CURRENT NEWS

29 MAY 2016

RACE NOTES - HAMILTON WINS MONACO

Monaco GP - Race Notes

RACE RESULTS

Monaco GP - Race Results

JOST CAPITO NOT STARTING WORK YET SAYS BOULLIER

It is understood Jost Capito will start work at McLaren at the end of August.

TORO ROSSO RETURNS TO RENAULT FOR 2017

Toro Rosso is returning to Renault power for 2017, it emerged ahead of Sunday's Monaco grand prix.

TIME SHORT FOR 2017 TYRE TESTING SAYS PIRELLI

Pirelli has finally signed on the dotted line with the FIA, confirming it will definitely stay as F1's official supplier in 2017 and beyond.

RAIKKONEN SHOULD KEEP FERRARI SEAT?

Kimi Raikkonen looks set to keep his seat at Ferrari into 2017.

MONZA NEGOTIATIONS MOVED ON TO MONACO

Monza's long and troubled negotiations over the future of the Italian grand prix have moved onto Monaco.

WOLFF EXCUSES HAMILTON FOR BAD MOOD IN MONACO

Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton's bad mood on Saturday was understandable.

VERSTAPPEN WILL BOUNCE BACK IN 2016

Max Verstappen will bounce back from his crash to earth in Monaco, according to fellow Dutch racer Robert Doornbos.

GROSJEAN HOPES TO END FRANCE'S WINNING DROUGHT

Romain Grosjean is hoping France will not have to wait twenty more years for its next grand prix win.

BUTTON WANTS TO KEEP MCLAREN-HONDA SEAT

Jenson Button says he wants to keep racing with McLaren-Honda.

MASSA ADMITS HE COULD LEAVE WILLIAMS

Felipe Massa has admitted that 2016 could be his last season driving for Williams.

28 MAY 2016

QUALIFYING REPORT - HEROES AND ZEROES

Monaco GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Monaco GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Monaco GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Monaco GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Monaco GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - RED GOES PURPLE

Monaco GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Monaco GP - Practice 3 Results

ANOTHER CRASH COULD MEAN TEAM ORDERS ACCORDING TO HAMILTON

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he and teammate Nico Rosberg cannot afford to crash again and continue to stave off the imposition of team orders.

KVYAT SAYS F1 FUTURE IN MY HANDS NOW

According to the latest paddock whispers, Daniil Kvyat could be heading for the exit of Red Bull's F1 programme.

F1 DECIDES ON HALO FOR 2017

F1 cars will reportedly be fitted with a further development of the 'halo' cockpit protection system in 2017.

MANAGER KEEPS HOPE OF SCHUMACHER RECOVERY

Michael Schumacher's manager on Friday collected a lifetime achievement award, organised by the Nurburgring, on behalf of the F1 legend.

REGION PLEDGES MILLIONS TO END MONZA STANDOFF

Lombardy, one of Italy's twenty regional governments, has pledged EUR 5 million in a bid to end the stand-off between Monza and Bernie Ecclestone.

GROSJEAN MOVES ON FROM 2015 VERSTAPPEN SHUNT

Romain Grosjean insists there are no hard feelings between himself and Max Verstappen, a year after their scary Monaco crash.

27 MAY 2016

MERCEDES MUST KEEP ROSBERG SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda on Friday said it must be Mercedes' priority to keep Nico Rosberg.

RED BULL, RENAULT POISED TO EXTEND DEAL

Renault and Red Bull seem poised to extend their engine deal beyond 2016.

MERCEDES ADMITS RED BULL THREAT IN MONACO

After Max Verstappen's surprise win in Barcelona, Red Bull appears poised to complete a back-to-back upset this weekend in Monaco.

FERRARI TO BE FIRST WITH 2017 TEST CAR

Ferrari looks set to get the jump on the F1 field for 2017 by being first out of the blocks with a test car.

TORO ROSSO WANTS UP-TO-DATE ENGINES FOR 2017

Toro Rosso is moving to receive up-to-date engines from Ferrari in 2017.

KVYAT NOT AFRAID OF RED BULL CRITICISM

Daniil Kvyat insists he is "not afraid" of speaking his mind in the wake of his controversial demotion by Red Bull.

ZANDVOORT EYES DUTCH GRAND PRIX RETURN

The Netherlands could be back on the F1 c

LEGAL ACTION WRONG PATH FOR BIANCHI FAMILY SAYS STEWART

F1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart has questioned the Bianchi family's decision to sue the sport over the death of their son.

26 MAY 2016

THURSDAY PHOTOS

Monaco GP - Thursday Photos

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Monaco GP - Thursday Press Conference

THURSDAY TEAM QUOTES

Monaco GP - Thursday Team Quotes

BERGER INVOLVED IN ROSBERG'S CONTRACT TALKS

F1 legend Gerhard Berger has admitted he is involved in Nico Rosberg's negotiations with Mercedes over a new contract beyond 2017.

VANDOORNE NOT FOR SALE SAYS DENNIS

Team supremo Ron Dennis has warned McLaren's rivals that Stoffel Vandoorne is "not for sale".

BIANCHI FAMILY TO SUE F1 AUTHORITIES

Jules Bianchi's family is launching legal action against F1 authorities over the death of the French driver.

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - RICCIARDO RULES

Monaco GP - Practice 2 Report

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Monaco GP - Practice 2 Results

RESPECT INTACT BUT MERCEDES TENSION LINGERS

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg entered the Monaco paddock on Wednesday with the message that everything is 'ok' with their relationship.

RICCIARDO STILL IN THE GAME WITH NEW ENGINE

Red Bull has made clear Daniel Ricciardo is still in the game at the energy drink company's top F1 team.

ALONSO SURPRISED OVER BOSSES OPTIMISM

Fernando Alonso on Wednesday sounded surprised when told that McLaren chiefs Ron Dennis and Eric Boullier have been making very upbeat comments lately.

ROSBERG WANTS MORE YEARS AT MERCEDES

Championship leader Nico Rosberg has now played down swirling speculation that he might leave Mercedes at the end of the season.

VERSTAPPEN SUCCESS GOOD FOR ME SAYS SAINZ

Carlos Sainz thinks the quick success achieved by his former teammate Max Verstappen could also reflect well on him.

GUTIERREZ NOT JOINING GROSJEAN IN NASCAR

Romain Grosjean's teammate sounds uninterested in joining the Frenchman in a one-off Nascar outing.

MONZA ANGRY AS IMOLA STEPS UP GP BID

A Monza official has hit out at Imola, the former San Marino grand prix host that is reportedly shaping up as an alternative venue for Italy's annual F1 race.

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - PURPLE SPEED

Monaco GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Monaco GP - Practice 1 Results

25 MAY 2016

WEDNESDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Monaco GP - Wednesday Press Conference

RENAULT EYES LEAP INTO Q3

Renault's works team is eyeing a sudden leap into Q3 this weekend in Monaco.

JUST TWO ENGINES PER DRIVER BY 2019?

F1's long-life engine rules will get more than twice as arduous for manufacturers beyond 2019.

VERSTAPPEN UNBELIEVABLE AT 18 SAYS PROST

F1 legend Alain Prost says Max Verstappen has been impressive beyond his mere age of 18.

WOLFF HOPES DRIVERS HAVE LEARNED FROM CRASH

Toto Wolff is heading into Monaco this weekend determined that Mercedes' drivers will not crash again.

SCHUMACHER GETS AWARD FOR LIFE'S WORK

Michael Schumacher will be honoured at an award ceremony this week, the German newspaper Bild reports.

24 MAY 2016

MERCEDES SCOFFS AT HAMILTON RUMOUR

Mercedes has rubbished reports Lewis Hamilton might miss this weekend's prestigious Monaco grand prix.

FIA WORKING ON F1 ENGINE SOUND GENERATOR

F1's governing body is backing development of a "sound generator" to spice up the muted tones of the current generation of power units.

HEINEKEN DEAL TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

F1 looks set to lift the lid on its major new sponsorship deal with Heineken ahead of next month's Canadian grand prix.

SHIFT TO 2017 FOCUS DELICATE SAYS VASSEUR

A decision is looming about how Renault will handle the transition from 2016 to 2017, team boss Frederic Vasseur has admitted.

MCLAREN CHASSIS BETTER THAN FERRARI SAYS BOULLIER

McLaren-Honda appears to be finally emerging from its long slump, with bosses Ron Dennis and Eric Boullier sounding particularly upbeat ahead of Monaco.

MASSA NOT SURE RED BULL BETTER THAN MERCEDES

Felipe Massa is in a realistic mood about Williams' chances ahead of this weekend's race in Monaco.

FATHER STILL INVOLVED IN VERSTAPPEN'S CAREER

Jos Verstappen has admitted that while he has taken a step back, he is still closely involved in his son's meteoric F1 career.

TOO SOON TO PREDICT VERSTAPPEN GREATNESS SAYS PETROV

It might be too early to predict greatness for F1 teen sensation Max Verstappen, according to a former grand prix driver.

HARYANTO ADMITS HE COULD LOSE MANOR SEAT

Rio Haryanto has admitted for the first time that he might not make it through the 2016 season.

F3 TEAM PREMA LINKED WITH F1 ENTRY?

The next new team for F1 could now be on the horizon, according to Germany's Auto Bild Motorsport.

23 MAY 2016

HONDA TO USE ALL TOKENS BY SPA?

Honda is planning to hand in all of its engine performance 'tokens' by Spa-Francorchamps in August.

LE MANS RULES OUT FRENCH GP REVIVAL

Le Mans has ruled itself out of the running to revive the French grand prix.

LAUDA PLAYS DOWN ROSBERG-FERRARI RUMOURS

Niki Lauda has played down rumours Nico Rosberg might be contemplating a switch to Ferrari for 2017.

MONTEZEMOLO EXPECTED BIGGER FERRARI STEP

Luca di Montezemolo says he expected Ferrari to make a bigger step forward in 2016.

MOTOR RACING NEEDS MORE MINIMUM AGE RULES SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff thinks the world of premier motor racing might need to revisit the issue of driver age, following an enormous crash at the weekend.

VERSTAPPEN SAYS HE MUST STAY GROUNDED

Max Verstappen is sure becoming F1's youngest ever winner will not go to his head.

NEWSPAPER SAYS HAMILTON COULD MISS MONACO

The next wild rumour is now firing in formula one, ahead of the championship's 'jewel in the crown' event in Monaco this weekend.

20 MAY 2016

VETTEL EXPECTED STRONGER WILLIAMS IN 2016

Sebastian Vettel says he expected Williams to be putting up a tougher fight in 2016.

