CURRENT NEWS

22 SEPTEMBER 2017

EARTHQUAKE WILL NOT STOP MEXICO GP

Next month's grand prix in Mexico City looks set to go ahead, despite a devastating earthquake whose death toll is approaching 300.

MCLAREN OFFERED HONDA SABBATICAL OPTION SAYS BOULLIER

Honda rejected a proposal whereby it would take a "sabbatical" and return to McLaren at a later date.

SAINZ UNSURE OF EARLY RENAULT DEBUT

Carlos Sainz says he still doesn't know which car he will be racing in Malaysia next week.

VETTEL ENGINE NOT DAMAGED IN CRASH

Sebastian Vettel's engine was not damaged in his first-lap Singapore crash last weekend.

RENAULT WILL PART WITH RED BULL

Cyril Abiteboul has all but confirmed reports Renault and Red Bull will split after next season.

MATESCHITZ NOT TIRED OF F1 SAYS BERGER

Gerhard Berger has hit back at rumours Red Bull is getting "tired" of formula one.

SAUBER TIPPED TO CHOOSE DRIVERS SOON

Sauber will reportedly make the call about its 2018 driver lineup soon.

21 SEPTEMBER 2017

SAINZ CAN RACE FOR RED BULL IN 2019?

Carlos Sainz could wind up at Red Bull's senior F1 team in 2019.

VETTEL CAN STILL WIN 2017 TITLE SAYS BRAWN

F1 boss Ross Brawn has backed Sebastian Vettel to bounce back and continue to fight for the 2017 title.

EARTHQUAKE HITS MEXICO BEFORE OCTOBER F1 RACE

A dark cloud has moved above Mexico, just over a month before the country is scheduled to host its grand prix.

20 SEPTEMBER 2017

MCLAREN ONLY TWO WEEKS BEHIND SAYS BOULLIER

Eric Boullier insists the long-running 'will they or won't they?' McLaren-Honda divorce saga has only slightly delayed the British team's preparations for 2018.

TITLE HOPES NOT OVER FOR VETTEL

Lewis Hamilton says his championship rival Sebastian Vettel cannot be written off.

HAAS DEFENDS SINGAPORE TEAM ORDERS

Haas boss Gunther Steiner has defended a case of 'team orders' imposed in Singapore last weekend.

AUER FUTURE UNCHANGED AFTER FORCE INDIA DECISIONS

Lucas Auer says Force India deciding to keep the same drivers for 2018 doesn't affect his own motor racing future.

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER COULD MOVE TO AMERICA

Michael Schumacher could be set to relocate to the United States.

19 SEPTEMBER 2017

TORO ROSSO A BETTER FIT FOR HONDA SAYS YAMAMOTO

Honda thinks Toro Rosso could be a better fit for the Japanese marque than McLaren.

ITALY SLAMS FERRARI AFTER SINGAPORE DISASTER

The Italian press has lashed out at Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel after a disastrous Singapore grand prix.

LAUDA BLAMES VETTEL FOR SINGAPORE CRASH

Niki Lauda has joined scores of fans and insiders who blame Sebastian Vettel for putting his championship hopes in tatters in Singapore.

TITLE NOT LOST FOR VETTEL YET SAYS TRULLI

Jarno Trulli says it is still possible that Sebastian Vettel will win the 2017 title.

BOTTAS NOT NUMBER 2 DRIVER SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff says he still will not designate Valtteri Bottas the 'number 2' driver behind Lewis Hamilton.

RAIKKONEN MANAGER ROLE NOT THE SAME AS BEFORE

Kimi Raikkonen effectively manages his own affairs in formula one.

18 SEPTEMBER 2017

RACE ANALYSIS - RAIN WIPEOUT: HOW HAMILTON WON

Singapore GP - Race Analysis
By Dan Knutson in Singapore

SAINZ UNSURE IF SINGAPORE WAS LAST TORO ROSSO RACE

Carlos Sainz left Singapore on Monday wondering if it had been his last race for Toro Rosso.

ASTON MARTIN TO BE RED BULL TITLE SPONSOR

Aston Martin looks set to become Red Bull's title sponsor next year.

SINGAPORE NOT PRELIMINARY TITLE DECISION SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff has hit back at suggestions Sunday in Singapore was a 'preliminary decision' for a fourth world championship title for Lewis Hamilton.

FATHER ADMITS PALMER EYEING WILLIAMS SEAT

Jolyon Palmer's father has confirmed the 26-year-old is eyeing a switch to Williams for 2018.

MCLAREN ALMOST FACTORY TEAM BY 2019 SAYS BOULLIER

McLaren will become a de-facto 'factory' team by 2019, according to team boss Eric Boullier.

ARGENTINA COULD RETURN IN 2019 SAYS WHITING

Argentina could be eying a return to F1.

17 SEPTEMBER 2017

RACE NOTES - HAMILTON WINS AT SINGAPORE

Singapore GP - Race Notes
By Mark Karp

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Singapore GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Singapore GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Singapore GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Singapore GP - Race Results

PEREZ SIGNS WITH FORCE INDIA FOR 2018

Sergio Perez has extended his driver contract to continue to drive with Force India-Mercedes for the 2018 season.

SAUBER, WILLIAMS LIGHT UP 2018 SILLY SEASON

Robert Kubica still has a good chance of returning to formula one next year.

PALMER READ RENAULT AXE STORY ON INTERNET

Jolyon Palmer says he learned about losing his seat at Renault from the internet.

PORSCHE SHOULD ENTER F1 SAYS HAUG

Norbert Haug has urged Porsche to enter formula one.

