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Stroll still lacking confidence in unpredictable 2022 Aston F1 car

Lance Stroll says a lack of confidence in the Aston Martin AMR22 Formula 1 car is compromising his performance this season.

Ocon: Silverstone F1 upgrades should boost Alpine’s form

Esteban Ocon hopes that the latest batch of upgrades from the Alpine Formula 1 team will give the team a boost heading into the British Grand Prix.

Inside AlphaTauri’s Faenza F1 factory Prime

Inside AlphaTauri’s Faenza F1 factory

AlphaTauri’s mission in F1 is to sell clothes and train young drivers rather than win the championship – but you still need a cutting-edge factory to do that. Team boss Franz Tost takes GP Racing’s Oleg Karpov on a guided tour of a facility that’s continuing to grow.

Aston Martin keen for Vettel to stay long-term as F1 talks loom

Aston Martin Formula 1 boss Mike Krack hopes Sebastian Vettel will remain with the team long-term ahead of talks about extending his existing contract.

Hamilton: Mercedes will be ‘more cautious’ with F1 set-up experiments

Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes will be “a little bit more cautious” with its Formula 1 set-up experiments from now on after often taking responsibility for them this season.

Mercedes: Zero complacency over F1 2022 100% finishing record

Mercedes insists it is not getting complacent about its finishing record in Formula 1 this year, despite rivals Red Bull and Ferrari having big reliability headaches.

Why seeing the whites of driver’s eyes is F1 and NASCAR’s biggest difference

As a Daytona 500 winner and long-time follower of Formula 1, Team Penske NASCAR Cup driver Austin Cindric is well qualified to judge the differences between the two series.

Can F1 turn back from its heavyweight path?

OPINION: Current F1 cars are the heaviest yet, but is there another way forward that still satisfies key criteria? Motorsport.com columnist Lucas di Grassi presents the case for an alternative, and explains the philosophical stumbling blocks that could hinder it

Latifi: "Puzzling" my Williams F1 car can’t match what Albon is doing

Nicholas Latifi finds it “puzzling” that he does not feel capable of matching team-mate Alex Albon’s level of performance with the Williams Formula 1 car at the moment.

Liberty: Nice GP not designed to pressure Monaco F1 race

Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei insists that talk of moving the French Grand Prix to the city of Nice is not a way of putting pressure on Monaco for a future spot on the Formula 1 calendar.

Aston Martin set for further F1 car upgrade at Silverstone

Aston Martin is set to bring another Formula 1 car update to Silverstone next weekend as it looks to build on the progress made with its Barcelona package.

Szafnauer: Netflix cameras in meetings may boost F1

Alpine’s Otmar Szafnauer says the presence of Netflix cameras in a Formula 1 team boss meeting in Canada may ultimately give the sport a boost.

When 'rocket fuel' shot to an F1 title
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When 'rocket fuel' shot to an F1 title

Alain Prost was heading for a first Formula 1 world title in 1983 when Brabham-BMW unleashed a secret weapon…

Connecting two of Ferrari's favourite F1 sons: Villeneuve and Leclerc Prime

Connecting two of Ferrari's favourite F1 sons: Villeneuve and Leclerc

Gilles Villeneuve's exploits behind the wheel of a Ferrari made him a legend to the tifosi, even 40 years after his death. The team's current Formula 1 star Charles Leclerc enjoys a similar status, and recently got behind the wheel of a very special car from the French-Canadian’s career.

Why AlphaTauri confirmed a driver already “100% confirmed” for F1 2023

Today’s confirmation from AlphaTauri that Pierre Gasly would be staying put for 2023 was perhaps the least surprising announcement so far this year in Formula 1.

Gasly formally confirmed at AlphaTauri F1 for 2023 season

Pierre Gasly will remain with AlphaTauri for the 2023 season after the Formula 1 team officially confirmed him as part of its line-up for next year.

How a 30cm metal wire triggered open warfare in the F1 paddock

Porpoising has become the key talking point during the 2022 Formula 1 season, as teams battle to come to terms with it. An FIA technical directive ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix and a second stay appearing on the Mercedes cars only served to create a bigger debate and raise tensions further

Madrid expresses interest in hosting future F1 race

The city of Madrid has expressed its interest in hosting a Formula 1 race in the future, believing it could “offer a great sporting and entertainment spectacle.”

Vettel had freedom to keep Canada F1 "climate crime" helmet for race

Aston Martin Formula 1 boss Mike Krack says Sebastian Vettel could have kept his Canada "climate crime" helmet in Montreal for the race should he have wanted to.

Marko: Red Bull is ‘dominating’ F1 but needs to address reliability

Helmut Marko says Red Bull is “dominating” Formula 1 after an “unbelievable” run of form, but still needs to address its occasional reliability woes.

