Mercedes 'made wrong call and got away with it'

Red Bull’s Christian Horner felt Mercedes made a strategy error in the first race at the Red Bull Ring but “got away with it”. Horner is referencing the fact that Mercedes opted not bring in Valtteri Bottas or Lewis Hamilton during the final Safety Car period and they left themselves

New Mercedes PU for Russell's FW43

Williams has been forced to dip into George Russell’s engine pool after just one race into the revised 2020 season. Russell looked set for a promising weekend at the Red Bull Ring in Austria after finishing a whisker away from reaching Q2 in his Williams FW43 – something that would

Mugello set for September slot on updated F1 calendar

Mugello is set to be the first new Formula 1 event to follow the initial schedule of eight European races. The Ferrari-owned venue has been handed the September 13 slot to form the last part of a triple-header, following on from Spa and Monza. It’s believed that the name chosen

Ezpeleta not ruling out reduced 2021 MotoGP calendar

Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta says preserving MotoGP’s current competitiveness is more important than swelling the calendar again in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.  The global COVID-19 outbreak has forced MotoGP to trim down its 2020 calendar from 20 rounds to just 13 events across just eight circuits in

New components for Mercedes to address gearbox

Toto Wolff says Mercedes has an update in place that they hope will improve their gearbox reliability situation in Austria. Both Mercedes drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, were both instructed on numerous occasions to stay off the kerbs at the Red Bull Ring as they were causing issues with

2020 crisis stopped Renault picking academy driver

Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul has said the global health crisis prevented them from selecting an academy driver alongside Esteban Ocon for 2021. Upon Wednesday’s confirmation that Fernando Alonso would be returning to Formula 1 with Renault in 2021, there was criticism from some quarters that the move hardly acted

Supercars suspends $500,000 junior prize pool

Supercars has suspended the $500,000 prize pool that was to be on offer for the second-tier Super2 series this year. In a bid to boost grid numbers Supercars last year pledged $500,000 to its second-tier series, including a $400,000 cash prize to the series winner to help secure a main

F1 news: No quick fix for ‘complex’ Mercedes gearbox issues

Mercedes has admitted that it is facing a “complex problem” in trying to solve its Formula 1 gearbox issues ahead of this weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix. A combination of electrical interference within its systems, allied to the vibrations caused by running over kerbs at the Red Bull Ring, left the

DAS hasn't 'changed the game' for Mercedes

Mercedes boss, Toto Wolff, has played down the significance of their innovative DAS system and said it is not a game changer for them. The dual-axis steering system, first introduced to the Formula 1 world by Mercedes back in February’s pre-season period, was in use on the Silver Arrows car

Max: Silverstone, Monaco not great with F1 cars

Max Verstappen has picked out Silverstone and Monaco as tracks that he does not particularly enjoy racing on with Formula 1 cars. The two circuits are steeped in racing history and are two of the prized jewels in the Formula 1 crown, but the Dutchman is not a big fan