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“Construction of the autodrome in Sochi keeps moving forward.”
The promoter of the all-new Russian grand prix insists the Sochi venue will be ready for the inaugural race in October.
French-Canadian ‘excited’ about prospect of sideways 600bhp action
The new-for-2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has added a former Formula 1 World Champion to what is an increasingly competitive driver line-up for its inaugural campaign, with Jacques Villeneuve signing up to compete in an Albatec Racing-prepared Peugeot 208.
F1′s governing body will move to stop ‘ugly’ noses ahead of the 2015 season.
Drivers, fans and even the designers have expressed dismay at the aesthetics of this year’s new cars, after a change to the nose-height regulations on safety grounds for 2014.
F1 could have not one, but two new teams in 2015.
Italy’s Autosprint reports that, in Paris early this week, the FIA began the official evaluation process after inviting expressions of interest in filling the pitlane vacancy created by HRT’s demise.
Following Eric Boullier’s switch to McLaren
Olivier Quesnel, the former Citroen and Peugeot world rally boss, has leapt into pole position to become Lotus’ new team boss.
Bernie Ecclestone and the FIA will meet in Bahrain to discuss the issue
F1 looks set to introduce an eleventh-hour change to the qualifying rules for 2014, according to media reports.
FIA president Jean Todt remains an almost ever-present figure in Grenoble
It is there, almost 600 kilometres from Todt’s Paris office, that the great Michael Schumacher – one of the former Ferrari boss’ closest friends – lies grievously injured after a late December skiing fall.
Marcus Ericsson has kicked off his F1 career with a diet.
The Swedish rookie, set to make his debut in 2014 for the backmarker Caterham, revealed that his engineers have tasked him with losing weight before Melbourne.
“We look forward to future developments” – Antonini
Despite Bernie Ecclestone’s recent warning, Gene Haas is pushing ahead with his plans to enter F1 in 2015.
Other reports said the FIA has confirmed the news
Lotus and Marussia have ended doubts about their official participation in the 2014 championship.
It follows a disastrous opening test
According to one cruel joke in the Jerez paddock last week, the Red Bull RB10 has a cryptic, phonetic meaning — ‘Red Bull Are Bea-ten’.
“The FIA intends to clarify the rules for 2015″
The unseemly nose designs up and down the 2014 pitlane have been declared legal by the FIA.
2014 FIA European Rally Championship, round two of 12
Lappi leads in Latvia as ERC Junior stars impress in the snow.Esapekka Lappi underlined the serious competition in the FIA European Rally Championship by snatching first place on the final stage of leg one to lead Rally Liepāja by 2.6s heading into Sunday’s closing six stages in Latvia.
The first technical rows of 2014 are well underway.
It had already emerged that the FIA is unhappy with some of the radical nose solutions, with one camp of teams accusing the other of fielding either dangerous designs or too cheekily skirting around the ‘spirit’ of the rules.
“People want noise — something special, that’s what F1 is all about”
F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has slammed the sport’s brave new era, saying the Jerez test this week proves the radical 2014 rules have produced “a total farce”.
“This fills the letter but not the spirit of the regulations”
The FIA is reportedly unhappy with some of the nose solutions that are currently collecting test laps at Jerez.
“We will be relying extremely heavily on our engine partner” – Horner.
Renault, engine supplier to reigning world champions Red Bull, has admitted it has kicked off F1′s radical new V6 era with a significant problem.
“The approach is – without a doubt – different, but it is legitimate”
Lotus’ innovative double-pronged nose solution for 2014 has been declared legal by the FIA’s Charlie Whiting.
FIA has also dramatically reduced the amount of downforce
The engines may be smaller and quieter, but formula one cars will actually be faster in a straight line in 2014.
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