Tag Archive: BBC

Nov 02

Wolff explains ‘concept flaw’ in proposed F1 engine plans

“The flaw of the concept is that it’s a completely new engine and new investment.”

20170324-096Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Formula 1’s proposed new power units for 2021 are ‘a completely new engine’ and haven’t been met positively by existing manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 25

WEC: New Tv broadcast team announced for 2017

The team will be fully supported from the pits and paddock

2015-10-22_38162The FIA World Endurance Championship is delighted to announce that one of the modern greats of endurance racing, Allan McNish, will be a key part of its refreshed broadcast team for 2017.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

McLaren sound out Mercedes switch as Honda struggles

With Honda being hit by an unreliable and uncompetitive power unit at the start of 2017

McLaren sound out Mercedes switch as Honda strugglesMcLaren have reportedly made initial steps to see how viable a switch to Mercedes power units could be after its F1 pre-season testing nightmare with current partner Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 23

Hamilton: The big unknown is Red Bull

“I hope it’ll be close so we’ll be fighting with Red Bull and Ferrari. That’s what the fans want to see.”
Hamilton: The big unknown is Red BullLewis Hamilton says the 2017 F1 technical regulation revamp is ‘a completely new slate’ for all the teams and has already picked out Red Bull as the rival he’s most intrigued to understand.
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Dec 16

Williams open to Bottas release, Massa to return?

Mercedes has confirmed that it will not reveal the identity of Rosberg’s replacement until January 2017 at the earliest
Williams open to Bottas release, Massa to return?Claire Williams has for the first time revealed that the Williams Martini Racing team will be willing to release Valtteri Bottas to join Mercedes, but only if it can source an experienced alternative to replace him. Read the rest of this entry »
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Dec 12

Mercedes sets sights on Bottas to replace Rosberg

Bottas is currently contracted to race with Williams for a fifth consecutive season in 2017
2016-06-12_1108 Mercedes has engaged in negotiations with Williams to release Valtteri Bottas from his contract to replace Nico Rosberg in the title-winning team, it has been reported.
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Nov 03

Ross Brawn plays down F1 chief talk

“I’m doing a little consulting to help them better understand F1 but that’s all.”
2013-06-08_1134 Ross Brawn has denied reports he is being lined up to succeed Bernie Ecclestone as F1 chief, insisting he is simply ‘doing a little consultancy’ for the Liberty Group.
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Sep 22

McLaren denies Apple buyout talks

“We can confirm that McLaren is not in discussion with Apple in respect of any potential investment”
2016-06-08_0065 McLaren has played down reports of Apple looking to heavily invest or buyout the company after news speculated negotiations were imminent. Read the rest of this entry »
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Sep 20

New F1 boss Chase Carey teases US expansion

Hinting there could be more events in locations as ‘Los Angeles, New York and Miami’
Chase Carey New Formula 1 Chairman Chase Carey has indicated it is his intention to further expand the sport in crucial American and Asian markets as he looks to take it to ‘another level’. Read the rest of this entry »
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May 26

Jules Bianchi’s family begins legal proceedings

“Jules Bianchi’s death was avoidable”
2014-06-05_0125 The family of the late Jules Bianchi are to begin legal proceedings against the FIA, Marussia and FOM following the F1 driver’s death as a result of injuries sustained during the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »
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May 23

McLaren will be team to defeat Mercedes – Dennis

Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button have repeatedly stated the chassis is as competitive as the front runners

Ron Dennis says McLaren will be the team to halt Mercedes’ dominance in F1, suggesting the forthcoming change in technical regulations will be its opportunity to claw back ground.

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Apr 26

Project CARS competition identifies the fastest virtual car racing drivers on earth (+video)

Virtual Car Racing Comes of Age

Project CARS competition identifies the fastest virtual car racing drivers on earth A unique Project CARS Esports season begins on Friday, April 15, that pits amateur and professional car racing aficionados from all over the world against each other in a series of competitions that identifies the fastest simulated car racing drivers in the world. The winners, which will be identified in October 2016, get to split almost $23,000 in cash prizes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 11

Eddie Jordan chooses Top Gear over Channel 4

Eddie Jordan is added to the Top Gear presenting team, which is likely to rule him out of following F1 coverage to Channel 4
2015-06-06_1637 Eddie Jordan has been confirmed as the latest addition to the new look Top Gear presenting team when it returns in May, alongside a large line-up including Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc. Read the rest of this entry »
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Jan 26

Drivers pushing for ‘maximum’ speed Pirelli tyres

“If we get sticky tyres, we will have happy drivers, and happy drivers means authentic and honest performance…”

2015-06-03_14672 Formula 1 drivers have prepared a proposal that it hopes will prompt Pirelli could produce tyres capable of being driven ‘to the maximum’ rather than follow the high degradation blueprint favoured by FOM. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 11

Ecclestone: Ferrari is challenging mandate move

However, Ecclestone remains unconcerned if the matter is taken further

Ecclestone: Ferrari is challenging mandate moveBernie Ecclestone says Ferrari has written a letter to the FIA complaining that it doesn’t have the right to hand down a mandate that could give the F1 supremo and the governing body pivotal power in decision-making processes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 26

FIA to study closed-cockpit concepts!

Charlie Whiting says motorsport’s governing body will look into further ways to improve driver safety

2015-06-06_1639The FIA will consider ways to improve driver safety in the wake of Justin Wilson’s death, including a revisiting of closed-cockpit concepts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 20

Mahindra tests season two car

Successful two-day outing for new car in Dunsfold

Successful two-day outing for new car in DunsfoldMahindra Racing is the latest team to test its new technology for season two of the FIA Formula E Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 16

Tata Communications takes real-time data visualisation to the next level with the first challenge of the 2015 F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize

Tata Communications today announces the first challenge of the 2015 F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize.
F1 CIP Judges from left to right; David Coulthard, F1 Commentator; Mehul Kapadia, Managing Director F1 Business at Tata Communic The goal of the USD $50,000 prize, launched last year, is to inspire technical visionaries and creative minds worldwide to harness innovation in Formula 1® racing through two technology challenges.

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Mar 09

Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson: “Rallycross is brilliant!”

Co-presenters Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond watched their colleague in action from Lydden Hill’s race control tower

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson:

The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy was featured on last night’s episode of BBC Top Gear, with Jeremy Clarkson describing the sport as “brilliant” and James May stating that it is “pound for pound the most exciting sport in the world.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Torque of V6 engine ‘like Star Wars’ – Coulthard

David Coulthard says he was blown away by the performance of this year’s title-winning Mercedes turbo V6 engine.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (17) Recently at Silverstone, the former McLaren and Red Bull driver tried this year’s controversial ‘power unit’ technology for the first time with a turn at the wheel of the 2014 Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

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