Ferrari unveils 2019 Formula 1 cars with vow to win

MARANELLO, Italy – Ferrari has unveiled its 2019 Formula 1 cars, machines the automaker hopes will end an era of Mercedes dominance on tracks around the world. The team also, Reuters reported, says the cars were designed to end an era of Mercedes domination ”and shatter Lewis Hamilton’s dream of a sixth championship”. The sport’s…

‘Verstappen Hamilton and Vettel’s Nemesis through 2019’

LONDON, England – Max Verstappen, 21, is the driver multiple F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel should fear through the 2019 racing season. That is, at least, the opinion of Red Bull team boss Christian Horner according to a Reuters report. Hollander Verstappen  won twice in 2018 and ended the season fourth overall….

Look out for Alfa Romeo Racing clover leaf on 2019 F1 grids

LONDON, England – The Sauber name will be absent from the 2019 Formula 1 grid. Instead, the cars will be emblazoned with the words Alfa Romeo Racing. It’s all part of a new and extended sponsorship deal for the team that was eighth of the 10 teams in the 2018 Constructors’ championship but it will…

Schumie Jnr to follow dad to Ferrari

LONDON, England – Former Ferrari F1 driver Michael Schumacher’s son – also Michael, but known by the diminutive Mick – has contracted to join the Italian racing team’s driver academy. The 19-year-old will race in Formula 2 through 2019 after winning the 2018 European F3 championship. Ferrari said in a statement on Saturday the youngster…

Binotto replaces Arrivabene as Ferrari F1 carousel spins on

LONDON, England – Ferrari has appointed Mattia Binotto as its fourth Formula 1 team principal in less than five years after previous incumbent Maurizio Arrivabene was punished for the team’s lack of trophies. The change comes only two months before the 2019 racing season opens in Melbourne on March 17. Ferrari said in a media…

Mercedes F1 team boss promises plenty to cheer about

LONDON, England –  Formula 1 fans, according to champion team Mercedes, will have plenty to cheer about through 2019 even if the three-pointed star again dominates for another year. Many, however, will be rooting for the underdogs. Mercedes has won both driver (Hamilton, five times!) and team titles ever since the V6 turbo hybrid era…

‘Michael in the very best of hands’ – family

LONDON (Reuters) – The family of seven-times Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher has assured fans that he is being well cared-for as they prepare to celebrate his 50th birthday on Jan 3 2019. Schumacher quit racing in 2012 then incurred severe head injuries in a skiing fall five years ago. He’s been under specialist care…

Sainz says Alonso quitting F1 will hurt the sport

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Two-times World Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso’s leaving the annual series will reflects badly on the sport, fellow. That’s Spaniard driver Carlos Sainz’ opinion, anyway, as Reuters reports. Four years have not seen Alonso, now 37, has had four years with McLaren, which team hasn’t won a race since 2012. His most recent…

Flying Kimi puts Lewis’ title back another race

AUSTIN, Texas – Is Lewis Hamilton dragging out the season for the last three races because he wants Formula 1 punters to get a fair deal for their paid-for-already tickets? It looked that way as the American F1 GP played out on the Texan flatlands’ Circuit of the Americas on Sunday (Oct 21 2018) as…

Vettel’s cowboy driving gives Hamilton pole in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has moved within reach of his fifth Formula 1 title with yet another pole start, this time for the US F1 GP. Arch-rival Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel will be way back in fifth but his team mate Kimi Raikkonen will start alongside him. Should Hamilton take the title he…

Hamilton hits the big four-oh under Singapore lights

SINGAPORE – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton gave another masterclass here on Sunday (Sept 16) with an easy win from the Singapore F1 GP after starting from pole. He is now 40 points clear of his nearest title rival, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel – and there are still six GP’s to go. Comparative newcomer Max Verstappen (Red Bull)…

Vettel on Singapore qualifying: ‘Hamilton isn’t untouchable’

SINGAPORE – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel had a frustrating Saturday qualifying against Mercedes’ championship leader Lewis Hamilton with only third on the grid for the 2018 Singapore F1 GP. Vettel, according to a Reuters correspondent, seemed dominant in practice as he warmed up for Sunday’s race but still 30 points behind Hamilton with only seven races…