Tag Archive: F1 Commission

Jun 22

Rosberg opposed to ‘extreme’ F1 proposals

Nico Rosberg is not sure what all the fuss is about

2014-06-08_1139 This weekend in Austria, a palpable air of soul-searching has been evident in the paddock, as F1 muses the effect of the current ‘show’ on dwindling television audiences and nervous sponsors. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Todt admits some F1 teams may not survive

Jean Todt has admitted some F1 teams are in danger of bowing out

Jean Todt président FIA (DR) Despite the impressively rejuvenated Red Bull Ring, an air of slight melancholy has gripped the F1 paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

F1 to adopt standing re-starts in 2015

Hot on the heels of exhaust trumpets and titanium sparks, the latest radical F1 innovation has now emerged. 

2014-06-08_0764Multiple authoritative sources are reporting that, at last week’s F1 Commission meeting, it was agreed that standing re-starts will spice up the show from 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Teams must agree to cost-cutting rules – Todt

Jean Todt insists his hands are tied after F1’s most powerful teams vetoed the move to a budget cap for 2015.

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images It has been suggested former FIA president Max Mosley, whose antagonistic approach stands in stark contrast to the low-profile Frenchman Todt, would have found a way to force the teams to embrace the cost-cutting crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Pirelli pushing teams for 2011-spec test car

Pirelli is pushing the F1 teams to agree a track testing solution for 2012.

Pirelli logoPirelliLast year, the sport’s new official tyre supplier used defunct team Toyota’s updated 2009 car – driven by Nick Heidfeld, Pedro de la Rosa, Romain Grosjean and Lucas di Grassi – to develop its P-Zero tyres.

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Jan 25

Pirelli reveals brighter tyre colours for 2012

Pirelli’s tyres for 2012 are brighter, squarer and softer, the Italian marque announced on Wednesday.

Pirelli2011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - Pirelli 01F1’s official supplier had summoned F1 journalists to the venue of the Abu Dhabi grand prix to launch its second season on the grid.

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Nov 09

Officials coy amid ongoing Bahrain axe rumours

It is believed that, for now, the 2012 calendar as published by the FIA stands firm.

Flagworld - FIABahrain International CircuitFIA officials as well as Bernie Ecclestone are coy this week amid continuing uncertainty about Bahrain’s return to the F1 calendar next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Customer cars wrong for F1 insists HRT’s Kolles

Colin Kolles has revealed he does not support moves to legalise ‘customer cars’ in formula one.

2011-10-29 -  HRT F1 Team - India - Narain Karthikeyan 022011-08-28 - HRT F1 Team - Belgium - Colin Kolles -  Jacky Eeckelaert- 01On Thursday in Geneva, the F1 Commission will debate a proposal to liberalise the next Concorde Agreement so that the sharing of intellectual property is not so tightly controlled.

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Nov 01

F1 2012 to take more shape this week

F1’s class of 2012 will take some more shape at the F1 Commission meeting this week in Geneva.

2011-10-30 - Red Bull Racing - India - Sebastian Vettel - teams 1Flagworld - F1It was already known that Team Lotus, set to be Caterham next season, and Enstone based Renault – to be renamed Lotus – will likely have their applications rubber-stamped on Thursday. The Sunday Times also reports that Virgin could be set for an official name change.

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Oct 31

Whitmarsh denies McLaren breaching constructor definition

Martin Whitmarsh has fended off claims teams like McLaren are already breaching the current definition of a F1 ‘constructor’.

2011-09-23 - Singapore - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Martin Whitmarsh 012011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Jenson Button - Martin Whitmarsh 01The issue is on the agenda for this week’s F1 Commission meeting in Geneva, with the possible outcome to be the legalisation of the sale of entire ‘customer cars’ to small teams.

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Oct 08

Bahar not denying Genii to buy into Group Lotus

Group Lotus chief Dany Bahar on Saturday declined to quell speculation the sports car carmaker may be taken over by formula one team owner Genii

Toyota - Lotus - Dany Bahar - Akio Toyoda2011-02-03 - Genii Business Exchange 2It has been rumoured at Suzuka that Lotus, currently the title sponsor of Genii’s Enstone based team Renault, is set to resolve its dispute with rival team Team Lotus. That resolution could lead to Team Lotus becoming Caterham and Renault being renamed Lotus in 2012, pending the consent of the F1 Commission and fellow teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Grand prix hosts threatened F1 boycott – report

Grand prix organisers around the world threatened to pull the plug if formula one pushed ahead with small ‘green’ engines

Flagworld - FIA2011-06-09_0314Every formula one race promoter except China and Korea signed a letter by Australian organiser Ron Walker saying they would drop F1 and instead host Indycar events if the FIA did not do a u-turn over the controversial engine plan. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Even Renault happy with V6 compromise – Boullier

” Everybody is willing to have the V6 as the base for 2014” – Boullier

2011-05-20 - Lotus Renault GP - Spain - Eric Boullier 012011-01-31 - Lotus Renault GP  - R31 Launch 0000F1 engine supplier Renault is happy with the new engine rules for 2014, despite recently threatening to quit if four-cylinder rules did not debut a year earlier than that. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

F1 Commission agrees V6 engine rules for 2014

Formula one has taken another step towards overturning the scheduled 2013 engine rules.

Flagworld - F12011-06-09_0306We reported on Sunday that Bernie Ecclestone summoned a meeting of the F1 Commission to take place at Heathrow airport on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

F1 agrees to push ahead with new engines in 2013

F1 chief executive Ecclestone admits he still has misgivings.

2010-05-30 - Red Bull Racing - Bernie Ecclestone - Christian Horner 01Flagworld - F1Despite the reluctance of Bernie Ecclestone and key manufacturers including Ferrari, F1 is pushing ahead with a radical new engine formula for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Sauber to drop BMW from name after 2010 season

F1’s Swiss team will keep the ‘BMW’ in its name until the end of the season.

2010-06-11-0080After the F1 Commission meeting on Monday, it emerged that the BMW Sauber F1 Team had applied to change its name to simply Sauber Motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Sauber applies to drop ‘BMW’ from official name

The word ‘BMW’ is set to be officially dropped from the title of formula one’s Hinwil based team.

2010-06-13_0296Although the German carmaker pulled out of the sport at the end of last year, Peter Sauber’s once-again independent team retained the official title BMW Sauber F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

F1 may reconsider two pitstop rule for 2010

F1 may consider forcing drivers to make at least two pit stops during grands prix.

The proposal was actually discussed for possible introduction in 2010, but at a recent meeting the F1 Commission decided against it. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

More rule changes possible for 2010

New FOTA-backed global fan survey launched

Even more rules changes may be adopted prior to the start of the 2010 season. Following Monday’s meeting of the F1 Commission in Paris, the FIA confirmed the reported tweaks to the points system and the reduced tyre allocation.

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Jan 27

Top ten must use qualifying tyres in 2010

Marca said that “most” of the teams at the FOTA meeting voted for the rule change

The top ten qualifiers in 2010 will have to start grands prix with the same tyres used at the end of Q3, according to reports. Read the rest of this entry »

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