From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
The 2017 season is dawning on Formula One, and as the sport transitions from its barren off-season to an optimistic pre-season, the first pieces of the year’s puzzle begin presenting themselves.
It goes without saying that Formula One, the pinnacle of motor racing, is an almost infinitely complicated sport.
This time last week, people stood around their water coolers de-briefing about the Bathurst 12 Hour.
Singer Delta Goodrem and stereotype-shattering driver Simona de Silvestro will spearhead a push to expand the appeal of Supercars.
The Manor Formula One team has folded after going into administration and failing to find a buyer, leaving the sport with 10 teams two months before the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
“I was deposed today,” Bernie Ecclestone told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. “I am simply gone.”
Bernie Ecclestone’s 40-year reign as Formula One’s supremo has ended with the sport’s new owners Liberty Media replacing the 86-year-old Briton with American Chase Carey.
Valtteri Bottas has secured the most highly-sought after driver’s seat in Formula One as he heads into the 2017 season with Mercedes and a fired up Lewis Hamilton.
A few weeks away from proudly unveiling their new car for the 2017 Formula One season, French manufacturer Renault now have to find a new team principal after the departure of Frederic Vasseur on Wednesday.
Reigning champion Toby Price is out of the Dakar Rally after suffering a broken leg in a motorcycle crash.
Formula One ace Daniel Ricciardo has ruled out filling the “damn good” seat at Mercedes next season, saying he’s committed to Red Bull for the next two years.
The condition of Michael Schumacher’s health will remain closely guarded among family and close associates, the former Formula One champion’s manager said on Saturday.
For the third year in succession, Formula One was dominated by behemoth Mercedes, which conquered all before it without giving rivals a chance.
To cleanse the palette after last week’s look at the underachievers from Formula One season 2016, it’s time to unveil the three drivers who left the greatest mark on the year.
Focusing on Formula One’s frontrunners means we tend to miss the often more interesting struggles in the midfield.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will escape unpunished for ignoring team orders in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which saw Nico Rosberg clinch the Formula One world title.
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Simona De Silvestro will become the first female driver to contest the Supercars Championship in any form since 1998 during the 2017 season, but the expectations for Nissan’s new signature must maintain realistic.
For a guy who has a reputation for being volatile and over the top, Kurt Busch is flying under the radar at Stewart-Haas Racing.
It’s no small secret that Bathurst is the crown jewel in the V8 Supercars calendar, with casual fans tuning in from far and wide to watch Australia’s premier racing category spend 1000 kilometres racing around the brutal Mount Panorama circuit.
Fernando Alonso is six years Sebastian Vettel’s senior, though it isn’t inconceivable that the latter may hang up his helmet sooner, for 2017 shapes as a decisive juncture in their respective futures.
If frustration breeds hunger, then the field had better watch out for Clint Bowyer this year.
Pressure is a funny thing in sport – those under it will either thrive or disintegrate and those dishing it out are generally at the top of their game. But pressure in motorsport is a whole different beast.
Formula One in 2017 is set for the biggest overhaul the premier open-wheel category has seen in the past two decades.
There is no skipping around the fact Mercedes dominated the 2016 F1 season.
Merely witnessing a fresh championship contender in 2017 would be a sight for sore eyes, though Formula One desperately requires a rivalry for the ages.
One of the more pressing issues in the Australian Supercars Championship leading into the 2017 season is a lack of overseas races, with the only trip away from home being to New Zealand.
Lewis Hamilton destroyed his previous Finnish teammate, Heikki Kovalainen, at McLaren during their two seasons alongside each other.
The V8 Supercars season might be just around the corner, but fans, teams and their respective drivers are still faced with the same problem – no one seems to be able to compete with Triple Eight Racing.
A week which commenced with revolution concluded on a sorrowful note with the unfortunate demise of an admired Formula One outfit.
Though it had been a long time coming, Bernie Ecclestone’s demise was swift and definitive, drawing a line under his association with Formula One, encompassing multiple capacities rising six decades.
Pascal Wehrlein may not have surfaced at Mercedes, though it was the announcement of his destination for the upcoming season which confirmed the identity of the individual tasked with replacing the retired and reigning World Champion, Nico Rosberg, in 2017.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Manor Racing Team have officially entered administration, meaning that in order to be allowed enough time to repay outstanding debts to creditors, an administrator – someone appointed by the court – takes over the company.