Lewis Hamilton says he expects to sign a new Mercedes contract before the first race of the 2018 season. The four-time World Champion’s current contract is due to expire at the end of this season, but Hamilton says both he and the team are ‘committed’ to one another. Hamilton said:Read More →

Reigning champions Mercedes have revealed their 2018 challenger – the W09. Mercedes revealed their car during an event at the Silverstone circuit, which was attended by Team Principal Toto Wolff, along with drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. After a small delay, Bottas was the first to drive the carRead More →

Toro Rosso have become the latest team to unveil their 2018 car – the STR13. The Italian team have revealed the first official picture of the car in action during their filming day at the Misano circuit. The team released the picture after images of the car on track wereRead More →

Fernando Alonso has become the latest driver to reveal his 2018 helmet design. In a departure to his recent lid designs, the new offering is all blue, with the red and yellow colours from the Spanish flag incorporated on the back of the helmet. The darker blue matches that ofRead More →

Renault have unveiled their 2018 Formula One car – the R.S.18. The R.S. 18 was revealed in an online launch. The car features the now familiar yellow and black livery, with the team opting for a black halo. Team Principal Cyril Abiteboul says Renault must continue to grow in 2018:Read More →

Sauber have revealed their new F1 car – the C37. The new livery comes as a result of Sauber’s new partnership with Alfa Romeo, and is similar to the one seen at the event where the team announced the deal in December. The car also features sponsorship from Richard MilleRead More →

Red Bull have become the latest team to reveal their 2018 F1 car – the RB14. The team, who take title sponsorship from Aston Martin this year, revealed the car online on Monday morning. The car features a special launch livery, but the team say ‘the unfamiliar shapes under the paintRead More →

Robert Kubica will return to action at a Formula One weekend for the first time since 2010 when he partakes in Free Practice 1 for the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix. The Polish driver, who suffered life-changing injuries in a rally crash in February 2011, will make three appearances with WilliamsRead More →

Williams Martini Racing have unveiled their 2018 F1 car – the FW41. The team launched their car this evening at an event in London. The FW41 features the familiar Martini sponsorship livery, but underneath is significantly different. The car, which is the first to have major input from Chief TechnicalRead More →

Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen have shared their thoughts on the upcoming 2018 F1 season. Daniel Ricciardo, who made nine podium appearances for Red Bull in 2017, jokes that he ‘thought about not coming back’ to the team after spending time in Australia. Aside from attending fellow driver Brendon Hartley’sRead More →

Haas have become the first team to unveil their 2018 F1 car. The first images of the Haas VF-18 were unveiled online today. The red, black and white livery is reminiscent of the one the American team used in their first F1 season, while the largest visual difference is theRead More →

Formula One is to introduce a new feature at 2018’s Grand Prix weekends – Pirelli Hot Laps. Fans, celebrities and guests will be invited to sit in the passenger seat of Aston Martin and McLaren supercars as they’re driven around by current and former Formula One drivers. Sean Bratches, theRead More →

Welcome along to the all new Lights Out website! After three months of work, and 80,000 words of new content, I’m really proud to share the new site with you. I’m also very excited about the start of the new Formula One season. This week, we’ll get our first glimpseRead More →

Formula One and the FIA have announced a new initiative which will see Grid Kids replace Grid Girls for 2018. The organsation says the partnership is more ‘relevant’ to the modern day F1 audience than the former Grid Girls tradition. The children invited to stand beside the cars on theRead More →

Lance Stroll has said that Felipe Massa gave him ‘no guidance’ during his first season of Formula One.  Speaking to Autosport, the Canadian driver said he does not understand why Massa was perceived to be a mentor to him: “I don’t think I had any guidance from him last year,Read More →