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Jonathan Noble

Jonathan Noble is Motorsport.com’s Formula 1 editor. Having graduated from University of Sussex Jonathan worked for sports news agency Collings Sports reporting on F1, F3, touring cars and other sports, with articles appearing in The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Reuters, Autosport and other publications. In 1999 he moved to Haymarket Publishing to become a senior editor at Autosport Special Projects, and one year later he became Autosport’s grand prix editor. In 2015 he moved to Motorsport Network, becoming the F1 editor for Motorsport.com. He is also a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and sits on the FIA Media Council.

Jonathan has won multiple awards for journalism - in 1991 he was the winner of the Guild of Motoring Writers’ Sir William Lyons’ Award for young journalists, in 2010 he was awarded the Outstanding Individual accolade for consumer journalism in the Haymarket wards, in 2011 he won Haymarket’s Scoop of the Year, and in 2018 he was awarded a prestigious Medaglia d’Oro at the Lorenzo Bandini Awards for his contribution to F1 journalism.

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Ferrari: F1's "terrifying" technology spend not justified

The technology spend by Formula 1 teams is not justified by the levels of secrecy in the sport and the lack of spectacle on television, says Piero Ferrari.

Hulkenberg could take twin Aston Martin/Mercedes reserve role

Nico Hulkenberg could twin a reserve driver role for both Aston Martin and Mercedes in Formula 1 this year, Motorsport.com understands.

Schumacher: No added pressure from father's legacy for F1 debut

Haas Formula 1 rookie Mick Schumacher says he is proud to carry the Schumacher name in the sport and doesn't believe his father's legacy will add any extra pressure

Domenicali: F1 may not have podiums after sprint race

Formula 1 may elect to skip having a normal podium after its Saturday sprint races in a bid to not take the shine off the main Grand Prix on Sunday.

Schumacher spent week in quarantine for Haas F1 seat fit

Mick Schumacher says he had to give up a week in quarantine just to get his Formula 1 seat fit done with Haas.

Aston Martin sets five-year target for winning F1 title
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Aston Martin sets five-year target for winning F1 title

Aston Martin has its sights set on winning the world championship within the next five years, as it unveiled its new Formula 1 car on Wednesday.

The 12-month journey to settle Aston Martin's new F1 livery
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The 12-month journey to settle Aston Martin's new F1 livery

When Aston Martin pulled the covers off its striking green AMR21 earlier today, it marked the start of an exciting new chapter for the Formula 1 team.

Alpine explains decision to ditch F1 team principal role

Alpine’s Formula 1 team will run without an official team principal this year, with the outfit electing to split responsibilities across a senior management duo.

Renault evaluating switch to Mercedes F1 engine concept

Renault is evaluating a switch to the Mercedes concept of a split turbo and compressor on its Formula 1 power unit as part of an engine overhaul for 2022.

Why Aston Martin’s arrival is more than just new green livery Prime

Why Aston Martin’s arrival is more than just new green livery

In the most eagerly anticipated Formula 1 team launch of the season, the rebranded Aston Martin squad’s changes go much further than the striking paint job. But rather than a restart, the team hopes to build on top of solid foundations.

Mercedes hiding floor design for W12 F1 car
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Mercedes hiding floor design for W12 F1 car

Mercedes has confessed to hiding the floor design of its new W12 Formula 1 car as it doesn't want to give rivals a head start on copying its ideas.

Mercedes has no intention to "flirt" with other drivers yet
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Mercedes has no intention to "flirt" with other drivers yet

Mercedes has no intention of "flirting" with other drivers over potential future race seats until it knows what is happening with its current Formula 1 line-up.

F1 to use sparkling wine for podium celebrations in 2021

Formula 1 drivers will be back to using sparkling wine to celebrate on the podium after races this year, following an official tie-up with Italian company Ferrari Trento.

Mercedes makes F1 engine changes after pre-season "issues"

Mercedes has explained the changes it has made to its Formula 1 engine to address reliability concerns it had ahead of the new season.

Chadwick retained by Williams F1 in expanded simulator role

Former W Series champion Jamie Chadwick will remain at the Williams Formula 1 team for a third year as development driver.

Perez: Red Bull drive will "open many doors" for the future

Sergio Perez believes his chance at Red Bull this season will help "open many doors" for him in Formula 1 in the future.

Five things we learned from Ferrari’s 2021 team launch

Ferrari kicked off its formal preparations for the 2021 Formula 1 season with a team launch on Friday from its famous museum in Maranello.

