Domenicali: F1 doesn’t want to “gag” its drivers

He also stressed that he expects the FIA to clarify exactly what the new ruling means.
The FIA made a change to the international sporting code for 2023 banning comments on “political, religious or personal” issues without obtaining prior permission from the governing body.
Due to the winter break few drivers have responded in public to the news, although as media activities have ramped …Keep reading Source

Jean-Pierre Jabouille obituary: More than Renault’s F1 trailblazer

Yet his stint at Renault was just one chapter in a long and varied motorsport career that included the design of the chassis in which he took the title at the end of a hard-fought campaign in the 1976 European Formula 2 Championship.
Jabouille, who has died aged 80 after a long illness, was an engineer by trade rather than training: he’d briefly studied modern art at the Sorbonne. His …Keep reading Source

Ben Sulayem to step back from day-to-day F1 duties

“In a letter to Formula 1’s teams, Mohammed Ben Sulayem says he will step back from his direct involvement in the sport. The FIA’s director of single-seater racing Nikolas Tombazis will now be the point of contact for the 2023 season, which begins with the Bahrain Grand Prix at the start of March. Sylayem became president in December 2021, taking over from Jean Todt.”Source

Jean-Pierre Jabouille obituary: More than Renault’s trailblazer

Yet his stint at Renault was just one chapter in a long and varied motorsport career that included the design of the chassis in which he took the title at the end of a hard-fought campaign in the 1976 European Formula 2 Championship.
Jabouille, who has died aged 80 after a long illness, was an engineer by trade rather than training: he’d briefly studied modern art at the Sorbonne. His …Keep reading Source

Jean-Pierre Jabouille obituary: F1 race winner dies aged 80

Yet his stint at Renault was just one chapter in a long and varied motorsport career that included the design of the chassis in which he took the title at the end of a hard-fought campaign in the 1976 European Formula 2 Championship.
Jabouille, who has died aged 80 after a long illness, was an engineer by trade rather than training: he’d briefly studied modern art at the Sorbonne. His …Keep reading Source

Williams 2023 F1 car an “evolution” despite key differences

The Grove-based squad is chasing improved fortunes in 2023 after it finished bottom of the constructors’ championship last season.
It has also undergone further management upheaval over the winter, with team principal Jost Capito and technical director Francois-Xavier Demaison departing.
While the timing of the change was not ideal, the team’s designers have been able to push on with the …Keep reading Source

Domenicali says ‘F1 will never put a gag on anyone’ amid free speech debate

“Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has moved to calm fears that free speech is being stifled in the sport after new rule changes were put in place in F1’s International Sporting Code (ISC) surrounding making political statements. \”We have a huge opportunity because of the position of our sport which is more and more global, multicultural and multi-valued.\””Source

FIA president Ben Sulayem steps back from day-to-day F1 operations

Ben Sulayem was elected the president of F1’s governing body in December 2021, and quickly outlined a plan to restructure the FIA’s F1 operations.
This included an overhaul of race control, sparked by the controversial end to the 2021 season in Abu Dhabi, as well as changes to the senior FIA management such as appointing a CEO for the first time.
As part of this process, Ben Sulayem …Keep reading Source

Ranking Lewis Hamilton’s 10 F1 seasons with Mercedes

Hamilton’s tallies of 82 victories and six world titles with Mercedes, scored in 200 starts, are world championship records for a driver at one team.
Before Hamilton starts his 11th Mercedes campaign, we’ve decided to rank his 10 seasons at the Silver (and Black) Arrows.
PLUS: Assessing Hamilton’s remarkable decade as a Mercedes F1 driver
We’ve rated them on Hamilton’s …Keep reading Source