RENAULT DOESN'T NEED BIG NAME DRIVER SAYS VASSEUR

Renault is open-minded about the composition of the driver lineup for its new works team beyond 2016, according to boss Frederic Vasseur.

MERCEDES DOMINANCE PART OF F1

Jean Todt has played down the need to stop Mercedes' dominance of F1, arguing that it has always been a feature of the sport.

19 MAY 2016

RICCIARDO FIRST IN LINE FOR RENAULT UPGRADE

If Renault brings its new engine to Monaco, the French marque may only be able to supply one version apiece to the two French-powered teams.

FORCE INDIA COULD HALT 2016 CAR DEVELOPMENT

Force India is reportedly considering halting its car development programme for 2016 in order to focus on preparing for next year's new rules.

PIRELLI TO MONITOR PRESSURES IN-RACE FROM MONACO

F1 is fast-tracking a system whereby Pirelli and the governing FIA can monitor cars' tyre pressures live during a race.

ROSBERG NOT COMMENTING ON FUTURE PLANS

The big rumour swirling in F1 circles at present is whether Nico Rosberg is really contemplating a switch from Mercedes for 2017.

FERRARI PUSHING OVER LIMIT TO CATCH MERCEDES

Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari's aggressive strategy of full attack will not always work out for the ambitious Maranello team.

RED BULL DENIES RICCIARDO GIVEN LOSING STRATEGY

Red Bull has denied Max Verstappen was deliberately given the preferred race strategy to win last Sunday's Spanish grand prix.

VERSTAPPEN ENJOYED POST-WIN PARTYING

F1's newest and youngest-ever winner appears to have enjoyed his post-race celebrations after the Spanish grand prix.

BUTTON, HAMILTON SAY NO TO INDYCAR

Two fellow champions have no intention of following Fernando Alonso into Indycar once their F1 careers end.

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT THREATENS MONACO GP

The future of the Monaco grand prix is under threat, race organiser Michel Boeri has warned.

HONDA NOT CONFIRMING CANADA UPGRADE YET

Honda's Yusuke Hasegawa has played down growing reports that McLaren will get a highly-anticipated engine upgrade in Montreal next month.

JEAN ALESI'S SON STEPS UP TO GP3

Jean Alesi's well-known F1 face will be a common sight in the paddock this year.

WEHRLEIN PUSHING TO ADVANCE F1 CAREER

Pascal Wehrlein says he was more than happy to step in at the last minute and test the championship-leading Mercedes on Wednesday.

18 MAY 2016

HAMILTON CRASH SHOWED NEW ROSBERG

The sensational clash of Mercedes' teammates and championship foes in Barcelona made clear a "new Nico" Rosberg will no longer be pushed around.

HEINEKEN UPSET OVER SPONSOR DEAL LEAK SAYS ECCLESTONE

Bernie Ecclestone has all but confirmed reports the Dutch beer brewer Heineken is entering formula one with a major sponsorship deal.

ROSBERG DENIES FINGER TROUBLE IN HAMILTON CRASH

Nico Rosberg says he was not to blame for a technical issue that contributed to the crash with Lewis Hamilton last Sunday.

HONDA WANTS TO CHALLENGE MERCEDES IN 2017

Honda's Yusuke Hasegawa is looking ahead with confidence to the grand prix in Monaco next weekend.

ECCLESTONE BACKS MELBOURNE'S SECRET F1 FEE

Bernie Ecclestone has joined the local state government in Australia in refusing to divulge the cost of the annual formula one race.

RICCIARDO HAPPY WITH RENAULT ENGINE STEP

Daniel Ricciardo is upbeat about the future after testing Renault's highly-anticipated engine upgrade in Barcelona.

GASLY HOPES FOR TORO ROSSO SEAT IN 2017

Pierre Gasly says the success of the Max Verstappen story is a boost to all up-and-coming young drivers.

ARRIVABENE PLAYS DOWN DRIVER CHANGE RUMOURS

Maurizio Arrivabene said it is premature for Ferrari to be embroiled in the 2017 driver 'silly season'.

VERSTAPPEN A FUTURE CHAMPION SAYS PROST

The sky is the limit for Max Verstappen, according to F1 legend Alain Prost.

WEHRLEIN REPLACES OCON IN MERCEDES TEST

Manor driver Pascal Wehrlein got back to work at the Barcelona test on Wednesday.

PROUD JOS STAYED IN SPAIN AFTER VERSTAPPEN WIN

Jos Verstappen is still in Barcelona, even though his original plan was to fly out of the sprawling city immediately after the Spanish grand prix.

JORDA NOT RULING OUT 2016 F1 TEST DRIVE

Carmen Jorda is not ruling out the possibility she might make her F1 test debut later in 2016.

17 MAY 2016

RENAULT COULD DEBUT CANADA ENGINE IN MONACO

Renault is considering bringing forward the scheduled debut of its upgraded Montreal-spec engine to the Monaco race next weekend.

ROSBERG BEGINS 2017 TALKS WITH FERRARI?

Championship leader Nico Rosberg is fast becoming a key to the 2017 'silly season'.

MERCEDES SAYS NO PENALTIES AFTER DRIVER CRASH

Sebastian Vettel has cooled down after raging at former teammate Daniel Ricciardo in the Spanish grand prix.

ALONSO AN OPTION IF ROSBERG DOESN'T STAY SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff says it is a "priority" to negotiate a new deal with championship leader Nico Rosberg.

PRESS HAILS VERSTAPPEN

Even the Ferrari-transfixed Italian media agrees that a true F1 star was born at arch-rival Red Bull last weekend.

HONDA BETWEEN MERCEDES AND FERRARI IN POWER?

Honda is "clearly" making progress with its F1 engine, McLaren team boss Eric Boullier insists.

KVYAT FACING F1 ABYSS

Daniil Kvyat is facing the looming end of his F1 career.

WOLFF DENIES EYEING ECCLESTONE'S JOB

Toto Wolff has now joined Niki Lauda in distancing himself from speculation regarding Bernie Ecclestone's possible demise as F1 supremo.

16 MAY 2016

RUMOURS SWIRLING TO DESTABILISE FERRARI

Maurizio Arrivabene thinks rumours predicting his demise were designed to destabilise Ferrari.

VERSTAPPEN TALENT OF THE CENTURY SAYS LAUDA

Even Dr Helmut Marko's arch rival Niki Lauda on Sunday had to tip his famous red cap to Max Verstappen.

HAMILTON TOOK THE BLAME FOR ROSBERG CRASH

Not everyone is pointing the finger of blame at Lewis Hamilton after Mercedes' catastrophic double-DNF in Barcelona.

ECCLESTONE SAYS BIG-WIGS PLOTTING HIS DEMISE

Bernie Ecclestone on Sunday confirmed reports some of F1's major stakeholders are "plotting" his demise.

RED BULL RETURN UNLIKELY FOR KVYAT

Christian Horner has admitted it is unlikely Daniil Kvyat will be returning to Red Bull's senior team any time soon.

RACE REPORT - CONTROVERSIAL, SENSATIONAL AND UNBELIEVABLE

Spanish GP - Race Report

MARCHIONNE RUBBISHES ARRIVABENE RUMOURS

Sergio Marchionne on Sunday declared that Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene's job is safe.

ROSBERG HAS CONTRACT FOR 2017 SAYS ZETSCHE

Nico Rosberg looks set to stay at Mercedes beyond 2016.

NEW HALO VERSION TO BE TESTED IN MONACO

The 'halo' and 'aeroscreen' cockpit protection concepts will both be tested ahead of the Monaco grand prix later this month.

15 MAY 2016

LAUDA, WOLFF DISAGREE OVER MERCEDES CRASH

Mercedes chiefs Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff on Sunday disagreed over the sensational first-lap crash in Barcelona.

RACE NOTES - VERSTAPPEN YOUNGEST GRAND PRIX WINNER AT SPANISH GP

Spanish GP - Race Notes

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Spanish GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Spanish GP - Sunday Team Quotes

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Spanish GP - Sunday Photos

RACE RESULTS

Spanish GP - Race Results

MARCHIONNE PRESSURE CAUSING FERRARI MISTAKES

Niki Lauda has hit out at the pressure Ferrari's president Sergio Marchionne is putting on the faltering Maranello team.

Q3 A SMALL MILESTONE FOR MCLAREN SAYS ALONSO

McLaren-Honda is continuing its slow climb out of the doldrums of 2015.

HAMILTON SLAMS SABBATICAL RUMOURS

Lewis Hamilton has rubbished speculation he might be considering a year out of formula one in 2017.

SAINZ DENIES HE REDEEMED HIMSELF IN SPAIN

Carlos Sainz rejected suggestions he redeemed himself in Barcelona by performing so strongly for Toro Rosso.

NO NEGATIVE PRESSURE AT RENAULT

Even though three young chargers are knocking on the door, Kevin Magnussen sounds secure in his race seat at Renault.

VETTEL YET TO TALK TO FERRARI ABOUT 2017 TEAMMATE

Sebastian Vettel has hinted he will recommend to Ferrari that Kimi Raikkonen is kept on board for another season.

NO FRIDAY OUTINGS FOR VANDOORNE

McLaren-Honda team boss Eric Boullier says there are no plans for Stoffel Vandoorne to be given Friday morning outings in 2016.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED FOR MAX'S FATHER JOS

Jos Verstappen is taking a step back from the limelight in the career of his son and F1 teen sensation Max.

14 MAY 2016

FERRARI PUZZLED BY QUALIFYING FLOP

Ferrari's lack of speed in qualifying puzzled everyone, as the Scuderia had high hopes of challenging Mercedes for pole position this afternoon. As it turned out, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel will line up on the third row of the grid for tomorrow's race.

ANOTHER FIRST FOR VERSTAPPEN

"First time with a microphone," Max Verstappen said when he sat down to talk with the media after his sensational qualifying where he put his Red Bull fourth on the grid for the Spanish Grand Prix.

QUALIFYING REPORT - 52 P1S

Spanish GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Spanish GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Spanish GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Spanish GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Spanish GP - Qualifying Results

RAIKKONEN NOT TOO OLD FOR 2017 SEAT SAYS ARRIVABENE

Maurizio Arrivabene has indicated Kimi Raikkonen stands a strong chance of keeping his seat at Ferrari for 2017.

VERSTAPPEN SAYS TORO ROSSO ENGINEER EXITS STRANGE

Following Max Verstappen's switch to Red Bull, it is increasingly clear there is little love lost between the Dutchman and Toro Rosso.

HAAS DRIVERS UNHAPPY IN SPAIN

Haas, F1's new American team, fielded two very unhappy race drivers in practice ahead of the Spanish grand prix.