Ferrari confident straightline speed weakness is fixed

Ferrari is confident its new SF21 car will not suffer from the same straightline speed deficit this year that hurt its form so much in Formula 1 last season.

Why Verstappen isn't interested in the hype game Prime

Why Verstappen isn't interested in the hype game

In a pre-season where Red Bull has been unusually quiet, Max Verstappen has also been guarded about the team's fortunes in 2021. Even after trying the RB16B for the first time at Silverstone, the Dutchman was careful to manage expectations

Perez: My experience a ‘big’ weapon in bid to beat Verstappen
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Perez: My experience a ‘big’ weapon in bid to beat Verstappen

Sergio Perez thinks his vast experience in Formula 1 will be a key asset for him at Red Bull as he bids to take the fight to Max Verstappen.

Aston Martin reveals new chassis naming convention for F1 rebrand

Aston Martin has opted for a complete renaming of its Formula 1 car for this year, on the back of its rebranding of Racing Point.

Ricciardo: Sprint F1 races mustn’t devalue victory

Daniel Ricciardo says he is less "scared" of sprint races ruining Formula 1 like reverse grids would do, as long as they don't end up devaluing victories.

Red Bull's missing RB16B fuels tech secret intrigue

Formula 1 teams may be masters of trying to disguise secrets of their new cars when they are first revealed – but Red Bull has taken things to a new level.

Ferrari overhauls chassis department ahead of 2021 F1 season

Ferrari has revamped its chassis department in a bid to ramp up its Formula 1 progress in 2021.

Red Bull's new RB16B has "good potential" - Perez
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Red Bull's new RB16B has "good potential" - Perez

Sergio Perez feels that Red Bull’s new RB16B Formula 1 car has ‘good potential’ after saying its improved grip was noticeable at a filming day on Wednesday.

BWT stays on as Aston Martin F1 team sponsor

BWT has elected to remain as a sponsor of Aston Martin for 2021, despite looking at potential options elsewhere including Williams and Haas.

Red Bull presents its 2021 Formula 1 car

Red Bull has revealed the first images of its 2021 Formula 1 car, the RB16B.

Albon: No point "wallowing about" on lost Red Bull F1 drive

Alex Albon says there is no point 'wallowing about' over losing his Red Bull Formula 1 drive, because that will not help him win a race seat back.

Ferrari will recover "large part" of power deficit - Vasseur

Ferrari is expected to recover a "large part" of its power deficit in Formula 1 this year, reckons Alfa Romeo team principal Fred Vasseur.

Ricciardo at "the limit" for McLaren F1 cockpit
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Ricciardo at "the limit" for McLaren F1 cockpit

Daniel Ricciardo says his wide hips make him on the limit for the width of current Formula 1 cockpits, but says he is all good with this year’s McLaren.

Tsunoda brings "extraordinary" strengths to AlphaTauri - Tost

Franz Tost is confident Yuki Tsunoda can bring his "extraordinary" strengths to AlphaTauri despite facing a steep learning curve through his debut Formula 1 season.

AlphaTauri needs error-free 2021 F1 season - Tost

AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost says his team must iron out mistakes if it is to deliver on its target of finishing head of the midfield in Formula 1 this year.

Red Bull announces launch date for RB16B

Red Bull will reveal its Formula 1 challenger next week, with the team announcing a February 23 launch for its 2021 car.

Pirelli reveals tyre compound choices for F1 2021

Pirelli has announced its compound choices for the 2021 Formula 1 season, with its selection broadly in line with last year's approach.

Honda explains key changes to 2021 F1 engine

Honda has explained the key changes it has made to its Formula 1 engine for this season, after revealing it has hit its performance targets over the winter.

AlphaTauri launches 2021 Formula 1 car

The Faenza-based team revealed the Honda-powered car on Friday morning as it became the second team after McLaren to launch.

F1 teams will recover lost downforce in 2021, reckons Key

Formula 1 teams should be close to recovering all the downforce lost with new aero rules in the early stages of the 2021 season, reckons McLaren technical director James Key.

Haas and Williams linked to BWT sponsor move

The iconic pink colour of Austrian water treatment company BWT could remain in Formula 1 this year, with sources indicating it has held talks with Haas and Williams.

