Tag Archive: F1

Feb 23

Hamilton: The big unknown is Red Bull

“I hope it’ll be close so we’ll be fighting with Red Bull and Ferrari. That’s what the fans want to see.”
Hamilton: The big unknown is Red BullLewis Hamilton says the 2017 F1 technical regulation revamp is ‘a completely new slate’ for all the teams and has already picked out Red Bull as the rival he’s most intrigued to understand.
Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Mercedes launch: Mercedes teases first look at W08

Blue and green graphic swooshes appear over the central bodywork

Mercedes teases first look at W08The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team has released a series of teaser images of the new W08 car ahead of its official unveiling at Silverstone on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda renew contracts with Mercedes to end 2020

F1: Management Announcement

01 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda have agreed to continue their successful partnership of recent years until the end of 2020 Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Williams have ‘got to move up from fifth’ in F1 2017

Williams took only one podium last year and only scored 138 points
Williams have 'got to move up from fifth' in F1 2017Williams Martini Racing must move up from fifth position in the Constructors’ Championship this season, deputy team principal Claire Williams says.
Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Williams unveils first images of FW40

Williams has stolen a march on its rivals by revealing teaser shots of its 2017 F1 challenger the FW40

Williams unveils first images of FW40With F1 gearing up for a week of team launches before the opening pre-season test, Williams had been the only team not to confirm its 2017 team launch date, but is set to fully reveal its FW40 on Saturday 25th February.
Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

McLaren: Vandoorne will push Alonso

Vandoorne is gearing up for his first full season

McLaren: Vandoorne will push AlonsoMcLaren boss Zak Brown says he has “no doubt” rookie Stoffel Vandoorne will “push” two-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Hulkenberg “not fussed” about being team leader at Renault

“To be honest that’s not so important”
Hulkenberg "not fussed" about being team leader at RenaultNico Hulkenberg says he is “not fussed” about being known as team leader at Renault this season and that it’s “not so important”.
Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Wolff: Liberty arrival must not become a distraction

Wolff said recently that the teams should not dismiss Liberty’s share proposals
Wolff: Liberty arrival must not become a distractionMercedes AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff says Liberty Media’s takeover of the sport must not become a distraction in 2017 and that they must avoid getting “lost” in all the politics. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Vettel suffers spill in Pirelli wet tyre test

Vettel was unhurt in the collision with the barrier but it isn’t yet clear how this will impact the additional days of test
Vettel suffers spill in Pirelli wet tyre testSebastian Vettel has suffered an off on his first day of Pirelli’s extra wet tyre tests at Fiorano but the crash was played down by both Ferrari and Pirelli officials.
Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Sauber confirms Wehrlein undergoing medical checks

Wehrlein is preparing for his second season in F1
Sauber confirms Wehrlein undergoing medical checksSauber has moved to clarify reports Pascal Wehrlein could potentially miss the start of pre-season testing due to injury sustained during his Race of Champions shunt in Miami last month but did confirm the German is still undergoing medical checks.
Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

The most aggressive F1 drivers in history

About a dozen drivers whose reckless driving and short-fuzzed temper have caused quite a tempest

1981_15AlainProstRenault1 Motor sports in general have always been considered as some of the most thrilling and exhilarating racing sports, but also as some of the riskiest professions out there.

Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Jost Capito splits with McLaren

Capito’s exit has strengthened Eric Boullier’s position as McLaren F1 racing director
Jost Capito splits with McLarenJost Capito has left his position as CEO of McLaren Racing after just months since joining the F1 team from Volkswagen Motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Ferrari ‘cannot keep on committing to F1 with decreasing audiences’

Ferrari chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne has warned the Scuderia “cannot keep on committing to F1 with decreasing audiences”.

Ferrari 'cannot keep on committing to F1 with decreasing audiences'His comments were made in an investor conference call last week, although he added that he has faith in Formula One’s new owners Liberty Media and is hopeful the American media giant will be able to raise the sports appeal. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

More F1 drivers against ‘Halo’ than for it

Five spoke out in favour of the device being introduced
More F1 drivers against ‘Halo’ than for itPlans to introduce a cockpit protection device for the 2018 Formula 1 season have come up against a potential stumbling block after drivers voted as a majority against it.
Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Hembery: Silverstone true test of new F1 cars

F1 pre-season testing gets underway at Circuit de Catalunya on the 27th February
2016-07-10-Sunday-0066Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery has pointed to Silverstone as the optimum test of the changes both F1 and Pirelli faces in 2017 with the technical regulation changes plus new wider and fatter tyres.

Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Niki Lauda says Mercedes will not miss Nico Rosberg in F1 2017 and he believes his replacement Valtteri Bottas is “at least as good”

Lauda: Mercedes won’t miss Rosberg, Bottas ‘at least as good’

Lauda: Mercedes won't miss Rosberg, Bottas 'at least as good'Bottas was finally confirmed by Mercedes a few weeks ago, with the Finn drafted in alongside Lewis Hamilton after Rosberg’s shock decision to quit the sport – the German making that decision just days after he had clinched the 2016 Formula One Drivers’ title. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Brawn wants to revisit F1 budget cap

“You’ve got all the nuances to it, because do the drivers come into the budget cap or not and so on and so forth”
Brawn wants to revisit F1 budget capRoss Brawn would like to revisit the idea of introducing a budget cap in Formula One in a bid to control spiralling costs and close the gap between the big manufacturer teams and the privateers.
Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Ecclestone rebuffs rival F1 series rumours

“I have built the Championship over the last near 50 years… and the last thing I want, is to see it damaged”
2016-06-09_0387 Bernie Ecclestone says he has no intention of setting up a series to rival Formula One and insists he would never want to damage the sport he has spent so long nurturing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Wolff: I wouldn’t be in F1 without Bernie…

“We must pay tribute to Bernie. It is quite amazing being 40 years at the helm of a sport” – Wolff
Wolff: I wouldn’t be in F1 without Bernie…Toto Wolff has given praise to the outgoing F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone and admits he would have never made it to the post of Mercedes team principal without the support of the 86-year-old.
Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Wolff: F1 must grasp opportunity… but not become a ‘beta test’

“We mustn’t talk the sport down, as it is not broken There are ways to optimise it”
Wolff: F1 must grasp opportunity… but not become a ‘beta test’Mercedes AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff has urged F1’s new owners Liberty Media not use the sport as a ‘beta test’ in its quest to take it into a new direction and to respect the factors that have made it such a success under the guidance of Bernie Ecclestone.
Read the rest of this entry »

Older posts «