Mercedes team bosses were locked together in gloomy inquest just minutes after the start of Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg crashed out, leaving the field clear for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to win the race.
Lewis Hamilton has arrived in Spain wondering whether he may require the Hubble Space Telescope to locate Nico Rosberg’s precise location at the top of the Formula One world drivers’ championship.
Max Verstappen has been promoted.
The Formula One race director, Charlie Whiting, has insisted that the sport must adopt cockpit safety measures despite opposition from drivers, chiefly Lewis Hamilton.
Firstly, to reiterate, there is no conspiracy against Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton has criticised what he considers are unduly harsh decisions by Formula One race stewards.
Mercedes took another one-two in Russia – not something that the team, who claimed their last two constructor titles here in Sochi, will be in anyway disappointed with – but this was not quite the well-oiled machine that delivered those titles.
Consensus has been hard to find in recent years but in one area Formula One has remained united. Since the death of Ayrton Senna in 1994, the FIA’s drive to improve safety has been almost entirely unopposed and highly successful. Yet here in Sochi this weekend the proposed cockpit innovation for protecting drivers in 2017 was dividing the paddock.
There is nothing like coming in to a home grand prix on the back of a podium from an adrenaline-fuelled race, while carrying the edge from a spat with a four-times world champion.
Julius Baer becomes exclusive Global Partner of new FIA Formula E Championship.
Jenson Button is fit and fast enough to win his second Formula One world championship this year, but in case he needs a little help he is calling on Nigel Mansell and Luke Skywalker.
Lewis Hamilton continued his domination of Monza, again qualifying on pole for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix.
They've already made the decision to drop him, but Toro Rosso should consider re-hiring Jean-Eric Vergne to help guide Max Verstappen next season.
The race is on to follow Red Bull protégés Vettel, Ricciardo, Vergne and Kvyat into F1. But who will win?
Fernando Alonso renewed his pledge to McLaren and Formula One after putting in a marathon stint during testing at the Circuit de Catalunya.
There are few better circuits for Formula One to begin the second half of the season than the glorious Spa-Francorchamps, where this weekend breathtaking speed will be balanced by testing corners and spectacular changes of elevation.
Motorsport enthusiast Chris White gives the rundown on the essentials you need to know about becoming a racing driver.
Former Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button should have his future clarified this week.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has met with FIA bosses to discuss his recent tactics and driving style.
Max Verstappen, who appears to have derived his driving technique from watching Ben-Hur, has certainly divided opinion in Formula One. The 18-year-old is either Mad Max or the most exciting new talent the sport has seen since Ayrton Senna burst on the scene in the mid-1980s.