PIRELLI MAKING SOFTER THAN ULTRA-SOFT TYRE FOR 2018

Pirelli has committed to supplying softer tyres to F1 teams and drivers in 2018.

ALONSO-MCLAREN ANNOUNCEMENT DUE WITHIN DAYS

An announcement to confirm that Fernando Alonso is staying at McLaren next year is due within days.

16 SEPTEMBER 2017

QUALIFYING REPORT - YES, YES, YES, YES, YES!

Singapore GP - Qualifying Report
By Dan Knutson in Singapore

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Singapore GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Singapore GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Singapore GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Singapore GP - Qualifying Results

RED BULL'S ENGINE FUTURE UNCLEAR

With McLaren and Toro Rosso all set up with respective engines for 2018, speculative attention is now turning to the 2019 season.

ROSBERG TO HELP KUBICA'S F1 COMEBACK

Retired reigning world champion Nico Rosberg has joined Robert Kubica's management team.

KVYAT NOT FEARING TORO ROSSO DRIVER SHAKEUP

Daniil Kvyat says he is still waiting to hear if he will be kept on board at Toro Rosso for 2018.

ALONSO TO PROBE RENAULT BEFORE MAKING 2018 DECISION

Fernando Alonso says he will look into Renault's plans for 2018 before deciding whether to stay at McLaren next year.

SAINZ-RENAULT SWITCH FOR MALAYSIA POSSIBLE SAYS MARKO

Dr Helmut Marko has admitted Carlos Sainz might start his new Renault adventure as soon as the next race in Malaysia.

RED BULL A SECOND FASTER IN SINGAPORE SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda says he has his eye on Red Bull in Singapore.

T-WINGS BANNED FOR 2018 BUT SHARK FINS STAYING

The shark fins are staying, but F1 fans can wave goodbye to unseemly 'T-wings' in 2018.

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - WORRYING TIMES

Singapore GP - Practice 3 Report
By Dan Knutson in Singapore

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Singapore GP - Practice 3 Results

F1 REGIME CHANGE HELD UP SINGAPORE GP DEAL

F1's change of management held up talks for a new Singapore grand prix deal, minister S Iswaran said ahead of the city-state's 2017 race.

FORCE INDIA TO BE FORCE RACING IN 2018

Force India looks set to be known as 'Force Racing' from 2018.

15 SEPTEMBER 2017

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - FLYING MAN DAN

Singapore GP - Practice 2 Report
By Dan Knutson in Singapore

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Singapore GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Singapore GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Singapore GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Singapore GP - Practice 2 Results

TORO ROSSO AND HONDA TEAM UP

As the McLaren and Honda split has unfolded today, Honda and Scuderia Toro Rosso have announced they are joining forces for the 2018 season.

MCLAREN SWITCHES TO RENAULT

McLaren and Renault announced an agreement that will see the British team using Renault engines for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons.

MCLAREN AND HONDA ANNOUNCE SPLIT

As was much anticipated, McLaren and Honda have announced that they will discontinue their partnership at the end of the 2017 season.

PALMER PUSHING TO KEEP 2017 RENAULT SEAT

Jolyon Palmer says he intends to keep his Renault seat at least for the rest of the 2017 season.

F1 KEEPS ENGINE PENALTIES IN PLACE FOR NOW

F1 has decided against immediately acting on the issue of grid penalties for engine changes.

HONDA FUTURE MAKES RED BULL DRIVERS NERVOUS

Red Bull and its engine supplier Renault will reportedly split after the 2018 season.

HULKENBERG LAUGHS AT F1 RECORD IN SINGAPORE

Nico Hulkenberg is set to take over an unenviable record in formula one.

BOTTAS HAPPY AS MERCEDES KEEPS OPTIONS OPEN

Valtteri Bottas says he is comfortable with his new one-year Mercedes contract.

WEHRLEIN QUIET ON NEW 2018 SAUBER SEAT RUMOURS

Pascal Wehrlein is not commenting on reports he still has a shot at keeping his Sauber seat for 2018.

PEREZ ABOUT TO SIGN 2018 CONTRACT

While new deals for Valtteri Bottas and Carlos Sainz are getting the headlines in Singapore, three other F1 drivers are also featuring prominently on the 2018 driver 'silly season'.

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - RED AHEAD

Singapore GP - Practice 1 Report
By Dan Knutson in Singapore

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Singapore GP - Practice 1 Results

MAGNUSSEN WOULD JUMP AT TOP TEAM CHANCE

Kevin Magnussen says Haas would not stand in his way if a top team came knocking for him.

14 SEPTEMBER 2017

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Singapore GP - Thursday Press Conference

RICCIARDO TO CONSIDER LEAVING RED BULL AFTER 2018

Daniel Ricciardo says he will consider leaving Red Bull if the energy drink owned team can't deliver him a title challenging car in 2018.

MERCEDES KEEPING OPTIONS OPEN FOR 2019 SAYS WOLFF

A new one-year contract for Valtteri Bottas has kindled fresh speculation Max Verstappen could be headed to Mercedes for 2019.

BUEMI'S F1 ABSENCE A SCANDAL SAYS PROST

F1 legend Alain Prost says it's "a scandal" that Sebastien Buemi is no longer on the grid.

PIRELLI CHIEF TIPS FERRARI TO WIN IN SINGAPORE

Sebastian Vettel could reclaim his lead of the world championship this weekend in Singapore.

2018 ENGINE RULE CHANGE A MISTAKE SAYS LAUDA

Mercedes has now backed Red Bull in pushing for a change to the engine rules for 2018.

