Formula 1 News

Sainz "happy" for McLaren's Monza F1 win despite points blow

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz said he was happy to see his old McLaren team end its winless streak at the Italian Grand Prix, despite the result being a big blow to Ferrari in the championship.

Why summer refresher was all Ricciardo needed to turn F1 season around

The transformation in Daniel Ricciardo’s Formula 1 season from the woes before the summer break to his Italian Grand Prix victory was something no one could have predicted.

Wolff: F1 cannot ‘freestyle’ format changes with ‘confused’ ideas

Toto Wolff believes Formula 1 has too much responsibility to “freestyle” changes to the regulations amid continued discussions about sprint races and the format of grand prix weekends.

Williams' race pace biggest confirmation of F1 progress, says Capito

Williams Formula 1 boss Jost Capito says the Italian Grand Prix gave a strong indication of how much progress the Grove team has made on race pace of late.

The squandered potential of a 70s F1 underdog Prime

The squandered potential of a 70s F1 underdog

A podium finisher in its first outing but then never again, the BRM P201 was a classic case of an opportunity squandered by disorganisation and complacency, says Stuart Codling.

Albon owes Russell ‘a couple of beers’ for Williams F1 seat

Alex Albon joked that he owes George Russell “a couple of beers” for his help in getting a Formula 1 seat with Williams, but said he was almost “too supportive”.

Ricciardo: "Surreal" to have Monza F1 trophy next to Senna's at MTC

Daniel Ricciardo said it felt "surreal" to have his Italian Grand Prix winning trophy alongside that of Ayrton Senna after winning his first race for McLaren in italy.

Alonso: Alpine "best team" in F1 midfield without fastest car

Fernando Alonso thinks Alpine is the best team in Formula 1's midfield despite not having a car as fast as the likes of Aston Martin and AlphaTauri.

The unresolved issues hanging over F1's sprint race experiment

Formula 1’s second sprint weekend experiment at Monza generated mixed reactions from fans and the championship’s insiders alike, and question marks clearly remain about the format’s future.

Science, not luck saved Hamilton in Monza F1 crash - halo uni director

Lewis Hamilton was “not lucky” but saved by “engineering and science” in his Formula 1 crash with Max Verstappen at Monza, according to the motorsport director of Cranfield University.

Red Bull: Slow Monza F1 pitstop resulted from FIA clampdown

Red Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner has revealed the human error that caused Max Verstappen’s slow pitstop at Monza resulted from the FIA’s clampdown introduced at Spa.

Masi says Silverstone, Monza F1 clash penalties not comparable

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says Max Verstappen’s penalty for his clash with Lewis Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix can’t be compared to the one the Mercedes driver got at Silverstone.

The other notable Monza escape that F1 should learn from

OPINION: The headlines were dominated by the Italian Grand Prix clash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, who had the halo to thank for avoiding potentially serious injury. But two days earlier, Formula 1 had a lucky escape with a Monza pitlane incident that could also have had grave consequences.

Zhou emerges as favourite for 2022 Alfa Romeo F1 seat
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Zhou emerges as favourite for 2022 Alfa Romeo F1 seat

Formula 2 race winner Guanyu Zhou is favourite for the second Alfa Romeo Formula 1 seat next year, although team boss Fred Vasseur insists no decision has been taken.

Ferrari: Qualifying Friday is better, but Saturday needs new ideas

Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz believe Fridays of Formula 1 grand prix weekends improve significantly under the sprint qualifying format.

Ricciardo opens up on 'primal' feeling before shock Monza F1 win

Daniel Ricciardo has opened up on the ‘primal’ feeling that overwhelmed him at Formula 1’s Italian Grand Prix, and helped him pull off a surprise win.

Albon yet to find out ‘very strict’ F1 clauses to protect Mercedes
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Albon yet to find out ‘very strict’ F1 clauses to protect Mercedes

Alex Albon says he has no idea what Mercedes's "very strict and clear" clauses in his contract with the Williams Formula 1 team are.

Kubica accepts others are ‘higher on the list’ for Alfa Romeo F1 seat

Robert Kubica has accepted there are drivers who are “higher on the list” than him for an Alfa Romeo Formula 1 seat in 2022, with his focus remaining in sportscars.

How Monza only added more questions to F1's sprint race conundrum

With two sprint races under its belt, Formula 1 must now consider its options for them going forward. While they've helped deliver exciting racing on Sundays, the sprints themselves have been somewhat lacking - creating yet another conundrum for F1 to solve...

Who should Alfa Romeo sign for 2022's F1 season? Prime

Who should Alfa Romeo sign for 2022's F1 season?

OPINION: With Valtteri Bottas already signed up for 2022, all eyes are on the race for the second seat at Alfa Romeo next year. Antonio Giovinazzi is the current incumbent, but faces a tough competition from appealing short and long-term prospects

The Monza F1 set-up choice that helped deliver McLaren’s win

McLaren ended a lengthy victory drought at Formula 1’s Italian Grand Prix, with Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris making brilliant use of their cars' strengths to bring home a 1-2.

Italian GP: Key F1 tech updates, direct from the garages

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

The unique wing ideas that Monza’s F1 challenge throws up

The challenge of the Monza circuit represents something very different for Formula 1 teams, as minimising drag is the name of the game over maximising downforce.

What's behind Red Bull's latest F1 floor tweak

Red Bull has expended considerable resources this season, adding performance to its RB16B at almost every Formula 1 race.