Formula 1

FIA outlines the process for inquiry into last year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

FIA outlines the process for inquiry into last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Formula 1’s governing body has outlined the process for an inquiry into last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton lost the championship to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after FIA race director Michael Masi did not apply the rules correctly in a late safety-car period. The FIA is to hold separate meetings with the sporting …

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Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver to decide on F1 future after Abu Dhabi inquiry

Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver to decide on F1 future after Abu Dhabi inquiry

Lewis Hamilton will not decide whether to return to Formula 1 this season until he sees the results of an inquiry into the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hamilton is “disillusioned” with F1, his Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has said, as a result of last year’s title-deciding race. Hamilton lost the championship to Red Bull’s …

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Otmar Szafnauer: Aston Martin Formula One team principal leaves

Otmar Szafnauer: Aston Martin Formula One team principal leaves

Team principal and chief executive officer Otmar Szafnauer has left the Aston Martin Formula One team. The 57-year-old had been with the Silverstone-based team since 2009. An Aston Martin statement said the current leadership team would take over until his replacement is announced. Former McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh joined the team in September 2021 following …

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Mick Schumacher to combine Haas race seat with role as Ferrari reserve driver

Mick Schumacher to combine Haas race seat with role as Ferrari reserve driver

Mick Schumacher will combine his race seat at Haas in 2022 with a role as Ferrari’s reserve driver. The 22-year-old German will share the Ferrari reserve position with former Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi. Giovinazzi will assume the role at 12 races while Schumacher will fill in at the other 11 when the Italian is …

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Nicholas Latifi: Williams driver received death threats after Abu Dhabi crash

Nicholas Latifi: Williams driver received death threats after Abu Dhabi crash

Williams driver Nicholas Latifi says he received “extreme” death threats after his crash at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix led to Max Verstappen controversially winning the Formula 1 world title. Latifi, 26, crashed with five laps remaining, resulting in the safety car being deployed. The race was then resumed with one lap to go, in …

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Lewis Hamilton may be punished for not attending awards ceremony, says new FIA president

Lewis Hamilton may be punished for not attending awards ceremony, says new FIA president

New FIA president Mohammed ben Sulayem has refused to rule out punishing Lewis Hamilton for boycotting its awards ceremony on Thursday. Hamilton and Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff did not attend in protest at the handling of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last Sunday. Formula 1 rules dictate that the top three drivers in the …

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Max Verstappen says Lewis Hamilton 'has every reason' to return to F1 next year

Max Verstappen says Lewis Hamilton ‘has every reason’ to return to F1 next year

Max Verstappen says Lewis Hamilton has every reason to return to Formula 1 next year despite his unhappiness over the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff said on Thursday that Hamilton was “disillusioned” and he could not guarantee he would return next year. Verstappen said: “I can understand the first few days …

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Mercedes will not pursue appeal against F1 title-deciding Abu Dhabi result

Mercedes will not pursue appeal against F1 title-deciding Abu Dhabi result

Mercedes have decided not to pursue their appeal against the results of the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Their move follows a decision by governing body the FIA to conduct a “detailed analysis” of the end of the race and an admission it was “tarnishing” Formula 1’s image. Mercedes said they “welcomed” the move and …

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 'tarnishing image' of F1, says sport's governing body

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ‘tarnishing image’ of F1, says sport’s governing body

Formula 1’s governing body says the controversial Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is “tarnishing the image” of the sport. The FIA will conduct a “detailed analysis and clarification exercise” into the running of Sunday’s race, with all the teams and drivers, “to draw any lessons from the situation”. It is an effective admission of mistakes in …

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Max Verstappen on Lewis Hamilton, Abu Dhabi controversy and what happens next

Max Verstappen on Lewis Hamilton, Abu Dhabi controversy and what happens next

Last updated on 1 hour ago1 hour ago.From the section Formula 1 Max Verstappen has admitted that he and Lewis Hamilton “sometimes hated each other” this year but that the mutual respect between them remains high. The Red Bull driver said a shared moment after the title was decided at the controversial Abu Dhabi Grand …

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Lewis Hamilton receives knighthood days after being denied F1 title

Lewis Hamilton receives knighthood days after being denied F1 title

Lewis Hamilton received his knighthood for services to motorsport just three days after he was denied an eighth Formula 1 drivers’ title. The 36-year-old Briton received the honour from Prince Charles during a ceremony at Windsor Castle. The Mercedes racer controversially lost the 2021 title to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at the Abu Dhabi Grand …

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