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Formula 1 teams agree to delay finalising new rules until October
Jun13

Formula 1 teams agree to delay finalising new rules until October

Formula 1 teams and bosses have agreed to delay the finalisation of new rules for 2021 until the end of October.There was a statutory deadline of this month for the changes to be settled but the unanimous agreement required for a delay was reached on Thursday.To achieve it, teams had to sign a letter guaranteeing that provisions for a budget cap and other financial rules could not undergo any further changes. Five smaller teams had...

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Sebastian Vettel: F1's rules-for-everything culture led to Canada penalty, says GPDA boss
Jun11

Sebastian Vettel: F1's rules-for-everything culture led to Canada penalty, says GPDA boss

Formula 1 is at fault for creating a culture in which Sebastian Vettel was penalised in Canada, Grand Prix Drivers’ Association chairman Alexander Wurz says. Wurz believes the desire of drivers and teams for clarity on permitted driving actions was to blame for the penalty.”We want rules for each and every thing and that’s where we arrived,” he said. Wurz said stewards acted consistently in penalising Vettel, a...

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Lewis Hamilton crashes as Ferrari top Canada practice
Jun07

Lewis Hamilton crashes as Ferrari top Canada practice

Charles Leclerc led a Ferrari one-two in second practice at the Canadian Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton crashed his Mercedes.Leclerc and team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who had been lagging behind the Mercedes, leapt to the top of the times on their qualifying simulation runs.Leclerc edged Vettel by 0.074 seconds, after improving on his second attempt. Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas was 0.134secs adrift in third place. Hamilton ended up...

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Monaco GP: Putting Lewis Hamilton's 'miracle' in perspective
May28

Monaco GP: Putting Lewis Hamilton's 'miracle' in perspective

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 competitorsLewis Hamilton won the Monaco Grand Prix with a perfectly measured drive – but was it really the “miracle” he talked about on the radio?Hamilton was clearly struggling with his medium-compound tyres, particularly his left front, as he held on against...

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Chadwick joins Williams Formula 1 team as development driver
May20

Chadwick joins Williams Formula 1 team as development driver

Jamie Chadwick, one of Britain’s leading female racing drivers, has joined the Williams Formula 1 team as a development driver.It is the same role that ex-racing driver Susie Wolff had for Williams from 2012-15, before her retirement.Chadwick, 21, is the only woman to win a British Formula 3 race and is driving in the new, all-female W Series this year – in which she won the first race. Chadwick will attend three grands...

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Silverstone's £20m museum set to open ahead of British GP
May13

Silverstone's £20m museum set to open ahead of British GP

The UK’s first museum dedicated to motorsport is an “absolute labour of love”, according to its CEO.The Silverstone Experience will open just days before the British Grand Prix at the Northamptonshire circuit.Displays include items such as Nigel Mansell’s British Grand Prix-winning Williams from 1992 and Barry Sheene’s 1979 Suzuki motorbike.Sally Reynolds, CEO of the Silverstone Experience, said she would...

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