After a very positive start to the season, Renault preview the Bahrain GP

Fred Vasseur : Very encouraging ‘It was a very positive start to the season.’ How happy were you with your first race as Racing Director in Australia? It was a great feeling and I would like to thank the team for the opportunity for a smooth, good weekend! At the end of the Grand Prix I had the feeling that we had been working together for a long time. For sure we need to improve, and … Keep reading

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Former F1 driver convicted of child rape

The 1988 British Formula 3 runner-up and ’89 British F3000 champion was convicted in Brisbane District Court, Australia, after a day of deliberation by the jury. Brabham’s offences were said to have occurred between 2003 and ’07, when the victim was between six and 10 years old. Sentencing will take place on April 15. Brabham, 54, is the second son of three-time Formula 1 World … Keep reading

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Pirelli will bring the following three compounds to the sixth round of the 2016 Formula One season in Monaco*, to be held (May 26-29) on the street circuit in Montecarlo:

P Zero Yellow soft
P Zero Red supersoft
P Zero Purple ultrasoft (at its GP debut)

These are the tyres that Pirelli has said must be used at some point in the race:
One set of P Zero Yellow soft
One set of P Zero Red supersoft.

Each driver must have both these sets available for the race, and must use at least one of them.

There are the tyres

Haas says rivals should welcome F1 approach

Haas has entered a technical partnership with Ferrari that allows it to buy as many parts as it is allowed to under the regulations, and capitalised on that to score a brilliant sixth-placed finish in the Australian Grand Prix. The fact the team has been able to deliver so quickly shows the benefit of what it has done, but has left some rivals unsure about whether or not it is right … Keep reading

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Inside Line F1 Podcast: Verstappen showing his age?

Max Verstappen showed his trademark speed at the Australian GP, but did he also show some immaturity? Is he behaving like a typical teenager asks Kunal and Mithila. Verstappen’s request on the radio for ‘team orders’ shows that he’s learned well from our current and previous World Champions. In addition, they wonder why Nico Rosberg’s race winning drive wasn’t covered as well on TV … Keep reading

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Analysis: What the Mexican GP really brought to a nation

The economics of staging a world-class sporting event, such as a Formula 1 Grand Prix, is pretty astronomical. Literally hundreds of millions of dollars are required to be pumped in, but the benefits – apart from the spectacle of some cars racing around a track – can be difficult to appreciate at first. Last year Mexico was added to the F1 calendar following a huge push from many big … Keep reading

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F1 now evaluating elimination qualifying tweaks for Bahrain

Ahead of key votes that are to take place over the next 24 hours, sources have revealed that there is a move to keep the new elimination format for Q1 and Q2 (with extended running), and change only the final session back to how it was last year. The fiasco surrounding the end to Q3 at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix – when there were no cars on track and the top-eight race … Keep reading

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Sky secures exclusive F1 broadcast agreement

As part of the deal that runs until 2024, Sky will be the only channel to broadcast live F1 races on its subscription channel – although it will show the British GP on a ‘free-to-air’ basis. F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone said: “I am delighted that we will continue to work together. “Sky’s commitment to the Sport and standard of coverage is second to none.” As part of its arrangement … Keep reading

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Giorgio Piola's Australian GP tech wrap-up

The close proximity of the Formula 1 season opener to the end of pre-season testing meant there was not much time for teams to bring updates to Australia. However, there were still plenty of interesting items on display, and the weekend offered the chance to look in much closer detail at some concepts being used. It also allowed us to understand better how some of the designs – like … Keep reading

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