CURRENT NEWS

8 DECEMBER 2016

MERCEDES COSTA BACKS WEHRLEIN TO REPLACE ROSBERG

Mercedes' engineering chief Aldo Costa has named in-house junior Pascal Wehrlein as a good candidate to replace retiring world champion Nico Rosberg.

ROSBERG DEFENDS DECISION AFTER LAUDA CRITICISM

Nico Rosberg has hit back at his former boss Niki Lauda, following criticism of his sudden decision to quit Mercedes and formula one.

ROSBERG BACKS WEHRLEIN FOR 2017 SEAT

New world champion Nico Rosberg has backed countryman Pascal Wehrlein's suitability to replace him at Mercedes.

ROSBERG REJECTS F1 COMEBACK TALK

Nico Rosberg has hit back at claims he might return to formula one after a few years of retirement.

FRENCH GP REVIVAL SURPRISED ECCLESTONE

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he is "surprised" a deal to revive the French grand prix is finally done.

FERRARI DOMINANCE BETTER FOR F1 SAYS KALTENBORN

Monisha Kaltenborn says it would be better if Ferrari rather than Mercedes was dominating formula one.

GROWING FINANCIAL LOSS AT AUSTRIAN GP?

Austrian grand prix venue, the Red Bull Ring, has recorded an alarming financial loss for 2016.

7 DECEMBER 2016

BERGER CAN IMAGINE ROSBERG COMEBACK

The newly retired Nico Rosberg could decide to return to formula one in the future.

WOLFF NOT READY TO DROP HAMILTON TACTICS ISSUE YET

Mercedes is yet to close the chapter on Lewis Hamilton's controversial driving in the closing stages of the Abu Dhabi title finale.

NASR PREPARED TO WAIT FOR SAUBER COCKPIT

Felipe Nasr has indicated he has the patience to wait for clarity regarding his future in F1.

WOLFF WANTED MIDFIELD TEAM FOR WEHRLEIN IN 2017

Toto Wolff says it would be better if Pascal Wehrlein got another "year or two" to develop at a midfield team before stepping up at Mercedes.

RATIONAL LAUDA CAN'T RELATE TO ROSBERG CALL SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff has excused his fellow Mercedes team chief Niki Lauda for initially reacting angrily to Nico Rosberg's shock decision to retire.

6 DECEMBER 2016

WEHRLEIN ON POLE FOR MERCEDES SEAT

Pascal Wehrlein appears to be in pole position to step up and become Lewis Hamilton's new teammate at Mercedes for 2017.

SCHUMACHER TO BECOME MERCEDES JUNIOR?

Mick Schumacher could now be on the cusp of becoming Mercedes' next official F1 junior driver.

FERRARI NOT INVOLVED WITH ROSBERG STORY SAYS ARRIVABENE

Maurizio Arrivabene has counted Ferrari out of Mercedes' last minute scramble to replace the newly-retired world champion Nico Rosberg.

MINISTER LEARNED OF FRANCE GP DEAL ON TV

Sports minister Thierry Braillard says he learned about the return of the French grand prix via the media.

GASLY AIMS TO RACE IN 2018 FRENCH GP RETURN

New GP2 champion Pierre Gasly has set his sights on being in F1 in time for France's calendar return in 2018.

5 DECEMBER 2016

RED BULL LEFT US BEHIND SAYS MARCHIONNE

Sergio Marchionne says Ferrari's biggest problem in 2016 was falling behind the development curve.

FERRARI COULD LOSE DRIVERS AFTER 2017 SAYS MARCHIONNE

Sergio Marchionne has admitted Ferrari is at risk of losing its champion drivers after 2017.

RED BULL DISTANCES ITSELF FROM ROSBERG STORY

Red Bull and its drivers have distanced themselves from Nico Rosberg's seismic decision to leave Mercedes and F1.

VETTEL PLAYS DOWN MERCEDES MOVE RUMOUR

Sebastian Vettel has responded to the seismic Nico Rosberg retirement story simply by referring to his Ferrari contract.

LAUDA CRITICISES ROSBERG OVER SHOCK DECISION

Niki Lauda has hit out at Nico Rosberg's decision to quit Mercedes just days after winning the world championship.

WEHRLEIN READY FOR ROSBERG SEAT

Pascal Wehrlein has declared himself "ready" to step up and become Lewis Hamilton's new Mercedes teammate.

MERCEDES NOT RULING OUT ALONSO FOR 2017 SEAT

Fernando Alonso and Mercedes have played down rumours linking the Spanish driver with Nico Rosberg's newly-vacant 2017 seat.

EVEN MASSA NOT RULING OUT MERCEDES SEAT

Even newly retired drivers are being linked with Nico Rosberg's surprisingly vacant Mercedes seat for 2017.

ROSBERG TO STAY INVOLVED WITH F1

Nico Rosberg says he wants to remain connected to F1 following his shock decision to quit Mercedes and retire.

VALENTINO ROSSI SAYS WOLFF HAS MY NUMBER

The rumours linking potential names with Nico Rosberg's newly vacant 2017 seat are getting wilder by the moment.

2 DECEMBER 2016

NICO ROSBERG RETIRES FROM SPORT

In a shock announcement by Nico Rosberg today, the newly crowned world champion has decided that he is retiring from the sport, with immediate effect.

