Category Archive: Formula One

Jan 17

Lewis Hamilton & I will be a great pairing – Bottas

“Lewis will be a great reference”
2017-01-16 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Valtteri Bottas Announcement (4) Valtteri Bottas is confident he can establish a positive working relationship with new Mercedes AMG Petronas team-mate Lewis Hamilton following the confirmation he will join the title-winning team for the 2017 F1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Lewis Hamilton and many more stars of Formula One unite to support charity work ahead of Barcelona test, in conjunction with Pirelli, the official tyre supplier to F1, are delighted to be handling the on-line pre-bidding of the auction

WellChildFormula One is the pinnacle of motor sport – and many F1 luminaries are combining to create an unprecedented auction of personal racing items to raise money for children in need of special care.

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Jan 16

Richard Mille and McLaren collaboration unveiled at SIHH event in Geneva

Working together, they have produced a new technical masterpiece offering off-the-charts mechanical performance

  09 - McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team Relentless technical innovation, the quest for perfection, and a perpetual hunger for progress are the common factors that link McLaren-Honda and Richard Mille. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Valtteri Bottas joins Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport for 2017 (updated)

Bottas joins Mercedes as Rosberg replacement for F1 2017

Valteri Bottas - MercedesLewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will race for the Silver Arrows in 2017. Valtteri Bottas becomes the 11th driver to compete in Formula One with the Silver Arrows. Nico Rosberg accepts ambassadorial role with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. Toto Wolff: “It’s time to see how Valtteri can step up to challenge for wins and Championships”. Valtteri Bottas: “I’m grateful to Mercedes for trusting my skills and giving me this opportunity” Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Felipe Massa to replace Valtteri Bottas for 2017 Season (updated)

Williams Martini Racing is pleased to confirm that Felipe Massa has agreed to re-join Williams on a one-year deal

2016-06-09_0228 Coming out of retirement to replace Valtteri Bottas who the team has released to join Mercedes for the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Pascal Wehrlein joins Sauber for 2017 season

“I am very delighted at being a part of the Sauber F1 Team for the upcoming Formula One Season” – Pascal Wehrlein

08 - Sauber F1 Team The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce that Pascal Wehrlein will complete the team’s driver line-up for the 2017 Formula One World Championship.

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Jan 16

Bottas Mercedes deal poised to be confirmed

Despite the offer of Wehrlein, Williams is set to call upon Felipe Massa to replace Bottas and partner rookie Lance Stroll
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0014 Valtteri Bottas’ much speculated move to Mercedes could be announced this week as Claire Williams confirmed Williams Martini Racing won’t stand in a way of his deal with the title winning team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Warwick: F1 has become ‘too vanilla’, let them race

Derek Warwick says Formula One has become “too vanilla” and needs to get back to “harder, harsher racing”.

Warwick: F1 has become 'too vanilla', let them raceThe BRDC president and former F1 racer turned FIA steward believes that one of the issues currently is that a lot of the rules and regulations are influenced by the top drivers to the detriment of those further back and ultimately that is not only hurting them, but the other drivers on the grid and the sport as a whole. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

McLaren to start Alonso contact talks “a few races” into 2017

McLaren intends to start negotiations with Fernando Alonso about a new contract “a few races” into the 2017 F1 season, executive director Zak Brown has revealed.

McLaren to start Alonso contact talks "a few races" into 2017Alonso re-joined McLaren on a three-year deal in 2015, and while he has previously said he is 100% committed to the team, he hasn’t stood on the F1 podium now since Hungary 2014, when he was in his final season with Ferrari, and his last win was in Spain the previous year. The Spaniard has also hinted at a possible exit should the new formula this season not provide the ‘extreme’ challenge he craves. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Vasseur won’t be replaced at Renault – Abiteboul

Renault’s F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul has confirmed the team will not be hiring a new team principal after the departure of Fred Vasseur
Vasseur won’t be replaced at Renault – AbiteboulAfter just one year with the French manufacturer Vasseur has left the team by mutual consent after the two parties failed to agree on direction and ideas for its future in F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

Win the chance to race Indy 500 winners at ROC Factor Miami presented by AutoNation!

The event is part of the build-up to the Race Of Champions itself

Win the chance to race Indy 500 winners at ROC Factor Miami presented by AutoNation! Two drivers will win the chance to compare their skills with three Indianapolis 500 winners at a special ROC Factor Miami presented by AutoNation event – taking place outside Miami’s Marlins Park on Monday January 16 – and it could be you! Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix to debutstand at 2017 Autosport International Show

Baku City Circuit exhibits for first time at world famous motorsport event with simulator experience and ticket giveaways

Baku City Circuit logo Baku City Circuit (BCC) will this weekend debut its stand at the internationally renowned Autosport International car racing show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England.

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Jan 11

Pirelli announces compound choices and mandatory sets for the 2017 Grands Prix of Bahrain and Russia

These are the tyres that Pirelli has said must be used at some point in the race

Pirelli Pirelli announces the following compounds for the third and fourth rounds of the 2017 Formula 1 season Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

Renault Sport Racing Announcement

Vasseur parts ways with Renault after one year

06 - Renault Sport Formula One Team After a first season spent relaunching and rebuilding its Formula 1 team, Renault Sport Racing and Frédéric Vasseur have agreed by mutual consent to part company, effective as of today.
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Jan 11

Tales from the paddock: Season gets underway with two endurance classics

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logo Roll on the new motor racing season! Now that we have Christmas and New Year behind us, we are off to a cracking start. The first events on the 2017 calendar are the 24 Hours of Dubai and the 24-hour race at Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Paddy Lowe to leave Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

 “I am now looking forward to a new challenge and wish everyone well at Mercedes.”

01 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team Following three and a half very successful years, Paddy Lowe will be leaving Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. He has now begun a period of garden leave. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

ROC Factor winners Rzadzinski and Glusman to compete in Miami’s ROC Nations Cup

“I’m so happy I don’t even know what to say. Thank you everyone in Edmonton, Canada” – Rzadzinski

ROC Factor winners Rzadzinski and Glusman to compete in Miami’s ROC Nations Cup Two relatively unknown drivers have won the opportunity to compete at this month’s Race Of Champions inside Miami’s Marlins Park following a unique ROC Factor contest based on a social media vote Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Donington Park brushes off British GP speculation

Silverstone currently holds a contract with Bernie Ecclestone to host the British Grand Prix until 2026
Donington Park Donington Park’s board has refuted the notion of stepping in to replace Silverstone as the host of the F1 British Grand Prix, as alternative venues are assessed after the Northamptonshire-based circuit considered its position on hosting the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Esteban Gutierrez to race in Formula E

Full details will be released in the coming weeks

Esteban Gutierrez will join the FIA Formula E Championship and make the transition to the all-electric racing series for a number of select events for the remainder of the season, including the Mexico City ePrix on April 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

Red Bull Racing and Citrix – Virtually unstoppable

Red Bull Racing is therefore delighted to announce that in the pursuit of that competitive advantage

2017-01-09 - Red Bull Racing and Citrix - Virtually unstoppable In a sport where reaction time is crucial, a Formula One team’s ability to instantly respond to changing conditions – on track, on the pit wall and across a rapidly evolving development car battle, can spell the difference between victory and defeat. Read the rest of this entry »

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