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Follow LIVE the third day of the first test of 2017

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No test schedule change yet - Vandoorne

Mar 1 - Stoffel Vandoorne has said that he hasn't been told if the team are changing up the test programme in light of the early problems the...

Nico Rosberg in the Barcelona paddock today

Mar 1 - Nico Rosberg has confirmed that he will be in the Barcelona paddock today, taking a look at the new cars take to the track for the third ...

Günther to race again with Prema in 2017

Mar 1 - Maximilian Günther has been confirmed as part of the Prema team for the 2017 season, where he competed last season. The German ...

Wolff, Horner say Melbourne protest possible

Mar 1 - Mercedes and Red Bull are still well aware of the potential protest that could take place at the season opener in Melbourne later this mo...

Guenther Steiner: "Ferrari is pretty close to Mercedes"

Mar 1 - Haas team principal Guenther Steiner believes that Ferrari are close to Mercedes in the pecking order. His comments come after Ferrari...

Drivers less important in 2017 - Alonso

Mar 1 - Double world champion Fernando Alonso thinks that despite the introduction of the new regulations, the driver is much less important...

Canada GP secure through 2029 - promoter

Mar 1 - The future of the Canadian Grand Prix appears to be safe as the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is set to host the race until the year 2029. O...

Ferrari's 2017 approach risky - Montezemolo

Mar 1 - Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has said that Ferrari are taking a big risk in their approach to designing a modern For...

Mercedes denies mixing oil with fuel for F1 boost

Mar 1 - Mercedes have denied reports that they have mixed oil in with their fuel to give themselves a boost in the 2017 season. Auto Motor u...

Still no regrets for retired world champion Rosberg

Mar 1 - Nico Rosberg returned to the paddock for the first time since his retirement today to look at the cars setting laps at Barcelona for day ...

Wehrlein not dwelling on missed Mercedes seat

Mar 1 - Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein says that he is not dwelling on the fact he missed out on the 2017 Mercedes seat. The young German is a Me...

European politician frustrated over F1 reporting

Mar 1 - A spokesperson for a EU politician has expressed frustration over the reporting of certain media outlets this week. A letter to parliame...

Ferrari 'media blackout' set to end today

Mar 1 - Ferrari's 'media blackout' is set to end today, following the third day of pre-season testing. The team also admitted th...

Pirelli happy to deliver on 2017 promises

Mar 1 - Pirelli are confident that their predictions ahead of the 2017 season are correct, and are happy with the testing data that they have see...

New Ferrari a "huge step forward"- Marchionne

Mar 1 - Sergio Marchionne has broken Ferrari's winter silence by stating that he "optimistic" ahead of the 2017 world championship....

Verstappen abbreviation changed from 'VES' to 'VER'

Mar 1 - Max Verstappen's three letter abbreviation will change this year from 'VES' to VER', the Dutchman has confirmed. Verstap...

Bottas quickest at day three of testing

Mar 1 - Valtteri Bottas ended the third day of testing on top, setting the best time of testing so far: a 1 minute 19.705. The Finn set 75 laps i...

Photos: Day three from Barcelona

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Check out photos from our photographer Ronald Fleurbaaij from Barcelona on the third day of pre-season testing.

Follow LIVE the fourth day of the first test of 2017

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McLaren reject wild Honda divorce rumours

Mar 2 - McLaren have played down the wild rumours that they are set to split from engine suppliers Honda. The team have suffered from problems in...

Williams pull out of day four of testing at Barcelona

Mar 2 - Williams have confirmed that they will not run during today's test, the final day of the testing week. The decision comes due to dama...

Brawn eyes experimental non-championship F1 race

Mar 2 - Ross Brawn says that he would like to introduce annual non championship race to test out new race formats and experiment with concepts of...

Hamilton hails the "fastest F1 cars" he's driven

Mar 2 - Lewis Hamilton has said that he has so far enjoyed testing his new Mercedes car, the W08, claiming that it is the fastest F1 car he has e...

Williams, Hamilton, Hulkenberg defend Lance Stroll

Mar 2 - Williams have launched a defense on their driver Lance Stroll who has endured a troubling start to his F1 career, spinning on his fist da...

