Category Archive: Formula One

Oct 30

Vettel’s younger brother starts racing career

Sebastian Vettel’s younger brother is kicking off his own motor racing career.

Sebastian-Vettel Fabian Vettel, once photographed as a child playing with a remote control car in the F1 paddock, is now 15 and embarking on a foray in Poland’s Volkswagen Golf Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

10pc of Ferrari to be listed on stock exchange

Ferrari will be floated on the stock exchange next year.

Dany Flageole The Maranello outfit – the F1 team and the producer of exclusive sports cars – will be spun off from the Fiat Chrysler parent group, with 10 per cent of the shares to be up for grabs to the public on a US and possibly a European stock market. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Berger advises Ferrari to ‘keep Alonso’

With Ferrari currently having three champion drivers under contract, speculation about Fernando Alonso’s future continues to run wild.

20131019-0045 Some reports suggest the Italian team and the Spaniard are in a sort of Mexican standoff, each wanting the other to legally terminate their contract for financial reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

F1 to end US GP’s Nascar clash in 2015

F1 looks set to end its controversial clash with a Nascar race in the same state of Texas for the 2015 season.

GP Austin - photo Getty Images This weekend, the United States grand prix is taking place at the same time as the Texas 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway, some 3 hour drive away. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Austin track gets Kvyat’s flag colours wrong

Organisers of the US grand prix face an embarrassing explanation after botching the details above Daniil Kvyat’s garage at Austin.

2014-06-07_0010 Observers at the Austin circuit in the days before the US grand prix this weekend have noticed that the Russian driver’s name is accompanied by the wrong national flag on the pit building. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Stewards to rule on Austin qualifying tweak – report

F1 is heading awkwardly into the US grand prix weekend, following the collapse of the two backmarkers Caterham and Marussia.

Austin - Texas The sport has always had a dubious relationship with America, although Austin’s inaugural races in 2012 and last year were proclaimed definite successes, featuring big crowds and the exciting Circuit of the Americas layout. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Forza Rossa project still alive after Caterham collapse

With Caterham now in administration, the backmarker’s former management may be returning its focus to the Forza Rossa project.

Forza Rossa - photo Getty Images Before the mysterious investment group bought Caterham from Tony Fernandes earlier this year, Colin Kolles was deeply involved in trying to get a Romanian project called ‘Forza Rossa’ up and running with FIA approval. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Audi confirms Domenicali signing

Audi has confirmed the signing of former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali.

2014-01-16_0782 According to DPA news agency, a spokesman for the Volkswagen-owned marque admitted that the 49-year-old Italian will start work at Ingolstadt on November 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains honoured with the prestigious dewar trophy

Most advantageous powertrain within the new Formula One regulations

2014-10-29 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (2)Mercedes-Benz is proud to announce that Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP), Brixworth, has been awarded the coveted Dewar Trophy – renowned as the most prestigious award in British engineering – for its PU106A Hybrid Formula One Power Unit. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Alonso in severance standoff with Ferrari – report

It is perhaps the burning question in F1 at present — what is Fernando Alonso going to do next?

2014-10-04_0198 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso Hopeful rookie Carlos Sainz jr, a fellow Spaniard, summed up the mood of the entire paddock when he told AS newspaper on Wednesday: “I have no idea.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Austin says Vettel qualifying absence ‘unfortunate’

Organisers of the US grand prix say world champion Sebastian Vettel’s absence from qualifying this weekend is “unfortunate”.

Austin cowboy booths The Red Bull driver will sit out Saturday’s decisive session and start the Austin race from the pitlane, as he takes a penalty for using an unscheduled sixth engine of the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Prost doubts Renault can catch Mercedes in 2015

F1 legend Alain Prost doubts struggling engine supplier Renault can catch dominant Mercedes in 2015.

2014-05-16 - Renault - Formula E - Alain Prost Having faltered at the start of the new turbo V6 era, Renault – whose prominent F1 partner is the outgoing world champion team Red Bull – can upgrade its 2014 engine to the tune of 48 per cent under the existing ‘freeze’ regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Collapsing F1 teams ‘made mistakes’ – Haas

As F1’s two backmarker teams collapse, 2016 newcomer Haas’ plans continue to take shape.

Haas F1 Team The teams that were ultimately known as Caterham, Marussia and HRT are all now gone, but Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas is determined not to make the same mistakes as his North Carolina based Haas F1 Team takes its next bold steps. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Sainz must wait another month for Toro Rosso news

An increasingly impatient Carlos Sainz jr says he will have to wait another month for Red Bull to decide his future in formula one.

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden) “After what we have achieved this year,” the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion told Spain’s Marca, “there is no alternative choice for me other than formula one.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Domenicali to start work at Audi next week – report

Stefano Domenicali will reportedly start work at Audi next week.

2014-01-16_0782 Earlier this month, reports emerged that the former Ferrari team boss had accepted an offer to work for the Volkswagen-owned carmaker. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Formula One teams United States Grand Prix preview

United States Grand Prix Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Austin, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Rosberg not giving up on 2014 title

Nico Rosberg is convinced he is still in the running for the 2014 title.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (2) The German, once the runaway championship leader, has fallen 17 points behind with just three races to go off the back of teammate Lewis Hamilton’s run of dominant form. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

World Touring Car Champion López to race at ROC 2014

At the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados

Newly-crowned World Touring Car Champion José Maria ‘Pechito’ López has signed up to compete at the 2014 Race Of Champions, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Accelerate becomes digital partner of Sahara Force India

“We are delighted to welcome Accelerate and Crash Media Group as our new Digital Partner” – Otmar Szafnauer
06 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamSahara Force India Formula One Team is delighted to announce a new partnership with Accelerate, a brand of the Crash Media Group, a leading motorsport editorial group with an involvement in Formula One dating back to 1999.

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Oct 28

Mercedes AMG Petronas and Puma to extend Formula One partnership

“PUMA has been a key performance partner for the three seasons” – Toto Wolff

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One TeamThe Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team and PUMA, one of the world’s leading sports brands, are delighted to announce a new team supplier partnership to extend their relationship which began in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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