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 →

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 →

Verstappen wins, Hamilton crowned in Mexico

Max Verstappen has won the Mexican grand prix tonight, with Lewis Hamilton finishing off the podium to clinch his fifth world title. A rocket start from Hamilton meant he and Verstappen were attacking into the first corner, with the Dutchman coming out ahead. He maintained the lead throughout the race ahead of both Ferraris while... Continue Reading →

Vettel faces grid penalty at the USGP

Sebastian Vettel is possibly in store for a grid penalty after a red flag infringement in Texas. The German has been accused of failing to slow sufficiently during a red flag period in free practice one today. The red flag was brought out when Charles Leclerc span his car and rejoined via the gravel, bringing... Continue Reading →

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