Austrian Grand Prix preview with Red Bull’s Christian Horner

What drives one of the most successful F1 teams of the modern era? Ahead of the team’s home Grand Prix, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner looks ahead to the Austrian Grand Prix and what drives his team in search of more F1 glory. #F1 #AustrianGP

When a competitive F1 season isn’t competitive

On paper, the 2018 F1 season is shaping up to be the most competitive of the turbo-hybrid era. Despite grumblings about the ‘dull’ races in Monaco and Canada, the statistics back up the belief that this year will be one to remember. Sadly the reality is that this year’s ‘competitive’ F1 season is just as…

Why Hamilton and Alonso are wrong about Monaco

At face value, the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix was not one that will live long in the memory. Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton branded the event “the dullest race ever” and “not racing” respectively. Hamilton going a step further by suggesting a change of format or even the circuit itself was required for F1s most…

Making the Magic of Monaco

Nothing comes close to the spectacle, grandeur and romance of the Monaco Grand Prix. On the calendar almost continuously since 1950, the race is F1’s jewel in the crown. Creating such an iconic race however is no easy task. Turning the millionaires paradise of the Mediterranean principality into a race track takes meticulous planning. Our…

Are Alonso and McLaren heading back to Indy in 2019?

Speculation is mounting that McLaren and Fernando Alonso could be heading back to the Indianapolis 500 in 2019. Following a sensational one-off entry in 2017, several recent developments suggest both could be involved in next year’s month of May. McLaren reported to be ‘exploring options’ for IndyCar 2019 SportsBusiness Journal has reported that McLaren is…

Chasing Indy – Gil de Ferran looks back at Alonso’s Indy 500 adventure

Fernando Alonso’s assault on the legendary Indianapolis 500 was the motorsport story of 2017. The two-time F1 World Champion’s bid for part 2 of the fabled ‘triple crown’ nearly broke the Internet as an active F1 driver graced the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time since Graham Hill in 1966 The Spaniard’s bid…

Verstappen’s limited F1 ‘apprenticeship’ comes back to haunt Red Bull

At the time of Max Verstappen’s accelerated graduation to F1 and subsequent promotion to Red Bull, those who questioned the wisdom were lambasted. Verstappen is undoubtedly a prodigious talent and the old adage “if you are fast enough, you are old enough” was frequently rolled out as justification. But being fast is not the sum…

F1: Bahrain and Chinese Grand Prix previews with Daniel Ricciardo

The F1 circus takes on the first of this season’s back-to-back race weekends with the upcoming Bahrain Grand Prix and Chinese Grand Prix. Posing contrasting challenges for drivers and teams, the 2018 season proper kicks off this weekend. Our friends at Mobil 1 The Grid caught up with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo…

Clones, customer cars and playing by the spirit of F1

The 2018 Haas F1 car is not a ‘Ferrari clone’ but neither is it in the spirit of Formula 1. And that is where the problem lies as the issue of undefined technology partnerships rears its head once more. The pace of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen during the recent Australian Grand Prix raised eyebrows…