Vettel ‘shocked’ by Domenicali exit

“I was shocked when I heard about it” – Vettel

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (3) World champion Sebastian Vettel says he was “shocked” when he heard about Stefano Domenicali’s departure at Ferrari. (more…)

Renault initially ‘not open’ amid crisis – Marko

“We found many errors” – Marko

2014-03-04_0013 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali - Dr Helmut Marko - Nika Lauda Renault’s 2014 crisis began to ease when the French marque became more “open”, according to outspoken Red Bull director Dr Helmut Marko. (more…)

Mercedes to shed F1 staff – report

Dominant F1 team Mercedes could be preparing to shed some staff

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia 01Italy’s Autosprint reports that team chairman Niki Lauda has assessed the chassis team at Brackley, and the nearby engine facility at Brixworth, and concluded that 1,250 staff is too many. (more…)

‘Taxi driver’ claim not honest – Lauda

“It is absolutely not true”

2014-02-21_0001 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Niki Lauda - Paddy Lowe Niki Lauda has lashed out at Luca di Montezemolo’s claim that the 2014 rules have reduced the F1 field to little more than “taxi drivers”. (more…)

Mattiacci to head Ferrari for ‘long time’

“He will already start to make a difference at the Chinese grand prix”

2014-03-04_0000 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain Luca di Montezemolo has played down rumours Marco Mattiacci is only a stop-gap solution at the top of the Ferrari team. (more…)

Apr 16

The hunt for the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship title is on

The race weekend at Silverstone will be contested by a total of 27 drivers
FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoThis weekend, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship kicks off its 2014 season at Silverstone’s 5.891-kilometre GP circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Alpine ready to join battle

The Alpine A450 will be shared by Nelson Panciatici and Paul-Loup Chatin

Alpine A450 - photo Alpine A year ago, Alpine made its eagerly-anticipated racing comeback at Silverstone – and Signatech-Alpine went on to clinch the 2013 European Le Mans Series crown. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

NASCAR’s Spring Break Arrives After Intriguing Start

NASCAR logo The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has its own version of spring break and it has arrived, with the traditional Easter weekend hiatus. It’s time for a bit of rest, relaxation – and examination regarding the first eight races of the 2014 season.

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Apr 15

Thunder Road enters 55th season with ACT Merchants Bank 150

The Merchants Bank event has been the season opener since 1999

ACT logo Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT will enter their 55th season of stock car racing with the 16th annual Merchants Bank 150 on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27.

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Apr 15

Formula One teams Chinese Grand Prix preview

Chinese Grand Prix Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Shanghai. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Mark looks back (and forward) at Silverstone

“We have had a very long and testing build-up to the first race”

Mark Webber - Porsche “I always look forward to racing at Silverstone and this weekend will be no exception when I return as a Porsche works driver LMP1.” Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Infiniti Red Bull Racing accepts the ruling of the International Court of Appeal today

Red Bull to ‘move on’ after losing appeal 

01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing We are of course disappointed by the outcome and would not have appealed if we didn’t think we had a very strong case.

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Apr 15

Mercedes wants more punishment for Red Bull

Red Bull broke the rules in “such a flagrant and deliberate” manner

2014-03-15 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99009 Championship leader Mercedes has urged FIA judges to add to reigning world champion Red Bull’s penalty amid the fuel flow affair. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Berger, Brawn or Bell to replace Domenicali – reports

Domenicali’s immediate replacement is Marco Mattiacci

2014-03-04_0021 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali Within hours of Ferrari’s confirmation that Stefano Domenicali has left the team, Mercedes announced its own split with technical director Bob Bell. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Gillette and McLaren Mercedes enhance official partnership

The two brands are extending their partnership

2014-04-15 - Gillette and McLaren Mercedes (1)Gillette, the world’s leading male grooming brand, is enhancing its collaboration with McLaren Mercedes, one of the most prestigious and successful teams in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Drivers threaten to strike over unpaid wages

F1 drivers are threatening to strike if their teams do not pay them.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Germany’s Sport Bild reports that, in Bahrain recently, Kimi Raikkonen’s manager Steve Robertson was seen arguing in the paddock with Lotus team boss Federico Gastaldi. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

US sanctions endanger Sirotkin’s career – report

Sergey Sirotkin’s F1 future is suddenly in doubt

2013-09-27 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 01 Closely linked with a Russian rescue deal that reportedly saved Sauber from financial collapse last year, the 18-year-old is backed by Russia’s SMP bank. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Ecclestone admits poor image amid bribery affair

“People talk badly about me, without really understanding what it’s about.”

2012-06-07_0273 Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that public perception already depicts him as being defeated amid the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption affair. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Updates will stop once Schu leaves hospital – manager

“Michael Schumacher is in a coma and cannot decide what is reported about him”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Michael Schumacher’s family will stop releasing information about his condition once the former F1 driver leaves hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

F1 move ‘impossible’ for Danica Patrick – Haas

“It would be really impossible to accomplish that and survive”

Danica-Patrick-helmet-NASCAR-Sprint-Cup-Series-Daytona-2013-July-4 - CG Danica Patrick, the world’s most famous female racing driver, will apparently not be making the switch to formula one with Haas. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Circuit of The Americas™ CEO welcomes U.S.-based Haas Formula racing team to Formula 1™

NASCAR team co-owner Gene Haas commits to joining F1™ field

Circuit of The Americas president and chief executive officer Jason Dial today provided this statement upon confirmation that Gene Haas, co-founder of the title-winning Stewart-Haas NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing team, will enter a new team called Haas Formula in the world’s most popular motorsport, Formula 1 racing, sometime in the next two years. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Harvick wins thrilling Cup race at Darlington

SHR driver dominates much of race, but needs late pass for first Darlington win

Kevin Harvick Darlington - photo NASCAR The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has been one of feast or famine for Kevin Harvick—and on Saturday night at Darlington Raceway, Harvick enjoyed the delectable taste of victory.

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Apr 14

Tagliani Autospor: Stefan Rzadzinski to race at Mosport (updated)

Alex will be busy in Indianapolis qualifying for the Indy 500

Tagliani Autosport logoTagliani Autosport gives young Edmonton Star a chance in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series! Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Dion-Viens Announces ’14 NCATS Schedule

Road courses primary focus; possibility of ovals
Simon Dion-Viens NASCAR Simon Dion-Viens announced his 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series schedule. The three-time Quebec champion and 2013 Supercar Series national champion will participate in the four road course events on the schedule this season.

Apr 14

Bob Bell to depart Mercedes AMG Petronas

He has held the position of Technical Director since April 2011

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Bob Bell - Andy Cowell 01 The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team today announced that Bob Bell is to leave his position as Technical Director. Read the rest of this entry »

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