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - PROBLEMS AT MERCEDES

Spanish GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Spanish GP - Practice 3 Results

PIRELLI UNSURE ABOUT PALMER BLOWOUT CAUSE

Renault and Pirelli are puzzled as to the cause of Jolyon Palmer's high-speed tyre blowout in Friday practice.

VERSTAPPEN MUST BE ON RICCIARDO'S PACE SAYS MARKO

Dr Helmut Marko says he expects Max Verstappen to be immediately close to new teammate Daniel Ricciardo's pace.

NEXT CIRCUITS BETTER FOR FERRARI SAYS VETTEL

Amid rising pressure, Ferrari is still upbeat about 2016.

MCLAREN ON TRACK FOR CLASH WITH FIA OVER ENGINES

McLaren-Honda could be shaping up to clash with F1's governing body over the new engine regulations.

RICCIARDO SAYS CONTRACTUAL SITUATION OPEN

Daniel Ricciardo is not completely ruling himself out of the 2017 'silly season'.

HAMILTON COULD TAKE YEAR OFF IN 2017?

A wild rumour is being whispered in the Barcelona paddock about Lewis Hamilton's future in F1.

BUTTON, VANDOORNE ENTER 2017 SILLY SEASON

Silly season rumours about the futures of Jenson Button and Stoffel Vandoorne are revving up in Barcelona.

ROSBERG AIMS TO AVOID FIRST LAP DRAMA

Championship leader Nico Rosberg said he will wary at the start of Sunday's Spanish grand prix, following a spate of first-corner crashes in 2016.

CUSTOMERS HAPPY WITH FERRARI ENGINE UPGRADE

Ferrari's 2016-spec engine customers have given the thumbs up to the new 'power unit' specification released by the Maranello marque for Spain.

MAGNUSSEN QUIET OVER RENAULT'S YOUNG DRIVERS

Kevin Magnussen says he is not sure what Renault has in mind with its growing list of young test drivers.

HOCKENHEIM CHIEF IN SPAIN FOR ECCLESTONE TALKS

Hockenheim chief Georg Seiler has admitted he is in talks with Bernie Ecclestone about the future of the German grand prix.

13 MAY 2016

VERSTAPPEN GIVES HIMSELF 7 OUT OF 10

How did Max Verstappen rate his first day in his new office? After driving the Red Bull in the two free practice sessions on Friday and completing 60 laps he talked to the media. He was asked to grade himself on a scale of 1 to 10.

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Spanish GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Spanish GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Spanish GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - BARCELONA R&R

Spanish GP - Practice 2 Report

F1 SERIOUS ABOUT ENGINE CONVERGENCE

F1's governing body on Friday said it is serious about 'performance convergence' when it comes to the engines in F1.

RED BULL POISED FOR NEW RENAULT DEAL

Red Bull looks poised to agree a new customer engine deal with Renault.

VERSTAPPEN ADMITS FATHER TAKING STEP BACK

Max Verstappen has admitted his father Jos may need to take a step back now that he races for Red Bull's senior team.

ARRIVABENE JOKES ABOUT FERRARI AXE RUMOURS

Maurizio Arrivabene on Friday dismissed speculation he might soon be ousted as Ferrari team boss.

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Spanish GP - Practice 2 Results

BOTTAS WAITING FOR 2017 SILLY SEASON

Valtteri Bottas is not ruling out playing a role in the 2017 'silly season'.

MARCHIONNE'S PRESSURE NOT NEGATIVE SAYS VETTEL

Sebastian Vettel says the pressure put on Ferrari by its president Sergio Marchionne is positive.

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - FERRARI GOES SOFT

Spanish GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Spanish GP - Practice 1 Results

SPA NOT HURT BY SHELL'S SPONSOR AXE

The promoter of the Belgian grand prix has played down reports the Spa-Francorchamps race has lost its naming sponsor.

WEHRLEIN PLAYS DOWN HAAS RUMOUR

Pascal Wehrlein has played down an early 'silly season' rumour about a potential switch to Haas for 2017.

FERRARI ENGINE ONLY SAUBER UPDATE IN SPAIN SAYS NASR

Sauber's only update for the Spanish grand prix is a new Ferrari engine specification.

MASSA OPPOSED TO VISOR TEAR-OFF BAN

Felipe Massa says he does not support the FIA's forthcoming ban on discarding helmet visor tear-offs on the track.

PALMER DISMISSES RENAULT AXE RUMOURS

Jolyon Palmer on Thursday said he is not worried about rumours Renault might oust him before the end of the 2016 season.

HEARSAY REPLACES REAL INFORMATION ABOUT SCHUMACHER

A lack of information about Michael Schumacher's condition means "hearsay" is instead being reported by the media about the F1 legend.

HULKENBERG HAPPY WITH FORCE INDIA UPGRADE

Nico Hulkenberg on Thursday sounded upbeat about a major upgrade package introduced by Force India for the Spanish grand prix.

DENNIS SAYS NO HONDA CUSTOMERS BEFORE TITLE

Ron Dennis has indicated he will not give the green light for Honda to begin supplying engines to customer teams.

12 MAY 2016

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Spanish GP - Thursday Press Conference

KVYAT: I'LL GIVE MY ANSWERS ON THE TRACK!

Daniil Kvyat was a man in demand on Thursday, as he arrived in the Circuit de Catalunya to rekindle his relationship with Toro Rosso after being abruptly dropped by Red Bull Racing just a day after the Russian Grand Prix.

RICCIARDO: I CAN BEAT VERSTAPPEN

Max Verstappen is one of the hottest properties in Formula 1, but his new Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo isn't worried.

MONACO TEAR-OFF BAN SURPRISES GROSJEAN

Romain Grosjean was surprised on Thursday amid reports the FIA would ban the discarding of helmet tear-offs on track from Monaco.

TEAMS USING TRICK TO REDUCE TYRE PRESSURES

Rumours some teams have found a loophole around Pirelli's minimum tyre pressure rules are doing the rounds in the Barcelona paddock.

WOMEN IN F1 ABOUT MONEY, NOT GENDER SAYS DE SILVESTRO

The woman who arguably got closest to a race seat in recent years says physical ability is not the reason there are no female drivers in F1.

RED BULL WANTED REASON TO OUST KVYAT SAYS SURER

Former F1 driver Marc Surer thinks Red Bull used Daniil Kvyat's tumultuous home race in Russia as justification to oust him.

KVYAT'S CAREER STILL ON TRACK?

Vitaly Petrov, who was Russia's first F1 racer, says his countryman Daniil Kvyat's career in the category is still on track.

RUSSIA TO HAVE F1 TEAM EVENTUALLY

Former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov thinks plans for a Russian team are on track.

HEINEKEN TO ENTER F1 WITH EUR 200M DEAL

Dutch beer brewer Heineken is reportedly entering formula one with a major sponsorship deal.

WOLFF UNHAPPY ABOUT RUSSIA GP TV COVERAGE

Toto Wolff has vowed to raise with Bernie Ecclestone the issue of Mercedes' underrepresentation on television, despite its ongoing dominance of F1.

SAINZ NOT DOWNBEAT OVER VERSTAPPEN PROMOTION

Carlos Sainz says he is looking on the bright side of his Toro Rosso teammate Max Verstappen's promotion to the senior Red Bull team.

FERRARI NEEDS BIG STEP TO BEAT MERCEDES

Carlos Sainz says it would be a "surprise" if Ferrari breaks through for its first win of the season this weekend in Barcelona.

MODERN F1 NOT TOO EASY SAYS MASSA

Felipe Massa has hit out once again at the suggestion that driving formula one cars in the modern era has become too easy.

ECCLESTONE JOKING IN LONDON GP QUOTE?

A respected F1 correspondent has slammed as "nonsense" suggestions the sport is only a small step from a London street race.

RENAULT WILL IMPROVE CAR FOR 2017

Renault should be back on track with a much more competitive car next year, according to former driver Vitaly Petrov.

SOURCES PLAY DOWN SCHUMACHER HEALTH REPORTS

"Official sources" have played down alarming reports about the health condition of F1 legend Michael Schumacher.

11 MAY 2016

TOO EARLY TO SAY TITLE ALREADY GONE SAYS VETTEL

Sebastian Vettel insists the race for the 2016 world championship is still wide open.

RICCIARDO EXPECTS RED BULL-RENAULT TO STAY TOGETHER

Daniel Ricciardo thinks it is "likely" Red Bull and Renault will stick together beyond this season.

HONDA UNDECIDED OVER ENGINE TOKEN SPEND

Honda says it has not decided when to deploy its tally of performance 'tokens' in 2016.

VERSTAPPEN MOVE GOOD NEWS FOR F1 SAYS COULTHARD

F1 veteran David Coulthard has backed Red Bull's controversial decision to oust Daniil Kvyat and replace him immediately with Max Verstappen.

FORCE INDIA HOPES FOR MALLYA RETURN SOON

The UK government has turned down India's request for Vijay Mallya to be deported.

RED BULL EYED ALFA ROMEO POWER

Red Bull expressed interest in being powered by Alfa Romeo engines in F1.

FERRARI SLOW TO REACT TO RULE CHANGES

Luca Baldisserri, a former key manager and engineer at Ferrari, says the Maranello team should work on adapting better to rule changes.

FERRARI NEEDS ANOTHER PERSONNEL SHAKEUP SAYS TARQUINI

Former F1 driver Gabriele Tarquini has backed suggestions Ferrari might now be on the cusp of making some more high-profile personnel changes.

RAIKKONEN RUNS BEST MOTOCROSS TEAM

Watching over his own motocross team at the weekend, Kimi Raikkonen had a typical answer when asked for an interview.

MANOR WANTS TO MOVE PAST STRUGGLING SAUBER

Manor is hoping to leave struggling Sauber at the very back of the grid from this weekend's Spanish grand prix.

10 MAY 2016

ALLISON COULD REPLACE ARRIVABENE?

Wild speculation in Italy suggests Ferrari could be set for yet another change at the top of the fabled Maranello team.

HEMBERY HOPES 2017 RULES NOT BORING

Paul Hembery said Pirelli will not be to blame if F1 races become more boring next season.

VETTEL DENIES LINK TO KVYAT DEMOTION

Sebastian Vettel has expressed some sympathy for the plight of Daniil Kvyat, following the Russian's sudden demotion from Red Bull Racing.

RIVALS BUDGETS HURTING WILLIAMS SAYS SYMONDS

Williams chief Pat Symonds admits the British team is no longer F1's third force.

VERSTAPPEN WILL MISS OUSTED ENGINEER PUJOLAR

Max Verstappen has admitted he will miss working with his ousted Toro Rosso engineer Xevi Pujolar.

DTM DRIVERS DO NOT MISS F1 CAREERS

Two former F1 drivers insist they do not miss the pinnacle of motor racing.

