Frederic Vasseur

Team principal claims Audi have agreed deal to take over the Sauber Group

An anonymous team principal is reported to have claimed that Audi have already struck a deal to take over the Sauber Group in 2026, but are holding back on the announcement. Audi and Porsche have had their interest confirmed by parent company Volkswagen in entering Formula 1 in 2026. That year will see new engine


Negotiations reportedly underway for Monaco extension

As Formula 1 heads to Monaco this weekend, there is a real threat that the 68th edition of the world championship Monaco Grand Prix could also be the last. The contract for Monaco expired last year, but an emergency one-year extension was agreed, which is the reason that Monaco is on the calendar this season too.


Teams may have to stop bringing upgrades after the Canadian GP

A report from Auto Motor und Sport has revealed that the teams may be forced to cease introducing any upgrades to their cars beyond the Canadian Grand Prix this year. This is due to the added stringency of the circa $140 million that the teams are working on this season, and the rate of inflation


Wolff praises ‘super job’ Haas have done with 2022 car

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has praised the “super job” that Haas have done with their 2022 car, and sees battling them as a fascinating learning curve. On lap time, Mercedes were the quickest team last season, and Haas were an astonishing 3.38% adrift of them on average. Contextualising that, the other nine teams were


China’s ‘only hope’ Zhou ‘really wanted’ F1 drive

Guanyu Zhou admits that there is pressure behind his presence as the only Chinese driver on the Formula 1 grid, and described himself as his country’s only hope for the next five to ten years. Zhou claimed four race wins in the Formula 2 championship on his way to a third-placed finish in the Drivers’

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Alfa Romeo announce launch date of 2022 car

Alfa Romeo have announced that they will unveil their 2022 challenger on 27 February, two days after it is given its “shakedown” in Barcelona. The Swiss team had a largely disappointing season last year, slumping to ninth in the Constructors’ Championship as Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi extracted six points finishes between them from the

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