Why Red Bull's Honda takeover is a gamechanger for its F1 mindset Prime

Why Red Bull's Honda takeover is a gamechanger for its F1 mindset

Red Bull's takeover of Honda's Formula 1 engine project has solved a potential short-term headache Honda's withdrawal at the end of 2021 would have caused. But, in taking destiny into its own hands, it could have a positive long-term impact too.

Red Bull open to building own F1 engine from 2025

Red Bull has given the firmest indication yet that it will look to produce its own Formula 1 engine when new rules come into play in 2025.

McLaren's Mercedes dyno testing has been "problem free"
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McLaren's Mercedes dyno testing has been "problem free"

McLaren says it has not encountered any troubles with the new Mercedes Formula 1 engine, despite concerns the German car manufacturer has about its own preparations for the season ahead.

McLaren explains lack of Mercedes branding

Mercedes branding will be absent from McLaren’s Formula 1 car, driver overalls and team uniforms this year, despite the team’s switch to the German car manufacturer’s engine.

New McLaren includes "fresh ideas" despite rules limits

McLaren says its new MCL35M has still managed to incorporate some "fresh ideas", despite the homologation limits of Formula 1's 2021 rules.

Red Bull reveals naming plan for new F1 engines

Red Bull has revealed that its future Formula 1 engines will take the moniker of the energy drinks company, as it ruled out selling on the naming rights.

McLaren's new MCL35M will be F1 2021’s most different car

When McLaren pulls the covers off its new MCL35M at its Woking factory this evening, the expectation is of it being Formula 1’s most different car.

How F1 know-how is making waves in the America’s Cup

While Mercedes may still be weeks away from unleashing the new W12 into its first Formula 1 race, the Brackley-based outfit will be facing its first competitive battle this weekend.

Why F1 is going to be ‘very aggressive’ on new engine rules

Formula 1 has made no secret of the fact that it did not get its current engine rules right.

Mercedes admits it has "some issues" with 2021 F1 engine

Mercedes admits it is battling some "issues" with its engine preparations for the new Formula 1 season, but is confident it can have fixes in place for the first race.

2021 F1 season: New car launches and testing dates latest

The countdown to the 2021 Formula 1 season is under way, but before the first race of the campaign there is still plenty to get done.

F1 targets "powerful, emotive" engines for 2025

Formula 1 has vowed to ensure that its next generation of engine from 2025 will be "powerful and emotive" after finalising its plans for the next rule phase.

F1 teams approve engine freeze plans from 2022

Formula 1 teams have approved plans for an engine freeze from 2022 and are open to the idea of sprint races, but have requested more details.

Why F1 shouldn't be afraid of trying sprint races Prime

Why F1 shouldn't be afraid of trying sprint races

Formula 1's push to experiment with qualifying races has divided opinions among its fanbase, but Jonathan Noble argues F1 should at least give it a try.

F1 braced for sprint race, engine freeze decisions

An engine freeze, the final 2021 calendar and a sprint race experiment will dominate talks between teams and the sport's chiefs in a meeting of the Formula 1 Commission today.

F1 chiefs give green light to Portuguese GP in 2021

Formula 1 has given the go ahead for the Portuguese Grand Prix to take the vacant slot on the calendar, Motorsport.com can reveal, with teams to be informed of the decision on Thursday.

Ferrari eyeing revolutionary F1 engine design for 2022

Ferrari is eyeing a radical new engine concept for its 2022 Formula 1 project that could feature a design never seen in the sport before.

Grosjean "surprised" by Alpine's management shake-up

Romain Grosjean was "quite surprised" by the Alpine Formula 1 team's management shake-up that has included the arrival of Davide Brivio, but the Frenchman feels the squad is in good hands.

Wolff explains Hamilton one-year F1 deal, no veto clause

Toto Wolff says the decision to only agree to a one-year contract extension with Lewis Hamilton was the result of them wanting time to finalise a longer deal.

The key answers on Hamilton's new Mercedes deal Prime

The key answers on Hamilton's new Mercedes deal

Lewis Hamilton has finally put pen-to-paper on a new Mercedes F1 contract for 2021. There were many questions about Hamilton's commitment to F1, and some still linger with the news his deal is for one year, but there were other complexities involved...

F1 TV audiences held up during 2020 season
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F1 TV audiences held up during 2020 season

Formula 1's television audience held up well in 2020 despite the early season shutdown and revised schedule caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Why crypto fan tokens are coming to Formula 1

The turmoil unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic disrupted Formula 1 in a way that nothing else has since the world championship started.