Category Archive: Formula One

Feb 11

Eddie Jordan chooses Top Gear over Channel 4

Eddie Jordan is added to the Top Gear presenting team, which is likely to rule him out of following F1 coverage to Channel 4
2015-06-06_1637 Eddie Jordan has been confirmed as the latest addition to the new look Top Gear presenting team when it returns in May, alongside a large line-up including Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Prost: F1 needs more open title fight

“Lewis should be the favourite for the championship again”

Prost: F1 needs more open title fightAlain Prost says F1 needs an open title battle and believes Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel could take on Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Manor Racing gives Pascal Wehrlein his grand prix debut

Manor Racing is to give rising star Pascal Wehrlein his Formula 1 racing debut

2016-02-10 - Manor - Stephen Fitzpatrick Pascal Wehrlein  Dave Ryan at Manor Racing 10 Feb 2016 The 21 year old reigning DTM Champion and Mercedes-Benz Junior driver, from Sigmaringen in Germany, will pilot the all-new Manor Racing MRT05 race car when it hits the track for testing in Barcelona on 22 February. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Wehrlein says Manor F1 deal is done

Pascal Wehrlein says he will be stepping up to Formula 1 this season with the Manor Racing team
2015-11-21_0006 Mercedes development driver Pascal Wehrlein has said he will be competing in Formula 1 with Manor Racing this season, according to reports in the German media.
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Feb 09

Red Bull priming itself for Toro Rosso challenge

“I wouldn’t like to make predictions” – Newey

Red Bull priming itself for Toro Rosso challengeRed Bull admits it is wary about its chances this season as it prepares for a more distant relationship with returning constructor Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Marko comments fair and Red Bull remains an asset – Taffin

Having Red Bull remain on board as a customer will strengthen its chances on its return to F1 as a constructor

Marko comments fair and Red Bull remains an asset – TaffinRenault’s Remi Taffin says the manufacturer is unmoved by Dr Helmut Marko’s comments urging the French firm to prioritise Red Bull in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Renault: We have to build up team again

Frederic Vasseur says the priority for Renault this season will be to “build up a strong team”

Renault: We have to build up team againIf you have a look in the past, from the cycle of Red Bull and Ferrari, they took five years to be champion. I think it is a normal cycle. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Mercedes refusing to discount Honda or Renault

The manufacturer has dominated F1 since the change to regulation of V6 Hybrid power units

2016-01-14-15-54-49_0261 Mercedes’ Andy Cowell says Honda and Renault are very capable of making ‘big, big gains’ to bring them into line with Mercedes and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Schumacher condition ‘not good’ says di Montezemolo

Luca di Montezemolo on Michael Schumacher – “I have news and unfortunately it is not good…”

2012-06-10_1346 The condition of seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher is ‘not good’, according to former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

F1 ‘afraid’ of making decisions – Abiteboul

Cyril Abiteboul has urged F1 chiefs to be more daring with its proposed rule changes
F1 ‘afraid’ of making decisions - AbiteboulCyril Abiteboul: We would like to see ambition, we would like to see people being daring and change. If we f*** up we can always deal with that.”

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Feb 04

Magnussen, Palmer sympathise with axed Maldonado

Esteban Ocon will be the team’s third driver
2016-02-03 - Renault (6)Though it opened the door for his F1 return, Renault’s Kevin Magnussen admits he does feel sympathy for the axed Pastor Maldonado.

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Feb 04

Esteban Ocon named as Renault Sport F1 reserve

Aitken and Joerg also named with the new Renault Sport Academy

 
Esteban Ocon named as Renault Sport F1 reserve driver

Today Renault Sport Racing confirmed their 2016 F1 line-up with the appointment of current GP3 Champion Esteban Ocon as their official reserve driver. The former ART Grand Prix ace has previous experience with the Enstone team driving their car in a Free Practice 1 session at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Renault Sport Racing launches Renault Sport Academy

The academy will utilise Renault Sport Racing’s various platforms and global motorsport structures

2016-02-03 - Renault (4) Renault Sport Racing will continue Renault’s rich heritage of developing young driver talent with the formation of the Renault Sport Academy, which is tasked with finding future Renault Sport champions.

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Feb 03

Renault launches comprehensive motorsport programme (+photos)

Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn reveals Renault’s complete motorsport plan

2016-02-03 - Renault (3)Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn today revealed Renault’s complete motorsport plans at an event held at the Renault Technocentre in Guyancourt, France.

Feb 03

Max Yamabiko weighs up the merits of Haas’ decision to enlist Dallara to build its chassis, despite the Italian firm’s previous failure

Max Yamabiko: Why Haas is right to give Dallara another F1 chance

Dallara worked with the BMS Scuderia Italia F1 team between 1988 and 1992 with modest success, picking up two podiums.It may be Haas’ name above the door, but when its much anticipated F1 effort hits the track for the first time in just three weeks’ time, it many ways it will be constructor Dallara that will have its reputation on the line… Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Williams appoints Gary Paffett as Simulator Driver for 2016

Williams is pleased to announce that Gary Paffett has been appointed as the team’s simulator driver for 2016.
Williams logo Gary has joined the team for the 2016 season to assist the vehicle science department in developing the Williams Mercedes FW38 at the Williams factory in Grove. He will work closely with the team throughout the year to provide extensive feedback to help the continued development of this year’s car.

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Feb 02

Maldonado confirms F1 exit

Renault has dropped Maldonado from its team to replace him with ex-McLaren driver Magnussen

2015-06-06_0420 Pastor Maldonado has confirmed he will not be racing in the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship, with Kevin Magnussen expected to take his place at Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Chilton links up with Ganassi for full 2016 season

Max Chilton will graduate to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016.                       

Max ChiltonChip Ganassi Racing Teams announced Feb. 1 that the former Formula 1 driver from Reigate, England will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet in a full-season effort for the 2016 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Watch what happened when Red Bull Racing’s F1 car took on Bath Rugby’s mighty forwards (+video)

Power Packed!

The brutal, visceral force of F1 power against manpower? The force of eight hundred horses against eight mere mortals? No contest, right? Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Nikita Mazepin joins Sahara Force India in development role

Nikita has already captured the attention of many observers
2016-02-01 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Nikita Mazepin_1Nikita has already captured the attention of many observersSahara Force India Formula One Team is pleased to announce Nikita Mazepin as a development driver to mark the beginning of a long-term association with the team.

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