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Russell: Mercedes will have "more complete car" in F1 2023

George Russell is confident that his Mercedes Formula 1 team will have a "more complete car" that is competitive at all kinds of tracks in 2023.

Alonso: Alpine needs "every step" to beat McLaren amid new floor trial

Fernando Alonso believes that a new floor to be introduced in Singapore on Friday will give the Alpine Formula 1 team a boost in its battle with McLaren, saying his squad "needs every step" forward it can take.

Ricciardo has no issues with not getting McLaren F1 Singapore updates

Daniel Ricciardo has no issue with his McLaren Formula 1 teammate Lando Norris getting priority on a major new upgrade package for the Singapore Grand Prix.

F1 drivers call for FIA review of tighter pitlanes

Carlos Sainz says that Formula 1 should take a look at potential safety issues in narrow pitlanes following some close calls at the recent Dutch GP.

Zhou Guanyu to stay with Alfa Romeo F1 team in 2023

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has finally confirmed that Zhou Guanyu will stay on for a second season in 2023.

Why a good night's sleep is not just a Singapore GP issue

As Formula 1 returns to Singapore this week, the focus for everyone working in the sport will be on sleep, and how to get enough.

Alfa Romeo CEO: “No hurry” to decide F1 future beyond 2023

Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato says the company is in “no hurry” to make a call on its long-term future in Formula 1.

Ocon: 2022 F1 cars like ‘go karts on kerbs’ in Singapore

Esteban Ocon believes that 2022 Formula 1 cars are going to behave like go-karts over the bumps and kerbs of the Singapore GP track.

Red Bull building its own F1 engine "very bold", says Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Red Bull going ahead with plans to build its own Formula 1 engine is a "very bold strategy" after the collapse of its talks with Porsche.

F1 teams in race to use up rookie FP1 sessions

Formula 1 teams are in a race to fulfil their obligations to run a rookie in two FP1 sessions, with several yet to confirm their plans.

Binotto says Shwartzman worthy of F1 race seat ahead of FP1 debut

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto believes that the team’s development driver Robert Shwartzman deserves a Formula 1 seat.

How a gyro camera became latest F1’s latest TV innovation

Technology never stands still for the Formula 1 teams, and the same goes for the organisation that broadcasts the races around the world.

De Vries confirms Marko talks but F1 future "beyond my control"

Nyck de Vries has confirmed that he is talking to Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko about a possible future with the AlphaTauri Formula 1 team.

Williams waiting on Sargeant as F1 driver market hots up

Williams looks set to rely on Logan Sargeant qualifying for a superlicence as the last pieces of the 2023 Formula 1 driver market begin to fall into place.

Kvyat: No obstacles to surprise F1 return 

Daniil Kvyat sees “no obstacles” to an eventual return to Formula 1, despite the ongoing issues over Russian drivers in the wake of the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

No one could've done better than de Vries on F1 debut - Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes no other driver could have done a better job than Nyck de Vries did on his Formula 1 debut with Williams at the Italian Grand Prix.

Giovinazzi set to join Alpine F1 test at Hungaroring

Antonio Giovinazzi is set to join the list of drivers invited to participate in an Alpine Formula 1 test at Budapest later this month.

Hamilton: Win will need luck as Red Bull F1 is “almost unbeatable” Italian GP
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Hamilton: Win will need luck as Red Bull F1 is “almost unbeatable”

Lewis Hamilton admits that his Mercedes Formula 1 team will need some good fortune if it is to win a race before the end of the 2022 season.

Gasly expecting “nightmares” about Ricciardo’s F1 rear wing

Pierre Gasly says that he will have “nightmares” about the McLaren MCL36 rear wing after spending many laps behind Daniel Ricciardo during the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix.

Ex-Raikkonen F1 engineer Slade joins Haas to oversee Magnussen

Veteran Formula 1 race engineer Mark Slade has joined the Haas Formula 1 team and will run Kevin Magnussen’s car from the Singapore GP onwards.

Hamilton: Battling through F1 field "a thousand times" more enjoyable than easy win

Lewis Hamilton says he enjoyed his charge from 19th to fifth in the Formula 1 Italian GP, stressing that such drives can be more satisfying than winning from the front.

