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"28.02.2017 09:37:19" Autosport's cover photo Follow the second day of Formula 1 pre-season testing live: http://www.autosport.com/live/commentary/id/2508414/formula-1-testing-2017-barcelona-f1-test-day-two
"28.02.2017 07:53:25" autosport.com Barcelona F1 test day two - Formula 1 Testing 2017 - Autosport Live updates 2017 Formula 1 testing continues at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya The second day of Formula 1 pre-season testing starts shortly at Barcelona. Follow it live here, all day.
"27.02.2017 17:14:01" autosport.com F1 testing 2017: Hamilton top first day for Mercedes Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes on top on the opening day of Formula 1 testing at Barcelona, edging out Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel by a tenth during Monday's afternoon session Lewis Hamilton led the way for Mercedes at Barcelona, on the first day of 2017 Formula 1 pre-season testing.
"27.02.2017 15:30:01" autosport.com Why the Red Bull doesn't look like a Mercedes-beater - F1 - Autosport Plus The latest Red Bull was arguably F1 2017's most eagerly-anticipated car. Our technical expert reckons the version initially on display lacks the 'wow' factor Red Bull had an inauspicious start to testing with its RB13 on Monday, but the car rolled out at Barcelona does not look like one to challenge Mercedes, GARY ANDERSON believes.
"27.02.2017 13:05:46" autosport.com F1 testing 2017: Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari leads first morning Ferrari led the way on the first morning of 2017 Formula 1 pre-season testing at Barcelona, with Sebastian Vettel outpacing new Mercedes recruit Valtteri Bottas Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari led the way on the first morning of Formula 1 pre-season testing at Barcelona.
"27.02.2017 10:15:00" autosport.com Formula 1's sleeping giant needs to wake up - F1 - Autosport Plus McLaren has undergone so many changes since it last won a grand prix in 2012, all in the name of bringing back the glory days. If it doesn't come together soon with Honda, will an F1 great be consigned to mediocrity forever? McLaren's 2017 preparations have got off to a bad start after a problem with its Honda engine. BEN ANDERSON explains why the partnership needs to get its act together this
"27.02.2017 09:25:16" Autosport's cover photo Follow 2017 Formula 1 pre-season testing live: http://www.autosport.com/live/commentary/id/2507471/formula-1-testing-2017-barcelona-f1-test-day-one
"27.02.2017 07:45:59" autosport.com Barcelona F1 test day one - Formula 1 Testing 2017 - Autosport Live updates The 2017 Formula 1 season kicks off in earnest at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya The start of 2017 Formula 1 pre-season testing is about 15 minutes away. Follow it all day - for the next four days - with Autosport's team at the track.
"26.02.2017 19:23:17" www.autosport.com Toro Rosso reveals new 2017 Formula 1 car and livery at Barcelona Toro Rosso became the final Formula 1 team to unveil its 2017 car, as it revealed its STR12 and a new livery in the Barcelona pitlane on Sunday evening Last but not least in the line of 2017 Formula 1 cars - Toro Rosso's STR12, complete with a new-look livery.
"26.02.2017 13:17:56" www.autosport.com Red Bull releases first image of its RB13 2017 Formula 1 car Red Bull Racing's eagerly-awaited RB13 2017 Formula 1 car became the latest new design to be revealed on Sunday afternoon Red Bull has become the latest Formula 1 team to launch its 2017 car, the RB13, ahead of the start of testing tomorrow.
"25.02.2017 11:31:29" autosport.com Williams 2017 F1 FW40 pictures revealed ahead of testing Williams has released the first real images of its 2017 Formula 1 challenger - the FW40 A better look at the Williams FW40, after last week's release of renders of the team's 2017 car.
"24.02.2017 19:45:01" autosport.com How McLaren's innovation goes beyond its livery - F1 - Autosport Plus McLaren's new livery stole the show at the launch of its MCL32, but the new colours are covering lots of impressive detail as well as a new era at Woking begins McLaren's revamped livery caught the eye on Friday morning, but its 2017 innovation goes well beyond splashes of orange on the MCL32, GARY ANDERSON writes.
"24.02.2017 15:30:00" autosport.com Why Ferrari's 2017 ideas could be hard to copy - F1 - Autosport Plus Ferrari has bucked tradition with its 2017 F1 car, opting against either sticking to its conventional ideas or trying to copy its rivals. If it works, the rest of the field could struggle to catch up Ferrari's SF70H has some interesting concepts that will be hard for rivals to copy if they work on track, GARY ANDERSON believes.
"24.02.2017 13:19:02" autosport.com Fernando Alonso spoke with Mercedes after Nico Rosberg's F1 retirement Fernando Alonso has acknowledged he spoke to Mercedes in the wake of Nico Rosberg's shock retirement from Formula 1, but says talks never became serious Fernando Alonso says there was contact with Mercedes about replacing Nico Rosberg this year, following the world champion's shock retirement.
"24.02.2017 11:08:25" autosport.com McLaren reveals its MCL32 2017 Formula 1 car and new livery McLaren has revealed the Honda-powered MCL32 Formula 1 car that it will race during the 2017 season Our second new Formula 1 car of the day, as McLaren brings back the orange with its MCL32.
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"24.02.2017 09:17:06" autosport.com Ferrari unveils its SF70H 2017 Formula 1 car Ferrari became the sixth Formula 1 team to unveil its new 2017 car, the SF70H, on Friday morning Ferrari has launched its 2017 Formula 1 challenger, the SF70H.
"23.02.2017 20:00:09" autosport.com Mercedes evaluating radical T-wing on 2017 F1 car Mercedes says it is undecided about adopting a full shark fin on the engine cover of its 2017 Formula 1 car, after trialling a radical, raised T-wing at Silverstone on Thursday Mercedes is evaluating the distinctive T-wing, seen at Silverstone today during its filming day, and is set to also try a shark fin during testing.
"23.02.2017 15:55:17" autosport.com Why Formula 1 should fear the new Mercedes - F1 - Autosport Plus A lot of the talk about Formula 1's new regulations is whether it will give a rival team an opportunity to end Mercedes' dominance. In its W08, though, Mercedes looks to have maintained the DNA of what has made it so successful "We'll have to wait to see what Red Bull and Ferrari come up with before we conclude Mercedes is going to walk it again, but this car looks like it has been born using the same very successful DNA of the 2016 car." GARY ANDERSON's verdict on the new
"23.02.2017 12:49:08" autosport.com F1 2017: Mercedes formally launches its W08 for Hamilton and Bottas Formula 1 world champion team Mercedes officially unveiled its 2017 car, the W08, in an event at Silverstone on Thursday Mercedes has taken the covers off the W08 Formula 1 car Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will race this year.
"23.02.2017 11:26:20" autosport.com 2017 Mercedes Formula 1 car breaks cover at Silverstone Mercedes's 2017 Formula 1 car - the W08 - has broken cover at Silverstone ahead of its official launch Is this the car that will set the pace in Formula 1 again in 2017? Mercedes' W08 has turned its first laps at Silverstone, ahead of its formal launch.
"23.02.2017 10:26:35" autosport.com The warning Formula 1 should heed - F1 - Autosport Plus Both Formula 1 and NASCAR are taking drastic action to try to arrest waning interest in their racing. Both are going about it in entirely the wrong way Formula 1 is not the only form of motorsport struggling to maintain its place. NIGEL ROEBUCK highlights a warning from another top-tier series that is chasing the wrong solutions to the
"23.02.2017 08:00:04" autosport.com Will Force India's ugly duckling sink or swim? - F1 - Autosport Plus Force India reached new heights in 2016 and wants to climb even further this year. Its solution to the new regulations may be uneasy on the eye in places, but does have some neat touches From that distinctive nose to the 'billboard' hanging off the engine cover, parts of the new Force India do not appeal to GARY ANDERSON's tastes. But he does see some nice solutions on the VJM10.
"23.02.2017 04:36:01" autosport.com Mercedes releases teaser images of its 2017 Formula 1 car Mercedes has released some teaser images of its W08 2017 Formula 1 car ahead of its official launch at Silverstone on Thursday Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are due to pull the covers off the W08 later today! What are you expecting from Mercedes?
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"22.02.2017 19:26:14" autosport.com Sauber's 2017 Formula 1 car turns first laps Sauber's 2017 Formula 1 car, the Ferrari-powered C36, has run for the first time ahead of pre-season testing A first look at a 2017 Formula 1 car on track, thanks to Sauber.
"22.02.2017 18:58:05" autosport.com Force India reveals its VJM10 2017 Formula 1 car Force India unveiled its 2017 Formula 1 car, the VJM10, at Silverstone on Wednesday Another day, another 2017 Formula 1 car unveiled for the new regulations. What do you think of Force India's VJM10?
"22.02.2017 10:15:56" autosport.com Renault reveals new F1's most detailed car yet - F1 - Autosport Plus Renault's first proper car design since it returned to works team status has offered the most detailed look at F1's new rules package for 2017 yet, but is the team being too conservative with its targets for this year? The first 'real' reveal of the 2017 Formula 1 season has offered the most detailed glimpse into the new era yet. GARY ANDERSON assesses the new Renault – and ponders over the team's conservatism with its ambitions for this
"21.02.2017 15:08:47" autosport.com Renault Formula 1 team launches its 2017 car in London Renault has become the third Formula 1 team to reveal the car it will use in the 2017 season Here's the third of this year's new breed of Formula 1 cars, from Renault.
"21.02.2017 14:24:32" autosport.com Renault launches its 2017 F1 car - F1 Launches 2017 - Autosport Live updates Renault Formula 1 team launches its RS17 for the new season Formula 1's first physical launch of 2017 is coming up, with Renault presenting its new car in London. Follow it with Autosport Live.
"21.02.2017 12:22:45" autosport.com Is Haas Magnussen's last chance? - F1 - Autosport Plus Kevin Magnussen moves on to a third team for his third full season in Formula 1 - a rarity in a championship where second chances aren't often granted. But why is he so confident Haas is where he'll settle for the long term? Most people don't get a second chance in Formula 1, but Kevin Magnussen is preparing for his third team in three full seasons.
LAWRENCE BARRETTO looks at whether this is make-or-break for the talented
"21.02.2017 10:10:29" autosport.com 2017 F1 season 'one year too early' for Max Verstappen title bid Max Verstappen's father Jos believes 2017 might be one year too early for the Red Bull Formula 1 driver to challenge for the championship Expecting Max Verstappen to fight for the Formula 1 world championship this year? His father Jos isn't, feeling it's "just one year too early".
"20.02.2017 19:45:01" autosport.com Sauber's big steps under F1's new rules - F1 - Autosport Plus While there are some concerns that F1's rules shake up won't be that big after all, one of the teams with most to gain from new regulations has worked hard to find gains through the changes "After seeing the early renderings of the new Williams last week, I was a bit worried that the 2017 cars would mostly be a cut-and-paste exercise based on the previous models. But Sauber seems to have found some extra areas to optimise." - GARY ANDERSON
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"20.02.2017 13:00:02" autosport.com Why great F1 racing in 2017 would be a fluke - F1 - Autosport Plus There are plenty of predictions that Formula 1's 2017 revamp is going to make the racing less exciting. But even if things are entertaining this year, it would be wrong to hail that as a direct consequence of the changes Should Formula 1 end up with great racing in 2017, it will have nothing to do with the new regulations, EDD STRAW argues.
"20.02.2017 11:19:34" autosport.com KTM MotoGP team reveals full 2017 livery KTM has unveiled the livery it will carry in its first full MotoGP season this year More new colours for your Monday morning - this time from MotoGP newcomer KTM.
"20.02.2017 09:42:32" autosport.com Sauber unveils C36 for 2017 Formula 1 season Sauber has released the first image of its 2017 Formula 1 car, with the C36 sporting a shark fin and a new blue and gold livery Sauber has become the second Formula 1 team to unveil its car for the 2017 season, with its C36 sporting a new livery.
"18.02.2017 12:49:47" Timeline Photos There are plenty of unanswered questions as we approach the 2017 Formula 1 season, with new rules and driver line-ups, but Karun Chandhok does his best to take on the challenge in this week's Autosport magazine.
Something nobody could have predicted is
"17.02.2017 16:00:04" autosport.com Where now for the Williams revival? - F1 - Autosport Plus Williams has had several false dawns since the end of its golden era in 1997, including when it leapt up the order with F1's last major rules changes in 2014. What can it make of this year's new fresh start, and new structure? The 2017 season marks 20 years since Williams last won a Formula 1 world championship. Can its restructure and the new regulations help take it back to those heights?
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"17.02.2017 13:22:01" autosport.com What the new Williams tells us about F1 2017 - F1 - Autosport Plus The early images of Williams's FW40 don't reveal the full picture of Formula 1's new rules era, but there are plenty of details to look at in more depth, and some pointers that perhaps the new regulations don't actually go very far What does the Williams FW40 tell us about the new breed of Formula 1 cars? GARY ANDERSON takes a look.
"17.02.2017 08:03:31" autosport.com 2017 Williams F1 FW40: First images revealed The first images of the 2017 Williams Formula 1 car have broken cover, revealed exclusively by Autosport and Motorsport.com Here's the first of 2017's new-look Formula 1 cars, from Williams Martini Racing.
"16.02.2017 15:45:00" autosport.com The story behind the Mercedes power struggle - F1 - Autosport Plus James Allison is the latest high-profile F1 technical brain to be welcomed into Mercedes. But the journey that led the team to recruiting him carries with it some tales of caution he would do well to be aware of when he starts on March 1 What sort of Formula 1 team - other than a successful one - is James Allison joining? ANTHONY ROWLINSON dissects Mercedes' recent power struggles.
"16.02.2017 13:10:20" autosport.com Sauber F1 driver Wehrlein to miss Barcelona pre-season test Sauber's Pascal Wehrlein will miss the first Formula 1 pre-season test because of a back injury, with Ferrari third driver Antonio Giovinazzi stepping in, Autosport understands Sauber recruit Pascal Wehrlein will miss Formula 1's pre-season test, with Ferrari junior Antonio Giovinazzi set to step in.
"16.02.2017 12:30:01" Timeline Photos Is bringing Mercedes back to the field the right thing for Formula 1? No, NIGEL ROEBUCK writes in his latest Fifth Column: http://www.autosport.com/premium/feature/7393/pegging-back-mercedes-is-a-stupid-suggestion
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"16.02.2017 11:16:32" autosport.com Ex-Ferrari chief Allison joins Mercedes F1 as technical director The Mercedes Formula 1 team has appointed ex-Ferrari chief James Allison to the role of technical director Mercedes has completed the capture of James Allison, in a newly-created role.
"15.02.2017 20:00:01" autosport.com How Toyota the underdog shocked the WRC - WRC - Autosport Plus Most had written off Toyota and its Yaris WRC ahead of 2017. A debut podium and a shock win in Sweden has dismissed all of its doubters Few would have tipped Toyota for success in its first year back in the World Rally Championship, let alone winning the second round. DAVID EVANS looks at how the project came together, and where it goes from here.
"15.02.2017 17:31:33" autosport.com F1 is on course for a fresh civil war - F1 - Autosport Plus As Formula 1's 2020 moment of truth approaches, expect new political alliances between teams - but rival factions rather than one unified body - and perhaps even tracks and broadcasters. And will Bernie Ecclestone be called into battle again? Is a fresh battle brewing between Formula 1 teams and the championship's new power brokers? DIETER RENCKEN surveys the scene.
"14.02.2017 20:00:00" autosport.com Hamilton haters should let him live his legacy - F1 - Autosport Plus Lewis Hamilton is poised to outstrip his idol Ayrton Senna in some key Formula 1 statistics in 2017, but achieving the sort of adulation that Senna did seems impossible for him - and it's hard to see why So often the story in Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton has his share of detractors. But there's little difference between him and F1's greats, so why are those haters so opposed to appreciating that while he's still driving?
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"14.02.2017 17:20:38" autosport.com Formula 1 should consider active suspension, says Boullier McLaren racing director Eric Boullier has suggested Formula 1 consider bringing back active suspension Could bringing active suspension back end Formula 1's latest technical debate? McLaren's Eric Boullier says it's worth considering.
"14.02.2017 14:55:46" Autosport's cover photo
"14.02.2017 13:30:00" autosport.com Who is the greatest all-rounder ever? - F1 - Autosport Plus Last week's issue of Autosport celebrated the greatest all-round racing drivers ever. At the heart was a debate on who deserves the status of the very best: Stirling Moss or Mario Andretti? Who is motorsport's best all-rounder?
Kevin Turner and Edd Straw make their cases for Stirling Moss and Mario Andretti.
"14.02.2017 10:25:22" autosport.com Honda changing F1 engine concept for 2017 a risk, Hasegawa admits Honda chief Yusuke Hasegawa admits choosing a completely different concept for its 2017 Formula 1 engine is a risk Honda is changing its engine concept for the 2017 Formula 1 season as it looks to continue making gains, but doing so is "very high risk", Yusuke Hasegawa concedes.
