Binotto exit rumours ramp up amid Ferrari F1 resignation report

Binotto had found himself at the centre of F1’s rumour mill on the eve of the season finale in Abu Dhabi when stories emerged that Ferrari was lining up Alfa Romeo boss Fred Vasseur to replace him.Ferrari moved quickly to deny the story though, with Binotto and the team’s drivers repeatedly playing down talk of a change over the Abu Dhabi weekend.However, the matter appears to have not …Keep reading

Mercedes still does not understand all the quirks of W13 F1 car

The German manufacturer is coming off the back of a challenging campaign where it struggled to get on top of the new-rules era, losing out to rivals Red Bull and Ferrari.Its new W13 car struggled badly with porpoising early on and, despite some good progress over the year that allowed George Russell to lead a Mercedes 1-2 in Brazil, still ended the campaign with a performance deficit to the …Keep reading

Horner: Red Bull’s F1 success in 2022 “hurts our opponents”

Red Bull scored its 17th victory of the year to close out the 2022 season in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, capping off a dominant campaign that saw it capture both titles for the first time since 2013.Max Verstappen picked up a record 15 wins over the season, while Red Bull set a new record for the number of points scored by a team in a single year.The team started 2022 struggling for reliability …Keep reading

Mercedes and Aston Martin tech innovations banned for F1 2023

The innovative concepts, involving the Mercedes front wing endplate and the Aston Martin rear wing, have been made illegal through changes in F1’s technical regulations.Both concepts raised eyebrows when they were introduced because, while fully complying with the wording of the rules and being deemed legal by the FIA, they appeared to go against a broad concept that car designs to increase …Keep reading

Hulkenberg felt “human degradation” towards end of comeback F1 test

Haas announced last Thursday that it had signed Hulkenberg for next year to replace Mick Schumacher as Kevin Magnussen’s team-mate.It will mark Hulkenberg’s first full season of racing since 2019 when he drove for Renault, having since made a handful of starts as a stand-in driver.To help Hulkenberg in his preparations for next year, Haas handed the German the complete day of test …Keep reading

Ricciardo “relieved” to finish McLaren F1 stint with clean race

Having taken a grid penalty for his incident with Kevin Magnussen in Brazil, the Australian moved up from 13th on the grid to ninth at the flag, successfully holding off Sebastian Vettel.Ricciardo, who has long intended to sit out 2023 and look for a race seat for the following year, was announced on Wednesday as third driver for Red Bull Racing.The Australian said he tried to stay focused …Keep reading

Szafnauer: Alpine ended up with better driver in Gasly than Piastri for 2023

During the summer break Alpine intended for reserve driver Piastri to step into the seat left by Aston Martin-bound Fernando Alonso but was caught out by the Australian rookie signing a deal with McLaren to replace Daniel Ricciardo.Amid the ensuing fallout F1’s Contract Recognition Board ruled in Piastri’s and McLaren’s favour, Alpine has had to shop around for a …Keep reading

Flat Chat Podcast: The unstoppable Max Verstappen

GP Racing magazine editor and host Stuart Codling is joined by columnist Mark Gallagher and Autosport F1 editor Matt Kew to talk about the Dutchman’s incredible year, which included a record-breaking 15 wins in a season. But could his chances of a 2023 repeat be thwarted by a limitation on development following Red Bull’s cost cap breach?The team also discuss Australian Oscar Piastri, who …Keep reading

McLaren “far away” from blaming fifth-place F1 finish on Ricciardo’s struggles

Ricciardo leaves the team after two disappointing seasons at McLaren, with the team deciding in the summer to end his contract one year early and move for rookie Oscar Piastri, who got his first run with the team in Tuesday’s post-season test at Yas Marina.The Australian’s struggles proved particularly costly in the constructors’ championship, as McLaren fell from fourth to …Keep reading