Nigel Mansell: Williams can overcome driver line-up’s inexperience

Williams can still succeed in the 2018 Formula 1 campaign with Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin as driver inexperience is no longer a handicap, says 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell. Sirotkin and Stroll are the youngest pairing on the F1 grid, with a combined age of 41 – which is three years older than Kimi Raikkonen. Williams signed Robert Kubica as its development and reserve driver, with the aim of… Read Article →

McLaren has overcome Renault packaging headaches

Technical director Tim Goss is confident McLaren has successfully overcome packaging headaches caused by Renault’s engine architecture without having to compromise its 2018 Formula 1 chassis design. After three years of disappointment with Honda, McLaren elected to end its deal with the Japanese manufacturer at the end of 2017 and sign a customer partnership with Renault for this year. Although the move is set to deliver a much-needed power boost,… Read Article →

McLaren has overcome Renault F1 engine packaging headaches

McLaren technical director Tim Goss is confident his team has successfully overcome packaging headaches caused by Renault’s engine architecture without having to compromise its 2018 Formula 1 chassis design. Although switching from Honda to customer Renaults should provide a power boost for McLaren, Goss revealed that the different packaging of the turbo and energy recovery systems required major work to accomodate. “The Renault architecture is very different,” Goss told Autosport…. Read Article →

IndyCar drivers criticise Haas team principal Gunether Steiner over F1 driver policy

Drivers from the United States have criticised Haas team principal Guenther Steiner over comments he made where he said there were no US drivers¬†ready for Formula 1. The Austrian recently told motorsport.com concerning US drivers: “It’s not on top of our list,¬†“It’s on top of our list if there’s a good one. Obviously, we want one. But then maybe, if there is a really good one, would they come to… Read Article →

Haas following Force India trajectory in F1 – Magnussen

Kevin Magnussen believes Haas’s first two seasons show it has the potential to emulate Formula 1’s overachiever Force India. Haas has finished both its years in F1 so far in eighth in the constructors’ championship, while last season Force India scored its biggest ever points haul as it repeated its fourth position of 2016 despite having the smallest budget in the field. Magnussen said Haas’s form so far compared to… Read Article →