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.

1 OCTOBER 2015

Button staying at McLaren

McLaren has ended speculation about Jenson Button's future by announcing on Thursday that the Briton is staying at the Honda-powered team in 2016.

Manor confirms Mercedes power deal for 2016

Mercedes on Thursday confirmed speculation the British backmarker Manor will use the German marque's 'power unit' from 2016.

FIA releases new version of 2016 calendar

On Wednesday the FIA released a new version of the 2016 Formula One schedule, which features 21 races with a new race in Azerbaijan, and adds Germany back to the calendar after it's absence this year.

Dennis admits he tried Button pay-cut

Jenson Button will next year earn the full $18 million promised to him in his existing contract.

F1 turns up volume, no Le Mans for Hulkenberg

F1 has introduced a new technical rule that should turn up the volume for 2016.

Calmer waters for McLaren after Suzuka turmoil

McLaren has raced into calmer waters in the wake of the team's tumultuous weekend in Japan.

Putin approves night race switch for Sochi

Vladimir Putin has given his approval to the switch to floodlights for the Russian grand prix at Sochi.

Wolff impressed by Ferrari resurgence

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says he is taking Ferrari seriously as the Italian team continues its resurgence in 2015.


Melbourne confirms new date for 2016 season opener

Organisers of the Australian grand prix have confirmed reports that the 2016 season will kick off earlier than originally planned.

Lotus troubles contributed to Haas move

Romain Grosjean has admitted that Lotus' financial troubles contributed to his decision to leave the Enstone team.

McLaren says Button-Renault story is nonsense

McLaren has rubbished the theory that Jenson Button is weighing up a move to Renault next year to replace the Haas-departed Romain Grosjean.

Verstappen not worried amid Red Bull crisis

Amid all the talk of a Red Bull crisis, Max and Jos Verstappen insist they are not worried.

Ecclestone not worried about strange European complaint

Force India, Sauber and the European Commission have all confirmed reports a formal complaint about formula one has been lodged and received.

Ecclestone said Mercedes blackout over the top

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted at least twice now that the Mercedes blackout during Sunday's television coverage of the Japanese grand prix was wrong.

Lauda relieved Mercedes ended Singapore slump

Niki Lauda has admitted to feeling relief after Mercedes returned to the top of the podium in Japan.

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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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