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First glimpse of RB16 revealed!

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First glimpse of RB16 revealed!

An image of the RB16 has been released as the team attempt to fight closer with Mercedes and Ferrari following three straight seasons of finishing third. Now entering its seventh season since their last title win in 2013, the team have certainly been vocal of their target in recent weeks to knock Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes off their thrones. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, said Hamilton “is not God” claiming that if he has the machinery behind him then he can beat the six time world champion this year. And in hope of beating him,...

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Ferrari release car livery!

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Ferrari release car livery!

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto, has described the SF1000 as “extreme” following their car reveal for 2020. Named the SF1000 to commemorate Ferrari’s 1000th grand prix in this upcoming season, the team have been looking to improve their levels of downforce which was an area they struggled with in 2019. “The starting point was the car of last year, the SF90, but certainly we have been extreme on the concept as much as we could, we’ve developed the car trying to look for maximum aero performance and maximise the...

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Ferrari F1 2020 launch: A grandiose launch for the SF1000 but can Ferrari stop Mercedes?

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Ferrari F1 2020 launch: A grandiose launch for the SF1000 but can Ferrari stop Mercedes?

The sun shone on Ferrari for the launch of their new car. Literally. It was a glorious day in Emilia Romagna, the thermometer nudging 20C, brilliant blue skies, the snow glinting on the Apennine peaks.As the fading light cast a golden hue on the terracotta buildings of Reggio Emilia, Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel signed autographs in front of the Teatro Romolo Valli. The building’s glorious facade was bathed in red light, reflecting the colour of the car about to be unveiled inside. A more serendipitous setting...

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Ferrari F1 2020 launch: 'We have taken design to the extreme,' says team boss

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Ferrari F1 2020 launch: 'We have taken design to the extreme,' says team boss

Ferrari have unveiled a 2020 Formula 1 car that team boss Mattia Binotto says takes design to the “extreme” as they seek to challenge for the title. The Italian team struggled last year, winning only three races as Mercedes dominated, but hope to take a step forward this season.He said: “It may look similar to last year’s, but it’s completely different. “We have been as extreme on the concept as we could, to look for the maximum aerodynamic performance first.”Aerodynamics was the area in which Ferrari...

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Ratcliffe expects Hamilton to stay with Mercedes

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Ratcliffe expects Hamilton to stay with Mercedes

Media playback is not supported on this device Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe says he has no plans to invest in a Premier League team and believes he has “enough on his plate” with his existing sports portfolio, which expanded today into Formula 1.The billionaire’s petrochemicals firm Ineos has just signed a five-year partnership with Mercedes, and he says the company now has “quite enough challenges”.Ratcliffe had been linked with a bid to buy Chelsea, but he considers the valuations of top-flight...

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Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes the 'obvious pairing going forward', says Toto Wolff

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Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes the 'obvious pairing going forward', says Toto Wolff

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says that Lewis Hamilton staying with the team beyond the end of this season is “the obvious pairing”.The six-time champion’s contract runs out at the end of 2020 and he has so far made no decisions on his future.Wolff said: “We would like to have the fastest man in the car and I know Lewis wants to be in the fastest car so there is an obvious mutual outcome.” But added he had not spoken to Hamilton since the team’s Christmas party.Wolff said: “We travel around the...

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Mercedes reveal their 2020 look!

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Mercedes reveal their 2020 look!

Mercedes have released their new car for 2020 which comes with a hint of red. After six consecutive double championship victories, how Mercedes can improve has become a serious question but maybe improvement will be helped by their new sponsor, INEOS. In a five year deal worth around £100million, Ineos’s cycling and sailing divisions will now work with Mercedes’ Applied Science arm to develop “engineering, human science, simulation and data analysis”. Negotiations between the two parties have been ongoing since 2019...

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First 2020 F1 car revealed

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First 2020 F1 car revealed

Haas Formula One team became the first to reveal their 2020 look ahead of the upcoming season. Named the “VF-20”, they have ditched last season’s livery of black and gold and returned to their original look of grey, red and black – this all comes from the fallout with their title sponsor, Rich Energy. The car will make its physical debut on the first day of preseason testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya which is scheduled to be Wednesday 19th February. And with regulations for this upcoming season remaining...

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‘No blame’ in Hubert fatal crash in Belgium

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‘No blame’ in Hubert fatal crash in Belgium

The death of Anthoine Hubert at last year’s Belgian Grand Prix had no single cause and no-one was to blame, the official report says. Hubert was killed in a multi-car accident at the start of the Formula 2 race at Spa-Francorchamps on 31 August. The report by governing body the FIA says Hubert was killed by a “non-survivable trauma” caused by the “extremely high level of energy transferred and dissipated”. It concludes that none of the four drivers or officials involved acted inappropriately. The Frenchman was...

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Haas unveil new VF-20 car for 2020 Formula 1 season

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Haas unveil new VF-20 car for 2020 Formula 1 season

US-based Haas have become the first Formula 1 team to release images of their new car for the 2020 season.Haas’ traditional grey, white and red livery returns after last year’s public falling-out with a title sponsor.And the team hope it can lead to a revival after dropping to ninth in the constructors’ championship last term. Team owner Gene Haas said: “We hope the VF-20 will return us to the kind of 2018 form when we finished fifth – 2019 was a tough season to endure.”Haas’ form fluctuated...

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