MAGNY COURS, FRANCE - JUNE 30: A detail shot of a michelin tyre is seen in the paddock during previews for the French F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit Nevers on June 30, 2005 in Magny Cours, France. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Pirelli vs Michelin battle lines already drawn

The battle to be Formula 1's sole official tyre supplier in 2017 and beyond is already heating up between the interested tyre manufacturers.. On Friday, on behalf of Pirelli, former F1 driver turned...
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Force India B-spec car failed crash test

The debut of Force India's much needed B-spec car in Austria is now in doubt, after failing the mandaotry FIA safety test. Earlier, the struggling Silverstone based team's 2015 car was delayed over the...
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Mercedes denies F1 engines not road-relevant

Reigning Formula 1 world champions Mercedes have hit back at claims that the current era turbo hybrid power unit technology will ever carry over to normal road cars. Red Bull's Helmut Marko was the...
Massa refuel Singapore Ferrari accident

Massa: I like refuelling and I am in favour of it

Felipe Massa supports the re-introduction of refueling in Formula 1, and believes that there will be no safety issues despite his experience at 2008 Singapore Grand Prix (above) which saw him drive out of...
Ferrari F1 concept car

Will Formula 1 really change much in the future?

Only time will tell how much last week's meeting of the Strategy Group will actually change the future direction of Formula 1. The group - featuring the top teams, Bernie Ecclestone and the FIA - met...
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Modern F1 cars too complicated says Prost

Alain Prost, once nicknamed 'The Professor' in Formula 1 for his legendary intellectual approach to racing, has accused the sport of now being too complicated. F1's controversial rules are a hot...
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Mercedes to change pitstop strategy reveals Lauda

Mercedes will change its philosophy regarding pitstops ahead of Monaco, team chairman Niki Lauda has announced. Although the German team extended its performance advantage over Ferrari in Barcelona, it...
Mercedes AMG F1 W04 in the FIA Scrutineering bay. Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Preparations, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Thursday 14 March 2013.

Teams survive FIA fuel flow clampdown

Teams escaped the ire of Formula 1's governing body following a spate of post-race fuel systems checks after the Spanish Grand Prix. Just after qualifying in Barcelona, the FIA told teams it was...
Helmet tear off

McLaren wants helmet tear-off rethink

McLaren has called on Formula 1 to consider a rule tweak about the disposal of drivers' helmet visor tear-offs. The Honda-powered team found that Fernando Alonso's brake failure in the Spanish grand...
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Horner: This year is pretty much a write-off

Former champions Red Bull declared their Formula 1 season a write-off on Sunday and urged engine partners Renault to throw caution to the wind and focus more on speed than reliability. Australian...