Category Archive: Formula One

Nov 21

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Grand Prix free practice report

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina Circuit.

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Nov 21

Vettel one of 60 new signings at Ferrari – report

Sebastian Vettel may be joining Ferrari at just the right moment.

2014-06-05_0029 The fleeing Fernando Alonso revealed in Abu Dhabi that he actually made the decision to leave Ferrari way back in September. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Wolff sure title fight will not boil over

Toto Wolff is sure Mercedes’ in-house battle for the biggest prize in motor sport this weekend will not boil over.

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Toto Wolff 01 Nico Rosberg on Thursday was piling on the psychological pressure, even urging Lewis Hamilton to keep their on-track fight “clean” in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Alonso thinks Vettel will need ‘luck’ at Ferrari

Fernando Alonso thinks his Ferrari successor Sebastian Vettel will need “luck” in the years that lie ahead of him.

Vettel-Alonso chez Mclaren The Spaniard has called time on his five-year stint at Maranello, apparently seeing more promise in McLaren’s impending works tie-up with Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Button admits ‘interest growing’ in Le Mans switch

Jenson Button says the last two months have taught him how to “live in the moment”.

Jenson Button - photo © DPPI - Frédéric Le Floch It’s because while he is in the midst of one of the longest and most successful careers in the history of formula one, Abu Dhabi could also be the last grand prix of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Gutierrez admits Friday role possible for 2015

Esteban Gutierrez has admitted becoming a test driver is a possibility for 2015.

2014-06-05_0031 Like teammate Adrian Sutil, the Mexican has been ousted by the struggling team Sauber and faces an uncertain future. Asked where he will be next season, the 23-year-old was quoted by f1news.ru as answering: “I don’t know! Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Caterham thanks Renault for helping F1 comeback

“We are overwhelmed by the level of support we have received”

2014-01-30 - Caterham F1 Team - Robin Frijns 04 Caterham’s acting boss Finbarr O’Connell has thanked the world of formula one for helping the team to make its F1 comeback this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Politician says F1 breaching EU competition agreement

“Grave concerns” about F1’s governance

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen - Teams 01 With F1’s biggest names swapping teams and the 2014 championship entering its decisive showdown, the furore over the future of the sport enjoyed a brief sojourn on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Trulli Formula E Putrayaja preview

Formula One race star Jarno Trulli owns and races for the Trulli Formula E team

Trulli Formula E logo Jarno Trulli and Michela Cerruti are driving for Trulli Formula E in the second Formula E race of the inaugural season tomorrow, Saturday November 22, 2014 in Putrayaja, Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Rosberg tells Hamilton to keep title fight ‘clean’

“I need to do what I can to try and put the pressure on”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (20) Nico Rosberg has kicked off the Abu Dhabi championship showdown by telling teammate Lewis Hamilton to keep their fight clean. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Alonso admits Ferrari ‘love’ had faded

Fernando Alonso endured an uncomfortable moment in Abu Dhabi on Thursday afternoon.

2014-10-04_0198 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso On the day his Ferrari departure was finally confirmed officially, the Spaniard had to appear in the FIA’s press conference ahead of the 2014 finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Abu Dhabi extends F1 race contract

Abu Dhabi’s long-term place on the F1 calendar is secure.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit 01 The popular day-night race at the spectacular Yas Marina, scene of this weekend’s 2014 championship showdown, already had a contract through 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

McLaren delay will end F1 driver’s career – Perez

Sergio Perez thinks one occupant of a McLaren this weekend will not return to formula one in 2015.

IMG_6010 He is referring to the high-profile holdup at Woking, with Fernando Alonso believed to be already signed but McLaren undecided over whether to keep Jenson Button or Kevin Magnussen. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Stevens completes Team driver line-up

Will Stevens completes Caterham F1 team driver line-up

11 - Caterham F1 TeamFollowing our announcement earlier this week that Kamui will be driving for the team again at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Caterham F1 Team is pleased to announce that Will Stevens will race alongside the Japanese driver this weekend in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Official: Vettel replaces Alonso at Ferrari

Finally, the open secrets about Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel’s futures became officially clear on Thursday.

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel - Fernando Alonso 01 Ferrari announced that Spaniard Alonso and the Italian team have ended their relationship “by common consent”, opening the door for Vettel to arrive from Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Scuderia Ferrari welcomes Sebastian Vettel

The driver line-up next season will consist of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.

IMG_3788 Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has reached an agreement of three years duration with Sebastian Vettel, who will drive for the team as from the 2015 season.

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Nov 20

Fernando Alonso leaves Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari and Fernando Alonso announce that, by common consent, they have ended their relationship.