KVYAT LETTING TORO ROSSO FOCUS ON HONDA NEWS

Daniil Kvyat says he is happy to wait for news about his future in F1.

HONDA STILL COMMITTED TO F1 SAYS CAREY

Chase Carey thinks Honda remain "committed" to formula one.

13 SEPTEMBER 2017

MERCEDES GP EXTENDS BOTTAS CONTRACT FOR 2018

Mercedes Motorsport has agreed a new contract to continue with Valtteri Bottas for the 2018 season.

LIBERTY EYES F1 BUDGET CAP FOR 2021

Liberty Media is looking to introduce a budget cap of EUR 150 million per team from 2021.

SAINZ STILL WAITING FOR NEWS ABOUT FUTURE

Carlos Sainz says he is still waiting for news about his future in F1.

RENAULT COULD NOT SUPPLY FOUR TEAMS SAYS STOLL

The world of F1 is heading to Singapore expecting news about the McLaren-Honda split to become official.

HONDA DEAL FAILURE IS MCLAREN'S FAULT SAYS ECCLESTONE

Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that the complex McLaren-Renault deal is "done".

MERCEDES NOT RE-THINKING F1 PROJECT UNTIL 2020

Mercedes is not yet thinking about its future in F1 beyond 2020.

KUBICA EYEING F1 OPTIONS BEYOND RENAULT

Robert Kubica is exploring his options at other teams for 2018.

WOLFF RACES 1990 DTM CAR IN GERMANY

Toto Wolff made his return to competitive motor racing last weekend at the Nurburgring.

NO NEW SINGAPORE GP CONTRACT YET SAYS CAREY

Chase Carey says he wants Singapore to stay on the F1 calendar.

12 SEPTEMBER 2017

MCLAREN-HONDA SAGA ANNOUNCEMENTS TO BEGIN

A spate of announcements regarding the McLaren-Honda-Toro Rosso-Renault saga is set to begin.

MISSING HALO DETAILS MAKE F1 TEAMS NERVOUS

F1 teams are reportedly concerned about the introduction of 'Halo' for 2018.

11 SEPTEMBER 2017

SAINZ NOT CONFIRMING RENAULT SWITCH

Carlos Sainz looks set to contest his final race for Toro Rosso this weekend in Singapore.

GASLY HOPING TO MAKE F1 DEBUT IN MALAYSIA

Pierre Gasly has not denied he looks set to become the newest rookie in formula one.

FRANK WILLIAMS CAN NO LONGER TRAVEL SAYS CLAIRE

Sir Frank Williams is doing well, according to the F1 team founder's daughter Claire.

FERRARI FAVOURITE FOR SINGAPORE SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda has named Ferrari as the favourite to win this weekend's Singapore grand prix.

MCLAREN WILL NOT LOAN NORRIS TO RIVAL TEAM

Zak Brown says McLaren will not loan Lando Norris to another F1 team.

8 SEPTEMBER 2017

MCLAREN-HONDA SAGA TO END IN COMING DAYS

The signs are growing by the day that McLaren and Honda are poised to split.

7 SEPTEMBER 2017

ONLY NATIONALITY KEEPS KVYAT AT TORO ROSSO SAYS VILLENEUVE

1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says he would not be surprised if Toro Rosso sweeps its driver lineup clean in the near future.

FORCE INDIA WANTS TO KEEP OCON AND PEREZ

Force India wants to keep both of its current drivers for 2018.

GRID PENALTY SYSTEM INCOMPREHENSIBLE

Pressure is growing for F1 to scrap its system of grid penalties for technical car failures.

VERSTAPPEN YET TO PROVE HIMSELF SAYS MASS

Max Verstappen is yet to prove himself in formula one.

HULKENBERG TELLS PIRELLI TO IMPROVE RAIN TYRES

Nico Hulkenberg has called on Pirelli to make better F1 rain tyres.

HAAS NOT KEEN ON PAY DRIVER MODEL

Team owner Gene Haas seems determined to avoid the 'pay driver' trend in F1.

FRENCH GP LAYOUT FUN FOR DRIVERS SAYS ALESI

The new Paul Ricard layout will be "a real benchmark" for F1 drivers when they tackle next year's French grand prix.

NO SERIOUS INTEREST IN 11TH, 12TH TEAMS SPOTS SAYS TODT

F1 looks set to stay at just ten teams for now.

6 SEPTEMBER 2017

F1 SHOULD INCREASE ENGINE ALLOCATION SAYS HORNER

Christian Horner says he will propose that F1 scraps plans to further ramp up the controversial long-life engine rules next year.

SAINZ AT TORO ROSSO IN 2018 NOT 100PC SAYS MARKO

Red Bull is still open to 'selling' Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz to another team.

ALONSO DESERVES BETTER IN F1 SAYS DOMENICALI ALONSO DESERVES BETTER IN F1 SAYS DOMENICALI

Fernando Alonso "deserves" to be doing better in formula one, the Spaniard's former boss Stefano Domenicali said.

MCLAREN BETTER WITH ANY OTHER ENGINE SAYS RICCIARDO

McLaren would be more competitive with any other engine on the grid.

WOLFF NOT HAPPY WITH F1 WEATHER SERVICE

Toto Wolff has indicated he is not happy with F1's official weather service.

5 SEPTEMBER 2017

ALONSO WANTS TO BE LOYAL TO MCLAREN

Fernando Alonso says he wants to be "loyal" to McLaren as he weighs up his future in F1.

MCLAREN, RENAULT WAITING FOR TORO ROSSO DECISION

The ball is in Red Bull's court as the McLaren-Honda saga rolls on.

