“For a few weeks”
The races will feature Formula cars powered exclusively by electric energy
Formula E Holdings (FEH), the promoter of the FIA Formula E Championship, today presented the FIA with a preliminary list of 8 cities, all selected to host races next year. Cities that are included in the preliminary calendar are: London, Rome, Los Angeles, Miami, Beijing, Putrajaya, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro.
Nurburgring officials say they were “confident” after meeting late last week in London with Bernie Ecclestone.
Earlier, it was believed the circuit’s hopes of organising next year’s German grand prix had been dashed by financial problems and a breakdown in talks. But, back at the circuit on Friday, officials Jorg Lindner and Kai Richter said their Thursday meeting with F1 chief executive Ecclestone had left them feeling “confident”, according to the German language Spox.
Meanwhile, it has emerged that Lewis Hamilton’s latest pastime is recording music in a $2,400 per day London studio
Reigning back-to-back world champion and 2012 points leader Sebastian Vettel has admitted that F1 backmarker Timo Glock always beats him — in a game of chess. Switzerland’s Blick newspaper reports that Red Bull driver Vettel only discovered his love of the famous board game in the past few weeks.
Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he is considering emulating tennis’ ‘grand slam’ concept for formula one.
The sport’s chief executive revealed he was impressed by the “hype” generated by London’s Olympic Games recently. “I will never again watch the pole vault and the long jump and all that but because it was the Olympics I watched it. It’s hype,” he told the Financial Times Deutschland.
“I’m very excited by the opportunity to work with Andrew Denford and the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge” – Steve Nevey
F1 in Schools™ has appointed former Red Bull Racing Business Development Manager, Steve Nevey, as Director of Business Development and Partnerships for this prestigious global educational initiative. Nevey has been charged with introducing new industry partnerships and expanding the sponsorship base for F1 in Schools.
Williams F1 has seen two of its cutting edge technologies unveiled at London’s Design Museum as part of the Designed to Win exhibition.
A Williams F1 car and Williams Hybrid Power electromechanical flywheel feature in the exhibition that explores the various ways in which design has shaped the sporting world. Designed to Win charts key moments where design has played a significant role in progressing sport from performance, safely and fashion to new materials and technology. It runs from 26th July until November 18th at the museum situated near Tower Bridge on the River Thames.
Bernie Ecclestone has hit back at those scoffing at his apparent plans to front a London street race.
Insiders have dismissed the stories either as clever publicity, or a masterly diversion from the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption scandal. But, according to the Guardian, he told business journalist Christian Sylt this week: “We are getting on with it.
London mayor Boris Johnson on Thursday could not guarantee the British capital will be able to host Bernie Ecclestone’s race.
F1 chief executive Ecclestone has said he is prepared to put up the money and promote a London street race. Some immediately wrote off the plans as either a classic Ecclestone diversion or a publicity stunt. But London mayor Johnson told the UK newspaper Express he is “broadly positive” about the plans.
Bernie Ecclestone is gearing up on Thursday to launch a bid for a grand prix on the streets of London.
The plans are reportedly separate to a McLaren sponsor event that imagines a fictitious layout in the British capital, as well as suggestions a London race could be run in and around the Olympic stadium.
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