"14.02.2017 09:18:26" autosport.com BTCC 2017: Dual champion Turkington rejoins WSR BMW outfit Two-time British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington has rejoined the WSR team for 2017, and will be reunited with the BMW 125i M Sport Colin Turkington has found a new/old home for the 2017 British Touring Car Championship, after his split with Team BMR.
"13.02.2017 20:00:06" autosport.com Why the next two weeks are critical for F1 teams - F1 - Autosport Plus Pre-season testing is always crucial, as is the race to get the cars ready for the opening grand prix. It's more important than ever given F1's major overhaul for 2017 How do Formula 1 teams tackle the next two weeks, and why is it like trying to find the road to the beach? GARY ANDERSON explains.
"13.02.2017 17:35:05" autosport.com F1 world champion Rosberg won't share Hamilton secrets with Bottas Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg says he will not tell Valtteri Bottas any secrets on how to compete alongside Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes Valtteri Bottas won't get any "secrets" about Lewis Hamilton that could help him beat his new team-mate from Nico Rosberg, the world champion says.
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"13.02.2017 13:15:00" autosport.com Why are manufacturers snubbing Formula 1? - F1 - Autosport Plus Three different major manufacturers turning up their nose at Formula 1 sounds a warning bell for grand prix racing. But how serious is the problem? Compared to the peak of the early 2000s, car makers are snubbing Formula 1 and showing little sign of wanting to return. LAWRENCE BARRETTO analyses the reasons behind their absence, and whether they are necessary for the health of the championship.
"13.02.2017 11:31:24" autosport.com Toyota's WRC win made possible by my changes, Latvala believes World Rally Championship leader Jari-Matti Latvala says changes he made to the Toyota within days of arriving from Volkswagen made his Rally Sweden win possible Jari-Matti Latvala says he started testing with Toyota just early enough to make the changes required for its Yaris to become a WRC winner.
"13.02.2017 10:34:12" autosport.com Formula 1 teams fail to reach consensus on trick suspension systems Formula 1 teams have failed to reach an agreement on the legality of trick suspension systems, with a ruling now expected from the FIA before the start of pre-season testing Formula 1 teams are expecting a ruling on the legality of trick suspension systems from Charlie Whiting before the start of testing, having failed to agree on a way forward.
"12.02.2017 18:45:01" autosport.com F1's new 2017 rules could make overtaking easier, Magnussen feels Kevin Magnussen believes overtaking might be easier this Formula 1 season, based on the DRS overtaking aid having a bigger impact Will #F1's new 2017 rules make DRS even more effective, and overtaking easier? Kevin Magnussen believes that could end up being the case.
"12.02.2017 15:00:09" autosport.com Formula E's concept for new 2018/19 cars unveiled Spark Racing Technologies has released the first concept images of the next generation of Formula E machinery, set to deliver single-car races from the 2018/19 season A first glimpse at the direction Formula E will take with its new car - aimed at moving away from in-race car swaps - for the 2018/19 season. What do you think?
"12.02.2017 12:50:28" autosport.com WRC Rally Sweden: Latvala grabs Toyota's first win since 1999 Jari-Matti Latvala gave Toyota its first World Rally Championship win since 1999 at Rally Sweden, just two events into its comeback In just its second event back in the World Rally Championship, Toyota has its first win since 1999, thanks to new championship leader Jari-Matti Latvala.
"12.02.2017 10:13:42" autosport.com WRC Rally Sweden: Toyota's Latvala takes control on Sunday morning Jari-Matti Latvala is on course for his 17th World Rally Championship win, in just Toyota's second event back, after taking control of Rally Sweden on Sunday morning Jari-Matti Latvala is just a powerstage away from taking Toyota to victory in just its second event back in the World Rally Championship.
"11.02.2017 17:38:04" autosport.com WRC Rally Sweden: Neuville crash sets up three-way fight for win Jari-Matti Latvala inherited the lead of Rally Sweden after Hyundai's Thierry Neuville crashed out of a World Rally Championship event while leading for the second round in a row Late Saturday drama on Rally Sweden, as Thierry Neuville crashes out of the lead, setting up a three-way fight for victory on Sunday.
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"11.02.2017 13:30:00" autosport.com F1 pecking order tipped to change during 2017 by Williams's Smedley Smedley Formula 1's pecking order could change during 2017 amid a development race fuelled by the new regulations, Williams performance chief Rob Smedley believes Could the Formula 1 pecking order change during the 2017 season to the extent that the the fastest car in Australia is not the fastest by the time the field gets to Abu Dhabi? Williams performance chief Rob Smedley thinks so.
"11.02.2017 10:46:40" autosport.com Rally Sweden stage cancelled due to high speed of 2017 WRC cars The first stage of Rally Sweden's Saturday afternoon loop has been cancelled following safety recommendations made by the FIA, based on the speed of the new World Rally Championship cars What was to have been this afternoon's first Rally Sweden stage has been dropped on safety grounds, due to concerns over the average speeds recorded by 2017's new WRC cars on Saturday morning.
"10.02.2017 13:06:42" autosport.com F1 2017 optimists have 'rocks in their heads', Patrick Head feels Anyone expecting the 2017 Formula 1 rules overhaul to close up the field has "rocks in their heads", reckons former Williams technical director Patrick Head Patrick Head does not believe this year's rule revamp will result in closer Formula 1 grids.
"10.02.2017 11:29:32" autosport.com Is Mercedes as vulnerable as F1 hopes? - F1 - Autosport Plus We're led to believe that major rule changes shake up the order in F1. But look closely at the factors surrounding previous shifts among the top teams, and you'll see it's not as straightforward as some like to believe A lot of hope has been pinned on rival teams getting the jump on Mercedes with this year's revamped Formula 1 cars. But have previous shifts in the balance of power been prompted by factors beyond rule changes?
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"09.02.2017 11:37:57" autosport.com Mercedes F1 engine should be frozen to help rivals - Franz Tost Formula 1's bosses should freeze Mercedes' engine development to allow its rivals catch up, says Toro Rosso chief Franz Tost Should the Mercedes engine be frozen in Formula 1 to allow its rivals to catch up?
"08.02.2017 20:00:01" autosport.com Does Liberty really understand its F1 challenge? - F1 - Autosport Plus Formula 1's new owners are getting their feet under the table, but with every day that passes the picture will become clearer of how much of a mess they have taken over Despite completing the key transactions and installing its new management team, there are still numerous challenges for Liberty Media Corporation to overcome in Formula 1, DIETER RENCKEN writes.
"08.02.2017 14:37:53" autosport.com Four-time WRC champion Ogier was close to Prokop-run VW deal Sebastien Ogier came close to a deal to drive a private Volkswagen Polo R WRC run by Martin Prokop's team in the 2017 World Rally Championship before signing for M-Sport Could Sebastien Ogier have been driving a 2017 Volkswagen run by Martin Prokop's private outfit in the WRC this year, rather than M-Sport's Fiesta? It was closer to happening than you might have thought.
"08.02.2017 12:33:15" autosport.com Uncovering the BTCC's circuit specialists - BTCC - Autosport Plus The stars of the British Touring Car Championship are well-established - much like its calendar. But who thrives where - and why? Does the Official BTCC really have circuit specialists? MATT JAMES crunches the numbers to work out who shines where.
"08.02.2017 11:21:06" autosport.com Formula 1 teams pondering standardised parts Formula 1 teams are pondering introducing standard parts as a cost-cutting measure, according to McLaren executive director Zak Brown Could a simpler Formula 1 to produce better racing include standardised parts? It is up for consideration.
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"07.02.2017 20:00:00" autosport.com What would F1 do with 20 Super Bowls? - F1 - Autosport Plus New Formula 1 chief Chase Carey has suggested every grand prix should be like a Super Bowl. There are many reasons for that being unfeasible, but there's still plenty F1 can learn from how America handles its biggest sporting events How new owner Liberty Media could bring an American flavour to Formula 1 has been discussed a lot in recent months. LAWRENCE BARRETTO looks at what F1 could learn from the biggest event on the sporting calendar
"07.02.2017 14:31:27" autosport.com 2017 Volkswagen WRC Polo blocked from competing by FIA Volkswagen's 2017 specification Polo R WRC will not compete in the World Rally Championship after a ruling passed by the FIA on Tuesday Bad news if you were hoping to see Volkswagen's 2017 Polo R WRC run by a customer outfit in the World Rally Championship this year, with the FIA confirming it can not be homologated.
"07.02.2017 12:45:00" autosport.com The man Formula 1 will miss most in 2017 - F1 - Autosport Plus Several famiilar faces will be missing from Formula 1 in 2017. It's a driver from a few years back who remains one of its most significant losses Is this the man Formula 1 will miss the most in 2017? NIGEL ROEBUCK thinks so.
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"07.02.2017 09:41:55" autosport.com McLaren F1 team officially splits with Jost Capito McLaren has officially parted ways with its CEO Jost Capito, just months after he joined the Formula 1 team Former Volkswagen motorsport boss Jost Capito's tenure at McLaren is officially over, five months after attending his first grand prix with the team.
"06.02.2017 20:00:01" autosport.com Should F1 drivers race for every team? - F1 - Autosport Plus Is it possible to make Formula 1 drivers swap between all the teams over a season? Will fuel-saving be more aggressive this year with faster cars? And should teams become stakeholders in F1? These questions, and more, are answered by our resident expert Should Formula 1 drivers race for each team across the course of a season? GARY ANDERSON answers your latest questions, on fuel saving, what made Ferrari so dominant in the early 2000s, a return to manual gearboxes and more.
"06.02.2017 18:01:23" autosport.com Sauber F1 driver Wehrlein's neck still a conern after RoC crash Sauber Formula 1 driver Pascal Wehrlein is undergoing further medical examinations this week following his accident during last month's Race of Champions Sauber and Pascal Wehrlein are still concerned about the German driver's neck, with medical checks continuing this week following his Race of Champions rollover.
"06.02.2017 14:00:06" autosport.com Robert Kubica wants chance to test Formula 1 car again Former Renault and BMW-Sauber driver Robert Kubica says he wants to drive a Formula 1 car again, as he ponders his future back in circuit racing As he prepares to go circuit racing full-time again in 2017, Robert Kubica says wants the chance to return to the cockpit of a Formula 1 car in a test.
"06.02.2017 12:45:00" autosport.com How Renault is following Red Bull's path - F1 - Autosport Plus Renault has a lot of work to do to go from being a backmarker to frontrunner, but it is taking plenty of cues for its revival from the team it has shared glory and despair with in recent years In year two of its Formula 1 rebuild, Renault is working towards replicating Red Bull's model, STUART CODLING explains after visiting Enstone to check in on the progress.
"06.02.2017 10:42:54" autosport.com One-year Mercedes F1 deal 'difficult' for Bottas, Salo believes Ex-Formula 1 driver Mika Salo says Mercedes has put Valtteri Bottas in a "very difficult situation" by only giving him a one-year deal alongside Lewis Hamilton A one-year deal alongside Lewis Hamilton puts Valtteri Bottas in a "very difficult position", countryman and ex-F1 racer Mika Salo believes. Can Bottas make the most of it?
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"04.02.2017 23:17:29" bbc.co.uk Formula 1: It's technology warfare, says McLaren boss Zak Brown, executive director of McLaren Technology Group, shares his views on the future direction of Formula 1. Zak Brown, executive director of McLaren, chats with BBC News about #motorsports and the future of #F1.
"03.02.2017 17:07:59" Autosport International Show Did you come along to the public days at #ASI17? For your chance to win a Kenwood stereo worth £159.99 + a pair of Paddock passes for #ASI18, let us know what you thought here
"03.02.2017 13:46:24" Timeline Photos Our technical expert, Gary Anderson, will be answering your questions in the next edition of Ask Gary. Have you got something technical you always wanted explained? Maybe you want his opinion on a driver or another well-known F1 figure? Or perhaps
"03.02.2017 12:24:33" autosport.com McLaren drops famous MP4 tag from its 2017 Formula 1 chassis name McLaren will drop the MP4 tag - used since 1981 - from its Formula 1 chassis name for 2017 Another change in the post-Ron Dennis era at McLaren, with the traditional 'MP4' dropped from its chassis designation this year.
"02.02.2017 20:00:00" autosport.com Why robots must fight real drivers on-track - F1 - Autosport Plus As manufacturers and tech companies place ever more emphasis on autonomous cars, traditional human-based motorsport has major challenges to adapt to How can autonomous technology get a foothold in motorsport? By pitting that end product against drivers, DIETER RENCKEN believes.
"02.02.2017 18:01:14" autosport.com 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours: Ex-F1 driver Barrichello locks in debut Eleven-time Formula 1 grand prix winner Rubens Barrichello will make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut this year with 1988 race winner Jan Lammers Rubens Barrichello will add to his already-vast motorsport CV in June, when he tackles the Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time.
"02.02.2017 16:03:07" autosport.com Ex-F1 driver Robert Kubica to race in WEC with ByKolles LMP1 team Ex-Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica will contest the World Endurance Championship with the ByKolles privateer LMP1 team in 2017 Robert Kubica will return to circuit racing full-time this year, in the World Endurance Championship.
"02.02.2017 13:40:17" autosport.com My memories of Bernie's rise and fall - F1 - Autosport Plus Bernie Ecclestone leaves a mixed legacy in Formula 1 and his removal from the top job was welcomed by many. But there was a lot more depth to Ecclestone's life in and influence over F1 than his modern critics would suggest In his latest Fifth Column, NIGEL ROEBUCK looks back on Bernie Ecclestone's time in Formula 1, and his role in the championship's growth.
"02.02.2017 10:48:18" autosport.com F1 support class GP2 on course to be rebranded as Formula 2 in 2017 The GP2 Series is on track to be rebranded as the FIA's new Formula 2 championship in time for the start of the 2017 season, Autosport has learned Liberty Media's Formula 1 investment could also shape the junior single-seater landscape, and as soon as this season.
"02.02.2017 10:27:06" Timeline Photos The future of Formula 1 is the focus of this week's issue of Autosport magazine, as Bernie Ecclestone and CVC move aside for Liberty Media.
Nigel Roebuck assesses Ecclestone's impact on the sport with an extended column, we look at the first details of
"01.02.2017 20:00:00" autosport.com Why Formula 1 isn't actually failing young drivers - F1 - Autosport Plus Is Formula 1 really denying young drivers chances? A look at the statistics suggest we've just had a great decade for chances for newcomers - and that it's a matter of quality not just quantity Only one driver will make his Formula 1 debut in 2017, the lowest number ever. But is all lost for young drivers aiming to break onto the grand prix grid? EDD STRAW looks at the statistics
"01.02.2017 15:55:51" autosport.com MotoGP shows F1 'customer' is not a dirty word - MotoGP - Autosport Plus As Formula 1's leadership change prompts fresh thinking about its future shape, the new chiefs ought to take a lot at how customer teams have contributed to the MotoGP spectacle What can MotoGP teach Formula 1 about customer machinery? Plenty, MITCHELL ADAM believes, analysing how two-wheel satellite teams are given the tools to succeed.
"01.02.2017 13:50:10" autosport.com Paddy Lowe to take up top Williams Formula 1 role next month Former Mercedes man Paddy Lowe will join the Williams Formula 1 team in its most senior technical position early next month, Autosport has learned News on when former Mercedes director Paddy Lowe will join Williams, and what his role with the Formula 1 team will be.
"01.02.2017 11:10:49" autosport.com Why Alonso needs to think like Federer - F1 - Autosport Plus Roger Federer's Australian Open victory was reassuring for any veteran sporting great chasing success after a long drought. His Formula 1 equivalent Fernando Alonso needs to learn from the tennis star's approach Fernando Alonso's talent and effort deserves more than two world titles. But he's not flawless, writes LAWRENCE BARRETTO, and should find inspiration in the Australian Open efforts of Roger
"31.01.2017 15:27:35" autosport.com Ferrari counting on piston innovation and 3D printing for F1 2017 Ferrari is counting on 3D printing technology for an innovative piston design it believes could produce be a major boost for its 2017 Formula 1 engine Ferrari is leaving no stone unturned in its bid to return to the top of Formula 1 in 2017, evaluating the use of 3D printing technology in its engine.
"31.01.2017 13:30:01" autosport.com What Ross Brawn needs to do to fix F1 - F1 - Autosport Plus Hopes for Ross Brawn's new position in Formula 1's leadership group are high. But he might find this his biggest challenge yet What does Ross Brawn need to focus on in his new role as part of Formula 1's management? GARY ANDERSON offers his priorities.
"31.01.2017 10:49:55" autosport.com What Manor design images reveal about Formula 1 2017 The Manor Formula 1 team closed with its 2017 design almost complete, and images of it give some keys hints about the effect of the new rules More clues about Formula 1's 2017 design direction, from the model developed by Manor.
"30.01.2017 20:00:00" autosport.com Why Formula 1 needs teams like Manor - F1 - Autosport Plus On paper, a team aiming for the odd point at best may not seem like a huge loss from Formula 1, but Manor closing its doors has multiple ramifications for the championship Manor not only did well to survive as long as it did in the face of serious obstacles, SCOTT MITCHELL writes, but its presence helped Formula 1 and should be missed.
