Tag Archive: F1

Sep 02

Teams agree date for first 2015 test

F1 teams have agreed the likely date for the opening winter test of 2015.

2014-06-08_0747 Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that the first of three pre-season tests in Europe will begin on February 1, at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

F1 experts criticise Mercedes over driver duel

“They are being run by two drivers who are like spoilt kids doing what they want to do.”

2014-06-05_0207 F1 experts have accused Mercedes of mismanaging Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton’s dramatically imploding relationship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Verstappen was ‘prepared’ for F1 debut criticism

Max Verstappen says he was “prepared” for the waves of criticism about his formula one debut in 2015.

Max Verstappen portrait News that the 16-year-old Dutchman will make history as the sport’s youngest ever race driver for Toro Rosso next year has been controversial. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Ferrari looking to Haas for F1 ‘satellite’ team

Ferrari is looking to deploy the Red Bull-like approach of installing a ‘satellite’ team in formula one.

IMG_5907-2 Alarmed by its poor start to the new turbo V6 era, it has been all change at Maranello in 2014, including the ousting of boss Stefano Domenicali and engine chief Luca Marmorini. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Teen Verstappen ‘not ready’ for 2015 debut – Hakkinen

“In no case is a driver ready for formula one at 16 or 17″

F3 - Max Verstappen Mika Hakkinen has added yet another disparaging response to the news Max Verstappen will make history next year as by far F1′s youngest ever driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Departed backers ended New York race hopes – Ecclestone

Plans for a New York street race were foiled by financial backers that pulled out, Bernie Ecclestone has revealed.

2011-06-26_0247 A second American grand prix, in New Jersey but amid the iconic Manhattan skyline, has appeared on draft calendars for some time but the F1 supremo now admits it is unlikely to happen. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Mercedes chiefs resolve to ‘cool hot heads’

Mercedes chiefs have resolved to cool the simmering feud between title-warring teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

2014-07-18_0883 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Germany’s Bild newspaper reports that when the pair – who collided during the Belgian grand prix – came face-to-face in Germany on Wednesday for a sponsor photoshoot, they barely acknowledged each other’s presence. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Button admits F1 retirement possible after 2014

Jenson Button has admitted for the first time that he might be forced to “retire” at the end of 2014.

2014-06-07_0038 As McLaren and Honda look ahead to their new works partnership beginning next year, it is clear the Woking based team is hoping to sign a truly top driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Early debut for teen Verstappen ‘really bad’ – Salo

Mika Salo has added his voice to concerns about the 2015 debut of teenager Max Verstappen.

Mika Salo Finn Salo, who raced in F1 against the 16-year-old’s father Jos, backed 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve who has questioned whether Verstappen’s signing by Toro Rosso is good for F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Prost sure Renault can bounce back in 2015

Alain Prost is confident Renault can bounce back in 2015.

Alain Prost - photo Getty Images As the new ‘power unit’ rules took effect this season, Mercedes has utterly dominated its turbo V6 rivals Renault and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Merhi waiting on F1 license for Monza debut

Next in line to drive ousted Kamui Kobayashi’s Caterham

20131020-0117 Roberto Merhi is only waiting on his F1 super license before receiving the green light to make his grand prix debut next weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Honda wants Vettel, Newey for McLaren project – Minardi

Even boss Eric Boullier admits the protracted deliberations are unusual for McLaren.

2014-01-16_0495Gian Carlo Minardi, a former F1 team owner and boss, thinks Sebastian Vettel and Adrian Newey might be convinced to switch to

McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Greece ‘keen’ to host F1 race – Ecclestone

Greece could be the next destination for formula one.

According to F1 business journalist Christian Sylt, despite economic austerity measures in the southern European country, a Greek race could be called the ‘Mediterranean grand prix’. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

FIA not likely to investigate Rosberg crash

The F1 world is split over Nico Rosberg’s actions in the Belgian grand prix.

2014-07-18_0873 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton’s former McLaren teammate, thinks the incident that left the 2008 world champion almost 30 points behind the sister Mercedes was questionable at best. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Ecclestone still fighting with German bank

Bernie Ecclestone remains at legal loggerheads with the Munich state bank BayernLB.

2011-07-30 - HRT F1 Team - Hungary - Bernie Ecclestone 01 When the sport’s supremo controversially yet successfully settled with German prosecutors for $100 million, he had at the time also made an offer of $25 million to the aggrieved bank and former F1 shareholder BayernLB. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Red Bull taking over Renault’s F1 electric development

Red Bull is getting deeply involved with the improvement of engine partner Renault’s F1 project.

2014-07-19 - 99025 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo Deeply frustrated with the French marque’s start to the new V6 turbo era, Red Bull forced a restructuring at Renault, involving the return of boss Cyril Abiteboul. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Lauda relieved Mercedes extending gap on rivals

Niki Lauda has expressed relief at Spa as Mercedes pulled out an even greater advantage over the chasing pack.

2014-06-07_0324 The F1 legend and Mercedes’ team chairman said that after Red Bull’s victory in Hungary prior to the summer break, he had been worried the field was closing in. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

McLaren will end driver uncertainty within season

The delayed announcement of McLaren’s 2015 lineup will not drag on until the winter, boss Eric Boullier insists.

2014-06-07_0813 On paper, the Woking team is the only F1 grandee whose driver plans for next year are not at all clear. It is known that McLaren’s new works engine partner Honda is pushing for a truly top name – like Alonso, Hamilton or Vettel – to spearhead the project. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Ecclestone returns to F1′s executive board

Bernie Ecclestone has returned to the executive board of F1′s parent company.

2013-06-06_0008 Although he remained F1 chief executive, the 83-year-old had stepped down from Delta Topco amid his corruption trial in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Villeneuve slams Verstappen debut

Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Max Verstappen’s 2015 debut as “the worst thing ever for formula one”.

2014-08-10_0225 1997 world champion Villeneuve, who raced in F1 against Dutch youngster Verstappen’s father Jos, thinks Red Bull’s decision to promote a 16-year-old who hasn’t “paid his dues” will render the value of a race seat at the pinnacle of motor sport “meaningless”. Read the rest of this entry »

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