SAUBER TO BE FIRST WITH 2017 CAR

Sauber looks set to be first out of the blocks with its 2017 car.

F1 STEWARDS VOW TO IMPROVE CONSISTENCY

F1 stewards are looking to speed up their deliberating and be more consistent in their decisions.

FRANCE SET FOR 2018 F1 CALENDAR RETURN?

After a decade's absence, France will return to the F1 calendar in 2018.

MONTOYA SIDES WITH VERSTAPPEN AMID CRITICISM

As the long 2016 season finally ends, Max Verstappen continues to divide opinion.

ECCLESTONE OPPOSED TO FORMAT SHAKEUP SAYS KALTENBORN

F1 should consider shaking up the race weekend format.

1 DECEMBER 2016

ABU DHABI SHOWED ROSBERG THE RIGHT CHAMPION SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda says the Abu Dhabi grand prix was proof in itself that Nico Rosberg deserves the 2016 world championship.

BUTTON PERFECT FOR 2017 ROLE SAYS BOULLIER

Jenson Button will continue to contribute to McLaren-Honda in 2017.

CHAMPIONS DON'T CONNECT WITH GERMAN PEOPLE SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda has linked the demise of the German grand prix with how the public interacts with the country's champion drivers Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg.

SAUBER WANTS TO SIGN SECOND DRIVER SOON

Monisha Kaltenborn says Sauber would like to complete its 2017 driver lineup "as soon as possible".

ROSBERG UNSURE HOW FAR HAMILTON TACTICS WOULD GO

Nico Rosberg has admitted he was unsure if Lewis Hamilton would take his 'backing up' tactics in Abu Dhabi to the next level.

RAIKKONEN AMAZING TO BEAT VETTEL IN 2016

Kimi Raikkonen's improvement in 2016 was nothing short of "amazing".

HAMILTON WILL NOT QUIT MERCEDES SAYS HILL

Damon Hill has rubbished rumours Lewis Hamilton might quit Mercedes.

30 NOVEMBER 2016

UNWELL HAMILTON QUITS ABU DHABI TYRE TEST

As predicted earlier this week, Lewis Hamilton pulled out of the Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabi.

PODIUM A REALISTIC GOAL FOR HONDA

Honda is targeting the podium for 2017.

F1 DRIVERS BACK HAMILTON AMID CONTROVERSY

F1 drivers past and present have leapt to the defence of Lewis Hamilton, as the controversy about his 'backing up' tactics in Abu Dhabi continues.

MAGNUSSEN LOOKING FORWARD TO SIMPLE HAAS TEAM

Kevin Magnussen has admitted he is looking forward to the simplicity of the Haas team, after a year at the French works outfit Renault.

VETTEL ADMITS NOT WANTING TO SPOIL TITLE FIGHT

Sebastian Vettel has admitted he was careful in the closing laps of the Abu Dhabi finale to not ruin the battle for the 2016 world championship.

MASSA IN TALKS TO BE F1 TELEVISION PUNDIT

Felipe Massa has revealed that he should still be a familiar face in the F1 paddock next year.

29 NOVEMBER 2016

ROSBERG TELLS F1 TO DROP HAMILTON CONTROVERSY

World champion Nico Rosberg says F1 should "drop" the current discussion about teammate Lewis Hamilton's tactics in Abu Dhabi.

MONZA FINALLY SIGNS NEW GP CONTRACT

Monza and Bernie Ecclestone have finally signed on the dotted line of their race contract extension.

NICO AND KEKE ROSBERG NOT CRITICAL OF HAMILTON TACTICS

Nico Rosberg and his equally famous father are not joining in the criticism of Lewis Hamilton following the 2016 title finale in Abu Dhabi.

MERCEDES DENIES HAMILTON REFUSING TO TEST

Mercedes has played down reports that Lewis Hamilton is refusing to get back to work this week.

NEW ENGINE DEAL NOT AWKWARD SAYS HORNER

Christian Horner says Red Bull is now looking confidently into the future with engine supplier Renault.

WILLIAMS MUST NOT LOSE ROB SMEDLEY

Claire Williams says the British team she leads does not want to lose Rob Smedley.

28 NOVEMBER 2016

HAMILTON FACES SACK OVER ABU DHABI BEHAVIOUR

British newspapers say Lewis Hamilton could be suspended or even "sacked" after ignoring Mercedes' team orders during Sunday's Abu Dhabi finale.

FERRARI LACKING QUALITY BOSSES SAYS BERGER

The problem at Ferrari is a lack of good quality chiefs.

RACE REPORT - CHAMPIONSHIP BACKUP

Abu Dhabi GP - Race ReportBy Dan Knutson in Abu Dhabi

27 NOVEMBER 2016

RACE NOTES - HAMILTON WINS ABU DHABI, ROSBERG WINS TITLE

Abu Dhabi GP - Race NotesBy Mark Karp

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Abu Dhabi GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Abu Dhabi GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Abu Dhabi GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Abu Dhabi GP - Race Results

GUTIERREZ ADMITS FERRARI RETURN POSSIBLE

Esteban Gutierrez has admitted returning to Ferrari is an option for 2017.

LORENZO HOPES ROSBERG WINS 2016 TITLE

MotoGP star Jorge Lorenzo insists Nico Rosberg would be a deserving champion if crowned later on Sunday in Abu Dhabi.

BOTH MERCEDES DRIVERS DESERVE TITLE SAYS ALONSO

Both Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg would deserve the world championship if they succeed on Sunday.

