CURRENT NEWS

22 MAY 2017

RELIABILITY TAKES HIT AS TEAMS PUSH LIMITS SAYS WOLFF

Engine reliability has taken a hit in 2017 as manufacturers push to "the absolute limit".

MASSA COULD STAY AT WILLIAMS IN 2018

Felipe Massa says he would consider staying in F1 beyond the end of this season.

F1 TO CONSIDER EXTENDING DRS ZONES

The potential extension of DRS overtaking zones this year will be decided on a circuit by circuit basis.

LIBERTY TO REVEAL F1 BUDGET CAP PLAN

The idea of team budget caps in formula one is not dead yet.

LAUDA TO WATCH ALONSO'S INDY 500 BID

Niki Lauda says he will be following every lap of Fernando Alonso's bid to win the Indy 500 on Sunday.

TEAMS EXAGGERATING DATA TO PIRELLI

Pirelli has admitted some teams have "exaggerated" downforce values as the F1 supplier sets its tyre operating guidelines before grands prix.

LAUDA WOULD VETO MCLAREN-MERCEDES DEAL

Niki Lauda says he would "veto" a supply of customer Mercedes engines for struggling former F1 grandee McLaren.

19 MAY 2017

PIRELLI AXES HARD TYRES FOR SILVERSTONE

Pirelli has agreed to axe its selection of hard tyres for a forthcoming grand prix.

CAREY EXPECTS TURBULENT F1 TALKS

Chase Carey is expecting "turbulent" times ahead as negotiations with teams look set to kick off.

BRAWN SAYS VETTEL KEY TO FERRARI SUCCESS

Ross Brawn has hailed Sebastian Vettel's personal contribution to the excitement of the 2017 season.

TRAILING BOTTAS STILL NOT NO.2 SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff says Mercedes remains committed to not designating Valtteri Bottas the 'number 2' driver for 2017.

MAGNUSSEN-MANAGER DISPUTE HEADS TO COURT

A broken relationship between Kevin Magnussen and his former manager is heading to court.

MARKO RULES OUT LE MANS FOR RED BULL

Dr Helmut Marko says Red Bull will not be heading to Le Mans any time soon.

18 MAY 2017

MARKO HAILS STEP FORWARD AFTER ECCLESTONE EXIT

Dr Helmut Marko has hailed a step forward for formula one in the wake of Bernie Ecclestone's departure.

RED BULL HOPING FOR RENAULT UPGRADE SAYS MARKO

Red Bull is waiting on a Renault upgrade that has been delayed for reliability reasons.

WOLFF DENIES 5KG WEIGHT ADVANTAGE RUMOURS

Toto Wolff has denied that Mercedes slashed 5 kilos of weight from its 2017 car ahead of the recent Spanish grand prix.

TEAMS UNHAPPY AMID MERCEDES-HONDA COOPERATION RUMOURS

Two F1 teams have admitted their opposition amid rumours Mercedes is preparing to help Honda finally get up to speed in formula one.

MARKO CONFIRMS OFFICIAL ROLE FOR JOS VERSTAPPEN

Dr Helmut Marko has confirmed reports that Max Verstappen's father is taking on an official Red Bull role.

17 MAY 2017

ENGINE RULE CHANGES OR RED BULL WILL QUIT SAYS MARKO

Red Bull could quit formula one if the next set of engine regulations is not significantly better.

RED BULL IN CONTROL OF SAINZ SAYS WOLFF

Red Bull has "control" of Carlos Sainz's F1 future, according to rival Mercedes' chief Toto Wolff.

RAIKKONEN'S DAUGHTER BORN

Kimi Raikkonen has become a father for the second time -- and Nico Rosberg appears to be hot on his heels.

BOSS DEFENDS FORCE INDIA AFTER NUMBER BREACH

Sporting boss Otmar Szafnauer has defended Force India, after the team was pulled up for not complying with new rules in Barcelona.

ROOM FOR MORE QUALITY RACES SAYS BRAWN

Ross Brawn thinks there is space on the F1 calendar for "one or two more" races.

16 MAY 2017

BUTTON NOT RULING OUT F1 RETURN

Jenson Button is not ruling out a full-time return to formula one.

PRESS HAILS EPIC HAMILTON-VETTEL DUEL

F1's international press has hailed the return of a close battle for the world championship.

ALONSO CONTRACT TALKS LIKE CHESS SAYS HAMILTON

Lewis Hamilton says Fernando Alonso's forthcoming deliberations and negotiations about 2018 will be like "a game of chess".

WOLFF NOT RULING OUT ALONSO FOR MERCEDES

Toto Wolff is not ruling out making a bid to sign Fernando Alonso for 2018.

STRONG FERRARI GOOD FOR F1 SAYS ZETSCHE

Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche says Mercedes' close title fight with Ferrari this year is good for formula one.

TOO EARLY FOR CONTRACT TALKS SAYS BOTTAS

Valtteri Bottas' hopes of hanging onto his plum seat at Mercedes appear to have taken a step forward.

HAMILTON DENIES TRAINING LESS THAN RIVALS

Lewis Hamilton says he trains "just as much" as his F1 rivals.

15 MAY 2017

RACE REPORT - NOSING AHEAD

Spanish GP - Race Report
By Dan Knutson in Barcelona

ALONSO HEADS STRAIGHT FROM F1 TO INDY

Fernando Alonso saw the chequered flag and almost immediately jumped on a private jet after his home Spanish grand prix late on Sunday.

MONACO TO BE STROLL'S TOUGHEST TEST SAYS MASSA

Felipe Massa his warned teammate Lance Stroll that the rookie's toughest F1 challenge is now looming.

MATESCHITZ PATIENT AMID RED BULL STRUGGLE

Team owner Dietrich Mateschitz says Red Bull is having to be "patient" as it tries to catch up with F1's top two teams.

JOS VERSTAPPEN SET FOR RED BULL TALENT ROLE?

Former F1 driver Jos Verstappen could be set to take on a role with Red Bull.

SAUBER LEAVES MCLAREN DEAD LAST IN 2017

Sauber has left crisis-ridden McLaren-Honda as the only F1 team yet to score a single point so far in 2017.

14 MAY 2017

RACE NOTES - HAMILTON WINS IN SPAIN

Spanish GP - Race Notes
by Mark Karp

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Spanish GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Spanish GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Spanish GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Spanish GP - Race Results

FIA EXTENDS DRS ZONE IN BARCELONA

F1's governing body has extended the DRS zone in Barcelona in a bid to boost overtaking.

VANDOORNE TO TWEAK DRIVING STYLE SAYS BOULLIER

Stoffel Vandoorne is working on tweaking his driving style to better adapt to formula one.

DRIVERS PUSHING FOR HARD TYRE AXE

F1 drivers will reportedly lobby official tyre supplier Pirelli to drop the hardest tyres from its 2017 compound range.

