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The F1 Racing Awards of 2019 Prime

The F1 Racing Awards of 2019

Sister publication F1 Racing's readers and social media followers voted in their thousands for their stars of the 2019 Formula 1 season.

How to drive a bad F1 car Prime

How to drive a bad F1 car

Most drivers arrive in Formula 1 on the back of success in junior formulas - but many of them then struggle to get a seat in a competitive car. What are the challenges of trying to make your name at the back of the grid?

Kubica: German GP visibility worse than night rallies in fog

Williams driver Robert Kubica said the 2019 German Grand Prix provided him with a stark reminder of how bad visibility is during wet Formula 1 races.

New Heroes film to be premiered in July
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New Heroes film to be premiered in July

A new feature-length film focusing on the lives of five motor racing legends will be unveiled this July, in the week leading up to the British Grand Prix.

Vietnam GP circuit to offer "plenty of overtaking options"

The Hanoi circuit that will host the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix next year will offer "plenty of overtaking options", according to track designer Tilke.

Verstappen explains "quite normal" Gasly Q3 block

Max Verstappen says being surprised by late overtakes by his Formula 1 rivals prompted him to block Red Bull teammate Pierre Gasly at the end of Chinese Grand Prix qualifying.

Exclusive: Plans for new Racing Point factory revealed

Plans have been unveiled for the Racing Point Formula 1 team to build a brand-new £25 million factory at its Silverstone site.

Abu Dhabi to host Formula 1 cars auction

One of the biggest auctions of Formula 1 cars will take place at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix following a new commercial tie-up between the sport and RM Sotheby's.

Sky Sports lands IndyCar UK TV deal

Sky Sports has announced it will broadcast every round of the 2019 IndyCar series, including the prestigious Indianapolis 500, in the UK this season.

How F1's newcomer beat the established giants Prime

How F1's newcomer beat the established giants

The fifth-best team in Formula 1 last year, Haas largely owes its success to its efficient racing model, in which it outsources the design and build of the car. We went on tour of its UK base to see how the model works in practice.

F4 driver Fraga wins McLaren's Shadow Project

A Brazilian Formula 4 driver has won McLaren's latest Esports competition after one-off shootout race held at the team's Formula 1 base.

McLaren to crown winner of Shadow Project Esports contest

The winner of McLaren’s latest Esports competition will be crowned tonight in an online race held at the McLaren’s Formula 1 HQ in Woking.

How a rally mechanic created F1's new giantkiller Prime

How a rally mechanic created F1's new giantkiller

Two dinners - one with Niki Lauda, one with Gene Haas - have shaped the destiny of Gunther Steiner's life in motorsport. So what better way to talk through Steiner's fascinating life and career than another dinner?

Di Montezemolo's special tour of Schumacher's private collection Prime

Di Montezemolo's special tour of Schumacher's private collection

The man responsible for bringing Michael Schumacher to Ferrari, former president Luca di Montezemolo, takes F1 Racing on a guided tour of a new private collection dedicated to the career of the seven-time champion.

How F1 is going the extra mile to crack America Prime

How F1 is going the extra mile to crack America

The Austin Formula 1 race has established itself as a firm favourite, as much for the fun to be had off-track as the great racing on it. But now it's time to spread the message.

How Michael Schumacher changed F1 forever Prime

How Michael Schumacher changed F1 forever

Michael Schumacher broke the mould in terms of what it meant to be a Formula 1 driver - and while he's no longer competing, his legacy lives on in a whole new generation of thoroughly modern racers.

Infiniti Academy Middle East winner revealed

An engineering student will begin a work experience placement at Renault's Enstone Formula 1 factory in January after winning the final round of this year's Infiniti Engineering Academy.

Lamborghini World Final: Altoe and Zampieri crowned champions

Antonelli Motorsport’s Giacomo Altoe and Daniel Zampieri dominated the final race of the Lamborghini World Finals to claim the Super Trofeo world championship honours.

Lamborghini World Final: Hardwick becomes Am champion

American Ryan Hardwick was crowned Lamborghini Super Trofeo AM class world champion with a third-place finish in Sunday’s World Finals races at Vallelunga.

Lamborghini unveils new Urus SUV racing series for 2020

Lamborghini has unveiled a brand-new sports utility vehicle (SUV) that will form the basis of a new championship in 2020.

Lamborghini World Finals: Cozzolino/Yazid win Pro as leaders penalized

Clazzio Racing’s Kei Cozzolino and Afiq Yazid inherited victory in a chaotic race in the Super Trofeo Pro class at the Lamborghini World Finals on Saturday afternoon. They pair took the win at the Italian circuit of Vallelunga after their nearest rivals were struck with penalties.

Lamborghini World Final: Hardwick passes Scholze for Am win

American Ryan Hardwick came from third on the grid to take a superb victory in the first Lamborghini World Finals race for the Super Trofeo Am category at Vallelunga on Saturday afternoon.

Lamborghini World Final: Altoe and Zampieri score Pro poles

Giacomo Altoe will start on pole position for Race 1 of the Lamborghini World Finals in the Super Trofeo Pro class category, while Daniel Zamperi will line up first on the Race 2 grid.

Lamborghini World Final: Lauck and Ockey take AM poles

Qualifying for the Lamborghini World Finals began in Vallelunga Saturday morning, with two sessions for each of the final two races for the AM and Lamborghini Cup classes.

Can Norris avoid McLaren's young driver scrapheap? Prime

Can Norris avoid McLaren's young driver scrapheap?

Formula 2 hotshot Lando Norris gets his F1 debut next year with McLaren. But the troubled team have mangled the career paths of recent recruits including Sergio Perez, Kevin Magnussen and Stoffel Vandoorne. So how will Lando fare?

