Category Archive: Formula One

Apr 24

Ecclestone smiles, jokes as bribery trial begins

“I’m confident, the sun is shining”

2011-06-09_0314 Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday showed he has not lost his sense of humour, despite the seriousness of his predicament. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Mercedes chiefs disagree over team orders

A debate is raging inside Mercedes.

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China (1) The dominant German team declared proudly after the Bahrain grand prix that letting Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg go wheel-to-wheel in a thrilling battle was the right decision for the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

F1 board admits Ecclestone reign ‘over’

Ecclestone era is “over”

2012-06-07_0340 The criminal trial is only just beginning, but F1′s board has already conceded that the Bernie Ecclestone reign is at an end. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

One word caused China GP ‘flag-gate’

A single word caused ‘flag-gate’, it has emerged

2014-04-19 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Nico Rosberg (6) Article 43.2 of the sporting rules dictates that if the chequered flag is waved early, even in error, the race is over. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Fellow world champion Mika Hakkinen has criticised Sebastian Vettel for ignoring team orders

Hakkinen blasts Vettel for ignoring orders

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo - Sebastian Vettel Although Red Bull and the German driver have claimed Vettel ultimately decided to let teammate Daniel Ricciardo past in China, initially he answered “tough luck” when the radio call came. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

More changes at Ferrari after Domenicali exit

Ferrari has been told to “step up a gear” in the wake of team boss Stefano Domenicali’s departure.

Grand Prix de Chine podium - photo Ferrari After a poor start to the season for the fabled Italian marque, the F1-unknown Marco Mattiacci was drafted in to replace team veteran Domenicali, who resigned between the Bahrain and Chinese grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Top two teams hard to chase in 2014 – Lopez

Gerard Lopez, the owner of the Lotus team, has conceded that Mercedes is strolling to the 2014 title

2014-02-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Gerad Lopez (1) Asked about the championship prospects of the Enstone team, who are still yet to score a single point after a disastrous start, he said: “First of all, we can forget about Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

McLaren plans for future without Fallows

McLaren is planning ahead without Dan Fallows

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - 02 The British team has threatened to take the matter to court, after Fallows signed to switch to McLaren only to change his mind and return to Red Bull with a promotion. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

F1 ‘must’ look beyond Ecclestone era – Wolff

On the eve of a trial that could send Bernie Ecclestone to jail, formula one is having to look into its future.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Toto Wolff 01 If convicted of bribery in Munich, the F1 chief executive could even be jailed. But if found guilty and not jailed, he would surely nonetheless fall foul of the sort of strict corporate compliance rules that groups like Mercedes parent Daimler adhere to. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Mercedes wants rivals to win races in 2014 – Lauda

Niki Lauda hopes Mercedes’ rivals do not make it too easy for the German marque in 2014.

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China So far this year, the dominant Brackley based team has easily won the opening four grands prix on the trot, having aced the all-new V6 turbo rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Struggling Vettel to get new ‘Suzie’ – Marko

Red Bull is investigating whether a fault in his chassis is causing Sebastian Vettel’s 2014 trough.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Sebastian Vettel (1) Team boss Christian Horner says the reigning quadruple world champion is lacking the “feel” for the RB10, while others think the German is simply being outclassed by his new teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Jean Todt and Marc Poulin are the honorary co-chairs of the 5th gala dinner “The Grand Evening” at the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada

Benefitting the Fondation de l’Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur and Moisson Montréal

The Grand Evening logo The Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada is pleased to confirm today that it will hold the fifth edition of its inaugural gala dinner, “The Grand Evening”, on 5 June.

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Apr 23

Pirelli and Bottas : Walking on water

“One of those moments that gave you goosebumps” - Paul Hembery

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Valrerri Bottas rain During qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix, Williams driver Valtteri Bottas reached 316kph – that’s nearly 200mph – on the back straight of the Shanghai circuit: the longest on the Formula One calendar this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

New fuel could bring three tenths – Marko

New fuel could give Red Bull a three-tenths boost next time out in Barcelona

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo (5)That is the claim of the reigning world champions’ Austrian director Dr Helmut Marko, as Red Bull pushes to close the gap to 2014′s dominant team Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Red Bull tells rivals to ‘shove Mercedes star’

Reigning world champions Red Bull have told Mercedes to “shove that three-pointed star”.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo (6) Last week, Mercedes argued in Paris that rival Red Bull’s appeal against the Melbourne disqualification actually deserved a three-race ban. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Stefano Domenicali is just Ferrari’s latest “scapegoat”, according to another former Ferrari team boss

Domenicali is latest Ferrari ‘scapegoat’ – Fiorio

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Stefano Domenicali Cesare Fiorio, who led the Maranello team before the ultra-successful Jean Todt era, likened Domenicali’s departure to that of Aldo Costa, who left Ferrari three years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Lopez ‘surprised’ by Raikkonen struggle

“With us he was a strong rider, so the gap is a bit surprising”

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Kimi Raikkonen (2) Kimi Raikkonen’s last team boss says he is “surprised” the Finn is struggling so much at the wheel of his new F1 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

No name change after ownership split – Marussia

“Contrary to some reports we’ve never been owned by the car company”

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Max Chilton (4) Marussia is not planning to change its name, even though the F1 team is no longer owned by the Russian supercar maker. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Prospects ‘not good’ as Ecclestone trial begins

Bernie Ecclestone’s bribery trial begins on Thursday.

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2 It could be the final lap in a long and lucrative career for the 83-year-old Briton, as two courts have already found that he did indeed bribe the already-jailed former F1 banker Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

‘Pressure effect’ is Vettel’s new challenge – Massa

Sebastian Vettel has “forgotten” how to drive something other than the best car in the field.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Sebastian Vettel (4) That is Niki Lauda’s view, as the entire world of F1 contemplates the reigning quadruple world champion’s current struggle even to keep up with his new Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

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