HAMILTON CAN BACK UP ROSBERG SAYS BERGER

F1 legend Gerhard Berger says he can imagine Lewis Hamilton deploying every tactic to win the world championship on Sunday.

WIFE, NOT FATHER, JOINS ROSBERG IN ABU DHABI

All eyes are on Nico Rosberg as the German bids to win his first world championship on Sunday.

AKI HINTSA MADE VETTEL BETTER MAN

Sebastian Vettel has added his own tribute to former McLaren doctor Aki Hintsa, who sadly passed away last week at the age of 58.

LAUDA HAS ONE FEAR FOR TITLE SHOWDOWN

Niki Lauda says he is feeling relaxed ahead of Sunday's title showdown -- except for one "fear".

VASSEUR ADMITS BATTLES WITH DEPARTING MAGNUSSEN

Renault team boss Frederic Vasseur says he does not rule out working with Kevin Magnussen again.

PIRELLI WORKING TO IMPROVE WET TYRES

Pirelli is taking the F1 drivers' feedback on board and is working on improving its rain tyres.

WOLFF OPEN TO HELPING GERMAN GP RESCUE

Mercedes is not ruling out making a financial contribution to keep the German grand prix on track.

26 NOVEMBER 2016

QUALIFYING REPORT - THE STAGE IS SET

Abu Dhabi GP - Qualifying Report
By Dan Knutson in Abu Dhabi

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Abu Dhabi GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Abu Dhabi GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Abu Dhabi GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Abu Dhabi GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - DIG DEEPER

Abu Dhabi GP - Practice 3 Report
By Dan Knutson in Abu Dhabi

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Abu Dhabi GP - Practice 3 Results

OWNER ADMITS MANOR INVESTOR DEAL AGREED

F1 backmarker Manor is in the process of being sold, current owner Stephen Fitzpatrick admitted in Abu Dhabi.

HAMILTON ENGAGED IN MIND TRICKS SAYS WOLFF

Mercedes chiefs say Lewis Hamilton is up to psychological "tricks" as his title battle with Nico Rosberg reaches its finale in Abu Dhabi.

ROSBERG MUST AVOID HAMILTON CRASH SAYS BERGER

Nico Rosberg can't risk a crash with his teammate Lewis Hamilton on Sunday, F1 legend Gerhard Berger says.

HAMILTON LOST FOCUS IN 2016 SAYS LEINDERS

Former F1 tester Bas Leinders thinks Lewis Hamilton lost focus earlier in 2016.

GROSJEAN BACKS GUTIERREZ AXE

Romain Grosjean has hinted he fully supports Haas' decision to install a new teammate for 2017.

ALL SIDES DENY WEHRLEIN TO SAUBER REPORTS

All sides have denied reports that Pascal Wehrlein's next move in F1 is now a done deal.

DRIVERS DISCUSSED WET TYRE CRITICISM WITH PIRELLI

F1 drivers had talks with Pirelli in Abu Dhabi, following criticism of the Italian supplier's wet weather tyres.

DRIVERS KEY TO 2018 INTRODUCTION FOR HALO

The drivers will be central to the FIA's decision about whether to introduce the controversial 'Halo' cockpit protection concept in 2018 or impose a further delay.

MCLAREN MUST SIGN TITLE SPONSOR SAYS BROWN

New McLaren chief Zak Brown says the famous British team must prioritise signing a title sponsor.

GRID RE-START RULE CHANGE DIVIDES OPINION

Opinions are divided in Abu Dhabi after Bernie Ecclestone and the teams agreed a novel rule-change for 2017.

MCLAREN SWITCHED FOCUS TO 2017 IN JULY SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso says he will not miss the F1 era that will end with the chequered flag on Sunday.

BRAZIL RACE LAST QUESTION MARK FOR 2017 SAYS ECCLESTONE

The final "question mark" on what has become a 20-race calendar for 2017 is Brazil.

25 NOVEMBER 2016

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - CLOSE ENOUGH

Abu Dhabi GP - Practice 2 Report
By Dan Knutson in Abu Dhabi

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Abu Dhabi GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Abu Dhabi GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Abu Dhabi GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Abu Dhabi GP - Practice 2 Results

BUTTON SAYS ABU DHABI - MY LAST RACE

Jenson Button has admitted Sunday's Abu Dhabi grand prix will probably be his last in formula one.

HAMILTON HANDSHAKE SNUB NOT DELIBERATE SAYS ROSBERG

Nico Rosberg says he and Lewis Hamilton did not deliberately refuse to shake hands as they head into their 2016 title showdown in Abu Dhabi.

RENAULT RECOMMENDED MAGNUSSEN TO HAAS

Kevin Magnussen is heading to Haas with the recommendation of many in the F1 paddock, including those at his current team Renault.

DENNIS EXIT HEALTHY FOR MCLAREN SAYS MAGNUSSEN

Kevin Magnussen thinks Ron Dennis' departure is actually "healthy" for McLaren.

NASR LOSES BANCO DO BRASIL BACKING

Felipe Nasr's chances of staying in F1 next year have nose-dived.

WEHRLEIN HINTS AT 2017 DEAL

An agreement is now in place between Mercedes and Sauber that will see Pascal Wehrlein drive for the Swiss team in 2017.

