Max Verstappen wins in Baku as Charles Leclerc retires

Daniel Ricciardo under threat from lossing McLaren race seat

Manor Racing enter administration

January 8 2017 , 12:00 am

Staff were informed of the development on Friday by chief executive officer Thomas Mayer. Administrators FRP said there was “a very limited window of opportunity” to save the team before the start of the 2017 season in Australia on 26 March. FRP said it was “assessing options” and that the process affected Manor’s operating company […]

No Mercedes replacement for retired world champion until 2017

December 23 2016 , 12:00 am

The German announced his retirement last month – five days after winning his first world title and despite signing a new two-year deal in July. Mercedes have the problem of finding a team-mate for Lewis Hamilton when all leading drivers are signed elsewhere. They want to sign Williams’ Valtteri Bottas but have so far not […]

World champion quits Formula 1 five days after title win

December 5 2016 , 12:00 am

World champion Nico Rosberg has announced he has retired from Formula 1 with immediate effect. The 31-year-old German won his first world title on Sunday, beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by finishing second in the final race in Abu Dhabi. “I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right,” Rosberg […]

Nico Rosberg officially crowned Formula 1 world champion for 2016

December 5 2016 , 12:00 am

Rosberg receives Drivers’ Championship trophy at FIA Gala; Retiring driver confirms he would have continued into 2017 if he had lost title Nico Rosberg was officially crowned 2016 F1 world champion at the FIA’s prizegiving gala, just hours after announcing his shock retirement from the sport. Under F1’s rules, a driver does not formally become […]

FIA confirms 20-race 2017 F1 calendar

November 30 2016 , 12:00 am

FIA confirms 20-race 2017 F1 calendar The FIA has confirmed a 20-race 2017 Formula 1 calendar following a meeting of the World Motorsport Council in Vienna. The German GP drops off the schedule for next season with the Nurburgring’s financial problems meaning they couldn’t host the event and Hockenheim unwilling to stage the race two years […]

Future of Monza circuit secured with three-year deal

November 29 2016 , 12:00 am

The future of the Italian Grand Prix at the historic Monza circuit has been secured for the next three seasons. Monza has signed a new contract until 2019 with Formula 1’s commercial arm worth a total of 68m Euros (£60.5m). F1 will receive €22m in 2017 and 2018 and €24m in 2019, according to a […]

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