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Austrian GP: Latest F1 tech updates, direct from the garages

As Formula 1 hits Austria this weekend, Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images reveal the all-important technical updates on show in the Red Bull Ring pitlane – starting with the massive Mercedes update.

Grosjean: Ocon ignored French GP clash apology

Haas Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean is now even more convinced his French Grand Prix penalty was "nonsense", and says Esteban Ocon ignored his attempt to apologise for their contact.

Strategy Report: The consequences of a mistake-ridden race

James Allen analyses the French Grand Prix, as multiple collisions in the opening corners threw carefully-planned strategies into chaos – as cool heads ruled the day.

Catching Renault now "very difficult" - Force India

Force India has admitted its hopes of beating Renault to fourth place in the Formula 1 standings are all but over after suffering its first double retirement in almost two years in the French Grand Prix.

Haas: Bad luck "pouring" on point-less Grosjean

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says he is convinced that Romain Grosjean will bounce back after admitting that bad luck is "pouring" down on the French driver currently.

French GP wants bigger 2019 crowd despite trouble

The French Grand Prix organiser wants a significant crowd increase for 2019 because it believes every Formula 1 fan caught in traffic chaos over the weekend still attended the race.

Honda suspects different problems for two engine failures

Honda believes the problem Brendon Hartley had in France is different to Pierre Gasly’s in Canada, as it prepares to analyse a second failure for its upgraded Formula 1 engine.

Issue #31 of GP Gazette is now online

The latest issue of GP Gazette is online, with all of the news and insight from a remarkable French Grand Prix.

French GP: Best of team radio

Recap the French Grand Prix with selected radio messages from the Formula 1 race.

Perez engine failure had Mercedes worried

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff has admitted Sergio Perez’s engine problem in the French Grand Prix left him worried about the fate of his drivers and other customers.

FIA open to dropping Paul Ricard chicane for 2019

FIA race director Charlie Whiting is open to the suggestion that Paul Ricard’s Mistral Straight chicane be dropped from the 2019 French GP circuit layout.

French Grand Prix driver ratings

Just one driver earned an absolutely perfect rating for their French Grand Prix weekend - and they didn't get the result they deserved.

Photos reveal how Ricciardo’s front wing came apart

The scale of Daniel Ricciardo’s problems in the French Grand Prix has become clear in photographs that show how his front wing got progressively damaged through the Formula 1 race.

Alonso hopes Paul Ricard misery not "normality"

Fernando Alonso hopes McLaren's miserable French Grand Prix situation does not become the "normality" of its 2018 Formula 1 season.

Why Vettel’s small error could have big consequences

Sebastian Vettel’s first-corner mistake at Paul Ricard wasn’t a huge one, and his recovery was impressive. But in a championship that’s likely to be decided by fine margins, events in France could still prove costly.

Vettel surprised by wind-assisted Paul Ricard comeback

Sebastian Vettel was surprised by his recovery drive in the French Grand Prix and believes it would have been tougher to pass his Formula 1 rivals without wind assistance. 

French GP: Top photos from the race's selection of Formula 1 photos from the returning French Grand Prix, won by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.

F1 Debrief: Hamilton’s glory, Vettel’s escape, Verstappen’s swipe

Good morning. Welcome to your morning Motorsport F1 Debrief from a French GP where traffic chaos was the talk of the weekend – both at the first corner and outside the track.

French GP: Post-race press conference

DRIVERS: Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing), Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN (Ferrari).

Alonso: Radio apathy prompted by "overexcited" McLaren

Fernando Alonso felt his McLaren Formula 1 team got "overexcited" on the radio during a French Grand Prix in which he was on course to finish last.

Verstappen hits out at media after Vettel crash

Max Verstappen has hit out at the criticism Formula 1 drivers receive for mistakes like Sebastian Vettel's in the French Grand Prix.

Sainz says VSC saved points finish after MGU-K failure

Carlos Sainz believes the virtual safety car spell at the end of the French Grand Prix rescued a points finish for him after his Renault Formula 1 car's MGU-K failed.

Ricciardo's race compromised by "wounded" car

Daniel Ricciardo says his hopes of a podium finish in the French Grand Prix were dashed after his car was "wounded" by damage sustained to his front wing.

Vettel says he had "nowhere to go" in Bottas crash

Sebastian Vettel says he had “nowhere to go” in his Turn 1 collision with Valtteri Bottas at the French Grand Prix, because his start was “too good”.