SAINZ UNFAZED BY LOW MEDIA PROFILE

Carlos Sainz says his low profile in the international media does not bother him.

PEREZ NOT OPEN TO SPONSOR RECONCILIATION

Sergio Perez says his decision to dump a sponsor is final.

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - THE BEGINNING OF THE END

Abu Dhabi GP - Practice 1 Report
By Dan Knutson in Abu Dhabi

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Abu Dhabi GP - Practice 1 Results

2017 TO BE TRANSITION YEAR FOR TYRES SAYS HEMBERY

Pirelli says it regards 2017 as a transition year as the sport adapts to the radically different technical regulations.

HOCKENHEIM CONFIRMS NO GRAND PRIX IN 2017

Hockenheim boss Georg Seiler has confirmed reports the German grand prix will drop off the 2017 calendar.

24 NOVEMBER 2016

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Abu Dhabi GP - Thursday Press Conference

20 RACES FOR 2017 AS GERMANY SCRAPPED

F1's race calendar for 2017 is set to shrink from 21 to 20 grands prix.

WEHRLEIN NOT DENYING SAUBER RUMOURS

Pascal Wehrlein on Thursday did not deny reports he is in the running to switch to Sauber for 2017.

BUTTON SHOULD AXE SABBATICAL AND RETIRE SAYS JORDAN

Jenson Button has been urged to turn his forthcoming 'sabbatical' into full retirement from formula one.

RED BULL COULD SPOIL ROSBERG TITLE SAYS STEWART

Sir Jackie Stewart has warned that Nico Rosberg's bid for title glory this weekend could be spoiled by the Red Bulls.

ROSBERG SHOULD TARGET WIN FROM POLE SAYS SURER

Nico Rosberg should target pole and the win rather than an easy and careful cruise to the title this weekend in Abu Dhabi.

CAR FAILURE A NIGHTMARE FOR F1 FINALE SAYS CHIESA

The big enemy of F1's title showdown in Abu Dhabi this weekend is the risk of technical failure.

ALONSO CAUSED MASSA'S FERRARI DECLINE SAYS SMEDLEY

Felipe Massa's relationship with Ferrari soured due to the arrival of Fernando Alonso.

ROSBERG DROVE STRATEGICALLY FOR TITLE SAYS BERGER

Nico Rosberg has eased off the throttle in a tactical manoeuvre for the 2016 world championship.

ALONSO NOT SURE MCLAREN WILL GET 2017 RIGHT

The only question mark is how McLaren will respond to the new aerodynamic regulations for 2017, according to Fernando Alonso.

23 NOVEMBER 2016

CANADA SECURES PLACE ON 2017 CALENDAR

Canada looks to have secured its place on the 2017 calendar.

FERRARI CALL OFF CHRISTMAS LUNCH?

Ferrari may have cancelled its traditional F1 team Christmas lunch.

GIOVINAZZI EYES STEP TOWARDS F1 IN ABU DHABI

Another important championship will also reach its zenith this weekend in Abu Dhabi.

DRIVERS TO TRAIN HARD FOR 2017 SAYS KVYAT

Daniil Kvyat says he is glad the season is ending, but also looking ahead to an arduous winter period.

22 NOVEMBER 2016

BROWN DENIES DENNIS MEETING WILL BE AWKWARD

Zak Brown has denied he will endure a particularly awkward introduction to life at McLaren this weekend in Abu Dhabi.

WOLFF STILL NOT EYEING ECCLESTONE JOB

Toto Wolff says he is not interested in succeeding Bernie Ecclestone as boss of formula one.

ALONSO, BUTTON HINT AT LE MANS FUTURES

Fernando Alonso has hinted again that his future lies at Le Mans.

WOLFF EXCITED AND WORRIED ABOUT 2017

Toto Wolff says he is looking ahead to 2017 with a mix of excitement and apprehension.

MALAYSIA TO AXE GP AFTER 2018

Malaysia will host its twentieth and final grand prix at Sepang in 2018.

PROST-LIKE ROSBERG DESERVES TITLE SAYS VILLENEUVE

Even Lewis Hamilton concedes that his teammate Nico Rosberg is the favourite to be crowned world champion in Abu Dhabi this weekend.

VANDOORNE CAN BE F1'S NEXT VERSTAPPEN SAYS BOUTSEN

F1 might be about to discover its next Max Verstappen-like sensation.

21 NOVEMBER 2016

ECCLESTONE CLARIFIES SINGAPORE COMMENTS

Bernie Ecclestone on Monday said he is working to keep F1 in Singapore.

NASR FUTURE UNCERTAIN AFTER ERICSSON DEAL

Felipe Nasr's future remained uncertain on Monday, as Sauber extended its deal with Marcus Ericsson into 2017.

ECCLESTONE QUESTIONS SINGAPORE GP FUTURE

Singapore has become the latest grand prix with a cloud over its future.

VERSTAPPEN MUST BE CAREFUL ON ROAD TO GREATNESS SAYS LAUDA

Max Verstappen is on the edge of future greatness, but he also needs to be "careful".

ROSBERG UNDECIDED OVER ABU DHABI STRATEGY

Nico Rosberg is still devising a plan to tackle this weekend's championship finale in Abu Dhabi.

NO TEMPTATION FOR FERRARI RETURN SAYS COSTA

Aldo Costa says he is not tempted to return to Ferrari.

