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

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