Could Palmer be IndyCar’s next F1 refugee?

The F1 career of Renault’s Jolyon Palmer is likely to come to an end this year. By the close of the season – if not earlier – the former GP2 (aka F2) champion is widely expected to be dropped by the works team. A string of poor performances, woeful reliability and the speed of teammate…

Why Hamilton at Ferrari makes sense

Most of the rumours that circulate the F1 paddock turn out to be just that: rumours. But over time, some (even the most outlandish) turn out be right on the money. The rumour that Lewis Hamilton will join Ferrari at the end of 2018 could be the next one that list. Why would Hamilton leave…

Vettel, Baku, the FIA and Liberty Media

The machinations of F1 politics meant the decision not to punish Sebastien Vettel further for his clash with Lewis Hamilton was inevitable. Despite rumours suggesting FIA President Jean Todt wanted to make an example of the German there are plenty of reasons why there was a slim chance of that ever happening. First up is…

F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix heroes and zeroes

A riotous Azerbaijan Grand Prix ended with unexpected victory for Daniel Ricciardo ahead of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and rookie Lance Stroll. Controversy was around every corner in Baku as Lewis Hamilton and fellow title protagonist Sebastien Vettel got too close for comfort under the safety car. Contact between the two sparked a chain of events…

Alonso expects “more movements” in 2018 F1 driver market

Fernando Alonso expects more F1 race seats for 2018 to become available. The Spaniard – talking to Sky Sports News – believes more opportunities exist than current paddock talk suggests. “I know there are even more movements than probably we all know and there are some teams we think are set for next year, I don’t…

F1 Monaco Grand Prix heroes and zeroes

Sebastien Vettel took Ferrari’s first Monaco Grand Prix win since 2001. The championship leader extended his lead over Lewis Hamilton as the Mercedes driver finished a distant 7th. 2017 F1 Monaco Grand Prix heroes Hero – Sebastien Vettel The four-time World champion delivered a near perfect performance to take Ferrari’s first Monaco win in 16 years….

Monaco Grand Prix qualifying notes

Kimi Raikkonen took his second Monaco Grand Prix pole position as Lewis Hamilton had a qualifying session to forget. Meanwhile Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas gave it his all to split the Ferrari’s as McLaren got both cars in to Q3. The Iceman cometh Millions of Kimi fans have been hoping that the speed and…

Should IndyCar invest in Alonso?

Before Alonso-mania took over Indianapolis this week, attention was focused on what Fernando Alonso does next year. His McLaren contract is up this season and his ambitions remaining completely unfulfilled by the team. Unsurprisingly there is once again rumour in the F1 paddock of a move to Mercedes. There is talk of Ferrari too and nostalgic glances…

How F3 helped Verstappen and Stroll to F1

Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll talk Euro F3 and the road to F1 F1’s teen sensation Max Verstappen and Williams rookie Lance Stroll talk F1 and how Euro F3 helped their path to the top of motor sport. Mobil 1 The Grid find how Euro F3 is becoming an ‘unofficial’ route to F1 for junior…

Indy 500 Practice Day 1 Live

Indianapolis 500 Practice – Day 1 May 15 Watch all the action from day 1 of practice for the 101st Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Featuring rookie orientation and refresher training which includes two-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso. Follow on Twitter for updates and the latest IndyCar comment and analysis.

What does McLaren do after the Indy 500?

A lot of people scoffed at the appointment of Zak Brown to replace Ron Dennis as McLaren team boss. What does a marketing guy know about F1?  was a common criticism. After a dismal start to the 2017 F1 season and Honda seemingly further behind than ever, those same critics smelled blood in the water. Somewhat…