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

Max Verstappen annoyed by Lando Norris’ portrayal on Netflix’s F1 show

Reigning F1 champion Max Verstappen has said Lando Norris’ portrayal in Netflix’s latest Drive to Survive series vindicated his own decision not to take part. Verstappen was not involved in filming last season, meaning the series had to rely on TV interviews for the Red Bull driver in a title-winning season. Last year Verstappen explained … Read more

Your guide to the 2022 F1 cars we’ve seen so far… and what’s still to come

6:37 AM ET Nate Saunders Close F1 Associate Editor • Previously worked in rugby union and British Superbikes • History graduate from Reading University• Joined ESPNF1 in February 2014 Laurence Edmondson Close F1Editor • Joined ESPN in 2009• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011 We’ve seen six of the ten cars (in some form) … Read more

Daniel Ricciardo says Michael Masi needs help as race director after Abu Dhabi GP farce

WOKING, UK – McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo said F1 race director Michael Masi needs support in his role to avoid a repeat of the farcical finish to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Masi’s future in the job is currently in question after he botched the finish of the title decider between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton … 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

Formula One drivers to stop taking the knee pre-race

Formula One will no longer set time aside for drivers to take the knee ahead of races as it looks to introduce more concrete actions to combat racism, Chief Executive Stefano Domenicali told Sky Sports on Tuesday. Formula One launched its “We Race As One” diversity, inclusion and sustainability platform in 2020, which included a … Read more

McLaren boss Zak Brown calls for stronger F1 leadership to avoid ‘pantomime’

McLaren boss Zak Brown has called for stronger leadership in Formula One to reduce the power of bigger teams and prevent the pinnacle of motorsport from turning into a “pantomime.” In a piece on the year ahead posted on the McLaren website on Monday, Brown said some rivals were seeking “excuses to raise the cost … Read more