'Hamilton did not count on Russell's one-off show' | F1 News by PlanetF1

Sir Lewis Hamilton should have signed with Mercedes four months ago at whatever the going price was at the time, then he would not be worried about losing his race seat to George Russell. That’s the opinion of former F1 driver turned pundit Christijan Albers. Hamilton has yet to finalise

Verstappen not worried ‘time is ticking’ on F1 title dreams

Max Verstappen insists he is not worried that “time is ticking” on his dreams of winning the Formula 1 world championship. The Dutchman and his Red Bull team had hoped to become F1’s youngest ever title winner, but Mercedes’ complete dominance in the turbo hybrid era has put an end to that

Dakar organisers ‘not making roadbook difficult on purpose’

Dakar Rally director David Castera has responded to criticism from competitors about this year’s roadbook and insists the alterations haven’t been made to “make things difficult on purpose”. A number of Dakar competitors have struggled with navigation frustrations during the opening week, with defending champion Carlos Sainz particularly vocal after

Romain Grosjean could not remove 'first-lap nutcase' tag | F1 News by PlanetF1

Reflecting on his Formula 1 career, Romain Grosjean has spoken of his struggle to remove the “first-lap nutcase” tag which Mark Webber put on him in 2012. Grosjean, driving for Lotus in his first full season in Formula 1, made contact with the then Red Bull driver during the first

Jean Todt not expecting ‘a normal F1 season’ in 2021

FIA president Jean Todt has warned that the 2021 Formula 1 season will not be like “a normal season” and expects more calendar changes due to COVID-19. Formula 1 faced an unprecedented 2020 season of 17 rounds in Europe and the Middle East due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a

Alex Albon not yet included on provisional 2021 entry list | F1 News by PlanetF1

The FIA has published the provisional entry list for the 2021 Formula 1 season with Alex Albon the most notable omission. The official document means a whole number of planned changes have been ratified. The Alpine F1 Team and Aston Martin BWT F1 Team are now fully-fledged entrants, while Fernando

'Not racing for the best F1 team takes pressure off Mick' | F1 News by PlanetF1

Conceding that Haas is “not exactly the best team at the moment”, Guenther Steiner feels it is the right outfit for Mick Schumacher as that means less pressure. Haas announced earlier this week that Formula 2 championship leader Schumacher would join the team in 2021, signing a multi-year deal to

Mercedes: Sakhir not a shootout between Russell, Bottas for 2022

Mercedes claims it is not treating this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix as a shootout between George Russell and Valtteri Bottas for a 2022 Formula 1 seat. Russell will make his Mercedes debut this weekend after being drafted in from Williams to replace Lewis Hamilton following his positive test for COVID-19.