Tag Archive: FIA
“Why the hell do they take away the challenge in F1?”
F1′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.
“I am delighted to welcome St-Hubert aboard as a supporter for arguably the biggest event on the calendar” - Andy Scott
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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“There are no more Michael Schumachers, Ayrton Sennas, Jacques Villeneuves.”
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.
Marussia has led the way for a reported 20 horse power boost for struggling engine supplier Ferrari.
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.
Mexico could close next year’s world championship with a ‘double points’ finale.
That is the claim of FIA vice president Jose Abed, who represents Mexico on the governing body’s World Motor Sport Council.
The grid of the Austrian FIA Formula 3 European Championship meeting will feature a new driver
Following 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.
Bernie Ecclestone thinks formula one needs to act now to prevent a downward trend of unpopularity.
Before qualifying in Hungary, amid a climate of paddock doom about dwindling spectator and television numbers, the F1 chief executive met with team bosses.
Lewis Hamilton versus Nico Rosberg is not the only raging battle in formula one.
Red Bull’s Christian Horner lost his temper with “the negativities” being spread by journalists during the Friday press conference in Hungary.
F1 team bosses have swerved around the political crisis in the wake of the MH17 air disaster.
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.
World champion Sebastian Vettel has slammed the FIA’s new fully-electric single seater series, Formula E.
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.
With his Lotus future in doubt, Romain Grosjean could be eyeing a move up the formula one grid.
The Enstone based team is sticking with its other driver, Pastor Maldonado, whose sponsor PDVSA brings millions in crucial backing.
Bernie Ecclestone has moved to dismiss doubts about this year’s inaugural Russian grand prix.
In the wake of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 atrocity, pressure is falling on formula one to cancel its scheduled event at Sochi in October.
Or maybe the German fans listened to their reigning world champion.
World champion Sebastian Vettel is copping some of the blame for the small crowd at Hockenheim last weekend. After buzzing atmospheres and big crowds in Canada, Austria and Silverstone, the empty seats for the German grand prix were conspicuous.
Two top teams have admitted they considered lodging a protest against Mercedes at the German grand prix.
With the ‘Fric’ controversy now in the past, the issue that rankled behind closed doors at Ferrari and Red Bull followed Lewis Hamilton’s qualifying crash.
The only question now is whether some teams will be more affected by the Fric ban than others.
The ‘Fric’ saga could be nearing an end, as it emerges every F1 team has removed the controversial suspension technology ahead of the German grand prix weekend.
Jean Todt has revealed he is prepared to listen to any proposals to revise formula one’s rules.
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has been arguably the harshest critic of the sport’s ‘new’ era, but FIA president Todt insists F1 was right to bring in the greener, quieter V6 engines.
“Everyone has said that a Fric ban will hurt us most, but we want to prove that is not the case” – Wolff
Championship leader Mercedes will remove its sophisticated ‘Fric’ system from the dominant W05 car for the German grand prix.
Gene Haas proved his seriousness about entering formula one by paying a $20 million deposit.
That is the claim of F1 business journalist Christian Sylt, who told us the “more than $20m” deposit was paid at F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone’s request.
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