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Jul 04

Wolff reveals Ecclestone ‘row’ over social networks

Toto Wolff has revealed he had “a long row” with F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.

Last month, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo called for a meeting with the sport’s key stakeholders. The common perception in the paddock is that Ecclestone, 83, is resisting the modern era of the internet, and so Montezemolo said the likes of Google and Apple should come along. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Newey ‘keen’ to join $130m America’s Cup bid

Famous British sailor Sir Ben Ainslie has admitted Adrian Newey could play a key role in his America’s Cup yachting project.

2014-06-08_1256 Newey, the highest paid and most highly regarded engineer in formula one, is already making headlines after it emerged he is stepping back at Red Bull in order to get involved in other technology projects. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Ferrari wants Brawn, Bell and Newey – report

“It is rumoured Brawn, Bell and Newey could bring order to Ferrari’s technical department,”

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China (1) Bob Bell could be the next piece of the puzzle, as Ferrari looks to end its slump and return to the top of formula one. Already reported by multiple authoritative sources is that the fabled Maranello team is prepared to ‘break the bank’ and sign Red Bull’s Adrian Newey, who is already paid a rumoured $12 million per year. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Insiders tip Ecclestone to survive corruption scandal

However, a trio of F1 insiders is not so sure

2011-06-12 - 2710 Three F1 insiders have tipped Bernie Ecclestone to drive out of the corruption scandal not only with his freedom, but also the keys to the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

The European Union is “monitoring” the controversial new system of decision-making within formula one, it has emerged

European Union could investigate F1 group – report

150x80-flagworldf1 Earlier this month, we reported that F1′s four smallest teams – Marussia, Caterham, Force India and Sauber – had written a letter complaining about the new and rule-influential Strategy Group. 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 18

Rivals step up amid ‘tense’ Mercedes battle

Mercedes’ rivals look closer to the pace this weekend in China.

Lewis Hamilton - photo © J-F. GaleronBack-to-back winner Lewis Hamilton was the fastest overall in Shanghai practice, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was only a tenth behind. 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 16

F1′s four smallest teams have written a letter complaining about the state of the sport

Smallest teams write ‘explosive’ letter – report

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams Germany’s Sport Bild revealed that the letter, initiated by Marussia and also signed by Caterham, Force India and Sauber, was addressed to the other seven teams as well as Bernie Ecclestone and FIA president Jean Todt. 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 »

Mar 26

Sepang not joining chorus to make F1 louder

F1 remains “amazing”

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sepang International Circuit 02 According to the outspoken Australian Ron Walker, his fellow F1 promoters will speak with “an enormous voice” next week in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Daniel Ricciardo thinks he has a good chance at winning back his Melbourne podium

Ricciardo hopes to win back Melbourne podium

2014-03-16 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99025Red Bull has vowed to appeal the stewards’ decision to throw out the Australian’s popular home race result due to irregularities with fuel flow into his Renault engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Red Bull boss Christian Horner is predicting an all-Mercedes silver duel for the 2014 title.

Horner tips Mercedes driver for 2014 title

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - Christian Horner “Lewis (Hamilton) and Nico (Rosberg) — who else is there?” he is quoted by the Times after a disastrous winter for reigning quadruple world champions Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Ecclestone admits bribe affair affecting F1 role

“We don’t have any changes planned at the moment” – CVC

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2 Bernie Ecclestone has hinted for the first time that he may need to voluntarily step back from running formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

No ‘quick fix’ to Red Bull crisis – Vettel

“Our guys are getting very little sleep right now – one to three hours maximum”

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Helmet (4) Red Bull’s early-season crisis has raced from Jerez into Bahrain, as the second of just three pre-season tests began in the island Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Bernie Ecclestone is no longer a serious candidate to buy the embattled Nurburgring

Ecclestone no longer in race for Nurburgring

2012-06-07_0273 The F1 chief executive revealed last month that he has made a bid for the fabled German grand prix venue, amid its financial problems. 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 12

German bank to sue embattled Ecclestone for $400m

BayernLB will seek a staggering $400 million in damages

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2Another front has opened up amid Bernie Ecclestone’s legal woes, as it emerges the state Munich bank BayernLB plans to sue the embattled F1 chief executive. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Nico Hulkenberg physically signed on the dotted line of a 2014 Force India contract in Brazil on Sunday

Hulkenberg and Perez for Force India in 2014

2013-11-17 - Sauber F1 Team - Nico Hulkenberg 04That is the claim of Germany’s reliable Sport Bild, as it emerged that the German had until midnight to take up an option granted recently by the Silverstone based team, for whom Hulkenberg raced last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Di Resta admits Indycar switch an option for 2014

Di Resta said F1 remains his top priority

2013-06-05-0185Paul di Resta has admitted he might consider a move to America’s premier Indycar series for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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