Daily Archive: December 9, 2013

Dec 09

Controversy explodes with new ‘double points’ finale

“Why should a single race be worth more?”

2013-06-09_1039International publications have described the highly controversial decision to award double-points in the 2014 season finale as “strange” (Bild) and “crazy” (La Gazzetta dello Sport). Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 09

FIA announces F1 ‘cost cap’ coming in 2015

“The limit will be applied from January 2015”

Flagworld - FIAA ‘cost cap’ in formula one is coming, the FIA said in a surprising announcement on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 09

Hamilton did pay father, former manager Anthony

“I never asked Lewis for a penny” – Hamilton snr

20131020-0080Lewis Hamilton’s father and former manager has admitted he actually was paid by the 2008 world champion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 09

Nico Hulkenberg insists he is having to be patient as he waits for a front-running car.

Patient Hulkenberg still waiting for winning car

2013-12-03 - Sahara Force India - Dr Vijay Mallya and Nico HulkenbergThe highly rated German was almost signed by Ferrari for 2014. Told by the Kolner Express newspaper that he might have been Fernando Alonso’s teammate had Kimi Raikkonen not “lost patience” with Lotus, he answered: “It was a shame. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 09

Leonardo DiCaprio & Venturi Automobiles launch Formula E Electric Race Car Team

“The future of our planet depends on our ability to embrace fuel-efficient, clean-energy vehicles” – DiCaprio

Venturi Formula-E - Bert Hedaya, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gildo Pallanca Pastor and Francesco Costa Venturi Automobiles today announced a joint venture with award-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio to enter a team in the new FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric race series beginning in September 2014.

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Dec 09

Formula 1600 returns to the streets of Toronto

Series will add The Honda Indy Toronto to 2014 schedule

Toyo Tires F1600 Championship logo Announced today, Formula 1600 racing will once again be showcased on the streets of Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 09

Vettel factor weighed in Webber’s quit decision

“The future has been Sebastian, they want to keep him happy”

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - Sebastian VettelMark Webber has admitted Red Bull’s desire to please his former teammate Sebastian Vettel contributed to his decision to quit F1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 09

Drivers to play bigger role in 2014 – Alonso

“Let’s see what kind of driving style will be needed”

2013-06-09_1377Fernando Alonso hopes F1 drivers have a bigger role to play next year, as the wave of radical new regulations hit the 2014 grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 09

Alonso attitude triggered Raikkonen signing – Andretti

“It will be interesting to see what happens next”

Mario AndrettiFernando Alonso’s frustration in 2013 triggered Ferrari’s push for Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 09

The Williams F1 Team announces strengthened aerodynamics team for the 2014 season

As part of the on-going work to improve key areas of the business

The Williams F1 Team Announces Strengthened Aerodynamics Team for the 2014 SeasonThe Williams F1 Team is pleased to announce a strengthened aerodynamics line-up as it gears up for the 2014 Formula One World Championship season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 09

Todt backs move for permanent race numbers in F1

“I am very supportive of that”

Jean Todt - photo Getty ImagesThe newly re-elected Jean Todt says he supports moves to reinstate permanent race numbers in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 09

Pirelli will try to solve the problem of trackside ‘marbles’ ahead of the 2014 season

Pirelli vows to address ‘marbles’ problem

2013-06-09_1345That is the vow of the official supplier’s F1 chief Paul Hembery, amid complaints the heavily degrading tyres of the past few seasons left too much slippery debris alongside the racing line. Read the rest of this entry »

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