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 →

Hamilton on top in Austin qualifying

Lewis Hamilton has secured pole position for the ninth time this season in the USA today. His rival, Vettel will start fifth. Despite a great battle in qualifying between Ferrari and Mercedes, Hamilton came out on top, just six hundredths of a second ahead of Vettel. Unfortunately for the German, his three place grid penalty,... 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 →

Vandoorne signs with HWA in Formula E

McLaren Formula 1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne has signed with the Mercedes-affiliated HWA squad for the forthcoming FIA Formula E campaign, partnering the new DTM Champion Gary Paffett in what looks like to be a strong driver line up. Vandoorne lost his F1 seat to young McLaren driver Lando Norris earlier in the season and has... Continue Reading →

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