Tag Archive: F1

Dec 18

Tata Communications announces the winner of the inaugural F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize

Concept of using a crowd sourced commentary competition to catalogue FOM’s digital archive takes $50,000 top prize

Tata Communications logo Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, today unveils the Grand Prize winner of the inaugural F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize.

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Dec 15

Sowery eyes up F1 test and Auto GP

Auto GP recently announced their new package for 2015 which offers an F1 test with a leading F1 team
Toby Sowery MSV F3 Cup Champion Toby Sowery has set his sights on Auto GP next year and will be undertaking a test programme with Virtuosi Racing in the New Year with a view to a full season.

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Dec 04

Korea added to 21-race 2015 F1 calendar

Canadian Grand Prix set for June 7

2012-10-14 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Korea International Circuit 03 The FIA has announced a 21-race calendar for the 2015 F1 season, with Korea provisionally added early in the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

How Formula E gets from A to B

Logistics are, of course, fundamental to any international race series

Discover how Formula E travels around the worldTransporting 40 Formula E race cars, highly sensitive lithium-ion batteries and all the teams’ equipment around the world safely, and on time, is a huge undertaking. But doing it in the most sustainable way possible brings with it even further challenges. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Toro Rosso confirms Sainz for 2015

Toro Rosso late on Friday confirmed reports Carlos Sainz jr will complete the Red Bull-owned junior team’s 2015 driver lineup.

Formula Renault 3.5 Series Champion, Carlos Sainz to Formula 1 in 2015

The 20-year-old Spaniard and new Formula Renault 3.5 champion will replace the Italian based team’s driver of the past three seasons, Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

No engine ‘discount’ for small teams – report

The F1 Commission this week failed to act on the issue of the sport’s struggling small teams.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi (5) A report at Italy’s specialist Autosprint described the Geneva meeting as a “fiasco”, as 29 items were on the agenda “but only six were actually discussed”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Williams poaches sponsor from struggling Lotus

A major backer of the Lotus team has switched allegiances within the F1 pitlane.

2014-07-26 - Williams Martini Racing - Hungary - Valterri Bottas 02Earlier this year, amid the Enstone team’s slump from fourth in 2012 and 2013 to just eighth in the 2014 constructors’ standings, rumours emerged that the Anglo-Dutch multinational Unilever could switch from Lotus to McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Hulkenberg to split F1 with Le Mans in 2015

Nico Hulkenberg will contest next year’s Le Mans 24 hour race.

IMG_4072 It was announced in a statement that the full-time Force India driver will spearhead a third prototype entrant for the German manufacturer Porsche in the fabled sports car endurance race. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Vettel exit spoiled Vergne’s Red Bull future

Jean-Eric Vergne says he was a contender to replace the Ferrari-bound Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull.

2014-06-08_0586 But the Frenchman, who has instead been dropped from the energy drink company’s F1 roster altogether, explained that circumstances simply conspired against him in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

F1 votes on rule changes for 2015 season

F1 has moved to scrap the highly controversial double points system ahead of the 2015 season.

Bernie Ecclestone -Donald Mackenzie Bernie Ecclestone’s innovation, designed to keep spice in the championship fight until the final corners of the season, has been furiously unpopular. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

European Commission ‘looking into’ F1

Following British politician Anneliese Dodds’ recent letter

European Commission.svgThe European Commission (EC) is now looking into potential anti-competition breaches within formula one, according to international media reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Schumacher ‘sits in the sun’ – magazine

A German lifestyle magazine is being criticised for publishing a photo of Michael Schumacher on the cover of its latest issue.

2012-11-18_0006 Media insiders say the photo of the F1 legend, wearing sunglasses and a black winter jacket, may appear initially to be the first look at Schumacher since his horror skiing accident eleven months ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Sainz denies Toro Rosso decision already made

Carlos Sainz jr has denied he already knows he will make his F1 debut with Toro Rosso next year.

Carlo Sainz Jr Spanish and French media reports have suggested team owner Red Bull has now decided to replace the experienced Jean-Eric Vergne with the Spanish rookie in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Denmark eyes F1 race for 2018

Denmark is the latest country in the queue to host a formula one race.

Red with a white cross that extends to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist sideThe Danish newspaper Herning Folkeblad said the Nordic country, already with a local driver on the grid in the form of Kevin Magnussen, is eyeing a grand prix debut for 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Hamilton wants to keep number 44 in 2015

2014 world champion Lewis Hamilton wants to keep his personal race number 44 next year rather than switch to number 1.

Hamilton - UK flag Traditionally, the reigning world champion in F1 wears the coveted number 1. But a change early in 2014, mimicking the system in MotoGP, meant drivers were able to pick their own number between 2 and 99 to keep for the rest of their careers. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Qatar to break F1 fee record in 2017 – report

Qatar, the small Arab country, looks set to break F1’s record for the highest-paying grand prix host.

F1 business journalist Christian Sylt, who is close to the sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, cited ‘sources’ in reporting that Qatar looks set to pay about $78 million a year beginning with its first race no later than 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Mallya slams Red Bull as F1 ‘cheats’

Rival F1 team Force India has blasted outgoing world champions Red Bull as the “cheats” of the sport.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Dr Vijay Mallya 02 “Red Bull gives you flexible wings,” team supremo and co-owner Vijay Mallya said on Twitter on Sunday. The former Indian billionaire’s attack on the energy drink-owned team follows not just the latest flexible wing saga, but also team boss Christian Horner supposedly enraging his counterparts in a recent meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Ecclestone ready to ‘tear up’ income contracts

“Personally, I would tear up all of the contracts and discuss the redistribution of money.  No problem,”

2012-06-07_0277 Bernie Ecclestone on Saturday said he is prepared to “tear up” contracts and start again, as the sport’s civil war appeared to ease slightly in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Angry teams happier after Mackenzie meeting

F1’s three angry teams seemed slightly less angry on Saturday after a meeting with Donald Mackenzie.

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams The usually paddock-shy CVC chief made the trip to Abu Dhabi to meet with Bernie Ecclestone and Lotus, Sauber and Force India, with the three teams crying foul over how the power and income is distributed within formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

F1 civil war rages on in Abu Dhabi

The civil war in formula one continues to rage.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit 03 Earlier, the governing FIA summoned Bob Fernley (Force India), Gerard Lopez (Lotus) and Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber) to mandatorily attend Friday’s official press conference in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

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