Erwin Jaeggi

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Verstappen warns against F1 having too many street races

Reigning Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen has warned against the series replacing its "really cool" traditional venues with a calendar of street races amid Spa uncertainty.

Verstappen: Red Bull still chasing "more dominant" Ferrari in F1 2022

Max Verstappen believes Red Bull is still chasing Ferrari for outright performance in Formula 1 this year as the Italian team has enjoyed “more dominant weekends” in 2022.

China F1 sponsor interest "difficult" but coming, says Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 boss Fred Vasseur says he is starting to see increased signs of sponsorship interest from China thanks to Zhou Guanyu, but admits progress has been "difficult".

Zhou doing "perfect job" as Alfa Romeo considers 2023 F1 driver line-up

Alfa Romeo says Zhou Guanyu has ticked all the boxes he needed to this year as the outfit ponders extending his Formula 1 contract.

Leclerc wants "full view" of Ferrari's Silverstone F1 strategy calls

Charles Leclerc wants to get the “full view” of how the Formula 1 British GP unfolded for Ferrari and why the team made the strategy calls it did.

Perez "miles off" in British GP F1 practice due to aero issue

Sergio Perez conceded his Red Bull was "miles off" in a low-key Friday practice for Formula 1's British Grand Prix, after he was plagued by a suspected aerodynamic issue.

Verstappen rues F1’s ‘irritating’ red flag rules

Max Verstappen thinks that Formula 1’s red flag rules tempt drivers to take too many risks on final runs in Monaco Grand Prix qualifying.

Ocon “one degree” away from having same F1 crash as Schumacher

Alpine’s Esteban Ocon says he nearly had an identical crash to Mick Schumacher's in qualifying for the Formula 1 Saudi Grand Prix, saying he was one degree of slip angle away from going into the same wall.

Verstappen confused by lack of grip in F1 Saudi Arabian GP Q3 runs

Max Verstappen was perplexed by his lack of grip in Q3 of Formula 1 qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, feeling like he "was driving on a different tyre".

Gasly senses final chance to win back Red Bull F1 seat

One-time grand prix winner Pierre Gasly thinks he has one final chance to get himself back in a Red Bull Formula 1 seat.

Button: "A shame" McLaren didn’t hang on with Honda in F1
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Button: "A shame" McLaren didn’t hang on with Honda in F1

Jenson Button believes it is "a shame" McLaren didn't continue working with Honda in Formula 1 after seeing the Japanese manufacturer win a world title with Red Bull.

Button eyes more Williams time in F1 as COVID restrictions ease

Jenson Button hopes that he can spend more time entrenched with the Williams Formula 1 team this year, after COVID restrictions limited his involvement in 2021.

Ocon: Alonso's out-of-the-box thinking 'unprecedented' in F1

Esteban Ocon says the way his Alpine Formula 1 teammate Fernando Alonso approaches racing compared to other drivers is "unprecedented".

Ocon: Little set-up tricks behind Alpine F1's Qatar form
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Ocon: Little set-up tricks behind Alpine F1's Qatar form

Alpine driver Esteban Ocon thinks his Formula 1 team's improved Qatar form was down to finding "little tricks" on the set-up that made the difference.

Ocon "glad" to repay Alonso for Hungary with Qatar defence

Alpine Formula 1 driver Esteban Ocon says he was happy to repay teammate Fernando Alonso for his help in Hungary by holding up Sergio Perez in the Qatar Grand Prix.

Verstappen: F1 action against Red Bull shows Mercedes' "true nature" Qatar GP
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Verstappen: F1 action against Red Bull shows Mercedes' "true nature"

Max Verstappen believes Mercedes’ recent action against Red Bull shows the team’s “true nature” as the Formula 1 stewards consider whether to re-open the case into his Brazil move.

Verstappen remains interested in future Le Mans attempt

Max Verstappen remains interested in entering the Le Mans 24 Hours in future alongside his father, Jos, who will soon make his return to competitive racing.

Fittipaldi says 2022 F1 calendar is "too much" for drivers
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Fittipaldi says 2022 F1 calendar is "too much" for drivers

Double Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi believes 2022's 23-race calendar is "too much" and he doesn't understand how drivers can cope with its "crazy" demands.

Dutch F1 GP chiefs still hoping for DRS use in banked final corner Dutch GP
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Dutch F1 GP chiefs still hoping for DRS use in banked final corner

Dutch Grand Prix chiefs are still hoping the FIA will allow DRS to be used through the banked final corner once Formula 1 drivers have got a first taste of the track.