LAUDA DENIES MERCEDES TO BAIL OUT HONDA

Niki Lauda has hit back at claims Mercedes is set to bail out its struggling F1 engine rival Honda.

LAUDA SLAMS VETTEL SWITCH RUMOURS

Niki Lauda has slammed speculation Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel could switch to Mercedes for 2018.

VERSTAPPEN COMMITTED TO RED BULL CONTRACT

Max Verstappen says he is happy at Red Bull.

PETER SAUBER MAKES RARE F1 VISIT

Team founder Peter Sauber is making a rare visit to a F1 paddock this weekend in Barcelona.

RENAULT HINTS ALONSO RETURN NOT PRIORITY

Cyril Abiteboul has hinted it is not Renault's priority to push to sign Fernando Alonso for 2018.

NEWEY PENNED RED BULL BARCELONA UPGRADE

Adrian Newey says he played only a "small" role in the initial development of this year's Red Bull car.

NINE OR TEN RACES TO KEEP ALONSO SAYS BROWN

Zak Brown has admitting time is running out to convince Fernando Alonso to stick with McLaren beyond 2017.

NO INDY REGRET AMID BARCELONA BOOST SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso says he has no regrets about sitting out the forthcoming Monaco grand prix.

13 MAY 2017

QUALIFYING REPORT - EDGED OUT

Spanish GP - Qualifying Report
By Dan Knutson in Barcelona

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

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - THE FLYING ICEMAN

Spanish GP - Practice 3 Report
By Dan Knutson in Barcelona

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Spanish GP - Practice 3 Results

NEWEY DENIES NEW RED BULL IN SPAIN

Max Verstappen says Red Bull is "still the third team" in F1, despite high expectations about the team's car upgrade for Barcelona.

TODT EYES THIRD TERM AS FIA PRESIDENT

FIA president Jean Todt will push to be elected for a third consecutive term as the head of F1's governing body.

GROSJEAN NAMES NON-GPDA MEMBERS

Romain Grosjean has hit out at F1 drivers who are not members of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association.

ALONSO PLAYS DOWN TENNIS CRITICISM

Fernando Alonso has responded to criticism of his decision to swap the F1 track for a tennis court on Friday.

PIRELLI DEFENDS TYRE PRESSURE INCREASE

Pirelli has defended its decision to ramp up the mandatory minimum tyre pressures in Barcelona.

BOTTAS MUST KEEP HAMILTON POINTS GAP SMALL SAYS MASSA

Valtteri Bottas needs to keep up his run of good form to avoid serving as Lewis Hamilton's number 2.

MCLAREN AND HONDA TO SPLIT?

McLaren and Honda are now on the verge of F1 divorce.

VANDOORNE PLAYS DOWN REGULAR ALONSO DEFEATS

Stoffel Vandoorne has played down the fact that he usually trails McLaren-Honda teammate Fernando Alonso's pace.

12 MAY 2017

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - REDUCED MARGIN

Spanish GP - Practice 2 Report
By Dan Knutson in Barcelona

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Spanish GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Spanish GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Spanish GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Spanish GP - Practice 2 Results

VETTEL, ALONSO, RICCIARDO ON THE MOVE?

The big rumour in the Barcelona paddock is that top drivers Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso could be on the move.

SAINZ ADMITS EYE ON RED BULL MOVE

Amid rumours Alonso, Vettel and Ricciardo could be on the move for 2018, Spanish 22-year-old Carlos Sainz could be a beneficiary of that reshuffle.

BOTTAS NOT THINKING ABOUT 2017 TITLE

Valtteri Bottas insists he is not letting his mind jump ahead amid his aim of winning the 2017 world championship.

HARD TYRES COULD HELP MERCEDES SAYS SURER

Pirelli's tyres could determine the outcome of the Spanish grand prix this weekend.

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - ADDING INSULT TO INJURY

Spanish GP - Practice 1 Report
By Dan Knutson in Barcelona

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Spanish GP - Practice 1 Results

MERCEDES UPGRADE BIGGER THAN RED BULL'S

Mercedes has revealed the most striking car upgrade among its top team rivals in Barcelona.

COLAJANNI CONFIRMS F1 RETURN

A former Ferrari spokesman has confirmed his return to formula one.

11 MAY 2017

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Spanish GP - Thursday Press Conference

KVYAT COULD RETURN TO RED BULL SAYS VALSECCHI

Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat may be scrapping for a plum seat at Red Bull's senior team for 2018.

SAUBER NOT WORRIED ABOUT 2018 HONDA SWITCH

Monisha Kaltenborn says she is confident Sauber will be more competitive next year with Honda power.

ALONSO TO DECIDE FUTURE AFTER SUMMER BREAK

Fernando Alonso is not ruling out staying at McLaren beyond the end of his 2017 contract.

HAMILTON MORE TALENTED THAN ME SAYS ROSBERG

Nico Rosberg says he is open to becoming friends once again with Lewis Hamilton.

LIBERTY SIGNS FERRARI SPOKESMAN?

A former Ferrari spokesman is returning to formula one.

BERGER NEPHEW GOOD ENOUGH FOR F1 SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff says there could be a place in formula one for F1 legend Gerhard Berger's nephew.

CALM NO ADVANTAGE OVER HAMILTON SAYS BOTTAS

Valtteri Bottas has denied his personality could give him the edge in his battle with teammate Lewis Hamilton this year.

STROLL SAYS STILL IN F1 LEARNING PHASE

Lance Stroll says he is still getting up to speed in formula one.

10 MAY 2017

HONDA CRISIS THREATENS MCLAREN FUTURE SAYS WEBBER

McLaren's performance crisis is risking the entire future of the great British marque.

LIBERTY BOUGHT F1 TO END CRISIS SAYS CAREY

Liberty Media decided to buy F1 because it saw potential amid the sport's "crisis".

NO BRUTAL TEAM ORDERS AT MERCEDES SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff says Mercedes is reluctant to issue any "brutal" team orders this year.

VERSTAPPEN CANNOT SWITCH TO FERRARI SAYS MARKO

Red Bull insists there is no risk it could lose Max Verstappen to a rival team like Ferrari before his contract runs out.

HULKENBERG TIPS FERRARI FOR TITLE

Nico Hulkenberg has hailed the fight at the top of formula one this year.

HOCKENHEIM ADMITS GERMAN GP FUTURE NOT SAFE

Hockenheim boss Georg Seiler admits the future of the German grand prix is not secure beyond next year.

NO F1 RETURN FOR GLOCK

Timo Glock has admitted that hinting he is set to return to formula one was a "joke".

BERGER BELIEVES IN SCHUMACHER MIRACLE

Gerhard Berger says he believes his F1 contemporary Michael Schumacher will one day recover from his brain injuries.

9 MAY 2017

MERCEDES ADMITS FERRARI STILL AHEAD

Niki Lauda says Mercedes has work to do to catch up with Ferrari.

