F1 Technical

Fernando Alonso's retirement as the Monaco Grand Prix was quickly forgotten when Jenson Button finished the race in 8th, scoring the first points for the renewed partnership between McLaren and Honda.
Toto Wolff has apologised to Lewis Hamilton for making him lose a nearly certain victory at last weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. Hamilton looked set for an easy win, but a late pitstop decided otherwise.
Lotus generally has a dismal race at Monaco, with especially Pastor Maldonado's race ending in disappointment early on in the race, despite having a good look on points.
Max Verstappen insists his crash during the Monaco Grand Prix was not his fault, but rather the result of an unneeded and unexpected move by Grosjean, sending them both off the track.
Kimi Räikkönen ended the Monaco GP in sixth position after a dismal qualifying session on Saturday. However, the Finn can see bright future for his team.
Nico Rosberg has won the Monaco Grand Prix, having been handed the lead of the race 7 laps from the end after Mercedes decided it was safe to pit the supremely reigning Hamilton one extra time. Sebastian Vettel finished second with a disillusioned Hamilton third, having led 70 of 78 laps.
Heading a Formula 1 team means an immense pressure on a team principal, especially if this team is Ferrari, the most famous squad of autosport history. Maurizio Arrivabene took over the regime in the sunset of last year.
Lewis Hamilton took charge in the ever important qualifying of Monte Carlo. Nico Rosberg, plagued with lockup throughout the session, managed second, in front of Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in the second free practice session at Monaco, making maximum use of the track before rain limited further running.
Lewis Hamilton dominated the first practice session of the day at Monaco, setting the best time of the session early on and remaining on top of the timesheet throughout. All Renault powered cars however, with Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso were on form today, with Verstappen fastest, a tenth off of Hamilton's best.
Formula One leading figures and the Strategy Group teams have agreed a on a raft of regulation changes to revamp the sport, attempting to bring back some of the speed lost in recent overhauls.
Lotus reserve driver Jolyon Palmer has put Lotus on top of the timesheet as Barcelona testing came to a close on Wednesday. The GP2 champion topped Mercedes' Pascal Wehrlein in the final 15 minutes thanks to a run on the super soft tyres.
Nico Rosberg was easily the fastest man on the first day of testing at Barcelona, more than two seconds clear of Marcus Ericsson in the Sauber. Rosberg also completed most laps, counting 146 at the end of the day.
Red Bull's Christian Horner was proud as a monkey at Barcelona, where his team finally showed up with a short nose, following 14 internal and 4 FIA tests (as reported by AMuS), until at last a design was found to match the regulatory requirements. 2 days later however, the same Horner was quoted as saying “we'll have to look at 2016″, effectively writing off the 2015 campaign after another disappointing race.
McLaren Honda endured a difficult Spanish Grand Prix. Jenson Button suffered severe stability problems that made him abandon all hope for points this season, saying it was the scariest drive in his career.
Mercedes AMG F1 driver Nico Rosberg has secured victory in the Spanish Grand Prix by dominating the race from start to finish. Lewis Hamilton finished second while Sebastian Vettel completed the podium for Ferrari.
Despite being further down than expected during qualifying, Sebastian Vettel thinks there is still a chance for Ferrari to put Mercedes under pressure. Kimi Raikkonen meanwhile appeared to suggest the same, saying a 'bad lap' was the cause of his 7th place on the grid.
Ferrari have brought a dramatic car update to Barcelona, and it appears there was hardly an exaggeration when Arrivabene claimed beforehand that 70% of the car was changed. Clearly, the team has put a lot of effort in getting this update package together, but with the changes so dramatic, Ferrari nonetheless opted for Vettel to run with the updates and Raikkonen without, getting a full race of comparison data. On Friday, Raikkonen was still seen running Ferrari's new update packages, including a new sidepod shape, featuring a new outer shape over their entire lengths.
Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button qualified 13th and 14th for the Spanish Grand Prix, suggesting the team is making solid improvements step by step. The progress into Q2 also triggered Alonso to target scoring the team's first points of the season in his home race.
Red Bull Racing put up a disappointing show today in qualifying with Kvyat and Ricciardo qualifying 8th and 10th respectively. Daniil Kvyat immediately hinted that this may be the result of not yet fully understanding the car's updates brought to Barcelona.
Romain Grosjean placed eleventh and Pastor Maldonado twelfth in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, meaning for the first time this year Lotus F1 failed to break into the top ten on the grid.
Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen enjoyed a great day with Toro Rosso as both young drivers secured positions on the third row of the starting grid for the Spanish Grand Prix, for both men their best positions yet in Formula One.
Qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix did not produce the results the Sauber F1 Team had hoped for. Felipe Nasr made it into Q2, but was not able to finish further up than 15th after having issues with the rear tyres caused by overheating. His team-mate Marcus Ericsson will start the race from P16.
