Category Archive: Formula One

Dec 07

2017 F1 entry list published, four seats to fill

The Provisional 2017 F1 entry list

2016-10-23The FIA has published its provisional entry list for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship with four seats still to be filled between Mercedes, Manor and Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

Tales from the paddock – Gary Paffett: “Many thanks for the fantastic support”

2016-12-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg - Sindelfingen (20) One week after winning the FIA Formula One World Championship, the newly crowned World Champion Nico Rosberg joined other members of the Silver Arrows team in thanking the whole of the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport family at the Sindelfingen plant. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

Alex Wurz tests World RX Supercar

“It was just fantastic to drive this car,” said Wurz, who finished on the podium three times in his Formula One career.

DriverTwo-time Le Mans winner Alexander Wurz took his first steps towards competing in the FIA World Rallycross Championship yesterday by testing with the World RX Team Austria squad at Greinbach in Austria, just a week after the team completed its second season in the World RX in Argentina. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Mercedes will consider Alonso for vacant seat

“But he is in a contract with McLaren-Honda at the moment and we just need to weigh all the other options up.”
2016-07-10-Sunday-0033 Toto Wolff has hinted Mercedes will be willing to pursue Fernando Alonso as a replacement for newly-retired world champion Nico Rosberg, but McLaren has indicated it isn’t open to letting its star driver go.
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Dec 06

Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin set to fly further in 2017

Got Wings!

2016-12-06 - Got Wings! Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin set to fly further in 2017Following a ground-breaking and hugely exciting first year of collaboration, Red Bull Racing is delighted to announce that our Innovation Partnership with Aston Martin is to continue in 2017, with the iconic sports car brand’s wings logo set to adorn the team’s cars for another season of Formula One action. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Vettel rules himself out of Mercedes drive?

“I think it’s not a big secret that both myself and Kimi [Raikkonen] have a contract for next year, so it should be clear”

Vettel rules himself out of Mercedes drive?Sebastian Vettel has played down talk linking him to Mercedes’ unexpected vacant seat alongside Lewis Hamilton, saying his position with Ferrari for 2017 is ‘clear’. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future announced at 2016 Autosport Awards

The Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award is an exciting annual award

2016-12-04 - Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future announced at 2016 Autosport Awards Williams and Autosport are pleased to confirm that Sam O’Neill from Imperial College London has been named the next Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Mercedes ponders options as drivers come forward

The bookies favourite remains Mercedes junior Pascal Wehrlein

2016-12-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg - Sindelfingen (24) Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has revealed the team is looking to make a ‘quick’ decision on who will replace Nico Rosberg following the new world champion’s shock decision to retire. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Motorsport meets Sindelfingen: The Silver Arrows World Champions say “THANK YOU!” (+photos)

Sindelfingen: “THANK YOU!” 

2016-12-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg - Sindelfingen (38) All the glamour of motorsport at the Mercedes-Benz works in Sindelfingen: Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg and his Silver Arrows Formula One Team express their gratitude for the support they received en route to the World Championship hat-trick.

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Dec 03

Hamilton: It doesn’t matter who replaces Rosberg

“It’s going to be very, very strange and it will be sad not to have him in the team next year”

Hamilton: It doesn’t matter who replaces RosbergLewis Hamilton say he doesn’t care who Mercedes picks as F1 world champion Nico Rosberg’s replacement, following the shocking news of the German’s retirement from the sport with immediate effect.
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Dec 02

A dream fulfilled: Nico Rosberg ends his racing career (updated)

Nico Rosberg to stop racing in Formula One with immediate effect

2016-12-01 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg celebrates World Championship success in Brackley _12016 FIA Formula One World Champion elect Nico Rosberg today announced that he will stop racing in Formula One with immediate effect.

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Dec 02

Rosberg: I’ve improved on track battles against Hamilton

“In the winter I really think about ‘well which areas do I need to work on'”

Rosberg: I’ve improved on track battles against HamiltonNico Rosberg says after the fallout from losing to Lewis Hamilton in last year’s F1 world title tussle he focused on stepping up his on-track battle skills to help boost his 2016 championship charge. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Tickets Go On Sale

Name and date change announced as early bird ticket offers – with up to 30% discounts for F1 fans – go on sale

Baku City Circuit logo Baku City Circuit (BCC) today launched its online ticket sales for the 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix via www.bakucitycircuit.com. The 2017 Formula 1 calendar –  announced earlier this week by FIA – saw the Baku street race pushed back from its provisional date to the weekend of June 23rd – 25th, thereby avoiding another clash with the 24 Hours Le Mans race. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Nico Rosberg celebrates World Championship success in Brackley (+photos)

After winning the title on Sunday in Abu Dhabi

2016-12-01 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg celebrates World Championship success in Brackley _4 Party week continues for the newly-crowned Formula One World Champion, as Nico today paid a visit to Silver Arrows HQ in Brackley (Great Britain) to celebrate with members of the team.

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Dec 01

Red Bull Racing teams up with ExxonMobil

Fuelled for the Future

04 - Red Bull Racing Formula One is a sport in which victory requires every element of a team’s performance to blend perfectly – from design, build, testing and racing right down to the kind of fuels and lubricants used to power us towards the podium.

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Dec 01

‘Beat the Triple’: The Silver Arrows thank fans with a competition to celebrate world championship hat-trick – Mercedes-AMG A 45 to be won

Online-Game: ‘Beat the Triple’

2016-06-10_45652 Special highlight in the run-up to Christmas: Mega prize to be won in the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport ‘Beat the Triple’ online game from 1st – 24th December.

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Dec 01

Raikkonen blames ‘small issues’ for Ferrari frustrations

Kimi Raikkonen feels Ferrari generally performed well in 2016 but were let down too frequently by small issues which built up over the season

2016-10-22_71170 The Finnish driver ended a difficult campaign for Ferrari sixth overall in the drivers’ world championship, slipping from last year’s fourth, while the Italian squad fell behind Red Bull in the world constructors’ pecking order.
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Nov 30

Pirelli’s Paul Hembery talks to Autosport International

Pirelli’s Motorsport Director, Paul Hembery, talks to Autosport International ahead of the brand’s confirmed attendance at the show in January

Paul Hembery The Formula One season came to a close last weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, where Autosport International exhibitor Pirelli showed the world its new wider 2017-spec tyres. After the event, the Italian tyre manufacturer completed the last of its 2017 tyre testing programme at the track where Motorsport Director Paul Hembery spoke to Autosport International ahead of the show at the NEC, Birmingham between 12-15* January. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Rosberg wants Hamilton tactic talk dropped

“That’s too hypothetical, so there’s no point in going into that”
2016-11-29 - Petronas welcomes F1 World Champions to Kuala Lumpur (12)Nico Rosberg says he wants to move on from discussions over whether Lewis Hamilton was justified in his tactic of backing him up into rivals in his efforts to win the 2016 Formula 1 world title.

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Nov 30

Touchdown for the 2016 FIA Formula One World Champions!

Fresh from his triumph and celebrations in Abu Dhabi

2016-11-29 - Petronas welcomes F1 World Champions to Kuala Lumpur (1)Ahead of the FIA Prize giving ceremony in Vienna, Austria, on Friday when he will be officially crowned, 2016 Formula One World Champion-elect Nico Rosberg yesterday touched down in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the first stop of a whistle-stop global celebration tour. Read the rest of this entry »

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