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Jul 23

Germany could host two races per year again

Future F1 calendars could once again host two grands prix in Germany within a single season.

2013-08-04-2013-08-04-GTMJB57 Recently, as it emerged the Nurburgring was close to a new deal with Bernie Ecclestone, it was said Hockenheim’s F1 foray could end altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Fric removal ‘will not change much’ – Lauda

“The motives of McLaren and Ferrari are obvious”

IMG_3777 Niki Lauda has played down the effect the removal of the complex ‘Fric’ system will have on F1′s dominant team. The triple world champion is also the F1 chairman at Mercedes, who along with Red Bull are considered the teams most affected by the FIA’s questioning of the legality of systems that mimic active suspension. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Even 2014 title may not be beyond Ricciardo

The title could be the next target for F1′s newest race winner.

2014-06-08_1203 Impressive Red Bull newcomer Daniel Ricciardo drove past Mercedes’ technical trouble in Canada last weekend to record his first grand prix victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Newey ‘will design 2015 car’ then step back

Adrian Newey has clarified he is still heading up the design of next year’s Red Bull.

2014-06-08_1251 The paddock drew breath on Sunday when the team announced that the Briton, the only undisputed ‘genius’ engineer in formula one, is stepping back from the front line. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

‘Rolling road’ test would be legal – Red Bull

Red Bull says a test on a ‘rolling road’ facility would not be illegal.

2014-06-05_0216 Earlier, reports suggested Red Bull had tested secretly over six days between the final Bahrain test and the season opening Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Massa ‘glad’ Ferrari axe led to Williams

Felipe Massa says he is “glad” Ferrari dumped him at the end of last year.

2014-03-18 - Williams F1 Team - Malaysia - Felipe Massa - Valterri Bottas 01 The Brazilian drove for the fabled Maranello team between 2006 and 2013, racing alongside highly-rated champions Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Massa not surprised Raikkonen struggling

Felipe Massa says he is not surprised Kimi Raikkonen has struggled so much in 2014.

2014-04-05 - Williams F1 Team - Bahrain - Felipe Massa 01 The Brazilian is well placed to comment, having partnered both Finn Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso at different times at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Ferrari in deep ‘crisis’ – Jordan

Ferrari has rarely been in a deeper ‘crisis’ than today.

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Fernando Alonso (4) That is the claim of outspoken former F1 team owner and boss Eddie Jordan, who is now an expert pundit for British television. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Ricciardo silenced Red Bull doubters – Marko

Daniel Ricciardo has proved his doubters wrong — even those who wear a Red Bull uniform

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo (2) That is the claim of Dr Helmut Marko, the force behind the energy drink company’s driver development programme that produced world champion Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Red Bull quit rumours ‘nonsense’ – Marko

He also played down reports Red Bull could design its own turbo V6

2014-03-14 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99013 Dr Helmut Marko on Friday rubbished speculation suggesting Red Bull could quit formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Engine makers to discuss V6 noise in China

One proposal made by Mercedes is to simply look into sound amplification

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Nico Rosberg 01 F1′s three engine makers will discuss how to turn up the volume of their controversial turbo V6s ahead of the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Vettel rebuked by Todt in personal letter

“I stand by what I said — I am a fan of the old F1″

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (5) Sebastian Vettel was rebuked in writing by FIA president Jean Todt for calling the sound of the new turbo V6 engines “shit”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Bernie Ecclestone has been on a mission in Malaysia this weekend to turn up the volume in formula one

Ecclestone on a mission to make more noise

2012-11-15_0006 Apparently alarmed that the sport’s new, quieter tones will drive away promoters, sponsors and fans, the F1 chief executive has been hard at work trying to come up with a way to make the turbo V6s louder. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Mercedes breached fuel flow rules in Melbourne – report

Is this the ‘trickery’ referred to just days ago by Luca di Montezemolo?

2014-03-01_0017 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico RosbergIn an open letter, the Ferrari president warned the FIA to be ready for team “trickery” in the area of “fuel, software” and “consumption” as a result of “grey areas” opened up by the new regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

’18 hour shifts’ to end Red Bull crisis – Marko

“But whoever can win together, can also work hard together” – Marko

2013-06-07_0729 Red Bull is “slaving around the clock” to solve its problems ahead of next weekend’s season-opening Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Red Bull issues ‘annoying’ but fixable – Marko

Dr Helmut Marko is sure Red Bull will get its 2014 title-defense back on track.

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (5) The reigning world champions endured a disastrous opening test at Jerez as designer Adrian Newey’s typically extreme packaging for the new RB10 clashed badly with engine supplier Renault’s early V6 ‘power unit’ niggles. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Wolff tips Red Bull to bounce back

“Anything can happen under the new regulations”

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Toto Wolff 01 With Mercedes already cast as the early title favourite, boss Toto Wolff is tipping reigning champions Red Bull to bounce back from an early crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Honda beginning to poach Mercedes staff – Wolff

“I could imagine at some stage their efforts to court staff becoming more aggressive”

2013-01-17-0133Honda, to return to F1 in 2015 with McLaren, has begun to poach staff from rival manufacturers like Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Ferrari denies 2015 ‘pre-contract’ with Hulkenberg

“Nico is a great talent, but there are no agreements between him and us.”

2013-11-17 - Sauber F1 Team - Nico Hulkenberg 05Ferrari has played down rumours Nico Hulkenberg is in line to join the Maranello based team in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Two candidates in frame for Raikkonen’s seat

“I don’t know anything” – Valsecchi

2013-06-09_0263Two candidates have emerged as possible replacements for the surgery-bound Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus for the remaining two grands prix of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

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