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Perez: F1's 2022 car "doesn't feel too bad" after first sim runs

Sergio Perez says that his first simulator runs in Red Bull's 2022 F1 car didn't "feel too bad" but added that "everything" will be different compared to the current best-ever generation of cars.

Why Verstappen "won't have nightmares" over F1 title defeat
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Why Verstappen "won't have nightmares" over F1 title defeat

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has opened up on why he thinks winning a Formula 1 world title won't change his life, and why he 'won't have nightmares' if Lewis Hamilton beats him to the 2021 crown.

Perez: One-year F1 deal doesn’t heap extra pressure on me

Sergio Perez insists there is no added pressure on him to perform at Red Bull because he has got just a single-year contract extension in Formula 1.

Financial terms point of contention in new Assen DTM contract

The DTM is interested in keeping Assen on the calendar for 2022, but the promoter is looking for better financial terms before agreeing to a new deal.

Berger: Intense Hamilton/Verstappen fight what F1 needs

The intense title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, which has spilled over into controversy, is exactly what Formula 1 needs, says former grand prix winner Gerhard Berger.

Abt critical of DTM safety car timing after losing points lead

Abt Sportsline team principal Thomas Biermaier feels the DTM should have sent out a warning before deploying the safety car that cost Kelvin van der Linde the lead of the championship at Assen.

Rosberg: Mercedes could become "more heated" if Russell joins

Nico Rosberg believes Mercedes could become "more heated" internally if the team opts to sign George Russell as Lewis Hamilton's Formula 1 teammate for 2021.

Ricciardo: F1's got its danger/safety balance spot on

Daniel Ricciardo says that Formula 1 has got the balance right between still having an element of danger and keeping drivers safe from serious injury or worse.

George Russell: "Fantastic" Nyck de Vries deserves F1 chance Dutch GP
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George Russell: "Fantastic" Nyck de Vries deserves F1 chance

George Russell believes Nyck de Vries deserves to be racing in Formula 1, adding to growing calls for the Formula E world champion to join the grid next year.

Verstappen calls for review of F1 engine penalty rules after crashes
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Verstappen calls for review of F1 engine penalty rules after crashes

Max Verstappen believes Formula 1 should review its power unit penalty rules after moving to the brink of a grid drop because of crash damage caused to his engine.

Verstappen, Perez lose second Honda F1 engines after crash damage Belgian GP
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Verstappen, Perez lose second Honda F1 engines after crash damage

Honda has confirmed that Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez have lost their second Formula 1 engines of the season due to recent crash damage, making future grid drops likely.

F1 Dutch GP to go ahead with 70,000 fans amid Covid restrictions

The Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix will go ahead with spectators this year, despite multiple Covid-19 restrictions remaining in place in The Netherlands which will restrict capacity to 70,000 per day.

Verstappen: Restrictive F1 "still a long way from IndyCar"

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen says he has no problem with F1's more restrictive new generation of cars for 2022, dismissing suggestions that the sport is moving closer to IndyCar's near-spec rulebook.

Russell rues "typical" bad luck after Styrian GP retirement Styrian GP
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Russell rues "typical" bad luck after Styrian GP retirement

George Russell called it "typical" to hit bad luck when chasing his maiden Formula 1 points finish for Williams after a power unit issue forced him to retire in Styria.

Verstappen: Mercedes still holds F1 energy deployment advantage

Mercedes still holds an advantage with the energy deployment of its Formula 1 engine, despite Honda’s gains in overall power, reckons Max Verstappen.

Verstappen/Hamilton shoulder brush a sign of 'intense' fight - Jos

The shoulder brush between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen after qualifying at Imola is a sign of how intense things could get between Formula 1's title rivals, reckons Jos Verstappen.

Bottas: Imola F1 crash with Russell "clearly his mistake"

Valtteri Bottas pointed the finger at George Russell following their high-speed crash in the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, saying it was “clearly his mistake”.

Frijns: DTM return difficult due to Formula E clashes

Robin Frijns has conceded that it might be tricky for him to continue full time in the DTM in 2021 due to potential clashes with Formula E and coronavirus-related uncertainties.

Verstappen not worried "time is ticking" on F1 title dreams

Max Verstappen insists he is not worried that "time is ticking" on his dreams of winning the Formula 1 world championship.

Verstappen doesn't regret turning down Mercedes offer in 2014

Max Verstappen and his management team insist they have no regrets about committing to Red Bull in Formula 1, despite the interest Mercedes showed in him in 2014.

VeeKay satisfied in IndyCar, has interest from rival teams

Rinus VeeKay says he’s happy to stay with Ed Carpenter Racing for his second IndyCar season amid interest from rival teams.

Verstappen: F1 2022 rules not designed to stop Mercedes

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has dismissed suggestions that the 2022 Formula 1 regulations are designed to stop Mercedes from dominating and says they "need to make racing more exciting".

Front wing setting error hurt Verstappen in Turkey

Max Verstappen's struggles in the Turkish Grand Prix were exacerbated by a front wing adjustment error that wrecked his Formula 1 car's aero balance, the Dutchman has revealed.

Red Bull and Renault could work together again - Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo is confident Red Bull and Renault would be able to get back on "good working terms" should they opt to rekindle their Formula 1 partnership in 2022.

