Max Verstappen may not be heading into the winter with Formula 1's champion trophy, but at just twenty years of age, he can certainly lay claim to being F1's star of the future. The titles will come, but for now, Verstappen can be happy in the knowledge that he's arguably F1's most feared driver.
This feeling must now be all too familiar to young Daniil Kvyat. After being 'rested' for a couple of races, he's now been demoted again from his Toro Rosso race seat, and his Formula 1 future appears now to be as uncertain as ever.
Next year's F1 driver market is set to be the most open and enthralling in recent memory. Rob Watts looks at the big dilemma facing some of the key drivers as they decide whether to stay put or make a move for 2019. Here's a question for you, and be honest.
The much-anticipated return of the F1 game franchise is almost upon us, so we sent Rob Watts to the official launch of F1 2017 to see how it stacks up. After a disappointing couple of years for the franchise, last year's F1 2016 game felt like a step in the right direction, but this year's F1 2017 game feels like the first time Codemasters have well and truly 'nailed it'.
Interview with Mahindra's Nick Heidfeld, behind the scenes with DS VIrgin and Toyota TS050 Tech analysis
Badger's Rob Watts chats with former F1, Le Mans and IndyCar* driver, Mark Blundell, to learn more about the Indy 500, Alonso's chances and his thoughts on motorsport holy grail. Rob Watts: What were your thoughts when you found out Alonso was doing the Indy 500? Mark Blundell: Honestly, I was surprised.
LUKE WILLIAMS WAS LEFT TO RUE a missed opportunity for a hat-trick of wins in the BRSCC Formula Ford 1600 Championship at Brands Hatch, having collided with rival Stephen Daly while battling for the lead in an action-packed third encounter
Lando Norris is a name you'll hear a lot in the coming years. In December, Lando won the coveted McLaren Autosport BRDC award, and just a few weeks ago, McLaren announced that he'd be joining its junior programme. Badger's Rob Watts caught up with Lando to discuss his award win and his recently announced new role with McLaren.
After Sebastian Vettel won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, we now have a clearer idea of the pecking order for 2017, and a few conclusions can be drawn from the first race. Rob Watts analyses the stories beyond the timesheets.
In part two, Rob Watts looks at the pre-season form of last season's top five - Force India, Williams, Ferrari, Red Bull, and Mercedes, and suggests who could be the team to beat this year. After a low-key first week of testing, Williams made a huge claim to be 'best of the rest' with an impressive performance in week two.
With the new season about to kick off, Rob Watts takes a closer look at each team to see what shape they're in heading to Melbourne. In part one, the focus is on Sauber, Renault, Haas, Toro Rosso, and McLaren.
With the new season about to begin, Rob Watts spent some time with Sky Sports F1 pundits Damon Hill and Johnny Herbert to find out what 2017 has in store, and how the current era compares to when they were racing.
Sky Sports F1 recently announced their plans for F1 in 2017, including a new recruit - ex Williams technical chief, Pat Symonds. Badger's Rob Watts spoke to Pat and fellow Sky Sports commentator, Martin Brundle, to get the lowdown on Pat's new role and find out their thoughts on the upcoming season.
It's that time of year when the F1 paddock seems to be brimming with optimism, with senior team members claiming that they've "made a big step forward" or declaring that the team are "ready to fight for wins". Sometimes, however, reality falls short of expectation once the cars hit the track.
Article features images courtesy of Octane Photographic Pre-season testing is now under way, and F1 has a new look for 2017. With only eight days of testing allowed, the teams have a huge task on their hands to fully understand their new cars before the first race in Melbourne.
F1's perennial overachiever, Force India, launched its 2017 car today at Silverstone. Badger's Rob Watts was there to get the lowdown, and find out what Sergio Perez expects from his fourth season with the team.
Nico Rosberg stunned the F1 world when he announced his retirement just days after being crowned world champion. His relationship with teammate Lewis Hamilton has been a turbulent one, and comparisons have been drawn with some of the fiercest rivalries from the sport's history.
A three-time Le Mans winner with Audi, a former F1 race driver with Toyota, and test driver at McLaren during the Prost and Senna years. Allan McNish has experienced a lot in motorsport, and has a lot to say about the current era of Formula One.
Formula E star Sam Bird took some time out from his busy schedule to chat to Badger's Rob Watts about F1, Formula E, and his strict rules on how to make tea. Hint; never ever put the milk in first! Rob Watts: You've kind of found your home now with DS Virgin in Formula E.
In part one, Marc gave his views on some of the major recent talking points in Formula One. In part two, talk turns to technical regulations and explains why Formula One can learn a lot from Formula E. Rob Watts: There's a big regulation change coming in for F1 in 2017.
In part one, Louise spoke about getting her big break in Formula One, and her time working at Jordan Grand Prix. In part two, Louise discusses getting the call from ITV and how her career went in a totally different direction.
Louise Goodman was the voice of the Formula One pitlane for almost twelve years. In her role as ITV's pitlane reporter, Louise saw it all. Dubbed 'the first woman of Formula One', no driver ever escaped her microphone, and she was always on-hand when a story was developing.
When it was announced that McLaren and Honda would be joining forces again this year, there was widespread optimism that the good times were about to return to Woking. During pre-season, McLaren was making the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Lewis Hamilton was quickest in the third and final practice session ahead of this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix. Just 0.098 seconds separated the two Mercedes drivers at the top of the timesheets, but the session did not end well for Rosberg after the German stalled his engine attempting a practice start at the end of the pitlane.
Red Bull driver Daniel Riccardo will partner five-time MotoGP World Champion Mick Doohan as part of Team Australia in this year's Race Of Champions event in London. The Australian will be making his ROC debut, and will join former teammate Sebastian Vettel and another ex-Red Bull driver David Coulthard at Queen Elizabeth Park in November.
It's around this time each year that F1's 'silly season' really starts to gather pace, and this year we could be set for some intriguing driver changes at both ends of the grid. Here's a roundup of some of the major rumours circulating the F1 paddock right now.
There's been a lot of debate this season about the direction that Formula One is heading in, with the sport drawing harsh criticism from fans, drivers, and commentators alike. The F1 strategy group, consisting of F1's top six teams along with the FIA, the sport's governing body, and commercial rights holders FOM, met last week to discuss a number of changes to improve the spectacle and arrest F1's declining global audience.