VETTEL HAS MERCEDES PRE-AGREEMENT?

Sebastian Vettel may already have a "pre-agreement" to switch to Mercedes for 2018.

F1 DIFFERENT POST-ECCLESTONE

"Things are different" now that Bernie Ecclestone is no longer in charge of formula one.

BUTTON NOT TAKING MONACO SERIOUSLY SAYS WEBBER

Jenson Button may not be taking his one-off return to F1 this month "seriously enough".

RED BULL CAN CATCH TOP TEAMS SAYS HORNER

Team boss Christian Horner says Red Bull still has a chance of catching title contenders Ferrari and Mercedes in 2017.

ALONSO DEFENDS KART TRACK AFTER DEATH

Fernando Alonso has defended his kart circuit in his native Asturias, following the death of an 11-year-old boy.

8 MAY 2017

VERSTAPPEN DISAPPOINTED IN 2017 SAYS BRUNDLE

Former F1 driver Martin Brundle has urged Max Verstappen to keep his "disappointment" in check this year.

BERGER TIPS NEPHEW FOR F1 SEAT

F1 legend Gerhard Berger thinks his nephew could be the next Austrian on the formula one grid.

RACES NOT BORING IN 2017 SAYS MINARDI

Giancarlo Minardi has hit back at claims the new F1 regulations have made the races boring.

SAINZ HAPPY AT TORO ROSSO

Carlos Sainz insists he is "happy" at Toro Rosso.

ECCLESTONE INVOLVED IN FORCE INDIA BID?

Bernie Ecclestone could be involved with a reported move to buy Force India.

VETTEL'S BROTHER MAKES RACING DEBUT

Sebastian Vettel's brother is taking his first steps in the world of professional motor racing.

SCHUMACHER EYEING F1 ONE STEP AT A TIME

Mick Schumacher insists he is in no rush to become the next teenager in F1.

5 MAY 2017

ECCLESTONE HITS BACK AFTER CAREY JIBE

Bernie Ecclestone has hit back at the claim that he presided over an era of saying "no".

MALLYA TROUBLES WON'T HURT FORCE INDIA SAYS FERNLEY

Bob Fernley says team boss Vijay Mallya's legal troubles will not affect Force India.

FORMER FERRARI BOSS CRITICAL AFTER CRASH

Former Ferrari boss Cesare Fiorio is reportedly in a "critical" condition after a cycling crash.

TOP TEAMS LIGHT YEARS AHEAD SAYS SAINZ

Carlos Sainz has lamented the fact that F1's top teams are "light years" ahead of the opposition.

CAREY WANTS LONG TERM SPANISH GP

New F1 boss Chase Carey says he aims to keep Barcelona on the calendar for the "long term".

BOTTAS WIN WON'T UPSET DRIVER HARMONY SAYS MERCEDES

Mercedes chiefs are sure Valtteri Bottas' breakthrough win will not upset the balance in its driver lineup.

INDYCAR BOSS SAYS ALONSO MOVE GOOD FOR F1 TOO

Indycar boss Mark Miles thinks Fernando Alonso's Indy 500 foray is good not only for the American series, but also formula one.

GROSJEAN BECOMES GPDA DIRECTOR

Romain Grosjean has become a boss of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association.

VILLENEUVE SURPRISED BY FERRARI IN 2017

Jacques Villeneuve says he is surprised by Ferrari's form so far this year.

FERRARI FEARED BY MERCEDES IN 2017 SAYS MARCHIONNE

Sergio Marchionne says he is happy Ferrari is now "feared" once again by its top F1 competitor.

4 MAY 2017

RENAULT STARTS WORK ON 2018 CAR

Renault intends to "surprise" the F1 hierarchy in 2018.

F1 EYES PAY-TV SWITCH FOR GERMANY

F1's new owners are considering switching coverage of the sport within Germany to a pay-only platform.

ALONSO AT INDY 500 UNFORTUNATE SAYS CAREY

Chase Carey has admitted he would prefer if Fernando Alonso was preparing for next month's Monaco grand prix.

CAREY NOT CONFIRMING 25-RACE CALENDAR FOR FUTURE

F1 supremo Chase Carey says he is undecided about expanding the calendar to as many as 25 races.

KUBICA COULD DO NEW YORK FORMULA E RACE

Robert Kubica could be set to return to a premier open-wheel starting grid.

VETTEL TIPS BARCELONA BOOST FOR RED BULL

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel has tipped his old team Red Bull to return to the top in formula one.

JORDAN SURE VETTEL IN MERCEDES TALKS

Former F1 team boss Eddie Jordan is certain Sebastian Vettel is in talks about a potential switch to Mercedes for 2018.

LAUDA ADMITS FERRARI CLEARLY AHEAD

Mercedes needs to make "two steps forward" to catch up with Ferrari next time out in Barcelona.

MONACO ADMITS IT PAYS LOW F1 RACE FEE

Monaco has denied it pays no fee to host the fabled street race in the Principality.

INDIA WANTS MILLIONS IN F1 TAXES

The return door to India seems to have closed for formula one.

LONDON ADMITS TALKS FOR F1 CAR SHOWCASE

Plans are afoot for a demonstration of F1 cars in London ahead of this year's British grand prix.

3 MAY 2017

RED BULL CONFIRMS RENAULT PROGRESS STALLED

Red Bull has confirmed reports that a scheduled engine upgrade has been delayed by supplier Renault.

FERRARI MOVE NOT IN MY HEAD SAYS RICCIARDO

Daniel Ricciardo has played down reports linking him with a move to Ferrari.

ECCLESTONE HAPPY WITH FERRARI-MERCEDES FIGHT

Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says the best thing about the sport's new era is that there is finally a fight at the front.

HAMILTON THINKS NOTHING ABOUT ROSBERG

Lewis Hamilton says he recovered quickly from the disappointment of losing last year's world championship.

2 MAY 2017

NUMBER 2 TALKS NO MOTIVATION SAYS BOTTAS

Valtteri Bottas has denied that being called a de-facto 'number 2' driver had something to do with his motivation to win in Russia last weekend.

FERRARI, MERCEDES MOVES FOR ALONSO UNLIKELY SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda has played down Fernando Alonso's chances of leaping to the front of the grid for 2018.

FIA HAPPY WITH 2017 OVERTAKING SITUATION

F1's governing body is for now taking no action to spice up overtaking.

HONDA ENGINE HAS ALL DISADVANTAGES SAYS BOULLIER

It is dark days at McLaren, with boss Eric Boullier insisting that Honda has to already get to work on its engine for 2018.

1 MAY 2017

RACE REPORT - IMMUNE TO PRESSURE: HOW BOTTAS WON HIS FIRST RACE

Russian GP - Race Report
By Dan Knutson

BOTTAS STARTS BID FOR 2018 MERCEDES CONTRACT

Valtteri Bottas' hopes of securing a new contract beyond 2017 took a big step forwards in Russia.

