Alonso: F1 quality of life better since leaving Ferrari

The Spaniard quit Ferrari at the end of 2014 amid frustrations at his title near misses and doubts about its potential for progress.And although Alonso knew that the move to McLaren would not deliver instant results as Honda returned to F1, its failure to make the step needed to challenge at the front after three years has not been easy for him to accept.But against the backdrop of a … Keep reading

Monger accident “really hit home” for Hamilton

Last week, Mercedes driver Hamilton sent a message via Twitter to the British teenager, who lost both his lower legs as a result of the horrific impact with another car.”I have to say I think I was affected more by Billy’s incident than I probably have been by most,” said Hamilton said.”With the exception of the incident that happened here in F1 two years ago [Jules Bianchi’s Suzuka … Keep reading

Ferrari needs “every single step” to beat Mercedes – Vettel

Although the Maranello team has won two of the first three grands prix of the campaign, Vettel does not feel that its competitiveness provides any guarantees for the rest of the year.And after a 2016 season that lost momentum when Ferrari failed to make a success of upgrades, Vettel knows that his team has to keep pushing hard to eke out more performance from its SF70H.Reflecting on … Keep reading

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