Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll is to miss this week’s pre-season test after suffering “minor injuries” in a cycling accident. The Canadian’s team have not yet decided how to cover his absence over the three days in Bahrain starting on Thursday Stroll’s injury means there is a risk he could miss the opening race weekend at the same track on 3-5 March.Read more
Red Bull have unveiled their title-defending car for Formula 1 2023 and announced a major new engine partnership with Ford.
The Ford deal – while not kicking in until 2026 – was the headline of the launch, with the American manufacturing giant to return to F1 for the first time in 22 years to part-fund the engine Red Bull are designing for the new regulations.
Williams has appointed Mercedes’ Formula 1 strategy director James Vowles as its new team principal ahead of the 2023 season. Vowles, who has served as the motorsport strategy director for Mercedes for the past four years, takes over from Jost Capito at the Woking outfit who finished bottom of the Constructors’ standings last year.Read more
Andreas Seidl is set to oversee Audi’s entry to Formula 1 in 2026 after leaving his role as McLaren team principal to become chief executive of Sauber. Seidl, who will start work at Sauber in January, will be replaced in his role at McLaren by Andrea Stella, who has stepped up with immediate effect from his previous position as executive director.Read more
Frederic Vasseur will become the team principal of Ferrari at the start of 2023. The 54-year-old Frenchman, who has been managing director of Alfa Romeo/Sauber since 2017, replaces Mattia Binotto, who Ferrari said resigned last month. Vasseur will be charged with turning the Italian team into one capable of winning the world championship.Read more