Tag Archive: F1

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 »

Aug 09

Alonso: 2017 Question marks offer McLaren hope

“The team is strong, the technical people we have are united and I think we have a good balance in the team”
2016-07-10-Sunday-0033 Fernando Alonso is optimistic McLaren and Honda will use the opportunity of next year’s overhaul in technical regulations to make a definitive step towards the front of the field. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

Why a 2016 F1 title will mean most to Lewis Hamilton…

“It always feel new and every championship I’ve won I seem to enjoy it more and more”
2016-07-10-Sunday-0009 He has previously compared his success to that of Usain Bolt, but while the athletics superstar must ‘only’ negotiate a 100m dash in less than 10 seconds, Lewis Hamilton’s track runs in 2016 have resembled something more akin to an enduring hurdles race… and that finish line is still 4 months away. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Red Bull trials 2017 Pirelli rubber

After Ferrari gave the bold, wider dimension tyres a first run at Fiorano earlier in the week

Red Bull Racing has taken its turn to sample Pirelli’s prototype 2017 tyres in a test at Mugello as reserve driver Sebastien Buemi added another 82 laps to its tally. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Bottas relaxed despite Williams future uncertainty

“It’s been no problem, no distraction.”
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0014 Valtteri Bottas says he is ‘not worried’ about his F1 future despite admitting he is heading into the summer break with no firm indication that he will remain with Williams for the 2017 F1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

British road course names turn after Justin Wilson

“This is such an incredible gesture by MSV”

Wilson corner at SnettertonEngland’s Snetterton Circuit paid tribute to the late Justin Wilson by renaming a corner after the seven-time Indy car race winner who died in August 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Hamilton grabs F1 lead with Hungarian GP win

Daniel Ricciardo completed the podium
Lewis Hamilton has moved into the lead of the Formula 1 World Championship standings for the first time in 2016 with a comfortable victory over Nico Rosberg in the Hungarian Grand Prix.
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Jul 20

How old Hungary is F1’s new recipe for success

Breathtakingly intensive
Tight, twisty, dusty and difficult to overtake on, the Hungaroring was met with a rather lukewarm response when it made its landmark F1 debut in 1986, a stark contrast to the scorching weather it would become synonymous with almost every year thereafter. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Hamilton: Barcelona fired me up

“It’s a wonderful feeling winning in front of your home crowd”
2016-07-10-Sunday-0176 Lewis Hamilton says a fortified mental approach has been the key to his mid-season resurgence which was sparked by his first-lap crash with Mercedes team-mat Nico Rosberg at the Spanish Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Mark Webber’s memories Nürburgring

A happy hunting ground in the past, Mark shares his best memories of the Nürburgring

24 Hours of Le Mans - Mark Webber’s memories When I was doing Formula Ford in Australia I remember watching one particular race on TV. It was the 1995 European F1 GP at the Nürburgring where Michael Schumacher won on the last few laps against Jean Alesi. Jean was driving for Ferrari and Michael was in the Benetton and he passed him on the outside of the last chicane on the second to last lap in wet conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

British GP: Mercedes withdraws notice of intention to appeal

Withdrawal of notice of intention to appeal

2016-07-09-Saturday-0044 The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team today decided to withdraw its notice of intention to appeal against the decision of the Stewards of the British Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

WEC: Merhi confident of continuing Le Mans form in Germany

Coming into the event on the back of a first FIA World Endurance Championship podium at Spa

2016-06-19-0187 Roberto Merhi is confident that Manor can continue its strong form at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring after setting the fastest lap and leading the early stages of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

2015 FIA F3 Rookie Champion Charles Leclerc to make F1 practice debut with Haas F1 Team

“Charles Leclerc is highly regarded by Ferrari and his record speaks for itself” – Günther Steiner

Last year’s FIA Formula 3 European Rookie Champion Charles Leclerc will drive the Haas F1 car on Friday, July 8th during the first practice session for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Rosberg on top as Verstappen clatters kerbs

Drivers experimented with the track limits and the new yellow sausage kerbs
2016-06-10_2991-14-32-41 Nico Rosberg has stamped his authority at the top of the times on the opening free practice session at the Red Bull Ring by diving under the lap record while drivers tested the limits on the new sausage kerbs. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Sahara Force India fan zone at the British Grand Prix

Fans will be able to meet ask questions to the drivers, and get a close-up look at one of the team’s F1 cars

2016-06-28 - Sahara Force India fan zone at the British Grand Prix - SFI Fan Zone at Woodlands Sahara Force India is inviting fans to get even closer to the team with the launch of its Fan Zone at Silverstone Woodlands Campsite during the upcoming British Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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