Tag Archive: FIA

Aug 22

FIA ERC Barum Czech Rally Zlin preview

2014 FIA European Rally Championship, round eight of 11

European Rally Championship logoBack from its short summer break and back on asphalt, the all-action FIA European Rally Championship is heading east next week for Barum Czech Rally Zlín. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Lotus close to Mercedes engine deal – Wolff

Mercedes’ Toto Wolff has admitted Lotus is close to securing F1′s field-leading V6 engine for the 2015 season.

2014-06-08_1072 Enstone based Lotus has struggled with Renault power this year and it is an open paddock secret that a deal with Mercedes has essentially been struck. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Red Bull using electric engine for pitstop practice

Red Bull was experimenting with an all-electric formula one car at Spa on Wednesday, publications reveal.

2014-06-07_1561 Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport and Italy’s Autosprint say the reigning world champions’ electric prototype was in fact a 2013 Red Bull RB9 sporting a 2014 nose. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

FIA bans ‘Fric’ officially

‘Fric’ has now been officially banned by F1′s governing body.

FIA - Karting Com A controversy about the ‘front and rear interconnected’ suspension layouts came to a head before Hockenheim, when the FIA flagged the potential illegality of the technology. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Caterham to announce one-off race for Lotterer

At the moment, Japanese Kobayashi is scheduled to return to the Caterham cockpit in Monza.

2014-06-07_0874 Little doubt remains that Andre Lotterer will make his formula one race debut with Caterham this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

‘Kid’ Verstappen the big talking point at Spa

“The cars are really safe.  I think it’s more dangerous to bike through a big city than race in an F1 car.”

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing F1 has emerged from its summer slumber, but the big talking point at Spa-Francorchamps will be a 16-year-old ‘kid’ who doesn’t even have a license to drive a road car. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Russia will get F1 track license – Whiting

Sochi has cleared the final hurdle ahead of Russia’s controversial inaugural grand prix this year.

2014-08-13 - Sochi 2 F1 race director Charlie Whiting visited the facility on Tuesday and was quoted by the Xinhua news agency: “The circuit is in very good condition and will be issued with a license.” Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Lotus to drop ‘tusk nose’ for 2015

Lotus will drop its unique ‘tusked’ nose solution for the 2015 season

2014-06-08_0904 Although the Enstone team has struggled this year, technical director Nick Chester insists the innovative nose is a “pretty good solution” that will stay on the current car for the rest of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

FIA to approve Russia GP track next week

In just one week, Russia could get the final green-light for its inaugural grand prix.

2013-08-12 - Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi (5) Amid construction of the Sochi layout and controversy surrounding the Crimean crisis and the MH17 atrocity, the country has had only a provisional place on the 2014 schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 08

Outrage as Monza’s Parabolica run-off asphalted

“Why the hell do they take away the challenge in F1?”

GP3 - Autodromo Nazionale MonzaF1′s summer break has not stopped a cry of outrage at news the iconic Parabolica corner at historic Monza has been altered ahead of next month’s Italian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

Albatec Racing secures St-Hubert backing for Trois-Rivières

“I am delighted to welcome St-Hubert aboard as a supporter for arguably the biggest event on the calendar” - Andy Scott

Albatec Racing - Jacques Villeneuve - St-Hubert Albatec Racing has secured support from Canadian food giant St-Hubert for tomorrow’s round seven of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.

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Aug 06

Schu manager Weber slams ‘complaining wimp’ drivers

“There are no more Michael Schumachers, Ayrton Sennas, Jacques Villeneuves.”

Willi Weber Schumacher 091220 Willi Weber, famous for making his fortune as Michael Schumacher’s ‘Mr 20 per cent’ manager, has joined those decrying the new face of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

‘Magic paint’ to give Ferrari power boost

Marussia has led the way for a reported 20 horse power boost for struggling engine supplier Ferrari.

2014-06-05_0031 That is the claim of Italy’s authoritative Autosprint, claiming that at the forthcoming ‘power circuits’ at Spa and Monza, the Maranello team might have to thank its diminutive customer for a fistful of extra speed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Mexico could be ‘double points’ finale in 2015

Mexico could close next year’s world championship with a ‘double points’ finale.

2012-04-12 - Sauber F1 Team - Visit Mexico That is the claim of FIA vice president Jose Abed, who represents Mexico on the governing body’s World Motor Sport Council. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Lucas Auer determined to shine in his home races at Spielberg

The grid of the Austrian FIA Formula 3 European Championship meeting will feature a new driver

F3 - Start Red Bull Ring 2013Following the debut appearance at Russia’s Moscow Raceway, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship returns to well-known terrain, now: Styria’s 4.326-kilometre Red Bull Ring will stage the races 22, 23 and 24 of the 2014 season.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

F1 to ‘look at rules’ to stop ‘negativity’ – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone thinks formula one needs to act now to prevent a downward trend of unpopularity.

Donald MacKenzie - Bernie Ecclestone Before qualifying in Hungary, amid a climate of paddock doom about dwindling spectator and television numbers, the F1 chief executive met with team bosses. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

New war erupts between F1 teams and media

Lewis Hamilton versus Nico Rosberg is not the only raging battle in formula one.

2014-06-22 - Williams Martini Racing - Austria - Felipe Massa 01 teams Red Bull’s Christian Horner lost his temper with “the negativities” being spread by journalists during the Friday press conference in Hungary. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

F1 teams to ‘follow’ Ecclestone to Russia

F1 team bosses have swerved around the political crisis in the wake of the MH17 air disaster.

2014-07-15 - Sochi Autodrom - photo Igor Chernov 03 The sport is scheduled to race on Russian soil for the first time in October, but there is pressure to cancel or boycott the race amid the deepening controversy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Vettel slams Formula E ‘cheese’

World champion Sebastian Vettel has slammed the FIA’s new fully-electric single seater series, Formula E.

2014-07-17 - 99003 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel The new series, featuring nearly silent cars and an impressive collection of teams and drivers, will commence a global tour of street circuits starting with Beijing in September. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Grosjean in no hurry to secure F1 future

With his Lotus future in doubt, Romain Grosjean could be eyeing a move up the formula one grid.

2014-06-07_0194 The Enstone based team is sticking with its other driver, Pastor Maldonado, whose sponsor PDVSA brings millions in crucial backing. Read the rest of this entry »

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