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

Racing Point not surprised 'turmoil' caused poor 2019

Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer says the team’s disappointing 2019 isn’t a surprise following the “turmoil” of last season. After Lawrence Stroll bought the bankrupt Force India team in August 2018, Racing Point were born from the ashes. However, the RP19 was designed during that “turmoil”, and so a slow

Ricciardo not bitter over ‘impressive’ Red Bull-Honda surge

Daniel Ricciardo insists he feels happy rather than bitter over the ‘impressive’ form of Red Bull-Honda in Brazil, as former teammate Max Verstappen took another pole position. The gains that Honda has made with its powerunit became clear at Interlagos on Saturday as Red Bull’s strong pace on the straights

"Not a given' that Mercedes will remain in F1

Mercedes boss, Toto Wolff, has said that it is “not a given” that the Silver Arrows will remain in Formula 1. The new 2021 regulations is the next significant chapter to come in Formula 1’s history as the FIA and Liberty Media try and map out their future vision of

Loke: Not practical to ban kapchais in Malaysia

In 2017, former Federal Territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor suggested small displacement motorcycles, known to Malaysians as kapchais, be forbidden from entering Kuala Lumpur city centre. This was Adnan’s measure to reduce the amount of carbon emissions in the city. However, Transport minister Anthony Loke is of the

No New Lexus IS F Coming, Not Even With Next Generation

Lexus won’t have a performance sedan to fight the new BMW M3. Lexus reportedly has no plans to build an IS F for the next generation of the sedan. Scott Thompson, the brand’s boss in Australia, told Motoring: “there’s no plans at the moment [to release another one].” Thompson doesn’t provide

'Mercedes not faster than Ferrari, but made right call'

Ferrari boss, Mattia Binotto, feels that Mercedes were not quicker than them in Mexico but made the better calls on strategy. Ferrari started 1-2 on the grid following Max Verstappen’s demotion from pole and Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel were able to lead the pack still after the long run

Albon: Crashes not down to pressure to match Verstappen

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Alex Albon says his recent run of accidents is not a reflection of any pressure to perform in a front running car and match teammate Max Verstappen. Albon has crashed in practice or qualifying in Singapore, Russia and Mexico in recent weeks. An incident in

Alex Albon not worried for George Russell's F1 future

Alexander Albon has admitted that he “teases” fellow rookie George Russell over the latter’s lack of points, but is not worried for him about his F1 future. While Albon and Lando Norris have often found themselves fighting at the front of the grid in their debut seasons, Russell has been stuck

Lewis Hamilton not looking to 'rush' Drivers' title

Conceding Mexico is not the best race for Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton is in no “rush” to wrap up the Drivers’ title although he can do at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez. Mercedes clinched part one of the double in Japan as Valtteri Bottas’ 25 points for the win plus Hamilton’s 15