Tag Archive: F1

Sep 29

2017 F1 calendar confirmed by FIA

The provisional 2017 Formula 1 World Championship calendar has been published by the FIA after approval from the World Motor Sport Council

2017 F1 calendar confirmed by FIANext year’s calendar follows a similar pattern to 2016 with the same 21-round races remaining in place, with only minor changes of note. China and Bahrain have switched places in the schedule with the Shanghai race acting as round two, while a second swap sees the Malaysian Grand Prix brought forward ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix in the schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

Hamilton unsure if or when momentum will return

Rosberg leads Hamilton the F1 world championship by eight points with six rounds remaining
2016-06-12_1475 Lewis Hamilton says he can’t be sure if or when the momentum in the F1 world championship battle will return his way having seen Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg take a hat-trick of wins and the points lead since the summer break. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Heineken targets Vietnam F1 race

Heineken is also intrigued to see what changes the recent takeover by Liberty Media has on Formula One
2016-06-09_0603 Heineken’s senior global brand director Gianluca Di Tondo says the brand’s biggest wish in F1 would be to introduce more Formula 1 races in the Asia-Pacific region and has targeted Vietnam to host a Grand Prix in the future.
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Sep 21

F1 teams give first impressions of Chase Carey

“He seems to be a guy with a great track record in modernising sports and TV bills and he is interested in the sport” – Wolff
Chase Carey Both Toto Wolff and Eric Boullier have given a warm reception to new Formula 1 Chairman Chase Carey and are hopeful he can inject fresh impetus into the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

New F1 boss Chase Carey teases US expansion

Hinting there could be more events in locations as ‘Los Angeles, New York and Miami’
Chase Carey New Formula 1 Chairman Chase Carey has indicated it is his intention to further expand the sport in crucial American and Asian markets as he looks to take it to ‘another level’. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Hamilton wary of Singapore struggles for Mercedes

“Last year was difficult and we hope it won’t be the same” – Hamilton
2016-07-08-Friday-0123 Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes is focused on learning from its mistakes at last year’s Singapore Grand Prix but feels any struggles could be used as an added weapon in the F1 world title battle. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Palmer ‘in the zone’ headed to happy hunting ground

“I’ve raced and won there in the GP2 Series and it was one of my best wins” – Palmer
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0105 Jolyon Palmer believes that he is driving as well as at any time in his debut F1 season, and is hoping to revisit a little history in a bid to open his points account on the streets of Singapore next weekend.
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Sep 10

Vandoorne takes first Super Formula win

DoCoMo Team Dandelion driver Vandoorne will get a chance to make it two wins on the weekend
Vandoorne takes first Super Formula winStoffel Vandoorne has reinforced McLaren’s decision to put him in its 2017 F1 line-up by claiming his first win in Japan’s Super Formula series at Okayama.
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Sep 08

Liberty Media confirms F1 purchase

The American firm Liberty Media has confirmed its purchase of Formula 1 for £3.3bn with Bernie Ecclestone remaining as chief executive

2016-06-12 - DimancheThe deal comes after weeks of speculation with rumours the Italian Grand Prix would be Ecclestone’s final race in charge of the sport. Yesterday, the 85-year-old said he has been asked to remain involved in F1 for three years once the purchase had been officially confirmed.

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Sep 05

Vandoorne ‘totally up for challenge’ alongside Alonso

The Belgian will make a full-time move into F1 next season with McLaren as replacement for Jenson Button
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0052 Stoffel Vandoorne says going up against Fernando Alonso as team-mate at McLaren-Honda in no way fazes him as reaching F1 will always put him up against ‘the best’ in the sport regardless.
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Sep 05

Formula V8 3.5 series: Who will be the lord of the ring?

The long Summer Break is over and the Formula V8 drivers and teams are off to Red Bull Ring this week

WHO WILL BE THE LORD OF THE RING?The Austrian driver René Binder, nephew of the former F1 driver, Hans Binder, introduces one of the nicest track resorts of the 2017 Calendar as he sets his mind into one goal: victory! Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

F1 drivers pay tribute to retiring Felipe Massa

Massa has notched up 11 wins, 41 podiums and a run to the runners-up spot in 2008 one point behind Lewis Hamilton
2016-06-09_0228 Drivers have been paying tribute to Felipe Massa following his announcement he will be retiring from Formula 1 at the end of the 2016 season after 14 years in the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Top 8 fastest F1 tracks on the planet

No prizes for guessing what is number one…
When devising the ultimate race circuit hair-raising speed is an essential component to exciting racing because of the raw appeal of the fastest cars in the world being pushed to the maximum.
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Aug 30

Wolff: Verstappen refreshing but dangerous like Senna

“You can clearly see some guys around him are starting to think twice on how to overtake him”
2016-07-09-Saturday-0106 Toto Wolff says Max Verstappen’s recent surge through the ranks in F1 reminds him of Ayrton Senna and has called him ‘refreshing but dangerous’ after his latest on-track clashes. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

You never get a boring race at Spa – Perez

“Spa is one of the most historical tracks; one of those kids dream about, with legendary corners like Eau Rouge” 2016-07-09-Saturday-0075 Sergio Perez sees the Belgian Grand Prix as the ideal race to reignite the F1 championship after the summer break and is aiming to pick up where Force India left off in its hunt for Williams and fourth in the constructors’ standings.

Aug 20

Sainz: Toro Rosso could be as high as third in 2017

“We keep talking about this P5 in Championship, but next year, everything we said, we could well be 8th or 3rd”
2016-06-10_2991-15-16-20-0001 Carlos Sainz says if Toro Rosso continues its ‘surprise’ chassis gains and Renault can produce strong power units he feels the team could reach as high as third in the F1 world constructors’ championship with the regulations revamp causing a shake-up. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Tales from the paddock – Esteban Ocon: “I hadn’t expected to make the step up to F1 quite this soon”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS, F1, Formula One, Silverstone, Testing, Esteban Ocon Back from the summer break: This coming weekend in Moscow, the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team enters the final sprint to the title. One driver who won’t be there is Esteban Ocon, who is preparing for his F1 debut at Spa. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

Renault Sport Academy round-up

Introduction to the Academy

2016-06-08_0189 Renault has an impressive record of finding the F1 stars of the future. The tradition started back in the 1970s when with the Renault 12 Gordini engine powered the first Formula Renault cars.

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Aug 13

New owners enticed by Sauber’s potential outside of F1

“Their clear intention is first of all to stabilise the situation – stabilise the group”
2016-06-10_0169 Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn says its new owners Longbow Finance were attracted to invest in the potential it saw from the Swiss company’s assets and strengths away from F1, and hinted at moving more efforts into other racing championships. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

Renault to evaluate Ocon against Wehrlein

Ocon will make his much anticipated F1 debut at the Belgian Grand Prix later this month
Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul has hinted Esteban Ocon’s promotion to a Manor race drive for the remainder of the 2016 Formula 1 season is an opportunity to evaluate him for a full-time seat with the French manufacturer in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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