Tag Archive: DRS

Sep 21

Angry Rosberg tells Mercedes to improve

One small problem has cost Nico Rosberg big under the glaring Singapore floodlights.

IMG_7271 Long before the five lights went out on the start gantry on Sunday, the former championship leader’s Mercedes crew was grappling with malfunctioning electronics on the steering wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

FIA backtracks on car performance radio clampdown

The FIA has backtracked over its total clampdown on “performance”-related radio communications in formula one.

2014-06-04_0030 The earlier-announced comprehensive clampdown has been discussed at length in the Singapore paddock, but team managers went into Thursday’s long meeting with Charlie Whiting arguing that it should in fact be relaxed for now. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

DRS to be introduced on GP2 cars in 2015

New technical development for next season

GP2 Series

GP2 Series organisers have announced today that a DRS device will be introduced in the Series next season. CEO Bruno Michel talks about the decision.

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Jul 17

Lauda wants re-think after decade of F1 revolution

Niki Lauda has proposed a sweeping review of every rule change in formula one for the past decade.

2014-06-07_0333 For some, the all-new era of quiet turbo V6 engines was the final straw that broke the floodgates of fierce criticism. The harshest critic has been Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, who has called for an emergency meeting with F1’s major stakeholders. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

F1 legend Forghieri slams ‘ridiculous’ DRS

Legendary Ferrari designer Mauro Forghieri has a couple of simple suggestions to spice up formula one.

2011-06-11_1148 Amid a dwindling television audience in 2014, most of the blame has fallen on the brand new engine rules, with smaller, quiet turbos replacing the screaming V8s of the past. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

‘Bad luck’ for dominant Mercedes’ rivals – Montoya

Mercedes may now be at the front, but little has changed in formula one.

Juan Pablo Montoya - NASCAR - Talladega - 10-2010 That is the view of former driver Juan Pablo Montoya, who left the paddock half-way through the 2006 season to begin his foray in the American series Nascar. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Haug tips Mercedes to fight for 2014 title

“I think Mercedes will be very well positioned”

2013-07-07Beating Red Bull to the world championship will now be “virtually impossible” for rival teams, former Mercedes boss Norbert Haug admits. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Hulkenberg finally paid by struggling Sauber

“At Sauber things are looking up.”

2013-06-08_0089Despite protestations to the contrary, Sauber’s struggle for survival is not over, according to the latest German-language reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Ending slump ‘very difficult’ for Williams – Villeneuve

Ending its slump will be a “very difficult” task for Williams.

2013-06-08_0039That is the view of the great British team’s last world champion, Jacques Villeneuve, who in Germany assessed Williams’ current form on the occasion of its 600th grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Hard racing ‘should not be punished’ – steward Salo

“But while Perez drove pretty aggressively, it was good racing”

Sergio Perez - Jenson Button - photo © FREDERIC LE FLOC'H - DPP Mika Salo has gone some way to confirming reports FIA stewards are being lenient on F1 drivers’ on-track behaviour in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 26

Ferrari ‘calm’ despite troubled start – Gene

“I think this year we will fight until the end for both championships”

2012-06-09_0188Despite a mixed start to the 2013 campaign for Ferrari, test driver Marc Gene insists the mood at Maranello is “calm”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Alonso must chase down Vettel in 2013 – press

“Rarely has a team been the victim of such bad luck as Ferrari in Bahrain”

2013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Fernando Alonso 00The Italian press hailed Sebastian Vettel’s return to top form in Bahrain, whilst lamenting the bad luck that prevented Fernando Alonso from challenging. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Alonso would have challenged Vettel – Barrichello

The Spaniard’s charge, however, was thwarted by a failing DRS rear wing flap

Fernando Alonso Bahrein 2013 - photo © Jad Sherif - WRI2 Fernando Alonso would have fought for victory in Bahrain, according to veteran former driver Rubens Barrichello. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Webber low on fuel during Vettel attack – report

Almost two weeks after the fact, the ‘Multi-21′ affair keeps racing.

Webber - Vettel - photo © ERIC VARGIOLU - DPPI  Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport now reports a new fact: just as Sebastian Vettel ignored the team order to hold station, Mark Webber had turned down his engine because he was saving fuel. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

McLaren electronics causing trouble in Melbourne

F1 cars’ standard electronic units, supplied by a McLaren subsidiary, are causing problems in 2013.

McLaren Electronic Systems logo2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix - Pirelli 03 - TeamsAs the electronic control units (ECU) were upgraded ahead of the turbo V6 debut next year, teams struck trouble during recent testing. McLaren Electronic Systems (MES) reacted to the bugs, but in Melbourne on Saturday, the telemetry links between the cars and FIA race control failed. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Mercedes ‘stuns rivals’ with final test pace

Mercedes is emerging as a surprise contender to take on world champions Red Bull in 2013.

05 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2013-02-23 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Rosberg 02With McLaren and Ferrari perhaps slightly off the ultimate pace in winter testing, most pundits were looking to Lotus to take the fight to Red Bull this year. But Jenson Button said in Barcelona on Friday: “The one team that has been consistently quick has been Mercedes more than anyone else.” Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

The Williams F1 Team Launches the Williams Renault FW35

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2013-02-19 - Williams F1 Team - FW35 (4)2013-02-19 - Williams F1 Team - FW35 (1)The Williams F1 Team launched its 2013 race car the FW35, at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain today. The latest Williams is a culmination of more than 12 months’ research and development by the team’s technical departments in Grove and features improvements in several key areas over last year’s race-winning FW34.

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Dec 28

DRS clampdown ‘sensible’ – Raikkonen

Banning the use of the moveable rear wing innovation DRS on Friday and Saturday is a good move, Kimi Raikkonen has declared.

2012-11-16_00082012-11-17_0010DRS was introduced in 2011 to make overtaking easier during grands prix. But because the FIA feared that setup compromises would minimise the effectiveness of the system, it was decided that DRS could also be used during free practice and qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Practice and qualifying ban for DRS in 2013

The use of the moveable rear wing innovation ‘DRS’ will be banned in practice and qualifying in 2013, it has emerged.

2011-06-11_1132The ban follows complaints from the drivers themselves, who argued that the innovation – to make overtaking easier during races – had also made driving more dangerous. “The request to Charlie (Whiting) was practically unanimous,” Australian driver Mark Webber told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

DRS makes Villeneuve ‘angry’

“It destroys every good battle.”

2012-11-01-00282011-06-11_1148Jacques Villeneuve has admitted he is no fan of ‘DRS’, the moveable rear wing innovation that for the past two seasons has made passing much easier in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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