F1’s ‘copying’ row: Zak Brown responds to Otmar Szafnauer

McLaren chief Zak Brown hit back at Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer, as the fallout from F1’s off-track ‘copying’ controversy continued at the Spanish GP. After Racing Point had been docked 15 points and fined €400,000 (£361,000) by stewards at last week’s Anniversary GP at Silverstone, Brown had disputed Racing Point’s defence in the case in comments that had drawn a stinging rebuke from Szafnauer. Three teams confirm appeal plans What’s the early pecking order at Spanish GP? Sky F1’s […]

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Lewis Hamilton: F1 engine mode possible changes ‘obviously to slow us down’

Lewis Hamilton has claimed a planned move to clamp down on engine modes in F1 is an attempt “to slow us down” but does not think it will unduly hurt Mercedes. Dubbed ‘party modes’ in the past, teams are currently able to run their power units in different settings across a grand prix weekend – notably the use of more aggressive settings in the latter stages of qualifying. But plans from the FIA have emerged to potentially dictate that engines […]

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Sergio Perez back for Racing Point at Spanish GP after negative COVID-19 test

Sergio Perez will return to his Racing Point seat for this weekend’s Spanish GP after testing negative for coronavirus. The Mexican driver had contracted COVID-19 and was ruled out of the two Silverstone races after repeat positive tests, with Nico Hulkenberg racing in his place. Hulkenberg eyes full-time F1 return for 2021 When to watch the Spanish GP on Sky F1 But his latest test ahead of this weekend’s Barcelona race has returned a negative result and Perez has duly […]

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V8 legend Jamie Whincup saves his sport

Immortal, legend, record breaker and now a sport saver. Jamie Whincup can be revealed as one of the five “Commission” men that have saved Supercars from ruin by rescuing the V8 season. Far more than just the sport’s greatest-ever driver, as if that was not enough, Whincup has secretly been spending up to 20 hours a week working with the Supercars Commission to steer the sport through the coronavirus wreckage. Watch every Supercars practice, qualifying session and race Live & […]

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Lewis Hamilton wants anti-racism message on TV as he urges fans to call out discrimination

Lewis Hamilton wants broadcasters to support the fight against racism and discrimination by building educational messages into their F1 coverage. The Mercedes driver is leading F1’s stand against prejudice as he pushes for equality in the sport and beyond. Hamilton is devising a commission in his name to investigate the lack of diversity in motorsport and provide opportunities to people from a wider array of backgrounds going forward. The 35-year-old has taken a knee – along with most of his […]

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Sebastian Vettel slams Ferrari for their pitting strategy

‘You know that you messed up’: Sebastian Vettel SLAMS Ferrari for their pitting strategy as driver finishes 12th in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel accused Ferrari of messing up with a strategy on Sunday The unhappy German did not help his own race by spinning at the first corner The four-times world champion’s relations with the team are wearing thin Vettel questioned Ferrari after finishing 12th in the 70th Anniversary race Sebastian Vettel accused Ferrari of messing up […]

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'We've done nothing wrong': Toto Wolff ready for court amid RP row

‘We have done nothing wrong’: Mercedes chief Toto Wolff says they are prepared to go to court to ‘protect their reputation’ amid Racing Point brake duct row Mercedes chief Toto Wolff is ready to take legal action amid Racing Point row RP were fined and docked points for copying parts of Mercedes’ old 2019 car  Wolff insisted that Mercedes must ‘protect their reputation’ throughout saga  Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said he is ready to take legal action to protect […]

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Antonio Felix da Costa secures maiden Formula E title after Berlin E-Prix

DS Techeetah’s Antonio Felix da Costa has won the ABB FIA Formula E Championship with two races to spare at Berlin Tempelhof – emotionally admitting post-race that he had considered quitting motorsport in previous seasons. The Portuguese has been magnificent in his first season for DS Techeetah having finished 13th, 20th and 15th in the three seasons before his sixth-placed finish for BMW i Andretti Motorsport last year. But it has been pure dominance since joining the reigning Team’s Champions […]

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Sebastian Vettel: Jenson Button’s verdict after Silverstone struggle

Sky F1’s Jenson Button expressed his surprise at Sebastian Vettel’s plight after the German finished outside the points in the 70th Anniversary GP to cap a miserable fortnight for the Ferrari driver at Silverstone. Vettel’s swansong season at Ferrari continues to lurch from one disappointment to another. The four-time champion has scored just 10 points from five races so far and sits 13th in the Drivers’ Championship. Race report: Verstappen stuns Mercedes, Hamilton second Verstappen explains ‘grandma’ radio message! Full […]

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Verstappen eclipses Hamilton to win 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Silverstone: Red Bull's Max Verstappen won Formula One's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday to end Mercedes' run and become Lewis Hamilton's closest challenger. In a race dominated by tyres and strategy, Hamilton swept past Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to take second place late in the race and stay 30 points clear in the standings. Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after winning the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday.Credit:Getty Images Six times […]

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