Romantic assignment for Lewis as start of F1 looms

LONDON, England – Formula 1 World champion team Mercedes has promised a Valentine’s Day (February 14, for you non-romantics) debut for Lewis Hamilton’s race car. We hope he loves it… The team has also revealed that the first of two official pre-season tests will start in Spain (Barcelona) on February 19 ahead of the traditionally…

Miami GP layout to change to appease local opposition

MIAMI, Florida – Formula 1 and Miami Grand Prix organisers of the 2021 event have changed the proposed layout and race schedule thanks to objections from local people worried about noise and air pollution. A media release said the modifications followed months of discussion with residents, elected officials, faith leaders, local businesses, and scientific experts….

Dakar hero Alonso now heading for Indy racing?

LONDON, England – Ex-Formula 1 pilot and more recently a driver for the successful South African Toyota Gazoo team in the 2020 ‘Dakar’, Fernando Alonso, is now available to drive for any team in the Indianapolis 500 after ending his relationship with McLaren. The team is reported as confirming that the double World F1 champion’s…

Hamilton warns ‘I’ll be a machine’ for 2020 season

LONDON, England – Multi-times Formula1 champion Lewis Hamilton has warned his track rivals that he plans to be better than ever as he chases a record-equalling, seventh, Formula 1 championship during the 2020 racing season. READ THE full feature here.  

Verstappen with Red Bull for next four years

LONDON, England – Red Bull F1 driver Max Verstappen will stay with Red Bull until the end of the 2023 racing season – seen as vote of confidence for a Formula 1 title and a Honda partnership. The announcement on Tuesday (Jan 14, 2020) means two of the top three teams now have long-term young…

Kubica, 35, joins Alfa Romeo as reserve for 2020 F1 series

LONDON, England – Robert Kubica has joined Alfa Romeo as the F1 team’s 2020 reserve driver… a role he first  filled 14 years earlier when he made his F1 debut with the team then known as BMW Sauber. The deal will also see Polish oil company PKN Orlen, which backed the now 35-year-old’s comeback in…

Another Asian tiger set to get claws into F1 circus

SINGAPORE – Vietnam Grand Prix organisers have been reported as saying they’re confident their race will join Singapore in lighting up the Formula 1 calendar for years to come after it debuts in 2020. Not all F1 fans, The Corner believes, are big fans of the cramped city-centre Singapore track, given its propensity for crashes…

Hamilton says pole-position farce ‘a dangerous trend’

MONZA, Italy – Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton suggested on Saturday it might take a crash before the sport did anything to prevent qualifying turning into a farce at high-speed circuits such as Monza. The fastest track on the calendar produced one of the slowest ever final shootouts for pole position ahead of Sunday’s Italian…

Albon swops places with Gasly at Red Bull F1 team

LONDON, England – Toro Rosso’s Alexander Albon will replace Pierre Gasly as Max Verstappen’s Red Bull team mate for the 2019 Belgian F1 GP on September 1 and stay there least until the end of the 2019 season. Gasly, in turn, will take British-born Thai driver Albon’s seat at the sister team from which the…

Hungary: Going to be a good one… Max, Valtteri, Lewis

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Red Bull’s Max Verstappen scored his first Formula 1 pole position ahead of the 2019 Hungarian GP on Saturday with championship leader Lewis Hamilton third for Mercedes. Between them will be Mercedes’ Finn Valtteri Bottas, 41 points behind Hamilton after 11 of 21 races. It would have been a record-equalling seventh pole…

Hamilton on top for German GP – black day for Ferrari

HOCKENHEIM, Germany – Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton has put Mercedes on pole position for the brand’s 200th race, the German GP while Ferrari took a pasting from engine problems. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen will share the front row while Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas will start third but Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel will start stone last…

Vettel’s private demons will chase him at Hockenheim

HOCKENHEIM, Germany – Sebastian Vettel will battle not only other drivers but also some personal demons during his home German Formula  GP at Hockenheim this weekend. After all, the 2018 race was where it all began to go wrong for the four-times World Drivers’ champion… he was within reach of an easy win in front…