FIA to tackle cost problem after team failures

With Caterham and Marussia in the throes of failure, the governing FIA has admitted it is concerned about the financial situation in F1.

2014-06-04_0030 It is believed the next most endangered team on the grid is the Swiss privateer Sauber, whose boss and co-owner Monisha Kaltenborn sounded furious as she spoke to media on Thursday. (more…)

Mercedes not ready to let drivers ‘off leash’

Mercedes is not yet willing to let its drivers “off the leash” in their three-race fight for the drivers’ title.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg (2) That is despite the German squad having wrapped up the crucial and lucrative constructors’ championship three weeks ago in Russia. It was said at the time that Mercedes, having tried to contain the hostility of the duel between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, might react to its title success by giving the drivers freer reign to battle for F1’s biggest prize. (more…)

Alonso keeps F1 guessing over future

Fernando Alonso is keeping the F1 paddock in the dark over his future, as a string of rival drivers also wait impatiently for his next move.

2014-10-03_0196 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso Undoubtedly the most powerful player on the driver market, the Spaniard is said to have definitely split with Ferrari, but reports suggest a contractual impasse is in play between Alonso and the Italian team. Once that is past, Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari switch will surely become official, but for now even Kimi Raikkonen – the other driver wearing red – is on standby. (more…)

Grosjean reveals Lotus exit clause

Romain Grosjean has revealed an exit clause will allow him to walk away from Lotus at the end of the season.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Romain Grosjean 03 Insiders believe the Frenchman, obviously frustrated by the Enstone team’s struggles in 2014, is waiting for the Fernando Alonso situation to clear before re-committing to Lotus for another season. (more…)

Verstappen wants Vergne to be Toro Rosso teammate

Max Verstappen says he would prefer to be Jean-Eric Vergne’s teammate next year.

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (4) Red Bull, the owner of Toro Rosso, is yet to decide whether the experienced Frenchman Vergne, 24, will get one more year at Faenza, or if the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion Carlos Sainz jr will be promoted. (more…)

Oct 30

Forza Rossa project still alive after Caterham collapse

With Caterham now in administration, the backmarker’s former management may be returning its focus to the Forza Rossa project.

Forza Rossa - photo Getty Images Before the mysterious investment group bought Caterham from Tony Fernandes earlier this year, Colin Kolles was deeply involved in trying to get a Romanian project called ‘Forza Rossa’ up and running with FIA approval. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Audi confirms Domenicali signing

Audi has confirmed the signing of former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali.

2014-01-16_0782 According to DPA news agency, a spokesman for the Volkswagen-owned marque admitted that the 49-year-old Italian will start work at Ingolstadt on November 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains honoured with the prestigious dewar trophy

Most advantageous powertrain within the new Formula One regulations

2014-10-29 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (2)Mercedes-Benz is proud to announce that Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP), Brixworth, has been awarded the coveted Dewar Trophy – renowned as the most prestigious award in British engineering – for its PU106A Hybrid Formula One Power Unit. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Alonso in severance standoff with Ferrari – report

It is perhaps the burning question in F1 at present — what is Fernando Alonso going to do next?

2014-10-04_0198 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso Hopeful rookie Carlos Sainz jr, a fellow Spaniard, summed up the mood of the entire paddock when he told AS newspaper on Wednesday: “I have no idea.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Antoine L’Estage eyeing another win at the Rocky Mountain Rally

Strengthened Partnership with Yokohama…

2014-09-06_6680 Quebec driver Antoine L’Estage (of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu) and his Torontonian co-driver Alan Ockwell, will participate in this weekend’s Rocky Mountain Rally, in Invermere, British Columbia.

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Oct 29

Packing and shipping to France

ALDO Racing Rally Truck sailing towards Le Havre in France

ALDO Racing Rally Two 40-foot containers loaded with all the ALDO Racing Team rally gear, are onboard the MCS Sandra cargo ship which has been sailing towards Le Havre in France since October 19.