MORE DRIVERS COMPLAIN ABOUT HALO

There is no guarantee the controversial 'Halo' concept will make its debut as planned in 2018.

18 NOVEMBER 2016

PERSONAL RIFT, CHINA DEAL BEHIND DENNIS EXIT

A personal rift and a buyout bid by Chinese investors are seemingly behind Ron Dennis' sudden exit from F1 and McLaren.

VERSTAPPEN AGGRESSIVE ALL THE TIME SAYS OCON

Esteban Ocon says he does not look back with fondness on his past duels with F1 sensation Max Verstappen.

MANOR HITS BACK AT TEAM COLLAPSE REPORTS

Manor has hit back at reports the team is once again in danger of collapse.

TIME TO STOP SAFETY ADVANCES SAYS KVYAT

F1 is now safe enough that it can think about speeding up and spicing up the show, according to Russian driver Daniil Kvyat.

ROB SMEDLEY HINTS AT EASING OFF F1 THROTTLE

Rob Smedley has indicated he might follow Felipe Massa's example by easing off the F1 throttle in the next few years.

ALLISON, LOWE RUMOURS ON THE RISE

Speculation is rising by the week that James Allison's future may be at Mercedes.

17 NOVEMBER 2016

VANDOORNE FUTURE SAFE DESPITE DENNIS EXIT

A Belgian F1 expert has played down rumours Ron Dennis' departure from McLaren will endanger Stoffel Vandoorne's future.

HAUG BACKS ROSBERG TO TIE UP TITLE

Norbert Haug has backed Nico Rosberg to put the lid on his first world championship next weekend in Abu Dhabi.

SMALL TEAM RACE SEATS - LIKE AUCTION SAYS NASR SNR

Felipe Nasr's father has played down claims the Brazilian may have hurt rather than helped his chances of keeping the Sauber seat in 2017.

MAYOR INVITES ECCLESTONE TO BUY INTERLAGOS

New Sao Paulo mayor Joao Doria has confirmed reports F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone could rescue the Brazilian grand prix.

VERSTAPPEN CALM AMID SENNA COMPARISONS

Max Verstappen says he is determined to keep his feet planted amid comparisons with the great Ayrton Senna.

WHITING DOUBTS F1 CAN HAVE SIMPLER RULES

Charlie Whiting has played down moves to dramatically simplify the F1 rulebook.

GIOVINAZZI TO TURN DOWN MERCEDES OFFER

GP2 championship favourite Antonio Giovinazzi looks set to turn down an offer from Mercedes.

AKI HINTSA REVOLUTIONISED F1 SAYS SALO

Dr Aki Hintsa's legacy can still be seen up and down the F1 grid, according to former driver Mika Salo.

16 NOVEMBER 2016

AXED DENNIS SLAMS MCLAREN DECISION

McLaren supremo Ron Dennis has slammed his fellow shareholders' decision to oust him.

BROWN MUST DECIDE BETWEEN MCLAREN, F1 OFFERS

Well-known F1 sponsorship mogul Zak Brown is in the running to become McLaren's new group CEO.

BOULLIER COULD HAVE FACTORY JOB IN 2017?

The executive reshuffling at McLaren could leave Eric Boullier with a factory-based job in 2017.

MANOR'S F1 FUTURE ONCE AGAIN UNDER CLOUD

A dark cloud has reportedly moved back over the future of the F1 backmarker Manor.

15 NOVEMBER 2016

RON DENNIS EXIT A SHAME SAYS ECCLESTONE

F1 and McLaren this week look set to farewell Ron Dennis.

WOLFF FEARS TECH TROUBLE WILL DECIDE TITLE

Nico Rosberg will still deserve the 2016 title even if Lewis Hamilton extends his winning streak to four races in Abu Dhabi.

WEHRLEIN NOT DENYING SAUBER RUMOURS

Pascal Wehrlein has not denied that he is now in the running to switch to Sauber for 2017.

ECCLESTONE ADMITS SUPPORTING NASR FOR 2017

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he is not sure if F1 will have a Brazilian driver on the grid next year.

GUTIERREZ PLAYS DOWN STEINER ALTERCATIO

Esteban Gutierrez has denied his relationship with Haas is breaking down.

ECCLESTONE HINTS AT BUYING INTERLAGOS

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted the future of the long-running Brazilian grand prix at Interlagos remains "absolutely" uncertain.

2017 RULES SHOULD IMPROVE RAIN RACES SAYS VERSTAPPEN

Max Verstappen hopes F1's 2017 regulations will mean the sport can return to racing properly in wet weather.

ECCLESTONE COOL ON INTERNET STREAMING IDEA

Bernie Ecclestone has given a cool reception to some of Liberty Media's apparent plans for the future of F1.

BRAWN PLAYS DOWN SCHUMACHER IMPROVEMENT QUOTE

Ross Brawn has hit reverse gear after commenting on the mysterious health condition of F1 legend Michael Schumacher.

SENNA-VERSTAPPEN COMPARISON IS RIGHT SAYA BERGER

Gerhard Berger agrees that comparisons between the legendary Ayrton Senna and F1 teen sensation Max Verstappen are appropriate.

RENAULT FLAGS THIRD DRIVER ROLE FOR SIROTKIN

Sergey Sirotkin could move up to the position of third driver at Renault next year.

