Tag Archive: Charlie Whiting

Nov 12

Horner: Keep it simple and let drivers race!

There’s too much subjectivity and interpretation of different events

2016-06-10_2991-16-01-05 Christian Horner has blasted the ‘over-regulated’ aspects in F1 in light of the fallout from the Mexican Grand Prix and wants F1 decision-makers to come up with simple rules and let drivers race. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Vettel, Whiting to face off in FIA drivers’ press conference

Whiting will make an unusual appearance alongside the drivers’ called by the FIA to the Thursday press conference

Vettel, Whiting to face off in FIA drivers’ press conferenceFIA race director Charlie Whiting is making a surprise appearance in Thursday’s drivers’ press conference ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix alongside Sebastian Vettel in his first media appearance after his expletive outbursts in Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Vettel not charged by FIA for outburst

After his ‘sincere apology and strong commitment’
Vettel not charged by FIA for outburstThe FIA will not punish Sebastian Vettel for his expletive radio messages to race director Charlie Whiting and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen at the end of the Mexican Grand Prix.
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Oct 31

Sebastian Vettel tells Charlie Whiting to ‘f**k off’

Vettel loses podium for new ‘moving under braking’ offence

Sebastian Vettel 2 Mexico 2016 Sebastian Vettel tells FIA race director Charlie Whiting to “f**k off” as tensions hit boiling point at the end of the Mexican Grand Prix in the battle for third with Max Verstappen. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Verstappen ‘unaffected’ by driving tactic critique

“Like any 18-year-old it’s water off a ducks back, he’s focused on his racing”
2016-07-10-Sunday-0043 Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner says he saw no change in Max Verstappen’s approach during the Italian Grand Prix after the youngster’s driving was brought sharply into focus by rival criticism ahead of the Monza event.
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Sep 03

Verstappen escapes grilling at F1 driver briefing

“The problem is that journalists and fans keep thinking us drivers have a problem with Max.”

No mention of Max Verstappen was made during the driver briefing for the Italian Grand Prix despite the furore prompted by a driving style some rivals deem to be too aggressive. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Charlie Whiting hails ‘Superb’ Baku City Circuit (+video)

“I am getting quite excited about the idea of coming here to race”

Charlie Whiting hails 'Superb' Baku City Circuit FIA Formula One Race Director and Safety Delegate, Charlie Whiting, returned to Baku to inspect the readiness of the Baku City Circuit ahead of the 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE, to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan on the weekend of June 17th-19th. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Just 2 engines per driver by 2019 – report

“I am confident they will succeed” – Charlie Whiting

F1’s long-life engine rules will get more than twice as arduous for manufacturers beyond 2019. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

‘Halo’ set for F1 introduction from 2017

The much discussed device broke cover during testing
‘Halo’ set for F1 introduction from 2017The controversial ‘halo’ cockpit protection device is on course to be introduced to Formula 1 from 2017 as the FIA continues to work on its development following a public airing in pre-season testing.
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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 »

Jun 30

Todt willing to take control of F1 regulation changes

FIA President Jean Todt says he would be willing to accept calls to disband the Strategy Group

2015-06-21_0116Jean Todt says he is prepared to take control and determine the F1 regulations alongside Bernie Ecclestone, but isn’t convinced it would be popular amongst teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Stewards to rule on Austin qualifying tweak – report

F1 is heading awkwardly into the US grand prix weekend, following the collapse of the two backmarkers Caterham and Marussia.

Austin - Texas The sport has always had a dubious relationship with America, although Austin’s inaugural races in 2012 and last year were proclaimed definite successes, featuring big crowds and the exciting Circuit of the Americas layout. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Brawn, Domenicali to investigate Bianchi crash

A group of well-known F1 names will work with the sport’s governing body to investigate the crash of seriously injured driver Jules Bianchi.

2014-06-04_0348 It is already known that new processes for yellow flag periods, and safety skirts for recovery vehicles, will be looked into by the newly-formed ‘accident panel’ instigated by FIA president Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

FIA asks teams for Bianchi crash information

F1’s governing body has formed an ‘accident panel’ in the wake of Jules Bianchi’s life threatening crash.

2014-06-07_0535 The news, confirmed in a letter from the FIA to “all F1 teams” this week, follows Marussia angrily hitting back at media reports the team and its French driver were to blame for Bianchi’s crash into a recovery vehicle at Suzuka 11 days ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Emotions still high as Bianchi fights for life

Marussia has been thrown into the spotlight as more information reportedly emerges about Jules Bianchi’s tragic Suzuka crash.

2014-06-05_0125 Germany’s Sport Bild claims an FIA transmission recorded at the time of the Frenchman’s incident said: “Bianchi did not slow down under yellow”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

F1 to test yellow flag speed limits in Austin

“It seems to be a feasible idea” – Alonso 

Austin - Circuit of the Americas F1 looks set to test new software and procedures next time out in Austin that will automatically limit the speed of the cars through double waved yellow flag zones. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

F1 eyeing driver speed limit for yellow flags

F1 is considering a couple of rule changes in response to Jules Bianchi’s serious crash at Suzuka last weekend.

2014-08-09_0351 The most significant is that, when double yellow flags are being waved, drivers may have their pitlane speed limiters automatically triggered. It would have the twofold benefit of not only preventing the sort of accident that sent Bianchi off the track, but ensuring that every driver is equally disadvantaged by caution zones. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

FIA set to reveal Bianchi crash investigation

FIA president Jean Todt is also in Russia this weekend.

FIA The atmosphere in the Sochi paddock is grim, with many drivers visibly upset and even angry in the wake of the circumstances surrounding Jules Bianchi’s crash. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Questions explode as Bianchi crash video emerges

“Was it the direction of the race or the officials who were at the corner?”
 

2014-06-07_0535 As Jules Bianchi lies critically ill in a Japanese hospital, grave questions are being asked about the circumstances surrounding his terrifying collision with a recovery vehicle on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Questions being asked after Bianchi crash

“The light was low and the track was slippery and that’s why I was caught out” – Adrian Sutil

2014-02-19_0004 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi With the extent of Jules Bianchi’s injuries still unclear, F1 is already turning its attention to the controversial circumstances surrounding his accident that stopped the wet Japanese grand prix on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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