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How Vegas went from byword for F1 indifference to grand Liberty coup

Holding a race in Las Vegas – party central, a city of dreams and decadence and, yes, more than a smattering of tackiness – has been on Liberty Media’s most-wanted list since it acquired Formula 1’s commercial rights. But, as LUKE SMITH explains, F1 has been here before and the relationship didn’t work out

Andretti wants to give American drivers "legitimate shot" in F1

Michael Andretti is eager to “pave the way” for American drivers to reach Formula 1 with a “legitimate shot” if his plan to form a new team is successful.

Why de Vries' FP1 outing could add a new path to his current crossroads Prime

Why de Vries' FP1 outing could add a new path to his current crossroads

A Formula 2 and Formula E champion, Nyck de Vries is currently considering where his future in motorsport lies. Continuing in WEC and Formula E is possible and he's also courted glances Stateside after impressing in an IndyCar test. But ahead of his Formula 1 FP1 debut with Williams, he could have another option if he impresses...

No replacement for Russian GP as F1 schedule stays at 22 races

Formula 1 has opted not to replace the cancelled Russian Grand Prix with a new event on September 25, leaving the 2022 calendar at 22 races.

Is F1 heading for a budget cap showdown over Red Bull/Ferrari development war?

Formula 1 has long been a hotbed of innuendo and accusation, with teams suggesting that a quick rival has a bendy front wing or an unusual straightline speed advantage.

Why Leclerc's crash shouldn't put off F1 drivers tasting history Prime

Why Leclerc's crash shouldn't put off F1 drivers tasting history

OPINION: For a demo run ahead of Monaco's Historique Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc was blessed with the opportunity to drive Niki Lauda's former Ferrari 312B3 - but a brake failure at Rascasse suggested Leclerc's Monaco hoodoo transcended contemporary F1. Although an awkward incident, Leclerc deserves credit for embracing F1's history.

De Vries expects to be "thrown in the deep" in F1 practice debut

Nyck de Vries expects to be "thrown in the deep" in his upcoming Formula 1 FP1 debut at the Spanish Grand Prix, driving Alex Albon's Williams in the session.

Horner: Angsty Verstappen nothing to worry about

Red Bull insists it is not worried by Max Verstappen’s irritation at recent reliability dramas as both team and driver share the same focus on winning in Formula 1.

Alpine to bring new F1 rear wing to Spanish GP

Alpine is to bring a new rear wing to Formula 1’s Spanish Grand Prix as part of its upgrade push to help Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon.

Honda to be title sponsor of F1’s Japanese Grand Prix

Honda is to become the official title sponsor of this year’s Japanese Grand Prix, despite it pulling out of Formula 1 at the end of last season.

Williams thinks qualifying issues hiding true F1 car potential

Williams Formula 1 boss Jost Capito says that the team has to solve its qualifying issues in order to show the true potential of the FW44.

Why the lack of "needle" between Red Bull and Ferrari is a mirage

OPINION: The fight for the 2022 Formula 1 world titles between Red Bull and Ferrari so far features little of the public animosity that developed between the former and Mercedes last year. But that isn’t to say things are full on friendly or won’t get much worse very quickly…

What Miami F1 hype will and won't change for British GP

Miami’s fake marina, its Hard Rock Beach Club, the celeb fest and massive hype created a buzz around a new Formula 1 race that we had not seen for years.

Red Bull: "Lack of peculiarities" with F1 car helping Perez

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner believes the "lack of peculiarities" with the team's car has helped Sergio Perez perform "at a very high level" so far this season.

The F1 rear wing differences at centre of Red Bull v Ferrari fight

The lap time difference between Red Bull and Ferrari has been very small this year, but the two Formula 1 teams have taken a contrasting approach to set-ups.

Baku to tweak F1 pitlane entry; eyes 2023 sprint race

Baku is to make modifications to its pitlane entry for next month's race, in the wake of intense debate about the safety of the configuration at last year's Formula 1 event.

Why F1 is spending $240m on a Las Vegas construction plot

Formula 1 is spending a substantial sum of $240 million on pits and paddock alone to make the Las Vegas Grand Prix a reality. But for a sport whose business model has long relied on race-hosting fee, why is it taking an unconventional route to expand its presence in America? Adam Cooper explains...

Miami plans to keep early May F1 date slot

The Miami Grand Prix plans to retain an early May slot on the Formula 1 calendar moving forward after a successful debut this month.

Why Sebastian Vettel is the voice the world needs

OPINION: The four-time world champion made an appearance on UK TV last week, proving to be more eloquent than certain other guests, while also outlining his value to Formula 1 as a vocal and honest ambassador

Pictured: The broken brake disc that caused Leclerc's Monaco crash

Formula 1 world championship leader Charles Leclerc grabbed the headlines last weekend when he crashed a Ferrari 312B3 at the Monaco Historic GP.

