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Christian Nimmervoll

His passion for Formula 1 was seemingly predetermined, given that a family image from his second birthday in 1984 shows Christian leaned over an F1 magazine with Niki Lauda's McLaren on its cover. After deciding against becoming a lawyer and trying the next best thing to becoming a professional racedriver, being a motorsport journalist, he first started his own F1 website in 1999 before joining the back then popular platform Daily F1 later that year to establish their German website as Editor. Christian became a shareholder of Daily F1's global business aged 18, before joining Fabian Hust at F1Total.com in 2003 - a platform that later turned into Motorsport-Total.com, the largest motorsports website in the German language region. Motorsport-Total.com now being a part of Motorsport Network, Christian's responsibility as Chief Editor also includes the German edition of motorsport.com and Formel1.de.

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Mercedes hopes 2026 F1 engine rules delay doesn’t drag too much

Mercedes wants the FIA to not delay for too long finalising Formula 1’s new engine regulations for 2026, amid speculation that the plans could fall back beyond this summer.

Mercedes F1 potential is “dangerous” admits Red Bull’s Marko

Red Bull’s chief Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko believes that Mercedes’ recent flashes of potential means it remains a threat in the 2022 world championship.

Marko: AlphaTauri the best alternative for Gasly after Perez deal

Helmut Marko believes Pierre Gasly has no better alternative than staying with AlphaTauri after Red Bull closed the door on a possible return by extending Sergio Perez's Formula 1 contract.

Red Bull: IP transfer in Aston Martin F1 design would be "serious concern"

Red Bull has responded to the FIA’s statement clearing Aston Martin over similarities in its Formula 1 car design by saying any transfer of IP would be "a serious concern".

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.

VW says Audi/Porsche F1 entry in 2026 was last chance for a decade

Volkswagen says a planned entry for its Porsche and Audi brands in Formula 1 in 2026 was its last chance for a decade to join the grand prix grid.

Mercedes brain drain not behind F1 slump, says Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff does not believe that his team’s current struggles in Formula 1 are linked to a potential ‘brain drain’ of its top talent.

Wolff: Thoughts of walking away from F1 not crossed my mind

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff insists the thought of walking away from Formula 1 amid the team’s current struggles hasn’t crossed his mind, as he knuckles down to help its recovery.

Vettel suggests F1 future depends on Aston Martin's progress

Sebastian Vettel says his Formula 1 future with Aston Martin hinges on how he and the team respond to "the mountain ahead of us" in trying to improve the AMR22 car.

Aston Martin "actively" considering F1 options amid Audi rumours

Aston Martin says it is “actively” considering its long-term engine options in Formula 1, amid suggestions of a potential tie-up with Audi.

Audi and Porsche hold fire on final F1 decision

Audi and Porsche want to wait until after Formula 1’s 2026 engine regulations are announced before committing to entering the sport, the German car makers have indicated.

Sainz on F1 back foot a ‘disadvantage’ for Red Bull, says Marko

Red Bull says its Formula 1 championship hopes are not being helped by Carlos Sainz so far failing to match Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc’s form.

Red Bull: Mercedes slump 'not the end' of an era in F1

Red Bull is convinced that Mercedes can quickly recover from its difficult start to the new Formula 1 season to be a factor in the championship fight.

Red Bull needs to cut F1 car weight to stay at the front, says Marko

Red Bull needs to cut weight from its RB18 Formula 1 car if it is to keep fighting at the front of the field this season, according to Helmut Marko.

Marko: Red Bull likely to lose Gasly if it can’t offer senior F1 team return

Helmut Marko has acknowledged Red Bull is likely to lose Pierre Gasly once his Formula 1 contract is up if it cannot offer him a return to its senior team.

Wolff: No finger-pointing over Mercedes F1 car or engine struggles

Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff says there will be no finger-pointing at one single area of Mercedes’ car or engine amid its early struggles this season.

Hamilton vows to be a more aggressive driver in F1 2022

Lewis Hamilton has vowed to be "a more aggressive driver" in the 2022 Formula 1 season, following his controversial battles with Max Verstappen in last year's championship.

Porsche, Red Bull nearing deal over F1 partnership from 2026

Porsche and Red Bull are at an advanced stage in talks over a Formula 1 partnership that could be finalised as early as March, Motorsport.com has learned.

Horner to remain as Red Bull F1 team principal until at least 2026

Christian Horner is set to remain as Red Bull’s Formula 1 team principal until at least 2026 after agreeing a contract extension.