Sahara Force India will start the Spanish Grand Prix from the ninth row of the grid tomorrow with Nico Hulkenberg qualifying in P17 and Sergio Perez in P18.
Nico Rosberg ended Lewis Hamilton's perfect streak of pole positions so far this season, edging out his team mate by 3 tenths as the latter was struggling with the balance of his car.
Williams' Valtteri Bottas qualified fourth and Felipe Massa ninth for tomorrow’s Spanish Grand Prix. As Valtteri proved happy with his performance, Felipe Massa laments a mistake that put him further back than expected.
Nico Rosberg proved the fastest man in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, outperforming his team mate Lewis Hamilton who made it another front row lockout for Mercedes AMG F1. Sebastian Vettel in the Ferrari will start from third on the grid.
Nico Rosberg topped the final session ahead of qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, edging out Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton in a highly competitive session.
Lewis Hamilton was the fastest man at Barcelona when the second and last practice session of the day came to an end. Sebastian Vettel was second fastest, fourth tenths away from the reigning World Champion.
During the first free practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix, the first leg of the European F1 season, Nico Rosberg was the fastest man on track. The German clocked a faster lap time than team mate Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.
Scuderia Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has underlined Ferrari's quest to get back in front of Mercedes, saying that the team expects to make a major step forward at the Spanish Grand Prix thanks to a large batch of car updates.
McLaren Honda will run its cars with a revised livery at the upcoming Spanish Grand Prix. The team appears to be set to continue with this livery throughout the remainder of the season.
Kimi Räikkönen fascinated an enthusiastic crowd of people when he raced along the streets of the beautiful capital of Hungary. The Finnish driver represented the Scuderia Ferrari during the Nagy Futam (Great Race) venue which took part for the third time in Budapest.
Felipe Massa saw a good race result slip through his hands even before the Grand Prix started, with the Williams team strulling to fire up his car due to a sensor issue. The Brazilian eventually finished 10th but was left frustrated.
Lewis Hamilton has won the Bahrain Grand Prix, leading nearly every lap but 5 due to a different strategy for Raikkonen. The Finn finished second for Ferrari, passing Rosberg 3 laps from the end.
Valtteri Bottas qualified sixth in the qualifying session ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Finn was happy not to encounter any problems with his back and hopes to have a strong race pace.
Toto Wolff has admitted that Ferrari now looks to be a consistent competitor for Mercedes, given that Vettel has now been able to qualify second, simply outpacing Nico Rosberg and coming very close to pole.
McLaren's Fernando Alonso made it through to Q2 for the first time this season, making him feel optimistic about the team's progress. On the other side of the garage things were less positive as Button hit more trouble and will be last on the Bahrain GP starting grid.
Lewis Hamilton continued his perfect score card of pole positions this season, setting the fastest time in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel was the closest competitor and will start from second place, followed by Rosberg and Raikkonen.
Lewis Hamilton proved fastest in the final free practice session ahead of qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix. As Rosberg made a mistake on his qualifying simulation to become third fastest, it is evident that Ferrari is likely to put up a close fight for pole and the race win on Sunday.
Nico Rosberg record the fastest lap in the second practice session of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend. Under artificial light and in much cooler conditions that FP1, Rosberg was faster than team mate Lewis Hamilton.
Kimi Raikkonen was fastest in first the first practice session of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend, putting Ferrari on top of the timesheet, ahead of his team mate Vettel. Valtteri Bottas was third fastest.
Having enjoyed moving up through the ranks during the Chinese Grand Prix, Max Verstappen eventually had to park his car 2 laps from the end with a catastrophic technical failure.
In an interview with the Italian broadcaster RAI, Kimi Räikkönen openly spoke about his relationship with Sebastian Vettel. He also revealed how it feels to be a father.
Mercedes secured another one-two victory at the Chinese Grand Prix today, but it wasn't all sunshine within the team as Nico Rosberg proved extremely unsatisfied with Hamilton's performance.
Mercedes brought a radical change to their front wing in China, reshaping and focussing on the area in front of the tyre. Alexander Wheedon, Trinidefender, talks us through the changes in detail.
Lewis Hamilton dominated the Chinese Grand Prix to win his second race this season. The reigning World Champion led teammate Rosberg to the finish, ahead of the Ferrari duo.
World champion Kimi Räikkönen admitted he wasn’t content with the way his qualifying session went. However he is hopeful the car will perform as it did during the race simulation completed on Friday.
Malaysian GP winner Sebastian Vettel knew that the Shanghai circuit would favour the Mercedes-branded cars, but he hoped to be closer to them. However, the German delivered when it mattered and took third place in qualifying.
Williams' performance in qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix has fuelled Felipe Massa's belief that the team is still very much on par with Ferrari, despite having been largely outperformed during the Malaysian Grand Prix two weeks ago.