Tag Archive: FIA

Apr 14

A major potential link between F1′s potential 13th team and Ferrari has been discovered

‘Forza Rossa’ is Romanian Ferrari dealer

Forza_Rossa___Bucharest___Romania___Archicon___One_Stop_Shop__Last Friday, when the governing body gave the green light for 2015 to new twelfth team Haas, the FIA also said it was “in the process of conducting further investigations for Forza Rossa”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Engine deal is ‘next move’ for 2015 team Haas

“Now the really hard work begins” – Haas

Gene Haas portrait Colin Kolles is at the helm of ‘Forza Rossa’, a team that the FIA on Friday said could be next in line for a F1 debut. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Tyre-warmer ban for 2015 in doubt

The plan to ban tyre warmers in 2015 is currently in doubt.

2014-03-17 - Pirelli - Australia - Melbourne 02 This week at the Bahrain test, after Williams test driver Felipe Nasr tried an experimental Pirelli tyre, the Brazilian said it was “very difficult to get them up to temperature, even in the Bahrain heat”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

FIA to confirm Haas entry on Friday – Ecclestone

“The FIA has accepted him for sure”

Gene Haas portrait Gene Haas will hear some good news on Friday, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Jean Todt has vowed to “think about” some of Red Bull’s criticisms of the current rules

Todt to ‘think about’ rule changes – Marko

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (12) That is the claim of the reigning world champion team’s Dr Helmut Marko, who said one of his concerns was how harshly Daniel Ricciardo was punished following the pitstop incident in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Haas still unsure of 2015 F1 entry

The delay in getting the 2015 entry approved is a worry

Gene Haas portrait Gene Haas has revealed he is yet to be notified officially that he will be let in as F1′s newest team owner in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

‘Super GP2′ could be key to F1′s future

The ‘GP1′ rumours are building.

GP2 - RT RUSSIAN TIME - Mitch Evans It has been rumoured that all the bleating about F1′s controversial 2014 rules is because Bernie Ecclestone and Dietrich Mateschitz are trying to devalue the sport so that they can buy it cheap. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Only F1 noise will change – Todt

“We’re examining this problem with the three engine manufacturers”

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images When it comes to engine noise, most F1 players are open to turning up the volume of the turbo V6s. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Todt unmoved by Vergne hospital story

Vergne says he even visited hospital after the Australian grand prix

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (1) Jean Todt insists he is not moved by claims extreme diets are putting drivers at risk. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

F1 to push ahead with making V6 engines louder

F1 will push ahead with trying to make the sport’s new turbo V6 engines louder.

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engine In an interview with the British broadcaster Sky on Sunday, chief executive Bernie Ecclestone was told by former driver Martin Brundle that changing the sound would surely require a total engine “redesign”. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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