Formula One teams have voted to shut down for the next month and amend the sporting regulations to extend the break from two to four weeks admit the coronavirus pandemic. The summer break is used to ensure the whole of the paddock gets a two week holiday in August. This follows a dramatic week which
The Formula One season has been suspended until the 1st May following the outbreak of coronavirus. On Friday, crisis talks continued in Melbourne after eight members of McLaren tested positive for the virus causing the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix. The first race of the season is expected to take place in Zandvoort, making
Organisers of the Australian Grand Prix have cancelled this weekends opening race following an outbreak of the coronavirus. In late-night talks which continued until the gates opened teams debated whether continue with the race weekend. The crisis was sparked on Thursday when a member of McLaren tested positive for the virus and the team withdrew.
Organisers of the Bahrain Grand Prix have announced the race will go ahead behind closed doors due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. The race is due to take place on 20 – 22 March and will only be broadcast on TV and radio. A statement said, “In consultation with our international partners and the
Teams object to Ferrari’s settlement on engines, as the FIA say there was not enough evidence to prove illegally
The FIA has responded to seven non-Ferrari powered teams who have challenged the settlement in the complaint launched over the manufacturer’s engine last season. The Mercedes, Renault and Honda teams have written to the governing body e expressing their “strong objection” to the confidential deal. They say they will “pursue full and proper disclosure” and
Qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix has postponed until Sunday because of the expected impact of Typhoon Hagibis. The Typhoon is expected to move in on Friday night bring extreme winds and rainfall. Ahead of the weekend the drivers called for a “clear” decision and were keen for it to be made on Friday, well
McLaren and Mercedes have signed a four-year engine deal from 2021, that will reunite the two. The team was supplied by the five-times champions between 1995 and 2014, with many of those years the team being a works team. The news means that McLaren’s current engine partner Renault will head into 2021 with no customers,
Red Bull has announced that Pierre Gasly will be replaced by Alexander Albon from the Belgian Grand Prix. The Frenchman joined the senior Red Bull team as a replacement for Daniel Ricciardo for 2019, having impressed in his first full season in F1 with Toro Rosso last year. However, the Frenchman has struggled against the
The funeral of three times champion and Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda has taken place in the Austrian capital Vienna. The three times champion passed away last week and will lay in state for the next few days following his funeral. Many of his Mercedes team including Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and CEO and team principal
Three times world champion and Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda has died aged seventy. The Austrian had been struggling with health issues and underwent a double lung transplant in August that required a two-month stay in hospital. He was then hospitalised again for a short period at the beginning of 2019 after contracting a flu infection.