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All the latest news and gossip from the F1 2018 season. Lewis Hamilton is defending his World Drivers' Champion title, after winning his fourth championship at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix. His team, Mercedes, is the defending World Constructors' Champion, having secured their fourth consecutive title at the 2017 United States Grand Prix. After four rounds, Sebastian Vettel trails Hamilton in the World Drivers' Championship by four points. Kimi Räikkönen is third, a further eighteen points behind. In the World Constructors' Championship, Ferrari leads Mercedes by four points, with Red Bull Racing third. A revision of the sport's technical regs means that a new cockpit protection device, commonly known as the "halo"—was introduced for the 2018 championship. The introduction of the halo in Formula One is the first stage of a planned roll-out that would see the device adopted in all FIA-sanctioned open-wheel racing series by 2020

Ferrari oil consumption
Ferrari oil consumption cleared up by the FIA - The FIA has clarified how oil may be consumed by F1 cars. Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda had said the FIA needed to urgently clarify "grey areas", including a rumour Ferrari illegally consumes oil via the turbo. This followed a formal letter to...
Red Bull waiting for Canadian engine updates
Red Bull waiting for Canadian engine updates - Christian Horner has said Red Bull won't be rushed into next years engine supplier decision saying he wants to see what Honda and Renault bring to the Canadian Grand Prix in June. Both suppliers are expected to bring their biggest upgrades for...
Mercedes selfish over 2019 rule changes - Marko
Mercedes selfish over 2019 rule changes - Marko - Red Bull official Dr Helmut Marko has said that Mercedes backed the rule changes for 2019 as they suit them but hurt rivals. Traditionally teams struggle to agree on such changes. A lot was surprised when the changes that feature a different...
Todt hits back at drivers complaining over rules
Todt hits back at drivers complaining over rules - FIA president Jean Todt has hit back at the drivers who are saying they want more of a say about the rules in Formula One. Sebastian Vettel said in Barcelona that the 2019 rule changes designed to aid overtaking are, "comical". "Not to...
Red Bull and Renault to meet after Monaco
Red Bull and Renault to meet after Monaco - Red Bull and their current engine suppliers Renault will meet after the Monaco Grand Prix to discuss the continuation of supplying the TAG Heuer badged engines that Renault currently supplies. The current Renault/Red Bull agreement comes to an end after the...
Rivals could protest Ferrari battery
Rivals could protest Ferrari battery - A fresh protest by teams could mar next weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. There have already been questions about the legality of the Ferrari SF71H. They have been pushing the limits of legality with the oil consumption and the new Halo hung mirrors introduced for the...
Hamilton: I felt that synergy today
Hamilton: I felt that synergy today - Lewis Hamilton said that the Mercedes team showed its true force today at the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton dominated the race from lights to flag to take the victory. Finishing over 20 seconds ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas who gave the...
Tyre issues caused Vettel's two-stop strategy
Tyre issues caused Vettel's two-stop strategy - Sebastian Vettel has revealed that he was struggling with his tyres throughout the Spanish Grand Prix and as a result of that caused him to pit for a second time. Vettel stopped first on lap 17, ditching the softs and taking on the...
Hamilton dominates in Spain- Lewis Hamilton has dominated the Spanish Grand Prix, taking his second consecutive victory of the 2018 season. The Mercedes driver was in control of the race from lights out to the chequered flag and as a result, extends his lead over title rival Sebastian Vettel in the championship...
Haas seventh like pole Haas driver Magnussen has said that the seventh place in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix is "really pole position" Magnussen says for Haas it's impossible to do any better unless you're driving a Ferrari (which they virtually are), Mercedes or Red Bull. The Haas driver finished...