Leclerc gets four FP1 sessions with Sauber

Formula 2 championship leader Charles Leclerc will take part in free practice sessions with Sauber at four of the season’s remaining six races, the team announced on Thursday. The Ferrari-backed 19-year-old from Monaco has dominated the support series this year and is strongly tipped to race for Sauber, who use the Italian manufacturer’s engines and have close ties to Maranello, in 2018. Sauber said in a statement that Leclerc would… Read Article →

F1 superlicence system revamped

The FIA has approved changes to the Formula 1 superlicence qualification structure, with only Formula 2 and IndyCar now offering the maximum points, but with additional series made eligible. Drivers hoping to earn an F1 superlicence must have earned at least 40 points over a three-year period. Previously, the champions of F2, European Formula 3, Formula E, IndyCar and the World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 class all received the necessary 40… Read Article →

F1 superlicence points system – FIA makes changes at World Council

The FIA has approved changes to the Formula 1 superlicence qualification structure, with only Formula 2 and IndyCar now offering the maximum points, but making additional series eligible. Drivers hoping to earn an F1 superlicence must have earned at least 40 points over a three-year period. Previously, the champions of F2, European Formula 3, Formula E, IndyCar and the World Endurance Championship LMP1 class all received the necessary 40 points…. Read Article →

Mexican Grand Prix pressing on amid earthquake tragedy

Organisers of Formula 1’s Mexican Grand Prix are pressing ahead with plans to host the 2017 edition of the race, amid the devastating earthquake that struck the country this week. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City on Tuesday evening and has so far killed at least 250 people. Mexican GP organisers do not expect the devastation to disrupt the race, which is due to take place at the end… Read Article →

Sauber confirms practice runs for F2 leader Charles Leclerc

Sauber has confirmed that Formula 2 title leader Charles Leclerc will carry out practice runs at four Grands Prix across the remainder of the 2017 season. Ferrari-backed Leclerc will pilot the C36-Ferrari during the opening 90-minute practice sessions in Malaysia, the United States, Mexico and Brazil. Marcus Ericsson will step aside during the opening practice session at Sepang, though Sauber has not communicated the plan for the other three sessions…. Read Article →