore has backed Pirelli in its spat with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.

BRIATORE URGES MERCEDES TO SUPPLY RED BULL

Flavio Briatore has urged Mercedes to supply engines to Red Bull.

PROMOTER SAYS ECCLESTONE MILK STUNT ENDED PROTEST THREAT

The promoter of the Belgian grand prix has admitted local dairy farmers posed a real threat to the smooth running of last weekend's race.

NO PANIC AS LOTUS LOOKS INTO UNCERTAIN FUTURE SAYS GROSJEAN

Even amid high speculation about the team's future, Lotus is continuing to plan ahead.

FERRARI BLOCKED PORSCHE SEAT FOR VERGNE

Jean-Eric Vergne was offered a seat alongside Le Mans winner Nico Hulkenberg at Porsche for 2015, it has emerged.

25 AUGUST 2015

FORMER F1 DRIVER WILSON DIES

Former Minardi and Jaguar driver Justin Wilson has died, one day after a horror incident during an Indycar race.

PIRELLI, FERRARI MOVE TO END VETTEL-FUELLED WAR

Pirelli and Ferrari, both Italian companies, will get together prior to the forthcoming Italian grand prix.

EXPERTS SAY PIRELLI CONTROVERSY IS BOOST TO MICHELIN

Michelin's bid to oust Pirelli as F1's official tyre supplier may have got a boost from the fallout of the Belgian grand prix.

VERGNE ADMITS F1 RETURN POSSIBLE

Jean-Eric Vergne has added fuel to speculation he is a major contender to return to F1 next year with Haas.

LOTUS STUCK AT SPA AS RENAULT DECISION STILL LOOMS

For embattled Lotus, time may be running out just as Renault enters a further period of delay in its decision about the future.

HONDA HAS FERRARI-LIKE PLAN TO IMPROVE SAYS BOULLIER

Honda "has a plan" to dramatically improve a crucial element of its current power unit, according to McLaren team boss Eric Boullier.

POPULAR RAIKKONEN NOT LOW COST DRIVER

Ferrari did not decide to retain Kimi Raikkonen for 2016 because he is cheap and popular, boss Maurizio Arrivabene insists.

BLANCHIMONT BRAVERY WAS TYPICAL MAX SAYS FATHER

As his teenage son inspired gasps and cheers at fabled Spa-Francorchamps, Jos Verstappen was not surprised by what he saw.

24 AUGUST 2015

VETTEL'S ATTACK ON PIRELLI NOT RIGHT SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda has leapt to Pirelli's defence, after Sebastian Vettel launched a stinging attack on the F1 tyre supplier following the Belgian grand prix.

NASR HITS OUT AT UNACCEPTABLE SAUBER PROBLEM

Felipe Nasr has criticised his team for yet another braking problem in 2015.

NO REASON FOR 2016 DRIVER CHANGE ACCORDING TO HORNER

Red Bull looks set to prepare for the 2016 season with an unchanged pair of drivers.

ALONSO HAPPY TO BEAT BUTTON AT SPA

The Belgian grand prix was not all bad, according to Fernando Alonso.

RACE REPORT - BLOWOUT II

Belgian GP - Race Report

SOCHI PROMOTER ADMITS NIGHT RACE POSSIBLE

Russian grand prix promoter Sergei Vorobyov has admitted Sochi could switch to a night race format in the future.

FORCE INDIA ENTERS FRAME FOR RENAULT DEAL

Force India has joined in the running to become Renault's works team, it emerged after the Belgian grand prix on Sunday.

EX-F1 DRIVER WILSON IN COMA AFTER CRASH

Former F1 driver Justin Wilson is in a coma following an incident during an Indycar race on Sunday.

23 AUGUST 2015

TROUBLE BREWING AFTER BELGIAN GRAND PRIX

Sebastian Vettel ended Sunday's Belgian grand prix with a foul mood -- and a mandatory visit to the stewards.

RACE NOTES - HAMILTON WINS MERCEDES GP 1-2 AT BELGIUM

Belgian GP - Race Notes

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Belgian GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Belgian GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Belgian GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Belgian GP - Race Results

BLOWOUT MYSTERY TO REMAIN AT BELGIAN GP START

Drivers will start the Belgian grand prix unsure as to what caused Nico Rosberg's horror 300kph tyre blowout of Friday.

