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Jan 31

Mansell: McLaren’s struggles show ‘something wrong’ with F1

“We’ve got a backlog of drivers wanting to come into F1, we need more manufacturers, at least 26 cars”

1981_12NigelMansellLotus-Cosworth11992 world champion Nigel Mansell believes there is “something wrong” with Formula 1 when teams such as McLaren are unable to be competitive, calling on Liberty Media to make the series more evenly-matched and balanced. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 30

Alonso: Renault giving McLaren F1 more facts than Honda

“I think the struggles that we had in the last three years made the team very strong.”

2017-06-09_0004While the start of the season is still six weeks away, Alonso is already encouraged by the progress Renault is making, saying there is more firm proof of progress than Honda offered. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 29

Stroll: ‘I’m a completely different driver’ compared to Melbourne

“I definitely feel like compared to where I was in Melbourne 2017, I’m a completely different driver.”

2017-06-09_0035Lance Stroll feels he is now “a completely different driver” compared to when he made his Formula 1 debut at the Australian Grand Prix in March 2017, gaining experience from racing at the highest level in motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 27

Brown targets team boss ‘triple crown’ with McLaren

“It’s a massive privilege to work at McLaren, that’s a dream come true”

2017-06-09-15-23-28_2102Zak Brown has set his sights on following Fernando Alonso’s lead by completing the ‘triple crown of motorsport’ with McLaren in a team boss capacity. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 26

Why big changes in F1 are good for sports fans, brands, and digital publishers

It feels like a long time ago that Formula 1 was just ‘on’ in the background over a weekend

2017-06-11_1969Followers did their best to glue themselves to the box (and back then it really was a box) and potential new fans stumbled across the petrol-fuelled madness while hopping across the four or five available channels, and were instantly hooked. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 25

Pirelli: 2017 F1 tyres were conservative for a reason

“Last year’s tyres in my opinion were working quite well with the target to develop tyres that are less conservative”

2017-06-09_0010Pirelli motorsport chief Mario Isola says its reasons behind producing conservative tyre compounds in 2017 was based on minimising risk during the regulations overhaul seen in F1. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 24

Force India to reveal new name at F1 car launch


2017-10-18_0004Force India will go ahead with plans to rebrand for 2018, with its new name set to be revealed at the launch of its new car on February 25 in Barcelona (Auto Motor und Sport). Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 23

Bottas: Mercedes has no idea where we’re going to be

“A new season full of opportunities and my aim is to take those opportunities this year”

2017-06-08_0183Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver Valtteri Bottas concedes he has “no idea where we are going to be” in the pecking order ahead of the 2018 season. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 22

Sainz Jr. realises family fears after father’s Dakar triumph

Sainz Jr. will return to racing action at the start of the new F1 season in Australia on March 25.

F1: Sainz Jr. realises family fears after father's Dakar triumphCarlos Sainz Jr. says he has come to realise just how difficult it is to see family members racing and putting themselves at risk after seeing his father race and win the Dakar Rally last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 21

Mercedes “100% aligned” with Ferrari on F1’s future

“We are the good cop and the bad cop”

2017-06-11_1048Head of Mercedes-Benz Dieter Zetsche says the German manufacturer’s future vision for Formula 1 is “100% aligned” with rivals Ferrari despite it being less outspoken over the plans laid out by new owners Liberty Media. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 20

Stroll eager to build “close relationship” with Sirotkin

“I would like to welcome Sergey to Williams and I am looking forward to having him as my team-mate”

F1: Sergey Sirotkin, Lance Stroll, WilliamsLance Stroll has welcomed new Williams team-mate Sergey Sirotkin with open arms and is keen to form a solid working partnership to benefit his and the team’s 2018 Formula 1 campaign. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 19

Leclerc: 2018 Ferrari engine big boost for Alfa Romeo Sauber

“I have already worked with some of the Ferrari engineers in the past”

F1: Leclerc: 2018 Ferrari engine big boost for Alfa Romeo SauberFormula 1 rookie Charles Leclerc says Alfa Romeo Sauber will be able to attack the 2018 season thanks to its return to up-to-date Ferrari engines having struggled throughout last year with a year-old power unit. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 18

Mercedes sets launch plan for new W09 F1 car

The biggest technical change for the 2018 F1 season comes with the introduction of the ‘Halo’ cockpit

2017-02-23-0021Mercedes has become the latest Formula 1 team to confirm its car launch plan ahead of the 2018 season, with an official unveiling set to take place at Silverstone on February 22. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 17

Martin Whitmarsh to take up F1 advisory role with FIA

Whitmarsh has  worked in America’s Cup sailing and recently took up a place on Formula E’s advisory board

2013-06-08_0053Former McLaren Formula 1 team chief Martin Whitmarsh is set to take up an advisory role with the FIA to help define the series’ future financial regulations. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 16

Renault aim to emulate Mercedes engine and junior driver tie-up

“In my opinion, an important element will be how we leverage our engine supplier activity”

2017-06-09-13-49-26_1269Renault Sport F1 Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul is eager to install a similar structure used by Mercedes to give opportunities to its junior drivers with customer engine supply deals. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 15

Ferrari “not joking” with F1 quit threats – Isola

“There is no interest for Formula 1 to lose Ferrari and there is no interest for Ferrari to lose Formula 1”

2017-06-11_0804Pirelli chief Mario Isola has warned Ferrari’s recent comments about leaving Formula 1 “are not joke claims” and feels it would be a damaging situation for all parties if the Italian team exited the sport. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 13

Honda confirms Button’s Super GT team for 2018

Button stopped racing in F1 full-time at the end of 2016 after 17 straight seasons

2016-06-12_1073Honda has confirmed Jenson Button‘s Super GT racing plans for 2018, placing the 2009 Formula 1 world champion at Team Kunimitsu for his debut season in the series. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 12

Pirelli: Williams put too much pressure on Kubica tyre tes

“I believe the expectations were too high but I don’t think he did a bad job or unable to understand the tyre”

Abu Dhabi GP,  - Robert Kubica, Williams,Pirelli’s Sporting Director Mario Isola feels Williams haven’t given Robert Kubica a fair opportunity of F1 track time to prove he’s capable of a comeback in 2018 if the Polish driver is overlooked as Felipe Massa’s replacement. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 11

Ferrari names Kvyat as F1 development driver

Daniil Kvyat has been named as a Ferrari development driver in Formula 1 having left the Red Bull fold at the end of 2017

2017-06-10_1269The Russian driver has endured a tough couple of years in F1 having been demoted from the Red Bull Racing squad to Toro Rosso with Max Verstappen heading in the other direction midway through 2016. After an underwhelming 2017 season being outperformed by Carlos Sainz Jr he was dropped by the Italian squad after crashing out of the Singapore Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 10

Liberty eager to create “video game cars” in F1

“The cars have got to look great”

Dany FlageoleFormula 1’s Manging Director for Motorsports Ross Brawn has outlined Liberty Media’s plans to create new regulations to make “video game cars” in the future to bring excitement into the design of the cars. Read the rest of this entry »


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