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

Leclerc had looked on course to take his maiden Formula 1 victory, but slowed with just more than 10 laps to go as his engine dropped a cylinder.
The lack of power allowed Lewis Hamilton to overtake Leclerc and go on to take the win, with Valtteri Bottas also getting past to take second.
Ferrari flew the power unit back to its Maranello base for a thorough inspection and have discovered that …Keep reading

Albon, who hadn’t driver an F1 car until the shakedown for the STR13 in February, has outqualified teammate Daniil Kvyat in both races thus far.
He scored his first points with a ninth-place finish in Bahrain.
“We’ve been quite positively impressed from the first test onwards,” Tost told Motorsport.com.
“He is doing a really good job, and I must say if he continues like this, he will …Keep reading

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