The underdog F1 squad that thrust Senna into the limelight Prime

The underdog F1 squad that thrust Senna into the limelight

The Toleman TG184 was the car that could, according to legend, have given Ayrton Senna his first F1 win but for Alain Prost and Jacky Ickx at Monaco in 1984. That could be stretching the boundaries of the truth a little, but as STUART CODLING explains, the team's greatest legacy was in giving the Brazilian prodigy passed over by bigger outfits an opportunity

Alpine expects Alonso/Piastri 2023 decision around British GP time

Alpine wants to wait until around the time of the British Grand Prix to decide on the Formula 1 futures of Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri.

De Vries to run in FP1 for Williams in Spanish GP

Mercedes reserve driver Nyck de Vries is to take part in first practice for the Spanish Grand Prix for the Williams Formula 1 team, standing in for Alex Albon.

Alfa Romeo seeks "easy" Spanish GP with new F1 updates

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 boss Fred Vasseur is hoping for an “easy weekend” following the dramas of Imola and Miami when the team introduces a major update package in Barcelona.

The wide floor doubt over Mercedes' zero-pod concept

Mercedes heads to this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix hoping to finally get an answer about whether or not its 'zero-pod' design has a future.

Why Aston Martin is unlikely to repeat Jaguar’s F1 mistakes Prime

Why Aston Martin is unlikely to repeat Jaguar’s F1 mistakes

Two famous manufacturer teams born out of humble midfield origins, splashing the cash while attempting to rise to the top of F1 in record time. There are clear parallels between Lawrence Stroll’s Aston Martin and the doomed Jaguar Racing project of 22 years ago, but Mark Gallagher believes struggling Aston can avoid a similar fate.

Leclerc crashes ex-Niki Lauda Ferrari F1 car at Monaco Historic GP

Formula 1 points leader Charles Leclerc has crashed an ex-Niki Lauda classic Ferrari grand prix car during a demonstration run at the 2022 Monaco Historic event on Sunday.

Seidl: New F1 race director set-up has made ‘very good start’

McLaren Formula 1 boss Andreas Seidl believes the FIA’s new race director set-up has made a “very good start” thanks to a “straightforward” approach to enforcing rules.

Verstappen: Miami and Vegas won’t take away from Monaco’s F1 status

Max Verstappen doubts Formula 1’s shift towards new events such as Miami and Las Vegas will take anything away from Monaco’s status on the calendar.

Why Miami’s unloved chicane won’t be an easy fix due to F1 rules

Several Formula 1 drivers have called for the Miami International Autodrome’s tight chicane to be changed for next year, but revisions would not be straightforward.

Why $200m won’t convince teams on Andretti’s Formula 1 plans

The success of the Miami Grand Prix acted as one of the strongest indications yet of how much of a breakthrough Formula 1 has made in the United States.

How rejuvenated Haas recovered its F1 mojo Prime

How rejuvenated Haas recovered its F1 mojo

US-owned but until recently Russian-backed, Haas seems to have reached a turning point in car performance after three gruesome seasons. And it needs to if it’s to attract fresh investment. Team boss Gunther Steiner tells Oleg Karpov how close Haas came to the abyss.

Hamilton: City races best way forward for F1

Lewis Hamilton believes future Formula 1 tracks need to be in cities if they are to truly capture the biggest interest from fans.

Horner: Less needle in Ferrari F1 title fight after Wolff clashes

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says that this year’s Formula 1 title battle with Ferrari is taking place with much less needle than there was against Mercedes in 2021.

Ferrari chasing answers over Miami F1 low-speed anomaly

Ferrari says it is chasing answers as to why the low-speed advantage it has had all season was wiped away at Formula 1's Miami Grand Prix.

Wolff: Russell's F1 approach feels like he has been here "forever"

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says it feels like George Russell has been driving for the team "forever" after his first run of races for the squad.

Doohan set for first F1 test with Alpine in Qatar

Alpine Academy driver Jack Doohan will have his first taste of Formula 1 machinery in Qatar on Sunday. 

Video: When Hamilton first had a bad F1 car
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Video: When Hamilton first had a bad F1 car

Lewis Hamilton’s struggles with the Mercedes W13 have moved some to suggest that 2022 is the first time the seven-time world champion hasn't had the best car in Formula 1.

Ferrari’s top secret F1 filming day fuels upgrade intrigue

Ferrari’s lockdown of the Monza circuit in Italy on Friday for a top-secret filming day has fuelled intrigue about its upgrade push for Formula 1’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Russell: Bouncing Mercedes F1 car is a "killer to drive"

George Russell says his Mercedes W13 is a “killer to drive” as porpoising continues to frustrate the Brackley Formula 1 outfit.