RICCIARDO PLAYS DOWN B CAR HOPES

Daniel Ricciardo has played down hopes that Red Bull's early season struggles might soon be over.

ALONSO LEAVING EXIT OPEN FOR 2018

Fernando Alonso has admitted again that he could leave the McLaren-Honda project at the end of the season.

SAUBER TO USE MCLAREN GEARBOX?

Sauber looks set to work closely with both McLaren and Honda in 2018 and beyond.

30 APRIL 2017

RACE NOTES - BOTTAS TAKES FIRST WIN IN RUSSIA

Russian GP - Race Notes
By Mark Karp

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Russian GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Russian GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Russian GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Russian GP - Race Results

MASSA SEES SCHUMACHER-LIKE MENTOR ROLE

Felipe Massa says his new de-facto role as Lance Stroll's mentor reminds him of the past.

RENAULT DRIVERS SCOFF AT FIA PARITY CLAIMS

Renault-powered F1 figures have scoffed at the FIA's conclusion that engine parity has now been achieved.

NO NIGHT RACE IN RUSSIA

Organisers of the Russian grand prix have backed away from their earlier deliberations about turning the Sochi event into a night race.

KALTENBORN SURE HONDA WILL IMPROVE

Monisha Kaltenborn says she is confident Honda will make a big step forward in formula one for 2018.

FERRARI HAPPY WITH RAIKKONEN IN RUSSIA

Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene has hailed the performance of Ferrari's race drivers.

WOLFF PLAYS DOWN OFF HAMILTON FORM

Toto Wolff has played down an uncharacteristic 'off' weekend for triple world champion Lewis Hamilton.

MCLAREN, MERCEDES DENY 2018 RUMOURS

McLaren and Mercedes have denied claims they are teaming up for 2018.

F1 TO BETTER ARRANGE CALENDAR SAYS CAREY

F1's new owners are working on a plan to better organise the annual race calendar in future.

MERCEDES DENIES VETTEL SWITCH REPORTS

Mercedes chiefs have rubbished rumours Sebastian Vettel could be set to switch from Ferrari to Mercedes for 2018.

29 APRIL 2017

QUALIFYING REPORT - ENDING THE STREAK

Russian GP - Qualifying Report
By Dan Knutson

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

HAMILTON DENIES MERCEDES SANDBAGGING

Lewis Hamilton has hit back at claims Mercedes is sandbagging in Russia.

MERCEDES NOT LEAVING F1 FOR FORMULA E SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda has denied Mercedes is tossing up between a future in F1 or the all-electric open wheeler series Formula E.

RED BULL DOUBTS F1 ENGINE PARITY CLAIMS

Red Bull has questioned the FIA's conclusion that engine performance has now been basically achieved in formula one.

OFFICIALS HINT KVYAT STAYING AT TORO ROSSO

Daniil Kvyat stands a chance of keeping his Toro Rosso seat beyond 2017.

ONGOING HONDA PROBLEMS INCREDIBLE SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso has described Honda's ongoing problems in 2017 as "incredible".

INDY 500 ABOUT ALONSO'S EGO SAYS WOLFF

The big story about McLaren tackling the fabled Indy 500 next month is all about Fernando Alonso's "ego".

VETTEL BACKS STRUGGLING RAIKKONEN

Sebastian Vettel has jumped to the defence of his teammate and friend Kimi Raikkonen.

ALONSO ADMITS 2018 TEAM SWITCH POSSIBLE

Fernando Alonso says he is not willing to wait much longer for Honda to improve.

2017 OVERTAKING CRITICISM CRAZY SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda has rubbished claims the 2017 rules have robbed formula one of overtaking.

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - THE GRIMACE

Russian GP - Practice 3 Report
By Dan Knutson

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Russian GP - Practice 3 Results

28 APRIL 2017

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - UNABLE TO UNLOCK

Russian GP - Practice 2 Report
By Dan Knutson

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

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - ICING IT

Russian GP - Practice 1 Report
By Dan Knutson

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Russian GP - Practice 1 Results

HAMILTON OPEN TO MERCEDES TEAM ORDERS

Lewis Hamilton says team orders are simply a fact of life at Mercedes in 2017.

BRIATORE BACKS ALONSO'S INDY 500 CHALLENGE

It is a no-brainer for Fernando Alonso to do the Indy 500 next month instead of Monaco.

FORCE INDIA UNHAPPY WITH DRIVER NAMES ON CARS

Force India has bemoaned the cost of a new rule designed to help fans identify their favourite drivers.

SHIELD TO MAKE PRACTICE DEBUT AT MONZA

F1's governing body is pushing ahead with track tests for the new driver head protection known as 'Shield'.

SEPANG BOSS SLAMS ECCLESTONE, LIBERTY

Malaysia grand prix chief Razlan Razali has hit out at former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone ahead of Sepang's last race in October.

FORCE INDIA NOT AFFECTED BY MALLYA ISSUES SAYS PEREZ

Sergio Perez says he is not worried Force India will be affected by team co-owner and boss Vijay Mallya's ongoing legal troubles.

ALONSO STILL NOT REGRETTING FERRARI EXIT

Fernando Alonso said he is tired of being asked if he regrets leaving Ferrari.

HAMILTON BACKS NEW YORK NIGHT RACE PLANS

Lewis Hamilton has backed apparent plans for a F1 night race in New York.

27 APRIL 2017

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Russian GP - Thursday Press Conference

HAUG QUESTIONS ALONSO'S INDY MOVE

A former F1 chief has questioned McLaren's decision to tackle the Indy 500 with Fernando Alonso next month.

HONDA HELP BETTER FOR F1 SAYS BOULLIER

Eric Boullier is making the case that Honda should be given a boost to finally get up to speed in formula one.

NASR WORKING ON F1 RETURN FOR 2018

Felipe Nasr says he is working on a potential return to formula one for 2018.

26 APRIL 2017

F1 BANS SHARK FINS FOR 2018

F1's strategy group has voted to ban the unpopular 'shark fins' and 'T-wings' for the 2018 season.

MORE FRIDAYS PLANNED FOR RENAULT'S SIROTKIN

Sochi will not be the only Friday practice outing in 2017 for Renault reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin.

VETTEL TO USE RACING SOCKS FROM RUSSIA

Sebastian Vettel will begin using racing 'socks' rather than traditional boots this weekend in Russia.

F1 COULD LOSE BRAZIL GP SAYS ECCLESTONE

Bernie Ecclestone says it is still possible F1 could be set to lose the popular and traditional Brazilian grand prix.

ECCLESTONE SENDS MESSAGE TO NEW F1 BOSSES

Bernie Ecclestone has lobbed an apparent threat in the direction of F1's new regime.

