Szafnauer warns Stroll Racing Point gains will take time

Racing Point team boss Otmar Szafnauer says it will still take time for the outfit to make good gains in Formula 1, despite the luxury of having rich team owner Lawrence Stroll. Following the former Force India team being put in to administration back in 2018, Stroll helped lead a

Richards: F1 shot itself in foot with “foolish” hybrid rows

Former Benetton and BAR team principal David Richards has criticised the “foolish” in-fighting that overshadowed the ground-breaking thermal efficiency rating of Formula 1’s new turbo-hybrid engines in 2014. Speaking in a Motorsport Leaders Business Forum session at Autosport International concerning government apathy towards motorsport, Motorsport UK chairman Richards highlighted the

Racing Point growth can be F1’s biggest in 2020 – Perez

Sergio Perez believes his Racing Point team has more room to grow than any other outfit in Formula 1, having been hindered by its 2018 crisis this past season. In its previous iteration as Force India, the Silverstone-based team enjoyed steady improvements in results year-on-year, but this did not prevent

Williams insists it has ‘healthy budget’ for F1 2020

Williams insists that it has got in place a ‘healthy racing budget’ for 2020, despite a drop in prize money earnings and lapse of some sponsorship deals. The Grove-based outfit is coming off the back of an incredibly disappointing 2019 campaign where its car was the slowest in the field.

Williams explains factors behind Nissany test driver decision

Williams says that Roy Nissany’s attitude and strong work ethic were the key factors behind its decision to make him an official test driver this season. The Grove-based outfit announced in Tel Aviv on Wednesday that Nissany will run in three FP1 sessions this year as part of a new

Williams: First-try crash test successes a contrast to 2019

Williams says confidence about its 2020 Formula 1 car being ready for the start of pre-season testing has been lifted by a smooth run through all its crash tests – compared to the drama of its multiple failures 12 months ago. The Grove-based outfit had a troubled start to last

How injured Herbert drove “beyond the pain threshold” on F1 debut

British Formula 1 driver Johnny Herbert started over 160 grands prix and won three of them – two for Benetton in 1995 and one for Stewart Grand Prix in ’99. But his F1 career might never have got past his debut in the 1989 Brazilian Grand Prix… Still recovering from

How Mercedes fooled ‘naive’ rivals in 2019

Think you know everything about the championship-winning Mercedes W10 from 2019? Think again. The car pictured here is not what it seems – and demonstrates the depth and confidence that makes Mercedes a serial winner, as Stuart Codling explains… At first glance you may think the car pictured here is

Michigami opens up on Calderon Super Formula choice

Drago Corse boss Ryo Michigami has explained his motivation behind signing Tatiana Calderon for his team’s Super Formula return in 2020. Calderon, until last year a Formula 2 racer and test driver for the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team, was a surprise addition to Honda’s Super Formula roster when the

Perez won’t stay in F1 for long if results doesn’t improve

Sergio Perez says he won’t be staying in Formula 1 much longer if he doesn’t find himself in a position to fight near the front of the field after his current contract ends. The Mexican will enter his 10th season in F1 in 2020, having extended his deal with Racing