NO PANIC DESPITE BAD RACE AT MONZA SAYS VETTEL

Sebastian Vettel says there will be "no panic" at Ferrari after a bad home race at Monza.

FORCE INDIA IN TALKS WITH PEREZ SPONSORS

Force India looks set to keep Sergio Perez on board for 2018.

HAMILTON AGREES TO TEST ON THURSDAY

Lewis Hamilton has agreed to help Pirelli with tyre testing later this week.

4 SEPTEMBER 2017

RACE ANALYSIS - MONZA MASTER AND COMMANDER: HOW HAMILTON WON

Italian GP - Race AnalysisBy Dan Knutson in Monza

SPECIAL HALO COLOUR FOR TITLE LEADER SAYS TODT

Jean Todt has an idea to spice up the popularity of the 'Halo' safety innovation for 2018.

BOTTAS STAYING AT MERCEDES IN 2018 SAYS LAUDA

Mercedes is now poised to announce that Valtteri Bottas is staying put for 2018.

MCLAREN POISED TO ANNOUNCE 2018 RENAULT DEAL

McLaren is poised to announce its switch from Honda to Renault power for the 2018 season.

HAMILTON WANTS TO KNOW SCHUMACHER CONDITION

Lewis Hamilton says he would like to know the current physical condition of F1 legend Michael Schumacher.

PREGNANT WILLIAMS TO MISS LAST RACES OF 2017

Team boss Claire Williams will not attend any more races in 2017.

FERRARI EMBARRASSING AT MONZA SAYS MARCHIONNE

Sergio Marchionne says Ferrari's performance at home at Monza was "embarrassing".

WOLFF ADMITS HAVING COFFEE WITH VERSTAPPEN

Toto Wolff has admitted he met with Max Verstappen's father at Monza.

F1 OFFICIALS TOO CONSERVATIVE IN RAIN SAYS HORNER

Christian Horner has criticised F1 officials for acting "too conservatively" during Saturday's rain-affected qualifying session at Monza.

3 SEPTEMBER 2017

RACE NOTES - HAMILTON TAKES MERCEDES 1-2 AT MONZA

Italian GP - Race NotesBy Mark Karp

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Italian GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Italian GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Italian GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Italian GP - Race Results

HEAVYWEIGHTS AT MONZA AS HONDA SAGA NEARS CONCLUSION

The heavyweights have descended on Monza as the saga about Honda's future in F1 steps into its highest gear.

FERRARI AND MERCEDES ABSOLUTELY EQUAL SAYS MARCHIONNE

Sergio Marchionne has backed Ferrari to remain toe-to-toe with Mercedes for the rest of the 2017 championship battle.

CAR FAILURE TO DECIDE TITLE SAYS TODT

Jean Todt thinks reliability will decide the outcome of the 2017 world championship.

MARKO, LAUDA, CRITICISE DELAYED QUALIFYING

F1 veterans Dr Helmut Marko and Niki Lauda have hit out at Saturday's farcically-delayed qualifying session at Monza.

RENAULT TO COMPLETE 2018 LINEUP SOON SAYS PROST

Renault looks set to complete its 2018 driver lineup prior to Singapore in a fortnight.

2 SEPTEMBER 2017

QUALIFYING REPORT - THE SOGGY HEROES

Italian GP - Qualifying Report
By Dan Knutson in Monza

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Italian GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Italian GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Italian GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Italian GP - Qualifying Results

MCLAREN MEETS RENAULT CHIEFS AT MONZA

A meeting at Monza could have decided the fate of the McLaren-Honda relationship.

BOTTAS WOULD ACCEPT NUMBER 2 ROLE

Valtteri Bottas says he is prepared to work as the de-facto 'number 2' at Mercedes -- but not yet.

KUBICA SAYS F1 RETURN CHANCES GOOD

Robert Kubica says he still has "a good chance" of returning to formula one.

VERSTAPPEN'S FATHER IN MERCEDES TALKS AT MONZA

High-level meetings at Monza could affect the future of Max Verstappen in formula one.

OCON CLASH DOESN'T AFFECT CONTRACT TALKS SAYS PEREZ

Sergio Perez is hoping clarity over his future is now only a fortnight away.

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - THE RAIN WINS

Italian GP - Practice 3 Report
By Dan Knutson in Monza

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Italian GP - Practice 3 Results

SAUBER POISED TO MAKE ANNOUNCEMENT

Sauber is poised to make a key announcement about the future.

1 SEPTEMBER 2017

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - FIGHTBACK

Italian GP - Practice 2 Report
By Dan Knutson in Monza

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Italian GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Italian GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Italian GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Italian GP - Practice 2 Results

HAMILTON ADMITS WANTING NEW MERCEDES DEAL

Lewis Hamilton has confirmed reports he wants to sign a new Mercedes contract.

FERRARI SNUBS MONTEZEMOLO AT MONZA

Luca di Montezemolo says Ferrari did not invite him to Monza for this weekend's celebrations.

ALONSO TO DECIDE FUTURE AFTER HONDA TALKS

Fernando Alonso says he may travel to Japan to meet with Honda chiefs before deciding his next move.

MASSA NOT RULING OUT FORMULA E SWITCH

Felipe Massa is not ruling out a switch in the future to Formula E.

SYMONDS TO HELP WRITE 2021 RULES

Pat Symonds has joined a panel tasked with helping to shape the next generation of F1 rules.

VILLENEUVE SAYS NO'TO PODIUM INTERVIEW JOB

Jacques Villeneuve says he has repeatedly turned down offers to conduct the post-race interviews on the F1 podium.

