US Grand Prix: Thursday’s build-up in pictures

The F1 community was greeted at the Circuit of the Americas by rainy skies and Baltic temperatures, but despite the bleak weather everyone was up and about proceeding their usual media day routines. An Austin gallery is a lot more colorful when the sun is shining on COTA, but...

Bottas ‘must improve qualifying performance’ in 2019

Valtteri Bottas believes that doing better in qualifying will be key to competing with his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in 2019. The Finn has admitted that he’s been amazed and disappointed to not have won a race in 2018 after taking three victories in his maiden season with...

Ocon convinced Leclerc can fight for the title in 2019

Force India’s Esteban Ocon says he wouldn’t be surprised to see future Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc fight for the title next season. Leclerc’s high profile move to the Scuderia, where he will replace Kimi Raikkonen alongside Sebastian Vettel, is fueling a large debate about his prospects for 2019. While...

Grosjean among France’s highest paid sportsmen in 2018

Haas’ Romain Grosjean was among France’s highest paid athletes in 2018 according to a list compiled by L’Equipe. Grosjean clocked in 41st in the French daily’s rankings with his 2018 income estimated at €5.5 million. The 32-year-old is also the first F1 driver to appear on L’Equipe’s list since...

Coulthard: Hamilton must be wary of ‘dangerous’ Ferrari duo

Channel 4 pundit David Coulthard says Lewis Hamilton should be concerned by the quality of Ferrari’s opposition this year, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc representing a “dangerous” duo for the Brit. Ferrari and Vettel have come up short against Mercedes and Hamilton in the past two seasons, in...

Ocon ‘strongest’ in qualifying in 2018

Esteban Ocon believes that he’s made big strides in his qualifying performances during 2018. He out-qualified his experienced Racing Point Force India team mate Sergio Perez 15 times during the season, almost completely reversing the 17-3 advantage held by the Mexican in 2017. “I find it more than tiny,...

Brown: ‘McLaren will give Norris time to develop’

McLaren boss Zak Brown says that rookie Lando Norris will be given time to prove his mettle in his maiden season of Grand Prix racing. The Woking-based outfit has chosen to allocate a race seat to the young 19-year-old Brit, unfortunately to the detriment of Stoffel Vandoorne. Norris’ track...

Denmark still believes in F1 despite Copenhagen’s withdrawal

Denmark isn’t giving up on its hopes of hosting an F1 race in the future despite the recent dilution of the company in charge of promoting the event in Copenhagen. In 2017, the Danish capital had put in motion the idea of a race taking place on its streets,...

Norris reveals ‘big change’ to McLaren’s approach to development

McLaren rookie Lando Norris says the Woking-based outfit has changed its approach to how it will develop its 2019 car. After two formative years working in McLaren’s young driver programme, Norris has been rewarded with a race seat for the upcoming season. The team’s switch from Honda to Renault...

Binotto: ‘Welcoming Mick to Ferrari a special emotional meaning’

Scuderia team boss Mattia Binotto hailed Mick Schumacher’s arrival into Ferrari’s Driver Academy, describing the young driver’s enrollment as having “a special emotional meaning”. The 19-year-old son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, who won five of his record seven world championship with Ferrari, was officially announced yesterday as part...