The evidence that shows Honda can succeed in F1 again

After three seasons of frustrating underachievement for Honda in Formula 1, you’d be forgiven for believing that failure had become the project’s abiding feature, and that Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley are quaking in their boots at the thought of multiple grid penalties and inglorious blow-ups this coming season.Well, yes and no.One of Honda’s greatest strengths as a brand is also … Keep reading

McLaren has overcome Renault packaging headaches

After three years of disappointment with Honda, McLaren elected to end its deal with the Japanese manufacturer at the end of 2017 and sign a customer partnership with Renault for this year.Although the move is set to deliver a much-needed power boost, Goss has revealed that the switch did require some major work at the back of the car due to way that Renault packages its turbo and … Keep reading

Ex-McLaren boss Whitmarsh returns to F1 with FIA role

Whitmarsh cut ties with F1 in 2014 after being ousted as McLaren’s CEO at the end of 2013, when Ron Dennis returned to controlling the team.Since then he has been heavily involved in yacht racing, having been the chief of the America’s Cup team Land Rover BAR.But after stepping down to take an advisory position there at the end of last year, Whitmarsh has since got back involved with … Keep reading

Gurney’s first F1 teammate, Tony Brooks, pays tribute to his friend

Brooks had two Formula 1 seasons under his belt when he signed with Ferrari for 1959, a year in which he would finish second in the World Championship. He was soon joined by F1 rookie Gurney, who had won the 12 Hours of Sebring for the Italian marque in March. Team owner Enzo Ferrari was so impressed that he then sent Gurney to Europe to compete in four championship grands prix – he … Keep reading

Ferrari settles on new race engineer for Raikkonen

With Greenwood leaving the Maranello-based outfit to join Manor in the World Endurance Championship, Ferrari has spent the last few weeks working out how best to restructure things.Although there has been no official confirmation of its plans yet, Motorsport.com has learned that Santi will be promoted from his previous position as Raikkonen’s data engineer.The move confirms the … Keep reading

Williams's driver call exposes its flagging revival

Williams says it does not compete in Formula 1 merely to make up the numbers. Of course, there is little point participating in professional sport if you are not ‘in it to win it’, as they say, but although Williams has not won a world championship for 20 years, been an F1 title contender since 2003, or won a race in the last five seasons, we are repeatedly told this team is on a … Keep reading