Why Mercedes can realistically resist Verstappen to win in Brazil

Despite Red Bull and Ferrari flying out of the gate while it suffered severely with porpoising and extreme drag, all the way to the summer break Mercedes insisted repeatedly that it could win a grand prix in 2022. But the opportunities to break that barren spell appeared to be running out. It was hurt by […]

F1 drivers call for FIA review of tighter pitlanes

Sainz was one of several drivers to be involved in unsafe release incidents over the Zandvoort weekend, and in his case, he drove into the path of Fernando Alonso.At an earlier Sainz pitstop, Sergio Perez ran over a Ferrari wheel gun as he left the Red Bull pit.Sainz received a five-second penalty for the unsafe […]

How a gyro camera became latest F1’s latest TV innovation

F1’s TV department is always looking for new angles and fresh shots. This year has seen the return of the pedal cam two decades after the last experiment, while the Dutch GP opened up an opportunity to try something different in order to give a better impression of how steep the banked corners really are.The […]

Verstappen: Social media platforms must do more to address F1 trolls

Red Bull and its principal strategy engineer Hannah Schmitz found itself in the firing line from some fans after last weekend’s Zandvoort race amid wild conspiracy theories surrounding Yuki Tsunoda’s retirement from the race.The Japanese’s late race stoppage on track, and the way he returned to the pits and then went out on circuit again […]

Tsunoda: F1 fans pushing conspiracy theories need ‘an MRI scan’

At Zandvoort, Tsunoda reported that his AlphaTauri AT03 felt as if one of the wheels was not attached properly, and pulled over, unfastening his seatbelts as he was ready to retire.But the Japanese driver was given the call to keep going and trundled back to the pits.There, he took on a different set of tyres […]

Leclerc braces for “difficult” Ferrari home race given Red Bull’s top speed

After being a match for Red Bull in the first part of the season, Ferrari has fallen behind the Milton Keynes outfit, and runaway championship leader Max Verstappen in particular, since the summer break.With Verstappen dominating at high-speed Spa and also winning at Zandvoort, a track which should have suited Ferrari more, Leclerc fears this […]

Perez/Verstappen F1 floor split triggered by cost reasons

The Milton Keynes-based team’s two drivers have diverged on floors since the Belgian Grand Prix last month.Verstappen has run the floor that has worked so well for him in the early phase of the season, while Perez has been switched to a newer version that was trialled by both drivers in Austria and France but […]

Krack: Aston Martin progressing after “catastrophic” start to F1 2022

Although Aston lies only ninth in the F1 world constructors’ championship, the team has scored points in eight of the last nine races, only missing out in Austria.Encouragingly, Lance Stroll made Q3 at Zandvoort last weekend, although the Canadian couldn’t take part in the final session due to a hydraulic issue. In the race he gained […]

Sainz on Dutch GP penalty: “I thought I had saved someone’s life”

The Ferrari driver was given a five-second penalty for an unsafe release from his final pitstop in the Zandvoort race when Fernando Alonso clipped him while he left his pitbox.Due to the cramped set-up of the Zandvoort pitlane and McLaren undertaking a pitstop for Lando Norris at the same time, Sainz initially had room to […]

Alonso: Dutch GP was “70 laps of qualifying” in recovery to sixth

Alonso dropped out in Q2 on Saturday at Zandvoort after being hindered by traffic but managed to battle his way up the order through the opening stint of the race.Alpine was one of the first teams to switch to the hard compound tyre, helping Alonso move up the order before planning a return to softs […]