Tag Archive: Michael Schmidt

Apr 06

FIA wins battle, Ecclestone goes to war – report

Big politics are at play in formula one

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams Amid all the noise about quiet engines and the urgent need to change rules, many suspect Bernie Ecclestone is hard at work on his latest coup. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

FIA clamps down on fuel sensor modification

Red Bull has been highly critical of the sensor

Gill Sensors - The Ultrasonic Fuel Flow Meter has been approved by the FIA for use in the 2014 F1 season and WEC The FIA has moved to end the problems with its new mandatory fuel flow sensor, supplied by a British company called Gill. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Conspiracy theorists leap on F1 criticism

“I’m not happy with what we have now.” – Ecclestone

2012-04-22 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Bernie Ecclestone - Jean Todt Amid all the moaning about F1′s lower volume, the conspiracy theorists are now beginning to raise their voices in the F1 paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Red Bull’s fuel flow problems continue in Malaysia

The ‘fuel flow’ saga is continuing in Malaysia

2014-03-16 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99007 The Times newspaper reports that, after Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification in Melbourne, Red Bull spent over $130,000 on five brand new FIA-mandated Gill sensors for the Sepang race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

New Ferrari engine too heavy – report

One of Ferrari’s main problems is that its all-new 2014 engine is overweight.

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 01That is the claim of the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, who said customers Sauber and Marussia are also struggling with a ‘power unit’ that weights 13 kilograms too much. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Newey finds loophole to hide FIA nose camera

So how is Red Bull getting away with it in Melbourne?

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99025Red Bull may have had a disastrous winter, but designer Adrian Newey’s attention to detail is as sharp as ever in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Nervous teams to sit out Saturday practice

Because repairing them now takes much longer than in the past

2014-02-28 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - pit stop 04Television and trackside viewers face a questionable spectacle on Saturday morning at Albert Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Haas hopes for 2015 F1 entry decision soon

Gene Haas is waiting to know if he will be let onto the F1 grid next year.

HAAS Automation- Gene Haas- Actually, the FIA’s decision about potential twelfth or thirteenth teams for the 2015 pitlane was scheduled for the end of last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

No engine freeze delay for troubled Renault

The engine development ‘freeze’ deadline will not be extended.

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (18) Earlier, it emerged that crisis-struck Renault had managed to get onto the agenda for Friday’s F1 strategy group meeting a discussion about extending the end-February deadline for the homologation of its troubled V6 ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Renault asks for engine freeze extension

Carlos Ghosn has already met with FIA president Jean Todt

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (23) Renault has asked for an extension to Friday’s deadline for the development ‘freeze’ of its troubled turbo V6 power unit. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Lotus hopes Renault can power winning car

Lotus is pinning its high hopes for 2014 on trouble engine supplier Renault.

2014-02-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain test (6)Technical boss Nick Chester is confident the Enstone team has produced a winning car, with respected Auto Motor und Sport correspondent Michael Schmidt agreeing the double-tusked E22 is the most “courageous” in the field. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

2014 noses could get even uglier – report

F1′s ugly face of 2014 could get uglier still

2014-01-30 - Caterham F1 Team - Marcus Ericsson 04That is the warning of the German specialist magazine Auto Motor und Sport, claiming that car designers are looking into nose solutions for the new rules that are even less attractive than those already used during testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Teams agree qualifying tweaks for 2014

F1′s eleven teams have agreed on a revised qualifying format for 2014.

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Lewis Hamilton 16Recently, we reported that at a meeting at the first Bahrain test, the sport’s major players would move to ensure qualifying is exciting in the new V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

The possible threat of protest is now hanging over next month’s season opener in Australia

F1 protest threat hangs over Melbourne opener

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (11) We reported a month ago that a dispute was brewing between F1 engine suppliers Ferrari, Mercedes and Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Report – Ferrari sandbagging at Jerez?

Was Ferrari sandbagging at Jerez?

2014-01-31 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso (1) Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport on Friday revealed that, having studied the data from the recent opening winter test, the top five places in terms of top speed were occupied by Mercedes-powered cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Honda to fill financial void at McLaren – report

“Apparently, the money will already be flowing this season”

2014-01-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 15 Honda will fill any financial void at McLaren, after the great British team unveiled its new silver and black MP4-29 without replacing departed title sponsor Vodafone. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Mercedes emerges as early 2014 favourite

Mercedes has emerged as the early 2014 favourite.

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 07 Amid world champions Red Bull and Renault’s crisis, it is obvious that works engine-chassis makers Mercedes and Ferrari have their noses in front on the basis of the opening test at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Sauber never considered quitting, team sale

The Hinwil based team ‘launched’ its 2014 car, the C33

2014-01-26 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C33-Ferrari 01Boss Monisha Kaltenborn dismissed two pressing questions about Sauber’s health and future in the simplest possible way. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

McLaren, Lotus fight over major sponsor – report

That move has ruffled some feathers at Enstone

 2014-01-24 - McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 7In the context of the death of Jenson Button’s father, a new spat between McLaren and Lotus is unlikely to rate high on his list of concerns. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 21

Gutierrez stays at Sauber, Kobayashi to Caterham?

Esteban Gutierrez, and his Telmex backing, are staying at Sauber in 2014.

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Esteban Gutierrez 01 With Adrian Sutil already signed, the news completes the Swiss team’s driver lineup for next year, even though it was earlier believed Russian Sergey Sirotkin was a key part of a crucial investment deal. Read the rest of this entry »

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