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Brendon Hartley to race with Scuderia Toro Rosso in Austin
13th October 2017
Never say never:
Brendon Hartley to race with Scuderia Toro Rosso in Austin
New Zealander Brendon Hartley will race for Scuderia Toro Rosso at the next round of the Formula 1 World Championship, the USA Grand Prix in Austin, as Pierre Gasly will be racing in Japan for the last race of the Super Formula Championship in Suzuka.
Scuderia Toro Rosso to release Carlos Sainz after the Japanese Grand Prix
Carlos Sainz will join the Renault Sport Formula One team as from the next round of the world championship, the USA Grand Prix. It was previously announced that the Spaniard was due to join his new team for the 2018 season. However, circumstances have changed and therefore we are releasing him earlier than originally planned.
At the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Daniil Kvyat will drive for Scuderia Toro Rosso alongside Pierre Gasly.
2017 Japanese Grand Prix - Friday
06 October 2017
Lewis sets fastest time on a rainy Friday afternoon
Lewis finished the morning session in P2 with Valtteri in P5
Lewis ended the day in P1 with Valtteri staying in the garage as only five drivers set a time in the wet afternoon session
Both drivers ran the latest aerodynamic update package
Pierre Gasly to drive with Scuderia Toro Rosso
26th September 2017
For the next Grands Prix, Pierre Gasly will be driving for Scuderia Toro Rosso, standing in for Daniil Kvyat, alongside Carlos Sainz.
Gasly, one of the Red Bull Junior Programme drivers, has been racing in Japan this year in the Super Formula category. The 2016 GP2 Champion finished second in last Sunday’s race, having won the two previous rounds. The 21 year old will therefore get his chance to prove himself in F1. This is not a case of goodbye for our Daniil, as he still remains part of the Red Bull Family.
2017 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW
Sahara Force India gets ready for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix.
Vijay Mallya: “Leaving Singapore with 11 points to help consolidate our fourth place in the championship was a very satisfactory outcome from a tricky weekend. It reminds us that even after a tough qualifying session, there is always plenty to fight for on Sunday. We also took a lot of positives from the pace of the VJM10 during the race and it’s clear that we have the potential for some more strong performances in the final six events.
Driving future innovation - Red Bull Racing confirms Aston Martin as title partner from 2018
25 SEPTEMBER 2017
• Red Bull Racing extends Aston Martin to title and Innovation Partner from 2018
• The team will race from 2018 as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing
• New Advanced Performance Centre to open at the team’s campus in Milton Keynes
• Advanced Performance Centre will aid in the two organisations adopting both F1 and road car technology
• Further products in the pipeline from the Innovation Partnership producing the Aston Martin Valkyrie
Charles Leclerc to set for FP1 sessions
The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to confirm that Charles Leclerc will be in the cockpit of the Sauber C36-Ferrari during four free practice sessions ahead of the upcoming 2017 Formula One Grand Prix. Leclerc, the current leader in this year’s F2 series, will be participating in FP1 sessions during the race weekends in Malaysia, US, Mexico and Brazil.
At the Malaysian Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc will be driving the Sauber C36-Ferrari for the first time in FP1 on Friday at the Sepang International Circuit. Regular driver Marcus Ericsson will take over the car from FP2 onwards.
Singapore Grand Prix - Singapore 17 September
Maurizio Arrivabene: “That was very disappointing and it was definitely not the result we were expecting. But it doesn’t mean that the battle is all over, just that it has become more difficult. We are very disappointed for our fans, but we will be back. We proved that we have an excellent car and two great drivers. All of us, those here in Singapore today and those working back in Maranello, we all have the Prancing Horse stamped on our hearts and we guarantee that we will be fighting right to the final corner of the very last Grand Prix of the year.”
2017 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 17/09/2017
Carlos Sainz (STR12-01, Car 55)
Race: Pos. 4th
“WOW! What a day, what a result! I’d say this is probably my best day in Formula 1 up until now! After a weekend with so much media attention, to put together a perfect weekend and finish the race in P4 is just amazing. To start the race on intermediate tyres, then switch to the supersoft - where I struggled a bit during the first laps - and then make it to the end without losing positions is just the perfect way to celebrate a difficult weekend…it’s definitely one I will always remember! I have to say that the most difficult part of the race for me was the start of my stint on the supersoft – it was not easy at all! I tried to do my best during the out-lap but Hulkenberg managed to overcut me… Luckily for me he then had a problem and from then onwards it was all about defending from Checo, who had been faster than us on Friday and also was on ultras! It was very difficult to keep him behind, looking in my mirrors the whole time, but in the end we did it! I had my flight booked to go back home tonight, but I’m definitely cancelling this – we need to celebrate this excellent result all together, this team have also done an amazing job this weekend… Thank you!”
2017 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - RACE REPORT
Sahara Force India scored 11 points in today’s Singapore Grand Prix as Sergio Perez raced to fifth place ahead of Esteban Ocon in tenth.
Sergio Perez to race with Sahara Force India in 2018
Sahara Force India is delighted to confirm that Sergio Perez will continue racing with the team in 2018. The contract extension sees Sahara Force India field an unchanged driver line-up in 2018 with Sergio racing alongside Esteban Ocon.
McLaren Racing and Renault Sport Racing confirm partnership
McLaren Companies, Racing | 15/09/2017
Renault Sport Racing and McLaren Racing are pleased to announce they have agreed an engine supply partnership for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons. The deal will see Renault Sport Racing supply McLaren with Formula 1 power units, while also establishing a close working relationship with McLaren’s engineers and technicians.
McLaren and Honda to Conclude F1 Partnership
September 15, 2017
TOKYO, Japan, September 15, 2017 -- Honda and McLaren announced that a decision has been reached to discontinue their partnership for the FIA Formula One World Championship (F1) at the end of the 2017 season. The partnership has been ongoing since the team returned to F1 racing in 2015 and will continue to compete in the remaining races through the end of the 2017 season.
SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO TO JOIN FORCES WITH HONDA
15th September 2017
Scuderia Toro Rosso is pleased to announce that it has reached a multi-year agreement with Honda Motor Co. Ltd. to run Honda power units starting from the 2018 Formula 1 season.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and Valtteri Bottas together in 2018
13 September 2017
2018 Driver Line-Up
The Finnish driver will continue to race for the Silver Arrows in 2018
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport has agreed a new contract with Valtteri Bottas for the next season
Toto Wolff: "His performances and his upward trajectory made it a no-brainer to continue for 2018."
Valtteri Bottas: "I am honoured and proud to continue to work with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport in 2018. However, there's always room for improvement and I still have not shown my full potential."