Tag Archive: F1

Nov 18

Hartley doubts F1 chance would have happened without Le Mans win

Hartley doubts Toro Rosso would have given him a surprise F1 chance had he not won Le Mans for Porsche in June.

2017-10-22_0394 doubts he would have got a second chance to reach Formula 1 with Toro Rosso had it not been for his dramatic victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Porsche in June. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

Lowe hints at Kubica Williams test in Abu Dhabi

The Polish driver saw his F1 career halted after suffering life-threatening injuries in a rallying crash in 2011

2017-04-01-0184Williams technical chief Paddy Lowe says the British team is yet to settle on its post-season Abu Dhabi test driver line-up but strongly tipped Robert Kubica getting another shot to prove he’s ready for a Formula 1 comeback. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 16

Alonso calls McLaren’s 2017 F1 season ‘very bad’

“I think it was very bad” – Alonso

2017-10-20_2187Fernando Alonso has given an honest assessment of McLaren’s displays through the 2017 Formula 1 season, calling it “very bad” after a lack of performance on-track. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 14

Brazil GP: Messy F1 splits, Massa’s final triumph and Bernie’s back

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Nov 09

F1 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen to star in the advertisement for Finland’s national drink in Japan (+video)

The public will get a chance to see Räikkönen in an entirely new light

On Thursday, 9 November, Finnish brewery Hartwall will launch a major PR campaign in Japan, with F1 driver Kimi Räikkönen as its frontman. The campaign aims to build awareness about the Hartwall Original® Long Drink brand and support its launch in the largest online store in Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 06

Hamilton inspired for future Verstappen fights

“I think Max is an exceptional driver” – Hamilton

F1Lewis Hamilton says he’s relishing the prospect of future track battles with “future F1 world champion” Max Verstappen who he sees as the biggest emerging star in the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 05

Felipe Massa confirms retirement from F1 at season’s end

“Once more, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this time”

20170323-042Felipe Massa has confirmed he will retire from Formula 1 following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix later this month, calling time on a 15-season career spent with Sauber, Ferrari and Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 03

Marchionne: Ferrari will quit F1 if 2021 engines don’t suit us

“We see 2021 taking on a different air which is going to force some decisions on Ferrari”

2017-10-19_0779Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne has sounded out the potential of the Italian manufacturer leaving Formula 1 if the 2021 engine direction does not meet its satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 02

Wolff explains ‘concept flaw’ in proposed F1 engine plans

“The flaw of the concept is that it’s a completely new engine and new investment.”

20170324-096Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Formula 1’s proposed new power units for 2021 are ‘a completely new engine’ and haven’t been met positively by existing manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 01

FIA announces plans for simpler, louder F1 power units from 2021

The proposal presented was the outcome of a series of meeting which took place during 2017

2017-01-19_0146The FIA has outlined initial plans for Formula 1’s 2021 engine specification, retaining the V6 turbo hybrid power units currently used while making them simpler and louder. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

Hamilton explains factors behind 2017 F1 title triumph

Hamilton opens up on the secrets behind his fourth F1 title win in 2017

F1Lewis Hamilton has opened up on how he improved his overall performance to power to a fourth Formula 1 world title to become the most successful British driver in history. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 25

Tales from the paddock – Maximilian Günther: “The objective is to win the Macau Grand Prix”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoDTM Young Driver Test at the Lausitzring this week and then on to the street circuit of Macau: Mercedes test and substitute driver Maximilian Günther talks about the last two big dates in this year’s diary. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 21

F1 US GP: “Ferrari double and triple checked car…” – Vettel

Ferrari has changed Vettel’s chassis after FP2 due to his handling issues

2017-10-20_0885Sebastian Vettel is confident Ferrari’s recent reliability issues won’t return at the F1 United States Grand Prix after a tricky FP2. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 19

F1 commercial boss Bratches explains pre-race shake-up

Liberty Media set to celebrate its first official home race since taking control of the sport at the start of 2017

Formula 1’s managing director of commercial operations Sean Bratches has outlined how Liberty Media wants the start of the United Grand Prix to become more of a spectacle for fans. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Wolff: Hamilton ‘on another level’ since summer break

Hamilton can wrap up the title in this weekend’s United States Grand Prix

2017-06-11_1845Now on the verge of a fourth world title, Lewis Hamilton has turned things up a notch since the F1 summer break according to his Mercedes team boss. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 17

Haas turned down Ferrari request to run young driver in race seat

Team principal Günther Steiner says Haas was approached by technical partner Ferrari to run a young driver in a race seat

2017-06-09-08-59-08_0033Haas Formula 1 chief Günther Steiner has revealed the team turned down a request from technical partner Ferrari to field one of its young drivers in a race seat for the 2018 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 16

Ecclestone: Liberty bosses don’t want me at F1 races

Ecclestone was moved into the honorary role of ‘chairman emeritus’

2016-06-09_0599Former Formula 1 ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone says the bosses of the sport’s owner, Liberty Media, do not want him to attend races anymore, reasoning his reduced attendance through the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 14

Sainz outlines immediate targets ahead of Renault debut

Jolyon Palmer shuffled out of the squad

Carlos Sainz Jr says it will be “a big challenge” to get up speed for Renault in his late season switch which begins at the United States Grand Prix as he explains his expectations of the French manufacturer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 11

Horner: Red Bull wants Ricciardo, Verstappen until 2020

Ricciardo’s current Red Bull contract expires at the end of 2018

2017-06-09-08-47-11_0024Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says despite Daniel Ricciardo being out of contract at the end of next year he is determined to see the Australian driver and team-mate Max Verstappen remain as its driver line-up “until 2020.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 11

Tales from the paddock – Ulrich Fritz: “I think we have witnessed a very exciting season so far”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season
 
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoAfter the two Formula 1 races in Malaysia and Japan, the DTM returns to the limelight this weekend as Hockenheim hosts the grand finale to the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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