Formula One

Red Bull drivers drive motorised cooler boxes in Australia

Red Bull pair Max Verstappen and Alex Albon have warmed up for the curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix by taking part in a race to decide which of the pair is the ‘True Blue Aussie’.

The video sees the pair put through their paces by Australian snowboard legend and Red Bull athlete Scotty James as they ride motorised coolers around a track, stopping three times to complete tasks such as eating breakfast without any cereal, barbecuing sausages and hanging up washing.

Both drivers will compete in Albert Park in Melbourne at the first Grand Prix of the season.

Sportradar and F1 team up to offer live in-race betting markets

Formula 1 and Sportradar have announced they are teaming up to introduce new, live in-race betting markets ahead of the 2020 season. 

Exclusively offering official F1 data, Sportradar will deliver a range of pre-race and in-race markets to betting operators, with live data taken directly from the track on race day and made available from each of the Grands Prix in this year’s F1 World Championship. 

Formula 1 announces Saudi Aramco as Global Partner

Formula 1 has announced Saudi energy and chemicals company Aramco as a new long-term Global Partner.

The deal sees Aramco become the single seater motorsport series’ sixth Global Partner alongside DHL, Emirates, Heineken, Pirelli and Rolex.

The pair say they will combine their shared expertise to identify opportunities for the advancement of sustainable fuels, enhanced engine efficiencies and emerging mobility technology across the course of their partnership.

Heineken's Pincus replaces Barnett at Formula 1

Murray Barnett has stepped down as Director of Commercial Partnerships, Formula 1, after three years in the role and will be replaced by former Director of Sponsorship, Heineken, Ben Pincus.

Barnett follows former Managing Director of Commercial Operations Sean Bratches out of the motorsport series, after he stepped down last month.

Pincus, meanwhile, will join Formula 1 on 2nd March 2020, where he will report directly to Chairman and CEO, Chase Carey.

Formula 1 teases Drive to Survive season two

Formula 1 has teased season two of its acclaimed documentary Drive To Survive, which will feature the likes of Ferrari and Mercedes, whose teams were absent from the first season.

The official trailer promises unfiltered access and unmissable drama as it goes behind the scenes of the 2019 Formula 1 season, and even the short teaser clip manages to capture some of the adrenaline-fuelled emotion of motorsport.

Aston Martin brand to enter F1 from 2021

As part of a takeover deal, Aston Martin is to have a place in Formula 1 from 2021, as the Racing Point team is to become the Aston Martin works team.

The British automobile brand has been the subject of a £182 million investment from a consortium led by Canadian businessman and co-owner of the Racing Point team, Lawrence Stroll, which has seen them take a 16.7% stake in Aston Martin. Stroll will also become Aston Martin’s Executive Chairman.

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