‘Hello darling, can’t talk now, I’m racing’

SILVERSTONE, England – American Formula 2 driver Santino Ferrucci has been fined and banned for four races after colliding with a team mate while using a cellphone during a supporting race ahead of Sunday’s British F1 GP race. He also refused to attend subsequent stewards’ hearings. Ferrucci, 20 and a development driver with the Haas…

Ferrari wins, Mercedes second, at 2018 UK F1 GP

SILVERSTONE, England – Sebastian Vettel denied homeboy Lewis Hamilton a fifth win at his home Formula 1 GP on Sunday and is now eight points clear at the top of the motor-racing’s senior formula. Reigning champion Hamilton went from pole starter to stone last  through to a first-lap collision with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen  but fought through…

Mallya resigns as a Force India F1 director

LONDON. England – Force India Formula 1 team co-owner Vijay Mallya has resigned as a team director but will continue as the teams principal and as a shareholder. He is reported to have told Motorsport.com website: “I continue as team principal. There was no compulsion to resign, I just decided that my son should replace me. “I…

Ricciardo beats power problems to score Monaco win

MONACO – Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo brought back memories of Formula 1 great Michael Schumacher on Sunday as he nursed a car down on power to win the Monaco Formula 1 GP. He won from pole – for the first time in his career – despite the power problems that erupted on lap 28. Ferrari’s…

Red Bull charges to record lap – and 2018 Monaco pole

MONACO, Monte Carlo – Aussie ace Daniel Ricciardo dominated qualifying for Formula 1’s most famous race today to the point where he broke the track record take pole in his Red Bull. His time? An awesome 1min10.810 around the street track on the Mediterranean coast, playpen of billionaires and home to several F1 drivers. READ…

Top F1 race team told to amend race-car mirrors

LONDON, England – Rearview mirrors mounted on the new halo crash-protection structures for Formula 1 race cars continue to be legal but one particular team has been told to make a change. The International Automobile Federation has told Ferrari to change its mirror mounts – and in time for the upcoming Monaco F1 GP. Monaco,…

Lewis shows the way home with win in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain – Lewis Hamilton has won the 2018 Spanish Formula 1 GP with Finnish team-mate Valtteri Bottas right behind. That means Hamilton, who started on pole, is back on form and has stretched his championship lead over  Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel from four to 17 points with his second win of the 2018 season, the 64th…

Sirotkin’s Azerbaijan crash penalty up for review

LONDON, England – The Williams F1 team has asked for a review of the three-place grid penalty imposed on its Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin for a collision during the 2018 Azerbaijan GP The penalty is due to be imposed for start of the Spanish F1 GP at Catalunya on May 13. The International Automobile Federation announced…

Vice or nice? Miami split on welcoming 2019 F1 GP

Does Florida hold the keys to US F1 growth? Not all Miamians keen on street noise Will GP fans swamp the Everglades? LONDON, England – Formula 1 wants to inaugurate a street race in the American holiday paradise from 2019.the hoping to hold a race through the streets of central Miami next year. Sean Bratches,…

Honda talking with Red Bull about engine supply

BAKU, Azerbaijan – Honda has had “positive” communication about supplying engines to Formula 1 team Red Bull. The Japanese automaker has been driving Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso since a three-year deal with McLaren collapsed at the end of 2017. The senior team has Renault power but has ”a rocky”relationship with the French auto company despite taking…

Lucky win for Lewis from gladiatorial Baku F1 GP

BAKU, Azerbaijan – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton had a lucky win in this ancient Caspian Sea coastal resort town on Sunday – a race as gladiatorial as that of the 2017 Formula 1 race there. There were so many crashes and near-crashes that the drivers could have been holding the reins of Roman racing chariots. Some…

Vettel beats Hamilton to pole hat-trick in Baku

BAKU, Azerbaijan – Ferrari’s Formula 1 championship leader Sebastian Vettel scored his third pole start ahead of Sunday’s Azerbaijan GP… but this time Lewis Hamilton will be right alongside. Vettel is nine points ahead of Mercedes’s reigning multiple F1 champion. READ THE FULL Reuters feature here. He scored with a lap of 1min41.498 against Hamilton’s…