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Valtteri Bottas on British GP pole position
Jul13

Valtteri Bottas on British GP pole position

Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pole position by the tiniest of margins at the British Grand Prix.The Finn beat the world champion by just 0.006 seconds as Hamilton just failed to make up on his second lap for a mistake on his first run in the final session.Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was a threat but ended up just 0.079secs behind in third. The Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly pushed...

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Can Hamilton get record sixth win? British Grand Prix preview
Jul10

Can Hamilton get record sixth win? British Grand Prix preview

Lewis Hamilton will bid to win a record sixth British Grand Prix this weekend as the famous race celebrates its 70th edition in the Formula 1 era.A fixture on the F1 calendar since 1950, the race bounced around between Silverstone, Aintree and Brands Hatch before finally making the Northamptonshire track its permanent home in 1987.There have been real fears the 2019 race could have been the last at the former World War Two airfield...

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British Grand Prix: New Silverstone deal expected to be announced
Jul10

British Grand Prix: New Silverstone deal expected to be announced

Formula 1 is expected to announce a new British Grand Prix contract at a news conference on Wednesday.F1 boss Chase Carey is attending the event with Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle and John Grant, the chairman of circuit owner the British Racing Drivers’ Club.The race’s future has been in doubt after Silverstone exercised a break clause in its contract because it was too expensive. But a new multi-year deal...

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The man behind the remarkable achievements of a team with no signs of slowing down
Jul09

The man behind the remarkable achievements of a team with no signs of slowing down

Toto Wolff is more or less on time for our interview, which is a bit of a novelty for the boss of the Mercedes Formula 1 team.Such are the demands on the time of the 47-year-old Austrian, as head of Mercedes’ motorsport programme, that his lateness for appointments has become a bit of a running joke between Wolff and his closest advisers.But it’s a joke that misrepresents the reality of the expertise with which Wolff runs...

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'Verstappen & Leclerc show future's bright' – Palmer column
Jul03

'Verstappen & Leclerc show future's bright' – Palmer column

The Austrian Grand Prix showcased everything that is good about Formula 1 – and was exactly what the sport needed seven days after the snoozeathon of the French Grand Prix.Two of F1’s most exciting drivers staged a thrilling fight for the lead, after exceptional performances from both, and the entire weekend was full of thrills and spills. The win was not decided until two laps to go, and the standout moment was a...

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