F1 season suspended following outbreak of coronavirus

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

AUSTRALIAN GP – Race weekend cancelled following outbreak of coronavirus

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.

CORONAVIRUS – Bahrain GP to take place behind closed doors

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

JAPANESE GP – Qualifying postponed until Sunday

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 to return to Mercedes power from 2021

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,

F1 drivers and bosses pay final respects to Niki Lauda

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

Mercedes chairman and three times champion Niki Lauda dies aged seventy

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.