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Schumacher family hoping for medical miracle 0

The family of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher are said to be praying for a ‘medical miracle’. The seven time World Champion has been unable to walk or talk following a skiing accident in 2013. Despite emerging from a coma six months after the head injury, Schumacher has been confined to a wheelchair. Despite this,(…)

Renault engines will keep Alonso say McLaren 0

McLaren believe that the proposed switch from Honda to Renault engines for the 2018 season should be enough to keep Fernando Alonso driving for the team. The final decision as to whether or not to switch engines should be made shortly. Speculation has been gathering momentum that the team will make the change to Renault(…)

Renault admits to mistakes with 2017 F1 engine 0

Renault has admitted it made mistakes with the 2017 F1 engine, saying it tried to do too much, too quickly and has subsequently suffered reliability issues as a result. After deciding the F1 power unit had peaked in terms of development, Renault decided to begin a ‘concept revamp’ on the engine, with the goal of(…)

Renault faces up to lack of preparation 0

After they finished outside the points in Melbourne, the MD of Renault, Cyril Abiteboul, admitted the team went into the GP lacking “mileage and preparation”. Jolyon Palmer endured a horrific season opener in Australia that ended in retirement, with the UK driver pulling up after only 15 laps with brake problems. Team-mate Nico Hulkenberg fared(…)

F1 must treat manufacturers like ‘main players’ says Renault chief 0

Renault believes that F1 needs to start treated the manufacturers with the respect they deserve as ‘main players’ within the Championship, because of the amount they contribute to the sport. In what Renault Sport Racing President, Jerome Stoll, is calling a “new era” for the sport, under the stewardship of Liberty Media, he declared that(…)

New F1 engine exceeding expectations says Renault 0

Ahead of the new F1 season, Renault has announced that during testing, the new engine is performing far better than expected. The French team are debuting a brand new concept for the 2017 season, as they bid to close the gap on championship thoroughbreds Mercedes and Ferrari. Despite a few reliability problems during the testing(…)

F1 champ Rosberg takes his title winning Mercedes for one last drive 0

Those who thought they’d never see reigning F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg, behind the wheel of his title winning Mercedes again, have been given an early Christmas present. Following his sensational maiden title triumph, the 31-year-old shocked the world of motorsport by announcing his retirement just five days later. But the German driver could not(…)

Alonso could quite even if offered Mercedes seat 0

Spanish former World Driver’s Champion Fernando Alonso has announced he may quit F1 if next year’s cars do not excite him. The McLaren driver has repeatedly warned that his future in the sport is dependent on the 2017 regulations, and that he is frustrated by the current tyre and fuel-saving formula. “I have a contract(…)

Lewis Hamilton wins the World Title in style 0

Lewis Hamilton could be well on his way to becoming the greatest British Driver ever after winning his second World Title in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Only four British drivers have managed to win two World Titles in the past. Many predict that Hamilton will go on to win many more in his career. The(…)

Jules Bianchi Update: Formula 1 Virtual Safety car receives backing 0

After Jules Bianchi’s horrendous crash, drivers have backed the idea of a virtual safety car. The FIA have stated that they are making plans for a virtual type of safety car which will make sure that drivers slow down for warning flags. So what would the virtual safety car do? It would limit drivers to(…)