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Max clarifies ‘sack reluctant driver’ comment

Max Verstappen has clarified the comments he made after the Bahrain Grand Prix about sacking any driver who was unsure about racing after witnessing a big crash.


Russell to drive for Mercedes in Sakhir Grand Prix

George Russell will replace Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes team for the Sakhir Grand Prix, Williams have announced.


The supercars you (probably) forgot ever existed

Think you know every supercar there’s ever been? You may need to think again


Fittipaldi being ‘ready’ not enough for Steiner

Pietro Fittipaldi has described how telling Guenther Steiner he was “ready” to make his F1 race debut at the Sakhir Grand Prix was not enough for the Haas team boss.


Aitken to make F1 race debut in Sakhir GP

Jack Aitken declared he has been “ready since Melbourne” for his F1 chance after being given a race opportunity with Williams in the Sakhir Grand Prix.


Schumacher ready for Abu Dhabi GP if needed

Mick Schumacher has stated that, if Haas needs him, he's ready to stand in for Romain Grosjean at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.


All-new Dacia Sandero starts from £7,995 and is still cheapest in UK

The Sandero is available to pre-order online in the UK now. Buyers can place a deposit of £99 via an online portal, and by doing so will also get 3 years' free servicing - which would usually cost £399.


The world's most-forgotten SUVs

When was the last time you spotted an Alfa Romeo Matta on your commute?


Stroll loves criticism and uses it as ‘fuel’

Lance Stroll has insisted he relishes the criticism that comes with being a driver who is the son of a Formula 1 team owner.


‘If Ricciardo is worried, he should give it up’

If Daniel Ricciardo doesn't want to see the dangers of racing in Formula 1, then Alan Jones says he shouldn't be in the sport.


All change for a Bahrain race like no other

It may be in Bahrain but with a new track and stand-in drivers, there's little else the Sakhir GP has in common with the race it follows.


2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR brings new look and performance boost

Rapid SUV gets a driver-focused makeover as well as a fresher design and new technology


Hyundai’s new E-GMP electric platform detailed

Hyundai has revealed its new E-GMP electric car architecture in full, which will underpin a bevy of new electric cars by 2025.


Di Resta expecting Russell to qualify on front row

Paul di Resta is expecting George Russell to qualify on the front row in his Mercedes debut, and says the Brit could easily take pole.


Webber ‘immediately’ knew Hamilton was ‘special’

Mark Webber says that he knew just how good Lewis Hamilton was as soon as he saw the Brit at a Jerez test for the first time.


The Halo debate is now over, once and for all

There has been much debate over the Halo since its introduction. Nearly three years on, that debate has finally been ended once and for all.


Volkswagen announces an end to its factory motorsport programmes

Volkswagen has announced it will end all of its factory motorsport programmes as part of a "realignment" within the company


Steiner defends Haas over ‘pay driver’ claim

Guenther Steiner has defended the Haas team’s decision to hire a driver in Nikita Mazepin who brings significant funding with him.


Verstappen not impressed with Albon’s podium

Alex Albon may have finished third in Bahrain but Max Verstappen doesn't feel running "40 seconds behind your team-mate is very good".


Vettel: Leclerc incident is ‘no big deal’

Sebastian Vettel was furious with Charles Leclerc at the Bahrain Grand Prix, but after talking to his team-mate, says it's no big deal.


Alonso approved to drive in Abu Dhabi test

Renault has received approval for Fernando Alonso to take part in the "young driver test" being held after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.


Be wowed by this Jaguar XK120


Steve Cropley: There's no understating the importance of the ID 3

VW's landmark EV takes our man to Bicester Motion; low Mazda MX-5 sales are cause for concern


Wolff thanks Williams for ‘pragmatic’ Russell talks

Toto Wolff has thanked Williams for the “positive and pragmatic” talks that allowed George Russell to join Mercedes for the Sakhir Grand Prix.


Haas confirm Schumacher in all-rookie 2021 line-up

Mick Schumacher will follow in the footsteps of his father Michael as a Formula 1 driver by racing for the Haas team in 2021.


