Daily Archive: December 31, 2012

Dec 31

Ecclestone admits scandal could cost him F1 job

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted his bosses at F1 owners CVC would probably oust him if he is pursued by German prosecutors.

2012-06-07_0277With convicted bribe recipient and ex F1 banker Gerhard Gribkowsky already in jail, it is reported F1’s 82-year-old chief executive could be next in the firing line. Last month, German reports said “detailed preparations” were being made to potentially replace Briton Ecclestone, if prosecutors decide “as expected” to charge him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 31

F1 ‘will get used to’ V6 engine sounds – Whiting

Charlie Whiting, the highest ranking FIA official at grands prix, is sure formula one will not miss the sound of F1’s current V8 engines.

2012-06-10_05562012-06-09_0014For the past couple of decades, fans have been spoiled by the ear-splitting tones of normally aspirated V12, 10 and now 8-cylinder power plants. But from 2014, the sport will sound more placid, as turbocharged and comparatively low-revving 1.6 litre V6 engines power the cars around the tracks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 31

Brabham name could return to F1

The famous Brabham name could return to formula one.

2011-03-26 - Red Bull Racing - Australia - Sir Jack Brabham - Mark Webber - Alan Jones1981_12NigelMansellLotus-Cosworth_06HectorRebaqueBrabham-CosworthFormer triple world champion Sir Jack Brabham, an Australian who is now 86, founded his eponymous team in 1960 and it later raced under Bernie Ecclestone’s stewardship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 31

‘Impossible’ to keep HRT going – boss Sala

Team boss Luis Perez-Sala has admitted the HRT dream is over.

2012-08-09 - HRT F1 Team - Luis Perez-Sala2012-11-04 - HRT F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Narain Karthikeyan 01After three seasons at the back of the F1 grid, the Spanish backmarker has folded, even though official confirmation has been lacking so far. “It was impossible to go on,” Sala, a former Minardi driver who was brought in by new owners Thesan Capital to run the team this year, told El Mundo Deportivo newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

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