A rollercoaster season comes to an end in the city that’s blessed with its own Formula 1 theme park. Although when it comes to racing and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Ferrari World may be the better option for adrenaline-fuelled entertainment. It is not without delicious irony that Ferrari has never actually won at the
Formula 1 is hoping to reinstate the Dutch Grand Prix in the wake of the growing popularity of Red Bull driver Max Verstappen. The race was last held at Zandvoort, a seaside resort 20 miles from Amsterdam, in 1985 but could be revived for 2020. F1’s commercial managing director Sean Bratches said he was “very
Fernando Alonso: the F1 great who couldn’t catch a break – part two of five The second part of our series on the key moments of Fernando Alonso’s career reveals new secrets about the tempestuous events that ended his first spell at McLaren. The 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix has gone down in Formula 1 folklore.
Fernando Alonso: the F1 great who couldn’t catch a break – part one of five Fernando Alonso retires from Formula 1 this weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as one of the sport’s biggest stars but arguably its greatest enigma. The 37-year-old is a two-time world champion and has won 32 grands prix; a
Monday 19 November Williams driver Lance Stroll believes five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton “out-raced and out-drove” Sebastian Vettel across the season. (Racefans.net) Former Williams, McLaren and Red Bull driver David Coulthard believes Daniel Ricciardo is in the same “superstar” league as Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen. (Formule1.nl via PlanetF1.com) F1 drivers have backed
Renault have appointed Thierry Koskas as the head of their Formula 1 programme. Frenchman Koskas will replace Renault Sport president Jerome Stoll on 1 January, as the team seeks to close the gap on Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull. Koskas will report directly to Renault chairman Carlos Ghosn and oversee managing director Cyril Abiteboul. Renault
Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has clarified comments he made about India being a “poor place”. Mercedes defended their driver, saying his intended juxtaposition between rich and poor had been taken “grossly out of context”. Briton Hamilton, 33, told BBC Sport this week that it was “strange” to race in India and he “felt very
McLaren have appointed former Force India deputy team principal Bob Fernley to run their 2019 Indianapolis 500 campaign with Fernando Alonso. McLaren are setting up a team in a bid for the two-time Formula 1 champion to complete motorsport’s informal triple crown of Monaco, Indy and Le Mans. Fernley left Force India after it was
Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton says reaching Michael Schumacher’s record of seven Formula 1 world titles “has never been on his mind”. Hamilton, who sealed the drivers’ title at the Mexican Grand Prix to become the joint second most successful driver of all time, adds that going into space is on his list of dreams.
Lewis Hamilton has questioned taking Formula 1 to new countries and would like to see more races in places with “real racing history” such as Britain. The newest addition to the F1 calendar is Vietnam, which is due to host its first race in 2020. “On the racing side, I don’t know how important it
Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer, who left Renault during the 2017 season, has joined the BBC team to offer insight and analysis from the point of view of the competitors. Max Verstappen is showing exactly why he’s tipped as a future champion at the moment. His drive in Brazil was stunning yet again, and it
The BBC will show coverage of every ABB FIA Formula E Championship race from December. Races for the series will be featured live on the BBC Sport website, BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button. Formula E, which launched in 2014, features fully electric single-seater cars racing street circuits around the world. The opening race of
Tuesday, 13 November Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has described Esteban Ocon’s actions as “totally irresponsible” after the Frenchman cost the team a comfortable victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix.(Sky Sports) Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko says Ocon “deserved a race ban” for his actions at Interlagos. (PlanetF1.com) Formula 1 boss Ross Brawn says
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has defended Max Verstappen after he pushed rival driver Esteban Ocon, saying: “Drivers aren’t robots and we don’t want them to be.” Verstappen confronted Force India’s Ocon following Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix after a collision between the pair cost the 21-year-old Dutchman victory. Governing body the FIA has ordered
Formula 1 is often seen as the pinnacle of four-wheeled motorsport. Reach the podium of an F1 grand prix and you have ‘made it’. But that doesn’t excuse the world’s best drivers from landing in the equivalent of an after-school detention. Exhibit bad behaviour and face the consequences – isn’t that right, Max Emilian Verstappen?
Monday, 12 November Force India boss Otmar Szafnauer has described claims his driver Esteban Ocon intentionally tried to take out race leader Max Verstappen during Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix as a “conspiracy theory”. (F1i.com) Red Bull driver Verstappen must carry out two days of “public service at the direction of the FIA” after the Dutchman’s
Lewis Hamilton took a lucky win in the Brazilian Grand Prix after Red Bull’s Max Verstappen lost the lead in a collision with a backmarker. Verstappen was on course for a superb win when Force India’s Esteban Ocon left his car on the inside of the Red Bull at the Senna S and pitched it
Huge tattoos, Mercedes coloured hair and kids – and pets – called Lewis… there are many ways Hamilton fans show their allegiance to the five-time Formula 1 world champion. The Briton is adored for his handy ability to drive a car better than any other on racing circuits around the world, and displaying unforgettable moments