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Aug 21

Wolff ‘advised’ Verstappen to sign with Red Bull

Toto Wolff has admitted Mercedes came close to signing up F1 rookie sensation Max Verstappen.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Toto Wolff 01 Ultimately, the 16-year-old Dutchman and his father-manager Jos went with Red Bull’s famous driver programme, after Dr Helmut Marko promised him a race seat for 2015 at Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Another Fittipaldi on path to F1

Pietro Fittipaldi, 18, is the Miami-born grandson of Brazil’s double world champion Emerson Fittipaldi.

fittipaldi_2Max Verstappen, the son of F1 podium-sitter Jos who has joined Red Bull’s famous driver programme, is not the only familiar name treading a path to the grand prix grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Maldonado hits out as 2014 race ban looms

“With the new noses, when we touched, the car took off.”

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Pastor Maldonado (5)Pastor Maldonado has hit out at the new ‘penalty points’ system that could see him having to serve a race ban later in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Williams has apologised to its drivers and its fans after the Malaysian team orders saga

Williams apologises after Massa team order

Felipe Massa - photo WR12 - Nextgen-Auto.com Deputy boss Claire Williams told reporters in Bahrain that the biggest regret was the way Felipe Massa was told to give way to teammate Valtteri Bottas. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Smedley joins Williams team in Bahrain

Rob Smedley is finally starting work at Williams.

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Felipe Massa 01 More than a month ago, the British team confirmed long speculation the 40-year-old Briton, famous for his close relationship with Felipe Massa at Ferrari, will soon become ‘head of vehicle performance’ at Grove. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Caterham not just after ‘quick money’ – Frijns

Last year, he bobbed around in GP2 and as a Sauber test driver

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Robin Frijns Robin Frijns claims it is rare to find a middle-ranked team that wants to take on a third driver who doesn’t substantially ‘pay’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Kamui Kobayashi has confirmed he is worried about the safety of this year’s low nose designs

Kobayashi worried about ‘submarining’ noses

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Kamui Kobayashi 03 Before the season began, Red Bull designer Adrian Newey expressed concern about the new, low front noses, arguing not only that they are ugly, but they might also be dangerous. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Engine noise could affect Sepang contract talks

The engines will surely “affect the atmosphere of the race”

Sepang  Circuit 2012-02-27 The actual engines may be quieter, but the controversy about the sport’s new turbo V6 engines is making a deafening sound. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Stefanovich eyes Marussia’s place on F1 grid – report

Stefanovich talks date back to last November

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (2)Zoran Stefanovich, who tried and failed to enter the sport with defunct Toyota’s assets in 2010, is back on the cusp of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Barrichello hopes Massa fights for title

Felipe Massa can take his Williams all the way to the 2014 title

2014-03-02_0039 - Williams - Bahrain - Felipe Massa That is the view of Brazilian countryman and F1 veteran Rubens Barrichello, who completed the last of his more than 300 grands prix amid the same Grove based team’s slump in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Fernando Alonso has tipped his departed Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa to be a “strong rival” in 2014.

Massa to be ‘strong rival’ in 2014 – Alonso

2014-03-02_0035 - Williams - Bahrain - Felipe MassaAfter eight years in red, Brazilian Massa’s move to the once-great British team Williams was seen as a clearly backwards step for the 11-time grand prix winner. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

No Martini livery launch for Williams in Bahrain

Williams will not reveal its new Martini livery in Bahrain.

2014-01-30 - Williams F1 Team - FW36 - Valtteri Bottas (7) Earlier this week, Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said the official wraps would come off the highly-anticipated partnership in the second week of testing in the island Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Other Renault teams to ‘observe’ Lotus debut

Lotus will “debut some of the changes” devised by Renault

2014-01-24 - Lotus F1 Team E22 2 Representatives of the Red Bull, Toro Rosso and Caterham teams will reportedly be present when Lotus does its ‘filming day’ at Jerez on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Smedley won’t be Massa’s race engineer at Williams

Felipe Massa will not be reuniting with his usual race engineer in 2014.

2011-03-22 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Rob Smedley - Felipe Massa There has been speculation that, because both Brazilian Massa and his well-known, long-time race engineer Rob Smedley are moving from Ferrari to Williams, they might reunite in their old working relationship at the Grove based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

Footage proves Schumacher crash at low speed

That is the claim of France’s RMC radio and also BFMTV television

2010-01-25 - MERCEDES GP PETRONAS TEAM - Michael and Corinna Schumacher Footage from a camera mounted on Michael Schumacher’s helmet proves the seven time world champion was skiing slowly when he fell on rocks recently. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

World waiting for next Schumacher news on Tuesday

“The family is not doing very well, obviously”

Schumacher - di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images More information about Michael Schumacher’s fight for life after his skiing accident will be forthcoming on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Controversy explodes with new ‘double points’ finale

“Why should a single race be worth more?”

2013-06-09_1039International publications have described the highly controversial decision to award double-points in the 2014 season finale as “strange” (Bild) and “crazy” (La Gazzetta dello Sport). Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Massa likens F1 pay-drivers to ‘prostitutes’

Felipe Massa has likened F1 pay-drivers to prostitutes.

2013-10-27 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa 01After eight years with Ferrari, the Brazilian will switch to Williams after this weekend’s 2013 season finale in his native Sao Paulo. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Nasr looking for 2014 Friday practice seat

“I am keeping the goal.  We are looking for it”

Dams - Felipe Nasr 03 Felipe Nasr, whose name rhymes with that of his Ferrari-racing countryman, is hopeful of breaking into formula one in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Barrichello admits desire for F1 return

Rubens Barrichello has admitted he is interested in returning to formula one.

Rubens Barrichello Medley portraitOut of the sport since losing his Williams seat in 2011, the hugely-experienced Brazilian has reportedly put together a sponsorship package and is in the running to drive for Sauber next season. Read the rest of this entry »

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