Jonathan Noble

Jonathan Noble

Jonathan Noble is’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 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.

Latest articles by Jonathan Noble


FIA: Extra F1 sprint race plan hold-up not about money

FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem has insisted that a recent move that held up plans for extra Formula 1 sprint races in 2023 was not about money.

Vips gets Red Bull FP1 nod at Spanish GP

Red Bull junior driver Juri Vips has been drafted in for a first free practice outing for the Formula 1 team at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Horner: Angsty Verstappen nothing to worry about

Red Bull insists it is not worried by Max Verstappen’s irritation at recent reliability dramas as both team and driver share the same focus on winning in Formula 1.

Alpine to bring new F1 rear wing to Spanish GP

Alpine is to bring a new rear wing to Formula 1’s Spanish Grand Prix as part of its upgrade push to help Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon.

Honda to be title sponsor of F1’s Japanese Grand Prix

Honda is to become the official title sponsor of this year’s Japanese Grand Prix, despite it pulling out of Formula 1 at the end of last season.

What Miami F1 hype will and won't change for British GP

Miami’s fake marina, its Hard Rock Beach Club, the celeb fest and massive hype created a buzz around a new Formula 1 race that we had not seen for years.

Baku to tweak F1 pitlane entry; eyes 2023 sprint race

Baku is to make modifications to its pitlane entry for next month's race, in the wake of intense debate about the safety of the configuration at last year's Formula 1 event.

Pictured: The broken brake disc that caused Leclerc's Monaco crash

Formula 1 world championship leader Charles Leclerc grabbed the headlines last weekend when he crashed a Ferrari 312B3 at the Monaco Historic GP.

Alpine expects Alonso/Piastri 2023 decision around British GP time

Alpine wants to wait until around the time of the British Grand Prix to decide on the Formula 1 futures of Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri.

The wide floor doubt over Mercedes' zero-pod concept

Mercedes heads to this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix hoping to finally get an answer about whether or not its 'zero-pod' design has a future.

Hamilton: City races best way forward for F1

Lewis Hamilton believes future Formula 1 tracks need to be in cities if they are to truly capture the biggest interest from fans.

Horner: Less needle in Ferrari F1 title fight after Wolff clashes

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says that this year’s Formula 1 title battle with Ferrari is taking place with much less needle than there was against Mercedes in 2021.

Ferrari chasing answers over Miami F1 low-speed anomaly

Ferrari says it is chasing answers as to why the low-speed advantage it has had all season was wiped away at Formula 1's Miami Grand Prix.

Ferrari’s top secret F1 filming day fuels upgrade intrigue

Ferrari’s lockdown of the Monza circuit in Italy on Friday for a top-secret filming day has fuelled intrigue about its upgrade push for Formula 1’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Red Bull denies it is burning through F1 development budget

Red Bull has played down suggestions it could be on the back foot by having burned through more of its Formula 1 development budget than rival Ferrari.

Alpine seeks FIA talks over "wholly unjust" Alonso F1 penalty

Alpine plans to ask the FIA to improve the guidance race control gives to Formula 1 teams, following what it feels was a "wholly unjust" penalty for Fernando Alonso in Miami.

Norris hopes FIA learns from Miami F1 barrier call after crashes

Lando Norris hopes the FIA learns from the decision not to install a Tecpro barrier at Turn 13 in Miami after two big incidents left drivers struggling with knocks.

How F1 race leaders have now lost their comfort blanket Prime

How F1 race leaders have now lost their comfort blanket

As Formula 1 teams have settled down in understanding the new generation of cars and the way they need to maximise their performance, fresh lessons have emerged. Jonathan Noble investigates how they have brought with them an all-new kind of grand prix racing

Ferrari: Red Bull advantage is only around 0.2 seconds

Ferrari believes its deficit to Red Bull is only around 0.2 seconds per lap, as it sets about closing the gap to its Formula 1 rival.

Sainz reveals physical struggles in F1 Miami GP

Carlos Sainz thinks he physically paid the price in Formula 1’s Miami Grand Prix for his early exits from the recent Australian and Emilia Romagna races.

