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Category: Formula One 2019

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Mercedes are the team to catch again as Ferrari continue to struggle | Giles Richards

Victory for Valtteri Bottas at the Australian GP left Sebastian Vettel in the shade as F1’s new regulations left the drivers cold in MelbourneAlready conspiracy theories abound that Mercedes had been involved in an elaborate plot to mask their true for…

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Lewis Hamilton vows to learn from Australian GP travails

‘Positive things to take from race,’ says Mercedes driver Hamilton came second in season opener in MelbourneLewis Hamilton has said he will be heading straight back to the Mercedes factory in the UK to participate in an investigation into the issues he…

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‘My critics need to look in the mirror’ – Bottas hits out after Australian GP win

• Finn responds to detractors after victory in Melbourne• Lewis Hamilton admits he had been outracedValtteri Bottas hit out at his detractors and claimed he has entered the new season with a fresh approach after an emphatic win at the Australian Grand …

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Valtteri Bottas dominates Australian Grand Prix to win Formula One opener

Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton finishes secondMax Verstappen completes podium, with Ferraris in fourth and fifthValtteri Bottas took the win for Mercedes in the opening race of the Formula One season at the Australian Grand Prix. The Finn started in …

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Australian Grand Prix: Formula One 2019 season opener – live!

Updates from race at Albert Park in MelbourneAny thoughts? Get in touch with Richard on email 5.27am GMT Lap 9/58: Leclerc loses a few vital seconds after deciding to trim a bit of turf. Bit of inexperience possibly. Bottas all over this race so far. 5…

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Lando Norris: ‘A lot of swearing goes on generally when I am driving’

Norris, the rookie McLaren driver, is the youngest British driver to compete in Formula One and admits to being fiercely – and verbally – self-critical during a raceThere is a strong likelihood that regardless of how Lando Norris performs in his debut …

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Lewis Hamilton claims Australian Grand Prix pole as Mercedes shine

Mercedes world champion sets lap record to earn poleHome hero Daniel Ricciardo qualifies well down in 12thLewis Hamilton has claimed pole position for the opening grand prix of the new Formula One season in Australia. The British driver, who won his fi…

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Mercedes bank on Lewis Hamilton’s sixth sense in record-seeking season | Giles Richards

British champion’s mental strength will again be a key asset in Mercedes’ bid for another drivers’ and constructors’ double, starting in Melbourne on SundayThere are no illusions at Mercedes as to how tough a Formula One season lies ahead as the team p…

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F1 has no plans to ban tobacco company sponsorship despite health calls

WHO wants all sponsorship by tobacco companies outlawedFIA and F1 ban tobacco advertising but not sponsorshipHamilton on top in Australia GP practice as Vettel strugglesJean Todt has insisted the FIA is aligned with the World Health Organisation which …

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Charlie Whiting, Formula One race director, dies aged 66

Briton dies from pulmonary embolism in MelbourneTributes flow for ‘guardian of F1’s best interests’The FIA race director, Charlie Whiting, has died as a result of a pulmonary embolism three days before the first race of the new Formula One season. He w…

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Charlie Whiting, Formula One race director, dies aged 66

Briton dies from pulmonary embolism in MelbourneTributes flow for ‘guardian of F1’s best interests’The FIA race director, Charlie Whiting, has died as a result of a pulmonary embolism three days before the first race of the new Formula One season. He w…

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Max Verstappen: ‘If you don’t believe you can do it, it’s better to stay home’

The Red Bull driver says self-analysis and experience means he is as confident as ever heading into the 2019 F1 seasonNever one to lack faith in his own abilities Max Verstappen is, as ever, brimming with confidence before his fifth season in Formula O…

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F1 2019: team-by-team guide to the cars and drivers | Giles Richards

Lewis Hamilton has repeatedly had an edge over Sebastian Vettel but Mercedes now seem to have a gap to close on FerrariCar W10 Engine Mercedes Principal Toto Wolff Debut France 1954 GPs 189 Titles 5 2018 1st Continue reading…

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Melbourne ready to roar for F1 and V8 Supercars at Albert Park | Yassmin Abdel-Magied

It is not just Formula One followers who will descend on Melbourne this week, the V8 races draw a different crowd that only adds to the excitement for motorsport fansThe Australian Grand Prix is often a hot affair. The Formula One season opener comes t…

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Mattia Binotto embarks on marathon sprint to get Ferrari back on track | Richard Williams

Swiss has a complex task as team principal – ending the Mercedes stranglehold while F1 faces environmental concernsWith his shock of dark hair and his round black-framed spectacles, Mattia Binotto looks as though he might have taken his masters degree …

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Robert Kubica: ‘You gain nothing from giving up. You have to adapt’

On the eve of an incredible return to F1, the Williams driver explains how his difficult character helped him overcome the physical and mental effects of losing part of his armRobert Kubica is all too aware of the staggering odds he has defied in makin…

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F1 2019: who and what to look out for in the new season

Charles Leclerc’s battle with Vettel, rookie drivers, a fastest lap bonus and easier overtaking are a recipe for dramaFerrari protégé Charles Leclerc – impressive in his rookie season for Sauber last year – is cleared to race without team orders agains…

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F1 set to bring back bonus points for fastest laps after 60-year absence

• Driver with fastest lap in each GP set to earn bonus point• Points were last awarded for fastest laps in 1959 seasonFormula One is set to re-introduce the awarding of a bonus point for the driver who records the fastest lap at a grand prix this seaso…

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Ferrari have best chance for years but must give ground on money, says Brawn

• Vettel capable of winning championship, says F1 director• New deal needed to address ‘unfair distribution’ of fundsThe Formula One sporting director, Ross Brawn, believes Ferrari are in the best possible position to challenge for the world championsh…

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Netflix’s F1 series offers a captivating, candid glimpse behind the curtain | Giles Richards

In the absence of Ferrari and Mercedes, the new documentary allows characters like the acerbic Haas team principal, Guenther Steiner, to shine and show F1’s human faceSkill, drama, spectacle and of course entertainment are the elements that should driv…