Gasly out, Albon in

    Red Bull has decided to switch Pierre Gasly with Alexander Albon. One hopes that the move won’t come too early for the débutant Albon, as Red Bull has a habit of promoting drivers too early and wrecking their careers. Still, Helmut Marko believes that drivers must sink or swim, which is why he is s... [Continue reading]

    Posted 12 Aug |  View comments | Category: General

    Notebook from another snack bar in Budapest

    I’m just having breakfast, although it is about 11.30 on Monday morning. It has been a long hard night, without dinner, although I had a couple of chocolate bars at around midnight. I didn’t really have lunch yesterday either because the deep fried hamsters that they serve in the media centre, ... [Continue reading]

    Posted 06 Aug |  View comments | Category: Notebook

    Six hours after the race...

    The last three Formula 1 races have all been great entertainment, but Hungary is traditionally a race where overtaking is really difficult and in the early laps of the Hungarian Grand Prix it looked like we were in for a less exciting race. Max Verstappen was ahead fo Lewis Hamilton by a little over two seconds... [Continue reading]

    Posted 04 Aug |  View comments | Category: General

    Notebook from a snack bar in Budapest

    I was going to call this “Notebook from a perfect summer day”, which was the case on Monday, but is no longer really true. I spent Monday driving home from Germany, across much of France, on the usual A4 motorway from Metz to Verdun and on to Reims. After that I took a loop north to Saint-Quent... [Continue reading]

    Posted 01 Aug |  View comments | Category: Notebook

    Six hours after the race

    Wow! How does one even start to describe what happened in the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim? It was a thrilling race from start to finish, filled with surprises and unlikely stories. Ferrari made a mess of things on Saturday but on Sunday Mercedes screwed up. The end result of all this was that Max Verstappen... [Continue reading]

    Posted 28 Jul |  View comments | Category: General

    The return of Lotus...

    The unveiling of the Lotus Evija last week was interesting. The all-electric, 1972 hp hypercar, powered by four motors (one for each wheel), will have a top speed of over 200 mph and will accelerate from 0 to 60 in under three seconds, with a range of 250 miles. The cars will cost $1.86 million apiece and only ... [Continue reading]

    Posted 19 Jul |  View comments | Category: General

    Notebook from atop Beachy Head

    How did I end up here? Standing on the edge of a famous cliff, looking down - rather tentatively, lest something happens and I find myself 530 feet below, after a six second fall, which I have concluded would not be a great career move. Still, I must have seemed happy enough because I was not approached by any ... [Continue reading]

    Posted 17 Jul |  View comments | Category: Notebook

    Changes at Ferrari and Alfa Romeo

    Simone Resta, currently technical director of Alfa Romeo, will be starting work back at Ferrari after the summer break and will work on the design of the 2021 Ferrari. He will spend his gardening leave working with Ferrari on road car development. This will be the fourth change of techn... [Continue reading]

    Posted 17 Jul |  View comments | Category: General

    Six and a half hours after the race

    The British Grand Prix was a real humdinger of a race as Lewis Hamilton chased after a record-breaking sixth victory in his home Grand Prix. It quickly became clear that the only person who was going to stop that happening was his own Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas, and the Finn was clearly not in... [Continue reading]

    Posted 14 Jul |  View comments | Category: GP+ Magazine

    The Haas story - updated

    The odd story of Haas and the Rich Energy sponsorship has left the Formula 1 Paddock scratching heads about what on earth is going on, not least because the cars are still liveried and there are no plans to change that - and because the team is saying very little. This means that, despite all the rumo... [Continue reading]

    Posted 11 Jul |  View comments | Category: General