Austrian GP (2015)

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18 Jun - 21 Jun
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Alonso lashes out at "sick" Austrian GP crash theories

Fernando Alonso has labelled as "sick" the conspiracy theorists who suggested he made Kimi Raikkonen lose control of his car before their Austrian Grand Prix accident.

Maldonado: Verstappen incident "scary"

Pastor Maldonado admitted that the spectacular moment he had on the pit straight while chasing Max Verstappen in the Austrian Grand Prix was "scary", and says that it was triggered by a loss of downforce as the DRS was open.

Ferrari calls for end to 'fake' optimism

Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene has called for an end to the 'fake' optimism his team delivers on grand prix Fridays, as he insists a three-victory target for 2015 still stands.

The cure for Formula 1's doom-mongers

Formula 1 continues to face pressure to raise its game amid talk of crisis. But the sport is not in the huge trouble many suggest, argues Jonathan Noble.

Ricciardo predicts improvement post-Austria

Daniel Ricciardo says he is expecting better results in the upcoming races, after snatching a point away from a tough Austrian GP for him and Red Bull Racing.

Austrian pit errors highlight intensity of driver fight

Lewis Hamilton's Austrian Grand Prix pit exit error, and Nico Rosberg's locked-up entry, prove the intensity of their Formula 1 fight for dominance, reckons their Mercedes boss.

Ferrari says poor Austrian GP won't affect Raikkonen's chances

Ferrari insists that Kimi Raikkonen's nightmare Austrian Grand Prix weekend has not scuppered his chances of staying at the team in 2016.

Analysis: The change that has helped Rosberg turn the tables

The start of the Austrian Grand Prix was always going to be a crucial point in the battle for victory between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton and, as Adam Cooper explains, the German has worked hard to make sure he got the upper hand.

Sahara Force India scored ten points in today’s Austrian GP

Sahara Force India moved up to fifth place in the Constructors’ championship.

Austrian GP: A disappointing result for Sauber

Felipe Nasr “I am disappointed with this result. I struggled a lot with overheating brakes."

Massa finished third and Bottas fifth in today’s Austrian GP

Felipe Massa: " We made the most of the slower Ferrari pitstop and took all the opportunities that came to us to achieve my first podium of the year."

Raikkonen admits loss of control hard to explain

Kimi Raikkonen says there is no obvious explanation as to what caused him to lose control of his car and collide with Fernando Alonso in the Austrian Grand Prix.

Ferrari: A complicated afternoon in Austria

Sebastian Vettel: “The issue during the pit-stop is something that can happen..."

Arrivabene wants fix for "stupid" wheelnuts

Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene has demanded an urgent revision to his team's wheelnut design following the problem that cost Sebastian Vettel a podium finish at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Silver Arrows sparkle in Spielberg with superb 1-2 finish!

Felipe Massa and Williams made it an all Mercedes-Benz powered podium in P3

Second consecutive seventh position for Lotus' Maldonado in the Austrian GP

Pastor Maldonado: "It’s great to get another seventh position and the points that come with it."

Vettel: Mercedes was unbeatable in Austria

Sebastian Vettel says that there was no way that his Ferrari team could have challenged Mercedes in the Austrian Grand Prix despite his strong practice showing.

Austrian GP: Post-race press conference

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Felipe Massa (Williams).

Relieved Alonso says Raikkonen spun on his own

Fernando Alonso says Kimi Raikkonen spun on his own before the dramatic crash that put them both out the Austrian Grand Prix.

Drivers' and constructors' standings after Austrian GP

Nico Rosberg reduces the gap to Championship leader to 10 points.

Austrian GP: Rosberg beats Hamilton to fifth Mercedes 1-2

Nico Rosberg dominated at the Red Bull Ring to win his third Grand Prix of the season, after beating pole-sitting teammate Lewis Hamilton away from the startline to reduce the championship lead to 10 points.

Mercedes 'not as confident' for race

Mercedes has admitted that it does not feel as comfortable about its chances in the Austrian Grand Prix as it has at recent races, despite outpacing Ferrari again.

Austrian GP qualifying: Fifth place on the grid for Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg: "This track can sometimes spring surprises and we still don’t know what the weather will do tomorrow"

McLaren calls for F1 engine penalty “rethink”

McLaren’s Eric Boullier has called for a “rethink” of the current engine rules in Formula 1 following the penalties awarded to the team’s drivers for power-unit changes.

Rosberg says taking risks was "necessary"

Nico Rosberg says he did not know that Lewis Hamilton had already spun when he went off at the end of Q3 in Austria, but insisted that it would not have made any difference.

Brake issues cost Ricciardo Q3 slot

Daniel Ricciardo says brake problems cost him a place in the top 10 during qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Ferrari: Bittersweet qualifying at Spielberg

Sebastian Vettel will start from third on the grid and Kimi Raikkonen in eighteenth

Bizarre but brilliant front row lockout for the Silver Arrows in Spielberg

Both Lewis and Nico spun while pushing for further improvement on their final Q3 laps.

