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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

Nov 22

Sergio Perez continues with Sahara Force India with multi-year contract

Sahara Force India is pleased to confirm that Sergio Perez has extended his contract to continue racing with the team for 2015 and beyond.

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez 03 The 24-year-old Mexican joined the team at the start of 2014 and enjoyed immediate success with a podium finish in only his third race for the team.

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Nov 22

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying report

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

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

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Nov 22

Angry teams happier after Mackenzie meeting

F1’s three angry teams seemed slightly less angry on Saturday after a meeting with Donald Mackenzie.

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams The usually paddock-shy CVC chief made the trip to Abu Dhabi to meet with Bernie Ecclestone and Lotus, Sauber and Force India, with the three teams crying foul over how the power and income is distributed within formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

F1 civil war rages on in Abu Dhabi

The civil war in formula one continues to rage.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit 03 Earlier, the governing FIA summoned Bob Fernley (Force India), Gerard Lopez (Lotus) and Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber) to mandatorily attend Friday’s official press conference in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Red Bull wants louder, cheaper V6 power for F1

Red Bull has proposed a new engine formula for the sport.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Daniel Ricciardo (14) Struggling with Renault power all season, the outgoing world champions and also Ferrari are frustrated efforts to convince Mercedes to ease the engine development ‘freeze’ have until now failed. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Big chance of showdown crash in Abu Dhabi – Lauda

Niki Lauda has admitted it is possible Sunday’s championship showdown will end with a crash.

2014-06-07_0333 Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have endured a tense relationship all season, they actually clashed at Spa and now the 2014 world champion will be decided in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Marlboro chief to replace Ferrari boss Mattiacci

After just seven months in the job, Marco Mattiacci is set to lose his role as Ferrari team boss.

Marco Mattiacci - photo Getty Germany’s Sport Bild on Saturday cited ‘well-informed sources’ in claiming the 43-year-old Roman will be replaced by the Marlboro Europe brand manager Maurizio Arrivabene. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Alonso’s Ferrari failure ‘hard to grasp’ – Trulli

Jarno Trulli has admitted he is surprised his old F1 teammate Fernando Alonso did not make his five-year Ferrari marriage work.

2011-08-28 - Team Lotus - Belgium - Jarno Trulli 03 Alonso, who was paired with Italian Trulli at Renault a decade ago, has split with Ferrari and is expected to move to McLaren-Honda for 2015 and beyond. “It’s hard to grasp that it did not work for Fernando,” Italian Trulli, in Malaysia for the second round of the new Formula E series, told the Spanish news agency EFE. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

No Total logo on 2015 Lotus – Grosjean

Romain Grosjean says he is retaining the backing of the French oil company Total.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Romain Grosjean 01 While the Frenchman is staying at Lotus next year, it was believed the arrival of Mercedes power and Petronas fuel could pose trouble for Grosjean. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

McLaren runs Red Bull front wing ‘copy’

McLaren’s new front wing bears a striking resemblance to the one fitted to the 2014 Red Bull.

McLaren-Honda SAP 2 In the last race before the British team switches to Honda power, it was fitted to Kevin Magnussen’s MP4-29 during Friday practice in Abu Dhabi. The Danish driver said the new wing is a “very different philosophy” for McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

No Force India seat for GP2 champion Palmer

Force India has played down Jolyon Palmer’s hopes of moving into formula one next year.

Jolyon Palmer With Sergio Perez still not confirmed officially for 2015, the Silverstone based team announced last week that Briton Palmer, the new GP2 champion, will drive the 2014 car in the post-race Abu Dhabi test next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Van der Garde denied pass for Abu Dhabi – report

Giedo van der Garde was denied access to the Abu Dhabi paddock, the Swiss newspaper Blick reports.

IMG_5366 The Dutchman has been Sauber’s reserve driver in 2014, and this weekend was reportedly scheduled to drive in the first Friday practice session. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Sainz deserves Toro Rosso seat – da Costa

Antonio Felix da Costa, a former Red Bull-backed F1 hopeful, says Carlos Sainz jr now deserves his chance in formula one.

2012-10-22 - Red Bull Racing - Antonio Felix da Costa Portuguese da Costa, who came close to a Toro Rosso seat this year but ultimately lost out to Daniil Kvyat, now races in the DTM series and this weekend is making his Formula E debut in Malaysia for Aguri Suzuki’s team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Caterham may use 2014 engine next year

Caterham may have to use a 2014 engine if it is to make it onto next year’s F1 grid.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Marcus Ericsson 04 The sport is treading new ground this weekend, with an insolvency expert Finbarr O’Connell, now in charge of ailing Caterham, sitting on the Abu Dhabi pitwall. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Esteban Ocon completes his first free practice in Formula 1

For the first time in his still young career, Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) was allowed to take part in an official Formula 1 event.

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At Abu Dhabi, the young Frenchman, the winner of this year’s FIA Formula 3 European Championship title, ran in first free practice for the Lotus F1 team and showed a good performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Stoneman soars to Yas Marina victory

Koiranen GP’s Dean Stoneman records fifth GP3 win of the season
GP3 - Dean Stoneman (Koiranen GP) Brit Dean Stoneman continued his excellent run of form with a superb win in race one at the Yas Marina Circuit. The Koiranen GP ace got the better of pole-man Marvin Kirchhöfer (ART Grand Prix) and held on to secure victory despite pressure from the German. Dino Zamparelli joined the pair on the rostrum in third.

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Nov 22

Trulli knocks Piquet out of the race when battling for podium

China Racing driver was running in third place when the Italian knocked him out of the race.

Ho-Pin Tung, with another China Racing car, came eleventh. China Racing, whose cars are run by Campos Racing, has nearly achieved its maiden podium in the FIA Formula E with the Spark-Renault SRT_01E driven by Brazil´s Nelson Piquet Jr. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Trulli Formula E Putrayaja ePrix race report

Trulli Formula E Putrayaja ePrix qualying report

2014-08-19- 0017 Post-race quotes by Jarno Trulli and Michela Cerruti from the second Formula-E race in the inaugural season in Putrayaja, Malaysia today. Read the rest of this entry »

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

Vandoorne flies to fourth consecutive GP2 pole

Belgian closes gap to Nasr to 4 points
GP2 - Stoffel Vandoorne (ART Grand Prix) McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne continued his astonishing run of pole positions by claiming the top spot under lights this evening at the Yas Marina, snuffing out his rivals’ best efforts with a stunning lap late in qualifying to take the points ahead of GP2 Series champion Jolyon Palmer and DAMS teammate Stéphane Richelmi.

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Nov 21

Alex Lynn: 2014 GP3 Series champion!

Thoughts of a Champion –  Newly crowned Champion reflects on a stellar season

Alex Lynn British driver Alex Lynn wrapped up the 2014 GP3 Series title after the qualifying session in Abu Dhabi, becoming the first-ever British winner of the Formula One feeder series today.

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Nov 21

Mitchell Gilbert testing with two teams in Abu Dhabi to decide his future

“I feel I can have a really good season with the experience of last year and a new team behind me.”

Mitchell Gilbert logo ADD Motorsports driver Mitchell Gilbert’s will be testing for two teams next week as he looks to make a decision about his GP3 Series future. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

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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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

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. 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 »

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