Tag Archive: FIA

Apr 06

F1 to allow new Kolles team in 2015

F1 is set to allow two new teams through the paddock turnstiles for 2015.

2011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Colin Kolles 01 Days ago, the sport’s chief executive said the bid made by Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas to enter F1 next year has been successful. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

FIA wins battle, Ecclestone goes to war – report

Big politics are at play in formula one

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams Amid all the noise about quiet engines and the urgent need to change rules, many suspect Bernie Ecclestone is hard at work on his latest coup. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Vergne hospitalised amid extreme F1 diets

“Frankly, this (situation) is stupid,”

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (2) Jean-Eric Vergne has admitted he was hospitalised recently amid an extreme weight-loss regime for the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Todt says crisis rule changes unlikely

Jean Todt has lashed out at teams who are criticising the ‘new’ face of formula one.

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images Ahead of his much-vaunted meeting on Sunday with Bernie Ecclestone and Luca di Montezemolo, the FIA president hit back at criticisms of the sport in the wake of revolutionary rule changes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Successful second day of testing at the Hungaroring

On Saturday, the teams and their young drivers continued their preparations

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo On the second day of the official FIA Formula 3 European Championship tests at the Hungaroring, the experienced Formula 3 drivers Felix Rosenqvist (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport, 1:36.080 minutes) and Antonio Giovinazzi (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, 1:36.214) succeeded in fending off the onslaught of the fast rookies to finish first and second on the time sheets, followed by Formula 3 newcomer Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing, 1:36.219). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Silverstone likes the sound of ‘new’ F1

“We’ve just got to re-adjust our volume”

Silverstone circuit Organisers of the British grand prix have counted themselves out of the controversy surrounding the milder sound of F1′s new V6 engines. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Rookie Max Verstappen the quickest at the Hungaroring

Verstappen outpaced all the other 27 drivers involved in the tests

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo Today, on Friday, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship teams and drivers met for their first official day of testing in the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Vettel rebuked by Todt in personal letter

“I stand by what I said — I am a fan of the old F1″

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (5) Sebastian Vettel was rebuked in writing by FIA president Jean Todt for calling the sound of the new turbo V6 engines “shit”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Ferrari, Ecclestone want quick F1 rule changes

“We need a bit of support from the teams to get it done” – Ecclestone

2013-06-09_0963In a rare media statement, Ferrari has declared that fans are “unhappy with the new formula one”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

F1 is heading towards a budget cap of EUR 150 million per team for the 2015 season and beyond

F1 heading for EUR 150m budget cap – Todt

FIA FIA president Jean Todt said he is confident the controversial new regulation will be agreed by June of this year, as the governing body aims to urgently bring down costs and keep struggling teams in business. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

FIA clamps down on fuel sensor modification

Red Bull has been highly critical of the sensor

Gill Sensors - The Ultrasonic Fuel Flow Meter has been approved by the FIA for use in the 2014 F1 season and WEC The FIA has moved to end the problems with its new mandatory fuel flow sensor, supplied by a British company called Gill. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Next revolution afoot as Montezemolo meets Ecclestone

On the table will be discussions about the controversial fuel flow meter

Luca di Montezemolo - Bernie Ecclestone Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo flew from Maranello to London this week to meet with F1′s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Gene Haas looks set to take his place on the pitwall as F1′s newest team owner in 2015

Ecclestone says Haas set for F1 in 2015

Gene Haas portrait Having earlier played down the Nascar team co-owner’s chances of securing the twelfth team entry, Bernie Ecclestone said this week: “I think Haas will be accepted. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

New rule has slowed F1 pitstops – report

A new rule has slowed down F1′s impressive pitstops.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Kevin Magnussen pit stop 01 Last year in Malaysia, Mark Webber entered the pitlane, had all four wheels changed and reached the pit exit in the space of 20 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Red Bull denies dropping Ricciardo appeal

“Utter nonsense” – Dr Helmut Marko

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo (2) Red Bull has denied rumours it is preparing to drop its appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne disqualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Todt denies favouring Middle East races

Jean Todt has denied F1′s Middle Eastern races are receiving preferential treatment.

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images Two of the three pre-season tests were held in Bahrain, the troubled island Kingdom, and after the grand prix is held there next weekend, teams will stay in the Gulf for a post-race test. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Red Bull, FIA deny Vettel swearing rebuke

Todt had warned drivers about bad language back in 2012

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99022 Red Bull and the FIA have denied rumours Sebastian Vettel was rebuked after swearing about F1′s new engine noise. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Red Bull continued to grapple with fuel flow problems in Sunday’s Malaysian grand prix

More fuel flow problems for Red Bull

2014-02-28 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - pit stop 04 While Sebastian Vettel finished third, it was his teammate Daniel Ricciardo’s sister RB10 – disqualified in Melbourne over the very same issue – that was once again affected. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Jean Todt has named Williams as one of the teams “crying out” for a budget cap

Williams having financial problems – Todt

2014-03-16 - Williams MARTINI racing 01The FIA president was asked by Germany’s Welt am Sonntag newspaper about the highly controversial cap, opposed by many top teams as unworkable in practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

FIA ERC Acropolis Rally day one report

DAY REPORT: 2014 FIA European Rally Championship, round three of 12
FIA ERC 2014 Acropoli Rally Kajetan Kajetanowicz day one action image Round three of the FIA European Rally Championship, the legendary Acropolis Rally, is set for a thrilling climax when it switches to gravel on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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