LAUDA TOLD HAMILTON TO DELETE MACHINE GUN VIDEO

Niki Lauda ordered that a video of Lewis Hamilton firing a machine gun be removed from the reigning world champion's social media accounts.

ARAI DENIES SAYING HONDA WOULD MATCH FERRARI

For McLaren and Honda, the 2015 season has gone from bad to worse.

PAY-RISE COULD END BUTTON'S F1 CAREER

Jenson Button's F1 career could end because of a pay-rise that is scheduled to kick in for 2016.

VAN DER GARDE CAUSES A STIR WITH SPA PADDOCK VISIT

Giedo van der Garde says he is not targeting a return to formula one.

VETTEL HOPING FOR RAIN

Sebastian Vettel is hoping Spa-Francorchamps' rare dry spell does not continue.

TORO ROSSO SET TO KEEP VERSTAPPEN AND SAINZ

Toro Rosso looks set to keep an unchanged driver lineup into 2016.

VERSTAPPEN TELLS SCHUMACHER TO STEP UP TO FORMULA 3

Max Verstappen has urged Michael Schumacher's son to make the step into Formula 3 for 2016.

RED BULL DRIVERS WANT END TO RENAULT-FUELLED CRISIS

Two drivers from Red Bull's F1 stable are urging for change.

22 AUGUST 2015

RED BULL TERMINATES RENAULT ENGINE DEAL?

Rumours about the futures of Red Bull, Renault and Lotus are speeding away just as quickly as the cars at Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday.

SOCHI CHIEFS IN CONTRACT TALKS WITH ECCLESTONE

Russia is pushing to secure its long term future on the F1 calendar.

QUALIFYING REPORT - DOMINATION

Belgian GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Belgian GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Belgian GP - Saturday Team Quotes

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Belgian GP - Saturday Press Conference

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Belgian GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - PLACE YOUR BETS

Belgian GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Belgian GP - Practice 3 Results

PIRELLI RULES OUT TYRE FAILURE IN ROSBERG BLOWOUT

Nico Rosberg's 300kph blowout at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday was not caused by a structural tyre failure.

FERRARI COULD ABANDON DRIVER ACADEMY

Ferrari could be set to abandon its young driver programme.

HONDA'S HOPES COLLAPSE AS ALONSO TARGETS 107 PERCENT

Fernando Alonso insists he is not distraught, even though a highly-touted Honda engine upgrade appeared not to have pushed McLaren up the pecking order.

ECCLESTONE SAYS HIGH CHANCE OF MONZA AXE

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted hopes of rescuing the endangered Italian grand prix at fabled Monza are now slipping away.

DRIVERS PUSH PIRELLI FOR ANSWERS AFTER ROSBERG SCARE

Drivers are pushing Pirelli for an explanation to the tyre failure that pitched Nico Rosberg out of control at more than 300kph on Friday.

PIC ADMITS LOTUS DID NOT RESPECT THE CONTRACT

Yet another cloud has formed above the troubled Lotus team's garage.

21 AUGUST 2015

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - BLOWOUT

Belgian GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Belgian GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Belgian GP - Friday Team Quotes

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Belgian GP - Friday Photos

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Belgian GP - Practice 2 Results

TOST SAYS KVYAT BEST DRIVER BEHIND VETTEL

Daniil Kvyat says he is happy to have been rated so highly by a former boss.

BOTTAS SAYS RUMOURS HURT WILLIAMS RELATIONSHIP

Valtteri Bottas claims rumours about a switch to Ferrari hurt his relationship with Williams.

HONDA POWER BOOST SMALLER THAN RUMOURED SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso has admitted he will start Sunday's Belgian grand prix from the back of the grid.

HELMET PAINTER SAYS VETTEL TWEAK AT SPA LEGAL

Sebastian Vettel's helmet livery tweak for the Belgian grand prix conforms with the regulations.

