Pirelli announces first F1 tyre choices of 2018

From next year, Pirelli will choose from an expanded range of seven dry compounds, having added the hypersoft and superhard.The hypersoft has been described by Lewis Hamilton as the best Pirelli has produced since its return as tyre supplier after he tested it in Abu Dhabi, while the superhard is considered an insurance policy.Neither will ...

F1 Fanatic’s top ten gift ideas for F1 fans 2017 | 2017 F1 season

Still looking for present ideas for a Formula One fan in your life? F1 Fanatic has ten top recommendations plus dozens more suggestions besides. Source: F1 Fanatic

2017 F1 driver rankings #13: Massa | 2017 F1 season review

Abandoning his plans to retire and coming back for one last season initially looked like being a smart move for Felipe Massa. Source: F1 Fanatic

Renault targets top three in 2018 testing mileage

Although the Enstone-based outfit made decent progress with the speed of its car this year, it was held back by a run of reliability problems on both the chassis and engine front.Well aware of the areas that it needs to improve on in 2018 if it is to step up from its sixth placed finish ...

The design flaws that killed McLaren-Honda

The humble oil tank seems such an innocuous component amid the extraordinary complexity of V6 Formula 1 engines and their hybrid parts. With all the millions of dollars invested in trying to make a success of a works grand prix operation, combined with the expertise of two mighty racing organisations, you wouldn’t expect something so ...

Video: Button samples Senna's McLaren-Honda at Motegi

In this excerpt filmed for Motorsport.tv’s The Flying Lap, Stuart Codling documents his trip to Motegi – and even gets Button himself to take the camera in the pitlane.The video diary also features Button and Stoffel Vandoorne trying out the Honda NSX-GT Super GT car, and an interview with Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly.MotoGP legend Marc ...

2017 F1 driver rankings #14: Vandoorne | 2017 F1 season review

Rare were the occasions when Stoffel Vandoorne had an opportunity to show what he could do in his first full season of Formula One. Source: F1 Fanatic

Mercedes needs intra-team "disruption" – Wolff

Wolff made it clear that he wants to have both of his drivers in contention for the championship, as that will help to raise the level of the whole team, even if it proves difficult to manage.This season the two drivers enjoyed a fruitful relationship, but only rarely did Bottas seriously challenge Hamilton on track.”I ...

McLaren reveals new 789bhp road car named after Senna | F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: McLaren reveals new 789bhp road car named after Senna • Williams wary of Renault gains • Hamilton buys £18m mansion Source: F1 Fanatic

Force India outdeveloped us in 2017 – Williams

Last year, Williams was ahead of Force India in fourth until Italy before being leapfrogged and falling back – but in 2017, Force India pulled away considerably earlier and Williams could not respond.Retiring Felipe Massa has raced for Williams continuously since 2014 and said earlier this year that the team has not been able to ...