Racing

Social post leaves Ricciardo fuming at Formula 1 ‘idiots’

Daniel Ricciardo’s bad blood with Formula 1 executives is raging again after a social media post that left the Aussie driver shaking his head. The McLaren driver this week hit out at senior figures in Formula 1 over the inhumane glorification of crashes in ongoing promotion of the sport. The 31-year-old led the contempt directed at Formula 1 following a series of replays being shown of former Haas driver Romain

Top Gear fans praise Sabine Schmitz tribute show

Sabine Schmitz died last month at the age of 51 Viewers have praised Top Gear’s tribute episode honouring Sabine Schmitz, the show’s former presenter who died last month after a four-year battle with cancer. The German racing driver, who had appeared on Top Gear regularly since its overhaul in 2015, died at the age of 51 on 16 March, with the BBC this week airing a special episode that paid

McLaren team principal Andrea Seidl reveals why McLaren signed Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl has revealed the reason the rising team moved immediately to snatch up Aussie F1 star Daniel Ricciardo in last year’s game of musical chairs that saw a flurry of drivers moving teams. The UK-based team were blindsided when star driver Carlos Sainz was poached by Ferrari in May when the team had been negotiating a contract extension. The team then moved quickly to lock down

Lewis Hamilton once threatened with Mercedes suspension over "selfish behaviour"

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has revealed that Lewis Hamilton was once threatened with suspension at the height of his rivalry with team-mate Nico Rosberg. The pair first linked up at the Silver Arrows for the 2013 campaign, after Hamilton was persuaded to leave McLaren for pastures new. Their first year together was a learning curve, as Mercedes struggled to compete with Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel ultimately romped to his

Lando Norris’ surprising confession about McLaren teammate Daniel Ricciardo

British driver Lando Norris has bravely claimed the McLaren’s 2021 challenger suits the driving style of Daniel Ricciardo more than himself. Following a two-year stint at Renault, Ricciardo rocked the Formula 1 landscape by signing with McLaren ahead of the 2021 season. The 31-year-old partnered with rising star Norris, who had already completed two seasons with McLaren. Stream Every Practice, Qualifier & Race of the 2021 FIA Formula One World

Jenson Button on Extreme E: ‘In a race car you’re lying down. This is like driving a bus’

The drop which greets drivers during the Desert X Prix in AlUla “It’s pretty insane,” says Jenson Button. He is talking about the sheer drop that lurks in the middle of this Desert X Prix circuit – something everyone has been talking about here in AlUla. The crest of the hill is essentially a blind approach, the kind that requires not just courage but no little faith. The drop is

Rival accuses Aussie MotoGP star Jack Miller of trying to crash into him

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir hit out at Aussie Jack Miller for a “super dangerous” manoeuvre after the pair collided on track at the Doha Grand Prix. Miller had a second ninth-place finish in as many weeks despite a strong showing in free practice, with his bump on Mir dominating discussion after his race. Stream Every Practice, Qualifier & Race of the 2021 Moto GP Championship Live & On-Demand

Extreme E: Watch Desert X Prix qualifying live

Extreme E begins life at the inaugural ‘X Prix’ in the Saudi Arabian desert today as Jenson Button and 17 other drivers take to the sands of AlUla. The new motorsport series sees nine teams field one electric SUV each, all of which are the revolutionary ODYSSEY 21 which is powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Each team consists of one male and one female driver, who complete one lap of

Lewis Hamilton, on and off the track: World champion on 'art form' and 'creativity' in Sky F1 exclusive

In a wide-ranging interview with Sky Sports F1, world champion Lewis Hamilton has explained why being a Formula 1 driver is an “art form” and his desire to be “creative” on and off the track – admitting it was a driving force for his career-changing move to Mercedes eight years ago. Amid a remarkable and record-breaking run of success as an F1 driver, Hamilton has also been passionate and heavily

Private visits, rare footage and reason for the secrecy - Schumacher 8 years on

Michael Schumacher is still in rehabilitation after suffering a devastating head injury in a skiing accident on the French Alps in December 2013. The Formula One legend hit his head on a rock while skiing off-piste in Meribel and was air-lifted to a hospital in Grenoble. After undergoing two surgeries, Schumacher was placed in a medically induced coma for six months to help reduce the swelling of his brain. Schumacher