Category Archive: Formula One

Jan 31

Mansell: McLaren’s struggles show ‘something wrong’ with F1

“We’ve got a backlog of drivers wanting to come into F1, we need more manufacturers, at least 26 cars”

1981_12NigelMansellLotus-Cosworth11992 world champion Nigel Mansell believes there is “something wrong” with Formula 1 when teams such as McLaren are unable to be competitive, calling on Liberty Media to make the series more evenly-matched and balanced. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

McLaren Technology Group announces partnership with Airgain to drive automotive innovation

Airgain wireless connectivity capabilities to accelerate performance on and off the track

McLaren Technology Group today announced a new multi-year partnership with Airgain, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRG), a global leader in wireless connectivity platforms, that will build on both companies’ reputations in leading-edge, high performance technologies. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

MAPFRE reinforces agreement with Groupe Renault

Renault Sport Formula One Team and MAPFRE expand and strengthen their agreement over the next five years

The sponsorship agreement with Renault Sport Formula One Team was announced at a meeting in Paris between the Chairman and CEO of MAPFRE and the Chairman and CEO of Renault.

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Jan 30

Fernando Alonso enters the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season

Fernando Alonso will continue to expand his experience

Fernando Alonso was on the grid for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, ready for the start as the Spanish double F1 World Champion was the starter for this 82nd edition!

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Jan 30

McLaren allows Fernando Alonso to compete in 2018 Le Mans and WEC

McLaren and Fernando are in full agreement that Formula 1 remains their shared top priority

2017-10-22_0309McLaren has confirmed it will allow Fernando Alonso to compete in upcoming rounds of the World Endurance Championship, including this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, after reaching agreement with both Fernando and Toyota Gazoo Racing.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

Alonso: Renault giving McLaren F1 more facts than Honda

“I think the struggles that we had in the last three years made the team very strong.”

2017-06-09_0004While the start of the season is still six weeks away, Alonso is already encouraged by the progress Renault is making, saying there is more firm proof of progress than Honda offered. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 29

Stroll: ‘I’m a completely different driver’ compared to Melbourne

“I definitely feel like compared to where I was in Melbourne 2017, I’m a completely different driver.”

2017-06-09_0035Lance Stroll feels he is now “a completely different driver” compared to when he made his Formula 1 debut at the Australian Grand Prix in March 2017, gaining experience from racing at the highest level in motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

WRC: Carlos Sainz makes Rallye Monte-Carlo debut

The 23-year-old Spaniard followed in the wheel tracks of his double World Champion father

Renault Sport Formula One Team driver Carlos Sainz made his World Rally Championship debut in the final stage of the 2018 Rallye Monte-Carlo today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

Aston Martin eyes F1 project with Cosworth

’Cosworth is one of our key partners for Valkyrie’

2017-09-25 - Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1Aston Martin has indicated it is open to collaborating with Cosworth on a F1 engine foray. The British luxury carmaker is now Red Bull’s title sponsor, but it is interested in F1’s simpler and more affordable post-2020 engine regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 27

Brown targets team boss ‘triple crown’ with McLaren

“It’s a massive privilege to work at McLaren, that’s a dream come true”

2017-06-09-15-23-28_2102Zak Brown has set his sights on following Fernando Alonso’s lead by completing the ‘triple crown of motorsport’ with McLaren in a team boss capacity. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 26

Why big changes in F1 are good for sports fans, brands, and digital publishers

It feels like a long time ago that Formula 1 was just ‘on’ in the background over a weekend

2017-06-11_1969Followers did their best to glue themselves to the box (and back then it really was a box) and potential new fans stumbled across the petrol-fuelled madness while hopping across the four or five available channels, and were instantly hooked. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 25

Pirelli: 2017 F1 tyres were conservative for a reason

“Last year’s tyres in my opinion were working quite well with the target to develop tyres that are less conservative”

2017-06-09_0010Pirelli motorsport chief Mario Isola says its reasons behind producing conservative tyre compounds in 2017 was based on minimising risk during the regulations overhaul seen in F1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 25

Force India, Alfa Romeo Sauber drop EU complaint

EU complaint has been withdrawn

Force India, Sauber,Joint release by Sahara Force India and the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team: We have decided to withdraw the complaint we lodged with the European Commission in 2015 on the subject of anti-competitive practices in the sport of Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 24

Force India to reveal new name at F1 car launch

Gossip

2017-10-18_0004Force India will go ahead with plans to rebrand for 2018, with its new name set to be revealed at the launch of its new car on February 25 in Barcelona (Auto Motor und Sport). Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

McLaren and CNBC announce new multi-year partnership

McLaren is one of the world’s most famous sports and technology brands

McLaren and CNBC, the leading global business news network, announced today an exciting new multi-year partnership that will highlight both brands’ reputations for innovation and leadership through content and commercial activity.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Bottas: Mercedes has no idea where we’re going to be

“A new season full of opportunities and my aim is to take those opportunities this year”

2017-06-08_0183Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver Valtteri Bottas concedes he has “no idea where we are going to be” in the pecking order ahead of the 2018 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 22

Carlos Sainz to make Rallye Monte-Carlo debut

The 23-year-old Spaniard will make his Monte-Carlo debut

alt_textRenault Sport Formula One Team driver Carlos Sainz will follow in the footsteps of his double World Rally Championship-winning father when he takes on the final stage of the 2018 Rallye Monte-Carlo.

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Jan 22

McLaren Technology Group announces Business Advisory Group to help power future success

The business advisory group represents a cross-section of business sectors

McLaren Technology Group logoMcLaren Technology Group has announced the creation of a Business Advisory Group comprising 12 prominent global business leaders, as the recently reorganised company shapes its future strategy and priorities.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 22

Sainz Jr. realises family fears after father’s Dakar triumph

Sainz Jr. will return to racing action at the start of the new F1 season in Australia on March 25.

F1: Sainz Jr. realises family fears after father's Dakar triumphCarlos Sainz Jr. says he has come to realise just how difficult it is to see family members racing and putting themselves at risk after seeing his father race and win the Dakar Rally last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 21

Mercedes “100% aligned” with Ferrari on F1’s future

“We are the good cop and the bad cop”

2017-06-11_1048Head of Mercedes-Benz Dieter Zetsche says the German manufacturer’s future vision for Formula 1 is “100% aligned” with rivals Ferrari despite it being less outspoken over the plans laid out by new owners Liberty Media. Read the rest of this entry »

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