Ricciardo loans winning Red Bull F1 car to Australian museum

The car will be on permanent loan at the museum, having been acquired by the West Aussie from Red Bull Racing following his breakthrough 2014 season with the team, when he comfortably out-performed teammate Sebastian Vettel on his way to third in the championship.Ricciardo flew directly to Perth following the Singapore Grand Prix for the unveiling of his donation to the museum.“It … Keep reading

At home with Valtteri Bottas: How he's targeting F1's jackpot

There’s a long main road stretching far into the distance, so similar to many others in Finland – dead straight, with just the occasional logging truck to overtake – lined by the ubiquitous pine trees, brooding lakes and little red log cabins: a Sibelius symphony framed within an archetypal landscape.The sun is setting and there’s not a soul to be seen: during the Finnish summer, 8pm … Keep reading

Three into one won't go

Exclusive LAT images and our unique graphics provide a different take on the Singapore GP start-line accident that eliminated Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and, indirectly, McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso. Photo sequence by Andy Hone; additional graphics by Dean and Emma Wright.

Mexico City’s F1 track escapes damage during huge earthquake

Despite the emergency situation in Mexico City, and several adjacent parts of the country, the authorities of the venue managed to conduct an exhaustive review of the facilities. After this, they concluded there was no structural damage to the circuit or its immediate surroundings.“There is no damage to the circuit – it was examined completely,” a circuit spokesperson told … Keep reading

Hamilton: Mercedes won't fix weaknesses on 2017 F1 car

Although Hamilton claimed victory in the Singapore Grand Prix, Mercedes has generally struggled on high-downforce, low-speed F1 circuits such as Marina Bay.Ferrari finished one-two in Monaco and Hungary, and Sebastian Vettel took pole in Singapore before crashing out at the start, while Hamilton qualified 0.635 seconds off the pace in fifth, with teammate Valtteri Bottas 1.319s adrift … Keep reading

Tech analysis: The Red Bull imitation that surprised Vettel

Dominating all of the free practice sessions, it was clear that the RB13 was not only suited to this circuit but has come on leaps and bounds throughout the season.Teasing Adrian Newey back into the fold could be considered pivotal to this, with the aero guru’s attention previously split between his commitments to Red Bull Racing and other projects, such as the Aston Martin … Keep reading

Obituary: John Nicholson, 1941-2017

The New Zealander was best known for founding Nicholson-McLaren engines, one of the premier suppliers of Cosworth DFVs.His products powered Emerson Fittipaldi to the title in 1974, and James Hunt two years later. Although he never had the finance or time with which to pursue a driving career at the top level, he showed considerable ability in the lower ranks, beating many future … Keep reading