Is Bottas’ Mercedes future in doubt?

Valtteri Bottas' future at Mercedes F1 could be in doubt after losing his personal sponsorship from Finnish group Wihuri due to 'weak results'. Wihuri is owned and chaired by billionaire Antti Aarnio-Wihuri, and has backed the driver for almost 20 years. Aarnio-Wihuri commented: "It's been disappointing...It was not entirely his own fault, some of it... Continue Reading →

Arrivabene replaced by Binotto at Ferrari?

After several statements stating there would be no management shakeup at Ferrari, further reports state the contrary. It is thought that Arrivabene will be replaced by Mattia Binotti. Despite an official announcement, Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport hinted that it could be announced as early as today. Obviously the motivation would seem to be what... Continue Reading →

Vandoorne to Mercedes…sim role

Stoffel Vandoorne will keep ties to F1 via a Mercedes simulator driver role in 2019. The Belgian has the deal as part of his work in formula E with HWA, which Mercedes will take over the season after. He will share sim duties with Esteban Ocon, who will be the reserve driver for the team.... Continue Reading →

Kubica signs for Williams 2019 drive

It's understood that Polish comeback driver Robert Kubica has agreed to drive for Williams in 2019 alongside George Russell. The decision to bring the driver into the team as a full time driver would mark the final hurdle in a long comeback after his accident in 2011 while rallying, leaving him with severe arm injuries.... Continue Reading →

Ricciardo gets grid penalty for Brazilian GP

Daniel Ricciardo’s difficult season continues as he takes yet another grid penalty for this weekends Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos. Ricciardo will get his sixth turbo of the season and will therefore drop 10-places on the grid from wherever he qualifies on Saturday afternoon. This season has been one to forget for the Australian with... Continue Reading →

Rob Smedley to leave Williams F1

Performance chief Rob Smedley will leave Williams F1 at the end of the 2018 season, it has been announced. In 2014, Rob moved from Ferrari in a newly created role, part of an overhaul of the team's engineering department, originally in charge of the pit wall on race weekends and as a senior trackside engineer... Continue Reading →

Ericsson to IndyCar with SPM

Sauber F1 driver Marcus Ericsson will make the switch to IndyCar for 2019, driving for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports as a full time teammate to James Hinchcliffe. Current F1 teammate Charles Leclerc is swapping seats with Ferrari veteran Kimi Raikkonen next year, but Sauber have opted for a complete change in their team. Italian Antonio Giovinazzi... Continue Reading →

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