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

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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 tried to employ team orders in all three races this season.Should Leclerc be annoyed with Ferrari?Flawless...

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Brookes and Redding ready for Silverstone

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Brookes and Redding ready for Silverstone

This forthcoming Easter weekend sees the Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team commence their bid to regain the title they surrendered last year when the opening round of the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship gets underway at Silverstone. With a brand new line up of four-times Grand Prix winner Scott Redding and former BSB champion Josh Brookes, who will have at their disposal the exciting factory-supported Be Wiser Ducati Panigale V4 R, hopes are high of success following a positive pre-season testing schedule which saw both riders towards...

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Cammish heads Thruxton BTCC test

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Cammish heads Thruxton BTCC test

The stars of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship and several of its support categories descended on Thruxton for a key test ahead of a tantalising double helping of the UK’s premier motor racing series over the coming months. For the first time since 2007, Thruxton will play host to the BTCC twice this season – on 18-19 May and 16-18 August. As the fastest circuit in the country – with speeds reaching an eye-watering 160mph through the quickest sections – the popular Hampshire track presents a unique challenge. That means every...

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2019 British Superbike Championship breaks cover this weekend

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2019 British Superbike Championship breaks cover this weekend

The Bennetts British Superbike Championship returns for the hugely-anticipated season opener at Silverstone this Easter (April 19/20/21) as the 2019 protagonists line up for the first two races in the title fight. The grid had an incredible shake-up over the winter with former MotoGP contender Scott Redding and 2018 WorldSBK Independent Riders champion Xavi Forés joining the 30-strong permanent line-up for the Be Wiser Ducati and Honda Racing teams respectively, and both with a point to prove. The Be Wiser Ducati team also features the only...

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Jolyon Palmer column: Flawless Mercedes pile pressure on Ferrari

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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 down like a yo-yo so far. The last time a team started a season this strongly was Williams in 1992. But that was...

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Formula 1 interested in adding second race in China

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Formula 1 interested in adding second race in China

Formula 1 is seeking to establish a second race in China to grow the sport in one of its most important markets.Sean Bratches, the sport’s commerical boss, said he favoured a street race and was meeting delegates from six potential host cities this week.”We would be highly interested in a street race,” he said. “It would be a nice juxtaposition to the purpose-built facility we have [in Shanghai]. Our intent is to bring our show to the people.”Chequered Flag: China review2019 Formula 1 race calendarBeijing is...

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Mercedes one-two as Ferrari commit team orders

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Mercedes one-two as Ferrari commit team orders

Lewis Hamilton’s dominant victory ensured a third straight perfect finish for Mercedes in Formula One’s 1000th race. Passing pole sitter Valtteri Bottas from the start, it was a routine victory from there on as no driver could challenge Hamilton for the lead. Followed by a comfortable second for Bottas as Sebastian Vettel came home in third with Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly claiming the DHL Fastest Lap bonus point. However, the drama at Ferrari just continues to transpire. An in-garage rivalry may start to surface as Charles Leclerc was instructed...

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Chinese GP: best images from race 1,000

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Chinese GP: best images from race 1,000

Check out six of the best pictures from the Chinese Grand Prix where Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won the 1,000th race in Formula 1.You can read Andrew Benson’s full report here. This article is from the BBC Sport website / bbc.co.uk - Chinese GP: best images from race 1,000

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Should Leclerc be annoyed with Ferrari?

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Should Leclerc be annoyed with Ferrari?

This article is from the BBC Sport website / bbc.co.uk - Should Leclerc be annoyed with Ferrari?

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Chinese Grand Prix – race result

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Chinese Grand Prix – race result

1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 2. Valtteri Bottas Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 3. Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Ferrari 4. Max Verstappen Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda 5. Charles Leclerc Scuderia Ferrari 6. Pierre Gasly Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda 7. Daniel Ricciardo Renault F1 Team 8. Sergio Perez SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team 9. Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 10. Alexander Albon Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 11. Romain Grosjean Rich Energy Haas F1 Team 12. Lance Stroll SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team 13. Kevin...

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