How sim racing gave Verstappen the assurance he needed after 51G shunt
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How sim racing gave Verstappen the assurance he needed after 51G shunt

Max Verstappen’s 51G impact in his British Grand Prix smash was the biggest accident of the Red Bull driver’s career. But despite being a bit bruised and battered afterwards, less than one week later the Dutchman was back at a race track – albeit a virtual one.

How Verstappen's F1 sim rig brake set-up helped prepare him for return

Max Verstappen has revealed how the brake pedal setting of his home sim rig gave him the confidence that he was fit enough to return at Formula 1’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Verstappen doesn't understand why FP2 has been kept

Max Verstappen does not understand why Formula 1 chiefs have not ditched Saturday’s final free practice session because it is now pretty pointless.

Dutch GP targeting 105k capacity crowd for September F1 race
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Dutch GP targeting 105k capacity crowd for September F1 race

The organisers of the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort are hopeful of welcoming a capacity crowd of over 100,000 fans per day to the Formula 1 race in September.

How AlphaTauri is taming the Tsunoda ‘thunderstorm’

The talent and the speed are undeniable, but the first four races of the 2021 Formula 1 season also showed that Yuki Tsunoda still has a lot to learn.

Russell: Williams best its ever felt in a race in Spain

George Russell says his Williams felt better in the Spanish Grand Prix than any other race since he joined the Formula 1 team, as he fought hard for a point-scoring finish.

Russell planning clear-the-air call with Bottas in coming days

George Russell says he is planning to call Valtteri Bottas in the coming days to clear the air following their Formula 1 crash at Imola on Sunday.

Russell: Williams can focus on performance instead of survival

George Russell says his Williams F1 team can finally focus on finding performance instead of keeping the team alive thanks to an investment boost from its new owners and the appointment of a technical director.

Mercedes "potentially" has wind sensitivity issues like Williams

George Russell believes Mercedes is “potentially in the same boat” as Williams with a wind sensitivity issue on its 2021 Formula 1 car that hurt its performance in Bahrain.

Gasly: AlphaTauri can fight McLaren, Ferrari on all tracks

Pierre Gasly believes his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team can fight midfield rivals McLaren and Ferrari "on all tracks" after showing promising pace in Bahrain.

Schumacher: Bahrain F1 cold tyre error will stay with me for a while

Mick Schumacher has said his spin on cold tyres during his Formula 1 race debut “will keep with me for a very long time” and vows to learn from the mistake.

Perez "has to be patient" with himself after Bahrain Q3 miss

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez says he is unconcerned by missing Q3 in Bahrain GP qualifying because he has to be "patient" with himself at his new team.

Verstappen doesn't see himself as 2021 F1 title favourite
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Verstappen doesn't see himself as 2021 F1 title favourite

Max Verstappen still believes Mercedes is the favourite heading into the new Formula 1 season, downplaying his rivals’ struggles through testing in Bahrain last week.

F1 teams face "head scratching" to manage 2021 tyres

Ferrari sporting director Laurent Mekies thinks Formula 1 teams will have to do a lot of "head scratching" to get on top of Pirelli's new tyre compounds for the 2021 F1 season.

Fittipaldi aims for IndyCar return and reserve F1 drive

Pietro Fittipaldi, currently subbing for Romain Grosjean in the Haas F1 team, is hoping to return to IndyCar in 2021 while remaining as a reserve driver in Formula 1.

Red Bull "could have done better" to beat Hamilton on strategy

Max Verstappen felt Red Bull was not aggressive enough in its strategy during Sunday’s Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, feeling it “could have done much better” to beat Lewis Hamilton.

How Verstappen's Turkish GP front wing error happened
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How Verstappen's Turkish GP front wing error happened

Max Verstappen has explained how a quirk of Red Bull's new Formula 1 front wing design contributed to the setting error that derailed his hopes in the Turkish Grand Prix.

Russell says Williams "breakthroughs" boosting team

George Russell believes Williams's recent "breakthroughs" with its 2020 Formula 1 car can put it on the front foot in the fight against rivals Alfa Romeo and Haas.

Russell: Imola crash the biggest mistake of my career

George Russell called his crash behind the safety car at Imola "the biggest mistake I've ever made" after squandering the chance to score his first Formula 1 point.

Wolff: Williams decision not down to Russell's performance

Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff says Williams’ decision on George Russell’s future has nothing to do with his driving skills and is a “political and commercial decision”.

