Category Archive: Formula One

Sep 25

Vandoorne unencumbered by ‘baggage’ in 2017

“This is a probably a nice opportunity to perform well for me, as I don’t come with the ‘baggage’ of the old F1 car experience”
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0010 Stoffel Vandoorne says entering F1 at a time of change in the regulations will be an advantage – albeit a brief one – as he prepares for his full McLaren debut in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Heineken targets Vietnam F1 race

Heineken is also intrigued to see what changes the recent takeover by Liberty Media has on Formula One
2016-06-09_0603 Heineken’s senior global brand director Gianluca Di Tondo says the brand’s biggest wish in F1 would be to introduce more Formula 1 races in the Asia-Pacific region and has targeted Vietnam to host a Grand Prix in the future.
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Sep 22

Two days of testing of Pirelli’s 2017 wet weather tyres conclude with Mercedes

From 14-16 October Red Bull will resume the testing programme of the new 2017 sizes

Pirelli The two days of Pirelli wet weather tyre testing in 2017 size have concluded at Paul Ricard in France, with Pascal Wehrlein taking the wheel for Mercedes on both days in a mule car that has been modified to simulate next year’s downforce levels. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

McLaren denies Apple buyout talks

“We can confirm that McLaren is not in discussion with Apple in respect of any potential investment”
2016-06-08_0065 McLaren has played down reports of Apple looking to heavily invest or buyout the company after news speculated negotiations were imminent. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Mercedes takes to the track at Paul Ricard testing Pirelli’s 2017 wet tyres

These tests will continue tomorrow to complete the two-day session, again with Wehrlein at the wheel

PirelliThe first day of the latest Pirelli tyre test has concluded at the Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France, with Mercedes. Pascal Wehrlein drove a mule car, modified to simulate 2017 levels of downforce, in order to test next year’s wider wet tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Tales from the paddock – Jochen Bitzer: “We intend to defend our title at the FIA GT World Cup in Macau”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

2016-09-18 - MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS, Großer Preis von Singapur 2016. Nico RosbergThe countdown is under way: The DTM will stage the penultimate race meeting of the season this weekend. The battle for the championship is still wide open in the run-up to Budapest. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

F1 teams give first impressions of Chase Carey

“He seems to be a guy with a great track record in modernising sports and TV bills and he is interested in the sport” – Wolff
Chase Carey Both Toto Wolff and Eric Boullier have given a warm reception to new Formula 1 Chairman Chase Carey and are hopeful he can inject fresh impetus into the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

F1 drivers share their favorite Circuit of The Americas Memories

The 2016 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix marks the return of F1 to Austin, Texas

2015-10-25_41672 F1 drivers recall their highlights of racing at COTA as the F1 United States Grand Prix gets set to return to Austin, Texas for 5th year in succession this October. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Malaysian Grand Prix selected sets per driver

Malaysian Grand Prix: September 30 – October 2 2016

2016-09-20 - Malaysian Grand Prix September 30 – October 2 2016 The FIA communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Malaysian Grand Prix (Kuala Lumpur, September 30 – October 2).

 

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Sep 20

New F1 boss Chase Carey teases US expansion

Hinting there could be more events in locations as ‘Los Angeles, New York and Miami’
Chase Carey New Formula 1 Chairman Chase Carey has indicated it is his intention to further expand the sport in crucial American and Asian markets as he looks to take it to ‘another level’. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Wolff relieved Hamilton ‘Plan B’ didn’t cost Rosberg win

A relief for Wolff
Wolff relieved Hamilton 'Plan B' didn’t cost Rosberg winToto Wolff has suggested he didn’t expect the decision to move Lewis Hamilton onto ‘Plan B’ for his strategy to inadvertently almost cost Nico Rosberg a victory in the Singapore Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Formula One teams Singapore Grand Prix race report

Singapore Grand Prix Formula One race report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Rosberg clings on in tense Singapore GP climax

Hamilton laboured to a relatively lacklustre third place
Rosberg clings on in tense Singapore GP climaxNico Rosberg has surged back into the lead of the Formula 1 World Championship standings with a hard fought third straight win in the Singapore Grand Prix after resisting the late advances of a charging Daniel Ricciardo.
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Sep 18

Pagenaud strengthens championship bid with Sonoma pole position

Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud has led the Verizon IndyCar Series championship standings since early April

Simon PagenaudOn the cusp of his first series title, the Frenchman delivered a championship performance in Saturday’s Verizon P1 Award qualifying, earning the top spot in knockout qualifying for Sunday’s season-ending GoPro Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Formula One teams Singapore Grand Prix qualifying report

Singapore Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Rosberg forges ahead, Hamilton left on back foot

A large lizard-like creature that wandered onto track made it across with no consequence
Rosberg forges ahead, Hamilton left on back footNico Rosberg has topped the third and final free practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix by just 0.059s over Max Verstappen, while Lewis Hamilton’s troublesome weekend continued with two offs that leave him playing catch up coming into qualifying.
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Sep 16

Formula One teams Singapore Grand Prix free practice report

Singapore Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Magnussen: Renault decision taking longer than I had hoped

“I don’t know what is going on behind the scenes. I have read in the press that there has been a delay and that the decision could take a long time”
2016-07-09-Saturday-0079 Kevin Magnussen says he had hoped Renault would have made a decision by now with regard to its 2017 driver line-up and that he doesn’t know why there has been a delay.
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Sep 15

Kimi Räikkönen and students from Singapore’s Shell eco-marathon teams exchange ideas on innovation & fuel efficiency

“It was fun chatting to all the teams today and I wish them well for next year’s event in Singapore”

2016-09-15 - Kimi Räikkönen gets behind the wheel of the Shell Eco-marathon Urban Concept car Former Formula 1® World Champion Kimi Räikkönen and Singapore students discussed how modern-day track to road innovations like Shell V-Power Nitro+ and Shell Helix Ultra help to deliver power, performance and efficiency for the everyday consumer, and how bright energy ideas are powering future mobility at a special media event ahead of this weekend’s grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

McLaren-Honda still needs ‘big step’ for 2017 – Alonso

“We are still a long way behind the top engines so we need to make a bigger step over the winter.”
2016-06-12_1090 Fernando Alonso says McLaren-Honda still needs to make a ‘bigger step over the winter’ if it is to re-establish itself as a formidable force in Formula 1 despite the solid rate of improvement shown in 2016.
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