NO PANIC DESPITE LATE CONTRACT SAYS BOTTAS

Valtteri Bottas insists there is "no panic" even though he is still not signed up for 2018.

LECLERC SET FOR 2018 F1 DEBUT?

Charles Leclerc's manager says he thinks the 19-year-old will be on the formula one grid next year.

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - THE WRONG CARS

Italian GP - Practice 1 ReportBy Dan Knutson in Monza

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Italian GP - Practice 1 Results

31 AUGUST 2017

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Italian GP - Thursday Press Conference

PROST CONFIRMS APOLOGY TO VERSTAPPEN

F1 legend Alain Prost has revealed he apologised to Max Verstappen.

VERSTAPPEN TELLS RENAULT TO TWEAK SETTING

Max Verstappen has urged Renault to remove a 'safety' setting on its F1 engines.

LAUDA HINTS MERCEDES TO KEEP HAMILTON

Niki Lauda has suggested Mercedes will keep Lewis Hamilton beyond 2018.

BRAWN HAPPY WITH VETTEL-HAMILTON BATTLE

Ross Brawn says formula one is delighted with an epic battle for the 2017 world championship.

HONDA IMPROVEMENT MORE THAN A TENTH SAYS HASEGAWA

Honda is continuing to improve its 2017 engine.

WILLIAMS DENIES 2018 ALONSO TALKS

Williams has played down reports it is close to signing up Fernando Alonso for 2018.

SPA BAD NEWS FOR BOTTAS TITLE SAYS SALO

Valtteri Bottas may be shunted out of contention for the 2017 world championship.

HULKENBERG NOT AFRAID OF ALONSO RUMOURS

Nico Hulkenberg says he would not mind being teamed up with Fernando Alonso at Renault next year.

DAVID SCHUMACHER EYES F1 FUTURE

Ralf Schumacher's son has admitted he is targeting a future in formula one.

SAINZ SAYS RED BULL TO DECIDE FUTURE

Carlos Sainz says his future in F1 remains in the hands of his Red Bull bosses.

30 AUGUST 2017

BOTTAS SHOULD BE NUMBER 2 DRIVER NOW SAYS LAUDA

Valtteri Bottas looks set to be shuffled into de-facto 'number 2' status for the remaining eight grands prix of 2017.

VERSTAPPEN HYPE NOT ECLIPSING ME SAYS RICCIARDO

Daniel Ricciardo insists he is not bothered by the level of media and team attention attracted by his teammate.

29 AUGUST 2017

FORCE INDIA NOT RULING OUT DRIVER CHANGE

Force India is not ruling out making a change to its driver lineup for 2018.

ALONSO ISSUES MCLAREN-HONDA ULTIMATUM?

Fernando Alonso has issued a 'Honda or me' ultimatum to McLaren, according to Germany's authoritative Auto Motor und Sport.

ANGRY VERSTAPPEN HAS NOWHERE TO GO SAYS MATESCHITZ

Team owner Dietrich Mateschitz is adamant Red Bull is not going to imminently lose Max Verstappen.

28 AUGUST 2017

RACE ANALYSIS - STEEPLE CHASE: HOW HAMILTON WON

Belgian GP - Race Analysis
By Dan Knutson in Spa-Francorchamps

FORCE INDIA EYES RACE BANS FOR PEREZ, OCON

Force India is not ruling out imposing race bans on its drivers.

VERSTAPPEN QUESTIONS COMMITMENT TO RED BULL

Max Verstappen and his father Jos have questioned their commitment to Red Bull.

WOLFF PLAYS DOWN SAFETY CAR CONSPIRACY

Toto Wolff has played down a conspiracy theory triggered by comments made by Lewis Hamilton after the Belgian grand prix.

NO HAMILTON CONTRACT TALKS THIS SEASON

Toto Wolff has scotched rumours the extension of Lewis Hamilton's contract will be a topic over the course of the next months.

FEW WEEKS UNTIL FUTURE RESOLVED SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso has tipped the future of the McLaren-Honda collaboration and his next move in F1 to be decided in "the next few weeks".

WOLFF PLAYS DOWN FERRARI ENGINE ARGUMENT

Toto Wolff has vowed to keep "behind closed doors" any spat with Ferrari over engine rules.

RED BULL DROPS YOUNG TALENT

Another Red Bull junior driver looks set to bite the dust.

PIRELLI INSISTS 2017 TYRES SAFE

Pirelli left the Belgian grand prix insisting its 2017 tyres are safe.

STEWARD DEFENDS DECISION TO PENALISE RAIKKONEN

F1 steward Mika Salo has defended the decision to penalise Kimi Raikkonen at Spa.

WEHRLEIN ADMITS SAUBER EXIT LIKELY

Pascal Wehrlein has given the strongest sign yet that he will leave Sauber at the end of the year.

27 AUGUST 2017

RACE NOTES - HAMILTON WINS AT SPA

Belgian GP - Race Notes
By Mark Karp

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

LAUDA PLAYS DOWN VETTEL TALKS CONFUSION

Niki Lauda has played down the confusion about whether Mercedes came close to signing Sebastian Vettel for 2018 and beyond.

KUBICA SET FOR FRIDAY PRACTICE IN MALAYSIA

Robert Kubica could be set for another outing in Renault's 2017 car.

BOTTAS TO GET 2018 CONTRACT BEFORE MONZA

Valtteri Bottas is set to be the next piece of the 2018 driver puzzle to slot into place.

MERCEDES TO DECIDE TEAM ORDERS RACE BY RACE

Mercedes will take a race-by-race approach to the issue of team orders for the remaining nine grands prix of 2017.

