Hartley remains Porsche driver despite F1 2018 deal

Brendon Hartley’s Toro Rosso Formula 1 2018 deal will not affect his status as a contracted Porsche driver, the Weissach marque has said. Hartley has been a Porsche LMP1 driver in the World Endurance Championship since 2014, winning the drivers’ title on two occasions and scoring an overall win in the Le Mans 24 Hours for the German manufacturer. But after announced it was calling time on its prototype programme… Read Article →

Brendon Hartley will maintain Porsche ties alongside Toro Rosso F1

Porsche will maintain a contractual relationship with Brendon Hartley even after he moves into Formula 1 with Toro Rosso full-time in 2018. Hartley has been a Porsche LMP1 driver in the World Endurance Championship since 2014, winning the drivers’ title on two occasions and scoring an overall win in the Le Mans 24 Hours. He sought alternative employment when Porsche announced the closure of its LMP1 programme, and after coming… Read Article →

Pirelli developing new wet tyre it’ll need permission to introduce

Pirelli is developing a new wet Formula 1 tyre it will need to lobby the FIA to introduce next season as it will not be homologated in time for the opening grand prix. F1‘s tyre supplier held two dedicated wet tests in 2017, with Red Bull running at Paul Ricard in June, and McLaren at Magny-Cours in July. Currently, rules prevent the official tyre supplier from modifying its products after… Read Article →

Pirelli: New wet tyre won’t be ready for start of 2018

Pirelli is developing a new wet Formula 1 tyre it would need to lobby the FIA to introduce midway through 2018, as it will not be homologated in time for the opening grand prix. Normally, the rules prevent the official tyre supplier from modifying its products within a season. Pirelli held two dedicated wet tyre tests in 2017, with Red Bull running at Paul Ricard in June, and McLaren at… Read Article →

Verstappen: I don’t actually want the season to end

Max Verstappen admits that the end of the Formula 1 season, in just over a week, is coming too soon and wishes it could go on longer as he is fired up in the wake of his best spell so far this year. The Red Bull driver was plagued by bad reliability during the first half of the season, but in the latter half his luck turned and he found… Read Article →