Tag Archive: F1

Jul 22

Horner: F1 ‘at a crossroads’ on future engines, Liberty influence key

“I think what’s really interesting is that Formula One is effectively at a crossroads with the new regulations”

2017-06-09-08-47-08_0023Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes Formula 1 must decide upon its core objectives which will lead discussions on future engine regulations and hints new owners Liberty could hold the key with a focus on the show element of the sport.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 20

Are good intentions a strong enough case for Halo?

The rocky road to the introduction of frontal cockpit protection to Formula 1 appears to be nearing its end

Are good intentions a strong enough case for Halo?For 2018, the ‘Halo’ is set to be attached to all cars, as announced by the FIA following the latest meeting of the F1 Strategy Group on Wednesday.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 19

Ekström the hunted at the Moscow Raceway

Record winner Mike Rockenfeller wants to race despite foot fracture

Lucas Auer, Mattias Ekström, Moscow Raceway 2016Second race meeting abroad also represents the DTM season half-time.  Invitation to F1 test – Lucas Auer travels to Moscow with boosted confidence. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 19

Difficult to apply ‘immature’ Shield for F1 2018 – Horner

The Shield is expected to be debated in today’s [Wednesday] Strategy Group meeting

Difficult to apply ‘immature’ Shield for F1 2018 - HornerThe controversial ‘Shield’ concept will be ‘difficult’ for even a big budget team to apply to a 2018 F1 chassis even if the FIA decided to go ahead with the device now, according to Christian Horner.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 19

Tales from the paddock – Lucas Auer: “I’m not thinking about the F1 test yet”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season
 
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoFirst up, the DTM, then Formula 1: Lucas Auer has a couple of interesting weeks ahead of him, with the DTM event in Moscow followed by an F1 test debut in Budapest. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 19

WRC champion takes RB7 for Red Bull Ring spin to live out F1 dream

Changing tracks with Ogier – Seb’s ‘F1 Dream’ comes true

WRC champion takes RB7 for Red Bull Ring spin to live out F1 dreamReigning four-time FIA World Rally champion Sébastien Ogier always dreamed of competing in Formula 1 after growing up idolising the exploits of Ayrton Senna. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 18

Hamilton not talking about Ferrari – Wolff

“I don’t know who talked about Ferrari, at least nobody in the team and not himself. “

Hamilton not talking about Ferrari – WolffMercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has dismissed talk linking Lewis Hamilton with a potential move to Ferrari when his current contract runs out at the end of the 2018 F1 season.
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Jul 14

Vettel gives Shield public debut in Silverstone FP1

Sebastian Vettel gave F1’s latest cockpit safety solution its public debut during opening practice at Silverstone on Friday

Vettel gives Shield public debut in Silverstone FP1Sebastian Vettel gave Formula 1’s latest cockpit safety solution its public debut on Friday as the ‘Shield’ broke cover during opening practice for the British Grand Prix.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 13

‘Future F1 race in London is possible’

“I’m sure F1, working with us, can in the future have an F1 race in London. Watch this space.” 

'Future F1 race in London is possible'The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed the city is open to hosting a Formula 1 race in the future after the success of the inaugural F1 Live London event at Trafalgar Square.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 13

Renault, since 40 years in Formula 1

Renault competed successfully in all forms of the sport

Renault, since 40 years in Formula 1On July 16, 1977, Renault entered its very first Formula 1 grand prix to embark upon a new chapter in its long and illustrious history – one that dates back to the very infancy of motorsport.

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Jul 12

Tales from the paddock – Stefan Wendl: “We have a score to settle in the GT3 big event at Spa-Francorchamps”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoIt has been an action-packed and successful first half to the GT3 season. Stefan Wendl, Head of the Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing Programme, sums up the state of play at this halfway point in the campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 12

Formula V8 3.5: Who will be the Kaiser in Eifel?

World Series Formula V8 3.5

Located in the Green Forest, World Series returns to one of the F1 most iconic circuits,  Nürburgring, partnering the FIA WEC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 11

Can Bottas be the unsurprising shock of F1 2017?

Bottas called it ‘the start of my life’

2017-06-09_2There aren’t too many occasions when Formula 1 drivers will accuse a rival of cheating only for it to be quickly glossed over, but that’s what happened when Valtteri Bottas produced his ‘risky’ start to keep the all-important lead in Austria to power to victory and put his name on the world title contenders list.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 09

Bottas beats Vettel to Austria F1 victory, Hamilton P4

Bottas was able to manage his tyres and his pace well to keep Vettel back

Bottas beats Vettel to Austria F1 victory, Hamilton P4Valtteri Bottas clinched his second Formula 1 victory in style on Sunday at the Austrian Grand Prix by leading all but one lap on his way to beating championship leader Sebastian Vettel.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 08

Formula V8 3.5: Rene Binder gets F1 French delight in home soil

The Austrian driver has been invited by Renault Sport Racing to complete his first ever Formula One test in October.

RENE BINDER GETS F1 FRENCH DELIGHT IN HOME SOIL

The Binder Saga carries on with the F1 experience: Rene is the nephew of the former Austrian F1 driver Hans …

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Jul 06

Red Bull Racing puck off

At the Red Bull Akademie in Salzburg

2017-07-06 - Red Bull Racing puck offRed Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen swapped their race boots for ice skates to take on the Red Bull Racing PUCK OFF challenge at the Red Bull Akademie in Salzburg.

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Jul 05

Mercedes warns it is hitting ‘sweet spot’ more regularly now

Wolff is confident Mercedes will be the team to beat

2017-06-10_2324Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has sent an warning signal to rivals Ferrari by declaring the team is beginning to hit the ‘sweet spot’ more regularly as it continues to understand the tyres.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 05

Tales from the paddock – Gary Paffett: “When I told the doctors how fast I was going when I crashed, they were quite shocked”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

DTM, Norisring. Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM Team, DTM, Gary Paffett, Mercedes-AMG C 63The Norisring once again lived up to its reputation as the highlight of the DTM season. But the most important news to come out of the weekend was that Gary Paffett walked away relatively unscathed from a massive crash. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 04

Williams brings F1™ Technology to the Emergency Transport of Infants

Williams Group has designed and manufactured the Babypod 20 in collaboration with Advanced Healthcare Technology 

2017-07-04 - Williams brings F1™ Technology to the Emergency Transport of InfantsTechnology which protects Formula One drivers in the event of a crash, has been used to create a safe environment for new-born babies needing emergency transportation.

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Jul 02

Lowe: Stroll podium gives Williams boost against Force India

“It puts us in a great shape for the remainder of 2017 to develop the car and score points on both sides of the garage.” 

Lowe: Stroll podium gives Williams boost against Force IndiaWilliams chief technical officer Paddy Lowe says Lance Stroll’s leap forward in performance which resulted in his maiden Formula 1 podium gives the team faith to hunt down Force India in the fight for fourth in the world constructors’ championship.  Read the rest of this entry »

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