Tobacco giants have spent billions on advertising with Formula One teams over the years, and are again swelling their spending despite a supposed ban, industry monitors said Wednesday.
Lewis Hamilton intends to write to Formula One’s bosses in a bid to create a more co-ordinated anti-racism stance and improve the sport’s pre-race ‘taking a knee’ ceremony.
Lewis Hamilton insisted on Sunday his fight against racism is “about equality and not politics or promotion” after six drivers refused to join the Formula One world champion in taking a knee before the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is launching his own diversity body to attract more black youngsters into motor racing, insisting the “time for token gestures is over”.
Formula One chiefs want to stage two races in Shanghai this season after the Chinese Grand Prix was postponed because of the coronavirus, the city’s sports boss said Monday, adding there was no final decision.
Formula One boss Chase Carey on Monday targeted the coronavirus-hit season starting in Austria on July 5 after the French Grand Prix was cancelled and fans barred from the British race at Silverstone.
The coronavirus exposes an ignorance of China’s lucrative sports market and poor contingency planning, experts say, after Formula One became the most high-profile casualty of a mass pullout from the country.
Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel have cleared the air after a Brazilian Grand Prix collision that put both of them out of the penultimate race of the Formula One season, the team said.
An eighth place finish or higher is all Lewis Hamilton requires at this weekend’s Formula One United States Grand Prix to secure a sixth world title that he reckons would be “pretty unreal”.
Sebastian Vettel waited more than a year for his 53rd Formula One victory but, although written off by some critics, the Ferrari driver never doubted it would come.
Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was admitted to a Paris hospital for “secret treatment” earlier on Monday, Le Parisien newspaper reported.
Four-times Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel found himself in the unfamiliar position of playing rear gunner to young Ferrari team mate Charles Leclerc in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.
Mexico will stay on the Formula One calendar for three more years after a new contract was signed on Thursday, with the sport set to expand to a record 22 races next season.
Lewis Hamilton is ready to meditate on his success as he goes into Formula One’s August break on the back of eight wins in the first 12 races.
World champions Mercedes and Ferrari have agreed to take part in a second Netflix ‘Drive to Survive’ documentary series due to be aired next year, Formula One announced on Wednesday.
Haas will again run different aerodynamic configurations on their Formula One cars at this weekend’s German Grand Prix as they try to turn around a season that has stalled after a strong start.
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton wrote a new chapter in British Grand Prix history on Sunday with a record sixth home win that he ranked as one of the best and proudest days of his life.
Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc are already hailed as future superstars of Formula One but Sunday’s battle of the 21-year-olds in Austria was the clearest glimpse yet of what might lie ahead.
Formula One could be more transparent about stewards’ decisions but there was no hidden agenda behind the penalty that cost Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel victory in Canada, the sport’s managing director Ross Brawn said yesterday.
Thousands of fans braved heavy rain to pay their last respects to motor racing great Niki Lauda in his home city of Vienna yesterday as Formula One stars past and present gathered for his funeral.
Three-times Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, regarded as one of the finest racers of all time and who later became a successful airline entrepreneur, has died at 70 after battling declining health.
Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso endured a frustrating day of Indianapolis 500 practice.
The dominance of Mercedes has some people asking already, with 16 races to go, whether the Formula One world champions could do the unthinkable and become the invincibles.
The death of Ayrton Senna 25 years ago changed Formula One’s attitude to safety to such an extent that only one driver, Jules Bianchi in 2014, has since suffered a fatal accident.
Charles Leclerc will feel it magnified by a thousand if he triumphs in China.
Formula One celebrates its 1,000th world championship race this weekend at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, one of the sport’s newer tracks, but the milestone requires careful wording.
Vettel will be aiming for his third successive Bahrain Grand Prix win on Sunday as Ferrari seek to show their lack of pace.
Red Bull boss Christian Horner has poured cold water on the prospect of challenging Mercedes and Ferrari early in the Formula One season despite a “positive” start with new engine partner Honda.
Formula One is changing its scoring system to award a point to the driver who sets the fastest race lap, starting from this weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
Every Ferrari driver feels a heavy burden of expectation but the pressure is mounting more than ever on Sebastian Vettel as the German enters his fifth season with Formula One’s most successful and glamorous team.