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Motorsport’s governing body FIA says Halo the best solution currently in existence

The FIA has published a detailed argument in favour of its decision to introduce Halo for 2018, saying the device "represents the best solution to cockpit protection currently in existence."The decision to implement the device has been a...

Lewis and Silverstone: The British Grand Prix

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Pirelli confirms slow puncture caused Sebastian Vettel’s Silverstone failure

Pirelli has revealed that Sebastian Vettel's tyre failure in the closing stages of the British Grand Prix was caused by a slow puncture, though it is yet to discover what caused Kimi Raikkonen's on the previous lap.Both Ferrari's...

Gene Haas expects unchanged line-up for F1 team in 2018

Gene Haas has suggested Romain Grosjean has signed an extension for 2018 by saying his team will have an unchanged line-up next season.Grosjean was joined by Dane Kevin Magnussen for Haas' second in Formula One, with the Dane...

Force India ‘under no pressure’ to make quick name change

Vijay Mallya will not rush into his plan to re-name Force India as he hopes the new title will last for the next 10 years of the team's Formula One tenure.Force India has been on the grid in...

Force India open talks with Sergio Perez over extension

Force India has opened contract negotiations with Sergio Perez about extending his stay into 2018.Perez has been at Force India since 2014, when he joined after just one season at McLaren. The Mexican driver has rebuilt his reputation...

Max Verstappen – Hard to take Sebastian Vettel criticism seriously after Baku

Max Verstappen has dismissed Sebastian Vettel's latest criticism of his driving, saying its hard to take the four-time world champion seriously given his recent controversies.Verstappen and Vettel had a thrilling wheel-to-wheel fight at Silverstone, after which the teenager...

Halo and F1 – Between a rock a hard place

9:13 AM ETMaurice HamiltonClose• Veteran F1 journalist, covering the sport since 1977• Motor racing correspondent for the Observer for 20 years• Has written several books and covered F1 for BBC Radio 5 LiveThe FIA got itself between a rock and a...

Honda to stick with current power unit concept next year

Honda has ruled out a complete overhaul of its power unit concept next year despite a disastrous opening half of the 2017 season with McLaren.For the first two years of its Formula One return, Honda pursued a unique...

Niki Lauda fears F1 will regret introducing Halo

Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda says the FIA has made a mistake by committing to the Halo for 2018.A guide to what the Halo is, why it was introduced and how a device aimed at improving safety has become...

What is Halo and why is it being introduced in F1 for 2018?

On Wednesday, the FIA confirmed it would introduce the Halo cockpit protection concept in Formula One next year. The decision was based on Halo presenting "the best overall safety performance" according to the FIA's five years of research...

F1 set to introduce Halo in 2018

The FIA has confirmed the Halo cockpit protection device will be introduced in Formula One next year.The Halo is designed to reduce the risk of serious head injuries in F1 by offering drivers extra frontal protection against flying...

Brawn appoints Nielsen to F1 research group

Ross Brawn has appointed ex-Williams team manager Steve Nielsen as Formula One's new sporting director.Nielsen will join Brawn's burgeoning F1 research group, which has been tasked with formulating the next set of sporting and technical regulations. He will...

Vettel holds key to driver market

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes this year's driver market will be dictated by Sebastian Vettel's next move.Several top drivers are out of contract at the end of this season, including Vettel, his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen,...

Lewis Hamilton says he has no plans to switch to Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton has denied suggestions he is planning a move to Ferrari when his Mercedes contract expires at the end of 2018.Over the course of the British Grand Prix, the Daily Mail reported that Hamilton had spoken with...

Is the championship tide turning against Ferrari?

Ahead of his post-British Grand Prix media session, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff walked into the team's hospitality unit, shook some hands, flashed a grin and said: "Best race ever!"A race that had looked good turned into the team's...

Lucas Auer, Nikita Mazepin handed Force India test in Hungary

DTM's Lucas Auer will join Russian youngster Nikita Mazepin in testing for Force India at the post-Hungarian Grand Prix test at Budapest's Hungaroring.Auer, the nephew of former Formula One driver Gerhard Berger, is currently second in the German...

British Grand Prix Radio Ga Ga

ESPN rounds up the best radio soundbites from the British Grand Prix, which saw Ferrari hit dramatic tyre trouble and Daniil Kvyat put FOM's bleeper on overdrive. "Max, there are yellows in Turn 7.""Yeah, that's because of me!...

Red Bull would consider offers to break Carlos Sainz’s contract

Christian Horner says Red Bull would allow a rival team to buy Carlos Sainz out of his current contract if the price is right.Now in his third year at Toro Rosso, Sainz has made no secret of his...

Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari had no real chance of beating Mercedes

Kimi Raikkonen says Ferrari was never in realistic contention for victory in Sunday's British Grand Prix and concedes Mercedes was simply quicker.Having been beaten to pole position by over 0.5s, Raikkonen was able to keep Lewis Hamilton within...

Daniil Kvyat three points away from F1 race ban

Daniil Kvyat is now just three points away from a race ban after being judged the guilty party in a first-lap collision with Toro Rosso teammate Carlos Sainz at the British Grand Prix.The Russian received a drive-through penalty...

F1: Liberty Media “committed” to Silverstone future

Silverstone's owners -- the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) -- last week announced its intentions to cease hosting the British Grand Prix after 2019, citing that race was not financially viable under the current terms of the deal.Signed...

Lewis Hamilton apologises to waiting Finns after crowd surf

Ever had that moment when you are waiting next to someone but aren't in a particularly chatty mood?Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen were forced to show their patient sides while British Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton continued...

Wolff assessing long-term options before signing Bottas for 2018

Toto Wolff says Mercedes will make a decision on Valtteri Bottas' future over the summer once he has had a chance to analyse Mercedes' long-term options.Bottas replaced Nico Rosberg at Mercedes over the winter after the reigning world...

Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes and Ferrari now level

Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes has now caught up with Ferrari after his team took a step forward in performance at recent races.Ferrari's last victory came at the Monaco Grand Prix in May and since then Mercedes has secured...

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