Category Archive: Formula One

Sep 02

Drivers defend controversial Parabolica gravel

Charlie Whiting has defended the controversial asphalting of Monza’s iconic Parabolica corner.

Monza logo During the recent summer break, a cry of outrage spread around the world when it emerged some of the famous gravel trap at the Italian grand prix venue’s high-speed final bend had been covered with tarmac. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Teams agree date for first 2015 test

F1 teams have agreed the likely date for the opening winter test of 2015.

2014-06-08_0747 Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that the first of three pre-season tests in Europe will begin on February 1, at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Renault declares Red Bull new ‘works team’

For the first time, Renault has declared Red Bull as its official ‘works team’.

2014-07-08 - 99001 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo Recently, amid a Red Bull-pressured restructuring of the struggling French supplier, Cyril Abiteboul returned from Caterham to head Renault’s preparations for a stronger 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Mattiacci says Ferrari wants Brawn back

Ferrari wants Ross Brawn back, the team’s new boss Marco Mattiacci has made clear.

Marco Mattiacci - photo Getty Briton Brawn stepped down as Mercedes’ team boss last year, but before that he had been Maranello’s authoritative technical director during the ultra-successful Michael Schumacher era. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Trouble for Mallya in India

Force India supremo Vijay Mallya has run into serious business trouble in his native India.

2014-03-01_0016 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Bahrain Dr Vijay Mallya Amid the decline of his airline Kingfisher, the former billionaire has now been declared a ‘wilful defaulter’ by the public sector lender the United Bank of India. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Juncadella in running for Force India seat

Dani Juncadella has leapt into contention to make his formula one debut in 2015.

2014-01-31_0005 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Jerez - Daniel Juncadella The 23-year-old, Mercedes-linked Spaniard is already Force India’s reserve driver, and at Monza this weekend he will practice for the first 30 minutes on Friday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Verstappen admits blame for Rotterdam crash (+videos)

Max Verstappen has admitted the blame for crashing during his first proper run in a formula one car.

With all eyes on the 16-year-old after his controversial announcement as Toro Rosso’s 2015 racer, the Dutchman steered into a barrier whilst demonstrating a Red Bull car during the street event in Rotterdam at the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Lotterer could return for Caterham at Monza

Mere days before the Italian grand prix, the identity of Caterham’s second race driver is still unclear.

André Lotterer - Caterham - (photo Getty Images) Reports from Japan suggest Kamui Kobayashi will definitely not be back at the wheel of the car at Monza, having already sat out Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Formula One teams Italian Grand Prix preview

Italian Grand Prix Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Monza.

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Sep 01

F1 experts criticise Mercedes over driver duel

“They are being run by two drivers who are like spoilt kids doing what they want to do.”

2014-06-05_0207 F1 experts have accused Mercedes of mismanaging Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton’s dramatically imploding relationship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Ferrari exit could open for Alonso on Monday – report

Monday could be the magic day in Fernando Alonso’s current Ferrari contract.

IMG_4042 Boss Marco Mattiacci has been happily – and unofficially – ‘confirming’ for 2015 the Italian team’s existing driver lineup of Alonso alongside Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Bottas sees ‘no reason’ to leave Williams

Valtteri Bottas appears out of the running for a change of team prior to the 2015 season.

2014-07-26 - Williams Martini Racing - Hungary - Valterri Bottas 04 The Finn has been a standout of this year’s championship, outshining the Ferrari veteran Felipe Massa and leading Williams’ F1 resurgence with four podium appearances. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Top speeds at Monza to be lower than expected

Top speeds at Monza this weekend may not be quite as spectacular as earlier expected.

GP3 - Autodromo Nazionale Monza That is the claim of the specialist German publication Auto Motor und Sport, despite predictions the new turbo V6-powered machines could soar beyond the old 370+kph top-speed record of the 2005 Italian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Verstappen was ‘prepared’ for F1 debut criticism

Max Verstappen says he was “prepared” for the waves of criticism about his formula one debut in 2015.

Max Verstappen portrait News that the 16-year-old Dutchman will make history as the sport’s youngest ever race driver for Toro Rosso next year has been controversial. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

UBS reducing F1 sponsorship

Major F1 sponsor UBS is scaling down its investment in the sport.

UBS logo The Swiss based global financial services company entered F1 in 2010 powered by its then chief executive Oswald Grubel. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Rosberg punished but Mercedes duo ‘free to race’

“They remain free to race”

2014-07-20_0918 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Nico Rosberg apologised to his teammate Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes on Friday, after the German was punished by the team for last Sunday’s crash. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Mercedes AMG Petronas drivers free to race for the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship

Team Statement

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One TeamToto Wolff, Paddy Lowe, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton met today in the boardroom of Mercedes AMG Petronas headquarters in Brackley to discuss the events of the Belgian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Zetsche steps in as Mercedes struggle to manage driver war

A key meeting to plot a way forward will take place at the team’s Brackley base on Friday

2013-05-12 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Dr Dieter Zetsche 04 Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche has become involved in resolving the damaging spat between warring Mercedes teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Ferrari looking to Haas for F1 ‘satellite’ team

Ferrari is looking to deploy the Red Bull-like approach of installing a ‘satellite’ team in formula one.

IMG_5907-2 Alarmed by its poor start to the new turbo V6 era, it has been all change at Maranello in 2014, including the ousting of boss Stefano Domenicali and engine chief Luca Marmorini. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

McLaren to ‘respect contracts’ in hunt for star driver

A week before Monza, which is always a hotbed of rumours, the notorious F1 ‘silly season’ is looking uncharacteristically uncertain.

2014-06-07_1055 Speculation is usually rife around the time of the Italian grand prix, but looking ahead to the 2015 season and the sport’s grandee drivers and teams, either a lot will change or not much will change at all. Read the rest of this entry »

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