The ‘other’ Mexican F1 driver who is aiding Mercedes’ empire-building goals
Some drivers step back entirely from motor racing when they hang up their helmets – but others, like Esteban Gutierrez, have ambitions to move from the hot seat to the c-suite. Stuart Codling gets down to business with the man blazing a trail for Mercedes in Latin America
Racing drivers softening their transition from the cockpit to civilian life by acting as ‘brand ambassadors’ is nothing new. When injury forced Sir Stirling Moss to retire before his time, he very quickly discovered that simply being Stirling Moss was supremely valuable.
Likewise, Sir Jackie Stewart ensured Ford Motor Company products flew off the forecourts even before he stepped out of his Tyrrell cockpit for the last time in 1973. Until the pandemic put the brakes on corporate hospitality, he was still energetically entertaining guests of a certain watch company, race in, race out, in modern times – indeed, when GP Racing quipped how ironic it was that being a Rolex ambassador seemed to leave him with no time on his hands, he guffawed and said, “Thanks! I’ll use that…”
OPINION: The first stage of the 2022 Formula 1 pre-season is just over a month away, but the championship is still reeling from the controversial results of last year’s finale. The FIA acknowledges F1 has had its reputation dented as a result, so here’s how it could go about putting things right
As Formula 1 prepares to begin a new era of technical regulations in 2022, We pick out six other key elements to follow this season
After 349 grand prix starts, 46 fastest laps, 21 wins and one world championship, Kimi Raikkonen has finally called time on his F1 career. In an exclusive interview with Motorsport.com on the eve of his final race, he explains his loathing of paddock politics and reflects on how motorsport has changed over the past two decades.
Formula 1 cars will look very different this year as the long-awaited fresh rules finally arrive with the stated aim of improving its quality of racing. We break down what the return of 'ground effect' aerodynamics - and a flurry of other changes besides - means for the teams, and what fans can expect
OPINION: The 2022 Formula 1 season is just weeks away from getting underway, but instead of focusing on what is to come, the attention still remains on what has been – not least the Abu Dhabi title decider controversy. That, plus other key talking points, must be resolved to allow the series to warmly welcome in its new era
Mick Schumacher’s knack of improving during his second season in a championship was a trademark of his junior formula career, so his progress during his rookie Formula 1 campaign with Haas was encouraging. His target now will be to turn that improvement into results as the team hopes to reap the rewards of sacrificing development in 2021
As the driver of Formula 1’s medical car, Alan van der Merwe’s job is to wait – and hope his skills aren’t needed. James Newbold hears from F1’s lesser-known stalwart.
There was an ace up the sleeve during the 1983 F1 title-winning season of Nelson Piquet and Brabham. It made a frontrunning car invincible for the last three races to see off Renault's Alain Prost and secure the combination's second world title in three years
Ocon wants to change ‘maximum’ number of Alpine F1 parts for British GP
Norris reacts to Hamilton's Austrian GP ‘great driver’ F1 compliment