Horner: 2019 Verstappen’s strongest F1 season

Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner says that 2019 was Max Verstappen’s best season to date – and the statistics back him up. Having finished fourth in the 2018 world championship with 249 points, Verstappen moved into the top three for the first time with third place,

Rumors dominate backstage banter at the 2019 Formula 1 prize gala in France

Max Verstappen’s future plans could involve Mercedes—if you believe the rumor mill. Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen, who finished third in the 2019 Formula 1 standings behind champion Lewis Hamilton and runner-up Valtteri Bottas, says there may be opportunities for a move to another team for 2021. At the FIA end-of-the-season gala in

Bottas wins Paul Ricard-based rally

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas claimed his first win in rallying in the Paul Ricard-based Rallycircuit Cote d’Azur. Bottas, driving a Citroen DS3 WRC as one of five entrants in WRC-spec machinery, topped five of the nine stages to finish the event 50 seconds clear of his nearest rival,

Former full-time F1 driver Robert Kubica imagines a future in DTM

Robert Kubica scored just one point for Williams in 2019.   Now that he is free from full-time duties with the Williams F1 team, Robert Kubica is setting his sights on the German touring car series DTM next year. BMW has announced that Kubica will test their car at the

Wolff hints at Mercedes stay amid links to F1 role

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has dropped the firmest hint yet that he will stay on in his current role, despite ongoing speculation linking him to a position running F1 from 2021. On the back of his success with the German car manufacturer, which has won six consecutive world title doubles,

McLaren F1 team boss Zak Brown not expecting miracles in bid to catch sport's Big 3

Carlos Sainz Jr. and Lando Norris helped McLaren F1 finish fourth in the constructors’ championship. McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown says that he was surprised at his team’s improvement from sixth place to fourth in the F1 constructors’ championship However, he also said that fourth place in the standings is still pretty much

Ricciardo: Renault message not ‘massaging their shoulders’

Daniel Ricciardo says his rallying message of support to Renault on the cool-down lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was prompted because he is genuinely convinced the team can make a big step forward in 2020. After what has been a rollercoaster season, Ricciardo came on the team radio

The starring F1 rookie who doubted he could make it

All three Formula 1 rookies had impressive years in 2019, but arguably the most impressive was Lando Norris, who harboured doubts he would be good enough this year before going on to impress all at McLaren Who will win Rookie of the Year at the Autosport Awards on Sunday? As

Vettel ‘just being honest’ about subpar season

Sebastian Vettel has explained his downbeat assessment of his Formula 1 season as a desire to be “honest” and admission he was not as good as he could have been. The four-time world champion won just one grand prix in 2019 and finished fifth in the drivers’ championship, his worst

FIA approves extra MGU-K for 2020 season

Formula 1 drivers may use one extra MGU-K next season to help cope with the record 22-race schedule now the allocation has been formally increased by the FIA. Since F1’s complex V6 turbo-hybrid engines were introduced in 2014 there have been limits over how many individual components within the power