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Bottas will play bigger role than Perez in F1 title battle - Brundle

Red Bull driver Verstappen goes into this weekend's Saudi Arabian GP - the penultimate round of the season - with an eight-point gap over Hamilton after having scored nine victories to the Briton's seven.That advantage means Verstappen will have his first match point of the year at the Jeddah circuit, and will be crowned champion if he leaves Saudi...

Hamilton ready to help Russell become next British F1 champion

While Hamilton is expecting nothing less than a strong challenge from Russell when he steps up from Williams to replace Valtteri Bottas next year, the seven-time champion senses a golden opportunity to help guide his new teammate.He thinks that 23-year-old Russell’s positive attitude and strong work ethic, allied to them being at difference stages of...

Vettel: "Draggy car" Aston Martin F1's main 2021 weakness

Aston Martin was hit hard by F1's aero rule tweaks for 2021 and has generally struggled to keep up with its midfield rivals throughout the season.The former Racing Point team scored big in Monaco and Baku, where Vettel claimed his first podium for the Silverstone outfit but has since been emphatically outscored by Alpine and AlphaTauri, dropping down...

Insider’s guide: What is the difference between the FIA and FOM?

F1 is a complex sport with a governing body – the FIA – making the rules, a promoter – FOM / Formula One Group – driving its commercial success and ten teams, all with their own agendas to throw into the mix.Paddock politics can sometimes be just as interesting as the on-track action – check out the book, The Piranha Club, for some excellent insight...

Norris: Ricciardo can strike back when things click at McLaren F1

Norris has shone against Ricciardo in their first season together at McLaren this year, and currently sits on 153 points compared to the Australian’s 105.But with the team aware that some of Ricciardo’s issues were down to him simply needing time to adapt to the new characteristics of the McLaren car, Norris fully accepts that the situation could change...

Chandhok: Why charming F1 boss Williams will be dearly missed

The first Formula 1 race I ever watched was the 1987 British Grand Prix. We all know the story – Nigel Mansell stops to change tyres, chases Nelson Piquet down, and then dramatically passes him for the win, kicking off an incredible crowd invasion.That race made me an F1 fan, but it also made me a Williams fan. Sure, I was only three at the time, but...

Hamilton has "moved into overdrive" in F1 title battle - Brundle

The Mercedes driver took victory in the Russian GP at the end of September before he went without a win in the next three events, seeing championship rival Max Verstappen increase his lead in the standings to 19 points.But, after fitting a new engine in the Brazilian GP, Hamilton took a superb win despite starting from 10th on the grid after a penalty.The...

F1 2022 cars to be on edge like F2, says Norris

The young Briton has driven early versions of the new 2022 design in his McLaren’s team simulator, as preparations ramp up for the all-new rules next year.And although the feeling from the car is evolving as teams get to better understand the design concept, Norris says he already has a firm view about how different the new generation of cars will be...

McLaren F1 driver Norris to move to Monaco from UK

The young Briton has long resisted joining other F1 drivers in the tax haven of Monaco, despite the clear money benefits from doing so, and committed to living near the McLaren factory in Woking.But, after getting more established in grand prix racing and having extended his McLaren contract earlier this year, Norris thinks now is the perfect opportunity...

Ocon: "Just a matter of time" before Piastri lands F1 seat

Piastri currently leads the Formula 2 standings after taking the FIA F3 title at his first attempt last year with Prema.But despite his rapid rise the Australian will spend 2022 on the sidelines, becoming Alpine's reserve driver after missing out on a potential F1 seat.Piastri was said to be in the frame for a seat at Alfa Romeo, but that berth went...

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