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Video: Aston Martin shares special Vettel moments from Abu Dhabi

Sebastian Vettel, F1, Aston Martin
Aston Martin has shared a special video of Sebastian Vettel during his final F1 race at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. Having announced his F1 retirement at the end of 2022, the Abu Dhabi GP was a special weekend for four-time champion Vettel at Yas Marina. He was not only given farewell by his fellow rivals, but also his...

Video: Honda hosts ‘Thanks Day’ at Motegi as all F1 drivers attend

Honda, F1, Red Bull, AlphaTauri
Honda had its 'Thanks Day' at Twin Ring Motegi with hosts of its prominent stars in action especially from F1 and MotoGP side. After the 'Thanks Day' of the last few seasons were stalled due to COVID-19, the mega event by Honda ran in its full glory culminating the 2022 season at Motegi on Sunday. It united all the different...

Horner admits they could have handled better after Brazil fallout

Christian Horner, F1, Red Bull
Christian Horner admits as a team they could have handled things better in F1 2022 after Brazil fallout as they didn't envisage that it would play out that way. Amid a season of high for Red Bull, the F1 Brazil GP turned out to be sour between the two drivers when Max Verstappen did not move aside for Sergio Perez...

Ocon feels Alonso’s criticism after Brazil was not needed

Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso, F1
Esteban Ocon was a bit disappointed by the comments made by Fernando Alonso after the Brazil F1 weekend when the two had a collision. It wasn't the sight Alpine wanted to see when Ocon and Alonso collided in the sprint event during the Brazil weekend. Otmar Szafnauer kind of lashed out at them after the race with the two drivers...

McLaren and Gulf will not renew its partnership beyond 2022

McLaren, Gulf
McLaren Racing and Gulf International have ended their partnership with the end of the 2022 F1 season with no renewal. Having joined hands in 2020, McLaren and Gulf will not continue its partnership beyond the 2022 F1 season as they have confirmed in an announcement. Their contract was due to end in 2022 and they have decided not to renew...

Vowles describes Mercedes season in four words; adds on growth

James Vowles, Mercedes
James Vowles describes the 2022 season of Mercedes in four words as he also expands on the competitiveness of the car in the last few rounds. It took Mercedes 21 Grands Prix before they could see the chequered flag first in 2022.  The dominant team of the hybrid era underwent a challenging campaign in the season just gone while they...

WRC releases 13-round calendar for 2023 season

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The FIA has released the 2023 World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar of 13 rounds starting in Monaco and ending in Japan. An all-new three-country concept and the return to North and South America are major highlights of the 13-round 2023 FIA World Rally Championship calendar. In an exciting innovation, the WRC will feature a round which takes place across three...

F2: Martins was fastest to end Yas Marina test from Doohan

F2
Victor Martins ended up FIA Formula 2 (F2) Championship test on top at Yas Marina circuit from Jack Doohan and Theo Pourchaire. MORNING Eager to get as much track time as possible on the final day of testing, Martins led the timing sheets for most of the morning. The Frenchman put the #9 ART Grand Prix car top with a 1:36.372...

‘Lucky!’ TV series on growth of F1 gets a release date in December

Lucky!, Bernie Ecclestone, F1
'Lucky!' TV series has release date in December on Warner Bros Discovery with the documentary to showcase the growth of F1 under Bernie Ecclestone. From the makers of the Senna documentary - i.e Manish Pandey - a new 8-episode docu series titled 'Lucky!' is slated for a December 27 release of this year. It will be released by Warner Bros...

Horner credits team to make Red Bull ‘strongest’ it has ever been

Christian Horner, Red Bull, F1
Christian Horner reckons 2022 was the 'strongest' Red Bull has ever been in the history of F1 after sealing both the titles for the first time in hybrid era. For Red Bull, the 2022 F1 season was far and away their strongest campaign ever. It even surpassed the heady days of 2010 to 2013 when Sebastian Vettel netted his four...