Mercedes F1 plans British GP upgrades amid raised expectations
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Mercedes F1 plans British GP upgrades amid raised expectations

Mercedes is planning to bring updates to Formula 1’s British Grand Prix in its bid to help push the team up the grid.

Alpine welcomes F1 porpoising clampdown if it levels playing field

Alpine Formula 1 boss Otmar Szafnauer welcomes action by the FIA on porpoising, but only if it doesn’t give rivals an advantage.

Pirelli: Verstappen/Sainz duel proof 2022 F1 tyres work for racing

Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz’s thrilling battle for victory at the end of the Canadian Grand Prix is proof that Formula 1’s 2022 tyres are delivering close racing, reckons Pirelli.

Schumacher not losing faith in points breakthrough after Canada F1 misery

Mick Schumacher insists he is not losing faith that his breakthrough Formula 1 points will come soon, despite ensuring more heartbreak in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Ferrari hopes FIA will prove impartiality over ex-Mercedes lawyer

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto hopes the FIA can address his concerns and prove its impartiality over the appointment of a former Mercedes Formula 1 lawyer to a senior role.

Sainz now able to push without fear of crashing Ferrari F1 car Canadian GP
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Sainz now able to push without fear of crashing Ferrari F1 car

Carlos Sainz says he felt more comfortable in his Ferrari Formula 1 car during a strong Canadian Grand Prix, saying he was finally able to "push flat out without any fear of losing the car".

Ocon: Alpine F1 "tried to play the team game" to help Alonso in Canada

Esteban Ocon says that the Alpine Formula 1 squad "tried to play the team game" in order to help Fernando Alonso fend off Valtteri Bottas in the Canadian Grand Prix.

The F1 wing choice that impacted Sainz top speed in Verstappen battle

Ferrari brought a new specification rear wing to the Canadian Grand Prix, aimed to decreasing drag and increasing top speed – key to its fight with the super-swift Red Bull Formula 1 cars.

Wolff: Mercedes needs to be "careful" with F1 expectations

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has urged his team to be "careful" in thinking it can soon challenge Red Bull and Ferrari, despite its pace gains in the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix.

Verstappen: Red Bull F1 still "needs to improve" to fend off quicker Ferrari

Formula 1 championship leader Max Verstappen says his Red Bull team still "needs to improve" after noticing Ferrari was quicker during Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

Does Max Verstappen have any weaknesses left?

Having extended his Formula 1 points lead with victory in Canada, Max Verstappen has raised his game further following his 2021 title triumph. Even on the days where Red Bull appears to be second best to Ferrari, Verstappen is getting the most out of the car in each race. So, does he have any weaknesses that his title rivals can exploit?

Marko: Mercedes F1 push for FIA help on porpoising has "backfired"
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Marko: Mercedes F1 push for FIA help on porpoising has "backfired"

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko believes Mercedes’ lobbying of the FIA to help cure porpoising in Formula 1 has "backfired".

Red Bull suspends F1 reserve driver Vips over racial slur

Red Bull Racing has announced that Formula 2 driver Juri Vips has been suspended with immediate effect after using a racial slur.

McLaren has to "up game" after disastrous Montreal F1 weekend

McLaren Formula 1 boss Andreas Seidl admits that the team has to up its game after a communications error cost Lando Norris time in the pits in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Piastri set for first Alpine F1 outing in French GP practice

Oscar Piastri is set to make his public Formula 1 debut with Alpine in FP1 at the French GP, Motorsport.com understands.

How F1's future fuels can shape the automotive sector Prime

How F1's future fuels can shape the automotive sector

In 2026, Formula 1 plans to make the switch to a fully sustainable fuel, as the greater automotive world considers its own alternative propulsion methods. Biogasoline and e-fuels both have merit as 'drop-in' fuels but, equally, both have their shortcomings...

Russell: Mercedes "falling into traps" with F1 car set-up

George Russell says his Mercedes Formula 1 team keeps falling into traps as it tries different set-up directions with the W13.

Magnussen: F1 race control too easy to influence after Ocon radio call

Kevin Magnussen believes FIA race control is too easy to influence by drivers after being called in to repair a damaged front wing in Formula 1's Canadian Grand Prix.

The breakthrough behind Sainz's best weekend of F1 2022 so far

OPINION: Carlos Sainz came close to winning in Monaco but needed that race’s specific circumstances for his shot at a maiden Formula 1 victory to appear. Last weekend in Canada, he led the line for Ferrari in Charles Leclerc’s absence from the front. And there’s a key reason why Sainz has turned his 2022 form around

Horner: "Element of theatre" in Netflix-filmed F1 team boss meeting

Christian Horner says there was an "element of theatre" in the Formula 1 team boss meeting that was filmed by Netflix in Canada amid the row over porpoising.

