Tag Archive: Charlie Whiting

Jul 15

Caterham most likely to lodge Fric protest – report

The word on everyone’s lips ahead of the German grand prix weekend is ‘Fric’.

2014-06-08_0925 In the days before scrutineering on Thursday, the biggest questions are: will teams continue to use the newly-controversial technology, and will their rivals lodge protests? Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

New Caterham chiefs to axe ugly 2014 nose

“We obviously have a lot of work to do”

2014-06-07_0874 The distinctive nose at the front of Caterham’s 2014 car could be the popular victim of a development push by the backmarker team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Titanium skids for safety, not sparks – FIA

F1 is not mandating titanium be fitted underneath next year’s cars solely to create sparks, the governing body insists.

Caterham à vendre - photo Getty Images After tests on a couple of cars were carried out during Austrian grand prix practice last month, the FIA has now committed to introducing new rules for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

McLaren proposed grid restart idea – Whiting

McLaren was the driving force behind F1′s controversial move to introduce grid restarts next year.

2014-06-07_0523 Following criticisms of the change, namely that it is unfair or even unsafe, race director Charlie Whiting revealed recently: “First of all it has to be remembered that this was the suggestion from a team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

‘Zero’ chance of Fric agreement – Force India

‘Fric’, or front and rear inter-connected, is a complex, hydraulically controlled system

2014-06-07_0910 In the days and hours before scrutineering at Hockenheim, uncertainty reigns when it comes to F1′s new technical controversy. 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 »

Jul 10

Mercedes to remove ‘Fric’ for Hockenheim

Lauda called on the FIA to take a precise position on the legality of the system.

IMG_6444Mercedes will remove the complex ‘Fric’ system from its dominant F1 car ahead of next weekend’s German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Dominant Mercedes to lose ‘extreme’ Fric advantage

Lewis Hamilton left Silverstone without making a single comment to the media after testing on Wednesday.

2014-06-08_0644 He might have been advised to steer a wide course around the ‘Nico Rosberg is not German’ controversy. But there could be another issue he – and Mercedes – were keen to swerve. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Mercedes advantages set to end

If the latest developments are any indication, Mercedes’ dominance might not last for too long.

2014-06-08_1218 Last year, we reported that a secret under the skin of the silver car is ‘Fric’ — standing for ‘front and rear interconnected’. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Whiting slams Lauda for race delay criticism

“It is ridiculous to say that an accident at the same spot will not occur.”

2014-06-07_1576 F1 race director Charlie Whiting has hit back at Niki Lauda, after the Mercedes team chairman slammed as “ridiculous” the delayed British grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

FIA vows to ease driver penalties

A big talking point in Austria on Thursday was the continuing feud between Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez.

2014-06-04_0030 The pair crashed and ended their Canadian grand prix in hospital, where the real dispute began. “I said that it was dangerous,” recalled Massa, “and that he needs to learn, but he just turned and left. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Whiting moves to stop Monaco-style qualifying sagas

Charlie Whiting wants to prevent a repeat of the Monaco qualifying scandal.

2012-06-09_0020 Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have fallen out spectacularly, after Hamilton accused his Mercedes teammate of making a deliberate mistake in the dying minutes of their fight for pole on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Fuel ‘arguments’ could return in Malaysia – Horner

“Hopefully we’ll have a sensor that works … that there isn’t a discrepancy.”

2014-03-14 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Sebastian Vettel 99014 Team boss Christian Horner is not ruling out more fuel-flow controversy for the next two race weekends in Malaysia and Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Marussia hopes Red Bull loses appeal

Marussia’s Lowdon admitted he hopes the Red Bull appeal fails

2014-02-22 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Graeme Lowdon - John Booth Marussia chief Graeme Lowdon thinks Red Bull should have accepted Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from the Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

New Ferrari engine too heavy – report

One of Ferrari’s main problems is that its all-new 2014 engine is overweight.

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 01That is the claim of the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, who said customers Sauber and Marussia are also struggling with a ‘power unit’ that weights 13 kilograms too much. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Red Bull confident of winning fuel flow appeal

“We wouldn’t be appealing if we weren’t extremely confident we have a defendable case”

2014-02-28 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Daniel Ricciardo - 99019Former F1 team owner and boss Paul Stoddart has tipped Red Bull to win its appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne disqualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

“The team and Renault are confident the fuel supplied to the engine is in full compliance with the regulations”

Red Bull to appeal Ricciardo exclusion

2014-02-28 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Daniel Ricciardo - 99008 Under pitch black skies in Melbourne, FIA stewards took away Daniel Ricciardo’s popular second place finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Nervous teams to sit out Saturday practice

Because repairing them now takes much longer than in the past

2014-02-28 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - pit stop 04Television and trackside viewers face a questionable spectacle on Saturday morning at Albert Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

F1 stares into the unknown for 2014 revolution

F1′s all-new look has divided opinions

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99025Formula one is staring into the unknown as the sport’s revolutionary new era begins in earnest this weekend in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

107 per cent rule no hurdle in Melbourne – Whiting

“So it could be that the winner is actually not the last survivor”

2012-06-10_0556 When asked how many cars he thinks will finish Sunday’s 2014 season opener, Daniel Ricciardo grinned his usual grin and answered: “No one. Read the rest of this entry »

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