RENAULT DEAL FOR MCLAREN IMPOSSIBLE SAYS PROST

Renault has played down the chances it might supply engines to McLaren next year.

ANOTHER 2018 OPTION FOR WEHRLEIN SAYS WOLFF

Pascal Wehrlein is not yet out of the running for a F1 seat in 2018.

RICCIARDO RULES OUT FERRARI MOVE

Daniel Ricciardo has counted himself out of the running for a Ferrari seat in the foreseeable future.

ALONSO, WILLIAMS NOT DENYING 2018 RUMOURS

Fernando Alonso and Williams are not denying rumours that they might team up for 2018.

26 AUGUST 2017

QUALIFYING REPORT - A FITTING RECORD

Belgian GP - Qualifying ReportBy Dan Knutson in Spa-Francorchamps

VETTTEL EXTENDS FERRARI CONTRACT THROUGH 2020

Ferrari announced today that they have renewed their driver contract with Sebastian Vettel for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 season.

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Belgian GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Belgian GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Belgian GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Belgian GP - Qualifying Results

WILLIAMS EYES ALONSO FOR 2018

British team Williams is making a bid to sign Fernando Alonso for 2018, according to multiple media reports.

HAMILTON EYES NEW THREE-YEAR CONTRACT

Lewis Hamilton could be set to extend his stay at Mercedes beyond 2018.

ALONSO WENT TO MCLAREN FOR MONEY SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda says he has little sympathy amid the situation facing Fernando Alonso.

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - SPA SPECIALIST

Belgian GP - Practice 3 Report
By Dan Knutson in Spa-Francorchamps

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Belgian GP - Practice 3 Results

MARKO ADMITS RED BULL UNHAPPY WITH TORO ROSSO

Red Bull is not happy with its second formula one team, Toro Rosso.

NOW PEREZ SLAMS DIRTY MAGNUSSEN

Sergio Perez on Friday joined Nico Hulkenberg in condemning the driving style of Haas racer Kevin Magnussen.

MERCEDES BREAKS GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT?

A spat has reportedly broken out behind the scenes between title protagonists Mercedes and Ferrari.

25 AUGUST 2017

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - TOPPING THEM ALL

Belgian GP - Practice 2 Report
By Dan Knutson in Spa-Francorchamps

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Belgian GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Belgian GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Belgian GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Belgian GP - Practice 2 Results

VETTEL SAYS NO CONTRACT NEWS AT MONZA

Sebastian Vettel has played down claims Ferrari will confirm he is staying put for 2018 next week at Monza.

HAMILTON TIPS MERCEDES TO RE-SIGN BOTTAS

Lewis Hamilton says he hopes Valtteri Bottas stays at Mercedes next year.

STILL NO NEW CONTRACT FOR SERGIO PEREZ

Sergio Perez has emerged from F1's August break without a new contract in place for 2018.

ALONSO SAYS SEPTEMBER IS DECISION MONTH

Fernando Alonso has admitted the time is nearing for a decision about his future beyond 2017.

SAINZ WELCOMES JAMES KEY RE-SIGNING

Carlos Sainz says the re-signing of technical boss James Key is good news for Toro Rosso.

WEHRLEIN ADMITS FERRARI JUNIOR COULD OUST HIM

Pascal Wehrlein has admitted he might find himself ousted by Sauber at the end of the year.

VASSEUR DENIES SAUBER TO BE FERRARI B TEAM

Frederic Vasseur has played down claims Sauber could join Haas in becoming another Ferrari 'B' team.

PALMER PUSHING TO KEEP RENAULT SEAT

Jolyon Palmer says he is determined to try to keep his place at Renault for 2018.

FIA TO MANDATE HALO BEYOND F1 SAYS MEKIES

F1's governing body has admitted it wants the controversial 'Halo' concept to be rolled out across the spectrum of open wheel racing.

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - MEN AT WORK

Belgian GP - Practice 1 Report
By Dan Knutson in Spa-Francorchamps

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Belgian GP - Practice 1 Results

RALF SCHUMACHER'S SON SET FOR FORMULA 4 DEBUT

Another Schumacher is well on the road to formula one.

MAGNUSSEN NOT SORRY AFTER 'SUCK MY B*LLS' REBUKE

Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg are refusing to make up after their high-profile falling out in Hungary recently.

24 AUGUST 2017

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Belgian GP - Thursday Press Conference

ALONSO MOTIVATION SURPRISES ROSBERG

Nico Rosberg says he is surprised Fernando Alonso is keeping up his "motivation" amid the McLaren-Honda crisis.

MANAGER HAILS RAIKKONEN'S FERRARI LOYALTY

Kimi Raikkonen's manager says the Finnish driver's experience and loyalty has been rewarded by Ferrari.

ALESI TIPS VETTEL TO SIGN NEXT FERRARI CONTRACT

The decision to keep Kimi Raikkonen is a move by Ferrari to retain its harmonious team "atmosphere".

RIVALS MORE CONSISTENT THAN HAMILTON SAYS ROSBERG

Valtteri Bottas has a real chance of winning the 2017 world championship.

VANDOORNE NEVER WORRIED ABOUT 2018 CONTRACT

Stoffel Vandoorne says he was expecting McLaren to keep him on board for 2018.

MERCEDES MAY RE-THINK TEAM ORDERS ISSUE SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda has admitted Mercedes may take a different approach in future when it comes to 'team orders' between Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

LANDO NORRIS A STAR OF THE FUTURE

F1 sensation Max Verstappen has joined those who predict a strong future for the latest star of the junior category F3.

