Mercedes won't give up DAS advantage on threat of protest

Mercedes will race DAS at the Australian Grand Prix with a team spokesperson saying it would be “unreasonable” to give up that advantage just because Red Bull are threatening to protest. Mercedes debuted DAS – dual axis steering – during pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya. The system, which

F1 won’t have a race unless all teams can compete

Formula 1 says it would not go ahead and host a world championship race if any of the teams cannot compete because of travel restrictions caused by coronavirus. With F1’s new season due to start in Australia on March 15, there remains great uncertainty about the fate of the first

Williams won't let pride harm business model

While very “proud” of their independent model, Williams deputy principal Claire Williams says that wouldn’t stand in the way of change. There is a growing trend in F1 for the midfield teams to set up links with the bigger outfits. Haas enjoy close ties with Ferrari, while AlphaTauri are intertwined

'Mercedes won't meet Lewis Hamilton's demands, Ferrari will'

Mercedes will not be willing to pay Lewis Hamilton’s 55 million Euros per season but, according to Helmut Marko, Ferrari might. Hamilton was reportedly on the verge of signing a new two-year deal with Mercedes at the beginning of January. That, though, changed when Max Verstappen put pen to paper

Pirelli won't trial protype tyres at race weekends

Pirelli may trial new compounds of the same tyre during 2020 practices but they won’t test protypes for 2021 revealed Mario Isola. Last year Pirelli gave the teams potential 2020 tyres to run during practice for the United States Grand Prix. It didn’t go down well with the teams. The

K-Mag: Haas won't spiral like McLaren/Williams

Haas’ Kevin Magnussen says he doesn’t see his team entering a spiral of decline like McLaren and more recently Williams suffered. The American outfit finished P5 in the 2018 Constructors’ standings, their best finish since entering F1 in 2016, but their fortunes took a sharp decline in 2019 when they

Perez won’t stay in F1 for long if results doesn’t improve

Sergio Perez says he won’t be staying in Formula 1 much longer if he doesn’t find himself in a position to fight near the front of the field after his current contract ends. The Mexican will enter his 10th season in F1 in 2020, having extended his deal with Racing

Gen3 won’t ‘dumb down’ Supercars tech regs

Supercars CEO Sean Seamer says the Gen3 regulations won’t “dumb down” the series, despite a focus on cost containment and a move to more control parts. The category is currently working on its next major technical overhaul, a team led by former Bathurst 12 Hour event director John Casey developing