MERCEDES DOMINANCE NOT GOOD FOR F1 SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff has admitted the end of Mercedes' utter dominance is good for the sport.

F1 COULD HELP HONDA END CRISIS?

F1 could be set to help Honda emerge from its three-year struggle for reliability and performance.

RENAULT BOSS PLAYS DOWN ALONSO REPORTS

Cyril Abiteboul has played down reports linking Fernando Alonso with a return to Renault.

KVYAT ADMITS NOT FRIENDS WITH SAINZ

Daniil Kvyat has admitted he is not friends with his Toro Rosso teammate Carlos Sainz.

25 APRIL 2017

SOCHI BRAKE SWITCH FOR HAAS UNLIKELY

Haas appears unlikely to complete its brake manufacturer switch ahead of this weekend's Russian grand prix.

TRACK TEST FOR BUTTON NOT USEFUL SAYS BOULLIER

McLaren's simulator is good enough for Jenson Button to prepare for Monaco.

ALONSO, MCLAREN EYE INDY RETURN IN FUTURE

Fernando Alonso and McLaren are looking to return to the Indy 500 in the future.

24 APRIL 2017

PIRELLI RULES OUT PROST TYRE IDEA

Pirelli is not keen on a proposal to fully liberalise the way teams use tyres in formula one.

F1 COULD SCRAP ENGINE RULE TWEAK FOR 2018

F1 could be set to scrap a scheduled tweak to the engine regulations for 2018.

KUBICA NOT RULING OUT SECOND F1 DEBUT

Robert Kubica is no longer ruling out that he could return to formula one some day.

MCLAREN CRISIS WORSE FOR ALONSO SAYS BOULLIER

McLaren-Honda's performance crisis is "worse" for Fernando Alonso than it is for his rookie 2017 teammate Stoffel Vandoorne.

ECCLESTONE TIPS HAMILTON TO BEAT VETTEL

Bernie Ecclestone thinks Lewis Hamilton is still the clear favourite to win the 2017 world championship.

21 APRIL 2017

BOTTAS MUST WIN RACES TO SECURE SEAT

Valtteri Bottas needs to win races to secure his place at Mercedes.

BERGER HOPES VETTEL DOES DTM RACE

F1 legend Gerhard Berger hopes Fernando Alonso's decision to do the Indy 500 next month is the start of a new trend.

HONDA EYEING ENGINE CUSTOMER FOR 2018 SAYS BOULLIER

Honda could finally be set to add a customer team to its beleaguered F1 engine supply programme.

F1 LOOKING FOR NEW GERMAN GP HOME SAYS CAREY

The German grand prix could move away from its traditional venues at Hockenheim and the Nurburgring in the future.

LEHTO TIPS RAIKKONEN TO BOUNCE BACK

Former F1 driver JJ Lehto has tipped his Finnish countryman Kimi Raikkonen to bounce back in 2017.

SOCHI TEMPERATURES WON'T STOP FERRARI SAYS VETTEL

Sebastian Vettel thinks Ferrari will continue to impress next weekend in Russia.

VILLENEUVE SLAMS ALONSO'S INDY 500 CRITICS

Jacques Villeneuve has hit out at drivers critical of Fernando Alonso's decision to tackle the Indy 500 next month.

20 APRIL 2017

FERRARI TRIGGERS MERCEDES ALARM BELLS SAYS LAUDA

Ferrari has set off "alarm bells" at triple back-to-back world champions Mercedes.

VANDOORNE CAN RELAX AMID MCLAREN CRISIS SAYS BOULLIER

Eric Boullier insists F1 rookie Stoffel Vandoorne is "not under pressure" amid McLaren-Honda's current performance crisis.

19 APRIL 2017

MALLYA ARRESTED, BAILED IN LONDON

Force India boss Vijay Mallya was arrested in London on Tuesday.

MERCEDES DRIVERS ADMIT TYRE PROBLEMS

Mercedes' two drivers have admitted the team is struggling with tyre problems in 2017.

FORMER BOSS HAILS RENAULT PROGRESS

Former Renault boss Frederic Vasseur says the French works team is performing well in 2017.

MASSA ACCEPTS VERSTAPPEN APOLOGY

Felipe Massa has called a close to the latest controversy surrounding Max Verstappen.

ALONSO ADVISED BADLY IN F1 CAREER SAYS HORNER

Fernando Alonso's career has taken a "strange" turn because of "mistakes" in his decision-making processes.

RED BULL NOT LETTING SAINZ GO SAYS HORNER

Christian Horner says Red Bull does not intend to release Carlos Sainz from his contract.

NO ROOM AT PORSCHE FOR ALONSO

Porsche has played down claims it will host Fernando Alonso's bid for 2018 Le Mans victory.

STROLL NOT GETTING DOWN ABOUT 2017 SO FAR

Lance Stroll says he is not getting down about the difficult start to his F1 career.

18 APRIL 2017

VERSTAPPEN APOLOGISES FOR BRAZIL COMMENTS

Max Verstappen has apologised to Brazilians following comments he made in Bahrain last weekend.

FERRARI DENIES 2017 CAR NOT SUITED TO RAIKKONEN

Ferrari has denied claims its 2017 car is more suited to the driving style of Sebastian Vettel.

MCLAREN CAN'T CONTINUE LIKE THIS SAYS OJJEH

Mansour Ojjeh says McLaren and Honda are working feverishly to get out of a "crisis", because either side "cannot continue like this".

ALONSO DENIES VOLUNTARILY QUITTING BAHRAIN GP

Sources close to Fernando Alonso have "strongly denied" suggestions the Spaniard voluntarily quit Sunday's Bahrain grand prix.

FORCE INDIA HAILS RAPID RENAULT PROGRESS

Renault is a standout midfield performer so far in 2017.

BERGER TIPS VETTEL TO STAY AT FERRARI

Ferrari's hopes of keeping Sebastian Vettel on board beyond 2017 have taken a giant leap forward.

INDY 500 DEAL NOT MY IDEA SAYS BOULLIER

Eric Boullier says he initially did not support Fernando Alonso's move to skip Monaco next month in order to bid for Indy 500 victory.

MASSA SURPRISED BUTTON NOT TESTING IN BAHRAIN

Felipe Massa says he cannot understand why Jenson Button is not testing for McLaren before contesting next month's Monaco grand prix.

TEAM ORDERS APPROACH HAS CHANGED SAYS WOLFF

Mercedes reluctantly used team orders in Bahrain because "the situation is different now".

CAREY HITS BACK AT ECCLESTONE RACE FEE COMMENTS

Chase Carey has hit back at his predecessor Bernie Ecclestone following comments made in Bahrain last weekend.

17 APRIL 2017

RACE REPORT - VETTEL'S KEYS TO VICTORY IN BAHRAIN

Bahrain GP - Race Report
By Dan Knutson in Manama

FERRARI, MERCEDES ABOUT EQUAL SAYS WOLFF

Three races into the season, it is now clear that the world of F1 has a real championship battle on its hands.

