Administrator becomes Caterham team boss

Two cars on the US GP grid next weekend

2014-06-08_0925The Caterham saga took another bizarre twist on Friday as an administrator became the new team principal.
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Caterham F1 Team statement

Team to continue operating

11 - Caterham F1 Team Following a request of yesterday evening at 21.55hrs CET from Caterham Sports Limited’s administrators and the legal advisors of Mr Tony Fernandes’ related EXIM Bank, representatives of 1MRT/Caterham F1 Team have agreed, with all rights reserved, to hand-over management of the Caterham F1 Team to the administrator Mr Finbarr O’Connell in the higher interest of allowing the team to continue operating and preparing for the next events. (more…)

Marussia also in danger of missing US GP – reports

F1’s grid may have shrunk to just 18 cars by the time of the US grand prix next weekend.

2014-03-02_0061 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Max Chilton Caterham’s troubles – with administrators locking the green cars inside the Leafield factory amid an unseemly spat with former owner Tony Fernandes – are now well documented. (more…)

Kolles admits Caterham may miss Austin deadline

The clock is ticking down to struggling F1 backmarker Caterham’s apparent collapse.

2010-08-01 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Colin Kolles 01 With the Saturday freight deadline for sending cars and equipment to Austin now just hours away, staff remain locked out of the Leafield factory while an unseemly spat continues to escalate between the team’s former and current owners. (more…)

F1 comeback bid ended Barrichello commentary – report

Rubens Barrichello’s desire to return to the F1 grid appears to have ended his days as a roving commentator.

2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 01 We reported on Thursday that the most experienced driver in the history of the sport had “concluded” his commentary contract with Brazil’s TV Globo. Brazil’s UOL Esporte is now claiming Barrichello, 42, fell out with the broadcaster due to “relationship and contract” problems, and also because he allegedly used his role to “offer his services to F1 teams”. (more…)

Oct 23

Bianchi’s recovery chances ‘very small’ – Burti

“If he survives, it seems that his chances of living without consequences are also very small”

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (4) Luciano Burti, a former F1 driver and full-time pundit for Brazil’s Globo, has bad news about the health of critically injured driver Jules Bianchi. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Caterham collapse ‘better’ for F1 – Ecclestone

Caterham is on the brink of collapse, as the backmarker team loses even the support of F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Trucks “I think it’s better they go,” said the 83-year-old Briton as the latest developments emerged late on Wednesday. “I don’t want people going around with begging bowls,” Ecclestone told the Sun newspaper in an article credited to business journalist Caroline Reid. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Barcelona ‘calm’ amid Madrid race reports

Spanish grand prix boss Salvador Servia insists reports the capital Madrid is bidding to join the F1 calendar do not worry him.

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya El Confidencial reported in recent days that Bernie Ecclestone is in advanced talks with private investors who want to organise a city street race. Ecclestone, however, has already warned that after the decline of Spain’s second race at Valencia, there is now room only for one annual race per country. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Berger rumours return to F1 headlines

Rumours linking Gerhard Berger with a return to the F1 paddock have resurfaced.

20131019-0045 Earlier, McLaren slammed as “complete and utter nonsense” reports the former team driver is a candidate for a prominent role, amid suggestions of unrest between shareholders Ron Dennis and Mansour Ojjeh. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Haas not worried about Ecclestone comments

Gene Haas has played down suggestions Bernie Ecclestone could freeze him out of F1 long before his team’s scheduled 2016 debut.

Gene Haas - photo Getty Images The American might be forgiven if he was alarmed by the F1 supremo’s latest statements, including Ecclestone’s desire for “a formula one with eight teams with three cars each”. And as backmarker Caterham sits on the brink of collapse this week, Ecclestone told The Sun: “I think it’s better they go. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

No Barrichello in Austin

A familiar face will be missing in action when the F1 circus reconvenes in Austin next week.

2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 01 Brazil’s TV Globo has confirmed that its commentary contract with pundit and popular former F1 driver Rubens Barrichello has “concluded”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Total Introduces high octane and high energy content bio-hydrocarbons in Formula 1® Racing Fuels

Total ACS and Gevo are looking forward to building on this success to include future formulations and product offerings

Total logo Total announced today that it has started to formulate, blend and supply Formula 1® racing fuels using renewable isooctane produced by Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO). Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Thrilling finale of the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series at the Baku World Challenge

The prestigious Baku World Challenge forms the final round of the inaugural season of the Blancpain Sprint Series.

