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  • Kimi Räikkönen confirmed at Ferrari for 2018

    Kimi Räikkönen confirmed at Ferrari for 2018

    22/08/2017 at 19:31

    Ferrari released one of the shortest press statements in motorsport today confirming their continued partnership with Kimi Räikkönen for the 2018 season, or as they call it, their “technical and racing agreement.” It’s unusual timing for the announcement, as they would usually want to create headlines around the Italian Grand Prix, which is only about ten days away.

  • You should have been more convincing - Christine's Rankings, Week 23

    You should have been more convincing - Christine's Rankings, Week 23

    22/08/2017 at 18:10

    After a week off, Christine's Rankings is back to hand out points for the most interesting and more importantly fun things that the drivers have been doing. Building up to the return of the season in Belgium, there's been some training, some quiz questions, some charity work and plenty of other sporting endeavours along the way. Oh, and Grosjean holds a tortoise.

  • Formula One launches eSports virtual championship

    Formula One launches eSports virtual championship

    21/08/2017 at 20:25

    With the growing popularity of eSports - championships of online gamers competing against each other for high prizes - Formula One have jumped right on the bandwagon. This isn't something you'd have seen F1 doing in years of old, but this year Formula One will run their first eSports world championship, running through the final months of the year.

  • The mid-field crisis: What’s the answer to ensuring young drivers enter F1?

    The mid-field crisis: What’s the answer to ensuring young drivers enter F1?

    21/08/2017 at 20:25

    The current crop of young drivers is probably one of the best in the past ten years with burning young, fiery Mediterranean talents ready to burst onto the F1 scene. But with all the midfield teams blocked by middle-aged point scorers there doesn’t seem to be much incline to allow these young, busting racers on the verge of F1 stardom to make the step up the pinnacle of Motorsport. So, what’s the answer?

  • Guest who

    Guest who

    19/08/2017 at 15:54

    The summer break has been a relatively quiet period for Formula One fans, but if you're in the hunt for something to listen to so as to break the monotony before the Belgian Grand Prix, then look no further. We were honoured to be asked as guests on the Superlicense F1 podcast to talk about all things 2017 and beyond, with the super lovely Rodney and Zach.

  • Money for nothing! - Christine's Rankings, Week 21

    Money for nothing! - Christine's Rankings, Week 21

    08/08/2017 at 18:40

    We've had a bumper couple of weeks of rankings points but naturally as Formula One goes on its summer break, the activity and pointsworthy moments trail off. There's still a few drivers up to no good though, particularly the Red Bull boys who are showing off their holiday plans, the McLaren boys who have a few questions to answer, and Valtteri Bottas who reveals some very interesting things about himself!

  • Going concern

    Going concern

    07/08/2017 at 19:57

    These words, from the mouth of Honda’s motorsport boss Yusuke Hasegawa, show just a glimmer of hope about the progress that the Japanese engine manufacturer is making. The McLaren Honda partnership, that was supposed to be such a resplendent return to glory, has been the punchline to many of 2017’s jokes, and it’s been frankly quite painful to watch the McLaren team suffer disappointment after disappointment.

  • Selection box - A very talented dude behind the wheel

    Selection box - A very talented dude behind the wheel

    03/08/2017 at 17:13

    Here it is, then, the summer break that splits the Formula One season not quite in half with an enforced rest. Some greet the break with enthusiasm - a moment to take a breath and consider what has happened whilst resting and preparing for the final push to the title. Others can't wait for the racing to return. The following links might help to entertain, no matter which side of the fence you fall on!

  • The new kids on the block

    The new kids on the block

    03/08/2017 at 15:09

    The purpose of grid girls in modern motorsport has become a hot topic this year. Yet despite increased public outcry, and plenty of suggestions for suitable replacements, F1 has so far been content to continue on with the crude tradition.

  • Robert Kubica drives 2017 Renault during Hungary two-day test

    Robert Kubica drives 2017 Renault during Hungary two-day test

    02/08/2017 at 19:34

    Just before the summer break officially kicks in, the Hungaroring played host to two days of mid-season testing, featuring young drivers, current drivers, and, of course, Robert Kubica. All eyes were on the Pole as he continues to test out whether he might be able to make an F1 return, and his fourth fastest on the second day, Wednesday, was a good sign. He completed 142 laps, as well, so fitness not an issue either.

