When drivers attack – a history of road rage in F1

Sebastian Vettel’s petulant sideways swipe at Lewis Hamilton in Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix was just one incident among many in an astonishing race, but one destined to be replayed endlessly in the years ahead. The act of a driver calculatedly crashing into another to gain an advantage is no rarity in this sport – incidents…

McLaren drivers to start at back in Baku

McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne will start Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix from the back of the grid after engine penalties. The sanctions follow a Honda engine upgrade in addition to earlier reliability problems. Both drivers have already used more than the permitted number of relevant parts after just seven races of 21. Alonso’s…

Monster cars will make F1 drivers gladiators – Rosberg

Formula 1 drivers will be “gladiators” this year as a result of rule changes that have made the cars faster, says world champion Nico Rosberg. “The cars are going to take them to their physical limits,” said Rosberg, who retired after his world title win. “We might even see drivers losing race wins because of…

Pirelli confident drivers can push on 2017 tyres

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli is hopeful it is on course to deliver the more raceable tyres demanded for 2017. Governing body the FIA has requested tyres that allow drivers to push to the limit for the first time in years. Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said the latest prototypes “looked like a good…