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 The tradition, labelled as “outdated” and “tarty nonsense” by Silverstone boss Stuart Pringle, has been associated with motorsport since the 1960s and today their official role involves holding up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 driverĀ (pictured above testing for […]

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Sauber has unveiled its livery concept for the 2018 Formula 1 season, which features significant branding for new title sponsor Alfa Romeo. The Swiss team announced Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc as its 2018 race drivers at a launch event near Milan, with Antonio Giovinazzi as third driver. The covers were then pulled off a […]

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The Alfa Romeo name will return to Formula 1 in 2018 in partnership with Sauber and Ferrari. Sauber’s 2018 specification Ferrari engines will carry Alfa badging, and the squad will be known as the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. The deal will include “strategic, commercial and technological cooperation” and “the exchange of engineering and technical […]

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Kimi Raikkonen set the pace on day one of the post-Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Pirelli Formula 1 tyre test, as Robert Kubica completed his first run in a 2017 Williams. The Ferrari driver clocked a 1m37.768s on the new-for-2018 hyper-soft tyre to finish 0.298 seconds clear of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, who hands over to […]

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Formula 1 chiefs have unveiled the championship’s new logo, and explained why grand prix racing needed to replace the iconic version used for the past 23 years. Shortly after the podium ceremony for the season-closing Abu Dhabi GP, F1 revealed the new much simpler design that will be used from the start of the 2018 […]

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Valtteri Bottas held off Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Lewis Hamilton to win the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina. Bottas retained the lead from pole at the start and though he lost it briefly when he pitted first, he absorbed pressure from Hamilton to secure his third win of the season. World champion […]

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Valtteri Bottas narrowly beat Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as Mercedes locked out the front row of the grid. Hamilton led the way throughout free practice at the Yas Marina circuit, and was fastest in Q2 as well, but Bottas was fractionally quicker than Hamilton […]

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Lewis Hamilton beat Sebastian Vettel to the fastest time in second practice for the Formula 1 season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Mercedes driver Hamilton clocked a 1m37.877s to finish 0.149 seconds clear of Vettel’s Ferrari with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo a tenth and a half further back in third. Hamilton, who was pipped to the […]

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