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Honda needs to make ‘a bigger step’ says Verstappen

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen says Honda’s Spec-3 upgrade which was introduced in France is still trailing Renault in terms of power output. Honda’s new unit featured an updated internal combustion engine and turbo and was specifically focused on a power increase, according to Honda F1 boss Toyohatu Tanabe. Verstappen qualified fourth at Paul Ricard and…


Big update’ coming for Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo returned to the points in France, and team principal Fred Vasseur says a “big update” is coming for Silverstone. The team hadn’t scored any points since Baku, but that changed at the French GP when Kimi Raikkonen matched his best finish of the season with P7. Raikkonen’s performance lifted the team back above…


Abiteboul must be gentleman in Ocon dealings’

With rumours linking Esteban Ocon to a 2020 Renault seat, Toto Wolff says he’s open to a loan deal but Cyril Abiteboul would need to keep his word this time. Last year, set to lose his Racing Point drive to Lance Stroll, Ocon was rumoured to be off to Renault for 2019. The deal was…


Racing Point aims to strike the right balance in Austria

SportPesa Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer says the Red Bull Ring at Spielberg may only have ten corners but the venue still offers its fair share of challenges. The 4.318-kilometer circuit located in Austria’s Styrian mountains is a venue where power is in demand, but also downforce. Achieving the right balance between the two…


McLaren still working out timing of Renault upgrade

McLaren’s upcoming upgrade to Renault’s B-spec engine must be well-timed insists team boss Andreas Seidl, or the Woking-based outfit will face unnecessary grid penalties. Renault introduced its latest engine evolution in France, but Daniel Ricciardo was the sole recipient of the new unit at the works outfit as teammate Nico Hulkenberg was keen on avoiding…


Nico Erik Rosberg – World Champion: 2016 Born: 27th June 1985 Wiesbaden, Germany

Take the Money and Run Nico Rosberg, the son of Finnish 1982 world champion Keke Rosberg, was born in Germany and has dual nationality. His karting career was backed by his father. He stepped up to the German Formula BMW championship in 2002 and dominated the series, winning nine of 17 races. Rosberg spent the…


Ricciardo spares a thought for the fans when the action is boring

Daniel Ricciardo says he often thinks of those sitting in the grandstands on race day when the action on the track isn’t living up to expectations. Last weekend’s French Grand Prix and its boring procession which saw Lewis Hamilton conquer his sixth win of 2019 was decried by F1 fans, and Ricciardo understands why. “To…


Vettel again downplays retirement rumours

Facing an uphill battle to even fight for this year’s World title, Sebastian Vettel says he has “not thought” about retirement. The recently-married Ferrari driver is having a tough time out on track this season. He has yet to win a grand prix with his best performance being Canada, where he crossed the line in…


Brawn: Mercedes would win the title by Monza

Claiming a sixth 1-2 finish of this season at Sunday’s French GP, Ross Brawn fears Mercedes could wrap up the Constructors’ title as early as Monza. Lewis Hamilton raced to the victory in France, taking the chequered flag ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas. It was the Brackley team’s sixth 1-2 of this season…


Seidl impressed with Norris pace despite hydraulic issue

McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl praised Lando Norris for his ability to “keep the lap times up” while battling a hydraulic issue on his MCL34 in the closing stages of the French Grand Prix. Norris was heading towards a well-deserved seventh-place finish at Paul Ricard, hot on the heels of McLaren teammate Carlos Sainz, when…