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Oct 29

Malaysian MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

Extremely hot and humid temperatures over the race weekend created trying conditions for the riders

MotoGP logoIn sweltering conditions at Malaysia’s Sepang Circuit last Sunday, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won his twelfth race of the 2014 season ahead of the determined Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo who finished in second and third place respectively.

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Oct 29

24H SERIES powered by Hankook rapidly growing with full international status

The calendar for the 2015 24H SERIES powered by Hankook at a glance

The announcement that the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook is set to become a full international series with championship status, application for which has been filed with the FIA, numerous teams have already expressed their interest to become part of the inaugural season.

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Oct 29

Austin says Vettel qualifying absence ‘unfortunate’

Organisers of the US grand prix say world champion Sebastian Vettel’s absence from qualifying this weekend is “unfortunate”.

Austin cowboy booths The Red Bull driver will sit out Saturday’s decisive session and start the Austin race from the pitlane, as he takes a penalty for using an unscheduled sixth engine of the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Prost doubts Renault can catch Mercedes in 2015

F1 legend Alain Prost doubts struggling engine supplier Renault can catch dominant Mercedes in 2015.

2014-05-16 - Renault - Formula E - Alain Prost Having faltered at the start of the new turbo V6 era, Renault – whose prominent F1 partner is the outgoing world champion team Red Bull – can upgrade its 2014 engine to the tune of 48 per cent under the existing ‘freeze’ regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Collapsing F1 teams ‘made mistakes’ – Haas

As F1’s two backmarker teams collapse, 2016 newcomer Haas’ plans continue to take shape.

Haas F1 Team The teams that were ultimately known as Caterham, Marussia and HRT are all now gone, but Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas is determined not to make the same mistakes as his North Carolina based Haas F1 Team takes its next bold steps. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Sainz must wait another month for Toro Rosso news

An increasingly impatient Carlos Sainz jr says he will have to wait another month for Red Bull to decide his future in formula one.

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden) “After what we have achieved this year,” the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion told Spain’s Marca, “there is no alternative choice for me other than formula one.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Domenicali to start work at Audi next week – report

Stefano Domenicali will reportedly start work at Audi next week.

2014-01-16_0782 Earlier this month, reports emerged that the former Ferrari team boss had accepted an offer to work for the Volkswagen-owned carmaker. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

WorldRX and NASCAR Canadian Tire are back at the GP3R for 2015

GP3R fans can enjoy both series fully and completely, they will be held on separate weekends

GP3R logo Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières is proud to announce the return of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil1 and of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy for its 2015 edition.

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Oct 28

Formula One teams United States Grand Prix preview

United States Grand Prix Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Austin, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Rosberg not giving up on 2014 title

Nico Rosberg is convinced he is still in the running for the 2014 title.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (2) The German, once the runaway championship leader, has fallen 17 points behind with just three races to go off the back of teammate Lewis Hamilton’s run of dominant form. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

World Touring Car Champion López to race at ROC 2014

At the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados

Newly-crowned World Touring Car Champion José Maria ‘Pechito’ López has signed up to compete at the 2014 Race Of Champions, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Season review part 1: Italy’s Prema Powerteam clinches all the titles

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

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As defending drivers’ and team champions, Prema Powerteam entered the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season as favourites and met the expectations. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Colin Thompson to make Porsche Supercup debut in Austin

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Newly crowned Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Champion Colin Thompson will make his debut in the preeminent Porsche one-make Series, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, this weekend at the Circuit of Americas, in Austin, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Goodwood Kartways Pan American Challenge report

Brand will make his seventh-consecutive trip to the Grand Finals in November.

Rotax Max Challenge Pan American logo Goodwood Kartways had nine drivers in action at the Pan American Challenge a week ago and with the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals just one month away the Intrepid charges prepared in the best way possible: sweeping the DD2 classes and producing an epic drive in Rotax Senior.

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