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“We obviously have a lot of work to do”
The distinctive nose at the front of Caterham’s 2014 car could be the popular victim of a development push by the backmarker team.
F1 is not mandating titanium be fitted underneath next year’s cars solely to create sparks, the governing body insists.
After tests on a couple of cars were carried out during Austrian grand prix practice last month, the FIA has now committed to introducing new rules for 2015.
McLaren was the driving force behind F1′s controversial move to introduce grid restarts next year.
Following criticisms of the change, namely that it is unfair or even unsafe, race director Charlie Whiting revealed recently: “First of all it has to be remembered that this was the suggestion from a team.
‘Fric’, or front and rear inter-connected, is a complex, hydraulically controlled system
In the days and hours before scrutineering at Hockenheim, uncertainty reigns when it comes to F1′s new technical controversy.
Pirelli can be ready to supply low-profile tyres to formula one teams by 2016.
That is the claim of the Italian supplier’s F1 chief Paul Hembery, in the wake of the test of the first 18-inch prototype at Silverstone last week.
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“The motives of McLaren and Ferrari are obvious”
Niki Lauda has played down the effect the removal of the complex ‘Fric’ system will have on F1′s dominant team. The triple world champion is also the F1 chairman at Mercedes, who along with Red Bull are considered the teams most affected by the FIA’s questioning of the legality of systems that mimic active suspension.
Lauda called on the FIA to take a precise position on the legality of the system.
Mercedes will remove the complex ‘Fric’ system from its dominant F1 car ahead of next weekend’s German grand prix.
Lewis Hamilton left Silverstone without making a single comment to the media after testing on Wednesday.
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.
If the latest developments are any indication, Mercedes’ dominance might not last for too long.
Last year, we reported that a secret under the skin of the silver car is ‘Fric’ — standing for ‘front and rear interconnected’.
“It is ridiculous to say that an accident at the same spot will not occur.”
F1 race director Charlie Whiting has hit back at Niki Lauda, after the Mercedes team chairman slammed as “ridiculous” the delayed British grand prix.
Jobs will be lost after Caterham’s change of ownership, new team ‘advisor’ Colin Kolles has admitted.
“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.
Caterham is the latest hotbed of formula one rumours.
Because the true identity of the team’s new owners has not been disclosed, plenty of speculation is flying around.
Ten million euros might not be enough to keep the Italian grand prix at historic Monza.
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.
Colin Kolles is set to return to the pitwall as a F1 team boss.
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.
“We are pushing for next year”
Not even halfway through the 2014 season, Renault is having to acknowledge it will not catch up with V6 pacesetters Mercedes.
A saga involving a controversial pre-season test is now over.
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.
Mercedes, the dominant team of 2014, and defending quadruple world champions Red Bull, are the perfect F1 enemies.
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.
The FIA has approved restarting races from the grid after safety car periods from 2015.
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.
F1′s last chance to slash costs for struggling teams has now passed.
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.
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