MASSA WARNS VERSTAPPEN OVER BRAZIL COMMENTS

Felipe Massa has warned Max Verstappen to "be careful" with comments he makes to the media.

ALONSO, MCLAREN DENY 2018 LE MANS REPORTS

Fernando Alonso and McLaren have played down reports suggesting the Spaniard will definitely contest next year's fabled 24 hour Le Mans race.

16 APRIL 2017

RACE NOTES - VETTEL WINS BAHRAIN

Bahrain GP - Race NotesBy Mark Karp

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Bahrain GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Bahrain GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Bahrain GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Race Results

F1 POISED TO BAN T-WINGS

F1's governing body could be poised to ban the controversial 'T-wings' seen up and down the grid in 2017.

ALONSO IN TALKS ABOUT 2018 RENAULT RETURN?

Fernando Alonso has reportedly commenced talks with Renault about a potential return to the French works team for 2018.

FLEXIBLE FERRARI STORY NONSENSE SAYS LAUDA

A controversy about the legality of Ferrari's competitive 2017 car is continuing in Bahrain.

CORRELATION TO BLAME FOR RED BULL PROBLEMS

Mismatching data has been identified as the cause of Red Bull's problems early in 2017.

NO NEW RULE AFTER VETTEL GRID POSITION CONTROVERSY

The spotlight was on Sebastian Vettel for a full 22 minutes in the pre-Bahrain grand prix drivers' briefing.

STRESS GONE BETWEEN MERCEDES DRIVERS SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff says he is very happy with how Mercedes is shaping up in the wake of the Nico Rosberg era.

SAINZ EYES TOP THREE TEAMS FOR FUTURE

Carlos Sainz has hinted he would like to drive for one of the three top teams in 2018.

MCLAREN CHASSIS AMONG BEST IN 2017 SAYS ALONSO

McLaren's 2017 chassis is "one of the best" on the grid.

WEHRLEIN CAN STILL FEEL OLD BACK INJURY

Pascal Wehrlein says he can still feel the effects of his recent back injury.

VANDOORNE STILL FUTURE CHAMPION SAYS VASSEUR

Stoffel Vandoorne remains a "future champion" despite his difficult start to the 2017 season.

15 APRIL 2017

QUALIFYING REPORT - THE FIRST FIRST

Bahrain GP - Qualifying Report
By Dan Knutson in Manama

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Bahrain GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Bahrain GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Bahrain GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - HOTLY UNCONTESTED

Bahrain GP - Practice 3 Report
By Dan Knutson in Manama

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Practice 3 Results

RED BULL CONCERNED ABOUT FLEXIBLE FERRARI

Red Bull has become the first F1 team to admit concerns about the flexibility of Ferrari's 2017 car.

ALONSO SAYS INDY 500 CRITICISM NORMAL

Fernando Alonso has played down criticism of his decision to skip Monaco next month to contest the Indy 500.

FERRARI WRONG TO CRITICISE RAIKKONEN SAYS SURER

A former F1 driver has defended Kimi Raikkonen, following criticism from Ferrari's bosses in China.

ECCLESTONE NEGOTIATING BAHRAIN CONTRACT

Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed he will also attend the next round on the F1 schedule, in Russia.

RED BULL ADMITS 2017 TITLE UNLIKELY

Top team figures at Red Bull are already playing down the likelihood of a championship tilt in 2017.

YOUNG VERSTAPPEN IS DEVELOPING SAYS MARCHIONNE

Sergio Marchionne has played down suggestions Ferrari might see Max Verstappen as the great Italian team's next driver.

14 APRIL 2017

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - NIGHT AND DAY

Bahrain GP - Practice 2 Report
By Dan Knutson in Manama

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 - THE BAHRAIN 500

Bahrain GP - Practice 1 Report
By Dan Knutson in Manama

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Practice 1 Results

NO PANIC AS BOTTAS BUILDS CONFIDENCE

Valtteri Bottas says he is staying calm, despite being outperformed in his first two races since switching to Mercedes.

HAMILTON DOESN'T WANT TEAM ORDERS

Lewis Hamilton says he does not want 'number 1' status at Mercedes.

FERRARI MEDIA BLACKOUT RETURNS IN BAHRAIN

Ferrari's 'media blackout' is back in Bahrain.

RICCIARDO DENIES SIGNING FERRARI CONTRACT

Daniel Ricciardo has denied rumours he is lining up a switch to Ferrari for 2018.

NEWEY NO GUARANTEE OF SUCCESS SAYS RICCIARDO

Daniel Ricciardo says it should be no great surprise that Red Bull is having to fight back in 2017.

FERRARI FLOOR FLEX RUMOUR SWIRLS IN BAHRAIN

Paddock rumblings about a flexible Ferrari have made the trip from China to Bahrain.

WEHRLEIN HITS BACK AFTER INJURY SPECULATION

Pascal Wehrlein has hit out at the media, as he returns from injury to contest this weekend's Bahrain grand prix.

2017 NOT MAKING VANDOORNE DOUBT ABILITIES

Stoffel Vandoorne says he is not doubting his abilities, despite a difficult opening pair of races in 2017.

SAUBER POISED FOR 2018 HONDA SWITCH?

Sauber could be on the cusp of becoming the second Honda-powered team in F1.

GROSJEAN WOULD NOT LET ALONSO SKIP MONACO

Romain Grosjean says he is surprised Fernando Alonso has decided to skip F1's prestigious Monaco grand prix.

13 APRIL 2017

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Bahrain GP - Thursday Press Conference

BUTTON NOT ONLY OPTION TO REPLACE ALONSO

Jenson Button appears in pole position to step in and contest next month's Monaco grand prix for McLaren.

INDY 500 NOT STEP AWAY FROM F1 SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso insists his decision to skip next month's prestigious Monaco grand prix does not indicate his commitment to F1 is flagging.

SALO HAILS ALONSO'S INDY 500 MOVE

Former F1 driver Mika Salo has hailed McLaren-Honda's decision to contest the fabled Indy 500 next month with Fernando Alonso.

MICK SCHUMACHER NOT READY FOR F1 YET

Mick Schumacher has admitted he is "not ready" to start thinking about the big step into formula one.

ACTIVE SUSPENSION WOULD SPICE UP OVERTAKING SAYS BRAWN

Allowing 'active suspension' could be a neat way to spice up the overtaking spectacle in F1.

12 APRIL 2017

ALONSO TO RACE 2017 INDY 500

Fernando Alonso will race in the 2017 Indy 500 in a McLaren-entered car - missing the Monaco Grand Prix, which falls on the same day.

RICCIARDO, VERSTAPPEN BEST IN F1 SAYS MARKO

Dr Helmut Marko thinks Red Bull has "the best" overall driver lineup in formula one.

