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Formula 1 teams agree to delay finalising new rules until October

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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 refused to agree to the delay without this promise.This means that in 2021 teams will have to operate on a...

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Ferrari will not appeal against Vettel penalty

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Ferrari will not appeal against Vettel penalty

Ferrari will not appeal against the penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in the Canadian Grand Prix.The German won on track but was penalised five seconds for dangerous driving, which handed victory to Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.Ferrari said they would appeal against the decision but BBC Sport has learned that on Thursday they told governing body the FIA they would withdraw it. Ferrari said they are “still working on collecting evidence” on the incident.More to follow. This article is from the BBC Sport website /...

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BTCC charity walk at this weekend’s Croft clash

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BTCC charity walk at this weekend’s Croft clash

Stars from the UK’s premier motorsport series will put their best foot forward at Croft Circuit this weekend (15/16 June) for a public track walk jointly in aid of Children with Cancer and the Alzheimer’s Society – and many have also donated signed merchandise and exclusive experiences to an online auction that launched last night. The Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Croft, presented by Tarmac is the blue riband event on the popular North Yorkshire circuit’s calendar, as 30 of the finest racing drivers in the country get set to...

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Superbikes head to Brands

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Superbikes head to Brands

The Bennetts British Superbike Championship descends on Kent this weekend with the prestigious King of Brands title up for grabs coupled with the first round of the new Integro Triple Crown on the Grand Prix circuit, raising the stakes higher than ever. Josh Brookes was last year’s winner of the King of Brands Trophy, awarded to the rider with the best cumulative results from the two races, and the Be Wiser Ducati rider returns to Brands Hatch after securing a double victory at the Kent circuit last summer. However, it is the 2015 champion’s...

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F1 teams are split over talks on budget reform delay

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F1 teams are split over talks on budget reform delay

A split has emerged between Formula 1 teams as talks over the future of the sport reach a critical stage.Half the teams object to plans to postpone the finalisation of a budget cap for 2021 from June until October.Alfa Romeo, McLaren, Racing Point, Renault and Williams believe it is a back-door attempt by big teams to water down cost restrictions. But Mercedes and Ferrari reject the claim and say the proposed 2021 rules are “immature” and need more work.The stance of the five teams puts governing body the FIA and Formula 1 in a...

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

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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 decision that cost the Ferrari driver victory.The Austrian – a former Benetton, McLaren and Williams F1...

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Why Vettel deserved his penalty – Palmer column

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Why Vettel deserved his penalty – Palmer column

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 competitor.I’ve been at odds with the Formula 1 stewards before – both during my career and after it – but this time I’m in complete agreement. Sebastian Vettel deserved his five-second penalty in the Canadian Grand Prix.The Ferrari driver had driven a perfect weekend, until his mistake on lap 48 of 70. But in that moment he simply cracked under moderate pressure...

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'It's not the sport I fell in love with' – Vettel criticises F1 after Canada penalty

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'It's not the sport I fell in love with' – Vettel criticises F1 after Canada penalty

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel believes Formula 1 has lost its way, in the wake of the penalty that cost him victory in the Canadian Grand Prix.The four-time champion won on the road but was handed a five-second penalty for rejoining the track dangerously and impeding Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.The German said the rules had left drivers sounding “like lawyers” and that there was “no edge” to the sport. “It’s all wrong. I disagree with where the sport is now,” Vettel said.Ferrari say they have...

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Lewis Hamilton wins in Canada following Sebastian Vettel’s controversial penalty

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Lewis Hamilton wins in Canada following Sebastian Vettel’s controversial penalty

Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of seven wins in Canada, after Sebastian Vettel was penalised for dangerous driving due to his on-track return. With Hamilton within a second of his rival heading into turn three, the under-pressure Vettel then ran wide, cutting turn four, as he returned in an ‘unsafe’ fashion to prompt a five second penalty. A return which almost ended up with Hamilton in the wall. It is a decision that will split the entire Formula One community, some think there was nothing else Vettel could have done,...

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Canadian GP – Result

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Canadian GP – Result

1. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 2. Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari 3. Charles Leclerc MON Scuderia Ferrari 4. Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 5. Max Verstappen NED Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda 6. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Renault F1 Team 7. Nico Hulkenberg GER Renault F1 Team 8. Pierre Gasly FRA Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda 9. Lance Stroll CAN SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team 10. Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 11. Carlos Sainz ESP McLaren F1 Team 12. Sergio Perez MEX SportPesa...

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