Wolff: Abu Dhabi gave FIA confidence to make right Monza F1 calls

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff has backed the decisions made by FIA officials in race control at the end of the Italian Grand Prix.

Nico Hulkenberg joins fight for 2023 Haas F1 seat

Nico Hulkenberg has emerged as a serious contender to replace Mick Schumacher at the Haas Formula 1 team in 2023.

F2 champion Drugovich in frame for Aston Martin F1 reserve role

Felipe Drugovich is in the frame for an Aston Martin Formula 1 reserve role in 2023, and the Brazilian is being lined up for an FP1 outing in Abu Dhabi this year.

De Vries had 'lost the thought' of racing in F1 as reserve driver

Nyck de Vries admits he had almost 'lost the thought' of actually getting the chance to race in Formula 1 in his role as a reserve driver.

Tsunoda relieved to lose F1 reprimands, but penalty points pile up

Yuki Tsunoda is relieved to have lost his reprimands by taking a grid penalty at the Italian GP, but inches close to a race ban from accumulated penalty points.

FIA "won't be pressured" as Herta F1 superlicence claim set to fail

The FIA says "it won't be pressured" by any Formula 1 teams on matters such as superlicence points, and the indications are that Colton Herta's claim will be rejected.

Ferrari: FIA cannot use force majeure to get Herta F1 superlicence

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has voiced his opposition to any efforts by the FIA to use force majeure to grant a Formula 1 superlicence to Colton Herta.

Leclerc still expects Monza F1 "qualifying games" despite reduced tow

Charles Leclerc expects to see the usual “qualifying game” at Monza despite the 2022 Formula 1 cars generating a less powerful tow than their predecessors.

Horner suggests Honda could help 2026 Red Bull F1 engine project

Christian Horner has suggested that Honda could provide technical help to the 2026 Red Bull Powertrains project, should the Japanese manufacturer decide to maintain a link to Formula 1.

Horner: “Different DNA” key to end of Porsche/Red Bull F1 deal

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says that talks between his team and Porsche over a future collaboration in Formula 1 broke down because the two companies had “quite different DNA."

Russell: "Unique" Monza resurfacing could impact Italian GP weekend

George Russell believes that "unique" resurfacing work at Monza could have an impact on form over the Formula 1 Italian GP weekend.

F1 teams should register young driver deals to avoid “wild west” - Wurz

GPDA chairman Alex Wurz believes that Formula 1 teams should be obliged to register contracts with young drivers with the Contract Recognition Board in order to avoid “wild west” situations.

Bottas set for another F1 engine grid penalty at Monza

Valtteri Bottas is set to take a grid penalty for the third time in six races at Formula 1's Italian GP  following his power unit failure at Zandvoort last weekend.

Steiner: Haas has to “swallow the frog” after F1 pitstop disasters

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says his team has to “swallow the frog” and learn lessons after its disastrous pitstops at the Dutch Grand Prix.

Krack: Aston Martin progressing after “catastrophic” start to F1 2022

Aston Martin Formula 1 boss Mike Krack says his team has made good progress of late after a “catastrophic” start to the 2022 season.

Norris expecting "difficult weekend" for McLaren in Italian GP

Lando Norris expects his McLaren Formula 1 team to have a “difficult weekend” at the Italian Grand Prix just one year on from its spectacular 2021 performance.

Vettel on Hamilton blocking in Dutch GP: "I can't disappear"

Sebastian Vettel has challenged the blue flag penalty he received when being lapped by Lewis Hamilton in the Formula 1 Dutch GP, saying "I can't disappear."

AlphaTauri rubbishes Dutch GP conspiracy theories and defends Schmitz

The AlphaTauri Formula 1 team has responded to conspiracy theories concerning Yuki Tsunoda’s retirement from the Dutch Grand Prix.

Horner: Herta only choice to replace Gasly in Red Bull F1 camp

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner has indicated that Pierre Gasly won’t be released to join Alpine unless “exciting talent” Colton Herta is granted a superlicence.

Villeneuve to test Alpine F1 car at Monza after Italian GP

Jacques Villeneuve is to test last year’s Alpine A521 Formula 1 car at Monza on the Wednesday after the Italian Grand Prix.

