The young British driver has made it through to Q3 at both races so far this season, and scored his first F1 points with a sixth-place finish at the Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend.
With Norris’ performance having more than justified McLaren’s faith in promoting him, Brown says that one of the major benefits right now is that it will take the heat off him if he does slip up at some …Keep reading

A challenging Bahrain Grand Prix weekend for both Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly highlighted the ‘tricky’ handling of the RB15, which appears to have a very narrow set-up window.
The team thinks that the problem is down to small details rather than anything major, and trialled some solutions at the post Bahrain GP test.
Verstappen duly topped the times on the opening day, before Dan Ticktum …Keep reading

Figures announced on Friday showed that both the F1 team and its sister company Williams Advanced Engineering generated increased revenue compared to 2017, although EBITDA [earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation] remained at similar levels for both.
Revenue at the F1 team was up from £125.6m to £130.7m, with earnings remaining stable at £16.0m.
The team earned …Keep reading

Last year, the two-time world champion won the Le Mans 24 Hours alongside his farewell F1 season, and has added Daytona 24 Hours and Sebring World Endurance Championship victories to his CV since walking away from grand prix racing.
Alonso, who is preparing for his second attempt at the Indianapolis 500 next month, has also tested Toyota’s Dakar machine.
Despite previously ruling out …Keep reading

Simpler front wings, bargeboards and brake ducts, plus a simpler and wider rear wing, were all introduced for this season to make it easier for cars to follow one another and increase the effect of F1’s drag reduction system.
Drivers were unsure it had made much difference after the season opener in Australia but seemed more encouraged last weekend in Bahrain, at a more conventional circuit …Keep reading

Kubica has battled handling difficulties with his F1 car since the season-opening Australian GP, where he struck a kerb in first practice and damaged the floor.
Williams data suggested Kubica’s repaired car was displaying different aerodynamic behaviour despite running the same set-up as rookie teammate George Russell in Bahrain.
After a strong opening stint in the race, in which he got …Keep reading

Schumacher drove for Ferrari, the team his seven-time world champion father Michael won five F1 titles with, on Tuesday before switching to Alfa on Wednesday.
The reigning European Formula 3 champion and Formula 2 rookie was second-fastest in the Ferrari and then sixth-quickest in the Alfa, setting almost identical lap times in both.
Asked by Motorsport.com if he expected this performance …Keep reading

Verstappen has kicked off his 2019 campaign with a third place in Australia and fourth in Bahrain, but was unhappy throughout the second grand prix weekend.
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner admitted his team needed to find the “magic password” to improve its set-up, and Verstappen expects the next race in China to be better.
“It cannot be worse than what we showed here,” he said after …Keep reading

Ricciardo is credited with giving the shoey celebration – which has its origins in Australian surfing culture – worldwide popularity, thanks to his antics on the F1 podium over the past few years.
Several other F1 drivers and even actors, including Sir Patrick Stewart, have performed a shoey on an F1 podium, while Jack Miller did likewise following his first MotoGP win at Assen in …Keep reading

Vettel’s spin came as he engaged in wheel-to-wheel combat with championship title rival Lewis Hamilton and followed a similar incident at last year’s Italian Grand Prix. 
Kevin Turner and Stuart Codling join Glenn Freeman to discuss what Vettel’s error tells us about the rivalry between the Ferrari driver and Hamilton, and the impact Charles Leclerc possibly had on his team-mate in the Bahrain …Keep reading