With the FIA and F1’s owners Liberty pushing to get a framework for the 2021 rules in place by June this year, talks have been ramping up with teams in recent weeks.
A formal presentation of the ideas was made to teams jointly ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix, with more individual discussions now set to take place.
But although there remain a number of outstanding issues for teams, Ferrari …Keep reading

The Frenchman, who earned his first points of 2019 in Bahrain with eighth place, insists that there’s much more to come once he’s fully comfortable with the car.
Gasly has been on the back foot at his new team since a big crash in Barcelona testing. A frustrating weekend in Australia saw him start 17th and finish 11th, while at Sakhir he qualified 13th and eventually earned eighth, helped by …Keep reading

As Motorsport.com revealed over the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend, the FIA stewards and race director Michael Masi met with drivers to discuss how best to deal with rules of engagement in wheel-to-wheel racing.
It comes amid the battle to find the right balance between being too harsh with penalties that stops drivers fighting each other, or being too relaxed and letting bad behaviour creep …Keep reading

Norris has qualified in the top 10 for the first two grands prix of his career as McLaren has surprised itself with its strong form at the opening races. 
The British driver failed to finish in the points in Australia and expected another tough grand prix in Bahrain – but deservedly claimed his first top-10 finish, benefitting from Nico Hulkenberg’s late retirement to take sixth …Keep reading

As revealed by Motorsport.com last weekend, F1 teams pushed forward with the idea of a four-session knockout qualifying at the recent Strategy Group and F1 Commission meetings.
Key to it getting ratification is computer simulation analysis that is now being done with teams to work out how the sessions would pan out – and whether or not drivers will have enough tyres to get through to the …Keep reading

Since the late 1970s Canada has emerged as one of the favoured jaunts on the Formula 1 calendar, with the grand prix held in the parkland of Ile Notre Dame, a man-made island in the imposing Saint Lawrence Seaway.

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The semi-permanent street circuit has witnessed its fair share of iconic moments through the decades, with its tricky track …Keep reading

The Alfa Romeo driver admits, however, that he didn’t have quite enough performance to find his way past the McLaren of Lando Norris in Bahrain.
Raikkonen followed up his eighth place in Australia by qualifying eighth and finishing seventh at Sakhir, right behind rookie Norris.
Despite having picked up extra pace on his final set of tyres, Raikkonen couldn’t find a way past, although he said …Keep reading

In the wake of a fresh push by rivals to force teams like Haas to make more of their own parts, Steiner was boosted by a recent interview from Liberty Media chief Ross Brawn, who said that it was essential that smaller outfits had a chance to succeed.
Speaking to Sky about the future of F1, Brawn had said: “The Haas model is interesting and it has been very successful.
“It’s something we …Keep reading

The highly-rated Briton was given his first taste of a current-spec Formula One car during the in-season test in Bahrain when he drove the Red Bull RB15, completing a hefty 134 laps.
Unless the Red Bull academy bring in other drivers mid-season, Ticktum is currently the only upcoming Red Bull junior candidate close to a Formula One seat, with all other drivers too inexperienced for …Keep reading

Changes to the safety standards of Formula 1 helmets this year, to provide extra protection for the forehead area, left a number of suppliers in a race against time to get official homologation.
One of the drivers affected was Verstappen, whose previous supplier Arai had not managed to get all its helmet sizes signed off for race use prior to the start of pre-season testing.
It was there …Keep reading