2014-06-07_0254 Fernando Alonso leaves the team at the end of this season, after a five year period which, with one race remaining, saw him score 1186 points, 44 podiums and 11 wins. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Williams Advanced Engineering joins forces with Formaplex in electric vehicle world record attempt

Unique record attempt

Williams Advanced Engineering logo Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group that includes the WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING Formula One team, is delighted to be involved as a technical partner in the 24-hour endurance sub-500kg electric vehicle world record attempt led by Formaplex.

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Nov 20

Ocon to drive in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Lotus F1 Team Junior driver Esteban Ocon will drive in Free Practice 1 for Lotus F1 Team at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 21.

2014-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Esteban Ocon The practice session outing for the current FIA Formula 3 European Champion is the latest step in Esteban’s driver development programme and comes following a successful two-day test in the team’s 2012 E20 at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo on October 22-23. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

McLaren Group and KPMG form ground-breaking strategic alliance to transform audit and advisory services

KPMG becomes the ‘Pioneer’ Innovation Partner of the McLaren Group

McLaren Applied Technologies logo McLaren Group and KPMG have announced today a strategic alliance which will apply McLaren Applied Technologies’ (‘MAT’) predictive analytics and technology to KPMG’s audit and advisory services. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Massa is Rosberg’s best hope for title – Glock

A strong Williams driver is Nico Rosberg’s best hope of winning the 2014 title against the odds.

2014-07-19_0908 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Felipe Massa - Nico Rosberg - Valtteri Bottas That is the claim of former F1 driver Timo Glock, who six years ago played a starring role in the championship showdown when Lewis Hamilton managed to pass him on the thrilling last corner of the Brazil finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

McLaren should pick Button over Magnussen – Herbert

“For me, it’s a no-brainer that McLaren should keep Jenson ahead of Magnussen”

Alonso-Button - photo Getty Images Former F1 driver Johnny Herbert has urged McLaren to consider keeping Jenson Button to be Fernando Alonso’s Honda-powered teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Merhi in Abu Dhabi with Caterham race hopes

Roberto Merhi is in Abu Dhabi where he hopes to complete Caterham’s Abu Dhabi lineup this weekend.

20131020-0097 That is the news of the Spanish publication El Confidencial, following reports elsewhere that the 23-year-old rookie’s management claims it has an existing deal in place to race for the struggling Leafield based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Bianchi ‘will be heavily disabled’ – Streiff

Jules Bianchi “will be very heavily disabled” if he ever emerges from his coma, according to the former F1 driver Philippe Streiff.

2014-06-05_0125 The Frenchman, who was paralysed after a 1989 crash, caused a stir on Wednesday when he told French radio Europe 1 that his friend Michael Schumacher is paralysed, can’t speak and has memory problems. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

De Silvestro splits with backer, manager

Simona de Silvestro has split with her manager.

IMG_5598 (2) After the 25-year-old female Swiss driver conducted several tests for Sauber this year, it emerged last month that her road to formula one had suddenly ended. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Now correspondent critiques struggling teams

Having already blasted some of F1’s struggling drivers, a travelling correspondent has now turned his attention to the worst teams of 2014.

2014-07-20 - Williams Martini Racing - Germany - Valterri Bottas 01 teams First in the Telegraph journalist Daniel Johnson’s sights was Caterham, who despite returning from a two-race absence in Abu Dhabi has been “a basket case from start to finish” this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Caterham F1 Team pleased to be in Abu Dhabi thanks to all the support received

Team thanks for support received

11 - Caterham F1 TeamAfter a race against time in order to get the Caterham F1 Team, currently under administration, to Abu Dhabi for the final race of the 2014 Formula 1 season, the Team would like to take this opportunity to thank all sponsors, race partners, companies and fans who have made this possible – starting with Renault, Red Bull Technology, Pirelli, Dell, Total as well as the many companies and fans who have backed the Caterham F1 Team over the last ten days via the Crowdcube crowdfunding page.

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Nov 20

Mercedes desperate to avoid title breakdown – Lauda

Mercedes is determined to ensure the 2014 title is decided in Abu Dhabi by events other than a technical failure.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (6) Team boss Toto Wolff has already said that given the unpopular double points system for the championship finale, it would be a “nightmare” if Lewis Hamilton loses to Nico Rosberg because the British points leader breaks down. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Ferrari denies making Vettel announcement

Ferrari has denied reports it is now officially confirming Sebastian Vettel’s 2015 switch.

2014-06-05_0034 The world of F1 social media came alight late on Wednesday when a seemingly official Ferrari profile on Twitter announced: “We are proud to welcome Sebastian Vettel as a member of the Ferrari family.” Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

European Union ‘turns eye’ to F1 crisis – report

The threat of a major civil war within formula one is growing by the day.

Circle of 12 gold stars on a blue backgroundThat is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, following reports disgruntled small teams Lotus, Sauber and Force India are furious talks to have more income released by F1 owner CVC are failing to bear fruit. Read the rest of this entry »

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