23 AUGUST 2017

F1 CLOSE TO NEW CHINA GP DEAL SAYS BRATCHES

F1 is closing in on a deal to keep the sport in China.

RAIKKONEN HAPPY WITH NEW FERRARI DEAL

Kimi Raikkonen says he and Ferrari are "happy" to have reached a new deal for 2018.

VETTEL TO SIGN FERRARI CONTRACT NEXT SAYS SALO

Kimi Raikkonen's new Ferrari deal is probably a precursor to Sebastian Vettel also staying with the Italian team.

22 AUGUST 2017

HALO RULES TOO LATE FOR 2018

F1 engineers are worried the precise regulations for 'Halo' are arriving too late for 2018.

FORMULA E IS THE FUTURE SAYS ROSBERG

Reigning F1 world champion Nico Rosberg says the all-electric single seater series Formula E is "the future".

VERSTAPPEN SAYS 2018 KEY TO RED BULL FUTURE

Max Verstappen says 2018 will be a key season for Red Bull and his own future in F1.

TORO ROSSO-HONDA TALKS FALL THROUGH?

Talks about Toro Rosso taking on Honda power for 2018 have fallen through, according to reports in the Italian press.

FORCE INDIA WANTS IMMINENT PEREZ DEAL

A new Force India deal for Sergio Perez could now be imminent.

RAIKKONEN TIPS STRONG FUTURE FOR LECLERC

Kimi Raikkonen has tipped a strong future for Ferrari junior Charles Leclerc.

MERCEDES APPROACH GIVES VETTEL ADVANTAGE SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff says Mercedes might need a change of tack in order to beat Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to the 2017 title.

VERSTAPPEN WAS STRONGER THAN I WAS' SAYS SCHECKTER

1979 world champion Jody Scheckter says he sees similarities between himself and F1 sensation Max Verstappen.

HEMBERY WANTS REGIONALISED F1 CALENDAR

Former Pirelli F1 boss Paul Hembery thinks the sport's calendar should be "regionalised".

BOUTSEN TELLS VANDOORNE TO HAVE PATIENCE

Former F1 driver Thierry Boutsen has backed Belgian countryman Stoffel Vandoorne to have a good career despite his very bad start with McLaren.

15 AUGUST 2017

WIND TUNNEL PROBLEMS HURT RED BULL SAYS HORNER

Christian Horner says problems at the factory caused Red Bull's early-season problems in 2017.

NO TREND IN FERRARI VS MERCEDES BATTLE SAYS BINOTTO

It is not possible to say that either Mercedes or Ferrari has the edge at the mid-season point in a close battle for 2017 spoils.

NO INTENTION OF BREAKING CONTRACT SAYS SAINZ

Carlos Sainz says he is happy tensions with his Red Bull and Toro Rosso bosses have calmed after an intense recent period.

14 AUGUST 2017

BOTTAS THE PERFECT DRIVER SAYS ROSBERG

Valtteri Bottas might be close to being "the perfect driver".

DRIVERS UNHAPPY WITH EXTRA HALO WEIGHT

While most focus on the aesthetics, it is another feature of the controversial 'Halo' system that might actually have a more significant impact on F1.

11 AUGUST 2017

ROSBERG PHYSIO BACKS KUBICA COMEBACK

Yet another respected figure in the F1 paddock has backed Robert Kubica's return to F1.

MASSA RECOVERS FROM HUNGARY ILLNESS

Felipe Massa looks to be on track for his return to action after the August break.

10 AUGUST 2017

ROSBERG TIPS MERCEDES TO BEAT FERRARI

Nico Rosberg is not sure Ferrari has the ability to stay ahead of Mercedes in 2017.

HONDA WANTS TO PASS RENAULT IN 2017

Honda is aiming to leave behind the dubious honour of being F1's least powerful engine supplier by the end of the season.

MCLAREN SET FOR INDYCAR RETURN IN FUTURE

McLaren may not be heading back to Indycar this year, but the future is another matter entirely.

LECLERC WOULD BE USEFUL FOR SAUBER

Rumours the Swiss team Sauber could become a junior platform for Ferrari are gaining strength.

9 AUGUST 2017

F1 AT CROSSROADS OVER FUTURE ENGINE SAYS HORNER

The swarms of carmakers flocking to Formula E is a chance for F1 to think about going back to the future with its next engine.

LEGAL ISSUES FORCED HALO INTRODUCTION

Mercedes backed the FIA into a corner over the issue of cockpit protection in F1.

DOMENICALI ENJOYING F1'S OPEN 2017 SEASON

Former Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali has admitted he is crossing his fingers the Maranello marque can end its decade-long title drought this year.

KUBICA HAD NO PROBLEM WITH 2017 CAR SAYS ENGINEER

A Renault engineer has raised expectations Robert Kubica might indeed be heading back to F1.

PUNDIT DEFENDS MAGNUSSEN AMID CRITICISM

A leading F1 correspondent has backed Kevin Magnussen amid criticism of the Haas driver's racing style.

KVYAT CAN'T TAKE TORO ROSSO SEAT FOR GRANTED SAYS PETROV

Daniil Kvyat cannot take his place in formula one for granted.

MCLAREN DENIES ALONSO TO SKIP SINGAPORE

McLaren executive Zak Brown has slammed suggestions Fernando Alonso may miss another grand prix this year.

NO RUSH TO ADD MORE AMERICAN RACES SAYS CAREY

Chase Carey says he will not rush to set up a second race in the United States.

