F1 makes much of its apparent unity between the sport’s bosses and teams, but the latest behind-the-scenes dispute shows it’s not always the case.
The Portuguese Grand Prix is closed to fans and it looks like the next three races will be too, Dieter Rencken reports from the Algarve paddock.
Dieter Rencken takes the opportunity to watch the action up close at Imola, while unearthing new details about F1’s Sprint Qualifying races and more.
Why was Max Verstappen’s Red Bull taken for a “sightseeing tour” of Imola? And what was behind the ‘fibre line fault’ which disrupted coverage of practice? Dieter Rencken brings the latest from Imola.
One down, 22 to go: But will F1 hold all its races this year? And why hasn’t Sprint Qualifying been agreed yet? Dieter Rencken brings the inside line from Bahrain.
F1 is back, and so is Fernando Alonso, who made an eyebrow-raising remark as the new season opened in Bahrain. Dieter Rencken brings more tales from the paddock.
Dieter Rencken reports from Bahrain on F1’s first test session of the new season, and why its Sprint Qualifying plan comes with a million-dollar price tag.
Would F1’s former management have made a success of its Covid-hit championship the way Chase Carey and company did? Dieter Rencken brings his final Paddock Diary of 2020.
Romain Grosjean has revealed the helmet he would have worn in his final F1 race in Abu Dhabi this weekend, which he will miss due to injury. Other drivers are also sporting new lids.
A week of huge news stories preceded the Sakhir Grand Prix, and the race weekend itself added yet more drama to the closing stages of 2020.
Romain Grosjean’s shocking crash in Bahrain presents Formula 1 with difficult questions. But the media’s ability to scrutinise the sport remains compromised by Covid-19 restrictions.
Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris have brought special helmet designs for this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
Lando Norris’s plans to wear a special helmet design have been scuppered for the second time this year. A hold-up at customs is to blame this time.
Why wasn’t F1’s return to Imola named the San Marino Grand Prix? And do the media still need to be kept separate from the paddock? Dieter Rencken reports from the track.
Pierre Gasly has revealed a special helmet in tribute to Ayrton Senna for the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix. Daniil Kvyat also has a new lid this weekend.
During his Nurburgring trip Dieter Rencken learned the W Series is likely to play a bigger supporting role to Formula 1 in 2021 – and also found time to drive his first lap of the Nordschleife.
One year on from being blocked from using a special helmet at his home race, Daniil Kvyat has introduced a new design for this year’s Russian Grand Prix.
At F1’s first race at Mugello, our special correspondent reveals details of Sebastian Vettel’s Aston Martin deal and Mick Schumacher’s chances of an F1 debut in 2021.
The Ferrari drivers are marking the team’s 1,000th world championship race with special helmets, while Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo also have new designs.
The paddock remained off-limits at Monza but RaceFans was still able to break the news of Renault’s plans to rebrand as Alpine and a major new agreement to ban ‘reverse engineering’ in F1.