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2020 Formula 1 season begins with Australian Grand Prix on 15 March
Jul06

2020 Formula 1 season begins with Australian Grand Prix on 15 March

The 2020 Formula 1 season will start on 15 March with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.The 25th race in Melbourne, which first hosted the sport in 1996, will mark the start of F1’s 70th anniversary year.F1 chairman Chase Carey said: “The Albert Park circuit is one of the most popular on the calendar. There is no better place to start the 2020 season.” The date, the same weekend as the start of last season, was...

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Mercedes' Austria woes caused by overheating
Jun30

Mercedes' Austria woes caused by overheating

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says his team have to fix the overheating problems that stopped them fighting for victory in the Austrian Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton finished third and fifth respectively after the issue forced them to drive slowly in the race.”We knew it was our Achilles’ heel and we are carrying the problem since the beginning of the season,” Wolff said. “It was painful...

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Niki Lauda: World champion Lewis Hamilton pays tribute to 'bright light in my life'
May21

Niki Lauda: World champion Lewis Hamilton pays tribute to 'bright light in my life'

World champion Lewis Hamilton has paid tribute to Niki Lauda by saying he was “a bright light in my life”.Lauda, who won the Formula 1 drivers’ championship in 1975, 1977 and 1984, died aged 70.Hamilton worked alongside Lauda with the Mercedes F1 team, where the Austrian was non-executive chairman. “I will miss our conversations, our laughs, the big hugs after winning races together,” Briton Hamilton said...

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Fernando Alonso fails to qualify for Indianapolis 500
May19

Fernando Alonso fails to qualify for Indianapolis 500

Fernando Alonso has failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 after a humiliating return to the USA’s biggest race for the McLaren team.The two-time Formula 1 world champion was fourth fastest of six drivers vying for the final three places on the grid on what is known as ‘Bump Day’.Alonso’s 227.353mph four-lap average was pipped by American Kyle Kaiser by just 0.019mph with the last run. It is a bitter blow...

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Visser wins in Belgium as runner-up Chadwick keeps W Series lead
May19

Visser wins in Belgium as runner-up Chadwick keeps W Series lead

Dutch driver Beitske Visser dominated the second race of the new W Series as Britons Jamie Chadwick and Alice Powell finished second and third respectively.Visser led from start to finish in Zolder, Belgium, with Chadwick and Powell locked in a battle for second place until the last lap.Chadwick stays top of the leaderboard after two rounds of the six-race championship. The third round takes place at Misano, Italy, on 8 June.In a...

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Dutch Grand Prix: Zandvoort set to return to the calendar for 2020
May13

Dutch Grand Prix: Zandvoort set to return to the calendar for 2020

The Dutch Grand Prix is set to return in 2020 after an absence of 35 years.Confirmation of the return of the historic Zandvoort circuit, which last hosted the race in 1985, is expected on Tuesday.The race is set to be held on the weekend of 8-10 May, effectively taking the place of the Spanish Grand Prix. Asked to confirm the deal, F1 boss Chase Carey told BBC Sport: “I don’t preview announcements. We’ll announce it...

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