REPLACING ECCLESTONE NOT EASY SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda has played down mounting speculation he is in pole position to succeed Bernie Ecclestone.

9 MAY 2016

LE MANS WANTS FIA TO STOP F1 RACE CLASHES

The organiser of Le Mans is confident next year's edition of the fabled 24 hour sports car race will not clash with formula one.

VETTEL ENGINE SURVIVED KVYAT CLASHES

Sebastian Vettel's engine survived his clashes with Daniil Kvyat in Russia, according to the Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport.

SAINZ EYES VERSTAPPEN-LIKE RED BULL MOVE

Max Verstappen's mid-season promotion to Red Bull Racing is not necessarily a blow to his now former Toro Rosso teammate Carlos Sainz.

REPORT LINKS KUBICA WITH PIRELLI TESTING

A respected F1 correspondent says Robert Kubica could get involved in Pirelli's preparations for the new tyre rules for 2017.

TORO ROSSO COULD BE FIRST HONDA CUSTOMER?

Toro Rosso could become the first customer of Honda's engines in F1.

MAX PLEDGED LONG TERM FUTURE TO RED BULL

Despite Mercedes and Ferrari's obvious interest, Jos Verstappen says his son Max has pledged his "long term" future to Red Bull.

VERSTAPPEN HAD TO SEIZE RED BULL CHANCE SAYS VAN DER GARDE

The big talking point heading into the Spanish grand prix will be Red Bull's shock jump on the 2017 'silly season'.

WEHRLEIN HOPES HARYANTO KEEPS MANOR SEAT

Pascal Wehrlein says he always knew his 2016 Manor teammate Pascal Wehrlein was a good driver.

EX F1 TEAM BOSS IN TAX FRAUD PROBE

The former chief executive of a F1 team is accused of income tax fraud, according to reports in Spain.

ALARMING REPORTS ABOUT SCHUMACHER HEALTH

International publications are repeating alarming news about the health of F1 legend Michael Schumacher.

7 MAY 2016

WEHRLEIN PUZZLED BY KVYAT DEMOTION

Daniil Kvyat's demotion is not the end of the world for the young Russian.

MCLAREN DENIES DENNIS TO CHALLENGE NEW FIA RULE

McLaren has played down reports team supremo Ron Dennis is furious about a new engine rule in formula one.

RENAULT HAPPY WITH PALMER

Renault has dismissed speculation Jolyon Palmer is in danger of losing his race seat.

RUSSIAN BACKER JOINS KVYAT AT TORO ROSSO

A Russian backer is more than happy with Daniil Kvyat's controversial return to Toro Rosso ahead of the Spanish grand prix.

6 MAY 2016

RED BULL HELPING, NOT HARMING KVYAT

Dr Helmut Marko says moving back to Toro Rosso will reduce pressure that Daniil Kvyat was struggling to cope with so far in 2016.

VERSTAPPEN NOT FEELING PRESSURE OF F1 PROMOTION

Max Verstappen insists he is not feeling the heat of his sudden promotion to Red Bull's senior F1 team.

KVYAT CAN STILL REVIVE F1 CAREER SAYS SALO

Daniil Kvyat still has his supporters in formula one, despite being demoted by Red Bull after just four races in 2016.

RED BULL WAITING TO DECIDE FUTURE WITH RENAULT

Red Bull is waiting until Canada before turning its attention to the future of its deal with engine supplier Renault.

2017 RULES WILL NOT STOP OVERTAKING SAYS BOULLIER

Eric Boullier has hit back at suggestions the 2017 regulations could actually hurt formula one.

FERRARI CAN STILL WIN 2016 TITLE SAYS MARCHIONNE

Sergio Marchionne says Ferrari "deserves" to keep charging for the 2016 world championship.

MERCEDES STILL INVESTIGATING HAMILTON FAILURES

Mercedes has admitted it is still working on fixing the engine problems that have thwarted Lewis Hamilton's championship campaign so far in 2016.

ENGINEERS LEAVE TORO ROSSO

Max Verstappen's race engineer has also left Toro Rosso.

5 MAY 2016

NOT ALL SURPRISED WITH KVYAT DEMOTION

The motor racing world reacted with surprise to the news of Daniil Kvyat's demotion.

KVYAT, VERSTAPPEN TO SWAP SEATS FOR BARCELONA

Red Bull Racing has ousted Daniil Kvyat and replaced him with Max Verstappen ahead of the Spanish grand prix next weekend.

TOP TEAMS IN LEADERSHIP MOVE AGAINST ECCLESTONE

Mercedes and Red Bull have joined Ferrari in reportedly moving against F1's long-time 'supremo' Bernie Ecclestone.

RAIKKONEN UNDER FIRE OVER MOTOCROSS TRACK

Kimi Raikkonen is under fire for building a motocross circuit on his land in Finland without obtaining the necessary permits.

ECCLESTONE TELLS HAMILTON TO STOP MOANING

Bernie Ecclestone has told reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton to stop "moaning".

MERCEDES SOCHI ENGINES SURVIVED RACE

The engines used by Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton last Sunday at Sochi can be used again.

DENNIS DISPUTES NEW ENGINE SUPPLY RULE

Ron Dennis has reportedly warned that he will not accept a new FIA regulation regarding the supply of engines to customer teams.

SAUBER STAFF WAITING FOR WAGES AGAIN

Sauber's financial struggle rolls on, with the Swiss newspaper Blick reporting that team staff are now waiting for their April wages.

RENAULT SEEKS CHAMPION DRIVER OF 2020 SAYS VASSEUR

Frederic Vasseur says Renault is looking to re-create its glory of the past by building towards success with a promising new driver.

MOTOGP HOT ON F1'S HEELS SAYS MARKO

Dr Helmut Marko has acknowledged that F1 is coming under threat by its two-wheeled equivalent when it comes to being the best form of top motor racing.

HONDA QUESTIONS NEED FOR LOUDER F1

Honda has questioned moves to further turn up the volume of F1's current 'power units'.

4 MAY 2016

MERCEDES IN DARK OVER FERRARI'S TRUE PACE

Niki Lauda said Sebastian Vettel's first-lap retirement at Sochi means Mercedes is still in the dark about Ferrari's true pace.

BILLIONAIRE EYES RUSSIAN F1 TEAM

A billionaire has admitted he would like to establish a Russian formula one team.

NO TESTING FOR SAUBER, PIRELLI STARTS 2017 RUNNING

Sauber will sit out the first in-season test of the 2016 season after next weekend's Spanish grand prix.

RENAULT RIGHT TO REVIVE MAGNUSSEN'S CAREER

David Coulthard has hailed the performance of Kevin Magnussen after the Dane opened Renault's points account in Russia last weekend.

COCKPIT SHIELD MAY BE DELAYED UNTIL 2018?

The introduction of cockpit-mounted head protection may need to wait until 2018, according to a report in Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

MCLAREN HAPPY WITH 2017 RULE CHANGES

One team happy with the new rules for 2017 is McLaren-Honda, according to its boss Eric Boullier.

BRIATORE RULES OUT RETURN TO BORING F1

Flavio Briatore has ruled out returning to formula one.

MCLAREN-HONDA CAN TARGET PODIUM IN 2016 SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso says a podium goal might not be too far away for McLaren-Honda in 2016.

3 MAY 2016

ROSBERG HAS LUCK OF A CHAMPION

Former F1 driver Franck Montagny thinks runaway championship leader Nico Rosberg will eventually strike problems in 2016.

VETTEL WON'T SEEK REVENGE ON KVYAT

Dr Helmut Marko doubts Dannil Kvyat's now two-race spat with Sebastian Vettel will spill into even more race weekends.

RED BULL PRESSURE LED TO KVYAT CRASH SAYS ALESI

Jean Alesi thinks Red Bull is partly to blame for Daniil Kvyat's first-lap crashes with Sebastian Vettel at Sochi.

VETTEL FEELING PRESSURE OF FERRARI SITUATION

Sebastian Vettel is feeling the pressure as Ferrari's 2016 title push flounders, according to the Italian press after the grand prix in Russia.

F1 DRIVERS TO DISCUSS RACE START CRASHES

Fernando Alonso says F1 drivers will discuss the recent series of messy race starts in 2016.

PUTIN MEETING SURPRISED ROSBERG

Nico Rosberg has admitted to being surprised when he met Russia's controversial president Vladimir Putin after the race in Sochi.

SAINZ HITS OUT AT PALMER INCIDENT PENALTY

Carlos Sainz has hit out at the 10-second penalty imposed for his confrontation with rival Jolyon Palmer at Sochi.

RUSSIA NOT READY FOR MORE F1 RACES

Russia's sports minister has played down suggestions the country might add another annual grand prix to the F1 calendar.

LOMBARDY CONCERNED OVER MONZA DEAL DELAY

Lombardy president Roberto Maroni has admitted he is "concerned" a new deal for Monza's Italian grand prix is taking too long.

NOW OCON ADDS TO PRESSURE ON PALMER

The pressure on Jolyon Palmer will stay high in Barcelona next weekend.

STROLL EYES F3 TITLE BEFORE F1

Lance Stroll is the latest teenager looking to break into formula one.

2 MAY 2016

RACE REPORT - 007

Russian GP - Race Report

FERRARI MUST CLOSE GAP QUICKLY SAYS MARCHIONNE

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne on Monday said he is sure the Maranello team will bounce back from its current dip.

MERCEDES EYES STEP BACK TO RECOVER RELIABILITY

Mercedes chiefs Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff say priority number 1 is for the reigning champions to solve car reliability problems.

MARKO TO HAVE SERIOUS WORD WITH KVYAT

Maurizio Arrivabene on Sunday said Daniil Kvyat could mount no justified defense of his driving after colliding with Sebastian Vettel twice at Sochi.

FERRARI WON'T GIVE UP ON 2016 TITLE SAYS ARRIVABENE

Maurizio Arrivabene insists Ferrari must keep its eye on the goal of winning the 2016 world championship.

ECCLESTONE STILL WAITING FOR MONZA GP PROGRESS

Bernie Ecclestone has suggested the uncertainty over the future of Monza's F1 race could continue to drag.

MERCEDES GAP TO RIVALS IS CATASTROPHIC

A Russian official on Sunday expressed concern that Mercedes' continuing dominance is hurting formula one.

FATHER HAS ACCEPTED RATZENBERGER DEATH

22 years on, the father of Roland Ratzenberger says he and his wife have accepted the tragic death of their son.

MICK MISSING MICHAEL ON ROAD TO F1

Max Verstappen has predicted a tough road to formula one for another son of a famous former driver.