"30.01.2017 13:30:01" autosport.com Formula 1 needs to become road irrelevant - F1 - Autosport Plus The future of the controversial engine rules will soon become a major focus for Formula 1. It's time to stop compromising the rules in pursuit of pointless 'road relevance' In his Autosport Plus return, JONATHAN NOBLE asks whether Formula 1 should bother to shadow the road-car industry. His answer is 'no'.
What do you think? Does F1 need road relevance?
"30.01.2017 11:30:55" autosport.com McLaren's Alonso sure some F1 teams will get new rules wrong Formula 1 teams face a high chance of getting the 2017 rules wrong, believes Fernando Alonso Will some Formula 1 teams slip up with this year's new rules package? Fernando Alonso believes some will be "unlucky" and left playing catch-up.
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"27.01.2017 18:57:20" autosport.com Manor F1 team reveals image of 2017 F1 car design model Formula 1 fans have been offered a first look at a 2017 Formula 1 car design, after a farewell image from Manor staff revealed its windtunnel model Manor F1 staff reveal 2017 car design in farewell photo following the news that the team is being shut down:
"27.01.2017 12:50:36" autosport.com www.autosport.com The Manor Formula 1 team has closed its doors after efforts to find a new buyer failed: https://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127902/manor-closes-as-efforts-to-find-buyer-fail
"26.01.2017 20:00:02" autosport.com Why F1's 'referees' are stuck in the 20th century - F1 - Autosport Plus This week's news that Formula 1's rules on collisions have been revised for 2017 is welcomed, but the updates are still going to be applied as part of an outdated system For a part of Formula 1 that can shape races and championships - and generates more than its share of debate - EDD STRAW believes there is still a major flaw in the stewarding system, letting down any changes to regulations.
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"26.01.2017 15:30:00" autosport.com Meeting McLaren's next F1 superstar - F1 - Autosport Plus Stoffel Vandoorne has had to bide his time to land a full-time race seat in F1 with McLaren, but now the wait is over, prepare yourselves for someone potentially very special Stoffel Vandoorne finally gets his full-time Formula 1 opportunity this year. NIGEL ROEBUCK sits down with McLaren's highly-rated rookie.
"26.01.2017 13:53:36" autosport.com Ross Brawn back in Formula 1: What we've learned so far Formula 1's new chain of command in the post-Bernie Ecclestone era has only just begun, but already there are clear indications emerging about what to expect in the new era Ross Brawn's return to Formula 1 was announced earlier this week, as part of Liberty Media's new management line-up. Here's what we have learned so far about his new role, priorities and timeframe for change.
"26.01.2017 12:22:42" autosport.com Former Volkswagen WRC driver Mikkelsen working on private Polo deal Andreas Mikkelsen is still working on a deal to drive a private 2017 Volkswagen in this year's World Rally Championship despite the impasse over the use of the Polo Could we still see Volkswagen's 2017 Polo in the World Rally Championship this year? Andreas Mikkelsen hopes so.
"26.01.2017 10:06:29" autosport.com Wolff: New F1 owner Liberty Media shouldn't mess with current fans Formula 1's new owner Liberty Media "shouldn't mess" with existing fans in a bid to attract new ones to grow audiences, Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff warns In the wake of Liberty Media completing its Formula 1 takeover, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says it "shouldn't mess with" existing fans with experiments aimed at wooing new ones.
"25.01.2017 20:00:00" autosport.com Alain Prost on fighting and fearing Senna - F1 - Autosport Plus Alain Prost has an incredible story to tell. Autosport's sister publication F1 Racing chose to revisit the back catalogue of this four-time world champion by presenting him with the questions of friends, rivals, peers and acolytes Life in the McLaren garage with Ayrton Senna, his racing idols, team ownership, modern Formula 1 and much more. Alain Prost answer's the #F1 paddock's questions with F1 Racing.
"25.01.2017 16:30:00" autosport.com Citroen's WRC return: A bad start, or a bad 2017 ahead? Citroen's fully-fledged factory World Rally Championship return got off to a bad start in Monte Carlo. A one-off or a sign of a tough 2017 to come, asks DAVID EVANS Citroen was left behind when the World Rally Championship's new era started in Monte Carlo last weekend. DAVID EVANS explains why, and looks at whether it was a one-off, or a sign of things to come.
"25.01.2017 13:44:42" autosport.com Williams F1 performance chief Rob Smedley set for broader role Rob Smedley's role with the Williams Formula 1 team will evolve this season, with the performance chief set to also focus on its medium-to-long term development Look for Williams F1 performance chief Rob Smedley to take on a broader, more forward-looking role with the team this year.
"25.01.2017 11:37:56" autosport.com How Ecclestone triggered his own downfall - F1 - Autosport Plus The roots of Bernie Ecclestone's rapid departure from the Formula 1 throne are clear to see in how he went about his business in recent years. Here is the full story of his rise and fall The end, when it came for Bernard Charles Ecclestone, was devastatingly swift, DIETER RENCKEN writes, assessing the now-ousted CEO's rise and fall.
"25.01.2017 10:04:44" autosport.com Silverstone loses mid-season Formula 1 test to Hungaroring Formula 1's 2017 in-season test plans have been finalised, with Silverstone losing its post-grand prix session to the Hungaroring This year's Formula 1 test schedule has been finalised, with bad news for anybody eyeing mid-year testing at Silverstone.
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"24.01.2017 20:00:01" autosport.com How should Bernie Ecclestone be remembered? - F1 - Autosport Plus The ousting of Bernie Ecclestone as Formula 1 chief executive is huge for the top tier of motorsport. But how will the 86-year-old be remembered? As the dust settles on Liberty Media's management changes at the top of Formula 1, Autosport writers reflect on how Bernie Ecclestone's time at the top will be remembered.
What's your verdict on the Ecclestone era?
"24.01.2017 17:14:48" autosport.com NASCAR stars defend radical 2017 race format changes Leading NASCAR drivers have defended the format revamp under which races will be split into three segments Leading drivers have backed the overhaul of NASCAR's 2017 race formats, including stages and a new playoff system for the end of the season.
What do you think of the changes?
"24.01.2017 13:00:54" autosport.com Don't blame 'new Group B' for Monte tragedy - WRC - Autosport Plus The death of a spectator on the first stage of the World Rally Championship's new era prompted the wrong sort of Group B comparisons, but the tragedy should prompt a focus on fan behaviour rather than the cars The death of a spectator on the first stage of the World Rally Championship's new era prompted the wrong sort of Group B comparisons, writes DAVID EVANS, but the tragedy should prompt a focus on fan behaviour rather than the
"24.01.2017 09:28:00" autosport.com How Bernie Ecclestone transformed Formula 1 For vivid proof of the changes that Bernard Charles Ecclestone wrought on the pinnacle of motorsport, simply compare images of Formula 1 paddocks over five decades In the wake of last night's change of leadership in Formula 1, we revisit DIETER RENCKEN's look at how Bernie Ecclestone changed grand prix racing.
"23.01.2017 23:13:32" autosport.com Ross Brawn returns to Formula 1 in senior Liberty role Former Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn has returned to Formula 1 after being handed a senior role by new owner Liberty Media Guess who's back...
Ross Brawn returns to Formula 1 as part of a major shake-up under new owner Liberty – Bernie Ecclestone is out as CEO, and a more fan-friendly F1 has been predicted.
Here's the story on Brawn's return. What do you think of the
"23.01.2017 20:00:00" autosport.com Will 2017's new F1 cars all look the same? - F1 - Autosport Plus WIll we see a repeat of 2014's grid full of nearly-identical solutions to Formula 1's new rules? How will F1's newest team cope with the changes? Could four-wheel drive work? The answers to your latest questions Will Formula 1 teams find and roll out the same solution for this year's new regulations? GARY ANDERSON answers your latest questions, including how Haas will fare in 2017 and how much Paddy Lowe's departure will hurt Mercedes.
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"23.01.2017 16:19:55" autosport.com WRC manufacturer teams don't 'scare' M-Sport after Monte Carlo win M-Sport has nothing to fear from its factory 2017 World Rally Championship rivals and can eye long-term success after Sebastien Ogier's Monte Carlo Rally win, says team principal Malcolm Wilson One start, one win for Sebastien Ogier and M-Sport in the World Rally Championship. How did you rate the field in Monte Carlo?
"23.01.2017 13:18:46" autosport.com How Formula 1 can instigate real change - F1 - Autosport Plus Formula 1's hierarchy is undergoing change - but will the way it operates remain the same? Grand prix racing has a real opportunity to get itself out of the mire, and there are several ways it can go about it Formula 1 is entering a new era headlined by an ownership change and a massive technical overhaul, but there is scope to do much more to improve it, DAMIEN SMITH argues, outlining his plan for change.
"21.01.2017 16:00:01" autosport.com New Formula 1 rules for 2017 could still favour Mercedes - Button Mercedes could be even harder to beat under the 2017 Formula 1 regulations, reckons McLaren's Jenson Button Hoping Formula 1's new-for-2017 rules will help end Mercedes' dominance? Jenson Button feels the reverse could actually happen.
"21.01.2017 12:02:02" autosport.com The million-dollar experiment you probably missed - Formula E - Autosport Plus Formula E's Las Vegas eRace might not have caught your attention - despite the generous prize fund on offer - but how important a role did it play in bringing sim racing to a mass-motorsport audience? Did you see any of Formula E's Las Vegas eRace? SCOTT MITCHELL gets the inside story, and looks at whether it can be a template for future motorsport events.
"21.01.2017 11:46:30" Autosport's cover photo Follow WRC Rally Monte Carlo live this weekend: http://www.autosport.com/live/commentary/id/2465159/rally-monte-carlo
"20.01.2017 14:44:42" autosport.com Formula 1 should have eRaces, Toro Rosso boss Tost believes Formula 1 should introduce eRaces on the Sunday morning of grand prix weekends, Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost believes Should eRaces become part of Formula 1's grand prix weekends? And could they fill the currently-empty Sunday mornings? Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost believes the answer to both is yes.
Would you like to see eRacing added to F1 weekends?
"20.01.2017 13:26:43" Timeline Photos Who has a question for our technical expert, Gary Anderson, for our next edition of Ask Gary? It can be on any topic - F1 past, present or future, Gary's own career and the many legendary and not-so-legendary names he worked with in his time. Or perhaps
"20.01.2017 13:10:39" autosport.com Formula 1's ultimate one-hit wonder - F1 - Autosport Plus It's arguably grand prix racing's most famous one-hit wonder, but there was a lot more to the Brabham fan car than met the eye Is this motorsport's ultimate one-hit wonder? GARY WATKINS revisits a unique piece of Formula 1 history.
"20.01.2017 10:31:12" autosport.com Ducati launches 2017 MotoGP livery as Jorge Lorenzo arrives Ducati has launched the MotoGP livery Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso will carry in 2017 From the second of this week's MotoGP launches, Ducati has shown off the colours new recruit Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso will carry this year.
"20.01.2017 09:31:12" autosport.com Rally Monte Carlo - Autosport Live - Autosport Live updates The opening round of the World Rally Championship The 2017 World Rally Championship is go. Follow the Monte Carlo season opener here now, and all weekend.
"19.01.2017 20:00:00" autosport.com Why F1's new owner's next move is critical - F1 - Autosport Plus FIA approval of Formula 1's change of control of commercial rights was the latest hurdle cleared for new owner Liberty Media Group. Its next actions will dictate the pace and scale of the change F1 sorely needs If you want meaningful change in Formula 1, pay close attention to the whereabouts of Chase Carey and the actions of Liberty Media – the next two months will be crucial, writes DIETER
"19.01.2017 15:27:22" autosport.com WRC 2017: Teams fail to agree on private Volkswagen campaign Volkswagen's future in the World Rally Championship remains in the balance after manufacturers failed to reach a conclusion in a meeting on Thursday No clearance for Volkswagen to homologate its 2017 Polo R WRC to be be run privately this year, for now at least.
"19.01.2017 13:00:00" autosport.com Will F1's 2017 rule changes improve racing? - F1 - Autosport Plus As Formula 1 edges closer to the start of a 'bigger and faster' era, Nigel Roebuck uses his 'Fifth Column' to ask, 'Who will actually benefit from the rule changes?' Who will benefit from Formula 1's 2017 changes? And will it actually improve the racing? NIGEL ROEBUCK tackles those questions, and looks back on a simpler time, in his Fifth
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"19.01.2017 11:41:13" autosport.com Yamaha 2017 MotoGP bike launched with Rossi and Vinales Yamaha has unveiled the MotoGP bike Valentino Rossi and new signing Maverick Vinales will ride in 2017 The first of MotoGP's heavy hitters has unveiled its 2017 livery - Yamaha, for Valentino Rossi and new signing Maverick Vinales.
"19.01.2017 10:34:15" autosport.com Honda F1 engine made great progress in 2016 - Renault Honda did "a great job" with the progress it made during its second season back in Formula 1, according to Renault chief technical officer Bob Bell Honda's power-unit progress in 2016 impressed Formula 1 rival Renault.
"18.01.2017 20:00:01" autosport.com Is this the WRC's last chance? - WRC - Autosport Plus The 2017 World Rally Championship is Group B in disguise. The cars are meaner and a shake-up in the competitive order means the title fight looks open - but will it revive rallying's ailing fortunes? On the eve of the curtain-raiser for the World Rally Championship's Group B-inspired overhaul, DAVID EVANS asks a pertinent question: is this the last chance for rallying to regain its lustre?
Will you be watching the opening round in Monte Carlo?
"18.01.2017 14:21:15" autosport.com Finding F1's place in a driverless world - F1 - Autosport Plus How does Formula 1's future look alongside the inevitable rise of driverless cars on the road? Bleak, unless F1's stakeholders can work out what it should be Does Formula 1 have a place in a driverless world? EDD STRAW says motorsport needs to make a big change in order to exist alongside autonomous machinery on the roads.
What do you
"18.01.2017 10:27:02" autosport.com 2017 McLaren F1 livery expected to feature revamped colour scheme McLaren is set for a major Formula 1 livery revamp this year, amid mounting suggestions its new car will incorporate its iconic orange branding McLaren's Formula 1 livery is set for a revamp in 2017...
"17.01.2017 20:00:00" autosport.com Why it's not game over at Mercedes for Wehrlein - F1 - Autosport Plus The 2017 Formula 1 grid took shape with a trio of announcements - Pascal Wehrlein to Sauber being the lowest-profile. Though he has been spurned by Mercedes in one sense, Wehrlein's not drinking from the last-chance saloon just yet Effectively overlooked by Force India, Mercedes and Williams for 2017 Formula 1 drives in recent months, Pascal Wehrlein has instead landed at Sauber. But time is on his side if he keeps ironing out the rough edges, LAWRENCE BARRETTO believes.
"17.01.2017 15:53:17" autosport.com All Formula 1 tracks to be updated for 2017's faster cars Every circuit on the 2017 Formula 1 calendar will have to make changes to accommodate this year's faster cars, according to the FIA From Australia to Abu Dhabi, every 2017 Formula 1 venue will receive requests for upgrades from the FIA to accommodate this year's faster cars.
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"17.01.2017 12:15:20" autosport.com Gary Anderson's verdict on the F1 driver market - F1 - Autosport Plus Three major pieces of the 2017 F1 driver market fell into place this week, but it's difficult to say all of the teams in question made the right moves Formula 1's 2017 driver line-up in the wake of Nico Rosberg's retirement finally clicked into place yesterday with new homes for Valtteri Bottas and Pascal Wehrlein, and a return for Felipe Massa. GARY ANDERSON gives his take on each move.
"17.01.2017 09:45:47" autosport.com Valtteri Bottas Mercedes F1 signing ends 'commotion' - Niki Lauda Mercedes' signing of Valtteri Bottas for the 2017 Formula 1 season brings to an end the "commotion" caused by Nico Rosberg's shock retirement, according to Niki Lauda Signing Valtteri Bottas for 2017 ends the 'commotion' caused at Mercedes by Nico Rosberg's retirement, according to Niki Lauda - who adds that the Finn and Lewis Hamilton will be free to race with no team orders this year:
"16.01.2017 20:00:00" autosport.com The real reason Red Bull holds the key to F1 2017 - F1 - Autosport Plus All eyes will be on Red Bull and Ferrari to end Mercedes' dominant run at the front of Formula 1 in 2017. But if Red Bull can draw level or even ahead of the silver cars, it could find itself with new headaches Red Bull is a big chance to shape Formula 1's on-track product in 2017, GLENN FREEMAN reckons, especially if it can stop Mercedes' recent dominance.
"16.01.2017 17:26:34" autosport.com Why Mercedes picked Bottas Finally, Valtteri Bottas has been confirmed as Nico Rosberg's replacement at Mercedes. The Finn was one of several drivers under contract elsewhere for 2017, so what made him the best choice to partner Lewis Hamilton? Why did Mercedes choose Valtteri Bottas to replace Nico Rosberg for 2017?
"16.01.2017 16:27:36" autosport.com Mercedes F1 recruit Bottas is 'no-nonsense', boss Wolff says Valtteri Bottas is a "no-nonsense guy" joining Mercedes at the right time to see if he is capable of winning in Formula 1, according to Toto Wolff The time is right for "no-nonsense guy" Valtteri Bottas to join a team capable of winning races and titles, Mercedes' Toto Wolff believes.
