The final verdict: F1 driver ratings across the 2017 season

These rankings take place in isolation immediately after each grand prix, so cannot account for the bigger picture painted across the year, as new information about certain performances, and the wider context in which those performances occurred, inevitably comes to light.Nevertheless, a look at the average ratings at the end of the season is always an instructive exercise as part of … Keep reading

The winners of the F1 Racing Awards 2017

Team boss of the yearChristian Horner – Red Bull RacingOne of Horner’s strengths has been managing young drivers – a legacy, perhaps, of his days running his Arden team in Formula 3000. Despite a bad year in terms of reliability and a slow st … Keep reading

Massa says Williams's 2018 driver path is financial

Massa announced his retirement for the second year in a row towards the end of the 2017 season, leaving a vacant seat alongside Lance Stroll at Williams.Robert Kubica appeared to be the leading contender for the drive, but following the post-Abu Dhabi Grand Prix test, Russian Formula 2 racer Sergey Sirotkin emerged as the favourite to secure the position.Asked by Motorsport.com if he … Keep reading

F1 cars set for two-second speed leap in 2018

The revamp of technical regulations this year to make cars faster, more spectacular and harder to drive has delivered on its aim of cutting laptimes by around five seconds over 2015 levels.Every track saw an improvement in pace this year, with the peak being the Malaysian Grand Prix where Lewis Hamilton’s pole position time was nine seconds faster than two years ago – although factors … Keep reading

Renderings of new pit building for Montreal F1 track revealed

As part of the renewal of the agreement to stage Canada’s Formula 1 race from 2015 to 2029, the Société du parc Jean‑Drapeau (SPJD) made the commitment to renovate and expand the infrastructures.The new building will meet the standards required by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and the Formula One World Championship (FOWC), while increasing the capacity of the … Keep reading

Honda engine layout a big challenge for Toro Rosso

The Faenza-based squad will use the Japanese power units from next year after having used the Renault engines during 2017.The different locations of the turbo compressors meant that fitting the Honda is not a straightforward swap into a car that was originally being designed around the French engine.McLaren, which will switch from Honda to Renault engines, faces the same challenge in … Keep reading