Renault believes that only a “fresh approach” will produce the reliability steps it needs to move forward in the 2018 Formula 1 season. Although Renault was encouraged by its improved speed last year, when it often proved to be fourth-quickest, it lost a number of good results through poor reliability. That area has been a […]

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The 2018 Mercedes Formula 1 car has hit the track for the first time at Silverstone ahead of its official launch later on Thursday. Valtteri Bottas headed out in the W09 at a cold and overcast Silverstone, with Mercedes using one of its two filming days to complete a shakedown. The Finn will carry out […]

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McLaren has revealed its 2018 Formula 1 challenger, the Renault-powered MCL33, in a new orange livery. The team unveiled the car online on Friday morning, three days before the first pre-season test at Barcelona. McLaren’s MCL33, which will be driven by Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne again this season, has all-orange bodywork with a black […]

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Ferrari has unveiled its latest grand prix racing car, the SF71H, ahead of the 2018 Formula 1 season. The halo-fitted new car was shown off at Ferrari’s Maranello base on Thursday, four days before the start of F1’s pre-season testing at Barcelona. It features Ferrari’s traditional red livery, with the colour white mostly absent from […]

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Toro Rosso has revealed the first image of the Honda-powered car with which it will compete in the 2018 Formula 1 season. The STR13, which was set to be revealed to the public next Monday on the first morning of pre-season testing, made its track debut at a wet Misano circuit in the hands of […]

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Williams has become the second Formula 1 team to reveal its 2018 car at an event in London. Williams has become the second Formula 1 team to reveal its 2018 car at an event in London. The FW41 is the first Williams chief technical officer Paddy Lowe and head of aerodynamics Dirk de Beer have […]

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Formula 1 bosses have decided to replace grid girls with children for the 2018 season. F1 announced it would drop grid girls last week, a decision that generated mixed opinions among fans and even team members. On Monday, F1 chiefs – in partnership with ruling body the FIA – announced the new ‘Grid Kids’ initiative. Children will […]

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Williams expects new Formula 1 signing Sergey Sirotkin to be with the team for “many years ahead” following the multi-year deal that landed him a race seat for 2018. Sirotkin beat several contenders – including grand prix winner and now-Williams reserve Robert Kubica – to the final vacant seat on the F1 grid alongside Lance […]

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Grid girls could soon be a thing of the past in Formula One, should a review result in the long-standing tradition being scrapped. The tradition, labelled as “outdated” and “tarty nonsense” by Silverstone boss Stuart Pringle, has been associated with motorsport since the 1960s and today their official role involves holding up the grid numbers […]

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Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Brendon Hartley admits he “crumbled” when he had his first shot at Formula 1 with Red Bull. Hartley, who made his grand prix debut this year and will race for Toro Rosso full-time next season, was dropped by Red Bull during 2010 having been its reserve driver (pictured above testing for […]

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