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…

F1 gossip: Rosberg, Wolff, Honda, McLaren, Sauber

Monday, 19 June The 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg says “I know what Toto really thinks about me, so I don’t care what an English newspaper writes” after Mercedes chief Toto Wolff accused him of being ‘the vicious one’ during his battles with Lewis Hamilton. (DPA news agency via F1i.com) Hamilton believes Mercedes can be…

F1 gossip: Kvyat, Toro Rosso, Alonso, McLaren, Honda, Rosberg, Renault

Monday, 12 June Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat has labelled Formula One a “stupid circus” after picking up two separate penalties for the same offence during the Canadian Grand Prix. (ESPN) Fernando Alonso says McLaren-Honda’s straightline speed deficit to rival Formula 1 teams in the Canadian Grand Prix was “dangerous”. (Eurosport) Martin Brundle says McLaren…

McLaren have 'serious concerns' about 'lost' Honda

McLaren have “serious concerns” over whether they can win the world championship with engine partner Honda, says executive director Zak Brown. The former world champions are facing their worst ever season after failing to register a single point so far in 2017 after a series of engine failures. Brown said engine upgrades promised for Sunday’s…