  • My shoes are too small - Christine's Rankings, Week 20

    My shoes are too small - Christine's Rankings, Week 20

    01/08/2017 at 19:32

    This week, there are points for everything that occurred leading up, during, and after the Hungarian Grand Prix, which includes Fernando Alonso embracing everything to do with that deckchair, Kimi Räikkönen with some amusing radio messages, and Paul di Resta dealing with the aftermath of an unexpected weekend. Daniel Ricciardo holds on to the top spot, with movement from Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa further down the order.

  • Alonso profits from McLaren’s long term strategy

    Alonso profits from McLaren’s long term strategy

    31/07/2017 at 20:33

    Some may have been ready for their summer holidays in Hungary but there were still good drives down the field and some surprising names scoring solid points. Now the development war starts in earnest, with youngsters (and Robert Kubica) in the cars this week before some much-needed rest for everyone.

  • Ferrari score double podium in Hungary as Red Bull drivers fall out

    Ferrari score double podium in Hungary as Red Bull drivers fall out

    30/07/2017 at 19:47

    The top five drivers in Hungary finished in the same order they started in, but that result belies some pretty tense racing. It was your traditional Hungarian race, without much in the way of overtaking, but it got off to a dramatic start when Max Verstappen took out his teammate Daniel Ricciardo on the first lap. Ricciardo retired from the race, bringing out the safety car, whilst Verstappen was handed a 10 second penalty to be taken at his one and only pit stop.

  • Race highlights - Hungary 2017

    Race highlights - Hungary 2017

    30/07/2017 at 15:03

    The temperatures were high as the red lights went out to kick off the final race before the summer break, and tempers were flaring as teammates collided, swapped positions down to team orders, and failed to change places too. There were a handful of breakdowns, one safety car period, and many, many lapped cars by the time the chequered flag fell.

  • Qualifying results updated for Hungarian GP

    Qualifying results updated for Hungarian GP

    29/07/2017 at 18:23

    All practice and qualifying results have been updated on the F1 Encyclopedia, featuring Paul di Resta's return and Ferrari's surge to the top!

  • Sebastian Vettel scoops Hungarian pole position in Ferrari 1-2

    Sebastian Vettel scoops Hungarian pole position in Ferrari 1-2

    29/07/2017 at 17:56

    There were two talking points heading into qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix – the first being Paul di Resta’s sudden opportunity to get behind the wheel of an F1 car. He managed to finish 19th, and within seven tenths of a second of teammate Lance Stroll. Both Saubers dropped out in Q1, both Williams and Kevin Magnussen, who set exactly the same lap time as Sergio Pérez but missed out due to the Force India crossing the line before him.

  • Paul di Resta steps in to Hungary qualifying for unwell Felipe Massa

    Paul di Resta steps in to Hungary qualifying for unwell Felipe Massa

    29/07/2017 at 17:55

    Williams have had to call upon the skills of their reserve driver Paul Di Resta, stepping in for Felipe Massa who has fallen ill during practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix. The statement from Williams said: “Felipe visited the medical centre and hospital for precautionary tests on Friday, after feeling unwell and dizzy during FP2."

  • Daniel Ricciardo leads Friday practice at the Hungaroring

    Daniel Ricciardo leads Friday practice at the Hungaroring

    28/07/2017 at 18:16

    Daniel Ricciardo led both Friday practice sessions for Red Bull in Hungary, but Mercedes and Ferrari were never too far behind, giving hopes that this weekend’s race might see three teams battling for the win. It was a scrappy day for some, however, with several crashes. Celis Jr and Giovinazzi were taking their Friday driver opportunities, but Giovinazzi managed to crash into the barriers. Romain Grosjean also crashed, making it a doubly bad start for Haas.

  • Sauber set to continue with Ferrari power after Honda deal collapse

    Sauber set to continue with Ferrari power after Honda deal collapse

    28/07/2017 at 18:14

    One day after confirming they would not be going ahead with their technical partnership with Honda, the Sauber F1 Team have revealed they will continue with Ferrari power. The team currently use Ferrari’s engines, and have been partnered with the Italian manufacturer since the late 1990s. Their current partnership involves them running last year’s engine but the new deal looks set to run “the latest power unit specification as of 2018.”

  • Sauber confirm technical partnership with Honda will not go ahead

    Sauber confirm technical partnership with Honda will not go ahead

    27/07/2017 at 21:09

    The Sauber team continue to go through plenty of changes as they adjust to life under new management, and now they’ve revealed that previous plans to partner with Honda for engines for the 2018 season and beyond have now been cancelled. Their statement was relatively brief, but brand new team principal Frédéric Vasseur has expanded on what has been going on.