Category Archive: Formula One

Sep 02

Wolff warns against Mercedes complacency

Toto Wolff says it can only take ‘one bad weekend’ to have a big effect on the Formula 1 World Championship

2015-02-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Barcelona - Lewis Hamilton - Toto WolffMercedes’ advantage at the head of the F1 standings may now stand at a mammoth 184 points, but Toto Wolff doesn’t see it as a reason to get complacent. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Nico Hulkenberg continues with Sahara Force India in 2016 and 2017

Sahara Force India is delighted to announce the signing of a two-year contract extension with Nico Hulkenberg.
06 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamIt means Nico will race in the team’s colours until at least the end of the 2017 season, giving the team valuable stability in the years ahead.

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Sep 01

Vettel tyre failure results to be presented at Monza

Pirelli will present findings at Monza to explain why Sebastian Vettel suffered his dramatic tyre failure in the Belgian Grand Prix

Vettel tyre failure results to be presented at MonzaPirelli says it will reveal its findings at Monza to explain why Sebastian Vettel suffered his dramatic tyre failure in the Belgian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Stevens: You never stop learning

F1 rookie Will Stevens admits that he is picking up something new every time he gets into the cockpit

2015-06-04_0394 Will Stevens, refreshed after his summer break, is determined to keep developing as a driver of the remainder of his rookie F1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

Wolff only eyeing young talent long-term

Toto Wolff confirms that he sees Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg forming Mercedes F1 line-up for the foreseeable future…

Wolff only eyeing young talent long-termMercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff admits that, while he is excited by the up-and-coming talent on the marque’s roster, there is not plan to rush them into F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Hamilton: Results haven’t reflected actual pace

Lewis Hamilton says his six race wins from ten pole positions show he his results in 2015 haven’t necessarily reflected his true pace.

2015-06-07_0873 Lewis Hamilton says he doesn’t feel his results in this year’s Formula 1 World Championship have reflected his ‘actual pace’ despite winning six races from 11 starts. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Nico Rosberg rejects the suggestion he needs to start beating Lewis Hamilton in qualifying if he wants to beat him to the 2015 F1 title

Rosberg: I can win title despite qualifying shortfall

Rosberg: I can win title despite qualifying shortfallNico Rosberg says he doesn’t think improving his performances in qualifying are the key to beating Lewis Hamilton to the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship title. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Red Bull waiting on Renault for answers

Christian Horner insists no decision about Red Bull Racing’s immediate future plans

Red Bull waiting on Renault for answersChristian Horner refuses to address rumours it has served a notice of termination to Renault, saying it is still waiting on its engine supplier to firm up its plans. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

F1 stars Button and Coulthard test World RX Supercars at Lydden Hill

“Today has been a mega experience and completely different to what I am used to” – Button

World RX - F1 stars Button and Coulthard test World RX Supercars at Lydden HillBritish Formula One stars Jenson Button and David Coulthard today visited Lydden Hill – home to the British round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – as both drivers tested a pair of Supercars as part of a BBC F1 feature which will be aired later this year.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

FIA to study closed-cockpit concepts!

Charlie Whiting says motorsport’s governing body will look into further ways to improve driver safety

2015-06-06_1639The FIA will consider ways to improve driver safety in the wake of Justin Wilson’s death, including a revisiting of closed-cockpit concepts. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Justin Wilson 1978-2015

Driver succumbs to injury sustained in Aug. 23 race

Justin Wilson

INDYCAR announced that driver Justin Wilson, who enjoyed success in multiple motorsports series during a two-decade professional career, died today from a head injury sustained in the Verizon IndyCar Series race Aug. 23 at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

The World Series by Renault drivers discover the world of F1

During the running of the Belgian Grand Prix, three among them met with the F1 decision-makers at Spa-Francorchamps

Dean Stoneman, Christian Horner, Matthieu Vaxiviere & Tom Dillmann at (...)To offer its competitors the greatest chance to move on to the highest level of the sport, Renault Sport Technologies and Renault Sport F1 invited the drivers of the World Series by Renault for a behind the scenes visit to the F1 paddock with Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

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Aug 24

Arrivabene: One-stop strategy was always Plan A

Prompting a furious reaction from Vettel in the immediate aftermath of the incident

Arrivabene: One-stop strategy was always Plan AMaurizio Arrivabene says its decision to adopt a one-stop strategy was based on conclusions from data and not as a way of being too aggressive. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Guy Ligier 1930 – 2015

It is with great sadness that we say ‘au revoir’ to one of the greatest names in motorsport, Guy Ligier.

Guy Ligier His contribution to the sport and its history was matchless over many decades, and his name continues to successfully live on today in the ELMS through his personal and business relationship with Onroak Automotive’s Jacques Nicolet, with LMP2 prototypes bearing his name.

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Aug 23

Formula One teams Belgian Grand Prix race report (updated)

Belgian Grand Prix Formula One race report

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

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Aug 23

Hamilton takes it easy with commanding Spa win!

Lewis Hamilton has extended his lead in the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship standings

Hamilton takes it easy with commanding Spa winLewis Hamilton cruises to Belgian Grand Prix glory from Nico Rosberg, while Romain Grosjean scores podium after late heartache for Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Mercedes waiting as Red Bull-Renault row intensifies

Toto Wolff says Mercedes will wait in the wings as Red Bull reportedly considers ending it deal with Renault a year early.

Mercedes waiting as Red Bull-Renault row intensifiesMercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says the manufacturer will not open discussions with Red Bull whilst it is discussing its future with Renault amidst rumours an early split is being considered. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Formula One teams Belgian Grand Prix qualifying report

Belgian Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

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

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Aug 22

2015 Belgian Grand Prix

This issue is consistent with an external cut into the tyre structure

PirelliPirelli confirms no structural integrity issue following a full investigation on Nico Rosberg’s right-rear deflation in free practice.

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Aug 22

McLaren changes engine again, incurs ‘105 grid penalties’

McLaren-Honda fit another new engine to both cars in an effort to avoid future penalties following a change in the regulations

McLaren changes engine again, incurs ‘105 grid penalties’McLaren-Honda has opted to take a second engine change of the weekend for both Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button after exploiting an effective loophole following a change in penalty regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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