Verstappen exclusive: On stunning F1 and “I'd like to try MotoGP”

Words: James Roberts Pictures: LAT Images/Lorenzo BellancaMax Verstappen doesn’t hesitate. His whole demeanour, whether he’s inside the cockpit of a racing car or talking to friends, journalists or engineers, is flat-out. Here, he answer’s F1 Racing readers’ questions…We catch up with Max ahead of what will turn out to be an eventful weekend for him. During the Malaysian Grand … Keep reading

Eradicating “awful” days key to Haas in 2018 – Magnussen

While the American team has scored regularly throughout this season, there have been times when it has struggled for pace thanks to a lack of performance.Magnussen believes that it is improving on the bad days rather than trying to improve its good ones, that should be the focus over the winter.”It has been a season of ups and downs,” said the Dane. “Performance-wise some races we … Keep reading

F1 warned against “dumbing down” engines

The proposed rules package is aimed at bringing power units closer together by introducing standard parts and other restrictions on development.However, Szafnauer believes that manufacturers should still be able to seek a competitive advantage by building a better engine.”We’ve got to make sure that the formula has different aspects of performance,” he said.”What we can’t do is dumb … Keep reading

Analysis: Why F1's $43 million prize money drop has caused alarm

No issue is guaranteed to get Formula 1 team bosses more revved up than the prize money they get to take home.The number of dollars that teams get to put in the bank from F1’s commercial rights income has underpinned almost all the major skirmishes between the competitors and sports chiefs over the years.So when Liberty Media announced earlier this month, as part of its regular … Keep reading

Williams confirms Kubica, Sirotkin for Abu Dhabi test

Following weeks of speculation, the Grove-based outfit said that the three drivers would split their running across the running that takes place on the Tuesday and Wednesday after the season finale.Kubica, who is believed to be the frontrunner to land a race seat with Williams in 2018, will drive in the opening morning session, before handing the car over to Stroll in the … Keep reading

Dutch karting champion crowned World’s Fastest Gamer

Rudy van Buren beat his compatriot Freek Schothorst in the final round of the contest, a four-hour assessment on McLaren’s F1 simulator. Van Buren, who was a Dutch karting champion back in 2003 but now works as a sales manager in the Netherlands, will become one of the F1 team’s official simulator drivers for 2018.“Every boy that starts karting dreams about F1, and at a certain point … Keep reading