Category Archive: Formula One

Apr 29

Formula One teams Russian Grand Prix free practice report

Russian Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Sochi Autodrom.

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Apr 29

Red Bull’s Aeroscreen hits the track

Red Bull Racing has given its much discussed ‘Aeroscreen’ cockpit protection device its first public outing during free practice one for the Russian Grand Prix.

The device, developed as an alternative to the controversial ‘halo’ prepared by Ferrari and favoured by the FIA, was rolled out in the early stages of FP1 in the hands of Daniel Ricciardo.
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Apr 28

Pirelli announces compound choices and mandatory sets for the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix

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

2016-03-24 - Pirelli announces compound choices and mandatory sets for the 2016 Monaco Grand PrixPirelli will bring the following three compounds to the ninth round of the 2016 Formula One season in Austria*, to be held (June 30 – July 3) on the Spielberg circuit.

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Apr 28

Sahara Force India welcomes Felio Siby as lifestyle partner

Sahara Force India is delighted to join Felio Siby in a new partnership, which sees the luxury brand become the team’s official lifestyle partner

05 - Sahara Force India F1 Team The Felio Siby logo will appear on the VJM09’s nose starting at this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix. A purveyor of some of the best leathers in the world, manufactured to the highest standards in a time-honoured way, Felio Siby is a reference for customers whose way of life is to find timeless and unique products. This is a vision that has now been extended to watch-making, as the brand embarks on a new venture with the best Swiss watchmakers to redefine the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Kvyat remains firm on Vettel spat, won’t change approach

“If Sebastian feels so [wants to talk], he will do it, but for me it is all quite clear.”

Daniil Kvyat says he sees no reason to devote any more time to discussing his fall out with Sebastian Vettel from the Chinese Grand Prix, adding he has no qualms about making the same turn one move again if given the opportunity. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Formula One teams Russian Grand Prix preview

Russian Grand Prix Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Sochi Autodrom.

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Apr 27

Red Bull Racing and Pepe Jeans renew partnership

A great fit

04 - Red Bull Racing Red Bull Racing are pleased to announce the renewal of our partnership with Pepe Jeans London. Pepe Jeans became a Team Partner in 2010, with their branding prominent on our cars during four double World Championship winning seasons and will continue their long running relationship with the Team as Official Jeans Supplier.

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Apr 27

Ex-Manor F1 boss John Booth joins Toro Rosso

Former Manor boss John Booth returns to F1 with Scuderia Toro Rosso, it is announced

John Booth - photo DPPI - Eric VargioluScuderia Toro Rosso has announced John Booth has joined its F1 team as a consultant in the role of ‘Director of Racing’. The 61 year-old is one of the founding members of the Manor Racing team, which competed in junior categories for almost two decades before progressing to F1 in 2010 under the Virgin Racing banner, which became Marussia and then back to Manor in 2015.

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Apr 26

Hamilton remains the benchmark – Rosberg

“Lewis is still the benchmark for me as he is the current Champion”

Hamilton remains the benchmark – RosbergNico Rosberg says he remains wary of the threat posed by Lewis Hamilton in the fight for the Formula 1 World Championship, despite his three wins in the opening three rounds of the season extending his winning streak to six races. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 26

Sergey Sirotkin to run in Russian Grand Prix practice

Sergey will use Kevin Magnussen’s R.S.16 car for the 90 minute practice session on Friday morning

2016-04-26 - Renault Sport Formula One Team - Sergey Sirotkin (1) Russian race driver Sergey Sirotkin, 20, has joined Renault Sport Formula One Team as a Test Driver with a long term development plan, including running in FP1 at this week’s Russian Grand Prix Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 26

Renault F4SEA Engine links Asian drivers to F1

Two F4SEA driver ambassadors were guests of the Renault Sport F1 team at a recent F1 Grand Prix

Renault F4SEA Engine links Asian drivers to F1 Drivers in the new Formula 4 South East Asia championship (F4SEA) will be the only FIA F4 drivers linked to Formula 1 through the F4SEA’s unique use of the Renault Sport F4R race engine.

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Apr 25

Despite his criticism in other areas, Christian Horner feels the move to open up tyre strategies has proven an F1 success story so far in 2016

Horner: Bernie is going to say ‘I told you so…’
 

Horner: Bernie is going to say ‘I told you so…’Christian Horner has joked that Bernie Ecclestone will take credit for the move to shake up the tyre strategies for the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship following a successful application of the revised regulation in the opening three rounds of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Vettel: F1 should remain a sport, not a show

The four-time world champion has been critical of the current ‘hybrid’ era of F1

Vettel: F1 should remain a sport, not a showSebastian Vettel has urged Formula 1 to tweak the regulations to ensure the series remains a sport and does not get distracted by a desire to make it a show. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Haas wouldn’t block Grosjean to Ferrari approach

“I don’t think I’d ever want to hold a driver back”
Haas wouldn’t block Grosjean to Ferrari approachGene Haas says he has no desire to ‘ever hold a driver back’ if they are approached by another team, saying it’d be ‘crazy’ to stop Romain Grosjean’s career progressing to a team like Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

One week to go until the 2016 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix!

The third Russian hosting of the Formula One World Championship starts at Sochi Autodrom in just seven days

Sochi Autodrom logoThe massive preparations for the Grand Prix done this week, might not have been visible to outsiders, but now the work at Sochi Autodrom and in the Olympic Park is in full swing, and it is impossible not to see it. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Vandoorne: Good to get my name in driver market

“My goal is definitely to be on the grid next year so I’m pushing hard for that.”
Vandoorne: Good to get my name in driver marketStoffel Vandoorne has reiterated his desire to step into F1 with McLaren-Honda next season but feels it is also a positive to demonstrate his potential to other teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Wolff, Rosberg expect Ferrari to come on strong

They are definitely a threat
Wolff, Rosberg expect Ferrari to come on strongMercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff and early championship leader Nico Rosberg both remain certain Ferrari have a car capable to challenging for race wins despite establishing a comfortable advantage over their main rivals in the opening three rounds. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Ecclestone stirs controversy with latest women in F1 comments

Ecclestone: Women not strong enough for F1

Ecclestone stirs controversy with latest women in F1 commentsBernie Ecclestone has stirred controversy by declaring women would not be ‘taken seriously’ if they competed in Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Russian Grand Prix selected sets per driver

Russian Grand Prix, April 29 – May 01, 2016

2016-04-19 - Russian Grand Prix selected sets per driver The FIA has communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Russian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Horner ‘shocked’ by Red Bull pace, teases upgrade ‘mischief’

He was thrilled with the result and the pace relative to Ferrar
Horner ‘shocked’ by Red Bull pace, teases upgrade 'mischief'Christian Horner says Red Bull is already ‘snapping at the ankles’ of Ferrari in terms of pace as he admitted to being shocked by his team’s turn of form during the Chinese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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