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Jonathan Noble

Jonathan Noble is Motorsport.com’s Formula 1 editor. Having graduated from University of Sussex Jonathan worked for sports news agency Collings Sports reporting on F1, F3, touring cars and other sports, with articles appearing in The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Reuters, Autosport and other publications. In 1999 he moved to Haymarket Publishing to become a senior editor at Autosport Special Projects, and one year later he became Autosport’s grand prix editor. In 2015 he moved to Motorsport Network, becoming the F1 editor for Motorsport.com. He is also a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and sits on the FIA Media Council.

Jonathan has won multiple awards for journalism - in 1991 he was the winner of the Guild of Motoring Writers’ Sir William Lyons’ Award for young journalists, in 2010 he was awarded the Outstanding Individual accolade for consumer journalism in the Haymarket wards, in 2011 he won Haymarket’s Scoop of the Year, and in 2018 he was awarded a prestigious Medaglia d’Oro at the Lorenzo Bandini Awards for his contribution to F1 journalism.

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Ricciardo: No doubts over seeing out McLaren F1 contract

Daniel Ricciardo insists there are no doubts over his Formula 1 future at McLaren for 2023, despite some semi-critical remarks from CEO Zak Brown this week.

F1 jewellery exemption extended until end of June

The FIA has extended the exemptions for drivers to continue wearing jewellery in their Formula 1 cars until the end of June, allowing further talks to take place.

McLaren to carry Senna name on F1 car's halo Monaco GP
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McLaren to carry Senna name on F1 car's halo

McLaren’s Formula 1 car is to carry the iconic name and logo of Ayrton Senna from this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.

Vettel questions real world value of F1 turbo hybrids

Sebastian Vettel thinks it is "questionable" whether Formula 1’s turbo hybrid engines are making a valuable contribution to real-world environmental problems.

Magnussen changes mind on Hamilton F1 clash at Spanish GP

Kevin Magnussen has admitted to changing his mind over who was to blame for his lap one clash with Lewis Hamilton at Formula 1’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Ferrari to hold fire on next updates until British GP

Ferrari expects to wait until around the time of the British Grand Prix for its next big Formula 1 update package.

The inevitable consequence of the Liberty F1 popularity boom Prime

The inevitable consequence of the Liberty F1 popularity boom

Sell out crowds at Formula 1 races are the norm rather than the exception these days, as grand prix racing is enjoying a massive boom under Liberty Media. But the Spanish Grand Prix highlighted numerous issues some circuits may face as demand for F1 soars

Mercedes: Monaco F1 expectations lower than any other circuit

Mercedes remains cautious about its chances for Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix, despite the progress it showed in Spain last weekend.

Sainz: Ferrari F1 struggles involve private matters and technical secrets

Carlos Sainz says his struggles to fully get on top of Ferrari’s 2022 Formula 1 car involve private matters and technical secrets.

Ferrari downplays Mercedes' Spanish GP revival

Ferrari thinks people should not get too carried away by the Mercedes recovery at the Spanish Grand Prix, as its Formula 1 rival is still far behind on pace.

The data that hints of an Alfa Romeo F1 surprise in Monaco

Alfa Romeo’s progress in Formula 1 this year has made it a Q3 regular – and occasional thorn in the side of Mercedes.

Mercedes: Spanish GP progress has renewed F1 title ambitions

Mercedes says its return to form at the Spanish Grand Prix has renewed belief that it can still join the fight for the Formula 1 championship this year.

Analysis: Did Hamilton have the pace to win Spanish GP?

Lewis Hamilton’s recovery from near the back of the Spanish Grand Prix field to finish fifth in Barcelona left his Mercedes team hugely encouraged. But did he have the pace to actually win the race without his lap one contact with Kevin Magnussen?

What is behind Verstappen’s recurrent F1 DRS problems

Max Verstappen may have taken victory in Formula 1's Spanish Grand Prix, but it wasn't without drama, most especially with his DRS.

Leclerc’s Spanish GP F1 exit caused by MGU-H, turbo failure Spanish GP
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Leclerc’s Spanish GP F1 exit caused by MGU-H, turbo failure

Ferrari has concluded that Charles Leclerc’s retirement from Formula 1’s Spanish Grand Prix was triggered by a failure of his turbo and MGU-H.

Leclerc feeling better after Spain F1 DNF than Miami second place

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc says retiring from the lead in Formula 1's Spanish Grand Prix somehow left him feeling better than when he lost fewer points to Max Verstappen in Imola and Miami.

Ferrari: No warning of Leclerc's "sudden" Spain F1 engine failure Spanish GP
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Ferrari: No warning of Leclerc's "sudden" Spain F1 engine failure

Ferrari says the power unit failure that put Charles Leclerc out of Formula 1’s Spanish Grand Prix came out of the blue, with no prior warning of problems.

Perez calls for Red Bull F1 talks over Spanish GP team orders Spanish GP
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Perez calls for Red Bull F1 talks over Spanish GP team orders

Sergio Perez wants to talk to Red Bull chiefs about their team orders calls in the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix, after being told to not fight teammate Max Verstappen.

