Category Archive: Formula One

Nov 27

Williams announces new partnership with Unilever’s Rexona brand

Williams Advanced Engineering will be working with Unilever
09 - Williams F1 TeamWilliams (Ticker: WGF1) is pleased to announce that it has signed a new multi-year partnership agreement with the global consumer goods company Unilever, beginning in 2015.

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Nov 27

Vettel prepared to wait for Ferrari success

Sebastian Vettel says he is not expecting to race a winning Ferrari in 2015.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (11) After winning four titles on the trot, the German notably struggled this year, and not just because of Red Bull’s struggles with the Renault engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

F1 votes on rule changes for 2015 season

F1 has moved to scrap the highly controversial double points system ahead of the 2015 season.

Bernie Ecclestone -Donald Mackenzie Bernie Ecclestone’s innovation, designed to keep spice in the championship fight until the final corners of the season, has been furiously unpopular. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

European Commission ‘looking into’ F1

Following British politician Anneliese Dodds’ recent letter

European Commission.svgThe European Commission (EC) is now looking into potential anti-competition breaches within formula one, according to international media reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Schumacher ‘sits in the sun’ – magazine

A German lifestyle magazine is being criticised for publishing a photo of Michael Schumacher on the cover of its latest issue.

2012-11-18_0006 Media insiders say the photo of the F1 legend, wearing sunglasses and a black winter jacket, may appear initially to be the first look at Schumacher since his horror skiing accident eleven months ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Rosberg ‘not angry’ with Mercedes after title loss

Nico Rosberg insists he is “not angry” with Mercedes after technical trouble ended his world championship hopes last Sunday.

2014-11-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg _0194 The German was running behind eventual title winner Lewis Hamilton in the double points Abu Dhabi finale when technical strife began to slow his car. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Vettel to take Italian language lessons – report

Sebastian Vettel will take private lessons in Italian as he gets up to speed with life at Ferrari.

2014-07-17 - 99003 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel After racing a Red Bull for the last time last Sunday, the German stayed in Abu Dhabi for the post-race test and appeared in the Ferrari garage in plain clothing. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Mercedes caught Ferrari ‘spy’ in Abu Dhabi

Mercedes thwarted a Ferrari ‘spy’ during the post-race Abu Dhabi test on Wednesday.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (14) Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport and the German newspaper Bild published photographs of the blonde female Ferrari employee using an infrared video camera. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

‘No panic’ after disastrous Honda test debut

Before departing Abu Dhabi, boss Eric Boullier told Spanish television Movistar the British team has “no reason to panic”.

McLaren Honda logoHowever, it has been a disastrous two test days at the Yas Marina circuit for McLaren. It had brought an interim 2014 car to the post-race test fitted with the brand new Honda ‘power unit’, as the partners prepare for the beginning of their works collaboration in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

McLaren Group retains Carbon Trust Standard for ongoing commitment to carbon reduction

McLaren becomes first-ever Formula 1 team to be awarded, and retain, the coveted Carbon Trust Standard for the second time

 

Aerial view of the McLaren Production Centre (left) and McLaren Technology Centre (right) McLaren Group has once again been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for successfully measuring, managing and reducing carbon emissions across all of its UK operations. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Vergne announces Toro Rosso exit

Jean-Eric Vergne has announced his departure from Toro Rosso.

2014-06-07_0087 On Twitter, the Red Bull-owned junior team’s driver for the past three seasons said: “Despite a good season and 22 points, I’ll not drive anymore for Toro Rosso in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Toro Rosso set to announce Sainz jr on Monday

Red Bull will announce the identity of Jean-Eric Vergne’s successor at the junior team Toro Rosso in the coming days.

Carlos Sainz Jr 24-year-old Vergne, the Faenza based team’s driver for the past three seasons, revealed on Wednesday that he will not be rookie Max Verstappen’s teammate in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Record-breaking response to 2014 Autosport Awards

Held annually since 1982

Autosport Awards Hot on the heels of a sensational Formula 1 World Championship finale in Abu Dhabi last weekend, voting has closed for the Autosport Awards 2014 in association with Mercedes-Benz – with a record-breaking response from motor sport fans. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Alex Lynn makes his Formula One debut

The 21-year-old from Essex jumped into a Lotus F1 Team E22 at the final test of the year in Abu Dhabi

Alex Lynn Alex Lynn followed in the footsteps of newly-crowned British Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton by taking to the track in F1 machinery for the first time today, having won the GP3 Series – a stepping-stone to the very top level of the sport – just a few days previously. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi testing report day 2

Formula One Abu Dhabi day 2 test report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina.

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Nov 26

Todt says Red Bull’s twin-turbo plan ‘nonsense’

FIA president Jean Todt insists he does not have unlimited powers to force change within the seemingly crisis-struck world of formula one.

