Williams penalised for another breach of tyre rules

F1 teams are supposed to hand back one set of tyres from their allocation after the first 40 minutes of opening practice.But at Austin on Friday, Williams was three seconds late in giving back a set from Felipe Massa’s car – which was enough for them to be called up to the stewards.The FIA reprimanded the team and said the fine would be suspended pending no further breach of the … Keep reading

United States GP: Hamilton leads Vettel in wet-dry FP1

The Mercedes driver clocked a 1m36.335s on the supersoft Pirelli compound tyres, 0.593 seconds clear of Ferrari’s Vettel, with Valtteri Bottas half a tenth further back in third.Early morning rain subsided before the start of the session, but the majority of the field headed out on the intermediate tyres for their installation laps.Hamilton set the early pace on the green-walled … Keep reading

Porsche F1 livery concept

Porsche said last month that it is evaluating a possible Formula 1 return, which could depend on how the future engine regulations are framed.   Lutz Meschke, deputy chairman of Porsche’s executive board and member of the board for finances and IT, confirmed its interest at last month’s Italian Grand Prix, giving hope that one of the automotive world’s most famous manufacturers might return for the first time since 1991.   While Porsche is a long way from committing, and it’s unclear whether it would return only as an engine manufacturer or would consider its own team, Motorsport TV has

Bottas insists he can still be a match for Hamilton

Although Bottas had a strong first half of the campaign, winning races in Russia and Austria, he has struggled since the summer break as Hamilton has extended his points advantage.Bottas now lies 72 points behind Hamilton with four races to go, meaning that only a huge run of good fortune will allow him to win the championship this year.But despite recent struggles that dented his … Keep reading

F1 plans more biometric glove tests during US GP

Following initial trials in Hungary, the Red Bull, Force India and Haas teams are poised to get their drivers to trial the devices this time out.A final decision on who runs them will be made ahead of opening practice.The gloves, which feature sensors built into the palm area, help monitor a drivers’ heart rate and blood oxygen levels, so in the e … Keep reading

Hartley set to start debut F1 race from back of grid

Team principal Franz Tost confirmed to Motorsport.com that the New Zealander will take a complete new power unit this weekend.The decision was made before it was confirmed that F1 newcomer Hartley would drive the car that was piloted by the absent Pierre Gasly in the last two races.Tost added that the sister entry (currently driven by Daniil Kvyat) will take new power unit elements … Keep reading