Vettel: Aston Martin F1 concept switch right thing despite Q1 exit

Sebastian Vettel remains adamant that Aston Martin has done the right thing with its change of car concept, despite its Q1 exit at Formula 1’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Leclerc: Ferrari still needs to get on top of F1 tyres to win Spanish GP Spanish GP
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Leclerc: Ferrari still needs to get on top of F1 tyres to win Spanish GP

Charles Leclerc thinks his pole position for Formula 1's Spanish Grand Prix will count for little if his Ferrari team does not get on top of its recent tyre degradation struggles.

Aston Martin brushes off Red Bull F1 data accusations

Aston Martin has denied suggestions that it got hold of illegal Red Bull data to help it with its Spanish Grand Prix Formula 1 upgrades.

Horner: F1 copy row no coincidence after Red Bull staff joined Aston Martin

Christian Horner believes it is “no coincidence” that Aston Martin’s Formula 1 car updates have led to a similar design concept since the team has signed Red Bull staff members.

Hamilton: Mercedes "way better" as F1 upgrades dial out porpoising

Lewis Hamilton feels Mercedes is on its way to get back to the front of Formula 1, after upgrades in Spain helped it dial out much of its porpoising problems.

What F1's rule book says on Aston Martin's Red Bull clone

Aston Martin's revealing of a Red Bull copy has been the biggest talking point of Formula 1's Spanish Grand Prix weekend so far.

McLaren reveals its 10 upgrades for F1's Spanish GP

McLaren had been coy about the scale of its upgrades for Formula 1’s Spanish Grand Prix, but the scope of its overhaul has become clear in official FIA documents.

FIA: Extra F1 sprint race plan hold-up not about money

FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem has insisted that a recent move that held up plans for extra Formula 1 sprint races in 2023 was not about money.

Vips gets Red Bull FP1 nod at Spanish GP

Red Bull junior driver Juri Vips has been drafted in for a first free practice outing for the Formula 1 team at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Red Bull reveals Perez came "very close" to Miami F1 DNF Miami GP
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Red Bull reveals Perez came "very close" to Miami F1 DNF

Red Bull has revealed that Sergio Perez came "very close" to retiring from Formula 1’s Miami Grand Prix as a result of the engine sensor issue that slowed his car.

What really happened with Miami’s F1 track surface

While Formula 1 drivers generally liked the layout of the new Miami Formula 1 circuit - apart from the chicane - it was the track surface that became the biggest bone of contention over the weekend.

Hamilton: Deciding F1 strategy in car "feels like you're gambling"

Lewis Hamilton says that being asked to decide on Formula 1 strategy sometimes “feels like you’re gambling” after an “unfortunate” situation when the safety car came out in Miami.

Mercedes not discounting ditching F1 zero-pod concept after Spanish GP

Mercedes has not ruled out abandoning its ‘zero-pod’ concept as it faces a crunch decision on the future of its Formula 1 car after the Spanish Grand Prix.

Verstappen: Red Bull F1 still too "hit and miss" despite Miami win Miami GP
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Verstappen: Red Bull F1 still too "hit and miss" despite Miami win

Max Verstappen has called on his Red Bull team to iron out its operational issues after winning the Miami Grand Prix despite several problems across the weekend.

Ferrari explains why it let Red Bull "off the hook" with F1 SC tyre call

Ferrari has explained why it let Red Bull "off the hook" by not pitting for fresh tyres when the safety car came out in Formula 1's Miami Grand Prix.

Ferrari confident faster Red Bull can't maintain F1 upgrade spend

Ferrari believes that the faster Red Bull team will not be able to maintain spending on the aggressive upgrade push that has pulled it ahead in Formula 1.

Leclerc hopes F1 upgrades can help Ferrari make step in Spanish GP

Charles Leclerc hopes upgrades can help Ferrari make a step up at the next Formula 1 race in Spain following defeat to Max Verstappen in the Miami Grand Prix.

Miami open to F1 track changes to make it "as good as we can"

Miami Formula 1 chiefs have vowed to make whatever changes are needed at their track for next year to ensure the race is a success.

Why Miami’s mistake generators set F1 track apart

It is widely understood that Formula 1 tracks can appear deceptive on television; with the small screen doing little justice to what they are like in real life.

Mercedes: Miami promise shows W13 can fight at front of F1 in 2022

Mercedes thinks the Miami Grand Prix weekend has offered a glimpse that the ‘zeropod’ concept can allow it to join the fight at the front of Formula 1 this year.

McLaren calls for FIA "transparency" over Ferrari F1 tyre test floor swap

McLaren has called for "full transparency" from the FIA regarding the details of Ferrari's floor swap at the recent Imola Formula 1 tyre test, amid ongoing intrigue about the matter.

Watches added to F1 jewellery ban as drivers risk $265,000 fine

Formula 1 drivers have been told that watches will be added to the sport’s jewellery ban, with fines for contravention of the rules potentially as high as $265,000.

Hamilton: Miami F1 chicane like racing around B&Q car park in kart

Lewis Hamilton says the Miami Formula 1 circuit’s tight uphill chicane reminds him of driving karts around B&Q car parks as a kid.