"16.01.2017 14:39:27" autosport.com Valtteri Bottas joins Mercedes for F1 2017, Felipe Massa to Williams Williams has announced it is releasing Valtteri Bottas to join Mercedes with Felipe Massa reversing his decision to retire from Formula 1 to replace the Finn Williams has confirmed it is releasing Valtteri Bottas so he can join Mercedes, with Felipe Massa returning to partner Lance Stroll.
"16.01.2017 12:10:56" autosport.com Sauber F1 team signs Pascal Wehrlein for 2017 season Sauber has announced Mercedes junior Pascal Wehrlein will join the team for the 2017 Formula 1 season Another piece of the 2017 Formula 1 puzzle in place - Pascal Wehrlein is joining Sauber.
"16.01.2017 11:51:14" autosport.com Offer made to buy Manor F1 team ahead of 2017 season An offer to buy the Manor Formula 1 team has been made but the bidder requires an answer before Friday, Autosport has learned The latest on the Manor Formula 1 team, with a new potential owner emerging ahead of this week's deadline.
"16.01.2017 09:46:09" autosport.com FIA simulated Alonso's 2016 Melbourne crash with F1 halo The FIA has simulated Fernando Alonso's dramatic 2016 Australian Grand Prix crash with the halo fitted, as part of its analysis of the Formula 1 cockpit protection device Fernando Alonso's 2016 Melbourne crash has been part of the FIA's halo testing, and drivers will get a chance to be part of that this year, too.
"15.01.2017 16:31:51" autosport.com Williams wants to do 'right thing' for Mercedes F1 target Bottas Williams wants to do the right thing by Mercedes target Valtteri Bottas and does not want to stand in his way with regards to his Formula 1 future Speaking at #ASI17, Claire Williams suggests a deal to release Valtteri Bottas to join Mercedes is getting close.
"15.01.2017 14:02:48" Timeline Photos This afternoon's Autosport International Show stage schedule. Watch it live here: http://www.autosport.com/live/commentary/id/2457663/sunday---autosport-international-2017
"15.01.2017 12:35:07" autosport.com 1997 F1 champion Villeneuve believes modern drivers lack respect Modern Formula 1 drivers lack respect for their rivals, 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve believes Formula 1 drivers lack respect for each other, especially compared to his father's era of racing, #ASI17 star Jacques Villeneuve believes.
"15.01.2017 10:33:54" autosport.com Sunday - Autosport International 2017 - Autosport International 2017 - Autosport Live updates Live from the Autosport stage at the NEC in Birmingham Adrian Newey, Jacques Villeneuve, Allan McNish, Claire Williams, Rob Smedley and more coming up today on our Autosport International Show live feed, which starts now. #ASI17
"15.01.2017 10:31:44" Autosport's cover photo
"14.01.2017 16:42:01" autosport.com IndyCar legend Dario Franchitti had Porsche LMP1 Le Mans drive sorted Dario Franchitti says he had an LMP1 Le Mans 24 Hours drive with Porsche lined up for 2015, before his career-ending IndyCar accident Dario Franchitti was making big plans for life after IndyCar, before his career-ending 2013 accident...
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"14.01.2017 12:34:52" autosport.com Saturday - Autosport International 2017 - Autosport International 2017 - Autosport Live updates Live from the Autosport stage at the NEC in Birmingham Stay tuned for live updates from the Autosport International Show!
Public tickets are available here: http://bit.ly/ASI17
"14.01.2017 10:01:53" Timeline Photos The first of Autosport International Show 2017's public days is open. We'll bring you all of the action from the main stage over the course of the weekend on Autosport.com.
Today's stars include Dario Franchitti, Lance Stroll, Allan McNish (first up at
"13.01.2017 20:00:00" autosport.com Williams should be bold: let Massa retire - F1 - Autosport Plus Facing the prospect of losing Valtteri Bottas to Mercedes, Williams turned back to the 'retired' Felipe Massa. But history suggests it would have been better off backing youth Is Felipe Massa the best option for Williams in 2017, if Valtteri Bottas moves to Williams to replace Nico Rosberg as expected? BEN ANDERSON is not convinced.
"13.01.2017 18:30:58" autosport.com Autosport International 2017 - Friday - Gallery - Autosport Autosport International 2017 - Friday images from Autosport's team of photographers Just some of the machinery you'll see if you're heading to Autosport International Show this weekend.
"13.01.2017 13:53:57" Autosport's cover photo Watch Autosport International Show live all weekend: http://www.autosport.com/live/commentary/id/2457660/friday---autosport-international-2017
"13.01.2017 10:47:32" autosport.com www.autosport.com McLaren would be "disappointed" with fourth place in the 2017 Formula 1 constructors' standings: https://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127731
"12.01.2017 15:00:00" autosport.com Tech secrets of a Formula 1 legend - F1 - Autosport Plus It's 25 years since the Williams FW14B and its active ride programme left the rest of the Formula 1 field standing. Patrick Head and Nigel Mansell recount the stories behind its creation and development What made an iconic Formula 1 title winner tick? Key players revisit the Williams Martini Racing FW14B, which you can see at Autosport International Show this weekend.
"12.01.2017 10:03:16" autosport.com Who I'd pick to replace Rosberg - F1 - Autosport Plus In his first 'Fifth Column' for Autosport for almost a decade, Nigel Roebuck argues that Mercedes should've called on Lewis Hamilton's most notorious past team-mate to replace Nico Rosberg NIGEL ROEBUCK returns to Autosport this week, writing his first 'Fifth Column' since 2007. He kicks off 2017 weighing in on the Mercedes driver debate with the man he thinks would make the perfect replacement for Nico Rosberg...
"12.01.2017 09:40:50" autosport.com Thursday - Autosport International 2017 - Autosport International 2017 - Autosport Live updates Live from the Autosport stage at the NEC in Birmingham Autosport International Show 2017 is go! Watch it the main stage interviews live here across the four days. #ASI17
"11.01.2017 20:00:01" Timeline Photos Nigel Mansell's successful 1992 Formula 1 campaign is the focus of our Autosport International Show preview this week. The 31-time grand prix winner looks back at his record-breaking run in the Williams FW14B, as well as the pain of not being able to
"11.01.2017 15:46:58" Autosport International Show Preparations are underway #ASI17 Who is heading to Autosport International Show this weekend?
We'll have live coverage - including streaming the main stage interviews - on Autosport.com across the four days.
"11.01.2017 14:50:11" autosport.com How to manage team-mates in F1 - F1 - Autosport Plus Success rarely comes hand-in-hand with harmony behind the scenes in Formula 1, but there are ways to make it work, and different teams should be looking for different types of driver depending on where they are on the grid GARY ANDERSON on how he thinks warring Formula 1 team-mates should be managed - and why under his theory the ideal person for Mercedes to pair Lewis Hamilton with is Max Verstappen
"11.01.2017 13:16:30" GARY ANDERSON on how he thinks warring Formula 1 team-mates should be managed - and why under his theory the ideal person for Mercedes to pair Lewis Hamilton with is Max Verstappen:
"11.01.2017 12:15:38" Autosport's cover photo
"11.01.2017 11:50:32" autosport.com Life after Ron Dennis at McLaren Poor results and a string of high-profile splits - with Ron Dennis, partners and long-time drivers and suppliers - have made this a rough period for once-mighty McLaren. So why is chief operating officer Jonathan Neale still bullish? How does McLaren go about starting life after Ron Dennis? Dieter Rencken finds out.
What are you expecting from the team in 2017?
"11.01.2017 09:28:21" autosport.com Renault F1 team boss Frederic Vasseur resigns ahead of 2017 F1 season Renault team principal Frederic Vasseur has resigned from the Enstone-operation on the eve of the 2017 Formula 1 season More changes behind the scenes in F1 ahead of the 2017 season - now Renault team principal Frederic Vasseur has resigned
"10.01.2017 20:00:00" autosport.com The greatest touring car of all time - BTCC - Autosport Plus Ford's RS500 won races and titles around the world. As it reaches its 30th birthday, which will be marked by a special display at Autosport International, it's time to assess its place in tin-top history Having won around the world, the Ford Cosworth RS500 is a favourite in the Autosport office, where does it rank in your list of top tin-tops?
"10.01.2017 17:23:12" autosport.com Paddy Lowe's departure from Mercedes F1 team confirmed Mercedes has placed executive technical director Paddy Lowe on gardening leave ahead of him leaving the Formula 1 title-winning team Mercedes has confirmed Paddy Lowe is leaving the Formula 1 team and will start a period of gardening leave.
"10.01.2017 11:16:39" autosport.com Mercedes F1 director Paddy Lowe leaves team to join Williams Mercedes executive director Paddy Lowe has left the Formula 1 title-winning team, sources have revealed, ahead of an imminent switch to Williams Paddy Lowe has left Mercedes ahead of his expected switch to Williams. What do you think this means for both teams involved?
"10.01.2017 10:06:30" autosport.com Formula 1's new owner Liberty Media could help British GP future Silverstone owner the British Racing Drivers' Club believes the new holder of Formula 1's commercial rights and some government support could help save the British Grand Prix Formula 1's change of ownership could help secure the future of the British Grand Prix, BRDC chairman John Grant says.
"09.01.2017 20:00:00" autosport.com How Formula 1 could make reversed grids work - F1 - Autosport Plus So much of Formula 1 has changed over the decades, but an insistence that race formats are untouchable remains. If F1 wants to swim rather than sink in the modern era, that attitude has to change Clinging to traditional formats is now hurting Formula 1 badly, and alternatives such as reverse grids could be acceptable, argues SCOTT MITCHELL.
Is there a format from another motorsport discipline you'd like to see trialled in F1?
"09.01.2017 15:16:03" autosport.com Williams F1 team's Claire Williams puzzled by 'pay driver' slurs Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams says she cannot understand the criticism surrounding Formula 1 drivers who bring financial support to the teams they race for
"09.01.2017 14:42:14" Autosport's cover photo Williams Formula 1 recruit Lance Stroll will attend this weekend's Autosport International Show in Birmingham: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127645/
"09.01.2017 13:00:00" autosport.com The champion with most to prove in 2017 - BTCC - Autosport Plus Many drivers have specific means of motivation heading into a new season. One champion has a bigger point to prove than the rest Is this the motorsport champion set to be under the most scrutiny in 2017, following another change of brands?
"09.01.2017 11:36:25" autosport.com Honda to follow Mercedes' philosophy with McLaren's 2017 F1 engine Honda is poised to adopt the Mercedes philosophy of a split turbine and compressor with its 2017 Formula 1 engine as part of a revamp, sources have revealed Can Honda make major inroads with its Formula 1 engine in 2017? More details on the changes it is making.
"08.01.2017 14:00:01" autosport.com Interview: Ross Brawn uncut - F1 - Autosport Plus After three years of almost reclusive secrecy, serial champion maker Ross Brawn opens up about the past - including his controversial exit from Formula 1 - as well as his possible future to Autosport's sister publication F1 Racing WEEKEND READ: F1 Racing's Stuart Codling sits down with Ross Brawn to discuss his life in Formula 1.
"08.01.2017 11:31:47" Autosport's cover photo Jacques Villeneuve, the 1997 Formula 1 world champion, will headline the final day of next weekend's Autosport International Show: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127659/villeneuve-to-star-at-autosport-international
"07.01.2017 13:13:04" MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Fancy some classic race tech geekery?
Meet the original Mercedes-Benz Motorsport 'Beast'
"07.01.2017 11:04:16" autosport.com Formula 1 peaked in 2000s, not Senna/Prost era, Alonso believes Formula 1 reached its peak in the 2000s and the Ayrton Senna/Alain Prost era would be considered boring now, reckons Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso believes Formula 1 peaked last decade, not the revered days of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost's rivalry.
What do you think?
"06.01.2017 18:08:25" autosport.com Renault Formula 1 team reveals launch date for 2017 car Renault has become the fourth Formula 1 team to reveal the launch date for its 2017 car, saying the wraps will come off on February 21 Another date for the diary, as Renault Sport Formula One Team becomes the fourth F1 outfit to announce when it will launch its 2017 challenger.
"06.01.2017 17:57:33" Autosport's cover photo
"06.01.2017 15:00:00" autosport.com Sauber's F1 points in Brazil sealed Manor's fate, Fitzpatrick says Manor owner Stephen Fitzpatrick says the fate of his Formula 1 team was effectively sealed when Sauber scored points in the Brazilian Grand Prix Felipe Nasr's ninth-place finish for Sauber in the Brazilian Grand Prix all-but sealed Manor's fate, owner Stephen Fitzpatrick says after the company that operates the team entered administration.
"06.01.2017 13:05:00" autosport.com Why 2017 is make or break for F1 - F1 - Autosport Plus Formula 1's much-vaunted 2017 cars will soon start running in anger. Grand prix racing's latest overhaul is one of its most significant ever Drivers and engineers are excited about Formula 1's revamped 2017 cars, but will the changes appease those watching races? BEN ANDERSON looks at the challenge of meeting multiple expectations.
"06.01.2017 10:04:55" autosport.com Manor Formula 1 team's future in doubt The future of the Manor Formula 1 team has been thrown into doubt amid mounting suggestions that the outfit is on the verge of going into administration
"06.01.2017 09:42:34" Autosport International Show Williams Martini Racing driver Lance Stroll confirmed - get your tickets now!
"05.01.2017 19:30:00" autosport.com How to fix the WEC's Le Mans imbalance - WEC - Autosport Plus Le Mans is the World Endurance Championship's blue-riband round, but right now the series' structure overdoes its influence. It doesn't have to - in fact, it can't if the WEC is going to flourish The Le Mans 24 Hours casts too big a shadow over the rest of the World Endurance Championship calendar, GARY WATKINS believes, outlining some possible solutions.
How would you build a WEC calendar around Le Mans?
"05.01.2017 15:30:00" autosport.com What's wrong with F1's 2017 changes - F1 - Autosport Plus With 2017 now upon us, anticipation is building ahead of Formula 1's new era. The next generation of cars will be the fastest ever, but will the technical shake-up work? It's a 2017 special as GARY ANDERSON answers your latest Formula 1 questions, from revamped aerodynamics and tyres to McLaren and Massa.
"05.01.2017 12:27:11" autosport.com Analysis: Formula 1's latest suspension row explained Intrigue over Formula 1 suspension systems pioneered by Mercedes is nothing new, but the latest row over what is allowed can be traced back to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix What has led to the latest row between Formula 1 teams, this time over suspension?
"05.01.2017 10:25:13" Autosport's cover photo
"04.01.2017 18:00:00" Timeline Photos The faster, bigger and more aggressive Formula 1 regulations for 2017 are the focus of this week's Autosport magazine. We take a look at why they came about, what the changes are and what it could mean for fans during the upcoming season.
We also review
"03.01.2017 16:51:09" Remembering cars that left little impression on the track, but are not forgotten by those who have a soft spot for backmarkers Formula 1's heroic failures Remembering cars that left little impression on the track, but are not forgotten by those who have a soft spot for backmarkers
"03.01.2017 15:09:58" Autosport's cover photo
"03.01.2017 11:59:18" autosport.com How F1 has lost its heroic failures The 'minnows' of modern Formula 1 are nothing like as shambolic as some of grand prix racing's finest failures. In many ways that's a bad thing Which is your favourite F1 backmarker car of all time? EDD STRAW highlights a few of his 'top' picks, explains what made such dreadful efforts appeal to him (and many other fans), and also looks into why such entries can't have a go at making the grid
"03.01.2017 10:22:43" Timeline Photos Who has a question for our technical expert Gary Anderson about the 2017 F1 season. With major rule changes, some interesting moves in the driver market and much faster cars, there's plenty to talk about #askgaryf1
"03.01.2017 10:19:27" Nico Rosberg's shock retirement created an immediate gap at Mercedes, but it's the 2018 driver market that he's really spiced up - reckons LAWRENCE BARRETTO: https://www.autosport.com/premium/feature/7337/how-rosberg-spiced-up-the-2018-driver-market
"29.12.2016 11:47:09" Timeline Photos The latest issue of Autosport, out today, takes a look at some of the great racing cars that only had fleeting success – the one-hit wonders. Headlined by Gary Watkins's article on the Brabham BT46B fan car the in-depth package also includes the Mazda
"29.12.2016 11:05:38" autosport.com How much did Formula 1 teams spend in 2016? - F1 - Autosport Plus Formula 1's £1,720,000,000 question: Where do F1 teams get their money from? Our annual study of F1 budgets reveals that despite income struggles, the teams have been spending more in 2016 than they did in 2015 http://www.autosport.com/premium/feature/7334/how-much-did-formula-1-teams-spend-in-2016
"27.12.2016 12:42:23" autosport.com Audi's greatest sportscar moments - WEC - Autosport Plus Audi will not be part of the prototype ranks in 2017, bringing an end to a successful era of top-tier sportscar racing. The German marque leaves several lasting memories Audi has left quite the mark on the top-tier sportscar ranks. GARY WATKINS has picked out 10 of the German manufacturer's greatest races – what are your favourite Audi
"27.12.2016 10:27:14" autosport.com Red Bull's Christian Horner confused by Max Verstappen criticism Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says he does understand the criticism aimed at Max Verstappen's style of driving "I don't really understand what they are moaning about."
