Ferrari risks “chaos” with big technical overhaul

The last three races have been a disaster for Ferrari, with Sebastian Vettel falling 59 points behind Lewis Hamilton in the drivers’ standings after a crash in Singapore and engine problems in Malaysia and Japan.The recent troubles have already prompted Ferrari to reinforce its quality control department, with the Maranello outfit appointing Maria Mendoza, an expert in metals and … Keep reading

Honda partnership “a release” for Toro Rosso

Red Bull’s junior team will have a works engine partnership for the first time next season, having ceased its Renault customer status in order to take over McLaren’s vacated Honda supply.Key, who worked at Force India and Sauber before joining Toro Rosso, said it was a big moment for the team.”It feels very exciting,” Key told Motorsport.com. “Like a release really, because it’s the … Keep reading

Renault “not afraid” of being beaten by McLaren in 2018

With McLaren having lost faith in Honda after three years of difficulties, an agreement was reached for it and Toro Rosso to swap engine partners for 2018.Renault F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul admitted that the McLaren move did prompt some concerns within the French car manufacturer about potentially handing a strong rival an opportunity to overtake it in 2018.But he says that … Keep reading

Red Bull brings 2018 car development forward

In recent years, Red Bull has left it as late as possible to complete the design of its new car each winter to allow for maximum development time.But it failed to hit the ground running this year and though it now believes it has the best chassis in F1, it has come too late to challenge for either championship.Max Verstappen has said a less ambitious approach by Red Bull in launching … Keep reading

Analysis: Why Williams has again struggled with development

With four races to go in 2017, Williams is sat in fifth place in the F1 world championship, which is where the team finished last season.On the face of it, that’s not such a bad outcome, given that this has been the rookie season for teenager Lance Stroll, and that the Grove outfit had to deal with the inevitable disruption caused by the last-minute exit of Valtteri Bottas.But a … Keep reading

The internal issues Ferrari must resolve to get back to winning ways

Ferrari should have won in Singapore. It could have won in Malaysia. It may well have won in Japan. But it didn’t.Instead, it heads to this weekend’s United States Grand Prix 145 points adrift of Mercedes and its dreams of winning a first Formula 1 constructors’ championship since 2008 are in tatters. Its hopes in the drivers’ championship look just as bleak: Sebastian Vettel trails … Keep reading

Norris feels ready to be McLaren's third driver

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier recently suggested Norris was under consideration for the role.He made his F1 testing debut with McLaren this year, having won the 2016 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.”It’d be really cool,” Norris, who is likely to race on F1’s Formula 2 undercard next year, told Motorsport.com.”I would like a couple more tests, but after my Hungaroring t … Keep reading

Ricciardo's overtakes in 2017 “sublime” – Horner

Ricciardo has enjoyed a very strong season so far, scoring nine podium finishes and one victory in Baku. The Australian is currently fourth in the standings on 192 points.Horner says he has been particularly impressed by Ricciardo’s talent for overtaking.”I think his race craft is fantastic,” Horner told Motorsport.com. “Some of the passes he’s made this year have been sublime, and … Keep reading

McLaren-Honda like marriage with “irreconcilable differences”

Ojjeh, who has been a key player behind the scenes at McLaren since the early eighties, believes that Honda tried as hard as it could to make the partnership work.”I don’t think I have to explain it’s been tough,” he told Motorsport.com in an interview with Motorsport.com’s GP Gazette. “It’s been tough for them also. I don’t think it was a lack of effort, and I don’t … Keep reading

Race To The City

The Adelaide Motorsport Festival 2017 Promotional Film featuring Ex World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss and Supercars Drivers Tim Slade, Cameron Waters and Josh Kean along with Australian Motorsport Legend and multi Bathurst 1000 winner John Bowe. Filmed on the streets of Adelaide October 2017.