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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 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 17

Amid Alonso commotion, Raikkonen staying put

Amid all the ‘silly season’ commotion surrounding Fernando Alonso, the other Ferrari driver insists he is going nowhere fast.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (4) Newly-departed president Luca di Montezemolo confirmed the paddock’s most open secret this week when he admitted the Spaniard is jumping ship. One reason Alonso has gone on the market, Montezemolo explained, is that he is at “an age when he cannot wait to win again”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Europe could recommend Russia GP boycott

Mere days ago, Bernie Ecclestone remained certain formula one will race for the first time in Russia next month.

2014-08-13 - Sochi 2 Amid the Ukrainian crisis and the MH17 atrocity, the F1 chief executive defended his decision to resist calls to cancel the inaugural Sochi event. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Mattiacci says Ferrari wants Brawn back

Ferrari wants Ross Brawn back, the team’s new boss Marco Mattiacci has made clear.

Marco Mattiacci - photo Getty Briton Brawn stepped down as Mercedes’ team boss last year, but before that he had been Maranello’s authoritative technical director during the ultra-successful Michael Schumacher era. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Greece ‘keen’ to host F1 race – Ecclestone

Greece could be the next destination for formula one.

According to F1 business journalist Christian Sylt, despite economic austerity measures in the southern European country, a Greek race could be called the ‘Mediterranean grand prix’. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

‘Unlikely’ Red Bull can catch Mercedes – Horner

Boss Christian Horner has admitted it is “unlikely” Red Bull will catch up with dominant Mercedes in 2014.

2014-06-08_0831 But F1’s surprise on-form youngster Daniel Ricciardo, who entered the current summer break with a second win of the season, is more confident. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 12

Vettel tired after dominant run in F1 – Horner

Part of Sebastian Vettel’s problem in 2014 is that he is ‘worn out’, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has revealed.

2014-07-17 - 99003 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Having utterly dominated the sport, culminating in his four consecutive drivers’ titles between 2010 and last year, the 27-year-old German has struggled for form this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Clouds still gathering over Ecclestone’s reign

“Constantin will be appealing those findings”

A German media company will appeal the verdict in Bernie Ecclestone’s London civil case amid the F1 bribery scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Ferrari’s wind tunnel crisis now over

Fernando Alonso has confirmed reports Ferrari has now ended its wind tunnel crisis.

2014-01-31 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso (1) For some time, including throughout last season, the famous Italian marque has been working at Toyota’s Cologne facilities, while the troublesome Maranello wind tunnel was closed for a complete overhaul. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Perez hopes to impress ‘top team’ in 2014

“Hopefully I can do that and have another chance in a top team in a winning car.”

2013-06-09_0551 Force India has completed its all-new 2014 driver lineup, confirming Sergio Perez as Nico Hulkenberg’s teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Ferrari can veto Horner’s appointment to top F1 job

Ecclestone has played down his comments about Horner

2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Christian Horner - Bernie EcclestoneFerrari’s political power extends even to the identity of Bernie Ecclestone’s eventual successor. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Ferrari tester tips 2014 advantage for Red Bull

“There will always be continuity” – Gene

2012-06-09_0188Ferrari’s test driver has admitted Red Bull will enter the 2014 season with a technical advantage, despite the radical new regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Only Vettel ‘sad’ 2013 season finally over

“Next year, the simulator will be running virtually around the clock” – Dr Helmut Marko

Sebastian Vettel sous la pluieSebastian Vettel says he is “sad” the 2013 season, characterised by his history-making dominance, is now over. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Alonso not Ferrari ‘number 1′ – Montezemolo

“I don’t like number 1, number 2″

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Getty ImagesHaving given Fernando Alonso “eight out of ten” for his 2013 season, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo now insists the Spaniard is not the famous Italian team’s number 1 driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Luca di Montezemolo has given Fernando Alonso “eight out of ten” for the Spaniard’s 2013 season.

Montezemolo gives Alonso ‘8 out of 10′ for 2013

Fernando alonso GP USA - photo © DPPI - Frédéric Le Floch While the Italian team is struggling to hold third position in the constructors’ championship, and Felipe Massa is just eighth in the drivers’ standings, Alonso last weekend sealed the runner-up spot behind Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Alonso’s Pirelli criticism ‘very nervous’ – chairman

“It means tyres have to be used within the limits we provide teams.”

2013-09-06 - Fernando Alonso - 0005Pirelli chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera has hit back at Fernando Alonso’s criticism of the Italian marque’s F1 tyres in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Court rules India GP can go ahead

Axe unlikely to fall on 2013 India GP

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Jenson Button 09This weekend’s Indian grand prix is going ahead. Earlier, a public campaigner appealed to the supreme court for an injunction against proceedings at the Buddh circuit, on the basis race organisers have not paid enough tax. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Vettel denies Ricciardo unwise choice for 2014

Vettel played down suggestions Red Bull will be on the back foot

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (15)Sebastian Vettel has played down suggestions Red Bull’s rivals have put the world champions on the back foot with their driver lineups for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

‘Don’t write off New Jersey race’ – team boss

“They have a contract”

2011-06-26_0247The fate of the inaugural 2014 New Jersey race is still uncertain, despite Bernie Ecclestone saying just days ago that it’s “not on the cards”. Read the rest of this entry »

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