Kirchhöfer flies to pole as Lynn becomes GP3 Champion

ART Grand Prix’s Marvin Kirchhöfer fastest, Alex Lynn takes title
GP3 - Marvin Kirchhöfer (ART Grand Prix) Success! A memorable qualifying session saw Marvin Kirchhofer blaze to pole, whilst Carlin and Red Bull Junior Team rookie Alex Lynn became the fifth driver to take the elusive GP3 crown.

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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. (more…)

Invitation to drivers interested in RX Lites test

FirstCorner Management, will host the test for RX Lites car on Monday 15 December

2014-08-08_0250RX Lites, which features at selected rounds of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, will run a test day next month for drivers who are considering new opportunities ahead of the 2015 season. (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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 »

Nov 20

India GP now heading for 2016 return

Bernie Ecclestone says India could return to the F1 calendar in 2016.

Buddh International Circuit Last week, a senior official at the former race promoter Jaypee said the organisation is “trying our best to hold the race by 2017″. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Barrichello rules out Caterham return

Rubens Barrichello has denied he is about to make a sensational return to F1 to complete the 2014 season with Caterham.

Rubens Barrichello Medley portrait With Caterham back up and running after missing Austin and Brazil, the team is still yet to announce an Abu Dhabi teammate for Kamui Kobayashi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Marussia’s Abu Dhabi return bid fails

Marussia’s eleventh-hour bid to return to action in Abu Dhabi has failed.

Marussia for Jules - photo Marussia With Caterham already set up at Yas Marina, insiders on Wednesday then spotted F1 personnel wearing Marussia team shirts in the Abu Dhabi paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Marussia team staff spotted in Abu Dhabi

Staff wearing Marussia team shirts were spotted on Wednesday in the Abu Dhabi paddock.

Marussia 17 - photo © DPPI - Éric Vargiolu The sightings, believed to be Ferrari personnel ready to work on the embattled team’s customer engines, coincided with rumours Marussia is in fact making its way to the region in the hope of racing this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

12 Formula Renault 3.5 Series teams pre-selected for 2015

The teams definitively entered will be made official next 12 March.

12 Formula Renault 3.5 Series teams pre-selected for 2015

Renault Sport Technologies and the World Series by Renault Organization Committee published the list of the 12 pre-selected teams for the 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series this Wednesday 19 November 2014.

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Nov 20

Romain Grosjean confirmed for 2015

Romain will continue to partner Pastor Maldonado, who was confirmed for 2015 earlier this year.

04 - Lotus F1 TeamLotus F1 Team is pleased to announce that Romain Grosjean will continue to drive for the team in 2015 as it embarks on its first season with Mercedes-Benz power. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Williams launches New Engineering Academy in partnership with Randstad to nurture the next generation of engineers

The Randstad Williams Engineering Academy will begin in 2015

Williams, the leading Formula One team and advanced engineering company, today announced the launch of a new Engineering Academy in partnership with Randstad, the second largest HR services provider in the world.

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Nov 20

Williams and Randstad continue partnership with expanded agreement

2015 will be Randstad’s 10th season as a partner of Williams
09 - Williams F1 TeamWilliams (Ticker: WGF1) is pleased to announce that Randstad, the second largest HR services provider in the world, will be continuing as a partner of WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING for 2015 and beyond after agreeing a new multi-year agreement.

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Nov 20

Jolyon Palmer and Spike Goddard to test for Sahara Force India in Abu Dhabi

Jolyon’s opportunity at the wheel of the VJM07 comes after a triumphant campaign in GP2
06 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamSahara Force India is pleased to announce GP2 Series Champion Jolyon Palmer and 22-year-old Australian Spike Goddard as the team’s line-up for next week’s test in Abu Dhabi.

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Nov 20

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview (updated)

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

NASCAR Touring Series most popular drivers revealed

Champions Rhodes, Seuss lead 2014 honorees

2013-07-06-1029 The fans have spoken, and they have selected a pair of series champions as well as a pair of repeat award winners in balloting for the NASCAR regional touring series’ 2014 Most Popular Driver Awards. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

ALDO Racing co-driver Patrick Beaulé in Paris

For the Dakar Presentation Conference

ALDO Racing Mecaglisse Canadian Patrick Beaulé, co-pilot of the ALDO Racing Team, was in Paris this Wednesday for the Presentation Conference of the 37th running of the Dakar Rally. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

England wins 2014 F1 in Schools World Finals 2014 (updated)

Hampshire School student team wins 2014 F1 In Schools World Finals 2014 in Abu Dhabi

F1 in schools logo The announcement of Colossus F1 as F1 in Schools World Finals 2014 World Champions was greeted with loud cheers and rapturous applause from the star-studded audience. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

A Statement from the Bianchi Family (updated)

Bianchi moved to France, Schumacher ‘paralysed’

2014-06-07_0284 The parents of Jules Bianchi, Philippe and Christine, would like to provide the following information regarding Jules’ medical care, by way of an update to the media and his fans. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

GP2 champion Palmer gets Force India test

Force India is giving new GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer his F1 break

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) We reported this week that although the 23-year-old won the sport’s feeder category this year, he is unlikely to make his F1 debut next year or even complete returning Caterham’s lineup for the Abu Dhabi finale this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Horner rejects Ecclestone proposal for engine unfreeze

An extreme proposal to equalise engine performance in F1 does not even have the support of Renault works team Red Bull

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Christian Horner As Renault and Ferrari struggle to get even close to Mercedes at the start of the new V6 era, the German manufacturer is under pressure to agree to relax the so-called development ‘freeze’ so that its rivals have a chance to catch up. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Meetings could decide Toro Rosso future for Sainz

Toro Rosso remains the “only option” for Carlos Sainz jr’s formula one debut in 2015

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden) That is the claim of the Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, citing ‘various sources’. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Michelin not ruling out F1 return

Michelin is not ruling out a return to formula one

Michelin The French marque left the sport at the end of 2006, amid acrimony with the governing FIA and disappointed with the move to a single-tyre formula. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Barrichello could be Caterham driver in Abu Dhabi

As Caterham prepares in Abu Dhabi for its F1 return this weekend, a round of intriguing speculation is taking place

2011-07-24 - AT&T Williams - Germany - Rubens Barrichello 03 With Kamui Kobayashi already confirmed to drive, potential teammates for the Japanese are queuing up. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Amnesty report slams Abu Dhabi before F1 finale

Human rights organisation Amnesty International has criticised Abu Dhabi in the days before F1’s high-profile and glitzy season finale

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit 01 Political criticism of grand prix hosts like Bahrain and China is common, but a report entitled ‘There is no freedom here’ published this week by Amnesty said violations by the United Arab Emirates “has gone largely ignored by the world”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Correspondent slams underperforming F1 drivers

A journalist for a leading British newspaper has dealt a heavy critique of some of F1’s so-called ‘pay drivers’

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Pastor Maldonado 04 As he ranked the performance of the field of 2014, Telegraph correspondent Daniel Johnson said Lotus’ Pastor Maldonado deserved to be dead last. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Ecclestone hits back at F1 ‘cartel’ accusation

Bernie Ecclestone has hit back with fury at a letter demanding talks with F1’s small teams in Abu Dhabi this weekend

Bernie Ecclestone-11-2010 Since backmarkers Caterham and Marussia hit their troubles, the sport’s next-smallest teams Lotus, Force India and Sauber have been bemoaning the inequality of power and income, and even threatening to boycott races. Read the rest of this entry »

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