Category Archive: Formula One

Aug 25

Formula One teams Belgian Grand Prix preview

Belgian Grand Prix Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Spa-Francorchamps..

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Aug 24

Recharged Rosberg using Spa ‘like a clean slate’

With F1 returning to action at Spa
2016-07-08-Friday-0062 Nico Rosberg says he’s keen to put the opening half of the 2016 F1 championship behind him and wants to use the Belgian Grand Prix as a fresh start in his bid to slash Lewis Hamilton’s points lead. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Felix Rosenqvist: “I find the allegations absolutely ridiculous”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season  – Tales from the paddock

Felix Rosenqvist Summer break comes to an end: Last weekend, the DTM entered the second half of the season in Moscow – and not without talking points. Next weekend, it’s the return of Formula 1 with a visit to the legendary Ardennes rollercoaster at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

The next Race Of Champions (ROC) will take place inside Miami’s Marlins Park baseball stadium on January 21-22, 2017

Miami becomes first American city 
to host the Race Of Champions

ROC - Miami becomes first American city 
to host the Race Of Champions The Race Of Champions (ROC) is heading to the United States of America for the first time in its history after Miami’s Marlins Park baseball stadium won the rights to host the next ROC event on January 21-22, 2017.

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Aug 23

Italian Grand Prix selected sets per driver

Italian Grand Prix: September 2 – 4 2016
Belgian Grand Prix selected sets per driverThe FIA communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Italian Grand Prix (Monza 2-4 September).

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Aug 23

McLaren ‘pushing the limits’ of MP4-31

McLaren and Honda have been working hard over the summer break to seek a step forward
2016-06-11_0107 Jenson Button says McLaren-Honda is continuing too ‘push the limits’ of its package as it continues its steady trajectory back towards the front of the grid over the second-half of the 2016 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

You never get a boring race at Spa – Perez

“Spa is one of the most historical tracks; one of those kids dream about, with legendary corners like Eau Rouge” 2016-07-09-Saturday-0075 Sergio Perez sees the Belgian Grand Prix as the ideal race to reignite the F1 championship after the summer break and is aiming to pick up where Force India left off in its hunt for Williams and fourth in the constructors’ standings.

Aug 20

Sainz: Toro Rosso could be as high as third in 2017

“We keep talking about this P5 in Championship, but next year, everything we said, we could well be 8th or 3rd”
2016-06-10_2991-15-16-20-0001 Carlos Sainz says if Toro Rosso continues its ‘surprise’ chassis gains and Renault can produce strong power units he feels the team could reach as high as third in the F1 world constructors’ championship with the regulations revamp causing a shake-up. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Renault basing 2017 car from Lotus 2015 model

“It is a fact that we are not building the 2017 car based on the 2016 one, but on the 2015 car”
2015-10-24_39735 Renault’s team principal Frederic Vasseur has explained initial developments for its 2017 car have been based upon the Lotus-branded 2015 model rather than its current challenger which has been a knock-on effect from the late takeover of the Enstone-based squad. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Grosjean happy to wait in the wings for Ferrari

“I’m sure there’s a reason behind the decision [to keep Raikkonen]” Grosjean

2016-07-10-Sunday-0041 Romain Grosjean insists that he is content to spend a second year with the Haas F1 team if it keeps him in contention for a possible seat at Ferrari in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Hamilton leads but ‘still behind’ with penalty looming

“[There’s] at least in one race where I will have to start last, so I’m actually still behind”
2016-07-09-Saturday-0034 Lewis Hamilton insists that he still has a lot of work to do if he is to clinch his third straight F1 world title, and fourth overall, over the remaining nine rounds of 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Tales from the paddock – Esteban Ocon: “I hadn’t expected to make the step up to F1 quite this soon”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS, F1, Formula One, Silverstone, Testing, Esteban Ocon Back from the summer break: This coming weekend in Moscow, the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team enters the final sprint to the title. One driver who won’t be there is Esteban Ocon, who is preparing for his F1 debut at Spa. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

Renault Sport Academy round-up

Introduction to the Academy

2016-06-08_0189 Renault has an impressive record of finding the F1 stars of the future. The tradition started back in the 1970s when with the Renault 12 Gordini engine powered the first Formula Renault cars.

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Aug 16

Renault: 2017 drivers need to lead team

“A driver is not only about performance, but about being capable of leading a team”
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0105 Renault F1 team principal Frederic Vasseur has offered tentative support to current drivers Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer as the manufacturer begins deliberations over its line-up for the 2017 F1 season.
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Aug 15

‘Freedom’ key to sprucing up F1 action, says Alonso

“A little bit more freedom for the teams, the drivers, relaxing a little bit everything will be good, like it has been always in F1”
2016-07-08-Friday-0069 Fernando Alonso says Formula 1 must be willing to allow more freedom to drivers and teams to improve the spectacle of Formula 1, remarking that painting each car black would make them indistinguishable at the moment. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

New owners enticed by Sauber’s potential outside of F1

“Their clear intention is first of all to stabilise the situation – stabilise the group”
2016-06-10_0169 Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn says its new owners Longbow Finance were attracted to invest in the potential it saw from the Swiss company’s assets and strengths away from F1, and hinted at moving more efforts into other racing championships. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 12

FIA more open to opinion since GPDA letter – Button

“We feel that we do have a say anyway and since our comments earlier in the year, the FIA have been more open to our opinions”

2016-06-10_0086 Jenson Button says the FIA has allowed drivers more input into the direction of Formula 1 since the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association wrote an open letter declaring the sport ‘obsolete and ill-structured’ earlier this year.

Aug 11

Renault to evaluate Ocon against Wehrlein

Ocon will make his much anticipated F1 debut at the Belgian Grand Prix later this month
Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul has hinted Esteban Ocon’s promotion to a Manor race drive for the remainder of the 2016 Formula 1 season is an opportunity to evaluate him for a full-time seat with the French manufacturer in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

Manor Racing is pleased to announce that Rio Haryanto will remain with the team for the rest of the season

Having accepted its offer of a Reserve Driver role

10 - Manor Racing Manor Racing appoints Rio Haryanto as a reserve driver. Rio will be available to deputise should either race driver be unable to take part in an event.

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Aug 11

Ocon switches to F1 – Rosenqvist to replace him on the DTM grid at Moscow

With 10 races contested, the 2016 DTM season of rookie Esteban Ocon has come to a sudden halt

With immediate effect, Esteban Ocon will race in Formula One as team-mate of reigning DTM Champion Pascal Wehrlein. With immediate effect, the young Frenchman will race in Formula One as team-mate of reigning DTM Champion Pascal Wehrlein. Ocon replaces Indonesian Rio Haryanto who had to stop racing for Team Manor due to financial issues.

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