Raikkonen blames Ferrari error for Q1 exit

Kimi Raikkonen blamed his Ferrari team for the mistake that cost him a place in Q2 during qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Grosjean qualifies P9 and Maldonado P10 for the Austrian GP

After a mixed qualifying session for the Austrian Grand Prix, Romain Grosjean qualified P9 and Pastor Maldonado P10.

Williams duo "in the fight" for Austrian GP podium

Felipe Massa is optimistic Williams will be in the fight for the podium in tomorrow's Austrian Grand Prix.

Austrian GP: Post-qualifying press conference

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) and Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari).

Hulkenberg: Beating one Williams is a small miracle

Nico Hulkenberg says beating a Williams in qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix was a "small miracle".

Alonso says McLaren updates are working

Fernando Alonso insists there is positive news to extract from McLaren's dismal Austrian Grand Prix weekend so far, as he feels the car updates are working.

Austrian GP: Hamilton makes it a year of Mercedes poles

Lewis Hamilton will start the Austrian Grand Prix from pole position after topping qualifying at the Red Bull Ring, ensuring that it’s a year since anyone other than a Mercedes started from pole.

Austrian GP: Vettel quickest in FP3, more problems for Alonso

Sebastian Vettel topped a rain-hit final practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix, as Fernando Alonso and McLaren hit trouble once again.

Button gets 25-place grid penalty

Jenson Button will take a 25-place grid penalty for the Austrian Grand Prix after McLaren elected to make a full Honda power unit change.

McLaren-Honda full of minor problems on opening day in Austria

Fernando Alonso: “Tomorrow, hopefully, we can recover that time.”

The Lotus E23 Hybrid showed strong potential on Austrian GP practice day

Jolyon Palmer drove in Romain’s car for FP1, setting a time just four hundredths of a second off Pastor’s session best.

Mateschitz's comments no empty threat - Horner

Christian Horner says he cannot guarantee that Red Bull will stay in F1 after company owner Dietrich Mateschitz made his feelings clear.

Vettel and Raikkonen in top three Friday practice for the Austrian GP

Sebastian Vettel: "We know that we have a good car and we think we are competitive, let’s see what’s happening overnight."

Technical analysis: McLaren's major upgrade package

McLaren unveiled in Friday practice at the Austrian Grand Prix the major car upgrade that it hopes will help lift its form over the next few races. Giorgio Piola looks at the changes.

Austrian GP: Vettel fastest in FP2, Hamilton struggles

Sebastian Vettel set the pace in second practice for the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring for Ferrari, lapping 0.011s faster than the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg – as Lewis Hamilton struggled down in fifth.

Force India on schedule with Silverstone upgrade

Force India is on schedule with its 'B-spec' car, which will be raced for the first time in the British Grand Prix.

Lauda: F1 running out of time to act

Formula 1 does not "have much time left" to sort out its problems and start making itself more popular, warns Niki Lauda.

Austrian GP: Rosberg leads FP1 as Vettel, Alonso hit trouble

Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two in opening practice for the Austrian Grand Prix, as both Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso hit problems.

Verstappen: F1 needs more speed, not danger

Max Verstappen has hit back at suggestions Formula 1 needs to be more 'dangerous' – but does admit that cars should be made more challenging.

Bottas expects to challenge Ferrari in Austria

Valtteri Bottas expects his updated Williams machine to be strong enough to challenge Ferrari in this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix.

Mercedes ahead of a challenging weekend in Austria

Lewis Hamilton: "Last year the grandstands were absolutely packed and the fans were just insane, so I'm looking forward to putting on a show for them."

Mateschitz: "I'm losing interest in Formula 1"

Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz has admitted that he is losing interest in keeping his teams in Formula 1, amid mounting frustrations with Renault.

Modern F1 harder than it looks, says Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says driving a current F1 car is not as easy as it looks after the 'lift and coast' radio messages in Canada made many observers question how hard drivers have to push these days.

Raikkonen: It's Ferrari or nothing for me in F1

Kimi Raikkonen has admitted that it is Ferrari or nothing for him in Formula 1 next year, as he hit out at reports he will have to take a pay cut to stay in 2016.

Realistic Vettel admits 'big gap' to Mercedes

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has admitted that his chances of beating the Mercedes duo at the Red Bull Ring depend on them hitting trouble this weekend.

Alonso fears "even worse" weekend in Austria

Fernando Alonso fears that the Austrian Grand Prix could be an 'even worse' weekend for McLaren than Canada, as he faces an engine penalty.

Hulkenberg win opens up Le Mans chances for F1 drivers – Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo says Nico Hulkenberg’s victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours could open up opportunities for other Formula 1 drivers to contest the French endurance classic.