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Ticktum ‘struggles’ on Super Formula return

Red Bull junior driver, Dan Ticktum, has had a hard start to life back in the Super Formula series, finishing P8 at Suzuka. Ticktum, 19, is continuing to try and plot his own path to Formula 1, but a combination of set-up and grip issues meant he could not make the impact he wanted in…


Giovinazzi’s problems “completely down to the team” – Vasseur

Antonio Giovinazzi needs to be given time to demonstrate his potential in Formula 1, says Alfa Romeo team principal Frederic Vasseur. The 25-year-old, who is in his first full season of F1, is yet to take his first points. But Vasseur said technical problems on Giovinazzi’s car have been partly to blame. “Antonio so far…


Williams buyer says “the information that appeared in the media is untrue”

The reports that Williams could be bought out by a Russian billionaire’s company have been denied. Last week many stories were published suggesting that Dmitry Mazepin was interested in buying the racing team but these have now been shut down. Last year Mazepin’s company, Uralkali, a Russian potash fertiliser producer, tried to take over Force…


Marko: Red Bull need to give Verstappen a competitive car

Red Bull chief Helmut Marko believes that the team must do all they can to provide a competitive Formula 1 car to star driver Max Verstappen, but remains content with how things have gone in 2019 so far as they adapt to a new partnership with Honda. Rumours that the Dutch driver is in talks…


Raikkonen brought beer sponsor from Ferrari to Alfa Romeo

The vice president of Singha beer company has revealed that Kimi Raikkonen initiated a collaboration between the two parties so that they could be represented on his livery as a personal sponsor, and that the sponsorship was recently switched from Ferrari to Alfa Romeo following the Finn’s move. Until last year, the Thai beer Singha…


THREE TEAMS TO TEST 18-INCH TYRES FOR PIRELLI

Three teams have emerged as the favourites to provide cars so that Pirelli can begin on-track testing for the 18-inch tyres for 2021. “If everything goes to plan, the first tests with the new tyres will take place in mid-September,” Pirelli’s Mario Isola told Auto Motor und Sport. The German report said Ferrari, Mercedes and…


Weber reveals a shattered Schumacher father-and-son dream

Willi Weber, the man who managed the career of Michael Schumacher, revealed that the F1 legend had secretly planned to guide his son Mick’s path to F1 and beyond. Schumacher was convinced early on of his son’s talent and was ready to use his vast experience and knowledge to “get his boy into Formula 1…


Ferrari to debut “first step” of 2019 car development in Baku

Ferrari is bringing “a few updates” to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix Scuderia Ferrari is bringing “a few updates” to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, marking the first development of its 2019 Formula 1 car as it bids to close the gap to Mercedes. The Maranello team has scored a best finish of third across the opening…


Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel outlines ‘big challenge’ posed by Baku City Circuit 2019 Azerbaijan GP

Sebastian outlines ‘big challenge’ posed by Baku City Circuit Sebastian Vettel says setting up the car for the combination of slow corners and the long straights of the Baku City Circuit will not be easy. The Scuderia Ferrari driver heads into Azerbaijan on the back of a podium finish from the previous round in Shanghai,…


Wolff: Mercedes focused on ‘staying out of trouble’ in Baku

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says his team will need to steer clear of trouble to achieve a good result next weekend in Baku when it tackles the venue’s uncompromising and challenging circuit. Mercedes heads to Azerbaijan with a trio of one-two finishes under its belt, with Valtteri Bottas winning in Melbourne and Lewis Hamilton adding…