Red Bull eyes early Verstappen F1 contract extension

Red Bull is set to push for an early contract extension with Max Verstappen that will keep the new Formula 1 world champion locked down for the long-term future.

McLaren denies Audi buyout as VW's F1 preparations ramp up
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McLaren denies Audi buyout as VW's F1 preparations ramp up

McLaren has strongly denied claims that it has been purchased by Audi as part of a deal to secure the German car manufacturer an F1 entry.

Netflix would ‘think about’ F1 buyout to stream races
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Netflix would ‘think about’ F1 buyout to stream races

Netflix would consider a bid to take over the running of Formula 1 if it was available, to ensure it had the control needed to justify broadcasting races live.

Hamilton says F1 gamesmanship accusations are "so silly"

Lewis Hamilton says suggestions he deliberately held up the Red Bull drivers late Formula 1 qualifying at Budapest are "so silly" and insists he does not deploy gamesmanship "tactics".

Russell "confident" future will be sorted during summer break

George Russell is “confident” a decision about his Formula 1 future will be made during the 2021 summer break, amid continuing speculation about a possible switch from Williams to Mercedes.

Marko: "Changed" Gasly wouldn’t perform in F1 now how he did at Red Bull
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Marko: "Changed" Gasly wouldn’t perform in F1 now how he did at Red Bull

Helmut Marko believes that a “changed” Pierre Gasly would now not perform how he did at Red Bull in 2019 as he continues to lead AlphaTauri’s Formula 1 efforts.

Marko: Red Bull F1 move for Russell "worth considering"
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Marko: Red Bull F1 move for Russell "worth considering"

Helmut Marko says a move by Red Bull for George Russell is "worth considering" should he miss out on a Mercedes Formula 1 seat, but "can't imagine" it happening.

Red Bull planning to move Tsunoda to Italy to rebuild confidence

Helmut Marko has revealed that Red Bull plans to move Yuki Tsunoda closer to his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team to help rebuild his confidence after a tough run of races.

Bottas has "negative" photo on desktop to "show them what I can do"

Valtteri Bottas has revealed he uses a "negative" computer desktop picture as motivation to "show them what I can do" after a suggestion by Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff.

Red Bull won't open Perez contract talks before summer break
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Red Bull won't open Perez contract talks before summer break

Red Bull will not begin talks with Sergio Perez over a new contract with the team until Formula 1's summer break at the earliest, according to Helmut Marko.

Marko: Wolff "should look at his front wings" amid protest threat
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Marko: Wolff "should look at his front wings" amid protest threat

Helmut Marko has warned Mercedes chief Toto Wolff that he should “look at his front wings” as Formula 1 heads for possible protests in Baku over flexi-wings.

Marko: Verstappen has reached a ‘different level of maturity’

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes Max Verstappen has reached a “different level of maturity” in Formula 1 after a dominant victory in Monaco on Sunday.

FIA to look at IndyCar rule that would have denied Leclerc pole

The FIA will look at IndyCar's rule deleting times for drivers who cause red flags in qualifying and deem its suitability for Formula 1 after Charles Leclerc's Monaco crash.

Red Bull confident 'bendy wing' clampdown won't hurt F1 form
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Red Bull confident 'bendy wing' clampdown won't hurt F1 form

Red Bull is confident that the FIA clampdown on 'bendy wings' in Formula 1 will not deliver a knock-out blow to its title ambitions.

Mercedes: No fear of spending war amid Red Bull recruitment drive

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff isn't worried he will need to get the chequebook out to keep engine staff, despite Red Bull luring personnel to its new Formula 1 powertrains division.

Tsunoda’s Imola Q1 crash "part of the rookie journey"

AlphaTauri does not feel Yuki Tsunoda needs to change his approach after his qualifying crash at Imola last weekend, saying it is “part of the rookie journey” in Formula 1.

Wolff expecting "totally disjointed" F1 field in 2022

Toto Wolff believes the Formula 1 field will become “totally disjointed” in 2022 when the technical regulations change and that the grid will lose its current performance convergence.

Knife-edge F1 battle risks Red Bull/Mercedes development war

Helmut Marko fears Red Bull and Mercedes will have no option but to keep developing their 2021 Formula 1 cars long into the season if the title battle remains super close.

Wolff doubts Bottas came close to retirement after team orders

Toto Wolff doubts Valtteri Bottas came close to retiring from Formula 1 following Mercedes’ use of team orders over two years ago after the Finn’s claim on Netflix.

