Tag Archive: F1

Oct 20

Wolff calls on Mercedes to give drivers fair title fight

“Our priority over the coming weeks is to give both our boys the best possible chance of winning the remaining four races”
Wolff calls on Mercedes to give drivers fair title fightMercedes team principal Toto Wolff says the squad has relished clinching its third straight F1 world constructors’ title but now must ensure a perfect end to 2016 to allow both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton a fair fight for the drivers’ championship.
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Oct 17

Renault explains reasons for Hulkenberg signing

Hulkenberg is expected to form part of an all-new driver line-up for Renault alongside Esteban Ocon
2016-07-10-Sunday-0020 Renault team principal Frederic Vasseur has revealed it was Nico Hulkenberg’s skills as a ‘real leader’ that contributed to its decision to sign him for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship.
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Oct 15

Massa to stay in F1 paddock after retirement

Massa says he will return to the F1 paddock in 2017
2016-06-12_1105 Felipe Massa says he wouldn’t be able to enjoy returning to the F1 paddock after retiring from racing without having work lined up from next season.
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Oct 13

Hamilton forced to miss Pirelli F1 test

Lewis Hamilton will not get his first taste of Pirelli’s 2017 specification tyres as planned after he was forced to pull out of testing in Spain due to a ‘sore foot’

2016-10-12 - Nico Rosberg completes 60 laps of testing today in Spain, using a modified 2015 Mercedes on Pirelli Tyres in 2017 S The title contender was due to sample the new tyres as part of Pirelli’s testing schedule ahead of the 2017 F1 season at the Circuit de Catalunya, but opted out of the test due to the foot complaint.
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Oct 06

Hamilton refuses to be drawn to Sepang conspiracy

Lewis Hamilton has shrugged off any theories of Mercedes favouring Nico Rosberg by reiterating his belief in his team ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix.

Hamilton refuses to be drawn to Sepang conspiracyFocusing on bouncing back at Suzuka, a race he’s won for the past two years, Hamilton feels he was happy with his performance in Malaysia and aside from the pain of being denied the win by engine failure he hasn’t dwelled on the disappointment.
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Oct 05

Mercedes still searching for engine break cause

“Malaysia was a bitter pill to swallow. We let Lewis down in a big way” – Lowe
Mercedes still searching for engine break causeMercedes technical boss Paddy Lowe says the team is still undergoing a complete investigation into what caused Lewis Hamilton’s engine blowout while leading the race at Sepang.
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Oct 04

Wolff certain engine blows won’t dictate title battle

“It is a mechanical sport, and these things happen”
Wolff certain engine blows won’t dictate title battleMercedes F1 team principal Toto Wolff has refuted the idea the series of engine failures Lewis Hamilton has suffered will put a tilt on the world title race towards Nico Rosberg but has concede the German has enjoyed the majority of luck in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

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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