ALONSO NOT SURPRISED BY RAIKKONEN NEWS

Fernando Alonso says he was not surprised by this week's news that Ferrari has re-signed his former teammate Kimi Raikkonen for 2016.

MASSA HOPES BOTTAS STAYS AT WILLIAMS

Now that Valtteri Bottas is not heading to Ferrari next year, Felipe Massa says he hopes his current teammate stays at Williams in 2016.

F1 TO REMAIN ON FREE TV IN GERMANY?

German fans can heave a sigh of relief, as the broadcaster RTL has penned a new free-to-air television deal with Bernie Ecclestone.

BUTTON TONES DOWN SOCIAL MEDIA AFTER ROBBERY

Jenson Button has admitted he has ramped up his personal security in the wake of a recent robbery incident.

FIA PUSHING ON WITH TECHNOLOGY CLAMPDOWNS

F1's new clampdown on race start technology has divided paddock opinion.

SAUBER NOT WORRIED ABOUT FUTURE WITH FERRARI

Sauber is not worried it will become Ferrari's last priority in 2016 and beyond.

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - BACK TO SCHOOL

Belgian GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Belgian GP - Practice 1 Results

MERCEDES PUSHING ON WITH SPOON REAR WING

Although clearly the quickest team in F1, championship leader Mercedes is still pushing hard to improve its 2015 machine.

MALDONADO PLAYS DOWN LOTUS EXIT REPORTS

Pastor Maldonado has played down rumours he would be ousted if Renault completes its rumoured takeover of the Lotus team.

F1 TRIO MOVES ON AFTER RAIKKONEN NEWS

A trio of drivers swallowed hard this week when Ferrari announced it is keeping Kimi Raikkonen for 2016.

MCLAREN DRIVERS TO USE TWO NEW ENGINES EACH AT SPA

It will be a long and tiring Belgian grand prix weekend for the McLaren-Honda mechanics.

20 AUGUST 2015

PROMOTER HAPPY WITH PRESENT AND FUTURE AT SPA

Andre Maes, promoter of the Belgian grand prix, is looking forward not only to this weekend's race, but also more of the same in the future at fabled and popular Spa-Francorchamps.

PEREZ SURE FORCE INDIA B CAR IS SAFE

Sergio Perez on Thursday said he has no concerns about the safety of his Force India car.

BOTTAS LIKELY TO STAY AT WILLIAMS

With the Ferrari seat to remain occupied by Kimi Raikkonen, Valtteri Bottas will now almost certainly stay at Williams next year.

JET ON STANDBY FOR ROSBERG BABY BIRTH

Nico Rosberg has a private jet on standby as the minutes tick down to fatherhood.

VETTEL VOWS TO KEEP TITLE FIGHT ALIVE

Sebastian Vettel has vowed to keep his foot to the floor on his outside shot at the 2015 world championship.

RACE START CHANGES STEP IN RIGHT DIRECTION SAYS ECCLESTONE

F1's clampdown on assisted race starts is a step in the right direction, according to Bernie Ecclestone.

RENAULT WORKING ON STEP FORWARD FOR 2016

Renault is confident it will take a step forward for 2016.

FERRARI KEEPS RAIKKONEN FOR 2016

Ferrari has ended speculation about Kimi Raikkonen's future by re-signing the Finn for 2016.

FERRARI SENSIBLE TO RE-SIGN RAIKKONEN SAYS SALO

Ferrari was "sensible and wise" to have re-signed Kimi Raikkonen for 2016.

19 AUGUST 2015

RAIKKONEN TO CONTINUE WITH FERRARI FOR 2016

Ferrari has announced today that the Italian team will continue with it's current driver line-up, as Kimi Raikkonen has renewed his agreement for the 2016 season. More details will follow.

RAIKKONEN STILL KEY TO DRIVER MARKET SAYS GROSJEAN

Kimi Raikkonen remains the key to the 2016 'silly season'.

FERRARI TO GIVE TITLE CHASE BEST SHOT

Battle will resume between Mercedes and Ferrari this weekend in Belgium.

