Tag Archive: F1

May 28

Manor Racing & Airbnb renew their partnership for the 2016 F1 season

“Much of Airbnb’s premise is about breaking down barriers, making the inaccessible accessible. And at Manor Racing we’re inspired by that”

2016-05-28 - Airbnb & Manor Racing Airbnb, synonymous with offering access to unique accommodation throughout the world, is eager to make the Formula 1 experience even more memorable for the sport’s legion of fans.

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May 27

Ricciardo sets sights on ‘feel good’ Monaco win

“If you could pick your wins on the calendar, Monaco is probably on top of the list”
Daniel Ricciardo knows that there is one race win on the F1 calendar that every driver wants to add to his CV it is Monaco and, after the frustration of missing out in Spain two weeks ago, he is resetting his sights on the Principality.
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May 26

Jules Bianchi’s family begins legal proceedings

“Jules Bianchi’s death was avoidable”
2014-06-05_0125 The family of the late Jules Bianchi are to begin legal proceedings against the FIA, Marussia and FOM following the F1 driver’s death as a result of injuries sustained during the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

McLaren will be team to defeat Mercedes – Dennis

Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button have repeatedly stated the chassis is as competitive as the front runners

Ron Dennis says McLaren will be the team to halt Mercedes’ dominance in F1, suggesting the forthcoming change in technical regulations will be its opportunity to claw back ground.

May 20

F1 Team Manor Racing hires Simon Pavitt as Marketing Director

Manor Racing is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Pavitt as Marketing Director

10 - Manor Racing Simon, who has over 15 years’ sports marketing experience, joins the F1 team to oversee all commercial and marketing activities. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Hamilton: I don’t look at Ferrari and wish I was there…

“I look at my team, the Silver Arrows, and think I’m a part of this history”
Lewis Hamilton has dropped a clear hint that he plans to see out his Formula 1 career with the Mercedes team in order to remain an ambassador for the brand beyond the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Vettel dismisses F1 ‘ageism’, unperturbed by record loss

“Records are there to be broken”
Sebastian Vettel says he will not dwell on seeing his record as the youngest race winner in F1 fall to Max Verstappen, adding the strength in depth of F1 means age no longer matters. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

Vettel convinced Marchionne pressure is in best Ferrari interests

“There are no big secrets, everyone in the team, including him is wanting to make progress”
Sebastian Vettel says he feels Sergio Marchionne’s increasing scrutiny of the Ferrari F1 team is a ‘positive’ as it comes from a place of motivation rather than pressure.
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May 17

Alonso: McLaren has stronger chassis than Ferrari

“Good to be in front of Williams, Force India, Ferrari in terms of chassis.”
Fernando Alonso says McLaren currently has the third-best chassis behind Mercedes and Red Bull on the F1 grid and is pleased to be ahead of Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

‘Exemplary’ Verstappen immediately justifies Red Bull’s faith

“I think it’s also great for Formula One to have a new young winner as well and a really exciting grand prix today.”
Christian Horner says Max Verstappen’s victory in the Spanish Grand Prix is ‘great for F1’ as he justified the faith placed in him by the Red Bull fold to exceed every expectation en route to his sensational win at the Circuit de Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Vettel denies Red Bull programme has negative impact

“You have to give a lot of positives for the programme”
Sebastian Vettel says Red Bull should be celebrated for offering chances to younger drivers rather than pilloried for the way it is deemed to exert control over their careers. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Shell ends trackside sponsor deal to focus on Ferrari

Opting instead to focus on its technical and sponsorship partnership with Ferrari

2015-06-07_1421Oil and gas giant Shell has confirmed it is ending its deal with Formula One Management (FOM) for trackside and event sponsorship in favour of strengthening its partnership with the Ferrari team. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Alonso: Q3 must be our aim

“Our performance in qualifying is something we’re working on all the time, to give us the best chance in the race”

Fernando Alonso feels after McLaren-Honda’s recent performance gains its aim must be to break into the top ten pole shootout in qualifying to climb through the midfield ranks. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

F1® drivers looking forward to 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix Of Europe

Hamilton, Rosberg, Alonso & Co. ready to race in Baku this June 17th-19th

Baku City Circuit logo The world’s top Formula 1® drivers have expressed their excitement at visiting Baku, Azerbaijan for the first time this summer where they will race on the newest F1® street track, Baku City Circuit, at the 2016  Formula 1 Grand Prix Of Europe.

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May 04

World RX returns to German F1 track for DTM and rallycross double header

Twenty-one 600bhp World RX Supercars will compete at the specially-constructed rallycross circuit

World RX returns to German F1 track for DTM and rallycross double header Hockenheimring Round two of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy takes place at the famous Hockenheimring later this week (6-8 May) as the World RX teams and drivers compete alongside the DTM German Touring Car Championship for a weekend of exhilarating motorsport action. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

Marchionne: Breaks my soul to see Ferrari suffering

Sergio Marchionne bemoans another tough race weekend for the Ferrari team in Russia, urged it to turn its fortunes around quickly
Ferrari President and newly appointed CEO Sergio Marchionne has urged the F1 team to ‘close the gap at the speed of light’ if it wants to take on the might of Mercedes after another disappointing race weekend in Russia.
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May 03

Pirelli testing today at Fiorano circuit

The team’s test driver Jean-Eric Vergne is driving a F1 Ferrari F14-T

Pirelli The tyres are the 2016 size and contain a number of prototype elements as we start developing larger tyres for 2017: the first season of a new three-year programme for Pirelli. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

Wolff lashes out at social media ‘lunatics’

Toto Wolff slams the suggestion there could be underhand tactics at play by Mercedes in the F1 title fight between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Mercedes F1 team boss Toto Wolff felt compelled to address the suggestion that the Three Pointed Star was deliberately hampering Lewis Hamilton’s bid for a title hat-trick after a tough start to the season for the Briton. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Ex-Manor F1 boss John Booth joins Toro Rosso

Former Manor boss John Booth returns to F1 with Scuderia Toro Rosso, it is announced

John Booth - photo DPPI - Eric VargioluScuderia Toro Rosso has announced John Booth has joined its F1 team as a consultant in the role of ‘Director of Racing’. The 61 year-old is one of the founding members of the Manor Racing team, which competed in junior categories for almost two decades before progressing to F1 in 2010 under the Virgin Racing banner, which became Marussia and then back to Manor in 2015.

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Apr 26

Renault F4SEA Engine links Asian drivers to F1

Two F4SEA driver ambassadors were guests of the Renault Sport F1 team at a recent F1 Grand Prix

Renault F4SEA Engine links Asian drivers to F1 Drivers in the new Formula 4 South East Asia championship (F4SEA) will be the only FIA F4 drivers linked to Formula 1 through the F4SEA’s unique use of the Renault Sport F4R race engine.

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