Williams struggles haven’t put Kubica off idea of racing again

Alfa Romeo reserve driver Robert Kubica says the struggle he faced with Williams has still not completely put him off the idea of a Formula 1 racing return in the future.

Portimao expecting 45,000 F1 fans amid 'crazy' ticket sales

Portimao says that ticket sales for the Portuguese Grand Prix have gone ‘crazy’, with 45,000 fans expected to attend each day of the event.

Kubica doesn't regret BMW choice despite Audi DTM dominance

Robert Kubica says he doesn’t regret choosing BMW machinery for his move to the DTM this year, despite the dominance of the rival Audi package in the first half of the season.

Rast says Abt Audi DTM dominance "very frustrating"

Rene Rast says he finds the current dominance of the Abt Audi team in the DTM “very frustrating” after he failed to finish on the podium in Assen last weekend.

Kubica blames tyre pressures for Assen DTM struggles

DTM rookie Robert Kubica feels having the wrong tyre pressures prevented him scoring a second points finish in a row at a wet Assen circuit on Sunday.

Frijns: Maiden DTM win a "relief" after years of team orders

Robin Frijns says he was relieved to score his maiden DTM win at his home turf in Assen last weekend, having felt that “frustrating” Audi team orders in the past had masked his true potential.

Eng "wishing" for BMW Formula E chance after test

DTM driver Philipp Eng says he is "100 percent interested" and "wishing" for the BMW Formula E seat vacated by Alexander Sims.

Zandvoort open to later 2021 F1 slot so fans can attend F1 race

Zandvoort is open to a later date slot for Dutch Grand Prix in 2021 so that fans can attend after gaining its FIA Grade 1 circuit licence this week.

Hamilton confident of Mercedes reliability fixes for Austria

Lewis Hamilton reckons design tweaks on Mercedes' 2020 Formula 1 car will help the team avoid the reliability dramas that have hampered its recent form at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Ocon would welcome Alonso at Renault in 2021

Esteban Ocon says he would be "very happy" for two-time world champion Fernando Alonso to re-join Renault and become his Formula 1 teammate for 2021.

Zandvoort: F1 without fans "shouldn't cost us any money"

Zandvoort will only host the Dutch Grand Prix behind closed doors if Formula 1 covers the cost of the race, according to the circuit’s sporting director Jan Lammers.

Verstappen won't take part in Virtual Grand Prix series

Max Verstappen says he won’t be participating in the new F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix series, which starts with the Bahrain event on Sunday.

Dutch GP boss Lammers “waiting for clarity” on race date

Dutch Grand Prix sporting director Jan Lammers expects the race is unlikely to keep its scheduled May 3rd date, but he’s still “waiting for clarity” from Formula 1 and the FIA over the situation.

Red Bull, Honda target no engine penalties in 2020

Red Bull and Honda have set sights on getting through the Formula 1 season without a single engine change penalty this season, amid growing optimism about the reliability of Honda's 2020 power unit.

Electrification complicating Honda's Red Bull contract talks

Honda has opened talks with Red Bull about extending its future in Formula 1 beyond 2021, but says its situation is complicated by the financial pressure on its parent road car company because of moves to electrification.

Zandvoort holding back data from F1 teams

Zandvoort chiefs are holding back on releasing all their track data to teams in a bid to try to stop them being too prepared for the Dutch Grand Prix event.

Dutch GP: "Unique" banking won't lead to US GP 2005 repeat Dutch GP
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Dutch GP: "Unique" banking won't lead to US GP 2005 repeat

The "unique" banking set to be introduced to Dutch Grand Prix venue Zandvoort will not lead to a repeat of Formula 1's calamitous 2005 Indianapolis weekend, the new event's sporting director Jan Lammers insists.

Whiting played role in Zandvoort banking idea

Dutch Grand Prix organisers say the late Charlie Whiting played an important role in the idea of adding a banked corner at the Zandvoort circuit.

Zandvoort banking will be twice as steep as Indy

Zandvoort has revealed that the banking at its final corner will be akin to an American oval track, with it set to be twice as steep as turns at Indianapolis.

The challenges facing the Dutch Grand Prix

It was almost inevitable that Max Verstappen's arrival in to Formula 1 was going to be followed by attempts to get the Dutch Grand Prix back on the calendar.

Verstappen: Contrarian Rosberg "the new Jacques Villeneuve"

Max Verstappen thinks Nico Rosberg has become "the new Jacques Villeneuve", as he reckons the 2016 Formula 1 champion is deliberately courting controversy with his punditry.

Tost: Kvyat ready for RBR return, but Gasly deserves more time

Toro Rosso Formula 1 team principal Franz Tost believes Daniil Kvyat is ready to return to the main Red Bull outfit – but hopes the under-pressure Pierre Gasly is given more time.

Kvyat not a viable Gasly Red Bull replacement - Villeneuve

Red Bull should look beyond Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat if it wants to replace Pierre Gasly, 1997 Formula 1 champion Jacques Villeneuve believes.

Verstappen: Red Bull overachieving in F1 2019

Max Verstappen has suggested he and Red Bull are overachieving in Formula 1 so far this season because being ahead of both Ferraris is "where we normally won't belong".

Hamilton's speed on bikes caused concern, van der Mark reveals

Yamaha rider Michael van der Mark says he worked to make Lewis Hamilton “go a bit slower” during their Superbike track test, as the Briton's speed on the bike had caused concern.