Mercedes boss Toto Wolff calls Michael Masi ‘disrespectful’ and ‘responsible’

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has accused former Formula 1 race director Michael Masi of being disrespectful to drivers, not accepting criticism and being responsible for the sport. Mercedes blame Masi for costing Lewis Hamilton the championship at last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after he incorrectly implemented the safety car restart procedure at the end … Read more

Max Verstappen on the back foot as Charles Leclerc shows championship caliber

Based on pure performance, there has been very little choice between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen this season. But based on championship points, the gap is already huge. With three of this year’s 23 races completed, Leclerc has a 46-point lead over Verstappen – a bigger margin than either Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton had over … Read more

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

Australian Grand Prix organizers reveal track changes

The Australian Grand Prix circuit in Melbourne has undergone some changes for the latest edition of the race. Darrian Traynor/Getty Images Australian Grand Prix organizers are hoping the days of single-track racing at Albert Park are over as they unveil long-awaited changes to the Melbourne lakeside circuit this week. Albert Park has hosted the Australian … Read more

Stefano Domenicali – It’s F1’s “duty” to keep racing in Saudi Arabia

Formula 1 will continue to race in Saudi Arabia despite concerns over security and human rights in the country, the sport’s CEO Stefano Domenicali has said. Last weekend’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was nearly boycotted by all 20 F1 drivers after a missile attack by Yemeni Houthis hit an oil depot six miles from the … Read more

‘Confusing situation’ resulted in Lewis Hamilton missing chance to oppose

Lewis Hamilton’s crucial missed pit stop in the final stages of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was due to a confusing situation on the track, says Mercedes boss Toto Wolff. Hamilton was apparently presented with a golden opportunity to stop on lap 37 under a virtual safety car, resulting in a much smaller net loss … Read more