Tag Archive: F1

Jul 30

Alonso: F1 is not the same or as exciting

Fernando Alonso laments the modern limitations of the current Formula 1 era and teases it may well drive him out of the sport

2015-06-06_0068 Fernando Alonso has teased the prospect of looking beyond Formula 1 in favour of other categories if the regulations don’t move in a faster, more challenging direction. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Circuit of The Americas introduces Gold and Silver ‘Flex Passes’ for 2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix

COTA offering fans unique ticket package to view the F1 action from a different seat every day

Circuit of The Americas logoWith just three months left until Formula 1 returns to American soil for the 4th successive Formula 1 United States Grand Prix to be held in Austin, Texas; Circuit of the Americas (COTA) is today announcing the introduction of its brand new ticketing offer available to Formula 1 fans.

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Jul 20

F1’s Daniel Ricciardo joins motorcycle legend Mick Doohan on Team Australia

The pair join a ROC field featuring Sebastian Vettel, Petter Solberg, ‘Mr Le Mans’ Tom Kristensen and David Coulthard

2015-06-07_1997Three-time Formula 1 grand prix winner Daniel Ricciardo will make his Race Of Champions debut at London’s former Olympic Stadium in November

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Jul 17

Bottas to Ferrari deal completed?

A deal that will see Valtteri Bottas replace Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari next season has been agreed, according to reports in Italy.

2015-06-07_2043The Williams Martini Racing driver has long been earmarked for a swoop by Ferrari as a replacement for the out-of-favour Kimi Raikkonen, but both driver and team have remained coy on the subject in recent weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Tyre companies shouldn’t dictate strategies, teams say

The FIA and FOM should be responsible for dictating how tyres are produced and used in F1

Tyre companies shouldn’t dictate strategies, teams sayF1 should be responsible for dictating the way tyres are produced and used in the sport, rather than tyre companies pushing their own agendas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Boullier: McLaren has seconds of potential to unlock

Eric Boullier says it remains McLaren-Honda’s target to be competitive by the end of the 2015 season

2015-06-07_1393The McLaren-Honda has ‘seconds’ of potential to unlock, with the team still targeting regular top tens before the season is out. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Jenson Button accepts his seat with McLaren for 2016 is far from guaranteed, but suggests there could be other options for next season…

Button hints at options beyond McLaren 

2015-06-07_0869 Jenson Button says he is aware his seat at McLaren is far from guaranteed for 2016, but suggests there could yet be alternative options to consider. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

Mercedes ‘sharpening pencils’ to address F1 engine costs

Toto Wolff insists that Mercedes will look into the feasibility of reducing the costs faced by customers buying its F1 engines

2015-06-06_1979 Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says that Mercedes will look into the possibility of cutting the cost of F1 engines for customer teams, but admits that it would likely have a major impact on the manufacturer’s business model. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

FIA approves expanded F1 schedule

The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council has given the green light to a 21-stop F1 schedule for 2016, Formula One World Championship

FIA approves expanded F1 scheduleThe World Motor Sport Council approved a 21-date F1 calendar – featuring a few unusual slots – for 2016 during its recdnt meeting in Mexico City. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Hulkenberg: Le Mans win will let me shine in F1

Force India driver says he’s been unfazed by the extra attention since winning Le Mans at his first attempt

2015-06-14-The Race-0179Nico Hulkenberg says he’s fighting for his opportunity to shine in Formula 1 and feels his Le Mans 24 Hours victory makes his CV sparkle. Nico Hulkenberg says he’s fighting for his opportunity to shine in Formula 1 and feels his Le Mans 24 Hours victory has made his racing CV sparkle. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Mercedes may relent on engine development for good of F1

“It has never happened before that one was asked to stop development, or to be frozen, to allow the others to catch up.”

2015-06-05_0004 Toto Wolff says Mercedes is willing to listen to proposals that would effectively allow Renault and Honda a chance to catch up in engine development. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Hamilton ‘very happy’ to see race weekend changes

“I’d be very happy for the weekend to change as its been the same weekend for nine years”

2015-06-07_0873 Lewis Hamilton says he would be very happy to see the F1 race weekend format shaken up next season, but admits he would like to be consulted too. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Multiple F1 world champion to race at ROC 2015 in London

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel will compete at the 2015 Race Of Champions at London’s former Olympic Stadium

News imageFour-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel has signed up for this year’s Race Of Champions on November 20-21 at the Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – the iconic home of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

McLaren feeling pinch as it mounts pressure on Honda

“We have good forecasts for next year, but its going to hurt us in terms of revenue and we will have to find a way to curb this.”

2015-06-04_0302 McLaren admits its lack of success with Honda is having wider ramifications, suggesting the two companies have different timeframes for success. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Santander launches a collection of videos that explain how innovation in F1 benefits people (video)

Yesterday the first has been premiered: “A wheelchair for high-performance competition”.

Santander A video will be launched on the Wednesday prior to almost all the F1 grand prix races yet to be run this season.
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Jul 02

Lewis Hamilton looks to rediscover his advantage in the F1 standings on home soil at Silverstone following a low-key weekend in Austria

Hamilton out to rediscover ‘peak’ on home ground

2015-06-06_1981 Lewis Hamilton is confident the spur of support will see him return to the top step of the podium in the British Grand Prix after a lacklustre weekend in Austria. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Horner demands progress ahead of crunch Strategy Group meeting

Christian Horner says the Strategy Group’s credibility is on the line if it cannot make progress following a slew of negative publicity

Horner demands progress ahead of crunch Strategy Group meetingChristian Horner has called upon the Strategy Group members to start forcing through decisions as it gets ready to meet again for a discussion over Formula 1’s future. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Todt willing to take control of F1 regulation changes

FIA President Jean Todt says he would be willing to accept calls to disband the Strategy Group

2015-06-21_0116Jean Todt says he is prepared to take control and determine the F1 regulations alongside Bernie Ecclestone, but isn’t convinced it would be popular amongst teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Ecclestone: Mercedes not to blame for ‘one-sided’ F1

Bernie Ecclestone maintains that there is no reason to blame Mercedes’ dominance for the current air of discontent surrounding F1.

2015-06-07_1589 Bernie Ecclestone insists that Mercedes cannot be held accountable for the one-sided domination it is enjoying in the current era of F1, but admits that it would be better for the sport to have more competition. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Piquet takes #FanBoost lead

Bird into top three for home race

Bird into top three for home raceChampionship leader Nelson Piquet Jr has moved to the head of the #FanBoost leaderboard, with just two days to go before the opening Visa London ePrix. Read the rest of this entry »

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