Formula 1

Getty Images Andrew Benson F1 Correspondent 6 minutes ago McLaren’s Lando Norris says the hopes of catching Max Verstappen in the World Championship this year have grown in recent races. Norris acknowledged that beating the Red Bull driver would be “tough” because Verstappen “doesn’t have a weakness”. But he added: “There is more chance and
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Max Verstappen eased the pressure on Sunday when he completed a hat-trick of victories at the Canadian Grand Prix to consolidate his early-season lead in the drivers’ championship. After being beaten in two of the previous three races, the series leader and three-time champion bounced back to his competitive best, with the aid of excellent
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Reuters Andrew Benson F1 Correspondent 1 minute ago Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won a gripping wet-dry Canadian Grand Prix that developed into a five-car battle for the lead over the final 10 laps. Verstappen expertly managed a restart after a safety-car period with 11 laps to go to bolt into a decisive lead while McLaren’s
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File image of Max Verstappen© AFP Max Verstappen called for sharper work and a faster car from his Red Bull team on Saturday after qualifying second behind Mercedes’ George Russell for the Canadian Grand Prix. The series leader and three-time world champion who won last year’s race from pole said rival teams had caught Red
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Getty Images Andrew Benson F1 Correspondent 17 minutes ago George Russell said there was “more to come” from Mercedes after he took their first pole position for nearly a year at the Canadian Grand Prix. Mercedes have been saying for a while that they felt they had finally found the right path under the new
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Reuters Andrew Benson F1 Correspondent 8 June 2024, 22:14 BST Updated 1 hour ago George Russell took Mercedes’ first pole position of the season ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at the Canadian Grand Prix. Russell and Verstappen set identical lap times of one minute 12 seconds dead but because the Briton banked his first
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Getty Images Andrew Benson F1 Correspondent 25 minutes ago Charles Leclerc says Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix could be another “opportunity” for Ferrari to beat Red Bull after his victory in Monaco. Leclerc, who became the second driver to beat Max Verstappen in three races, said the Montreal circuit may be another that does not suit
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Getty Images Andrew Benson F1 Correspondent 2 hours ago Sergio Perez has signed a new two-year contract to stay at Red Bull in Formula 1 until the end of 2026. The world champions have decided to stick with the Mexican, who joined the team in 2021, rather than switch him for Carlos Sainz, who is
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Getty Images 16 minutes ago Alpine driver Esteban Ocon says he has suffered “inaccurate, hurtful, and damaging” online abuse after crashing into teammate Pierre Gasly at the Monaco Grand Prix. Ocon, 27, was deemed to be at fault for the collision on the opening lap as he tried to pass his French compatriot Gasly, despite
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Getty Images Andrew Benson F1 Correspondent 31 May 2024, 10:38 BST Updated 9 minutes ago Alpine have sacked veteran operations director Rob White in the latest example of the management turmoil at the struggling French team. The 58-year-old had been at Alpine’s parent company Renault in Formula 1 for 20 years, and in the role
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Getty Images Andrew Benson F1 Correspondent in Monaco 2 hours ago Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc said he had “tears in my eyes” as he was on the verge of completing what he described as “the ultimate dream” and winning the Monaco Grand Prix. Leclerc has seemed destined to win this race for a long time
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