Carlos Sainz has signed a multi-year deal to replace Fernando Alonso at McLaren from the 2019 season, the team have confirmed. "It's a great name in the sport with an incredible heritage, and the list of drivers that have raced for McLaren over the years are among the heroes of Formula 1. "Fernando is of course one of them, so it's particularly special that I'll be taking his seat as part of the next generation of Spanish racing drivers behind...
It's hard not to read that as a reference to his current situation, when one of the two greatest drivers on the grid is apparently of no interest to a team that can give him a car in which he could win the third world drivers' championship he has craved for so long. The Spaniard, 37, has not won a race for more than five years, and yet he is still sixth in the all-time list of race-winners with 32...
Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso has said he will not be racing in the sport in 2019. Alonso's first race start came back in March 2001 when he came 12th in the Australian Grand Prix in a Minardi. Alonso became world champion for the first time when at Renault in 2005 and retained his title the following year. In 2005, he won the title at the Brazilian Grand Prix with two races to spare and eventually finished 21...
Spanish two-time world champion Fernando Alonso has announced he is to retire from Formula 1 at the end of the season. Alonso, 37, who is competing in his 17th F1 season, won the 2005 and 2006 championships when racing for Renault. Alonso has in recent years branched out into other series and in June he won the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race at his first attempt. He joined Toyota's World Endurance Championship (WEC) programme this season with the aim...
McLaren's Fernando Alonso is trailing a major announcement for today, with IndyCar mischievously hinting the Spaniard may be set to confirm a switch to drive in the United States. (Express)Lewis Hamilton believes he will be "a different athlete" in the 2019 Formula 1 season as revised driver weight rules will allow him to be slightly heavier.
Image caption Sushila Devi and her e-rickshaw From battery-powered delivery trucks and rickshaws, to Formula E racing cars, electric vehicles are entering the mainstream. Image copyright Gayam Motor Works Image caption Less polluting e-rickshaws are popular with Indian regulators Shamsul Akhtar of Karuna-Shechen, the charity that provided the loan, says e-rickshaws could create thousands of new jobs for underprivileged women like Ms Devi, while encouraging environmentally friendly transport . Rapid growthFrom rickshaws to buses, cars to delivery lorries, electric vehicles...
With the 20-year anniversary of the race approaching, now seems a good time to look back on an enthralling event that featured a 13-car pile-up, spectacular crashes, a furious pit-lane bust-up, horrendous weather from start to finish and a maiden win for one of the sport's underdogs. The race was the 13th of 16 that season, with McLaren's Mika Hakkinen leading the drivers' championship and chasing his first world title, seven points clear of two-time champion Michael Schumacher of Ferrari....
(racefans.net)Red Bull driver Max Verstappen wants to keep on topping the podium after winning last month's Austrian Grand Prix, with the 20-year-old saying he aims to win "50 or 60 races". (F1.co.uk)Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes have performed better as a team compared to Ferrari in the first half of the season. (F1.co.uk)Max Verstappen feels like his Red Bull team have been "two races behind" on engine updates this season.
Formula 1's summer break is here, giving drivers, team personnel and weary journalists a well-deserved break after a flurry of five races in the past six weeks. For Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, a huge prize - to become the first driver of their generation to be able to call themselves a five-time world champion. For Mercedes, a chance to equal Ferrari's record of five consecutive world title doubles; for Ferrari, ending Mercedes' domination since the introduction of turbo hybrid...
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