1 MAY 2016

MERCEDES BLASTS ANTI-HAMILTON CONSPIRACY

Mercedes on Sunday rubbished suggestions Lewis Hamilton's horror run of bad luck so far in 2016 may be a conspiracy.

KVYAT PHONED VETTEL AFTER SOCHI CRASHES

Daniil Kvyat on Sunday said he had spoken with Sebastian Vettel on the phone after the Russian grand prix.

FIA DETERMINED AMID HEAD PROTECTION OPPOSITION

F1 is pressing ahead with radical cockpit protection even though the sport's chief executive is opposed.

RACE NOTES - ROSBERG WINS RUSSIAN GP

Russian GP - Race Notes

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Russian GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Russian GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Russian GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Russian GP - Race Results

VETTEL SURE FERRARI CAN WIN 2016 TITLE

Sebastian Vettel insists the 2016 title race is not already over.

TOST HAPPY WITH TORO ROSSO LINEUP

Max Verstappen will continue to steal the limelight even though Carlos Sainz is also doing a good job.

TWO SAUBER FIGURES ABSENT IN RUSSIA

Monisha Kaltenborn is once again missing in action this weekend in Russia.

BUTTON HOPES TO STAY FOR HONDA'S NEW 2017 ENGINE

Jenson Button has confirmed reports Honda is working on a major redesign of its F1 'power unit' for McLaren to use in 2017.

F1 SAYS AZERBAIJAN FIGHTING NO THREAT TO RACE

F1's governing body as well as supremo Bernie Ecclestone have backed Azerbaijan after declaring local fighting is no risk to the inaugural grand prix in Baku next month.

LAUDA TAKES STEP BACK AS TELEVISION PUNDIT

Niki Lauda is taking a step back from his full-time duties as the lead pundit for German television.

30 APRIL 2016

QUALIFYING REPORT - HEAD STARTS AND SET BACKS

Russian GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Russian GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Russian GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Russian GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Russian GP - Qualifying Results

FERRARI PUSHING LIKE CRAZY TO CATCH MERCEDES

Sebastian Vettel has had a troubled weekend so far in Russia.

SIROTKIN TO GET ANOTHER FRIDAY OUTING

Sochi was not a one-off Friday morning appearance for Sergey Sirotkin.

TORO ROSSO CHIEF ADMITS VERSTAPPEN COULD MOVE UP IN 2017

The Max Verstappen camp is not denying speculation the Dutchman looks set to graduate from Toro Rosso to the main Red Bull team for 2017.

RUSSIA GP SECURE WITH PUTIN'S BACKING SAYS ECCLESTONE

Bernie Ecclestone says Russia will stay on the F1 schedule so long as it has the backing of Vladimir Putin.

PALMER SUSPECTS NASR-LIKE CHASSIS FLAW

Jolyon Palmer is beginning to suspect a chassis problem may be behind his recent struggle to match his Renault teammates' pace in 2016.

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - IT'S THEM AGAIN

Russian GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Russian GP - Practice 3 Results

29 APRIL 2016

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - STOP & GO

Russian GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Russian GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Russian GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Russian GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Russian GP - Practice 2 Results

ALONSO FINALLY RECOVERED AFTER MELBOURNE CRASH

Fernando Alonso said he is finally back to "100 per cent" fitness, more than a month after his huge crash in Australia.

NEW CHASSIS MAY NOT SOLVE PROBLEMS SAYS NASR

Felipe Nasr is not completely sure a new chassis will fix the handling problems he has been suffering throughout 2016 so far.

POLITICAL PROGRESS A STEP FORWARD FOR MONZA

Italy's automobile club chief has admitted political changes this week could be a "step forward" in Monza's quest for a new grand prix deal.

RUSSIA GP NIGHT RACE TALKS STILL ON

Talks are still on track for Sochi to switch to a night race format in the future.

VETTEL CONFIRMS FERRARI UPDATES IN SOCHI

Sebastian Vettel has admitted Ferrari has taken an engine upgrade to Sochi.

GPDA TRIED TO DERAIL 2017 CHASSIS CHANGES

The drivers' representative body, the GPDA, made a bid to derail the new chassis regulations that will be introduced in 2017.

MAGNUSSEN ADMITS PRESSURE FROM SIROTKIN, OCON

Kevin Magnussen has played down the fact he will sit out Friday morning practice in Russia.

FIA CONFIRMS AEROSCREEN UNDER CONSIDERATION

The FIA has now confirmed that Red Bull's 'Aeroscreen' concept is in the running to be introduced in formula one.

VERSTAPPEN DENIES F1 CAREER IN PLATEAU

Max Verstappen has denied he is already hitting a plateau, four races into the second season in his otherwise meteoric F1 career.

F1 CLOSE TO ENGINE AGREEMENT FOR 2017, 2018

Contrary to reports elsewhere, it appears F1 is in fact close to agreeing changes to the engine rules for 2017.

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - THE AEROSCREEN AFFAIR

Russian GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Russian GP - Practice 1 Results

28 APRIL 2016

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Russian GP - Thursday Press Conference

HULKENBERG PREFERS RED BULL AEROSCREEN

Red Bull will debut its windshield-style head protection concept on Friday morning at Sochi.

NASR TO GET NEW CHASSIS IN RUSSIA

Felipe Nasr will get the new chassis he so desires for this weekend's Russian grand prix.

PALMER PLAYS DOWN RENAULT PRESSURE

Jolyon Palmer is facing speculation in Russia that he is in danger of being replaced at Renault.

GROSJEAN NOT WORRIED ABOUT PIRELLI TEST ADVANTAGE

Romain Grosjean on Thursday said it is important that Pirelli will be able to develop better tyres for 2017.

PUNDIT PREDICTS HAMILTON WILL COME BACK

Nico Rosberg grinned when asked by a German newspaper if married life and fatherhood has slowed him down.

DRIVERS TO WORK HARDER WITH 2017 CARS

Major technical changes to the cars for 2017 will make the drivers work harder.

MASSA WANTS WINDBAGS TO STAY UNITED

Felipe Massa has urged the F1 drivers to stay "united" amid the push to improve F1.

KVYAT CALLS TORO ROSSO RUMOURS STRANGE

Daniil Kvyat has responded to "strange" rumours that he might need to take a step back to Red Bull's junior team Toro Rosso next year.

RENAULT EYES OCON TO REPLACE PALMER?

Jolyon Palmer is reportedly coming under pressure to hang on to his race seat at Renault.

NO NEED FOR MELDONIUM IN F1 SAYS KVYAT

Daniil Kvyat has dismissed suggestions F1 drivers are at risk of being caught taking meldonium, a newly-banned drug.

SOCHI TWEAKS TRACK AFTER SAINZ CRASH

Race organisers have made changes to the Sochi circuit in the wake of Carlos Sainz's huge crash a year ago.

MONZA TAKES ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS NEW F1 DEAL

Monza may have taken another decisive step towards a new F1 contract, according to multiple media reports in Italy.

REPORT REVEALS MARCHIONNE'S INCREDIBLE INCOME

The highest paid figure in the F1 paddock is not a driver or a team owner.

27 APRIL 2016

SIROTKIN ADMITS TARGETING RENAULT RACE DEBUT

Sergey Sirotkin on Wednesday admitted he is targeting a full race seat at Renault for 2017.

ECCLESTONE WANTS TO BE DICTATOR AGAIN

Bernie Ecclestone on Wednesday said he would like to become F1's "dictator" once again.

ARRIVABENE PLAYS DOWN ENGINE UPGRADE REPORTS

Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene has played down reports an engine upgrade is set to give the Maranello team a big boost in Russia this weekend.

STILL NO AGREEMENT AFTER KEY F1 MEETINGS

As the sport's key decision-making groups met outside London on Tuesday, the Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung talked of "the most important meetings for formula one in recent years".

ROSBERG FINALLY READY TO BE CHAMPION SAYS HAKKINEN

Mika Hakkinen says 2016 championship leader Nico Rosberg might finally be ready to win his first F1 title this year.

SIROTKIN DEAL COULD GO BEYOND 2016

Renault's new works team surprised the F1 world on Tuesday when it revealed the identity of its new test driver.

MANOR FOUNDER JOHN BOOTH JOINS TORO ROSSO

John Booth is returning to formula one with Toro Rosso.

NEW CHASSIS NOT READY FOR STRUGGLING NASR

Felipe Nasr will not be able to end his early 2016 troubles by switching to a new Sauber chassis this weekend in Russia.

26 APRIL 2016

HONDA DESIGNING NEW CONCEPT ENGINE FOR 2017

Honda is working on an all-new engine concept for 2017.

LAUDA, WURZ NAMED AS POTENTIAL ECCLESTONE SUCCESSORS

F1 has entered an "important week", according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

RUSSIAN BILLIONAIRE COMPLETES NURBURGRING PURCHASE

A Russian billionaire is now the full owner of the fabled F1 circuit the Nurburgring.

25 APRIL 2016

ROSBERG KNOWS WINNING STREAK MUST END

Nico Rosberg is heading into this weekend's Russian grand prix knowing that his winning streak cannot last forever.

VETTEL KNOWS ME BETTER NOW SAYS KVYAT

Daniil Kvyat is heading to his home race in Russia confident that Sebastian Vettel now knows him better.

BOTTAS ADMITS TO EYEING MERCEDES SEAT

Valtteri Bottas has admitted he would not say no if a seat opened up for him at the works Mercedes team.

F1 MUST RECONSIDER POWER TO GRIP RATIO SAYS BERGER

F1 needs to turn a revolutionary corner in order to revive the spectacle of the past.

PRIVATE TEAMS CANNOT WIN IN NEW F1 SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso is sure he is in the right place with one of the four car manufacturers in formula one.

HAAS WOULD RELEASE GROSJEAN TO TOP TEAM

Gene Haas says he will not force Romain Grosjean to stay at the new American outfit if a "top team" wants to sign him.

RENAULT'S CANADA UPGRADE ON TRACK

Renault is on track to unveil a significant upgrade for its 'power unit' in Canada.

MAGNUSSEN TARGETS PALMER IN BID FOR 2017 SEAT

Kevin Magnussen says he wants to keep beating his teammate as he bids to stay at Renault for a second year in 2017.

SUSIE WOLFF DEFENDS ECCLESTONE AMID SEXISM CHARGE

Susie Wolff, F1's most successful female driver of recent times, has defended Bernie Ecclestone amid accusations of sexism.

BRIATORE HAPPY TO HELP MONZA KEEP F1

Uncertainty over the future of the fabled Italian grand prix at Monza continues, despite a key meeting that took place late last week.

NOW INDIA REVOKES MALLYA'S PASSPORT

Vijay Mallya will not be coming to any grands prix in the foreseeable future.