"26.12.2016 10:41:46" autosport.com The perfect Formula 1 car from 2016 - F1 - Autosport Plus Mercedes swept all before it again in 2016, but it was not the perfect car - take some bits from rival teams and you'd have quite the potent racer... Why the perfect F1 car of 2016 isn't a Mercedes. At least, not just a Mercedes... http://www.autosport.com/premium/feature/7333/the-perfect-formula-1-car-from-2016
"26.12.2016 09:31:02" autosport.com Raikkonen: Ferrari suffered thanks to failure to fight for F1 title Ferrari failure to mount a serious challenge to Mercedes in Formula 1 has led to the team suffering, according to Kimi Raikkonen. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127575/raikkonen-ferrari-has-suffered-in-2016
"25.12.2016 18:00:47" www.autosport.com 2016 Autosport Christmas Quiz Autosport presents the 2016 Christmas Day motorsport quiz. Test your knowledge of the past season with our 50 fiendish questions Have you tackled our annual Christmas Quiz? How did you go?
"25.12.2016 11:03:02" www.autosport.com M-Sport reveals first look at Sebastien Ogier's 2017 WRC livery M-Sport has revealed the partial livery of Sebastien Ogier's Ford Fiesta RS WRC for the 2017 World Rally Championship First look at the colours Sebastien Ogier will carry with M-Sport in 2017. What do you think?
"23.12.2016 11:00:01" Timeline Photos LAST CHANCE TO WIN: Watch Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Stoffel Vandoorne, David Coulthard and Mika Hakkinen do battle in karts - and you could win a X30 125cc kart by simply answering the question here: http://www.autosport.com/competition/
"23.12.2016 09:22:29" autosport.com McLaren F1 team 'would have won' races with best engine in 2016 McLaren would have won races in 2016 if it had the best Formula 1 engine, according to its racing director Eric Boullier How would you sum up McLaren's 2016 F1 season? The verdict within the team is: "If we had the best engine this year, we would have won races."
"21.12.2016 20:00:01" autosport.com Autosport F1 Podcast: How to replace Nico Rosberg at Mercedes The latest Autosport podcast attempts to put itself in Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff's shoes and work through the possible replacements for Nico Rosberg The latest episode of the Autosport Podcast features Karun Chandhok, Ben Anderson, Lawrence Barretto and Edd Straw debating the Mercedes and Williams F1 driver conundrum heading into 2017. What should both teams do, and how have Bottas and Massa emerged
"21.12.2016 15:00:00" autosport.com Valtteri Bottas: I can definitely win in a top F1 car Valtteri Bottas believes he is capable of securing his first Formula 1 victory and extending that tally if he had a car that was in the top three of the pecking order Could Valtteri Bottas win races in a top Formula 1 team? "I have no doubts in myself and I know that I'm capable". And if that's not possible with Williams? "Obviously then you need to change plans".
"21.12.2016 12:57:19" autosport.com Ferrari F1 team opted against a move for Mercedes' Paddy Lowe Ferrari "had a proposal" to hire Paddy Lowe from Formula 1 rival Mercedes, but decided it could do without the world championship-winning technical director, according to Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne Ferrari considered making a move for Mercedes' tech chief Paddy Lowe, but it decided "We don't need a Ross Brawn-type of hero who solves all problems". What do you think?
"20.12.2016 17:57:17" autosport.com Massa agrees to race for Williams in 2017, Bottas free for Mercedes Felipe Massa has accepted an offer to remain in Formula 1 next year with Williams, paving the way for Valtteri Bottas to replace world champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes Felipe Massa has agreed to race for Williams in Formula 1 in 2017, paving the way for Valtteri Bottas to replace retiring world champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes
"20.12.2016 17:28:33" Timeline Photos Watch Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Stoffel Vandoorne, David Coulthard and Mika Hakkinen do battle in karts - and you could win a X30 125cc kart by simply answering the question here: http://www.autosport.com/competition/
Watch the video:
"20.12.2016 13:11:00" autosport.com Williams F1 technical boss Pat Symonds leaves the team The Williams Formula 1 team's chief technical officer Pat Symonds has parted company with the team, Autosport has learned More changes behind the scenes at F1 teams - technical chief Pat Symonds has parted company with Williams:
"19.12.2016 19:30:00" autosport.com The best WRC drivers of 2016 - WRC - Autosport Plus Sebastien Ogier made it four titles from four as Volkswagen bowed out of the World Rally Championship. But there were plenty of other star performers along the way Who starred and who sunk in the 2016 WRC season? DAVID EVANS names his top contenders.
"19.12.2016 17:29:47" autosport.com McLaren CEO Jost Capito set to leave the Formula 1 team McLaren Racing CEO Jost Capito is set to depart the team, Autosport understands More change at McLaren, following the departure of Ron Dennis.
"19.12.2016 12:51:20" autosport.com Autosport's F1 experts review 2016 - F1 - Autosport Plus After another massive year in Formula 1, Autosport's experts pick their highs, lows, surprises and laments from 2016 From the star team of the season (and it's not Mercedes), to the biggest surprises, disappointments and best passes, Autosport's Formula 1 writers review the 2016 season:
"19.12.2016 12:30:01" autosport.com Autosport's F1 experts review 2016 - F1 - Autosport Plus After another massive year in Formula 1, Autosport's experts pick their highs, lows, surprises and laments from 2016 From the star team of the season (and it's not Mercedes), to the biggest surprises, disappointments and best passes, Autosport's Formula 1 writers review the 2016 season: https://www.autosport.com/premium/feature/7324/autosport-f1-experts-review-2016
"19.12.2016 10:05:03" autosport.com Current McLaren-Honda best team of my F1 career, Alonso believes Fernando Alonso believes the current McLaren-Honda team is the best outfit he has worked with across his 15-year career in Formula 1 McLaren-Honda is the best team Fernando Alonso has worked with in Formula 1, the two-time world champion believes.
"16.12.2016 15:30:00" autosport.com Formula 1's 2016 driver ratings - F1 - Autosport Plus Autosport's driver ratings after each grand prix generate plenty of discussion - how did the 2016 crop of drivers fare if you crunch the numbers for the season as a whole? Grand Prix Editor BEN ANDERSON has done the numbers on 2016's race-by-race driver ratings, to rate each driver across the entire Formula 1 season.
"16.12.2016 12:30:01" autosport.com Rallying has found its Max Verstappen - WRC - Autosport Plus A second-generation driver has lit up Formula 1 with a rapid and initially controversial rise, and now rallying has its own prodigy ready to shake things up Rallying has found its own Max Verstappen. Meet a teenage sensation here: http://www.autosport.com/premium/feature/7323/rallying-has-found-its-max-verstappen
"16.12.2016 09:55:00" autosport.com Williams considering Massa for F1 return if Bottas goes to Mercedes Williams is considering allowing Valtteri Bottas to leave the Formula 1 team for Mercedes in 2017, with Felipe Massa a potential replacement Not only is Williams considering letting Valtteri Bottas sign for Mercedes, it also has the recently-retired Felipe Massa in mind as the Finn's replacement. Williams wants an experienced driver alongside Lance Stroll next year - would Massa be the right
"16.12.2016 06:25:11" Daniel Ricciardo If you don't know by now you should probably get familiar thanks for recognising Autosport
"15.12.2016 17:36:55" Autosport's cover photo Read our list of the year's Top 50 drivers: http://www.autosport.com/top-50-drivers-of-2016/page/1
"15.12.2016 13:13:37" autosport.com Mercedes F1 team won't announce Rosberg's replacement until 2017 Mercedes will not announce who will replace Nico Rosberg alongside Lewis Hamilton for the 2017 Formula 1 season until next year You will have to wait at least another couple of weeks for Mercedes to announce who is replacing Nico Rosberg in 2017.
"15.12.2016 12:45:00" Timeline Photos The Autosport Top 50 and Daniel Ricciardo interview lead our bumper Christmas double issue this week, but there are plenty of other things to enjoy.
Kevin Turner and Edd Straw take a look at the worst cars to win in Formula 1, Gary Watkins selects Audi's
"15.12.2016 10:20:09" autosport.com Autosport's Top 50 Drivers of 2016 Autosport's team of expert journalists got together to try to assess who were the top 50 drivers of 2016. This is it, the final part of our countdown of the Top 50 drivers of 2016. Meet the very best of the best.
"14.12.2016 15:30:06" autosport.com Why Renault won't fight for podiums in 2017 - F1 - Autosport Plus Renault is bucking the usual motorsport trend of predicting big things for year two of a major project. With the help of one of the bosses in Cyril Abiteboul, we find out why that's the case Are you expecting Renault to fight for Formula 1 podiums in 2017? Don't Cyril Abiteboul, says, explaining why to DIETER RENCKEN.
"14.12.2016 12:30:00" autosport.com Autosport's Top 50 Drivers of 2016 Autosport's team of expert journalists got together to try to assess who were the top 50 drivers of 2016. Our countdown of the Top 50 drivers of 2016 continues, with positions 20 to 11. The final 10 will be revealed tomorrow, online and in Autosport magazine.
"14.12.2016 10:16:49" autosport.com Honda wants call on supplying second Formula 1 team in 2018 by May Honda says it would need to have a deal to supply a second team with Formula 1 engines for 2018 finalised by next May at the latest Honda is open to supplying a second Formula 1 team in 2018, alongside McLaren, but has put a deadline on striking a deal.
"14.12.2016 10:15:48" Autosport's cover photo
"13.12.2016 19:45:00" autosport.com Gary Anderson's verdict on F1 2016 - F1 - Autosport Plus With the help of some number-crunching our ex-Formula 1 designer ranks the 11 teams on the grid in 2016, with some big hitters in the firing line after a year of underachieving Who were the winners and losers in Formula 1's pace war in 2016? GARY ANDERSON has crunched the numbers, and reviewed each team's performance.
"13.12.2016 15:30:00" autosport.com Autosport's Top 50 Drivers of 2016 Autosport's team of expert journalists got together to try to assess who were the top 50 drivers of 2016. Our countdown of the Top 50 drivers of 2016 continues. Meet the racers who fill positions 30-21.
"13.12.2016 13:43:54" autosport.com Fernando Alonso tells McLaren staff he's staying in 2017 Fernando Alonso has told McLaren staff at the outfit's factory that he is committed to its Formula 1 project, despite a seat becoming available at Mercedes after Nico Rosberg's departure Do you want to see Fernando Alonso join Mercedes next year? He's addressed the staff at the McLaren factory today to confirm his commitment to staying put: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127483/alonso-tells-mclaren-staff-he-staying
"13.12.2016 12:05:26" autosport.com Incoming Toyota launches 2017 Yaris WRC, signs Latvala and Lappi Jari-Matti Latvala and Esapekka Lappi have been named as Toyota's 2017 World Rally Championship drivers, as the manufacturer launched its Yaris WRC in Helsinki on Tuesday Another day, another new 2017 World Rally Car, this time from Toyota, and another former Volkswagen driver finding a new home.
"13.12.2016 10:20:11" autosport.com Autosport's Top 50 Drivers of 2016 Autosport's team of expert journalists got together to try to assess who were the top 50 drivers of 2016. Part two of our Top 50 drivers of 2016 - find out who fills places 40-31 here: http://www.autosport.com/top-50-drivers-of-2016/page/2
"12.12.2016 20:00:00" autosport.com How Honda could supply a second F1 team - F1 - Autosport Plus As Honda continues to make progress alongside McLaren, the possibility of it supplying a second Formula 1 team increases. And there's a willing partner waiting in the wings Honda has focused on its partnership with McLaren since returning to Formula 1 last year, but supplying a second team is on its radar, and there is an ideal candidate on the grid.
"12.12.2016 17:20:50" autosport.com Sebastien Ogier signs with M-Sport WRC team for 2017 Four-time world champion Sebastien Ogier has signed to drive for the M-Sport World Rally Team next season Sebastien Ogier has a new home in the World Rally Championship after Volkswagen's exit - M-Sport.
Can he win a fifth in its new Ford Fiesta WRC next year?
"12.12.2016 16:34:14" autosport.com Red Bull's Max Verstappen set Formula 1 overtaking record in 2016 Max Verstappen this year completed the most overtaking moves by a single Formula 1 driver in a single season since the data was first collected in 1983, according to Pirelli Data from Formula 1's tyre supplier Pirelli adds another record to Max Verstappen's growing list, this time for most overtaking moves in a single season.
Do you have a favourite, from the passes the Red Bull driver completed in 2016?
"12.12.2016 13:10:15" autosport.com Autosport's Top 50 Drivers of 2016 Autosport's team of expert journalists got together to try to assess who were the top 50 drivers of 2016. Autosport's Top 50 drivers of 2016 kicks off with places 50-41, which you can now read for free. The countdown continues tomorrow: http://www.autosport.com/top-50-drivers-of-2016/page/1
"12.12.2016 11:24:07" autosport.com Williams Formula 1 team stays silent on Bottas-to-Mercedes talks Williams is remaining silent regarding talk Formula 1 rival Mercedes is interested in signing Valtteri Bottas to replace Nico Rosberg in 2017 A firm "no comment" from Williams on talk Mercedes wants to sign Valtteri Bottas to replace Nico Rosberg in 2017.
Is Bottas the right man for the job?
"12.12.2016 10:31:01" Autosport's cover photo
"11.12.2016 10:48:33" autosport.com F1 2017: Testing new cars will 'destroy' drivers, Perez predicts Formula 1 drivers will be "destroyed" after pre-season testing with next year's heavily-revamped cars, Force India's Sergio Perez predicts Sergio Perez believes Formula 1 drivers will really feel 2017's technical changes when they start testing their new cars in February.
"10.12.2016 14:44:50" autosport.com Is Ricard the right venue for F1's French return? - F1 - Autosport Plus Formula 1 is finally returning to France after countless false starts, but is going back to a now very different Paul Ricard really the best move for the race's future? Paul Ricard was announced last Monday as the venue for the French Grand Prix's return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2018. What were the other possible outcomes, and is Paul Ricard the right way to go?
"09.12.2016 19:30:00" autosport.com Has Rosberg retired too early? - F1 - Autosport Plus Nico Rosberg had his own 'microphone drop' moment last Friday, when he announced his retirement just five days after becoming world champion. As the dust settles, did he choose the right moment? What do you think? Has Nico Rosberg picked the right time to retire from Formula 1?
"09.12.2016 19:20:01" autosport.com M-Sport unveils all-new 2017 Ford Fiesta WRC M-Sport has become the second World Rally Championship constructor to unveil its 2017 car for the new technical regulations, its Ford Fiesta WRC Meet M-Sport's new 2017 Ford Fiesta WRC. What do you think?
"09.12.2016 18:13:07" Autosport's cover photo
"09.12.2016 12:37:53" autosport.com The top 10 Formula 1 drivers of 2016 - F1 - Autosport Plus The nature of Formula 1 means drivers up and down the grid will impress weekend to weekend, given the machinery at their disposal, but who impressed the most during the 2016 season? Our Grand Prix Editor BEN ANDERSON has named his top 10 drivers of the 2016 Formula 1 season.
Who made your list?
"09.12.2016 10:58:50" Timeline Photos Fernando Alonso's long-time confidant Flavio Briatore has ruled out the Spaniard leaving McLaren to replace Nico Rosberg at Formula 1 rival Mercedes: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127453/briatore-rules-out-alonso-mercedes-move
"08.12.2016 20:00:00" autosport.com How riding a MotoGP bike has changed - MotoGP - Autosport Plus Having won races in each of his 11 years in MotoGP, Honda's Dani Pedrosa is well placed to reflect on how the category has evolved. In an exclusive column for Autosport, the Spaniard explains why the physical challenge for riders is higher than ever In our latest #MotoGP rider column, Dani Pedrosa looks at how riding the bikes in the premier class has changed during his time on the grid.
"08.12.2016 17:30:00" Timeline Photos Felipe Massa wants to race full-time in 2017 after bringing an end to his Formula 1 career that spanned 14 seasons: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127448/massa-wants-full-racing-programme-in-2017
"08.12.2016 15:16:50" youtube.com Giorgio Piola's F1 2017 Analysis - Autosport Awards 2016 Giorgio Piola looks ahead to the radical design changes for the 2017 Formula 1 season alongside guests at the 2016 Autosport Awards VIDEO: Formula 1 teams are busy working on not just new cars for 2017, but cars to suit a new set of technical regulations. Legendary technical illustrator Giorgio Piola analyses the changes.
"08.12.2016 13:00:00" Photos from Autosport's post Imagine Mercedes was barred from the 2016 Formula 1 season under 'anti-dominance' regulations. Would it have been a more exciting season or would another team have proved just as unstoppable? BEN ANDERSON explores an alternative year:
"08.12.2016 12:02:07" Autosport's cover photo
"08.12.2016 10:36:37" Photos from Autosport's post Lance Stroll's on-track development programme is similar to the one that Jacques Villeneuve completed before his Formula 1 debut with Williams in 1996, says technical chief Pat Symonds:
"07.12.2016 20:00:01" Timeline Photos The reasons behind Nico Rosberg's shock retirement from Formula 1 provide the starting point for this week's bumper issue of Autosport magazine.
