Tag Archive: KERS

Jul 17

Lauda wants re-think after decade of F1 revolution

Niki Lauda has proposed a sweeping review of every rule change in formula one for the past decade.

2014-06-07_0333 For some, the all-new era of quiet turbo V6 engines was the final straw that broke the floodgates of fierce criticism. The harshest critic has been Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, who has called for an emergency meeting with F1′s major stakeholders. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

F1 to create ‘sparks’ in Austria practice

Hot on the heels of the exhaust ‘megaphone’, F1 is now courting more controversy with its latest push to spice up the show.

2014-06-08_0944 Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has been the loudest critic of the entertainment factor in 2014, and on Thursday Kimi Raikkonen agreed that the volume of the engines may be turning off the fans. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Haas not ruling out Domenicali for F1 team

Stefano Domenicali could continue his formula one career with F1′s newest team.

Gene Haas portrait Gunther Steiner, a former Jaguar and Red Bull chief, is now heavily involved in the Haas Formula project, with Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas having secured a two-year license to enter formula one, beginning either in 2015 or 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Wealthy backer behind Sauber and de Silvestro

Simone de Silvestro’s debut F1 test for Sauber was funded by a wealthy industrialist.

Simona de Silvestro - photo © Sauber Motorsport AG At the weekend, the Swiss team headed to engine supplier ‘s private test circuit, Fiorano, to give the “affiliated driver” her first F1 experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

“Everything feels more familiar to me compared to yesterday” – Simona De Silvestro

Sauber F1 Team – Test in Fiorano – Day two

2014-04-26 - Sauber F1 Team - Simona De Silvestro 00 Sauber F1 Team affiliated driver Simona De Silvestro enjoyed her second day of testing in a Formula One car on the Ferrari test track in Fiorano.

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Apr 26

Simona De Silvestro debuts in a Sauber F1 car

Sauber F1 Team – Test in Fiorano

 

2014-04-26 - Sauber F1 Team - Simona De Silvestro 01Today, Simona De Silvestro completed her first day of testing in a Sauber Formula One car on the Ferrari test track in Fiorano. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Red Bull supplier Renault admits early 2014 ‘problem’

“We will be relying extremely heavily on our engine partner” – Horner.

2014-01-28 -  Infiniti Red Bull Racing - RB10 (6) Renault, engine supplier to reigning world champions Red Bull, has admitted it has kicked off F1′s radical new V6 era with a significant problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Lopez plays down Lotus collapse fears

Lopez insists Raikkonen has now been “partly paid”

Gérard Lopez - photo © Dppi - E. Vargiolu Lotus owner Gerard Lopez has moved to allay fears the Enstone based team is on the verge of collapse. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Ferrari tester tips 2014 advantage for Red Bull

“There will always be continuity” – Gene

2012-06-09_0188Ferrari’s test driver has admitted Red Bull will enter the 2014 season with a technical advantage, despite the radical new regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Red Bull has EUR 25,000 less for jagermeister party

FIA decided against an harsher penalty “due to the special circumstance”.

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99023Red Bull will have EUR 25,000 less in its coffers for the championship party in Abu Dhabi, after the FIA toasted Sebastian Vettel’s title win on Sunday with a penalty. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Vettel will win 2013 title eventually – Alonso

2013′s world champion could be crowned on Sunday.

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel - Fernando Alonso 02“I hope it (the championship) is still exciting when formula one comes to America,” former world champion Mario Andretti is quoted by Germany’s Welt newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Webber unlikely to play team role on Sunday

“He will do his race, I will do my race.”

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Mark Webber (8)Mark Webber sounds unwilling to move over for his teammate Sebastian Vettel at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Pole ‘hollow’ after Vettel’s troubles – Webber

“Unfortunately Seb didn’t have KERS (for qualifying)”

2013-05-23 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Mark Webber (3)Mark Webber on Saturday admitted beating dominant teammate Sebastian Vettel to pole at Suzuka was “hollow”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Reports – Red Bull using KERS for traction?

Another theory about Sebastian Vettel’s late-season dominance has emerged.

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (16)Rumours in Korea last weekend spoke of a clever but legal engine mapping system aboard his Red Bull that mimics the benefits of banned traction control. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Pirelli under fire after Korea GP

Webber accused Pirelli of being unconcerned about driver safety

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (9)Mark Webber has joined his friend Fernando Alonso in delivering a blistering attack on F1 tyre supplier Pirelli. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Ending slump ‘very difficult’ for Williams – Villeneuve

Ending its slump will be a “very difficult” task for Williams.

2013-06-08_0039That is the view of the great British team’s last world champion, Jacques Villeneuve, who in Germany assessed Williams’ current form on the occasion of its 600th grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Statement from the Williams F1 Team

No personnel were injured

2013-06-07_0268At 08.30 this morning the Williams F1 Team suffered a KERS failure on Pastor Maldonado’s car. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 29

2014 engines to be more powerful than V8s – report

900 horse power in 2014?

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (11)Next year’s V6 engines will be more powerful than the V8s of 2013, according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Lotus’ new co-owners won’t ‘sit idly’ – report

“It is clear the new shareholders are not going to sit idly in the background”

2013-06-09_1282Lotus’ new team co-owner has lurched into formula one with bravado, claiming the Enstone based team will be “number 1 in twelve months”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Williams Partners with Spark Racing Technology to provide battery expertise for the FIA Formula E Championship

Battery system for the 42 cars used in the FIA Formula E Championship

Williams Advanced Engineering logoWilliams Advanced Engineering to partner with Spark Racing Technology to provide battery expertise for the FIA Formula E Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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