Category: FORMULA 1

Max Verstappen: ‘At the end of the day I know I will always be right’ | Sport

Max Verstappen has condemned the criticism he has received after a difficult start to the season as resentment driven by hate and jealousy. The Red Bull driver has enjoyed a strong run as he heads into this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix, however, and while his self-belief has remained steadfast, he does admit that dealing with…



Valtteri Bottas takes Austrian F1 GP pole from Lewis Hamilton | Sport

Mercedes may have proved they have the edge over Ferrari for Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix but for the first time this season it was Valtteri Bottas who steered them to pole. His two flawless laps could not be matched by his championship-leading teammate, Lewis Hamilton, who was second, nor by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in third….



Max Verstappen wins Austrian F1 GP while Lewis Hamilton has to retire | Sport

Were any further evidence required that this season’s Formula One world championship may come down to the last man standing, the Austrian Grand Prix was surely enough to silence any doubters. Max Verstappen may have won Red Bull’s home race but with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas both failing to finish for Mercedes it dealt the…



Max Verstappen wins the Austrian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton retires: F1 – as it happened | Sport

4.06pm BST16:06 Thank you very much for joining for all the action in what was a rare, exciting race aided by the conditions in Austria today. Blistering pace and the same for the tyres made it a tough one to control. Mercedes will be redoubling their efforts next week at Silverstone. It was a great…



Lewis Hamilton puts Austria setback behind him and focuses on British GP | Sport

Toto Wolff, the Mercedes team principal, has revealed that Lewis Hamilton immediately reassured his team of his confidence in them after he was forced to retire from the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday. Despite the disappointment, Wolff said the Briton had already psychologically reset in order to be best prepared for this weekend’s British Grand…



Max Verstappen backs up bold talk while tyres cause confusion | Giles Richards | Sport

Max gets cute Speaking before the Austrian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen was unwavering in his self-belief that he alone could turn around his troubled season by “doing nothing”. The 20-year-old also said he believed he had grown up. “I am getting older,” he said. “I don’t need people shouting at me to tell me what…



Christian Horner questions Mercedes tactics at Austrian Grand Prix | Sport

The Red Bull team principal, Christian Horner, has described Mercedes’s decision to have their chief strategist, James Vowles, publicly apologise for a strategy error at the Austrian Grand Prix as Vowles throwing himself under the bus to motivate Lewis Hamilton. Speaking before this weekend’s British Grand Prix, Horner was also optimistic Silverstone would remain on…



McLaren racing director Éric Boullier resigns days before British Grand Prix | Sport

McLaren’s racing director, Éric Boullier, has resigned from the team on the eve of the British Grand Prix. Boullier had been under huge pressure this season as McLaren’s hopes of improvement disappeared with an uncompetitive car and reports of open dissent and dissatisfaction within the team. Boullier joined McLaren in 2014 from Lotus, appointed by Ron Dennis…



Lewis Hamilton guided by faith and perspective for new F1 challenges | Sport

Lewis Hamilton knows that risk is part of his business but has revealed that while his passion for Formula One is as strong as ever, he believes it is not worth dying for. As he prepares for this weekend’s British Grand Prix, the four-time world champion also emphasised the importance of his faith and despite…



Lewis Hamilton makes plans for World Cup final with England on his mind | Sport

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he is already planning ahead to ensure he will be able to attend the World Cup final, should England make it. The Mercedes driver is passionate in his support for the team and even jokingly broached the possibility of taking a fine rather than attending the post-qualifying press conference at the…