2014-06-14-1001 Two backmarkers collapsed in 2014 and three other outfits are furious about the concentration of power and income in the paddock. Efforts to cut costs this year notably failed, and fingers of blame have been pointed in the direction of the sport’s ultra low-profile Todt, who many are now contrasting with his dictatorial predecessor Max Mosley. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Vettel’s Ferrari appearance ‘legally not ok’ – Marko

Sebastian Vettel breached his contract by kicking off his Ferrari career early on Tuesday.

Vettel -Raikkonen - photo Getty Images Just days after his last grand prix with Red Bull, the quadruple world champion on Tuesday appeared in the Ferrari garage at the Abu Dhabi test, albeit wearing plain clothes. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Alonso mocks Ferrari’s ‘Marlboro Man’ shakeup

Alonso symbolically ‘unfollowed’ the Ferrari team on Twitter.

IMG_5473 Fernando Alonso has wasted no time in strongly distancing himself from Ferrari, where he spent the past five seasons as the fabled team’s ‘number 1′ driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Honda will be ‘strong’ despite troubled start – Dennis

Ron Dennis has played down suggestions Honda’s 2015 engine programme is running behind schedule.

2014-01-16_0495After a recent filming day at Silverstone, the interim Honda-powered McLaren had its first true test day in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. With young tester Stoffel Vandoorne at the wheel, the day’s programme did not go to plan. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Bottas’ managers play down Ferrari ‘rumours’

Valtteri Bottas’ managers have played down rumours linking the on-form Finn with a move to Ferrari.

2014-07-26 - Williams Martini Racing - Hungary - Valterri Bottas 04 Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport reported this week that, perhaps in view of replacing its current Finn Kimi Raikkonen in 2016, Ferrari has made exploratory advances towards 25-year-old Bottas in recent days. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Palmer eyes Force India reserve role

New GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer is hoping for “a role” with Force India in 2015.

Jolyon Palmer The Silverstone based team has now confirmed an unchanged race lineup for next year, but Force India gave Briton Palmer his F1 test debut in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Sainz denies Toro Rosso decision already made

Carlos Sainz jr has denied he already knows he will make his F1 debut with Toro Rosso next year.

Carlo Sainz Jr Spanish and French media reports have suggested team owner Red Bull has now decided to replace the experienced Jean-Eric Vergne with the Spanish rookie in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Denmark eyes F1 race for 2018

Denmark is the latest country in the queue to host a formula one race.

Red with a white cross that extends to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist sideThe Danish newspaper Herning Folkeblad said the Nordic country, already with a local driver on the grid in the form of Kevin Magnussen, is eyeing a grand prix debut for 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Alex Lynn to make Formula One test debut

The 21-year-old Englishman will drive the car on the final day of the last test of this season at Abu Dhabi

Alex Lynn 01 Newly crowned GP3 Series champion Alex Lynn is to make his Formula One debut tomorrow (Wednesday 26 November) when he takes the wheel of the current Lotus F1 Team E22 Formula One car. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi testing report day 1

Formula One Abu Dhabi day 1 test report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

VIP guests on the red carpet at Stars & Cars

Evening event: Stars & Cars, 2014

2014-10-16 - 'Stars & Cars' in Stuttgart - celebrate the 'best' This coming Saturday, November 29th, 2014, Mercedes-Benz will bring the curtain down in Stuttgart on the very successful sporting year that was 2014 with the Stars & Cars season finale.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Hamilton wants to keep number 44 in 2015

2014 world champion Lewis Hamilton wants to keep his personal race number 44 next year rather than switch to number 1.

Hamilton - UK flag Traditionally, the reigning world champion in F1 wears the coveted number 1. But a change early in 2014, mimicking the system in MotoGP, meant drivers were able to pick their own number between 2 and 99 to keep for the rest of their careers. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Vettel has ‘passion for Ferrari’ – Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo, the new de-facto number 1 at Red Bull, says he can understand why Sebastian Vettel is heading to Ferrari.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Ricciardo It has been suggested that, after winning four titles on the trot, German Vettel could not cope with being comprehensively beaten by team newcomer Ricciardo in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Driver reunion could make McLaren stronger – Dennis

Even Ron Dennis is now beginning to hint that Fernando Alonso is set to return to McLaren.

2012-11-18_0013 In late 2007, when the Spaniard left Woking amid acrimony and the ‘spygate’ furore, a reunion with Dennis even years later appeared impossible. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Sainz waits for imminent Toro Rosso announcement

Carlos Sainz jr says he hopes Toro Rosso will shortly announce his 2015 debut.

Carlos Sainz champion The major Spanish sports newspapers AS and Marca are separately reporting that the 20-year-old has been selected by Dr Helmut Marko to race alongside fellow rookie Max Verstappen next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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