Grosjean must rein in “frustration” to earn top F1 drive

Grosjean’s outspoken radio messages have become a regular feature of F1 television broadcasts, with Haas team’s long-running brake issue a frequent catalyst.Now in his sixth full F1 season, the closest Grosjean has come to a race-winning team was with Lotus in 2012/13, when he claimed nine podium finishes.Asked what more he needed to do to earn a top-line seat, he highlighted the way … Keep reading

Honda: One year “not enough” to develop new engine concept

Honda has struggled with unreliability and a lack of power this season, but it retains faith in the concept, which it plans to keep for next year.It currently has several research programmes focused on 2018 running alongside its normal development.Project leader Hasegawa, who said back in February the move to revamp the power unit was “very high-risk”, admits Honda underestimated t … Keep reading

Matsushita confident he'll hit F1 superlicence target

Matsushita, 23, is in his third season of F2 (formerly GP2) with ART Grand Prix, and lies sixth in the current standings with sprint race wins in Barcelona and Hungary to his name.However, in order to get the 40 superlicence points required to race in F1, Matsushita would have to finish no worse than third in the F2 standings, as he’d been ninth and 11th in his first two seasons in … Keep reading

F1 half-season review: Ferrari

With four wins to his credit, Sebastian Vettel reaches the half-way point of the season as the leader of the 2017 F1 World Championship. Can he sustain his advantage? Craig Scarborough and Peter Windsor evaluate Ferrari’s season and, with our exclusive 3D animations, look at the most significant updates on the very fast and very agile SF70H.

Tost: Sainz exit rumours just F1 paddock 'boredom'

Having said in a press conference at the Austrian GP that a fourth season at Toro Rosso was “unlikely” – a comment that he later clarified – Sainz was subsequently rumoured to be making a mid-season switch to Renault.That was strongly denied by Renault, which felt compelled to reassure Jolyon Palmer on the morning of the British GP that his seat was safe, and Tost called it “unserious … Keep reading

F1 could introduce standard parts, Carey says

The budgets of F1 teams vary wildly, with Ferrari spending an estimated £330million last year as the likes of Force India and Sauber spent £90m and £95m respectively.McLaren executive director Zak Brown has backed a budget cap in the past, and also claimed “there are some that think we should standardis … Keep reading