Lamborghini World Final: Lauck/Scholze win second Am/Cup race

Manuel Lauck and Florian Scholze stayed out of trouble to triumph in the second Super Trofeo Europe AM & Lamborghini Cup race at Vallelunga.

Lamborghini World Final: Hindman/Cecotto win NA thriller

Trent Hindman and Jonathan Cecotto won a thrilling battle in the final round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series.

Lamborghini World Final: Zampieri, Altoe triumph in Europe race

Daniel Zampieri and Giacomo Altoe triumphed in the Super Trofeo Europe Pro & Pro-Am race, the third of six races taking place at the Vallelunga circuit, north of Rome, on Friday.

Lamborghini World Final: Scholze/Lauck win thrilling second race

The second race of the Lamborghini World Finals was won by German racers Florian Scholze and Manuel Lauck for Dorr Motorsport in a thrilling finish to the line.

Lamborghini World Final: Cozzolino/Yazid win opening race

Kei Cozzolino and Afiq Yazid took the opening victory in the Lamborghini World Finals race at Vallelunga on Friday morning.

"Really bad" mirrors leave F1 drivers racing "blind" - Magnussen

Formula 1 cars' "really bad" mirrors mean drivers are often "blind" in battle, reckons Kevin Magnussen - who has been at the centre of recent blocking controversies.

"Stupid" fuel rules made Magnussen drive like grandma

A frustrated Kevin Magnussen has lashed out at Formula 1's "stupid" fuel limits after he was disqualified from the United States Grand Prix despite "driving like a grandmother".

US GP: Hamilton stays on top in rain-hit FP2

Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton topped the times in a rain-hit second Formula 1 practice session at Austin on Friday afternoon ahead of this weekend's United States Grand Prix.

Russian GP: Hamilton tops FP3 as Mercedes dominates again

Lewis Hamilton exerted his dominance over the field with the fastest time for the final Formula 1 practice session for this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix.

Russian GP: Hamilton leads dominant Mercedes 1-2 in FP2

Mercedes headed the times in the second Formula 1 practice session for this weekend's Russian Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton quicker than his teammate Valtteri Bottas by two tenths of a second.

Russian GP: Vettel outpaces Verstappen by 0.050s in FP1

Sebastian Vettel set the pace in the opening practice session for the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix on Friday morning.

The F1 driver already racing for a 2020 seat Prime

The F1 driver already racing for a 2020 seat

Valtteri Bottas entered the summer break with much on his mind. F1 Racing caught up with him at home in Finland to discuss failure, redemption and the future.

German GP: Hamilton wins from 14th as Vettel crashes out

Lewis Hamilton took victory in a sensational Formula 1 German Grand Prix while his title rival Sebastian Vettel crashed out as rain struck the Hockenheim circuit.

German GP: Leclerc leads Sauber 1-2 in rain-hit FP3

Sauber's Charles Leclerc topped the times in a rain-hit final Formula 1 practice session at Hockenheim on Saturday afternoon.

German GP: Verstappen leads FP2 despite hitting trouble

Max Verstappen set a new track record to top the times in the second Formula 1 practice session for this weekend's German Grand Prix – by just 0.026s from Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton.

German GP: Ricciardo outpaces Hamilton by 0.004s in FP1

Daniel Ricciardo set the pace in the opening free practice session for the Formula 1 German Grand Prix on Friday morning.

Haas to skip post-Hungarian GP F1 test

Haas will not participate in the two-day Formula 1 test following the Hungarian Grand Prix next week.

Formula 1's most powerful safety car Prime

Formula 1's most powerful safety car

Formula 1 drivers can often be heard complaining that the Safety Car isn't fast enough, but that shouldn’t be a problem now that the series has introduced the most powerful 'SC’ ever, as driver Bernd Maylander explains.

New Schumacher exhibition unveiled in Germany

A new exhibition featuring 12 Formula 1 cars raced by Michael Schumacher has been unveiled in Cologne, Germany.

Infiniti Engineering Academy Canada 2018 winner revealed

Promoted: Canadian student Chase Pelletier beats ten finalists to win an engineering placement at the Renault Sport F1 Team.

Who won F1 Racing’s French F1 quiz? Prime

Who won F1 Racing’s French F1 quiz?

Which of these three pilotes knows most about their country's proud contribution to Formule Un? F1 Racing set Esteban Ocon, Romain Grosjean and Pierre Gasly a French F1 test to find out.

Why Williams can't compete with F1's big boys Prime

Why Williams can't compete with F1's big boys

With two victories from the previous 15 Formula 1 seasons, Williams finds itself in a vicious cycle of losing. One of the reasons behind that accounts for the current divide among teams, and explains why Williams has championed Liberty's vision for F1.

The ambulance driver who runs an F1 programme Prime

The ambulance driver who runs an F1 programme

Over the course of a grand prix weekend, Pirelli's racing manager Mario Isola oversees the Italian tyre company's F1 operations. But when he's back home in Milan, he moonlights as a volunteer ambulance driver.

McLaren, Renault have been "lucky" so far - Haas

Haas believes its main Formula 1 rivals Renault and McLaren "are getting lucky" in the 2018 season so far.

Raikkonen answers your questions Prime

Raikkonen answers your questions

The Iceman speaks out - yes, really, he does - on his favourite drink, stupid questions, and what he actually remembers about winning the world title...

How Bottas can beat Hamilton – by the man who did it Prime

How Bottas can beat Hamilton – by the man who did it

If Mercedes has the legs on the Formula 1 field in 2018, it will be up to Valtteri Bottas to ensure it's not a clear run to another title for Lewis Hamilton. Luckily, F1 Racing has some advice from the only person to stop the Briton for some time...