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Ferrari wrong to favour Sebastian Vettel over Charles Leclerc, ex-driver Gerhard Berger says
Apr18

Ferrari wrong to favour Sebastian Vettel over Charles Leclerc, ex-driver Gerhard Berger says

Ferrari are wrong to be using team orders to favour Sebastian Vettel over Charles Leclerc, their former driver Gerhard Berger says.The Austrian, 59, who had two spells at Ferrari during a career in which he won 10 races, said the team should be allowing the drivers an “open game”.”Much as I like Sebastian and rate him, here is a boy [Leclerc] who is capable of winning the championship,” he said. Ferrari have...

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Jolyon Palmer column: Flawless Mercedes pile pressure on Ferrari
Apr16

Jolyon Palmer column: Flawless Mercedes pile pressure on Ferrari

Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer, who left Renault during the 2017 season, is part of the BBC team and offers insight and analysis from the point of view of the competitorsThree races, three one-two finishes for Mercedes. On paper, this new Formula 1 season already looks like a story of Mercedes domination.But the statistics don’t tell anything like the whole picture. The form guide between Mercedes and Ferrari has been up and...

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Lewis Hamilton wins F1's race 1,000 in China
Apr14

Lewis Hamilton wins F1's race 1,000 in China

Lewis Hamilton took a comfortable victory in the Chinese Grand Prix to take the championship lead for the first time in 2019.The Mercedes driver passed team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who had taken pole position, off the line and controlled the race from there.Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel took third, after the team ordered team-mate Charles Leclerc to let him by in the opening laps. The decision led to Leclerc losing fourth place to...

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Chinese GP – all you need to know: race 1,000 so hard to call
Apr13

Chinese GP – all you need to know: race 1,000 so hard to call

Could the Chinese Grand Prix be an epic battle to live up to its status as the 1,000th race in the history of the Formula 1 world championship? It’s looks like a decent probability.Valtteri Bottas, the world championship leader after two races so far this season, heads Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, the two Ferraris and the two Red Bulls on the grid. Margins are tight, and at this stage it is hard to pick a favourite for...

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Ferrari: Vettel to still be given priority over Leclerc
Apr12

Ferrari: Vettel to still be given priority over Leclerc

Sebastian Vettel will continue to be given priority as Ferrari’s number one driver, team boss Mattia Binotto says.The policy had been questioned after team-mate Charles Leclerc dominated the Bahrain Grand Prix until a late engine problem cost him a maiden victory.During the race, Leclerc ignored a team order to stay behind Vettel. Binotto said Vettel’s four years at Ferrari meant he would be prioritised “if there is...

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