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Stroll calls 2020 season a year of "missed opportunity"

The Canadian took his maiden pole position for the team - then called Racing Point - at the Turkish Grand Prix last season, and enjoyed two podium finishes as he enjoyed a step forward in form from his team.But while chuffed with the good days, he still thinks more could have been more possible were it not for bad luck and catching COVID-19.“We had...

Seven-driver Ferrari F1 test to include Sainz, Schumacher

Following the arrival of Sainz from McLaren ahead of the 2021 season, Ferrari said late last year that it planned to give the Spaniard track running in some older machinery to help his adjustment into life at the team.As reported by Motorsport.com on Thursday, Sainz’s first outing in a Ferrari F1 car will come next week when he drives the 2018-spec...

Button: New Williams F1 owners "not afraid of change"

Williams announced on Friday that 2009 F1 world champion Button would be taking up an advisory role with the team on a multi-year deal.It marked a return to Williams for Button almost 21 years to the day since he was named in a race seat for the 2000 season, marking his F1 debut.The move is the latest change at Williams following its takeover by American...

F1 owner Liberty Media raises $500,000,000 for buying spree

A dedicated company, Liberty Media Acquisition Corporation, has been created for the purpose, and it will be listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange from Friday.The new entity is a "SPAC" – a special purpose acquisition or shell company, formed to generate funds via a public offering with which to buy another company.The cash will be raised through the...

Red Bull's ultimatum on 2022 F1 engine freeze not "blackmail"

The Austrian has confirmed that a deal has now been agreed for Honda to continue to supply the drink company's two F1 teams in 2022 and beyond.However, the arrangement will only go ahead if the proposed power unit development freeze is introduced – and Marko stressed that if it doesn't happen, the energy drink company will "drastically rethink its F1...

What Button can offer Williams upon his surprise F1 return

Almost 21 years to the day since being named as a Williams Formula 1 driver for the 2000 season, Jenson Button has returned to Grove. Since then, Button has won a world championship, scored 15 wins, defeated Lewis Hamilton as a teammate, and established himself among the top tier of F1 drivers before stepping away at end of the 2016 season.Post-F1 life...

Button returns to Williams F1 team as senior advisor

Button made his F1 debut with Williams in 2000, and would go on to score 15 race wins and win the world title with Brawn nine years later, before making his final grand prix start in 2017.Button has remained involved in motorsport since leaving F1, focusing mainly on sportscar racing across Super GT and the World Endurance Championship, as well as backing...

2021 F1 season: New car launches and testing dates latest

F1 teams need to get their new cars ready and tested on track, and before that there will be the regular launch season.Here is what we know so far about the pre-season build up.When is Formula 1s 2021 pre-season testing? As part of Formula 1s cost-saving measures, the teams and the FIA agreed to reduce testing from six days down to three days for this...

Verstappen slur cited in dictionary definition change campaign

During the second practice session at the Portimao event, Verstappen made contact with Lance Stroll at Turn 1, leading the Red Bull driver to brand the Canadian a "retard" and a "mongol" over the radio.Verstappen's comments were heavily criticised, and the charity Mongol Identity sought an apology from the Dutch driver over his radio comments.Although...

Bottas: Armchair critics motivate me to do better in F1

The Finn is heading in to his fifth season as Hamilton's teammate in 2021, and has yet to beat the Briton in the points standings since they have raced alongside each other.The level of Hamilton's dominance at times has left Bottas facing criticism about the occasions when he should be doing better, but it is something that he says no longer bothers...

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