Ferrari: FIA did not follow right procedure with F1 technical directive

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto says the FIA did not follow correct procedures in the way it tried to help solve Formula 1's porpoising problems.

10 things we learned from the 2022 F1 Canadian Grand Prix Canadian GP
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10 things we learned from the 2022 F1 Canadian Grand Prix

As Max Verstappen delivered a Canadian Grand Prix masterclass, Ferrari showed some fight through Carlos Sainz, while the porpoising saga spiced up off the track. Here’s what we learned from this year’s Formula 1 race in Montreal

Ferrari reveals frantic last-second F1 call behind Sainz pitstop in Canada Canadian GP
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Ferrari reveals frantic last-second F1 call behind Sainz pitstop in Canada

Ferrari Formula 1 team boss Mattia Binotto has revealed pitting Carlos Sainz under the Canadian Grand Prix's late safety car was a last-second decision as he tried to defeat Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Verstappen suffered F1 radio failure ahead of Canada restart

Max Verstappen had to fend off Carlos Sainz for Formula 1 victory in Canada without being able to speak to Red Bull after his radio failed after the final restart.

Norris: McLaren's strong F1 days aren't "genuine pace"

Lando Norris was left downbeat after a miserable Canadian Grand Prix that he felt proved McLaren’s strong days in Formula 1 this season haven’t been “genuine pace”.

Air leak cost Alonso the chance to race Mercedes in Canada

Alpine Formula 1 boss Otmar Szafnauer says an air leak in Fernando Alonso’s power unit cost the Spaniard a chance to fight against Mercedes in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

F1 teams set for FIA meeting over porpoising solutions
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F1 teams set for FIA meeting over porpoising solutions

Formula 1 technical chiefs are set to meet the FIA this week to try to find solutions to the sport’s porpoising controversy before the British Grand Prix, Motorsport.com has learned.

Mercedes claims its F1 porpoising issues are now "solved"

Mercedes believes it has solved its main porpoising problems in Formula 1, and instead its issues are now caused by how stiff and low it needs to run its car.

Traction, not top speed, kept Verstappen ahead of Sainz - Horner

Christian Horner believes the traction of the Red Bull Formula 1 car exiting corners, not its top speed, was the key to Max Verstappen’s Canadian Grand Prix victory.

How could Sainz have won the Canadian GP for Ferrari? Canadian GP
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How could Sainz have won the Canadian GP for Ferrari?

Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz treated Formula 1 fans to a thrilling finish in Montreal on Sunday as their 16-lap sprint went down to the wire.

Horner: Mercedes car concept, not F1's 2022 rules, to blame for issues

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says Mercedes' car concept, rather than failed Formula 1 rules, is to blame for the porpoising issues the team has faced.

Why “faster” Ferrari couldn’t beat Red Bull in Canadian GP

On paper the Canadian Grand Prix will go down as Max Verstappen’s latest triumph, fending off late pressure from Carlos Sainz to extend his Formula 1 world championship lead. But as safety car periods, virtual and real, shook up the race Ferrari demonstrated it can take the fight to Red Bull after recent failures.

Canadian Grand Prix Driver Ratings 2022

Plenty of high scores but just a single perfect 10 from the first Montreal race in three years, as Max Verstappen fended off late pressure from Carlos Sainz. Here’s Autosport’s assessment on the Formula 1 drivers from the Canadian Grand Prix

Alonso drops to ninth after Canadian GP F1 weaving penalty

Alpine driver Fernando Alonso has received a five-second time penalty for blocking Valtteri Bottas in Formula 1's Canadian Grand Prix, dropping him from seventh to ninth.

F1 Grand Prix race results: Verstappen wins Canadian GP

Max Verstappen won a pulsating Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal on Sunday, after a tense duel to the finish line with Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.

Slow pitstop made Leclerc's "life much more difficult" in Canadian GP

Charles Leclerc says a slow pitstop "cost us quite a bit" in his recovery drive to fifth place in Formula 1's Canadian Grand Prix.

Engine issue forced Alonso to "drive kamikaze" in Canadian GP

Fernando Alonso said he had to drive like a "kamikaze" in the corners after suffering an engine issue early in Formula 1's Canadian Grand Prix.

Hamilton: Canada F1 podium "overwhelming" after recent struggles

Lewis Hamilton says his podium finish in Formula 1's Canadian Grand Prix was "overwhelming" after recent struggles with Mercedes.

Sainz "didn't leave an inch to the walls" fighting Verstappen

Ferrari's Carlos Sainz said he "wasn't leaving an inch to the walls" to try and pass Max Verstappen and win Formula 1's Canadian Grand Prix.

Canadian GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Canadian GP at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, which charts the position changes.