Russian GP: Thursday's Press Conference

Part 1PRESS CONFERENCEQ: Daniil, welcome and happy birthday for yesterday. It is of course a home race for you but that means an awful lot of commitments. Were you able to even enjoy your birthday?Q: Daniil KVYAT: Yeah, I was. Obviously you have to expect that you have a bit more things to do at your home race. I think it’s a privilege for any driver … Keep reading

Alonso shocked by US impact of Indy 500 decision

McLaren driver Alonso shocked the Formula 1 paddock when he announced he will miss the Monaco Grand Prix in order to compete in IndyCar’s blue riband event next month.The Spaniard began his preparations by visiting the IndyCar race in Alabama last weekend, before heading to the Andretti team base in Indianapolis and then running in the Honda simulator.While the news had a huge impact … Keep reading

Daniil Kvyat plays curling at Sochi

On April 26, Daniil Kvyat, Russian driver of Scuderia Toro Rosso, met with the women’s national curling team players Anna Sidorova, Margarita Fomina, Kira Yezekh and Alexandra Rayeva at Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi Olympic Park. During their meeting, the Russian Formula 1 driver tried his hand as curling player.

Massa says race finish will boost Stroll's confidence

The Canadian rookie has so far failed to see the chequered flag in his brief grand prix career, having retired from the first three races of the season.In Australia, Stroll retired with a mechanical problem, while he was taken out by Sergio Perez on the opening lap in China and by Carlos Sainz in Bahrain.Stroll is the driver with the fewest race laps completed this year, with just … Keep reading

Mercedes engine now only ahead of Honda – Perez

While Mercedes emerged as benchmark power unit when the new turbo hybrid regulations came into force in 2014, its rivals had been able to close up the gap steadily.But it is the step forward that Ferrari and Renault have made over the winter that has left Perez convinced that the Mercedes engines which power his Force India team are no longer clear of the opposition.”I definitely … Keep reading

Analysis: F1 drivers still trying to unlock 'secrets' of 2017 tyres

Just three races into the new Formula 1 season, it has already become pretty clear that success in this phase of the championship rests on unlocking the potential in Pirelli’s tricky new rubber.If you wanted any proof about just how hard F1’s 2017 tyres are to manage, then look no further than the fact that Max Verstappen and Felipe Massa’s spat after qualifying at the Bahrain Grand … Keep reading

Speed bumps added to Turn 2 at Sochi

The tight right-hander is the first major braking zone around the lap and has been the scene of many incidents in the past of drivers running wide, especially on the first lap of the race.However, going into the corner too quick can result in a better acceleration for the following long left-handed Turn 3, something the FIA is keen to avoid.Ahead of the Russian Grand Prix, F1 teams … Keep reading

Brown says F1 and Long Beach are no longer compatible

Brown stated that although Liberty Media, who took control of the Formula One Group late last year, is scoping venues to expand F1’s footprint in the U.S., there was no reason to believe that the Grand Prix of Long Beach – which switched from F1 to Indy cars in 1984 – would be perceived as a viable option.He told “The Grand Prix of Long Beach is obviously a fantastic … Keep reading

Retro 1991: How the Jordan F1 team was born

Jordan was a successful racer himself before he decided to run his own team and competed in the lower formulas. He clinched the British Formula 3 title in 1987 with Johnny Herbert and the Formula 3000 championship two years later with Jean Alesi.Gallagher, who was a journalist in 1988, was a close ally of Jordan and was involved with the burgeoning F1 project from its … Keep reading