Red Bull denies it is burning through F1 development budget

Red Bull has played down suggestions it could be on the back foot by having burned through more of its Formula 1 development budget than rival Ferrari.

Alpine seeks FIA talks over "wholly unjust" Alonso F1 penalty

Alpine plans to ask the FIA to improve the guidance race control gives to Formula 1 teams, following what it feels was a "wholly unjust" penalty for Fernando Alonso in Miami.

Vettel: Climate crisis makes me question racing in F1

Sebastian Vettel says the ongoing climate and energy crisis facing the world makes him question whether he should be racing in Formula 1.

Alfa Romeo "pleased" with Bottas despite Miami F1 slip

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team boss Fred Vasseur says he was "more than pleased" with seventh place in Miami despite a costly late slip by Valtteri Bottas.

Ricciardo: Weight saving on drink made Miami F1 even tougher

Daniel Ricciardo admits that his Miami GP was made even tougher because his McLaren Formula 1 team cut back on his drink allocation to save weight.

Why Miami’s first F1 race could never live up to its mega hype Miami GP
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Why Miami’s first F1 race could never live up to its mega hype

OPINION: With a former first lady of America, the king of basketball and the GOAT of all NFL quarterbacks in the house, the on-track Miami GP show was never going to outshine the off-track A-listers.

Mercedes has no answer on Miami GP performance loss

Mercedes Formula 1 technical director Mike Elliott admits that the team doesn’t understand why the W13 lost performance across the Miami Grand Prix weekend after a promising Friday.

Norris hopes FIA learns from Miami F1 barrier call after crashes

Lando Norris hopes the FIA learns from the decision not to install a Tecpro barrier at Turn 13 in Miami after two big incidents left drivers struggling with knocks.

Verstappen: Miami go-kart chicane not suited for F1 cars

Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen hopes the Miami Grand Prix's tight chicane will be altered for next year, saying it is not suited to modern day F1 cars.

How F1 race leaders have now lost their comfort blanket Prime

How F1 race leaders have now lost their comfort blanket

As Formula 1 teams have settled down in understanding the new generation of cars and the way they need to maximise their performance, fresh lessons have emerged. Jonathan Noble investigates how they have brought with them an all-new kind of grand prix racing

Ferrari: Red Bull advantage is only around 0.2 seconds

Ferrari believes its deficit to Red Bull is only around 0.2 seconds per lap, as it sets about closing the gap to its Formula 1 rival.

Norris: McLaren needs ‘a little bit more’ to fight Mercedes, Alfa Romeo

Lando Norris believes McLaren needs “a little bit more” to be able to fight with Mercedes and Alfa Romeo at the front of the Formula 1 midfield.

Gilles Villeneuve's 10 greatest F1 drives Prime

Gilles Villeneuve's 10 greatest F1 drives

Formula 1 lost one of its brightest stars when Gilles Villeneuve was killed during practice for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix. Forty years on, picks out the greatest drives by a Ferrari legend

The false dawn F1 puzzle that Miami gave Mercedes new hope

Mercedes had something of a false dawn at the Miami Grand Prix, with the Formula 1 team topping the times in Friday practice thanks to some upgrades.

Albon: Miami F1 result “less surprising” than Australia

Williams' Alex Albon says his top 10 finish in the Formula 1 Miami GP was “less surprising” than the one he logged in Australia, and was achieved on pure performance.

Sainz reveals physical struggles in F1 Miami GP

Carlos Sainz thinks he physically paid the price in Formula 1’s Miami Grand Prix for his early exits from the recent Australian and Emilia Romagna races.

Alpine CEO: Alonso’s Miami F1 penalty "difficult to accept"

Alpine believes it would have successfully argued against Fernando Alonso’s post-race penalty in Miami that cost him two Formula 1 points, calling the ruling “difficult to accept”.

The silver lining of Ferrari’s Miami GP defeat Prime

The silver lining of Ferrari’s Miami GP defeat

OPINION: Much was made of Formula 1’s first Miami Grand Prix – what turned out to be a very ‘marmite’ event for both those in attendance and everyone following on TV. But even as the on-track battle between Red Bull and Ferrari it produced continued the negative run of results for the red team, it contained a glimmer it must hope continues to shine

Steiner disappointed after Haas Miami F1 hopes went "down the drain"

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says his team has "nobody else to blame" but itself for failing to score points in the Miami Grand Prix.

Why first year loss hasn’t dented Miami F1 boss' outlook

The Miami Grand Prix boss says a first-year operating loss on the Formula 1 event has not stopped him being convinced the race will succeed in the long term.