Ferrari junior Oliver Bearman says the example set by Oscar Piastri shows private testing in a Formula 1 car is the “ideal” way to step up from Formula 2.
It may not have seemed like a bumper crop of drivers this year, but there were some impressive performers through in Formula 2 in 2023.
Aston Martin performance director Tom McCullough compared Sebastian Vettel’s role in pushing the team forward to Rubens Barrichello at Williams a decade earlier.
In the round-up: Hamilton’s F1 movie has been “delayed a lot” by strike • F1 teams to spend less time on grid • Bridgestone to supply Formula E tyres
Mercedes’ technical director James Allison admitted the shock of the team’s backwards step in 2022 wrong-footed them at first.
Despite finishing a long way off the top spot this year, Sergio Perez has set his sights on going one better next year.
In the round-up: Todt agrees 2008 Singapore GP result should have been cancelled over ‘Crashgate’ • Schumacher tests at Magny-Cours • Lay-offs at Codemasters
Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu are eager to drive their team’s 2024 car, which will be substantially different to the C43.
In the round-up: Mercedes used “low risk” strategy • Bearman and Antonelli lead F2 test • Amazon to stream NASCAR races
Carlos Sainz Jnr had a dire final race of the year and Fernando Alonso underestimated how well his team did in the past. Here’s the stats from the F1 finale.
McLaren team principal Andrea Stella said Oscar Piastri has performed well above the team’s expectations in his first season driving for them.
Sergio Perez has said his race day form was “very, very strong” during the 2023 season and he must improve his qualifying pace next year.
Pierre Gasly wants an explanation why Alpine’s strategy favoured his team mate, but Esteban Ocon said he “doesn’t care” about the decision.
In the round-up: Ben Sulayem ‘Attacked for doing the right thing’ • Mercedes face FTX lawsuit • Formula E revises its Berlin track
Esteban Ocon was fastest in Formula 1’s post-season test day at Yas Marina Circuit with a 1’24.393 lap, while George Russell crashed his Mercedes.
Red Bull junior Pepe Marti will race for Campos in Formula 2 next year while Toyota-backed Ritomo Miyata joins Rodin Carlin.
Alexander Albon said his fourth season in F1 was his best yet, after single-handedly scoring enough points to put Williams seventh in the constructors’ standings.
George Russell ended the season on a high with a podium but was one of several drivers who struggled with their health over the final races.
In the round-up: Singapore defeat keeps Red Bull “humble” • Departing Tost blasts “stupid” strategists • Palou ‘admits breach’ of McLaren contract
Daniel Ricciardo says he is unable to understand how his AlphaTauri team mate Yuki Tsunoda was so much faster in Abu Dhabi.