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# Formula One

Last year
# stipulation
Formula One bans 'political statements'
The FIA has updated its rules for motorsports next season.
# Changes
Ferrari name Vasseur as new Formula One team boss
McLaren also announced Andrea Stella will take over as team principal, with Andreas Seidl leaving to join the Sauber Group as chief executive.
# No Go
Formula One cancels 2023 Chinese Grand Prix due to Covid-19 restrictions
The race in Shanghai was due to take place on 16 April.
# statement
Ferrari boss Binotto to step down
Rumours had been swirling about Binotto’s future.
# Relief
Lewis Hamilton glad poor F1 season is over after Abu Dhabi woes
The star’s Mercedes gearbox expired with three laps remaining as Max Verstappen claimed his 15th win of the campaign.
# Max Points
Verstappen caps fine year with Abu Dhabi glory as Hamilton limps home
Hamilton’s record of winning in every season of his career went up in smoke when he retired with three laps remaining.
# F1
Daniel Ricciardo set for Red Bull return
Ricciardo has been dropped by McLaren after an underwhelming two-season spell, and is in line to rejoin Red Bull as reserve driver.
# F1
Formula One to launch female-only academy racing series next season
The F1 Academy will consist of five teams entering three cars to make up a 15-strong grid.
# Dropped
End of the road for Mick Schumacher at Haas with Nico Hulkenberg replacing him
Hulkenberg has not had a seat since 2019.
# Mercedes one-two
Russell sweeps to first grand prix win ahead of teammate Hamilton
Two-time champion Max Verstappen was sixth for Red Bull after pitting following a seventh lap collision with Hamilton, for which he was penalised.
# essential reading
Formula One's compulsive perfectionist and more of the week's best sportswriting
The New Yorker’s Sam Knight profiles Toto Wolff, plus other great stories.
# thrilling
'Beautiful, f****** beautiful' - Verstappen delight at beating Hamilton in US Grand Prix
Charles Leclerc finished third ahead of Sergio Perez as Red Bull secured their first constructors’ title since 2013.
# Formula One
Red Bull's punishment for salary cap breaches delayed following death of team co-owner
It is understood the FIA has tabled a significant financial penalty and sporting sanctions, including the reduction of wind tunnel time.
It’s imperative – Lewis Hamilton demands punishment for any budget cap breaches
The FIA has delayed its findings into whether any of the grid’s teams have broken the financial rules until Monday.
# Formula One
Red Bull boss blasts 'fictitious' and 'defamatory' cost cap claims
Governing body FIA introduced the budget cap, set at €147 million, for the first time last year to make racing more competitive.
# moneymatters
Toto Wolff urges FIA to enforce rules over reported Red Bull budget breach
The sport’s governing body are assessing the team’s finances, with a verdict set to be revealed on Wednesday.
# Closing In
Birthday boy Verstappen rates himself 'long shot' to clinch F1 title in Singapore
The Dutchman, who turns 25 tomorrow, can potentially wrap up back-to-back world championships on Sunday.
# Saved
Monaco Grand Prix avoids axe as Formula One chiefs confirm record 24 races
F1’s blue-ribbon event in Monte Carlo had been in some doubt, with the most recent race in May set to be the last.
# F1
Max Verstappen closes in on second successive world championship after Monza win
Verstappen will have his first shot at sealing the title at the next round in Singapore on 3 October.
# Mercedes
Hamilton to start from back of grid at Italian Grand Prix due to engine penalty
The British driver will be forced to take on his fourth power unit of the campaign in Monza.
# Denial
Piastri says he will not replace Alonso despite Alpine announcement
Alpine had stated Piastri would make the step up from reserve driver next season, but the 21-year-old then tweeted that would not be the case.
# The Stars Were Bright
Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso to join Aston Martin in 2023
Alonso will leave Alpine at the end of the season.
# Blow
Charles Leclerc all but concedes F1 title - 'The last part of the race was a disaster for me'
Lewis Hamilton started seventh and finished second – following his late charge through the field – with pole-sitter George Russell third.
# Mind Games
Ferrari strategy blunder costs them dear as sharp-thinking Max Verstappen takes advantage
Charles Leclerc finished sixth and now trails the world champion by 80 points heading into the sport’s summer break.
# Max Power
Max Verstappen wins French Grand Prix after Leclerc crashes out
Leclerc was in charge of the race before he sensationally lost control of his Ferrari and slammed into the tyre wall.
# F1
Frustration of Charles Leclerc's French Grand Prix crash captured on team radio
It is the third time this season that the Ferrari driver has been forced to retire while leading a race.
# french gp
Hamilton admits Ferrari and Red Bull in 'place of their own'
The 37-year-old is without a win after 11 races this year.
# F1
Charles Leclerc takes pole position for French Grand Prix
World champion Max Verstappen qualified second with Sergio Perez third in the other Red Bull.
# criminal proceedings
Ex-F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone facing fraud charge over more than €470 million overseas assets
The case will first be heard at a London court next month.
# Austrian Grand Prix
Max Verstappen urges alcohol to be regulated at F1 races after abuse allegations
Reports of abuse from people attending the race cast a shadow over race in Spielberg.
# Not good enough
Carlos Sainz questions speed of rescue after lucky escape from dramatic car fire
Sainz’ car burst into flames during the Austrian Grand Prix.
# Formula One
Hamilton 'disgusted' by claims of racist and homophobic abuse as F1 bosses launch investigation
The behaviour of some Red Bull supporters was already called into question on Friday when cheers rang out after Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and George Russell crashed in qualifying.
# Chequered Flag
Leclerc reignites World Championship hopes with victory in Austria as Sainz escapes fire
Leclerc passed championship leader Max Verstappen three times to clinch the win.
# Unhappy
Lewis Hamilton says it is ‘mind-blowing’ that people cheered his 140mph crash
The seven-time world champion crashed in qualifying at the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday night.
# Hard Lines
'Incredibly disappointed in myself and sorry to the team' - Hamilton on Austrian qualifying crash
Hamilton lost control of his car through the left-hand seventh corner before sliding across the gravel and into the tyre wall.
# eventful
Verstappen takes pole as British duo crash out in Austrian sprint qualifying
It was a desperate evening for Mercedes.
# Drama
Carlos Sainz wins British Grand Prix after incident-packed Silverstone thriller
The Chinese driver was removed from his car and taken away on a stretcher, with the FIA and Alfa Romeo confirming he was conscious.
# Reaction
'Gutted' Hamilton chides fans for booing Verstappen
The seven-time champion Mercedes driver said he had hoped to fight for a front row start in Sunday’s race
# Mixed Fortunes
Sainz claims first career pole as Verstappen booed at British Grand Prix
Sergio Perez took fourth, with Lewis Hamilton a full second back in fifth.
# Please Don't Touch
Red Bull chief Horner pleads with F1 not to change technical regulations mid-season
Christian Horner says it’s already too late in the current season to intervene and make changes.