Abu Dhabi: Three Formula 3 young-guns test Formula 1 cars

The 2014 Formula 1 season ended this Sunday but for the teams, the work continued straight away.

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Following the season finale in Abu Dhabi they tested for two days at the same venue and invited three Formula 3 European Championship young-guns to the tests.

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Vettel prepared to wait for Ferrari success

Sebastian Vettel says he is not expecting to race a winning Ferrari in 2015.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (11) After winning four titles on the trot, the German notably struggled this year, and not just because of Red Bull’s struggles with the Renault engine. (more…)

F1 votes on rule changes for 2015 season

F1 has moved to scrap the highly controversial double points system ahead of the 2015 season.

Bernie Ecclestone -Donald Mackenzie Bernie Ecclestone’s innovation, designed to keep spice in the championship fight until the final corners of the season, has been furiously unpopular. (more…)

European Commission ‘looking into’ F1

Following British politician Anneliese Dodds’ recent letter

European Commission.svgThe European Commission (EC) is now looking into potential anti-competition breaches within formula one, according to international media reports. (more…)

Schumacher ‘sits in the sun’ – magazine

A German lifestyle magazine is being criticised for publishing a photo of Michael Schumacher on the cover of its latest issue.

2012-11-18_0006 Media insiders say the photo of the F1 legend, wearing sunglasses and a black winter jacket, may appear initially to be the first look at Schumacher since his horror skiing accident eleven months ago. (more…)

Nov 25

NASCAR celebrates Champion’s Week in Las Vegas with first-time champion Kevin Harvick

Four-Day NASCAR postseason bash returns with new consumer activations, traditional fan-favorite events

NASCAR logo After a season filled with exciting racing fueled by the revamped Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ format, NASCAR will return to Las Vegas in December for its annual postseason celebration – this edition with first-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick as the guest of honor. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi testing report day 1

Formula One Abu Dhabi day 1 test report

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

Nov 25

World RX Teams’ Title to be decided in Argentina

The runners-up spot in the Drivers’ Championship will also be decided with three pilots
Rallycross FIA logo The three-way battle for the Teams’ Trophy in the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will be concluded at Total Rallycross of Argentina later this week (28-29 November) with Volkswagen Marklund Motorsport, Ford Olsbergs MSE and Team Peugeot-Hansen all vying for the title.

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Nov 25

Season review part 4: 10 race wins for Van Amersfoort Racing

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

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For the squad of Frits van Amersfoort, Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing) represented a true lucky find as the rookie had what it took to shine right from the start.

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Nov 25

VIP guests on the red carpet at Stars & Cars

Evening event: Stars & Cars, 2014

2014-10-16 - 'Stars & Cars' in Stuttgart - celebrate the 'best' This coming Saturday, November 29th, 2014, Mercedes-Benz will bring the curtain down in Stuttgart on the very successful sporting year that was 2014 with the Stars & Cars season finale.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Hamilton wants to keep number 44 in 2015

2014 world champion Lewis Hamilton wants to keep his personal race number 44 next year rather than switch to number 1.

Hamilton - UK flag Traditionally, the reigning world champion in F1 wears the coveted number 1. But a change early in 2014, mimicking the system in MotoGP, meant drivers were able to pick their own number between 2 and 99 to keep for the rest of their careers. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Vettel has ‘passion for Ferrari’ – Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo, the new de-facto number 1 at Red Bull, says he can understand why Sebastian Vettel is heading to Ferrari.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Ricciardo It has been suggested that, after winning four titles on the trot, German Vettel could not cope with being comprehensively beaten by team newcomer Ricciardo in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Driver reunion could make McLaren stronger – Dennis

Even Ron Dennis is now beginning to hint that Fernando Alonso is set to return to McLaren.

2012-11-18_0013 In late 2007, when the Spaniard left Woking amid acrimony and the ‘spygate’ furore, a reunion with Dennis even years later appeared impossible. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Sainz waits for imminent Toro Rosso announcement

Carlos Sainz jr says he hopes Toro Rosso will shortly announce his 2015 debut.

Carlos Sainz champion The major Spanish sports newspapers AS and Marca are separately reporting that the 20-year-old has been selected by Dr Helmut Marko to race alongside fellow rookie Max Verstappen next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

TV broadcaster worried about ratings decline

The German broadcaster RTL has blamed formula one for declining television ratings in 2015.

RTL Group.svgRTL, the free-to-air broadcaster of grands prix in Germany, released figures showing that an average audience of 4.36 million sat down for the 19 races this year, compared to 5.28 million per race in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Qatar to break F1 fee record in 2017 – report

Qatar, the small Arab country, looks set to break F1’s record for the highest-paying grand prix host.

F1 business journalist Christian Sylt, who is close to the sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, cited ‘sources’ in reporting that Qatar looks set to pay about $78 million a year beginning with its first race no later than 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

WEC Brazilian finale

Interlagos is without a doubt a legendary circuit.

