Max Verstappen breaks Zandvoort lap record!

Max Verstappen breaks the lap record at Circuit Park Zandvoort with a 1:19.511 during the Jumbo Race Dagen!

This weekend the Live Demo team were at Circuit Park Zandvoort with the RB8 and Max Verstappen in tow, performing for his home audience – which, judging from the crowd, seems to be about half the population of Holland.

Button: “Massive” McLaren upgrade can make Monaco a success

Fernando Alonso’s decision to skip the Monaco F1 race to contest the Indianapolis 500 has opened the door for a one-off return for McLaren reserve Button, who stepped out of the cockpit at the end of 2016.Alonso qualified seventh for the recent Spanish GP after McLaren brought the first part of an update package that will be completed for Monaco.”It was great to see the performance … Keep reading

Mercedes: Spanish GP engine failure was never seen before

Bottas retired from third place midway through the Barcelona F1 race, having survived a first-corner collision with Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen.The Finnish driver went on to play a major part in teammate Lewis Hamilton’s victory by delaying Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel.Mercedes brought new engines for the works cars to Barcelona, upgraded for reliability, but was forced to … Keep reading

Verstappen breaks lap record at Zandvoort during F1 demo

The Dutchman clocked a 1m19.511s on the 4.307km Zandvoort track, which has been completely resurfaced this year. Previously, the lap was a 1m19.880s, which was set by Luca Badoer with a Ferrari F2001 sixteen years ago.“It is super to be here and driving the Red Bull Racing RB8”, Verstappen told his fans on Saturday. “The V8 engine makes a nice sound, that always makes it extra … Keep reading

Maldonado “turned down” F1 race seat for 2017

The Venezuelan was replaced by Kevin Magnussen at Renault ahead of the 2016 season, but had talks with a number of teams about a return this year and had his hopes raised when Nico Rosberg quit Mercedes.But Maldonado says declined an offer to return and could not find an alternative that appealed.”I have the experience and I had opportunities to come back here this year [in a race … Keep reading

Brawn behind F1 Strategy Group attendance change

The meeting, which took place late last month, was the latest step in F1’s new era as the new owners look to revamp the championship and improve the governance.Only six of the 10 teams on the grid – Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull, Williams, McLaren and Force India – have previously attended the meetings along with the commercial rights holder and the FIA.Minutes of the meetings were … Keep reading

McLaren to bring more updates to Monaco

New wings, floor and other bodywork elements helped Fernando Alonso deliver the team’s best qualifying performance of the season so far at last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, as he lined up seventh on the grid.But even more encouraging than the pace potential was the fact that the new parts showed such good correlation with the team’s windtunnel and CFD data – something which has given … Keep reading

The story of F1’s unofficial 11th team

The push by Formula 1’s new owners Liberty Media to do more for fans came alive at the Spanish Grand Prix as a bigger entertainment programme, enhanced activities and a festival atmosphere helped produce a carnival-style event for those at the race.But there was change afoot in the F1 paddock too. For as well as an open bar, a bigger buzz and that special F1-branded robot, a new … Keep reading