14 NOVEMBER 2016

RACE REPORT - SERENE CHAOS

Brazilian GP - Race Report
By Dan Knutson in Interlagos

RAIN STOPPAGES NOT WORTHY OF F1 SAYS LAUDA

The 2016 world champion will only be crowned after next weekend's Abu Dhabi finale.

FEDERAL GOV'T BACKS BRAZIL GP FUTURE

The federal government has vowed to help Brazil secure its place on the F1 calendar.

NASR BOOSTS 2017 CHANCES WITH MILLION-DOLLAR RESULT

Felipe Nasr gave his F1 career a definite boost on Sunday by scoring Sauber's first points of 2016.

13 NOVEMBER 2016

RACE NOTES - HAMILTON TAKES WET BRAZILIAN GP

Brazilian GP - Race NotesBy Mark Karp

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Brazilian GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Brazilian GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Brazilian GP - Race Results

MARKO URGES F1 TO END PENALTY ERA

Dr Helmut Marko has urged F1 to end the current era of driver penalties.

WOLFF PHONE CALL SAGA OVERBLOWN SAYS VERSTAPPEN

Toto Wolff has played down the controversy about his phone call to Max Verstappen's father.

EYES TURN TO THE SKIES FOR BRAZIL TITLE FIGHT

Eyes are turning to the skies as a decisive day in the 2016 world champion prepares to dawn in Brazil.

GROSJEAN BACKS MAGNUSSEN'S RENAULT EXIT

Romain Grosjean has backed his incoming teammate Kevin Magnussen's decision to leave the works Renault team in order to join Haas.

RAIKKONEN'S WIFE EXPECTING SECOND CHILD

Kimi Raikkonen's young family will add another member some time next year.

12 NOVEMBER 2016

QUALIFYING REPORT - 51 AND NONE

Brazilian GP - Qualifying Report
By Dan Knutson in Interlagos

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Brazilian GP - Saturday Team Quotes

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Brazilian GP - Saturday Press Conference

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Brazilian GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - DAMP BUT DRY

Brazilian GP - Practice 3 Report
By Dan Knutson in Interlagos

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Brazilian GP - Practice 3 Results

LIBERTY EXPECTS TEAMS TO BUY INTO F1

F1 teams are expressing interest in buying into the sport, Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei has revealed.

MAGNUSSEN'S HAAS MOVE SURPRISES PALMER

Jolyon Palmer has admitted he is surprised that current Renault teammate Kevin Magnussen is moving to Haas for 2017.

MARKO SLAMS WOLFF FOR VERSTAPPEN PHONE CALL

A phone call made by Toto Wolff has opened up a new rift with Red Bull.

ALONSO DEFENDS SENSE OF HUMOUR IN BRAZIL

Fernando Alonso has defended running amok during Friday's free practice session in Brazil.

RICCIARDO BEATS VETTEL AMONG F1'S BEST SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff has joined Fernando Alonso in making a surprise choice as one of the very best drivers in F1 today.

ARRIVABENE LAUGHS AT MOUNTING FERRARI PRESSURE

The pressure is still piling high on Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene's shoulders.

BRAWN'S ROLE COULD BE UNCLEAR FOR MONTHS

It may be months before Ross Brawn's potential future role in F1 becomes clear.

VILLENEUVE RELATIONSHIP FROM FOE TO FRIENDS SAYS MASSA

Felipe Massa has revealed that after a rocky earlier relationship, he and 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve reconciled to become friends.

KALTENBORN ADMITS NASR PLACE NOT CERTAIN

Monisha Kaltenborn has admitted it is not certain that Felipe Nasr will stay at Sauber beyond 2016.

LAUDA, WOLFF ENSURING FREE FIGHT FOR TITLE

Niki Lauda says Mercedes is giving Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton a free fight for the 2016 title.

STRATEGY GROUP TO PUSH FOR FEWER PENALTIES

The controversy about driver penalties in F1 is still raging.

BUTTON EYES GT, RALLYCROSS FOR 2017

Jenson Button has hinted at his plan to keep on racing during his F1 'sabbatical' next year.

MCLAREN CO-OWNERS MOVE TO AXE RON DENNIS?

Ron Dennis' long journey in F1 could come to a halt as early as next week, according to widespread reports.

11 NOVEMBER 2016

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - AN AFFAIR

Brazilian GP - Practice 2 Report
By Dan Knutson in Interlagos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Brazilian GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Brazilian GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Brazilian GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - RIGHT FOOT

Brazilian GP - Practice 1 Report
By Dan Knutson in Interlagos

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Brazilian GP - Practice 1 Results

WHITING APPEARANCE SHOWS F1 TOO COMPLEX SAYS SAINZ

Carlos Sainz has rejected the notion that Charlie Whiting's unusual appearance during the drivers press conference in Brazil was good for clarity.

ALONSO TELLS ROSBERG ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN

Fernando Alonso has warned Nico Rosberg that "anything can happen" that could prevent him from winning the 2016 title.

WEHRLEIN DISAPPOINTED TO MISS FORCE INDIA SEAT

Pascal Wehrlein could not hide his disappointment after it emerged that Manor teammate Esteban Ocon is moving up to Force India for 2017.

RENAULT KEPT PALMER FOR CONTINUITY SAYS VASSEUR

Kevin Magnussen has revealed that he turned down an offer to stay with Renault for 2017.

SAUBER LOOKS SET TO KEEP SAME DRIVERS

Sauber looks set to keep its existing drivers in 2017.

