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Keep or trade? What’s Verstappen and Perez’s perfect F1 weekend?
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Keep or trade? What’s Verstappen and Perez’s perfect F1 weekend?

Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez have a challenge on their hands – to pick their perfect race.

Ben Sulayem dismisses F1 talk of "bad relationship" with FOM

FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem has dismissed talk of underlying problems between himself and Formula 1’s commercial rights holders.

Record F1 crowd prompts Australian GP seating rethink

All grandstands at Albert Park have been redesigned to hold more people following the record Australian Grand Prix crowd earlier this year.

Red Bull move offers Ricciardo best chance of instant F1 comeback - Brown

Daniel Ricciardo has the chance to turn his Formula 1 career around "on a dime" after taking up a Red Bull third driver role, reckons former boss Zak Brown.

How Ferrari quietly sorted its core F1 engine reliability problem

Ferrari’s fluctuating form in the final races of the Formula 1 season – especially from struggles in Mexico to fighting Red Bull in Abu Dhabi – highlighted how critical engine performance was.

The physical focus bringing out the best from Esteban Ocon Prime

The physical focus bringing out the best from Esteban Ocon

Esteban Ocon likes to point out he’s the first driver since Lewis Hamilton to emerge from a spell as Fernando Alonso’s teammate with a superior overall points record. While some may disagree, as LUKE SMITH discovered, the 2021 Hungarian GP winner reckons it’s not just luck which has made him France’s pre-eminent Formula 1 driver of the moment…

Jeddah reveals F1 track tweaks ahead of 2023 race

The promoters of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix have revealed further tweaks to the Jeddah Formula 1 track layout for next year’s race to improve safety and visibility.

F1 still eyes in-car video screens to replace mirrors, but faces key hurdles

Formula 1’s move to even bigger mirrors in 2023 has again highlighted the problems that drivers face with rearward visibility.

Vettel reveals story behind last F1 race ‘Invitation’ T-shirt

Sebastian Vettel has revealed the story behind the unique ‘Invitation’ T-shirt that he wore to his final Formula 1 race in Abu Dhabi last weekend.

How Red Bull's dynamic leader Mateschitz shaped its F1 philosophy Prime

How Red Bull's dynamic leader Mateschitz shaped its F1 philosophy

The death of Dietrich Mateschitz last month has not only deprived Red Bull of its visionary founder, it has shorn Formula 1 of one of its most influential benefactors. Mateschitz himself was famously media-shy, preferring to let the brand do the talking on his behalf. And, while it’s now normal to speak of Red Bull F1 titles and champions made, Mateschitz never assumed it would be easy or even possible – as ANTHONY ROWLINSON discovered during this previously unpublished interview from 2006…

F1 won’t suffer from the "complete mess" FTX crypto collapse triggered – Brown

Formula 1 will weather the storm caused by the "complete mess" of the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX and the contagion it triggered, says McLaren boss Zak Brown.

Alonso: Making success of F1 comeback not to be underestimated

Fernando Alonso says the challenge of making a successful Formula 1 comeback should not be "underestimated".

Tickets for F1 Spanish Grand Prix and Catalan MotoGP 2023 now on sale

Tickets for Barcelona’s two major motorsport events at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona next season are now available for fans to purchase.

Norris: P5 the maximum for McLaren after "tough season" in F1 2022

Lando Norris says McLaren's fifth position in the championship was the maximum the team deserved to achieve after a tough 2022 Formula 1 season.

Verstappen: F1 drivers should quit if not prepared for marathon battles

Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen says drivers should quit if they aren’t prepared for the intensity of super-close title battles.

The most dominant race win in modern F1
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The most dominant race win in modern F1

Winning margins in Formula 1 are usually measured in seconds. Occasionally, in a wet race, we get a race won by more than a minute.

McLaren's F1 partnership with Gulf won't be extended

McLaren's partnership with the iconic Gulf Oil brand is to end this year, with their sponsorship contract not being extended into 2023.

Alfa: Beating Aston Martin makes “big difference” to 2023 F1 budget

Alfa Romeo boss Fred Vasseur says that the prize money earned for sixth place in the Formula 1 constructors' championship will make a “big difference” to the Hinwil outfit.

Unbranded Aston brought back memories of 2002 Jaguar F1 test for Alonso

Fernando Alonso was reminded of his test with Jaguar in 2002 when he drove the unbranded, green-livered Aston Martin Formula 1 car for the first time in Abu Dhabi.

Binotto exit rumours ramp up amid resignation report

Speculation over the future of Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto ramped up on Friday when reports out of Italy suggested his departure from the squad could be imminent.