ROSBERG HINTS AT NONSENSE IN HAMILTON LIFESTYLE

Nico Rosberg is charging out of the summer break determined to fire everything at his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

DANICA PATRICK OUT OF RUNNING FOR HAAS SEAT

Haas' driver short-list of ten potential candidates for 2016 may now have become nine, as the American female superstar Danica Patrick fell out of the running.

LAUDA THINKS BOTTAS STAYING AT WILLIAMS

Niki Lauda thinks it is possible Williams and Ferrari will line up in 2016 with unchanged driver lineups.

GROSJEAN BARRACKING HARD FOR RENAULT BUYOUT

Romain Grosjean has admitted a buyout by Renault would be an ideal solution to Lotus' "difficult financial situation".

ALL EYES ON NEW RACE START RULES AT SPA

A big talking point at Spa this weekend will be the FIA's new rules regarding race starts.

RAIKKONEN DENIES SPA RESULT KEY TO F1 FUTURE

Kimi Raikkonen has denied that his future in formula one depends on the outcome of this weekend's Belgian grand prix.

GROSJEAN FEELS SITTING OUT FOR PALMER UNFAIR

Romain Grosjean says continually sitting out free practice sessions in 2015 is "unfair".

LESS OVERTAKING IN 2015

There has been less overtaking in formula one this year compared to 2014, the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport has found.

TORO ROSSO STARTS WORK IN NEW BUILDING

A new building at Toro Rosso's Faenza headquarters is now up and running.

FINNISH GP LIKELIHOOD UNREALISTIC SAYS RAIKKONEN

Kimi Raikkonen has described reports that Finland could host a grand prix in the near future as "unrealistic".

18 AUGUST 2015

MCLAREN-HONDA NOT EXPECTING BIG PROGRESS AT SPA

It is not clear how much progress McLaren-Honda will make this weekend in Belgium.

CLAMPDOWN MEANS DRIVERS MORE DEPENDENT ON TEAM

Max Verstappen has delivered a sobering message for those expecting drivers to have more control over their race starts at Spa.

VETTEL NO FAN OF F1 FUEL SAVING

Sebastian Vettel has admitted he is no fan of having to save fuel during grands prix.

WOLFF SAYS NO RED BULL ENGINE TALKS YET

Toto Wolff has put the brakes on runaway speculation about a Mercedes engine deal for Red Bull.

NASR SAYS FERRARI UPGRADE INCLUDES MORE POWER

Sauber will finally get its hands on Ferrari's updated engine this weekend in Belgium.

MASSA ENJOYS HAVING SON AT RACES

Felipe Massa says he enjoys having the support of his family at grands prix.

17 AUGUST 2015

HAAS POISED TO DECIDE 2016 DRIVERS

New F1 team Haas' first driver lineup could be known within two weeks.

LEGAL TROUBLE FOR LOTUS CO-OWNER

Lotus' troubles are continuing for now.

ALONSO WILL FIGHT FOR 2016 TITLE SAYS MANAGER

Fernando Alonso will be a title contender in 2016.

FORMULA 2 ON HOLD UNTIL 2017

Formula 2 has been put on the back burner for now.

MOTOGP RACING MORE EXCITING THAN F1 SAYS LAUDA

F1 legend Niki Lauda attended the Czech Republic's MotoGP round at the weekend, and admitted he likes what he sees at the pinnacle of two-wheeled racing.

BUTTON INCREASES SECURITY AFTER ROBBERY

Jenson Button has stepped up his personal security following a robbery incident whilst on holiday in the south of France recently.

HARTSTEIN SLAMS FIA OVER BIANCHI DEATH

Former F1 doctor Gary Hartstein has launched an attack on officials of the sport's governing body following the death of Jules Bianchi.

MERCEDES EYES 2016 DEBUT FOR WEHRLEIN

Pascal Wehrlein could be the next rookie in formula one.

MERCEDES SHOWS GREEN LIGHT TO RED BULL ENGINE DEAL

Red Bull and Mercedes appear to be closing in on an engine deal.

15 AUGUST 2015

NO MORE NEW TEAMS IN 2016 SAYS FIA

No other new teams will join Haas on the 2016 grid.