By winning for the third time in Zolder Maximilian Götz has put one hand on the 2014 Drivers title, but Grasser Lamborghini drivers Hari Proczyk and Jeroen Bleekemolen are still in with a shot. They will have to close a 27-point gap on the Azeri street circuit, a task made more difficult by the added presence of several high-level GT-teams, which will fill all 30 places on the starting grid in Baku. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Almost There: Welcome to The Eliminator Round

NASCAR logo Before we get into the nitty gritty of this storyline-rich round, a quick primer of the Eliminator Round – the final hurdle before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Caterham F1 Team statement

The Seller has refused to comply with its legal obligations to transfer their shares to the Buyer

11 - Caterham F1 TeamCaterham Enterprises Ltd, Caterham (UK) Ltd and Sheikh Mohamed Nasarudin (Seller) and their shareholders Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Bin Meranun entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Engavest SA (Buyer) with regards to 1Malaysia Racing Team Sdn Bhd/Caterham F1 Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Hometown ties help driver Hargrove, owner Chia form title-winning bond in 2014

“Scott’s only 19, and our meeting was so much fun”

Jim Hargrove has been a loyal customer at OpenRoad Auto Group in British Columbia for years, and each time he stopped by the dealership he would share the story of his talented racing son, dropping off press clippings and brochures to owner Christian Chia. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Luke Chudleigh Q&A

Post-Season Review

As one of the few Canadian open-wheel racers competing over in Europe this season, Luke Chudleigh proudly sported the Maple Leaf flag throughout a busy campaign taking in the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS Series and select rounds of the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to incorporate updates in 2015

32-Truck Maximum Starting Field, New Qualifying Rule Among Competition Changes

NASCAR logo NASCAR today announced three key enhancements in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the 2015 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Lotus F1 Team concludes Endless deal

“Endless Jewelry is an exciting young brand which is rapidly expanding in Europe and North America.”

2014-10-22 - Lotus F1 Team - EndlessLotus F1 Team has concluded a deal with Endless Jewelry which will see the rapidly expanding jewellery brand represented on the airbox and on the top of sidepod of the E22 for the United States Grand Prix at Austin, Texas on 31st October – 2nd November. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Mercedes AMG Petronas & Starwood extend innovative Formula One Partnership

This unique partnership began in 2012

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One TeamThe Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team is pleased to confirm the extension of its team partnership agreement with Starwood Preferred Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Williams Advanced Engineering and Hanergy to collaborate on Solar Power Projects

Founded in China in 1994 and headquartered in Beijing, Hanergy has over 10,000 employees worldwide.
Williams Advanced Engineering logo Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services business of the Williams group of companies, is pleased to announce a new collaboration with global solar energy leader Hanergy that will see the two companies work together to develop energy storage solutions for Hanergy’s renewable energy products.

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Oct 22

Weber doubts Vettel can handle Ferrari ‘pressure’

Michael Schumacher’s former manager doubts Sebastian Vettel can emulate the F1 legend’s success at rebuilding a beleaguered Ferrari team.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (15) Willi Weber, also known as the lucrative ‘Mr 20 per cent’ after brokering Schumacher’s mammoth Ferrari contracts, is worried quadruple world champion Vettel’s personality might not be as suited to the task. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Perez says new Force India deal ‘priority’

Sergio Perez could be the next driver to secure his place on the 2015 grid.

2014-06-05_0229 Force India made no mention of the Mexican, who is closely aligned with the team’s on-car Mexican backers Roshfrans and Claro, when it announced recently that current teammate Nico Hulkenberg is staying put for next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Struggling Caterham in race to send cars to Austin

Reuters reports that the green cars are scheduled to leave Caterham’s Leafield factory bound for Austin this weekend.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia Caterham’s financial troubles appear to be deepening, as it emerges the struggling F1 team may have no cars to race at the forthcoming US grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Bridgestone MotoGP Sepang preview

Bridgestone MotoGP round 17 preview

MotoGP logo Round seventeen of the 2014 MotoGP™ season takes place at Sepang International Circuit, a circuit defined by its high ambient temperatures and humidity, and a fast, technical layout. Read the rest of this entry »

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