American Motorsport News for 19 Oct 2017
Supercars leader happy with underdog tag
Paul di Resta completed a "busy" day of testing in a 2014 Williams at the Hungaroring on Wednesday as the team continues to evaluate options for its 2018 Formula 1 line-up. The ex-Force India driver,... who is the current Williams reserve alongside... More»
Lewis Hamilton usually feels at ease in the U.S. And why not? It's pretty easy to be happy when he's usually finishing first. Yet despite his commanding lead over Ferrari's …
Formula 1 title favourite Lewis Hamilton said he sympathised with athletes protesting racism in the United States, but he had no plans to kneel during the national anthem before Sunday's United States... Grand Prix. The Briton, whose paternal grandparents came from the Caribbean island of Grenada and whose mother is white, told reporters that winning […]
Formula One driver Fernando Alonso has put an end to the uncertainty by extending his contract with McLaren to the 2018 season. The two-time F1 champion's current three-year contract ends …
After months of speculation surrounding his future in Formula 1 Fernando Alonso has agreed terms to remain with McLaren for next season, the Spaniard is said to have signed a $26-million one year... deal-with the team. The double F1 world champion has endured a miserable three years with the British-based former world champions and had […]
It’s often said that Formula One really is a bit like rocket science - an endeavour in which elite pilots are backed by some fairly intricate science and simulation in pursuit of a complex target.... It’s not a comparison we’ve had the chance to put to the test before now but this week’s trip to […]
Esteban Ocon has been one of the revelations of the 2017 Formula 1 season, the Frenchman has won over the paddock, media and fans with his friendly demeanour as well as his speed and tenacity on... track, but most important of all he has impressed his Force India team. It would not be fair to […]
The Circuit of the Americas has made another attempt to ease bumps at the track ahead of this weekend's United States Grand Prix.
Pat Symonds says Ferrari's reliability woes are "completely unacceptable" especially if Kimi Raikkonen's Malaysian troubles were a repeat of Sebastian Vettel's. The post Ferrari’s troubles... ‘completely unacceptable’ appeared first on PlanetF1.
Formula E will race on a street track in Rome next year which was previously the site of an abandoned project to hold a Formula One grand prix.
McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team Racing Director, Eric Boullier, says that their new engine partnership with Renault needs to be given a probationary period, before their results can be compared to Red... Bull Racing in 2018. Next season sees McLaren... More»
Gene Haas likes what he's seen and heard so far from Liberty Media, but the team owner now wants action to supersede words. For the owner of the eponymous Haas F1 Team, there's no doubt that F1's... management can talk the talk, but they now need to... More»
Cyril Abiteboul insists Renault are 'not afraid' of new customer McLaren as they believe that in time they will have the ability to beat anyone. Next season McLaren will race Renault engines along... with the works team and Red Bull Racing. And while... More»
Cyril Abiteboul insists Renault are "not afraid" of new customer McLaren as they believe that in time they will have the ability to beat anyone. The post Renault ‘are not afraid of McLaren’... appeared first on PlanetF1.
Honda boss Yusuke Hasegawa believes that a number of personnel changes along with a restructuring is finally paying off. Having gone back to the drawing board over the winter, now free of the dreaded... token system which had compromised development... More»
Former Williams tech boss Pat Symonds is at a loss to explain how Ferrari allowed Kimi Raikkonen to suffer the same mechanical failure as Sebastian Vettel in Malaysia. Vettel was barred from... qualifying in Sepang by a sudden engine issue, only for... More»
Honda believes the restructure and recruitment of staff before and during the current Formula 1 season has led to improvements in engine reliability. Since it returned to F1 with McLaren in 2015,... Honda's power units have been plagued with poor... More»
British driver Jenson Button was crowned the Formula 1 world champion in 2009 in the Brazilian GP at Interlagos when he was with the BrawnGP team. We present this gallery of his triumph. Jenson... Alexander Lyons Button, better known as Jenson Button,... More»
Honda believes its restructure and recruitment of staff before and during the current Formula 1 season has led to improved reliability
Renault has revealed it is "months" ahead in its reliability preparations compared to this stage last year, as it bids to make big progress in eradicating mechanical gremlins in 2018. Although the... French car manufacturer has made solid... More»
France based financial corruption investigators are looking into the role played by the FIA in the $4.4-billion sale of Formula 1 to Liberty Media. New York Times reports that the investigators are... wanting to know if there was a conflict of... More»
France based financial corruption investigators are looking into the role played by the FIA in the $4.4-billion sale of Formula 1 to Liberty Media. New York Times reports that the investigators are... wanting to know if there was a conflict of interest when the FIA consented to the sale which when accounting for debt totaled […]
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton visited NASA headquarters and promptly declared that he would happily give up his Formula 1 career to be an astronaut. The 32-year-old, who leads the Formula 1 drivers'... standings, from his Ferrari rival Sebastian... More»
Lewis Hamilton said he would happily give up his Formula 1 racing career to train to become an astronaut. Fans need not worry however as the current leader of the world championship, who could conquer... his fourth title in Austin this weekend, was... More»