McLaren’s new MCL35M will be F1 2021’s most different car

When McLaren pulls the covers off its new MCL35M at its Woking factory this evening, the expectation is of it being Formula 1’s most different car. For with teams forced to carry over their chassis from last season to this one, as part of cost-saving measures introduced in response to the coronavirus

How F1 know-how is making waves in the America’s Cup

While Mercedes may still be weeks away from unleashing the new W12 into its first Formula 1 race, the Brackley-based outfit will be facing its first competitive battle this weekend. For Mercedes’ Applied Science division, an off-shoot of the grand prix team, has been heavily involved in the INEOS Team

F1 news: Fernando Alonso set for surgery on broken teeth

Alpine Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso is set for minor surgery on some broken teeth as the first details have emerged regarding his cycling accident. Two-time F1 world champion Alonso was involved in an accident whilst out riding on the outskirts of Lugano on Thursday around lunchtime, leaving the Spaniard

F1 sprint race decision due before 2021 season start

Formula 1 wants to finalise plans to stage sprint races at select grands prix in 2021 after the plan received “broad support” from teams on Thursday. F1 president and CEO Stefano Domenicali revealed last week that sprint races were being considered as part of a format change for certain races

Super Formula reveals 2021 pre-season test dates

Super Formula has revealed its pre-season test dates for the 2021 season, on top of confirming the calendar that was published last December. The Japanese single-seater series will hold a pair of two-day tests in the run-up to the new campaign, as it has done in previous years. Suzuka will

Why Matsushita’s Super Formula seat hangs in the balance

At one stage it seemed certain Nobuharu Matsushita would continue to drive for B-Max Racing in Super Formula this year, but confirmation has not been forthcoming as Honda drags its feet. Excluding the anticipated confirmation of Hiroki Otsu at Team Mugen, there will be just two seats left to fill

FIA reveals Hamilton exchange over Monza pitlane penalty

Formula 1 steward Garry Connelly has revealed details of the exchange between Lewis Hamilton and the FIA following his penalty during last year’s Italian GP. Hamilton was leading the Monza race when Kevin Magnussen’s Haas stopped on track between Parabolica and the pitlane, triggering a safety car. Hamilton was duly

AlphaTauri sets launch date for 2021 F1 car

AlphaTauri has announced that it will launch its new AT02 on February 19. The Faenza-based team , which was renamed last year after competing for many seasons as Toro Rosso, revealed the date but no other details about the unveiling in a tweet on Thursday morning. On the back of

Brown: New era of F1 rules plays to McLaren’s ‘sweet spot’

The new era of Formula 1 featuring a budget cap and a revised governance structure will play towards McLaren’s “sweet spot”, according to Zak Brown. 2021 will be the first year in F1 history where team spending is regulated, limiting them to a $145 million cost cap in a bid

The hidden work that helped Tsunoda grab his F1 chance

Yuki Tsunoda may have expressed some regret about not embracing his love of motorsport earlier, but that hasn’t stopped him making up lost time on his way to Formula 1. The Japanese youngster is about to embark on his rookie F1 campaign with AlphaTauri after a pretty swift rise up