F1 Today – 31/01/2018

Ricciardo faces make or break decision Daniel Ricciardo says he believes that his next contract in Formula One could “make or break” his hopes of winning a world championship. Ricciardo is yet to sign a new deal with Red Bull for beyond this season, saying he wants more time to assess his options. At the

F1 Today – 30/01/2018

Alonso to compete in WEC Fernando Alonso will race at the next two twenty-four hours of Le Mans as well as the 2018-19 World Endurance Championship. McLaren has agreed to allow him to race in all races which do not clash with Formula One. McLaren and Toyota have reached a deal to allow him to

F1 Today – 29/01/2018

Over simple to blame Ferrari’s management – Wolff Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says it would be “oversimplification” to suggest that the strict management by Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne contributed to the team’s title challenge collapsing. Marchionne was outspoken throughout the season and criticised the criticising the team for its reliability troubles and calling Kimi Raikkonen

Reporters – 28/01/2018

Force India has over performed for money they spend, but next season with McLaren switching to Renault power they could be under threat. How does deputy team principal Bob Fernley believe the team can counter that change? Force India faces “significant” threat Force India’s deputy team principal Bob Fernley believes that the team will face a

F1 Today – 26/01/2018

Renault admits challenge in managing expectations Renault admits it is expecting a challenge to manage the expectations of both Red Bull and McLaren this season. Renault has often had a fractious relationship with Red Bull who have publicly argued and have parted with Toro Rosso. McLaren has switched to Renault after three difficult seasons with

F1 Today – 25/01/2018

Sauber and Force India withdraw EU complaint Force India and Sauber have withdrawn their complaint to the European Commission about anti-competitive practices in Formula One. The teams launched the complaint claiming that under the leadership of Bernie Ecclestone that he had created an “unfair” governance structure and split of revenues. But the teams say they are

F1 Today – 24/01/2018

Vasseur axed Honda deal on first morning Fred Vasseur has reviled that within an hour of being appointed as Sauber’s team principal he decided to take the team in a new direction and terminating the Honda engine deal. Vasseur’s first six months in charge of the Swiss team has been marked with him terminating the

F1 Today – 23/01/2018

Halo looks better than porotypes When plans for the Halo were finalised last year, Formula One promised that the designs would look better than they were in testing. But early indications have suggested they were correct. The introduction of the halo, a titanium structure wrapped in carbon fibre which sits above the drivers head, has

F1 Today – 22/01/2018

Research group identifies three areas for future changes Formula One’s research group has identified three areas aerodynamics, engine and suspension which should be prioritised in any future regulation changes. Following the takeover by Liberty Media a year ago, Ross Brawn was appointed technical director, tasked to come up with ways of closing the performance gap

Reporters – 21/01/2018

Dan Gurney you may not have heard of him but the former driver died this week. But how did this little known American impact Formula One? Former F1 driver and inventor Dan Gurney dies aged eighty-six The former Formula One driver Daniel ‘Dan’ Gurney has died aged eighty-six. The American was the first driver to