ECCLESTONE DISCUSSES BRAZIL GP WITH PRESIDENT TEMER

Bernie Ecclestone detoured to the Brazilian capital Brasilia on his way to the Brazilian grand prix in Sao Paulo.

PETROBRAS TO LEAVE WILLIAMS?

Brazilian oil multinational Petrobras is leaving Williams at the end of 2016, local media source UOL claims.

STROLL GIVES WILLIAMS FINANCIAL BOOST SAYS BOTTAS

Valtteri Bottas has admitted Lance Stroll's arrival in 2017 will give a financial boost to the Williams team.

10 NOVEMBER 2016

FORCE INDIA CONFIRMS OCON FOR 2017

Sahara Force India confirmed that Esteban Ocon has signed with the team to race in 2017 alongside Sergio Perez. The deal is believed to be for three years.

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Brazilian GP - Thursday Press Conference

F1 PENALTY CONTROVERSY TO RACE ON IN BRAZIL

The controversy about penalties in F1 will keep racing into this weekend's Brazilian grand prix.

PEREZ DUMPS SPONSOR AFTER TRUMP VICTORY

Sergio Perez has dumped a sponsor in the wake of Donald Trump's shock win in the US election.

MASSA SEEKS TALKS OVER BRAZIL GP FUTURE

Felipe Massa is not convinced privatisation is the answer as Interlagos looks to safeguard the future of the Brazilian grand prix.

STROLL NOT LIKE MALDONADO SAYS VILLENEUVE

Jacques Villeneuve insists it is not fair to compare Lance Stroll with other F1 'pay drivers' like Pastor Maldonado.

NO EXTRA PRESSURE AS TITLE BECKONS SAYS ROSBERG

Nico Rosberg has arrived in Brazil insisting he doesn't feel any more pressure than usual.

NO EXTRA SECURITY FOR ECCLESTONE IN BRAZIL

Bernie Ecclestone insists he has no fear for his personal security ahead of this weekend's Brazilian grand prix.

9 NOVEMBER 2016

PALMER CONFIRMED WITH RENAULT FOR 2017

The Renault F1 team has signed Jolyon Palmer to remain with the team for another season and he will race alongside Nico Hulkenberg in 2017.

LIBERTY LOOKING AT F1 INTERNET STREAMING

F1 looks set to finally enter the world of live streaming.

MAGNUSSEN SIGNS MULTI-YEAR HAAS DEAL

Kevin Magnussen will switch from Renault to the American team Haas for 2017, a source told us on Wednesday morning.

MERCEDES COMMITTED ONLY UNTIL 2020 SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff says Mercedes' is only committed to formula one until 2020.

VETTEL KNEW FERRARI WOULD BE CHALLENGING SAYS BRAWN

Ferrari's path back to victory requires "stability", according to the famous team's former technical boss Ross Brawn.

ROSBERG HAS NOT WON TITLE YET SAYS VILLENEUVE

Nico Rosberg does not yet have the 2016 title in the bag, according to former world champion Jacques Villeneuve.

MASSA SAYS HE COULD HAVE STAYED IN F1

Felipe Massa has indicated he would have stayed in F1 if he had a competitive car to drive for 2017.

8 NOVEMBER 2016

UK LAUNCHES PROBE INTO LIBERTY TAKEOVER

The UK government has launched an investigation into the takeover of F1 by American tycoon John Malone's Liberty Media.

ALONSO NICER IN FRONT THAN BEHIND SAYS MASSA

Retiring F1 veteran Felipe Massa will contest his last home grand prix at Interlagos this weekend.

SILVERSTONE BUYOUT BIDDERS PULL OUT

The future of the British grand prix could be in tatters, in light of the latest news emerging from circuit owner the BRDC.

ROSBERG KEEPING EYES OFF THE PRIZE IN BRAZIL

Nico Rosberg is determined to keep his eyes off the prize as he charges for the world championship this weekend in Brazil.

OCON SIGNS WITH FORCE INDIA?

The rest of the 2017 grid looks set to lock into place in the coming days.

FERRARI STAYS ON ROAD TO RECOVERY SAYS MARCHIONNE

Ferrari is determined to improve for 2017, according to president Sergio Marchionne.

MATESCHITZ DENIES F1 QUIT THREATS WERE SERIOUS

Dietrich Mateschitz has denied that Red Bull ever seriously contemplated pulling out of F1.

7 NOVEMBER 2016

VERSTAPPEN SLAMS F1 RULE DOUBLE STANDARDS

Max Verstappen has hit out at "ridiculous" F1 rules.

MCLAREN RISKS LOSING ALONSO SAYS RAMIREZ

McLaren-Honda risks losing Fernando Alonso if the team cannot significantly up its game.

AUDI'S JORG ZANDER TO JOIN SAUBER

Audi's withdrawal from Le Mans is a blessing in disguise for Sauber.

NO PROBLEM WITH REBEL VERSTAPPEN SAYS HULKENBERG

Nico Hulkenberg says he has little problem with F1's "rebel" Max Verstappen.

F1 WILL CHALLENGE STROLL SAYS VILLENEUVE

Jacques Villeneuve has warned countryman Lance Stroll that his toughest challenges lie ahead in F1.

BOTTAS DENIES BEING WILLIAMS TEAM LEADER

Valtteri Bottas has played down suggestions his job description is fundamentally changing for 2017.

