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

Sebastian Vettel hits out at F1 for dropping take-the-knee ceremony

Sebastian Vettel was surprised to hear Formula One has removed the pre-race ceremony which allowed drivers to take a knee before races, saying the gesture “was getting a bit too strong for the business side of things”. F1 launched the ‘We Race As One’ initiative in 2020 in solidarity with the anti-racism movement around the … Read more

Red Bull name tech firm Oracle as title sponsor in $ 500m deal

The Red Bull Formula One team has secured a new title sponsorship worth around $ 500 million with technology firm Oracle, placing it among the most lucrative commercial deals in sports. The five-year deal is a lift to the team ahead of the season beginning next month when Max Verstappen will be looking to defend … 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

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

Haas F1 boss Guenther Steiner expresses doubt over 2022 sprint race plans

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner expressed doubt about whether Formula One’s plan to host six sprint races in 2022 would go ahead, with the top teams demanding an increase in the sport’s cost cap. Formula One trialled the sprint-race format at three events last year, with qualifying brought forward a day to Friday and a … Read more

Haas becomes first team to launch new-look 2022 F1 car

Haas has become the first Formula One team to release images of its 2022 car ahead of the upcoming season. Built to the sport’s new technical regulations, the Haas VF22 is a dramatic departure from last year’s car with all new design concepts mandated by F1 and the FIA ​​to improve wheel-to-wheel racing. Notable design … Read more