Tag Archive: F1

Mar 21

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”

“What we’ve seen from Barcelona is that the margins at the front of the field have shrunk.”

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”Toto Wolff is refusing to make predictions ahead of the 2017 F1 season but is certain the ‘margins have closed’ between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull under the new ‘violent’ regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

“Let’s get rid of Bernie’s history”

“I can’t do anything. Even the staff have been told they shouldn’t talk to me”

“Let’s get rid of Bernie’s history”Bernie Ecclestone says Liberty Media is trying to end his era of Formula 1 reign as quickly as possible but the former chief confirms he won’t completely be out of the picture this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Hamilton: With Bottas nothing is being held back…

“It’s been great so far” – Hamilton

2017-02-23-0001Lewis Hamilton has laid praise on new Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas with his openness to share thoughts and information to develop the W08 into an F1 world title contender – with a small dig at former team-mate Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Bernie Ecclestone wanted one more year running F1

“I would have asked them to work with me for a bit”

2016-06-09_0398Ex-Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone would have liked to spend one more year in the role before handing the running of the sport over to Liberty Media, but has no hard feelings over his departure. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

McLaren sound out Mercedes switch as Honda struggles

With Honda being hit by an unreliable and uncompetitive power unit at the start of 2017

McLaren sound out Mercedes switch as Honda strugglesMcLaren have reportedly made initial steps to see how viable a switch to Mercedes power units could be after its F1 pre-season testing nightmare with current partner Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Bottas: It would be stupid not to watch Hamilton closely

“Obviously being aware of how he is setting up his car and seeing a bit more about his driving style and all these things”

2017-02-23Valtteri Bottas has warned Lewis Hamilton he’ll be watching his new Mercedes team-mate very closely in order to find any extra advantages as the pair prepare for battle in the 2017 F1 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Raikkonen talks F1 2017 vs F1 2007

The Finn ended testing with the fastest lap time from eight days of track action

Raikkonen talks F1 2017 vs F1 2007Kimi Raikkonen has played down suggestions the revised 2017 F1 regulations suit his driving style better than ‘newer’ rivals, though he acknowledges Ferrari has ‘done a decent job’ following an eye-catching turn in pre-season testsing. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Stroll finding form, won’t set targets for Australian GP bow

“Obviously it’s going to be a new track for me, it’s a different track, it’s not like a normal race weekend”
Stroll finding form, won’t set targets for Australian GP bowLance Stroll says he won’t get caught up in making predictions for his much anticipated Formula 1 race debut in Australia, but reveals he is feeling more comfortable in the Williams FW40 after a trouble-free end to pre-season testing.
Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Tease or triumph: Has Ferrari really overhauled Mercedes?

Roll on Australia… 

If there is one term used more than any other during F1 testing it is ‘hard to say’. Well, maybe that and the ubiquitous racer go-to ‘for sure’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

New F1 cars ‘impressive’ but Brawn wants ‘fins’ gone

“As always with new regulations there are a few little hiccups”

New F1 cars ‘impressive’ but Brawn wants ‘fins’ goneRoss Brawn says he still wants to amend a ‘few little hiccups’ that have arisen as a result of the revised technical regulations though he does believe the revised cars represent an important step forward for the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Shlom scores maiden F3 win in Le Castellet storm!

Rookie Yan Shlom won his first F3 race during EuroFormula Open Winter Seres round held in Le Castellet

Shlom action LeCastellet phFotoSpeedy The 17-year-old Russian rookie, followed and trained by former F1 driver Andrea Montermini, clinched his first international success in race-1 of EuroFormula Open Winter Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Horner: F1 will take time to realise Ecclestone’s achievements

“I think what we’re interested in is further down the line is what are Liberty’s plans?”

Horner: F1 will take time to realise Ecclestone’s achievementsRed Bull Racing chief Christian Horner thinks it will take Formula 1 some time to truly realise Bernie Ecclestone’s achievements and contribution following his exit as CEO in January. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Brawn hints at reform for small teams as Manor dream ends

“In the long run, we need to make sure more teams have the capability to compete”
2016-06-10_0867 New F1 motorsport director Ross Brawn says it is an objective of the revised Formula One Group to put small teams ‘on a sounder footing’ as part of a wider plan to improve the sport in the coming years. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Alfonso Celis Jr completes 71 laps in the new F1 spec

The new tyre and aero specs made the F1 cars behaviour on track familiar to the World Series Formula V8 3.5

Alfonso Celis Jr completes 71 laps in the new F1 specAlfonso Celis Jr has been promoted to third driver for the Sahara Force India and today he was on duty for the first time behind the VJM10 in the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

‘We need to talk…’ – Massa explains Williams F1 u-turn

“It happened two days after I had the Christmas party with the team and said ‘bye-bye’ to everybody!”
'We need to talk...' - Massa explains Williams F1 u-turnExactly three months after saying what appeared to be his final farewells to the Formula 1 paddock in Abu Dhabi, Felipe Massa has spoken about the turn in events that saw him come out of retirement to race with Williams in 2017.
Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

McLaren, Red Bull hit trouble as F1 testing begins

The team went on to stress that it expects to see the car out on track again today

McLaren, Red Bull hit trouble as F1 testing beginsRed Bull and McLaren have suffered the ignominy of being the first teams to hit problems as pre-season F1 testing for the 2017 season began in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Older posts «