Formula One learned a lesson from the qualifying fiasco that overshadowed the opening races of the season in Australia and Bahrain, Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams said on Monday.
Honda’s MotoGP leader Marc Marquez won the Grand Prix of the Americas for the fourth year in a row on Sunday while bitter rival Valentino Rossi was one of several riders who crashed.
Ferrari will be paid much more than any other Formula One team this year despite finishing runners-up to world champions Mercedes last season, according to figures published on Wednesday.
Formula One’s new tyre contract with Pirelli from 2017 has yet to be signed off with the sport’s governing body, despite being agreed in October, as the Italian firm wants specific targets and testing guarantees written in.
Marc Marquez’s dominance at the Circuit of the Americas was on full display Friday as the Spaniard defied a crash to top the MotoGP times in both practice sessions in Austin, Texas.
Formula One will revert to its 2015 qualifying format at next week’s Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai and for the remainder of the season, the governing FIA said in a statement on Thursday after backing down in the face of opposition from teams.
Ferrari are closer to Mercedes than results have suggested in this season’s two races and look like posing a real challenge, according to Formula One world championship leader Nico Rosberg.
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he has no concerns about Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg’s five-race winning streak or his own poor starts this season.
Spain’s Marc Marquez won the Argentine Grand Prix for Honda on Sunday to take the overall lead in the MotoGP standings after a shortened race overshadowed by concerns about tyre safety.
Germany’s Nico Rosberg romped to his fifth win in a row for Mercedes on Sunday and ended Formula One champion team mate Lewis Hamilton’s hopes of a third successive Bahrain Grand Prix victory.
World champion Lewis Hamilton secured the 51st pole position of his career and second of the season for Mercedes with the fastest lap ever at the Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday.
Two-time world champion Marc Marquez survived a crash-hit afternoon to take pole position for the Grand Prix of Argentina on Saturday.
Two-time world champion Marc Marquez set the fastest time in Friday practice for the Grand Prix of Argentina, hammering home Honda’s dominance as bitter rivals Yamaha struggled.
After a year of disappointment, the McLaren Honda team unexpectedly had every reason to smile on Friday thanks to rookie Stoffel Vandoorne and former world champion Jenson Button.
Championship leader Nico Rosberg lapped more than a second quicker than last year’s pole position time as Mercedes dominated Bahrain Grand Prix practice on Friday.
Formula One bosses would get it wrong even if they were selling ice cream and everybody wanted one flavour, Sebastian Vettel said on Thursday as the sport’s qualifying format drew further criticism.
Formula One champions Mercedes can rack up their eighth successive victory on Sunday but even if they do, a winning streak must end for either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg in Bahrain.
Formula One’s much-derided new qualifying format faces more criticism in Bahrain this weekend after a disappointing debut in Australia, Mercedes motorsport director Toto Wolff said on Tuesday.
Nico Rosberg’s surprise win and Fernando Alonso’s death-defying escape from a spectacular crash gave the new Formula One season a boost after farcical scenes had threatened to overshadow the Australian Grand Prix.
Grand Prix drivers called on Wednesday for Formula One to change the way it is run and abandon ‘obsolete and ill-structured’ decision-making processes that they said could affect the sport’s popularity.