Williams axe rumours fuelled by Perez camp, says Russell

George Russell believes speculation about his Formula 1 future with Williams has been “fed by the Perez camp”, and expects clarity about his position from the team within a week.

Sainz: Fans "can laugh as much they want" about Ferrari move

Carlos Sainz says fans making jokes about his move to Ferrari for 2021 “can laugh as much as they want” and that he finds their ideas “pretty funny”.

Vettel open to idea of spec-car race for F1 drivers

Sebastian Vettel would relish the opportunity to race his Formula 1 rivals in a saloon car race, but fears the times of drivers trying out different cars are “gone”.

McLaren interested in Perez if he considers IndyCar switch

McLaren would “definitely be interested” in holding talks with Sergio Perez over a drive with its IndyCar team in 2021 if the Mexican driver wanted to move into the series.

FIA to review "concerning" Giovinazzi loose wheel incident

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says that Antonio Giovinazzi’s lost wheel at Spa is a “concern” and that the FIA has begun an investigation into the incident.

Verstappen had "zero days" in Red Bull simulator

Max Verstappen says he missed out on Red Bull simulator days as well as driving a Formula 1 car during the coronavirus lockdown, thanks to travel restrictions in Europe.

My job in F1: The team manager

There are people you don't see on TV, but who help the F1 circus to perform the show. In our series, brings you their stories. This week we talk to Graham Watson, the team manager of Scuderia AlphaTauri.

My job in F1: The TV cameraman

There are a lot of people working in F1 who you will never see on TV but they are essential for the show. This week we look at someone who is definitely never on TV, because he is filming it! Mathijs Notten is a cameraman for Dutch network Ziggo Sport.

My job in F1: The Safety Car driver

There are people you don't see that often on TV, but who help the Formula 1 circus put up its show. This is the story of Bernd Maylander, who serves as the official FIA safety car driver.

Andretti, Fittipaldi, Stewart recount their Zandvoort tales

On the day that Formula 1 was supposed to race at Zandvoort again for the first time since 1985, takes a dive in the history of the Dutch Grand Prix with some of the greatest drivers the sport has seen.

Holland extends events ban, MotoGP race set for postponement

The ban on all public events in the Netherlands has been extended until September 1, the country’s Prime Minister Mark Rutte has announced, creating further implications for its international motorsport events.

No time for catch-up from slow start in 2020, says Vasseur

Formula 1 teams will have little time to play catch-up when the season gets going because an intense run of races will hamper scope for development, reckons Alfa Romeo boss Fred Vasseur.

Crammed F1 calendar will be "very costly" - Vasseur

Alfa Romeo chief Fred Vasseur says Formula 1 bosses need to be mindful that cramming an intense run of races into the latter part of this year could lead to a difficult escalation in costs for smaller teams.

Zandvoort F1 race behind closed doors "unthinkable"

Jan Lammers, sporting director of the Dutch Grand Prix, says the organisers of the Zandvoort race have not considered the option of putting on a race behind closed doors.

Impact of coronavirus crisis on F1 teams "difficult" to predict

Alfa Romeo team boss Fred Vasseur says nobody knows how 'deep' the coronavirus crisis will be for Formula 1, as talks continue to try to slash costs and save jobs.

Formula 1 could extend 2020 factory shutdown

Formula 1 could extend its factory shutdown period for several more weeks in a bid to help keep costs under control while the start of the season is in limbo.

Matsushita not ready to abandon "one percent" F1 dream

Nobuharu Matsushita says he isn't ready to give up on his Formula 1 dream, even if there is only a "one percent" chance he can still graduate to the category with Honda's support.

Verstappen rules out partnering Leclerc at Ferrari

Max Verstappen has ruled out the idea of him ever driving alongside Charles Leclerc at Ferrari – saying it is wrong for teams to have two 'number one drivers'.

Verstappen: Podiums the maximum for remaining races

Max Verstappen reckons Red Bull-Honda will only get podium finishes at best in the remainder of the 2019 Formula 1 season and cannot see further chances to win grands prix.

Verstappen: Ricciardo Red Bull dynamic was "ideal situation"

Max Verstappen says the ideal teammate for him in Formula 1 is one who can push him to greater heights like Daniel Ricciardo did.

Honda will match Mercedes, Ferrari power in 2020 - Marko

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko has faith that power gains from Honda this winter will put it on a par with Ferrari and Mercedes in 2020.