Hamilton slams ‘white-dominated’ F1 for silence over Floyd death

London (AFP) World champion Lewis Hamilton criticised the "biggest of stars" in "white-dominated" Formula One for failing to speak out against racism as protests erupted around the United States. The Mercedes driver warned "I know who you are and I see you" as he accused his fellow drivers of "staying silent" following the death of … Continue reading Hamilton slams ‘white-dominated’ F1 for silence over Floyd death

Williams considers selling F1 team after £13m loss

London (AFP) Williams revealed on Friday that they are considering selling the Formula One team after a multi-million pound drop in the company's financial results. The William Grand Prix Holdings group reported an adjusted loss of £13 million ($15.9 million) for the year ending 2019. Williams team deputy principal Claire Williams Peter PARKS AFP/File After posting … Continue reading Williams considers selling F1 team after £13m loss

Quarantine measures could push Silverstone races into August

London (AFP) Two proposed British Grands Prix could be moved into August if it means the UK government do not insist on a 14-day quarantine period, according to Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle. Plans for two races at the English track were thrown into turmoil when the government offered no exemption to elite sport in … Continue reading Quarantine measures could push Silverstone races into August

Alonso open to a possible Formula One return

Madrid (AFP) Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso said on Monday he is looking for a challenge "at the top level" and is not ruling out a return to Formula One, amid increasing speculation he could sign for Renault. "I'm in great physical shape and my motivation is sky high, so I wanted to focus on … Continue reading Alonso open to a possible Formula One return

Belgian GP could be held behind closed doors in August

Brussels (AFP) Formula One's Belgian Grand Prix could be raced behind closed doors on August 30, local authorities announced on Friday. Despite a ban on mass gatherings in the country until August 31 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wallonia's Minister-President Elio Di Rupo said the event could go ahead. Charles Leclerc won last year's Belgian … Continue reading Belgian GP could be held behind closed doors in August

Ricciardo braced for ‘chaos’ when Formula One starts

London (AFP) Australia's Daniel Ricciardo anticipates "chaos", "rust" and "adrenaline" should the 2020 Formula One season start at last. The global spread of the coronavirus has already led to 10 races, of what was to have been a record 22-event championship, being either cancelled or postponed. Ready to get going - Renault's Australian driver Daniel … Continue reading Ricciardo braced for ‘chaos’ when Formula One starts

F1 paying teams to protect ‘ecosystem’

New York (AFP) Formula One chiefs said Thursday some teams have been given cash payments to protect the championship's "ecosystem" as it absorbs the financial hit caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Greg Maffei, the chief executive of Formula One owners Liberty Media, said an undisclosed number of payments had been made to teams, which rely … Continue reading F1 paying teams to protect ‘ecosystem’

Hamilton salutes ‘racing legend and comrade’ Moss

London (AFP) World champion Lewis Hamilton on Sunday described Stirling Moss, who has died at the age of 90, as a "racing legend" and a "comrade from a massively different time". Although Moss never won the Formula One world title, he was regarded as one of motor sport's greatest drivers, with his 1950s heyday seeing … Continue reading Hamilton salutes ‘racing legend and comrade’ Moss

Formula One in ‘very fragile state’, warns McLaren boss Brown

London (AFP) McLaren boss Zak Brown said Sunday that the coronavirus pandemic has plunged Formula One into "a very fragile state", warning that as many as four teams could even be driven out of business. 'Devastating': McLaren boss Zak Brown Peter PARKS AFP/File The 2020 world championship has been unable to start with eight races … Continue reading Formula One in ‘very fragile state’, warns McLaren boss Brown

McLaren drivers take pay cut amid cost-cutting measures

London (AFP) McLaren drivers Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris have taken voluntary pay cuts as part of a raft of cost-cutting measures to help the team survive the coronavirus crisis with Formula One in lockdown. McLaren's Carlos Sainz Jr (left) and Lando Norris (right) have taken voluntary pay cuts amid Formula One's coronavirus crisis PETER … Continue reading McLaren drivers take pay cut amid cost-cutting measures

Mercedes F1 team, University College London make new breathing aid in coronavirus fight

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - Engineers from a Mercedes Formula 1 team and University College London (UCL) have helped to develop a new breathing aid for coronavirus patients. A clinical director demonstrates the function of a ventilator in Hamburg on March 25, 2020. Many countries are struggling with a shortage of life-saving ventilators.PHOTO: AFP Put together by … Continue reading Mercedes F1 team, University College London make new breathing aid in coronavirus fight

World champion Hamilton self-isolating as precaution

London (AFP) Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he is self-isolating but will not get tested for coronavirus as others need attention more than him. The 35-year-old Briton said he decided to self-isolate because he had been at the same function in London that actor Idris Elba and Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's wife … Continue reading World champion Hamilton self-isolating as precaution