Tag Archive: F1

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

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 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

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 23

EKS is the latest team to join World RX

The team will contest selected rounds in World RX
Audi S1 EKS Concept EKS is the latest team to pledge support to the all-new FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy after the Swedish squad confirmed it will compete in 2014 with the brand-new Audi S1. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Lauda gave Hamilton ‘money can’t buy’ reward

“I told him ‘If you win, I’ll fly you back’ (to Europe)”

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (3) Niki Lauda gave Lewis Hamilton a ‘money can’t buy’ reward for securing his first-ever F1 hat-trick — a ride on his own private jet. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Kevin Magnussen says he is happy with the current configuration of McLaren’s driver lineup

Magnussen prefers Button over Alonso as teammate

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Kevin Magnussen 02 Fernando Alonso – arguably the best driver in F1 – has often been linked with a 2015 move to McLaren to spearhead the British team’s new Honda era. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

‘Focused’ Hamilton on charge for title – Lauda

“Now he is doing the performance you expect from him.”

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (6) Niki Lauda couldn’t resist a jibe at rivals Ferrari on Sunday after the botched chequered flag incident near the end of the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Alonso says China podium belongs to Domenicali

“I think this podium should be dedicated to Stefano”

2014-03-04_0011 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso has suggested Ferrari’s new boss cannot take the credit for his breakthrough podium in China. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Raikkonen denies struggle due to lagging motivation

“I’ve been around long enough to know that sometimes it is just like this.”

2014-01-31 - Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Kimi Raikkonen (3) Kimi Raikkonen on Sunday lashed out at suggestions his struggle at Ferrari so far in 2014 might be due to flagging motivation.
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Apr 21

McLaren is going through a ‘Whitmarsh’ effect, according to F1 legend Niki Lauda

McLaren feeling Whitmarsh effect – Lauda

2014-04-18 - McLaren Mercedes - SAP Just two weeks ago in Bahrain, Jenson Button said the only quicker car in the field was the dominant Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Vettel refuses to obey Red Bull team order

Vettel admitted on Saturday he has been beaten “fair and square”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (3) World champion Sebastian Vettel refused to obey Red Bull’s team orders during the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Dennis hits back at Horner’s stance on Fallows

“He’d got no lawful right to change his mind in that way”

2012-11-18_0013 Ron Dennis is keeping the pressure on Red Bull, after an employee reneged on a deal to switch teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Father Jan at races distracting – Magnussen

It seems Jan Magnussen will not be a regular fixture at grands prix this year

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Kevin Magnussen 06 The former F1 driver had to miss his son Kevin’s grand prix debut in Melbourne last month because he was racing a sports car on the other side of the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

F1 will move to put cost-cutting efforts back on the agenda during a May 1 meeting

F1 set for cost-cutting summit on 1 May

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (1)Earlier, it was reported FIA president Jean Todt was considering new measures including reviving ‘active suspension’, after the new top team-dominated Strategy Group blocked his move to impose budget caps in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Nico Rosberg is sure Red Bull is playing down its title chances for “tactical” reasons

‘Tactical’ rivals playing down chase – Rosberg

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 11Although Mercedes’ chasers Red Bull and Ferrari appear closer to the pace in Shanghai, world champion Sebastian Vettel on Friday said he was driving behind a W05 in Shanghai and “it looked as though they could do whatever they liked”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Mercedes wanted three-race ban for Red Bull

Red Bull actually deserves “a more severe sanction”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06Mercedes wanted reigning world champions Red Bull to serve a three-race ban for appealing against its Melbourne disqualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Lotus wants engine equality with Red Bull

“As the unofficial works team, Red Bull gets the best service”

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Romain Grosjean pit stop 01Lotus has discovered it is second or even third in line for the best service offered by F1 engine supplier Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

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