Daniel Ricciardo on the 2017 season prospects

Mar 2 - The 2017 regulations could provide someone the opportunity to take a challenge to the Mercedes cars, and this year, Red Bull are favourit...

Manor's dwindling hopes evaporate after release of entry list

Mar 2 - Whatever hopes Manor had of entering the 2017 season have now been extinguished as the FIA released the official line up for the new seas...

No Thursday testing for Lewis Hamilton

Mar 2 - Lewis Hamilton has confirmed that he will not be taking part in today's session due to an electrical fault in the car. The Mercedes h...

FIA to inspect suspension systems after today's test

Mar 2 - The FIA have confirmed that they will look into suspension systems at the Barcelona pre-season test, determining what is legal and what i...

Vettel happy with the pace of Ferrari so far

Mar 2 - Sebastian Vettel is happy with his 2017 car, the SF70-H, but is wary of the pace of other teams. Ferrari have surprised some with the pac...

Toro Rosso unhappy with lack of Wednesday running

Mar 2 - Toro Rosso had a difficult day yesterday, only setting a handful of laps between their two drivers Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz. The tea...

Hamilton in favour of a weekend format change

Mar 2 - Lewis Hamilton is very much in favour of a new format to a race weekend, and hopes the new cars will push the decision makers towards the...

Hamilton announces sponsorship deal with Monster

Mar 2 - Tripe world champion Lewis Hamilton has announced his partnership with energy drink supplier 'Monster'. The company already featu...

Toro Rosso to receive Red Bull parts from 2018

Mar 2 - Red Bull are planning to share more car parts with their junior team Toro Rosso in 2018. Toro Rosso have been fielding Red Bull junior dr...

Ferrari back on top on day four

Mar 2 - Kimi Raikkonen has finished off the first week of pre-season testing on top after setting a lap time of 1 minute 20.872. It's the sec...

Toro Rosso unfazed by intitial pre-season "bumpy ride"

Mar 2 - Toro Rosso have had a torrid first week to their pre-season testing, having only set 183 laps from the first four days. The team have bee...

Ferrari looking promising after week one of testing

Mar 2 - The first week of testing so far has indicated that we could perhaps see a close fight between Mercedes and Ferrari this upcoming season....

Photos: Day four from Barcelona

Mar 2 - The first week of pre-season testing concluded today with a mild session, where the track was artificially made wet, and teams finalized ...

Sergio Perez: "There is still a lot of work to be done"

Mar 2 - Sergio Perez ended his and Force India's first week of testing today at the Circuit de Catalunya. The Mexican banked 82 laps in today...

Mercedes still the head of the field - Marko

Mar 3 - Red Bull's Dr Helmut Marko thinks that despite the implications of the new technical regulations, Mercedes are still ahead of the res...

2017 testing "much smoother" than 2016 - Raikkonen

Mar 3 - Kimi Raikkonen admits that he is positive after the first week of winter testing, and thinks that Ferrari are in a much better place than...

Haas postpone Carbon Industrie testing

Mar 3 - Haas have confirmed that they will be continuing to develop with brake manufacturers Brembo, delaying testing with Carbon Industrie brake...

Stoffel Vandoorne: "I felt comfortable in the car"

Mar 3 - Stoffel Vandoorne says he he was pleased with how the final day of week one of testing went in Barcelona, as the team ran without any maj...

Impossible to determine pecking order - Wolff

Mar 3 - Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says that it is still too early to determine whether Mercedes have the strongest car or not. Over the first...

Liberty picks location for new F1 HQ

Mar 3 - Liberty Media have officially chosen their location for F1's new headquarters. When Liberty Media completed the takeover deal of Form...

Troubling times ahead for McLaren - de la Rosa

Mar 3 - Pedro de la Rosa thinks that McLaren have a troubling year ahead of them, due to a chassis that is far from perfect. The former McLaren ...

Wolff knows why Hamilton is the best-paid driver

Mar 3 - Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has indicated that there are two very distinct sides to his driver Lewis Hamilton - on one hand the internationa...

