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Bottas takes Austria pole as Vettel handed grid penalty

Valtteri Bottas pipped Lewis Hamilton in a tight fight for Austrian Grand Prix pole position as Sebastian Vettel was penalised for impeding a rival. Vettel, 14 points behind Mercedes driver Hamilton in the championship, will drop from third to sixth ...

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Not so home sweet home for Red Bull: all you need to know about Austria

Red Bull have had a sobering weekend on their home track, arguably their worst weekend in terms of pace over the whole year and a spat between drivers during qualifying into the bargain. The spat first. Daniel Ricciardo, who has ...

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Hamilton heads Mercedes one-two in Austria practice

Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two in both practice sessions on Friday at the Austrian Grand Prix. Hamilton headed team-mate Valtteri Bottas by 0.176 seconds in the second session, despite setting his time on the hardest type of tyre. Ferrari’s ...

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Formula 1: Sauber's Charles Leclerc poised to join Ferrari

Sauber’s Charles Leclerc is poised to move to Ferrari next season. The 20-year-old has agreed, but not signed, a two-year deal to be Sebastian Vettel’s team-mate until 2020, according to a source close to Ferrari. The move comes after an ...

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Austrian GP: Lewis Hamilton defends Sebastian Vettel after crash in France

Lewis Hamilton says title rival Sebastian Vettel should not be condemned for causing a crash at the start of Sunday’s French Grand Prix. Hamilton leads the championship by 14 points from the Ferrari driver, who collided with Valtteri Bottas’ Mercedes ...

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Austrian Grand Prix: Pick your top three drivers in Spielberg

After a 10-year absence from the calendar, the French Grand Prix injected some ‘va-va-voom’ back into the season. Mayhem on the first lap saw Sebastian Vettel slide into the back of Valtteri Bottas, sending both cars into a spin on ...

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Austrian Grand Prix: Load up the caravan & get ready for a big party

“This is old school. I like it.” Former world champion Jenson Button could have been talking about more than just the race track when asked about the Austrian Grand Prix. Surrounded by the lush, green Styrian mountains and a two-hour ...

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F1 gossip: Brawn, Verstappen, Alonso, Force India

Wednesday, 27 June Formula 1 sporting boss Ross Brawn says the new aerodynamic regulations for 2019 have finally been agreed by the teams and are expected to be signed off in July. (Motorsport) Red Bull’s Max Verstappen thinks the Austrian ...

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Susie Wolff named boss of Venturi Formula E team

Former Formula 1 test driver Susie Wolff has become team boss and part-owner of the Venturi Formula E team. The 35-year-old Scot said it was the “perfect next step” in her career. Wolff said: “When I decided to stop as ...

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French GP: Jolyon Palmer column – Unlucky Bottas should have been a title contender

F1 driver Jolyon Palmer, who left Renault during the 2017 season, has joined the BBC team to offer insight and analysis from the point of view of the competitors. The Formula 1 title fight is distilling into another showdown between ...

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