Verstappen bounces back with dominant win at Japanese Grand Prix

[ad_1] SUZUKA, Japan — Max Verstappen’s record-breaking dominance in Formula 1 resumed Sunday with his victory in the Japanese Grand Prix, leading almost the entire race on a sunny day in central Japan. His abrupt breakdown two weeks ago in Melbourne, Australia, looks like a blip in his total command over F1. He was out … Read more

Verstappen hopes to use Japan’s high-speed Suzuka circuit to reassert his dominance in Formula 1

[ad_1] SUZUKA, Japan — Max Verstappen said he found Japan‘s Suzuka circuit “intimidating” the first time he navigated a Formula 1 car around the figure-eight layout with its high-speed corners and narrow confines. No longer daunted by Suzuka, the track looks like an ideal bounce-back destination for Verstappen. In the last F1 race two weeks … Read more

Amid drama around Formula 1, FIA president issues letter to membership defending his leadership

[ad_1] The head of Formula 1’s governing body has issued a passionate defense of his leadership, claiming a pair of whistleblower complaints against him were meant to “destabilize me as President of the FIA, but also of questioning the integrity of our respected organization.” In a letter sent to FIA membership, a copy of which … Read more

Hamilton praises F1 Academy director Susie Wolff over legal action against FIA

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia — Lewis Hamilton criticized FIA while supporting Susie Wolff’s “bravery” for filing a criminal complaint against auto racing’s governing body in the French courts. Wolff, who is married to Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff, and director of the all-female junior racing series F1 Academy, on Wednesday said she had begun … Read more

Column: F1 needs to take control of the Red Bull drama as Horner accuser files FIA complaint

[ad_1] If Christian Horner had his way, this messy saga over an allegation of misconduct made against him by an employee would be forgotten by now. He was cleared of wrongdoing by parent company Red Bull ahead of Formula 1’s season-opening race last month and Horner has delivered on his “business as usual” promise. Max … Read more

Column: Horner dodges through messy F1 opening amid leaked evidence, Verstappen’s father, fan flames

[ad_1] Christian Horner said midway through his Red Bull internal investigation that it was “business as normal” for the Formula 1 team and star of “Drive to Survive,” and he wasn’t kidding. Horner in one race weekend alone gave Netflix an entire season of material in what could be the performance of his lifetime. Cleared … Read more

F1 champion Max Verstappen wins season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix amid Red Bull turmoil

[ad_1] SAKHIR, Bahrain — Formula 1 champion Max Verstappen eased to victory in the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday despite the turmoil surrounding his Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. Verstappen started on pole position and was never seriously challenged on his way to a commanding one-two win for Red Bull ahead of his … Read more

FIA president: Red Bull boss Christian Horner controversy is ‘damaging the sport’ – report

[ad_1] SAKHIR, Bahrain — The president of Formula 1’s governing body told the Financial Times the controversy around Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is damaging the sport, but that the FIA won’t conduct its own inquiry unless it receives a complaint. Ahead of Saturday’s season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, Mohammed Ben Sulayem said any complaint … Read more

Verstappen on pole for F1 season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix overshadowed by scrutiny of team boss

[ad_1] SAKHIR, Bahrain — Formula 1 champion Max Verstappen qualified on the pole Friday for the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix as scrutiny of Red Bull’s boss overshadows the start of the new season. Verstappen, who won the title in each of the last three seasons, was fastest for Red Bull by .228 seconds over Charles … Read more

Red Bull F1 team boss Christian Horner stays in charge after complaint dismissed

[ad_1] SAKHIR, Bahrain — Red Bull dismissed the allegations against team principal Christian Horner on Wednesday, closing an investigation that had overshadowed the start of the Formula 1 season. Horner will remain in charge of the champion F1 team after Red Bull’s internal investigation cleared him of alleged misconduct toward a team employee. The details … Read more