Tag Archive: Formula One

Apr 24

Ecclestone smiles, jokes as bribery trial begins

“I’m confident, the sun is shining”

2011-06-09_0314 Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday showed he has not lost his sense of humour, despite the seriousness of his predicament. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

F1 ‘must’ look beyond Ecclestone era – Wolff

On the eve of a trial that could send Bernie Ecclestone to jail, formula one is having to look into its future.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Toto Wolff 01 If convicted of bribery in Munich, the F1 chief executive could even be jailed. But if found guilty and not jailed, he would surely nonetheless fall foul of the sort of strict corporate compliance rules that groups like Mercedes parent Daimler adhere to. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

No name change after ownership split – Marussia

“Contrary to some reports we’ve never been owned by the car company”

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Max Chilton (4) Marussia is not planning to change its name, even though the F1 team is no longer owned by the Russian supercar maker. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Prospects ‘not good’ as Ecclestone trial begins

Bernie Ecclestone’s bribery trial begins on Thursday.

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2 It could be the final lap in a long and lucrative career for the 83-year-old Briton, as two courts have already found that he did indeed bribe the already-jailed former F1 banker Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

F1 will move to put cost-cutting efforts back on the agenda during a May 1 meeting

F1 set for cost-cutting summit on 1 May

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (1)Earlier, it was reported FIA president Jean Todt was considering new measures including reviving ‘active suspension’, after the new top team-dominated Strategy Group blocked his move to impose budget caps in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Ferrari unlikely to recover in 2014 – Malago

“Every team is aware of the massive improvements they can make to their cars”

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 05Giovanni Malago says it is unlikely Ferrari will recover from its competitive slump within the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Plea bargain could keep Ecclestone in charge

“I’m going into this trial to prove my innocence of what I’m being charged with”

2013-06-07_0008Bernie Ecclestone has denied rumours he will strike a plea deal with Munich prosecutors to stay out of jail and in charge of F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Vettel ‘shocked’ by Domenicali exit

“I was shocked when I heard about it” – Vettel

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (3) World champion Sebastian Vettel says he was “shocked” when he heard about Stefano Domenicali’s departure at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

US base for Haas team ‘crazy’ – Montoya

Gene Haas is “crazy” to base his new formula one team in America.

Juan-Pablo Montoya - photo © IndyCar Series - Chris Owens That is the claim of Juan Pablo Montoya, a former F1 winner who subsequently set up a career in Nascar, the top stock car series where Haas already co-owns a team. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

President Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed early criticism of Ferrari’s new team boss

Montezemolo rejects early Mattiacci criticism

Luca Di Montezemolo 2012-12-23 First, he applauded the ousted Stefano Domenicali for taking responsibility for the fabled team’s poor results and choosing to resign. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

2014 critics have ‘agenda’ – Mosley

“If you don’t have change, you just disappear.”

Max Mosley - photo Getty Images Former FIA president Max Mosley says criticism of the ‘new’ face of formula one is being powered by those with an “agenda”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Mark looks back (and forward) at Silverstone

“We have had a very long and testing build-up to the first race”

Mark Webber - Porsche “I always look forward to racing at Silverstone and this weekend will be no exception when I return as a Porsche works driver LMP1.” Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Mercedes wants more punishment for Red Bull

Red Bull broke the rules in “such a flagrant and deliberate” manner

2014-03-15 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99009 Championship leader Mercedes has urged FIA judges to add to reigning world champion Red Bull’s penalty amid the fuel flow affair. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

F1 move ‘impossible’ for Danica Patrick – Haas

“It would be really impossible to accomplish that and survive”

Danica-Patrick-helmet-NASCAR-Sprint-Cup-Series-Daytona-2013-July-4 - CG Danica Patrick, the world’s most famous female racing driver, will apparently not be making the switch to formula one with Haas. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Subway could become F1 sponsor – report

Subway could emulate its Nascar strategy

File:Subway restaurant.svgAmerican chain Subway could be the next sponsor to enter formula one, according to F1 business journalist Christian Sylt. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Pirelli announces nominations for Spain, Monaco and Canada

Canada is a circuit that is very reliant on mechanical grip

Pirelli Following the start of the 2014 Formula One season, Pirelli has nominated the tyres that will be used in the grands prix of Spain, Monaco and Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Red Bull quit rumours ‘nonsense’ – Marko

He also played down reports Red Bull could design its own turbo V6

2014-03-14 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99013 Dr Helmut Marko on Friday rubbished speculation suggesting Red Bull could quit formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

BMW and Ford could each be eyeing a return to formula one, according to reports

BMW, Ford considering F1 return – reports

2014-01-16_0209 The BMW rumour has been triggered by comments made by former F1 team owner and boss Gian Carlo Minardi, who said the revolutionary new turbo V6 rules were devised not just by current F1 suppliers Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Sauber’s female driver to make F1 test debut

Simone de Silvestro will shortly make her formula one test debut.

2014-03-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Hinwil - Simo De Silvestro (2) The 25-year-old female Swiss driver, best known for her Indycar exploits, recently became “affiliated” with the Ferrari-powered Sauber team. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Paid F1 ‘app’ to debut in June – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has agreed to race formula one into the digital age.

2012-06-07_0277 Early this week, Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali urged the F1 chief executive to embrace the internet, as the “young generation” does not want “to see an entire race for one and a half hours”. Read the rest of this entry »

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