George Russell was first on track for the start of pre-season testing on Wednesday and sounded positive afterwards as his Williams Formula One team set about banishing the ghosts of a dire 2019 campaign. This time last year the struggling former champions did not have a car to test, finally turning up at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya three days late. Russell, a rookie last year, indicated that one morning had already gone a long way to restoring his confidence.
Formula One world champions Mercedes have scheduled a Valentine's Day debut for the car Lewis Hamilton would love to take him to a seventh title this season. The team said in a statement on Friday that an initial shakedown run will take place in private at Silverstone circuit on Feb. 14. Mercedes have won both the driver's and constructor's championships for the past six years but could face a tougher challenge from Ferrari and Red Bull in a season without major changes.
Lewis Hamilton detailed on Thursday how he was trying to reduce his carbon footprint and defended his right to speak out on environmental issues while also racing around the world with Formula One. The Mercedes driver, who can seal his sixth world championship in Mexico this weekend, said he flew less for pleasure, had banned single-use plastic from home and office and aimed to be carbon neutral by the end of the year.
Haas are talking to Polish driver Robert Kubica about a test and simulator role, the U.S.-owned Formula One team said on Thursday. Kubica, 34, has already announced he is leaving Williams at the end of the season. "We are speaking," Haas team principal Guenther Steiner told reporters at the Mexican Grand Prix.
Formula One team bosses backed the decision of Japanese Grand Prix organisers to cancel all of Saturday's practice and qualifying sessions as the sport hunkered down to ride out Typhoon Hagibis. Originally scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday (0600 GMT), the hour-long qualifying session that decides the grid order for the race will now be held at 10 a.m. (0100 GMT) on Sunday, a revised schedule issued by organizers showed. Final practice, which would normally take place before qualifying, has been
The all-female W Series is discussing a move outside Europe, and a potential North American double-header supporting Formula One races in the United States and Mexico, as part of an expanded second season. Former F1 race winner David Coulthard, who heads the advisory board for the series and is a long-time friend of chairman and major shareholder Sean Wadsworth, said talks with Formula One were ongoing. The W Series, which uses identical 1.8 litre Formula Three cars, aims to help female racers
Struggling former champions are in last place with zero points.
76 points ahead of Vettel, he criticizes Formula One's rules.