Marko: Bahrain should put walls to avoid track limits issue

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes the debate over Formula 1 track limits following Max Verstappen’s Bahrain defeat is “completely unnecessary”, saying officials should “put a wall there”.

Marko: Verstappen and Hamilton in a league of their own

Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko believes Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton’s fight for victory in Bahrain proved they are “in a class of their own”.

Vettel should have taken a year off in 2021 - Marko

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes Sebastian Vettel should have taken a year off from Formula 1 in 2021 instead of joining Aston Martin.

Cable tip-off an example of "super spy" Hamilton's focus

Keeping a close eye on what rival teams are up to is part of the game in Formula 1.

Differential issue cost Verstappen 0.3s per lap in Bahrain

Max Verstappen was "clearly handicapped" by a differential issue that cost him 0.3 seconds per lap early on in the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, according to Helmut Marko.

Red Bull won't "burn" rough diamond Tsunoda with hasty promotion

Red Bull insists it will not ‘burn’ Yuki Tsunoda by promoting him from AlphaTauri too quickly, despite his impressive Formula 1 debut.

Red Bull went through "painful" redundancies to meet cost cap

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has revealed his team has had to "go through the pain of redundancies" to adhere to Formula 1's new budget cap for 2021, amid fears that costly sprint races could force further staff reductions.

Schumacher Jr ‘very similar’ to Michael, say Haas' Ferrari staff

Former Ferrari staff members working at Haas have already noted that Mick Schumacher is “very similar” to his father, Michael, according to team boss Gunther Steiner.

Marko hails "sensational" Tsunoda after Bahrain test

Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko heaped praise on AlphaTauri rookie Yuki Tsunoda following pre-season testing in Bahrain, calling his performance "sensational".

Steiner: No issues over representation in Netflix F1 series

Gunther Steiner says he has no issues with how he has been represented in Netflix's Drive to Survive Formula 1 series as the third season is released worldwide on Friday.

2021 pre-season 'the best since Red Bull exists' - Marko

Red Bull has labelled last weekend's pre-season Formula 1 test as the best it has ever had, but it still thinks rival Mercedes has more "up its sleeve".

Why the chances of a VW Group F1 entry are better than ever

All good things come in threes. In the past five years, the Volkswagen Group has seriously considered entering Formula 1 twice, but ultimately decided against doing so both times.

Hulkenberg could take twin Aston Martin/Mercedes reserve role

Nico Hulkenberg could twin a reserve driver role for both Aston Martin and Mercedes in Formula 1 this year, Motorsport.com understands.

Haas and Williams linked to BWT sponsor move

The iconic pink colour of Austrian water treatment company BWT could remain in Formula 1 this year, with sources indicating it has held talks with Haas and Williams.

Marko: "Insecurity" from Hockenheim crash led to Vettel downfall

Sebastian Vettel’s failure to deliver all he wanted at Ferrari was triggered by "insecurity" as a result of his 2018 German Grand Prix crash, says confidant Helmut Marko.

Russell never on Red Bull F1's radar to replace Albon - Marko

Red Bull says that George Russell’s close ties to Mercedes meant he was never on its radar as a replacement for Alex Albon.

Red Bull explains timing of Perez Abu Dhabi photo

Red Bull has explained the background to a photo of Sergio Perez with team chiefs in Abu Dhabi, taken prior to him being announced as its 2021 Formula 1 driver.

Perez's Mercedes knowledge a factor in Red Bull signing him

Red Bull says Sergio Perez's vast experience of the Mercedes Formula 1 engine was an important factor in it electing to sign the Mexican for next year.

Red Bull open to lending Albon out to other F1 teams

Red Bull is open to lending out Alex Albon to other Formula 1 teams in 2021 if one of their regular drivers has to drop out.

Red Bull could build its own engine for next F1 regulations
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Red Bull could build its own engine for next F1 regulations

Red Bull thinks it could build its own Formula 1 engine when new cheaper power unit rules come into play by 2026 at the latest.

Hamilton "on the right track" for F1 return, says Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff thinks Lewis Hamilton is "on the right track" to return to Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi, but confesses he is in a "pretty ugly" situation.

Mercedes willing to give Grosjean farewell F1 test

Mercedes would be willing to give Romain Grosjean a private Formula 1 test to say farewell to the series if he is unable to race in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix next weekend.