The reality check that should worry McLaren

The civil war that erupted between Renault and its customer teams in Brazil exposed the significance of the manufacturer’s engine woes this season. That should strike fear into McLaren, which is ditching Honda to avoid exactly that… McLaren’s Formula 1 executives are clearly feeling pleased with themselves as the 2017 season reaches its denouement. Zak Brown says the team is almost having “a few giggles”, such is the level of… Read Article →

Ross Brawn says 2021 engine will result in far fewer grid penalties

Formula 1’s director of motorsport Ross Brawn believes the sport’s proposed 2021 engine will help to massively cut down on grid penalties which have spiralled out of control in recent seasons. This year so far, with one race remaining, a total of 730 grid penalties (excluding gearbox penalties) have been handed out, and whilst just over half have been for one team – McLaren and its partner Honda – the more experienced… Read Article →

Hamilton vs Schumacher who is the greatest?

Lewis Hamilton claiming a fourth Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship has only heightened comparisons to current record holder Michael Schumacher, but who really is the greatest? Whether you’re a staunch fan of either or a neutral, it will always be a contentious question as – although their careers did eventually overlap after the German great made a comeback from 2010-2012 – they are from largely different racing eras. But despite that, they… Read Article →

Nico Hulkenberg encouraged by Renault’s 2017 development

Nico Hülkenberg says he has been encouraged by Renault’s progress through 2017, both on-track and behind-the-scenes, as he prepares to bring his maiden season with the manufacturer to a close. Renault, having finished in ninth upon its full-time return to Formula 1 in 2016, recruited Hülkenberg from Force India to lead its recovery, and he has scored 35 of its 49 points. Renault, which holds seventh in the Constructors’ Championship,… Read Article →

Hamilton: The only teammate I learned from was Alonso

Lewis Hamilton believes that his mental strength is what won him the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship, while taking a poke at Nico Rosberg and crediting Fernando Alonso as the only driver who taught him anything during his career at the pinnacle of the sport. Asked in an interview with CNN what was the the main element that resulted in him overcoming Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel for this year’s title, Hamilton… Read Article →