Category Archive: Formula One

Nov 09

Fernando Alonso poised for Toyota LMP1 test in Bahrain

Alonso is set to share running in the Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 with rising Thomas Laurent and Mike Conway

2017-10-22_1005Fernando Alonso looks set to enjoy his first LMP1 test in Bahrain next Sunday ahead of a possible entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year, with multiple outlets reporting the two-time Formula 1 world champion will feature for Toyota at next Sunday’s FIA World Endurance Championship rookie test. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 09

F1 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen to star in the advertisement for Finland’s national drink in Japan (+video)

The public will get a chance to see Räikkönen in an entirely new light

On Thursday, 9 November, Finnish brewery Hartwall will launch a major PR campaign in Japan, with F1 driver Kimi Räikkönen as its frontman. The campaign aims to build awareness about the Hartwall Original® Long Drink brand and support its launch in the largest online store in Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 08

Horner ‘very encouraged’ by 2021 F1 engine plans

“But I think the drivers are the biggest importance, teams or chassis secondary, and the engine tertiary.”

20170324-063Red Bull team boss Christian Horner is “very encouraged” by Formula 1’s early engine plans for the 2021 season as the sport’s bosses look to increase the sound of the power units while making them more affordable. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 08

Formula One teams Brazilian Grand Prix preview

Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One preview

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

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Nov 08

Tales from the paddock – Thomas Jäger: “We want to present our first customer teams with a fully developed car that is capable of winning right from the start”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoThe motorsport season promises two more big occasions next weekend, namely the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos and the 24-hour race on the Circuit of the Americas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

George Russell to make practice debut with Sahara Force India 

George will make his debut in the VJM10 normally driven by Sergio Perez on Friday morning

2017-11-07 - George Russell to make practice debut with Sahara Force India Sahara Force India will give George Russell the opportunity to drive in Friday’s opening practice session ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

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Nov 07

Verstappen supports idea of permanent stewards in F1

“I honestly think we have to head into that direction”

2017-10-22_0386Max Verstappen would give his backing to a permanent set of FIA stewards at Formula 1 events in the wake of the controversy surrounding his penalty at the United States Grand Prix last month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 06

Lando Norris becomes official McLaren test and reserve driver for 2018

McLaren is pleased to confirm that Lando Norris will become the team’s official Formula 1 test and reserve driver for the 2018 season. 

Lando has been a member of the McLaren Young Driver programme since the start of 2017, and today’s announcement crowns a hugely impressive 12 months for the 17 year old.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 06

2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix tickets on sale today!

Early bird tickets to third race weekend in Baku offer 20% discounts for F1 fans

Baku City Circuit logoBaku City Circuit (BCC) today released tickets for the 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix via www.bakucitycircuit.com. The third successive Formula 1 race to be staged on the streets of Azerbaijan’s capital city is taking place on the weekend of April 27th – 29th 2018, the first time the race will be staged in Baku at this time of year.

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Nov 06

Hamilton inspired for future Verstappen fights

“I think Max is an exceptional driver” – Hamilton

F1Lewis Hamilton says he’s relishing the prospect of future track battles with “future F1 world champion” Max Verstappen who he sees as the biggest emerging star in the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 06

McLaren Technology Group extends business partnership with SAP

As an Official Technology Partner, SAP solutions are utilised throughout the whole of the McLaren Technology Group

SAP 2017 release 2McLaren and SAP, longtime partners since 1997, today announced a partnership renewal that extends the relationship through 2020.

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Nov 05

Felipe Massa confirms retirement from F1 at season’s end

“Once more, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this time”

20170323-042Felipe Massa has confirmed he will retire from Formula 1 following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix later this month, calling time on a 15-season career spent with Sauber, Ferrari and Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 04

Felipe Massa to Leave Williams Martini Racing

The team will announce its 2018 driver line-up in due course

2017-10-20_2161Williams Martini Racing confirms that Felipe Massa will leave the team at the end of the 2017 Formula One season.

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Nov 04

Brazilian GP: Verstappen hopes for another wet Brazilian GP

“I’m hoping for another damp race weekend as I don’t think we can be as competitive there in the dry”

2016-06-11_0174Max Verstappen fears Red Bull won’t be front-running contenders in the dry at Interlagos so is praying for another wet Brazilian Grand Prix to replicate his heroics from last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 03

Marchionne: Ferrari will quit F1 if 2021 engines don’t suit us

“We see 2021 taking on a different air which is going to force some decisions on Ferrari”

2017-10-19_0779Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne has sounded out the potential of the Italian manufacturer leaving Formula 1 if the 2021 engine direction does not meet its satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 03

2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix On Sale From November 6th

Launch of early bird ticket offers – with 20% discounts for F1 fans – announced today

Baku City Circuit logoBaku City Circuit (BCC) today announced that tickets for the 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix will be available to purchase online via www.bakucitycircuit.com from November 6th 2017.

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Nov 02

Wolff explains ‘concept flaw’ in proposed F1 engine plans

“The flaw of the concept is that it’s a completely new engine and new investment.”

20170324-096Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Formula 1’s proposed new power units for 2021 are ‘a completely new engine’ and haven’t been met positively by existing manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 01

Tales from the paddock – Toto Wolff: “I’ve never seen Lewis operate at such a high level”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoThe battle for 2017 F1 title is over: Lewis Hamilton is Formula 1 World Champion for the fourth time in his career. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 01

FIA announces plans for simpler, louder F1 power units from 2021

The proposal presented was the outcome of a series of meeting which took place during 2017

2017-01-19_0146The FIA has outlined initial plans for Formula 1’s 2021 engine specification, retaining the V6 turbo hybrid power units currently used while making them simpler and louder. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

Pirelli announces selected sets per driver for Brazilian Grand Prix

Brazilian Grand Prix: November 10-12, 2017

2017-11-17 - Pirelli announces selected sets per driver for Mexican Grand PrixThe FIA communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Brazilian Grand Prix (November, 10-12).  Read the rest of this entry »

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