Schumacher: Dutch GP Q3 berth ticked a box amid F1 future uncertainity Dutch GP
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Schumacher: Dutch GP Q3 berth ticked a box amid F1 future uncertainity

Mick Schumacher says his run to eighth place on the grid for the Dutch Grand Prix ticked a box as he fights for his Formula 1 future.

Domenicali: F1 must respect superlicence rules on Herta

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali believes that the sport should respect the superlicence points system and not grant an exception to Colton Herta.

Alonso left frustrated after F1 "misunderstanding" with Perez

Fernando Alonso was left frustrated after he came across the Red Bull of Sergio Perez on his final run in Q2 at the Formula 1 Dutch GP.

McLaren: Piastri case won’t change F1 junior programmes Dutch GP
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McLaren: Piastri case won’t change F1 junior programmes

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has denied that the Oscar Piastri case will have an impact on young driver programmes run by Formula 1 teams.

F1 team bosses say FIA must respect superlicence rules with Herta

Formula 1 team bosses say that the FIA should not use force majeure to help justify handing a superlicence to Colton Herta for the 2023 season.

Ricciardo: Decision on F1 future can't be "emotional"

Daniel Ricciardo says that any decision about his Formula 1 future can’t be emotional, and he intends to take his time assessing his options.

Piastri aware of "big challenge" ahead, says McLaren

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl says that Oscar Piastri is fully aware of the "big challenge" that lies ahead as he enters his first Formula 1 season in 2023.

Steiner: Haas "not in a hurry" to choose 2023 F1 driver

Gunther Steiner says that the Haas Formula 1 team is “not in a hurry” to decide who will partner Kevin Magnussen in 2023.

Why Russell arrived at the Dutch GP in a Ricciardo shirt

Daniel Ricciardo has explained why George Russell arrived at the Formula 1 Dutch GP on Thursday wearing a shirt from the Australian's clothing range.

Alonso apologises to Hamilton for "idiot" comments after Spa F1 clash

Fernando Alonso says he apologises to Formula 1 rival Lewis Hamilton for the comments he made on team radio after their collision on the first lap of the Belgian GP.

Red Bull will keep Verstappen "within a bubble" at F1 home race

Red Bull Racing Formula 1 boss Christian Horner says that his team will try to keep Max Verstappen “within a bubble” as he faces his home Grand Prix in Zandvoort this weekend.

FIA considering Colton Herta’s F1 superlicence credentials

The FIA is looking into whether there are grounds to grant IndyCar driver Colton Herta a Formula 1 superlicence amid speculation linking the American to AlphaTauri for next season.

Aston Martin: Vettel still trying to help with 2023 F1 car

Aston Martin Formula 1 boss Mike Krack says that Sebastian Vettel is still thinking about improvements for next year’s car, despite his impending retirement.

Russell: "Mixed emotions" after unexpected Spa F1 podium shot Belgian GP
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Russell: "Mixed emotions" after unexpected Spa F1 podium shot

George Russell admits he was left with “mixed emotions” after the Formula 1 Belgian GP having come tantalisingly close to securing a podium finish.

Norris: McLaren "missing" something amid "shocking" DRS deficit

Lando Norris says that the McLaren Formula 1 team is losing out because MCL26's DRS generates less of a speed gain than those of rivals when open.

Schumacher to cut Ferrari ties at end of 2022 F1 season

Mick Schumacher's relationship with Ferrari is to conclude in December, meaning that the German will be a free agent as he searches for a 2023 Formula 1 drive.

How F1 Contract Recognition Board will decide Piastri’s fate

A virtual meeting of the Contract Recognition Board on Monday is set to decide the Formula 1 future of Oscar Piastri.

Hamilton facing F1 power unit grid penalty after Spa collision Belgian GP
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Hamilton facing F1 power unit grid penalty after Spa collision

The power unit used by Lewis Hamilton in Formula 1's Belgian Grand Prix has been returned to Mercedes' powertrains base in Brixworth for inspection following his collision with Fernando Alonso.

Red Bull: Porsche 2026 F1 deal still not done

Christian Horner says that no decision has yet been made regarding Red Bull joining forces with Porsche for its 2026 Formula 1 power unit programme.