Mark Webber logo It has always been one of my most favourite tracks because of the history with the drivers they’ve had; Senna, Piquet and Fittipaldi did a huge amount for the sport. The Brazilian’s love motorsport and are very passionate about it, it’s got a great atmosphere and there’s always been a bit of drama as well with unpredictable weather. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Strong start in Rolex 24 At Daytona, Mobil 1 Twelve Hours Of Sebring critical for success in ’15 Patrón Endurance Cup

Three Of Four 2014 Winners Led Following Florida Endurance Classics

Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup logo Teams in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will look to get the 2015 season off to a strong start in the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, to maximize points in the season-long Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park announces ACT will join World Series Event

2015 ACT Champion to be crowned

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park logo Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) in Connecticut and the American Canadian Tour (ACT), based in Waterbury, VT have agreed that the 2015 ACT Championship Late Model stock car season will crown the ACT Champion at the famed Thompson World Series event on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

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Nov 24

F1600 in Focus – Pittsburgh video now available

Short videos will continue to be rolled out through early 2015

F1600 in focus logo The 2014 F1600 in Focus episode from Pittsburgh has been released, featuring highlights of the August rounds from the F1600 Formula F Championship Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Ferrari appoints Maurizio Arrivabene to lead Gestione Sportiva

Mr Arrivabene comes to Ferrari from Philip Morris

03 - Scuderia FerrariFerrari is pleased to announce the appointment of Maurizio Arrivabene as Managing Director of Gestione Sportiva and as Team Principal of Scuderia Ferrari, replacing Marco Mattiacci. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

New deal with champ Hamilton may take time – Wolff

With Lewis Hamilton now a double world champion, Mercedes has vowed to waste no time in signing him up for the future.

Hamilton UK flag - photo Getty Images Officials for the German team on Sunday insisted that, with the British driver and Nico Rosberg finishing first and second in 2014, their rivalry will be back on track in silver cars next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Rosberg gracious in title defeat

As their fierce rivalry this year came to its zenith on Sunday, Nico Rosberg was notably gracious in defeat.

Hamilton-Rosberg after Abu Dhabi - photo Getty Images The bullish German had spent the Abu Dhabi weekend firing psychological barbs at Lewis Hamilton, but on Sunday he was beaten off the line by the Briton before technical problems began to strike. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Mattiacci focused on Ferrari top job ‘at the moment’

Marco Mattiacci has done little to reject rumours he is set to depart as Ferrari’s team boss.

Marco Mattiacci  - photo Getty Images Reports throughout the Abu Dhabi weekend suggested the Roman and former Ferrari North America chief, who arrived at Maranello in April to replace the suddenly-ousted Stefano Domenicali, is on the verge of himself being replaced. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Former Spanish King says Alonso ‘going to McLaren’

“It will not be a surprise” – Alonso 

2014-06-07_0254 Fernando Alonso completed his Ferrari career on Sunday still refusing to confirm widespread speculation his next move is to McLaren-Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Mallya slams Red Bull as F1 ‘cheats’

Rival F1 team Force India has blasted outgoing world champions Red Bull as the “cheats” of the sport.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Dr Vijay Mallya 02 “Red Bull gives you flexible wings,” team supremo and co-owner Vijay Mallya said on Twitter on Sunday. The former Indian billionaire’s attack on the energy drink-owned team follows not just the latest flexible wing saga, but also team boss Christian Horner supposedly enraging his counterparts in a recent meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Toro Rosso tipped to announce Sainz this week

Carlos Sainz jr could be unveiled within days as Toro Rosso’s new driver for 2015.

Carlos Sainz champion That is the claim of the Spanish sports daily Marca, following reports in Abu Dhabi at the weekend that Jean-Eric Vergne now seems resigned to leaving Faenza after three full seasons with the Red Bull-owned junior team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Stevens to test with team in Abu Dhabi

Will Stevens to drive for Caterham F1 Team at Abu Dhabi test

11 - Caterham F1 TeamThe CaterhamF1 Team is pleased to announce that Will Stevens will drive on both days of the official Formula 1 test in Abu Dhabi this week to work with the Team and continue to gain experience together. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

‘Not possible’ to name Schu recovery date – manager

Michael Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm says it is “not possible” to talk about how long it will take the F1 legend to recover.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Speaking with the German broadcaster RTL, however, she said she is happy that the earlier media storm surrounding the seriously injured former Mercedes and Ferrari driver has now calmed down. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Alex Lynn: another British world champion!

GP3 champion!

Alex Lynn 02 That sounds good, and it was a great relief to finally wrap it up in Friday’s qualifying session. You get four points for pole position in GP3, and with my main rival Dean Stoneman not getting pole that meant no one could catch me.

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Nov 24

Formula 1600 to be broadcast Nationally on TSN and ESPN Classic Canada

“Our goal with the F1600 Championship is to continually grow the awareness of the sport”

Toyo Tires F1600 Championship logo Move Motorsports Management, promoters of the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship, and Fuel MediaLab jointly announced today a media partnership with TSN and ESPN Classic Canada to bring the excitement of Canadian Formula 1600 action to homes across the country. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race report

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula One race report

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

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Nov 23

Hamilton takes second title with win in Abu Dhabi

As team-mate and title rival Rosberg’s race is wrecked by technical issues

2014-07-18_0877 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton took his second Formula One world title with victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as championship rival Nico Rosberg’s challenge was ended by technical problems that wrecked the German’s race. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Mercedes-Benz celebrates one-two victory in the Formula 1 drivers’ world championship

Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton is the new Formula 1 world champion

2014-11-23 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team 03A triumphant end to the 2014 Formula 1 season for Mercedes-Benz as Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton wins the concluding race of the campaign at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi to take the Formula 1 world championship title for the second time in his career. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Coletti soars to GP2 victory in season closer

Vandoorne claims vice champion position
GP2 - Stefano Coletti (Racing Engineering Stefano Coletti stormed off the front row to lead from lights to flag for a dominant win in the final race of the 2014 season, easily holding off newly signed Sauber driver Felipe Nasr and top rookie Arthur Pic, while behind them McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne did enough to deny Nasr the vice champion position.

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