Formular One


Bristol’s Lando Norris has been recognised by readers of one of the world’s leading motorsport magazine, as well as arguably the most exclusive club in motor racing, for what has been a phenomenally successful year. Having collected Autosport’s ‘National Driver of the Year’ award last week, the 18-year-old British teenager was given two accolades by the …

Plans have been drawn up to stage an historic women-only motor racing championship which could be launched in 2019. In a proposal circulated earlier this year, the potentially ground-breaking series intends to see women drivers compete at six races – five of which will be staged in Europe and the other in America – with …

West Country teen sensation Lando Norris will be promoted to the role of McLaren reserve driver next season as he continues on his path to Formula One stardom. Norris, who turns 18 a week on Monday, emulated Lewis Hamilton by winning the European Formula Three championship last month. And the Somerset driver – snapped up …

Bristol’s teen sensation Lando Norris hopes he has proved to McLaren that he deserves Jenson Button’s place as the team’s reserve driver next season. Norris, the South West racer who turns 18 next month, emulated Lewis Hamilton by winning the European Formula Three championship in Germany last weekend. The highly-rated Englishman – snapped up to …

Lewis Hamilton may now be a Formula One veteran closing in on a fourth world championship but he has praised Max Verstappen for keeping him young at heart. Victory at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday moves Hamilton to within touching distance of the title as his closest rival Sebastian Vettel retired for the second …

Car manufacturers Aston Martin have agreed a deal to be title sponsors of Formula One team Red Bull from next season. The team will officially compete as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, with the car company having joined forces with Red Bull as an ‘innovation partner’ in 2016 to develop the Valkyrie hypercar. Aston Martin …

Jolyon Palmer intends to use the rest of the season as a platform to showcase his talents and land a drive for 2018. The 26-year-old will be replaced at Renault next season by current Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz, and as yet the Briton has no Formula One seat for next year. Palmer headed to …

Lewis Hamilton has told a Formula One fan to “go to Specsavers” after moving 28 points clear of his German rival Sebastian Vettel with victory in Singapore. Hamilton is now the overwhelming favourite to become the first British driver to win four championships in the sport’s history after he defied the odds in a rain-hit …