Renault’s Abiteboul: ‘Opinions on 2021 engine still diverge’

Renault Sport F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says Formula 1 is nowhere near reaching a consensus on the sport’s 2021 engine format as discussions continue. Click Here: habitat tord boontje F1 sporting manager Ross Brawn tabled back in November a draft engine proposal for the future, which suggested a less...

Why did Lewis Hamilton just purge his Instagram account?

Lewis Hamilton’s 5.7 millions fans watched in shock yesterday as the four-time world champion – or someone else – blew his Instagram account into oblivion! The superstar’s social media account remained online, but all its pictures were deleted. He also deleted several tweets on Twitter. Earlier this week, Hamilton...

Verstappen: Red Bull would rule F1 … if it had Mercedes engines!

Max Verstappen reckons that Red Bull would be unstoppable in Formula 1 if they had Mercedes power units. Despite winning four world titles with Renault, Red Bull has been frustrated with the French manufacturer in recent seasons. Their current contract expires at the end of 2018 and will not...

Ericsson sees 2018 as ‘big chance’ to break through

Sauber F1 driver Marcus Ericsson says that the upcoming 2018 season will be his best chance yet to show what he can do. The Swede made his Formula 1 début with Caterham alongside Kamui Kobayashi in 2014. When the team closed its doors he moved to Sauber in 2015...

Abiteboul delighted by ‘Renault effect’ on Sirotkin and Kubica

Renault F1 team boss Cyril Abiteboul says he is delighted to see two drivers with close ties to Enstone get a career boost in F1. Sergey Sirotkin made six Friday free practice appearances with Renault in 2016 and 2017. He’s now been confirmed as Williams’ full-time driver for 2018...

Marko: ‘Alonso did everything to make Honda look bad’

Red Bull’s Helmut Marko is keeping close tabs on Toro Rosso engine partner Honda, aware that the Japanese manufacturer could power the senior bull outfit in 2019. The energy drink’s motorsport boss is happy with the information he has received so far from Faenza. Marko admits however that Honda’s...

A Super Formula deal to boost Wehrlein’s F1 comeback chances?

Pascal Wehrlein is contemplating a possibility of racing in the Japanese Super Formula championship this year as a means of boosting his F1 comeback chances. The Mercedes protégé who was dropped by Sauber at the end of last year in favour of Ferrari junior Charles Leclerc will return to...

Carey warns Ferrari: ‘The interests of the fans come first!’

Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey says that when it comes to the interests of the sport’s fans, Liberty Media’s stance is ‘non-negotiable’ for the teams, even for Ferrari. Formula 1 and its constituents are facing a crucial few months ahead as discussions heat up on the political front. Liberty...

Mercedes’ Wolff sees strict staff contracts as ensuring stability

Mercedes Toto Wolff believes the strict contractual terms associated with its key personnel provides a foundation for stability for the Silver Arrows outfit. Renault’s Cyril Abiteboul criticised the German manufacturer last year for its ‘aggressive’ stance on staff contracts which imposes lengthy gardening leave periods to discourage key team...

Ferrari and Lauda wouldn’t mix – Marchionne

Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne says there would be no place today at the House of Maranello for its former famous member Niki Lauda. The F1 great achieved two world titles with the Scuderia and later worked with the Italian outfit as a close advisor. Those days are over however...