As well as taking a look over Rosberg's career, we also start our F1 2016 review by assessing just who did do
"07.12.2016 16:00:15" Timeline Photos A significant job advert from the Mercedes Formula 1 team in this week's issue of Autosport magazine...
"07.12.2016 11:31:40" autosport.com Rosberg's rocky road to recognition - but not acceptance - F1 - Autosport Plus Nico Rosberg's detractors have been high in number at times, and the retiring Formula 1 world champion deserves more than that Nico Rosberg never got the acceptance he deserved from Formula 1, its bosses or even his own team, argues DIETER RENCKEN: https://www.autosport.com/premium/feature/7312/rosberg-rocky-road-to-recognition--but-not-acceptance
"06.12.2016 20:30:01" Timeline Photos Aki Hintsa passed away earlier this month. His legacy will carry on in Formula 1 - and every driver would benefit from embracing his teachings: http://www.autosport.com/premium/feature/7309/the-man-who-changed-f1-driver-performance
"06.12.2016 18:43:59" autosport.com Jari-Matti Latvala seals 2017 Toyota World Rally Championship seat Volkswagen refugee Jari-Matti Latvala will drive for Toyota's new World Rally Championship team in 2017 One Volkswagen driver has found a new WRC home for 2017...
"06.12.2016 15:30:01" Timeline Photos Re-live Sunday night's #AutosportAwards with videos featuring a host of past, present and future motorsport stars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2vgf11SN4Rg11Q6leLpFYdfKCRSdfsFr
"06.12.2016 13:00:00" Timeline Photos Could a double shuffle involving Williams and a recent departure from the grid solve Mercedes' post-Rosberg dilemma? Is Mercedes about to quit Formula 1 for Formula E? And what would Force India do with $100million? Our technical expert GARY ANDERSON
"06.12.2016 10:31:09" Timeline Photos Paddy Lowe says it is "not a foregone conclusion" that Pascal Wehrlein will replace the retiring Nico Rosberg at the Mercedes Formula 1 team next season: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127414/promoting-wehrlein-not-a-foregone-conclusion
"06.12.2016 10:27:01" Autosport's cover photo
"05.12.2016 20:00:02" Timeline Photos The team that once hit grand prix-winning heights with Jordan reached its Formula 1's nadir in the mid-noughties. Autosport's sister publication F1 Racing tells how the team, now as Force India, became F1's best bang-for-its-buck squad again:
"05.12.2016 16:55:04" Photos from Autosport's post The departure of Ron Dennis from his role as chairman and chief executive officer of the McLaren Technology Group marks the end of an era, says Claire Williams: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127411/williams-dennis-mclaren-exit-end-of-an-era
"05.12.2016 14:06:27" Timeline Photos Lando Norris became the 28th recipient of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award on Sunday and is tipped by many as the eventual successor to Lewis Hamilton as Britain's next Formula 1 great. You don't have to dig too deep to see why:
"05.12.2016 10:42:58" Timeline Photos Pascal Wehrlein says he does not want to annoy Mercedes by pestering the Formula 1 team regarding Nico Rosberg's vacant 2017 seat but insists he is ready to step up:
"05.12.2016 09:21:34" Timeline Photos Any questions for our resident technical expert Gary Anderson for the next edition of Ask Gary? Perhaps something technical you've always wanted an explanation of, some thoughts on the big stories in F1 today or something about his own personal history in
"04.12.2016 23:54:22" Autosport's cover photo
"04.12.2016 23:14:54" Nico Rosberg Thank you Autosport readers - this award is a huge honor for me Congratulations Nico Rosberg and all of this year's #AutosportAwards winners.
"04.12.2016 23:12:32" Timeline Photos Double Formula Renault champion Lando Norris capped this year's Autosport Awards in London by winning the 2016 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127401
"04.12.2016 22:31:19" Timeline Photos New Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg has been named International Racing Driver of the year at the Autosport Awards in London: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127396/international-racing-driver-nico-rosberg
"04.12.2016 22:11:17" Timeline Photos Watch the 2016 #AutosportAwards live now: http://www.autosport.com/live/commentary/id/2420499/autosport-awards-2016
"04.12.2016 20:39:40" Timeline Photos 2016 Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg is in the house, arriving to a standing ovation. You can follow the #AutosportAwards with live updates from 9:30pm UK time, and video from 10pm, on autosport.com
"04.12.2016 16:01:01" Autosport's cover photo Mercedes' Formula 1 title protagonists Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton headline a group of top motorsport competitors up for accolades in the 2016 Autosport Awards on Sunday evening:
"04.12.2016 12:05:55" Timeline Photos Mercedes does not want to "interfere" with Formula 1 rivals Ferrari and McLaren as it looks for a replacement for Nico Rosberg, according to motorsport boss Toto Wolff:
"03.12.2016 20:39:21" Timeline Photos Porsche has added former Audi driver Andre Lotterer and 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours winners Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber to its '17 World Endurance Championship LMP1 line-up:
"03.12.2016 13:56:09" Timeline Photos Lewis Hamilton issued a light-hearted warning to any driver wanting to replace Nico Rosberg as his Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate that they must be ready to "stand the heat":
"03.12.2016 10:38:09" Timeline Photos Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says the 2016 season proves Nico Rosberg retires as "the best driver in Formula 1 today": http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127380/wolff-rosberg-retires-as-f1-best-driver
"03.12.2016 10:37:40" Autosport's cover photo
"02.12.2016 19:30:00" Timeline Photos A McLaren Formula 1 test is a special opportunity for any aspiring driver. Impressing on the occasion, one that has a surprise family connection, enhanced the experience further for 2015 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Will Palmer:
"02.12.2016 18:34:16" autosport.com Who should replace Rosberg at Mercedes? One of Formula 1's most sought-after seats is available after Nico Rosberg's shock announcement. But who should Mercedes take? Who should replace Nico Rosberg at Mercedes in 2017? We've had our say, let us know your suggestions too: http://www.autosport.com/premium/feature/7305/who-should-replace-rosberg-at-mercedes
"02.12.2016 17:26:41" youtube.com 2016 Autosport Awards teaser Held every December at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane, the Autosport Awards are voted for by Autosport readers - and attended by the stars o... Good news - the 2016 Autosport Awards will be broadcast live online and on MotorsTV! Coverage starts at 22:00 UK time on Sunday night.
"02.12.2016 15:00:38" Timeline Photos Retiring world champion Nico Rosberg admits he wasn't sure he "had the balls" to follow-through with his decision to quit Formula 1: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127371/rosberg-i-didnEURTMt-know-if-i-had-the-balls
"02.12.2016 14:08:32" Timeline Photos Toto Wolff says Mercedes will "take the necessary time" to work out who replaces retiring world champion Nico Rosberg in its Formula 1 line-up in 2017: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127370/mercedes-in-no-rush-to-replace-rosberg
"02.12.2016 13:20:59" Timeline Photos BREAKING NEWS: Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement with immediate effect: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127368/rosberg-announces-shock-formula-1-retirement
"02.12.2016 12:45:00" Timeline Photos Some of the key stats of the 2016 Formula 1 season were topped by Lewis Hamilton, but it's Nico Rosberg who took the title. Was it handed to him by his team-mate's bad luck or earned through speed and self-improvement? BEN ANDERSON assesses the Mercedes
"02.12.2016 10:17:55" Timeline Photos Formula 1 teams are expecting aerodynamic development to be "relentless" next season when overhauled technical regulations are introduced: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127362/f1-2017-development-tipped-to-be-relentless
"02.12.2016 08:47:51" Autosport's cover photo
"01.12.2016 21:41:58" Timeline Photos This year's MotoGP champion produced arguably the most astounding campaign of anyone in motorsport in 2016. Behind Marc Marquez, it was a wide open season of surprise heroics and falls from grace. Our top 10 riders of the year:
"01.12.2016 08:00:01" Timeline Photos Thanks to the efforts of Lewis Hamilton, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix served up a tense title decider. Despite all that winner Hamilton could throw at him, Nico Rosberg held firm to take his first F1 crown.
This week's issue of Autosport magazine looks at
"30.11.2016 20:00:01" Timeline Photos Why would anyone want to buy an F1 team? That's the question DIETER RENCKEN asks, analysing how much the championship is tilted against the underdogs: http://www.autosport.com/premium/feature/7300/why-would-anyone-want-to-buy-an-f1-team
"30.11.2016 15:30:01" Timeline Photos Mercedes threatened repercussions for Lewis Hamilton's attempts at 'anarchy' in Abu Dhabi. But there seems little it can actually do - at least for now, STUART CODLING writes: http://www.autosport.com/premium/feature/7301/why-mercedes-cant-punish-hamilton
"30.11.2016 13:17:42" Timeline Photos Formula 1 will avoid a clash with the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2017, with the FIA set to announce a revised 20-race calendar, Autosport has learned: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127333/revised-f1-calendar-avoids-le-mans-clash
"30.11.2016 09:44:54" autosport.com Formula 1 team bosses name Lewis Hamilton 2016's best driver Formula 1 team bosses have voted Lewis Hamilton the clear winner in Autosport's annual poll to find the year's top 10 drivers The results are in from Autosport's annual poll of Formula 1 team bosses, with Lewis Hamilton named the year's best driver.
Did they get it right? Are there any surprises?
"29.11.2016 20:00:00" Timeline Photos Ferrari Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen says he does not understand how Nico Rosberg could be considered not to deserve the world championship: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127323/raikkonen-cant-understand-rosberg-doubters
"29.11.2016 14:24:59" autosport.com Hamilton revealed Mercedes' weak link - F1 - Autosport The nature of the tense conclusion to Formula 1's 2016 title fight, and how it was handled from the Abu Dhabi pitwall, raises more questions than it answers about the dominant team on the grid Gary Anderson gives his verdict on how Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes handled a very tense Formula 1 title-decider, and he believes it revealed a weakness in the dominant team on the grid:
"29.11.2016 10:15:16" Photos from Autosport's post Former Formula 1 world champion Keke Rosberg, father of Nico Rosberg, has suggested Max Verstappen needs more guidance to cut out mistakes: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127314/keke-rosberg-verstappen-needs-guidance
"29.11.2016 08:59:11" Autosport's cover photo
"29.11.2016 08:59:11" Autosport's cover photo
"28.11.2016 20:00:01" Timeline Photos Christian Horner described Nico Rosberg's pass on Max Verstappen as "brave" and a deciding moment in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix where he clinched the Formula 1 world title:
"28.11.2016 17:57:46" Timeline Photos Keke Rosberg, father of newly-crowned 2016 Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg, has revealed he stayed away from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127306/keke-rosberg-stayed-away-from-title-decider
"28.11.2016 13:22:14" Photos from Autosport's post The 2016 Formula 1 title fight ebbed and flowed all year between Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Some Saturdays and Sundays were more telling than others, though. The 10 moments that shaped the title fight:
"28.11.2016 10:14:39" autosport.com Abu Dhabi Grand Prix driver ratings - F1 - Autosport Plus There were no perfect scores from the final F1 weekend of the season, although that's partly down to the unique situation created by the world title situation at the front No one earned a perfect score in BEN ANDERSON's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix driver ratings, but it was a title decider of strange circumstances: https://www.autosport.com/premium/feature/7296/abu-dhabi-grand-prix-driver-ratings
"28.11.2016 09:56:02" Timeline Photos Despite originally suggesting he just wanted to dominate, Lewis Hamilton decided to lay some traps for team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - but the German could not be denied:
"27.11.2016 19:45:11" autosport.com Mercedes F1 concerns with Hamilton were legitimate in Abu Dhabi GP Mercedes executive technical director Paddy Lowe joined in issuing Lewis Hamilton instructions during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to assure him the team's concerns over rivals' threats were legitimate Paddy Lowe spoke to Lewis Hamilton on the radio in the Abu Dhabi GP to make it clear Mercedes' concerns over his pace at the front were not "bulls**t" http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127300/mercedes-concerns-were-legitimate--lowe
"27.11.2016 19:44:10" autosport.com Hamilton doesn't know why Mercedes interfered with Rosberg fight Lewis Hamilton says he does not know why Mercedes tried to interfere in his battle for the Formula 1 world championship with Nico Rosberg during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton doesn't know why Mercedes tried to interfere in the Formula 1 title decider as he battled with Nico Rosberg in Abu Dhabi: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127295/hamilton-doesnt-know-why-mercedes-interfered
"27.11.2016 19:43:18" autosport.com Jenson Button "really emotional" after early exit from last F1 race Jenson Button described his short-lived final Formula 1 race as "really emotional" after a 17-year career at the pinnacle of motorsport Jenson Button talks about his emotional final weekend in Formula 1 - what should he do next? http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127298/button-emotional-after-short-final-race
"27.11.2016 19:42:40" autosport.com Mercedes F1 team naive about Lewis Hamilton's tactics - Horner Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes Mercedes was "naive" not to expect Lewis Hamilton to back up Formula 1 team-mate Nico Rosberg during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Red Bull boss Christian Horner believes Mercedes was naive and should have left its drivers alone in the F1 title decider: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127299/horner-mercedes-naive-about-hamilton-tactics
"27.11.2016 15:27:40" Autosport's cover photo
"27.11.2016 15:27:40" Autosport's cover photo
"27.11.2016 14:56:25" autosport.com Nico Rosberg seals 2016 F1 championship, Lewis Hamilton wins race Nico Rosberg clinched his maiden Formula 1 world championship by holding off Sebastian Vettel to finish second in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as rival Lewis Hamilton won the race Nico Rosberg is the 2016 Formula 1 world champion - coming home second in a dramatic race where Lewis Hamilton disobeyed team instructions in a bid to back up his team-mate into chasing cars: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127293
"25.11.2016 16:42:00" autosport.com Ogier tests M-Sport's 2017 WRC Fiesta - WRC - Autosport Sebastien Ogier tested a Ford Fiesta RS WRC for the first time in Wales on Friday World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier has tested M-Sport's 2017 Ford Fiesta WRC for the first time, two days after a run with Toyota. Where should he go for next year? http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127268/ogier-tests-msport-2017-wrc-fiesta
"25.11.2016 15:27:23" autosport.com F1 teams agree to standing starts after safety car periods for 2017 Formula 1 teams and Bernie Ecclestone have agreed in principle to introduce standing starts after safety car periods from 2017 onwards F1 teams met with Bernie Ecclestone in Abu Dhabi on Friday and agreed on the idea of having standing starts after safety car periods for 2017. It still needs final approval, but do you think the change should go through?
"25.11.2016 14:04:41" Timeline Photos Incoming McLaren executive director Zak Brown has targeted landing a title sponsor for the 2018 Formula 1 season, given it is likely too late to do so for next year: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127264/mclaren-aiming-for-2018-title-sponsor
"25.11.2016 09:20:08" Autosport's cover photo
"25.11.2016 09:20:08" Autosport's cover photo
"24.11.2016 20:00:01" Timeline Photos Jaguar's Formula E initiation has been tough, and it is the only team to fail to score a point in the first two 2016/17 events. Why is it so far adrift, and where does it go from here? SCOTT MITCHELL analyses its early form:
"24.11.2016 17:42:25" autosport.com McLaren's Alonso puts his 2016 F1 form above title-winning years Fernando Alonso believes his performance in the 2016 Formula 1 season is better than in his title-winning years Fernando Alonso believes he's driven better this year than in his title-winning seasons with Renault.
What do you think of his 2016 form, against his Renault and Ferrari years?
"24.11.2016 12:28:47" autosport.com McLaren's Jenson Button approaching Abu Dhabi GP as final F1 event Jenson Button is regarding this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as his final Formula 1 race, despite his absence from the 2017 grid being billed as a sabbatical Will this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix be Jenson Button's last in F1? The man himself is approaching it like it will be.
"24.11.2016 10:09:03" autosport.com Manor F1 team in talks with investor over majority stake A new investor is in advanced talks with Manor Racing to acquire a majority stake in the Formula 1 team, Autosport has learned There could be more change coming up at Manor, with the team in discussions with a third party looking to acquire a majority stake.
