Renault can’t “give up” on results in 2016 – Vasseur

Vasseur had previously said that following the targets laid out by chairman Carlos Ghosn was more important than aiming for specific results early on – and while he stood by that, he also noted that Renault would not write off the campaign.
“My concern today is to be sure that we will keep the system under pressure. Nobody will give up the season,” Vasseur sa … Keep reading

Opinion: What might an Alfa Romeo F1 return actually look like?

Oh, what it must have been like in 1950 for an Alfa Romeo fan? When the Drivers’ World Championship blasted into life at Silverstone, it was an Alfa-holics dream: the blood red 158s locked out the top three places, as Giuseppe Farina headed home Luigi Fagioli and Reg Parnell.
Indianapolis aside, and its quirky inclusion into the World Championship, Alfa Romeos won every race that … Keep reading

F1 rule tweaks will improve the show, say Mercedes drivers

New tyre rules that have been introduced for 2016 allow greater freedom for teams to pick their own compounds for each race – and even choose differently between its two cars.
And although a lot of teams have made the same choices for the season opener in Australia, there remains scope for some very different approaches to the race: something Rosberg thinks could spice things up.
“The … Keep reading

Red Bull preview for the Australian GP

Daniel Ricciardo
“For me the favourite things about the Australian GP are first of all the fans. They’re pretty awesome, every day we go to the track we get a pretty big greeting from everyone and they are super enthusiastic, it’s cool! The track is fun, I love street circuits so for me Melbourne’s got really good flow, really good corner combinations, lots of left/right, left/rights … Keep reading

Mateschitz: Red Bull’s F1 future still not guaranteed

After the political dramas surrounding his F1 outfits last year, an extension of its partnership with Renault – albeit run as rebranded TAG Heuer power units – has kept his team in grand prix racing.
But in an interview with the Red Bull-owned Speedweek website, Mateschitz has said that longer term, his outfit must ensure it gets a more competitive engine.
“We are too good to be … Keep reading

Renault previews the first race weekend of the 2016 Formula 1 season, the Australian GP

Jolyon Palmer: Looking forward
‘I feel I’m in an OK position right now.’
What is your approach to the season?
To be as prepared as I can be and deal with the challenges as they arise. It’s been good to have the winter break to get myself in a very good place mentally and physically. My winter training’s been really intense and positive. When you’re unable to drive the car it’s good to … Keep reading

Massa wants to stay in F1 for “two or three” more years

The 34-year-old will contest his 14th season of grand prix racing in 2016, and his third with Williams as he enters the final year of his existing contract with the Grove-based squad.
And despite the length of time he has spent in F1, Massa says his motivation remains undimmed – and insists he wishes to stay in the sport long enough to experience the sweeping technical rule … Keep reading

Retro: When Hamilton and Rosberg got along as teammates

A veritable household name when it comes to Italian karting, Dino Chiesa, who serves as the current head of karting manufacturer CRG’s factory racing programme, has been filling up trophy cabinets for almost two decades.
And it was CRG that Chiesa worked at the end of last century when the offer came for him to run a separate team for two of karting’s rising stars – one Nico Rosberg … Keep reading