James Key extends Toro Rosso contract

The 45-year-old Briton joined Red Bull’s junior outfit from Sauber in 2012 and has since led the Faenza-based operation’s technical department.Key has also played an important role in boosting Toro Rosso’s technical staff with new hirings.On Tuesday, the team announced Key has extended his contract with Toro Rosso, although the length of the new deal was not revealed.”I am delighted … Keep reading

Volkswagen says F1 on “dangerous path” over costs

F1 chiefs Chase Carey and Ross Brawn have insisted that they want to see a fairer spread of income among teams once the current Concorde Agreement expires in 2020.Teams like Force India have urged F1 owners Liberty to focus on reducing costs quickly, and Gobmeier reckons the smaller teams are “walking a very dangerous path”.Two of Volkswagen’s brands – Porsche and Audi – have … Keep reading

Raikkonen secures new Ferrari deal for 2018

The former world champion’s contract with the Maranello outfit had been due to run out at the end of this year, and there had been speculation about whether or not he would continue.But in a short statement, Ferrari said that Raikkonen would remain onboard for 2018.Raikkonen’s deal will likely pave the way for Ferrari to conclude a new longer deal with Sebastian Vettel, whose current … Keep reading

Renault set for engine updates at Spa and Monza

The French manufacturer was hit by reliability headaches in the early part of the season and remains third in the engine pecking order, behind Mercedes and Ferrari. Although it is not planning any major updates until next year, Taffin has confirmed it will bring improvements to the next two races where power will be key, with more planned later in the year.“Spa and Monza will see new … Keep reading

Toro Rosso expecting “problems” at Spa and Monza

After spending the 2016 season using a year-old Ferrari engine, Toro Rosso joined up with sister team Red Bull in using Renault power for this season.But with both teams believing the French manufacturer is still behind Mercedes and Ferrari, the high-speed Belgian and Italian Grands Prix are likely to be difficult.But while Red Bull believes it can be “reasonable” at Spa, Toro Rosso … Keep reading

F1 half-season review: Red Bull-Renault

Daniel Ricciardo has won a race and major updates were seen on the rapidly-improving Red Bull in Hungary. So what are the strong and weak points of the Red Bull RB13 at the half-season mark – and of the team as a whole? Craig Scarborough and Peter Windsor, to the backdrop of our exclusive 3D.

F1's greatest cars: Jordan 191

After numerous years in Formula 3000, Eddie Jordan’s eponymous team stepped up into F1 with the Jordan 191.It was originally christened as the the 911, but was later renamed to avoid any similarities with a Porsche sportscar of the same name. As part of the negotiations with the German manufacturer, the Jordan team boss was offered a Carrera 911. The Jordan 191 featured a unique … Keep reading