"24.11.2016 09:32:49" Autosport's cover photo
"24.11.2016 09:32:49" Autosport's cover photo
"23.11.2016 20:00:01" Timeline Photos The McLaren-Honda combination has a great history, but it has struggled to live up to expectation since Honda's Formula 1 comeback in 2015. However, the potential is there to return to the front, as Ben Anderson discovers in Autosport's cover feature this
"23.11.2016 10:49:57" autosport.com How will the F1 2016 Rosberg Hamilton title decider play out? The 2016 Formula 1 world championship is Nico Rosberg's to lose heading into the season finale in Abu Dhabi, but as we've so often seen in the past title deciders rarely run entirely as expected How should Rosberg and Hamilton approach the F1 title decider? Can Hamilton do anything to put Rosberg off his game? And who walks out of Abu Dhabi as 2016 world champion? Read our thoughts, and let us know your answers to those key questions too:
"23.11.2016 10:46:37" Autosport's cover photo
"23.11.2016 10:46:37" Autosport's cover photo
"22.11.2016 20:00:01" Timeline Photos Just weeks after news of its departure rocked the WRC, Volkswagen signed off in style with one last victory in Australia. But how will its programme be remembered in the years and decades to come? DAVID EVANS believes VW won't get the credit it deserves:
"22.11.2016 15:13:49" Autosport's cover photo
"22.11.2016 15:13:49" Autosport's cover photo
"22.11.2016 13:00:33" autosport.com Manor F1 driver Wehrlein leads fight for Sauber's second 2017 seat Manor driver Pascal Wehrlein has emerged as the leading candidate for Sauber's second Formula 1 seat in 2017, Autosport understands Pascal Wehrlein is now the leading candidate to partner Marcus Ericsson at Sauber in 2017.
Who do you think should get the drive?
"22.11.2016 12:14:00" Timeline Photos Can McLaren take the next step to fight Red Bull and Mercedes with its current technical team and structure, what now for Ron Dennis, and are there safety car alternatives? GARY ANDERSON answers your latest questions:
"22.11.2016 11:02:21" Timeline Photos Lewis Hamilton says he is expecting a clean fight with Nico Rosberg for the Formula 1 world championship, that is set to be decided in Abu Dhabi this weekend: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127217/hamilton-rosberg-wont-fight-dirty
"21.11.2016 20:00:02" Timeline Photos Jenson Button has had an enviable F1 career, and he remains a familiar and much-loved figure to all those who work in and follow the championship. But next year, for the first time this millennium, he won't be on the grid for the season-opener. He tells
"21.11.2016 17:57:11" Photos from Autosport's post Zak Brown has been announced as the new executive director of the McLaren Technology Group: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127214/mclaren-appoints-zak-brown-as-director
"21.11.2016 13:36:01" Timeline Photos Newcomer Haas has had its ups and downs in 2016, but its plight reveals a truth about Formula 1 that fuels many complaints about the on-track product, EDD STRAW explains:
"21.11.2016 10:14:48" Timeline Photos Fernando Alonso believes engine supplier Honda will not be the biggest issue for McLaren in the 2017 Formula 1 season: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127207/honda-not-a-question-mark-in-2017--alonso
"21.11.2016 10:13:53" Autosport's cover photo
"21.11.2016 10:13:53" Autosport's cover photo
"17.11.2016 15:03:02" Timeline Photos Two drivers starred in a dramatic – and sometimes chaotic – Brazilian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton underlined his wet-weather credentials with a dominant victory that takes the F1 title fight down to the wire, while Max Verstappen provided yet more evidence
"17.11.2016 10:45:39" autosport.com Sky v Channel 4: Is F1 TV any good? - F1 - Autosport Plus People in the paddock rarely get to take in Formula 1 as it is seen by millions around the world through TV broadcasts. Here's how the UK's dual coverage between Channel 4 and Sky Sports stacks up Sky v Channel 4 - is UK Formula 1 TV coverage any good? During a break from the F1 paddock, our Grand Prix Editor BEN ANDERSON had chance to suss the offerings from a fan-at-home's
"16.11.2016 12:50:53" autosport.com www.autosport.com Ferrari said last week a future Formula E entry is "possible". Would it be a good move for the famous marque, and is FE ready for it, asks SCOTT MITCHELL: https://www.autosport.com/premium/feature/7281/should-ferrari-enter-formula-e
"16.11.2016 08:45:00" autosport.com Ron Dennis steps down from role at the head of McLaren Ron Dennis has today stepped down as chairman and chief executive officer of the McLaren Technology Group Ron Dennis has been placed on gardening leave by McLaren, for what he calls "spurious" reasons: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127123/dennis-steps-down-from-mclaren-role
"16.11.2016 08:12:22" autosport.com A letter from Motorsport Network chairman, Zak Brown Autosport's new chairman, Zak Brown, updates readers on our recent change of ownership, including some big announcements about the future NIGEL ROEBUCK and GIORGIO PIOLA are returning to Autosport. Read more on that and other news regarding our future in a letter from our new chairman, Zak Brown: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127127/a-letter-from-our-chairman-zak-brown
"15.11.2016 19:00:01" Timeline Photos No one wants to see drivers get hurt, but there are ways for Formula 1 to handle wet weather without the delays, disruption and confusion that hurt the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix. GARY ANDERSON on why F1 needs to get on with it:
"15.11.2016 15:05:50" Timeline Photos Lewis Hamilton has always worn his admiration for Ayrton Senna on his sleeve (or head), but on the weekend the Briton finally won at his hero's home track it was clear that there's another driver playing the Senna role in modern Formula 1, LAWRENCE
"15.11.2016 12:56:31" autosport.com Jorge Lorenzo starts work with Ducati at Valencia MotoGP testing Three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo has turned his first laps with Ducati in post-season testing at Valencia Jorge Lorenzo has started testing with Ducati, ahead of his 2017 MotoGP move from Yamaha. How do you think he'll go next year?
"15.11.2016 12:55:49" Autosport's cover photo
"15.11.2016 12:55:49" Autosport's cover photo
"12.11.2016 21:02:59" autosport.com Horner says Wolff 'totally wrong' to try to influence Verstappen Red Bull Formula 1 team principal Christian Horner says his Mercedes counterpart Toto Wolff was "totally wrong" to call Max Verstappen's father Jos following the Mexican Grand Prix Red Bull boss Christian Horner has slammed Mercedes counterpart Toto Wolff as 'naive or arrogant' after it emerged Wolff had phoned Max Verstappen's father Jos and discussed the young Dutchman's driving and the need to avoid any incidents with the
"12.11.2016 10:05:28" Autosport's cover photo
"12.11.2016 10:05:28" Autosport's cover photo
"12.11.2016 08:24:09" Timeline Photos Ron Dennis is poised to lose his positions as chairman and CEO of the McLaren Group as early as next week, Autosport understands: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127064/dennis-set-to-depart-mclaren-next-week
"11.11.2016 08:42:06" Timeline Photos Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne has outlined the requirements for a possible Formula E entry in the future: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127039/ferrari-outlines-criteria-for-formula-e-entry
"11.11.2016 08:41:31" Autosport's cover photo
"11.11.2016 08:41:31" Autosport's cover photo
"10.11.2016 14:30:01" Timeline Photos The 2016 Formula 3 European Championship was brimming with talent, including a champion heading directly to Formula 1. But who else stood out as young drivers to watch? MARCUS SIMMONS picks his top 10 performers:
"10.11.2016 12:29:07" autosport.com F1 2017: Force India signs Mercedes junior Ocon to partner Perez Force India has announced the signing of Esteban Ocon on a "multi-year deal" from the 2017 Formula 1 season Another piece of the 2017 F1 puzzle is in place, with Force India signing Esteban Ocon to replace Nico Hulkenberg.
How do you think Ocon will fare against Sergio Perez in 2017?
"10.11.2016 10:19:45" autosport.com www.autosport.com As more Formula 1 drivers slot into place in the 2017 line-up while others still ponder whether to 'stick or twist', BEN ANDERSON wonders whether the current generation will avoid the career mistakes that have limited Fernando Alonso's title haul:
"10.11.2016 10:12:09" Timeline Photos Toyota believes it would be "logical" for both it and Porsche to run three cars at next year's Le Mans 24 Hours in the wake of Audi's withdrawal from the LMP1 ranks:
"10.11.2016 08:13:37" Autosport's cover photo
"10.11.2016 08:13:37" Autosport's cover photo
"08.11.2016 19:45:01" Photos from Autosport's post With Volkswagen parking its WRC project, the best rally driver in the world is on the market. But where will Sebastien Ogier go in 2017? DAVID EVANS assesses his options:
"08.11.2016 16:00:01" autosport.com Sauber aims to channel spirit of its 2012 F1 success in strategies Sauber wants to channel the kind of out-of-the-box thinking behind its surprise podiums of 2012 in a final bid for the lucrative 10th position in 2016's Formula 1 constructors' championship Sauber has two races left to score points this year, and avoid finishing 11th in the constructors' championship behind Manor.
The team is looking to spirit the channel of its 2012 podiums with strategical gambles, can it break its drought in Brazil or
"08.11.2016 12:45:01" Photos from Autosport's post What could Ross Brawn bring to the table for F1's new owners? What are a team's priorities regarding set-up, aerodynamics and cooling? And what will be 2017's first controversy? GARY ANDERSON answers your questions:
"08.11.2016 10:54:22" Timeline Photos Maurizio Arrivabene admits the Ferrari Formula 1 team's difficulties are endemic in hot conditions but believes it has found the reasons why: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/127004/ferrari-troubles-endemic-to-hot-conditions
"07.11.2016 20:00:00" Photos from Autosport's post When this popular, respected racer announced his retirement, F1 Racing gave his paddock peers the chance to get Felipe Massa's views on a variety of subjects. Here, Massa answers questions from Alonso, Hamilton, Lauda, Hill and more:
"07.11.2016 17:45:40" Autosport's cover photo
"07.11.2016 17:45:40" Autosport's cover photo
"07.11.2016 17:43:33" Autosport International Show Walk Through History. Can't wait to celebrate 40 years of Williams Martini Racing in January - we hope you can make it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxCFq5magig
"07.11.2016 13:38:30" autosport.com Mercedes F1 team has 'maxed out' performance under current rules Mercedes has maxed out on performance under the current Formula 1 regulations, according to its motorsport boss Toto Wolff Should F1 have kept the same technical rules for next year? Mercedes believes so, because it feels it has 'maxed out' performance under the current regs, meaning rivals would have a very good chance of closing the gap next season without the changes
"07.11.2016 11:45:06" Timeline Photos In the PR-led world of modern motorsport, some Formula 1 fans cry out for the days of 'characters' like James Hunt. It's hypocritical that many of the same fans are outraged at Sebastian Vettel's Mexican Grand Prix antics, EDD STRAW writes:
"07.11.2016 10:03:33" Timeline Photos Lewis Hamilton concedes losing this year's Formula 1 world title to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg will be hard to swallow: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126989/hamilton-title-loss-would-be-hard-to-swallow
"07.11.2016 09:36:03" Autosport's cover photo
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"04.11.2016 15:53:23" Autosport's cover photo
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"04.11.2016 10:10:00" autosport.com Renault F1 2017 contenders making team's driver decision tough Renault team principal Frederic Vasseur claims the performances from the contenders for the team's second 2017 Formula 1 seat are making it tough to decide who to choose Who should Renault sign to partner Nico Hulkenberg in 2017? The team admits the performances from the contenders for that seat are making the decision difficult:
"04.11.2016 08:00:01" Timeline Photos Do you have a Formula 1 question - technical or otherwise - you would like GARY ANDERSON to answer? Ask away!
"03.11.2016 20:00:00" Timeline Photos Formula 1's obsession with regulation has gone too far, and needs to be scaled back before grand prix racing is stripped of expression, in and out of the cars, BEN ANDERSON writes:
"03.11.2016 15:45:00" Timeline Photos Lewis Hamilton's second comeback of the 2016 Formula 1 season continued in the Mexican Grand Prix, which features in this week's issue. The Briton did everything he could by winning again, but Nico Rosberg dodged several potential pitfalls to take a
"03.11.2016 13:15:01" Timeline Photos Another well-backed youngster who has ridden the gravy train to F1? Or a genuinely exciting talent who has made the most of resources at his disposal? You may want to rethink any preconceived notions of Williams' newest F1 driver. Junior single-seater
"03.11.2016 11:08:39" autosport.com Williams F1 team announces rookie Stroll and Bottas as 2017 drivers Williams has announced Lance Stroll will make his Formula 1 debut with the team in 2017 alongside Valtteri Bottas Formula 3 champion Lance Stroll will graduate to Formula 1 next year with Williams, partnering Valtteri Bottas.
How do you think Stroll and Williams will fare in 2017?
"03.11.2016 10:16:08" Timeline Photos Lewis Hamilton has hailed his move from McLaren to Mercedes as the best decision of his life and Formula 1 career following his 51st grand prix victory in Mexico: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126955/hamilton-mercedes-move-best-of-my-life
"03.11.2016 09:50:02" Autosport's cover photo
"03.11.2016 09:50:02" Autosport's cover photo
"02.11.2016 20:00:00" Timeline Photos Who should and should not have been punished - and for what - was a contentious topic after a busy Mexican Grand Prix for the stewards. Do human nature and logistics make complete rules consistency impossible, or is a solution just common sense? DIETER
"02.11.2016 17:30:01" autosport.com Ross Brawn should take an FIA not Liberty/F1 role - Ecclestone Formula 1's commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone reckons Ross Brawn would be better suited to a role inside governing body the FIA, rather than with F1's new owner Liberty Media Could Ross Brawn return to Formula 1, but with F1 itself rather than a team? Bernie Ecclestone believes he would be better suited to the FIA than new owner Liberty Media.
What do you think Brawn would bring to an F1 leadership role?
"02.11.2016 14:02:18" Timeline Photos The strange nature of Mexico City from a technical point of view played a role in another round of strange decisions by Formula 1 officials. GARY ANDERSON explains how altitude fed the race controversies:
"02.11.2016 11:16:50" Timeline Photos Volkswagen has confirmed it will walk away from the World Rally Championship at the end of this season: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126949/volkswagen-confirms-wrc-exit
"02.11.2016 10:24:18" Timeline Photos The latest episode of The Autosport Podcast takes a look at Lewis Hamilton's victory in the Mexican Grand Prix and how the world championship battle might shape out in the final two races.
F1 Racing Deputy Editor Stuart Codling and former grand prix
"02.11.2016 08:47:45" Autosport's cover photo
"02.11.2016 08:47:45" Autosport's cover photo
"01.11.2016 18:31:07" autosport.com Sebastian Vettel escapes punishment for radio tirade after apology The FIA has opted not to take disciplinary action against Sebastian Vettel for his abusive radio tirade during Formula 1's Mexican Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel has escaped FIA punishment for his profane radio tirade in the Mexican Grand Prix after writing letters of apology to Jean Todt and Charlie Whiting:
"01.11.2016 15:30:01" Timeline Photos What now for the WRC and world champion Sebastien Ogier, after Volkswagen's decision to quit at the end of 2016? DAVID EVANS analyses the exit: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126937/what-next-for-wrc-and-ogier-after-vw-pullout
"01.11.2016 11:59:21" Timeline Photos Volkswagen will quit the World Rally Championship at the end of the 2016 season: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126936
"01.11.2016 10:42:05" autosport.com Goodbye or good riddance to motorsport's ugly ducking? - IMSA SportsCar - Autosport Plus The end of the Daytona Prototype era may have passed with little fuss for those outside the United States. But the sometimes-bizarre cars should be remembered for a job well done The Daytona Prototype era is over. Is it goodbye or good riddance to motorsport's ugly duckling? GARY WATKINS assesses a formula that wasn't pretty but opened up top-level US sportscar racing:
"01.11.2016 10:37:02" Timeline Photos Ferrari Formula 1 team boss Maurizio Arrivabene says he will not "take lessons" from Red Bull's Helmut Marko, amid the row over Sebastian Vettel's battle with Daniel Ricciardo in Mexico:
"01.11.2016 04:49:17" autosport.com Juan Pablo Montoya accepts Penske's Indianapolis 500 offer for 2017 Juan Pablo Montoya has accepted Penske's offer of an Indianapolis 500-only deal for 2017 and will not race in IndyCar full-time After being dropped from Penske's main line-up in favour of Josef Newgarden, Juan Pablo Montoya has accepted the team's offer to stay on board for just the Indianapolis 500 - meaning he won't race in IndyCar full-time in 2017:
"31.10.2016 20:00:01" Timeline Photos Daniel Ricciardo says Formula 1 rival Sebastian Vettel's frustration this season is uncharacteristic and a "bit too much" after the German's latest team radio tirade in the Mexican Grand Prix:
"31.10.2016 17:42:36" Autosport's cover photo
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"31.10.2016 15:28:51" Timeline Photos Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff believes Max Verstappen's wheel-banging incident with Nico Rosberg on the first lap of the Mexican Grand Prix is "not what should happen" in Formula 1:
"31.10.2016 13:07:39" Timeline Photos For the second time in seven days, an imperious victory for Lewis Hamilton had little value as his title rival Nico Rosberg displayed masterful bullet-dodging ability. EDD STRAW analyses the Mexican Grand Prix and what it means for the title fight:
"31.10.2016 10:50:08" Timeline Photos Volkswagen is rumoured to be on the verge of pulling its World Rally Championship programme in similar fashion to sister-marque Audi's World Endurance Championship withdrawal last week:
"31.10.2016 10:04:56" Timeline Photos No one's Mexican Grand Prix performance merited a perfect score, but there was a breakthrough for an often-lambasted midfielder on a day when others let themselves down. EDD STRAW's driver ratings:
"31.10.2016 00:27:36" autosport.com Sebastian Vettel loses Mexican GP F1 podium with 10-second penalty Sebastian Vettel has been given a 10-second post-race penalty for moving under braking when defending from Daniel Ricciardo in the Mexican GP, demoting him to fifth Sebastian Vettel loses his Mexican GP podium for moving under braking when battling Daniel Ricciardo. Correct decision? http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126920/vettel-loses-podium-with-mexican-gp-penalty
"31.10.2016 00:01:15" autosport.com Sebastian Vettel can't understand fuss over Mexican GP F1 radio anger Sebastian Vettel says he does not understand the fuss over his expletive-laden radio messages during Sunday's Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix What did you make of Sebastian Vettel's furious radio messages in the Mexican GP? He says he can't understand what all the fuss is about and people should stop asking him about it:
"30.10.2016 22:22:19" autosport.com Verstappen says Vettel should 'go back to school' after radio rage Sebastian Vettel is a "very frustrated guy" and should go back to school to improve his language after swearing on team radio during the Mexican Grand Prix, says Max Verstappen Max Verstappen says "ridiculous" Sebastian Vettel needs to "go back to school" after their Mexican GP scrap: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126917/verstappen-vettel-should-go-back-to-school
"30.10.2016 22:11:05" autosport.com Daniel Ricciardo: Hamilton and Vettel deserve F1 penalties in Mexico Daniel Ricciardo believes Formula 1 rivals Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel should both be penalised for their driving during the Mexican Grand Prix Did Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel both deserve penalties in the Mexican GP? Daniel Ricciardo says yes: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126916/ricciardo-vettel-hamilton-deserve-penalties
"30.10.2016 12:49:55" Timeline Photos Mexican Grand Prix polesitter Lewis Hamilton concedes his Formula 1 starts are "still not bulletproof", but is feeling more confident following a recent upturn in form:
"30.10.2016 08:34:54" autosport.com Malaysia MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso secures second top-class victory Andrea Dovizioso claimed his second career MotoGP victory and first for Ducati in a dramatic Malaysian Grand Prix, becoming the ninth different winner of the 2016 season Make that nine different winners in MotoGP in 2016, after Dovizioso beat Rossi to victory in a wet Malaysian Grand Prix.