FIA REJECTS PUSH FOR MORE GRAVEL TRAPS

The FIA has reportedly rejected calls for asphalt and grass run-off areas to be replaced with gravel.

GASLY MADE TOO MANY MISTAKES SAYS MARKO

Pierre Gasly's failure to win the GP2 championship partly explains his failure to break into F1 for 2017.

STROLL HELPS EMBATTLED CANADA GP

Lance Stroll is a timely shot of good news for the embattled Canadian grand prix.

4 NOVEMBER 2016

VANDOORNE NOT WORRIED ABOUT BUTTON CONTRACT

Stoffel Vandoorne says he does not feel under pressure even though McLaren will have three contracted drivers on its books next year.

SCHUMACHER ON CUSP OF F3 STEP

Mick Schumacher has admitted he is poised to step up to one of the final steps before hitting formula one -- European F3.

RENAULT ALMOST READY TO NAME DRIVER

Renault is almost ready to make its decision about the identity of Nico Hulkenberg's teammate for 2017.

BRAWN TO BE NEW F1 SUPREMO IS NONSENSE SAYS ECCLESTONE

Bernie Ecclestone has moved to put a lid on speculation he is about to lose his spot at the very top of F1.

WHITING HAS QUESTION TO ANSWER AFTER MEXICO SAYS PROST

Charlie Whiting has a question to answer in the wake of last weekend's Mexican grand prix.

FRANK WILLIAMS OUT OF HOSPITAL

Sir Frank Williams is now out of hospital after a long illness.

3 NOVEMBER 2016

WILLIAMS ANNOUNCE BOTTAS AND STROLL FOR 2017

The Williams-Mercedes team today announced their 2017 Formula One line-up of Valtteri Bottas and Lance Stroll to drive for the British team.

ECCLESTONE CAN'T BE REPLACED BY BRAWN SAYS LAUDA

Ross Brawn has denied reports he is set to replace Bernie Ecclestone as F1 supremo.

HAKKINEN IMPRESSED WITH RAIKKONEN'S FORM

Mika Hakkinen says he has been impressed with the form of his countryman Kimi Raikkonen in 2016.

CAPELLI HOPES NEW MONZA GP UNCERTAINTY ENDS

Italian motor racing official Ivan Capelli hopes the latest delay over a contract for next year's grand prix at Monza ends soon.

SAUBER WILL SURVIVE AUDI'S LE MANS WITHDRAWAL

Sauber will survive Audi's withdrawal from the world endurance championship including Le Mans.

OVERTAKING MAY BE HARDER IN 2017 SAYS PEREZ

Sergio Perez is not so sure F1's new regulations will deliver on their full promise next year.

ROSBERG SHOULD TARGET WIN, TITLE IN BRAZIL SAYS BERGER

Two former grand prix winners are tipping Nico Rosberg to wrap up his first world championship next weekend in Brazil.

SILLY SEASON TO END IN BRAZIL SAYS STEINER

A long driver 'silly season' is finally coming to an end, according to Haas boss Gunther Steiner.

2 NOVEMBER 2016

VETTEL OFF THE HOOK AFTER PROFUSE APOLOGIES

Sebastian Vettel is off the hook after making a series of apologies to Charlie Whiting and the FIA.

SEPANG CHIEFS TO HOLD F1 TALKS IN ABU DHABI

The future of the Malaysian grand prix could take shape during a key meeting later this month.

VERSTAPPEN DEFENDED BY FORMER F1 DRIVER LAMMERS

Former F1 driver Jan Lammers has leapt to the defence of Max Verstappen, following the latest bout of criticism aimed at the young Dutchman.

F1 FIGURES SAY VETTEL COULD QUIT

Experienced paddock dwellers are contemplating the notion that Sebastian Vettel might soon call time on his F1 career.

FORCE INDIA ADMITS NASR ON 2017 SHORTLIST

Force India has hit back at suggestions the team has already decided the identity of Sergio Perez's teammate for 2017.

OFFICIAL DOUBTS ECCLESTONE TO BE OUSTED

A key F1 official has played down reports that Bernie Ecclestone looks set to be sidelined.

RENAULT DENIES HINTING OVER MAGNUSSEN FUTURE

A Renault official has played down suggestions the carmaker has dropped a big hint about the identity of Nico Hulkenberg's 2017 teammate.

1 NOVEMBER 2016

OCON SIGNS FORCE INDIA DEAL?

Esteban Ocon has signed a deal to switch from Manor to Force India for 2017.

VERSTAPPEN WILL NOT SPOIL TITLE BATTLE

Max Verstappen's manager has denied the controversial young Dutchman will interfere with the outcome of the world championship.

RENAULT ADMITS IT WANTED SAINZ FOR 2017

Renault has admitted for the first time that it tried and failed to secure Carlos Sainz for 2017 and beyond.

VETTEL EXCUSED HIMSELF TO WHITING SAYS ARRIVABENE

Sebastian Vettel apologised to Charlie Whiting after twice telling the high-ranking F1 official to "f--- off" during Sunday's Mexican GP.

BRAWN SIGNS DEAL TO REPLACE ECCLESTONE?

Ross Brawn has already signed a contract to become F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone's successor. That is the claim this week of Auto Bild Motorsport, in the wake of reports confirming that the former Ferrari and Mercedes chief is interested in returning to the sport.

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