Bottas says testing didn’t show full potential

After his winter switch from Williams, Bottas has faced a busy winter adapting to his new team and trying to understand how best to unlock the full potential of his car. But although team chairman Niki Lauda suggested Bottas lagged slightly behind Lewis Hamilton – especially over long run form – the Finn insisted on Wednesday that not too much should be read in … Keep reading

Force India admits third place already out of reach

The Silverstone-based squad enjoyed its strongest season to date in 2016, finishing in fourth position, ahead of better-funded rivals like Williams, McLaren and Renault. Team chief Vijay Mallya had said at the launch of its new car that the goal for Force India was to break into the top three. “If we did not dream big, we would not have finished fourth in the world championship last … Keep reading

Alonso braced for “difficult weekend”, despite Honda progress

The two-time world champion endured a frustrating pre-season testing programme, with McLaren’s running hampered by poor reliability and a lack of power from its new Honda power unit. Although Honda has been working on cures to address its engine mapping and reliability, Alonso is under no illusions that things will be dramatically different when the F1 season begins in … Keep reading

Magnussen: Haas Dallara chassis as good as Renault or McLaren

Magnussen drove the McLaren MP4-29 in his debut Formula 1 campaign in 2014, and was behind the wheel of a Renault RS16 last year. Now at Haas, the Dane said that he has been impressed by the team’s chassis and parts supplier Dallara – which had come in for some criticism for a high number of mechanical failures last year. “Dallara is doing a very good job,” Magnussen said. “I’m really … Keep reading

Renault says manufacturers should be F1's “main players”

Heading into what Renault Sport Racing president Jerome Stoll believes is a “new era” for F1 under the ownership of Liberty Media, he said the French firm is keen to play a central role in shaping the future. “We’ve had some discussions [with Liberty],” Stoll told Motorsport.com. “We explained that we should work together in order to increase the show, because the attractiveness of the … Keep reading