MICK SCHU'S F1 ROAD HARDER THAN VERSTAPPEN'S

Mick Schumacher may not experience as smooth a journey towards formula one as did F1 teen sensation Max Verstappen.

23 APRIL 2016

FERRARI TO RACE UPGRADED ENGINE IN RUSSIA

Ferrari will bid to breathe life into its 2016 championship charge by unveiling a key engine upgrade for Russia next weekend.

ECCLESTONE IN MILAN FOR MONZA TALKS

Monza's F1 future may have come to a head during a meeting in Milan late this week.

VERGNE HOPES TO TEST 2017 TYRES

Jean-Eric Vergne thinks the additional testing allocated for Pirelli's 2017 tyre development will give him a chance to return to F1 action.

22 APRIL 2016

INDIA ASKS BRITAIN TO DEPORT MALLYA

Force India chief Vijay Mallya's legal troubles are continuing to deepen.

MALAYSIAN CIRCUIT TWEAKED

Sepang, the long-time host of the Malaysian grand prix, has undergone some layout tweaks ahead of its October race.

MCLAREN EXPLAINS MAGNUSSEN COMPANY CAR STORY

McLaren says there is a simple explanation as to why Kevin Magnussen never received a $500,000 company car whilst driving for the British team.

SUPER FORMULA MORE DEMANDING THAN F1 SAYS VANDOORNE

Stoffel Vandoorne says he is looking forward to the first race in his new Japanese racing adventure this weekend.

21 APRIL 2016

F1 MUST LOOK BEYOND ECCLESTONE ERA SAYS MARCHIONNE

F1 needs to be looking ahead to the post-Bernie Ecclestone era.

PRESSURE HURTING MERCEDES RELIABILITY

Sergio Marchionne says the 2016 title is still within Ferrari's reach.

MONZA MAYOR CERTAIN ITALIAN GP HAS FUTURE

The mayor of Monza says he is sure September's Italian grand prix will not be the last at the fabled Autodromo Nazionale.

MARKO HINTS AT RED BULL SEAT FOR VERSTAPPEN

Dr Helmut Marko has dropped the biggest hint yet that Max Verstappen will be promoted to Red Bull Racing for 2017.

MAGNUSSEN NEVER RECEIVED MCLAREN ROAD CAR

Kevin Magnussen claims he never received his company car, after racing and testing for the McLaren team for more than two years.

WOLFF AFRAID OF 2017 RULE CHANGES SAYS MARKO

Dr Helmut Marko has slammed a "paranoid" Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff for trying to spoil F1's charge towards faster cars for 2017.

MANOR RACING WITH SAUBER, RENAULT SAYS WEHRLEIN

Pascal Wehrlein claims Manor is no longer alone at the bottom of the F1 pecking order.

UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR CHINA GP

A cloud is hanging over the future of the Chinese grand prix.

20 APRIL 2016

VETTEL-KVYAT A NORMAL RACING INCIDENT

More pundits have sided with Daniil Kvyat, after Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel slammed the young Russian following the Chinese grand prix.

MASSA ADMITS THREE TEAMS BETTER THAN WILLIAMS

Felipe Massa has acknowledged that Williams has fallen behind the top three teams in 2016.

KALTENBORN NOT RULING OUT ALFA ROMEO RUMOURS

Monisha Kaltenborn has joined Sergio Marchionne in not dismissing speculation Sauber might be snapped up by Alfa Romeo.

LIFESTYLE NOT REASON FOR HAMILTON SLUMP SAYS HEIDFELD

Nick Heidfeld has hit out at speculation Lewis Hamilton's full-speed celebrity lifestyle might be affecting his focus on formula one.

MONZA CONTRACT TALKS STILL ON

Talks over the future of the embattled Italian grand prix at Monza are still taking place.

LACK OF MOTIVATION CHARGE ABSURD SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso insists he is still fully motivated for motor racing.

TOO SOON FOR CONTRACT TALKS SAYS RAIKKONEN

Kimi Raikkonen says it is too early to get involved in the 2016 driver 'silly season'.

19 APRIL 2016

2017 F1 TYRE SUPPLY CRISIS AVERTED

A tyre supply crisis in formula one has been averted at the eleventh hour.

KVYAT TIPS RED BULL TO CATCH MERCEDES

Daniil Kvyat is expecting Red Bull to challenge F1 pacesetter Mercedes later in 2016.

HAKKINEN HOPES ALONSO HAS PATIENCE TO WIN AGAIN

Mika Hakkinen hopes Fernando Alonso has the "patience" to wait for McLaren-Honda to succeed in formula one.

ROSBERG NOT THINKING ABOUT NEW CONTRACT SAYS LAUDA

Championship leader Nico Rosberg and Mercedes have played down rising speculation about the German driver's expiring contract.

MONTAGNY WONDERS ABOUT HAMILTON FOCUS

Yet another expert is wondering if a loss of focus might explain Lewis Hamilton's poor start to the 2016 season.

ERICSSON WILLING TO SWAP CARS WITH NASR

Marcus Ericsson says he is willing to swap chassis with struggling teammate Felipe Nasr ahead of the forthcoming Russian grand prix.

PALMER PERFORMANCE QUESTIONED IN CHINA

Jolyon Palmer's performance in China last weekend was "embarrassing".

GROSJEAN BLAMES ADRENALINE FOR ERICSSON ATTACK

Romain Grosjean has blamed "adrenaline" on his post-race rants about rival Marcus Ericsson following the Chinese grand prix.

MONTAGNY THINKS FERRARI FASTEST IN CHINA

Sebastian Vettel was furious after the Chinese grand prix, but he actually has reason to smile.

HARYANTO RAISING F1 BACKING BY TEXT MESSAGE

A novel campaign in Indonesia to keep Rio Haryanto on the 2016 grid has been launched.

18 APRIL 2016

RACE REPORT - CRASH & CRUISE

Chinese GP - Race Report

HAMILTON NOT FOCUSED ON TITLE SAYS TAMBAY

A lack of focus could have put Lewis Hamilton's bid for a third consecutive world championship off the rails in 2016.

ALONSO STILL HAS THE PASSION FOR F1 SAYS PEREZ

Fernando Alonso and Johnny Herbert have buried their differences with a hug live on television.

FERRARI NOT BACKING VETTEL'S KVYAT REBUKE

Sebastian Vettel's bosses did not rally around the German after he pointed an angry finger at rival Daniil Kvyat in China.

RENAULT COULD STOP 2016 CAR DEVELOPMENT SOON

Renault is close to deciding to abandon development of its 2016 car, according to the Danish newspaper BT.

NO REASON MAGNUSSEN WON'T STAY AT RENAULT

Renault official Cyril Abiteboul says he has been impressed with the team's 2016 race driver Kevin Magnussen.

MARCHIONNE NOT RULING OUT SAUBER BUYOUT BY ALFA ROMEO

Sergio Marchionne has not dismissed speculation the struggling Swiss team Sauber could become Alfa Romeo.

ERICSSON HITS BACK AT UNPROFESSIONAL GROSJEAN

Marcus Ericsson has hit back at "unprofessional" rival Romain Grosjean after the Chinese grand prix.

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Chinese GP - Sunday Photos

17 APRIL 2016

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Chinese GP - Sunday Team Quotes

KVYAT BITES BACK AT FURIOUS VETTEL

Daniil Kvyat held his own wheel-to-wheel and then later in a face-to-face argument with Sebastian Vettel at the Chinese grand prix on Sunday.

ROSBERG WALKING AWAY WITH TITLE SAYS HAMILTON

Lewis Hamilton says it is too early to say his world championship chances are dwindling.

TEAMS SHOWING INTEREST FOR 2017 FOR VANDOORNE

McLaren may not be Stoffel Vandoorne's only option to step up into a full-time race cockpit for 2017.

NASR TO GET NEW CHASSIS IN RUSSIA

Felipe Nasr is hoping his bad start to the 2016 season finally ends in Russia.

RED BULL THE BEST CAR IN 2016 SAYS MARKO

Daniel Ricciardo is on the front row of the grid in China because his Red Bull is "the best chassis" in 2016.

F1 RESPECT BETTER THAN MORE TITLES SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso says feeling the "respect" of the paddock is more important to him than adding a third championship to his tally.

RED BULL WINDSHIELD SET FOR SOCHI TEST

Red Bull is pressing on with the development of its alternative to the FIA-preferred 'halo' concept for cockpit protection for 2017.

RACE NOTES - ROSBERG WINS SIXTH IN-A-ROW

Chinese GP - Race Notes

NOTHING AGAINST NEW ROSBERG CONTRACT SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff has admitted Nico Rosberg is in a prime position to negotiate a new Mercedes contract for 2017.

RACE RESULTS

Chinese GP - Race Results

BUTTON, ALONSO CRITICAL OF F1 OFFICIALS

Senior drivers Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso were critical of F1's management in Shanghai on Saturday.

FERRARI POISED TO CHALLENGE MERCEDES IN CHINA

Ferrari may be poised in China to secure its first victory of 2016.

VETTEL PLAYS DOWN RISK OF F1 DRIVER STRIKE

Sebastian Vettel has played down speculation F1 drivers' anger at the political situation in the sport could lead to a strike.

ROSBERG HEADING FOR NEW MERCEDES DEAL?

Nico Rosberg is on course to secure a new contract to keep racing at Mercedes beyond 2016.

16 APRIL 2016

MCLAREN WANTS TO KEEP ALONSO BEYOND 2017

McLaren-Honda has opened the door for Fernando Alonso to renew his contract beyond the end of next year.

TODT SHOULD LET F1 WAR GO TO COURT SAYS MOSLEY

Jean Todt's predecessor says the Frenchman should put formula one back on the right track by having the current agreements challenged in court.

PIRELLI NOW CLOSE TO FIA CONTRACT SAYS HEMBERY

Pirelli is now edging close to finally sealing its new deal to stay in F1 beyond the end of this season.

GENE HAAS AIMS FIRE AT F1 WHINERS

Haas, the new American team, has stepped up the tone of its rhetoric amid criticism of its close alliance with Ferrari.

MALLYA TO MISS MORE F1 RACES AS PASSPORT SUSPENDED

Vijay Mallya will miss more F1 races in the immediate future, after the Indian government suspended his passport.

QUALIFYING REPORT - INSANITY REINED IN

Chinese GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Chinese GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Chinese GP - Saturday Team Quotes

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Saturday Press Conference

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Chinese GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - FALLING OUT OF THE SKY

Chinese GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Chinese GP - Practice 3 Results

15 APRIL 2016

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - RED CHINA

Chinese GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Chinese GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Chinese GP - Friday Team Quotes

MERCEDES DUO SQUABBLE OVER DINNER BILL

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have for now confined their championship battle to a squabble over a dinner bill.