Verstappen overtakes Hamilton in F1 earning list – report

Max Verstappen, F1
Max Verstappen is now the highest earner in F1 - as per Forbes calculations - ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso. Having taken his first F1 title in 2021, Red Bull's Verstappen jumped Mercedes' Hamilton in the earning list with a total of $60 million where $40 million came in salary and the rest $20 million in bonus. This...

F2: Doohan sets Day 2 pace at Yas Marina from Daruvala

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Jack Doohan set the pace on Day 2 of FIA Formula 2 (F2) Championship test at Yas Marina circuit from Jehan Daruvala and Ayumu Iwasa. MORNING Most of the field were quick out of the box to get some laps on the board. Roy Nissany, Théo Pourchaire and Iwasa each led in the early stages before Enzo Fittipaldi broke the 1:36...

Latifi admits crucial 2022 season turned out to be his worst in F1

Nicholas Latifi, F1
Nicholas Latifi admits 2022 ended up being his worst year in F1 which was crucial for his future stay in the sport. Having made his debut in 2020, Latifi had a sort of difficult time when Williams were at their low. But teammate George Russell managed to outshine him still with Q2 results and even points. The Canadian did manage...

F1 2022: Drivers talk Abu Dhabi test as they start a new journey

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F1 drivers changing or debuting with their 2023 teams got their first chance in Abu Dhabi, as youngsters got more track time too. Apart from the drivers who moved away from the sport, most other got to drive the 2022 car for one last time at Yas Marina circuit for the Pirelli Tyre test alongside the Young Drivers' test, with...

F2: Verschoor fastest on Day 1 ahead of Prema pair at Yas Marina

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Richard Verschoor set the pace on Day 1 of FIA F2 test at Yas Marina circuit ahead of Prema pair of Frederik Vesti and Oliver Bearman. MORNING It was a bright and early start for the field at the Yas Marina Circuit. Having already signed on for the 2023 season with Campos Racing, Ralph Boschung set the initial benchmark of a...

Ricciardo rejoins Red Bull in a new role for F1 2023

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, F1
Daniel Ricciardo has rejoined Red Bull Racing in a new third driver role for the 2023 season which will include commercial work too. As was expected due to increased speculation over the Abu Dhabi GP weekend, Red Bull has officially confirmed Ricciardo as its third driver for the 2023 season alongside regulars Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, with the Australian...

FIA announces departure of interim SG Rao with the end of F1 ’22

FIA, Shaila-Ann Rao
The FIA has announced the departure of interim secretary general for motor sport, Shaila-Ann Rao, with the end of the 2022 F1 season. After Peter Bayer left the FIA during the course of the 2022 F1 season, the governing body roped in Rao in an interim secretary general position to assist with the transition period. It didn't come without any...

Binotto hails strategists that aided Leclerc after year of criticism

Mattia Binotto, Ferrari, Charles Leclerc, F1
Mattia Binotto hails the work of the strategists in F1 Abu Dhabi GP after the criticism they had all the year, as it benefitted Charles Leclerc to second. An amusing story emerged after F1 Abu Dhabi GP where Ferrari outfoxed Red Bull in terms of tyre strategy. Leclerc got ahead of Sergio Perez by making one stop less than the...

Vettel laments strategy in final race; Alfa Romeo sacrificed their GP

Sebastian Vettel, F1
Sebastian Vettel lamented the strategy choice of Aston Martin in his final outing in F1 Abu Dhabi GP but pleased with the season. It was still a fighting end to the career of Vettel in F1 Abu Dhabi GP where he was trying to clear McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo in the final stages to help Aston Martin take sixth from Alfa...

F1 2022: Sainz leads Ferrari 1-2-3 in Abu Dhabi Test with 24 drivers

F1, Abu Dhabi Test
The final running of the 2022 F1 season Carlos Sainz set the pace ahead of Charles Leclerc in Abu Dhabi which saw 24 runners. The previously run two-day test was trimmed to a day for 2022 and saw as many as 24 drivers in action in a Pirelli tyre test combined with the Young Drivers' test. It was a Ferrari...

