F1 gossip: Mercedes, Monza, Haas, McLaren, Vandoorne

Monday, 4 SeptemberTeam principal Gunther Steiner believes Haas have been treated inconsistently by stewards this season. (Motorsport.com)Belgian driver Stoffel Vandoorne was frustrated again after an issue with his Honda power unit at the Italian Grand Prix forced the McLaren driver into his fourth retirement of the season. (Crash)Mercedes chief Toto

Fernando Alonso: McLaren driver 'surprised' by criticism

McLaren's Fernando Alonso says he is "surprised" by claims he retired a healthy car at the Belgian Grand Prix.The Spaniard emphasised the ways he had shown his commitment to McLaren despite an uncompetitive and unreliable car.He said: "It seems people forgot I have been racing here for three years and

Alonso, Honda, McLaren and an 'awkward catch-22 situation'

Fernando Alonso has a problem.The plight of the double world champion, who some still consider the best driver in the world, was illustrated perfectly over the course of the Belgian Grand Prix weekend - both on track and off.On the circuit, there was evidence of the best and worst of

Stoffel Vandoorne: McLaren retain Belgian driver for 2018

Stoffel Vandoorne will stay with McLaren for a second season in Formula 1 in 2018, the team have announced.The Belgian, 25, had a difficult start to his rookie campaign as team-mate to double world champion Fernando Alonso, but his form has improved.With Alonso's future uncertain, McLaren have ensured continuity with

Briton Norris 'a potential future star' say McLaren

Rising British star Lando Norris had an impressive first test in a current Formula 1 car with McLaren.Norris, 17, set the second fastest time behind championship leader Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari at the Hungaroring on Wednesday.McLaren racing director Eric Boullier said Norris "impressed us all with his maturity, professionalism and speed"."He's