Why first year loss hasn’t dented Miami F1 boss' outlook

The Miami Grand Prix boss says a first-year operating loss on the Formula 1 event has not stopped him being convinced the race will succeed in the long term.

Red Bull reveals Perez came "very close" to Miami F1 DNF Miami GP
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Red Bull reveals Perez came "very close" to Miami F1 DNF

Red Bull has revealed that Sergio Perez came "very close" to retiring from Formula 1’s Miami Grand Prix as a result of the engine sensor issue that slowed his car.

What really happened with Miami’s F1 track surface

While Formula 1 drivers generally liked the layout of the new Miami Formula 1 circuit - apart from the chicane - it was the track surface that became the biggest bone of contention over the weekend.

Hamilton: Deciding F1 strategy in car "feels like you're gambling"

Lewis Hamilton says that being asked to decide on Formula 1 strategy sometimes “feels like you’re gambling” after an “unfortunate” situation when the safety car came out in Miami.

Mercedes not discounting ditching F1 zero-pod concept after Spanish GP

Mercedes has not ruled out abandoning its ‘zero-pod’ concept as it faces a crunch decision on the future of its Formula 1 car after the Spanish Grand Prix.

Verstappen: Red Bull F1 still too "hit and miss" despite Miami win Miami GP
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Verstappen: Red Bull F1 still too "hit and miss" despite Miami win

Max Verstappen has called on his Red Bull team to iron out its operational issues after winning the Miami Grand Prix despite several problems across the weekend.

Ferrari explains why it let Red Bull "off the hook" with F1 SC tyre call

Ferrari has explained why it let Red Bull "off the hook" by not pitting for fresh tyres when the safety car came out in Formula 1's Miami Grand Prix.

Ferrari confident faster Red Bull can't maintain F1 upgrade spend

Ferrari believes that the faster Red Bull team will not be able to maintain spending on the aggressive upgrade push that has pulled it ahead in Formula 1.

Leclerc hopes F1 upgrades can help Ferrari make step in Spanish GP

Charles Leclerc hopes upgrades can help Ferrari make a step up at the next Formula 1 race in Spain following defeat to Max Verstappen in the Miami Grand Prix.

Miami open to F1 track changes to make it "as good as we can"

Miami Formula 1 chiefs have vowed to make whatever changes are needed at their track for next year to ensure the race is a success.

Why Miami’s mistake generators set F1 track apart

It is widely understood that Formula 1 tracks can appear deceptive on television; with the small screen doing little justice to what they are like in real life.

Mercedes: Miami promise shows W13 can fight at front of F1 in 2022

Mercedes thinks the Miami Grand Prix weekend has offered a glimpse that the ‘zeropod’ concept can allow it to join the fight at the front of Formula 1 this year.

McLaren calls for FIA "transparency" over Ferrari F1 tyre test floor swap

McLaren has called for "full transparency" from the FIA regarding the details of Ferrari's floor swap at the recent Imola Formula 1 tyre test, amid ongoing intrigue about the matter.

Watches added to F1 jewellery ban as drivers risk $265,000 fine

Formula 1 drivers have been told that watches will be added to the sport’s jewellery ban, with fines for contravention of the rules potentially as high as $265,000.

Hamilton: Miami F1 chicane like racing around B&Q car park in kart

Lewis Hamilton says the Miami Formula 1 circuit’s tight uphill chicane reminds him of driving karts around B&Q car parks as a kid.

McLaren F1 future safe as team rules out Audi sale

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has ruled out a sale of the Formula 1 team to Audi, despite the German manufacturer’s interest in a potential takeover.

FIA gives Ferrari all-clear after Imola F1 tyre test probe

Ferrari has been given the all-clear by the FIA over it running different floors at last week's Imola Formula 1 tyre test.

Mercedes brings new low drag wing to F1 Miami GP

Mercedes is introducing a low-drag rear wing specification as part of its Formula 1 updates for the Miami Grand Prix.

FIA probing Ferrari F1 car spec amid tyre test questions

The FIA is seeking clarity from Ferrari about the specification of Formula 1 car parts it ran at the recent Imola tyre test, following legality questions from rival teams.

