Tag Archive: FIA

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 »

Jul 08

Kolles flags job losses amid Caterham ‘mess’

Jobs will be lost after Caterham’s change of ownership, new team ‘advisor’ Colin Kolles has admitted.

2014-06-07_0874 “I prefer to have 200 safe jobs than 300 lost jobs,” the Romanian, who has appointed former Minardi driver Christijan Albers to front the team now owned by mystery Swiss-Middle Eastern owners, told Reuters. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Kolles denies Caterham owner speculation

Caterham is the latest hotbed of formula one rumours.

IMG_2344Because the true identity of the team’s new owners has not been disclosed, plenty of speculation is flying around.

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Jul 03

Mugello could step in amid Monza ‘problems’ – Malago

Ten million euros might not be enough to keep the Italian grand prix at historic Monza.

Mugello Circuit logo It is believed the governing FIA has some powers to protect some of the sport’s most iconic venues, like Monza and also the likes of Monaco, Spa and Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Kolles returning to F1 with Caterham – report

Colin Kolles is set to return to the pitwall as a F1 team boss.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia Until now, it has been clear that the former HRT and Force India chief is in fact leading a Romanian project for an all-new F1 team, the Ferrari-linked Forza Rossa, who were waiting for the official green light from the governing FIA. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

‘Not possible’ to catch Mercedes in 2014 – Renault

“We are pushing for next year”

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (5) Not even halfway through the 2014 season, Renault is having to acknowledge it will not catch up with V6 pacesetters Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

‘Illegal test’ saga now over – reports

A saga involving a controversial pre-season test is now over.

DSC_0251a Last month, an unnamed whistleblower circulated letters to the FIA and some rival teams about an allegedly illegal six-day test on Austrian automotive company AVL’s indoor ‘rolling road’ facility. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Wolff, Marko ‘not on speaking terms’

Mercedes, the dominant team of 2014, and defending quadruple world champions Red Bull, are the perfect F1 enemies.

Red Bull Ring bull After winning on Red Bull’s home soil last weekend, Mercedes released an advertising hoarding with the slogan: “Silver Arrow gives you wings”. And, also after Sunday’s win at the Dietrich Mateschitz-owned and promoted Red Bull Ring, silver-clad personnel climbed the enormous iron bull statue in the centre of the circuit and decorated it with a huge three-pointed star necklace. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

FIA approves controversial grid restarts for 2015

The FIA has approved restarting races from the grid after safety car periods from 2015.

2014-06-04_0030 The controversial rule change, undoubtedly designed to spice up the ‘show’, was agreed by the decision-making F1 Commission recently but only rubber-stamped by the World Motor Sport Council in Munich on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Report – Thursday ‘the end’ for struggling teams?

F1′s last chance to slash costs for struggling teams has now passed.

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council met in Munich on Thursday, less than a mere handful of days before the end-of-June deadline for rule changes to be made for 2015 without the near-impossible need for unanimity. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Ferrari eyeing F1 turbo supplier switch – report

“Ferrari has its historical partners”

IMG_5863 Just like struggling world champions Red Bull, fellow F1 grandee Ferrari is also looking for a way out of its engine problems in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Status Grand Prix joins TEAMCMS Builders Club

Status Grand Prix Becomes Driver Development Partner

Status Grand Prix Status Grand Prix has joined the TEAMCMS Builders Club as a driver development partner representing the TEAMCMS Driver Development Initiative (DDi) at Formula 1 Grands Prix in Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Norisring stages FIA F3 European Championship season half-time event

“The Norisring layout looks easy but racing here is anything but a walk in the park.” – Felix Rosenqvist

F3 - Norisring  FIA Formula 3 European Championship 2013 Just a week after having mastered the demanding Formula 1 circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, a.k.a. the Ardennes Rollercoaster, the young Formula 3 drivers now will have to face a completely different challenge: Nuremberg’s Norisring – a street circuit and with a length of 2.3 kilometres the shortest track on the FIA Formula 3 European Championship calendar.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Renault’s F1 engine project ‘for sale’ – report

The rumours surrounding troubled engine supplier Renault continue to swirl

Renault logo The French marque had a nightmare race weekend in Austria, beginning with paddock rumours of a split with Red Bull, worsened by yet another failure for Sebastian Vettel, and ending with a stinging rebuke by Christian Horner. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Todt admits some F1 teams may not survive

Jean Todt has admitted some F1 teams are in danger of bowing out

Jean Todt président FIA (DR) Despite the impressively rejuvenated Red Bull Ring, an air of slight melancholy has gripped the F1 paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Surprise at Spa: American Gustavo Menezes claims pole

Claimed his maiden FIA Formula 3 European Championship pole position

F3 - 16 Gustavo Menezes - USA, Van Amersfoort Racing, Dallara F312 - Volkswagen The notoriously changeable weather conditions at Spa-Francorchanps also played an important role in FIA Formula 3 European Championship qualifying: in the first qualifying session on a dry track, Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) was fastest from Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing). Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

F1 to create ‘sparks’ in Austria practice

Hot on the heels of the exhaust ‘megaphone’, F1 is now courting more controversy with its latest push to spice up the show.

2014-06-08_0944 Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has been the loudest critic of the entertainment factor in 2014, and on Thursday Kimi Raikkonen agreed that the volume of the engines may be turning off the fans. 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 »

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