As Mercedes launches their new F1 car, the winner of 2017’s final Grand Prix says he still sees that being Lewis Hamilton’s team mate as an opportunity rather than a risk. But 2018 is a big season for Bottas if he wants to keep his top F1 seat long term.
Motorsport Network’s Julia Piquet talks to Motorsport.com‘s Global Editor in Chief Charles Bradley for a quick take on this week’s F1 launches so far.
The STR13, which was set to be revealed to the public next Monday ahead of the start of testing, made its track debut at a wet Misano circuit in the hands of Brendon Hartley.After images of the car were leaked online, Toro Rosso shared the first official photo of the new single-seater on Twitter on Wednesday. … Keep reading
The Pole had pushed for a race seat at Williams alongside Lance Stroll but lost out to rookie Sergey Sirotkin after the two drove in last year’s Abu Dhabi Pirelli tyre test.Kubica decided to accept a role as reserve and development driver, which will involve taking part in Barcelona pre-season testing, in-season tests and three first practice sessions in 2018.He remains convinced a … Keep reading
There was widespread disappointment when it became clear Sergey Sirotkin would get the final seat at Williams for the 2018 Formula 1 campaign, largely because it meant Robert Kubica would not make a sensational return.Many felt Williams was becoming a team that needs to take pay drivers to survive again. Siroktin’s backers are bringing around £15million to the team while Lance … Keep reading
By then, the other eight teams will have either unveiled their actual cars, or released images online.Force India will use all four of its drivers at the first test, with development driver Nikita Mazepin having the honour of driving the new car first on Monday.Esteban Ocon, Sergio Perez and reserve driver Nicholas Latifi will all then take turns in the car.The focus will be … Keep reading
Jorg Zander explains Tech Updates to the 2018 Sauber.