Maini steps up to F2 with Campos in 2023

Kush Maini, F2
Kush Maini will step up to FIA Formula 2 (F2) Championship in 2023 with Campos Racing as he completes its line-up. After Campos announced Ralph Boschung to continue with them, its 2023 line-up is now complete after the signing of Maini - young brother of Arjun - for his rookie F2 season. The Indian racer steps up the highest level...

Novalak joins Trident for second F2 season in 2023

Trident, Clement Novalak
Clement Novalak has switched teams to Trident for his second FIA Formula 2 (F2) Championship season in 2023. The Frenchman will reunite with the outfit he last drove with in 2021 on the way to third place in FIA Formula 3, claiming four podiums and 147 points. Novalak finished 14th in the F2 Driver’s Championship in 2022, taking 40 points...

Hamilton: Started and ended 2022 with a car that we didn’t want

Lewis Hamilton, F1, Carlos Sainz
Lewis Hamilton somewhat recovered from Lap 1 tussle in F1 Abu Dhabi GP but it ended in a DNF as Carlos Sainz talks of cheeky move. It was almost a deja vu for Mercedes' Hamilton at the start of F1 Abu Dhabi GP when he collided with Ferrari's Sainz at the same corner as did with Red Bull's Max Verstappen...

F1 2022: Full line-up and details of post-season Abu Dhabi test

F1
The full list of drivers and tyre details is out for a day of F1 test in Abu Dhabi with Pirelli testing 2023 compounds alongside Young Drivers' test. Within days of the end to the 2022 F1 season, the work for 2023 will kick-off with a day of test at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. Teams will have their...

Sargeant officially confirmed to make F1 debut in ’23 with Williams

Logan Sargeant, Williams, F1
Logan Sargeant has been officially confirmed to make his F1 debut with Williams Racing in 2023 after securing his superlicense. Having finished fourth in his rookie F2 season with Carlin taking four podiums and two wins, Sargeant has secured enough superlicense points for F1. The American thereby will make his debut in 2023 with Williams as was the announcement by...

Ferrari junior Leclerc graduates to F2 in 2023 with DAMS

Arthur Leclerc, F2
Ferrari junior Arthur Leclerc will graduate to FIA Formula 2 (F2) Championship in 2023 after signing up with DAMS. Having raced in F3 for the last two seasons with Prema, Ferrari junior Leclerc - younger brother of Charles - is ready for a step up to F2 in 2023 for his rookie season with DAMS. The Monegasque finished 10th and...

Mercedes junior Vesti switches to Prema for 2023 F2 season

Frederik Vesti, F2
Mercedes junior Frederik Vesti will race for Prema for his second FIA Formula 2 (F2) season in 2023, thereby completing its line-up. Having raced for ART in his debut F2 season and finishing ninth with five podiums and a win, Mercedes junior Vesti has switched teams to Prema for his second year in 2023. He joins F3 graduate Oliver Bearman...

Verstappen says backing up Leclerc to help Perez wouldn’t be fair

Max Verstappen, F1, Sergio Perez, Charles Leclerc
Max Verstappen says backing up Charles Leclerc into Sergio Perez wouldn't have been the right way in F1 Abu Dhabi GP as strategy is discussed. Red Bull's Verstappen stormed into the F1 Abu Dhabi GP lead early with teammate Perez behind him and Ferrari's Leclerc in third. The first stint saw them remain calm and hold position, but the Mexican...

Abu Dhabi GP: Verstappen wins as Leclerc beats Perez for second

F1, Abu Dhabi GP
Max Verstappen wins F1 Abu Dhabi GP as Charles Leclerc secured second after fending off Sergio Perez in the battle for second. It was a clean start from the drivers at the front with Max Verstappen leading F1 Abu Dhabi GP from Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez as Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was third from Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton fourth after a...

F2: Iwasa wins final feature race as Sargeant secures F1 drive

F2
Ayumu Iwasa resisted late Felipe Drugovich pressure to win feature F2 race at Yas Marina circuit with Logan Sargeant securing a F1 drive. It was a fighting start to feature F2 race at Yas Marina circuit between the two DAMS drivers but pole-sitter Ayumu Iwasa kept the lead from Roy Nissany. MP Motorsport's Felipe Drugovich was up to third after...

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