Leclerc joins Ericsson at Alfa Romeo F1 team

By AGNIESZKA FLAK ARESE, Italy – Formula E champion Charles Leclerc will move up to Formula 1 with Alfa Romeo-backed Sauber for the 2018 season. Marcus Ericcson will remain on the drivers’ list  despite scoring zero points through 2017. The announcement, according to Reuters, was made by Fiat Chrysler’s chief executive Sergio Marchionne on Saturday…

Ferrari boss says F1 ‘walking a tightrope’ in US

MILAN, Italy – Formula 1 is walking a tightrope as new owner Liberty Media plans to grow the sport in America, according to Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne. According to Reuters. Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat Chrysler, recognised there was a big opportunity to win new audiences in the United States but “the sport’s heritage has…

Special Ferrari FXX-K Evo to star in UK autoshow

XX car has 6.3 V12, battery boost, more downforce Ferrari FXX-K Evo joins the 488 Challenge On show at UK Autosport International Jan 11-14 LONDON, England – The new Ferrari FXX-K Evo is the third – and latest – Prancing Horse to be confirmed for the main feature at Europe’s biggest pre-season motorsport show, Autosport…

Vettel wins in Brazil but Hamilton has drive of his life

SAO PAULO, Brazil – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel took the top step of the podium here on Sunday (Nov 12) after the second-last Formula 1 race of 2017 but it was Mercedes’ four-times World champion Lewis Hamilton who made racing history. He produced the drive of the day from a pits-lane start to finish fourth for…

2017 Brazilian GP: Hamilton on back row again

SAO PAULO, Brazil – Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas has pole for the start of the 2017 Brazilian F1 GP here today after four-times World champion Lewis Hamilton crashed. Hamilton, hoping for his 12th pole start of the season, spun into the barrier even before he could set a lap time. He had set a track lap…

Both Mercedes break Interlagos F1 lap record

Both Mercedes faster than track record Previous record set by Ferrari 13 years earlier Hamilton’s helmet proclaims his star status SAO PAULO, Brazil – Mercedes’ now four-times World Drivers’ champion (he has four stars painted on to his crash-helmet!) Lewis Hamilton broke the track record at Interlagos on Friday as the team dominated first practice….

Lewis heading for title – despite Row 2 start

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel scored the 50th Formula 1 pole start of his Formula 1 career on Saturday ahead of the 2017 Mexican GP, with Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton third on the row behind. Hamilton can score his fourth World Drivers’ championship on Sunday (Oct 29). German Vettel now has a great…

Still-mad Max reins-in on remark about F1 steward

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Red Bull Racing Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen has apologised publicly for criticising an F1 steward after the sport’s governing body reminded that it was waiting for his response. Verstappen, 20, was demoted from third – and therefore the podium – to fourth at the October 2017 US GP after race…

Lewis best UK F1 driver in history… do you agree?

AUSTIN, Texas – Lewis Hamilton, shown by data to be the most successful British Formula 1 driver yet, could by Sunday evening be able to claim the title of “the greatest”. Should he take his fourth-in-a-row title here in the US on Sunday (Oct 22 2017) he will join the pantheon of racing drivers who…

Look out Lewis, Sebastian is still in your mirrors

SEPANG, Malaysia – Sebastian Vettel might have fallen to the fringe of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes race-car mirrors but the Ferrari driver is still optimistic about his chances of taking the trophy. Vettel started at the back of the grid for Sunday’s (Oct 1) 2017 Malaysian F1 GP thanks to being unable to qualify thanks to…

Vettel sets track record during Sepang GP first tests

SEPANG, Malaysia – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was faster than team mate Kimi Raikkonen and set the pace during the first day of practice for the 2017 Malaysian F1 GP. Vettel’s 1min31.261 lap, the fastest yet on the 5.5km Sepang circuit, was achieved in the second 90-minute session in the afternoon. The session was stopped after…

Sepang GP: Vettel happy but Hamilton struggles

SEPANG, Malaysia – Sebastian Vettel had a a great start to his 2017 Malaysian F1 GP weekend on Friday (Sept 29) by delivering the fastest lap. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) had a not-great day. Vettel, four-times World champion who crashed immediately after the start of the previous race in Singapore and fell to 28…