F1 news: 2020 British GP practice results, who was fastest?

Lance Stroll set the pace on the opening day of British Grand Prix practice at Silverstone on Friday for the Racing Point team. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen set the fastest time in the first session using soft tyres, almost half a second clear of world championship-leader Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes,

MotoGP news: Rossi “can’t make tyres work properly” at Jerez

Valentino Rossi admits his low-key MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix weekend was down to him being unable to “make the tyres work properly” on his Yamaha. Rossi qualified almost a second off the pace of Yamaha stablemate Fabio Quartararo at Jerez in 10th, and was circulating 14s adrift of the Petronas Yamaha

F1 news: Grosjean apologises for ‘elephant in the room’ comment

Romain Grosjean has apologised to Haas for speaking out of turn in suggesting that the future of his Formula 1 team was in doubt. The Frenchman’s contract runs out at the end of this year and he suggested ahead of this weekend’s Hungarian GP that an “elephant in the room”

F1 tech news: Mercedes, McLaren, AlphaTauri & Racing Point

In the ongoing development war between Formula 1’s teams, keep up to date with what’s new with our regular technical updates. Today, let’s look at four outfits at the Hungarian GP – Mercedes, McLaren, AlphaTauri and Racing Point. Mercedes The reliability gremlins that Mercedes faced in the first race of

MotoGP news: Morbidelli to stay at Petronas Yamaha until ’22

Franco Morbidelli will remain with Petronas Yamaha in MotoGP until the 2022 season after signing a new two-year deal with the outfit. Morbidelli joined the team for his sophomore campaign in the premier class last year aboard current-spec Yamaha machinery, and ended up 10th in the standings having managed a best

F1 news: Everyone should be ‘worried’ by Racing Point – Horner

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says all teams should be “worried” by the pace of the Racing Point, after the way the controversial car charged through the field in the Styrian Grand Prix. After a disappointing qualifying that left Sergio Perez down in 17th on the grid, the Mexican pushed

F1 news: Perez explains reasons for ‘big disappointment’

Sergio Perez blamed a failure to generate tyre temperatures for the “big disappointment” of his Q1 exit for the Styrian Grand Prix. The Mexican had been expected to challenge near the front of the pack after a strong showing in Friday practice for Racing Point. But it all went wrong

F1 news: Hamilton: Alonso will be in ‘great shape’ on return

Lewis Hamilton says he has no doubt Fernando Alonso will be in “great shape” to make his Formula 1 return in 2021. Renault announced on Wednesday that two-time world champion Alonso would be returning to the team next year, having walked away from F1 at the end of 2018.  Alonso

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

F1 news: Racing Point ‘as fast as feared’, say rivals

Racing Point’s rivals say the team is as fast as they feared in Formula 1 pre-season testing, and could even be a genuine top three contender this year. The Silverstone-based outfit had played down its expectations after a strong two weeks at Barcelona in February, but it proved its strength