Binotto admits "difficult" time in dealing with Ferrari F1 criticisms

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has admitted that he had a hard time this year isolating his Formula 1 squad from the distraction of external criticism.

Mercedes thinks it can avoid F1’s spiral of decline precedent

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has faith his squad is not set for years in the wilderness after being knocked off the top spot in Formula 1.

Horner: Red Bull's F1 success in 2022 "hurts our opponents"

Christian Horner believes Red Bull's Formula 1 success in 2022 "hurts our opponents" but warned against complacency in the fight against Mercedes and Ferrari.

Can Mercedes break Formula 1's cycle of doom? Prime

Can Mercedes break Formula 1's cycle of doom?

OPINION: Teams that have dominated for long periods throughout Formula 1's history often take years to get back to the top of the tree once they've slipped down. But it remains to be seen whether the same will happen to Mercedes after a challenging 2022 season

Ricciardo "relieved" to finish McLaren F1 stint with clean race

Daniel Ricciardo says he was "relieved" to finish his Formula 1 spell at McLaren with a clean race in the Abu Dhabi GP.

Mercedes and Aston Martin tech innovations banned for F1 2023

Two extreme aero ideas introduced by Mercedes and Aston Martin this year have been banned for the 2023 Formula 1 season.

Mercedes still does not understand all the quirks of W13 F1 car

Mercedes has admitted that it still does not understand all of the quirks that made its W13 such a tricky Formula 1 car.

Hulkenberg felt "human degradation" towards end of comeback F1 test

Nico Hulkenberg joked that he felt some “human degradation” towards the end of his comeback Formula 1 test with Haas in Abu Dhabi as he stepped up preparations for 2023.

Szafnauer thinks Gasly is faster than Piastri on 2023 Alpine line-up

Alpine Formula 1 team principal Otmar Szafnauer thinks that with incoming Pierre Gasly the team has ended up with a better driver for 2023 than Oscar Piastri.

F1 champion Max Verstappen to stick with number 1 in 2023

Max Verstappen says he will continue using the #1 race number for as long as he is the defending world champion, including the 2023 season.

FIA announces departure of Rao as interim secretary general

The FIA has announced the departure of senior figure Shaila-Ann Rao, a former Mercedes executive whose appointment caused concern among rival Formula 1 teams.

2023 F1 driver race numbers: Who uses what number and why?

All Formula 1 drivers choose a permanent race number with which they use throughout their F1 career and only the reigning world champion is allowed to change numbers. But which drivers use what number and what is the story behind their choice?

How F1 teams narrowed their tech focus in final 2022 races

This year's white-hot Formula 1 development battle cooled off several races ago, with teams switching their main focus to 2023 cars, which meant they focused on the finer details at the track in the closing weekends of the season.

What hurt Perez most in his ill-fated fight for second in Abu Dhabi Prime

What hurt Perez most in his ill-fated fight for second in Abu Dhabi

Arguably the favourite in the battle to finish second-best in 2022's Formula 1 standings, Sergio Perez's two-stop strategy at Abu Dhabi couldn't take him ahead of Charles Leclerc when the music stopped - and several key factors ultimately precluded him from the much-coveted runner-up spot.

Ricciardo returns to Red Bull as third driver for F1 2023

Daniel Ricciardo will serve as Red Bull’s third driver in Formula 1 for 2023, the team announced on Wednesday.

McLaren F1 "far away" from blaming loss of P4 on Ricciardo's struggles

McLaren Formula 1 team boss Andreas Seidl says he is "far away' from blaming the team's loss of fourth place on Daniel Ricciardo's struggles and is pleased he and the team ended their partnership on a high.

Mercedes: Red Bull’s 25 percent wind tunnel F1 deficit will bite

Mercedes believes a wind tunnel running deficit for Red Bull of more than 25 percent in 2023 could prove critical in helping it close up to the Formula 1 world champions.

George Russell: Abu Dhabi GP a Mercedes F1 "reality check"

George Russell says that the Abu Dhabi GP served as a reality check for the Mercedes Formula 1 team after the excitement of the previous week's one-two in Brazil.

Alonso ‘100-plus’ per cent happy with Aston Martin move after first F1 test

Fernando Alonso now feels “100-plus” per cent happy with his Aston Martin move for 2023 after completing his first Formula 1 test for the team in Abu Dhabi.

Schumacher "didn't see" Latifi in Abu Dhabi F1 clash

Mick Schumacher says he "didn't see" Nicholas Latifi when the pair collided while battling for position during Formula 1's Abu Dhabi GP.