LOTUS EXPECTS MORE RUMOURS IN SPA PADDOCK

Lotus has warned that it will be making no announcements about its future in Belgium next weekend.

14 AUGUST 2015

KVYAT'S FATHER SAYS RED BULL SEAT NOT IN DOUBT

Daniil Kvyat's father has played down rumours the young Russian's future at Red Bull is not safe.

RED BULL-MERCEDES ENGINE DEAL ATTRACTIVE SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff has admitted supplying Red Bull with engines could be "an attractive option" for Mercedes.

13 AUGUST 2015

SPOTLIGHT TO BE ON MERCEDES DUO AT SPA

The spotlight will be on Mercedes' duelling driver duo once the summer break ends next week.

WOLFF TALKS BOTTAS, RACE STARTS AND ENGINE TOKENS

Toto Wolff has played down reports Valtteri Bottas is still in the running for a Ferrari race seat.

HAAS EXPECTING TEAM TO BE COMPETITIVE

Gene Haas says he expects his new F1 team to be competitive when it enters the sport next year.

KALTENBORN THINKS F1 SHOULD RE-THINK TYRE WAR STANCE

Monisha Kaltenborn thinks F1 should not rule out the idea of reviving a 'tyre war'.

F1 VICTIM OF ITS OWN SUCCESS SAYS DE FERRAN

It is the perfection of formula one that is turning off the fans, according to the well-known motor racing figure Gil de Ferran.

12 AUGUST 2015

MARKO PLAYS DOWN LATEST VERSTAPPEN RUMOURS

Dr Helmut Marko has played down the latest rumours swirling around F1 teen sensation Max Verstappen.

11 AUGUST 2015

F1 NO LONGER MAN'S WORLD SAYS CLAIRE WILLIAMS

F1 is not the "man's world" it once was, according to female deputy team boss Claire Williams.

F1 RECOVERY VEHICLES STILL DANGEROUS SAYS TOST

The issue of recovery vehicles in formula one still needs to be addressed.

TEAMS CRITICAL OF RACE-START CLAMPDOWN

F1 engineers are concerned that the FIA's mid-season clampdown on race start procedures has not been properly thought through.

10 AUGUST 2015

MEDIA TO BLAME FOR BAD IMAGE SAYS MALDONADO

Pastor Maldonado says his bad reputation is the fault of journalists who are scrabbling for news.

ECCLESTONE GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO FINLAND GP?

Finland could be the next new stop on the F1 calendar in the near future.

BUTTON ON TRACK FOR SPA AFTER ROBBERY

Jenson Button is back on track after his robbery scare a week ago.

VERSTAPPEN STILL NOT LISTENING TO CRITICISM

Max Verstappen is keeping his focus on the track, amid continuing criticism of his approach to formula one.

BIANCHI DEATH BROUGHT DRIVERS CLOSER TOGETHER SAYS MASSA

Felipe Massa says the death of fellow driver Jules Bianchi has brought the group of current F1 drivers closer together.

MCLAREN DENIES VANDOORNE REPORTS

McLaren has denied reports that an announcement about the Honda-powered team's driver plans for 2016 is now imminent.

7 AUGUST 2015

BUTTON GASSED, ROBBED ON VACATION

Jenson Button was gassed and robbed as he holidayed with his wife in France, the Briton's spokesman has confirmed.

TORO ROSSO HOPING TO KEEP JAMES KEY

Toro Rosso is hoping to hang onto its increasingly highly-rated technical boss James Key.

F1 REVOLUTION COULD BE DELAYED TO 2018

F1's planned technical revolution for 2017 may be delayed, the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport reports.

MERCEDES TEAM WINS BANDINI TROPHY

Mercedes will receive this year's edition of the prestigious Trofeo Lorenzo Bandini.

YAMAHA COULD GIVE HAMILTON MOTOGP TEST

Lewis Hamilton's dream of testing a MotoGP bike might soon come true.

MEDICAL ISSUE STOPS ALGUERSUARI'S CAREER

Former F1 driver Jaime Alguersuari's motor racing career has come to a halt for now.

VANDOORNE TO REPLACE BUTTON IN 2016?