TORO ROSSO ENGINE COULD BE LEAST POWERFUL SAYS SAINZ

Carlos Sainz thinks it is possible Toro Rosso is already the team with the least amount of horse power on the grid.

ECCLESTONE EYEING NEW PARTNERS FOR CANADA GP

Bernie Ecclestone is getting involved in finding new investors for Montreal's Canadian grand prix, according to a report in La Presse newspaper.

BOTTAS GETS TURN WITH NEW WILLIAMS NOSE

Valtteri Bottas will get his turn with Williams' new front nose and wing this weekend in China.

STEINER TELLS HAAS CRITICS TO READ THE RULES

Gunther Steiner says he is unfazed amid criticism of Haas' controversial approach to F1.

BUTTON OPPOSED TO NEW QUALIFYING SHAKEUP

Jenson Button says he is opposed to ideas to improve F1 by shaking up the order of the grid.

FERRARI WORKING ON TURBO FIX FOR MAY

Ferrari is designing a key upgrade for its turbo unit, according to German reports.

MAGNUSSEN DID NOT EXPECT MCLAREN JOKE ANGER

Kevin Magnussen has admitted he underestimated the impact that poking fun at former employer McLaren's problems would have.

FULL GREEN LIGHT FOR ALONSO, TYRE PROBLEMS IN CHINA

After returning to action on Friday, Fernando Alonso got the green light to race on throughout the entire Chinese grand prix weekend.

HUNGARY SECURES F1 RACE THROUGH 2026

Hungary's place on the F1 calendar is secure for a decade.

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Chinese GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - BLOWOUT

Chinese GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Chinese GP - Practice 1 Results

14 APRIL 2016

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Thursday Press Conference

DRIVERS HELPED F1 AXE QUALIFYING

F1 drivers played a role in the scrapping of the hated 'musical chairs' qualifying system.

GROSJEAN SAYS HAAS CRITICS JEALOUS

Romain Grosjean dismissed criticism of Haas' approach to formula one as little more than "jealousy".

NO PANIC AMID FERRARI PROBLEMS SAYS VETTEL

Sebastian Vettel says it is understandable Ferrari has faltered as it bids to catch up with dominant Mercedes.

FIA LETS ALONSO TEST INJURIES ON FRIDAY

Fernando Alonso got only a partial green light on Thursday to return to action in Shanghai.

ALONSO WANTS TO TEST INJURIES IN PRACTICE

Afternoon turned into evening in Shanghai while the F1 paddock waited for news about Fernando Alonso.

GRID PENALTY IS OPPORTUNITY SAYS HAMILTON

World champion Lewis Hamilton was maintaining his sunny disposition on Thursday, despite admitting his five-place gearbox change penalty was "a kick in the goonies".

GEARBOX FAILURE RISK TOO HIGH SAYS MERCEDES

Mercedes says leaving Lewis Hamilton's broken gearbox in his car in China was too great a "risk".

TROUBLED MALLYA TO ALSO MISS CHINA GP

Vijay Mallya looks set to sit out yet another grand prix, as his legal troubles in his native India continue.

ROSBERG HITS BACK AT WINDBAGS JIBE

Championship leader Nico Rosberg has hit back at Bernie Ecclestone's claim that current F1 drivers are "windbags".

PENALTY BLOW FOR HAMILTON IN CHINA

Nico Rosberg's bid to extend his winning streak to six races this weekend has got an early boost.

ALONSO STILL WAITING FOR GREEN LIGHT

Fernando Alonso says he is still not pre-empting the FIA's decision over his participation in the Chinese grand prix.

BILLIONAIRE NOT BUYING INTO WILLIAMS

Williams has denied speculation a Canadian billionaire could soon buy into the British team.

HERBERT SAYS ALONSO INCIDENT UPSET WIFE

Johnny Herbert says he stands by his recent criticism of Fernando Alonso, even after the Spaniard's angry reaction.

JACKIE STEWART TELLS MERCEDES TO QUIT F1

Sir Jackie Stewart says that if he was running Mercedes, he would pull the German carmaker out of F1.

RED BULL SHOULD SIGN SAINZ, NOT VERSTAPPEN SAYS HERBERT

Johnny Herbert thinks Red Bull should sign up Carlos Sainz for 2017.

ALLISON BACK TO WORK AFTER WIFE'S DEATH

A grieving James Allison will reportedly contribute to Ferrari's bid to win the Chinese grand prix this weekend.

13 APRIL 2016

MCLAREN NAME IS NO GUARANTEE OF SUCCESS SAYS COULTHARD

Stoffel Vandoorne is "on standby" should FIA doctors once again sideline Fernando Alonso in China, McLaren-Honda has confirmed.

SWEDISH BACKERS RESCUE SAUBER FOR NOW

Sauber has bucked the rumours by travelling to Shanghai this week for the Chinese grand prix.

DEMANDING MARCHIONNE TO TAKE ANOTHER FERRARI ROLE

Sergio Marchionne looks set to add yet another executive role to his plate.

WATSON BACKS VILLENEUVE OVER GPDA LETTER

Former F1 winner John Watson has backed Jacques Villeneuve in slamming the sport's current drivers.

MICK SCHUMACHER NOT THINKING OF F1 YET

Mick Schumacher's manager has played down any talk the 17-year-old might soon be ready for formula one.

12 APRIL 2016

BOTTAS TO KEEP APPROACH DESPITE HAMILTON CRASH

Valtteri Bottas insists he will not alter his racing style, even though he crashed with reigning champion Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain.

ROSBERG PLAYS DOWN EXPIRING CONTRACT

Claire Williams has tipped the F1 paddock to host a fascinating driver 'silly season' this year.

LITTLE SYNERGY WITH RED BULL NOW FOR TORO ROSSO

Toro Rosso technical chief James Key says there is no longer much 'synergy' between the Faenza based team and the senior Red Bull outfit.

ALONSO IN CHINA FOR F1 RETURN BID

Fernando Alonso is already in Shanghai as he bids to return to F1 action this weekend.

BERGER, COULTHARD DOUBT FERRARI CAN WIN TITLE

Two former F1 drivers do not think Ferrari is ready to beat Mercedes to the world championship.

F1 HAS LEARNED FROM QUALIFYING DEBACLE

Claire Williams thinks F1 has learned from the 'musical chairs' qualifying debacle.

HARYANTO BEAT VANDOORNE HEAD TO HEAD SAYS CAMPOS

Rio Haryanto's former boss has hit back at suggestions the Indonesian is a straightforward F1 'pay driver'.

MONZA COULD HAVE F1 DEAL BY EARLY MAY

It is still not clear if historic Monza will continue to host the endangered Italian grand prix beyond September's 2016 race.

11 APRIL 2016

VETTEL NOT A HERO

Quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel insists he has no desire to behave like a "hero".

HONDA NOW TURNING FOCUS TO POWER

Honda is ready to push ahead with finding more performance from its 2016 power unit.

2017 RULES COULD FAIL AT PIRELLI HURDLE?

F1's radical rules changes for 2017 may stumble at the last hurdle, Germany's Auto Motor und Sport reports.

MCLAREN CONFIDENT ALONSO TO RACE IN CHINA

McLaren is "confident" Fernando Alonso will be shown the green light for his return to racing action this weekend in China.

HAAS CONTROVERSIAL APPROACH DIVIDES F1 OPINION

Apr.11 (GMM) The early success of the new F1 team Haas is splitting opinion in the paddock.

GPDA LETTER A MISTAKE SAYS JOHANSSON

F1 veteran Stefan Johansson has blasted today's drivers for their recent open letter.

F1 MUST NOT REPEAT ERRATIC QUALI DECISIONS SAYS WOLFF

With the third round of the season now looming, F1 is heaving a collective sigh of relief that the hated 'musical chairs' qualifying is now gone.

ITALY HAILS NEW SCHUMI AFTER RACE WINS

Mick Schumacher is pressing the throttle on the next stage in his quest for future F1 glory.

8 APRIL 2016

TEAMS VOW TO RECONSIDER QUALIFYING CHANGE FOR 2017

F1 teams have promised to revisit the possibility of spicing up the qualifying hour ahead of the 2017 season.

FIA CLEARS FERRARI OVER CODED PIT BOARD MESSAGE

Ferrari has been cleared of wrongdoing in the wake of reports Sebastian Vettel was shown an illegal 'coded' message on his pit board in Australia.

TOO EARLY FOR SILLY SEASON TO START SAYS BOTTAS

Valtteri Bottas has refused to rule out playing a starring role in this year's 'silly season'.

MONZA BOOSTS F1 HOPES WITH CAPELLI EXIT

Amid intense and faltering negotiations with Bernie Ecclestone, former F1 driver Ivan Capelli has resigned as a chief of Monza's circuit operator Sias.

BOSS EYES SOLUTION TO SAUBER FINANCIAL STRIFE?

Sauber is working hard to find "a lasting solution" to its obvious financial problems, boss and co-owner Monisha Kaltenborn has revealed.

TORO ROSSO DUO POSES RED BULL PROMOTION DILEMMA

Red Bull is facing a "dilemma" as it ponders the future of its young F1 stars Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz.

7 APRIL 2016

BOSSES WRITE LETTER URGING 2015 QUALIFYING RETURN

F1's qualifying debacle of 2016 continues, as team bosses on Thursday pleaded with authorities to revert to last year's successful format.

TOO LATE TO CALL OFF 2017 REVOLUTION

Speculation the touted rules revolution for 2017 could be called off at the eleventh hour are being played down on all sides.

AMID POLITICAL TENSION, F1 TO MEET ON THURSDAY

Amid a poisonously political climate in F1, the sport's stakeholders will get together on Thursday in yet another bid to fix the 2016 qualifying format debacle.

VERSTAPPEN COULD BE AT MERCEDES OR FERRARI IN 2017 SAYS JOS

Max Verstappen's father and manager has ramped up his bid for a top seat in formula one for 2017.

VANDOORNE PREPARING FOR POSSIBLE SECOND RACE IN CHINA

Stoffel Vandoorne says he will remain race-ready ahead of next weekend's Chinese grand prix.

VETTEL'S BAHRAIN ENGINE CANNOT BE FIXED?

Sebastian Vettel is down to four power units for the remaining 19 races this year, following his smoky retirement on the parade lap in Bahrain.

IMOLA TAKES POSITION AS MONZA ALTERNATIVE

Imola is ramping up its bid to keep Italy on the F1 calendar.

SAUBER LATE WITH STAFF PAYMENTS AGAIN

Sauber has fallen behind once again with its full salary payments to its 300 staff in Switzerland.

