7 OCTOBER 2015

Ecclestone expects sale of F1 soon

Bernie Ecclestone said on Tuesday he expects formula one to be sold "shortly".

Haas F1 and Nascar budgets are similar

Gene Haas says the money he will spend on formula one is comparable to his four-car operation in the American tin-top series Nascar.

F3 leap not ruled out for Mick Schumacher

The immediate leap from Formula 4 to Formula 3 for F1 legend Michael Schumacher's son is not being ruled out.

Wolff denies Red Bull engine talks back on

Toto Wolff has hit back at Red Bull counterpart Christian Horner's claim that negotiations about a supply of engines for 2016 are back on.

Lotus now locked out at Sochi

Lotus' travelling staff are once again locked out of the struggling team's designated paddock building ahead of a grand prix.

McLaren-Honda must look ahead to 2016 now

McLaren-Honda is having to look beyond the final five races of 2015.

Next F1 owner must be committed says Wolff

F1's next owner needs to be fully committed to the sport.

Todt defends F1's Le Mans clash for 2016

FIA president Jean Todt has defended a controversial clash on next year's F1 calendar.

Bottas' career could stagnate at Williams says Kovalainen

Valtteri Bottas risks watching his F1 career stagnate at Williams, fellow Finn Heikki Kovalainen has warned.

6 OCTOBER 2015

Ferrari plays down Sochi hopes

Ferrari is not counting on having another Singapore-like showing this weekend at Sochi.

Red Bull engine deal not Wolff's decision says Horner

Christian Horner has revealed that talks with two manufacturers are taking place as Red Bull continues to work on its engine supplier crisis.

Mercedes wary of slump in Russia

A slightly nervous Mercedes is preparing for this weekend's Russian grand prix.

Mercedes huge F1 loss was priceless

Mercedes lost millions as it dominantly won last year's world championships.

5 OCTOBER 2015

Alonso will not take sabbatical says Sainz

Fernando Alonso says he can be misunderstood by the public.

F1's three-car future known next month

Bernie Ecclestone insists he is not worried F1 could be left with a diminished grid for the start of the 2016 season next March.

TV must not be F1's only platform says Zetsche

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has called on formula one to up its game in the 21st century.

Most top teams targeting Verstappen says Ecclestone

Max Verstappen must not be left without a race seat in formula one.

Andretti warns F1 against revolution

Mario Andretti has warned formula one against going overboard as it looks to the future.

Wehrlein not denying Manor rumours

Pascal Wehrlein is not denying suggestions he is now in pole position to make his F1 debut next year.

2 OCTOBER 2015

Michelin still in running for 2017 deal?

Michelin is reportedly back in the running to become F1's sole tyre supplier from 2017.

Button now eyeing F1 deal for 2017

Jenson Button might not be ready to retire even after the 2016 season.

Sainz hopes Red Bull engine crisis over soon

Carlos Sainz has admitted to some nervousness about Red Bull's F1 crisis.

Haas caught off-guard by early season start

Bernie Ecclestone's re-jigged calendar for 2016 is ruffling a few feathers this week.

Alguersuari quits motor racing for music career

Former F1 driver Jaime Alguersuari has retired from motor racing at the age of 25.

Jorda admits Lotus test on back-burner for now

Carmen Jorda has admitted her "dream" of actually driving a formula one car has been put on the back-burner for now.

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Straight Talk - A matter of trust

By Luis Vasconcelos

When Fernando Alonso compared his McLaren's Honda V6 to a GP2 engine, frustrated for being so easily overtaken by Ericsson and Verstappen on the run down to Suzuka's first corner, the Japanese company's pride took a big hit.

Straight Talk - Can Red Bull really quit?

By Luis Vasconcelos

What promised to be a quiet Autumn in the Formula One paddock is turning out to be quite the opposite with Red Bull deciding to bring the heavy guns out and is now threatening to quit Formula One at the end of the year, giving a lot to write about to most journalists involved in the sport.

Straight Talk - Monza!

By Luis Vasconcelos

The Italian Grand Prix is always a special occasion for anyone in F1. The whole country seems to have motor racing in its system, there's a vibe about the Parco di Monza that you don't find elsewhere, and even in these days where aerodynamics make it difficult for the drivers to have a real battle in that magnificent track, all of them seem to adore the place...

Straight Talk - Give them an inch...

By Luis Vasconcelos

...and they'll take a mile, I found myself thinking during the Belgian Grand Prix, last weekend. Through the once daunting Eau Rouge/Radillon section many drivers were going completely off the track to achieve better lap times, from the start of free practice until the end of the race. The FIA had put a sausage kerb at the top of the Radillon but after many drivers went over it during Friday sessions it was removed for being "scary and dangerous". Going slower and avoiding it didn't seem to be an option drivers would contemplate though...

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