Tag Archive: F1

Jan 22

‘More to life than driving in circles’ – Rosberg

Now I have the time I am really going to go exploring and go down different avenues
2016-12-02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg World Champion (15) Reigning F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg says he will be “looking to give something back” now he has quit the sport and that he realises “life has more to offer than driving round in circles”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Ecclestone to exit next week?

Bernie Ecclestone’s reign as F1 ringmaster could come to an end next week, it has been claimed.

2016-06-09_0599 According to Sky News, Liberty Media has offered him a “less hands-on role – with a title such as life president”. It also says that Chase Carey, who was appointed as F1’s new chairman at the end of last year, has lined up former ESPN executive Sean Bratches to run the commercial side of the sport, while ex-Ferrari and ex-Mercedes man Ross Brawn will have a “key role” on the sporting side.
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Jan 20

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport agrees new partnership with the Wihuri Group

F1: Finnish industry and trade conglomerate becomes a Team Partner 

2017Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is pleased to announce a new Team Partnership agreement with global Finnish conglomerate, the Wihuri Group, effective immediately.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

‘No team orders at Red Bull, we race’ – Marko

“There won’t be team orders at Red Bull. We’re more racers.”
2016-06-08_0199 Helmut Marko says Red Bull Racing won’t consider instigating team orders for Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo this season even if they find themselves in the hunt for the 2017 F1 world title.
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Jan 19

FIA gives green light to Liberty Media takeover of F1

“The FIA holds a one per cent shareholding in Delta Topco”

Liberty Media logoLiberty Media’s takeover of Formula 1 has been backed by the FIA in a unanimous vote by the World Motor Sport Council which met in Geneva.

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Jan 17

Lewis Hamilton & I will be a great pairing – Bottas

“Lewis will be a great reference”
2017-01-16 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Valtteri Bottas Announcement (4) Valtteri Bottas is confident he can establish a positive working relationship with new Mercedes AMG Petronas team-mate Lewis Hamilton following the confirmation he will join the title-winning team for the 2017 F1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Lewis Hamilton and many more stars of Formula One unite to support charity work ahead of Barcelona test

CharityStars.com, in conjunction with Pirelli, the official tyre supplier to F1, are delighted to be handling the on-line pre-bidding of the auction

WellChildFormula One is the pinnacle of motor sport – and many F1 luminaries are combining to create an unprecedented auction of personal racing items to raise money for children in need of special care.

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Jan 16

Bottas Mercedes deal poised to be confirmed

Despite the offer of Wehrlein, Williams is set to call upon Felipe Massa to replace Bottas and partner rookie Lance Stroll
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0014 Valtteri Bottas’ much speculated move to Mercedes could be announced this week as Claire Williams confirmed Williams Martini Racing won’t stand in a way of his deal with the title winning team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Warwick: F1 has become ‘too vanilla’, let them race

Derek Warwick says Formula One has become “too vanilla” and needs to get back to “harder, harsher racing”.

Warwick: F1 has become 'too vanilla', let them raceThe BRDC president and former F1 racer turned FIA steward believes that one of the issues currently is that a lot of the rules and regulations are influenced by the top drivers to the detriment of those further back and ultimately that is not only hurting them, but the other drivers on the grid and the sport as a whole. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

Brawn: F1 needs a plan

Ross Brawn says one of his frustrations with Formula One is that the sport is too reactive and does not have any long term plans

Brawn: F1 needs a planBrawn – who masterminded title wins with Benetton, Ferrari and his own BrawnGP outfit – was linked to a new role in F1 last year, with rumours he could succeed Bernie Ecclestone as F1 chief. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

Mercedes sets launch date for 2017 F1 car

Mercedes become the second team to confirm its 2017 F1 car launch date after Ferrari
Mercedes sets launch date for 2017 F1 carMercedes AMG Petronas has revealed the launch date for its 2017 F1 car, the W08, for Thursday 23rd February which will be officially unveiled at Silverstone.
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Jan 03

Haryanto loses Indonesian government backing

Haryanto became the first Indonesian driver in F1 history last year when he joined Manor alongside Pascal Wehrlein
2016-06-10_0873 Rio Haryanto’s plans to return to F1 have been dealt a hefty blow after state-owned energy company Pertamina announced it would be dropping its sponsorship. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 30

F1 2016 driver salaries – who earned most?

The full breakdown is below…

F1 2016 Driver salaries – who earned most?The annual list of Formula 1 salaries has again been published with Lewis Hamilton ousting Fernando Alonso from the top position. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 28

Renault to go ‘very aggressive’ with F1 2017 engine

Renault has decided to go “very aggressive” with its 2017 F1 power unit, managing director, Cyril Abiteboul has confirmed.

Renault to go 'very aggressive' with F1 2017 engineAfter a dismal first year with the new V6 turbo-powered engines in 2015, Renault improved in 2016, winning two races with customer team Red Bull, but will opt for an all-new concept next season in a bid to move further forward. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 23

Perez tips Ocon to shine in Force India

Everyone is happy to have Esteban for next year so let’s hope we can deliver many points to the team
Perez tips Ocon to shine in Force IndiaSergio Perez says he expects Esteban Ocon to make a significant contribution in Force India’s bid to crack the top three when he makes his debut with the team in the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship.
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Dec 22

Pressure a ‘new experience’ for Mercedes – Horner

Indeed, Horner describes the new regulations as a ‘great opportunity’ for Red Bull to recover ground on Mercedes

Pressure a ‘new experience' for Mercedes - HornerRed Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner says he hopes Red Bull Racing can push Mercedes towards the ‘new experience’ of pressure in 2017 as the team seeks to mount a Formula 1 world championship title next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 21

Massa stays at Williams to line up Bottas Mercedes switch

Despite no final contracts being confirmed on either deal with Williams or Mercedes

Massa stays at Williams to line up Bottas Mercedes switchFelipe Massa has reportedly agreed to delay his retirement from F1 to return to Williams in 2017 which will open the door for Valtteri Bottas to take up Nico Rosberg’s vacated race seat at Mercedes.

Dec 19

Liberty to table controversial F1 budget cap?

Chase Carey will work alongside Ecclestone for the time being
Chase Carey A budget cap imposed on Formula 1 teams is reportedly being considered by the sport’s new owners Liberty Media in an effort to reduce costs and lure fans by promoting fairer competition.
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Dec 17

Alonso: 2012 my best F1 season, 2016 third

McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso says he considers 2012 his best season in Formula One, adding that this year was probably his third best

2016-10-23_71784 Alonso has been competing in Formula One now since 2001, and while he has won the title twice – in 2005 and in 2006 with Renault – he rates 2012 as the year he performed at his peak. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

Williams open to Bottas release, Massa to return?

Mercedes has confirmed that it will not reveal the identity of Rosberg’s replacement until January 2017 at the earliest
Williams open to Bottas release, Massa to return?Claire Williams has for the first time revealed that the Williams Martini Racing team will be willing to release Valtteri Bottas to join Mercedes, but only if it can source an experienced alternative to replace him. Read the rest of this entry »

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