6 APRIL 2016

FIA INVESTIGATING FERRARI CODED MESSAGE

F1's governing body is looking into whether Ferrari stretched the new radio clampdown rules, according to a report in Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

ECCLESTONE SAYS EUROPEAN COMMISSION TALKS UNDERWAY

Bernie Ecclestone says "discussions" with the European Commission are currently taking place.

FERRARI WORKING TO FIX INJECTOR PROBLEM?

Ferrari is confident it will quickly solve the engine flaw that stopped Sebastian Vettel from even starting Sunday's Bahrain grand prix.

ALONSO RESUMES TRAINING

Fernando Alonso has resumed training as he fights to be fit to return to the cockpit of his McLaren-Honda in China.

SAUBER IN TALKS WITH INVESTORS

Amid Sauber's obvious financial problems early in 2016, new media reports suggest the struggling Swiss team could soon be sold.

LAWYER SAYS ROSBERG NOT EVADING TAX

Nico Rosberg's lawyer has denied claims the Mercedes driver is evading tax.

SCHUMACHER TO CONTEST TWO F4 SERIES IN 2016

Mick Schumacher is taking on a busy calendar in 2016 as he continues his push towards formula one.

5 APRIL 2016

VETTEL SLAMS AGGREGATE QUALIFYING FORMAT

Quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel is once again leading the fierce criticism amid the latest instalment of the 2016 qualifying format debacle.

VERSTAPPEN SHOWED MATURITY IN BAHRAIN SAYS JOS

After the criticism of Australia, Max Verstappen put his reputation back on track in Bahrain.

HAMILTON CALM, FERRARI FRAGILE AS GLASS

Lewis Hamilton is keeping calm, even though he is already 17 points behind at the start of his 2016 championship defence.

AMID RUMOURS, HORNER BACKS PRESSURED KVYAT

Christian Horner has moved to lift the pressure from the shoulders of Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat.

DEVELOPING CAR NEXT HURDLE FOR HAAS SAYS GROSJEAN

The real challenge for Haas will be keeping up with the lightening speed of F1's in-season development, Romain Grosjean has admitted.

ROSBERG NAMED IN PANAMA PAPERS TAX EVASION LEAK

Championship leader Nico Rosberg's name is among hundreds implicated in an enormous global leak of documents known as the 'Panama Papers'.

VANDOORNE THE NEXT ALONSO SAYS BOULLIER

Stoffel Vandoorne appears to have put his F1 career on the fast track after making an impressive race debut in Bahrain.

F1 CAR SEIZED AMID FITTIPALDI'S MOUNTING DEBTS

F1 great Emerson Fittipaldi has had legendary racing cars from his private collection seized amid reports of deep financial problems.

4 APRIL 2016

RACE REPORT - THE ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

Bahrain GP - Race Report

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Bahrain GP - Sunday Photos

KALTENBORN SKIPS BAHRAIN AMID COLLAPSE RUMOURS

In the early rounds of the 2016 season, Sauber is clinging to mere survival.

ALONSO SAYS BUTTON CRITICISM NOT FAIR

Fernando Alonso says he is "99 per cent" sure he will be back at the cockpit of his McLaren in China.

MCLAREN CAN COUNT ON VANDOORNE IN FUTURE

Stoffel Vandoorne has left Bahrain a happy F1 debutant, even though he will probably have to hand back the keys to Fernando Alonso in China.

FERRARI PLAYS DOWN RELIABILITY FLAW RUMOURS

Ferrari on Sunday played down rising speculation its championship campaign could be derailed in 2016 by a fundamental reliability flaw.

AZERBAIJAN SAYS FIGHTING NO RISK TO F1 RACE

Azerbaijan says intense fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed local region, does not jeopardise forthcoming sports events like the inaugural Baku street race.

FERRARI WILL NOT USE VETO OVER QUALIFYING

Maurizio Arrivabene says Ferrari will not wield its famous veto to prevent F1 from solving the current impasse over qualifying.

HAAS TAKING F1 ON WRONG ROAD SAYS SYMONDS

Romain Grosjean is no longer being asked if switching from what became the Renault works team this year to the all-new Haas project was a wise choice.

3 APRIL 2016

RACE NOTES - ROSBERG WINS BAHRAIN GP

Bahrain GP - Race Notes

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Bahrain GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Bahrain GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Race Results

TEAMS TOLD TO CONSIDER AGGREGATE QUALIFYING

F1 bosses have been told to mull over an all-new 'aggregate' format for qualifying, after reverting to the 2015 system was ruled out by the sport's authorities on Sunday.

BAKU CONFIRMS REVISED START TIME

Race organisers and F1 have confirmed reports that the race start time for the inaugural grand prix in Azerbaijan is changing.

BOSSES TO MEET AGAIN OVER QUALIFYING SAGA

The farcical qualifying format saga is set to run and run, with bosses on Sunday only agreeing the date of the next meeting.

MERCEDES ASKS DAIMLER FOR NEW CLUTCH DESIGN

F1's reigning world champion team Mercedes has appealed to its carmaker parent Daimler to stave off a threat posed by 2016 title rival Ferrari.

MAGNUSSEN QUALIFIED JUST TO BEAT PALMER

Kevin Magnussen said he put the pedal to the metal in qualifying without even thinking about getting a good spot on the Bahrain grid.

F1 GOVERNANCE UNLIKELY TO CHANGE UNTIL 2020 SAYS TODT

]To the surprise of no one, the 'musical chairs' qualifying was run again on Saturday to collective cries for it to be scrapped.

TODT BACKS DOCTORS AMID DENNIS FRUSTRATION

FIA president Jean Todt has backed the decision to keep Fernando Alonso on the sidelines this weekend.

MERCEDES OPEN TO MOTOGP TEST FOR HAMILTON

Mercedes has opened the door for a potential MotoGP test for the team's reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton.

JURY OUT OVER WILLIAMS NEW NOSE SAYS MASSA

The jury is out over Williams' highly-anticipated new ultra-short new nose and front wing assembly.

2 APRIL 2016

QUALIFYING REPORT - GRAB JOB

Bahrain GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Bahrain GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Bahrain GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Bahrain GP - Saturday Team Quotes

ALONSO GATECRASHES LIVE TV TO SLAM CRITIC HERBERT

Fernando Alonso gatecrashed live British television on Saturday to slam former F1 driver turned pundit Johnny Herbert.

TODT OPEN TO RETURNING TO 2015 QUALIFYING

In an ultra-rare paddock appearance for the media, FIA president Jean Todt on Saturday said it was race organisers who pushed for the introduction of the now-hated 'musical chairs' qualifying system.

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Qualifying Results

MCLAREN ADMITS ALONSO RETURN TALKS ONGOING

McLaren has confirmed talks with the FIA about getting injured Fernando Alonso back into his McLaren-Honda are "ongoing" in Bahrain.

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - RED HOT

Bahrain GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Practice 3 Results

KVYAT NOT WORRIED VERSTAPPEN COULD DERAIL F1 CAREER

Daniil Kvyat says he is not worried he might be the victim of the next step in Max Verstappen's meteoric F1 career.

MERCEDES WORKING TO CATCH FERRARI ON RACE STARTS

In one area at least, Mercedes is working hard to catch up with Ferrari.

RENAULT HITS OUT AT MAGNUSSEN PENALTY

Renault has hit out at Kevin Magnussen's exclusion from qualifying in Bahrain.

HAMILTON DEFIES PADDOCK SNAPCHAT BAN

On the very same day he acknowledged the ban, world champion Lewis Hamilton defied Bernie Ecclestone by filming inside the F1 paddock.

ECCLESTONE SET FOR MORE MONZA FUTURE TALKS

Bernie Ecclestone has kept hopes alive that Monza might retain the Italian grand prix beyond September's 2016 race.

AUSTRIA SECURES LOWER FEE FOR F1 TV RIGHTS

F1 is staying on free-to-air television in Austria, after the broadcaster ORF renewed its deal with the sport.

MCLAREN ANGRY WITH FIA OVER ALONSO INJURIES?

Ron Dennis is reportedly angry with F1's governing body for not detecting the injuries that have sidelined Fernando Alonso in Bahrain.

F1 COMMISSION SEAT FOR DRIVER WOULD BE NICE SAYS BUTTON

Jenson Button has admitted a seat on the F1 Commission representing the drivers would be "nice".

ROSBERG SAVED DROWNING CHILD IN MONACO

Nico Rosberg was the hero of the day when he rescued a distressed child from waters on the coast of Monaco recently.

FORCE INDIA PLAYS DOWN ABSENT BOSS MALLYA'S TROUBLES

Force India deputy Bob Fernley has moved once again to play down the high-profile legal and financial problems surrounding Vijay Mallya.

1 APRIL 2016

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - POLE SMASHER

Bahrain GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Bahrain GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Bahrain GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Bahrain GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - ROSBERG ROLLS ON

Bahrain GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Practice 1 Results

MOST TEAMS OPPOSE FASTER CARS FOR 2017

Almost every team in pitlane is now opposed to the plan to speed up the cars with more downforce in 2017.

QUALIFYING SITUATION CRAZY SAYS LAUDA

A meeting to analyse the future of F1's qualifying format has already been scheduled for Bahrain.

VETTEL DENIES F1 ALREADY FAST ENOUGH

Sebastian Vettel has hit back at suggestions speeding up the cars for 2017 is not the right direction for F1.

RIVALS SURPRISED AFTER ALONSO SIDELINED

Fernando Alonso's rivals were surprised on Thursday when it emerged the Spaniard had been sidelined in Bahrain for medical reasons.

VERSTAPPEN APOLOGISED TO TORO ROSSO

Max Verstappen has revealed he apologised to Toro Rosso for his foul-mouthed radio abuse in the Australian grand prix.

HAAS DENIES CAR FAILURE CAUSED ALONSO CRASH

F1's newest team has denied speculation Fernando Alonso's crash in Melbourne was caused by a failure aboard the Haas car driven by Esteban Gutierrez.

FERRARI ADMITS VERSTAPPEN INTERESTING FOR FUTURE

Ferrari has joined Mercedes in admitting its interest in F1 teen sensation Max Verstappen.

RED BULL DRIVERS TRY HALO ALTERNATIVE

Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat have tried a mock-up of Red Bull's alternative to the 'halo' cockpit protection concept.

MASSA STILL WAITING FOR NEW WILLIAMS NOSE

The Williams team is still waiting for its highly-anticipated new ultra-short nose to touch down in the Bahrain paddock.

PADDOCK SNAPCHAT BAN FOR HAMILTON

Bernie Ecclestone has banned Lewis Hamilton from filming footage for his increasingly notorious 'Snapchat' videos inside the F1 paddock.

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