Daniel Ricciardo delighted with McLaren’s ‘mega’ turnaround at Australian Grand Prix

MELBOURNE, Australia — Daniel Ricciardo has hailed McLaren’s double at the Australian Grand Prix as a “mega result” and says he will now “rehydrate with a few beers” before leaving Melbourne. The local favorite finished sixth at Albert Park, one place behind teammate Lando Norris. It is the first time since last year’s Russian Grand … Read more

McLaren’s wins may be track-specific, say Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo

MELBOURNE, Australia — McLaren still has a lot of “hard work” to do, says Lando Norris, although he and teammate Daniel Ricciardo have qualified in the top seven for the Australian Grand Prix. The team had their best Saturday of the season at Albert Park, with Norris taking 4th place, behind lone poleman Charles Leclerc … Read more

FIA tightens rules on F1 drivers’ underwear and jewelry in cars

MELBOURNE, Australia — Drivers’ underwear, or lack thereof, was an unexpected focal point during Friday night’s Formula 1 driver briefing at Albert Park. New race director Niels Wittich has informed all drivers ahead of the Australian Grand Prix that the sport will begin to restrict what they are allowed to wear under their racing suits, … Read more

Young Australian star Oscar Piastri is looking to chart his own path in Formula 1

MELBOURNE, Australia — They may both be from Australia and share Italian heritage, but that doesn’t mean Oscar Piastri is knocking on Daniel Ricciardo’s door for race info from the eight-time Formula One winner. 1. In fact Piastri, the reigning Formula 2 champion and current Alpine reserve driver, says he only speaks with Ricciardo “when … Read more

“The busiest I’ve known in the world”

MELBOURNE, Australia – The madness of Formula 1 in Australia has certainly not escaped Daniel Ricciardo. The McLaren driver and local hero, who is preparing for his first Australian Grand Prix since 2019 and ninth as a full-time driver, admits he has never experienced anything like what is happening this year at Melbourne. “It’s always … Read more

Haas ends contracts with Russian driver Nikita Mazepin and title sponsor Uralkali

Formula 1 team Haas has terminated its contract with Russian driver Nikita Mazepin and title sponsor Uralkali. The decision came in the wake of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and means no Russians are signed to drive in F1 ahead of the new season. “Haas F1 Team has elected to terminate, with immediate effect, Uralkali’s … Read more

Candidates who could replace Nikita Mazepin at Haas

7:21 a.m. ET Nate Saunders Close F1 Associate Editor • Previously worked in rugby union and British Superbikes • History graduate from the University of Reading• Joined ESPNF1 in February 2014 Laurence Edmondson Close F1 Editor • Joined ESPN in 2009• FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011 Nikita Mazepin’s Formula 1 future is in doubt … Read more

Sebastian Vettel defends F1 race director Michael Masi, says he deserves to keep job

Sebastian Vettel has defended FIA race director Michael Masi and said the Australian deserves to keep his job despite botching the finish of last year’s title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Masi implemented the rules incorrectly to force a one-lap sprint race in Abu Dhabi, which helped Max Verstappen overtake Lewis Hamilton to dramatically win the … Read more

Why Sergio Perez believes he can beat Max Verstappen in their second year as Red Bull teammates

Red Bull’s Sergio Perez says he wouldn’t be racing in Formula One if he didn’t think he could beat his teammate and the reigning world champion Max Verstappen in a straight fight. After racing for midfield teams for ten years, Perez joined front runners Red Bull in 2021 and was partnered with Verstappen in a … Read more

Lando Norris extends McLaren deal through 2025

Lando Norris will stay with McLaren until at least the end of the 2025 season after extending his contract with the Formula One team. Norris is one of F1’s most exciting and popular young talents. He debuted with McLaren in 2019 and enjoyed a standout 2021 season, in which he had four podium finishes and … Read more