8 AUGUST 2017

PORSCHE NOT DENYING FUTURE F1 FORAY

Porsche is not denying that a "high efficiency engine" already under development could become the basis of a F1 project.

MCLAREN WANTS TO KEEP VANDOORNE, ALONSO

McLaren has confirmed claims it intends to line up with an unchanged driver lineup for 2018.

NEW F1 ENGINE TO BE BETTER SAYS CAREY

New F1 CEO Chase Carey has revealed that a new engine, cost cuts, and fairer income distribution should lead to better racing in the future.

STROLL JOINS F1 SILLY SEASON

Lance Stroll could be a surprise protagonist in this year's F1 'silly season'.

7 AUGUST 2017

VETTEL WANTS ONE-YEAR FERRARI EXTENSION

Sebastian Vettel's future might not be as clear as recent media reports suggest.

2018 CONTRACT NOT NEWS TO ME SAYS MAGNUSSEN

Kevin Magnussen says he was not surprised when Haas announced recently that it is keeping the same driver lineup for 2018.

BOTTAS HAS NO PLAN B FOR 2018

Valtteri Bottas has admitted he does not have a 'plan B' in the event Mercedes does not re-sign him for 2018.

ENGINE BOOST HELPS MCLAREN RELATIONSHIP SAYS HONDA

Honda is hoping better performance from its F1 engine will calm the troubled waters between the Japanese manufacturer and McLaren.

FERRARI FORM BOOSTS MONZA TICKET SALES

Monza is enjoying boosted ticket sales as a direct result of Ferrari's better performance in 2017.

WINNING RED BULL WILL END VERSTAPPEN RUMOURS SAYS HORNER

Speculation about Max Verstappen's future will calm down once Red Bull gives him a winning car.

MCLAREN WANTS SAME DRIVERS IN 2018 SAYS NORRIS

Lando Norris has calmed speculation he could be about to burst into formula one.

CAREY WANTS TITLE SHOWDOWN IN ABU DHABI

Chase Carey says he does not have a personal favourite for the 2017 title.

4 AUGUST 2017

MARKO NOT DENYING TORO ROSSO-HONDA RUMOURS

Toro Rosso is at the centre of the F1 rumour mill, as the sport enters its summer break.

SAUBER NOT TARGETING TOP TEAMS SAYS VASSEUR

Sauber's new boss says the Swiss team is targeting the front of the midfield for the future.

WILLIAMS CONSIDERS DI RESTA FOR 2018 SEAT

Paul di Resta has suddenly entered the running to race for Williams in 2018.

LANDO NORRIS ON EMPTY TANKS IN TEST SAYS BERGER

Gerhard Berger says it is difficult to judge the potential of young drivers based on this week's testing in Hungary.

HULKENBERG RELAXED OVER HALO CENSORSHIP

Nico Hulkenberg says he is not bothered about being edited out of an official F1 video about the controversial 'Halo' concept.

WEHRLEIN NOT KEEN ON FORMULA E MOVE

Pascal Wehrlein has played down claims he could keep his racing career alive in Formula E next year.

3 AUGUST 2017

KUBICA UNSURE OF NEXT STEP IN F1 COMEBACK

F1's past and future merged in Hungary on Wednesday as Robert Kubica made his bow in the 2017 Renault car at the post-grand prix test.

BOTTAS WANTS NEW CONTRACT AND 2017 TITLE

Valtteri Bottas says his target for 2017 is a new contract for next year and a shot at the world championship.

MARCHIONNE NOT CONFIRMING MONZA DRIVER CALL

Sergio Marchionne is not saying if Ferrari plans to announce its next driver lineup at Monza in one month.

FIA TO PUSH LIMITS OF HALO DESIGN

F1's mandatory-for-2018 'Halo' concept took a step forward in Hungary on Wednesday.

2 AUGUST 2017

KUBICA CONVINCED OF F1 COMEBACK SAYS HORNER

F1 will on Wednesday get a clearer picture about the prospect of a return to the sport for Robert Kubica.

TORO ROSSO LINKED WITH KFC LIVERY CHANGE

Toro Rosso could get another colour change for 2018.

BINOTTO PUSHING FOR FERRARI TOP JOB

A power struggle is threatening to disturb the focus of Ferrari's push to end a ten-year championship drought.

HULKENBERG CALLS MAGNUSSEN 'WANNABE VERSTAPPEN'

Nico Hulkenberg has lashed back at Kevin Magnussen in the wake of their on and off-track stoushes in Hungary.

DECISIVE PERIOD FOR THREE F1 DRIVERS

From the front to the back of the 2017 grid, the respective futures of three F1 drivers could take a step forward over the August break.

HONDA STILL PUSHING TO IMPROVE 2017 ENGINE

Amid swirling speculation about the future, Honda is still pushing to improve its 2017 engine.

CHAMPAGNE RETURNS TO F1 PODIUM

Champagne has returned to the F1 podium.

1 AUGUST 2017

MERCEDES DENIES WOLFF FURIOUS AFTER HUNGARY

Mercedes has denied its boss was furious when Lewis Hamilton gave up a podium spot to Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in Hungary.

ITALIAN PRESS BACKS RAIKKONEN FOR 2018

The Ferrari-partisan Italian press has backed reports the Maranello marque looks set to keep Kimi Raikkonen at the team for 2018.

F1 EXIT LIKELY FOR WEHRLEIN

Pascal Wehrlein says he is doing all he can to stay in formula one beyond 2017.

VERSTAPPEN APOLOGISED WITH DUTCH BEER

Max Verstappen said sorry with a bottle of Dutch beer after punting his Red Bull teammate out of the Hungarian GP.

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