In the latest in our series of exclusive interviews with team principals, Zak Brown explains why he is dismantling McLaren’s infamous ‘matrix management’ structure.
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Revolutionary wheels: Why F1 going 18-inch will change everything
Formula 1’s tyre rules are heading for their biggest change in a generation in 2021. What will introducing 18-inch tyres mean for the sport – and will Pirelli still be around then?
What Perez’s shock decision tells us about Force India’s uncertain future
What – and more importantly who – was really behind last week’s extraordinary turn of events at Force India? Dieter Rencken has the inside story.
The far-reaching consequences of Ferrari’s unforeseen leadership change
The sudden announcement of Sergio Marchione’s replacement at Ferrari was followed by the sad news of his death. Dieter Rencken looks at what now lies ahead for Ferrari and F1.
Mallya exclusive: Why he sees “light at the end of the tunnel” for Force India
Force India’s embattled team principal Vijay Mallya gave an exclusive interview to RaceFans during his only appearance at a race weekend this year at Silverstone.
The $150m question: How can Liberty cut costs without dumbing down F1?
Can Liberty Media curb F1’s outrageous spending while preserving the sport’s appeal? Technical director Pat Symonds believes he has the answer.
Liberty fears losing Ferrari: But what does Ferrari fear?
F1 is due to present its 2021 engine regulations today. But the sport’s most famous team has been playing for time as a major rival is taking serious interest in Liberty Media’s plans.
The rise of ‘dark races’: Why alcohol sponsorship will go the way of tobacco
Over a decade has passed since Formula 1 kicked its tobacco habit. Now growing restrictions on alcohol advertising are presenting a “logistical nightmare” for many teams.
Analysis: Why Red Bull has taken the engine deal McLaren rejected
Why has Red Bull ended its championship-winning partnership with Renault to use the Honda engines McLaren ditched less than 12 months ago?
How the FIA is seeking the next generation of motorsport stars
In a world of fast-changing technologies and trends from eSports to electrification, where will the next generation of motorsport stars come from? Dieter Rencken attended the FIA global sport conference to find out.
Why McLaren is falling far short of F1 perfection
Under Ron Dennis, McLaren was famed for fastidious attention to detail and unprecedented success. Today’s team is falling short of that standard because it isn’t focused on F1, says Dieter Rencken.
Why Liberty is talking standard parts, qualifying races – and delaying the budget cap
At a meeting with F1 teams in Monaco, Liberty Media revealed more of its plans for the future of the sport, some of which are more likely to find favour than others.
Why Liberty Media’s street race agenda will give F1 a legacy problem
With a host of similar street tracks under consideration for future races, F1 risks failing to establish itself in new venues, as Dieter Rencken explains.
‘When you’re young, you make more mistakes’: Steiner explains why Haas keeps getting stronger
The successes and setbacks have been shared out evenly for Haas but the VF-18 is clearly quick. Speaking exclusive to RaceFans, team principal Guenther Steiner explains why F1’s newest team keep keeps getting stronger.
Exclusive: Tilke answers his critics – and explains how to build an F1 track
Hermann Tilke answers some of the most frequent criticisms of his F1 circuit designs and explains the challenges of building street and permanent tracks.
How F1 has changed – for better and worse – in my 300 races in the paddock
RaceFans’ special contributor Dieter Rencken marked his 300th F1 race in Baku. He reflects on how the sport has changed since he entered the paddock in 1997.
How Ecclestone’s parting shot to Liberty added to their F1 calendar woes
Dieter Rencken reveals how Bernie Ecclestone’s last F1 race deals cost Liberty Media millions in fees, and how the calendar for 2019 could be reorganised.
Williams exclusive: ‘It’s not what you have, it’s how you spend it’
Speaking exclusively to RaceFans, Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams explains why the changes coming to F1 in 2021 are vital for this historic team.
F1 2021: Liberty’s masterplan for Formula One’s future uncovered
RaceFans has learned how Liberty Media intends to shake up F1 in 2021. Dieter Rencken explains what’s on the table and considers how teams will react.
The Brawn ultimatum? Why F1’s future hangs on Friday’s crunch meeting
As Ross Brawn prepares to reveal his vision for F1 post-2020, Dieter Rencken says getting the 10 teams behind it will be his toughest test yet.