McLaren have talked with VW Group, says Zak Brown

McLaren have talked with the Volkswagen Group, whose Audi and Porsche brands have been linked to future Formula One entry, but nothing has been agreed, according to team boss Zak Brown. German newspaper FAZ has reported that Volkswagen’s supervisory board will decide at the end of February whether both Audi and luxury brand Porsche would … Read more

Alain Prost leaves Alpine, says F1 team has ‘no respect’ after news leak

Alain Prost has accused the Alpine F1 Team of having “no respect” after his departure was leaked before being made official. Prost, a four-time Formula One world champion, had been the team’s special adviser since 2017, serving through its rebrand from Renault to Alpine ahead of last season. The F1 website announced the news on … Read more

Mercedes to launch car on Feb. 18

Mercedes will launch the Formula One car it hopes Lewis Hamilton will race in 2022 at a virtual Silverstone event on Feb. 18. Mercedes will unveil the W13E Performance as it bids to continue its recent dominance of F1, having won eight straight Constructors’ Championships coming into this season. However, a major overhaul to this … 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

Aston Martin name Mike Krack as new team principal

Aston Martin have named Mike Krack as its team principal following the departure of Otmar Szafnauer, the Formula One team announced on Friday. Krack joins from BMW, where he led the German manufacturer’s global motorsport division. He has worked previously in F1 with Swiss-based Sauber. The move means he will work again with four times … Read more

Aston Martin to launch ’22 car on Feb. 10

Aston Martin is the first team to announce when it will launch its 2022 car, choosing an online event on Feb. 10. The Aston Martin brand returned to F1 last year after rebranding from Racing Point. The team will unveil a car named the AMR22 at an online event in Gaydon, the home of the … Read more

Executive director Marcin Budkowski leaves Alpine F1 team

Executive director Marcin Budkowski has left the Renault-owned Alpine Formula One team, where he effectively ran day-to-day operations, with immediate effect. Alpine said in a statement on Thursday that chief executive Laurent Rossi would temporarily step in to ensure preparations for next season continued smoothly. Budkowski has been linked with rivals Aston Martin, whose principal … Read more

FIA to publish Abu Dhabi GP findings on March 18

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes will have to wait until March 18, two days before the start of the 2022 season, to discover the outcome of the FIA’s investigation into last year’s title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Max Verstappen beat Hamilton to the title in controversial circumstances on Dec. 12, with FIA race director Michael Masi … Read more