Ferrari outlines where it lost F1 development war against Red Bull

Ferrari thinks it lost the Formula 1 development war against Red Bull this year because it faced a more complicated task in improving its car.

Pirelli reveals 30% increase in F1 overtakes from 2021 to 2022

Pirelli has revealed there was a 30% increase in the number of overtakes completed by drivers in Formula 1 this year under the revised technical regulations.

What we learned from Alonso’s first Aston Martin Formula 1 test

Fernando Alonso wasted little time in getting his long-awaited first Formula 1 test for Aston Martin underway on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi ahead of his 2023 move.

The Abu Dhabi momentum that can propel Leclerc and Ferrari to F1 2023 success

OPINION: Charles Leclerc achieved his target of sealing runner-up in the 2022 world championship with a masterful drive behind Max Verstappen in Abu Dhabi. And that race contained key elements that may help him, and Ferrari, go one better in Formula 1 2023

Sainz leads Ferrari 1-2-3 in Abu Dhabi F1 post-season test day

Carlos Sainz led Ferrari to a 1-2-3 finish on the final day of Formula 1 running for 2022 as Abu Dhabi hosted the traditional post-season test.

Ricciardo set on F1 role in 2023, 'mentally not there' with IndyCar

Daniel Ricciardo maintains he has no interest in racing in IndyCar despite comments from Patricio O'Ward that he would relish the US series after leaving the McLaren Formula 1 team.

Alonso and Piastri make new team debuts as F1 testing begins

Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri enjoyed their first outings with their new Formula 1 teams on Tuesday as the post-season test in Abu Dhabi got underway.

The F1 records Verstappen and Red Bull broke in 2022

Max Verstappen and Red Bull produced a record-breaking 2022 Formula 1 world championship, but exactly what records did they set and how did it compared to previous seasons?

Aston Martin: Alfa driver moves “a bit borderline” in Abu Dhabi GP

Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack says some moves by the Alfa Romeo drivers in the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi GP were “a bit borderline”.

10 things we learned at the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The 2022 Formula 1 finale had that cliched end-of-school feel to it with nothing to play for, as Max Verstappen secured a dominant and record-extending 15th win of the season. Battles for the also-ran places were decided at Yas Marina and the 2023 grid was finally completed, as the F1 indulged in some fond farewells. Here’s what we learned from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Teams set for crucial F1 2023 tyre test with new Pirelli compound

Tuesday's Abu Dhabi test will be crucial for both the Formula 1 teams and Pirelli as the definitive 2023 tyres are given their first extensive track running.

Williams formally confirms Sargeant in Formula 1 seat for 2023

Williams has formally confirmed that Logan Sargeant will race for the team in 2023 after clinching his superlicence, completing the Formula 1 grid for next year.

Hulkenberg contacted Haas in summer after F1 interest "crept back"

Nico Hulkenberg reached out to Haas about a Formula 1 seat over the summer after his interest in making a comeback “crept back”, paving the way for his 2023 deal.

Who is driving in F1's post-season Abu Dhabi test?

Formula 1 will enjoy its final running of 2022 on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi as the Yas Marina Circuit hosts the post-season test day.

Alonso: DNF to end F1 season in Abu Dhabi was "summary of the year"

Fernando Alonso felt his retirement from the Formula 1 season finale in Abu Dhabi was “the summary of the year” and he is “happy that it’s finished” after six DNFs.

2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Driver Ratings

The 2022 Formula 1 season came to a close at the Yas Marina Circuit, where the battle for second in the standings was decided, the wins in a season record extended and a retiring four-time world champion bowed out on a high. Here's how we rated the drivers

The factors that stopped Perez catching Leclerc in Verstappen's Abu Dhabi triumph

Max Verstappen ended the 2022 Formula 1 season in fitting fashion with a dominant drive to victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. But behind him, early season rival Charles Leclerc achieved his target of securing the runner-up spot with a well-executed a one-stop strategy to beat Sergio Perez, whose pursuit on a two-stop strategy was hampered by several critical factors

Ferrari used "dummy" pit radio message to trick Red Bull in Abu Dhabi GP

Ferrari has revealed that it used a "dummy" radio message to trick Red Bull into putting Sergio Perez on to a two-stop strategy at Formula 1’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Mercedes: F1 2022 still less painful than last year’s Abu Dhabi title loss

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says his team’s disappointing Formula 1 campaign this year was much less painful to endure than last year’s title loss in Abu Dhabi.

F1 race results: Max Verstappen wins Abu Dhabi GP

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina, extending his all-time winning record to 15 victories in the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship.