How Max Verstappen won his second F1 title

SUZUKA, Japan — It wasn’t until Max Verstappen was about to walk onto the podium that he knew for certain he was a double world champion. He’d been told he’d won this year’s title shortly after getting out of his car and completing his first post-race interview, but he didn’t quite believe it. Then his … Read more

Pierre Gasly on crane incident

SUZUKA, Japan — Pierre Gasly says he was just two metres away from being involved in a fatal accident at the Japanese Grand Prix after labelling race control’s decision to release a recovery vehicle onto the track in heavy rain unacceptable. Gasly was doing 200 km/h when he came across a crane, which had been … Read more

Max Verstappen wins F1 title with four races to spare

Max Verstappen capped a sublime Formula One season with a similar performance at the Japanese Grand Prix to clinch his second straight championship. Verstappen’s win gave him a place in the record books as securing one of F1’s most dominant championship wins. Only Michael Schumacher (2001 and 2004) and Sebastian Vettel (2011) have won a … Read more

Daniel Ricciardo admits it’s unlikely he’s in Formula One next year

SUZUKA, Japan — Daniel Ricciardo does not expect to race in Formula One next year following news Pierre Gasly has signed a new multiyear contract with Alpine starting in 2023. Ricciardo’s McLaren contract is set to be terminated one year earlier than planned at the end of this season after the team signed Oscar Piastri … Read more

Sergio Perez keeps Singapore win despite safety car infringements, penalty

SINGAPORE — Sergio Perez has held on to his victory at the Singapore Grand Prix despite breaching safety car regulations on three occasions during the race and getting a five second penalty. The stewards investigated Perez for falling more than ten car lengths behind the safety car under the race’s two safety car periods. He … Read more

Lewis Hamilton avoids punishment for wearing nose stud, Mercedes receives fine

SINGAPORE — No further action has been taken against Lewis Hamilton for wearing a nose stud during qualifying day for the Singapore Grand Prix, although his Mercedes team has been fined €25,000 for submitting a scrutineering form that declared Hamilton was not wearing jewellery. Hamilton explained after qualifying that he was wearing his nose stud … Read more

Has the sparkle around Formula One’s Singapore Grand Prix started to fade?

SINGAPORE — As Fernando Alonso sipped champagne on the Marina Bay podium, and firework smoke settled into the night sky hovering above Singapore’s capacity-filled street circuit, a bunch of journalists crowded around Bernie Ecclestone in the paddock, eager for his thoughts on what was an historic night for Formula One. “Could Singapore one day be … Read more

Does F1 need a safety car rule rethink?

MONZA, Italy — A controversial safety car at the end of a race won by Max Verstappen. Formula One has been here before. The one which ended Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix one was slightly less dramatic and much less impactful than the last time that happened, at last year’s title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but … Read more

Italian Grand Prix Grid penalty chaos looks set to produce unpredictable race

MONZA, Italy — Immediately after qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix, even some drivers were uncertain exactly where they would be starting Sunday’s race. Over three hours after qualifying, 2020 Italian Grand Prix winner Pierre Gasly tweeted: “Can someone tell me in which position I start tomorrow’s race?”. 1 Related The feeling was shared across … Read more

‘Stupid’ to bet against Max Verstappen at Italian Grand Prix

MONZA, Italy — George Russell has said he believes Max Verstappen will slice through the field at the Italian Grand Prix from wherever he starts on Sunday. There was confusion over the final grid order after qualifying, with nine drivers hit with penalties for engine changes made over the past 48 hours. 2 Related Verstappen … Read more