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Apr 04

Hamilton ‘unbeatable when focused’ – Lauda

“When Lewis is fully focused on his work, he is almost unbeatable.”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia - Lewis Hamilton - Niki Lauda Lewis Hamilton will be hard to beat for the 2014 title, according to Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Gene Haas looks set to take his place on the pitwall as F1′s newest team owner in 2015

Ecclestone says Haas set for F1 in 2015

Gene Haas portrait Having earlier played down the Nascar team co-owner’s chances of securing the twelfth team entry, Bernie Ecclestone said this week: “I think Haas will be accepted. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Bernie Ecclestone has been on a mission in Malaysia this weekend to turn up the volume in formula one

Ecclestone on a mission to make more noise

2012-11-15_0006 Apparently alarmed that the sport’s new, quieter tones will drive away promoters, sponsors and fans, the F1 chief executive has been hard at work trying to come up with a way to make the turbo V6s louder. 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 »

Dec 20

‘Hilarious’ 2014 pre-season already begun

The news about the latest exploded Pirelli spread throughout the F1 world

2013-09-19 - Pirelli  - 0001 After a controversial 2013, Pirelli has moved to allay fears about its tyres for next year’s world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Kubica insists F1 return not impossible

Robert Kubica has admitted it is unlikely he will ever return to formula one.

Robert Kubica - photo © ANDRE LAVADINHO - Citroën Racing Media Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali admitted recently that, prior to the Pole’s horror rally crash of early 2011, Kubica was a front runner to become a driver for the fabled Italian team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Vettel helped mechanics pack up India garage

“I think he can get 15 titles as well.  Why not?”

2013-10-26 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99010Sebastian Vettel halted his title-winning party in India to help his mechanics pack up the Red Bull garage, it has emerged. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Marussia names Magnussen as potential Chilton successor

Chilton is also in the frame, and that Marussia is in “no rush” to make its decision.

2013-03-15 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Max Chilton Marussia has named McLaren protege Kevin Magnussen as a potential race driver for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Alonso says mathematical title chance ‘a miracle’

Christian Horner thinks championship celebrations in Japan are unlikely

2013-06-29 - Fernando Alonso - 0006Fernando Alonso thinks it is “a miracle” he is still even mathematically in the hunt for the 2013 title. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

McLaren, Honda eye Alonso

The move might also entice Ferrari sponsor Santander back to McLaren

2013-06-09_1269The big rumour that shone under Singapore’s lights on Thursday was all about Fernando Alonso — and McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Hamilton absence not cause of McLaren slump – Whitmarsh

The 28-year-old finished on the podium in Canada

2013-06-08_1141While Lewis Hamilton tries to up his game at Mercedes, Martin Whitmarsh insists losing the 2008 world champion is not linked to McLaren’s 2013 slump. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

McLaren denies ‘throwing’ Hamilton out of pits

“Sam didn’t throw Lewis out of our garage”

2013-04-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - ChinaMcLaren has denied Lewis Hamilton’s claim the team “threw” him out of its pit garage at a pre-season Jerez test. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Webber will race in China – father

“I think it will take a while (for Vettel) to earn the respect and trust again”

Webber-Vettel-podium MalaisieMark Webber’s father insists the 36-year-old Australian driver is not quitting Red Bull or formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Sutil stuns paddock with F1 comeback

“When I saw P1 on the pit board, it was quite a feeling.”

2013-03-03 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Adrian Sutil 01Adrian Sutil stunned the F1 paddock on Sunday by looking so competitive on his return to the sport after a season away. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 21

Ecclestone should quit over corruption charges – Montezemolo

Bernie Ecclestone should quit if German prosecutors charge him with corruption.

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-18That is the view of Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, who recently attacked F1′s chief executive for being too old to remain in charge of the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Horner predicts ‘weaker’ McLaren without Hamilton

“McLaren are a weaker team without Lewis” – Horner

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Christian Horner2012-08-31 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99003 - Christian HornerChristian Horner, the boss of the triple constructors’ champions Red Bull, thinks he will be facing a “weaker” rival in the form of McLaren next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Ecclestone exit could cost F1 ‘a few’ races

Bernie Ecclestone has warned that his demise could have serious repercussions for formula one.

Flagworld - F12012-11-15_0008Switzerland’s Blick reports that German prosecutors could announce their intention to charge the F1 chief executive with bribery as early as next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Perez a ‘rough diamond’, not crazy – Whitmarsh

Martin Whitmarsh has defended McLaren’s 2013 signing, Sergio Perez.

2012-09-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Belgium - Sergio Perez, Sauber C31-Ferrari 012012-03-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sergio Perez 05After their on-track battle at Suzuka, in which Perez spun his Sauber into retirement, departing McLaren protege Lewis Hamilton described the Mexican’s driving as “crazy”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Hamilton tells McLaren boss he wants to stay

Lewis Hamilton “has told” his boss he wants to stay with McLaren in 2013.

2012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Lewis Hamilton 062012-06-10_1583The team’s managing director Jonathan Neale said last week the 2008 world champion is “close” to agreeing a new contract.

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Jul 28

Red Bull denies losing pace due to ‘engine maps’ saga

The FIA’s ‘engine maps’ clampdown has not cost Red Bull even a single tenth, according to the team’s engine supplier Renault.

2012-07-08 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 990142012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99015After crossing the finish line in second place just a week ago at Hockenheim – where the reigning champions were using the now-outlawed settings – Sebastian Vettel’s practice best in Hungary on Friday was good enough only for eighth.

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