Tag Archive: F1

Apr 27

Ex-Manor F1 boss John Booth joins Toro Rosso

Former Manor boss John Booth returns to F1 with Scuderia Toro Rosso, it is announced

John Booth - photo DPPI - Eric VargioluScuderia Toro Rosso has announced John Booth has joined its F1 team as a consultant in the role of ‘Director of Racing’. The 61 year-old is one of the founding members of the Manor Racing team, which competed in junior categories for almost two decades before progressing to F1 in 2010 under the Virgin Racing banner, which became Marussia and then back to Manor in 2015.

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Apr 26

Renault F4SEA Engine links Asian drivers to F1

Two F4SEA driver ambassadors were guests of the Renault Sport F1 team at a recent F1 Grand Prix

Renault F4SEA Engine links Asian drivers to F1 Drivers in the new Formula 4 South East Asia championship (F4SEA) will be the only FIA F4 drivers linked to Formula 1 through the F4SEA’s unique use of the Renault Sport F4R race engine.

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Apr 25

Despite his criticism in other areas, Christian Horner feels the move to open up tyre strategies has proven an F1 success story so far in 2016

Horner: Bernie is going to say ‘I told you so…’
 

Horner: Bernie is going to say ‘I told you so…’Christian Horner has joked that Bernie Ecclestone will take credit for the move to shake up the tyre strategies for the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship following a successful application of the revised regulation in the opening three rounds of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Haas wouldn’t block Grosjean to Ferrari approach

“I don’t think I’d ever want to hold a driver back”
Haas wouldn’t block Grosjean to Ferrari approachGene Haas says he has no desire to ‘ever hold a driver back’ if they are approached by another team, saying it’d be ‘crazy’ to stop Romain Grosjean’s career progressing to a team like Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Vandoorne: Good to get my name in driver market

“My goal is definitely to be on the grid next year so I’m pushing hard for that.”
Vandoorne: Good to get my name in driver marketStoffel Vandoorne has reiterated his desire to step into F1 with McLaren-Honda next season but feels it is also a positive to demonstrate his potential to other teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Ecclestone stirs controversy with latest women in F1 comments

Ecclestone: Women not strong enough for F1

Ecclestone stirs controversy with latest women in F1 commentsBernie Ecclestone has stirred controversy by declaring women would not be ‘taken seriously’ if they competed in Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Grosjean: Tricky task to ‘keep up with the big boys’

“Now it’s going to be our challenge to keep up with the big boys” – Grosjean
Grosjean: Tricky task to ‘keep up with the big boys’Romain Grosjean says maintaining his role of the overachiever with new team Haas is going to be a big challenge in China but hopes the upgrades the team is set to try will help him attain the goal.
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Apr 10

Magnussen eyes F1 titles with Renault

Quizzed on his goals for the year, Magnussen added that at this stage it is very much ‘wait and see’
Magnussen eyes F1 titles with RenaultKevin Magnussen says the important thing for him this year is to ensure he does enough to be retained by Renault and to ensure he is still around when Renault is back winning and challenging for championships.
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Apr 09

Hamilton united, just not in the union

Hamilton has long spoken about his desire for a return to more pure racing in F1

Hamilton united, just not in the unionLewis Hamilton insists that his focus on securing a fourth F1 world championship title won’t prevent him from standing shoulder to shoulder with his rivals when it comes to the betterment of the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Petrov fits straight in to WEC family

One of the high profile additions to the WEC paddock this season is former F1 racer Vitaly Petrov

The 31 year-old has joined his countrymen at the SMP Racing squad to form an all-Russian line-up with Victor Shaytar and Kiril Ladygin. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Vettel wants cheaper engine despite Ferrari stance

“I personally think the current power unit regulations are too expensive”
Vettel wants cheaper engine despite Ferrari stanceSebastian Vettel has called for F1 to reduce the cost of the power units and adopt more ‘normally aspirated’ engines in an effort to improve the racing, even though his team Ferrari vetoed such a move to have them introduced last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Bahrain GP: F1’s future… but thankfully not as we know it

An expected surprise
BAHRAIN GP: F1's future... but thankfully not as we know itWhilst there are some people I know that don’t appreciate the finer essence of motorsport and consider Formula 1 as simply ‘cars going round and round’, this weekend in Bahrain it was the sport that found itself locked in a circle. A vicious one though, certainly no essence. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

No agreement reached on qualifying debacle

Ecclestone and the teams emerged to confirm that no agreement has been reached

No agreement reached on qualifying debacleFormula 1’s much maligned qualifying format remains in place for the time being as a crunch meeting between F1 chiefs and team bosses failed to yield a unanimous decision, though a new proposal is set to be offered later this week.

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Mar 31

INSIGHT: The history of racing at Long Beach

It’s the longest running street race in the US, so naturally Long Beach has a wonderful history

It’s the longest running street race in the US, so naturally Long Beach has a wonderful historyFor over 40 years the streets of Long Beach have reverberated to the sound of racing cars. From thunderous F5000s, to high-tech F1 and through multiple generations of IndyCar, the Long Beach Grand Prix has played host to them all. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

WEC: Roberto Merhi completes Manor line-up

Former F1 Driver Roberto Merhi rejoins Manor to complete its driver line up for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship

2016-03-25-0037 Only a few days after making a successful debut at the Prologue, the Manor team are pleased to announce the completion of their driver line up for 2016.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Ecclestone confirms F1 sale price agreed – but he’s not buying

“There are two people who want to buy”
Ecclestone confirms F1 sale price agreed - but he's not buyingF1 ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone claims that the sport has not one, but two potential buyers lined up its controlling stake – but insists that he is not one of them. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Alonso: We need to make F1 a real man’s sport

“The main point for me is the cars and the rules are probably not as fun to drive as a couple of years ago”
Fernando Alonso - photo © DPPI - F. Gooden Fernando Alonso has urged F1 not to waste its opportunity in shaking up the regulations for the 2017 season, saying it needs to focus on returning it to being a ‘real man’s sport’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

“There Is No Track Like Baku City Circuit”

F1 Circuit Architect, Hermann Tilke, Speaks Exclusively to Baku City Circuit

Baku City Circuit logoHermann Tilke is a name well known to most Formula 1 fans across the world. This would have much to do with the fact that he has been responsible for designing the majority of Formula 1’s ‘new’ circuits, including the likes of the Yas Marina Circuit (Abu Dhabi), Marina Bay Street Circuit (Singapore), Bahrain International Circuit and Circuit of The Americas (Austin).

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Mar 24

The GPDA is finding more than its voice

F1 has a relatively short memory
2016-03-17 - 2016 F1 drivers So it appears F1’s qualifying shambles isn’t quite destined to be consigned to an awkward footnote in the history of the sport’s misguided attempts to try something new. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Renault powers first step to F1 in Asia

The innovative and cost-effective format of F4SEA has created local and global interest

Renault powers first step to F1 in Asia The first step to F1 in Asia, the FIA-certified Formula 4 South East Asia Championship (F4SEA) will be powered by a Renault Sport Racing F4R engine.

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