Renault unveil Alpine F1 livery pictures ahead of 2021 rebrand

Fernando Alonso will lead the rebranded team in 2021 “The livery presented today is the first evocation of the Alpine F1 team’s new identity,” said Antony Villain, Alpine’s design director. “Some of the structural graphic elements will remain on the racing livery while others will change,” added Villain about the first renders of the Alpine livery. “The ‘oversized’ Alpine emblem in a tricolour graphics system is the first clear-cut symbol of the brand’s identity in motorsport. “The blue, white and […]

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Mercedes react to Lewis Hamilton contract extension speculation as talks stall

Mercedes have responded to speculation over the future of Lewis Hamilton. Although the seven-time Formula One world champion was expected to agree an extension with the manufacturer shortly after he matched Michael Schumacher’s title record, he is currently a free agent. Hamilton finds himself in that unusual position after his £40million-a-season deal came to and end on December 31st, with the 2021 campaign set to get underway in Bahrain on March 28. After it was reported that wages were a […]

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‘It’s not eating me up inside’ – George Russell reflects on stepping in for Lewis Hamilton

F1: Lewis Hamilton goes for a seaside run George Russell did a magnificent job stepping in for Lewis Hamilton at the Sakhir Grand Prix and he explained his feelings after missing out on the first F1 win of his career. Williams granted the 22-year-old permission to race for the world champions because Hamilton contracted coronavirus. Russell qualified in second place, behind his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Once the lights went out it only took Russell four corner to overtake his […]

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F1 2021 start date: When is the Bahrain Grand Prix as Australia, China races postponed?

F1 preview: A lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix Formula 1 unveiled a revised calendar following the following the postponements of the Australian and Chinese Grands Prix. The traditional curtain-raiser at Melbourne’s Albert Park will move to November. The Shanghai race was due to take place on April 11 but it will now only go ahead if another round drops off the schedule. The decisions on both countries come as a result of strict Covid-19 travel restrictions. In a statement, […]

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Fernando Alonso sent Daniel Ricciardo warning by Jenson Button but F1 return ‘really good’

Fernando Alonso returns to Formula One in 2021 and Jenson Button expects the Spaniard to be fully refreshed and “well-mannered”, which his former team-mate insists can only be good for the sport. But Button has warned it will not be easy for Alonso to replace McLaren-bound Daniel Ricciardo. Alonso has a reputation for speaking his mind and causing issues within his team but Button believes the two-time F1 world champion will be on his best behaviour upon returning to the […]

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F1 news: Romain Grosjean reveals nasty burns for first time since horror Bahrain GP crash

F1: Romain Grosjean walks away from huge crash Former Haas F1 Team driver Romain Grosjean has given fans a glimpse of the shocking injuries sustained to his hands during the Frenchman’s violent crash at last year’s Bahrain Grand Prix. Grosjean slammed into the barriers at 137mph while jostling for position on the first lap of the race, causing his car to immediately burst into a dramatic fireball as it tore in half. The 34-year-old, who is without a seat for […]

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Extreme E: New electric racing series live on Sky Sports in 2021

Sky Sports will show every round of the inaugural Extreme E season live in 2021 after signing a one-year agreement. The new off-road series will see electric SUV cars race in five remote locations around the world that are being impacted by climate change, and team owners include Formula 1 world champions Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Highlighting a variety of issues around the climate crisis through a unique motorsport adventure, Extreme E will visit arctic, desert, rainforest, glacier and […]

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George Russell joining Mercedes ‘would suit Williams’ amid Lewis Hamilton uncertainty

George Russell 'gutted' to miss out on Sakhir GP victory George Russell moving to Mercedes ‘would suit Williams’, according to reports. The Silver Arrows are still confident of reaching an agreement over a new contract for Lewis Hamilton but, with that deal taking a while to strike, speculation continues to rumble on. Russell impressed when he appeared for Mercedes in 2020, finishing ninth at the Sakhir Grand Prix. Russell filled in for Hamilton at a time where the 35-year-old was […]

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George Russell explains how Vettel has helped in push for Hamilton or Bottas Mercedes seat

George Russell 'gutted' to miss out on Sakhir GP victory George Russell has opened up on how fighting with Sebastian Vettel has helped him improve his skills and given him confidence. The 22-year-old is pushing for a Mercedes seat in the 2022 season replacing either Lewis Hamilton or Valtteri Bottas. Russell stepping into the Silver Arrows for the Sakhir Grand Prix after Hamilton tested positive for coronavirus. The Williams star looked on course to win on two different occasions until […]

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Lewis Hamilton contract: Salary unrest, agreement claim made, Mercedes stance on rumours

F1: Lewis Hamilton goes for a seaside run Lewis Hamilton turned 36 yesterday and he will be hoping to get his Mercedes contract situation resolved soon. The seven-time world champion spent his birthday as a free agent after his deal with the Silver Arrows came to an end last week. When last season reached its conclusion, Hamilton spent time with the Mercedes team celebrating in Dubai. He made it clear after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that he wanted his […]

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