"29.10.2016 10:31:08" Timeline Photos Depending on the types of runs you look at, Friday's practice sessions painted various pictures that featured Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull, Force India, Williams and Toro Rosso looking quick in the right circumstances. EDD STRAW explains why it was so
"29.10.2016 10:22:28" Autosport's cover photo
"29.10.2016 10:22:28" Autosport's cover photo
"29.10.2016 07:42:16" autosport.com Malaysia MotoGP: Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso gets second pole of 2016 Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso claimed his second pole position of the MotoGP season, in a damp Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying session at Sepang A second MotoGP pole of 2016 for Andrea Dovizioso in Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying. Could he become the year's ninth different winner tomorrow morning?
"28.10.2016 23:36:04" autosport.com Formula 1 urged to drop 'nonsense' penalties for racing clashes Formula 1 should do away with "nonsense" penalties and let the drivers race and have incidents, according to Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost Should F1 just let drivers get on with racing and even be prepared to let them have incidents without the need for stewards investigations and punishments being handed out?
"28.10.2016 14:30:01" Timeline Photos Red Bull has offered Daniil Kvyat career salvation at the cost of Pierre Gasly's ascension to Formula 1 with Toro Rosso. Why might that be, and what does it mean for both? BEN ANDERSON analyses the catch-22:
"28.10.2016 12:30:31" autosport.com F1 title fight: Who is under pressure between Rosberg and Hamilton? Lewis Hamilton believes all the pressure is on Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in their Formula 1 title fight Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have their say on the F1 title fight, and two men who have won the world championship before offer their views.
Who should be feeling the pressure more, entering the Mexican Grand Prix weekend?
"28.10.2016 10:04:33" Timeline Photos Audi talked up its Formula E project when revealing its withdrawal from sportscar racing this week, but that was dodging the real story behind the shock announcement, GARY WATKINS writes:
"28.10.2016 08:11:31" Timeline Photos Wales Rally GB is go! You can follow the WRC rally all weekend on Autosport Race Centre Live: http://www.autosport.com/live/commentary/id/2374540/rally-gb-and-sepang-motogp
"27.10.2016 19:00:01" Timeline Photos Formula 1 continues to embarrass itself by adjusting and then 'clarifying' rules. It needs to attack its rulebook with totally fresh eyes, DIETER RENCKEN, says: http://www.autosport.com/premium/feature/7250/why-must-f1-keep-embarrassing-itself
"27.10.2016 17:55:13" autosport.com Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have 'easy-going' F1 dynamic Nico Rosberg says an easy-going side has developed in the dynamic between him and Mercedes team-mate and Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton How would you assess the Lewis Hamilton/Nico Rosberg relationship at the moment? The championship leader believes things are pretty good between them now http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126851/hamiltonrosberg-dynamic-has-easygoing-side
"27.10.2016 14:30:00" Timeline Photos After joining the Official BTCC elite with his third title, Gordon Shedden will go down as one of the most successful in the championship's history. And he deserves more recognition for his rise, MATT JAMES writes:
"27.10.2016 13:03:01" Autosport's cover photo
"27.10.2016 13:03:01" Autosport's cover photo
"27.10.2016 11:56:36" autosport.com Force India not chasing F1 pay driver to replace Hulkenberg There is no pressure on Force India to take a pay driver to replace the Renault-bound Nico Hulkenberg in Formula 1 in 2017, according to deputy team principal Bob Fernley Who do you think Force India should sign to partner Sergio Perez in 2017?
"27.10.2016 08:38:26" Timeline Photos Sebastian Vettel is confident James Allison's mid-season departure from Ferrari has not had a detrimental impact on development of the team's 2017 Formula 1 car:
"26.10.2016 19:00:01" Timeline Photos After a 35-year wait for a premier-class winner, Britain has celebrated two grand prix motorcycle triumphs in 2016, thanks to Cal Crutchlow. MITCHELL ADAM looks at his rise after a tough start to the MotoGP season:
"26.10.2016 11:28:36" autosport.com Audi quits WEC to focus on Formula E instead of LMP1 Audi will withdraw from topline sportscar racing at the end of 2016, signaling the end of its commitment to the World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours
"25.10.2016 19:00:01" Timeline Photos GARY ANDERSON: McLaren and Ferrari have a long way to go. The latest underwhelming performances from two major teams have left our special contributor frustrated - as have inconsistent rules and 'unfunny jokes':
"25.10.2016 14:33:48" autosport.com Valentino Rossi could stay in MotoGP beyond 2018 - Yamaha Yamaha MotoGP boss Lin Jarvis says Valentino Rossi is not viewing his next two seasons as his last, and believes the Italian could continue to race when he's 40 The end of the 2018 season might not be the last we see of Valentino Rossi in MotoGP.
"25.10.2016 12:42:06" Autosport's cover photo
"25.10.2016 12:42:06" Autosport's cover photo
"25.10.2016 11:36:24" Photos from Autosport's post Lewis Hamilton at 50 grand prix victories. Autosport Editor KEVIN TURNER selects Hamilton's finest #F1 wins so far. http://www.autosport.com/premium/feature/7238/lewis-hamilton-greatest-formula-1-victories
What makes your list?
"25.10.2016 09:16:50" Timeline Photos The "true McLaren" returned to action in the United States Grand Prix, according to the Formula 1 team's race director Eric Boullier: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126822/true-mclaren-returned-at-us-grand-prix
"24.10.2016 17:10:08" Timeline Photos Pierre Gasly says he does not understand why he was overlooked for a Toro Rosso seat, and is now exploring alternatives to make his Formula 1 debut in 2017: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126815/gasly-doesnt-understand-toro-rosso-snub
"24.10.2016 12:30:01" Timeline Photos Some of the strongest drives in the United States Grand Prix didn't earn the points they deserved, but they caught our eye at least. BEN ANDERSON's Austin driver ratings: http://www.autosport.com/premium/feature/7244/us-grand-prix-driver-ratings
"24.10.2016 11:35:52" Autosport's cover photo
"24.10.2016 11:35:52" Autosport's cover photo
"24.10.2016 09:48:45" Timeline Photos Lewis Hamilton finally won again in the United States Grand Prix. But winning isn't going to be enough given Nico Rosberg's points lead, and at Austin fate conspired to remove some much-needed help from elsewhere. BEN ANDERSON assess Austin:
"23.10.2016 12:38:41" Timeline Photos Lewis Hamilton has called for clarity over Formula 1's "very grey" rules to prevent drivers exploiting uncertainty: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126798/hamilton-calls-for-clarity-on-grey-rules
"23.10.2016 06:21:02" autosport.com Australian MotoGP: Crutchlow takes second win as Marquez crashes Cal Crutchlow claimed his second career MotoGP victory in the Australian Grand Prix, as Marc Marquez crashed out of the lead and Valentino Rossi charged from 15th to second After ending a 35-year run between wins for British riders in August, Cal Crutchlow is now a two-time MotoGP race winner.
"22.10.2016 14:23:01" Timeline Photos Another piece of the F1 2017 driver market puzzle is in place: Toro Rosso will keep Daniil Kyat for another season. Good decision, or should GP2 contender Pierre Gasly have been given a shot?
"22.10.2016 09:47:04" Timeline Photos Daniel Ricciardo declared Austin day one Red Bull's best Friday of the year and is bullish about his race chance. Is Mercedes' Formula 1 crown slipping? BEN ANDERSON examines why Red Bull has the pace to upstage the title fight:
"22.10.2016 06:45:05" autosport.com Australian MotoGP: Marquez on pole from Crutchlow, Yamahas struggle Newly-crowned MotoGP champion Marc Marquez executed a gamble to run slick tyres to perfection to take pole position for the Australian Grand Prix Another MotoGP pole for new champion Marc Marquez. Can anybody stop him at Phillip Island on Sunday?
"22.10.2016 06:41:35" Autosport's cover photo
"22.10.2016 06:41:35" Autosport's cover photo
"21.10.2016 10:58:03" autosport.com McLaren missing out with F1 2017 testing - Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso feels McLaren has missed out by not taking part in this year's testing of the 2017 Formula 1 tyres Is McLaren missing out by not taking part in the early 2017 F1 testing? Fernando Alonso believes so: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126764/mclaren-missing-out-with-2017-tests--alonso
"21.10.2016 09:48:00" Photos from Autosport's post The winners of a competition to design a Le Mans 24 Hours car of the year 2030 have been unveiled: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126763
What do you think about the winning Infiniti Le Mans 2030, and the other finalists?
"20.10.2016 22:01:53" Autosport's cover photo
"20.10.2016 22:01:53" Autosport's cover photo
"20.10.2016 21:41:13" autosport.com Jenson Button thinks Formula 1 should consider shorter races Jenson Button believes Formula 1 should consider switching to shorter races to appeal to a younger audience Jenson Button believes Formula 1 should consider shorter races to remain relevant and attract new fans in a generation of short attention spans. Is he right? http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126753/button-f1-should-consider-shorter-races
"20.10.2016 12:00:00" Photos from Autosport's post Max Verstappen is the most exciting driver of his generation. The 19-year-old, and those who have worked closest with him, reveal how he has become Formula 1's heir apparent, to BEN ANDERSON:
"20.10.2016 11:29:03" Timeline Photos The McLaren Autosport BRDC Award nominees were put through tough fitness tests by the McLaren Group's Human Performance team at the MTC this week. And 2006 Award winner Oliver Turvey stopped by to give Sennan Fielding, Lando Norris, Ricky Collard and Toby
"20.10.2016 10:03:02" Timeline Photos Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff believes it is unacceptable Formula 1 is arguing over where 2017 pre-season testing should be held, so late in the current campaign:
"19.10.2016 19:00:00" Timeline Photos Marc Marquez's achievement in winning the MotoGP title three grands prix early on an inferior bike isn't just the best performance in motorcycle racing in 2016. It's more impressive than anything anyone else has achieved in the whole motorsport world,
"19.10.2016 16:14:41" Autosport's cover photo
"19.10.2016 16:14:41" Autosport's cover photo
"19.10.2016 14:35:54" Timeline Photos Sebastian Vettel believes the constant criticism aimed at Ferrari over the gap to Formula 1 rival Mercedes this season has been unfair: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126735/ferrari-criticism-this-season-unfair--vettel
Did you expect more
"19.10.2016 11:28:59" Timeline Photos Mercedes' latest financial reports make for interesting reading, especially when you consider the bonuses it receives and compare them with the other teams on the grid. DIETER RENCKEN examines how Formula 1's financial playing field could be levelled:
"19.10.2016 08:09:32" autosport.com Ron Dennis set to leave McLaren top job when contract expires McLaren chief Ron Dennis is set to leave his role as chairman and CEO of McLaren Group, Autosport can reveal.
"18.10.2016 19:00:01" Timeline Photos A thrilling final-round showdown meant the British Touring Car Championship crown again went the way of Gordon Shedden. But who were the star performers of 2016? MATT JAMES picks his top 10:
"18.10.2016 12:15:01" Timeline Photos How did innovative design choices come about, and could they return? Are Ferrari and Renault in the same boat? And what are the specific challenges of the 2017 regulations? GARY ANDERSON answers those questions, and more:
"18.10.2016 10:35:48" Timeline Photos Honda's upgraded Formula 1 engine provided a step forward in performance in race conditions even though it was primarily introduced for reliability, according to McLaren's Jenson Button:
"18.10.2016 10:35:19" Autosport's cover photo
"18.10.2016 10:35:19" Autosport's cover photo
"17.10.2016 10:08:18" autosport.com Autosport podcast: Nico Hulkenberg and the F1 driver market This week's Autosport podcast takes a look at Nico Hulkenberg's move to the Renault Formula 1 team This week's Autosport podcast is a Formula 1 driver market special - what does Nico Hulkenberg's leap to Renault mean for the drivers and teams still searching for 2017 deals, and what might happen for 2018:
"17.10.2016 09:41:51" autosport.com www.autosport.com After the promise of 2015, the '16 season has been very different for Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari - and the indications are things could get worse before they get better. Is the Vettel-Ferrari dream now heading for failure, asks LAWRENCE BARRETTO:
"16.10.2016 06:18:35" autosport.com Motegi MotoGP: Marquez seals 2016 title after Rossi, Lorenzo crash Honda's Marc Marquez won the Japanese Grand Prix to secure his third MotoGP title in four years, after Yamaha's Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo crashed out Marc Marquez has a third MotoGP title in four seasons, after he won the Japanese GP and Yamaha pair Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo crashed out.
"16.10.2016 06:16:26" Autosport's cover photo
"16.10.2016 06:16:26" Autosport's cover photo
"15.10.2016 06:46:50" autosport.com Motegi MotoGP: Valentino Rossi snatches surprise pole Yamaha's Valentino Rossi transformed what had been a quiet Japanese Grand Prix weekend for him into his third pole position of the MotoGP season at Motegi First MotoGP pole for Valentino Rossi since the Mugello event in late May. Can he keep his slim title hopes alive with victory in the Japanese Grand Prix tomorrow?
"14.10.2016 12:16:23" Timeline Photos It's official - Renault has announced Nico Hulkenberg will join the team for the 2017 Formula 1 season as part of a "multi-year deal": http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126657/renault-signs-hulkenberg-on-multiyear-deal
Who would you sign for
"14.10.2016 09:08:55" Timeline Photos Force India has released Nico Hulkenberg from his Formula 1 contract, allowing him to complete a deal to switch to Renault for the 2017 season: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126650/force-india-grants-hulkenberg-release
"13.10.2016 22:03:42" autosport.com Nico Hulkenberg agrees F1 deal with Renault for 2017 season Nico Hulkenberg has agreed a deal to drive for the Renault Formula 1 team from 2017 Nico Hulkenberg has agreed a deal with Renault for the 2017 season. What's your verdict? http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126644/hulkenberg-agrees-deal-with-renault-for-2017
"13.10.2016 19:00:16" Photos from Autosport's post Next year Jenson Button will not be on the Formula 1 grid and Lewis Hamilton will be 32, so who could be Britain's next star at the top of the sport? MARCUS SIMMONS canvasses the junior ranks:
"13.10.2016 16:42:36" autosport.com Valtteri Bottas enters talks with Renault over 2017 F1 drive Valtteri Bottas is the latest driver to engage in talks with Renault about a possible drive with the Formula 1 team for 2017, Autosport has learned Valtteri Bottas is the latest driver to begin talks with Renault over a possible F1 drive in 2017. A good idea, or is he just pressuring Williams to take up its option on him?
"13.10.2016 15:01:01" Timeline Photos Formula 1 has been left behind by other sports in the digital age, but expecting Liberty Media to sweep in and suddenly bring it up to speed is naive, GLENN FREEMAN writes:
"13.10.2016 12:49:08" autosport.com Mark Webber to retire from racing at the end of 2016 Former Red Bull and Williams Formula 1 driver and reigning World Endurance champion Mark Webber will retire from professional motorsport at the end of his current Porsche LMP1 campaign Mark Webber has announced he will retire from racing at the end of his 2016 WEC campaign with Porsche. How would you sum up his career? http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/126638
"13.10.2016 12:31:24" Autosport's cover photo
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