Macau Grand Prix to be run for Formula 4 cars in 2020

The Macau Grand Prix will be for Formula 4 cars this year, bringing to an end a 37-year run for the event as the blue riband of Formula 3 competition.  Hopes still lingered that teams from the FIA Formula 3 Championship would be able to contest the race for a

Vettel came’close’ to retiring before Aston F1 deal

Sebastian Vettel says he came “close” to retiring from Formula 1, before being won over by the potential he sees to race for Aston Martin. Speaking ahead of the Tuscan Grand Prix on the day that he announced he would be switching to Aston Martin 2021, Vettel admitted it had

The car changes that have helped McLaren shine in 2020

For a team that was facing huge financial pressures as the coronavirus pandemic hit, McLaren’s strong form this season has been one of the feel-good stories of the year. From the bitter reality of needing to make staff cuts, to questions over its actual future, McLaren has not let any

Sergio Perez announces Racing Point F1 exit

Sergio Perez is to leave Racing Point Formula 1 team at the end of the season, in a move that looks set to trigger Sebastian Vettel’s arrival at the outfit. In a statement posted on his social media channels on Wednesday night, Perez said he would not be remaining at

No consolation in reducing Hamilton F1 points gap – Bottas

Valtteri Bottas sees no consolation in slightly closing the points gap to Lewis Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix, as he viewed the weekend as a lost opportunity. Bottas managed to take three points off Hamilton after finishing fifth at Monza, with Hamilton only managing to come home in seventh

Binotto: Ferrari F1 still not in a crisis despite double DNF

Ferrari is still not facing a crisis despite its double retirement from the Italian Grand Prix and recent poor form, according to Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto. Ferrari failed to get either of its cars to the finish at Monza on Sunday after both Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc’s

PODCAST: Why reverse grids wouldn’t repeat Monza magic

The reverse grid debate is alive and well in Formula 1 after a thrilling Italian Grand Prix that produced a shock winner in Pierre Gasly. Ross Brawn revealed this week that the reverse grid sprint race concept will be revisited before next season, but would it really help create more

Kvyat: F1 ‘worst case scenario’ helped Gasly win at Monza

AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat says the safety car and red flag timing in Monza presented a “worst case” scenario for him, and helped Pierre Gasly win the race. The Russian eventually finished ninth in the Italian GP, while his teammate scored a spectacular victory after a fortunately-timed pitstop

Why Monza marked a McLaren resurgence

Even without the safety car and red flag which brought the Italian Grand Prix to life, it was likely that Carlos Sainz would have finished second. Its former engineer Tim Wright says that can only be a good thing for Formula 1 McLaren has a somewhat chequered history in Formula

The key questions about the Hamilton closed pit penalty

The Italian Grand Prix proved to be one of the best races of the year, as Pierre Gasly took a shock maiden victory for AlphaTauri ahead of McLaren’s Carlos Sainz. But the defining moment that triggered the Monza surprise was when race leader Lewis Hamilton was handed a 10-second stop-go