Ross Brawn Hires Top Engineers To Map Out F1’s Future

The British Grand Prix at Silverstone could be in doubt over rising fees charged by Formula 1. The circuit's executive director is again considering giving notice of its intent to instigate a break clause. (Guardian)

Formula 1 employ technical experts for the first time as Ross Brawn hires top engineers to help shape regulations and map out the future of the sport. (Autosport)

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says his team are "in no-mans land" until they get a Renault engine upgrade that could transform their Formula One season. (Reuters)

Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen will appear in a new colour scheme in Monaco after Haas unveiled an updated livery for the remainder of the season. (Formula1.com)

Toro Rosso technical director James Key says his team still needs to do a lot of work to make its Spanish Grand Prix upgrade work how it expected. (Eurosport)

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Friday, 19 May

IndyCar racing is "more pure" than Formula 1 because they are simple to drive, says two-time world champion Fernando Alonso. (The Players' Tribune)

Chief technical officer Adrian Newey has been quietly increasing his involvement in Red Bull's efforts in recent weeks to try to help the team turn around its 2017 season. (Autosport)

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff denied that the team managed to reduce five kilograms of weight from its 2017 car before the recent Spanish Grand Prix. (GrandPrix.com)

Lance Stroll retains the full support of Williams but must put less pressure on himself after a difficult introduction to F1, says team principal Claire Williams. (Sky Sports)

Thursday, 18 May

Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay says neither he nor his team-mates will help Fernando Alonso once the Indy 500 race starts. (Autosport)

Red Bull's motorsport consultant Helmut Marko has confirmed reports Max Verstappen's father Jos is taking an official role at Red Bull Racing. (Autoweek)

Zak Brown, executive director of the McLaren Technology Group, says the F1 team will struggle to finish higher than sixth this season. (Formula 1)

Pirelli has abandoned the hard tyre as an option for the British Grand Prix, following concerns about its ineffectiveness with the 2017 F1 cars. (Motorsport.com)

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Wednesday, 17 May

Valtteri Bottas says it is too early to be thinking about extending his one-year deal with Mercedes. (Grandprix.com)

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has refused to rule out an attempt to sign Fernando Alonso for the 2018 season. (F1i.com, via Marca)

Ferrari will be the first team to run an extra 2018 wet tyre test with a two-year-old Formula 1 car. (Autosport)

A photographer has been using a 104-year-old camera to take some original shots of the Formula 1 season. (Peta Pixel, via Lollipop magazine)

A photo of Lewis Hamilton
Joshua Paul of Lollipop magazine took this shot of Lewis Hamilton in Monaco using a Graflex 4×5 view from 1913

Tuesday, 16 May

Jenson Button, who retired last year, cannot rule out of the prospect of returning full-time to Formula 1 in 2018. The 2009 world champion is standing in for McLaren's Fernando Alonso in Monaco as the Spaniard competes in the Indy 500. (ESPN)

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff is not ruling out making a bid to sign Alonso for the 2018 season. (Sports Mole)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says Alonso's contract negotiations for 2018 will be like "a game of chess". (Grandprix.com)

Alonso, meanwhile, displayed some trademark cool as he continued Indy 500 testing on Tuesday - rocking up at Gasoline Alley on a skateboard:

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Three-time world champion Hamilton has criticised the racing industry, admitting his career has stopped him having a social life or any personal growth. (Daily Mail)

Hamilton has compared his battle for victory with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at the Spanish Grand Prix with the excellence of tennis players Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. He said: "I admire their concentration, how they stay at the limit. I felt I had that battle on Sunday."(Daily Telegraph)

F1 bosses fear terrorists could attack grand prix crowds with booby-trapped bomber drones. (Sun)


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