Formula One driver Romain Grosjean will not race at next Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and instead will fly home to Switzerland, where he will continue his recovery for the burns on his hands following a horrific crash at last weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix. Grosjean had initially hoped he would recover enough mobility in his hands to compete in the season's finale, but he will again be replaced by Pietro Fittipaldi on Dec. 13, the Haas team said on Sunday. Fittipaldi was making his F1 debut lat
Formula One driver Romain Grosjean relived Sunday's horrific Bahrain Grand Prix crash, where his Haas car penetrated a metal barrier and split in two, in a video news conference on Friday. The thing I didn't remember on the next day was what did I do with the steering wheel? Because I don't have the memory of taking the steering wheel off and they said no, the steering wheel was gone between your legs.
Two times Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso, who will make a comeback with Renault next year at the age of 39, has been given special dispensation to take part in a post-season test intended for young drivers. Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul thanked the governing FIA on Thursday for allowing it "in recognition of our commitment to young drivers throughout junior motorsport and to Fernando’s own dedication to furthering the careers of young talents." The Spaniard's participation in
The Schumacher name will return to Formula One next season with Mick, son of Ferrari great and seven-times world champion Michael, announced on Wednesday as a race driver for the U.S.-owned Haas team. "The prospect of being on the Formula One grid next year makes me incredibly happy and I’m simply speechless," said Schumacher. "I have always believed that I would realize my dream of Formula One."
Romain Grosjean credited the halo protection bar with saving his life in a fiery crash that ripped his car in two on the opening lap of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. Grosjean, who clambered out and limped away from the crash, miraculously escaped with only burns to his hands and was being treated overnight at a nearby hospital. "I wasn’t for the halo some years ago but I think it’s the greatest thing that we brought to Formula One and without it I wouldn’t be able to speak to y
Grosjean was lucky to escape with his life after his Haas car speared through metal barriers, splitting in two and bursting into flames. "I’m disgusted and disappointed with Formula One for showing or choosing the way to show it as they did, and broadcast replays after replays after replays of the fire, and his car split in half," said Renault's Ricciardo. Ricciardo said Formula One, whose commercial rights are owned by U.S.-based Liberty Media, was lucky it was not having to deal
The afternoon saw two red flag interruptions, first when AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly pulled over with his car in flames and then when Red Bull's Verstappen and Racing Point's Stroll smashed into each other. There was plenty of swearing from Verstappen over the team radio after the impact as he tried to go through on the inside, including suggesting Stroll was blind.
Mercedes owner Daimler is committed to Formula One but is working to slash costs and cut the environmental impact of motor racing, Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius on Wednesday. "We have as little reason to step out of Formula One as Bayern Munich has to step out of football," he said during a virtual roundtable discussion with journalists on Wednesday. The carmaker is developing a plan to make the sport emissions neutral, including through the use of synthetic fuels, and wants to improve the co
Formula One's governing body approved on Friday a ban on the sort of 'reverse engineering' that allowed the Racing Point team to compete this season with a car resembling last year's title-winning Mercedes. The FIA said its World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) had approved changes to the 2021 technical regulations "that will prevent the extensive use of reverse engineering of rival designs for the design of a car’s aerodynamic surfaces." Canadian-owned Racing Point caused controversy when their 'P
A Mercedes spokesman said the entire team had been tested again after the first positive showed up on Thursday ahead of the weekend's Eifel Grand Prix at Germany's Nuerburgring circuit. "Every loss of an important member in the garage affects the race but I think we've got it under control," Wolff told reporters. The Austrian said every precaution was being taken to shield six-times world champion Hamilton and Bottas, who is 44 points behind the Briton after 10 races, at the racetrack and els