Hamilton ‘devastated’ to miss Sakhir Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has declared himself “devastated” that he is having to miss the Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for COVID-19.


‘If he’s back on the podium, Albon will have that seat’

Robert Doornbos says that if Alex Albon can score another podium in the final two races, it will be enough for him to keep his seat for 2021.


Verstappen rang family before Bahrain restart

Max Verstappen has revealed that, after seeing Romain Grosjean's crash, he rang his family before the race got underway again.


Norris: Circuit could make for ‘crazy race’

Lando Norris thinks that we could be in for a "crazy race" on Bahrain's outer circuit given its lack of corners and short nature.


Palmer happy to be wrong about halo

After the halo all but saved Romain Grosjean's life, Jolyon Palmer has said that he's happy to admit that he was wrong about it.


2021 Toyota Yaris Cross GXL 2WD petrol review


Seidl: McLaren missing a driver like Ricciardo

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl says that the team has been missing a driver with Daniel Ricciardo's pedigree.


Grosjean ‘almost cried’ after good finger news

Romain Grosjean left hospital on Wednesday morning, three days after his horrific crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix.


Mini JCW GPE: Hardcore EV hot hatch detailed

Electrification of JCW performance sub-brand will get underway with Mini GP-based EV


Russell, Vandoorne, Hulk…or Pedro Diniz?

Mercedes’ search for a substitute after Lewis Hamilton’s positive COVID-19 test has understandably sparked plenty of debate among PlanetF1 readers.


Vettel on negotiations, Hamilton & Alonso

Sebastian Vettel says his talks with Lawrence Stroll before signing with Aston Martin were "direct and honest" but he will have to wait until 2022 to potentially win another World title.


The great cars with character, spirit & soul

Do cars have a spirit about them? Many of our writers think they do, and this is why


Mazepin: Long F1 season will be a challenge

Nikita Mazepin has highlighted the intensity of the schedule as one of his biggest challenges when stepping up to Formula 1 next year.


Montoya joins Meyer Shank Racing for IMSA endurance rounds

Meyer Shank Racing has completed its 2021 driver line-up with the announcement that Juan Pablo Montoya will join the squad for IMSA's four endurance rounds


Supercars unveils 2021 12-round calendar

Supercars has officially unveiled its 12-round 2021 calendar, with the season starting at Bathurst and finishing on the Gold Coast


Bahrain marshals promoted for Grosjean rescue

Two marshals who were on the scene of Romain Grosjean’s horrifying crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix have been recognised for their work with a promotion.


NASCAR confirms limited fan attendance for 2021 Daytona 500

NASCAR will begin its 2021 season the way it ended 2020, with limited fans in attendance for the opener at the Daytona 500


‘I need it for myself, to know if I can do it’

Romain Grosjean says that, if he can, he "needs" to drive in the final race of the season to assess whether he can still race.


Porsche Macan GTS 2020 UK review

Sharper, faster version of Porsche’s smallest SUV promises a unique blend of driver appeal and everyday usability. Does the new Macan GTS work in the UK?


Fiat 500 electric car review: Has a £20k price tag and 199 mile range

First customer deliveries of this all-new Italian four-seater supermini are not until the beginning of next year, but we've had a chance to take a drive in an early cabriolet model on British roads.


Mercedes: Formula E must "learn lessons" after Audi, BMW exits

Mercedes has reaffirmed its commitment to Formula E, but says the category needs to learn lessons and make changes in the wake of Audi and BMW's withdrawal


Rast didn't know he was signing onto one-year Audi FE deal

Triple DTM champion Rene Rast says he was unaware he was joining Formula E for only one year, with Audi set to quit the championship following the current season


Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid: 302bhp PHEV priced from £47,395

New version of fifth-generation SUV available to order in January with 46-mile electric-only range


Jan Magnussen to contest 2021 WEC season in LMP2 with High Class

Jan Magnussen will contest the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season in the LMP2 class, as part of an all-Danish line-up at High Class Racing


Carpenter targets retaining Daly over F1 exiles for 2021

Ed Carpenter says he's focused on retaining Conor Daly and the U.S. Air Force sponsorship for 2021 rather than chasing a Formula 1 star