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France 'not favourable' for Ferrari

Ferrari say they expect to struggle compared to Mercedes at this weekend’s French Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel won on track at the last race in Canada before being stripped of the victory because of a penalty for dangerous driving. Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto said the French track will not suit the car. “Paul Ricard was a tricky circuit for ...

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Ferrari want 'review' of Vettel penalty

Ferrari have officially lodged a “right to review” the penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in the Canadian Grand Prix. The German won the race on the road but was penalised five seconds for dangerous driving, which demoted him behind Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari said they would appeal but withdrew that intention last week. Now they have chosen a different ...

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New F1 rules to be finalised in October

Formula 1 teams and bosses have agreed to delay the finalisation of new rules for 2021 until the end of October. There was a statutory deadline of this month for the changes to be settled but the unanimous agreement required for a delay was reached on Thursday. To achieve it, teams had to sign a letter guaranteeing that provisions for ...

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Ferrari will not appeal against penalty

Ferrari will not appeal against the penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in the Canadian Grand Prix. The German won on track but was penalised five seconds for dangerous driving, which handed victory to Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari said they would appeal against the decision but BBC Sport has learned that on Thursday they told governing body the FIA ...

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F1 teams split on budget reform delay

A split has emerged between Formula 1 teams as talks over the future of the sport reach a critical stage. Half the teams object to plans to postpone the finalisation of a budget cap for 2021 from June until October. Alfa Romeo, McLaren, Racing Point, Renault and Williams believe it is a back-door attempt by big teams to water down ...

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F1 created culture for Vettel penalty – Wurz

Formula 1 is at fault for creating a culture in which Sebastian Vettel was penalised in Canada, Grand Prix Drivers’ Association chairman Alexander Wurz says. Wurz believes the desire of drivers and teams for clarity on permitted driving actions was to blame for the penalty. “We want rules for each and every thing and that’s where we arrived,” he said. ...

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Why Vettel deserved his penalty – Palmer

Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer, who left Renault during the 2017 season, is part of the BBC team and offers insight and analysis from the point of view of the competitor. I’ve been at odds with the Formula 1 stewards before – both during my career and after it – but this time I’m in complete agreement. Sebastian Vettel deserved ...

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'F1 is not the sport I fell in love with'

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel believes Formula 1 has lost its way, in the wake of the penalty that cost him victory in the Canadian Grand Prix. The four-time champion won on the road but was handed a five-second penalty for rejoining the track dangerously and impeding Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. The German said the rules had left drivers sounding “like lawyers” and ...

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'A massive if understandable sulk'

If Formula 1 needed a drama to liven up a season that has so far been dominated by Mercedes, it certainly got it at the Canadian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton took his fifth victory in seven races this year, and Mercedes’ winning streak continued – but only after Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who won on the road, was handed a five-second ...

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Hamilton wins in Canada after Vettel penalty

Sebastian Vettel lost victory in the Canadian Grand Prix to Lewis Hamilton after being penalised for dangerous driving against his rival. The Ferrari driver made a mistake under pressure from the world champion, running wide at Turn Three, and pushed Hamilton wide as he rejoined the track. Race stewards decided Vettel had rejoined the track unsafely and penalised him five ...

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