RED BULL PLANNING NEW CAR FOR BARCELONA

Red Bull will take "a new car" to next month's Spanish grand prix in Barcelona.

BROWN DENIES MCLAREN TO BUILD OWN ENGINE

Zak Brown has shot down rumours McLaren could solve its current engine crisis by building its own 'power unit'.

HAMILTON RIGHT TO RESPECT VETTEL BATTLE MORE SAYS LAUDA

Lewis Hamilton respects his new battle with Sebastian Vettel more than his acrimonious former scrap with now retired world champion Nico Rosberg, Niki Lauda has suggested.

MARKO TIPS VETTEL TO BEAT HAMILTON IN 2017

Red Bull official Dr Helmut Marko has tipped his former protege Sebastian Vettel to win the 2017 world championship.

TURKEY SET FOR F1 RETURN

Turkey could be set to return to the F1 calendar.

BRAWN WANTS TEAMS TO RELEASE DATA SECRETS

New F1 sporting boss Ross Brawn wants to use secret team data to spice up the show for fans.

11 APRIL 2017

FIA MAY CLARIFY GRID POSITION RULES SAYS SALO

F1 could introduce a rule clarification after Sebastian Vettel started Sunday's Chinese grand prix out of position.

HAMILTON-VETTEL BATTLE TO BE SEASON-LONG SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda thinks F1 is heading for a season-long battle between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.

RELIEVED WEHRLEIN SET FOR BAHRAIN RETURN

Pascal Wehrlein will make his return to the Sauber cockpit this weekend in Bahrain.

MARCHIONNE NOT HITTING BACK AT LAUDA JIBE

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne has declined to hit back at a jibe made by Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda.

MARCHIONNE NOT COMMENTING ON FUTURE POST 2019

Sergio Marchionne has refused to comment on reports he will stay in charge at Ferrari beyond 2019.

HONDA TO TEST NEW ENGINE IN BAHRAIN?

Honda is working hard to have a new specification of its struggling 2017 engine ready to test after Bahrain.

SHANGHAI HAPPIER WITH POST-ECCLESTONE ERA

With Liberty Media now in charge of F1, organisers of the Chinese grand prix say hopes are high the Shanghai race will stay on the calendar.

10 APRIL 2017

RACE REPORT - GRAND SLAM

Chinese GP - Race Report
By Dan Knutson

HAMILTON PREDICTS CLOSE FIGHT WITH VETTEL

F1 heads to the third race of the season with a genuine championship battle between Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel now shaping up.

HORNER WANTS CLARITY OVER VETTEL GRID START

Christian Horner has called on F1's governing body to clarify the rule about where drivers need to start grands prix.

PUNDIT QUESTIONS FERRARI WING FLEX

Former F1 driver Christian Danner has raised doubts about the legality of Ferrari's 2017 car.

F1 PASSING PROBLEM SMALLER AFTER CHINA

The 'overtaking problem' with F1's faster new cars took a back seat in Shanghai.

MCLAREN FASTER IN CORNERS THAN WILLIAMS SAYS VANDOORNE

Stoffel Vandoorne has isolated Honda amid McLaren's current performance crisis.

WEHRLEIN HEADING FOR BAHRAIN COMEBACK

Pascal Wehrlein is shaping up to make his return to the Sauber cockpit in Bahrain.

FERRARI CRITICISES RAIKKONEN AFTER CHINA

Ferrari has openly criticised Kimi Raikkonen after Sunday's Chinese grand prix.

KEY FIGURE IN FERRARI SURGE IS BINOTTO

Niki Lauda has credited Ferrari's technical boss for the boost in performance enjoyed by the Italian team in 2017.

9 APRIL 2017

RACE NOTES - HAMILTON WINS CHINESE GRAND PRIX

Chinese GP - Race Notes
by Mark Karp

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Chinese GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Chinese GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Chinese GP - Race Results

HAMILTON DOESN'T WANT ALONSO AS TEAMMATE

Lewis Hamilton has given a strong sign that he doesn't want to share a garage with Fernando Alonso.

PROST RELISHING RENAULT ADVISOR ROLE

Alain Prost says he is working hard to help the works Renault team make progress in F1.

KALTENBORN DISPUTES WEHRLEIN INJURY REPORTS

Monisha Kaltenborn has taken issue with fellow F1 boss Toto Wolff's description of Pascal Wehrlein's injury.

PROST DOUBTS ROSBERG WILL RETURN

F1 legend Alain Prost doubts Nico Rosberg will ever return to formula one.

TITLE CONTENDERS ADMIT MERCEDES, FERRARI CLOSE

2017 title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have admitted the performance of their respective cars is genuinely close.

RED BULL GAP NOT EASY TO CLOSE SAYS VERSTAPPEN

Red Bull's drivers admit it will take time for the team to get close to the top two teams in 2017.

FIA MOVES TO STOP T-WING FLEXING

The FIA has targeted the unpopular engine cover 'T-wings' and fins, with a view to ridding F1 of them in the future.

NO ENGINE IMPROVEMENT DATE SET SAYS HONDA

Honda is still not promising when it will be able to substantially fix its badly struggling 2017 engine.

8 APRIL 2017

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Chinese GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Chinese GP - Saturday Team Quotes

MARKO CONFIRMS MEETING WITH VERSTAPPEN GRANDFATHER

Dr Helmut Marko has confirmed reports he met with Max Verstappen's grandfather.

NO ALONSO CONTRACT TALKS UNTIL SUMMER SAYS BROWN

Fernando Alonso has agreed to hold off potential talks with other teams until the summer.

ECCLESTONE COULD ATTEND NEXT TWO RACES

Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone could attend the next two grands prix.

CHINA GP ALMOST RESCHEDULED SAYS STEWARD

F1 steward Mika Salo has revealed the decision was almost taken to reschedule the Chinese grand prix.

WEHRLEIN HOPES FOR BAHRAIN RETURN

Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein says he is hopeful he will be fit enough to race in Bahrain next weekend.

QUALIFYING REPORT - IN A WHILE

Chinese GP - Qualifying Report
By Dan Knutson

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Chinese GP - Qualifying Results

SHANGHAI CLOUDS THREATEN CHINA GP

A cloud is literally hanging over this weekend's Chinese grand prix.

NO 2017 ENGINE FOR SAUBER THIS YEAR

Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn has played down rumours the Swiss team could switch to Ferrari's 2017-spec engine mid-season.

FIA WORKING ON HALO ALTERNATIVE SHIELD

Secret plans for an alternative to the controversial 'Halo' cockpit protection system have been leaked in the Shanghai paddock.

MCLAREN NOT SETTING HONDA DEADLINE

Zak Brown says McLaren is not setting a deadline for Honda to take a big leap out of its current engine crisis.