How Silverstone beat Miami to F1’s first fake marina

Miami’s fake marina has been one of the biggest talking points in the build-up to this weekend’s inaugural Formula 1 race around the Hard Rock Stadium.

Mercedes still in "trial and error" mode on porpoising F1 updates

Mercedes says it is still in ‘trial and error’ mode with its Formula 1 car updates, as it continues trying to find a cure for its porpoising problems.

Mercedes reveals new F1 art rear wing NFT design for Miami

Mercedes’ new art rear wing design that will run at Formula 1’s Miami Grand Prix as part of an NFT auction for charity has appeared in public for the first time.

Miami GP success no threat to F1’s classic races, reckons Brown

Spectacular new Formula 1 events like Miami should not be viewed as a threat to other iconic races like Monaco, reckons McLaren CEO Zak Brown.

Haas tech boss doesn't care for F1 rivals' polemics

Haas technical director Simone Resta says he pays no attention to unease rivals have about his Formula 1 car, as he is only interested in making it faster.

Why Miami GP is having the last laugh over fake marina memes

The social media buzz around Formula 1’s inaugural Miami Grand Prix has been dominated by jokes, debate and memes around one topic: the fake marina.

Why the Miami Grand Prix weekend will be an F1 game changer

After decades where many questioned whether or not Formula 1 would ever make it big in the United States, confirmation it has done so will come in Miami this weekend.

Mercedes has found ‘several directions’ that may cure F1 porpoising

Mercedes thinks it has found ‘several directions’ in its wind tunnel work that could help it cure the porpoising problems on its Formula 1 car.

From backmarkers to the podium in four races: What's McLaren’s real form?

One of the most intriguing and unpredictable storylines of the 2022 Formula 1 season so far has been the form of McLaren.

Why tyre balance is proving critical to F1 2022 performance swings

Formula 1 teams are finding that managing the balance between the front and rear tyres is proving critical for performance with the new generation of cars.

Williams F1 engineers asked if entire car could be stripped of paint

Williams' engineering chiefs sounded out the Formula 1 team's marketing department to see if they could strip all the paint off the current car to help save weight.

Williams F1 needed time to understand key Russell, Albon differences

Williams has admitted it took a few races to fully understand the differences between Alex Albon and predecessor George Russell, despite them gelling so quickly in Formula 1 this year.

Vettel against F1 overtaking relying exclusively on DRS

Sebastian Vettel thinks Formula 1 will head down the wrong path if overtaking becomes solely reliant on DRS.

McLaren taking "no comfort" from F1 podium return

McLaren says it takes "no comfort" from its return to the Formula 1 podium, because it knows just how competitive its midfield rivals are this year.

VW says Audi/Porsche F1 entry in 2026 was last chance for a decade

Volkswagen says a planned entry for its Porsche and Audi brands in Formula 1 in 2026 was its last chance for a decade to join the grand prix grid.

The small details where Hamilton can make the difference for Mercedes Prime

The small details where Hamilton can make the difference for Mercedes

Finishing a lapped 13th in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was a bitter pill for Lewis Hamilton to swallow and encapsulated Mercedes' current Formula 1 struggles. But as a recent paddock insider explains, despite being saddled with an ineffective car, the seven-time world champion can have great unseen influence in its recovery

F1 to trial tweaked qualifying format in 2023

Formula 1 is to trial a revised format for qualifying at select events next year as part of a shake-up of the tyre rules.

Mercedes brain drain not behind F1 slump, says Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff does not believe that his team’s current struggles in Formula 1 are linked to a potential ‘brain drain’ of its top talent.

Leclerc confident Imola F1 error will not happen again

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc insists there will be no repeat of the kind of error that cost him a podium finish in last weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Why Alpine's F1 engine boss isn’t obsessed with its horsepower figures

After as big a shake up to the Formula 1 grid as we have had in 2022, it has been hard to pick out the influence of chassis and power units in the changing form.

Ferrari bringing low-downforce F1 solution to Miami GP

Ferrari says its planned changes for Formula 1’s Miami Grand Prix will revolve mainly around a low-downforce solution, with a wider upgrade package for the F1-75 only coming later.