Baku’s straights are “too long” for Vettel | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Baku’s straights are “too long” for Vettel • Ricciardo had lip surgery after China • McLaren drops designer Goss Source: F1 Fanatic

Verstappen will drive 'a little more in control' after China crash

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen says he will drive “a little more in control” after his controversial Chinese Grand Prix. Source: BBC F1

Goss out as McLaren undertakes reshuffle of technical team

Although the Woking-based team has declined to confirm the departure of chief technical officer (chassis) Goss, it is understood that the change comes as the team begins a fullscale review of its processes to work out how it can do better.The reshuffle is an indication that McLaren is coming to terms with the fact that it had ...

McLaren will test solution for top speed deficit in Baku | 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

McLaren is planning to test a new solution aimed at alleviating its straight line speed problem in Azerbaijan, Fernando Alonso has revealed. Source: F1 Fanatic

Raikkonen defends Ferrari’s Chinese GP strategy | 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen dismissed suggestions he is being treated as a ‘number two’ driver by Ferrari following the strategy he was given in the Chinese Grand Prix. Source: F1 Fanatic

Mercedes to implement "short-term" fixes in Baku

Mercedes has suffered tyre management problems in the first races of the season relative to main rivals Ferrari and Red Bull, especially on Pirelli’s softer compounds.The team has also lost the qualifying speed advantage that it has long enjoyed, and Lewis Hamilton said Mercedes will introduce “short-term” solutions this weekend in Baku.”We’ve sat and understood ...

Vettel open to having “good kid” Ricciardo as Ferrari team mate | 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel said he is open to being reunited with former team mate Daniel Ricciardo at Ferrari next year. Source: F1 Fanatic

Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton not worried about start to season

World champion Lewis Hamilton says he is not concerned about the fact that he has not won a race so far this season. Source: BBC F1

Verstappen admits he wanted China win "too much"

Red Bull’s Shanghai strategy paid off with victory for Daniel Ricciardo, but Verstappen was running ahead of his teammate as they came through the field on fresh tyres following the safety car only to go off the road in a failed move on Hamilton and later collide with Vettel. Verstappen ended up finishing fifth.Asked if ...

McLaren to trial fix for top speed deficit

Despite switching to Renault engines, McLaren had the worst top speed in qualifying in Australia and Bahrain this year, although fared better in China by getting Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne to tow each other down the back straight.Last year, McLaren had a top speed deficit of 15km/h to the fastest car in Baku, which has ...