Pirelli to keep improving wet tyres

Mar 3 - Pirelli have vowed to keep working on the efficiency of their wet weather tyre. The Circuit de Catalunya was artificially dampe...

Stroll may struggle with F1's demands - Palmer

Mar 3 - Renault's Jolyon Palmer has extended a warning to teenage Williams rookie Lance Stroll, saying that he could find F1's increased ...

Kevin Magnussen: "I deserve to be in Formula 1"

Mar 3 - Kevin Magnussen has declined comments that 2017 is his last chance in Formula 1. The Dane enters his third season, racing for his third t...

Too early to consider next F1 deal - Hembery

Mar 3 - Head of Pirelli motorsport Paul Hembery says that it is too early for the Italian marque to be discussing a new deal to supply tyres for ...

Force India livery could turn pink

Mar 3 - Force India's livery could soon turn pink, according to a German source. The specialist publication Auto Bild claims the Silverstone ...

Red Bull eyes F1 television rights

Mar 3 - Red Bull could be set to expand its involvement in F1 beyond being a team owner and race promoter. Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper repo...

Barcelona test 'win' not important - Bottas

Mar 3 - Valtteri Bottas has played down the significance of ending the week as the 'champion' of Barcelona testing. The Mercedes newcomer...

Palmer delighted after first week of testing

Mar 4 - Jolyon Palmer has said that he is pleasantly surprised after the first pre-season test, finishing the week with both drivers inside the t...

Toro Rosso expect to be just behind Mercedes, Red Bull, Ferrari

Mar 4 - Toro Rosso got their season off to a dismal start as reliability issues meant the team couldn't run as smoothly as they would have li...

Mercedes still the team to beat - Verstappen

Mar 4 - Max Verstappen has reflected positively on his first week of testing the RB13 however the Dutchman believes that Mercedes are still ...

Brawn wants to "address" shark fins

Mar 4 - New sporting director of Formula 1 Ross Brawn says that he would like to address 'shark fins' in the future and rid them from the...

How important are loud engines?

Mar 4 - Formula One is hitting a new era this year, and while it may not bring the 'angry buzzing of a bee' sound back, the cars will be ...

Hamilton has better working relationship with Bottas

Mar 4 - Lewis Hamilton believes that he has established a better working relationship with new Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas than with any of h...

Honda three years behind everyone else - Boullier

Mar 4 - McLaren's start to 2017 has begun in the worst possible way, with the team struggling with issues during the first pre-season test at...

Magnussen encouraged by easier communication

Mar 4 - Kevin Magnussen has spoken positively about what he feels is a very clear management layout at his new team Haas F1, which he says m...

Giovinazzi admits to playing safe on Thursday

Mar 4 - Antonio Giovinazzi admits that he held back when he drove in the wet on the final day of last week's pre-season test. The Italian sto...

Zandvoort interested in hosting a GP

Mar 5 - Circuit Park Zandvoort will soon do a study of the circuit, analysing the track to determine its feasibility of hosting a Grand Prix in t...

Stroll doesn't see Massa as a mentor

Mar 5 - Lance Stroll has said that he doesn't exactly see team mate Felipe Massa as a mentor but still believes he he will learn a lot from t...

The first morning of pre-season testing with Daniel Ricciardo

Mar 5 - During the first week of pre-season testing, rules on social media video sharing were relaxed, giving fans more of an insight into w...

Tatiana Calderon eyeing F1 outing

Mar 5 - Tatiana Calderon says that she has an opportunity of a Formula 1 outing this year, but all will depend on her results in GP3. The Colombi...

Honda boss worried about lack of reliability

Mar 5 - Honda boss Yusuke Hasegawa has admitted that he is worried about the manufacturers reliability prospects for the upcoming season. He conf...

Charles Leclerc to race with Sauber at Melbourne?

Mar 6 - Sauber reportedly desire Charles Leclerc to race for them in Melbourne, filling in for the injured Pascal Wehrlein despite...

Massa keeping options open for 2018

Mar 6 - Felipe Massa has confirmed that he will be keeping an open mind about his future beyond the 2017 season. The Brazilian will retake h...


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