Stoffel Vandoorne will be Fernando Alonso's new teammate at McLaren-Honda next year.

MASSA SAYS 2016 WILLIAMS DEAL STILL NOT DONE

Felipe Massa is still hopeful he will be retained by Williams for the 2016 season.

PARTNER SAYS RAIKKONEN IS NO ICEMAN AT HOME

Kimi Raikkonen is not 'The Iceman' behind closed doors, his partner Minttu Virtanen insists.

VERSTAPPEN LEARNED NOTHING FROM MONACO CRASH SAYS MASSA

Felipe Massa fears Max Verstappen has learned nothing after his big crash in Monaco earlier this year.

6 AUGUST 2015

HONDA ADMITS F1 RETURN HARDER THAN EXPECTED

Honda has admitted it underestimated the difficulty of its return to formula one this year.

TEAMS DISAGREE OVER SUPER-SUPER-SOFT TYRE TEST

The F1 teams cannot agree over where to test Pirelli's new 'super super-soft' tyre for 2016.

FERRARI FACING PENALTIES FOR FIFTH ENGINE IN 2015

Mercedes looks set to be the only manufacturer on the grid that will reach the chequered flag this year on the long-life engine rules.

5 AUGUST 2015

LAUDA DOUBTS BIANCHI TRIBUTE CAUSED HAMILTON SLUMP

Niki Lauda has played down suggestions the Jules Bianchi tragedy may have contributed to Lewis Hamilton's bad performance in Hungary.

GOAL OF CATCHING MERCEDES STILL ON TRACK SAYS VETTEL

While Ferrari is looking up the road to pacesetters Mercedes, Williams says the fabled Italian team should also be watching over its shoulder.

SYMONDS SLAMS FERRARI OVER BOTTAS RUMOURS

Pat Symonds has hit out at Ferrari, accusing the Italian team of triggering the speculation about Valtteri Bottas' future.

ONLY FERRARI OFFERED FULL SUPPORT SAYS HAAS

Other engine manufacturers were not willing to match Ferrari's offer when Haas was looking to set up its F1 entry for 2016.

4 AUGUST 2015

JOHANSSON URGES MANOR TO FOLLOW HAAS APPROACH

Former F1 driver Stefan Johansson has urged Manor to consider following the lead of the 2016 entrant Haas.

LOWE BACKS AUGUST SHUTDOWN

Mercedes technical chief Paddy Lowe has backed F1's August shutdown.

SAUBER HAS NOT DEVELOPED 2015 CAR SAYS NASR

Felipe Nasr says Sauber will get back in gear later this year as the Swiss team prepares for 2016.

GUTIERREZ KEEN TO EXPLOIT 2016 OPPORTUNITIES

Esteban Gutierrez has admitted there may be "opportunities" for him to return to the F1 grid next year.

VERSTAPPEN PLAYS DOWN SECOND BEST CAR COMMENT

Max Verstappen has admitted Toro Rosso has a "really good car" in 2015.

RENAULT TAKING LONGER TO DECIDE FUTURE

Renault is giving itself more time to decide its future.

3 AUGUST 2015

SAUBER EYES RENAULT ENGINE SWITCH

Sauber could be set for a change of engine supplier for 2016.

NASR SAYS WILLIAMS TALK WAS JUST SPECULATION

Felipe Nasr has played down earlier speculation that linked him with a potential switch to Williams for 2016.

BOSS LIKENS VERSTAPPEN TO CHAMPION VETTEL

Franz Tost, the team boss at Toro Rosso, has compared F1 teen sensation Max Verstappen to quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel.

FIA'S MOUTON PLAYS DOWN CARMEN JORDA CONTROVERSY

An FIA official has played down a media row with Lotus' female 'development driver' Carmen Jorda.

NO SUMMER SHUTDOWN FOR HONDA AND RENAULT

F1's teams and drivers may be packing their bags for the summer break, but there will be no such factory shutdown at Honda.

1 AUGUST 2015

HAAS ADMITS TRIO HEAD 2016 RACE SEAT SHORTLIST

A trio of drivers has emerged at the top of the shortlist to race for the new F1 team Haas in 2016.

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