F1 BOSS SAYS 21 RACES IN 2018

There will be 21 races on the F1 calendar next year.

WEHRLEIN FRACTURED BONE IN WINTER CRASH SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff has revealed that Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein actually fractured a bone in his back in his race of champions crash during the winter.

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - CLEARING THE AIR

Chinese GP - Practice 3 Report
By Dan Knutson

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Chinese GP - Practice 3 Results

7 APRIL 2017

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Chinese GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Friday Press Conference

MARCHIONNE RETIREMENT PLAN ON TRACK

Sergio Marchionne's plan to step down as president of the Ferrari parent Fiat Chrysler appears on track.

HAMILTON WORRIED ABOUT PIRELLI WETS IN CHINA

Lewis Hamilton admitted he is concerned that his first taste of Pirelli's new wet tyres will be this weekend in China.

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Chinese GP - Friday Team Quotes

F1 OPEN TO RULE CHANGES SAYS WOLFF

F1 should be "open" to making tweaks if the on-track spectacle does not live up to the hype in 2017.

GROSJEAN AGREES THAT PAY DRIVERS SHOULD GO

Romain Grosjean has backed moves to nudge so-called 'pay drivers' out of formula one.

RICCIARDO WANTS RENAULT UPDATE SOONER

Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he hopes Renault pushes through a scheduled engine upgrade to get Red Bull back on track in 2017.

ECCLESTONE BUYING INTERLAGOS GOOD SAYS MASSA

Felipe Massa says it would be "good" if a buyer for Brazilian grand prix venue Interlagos is being lined up.

VANDOORNE UNSURE OF HONDA FIX TIMING

Stoffel Vandoorne says he doesn't know how long it will take McLaren-Honda to fix its current problems.

PETRONAS STAYING DESPITE MALAYSIA GP EXIT

The Malaysian grand prix in October will be the last held at the Sepang circuit near Kuala Lumpur, a constant F1 host since 1999.

ALONSO RULES OUT QUITTING MID-SEASON

Fernando Alonso has dismissed speculation he might quit McLaren-Honda mid-way through the 2017 season.

WEHRLEIN FITNESS CRITICISM UNFAIR SAYS KALTENBORN

Monisha Kaltenborn has hit back at rumours there is definitely more to the story regarding Pascal Wehrlein's supposed lack of fitness.

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - HOLDING PATTERN

Chinese GP - Practice 2 Report
By Dan Knutson

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - SOGGY START STOP

Chinese GP - Practice 1 Report
By Dan Knutson

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Chinese GP - Practice 1 Results

6 APRIL 2017

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Thursday Press Conference

MERCEDES STILL QUICKER THAN FERRARI SAYS RICCIARDO

Daniel Ricciardo thinks Mercedes continues to have the quickest car in F1.

WOLFF PLAYS DOWN MELBOURNE DEFEAT

Toto Wolff has calmed fears that Mercedes has finally been overtaken as F1's top team.

PROST WANTS TYRE CHOICE FREEDOM IN F1

F1 legend Alain Prost says more tyre freedom will spice up the sport's battles.

FORCE INDIA AMONG SLOWEST IN 2017 SAYS PEREZ

Sergio Perez has admitted Force India's 2017 car is currently among the very slowest on the grid.

ECCLESTONE REJECTED VIETNAM GP DEAL

Ousted F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says he rejected plans to add a Vietnamese grand prix to the race calendar.

PEREZ WOULD NOT GIVE UP F1 SEAT OVER FITNESS

Sergio Perez said he feels for fellow F1 driver Pascal Wehrlein.

5 APRIL 2017

F1 EYES 1200HP TWIN-TURBO V6 FOR 2021

The next details about F1's potential new engine formula for 2021 are now emerging.

WOLFF COULD MISS BIRTH OF CHILD

Toto Wolff has admitted he could miss the birth of his child in the coming days.

FERRARI INSIDERS TIP SHANGHAI STRUGGLE

Two Ferrari-linked figures are concerned the Italian team could face a tougher test for victory this weekend in China.

BOTTAS WOULD OBEY MERCEDES TEAM ORDER

Valtteri Bottas says that while he would obey team orders, he does not see himself as the 'number 2' driver at Mercedes.

ALONSO TO LAUNCH FASHION BRAND

The signs are growing by the day that Fernando Alonso intends to stay in F1 beyond 2017.

AUDI PLAYS DOWN LATEST F1 RUMOURS

Audi has ruled out racing in formula one, at least in the short term.

BERGER THINKS MERCEDES STILL AHEAD

Gerhard Berger says it is too soon to declare Ferrari the favourite for the 2017 world championship.

RAIKKONEN WANTS TO STAY BEYOND 2017

Kimi Raikkonen has indicated he wants to stay in formula one beyond 2017.

TRULLI HOPES GIOVINAZZI GETS FULL F1 SEASON

Former F1 driver Jarno Trulli thinks Italian countryman Antonio Giovinazzi kicked off a "promising formula one career" in Australia.

4 APRIL 2017

DOUBTS SURROUND WEHRLEIN FITNESS STORY

Pascal Wehrlein could miss the entire China-Bahrain double header in the next two weeks, as a bizarre story about his physical fitness continues to unfold.

F1 RETURN NOW MORE LIKELY SAYS KUBICA

Robert Kubica says a return to F1 is now "more likely" than at any time since his serious rally crash in early 2011.

GROSJEAN NOT COMPLAINING A GOOD SIGN SAYS HAAS

Owner Gene Haas says he is happy the American team is in among the action in a closely-fought midfield in 2017.

3 APRIL 2017

RED BULL TARGETS RACE WINS BY AUSTRIA

Red Bull is targeting race victories later in 2017, according to team official Dr Helmut Marko.

BARRICHELLO'S SON STARTS CAR RACING CAREER

Rubens Barrichello's son is now beginning his own single seater adventure.

JOS VERSTAPPEN ARRESTED AFTER CLUB BRAWL

Max Verstappen's father was taken into police custody following a nightclub brawl, reports in the Dutch media claim.

VERSTAPPEN HAILS NEW DIRECTION FOR 2021 ENGINES

Max Verstappen has backed F1's move to simpler engine technology for 2021 and beyond.

NEW F1 ERA MEANS HIGHER INTEREST SAYS MARKO

Spectator interest in F1 is picking up as the sport begins its new era.

WEHRLEIN TO DO FRIDAY PRACTICE IN CHINA

Pascal Wehrlein will return to the cockpit of his Sauber this Friday in Shanghai.

VANDOORNE STICKING WITH MCLAREN-HONDA AMID CRISIS

Stoffel Vandoorne insists he is staying upbeat, even though he is making his full-time F1 debut in arguably the slowest car overall in 2017.

HOPES HIGH FOR MORE PASSING IN CHINA

Hopes are high that Shanghai will host a more spectacular grand prix this weekend.

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