Felix Rosenqvist: 2017's New Normal

He is without doubt one of the most talented and versatile drivers on the planet – and yet, as is the way sometimes, Sweden’s Felix Rosenqvist has never been on the F1 radar screens.  No matter: he’s now a fully-booked pro driver on the world stage – and the variety of cars he’s racing is setting standards for the New Normal

Sainz says race ban calls “ungentlemanly”

Sainz was handed a three-place grid penalty for making contact with Haas driver Romain Grosjean at the start, losing control of his Toro Rosso and then wiping out Felipe Massa.Williams driver Massa suggested on Thursday ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix that Sainz deserved a harsher penalty, and said his manoeuvre in Canada was akin to Grosjean’s Belgian Grand Prix incident in 2012 … Keep reading

Perez wants Baku crash kerb changed overnight

The Mexican crashed after taking too much kerb on the entrance to the corner, a narrow kink by the city’s castle walls, which pitched the Force India driver into the outside wall and caused significant damage to the right-hand side of his car.Jolyon Palmer also crashed at the same spot in the second session, while a number of drivers had to abort attempts to make the corner and use an … Keep reading

Raikkonen in “tricky” situation at Ferrari, says Massa

Although Ferrari is adamant that it will not impose team orders until one of its drivers is mathematically out of contention, its former driver Massa is convinced that it will have no choice but to start favouring Sebastian Vettel.And that means Raikkonen, who lost victory in Monaco recently after Vettel was allowed to get past him through strategy, will find a situation that is not … Keep reading

Bottas has earned long-term Mercedes stay – Hamilton

Bottas is currently on a one-year contract, although he hinted in Baku that he knows when a decision will be made on his future with the team past 2017.And Hamilton, who had spent all four of his prior seasons with Mercedes partnered by Nico Rosberg, said he was hoping to see his new teammate stick around as part of the Silver Arrows.“I think he’s earned his right and his place … Keep reading

Massa: Sainz move as bad as Grosjean's race-ban crash

Massa was taken out by Sainz on entry into Turn 3 on the opening lap of the Montreal race, the Toro Rosso driver having lost control after contact with Haas driver Grosjean in the preceding corner.The incident earned Sainz a three-place grid penalty, despite his insistence that the Frenchman had been in the blind spot of his rear-view mirror.But Massa reckons Sainz was let off easy … Keep reading

FIA steps up F1 oil burn clampdown

While what has been a season-long focus on oil burn was initially prompted by Red Bull suspecting rivals had found a way around the regulations, it is understood the latest move has come unprompted from the FIA because it wants to ensure all teams are operating within the regulations.With the issue first coming to light on the eve of the campaign, the FIA … Keep reading