Tag Archive: F1

Jan 18

Mercedes sets launch plan for new W09 F1 car

The biggest technical change for the 2018 F1 season comes with the introduction of the ‘Halo’ cockpit

2017-02-23-0021Mercedes has become the latest Formula 1 team to confirm its car launch plan ahead of the 2018 season, with an official unveiling set to take place at Silverstone on February 22. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 17

Martin Whitmarsh to take up F1 advisory role with FIA

Whitmarsh has  worked in America’s Cup sailing and recently took up a place on Formula E’s advisory board

2013-06-08_0053Former McLaren Formula 1 team chief Martin Whitmarsh is set to take up an advisory role with the FIA to help define the series’ future financial regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 15

Ferrari “not joking” with F1 quit threats – Isola

“There is no interest for Formula 1 to lose Ferrari and there is no interest for Ferrari to lose Formula 1”

2017-06-11_0804Pirelli chief Mario Isola has warned Ferrari’s recent comments about leaving Formula 1 “are not joke claims” and feels it would be a damaging situation for all parties if the Italian team exited the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

Andretti slams ‘wrong and arrogant’ Haas

Haas became the first American team to race in F1 for more than 30 years

Mario AndrettiU.S. racing icon Mario Andretti has slammed Haas team chief Günther Steiner for his comments saying that no American driver is currently ready to race in Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 12

Pirelli: Williams put too much pressure on Kubica tyre tes

“I believe the expectations were too high but I don’t think he did a bad job or unable to understand the tyre”

Abu Dhabi GP,  - Robert Kubica, Williams,Pirelli’s Sporting Director Mario Isola feels Williams haven’t given Robert Kubica a fair opportunity of F1 track time to prove he’s capable of a comeback in 2018 if the Polish driver is overlooked as Felipe Massa’s replacement. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 11

Ferrari names Kvyat as F1 development driver

Daniil Kvyat has been named as a Ferrari development driver in Formula 1 having left the Red Bull fold at the end of 2017

2017-06-10_1269The Russian driver has endured a tough couple of years in F1 having been demoted from the Red Bull Racing squad to Toro Rosso with Max Verstappen heading in the other direction midway through 2016. After an underwhelming 2017 season being outperformed by Carlos Sainz Jr he was dropped by the Italian squad after crashing out of the Singapore Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 10

Liberty eager to create “video game cars” in F1

“The cars have got to look great”

Dany FlageoleFormula 1’s Manging Director for Motorsports Ross Brawn has outlined Liberty Media’s plans to create new regulations to make “video game cars” in the future to bring excitement into the design of the cars. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 08

Brawn: Ferrari must work to F1’s parameters

“Formula 1 will always survive whatever the teams are in it”

F1: Brawn: Ferrari must work to F1’s parametersRoss Brawn has sent a warning to Ferrari after its latest Formula 1 quit threats and if confident the sport can survive if the Italian manufacturer exited. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 07

F1 bosses set for latest Copenhagen visit next week

Should plans be approved, officials in Denmark hope to have a grand prix on the F1 calendar for the 2020 season

F1: F1 bosses set for latest Copenhagen visit next weekPlans for a Danish Grand Prix around the streets of Copenhagen are continuing to gather steam as Formula 1 bosses prepare to visit the proposed location for the race next Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 06

Ecclestone: Ferrari could live without Formula 1

“I’m afraid Ferrari could live without Formula 1 – not the other way around.”

2017-06-08_0408Bernie Ecclestone believes Ferrari’s threats to quit Formula 1 should be taken seriously, fearing the sport may not be able to survive without its most iconic team on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 05

Brawn: Independent F1 engine supplier key for 2021

“The 2021 engines have to be more economical, cheaper and make more noise”

2017-06-11_0062Formula 1’s Managing Director of Motorsports Ross Brawn says bringing in an independent engine supplier in 2021 will be a vital indicator in understanding whether the new engine rules meet its targets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 04

Villeneuve suggests Mercedes should replace Bottas

“Bottas’s performances were almost embarrassing”

2017-10-22_0141Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Valtteri Bottas’s performances during his maiden year at Mercedes as “almost embarrassing” and suggests Mercedes junior Pascal Wehrlein would be more suitable alongside Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 03

Mercedes interested in closer ties with smaller F1 team

“I think what Sergio Marchionne and Maurizio [Arrivabene] are doing is very clever”

2017-06-08_0567Mercedes is considering a link-up with a smaller Formula 1 team after being impressed by the approach taken by Ferrari via its relationships with Haas and Sauber, according to team boss Toto Wolff. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 31

Massa reflects on “teacher” Schumacher and his F1 career

“He [Schumacher] was my teacher, he was very nice and very kind to me all of the time”

Michael Schumacher3Felipe Massa has looked back on his Formula 1 career and explained the key moments which shaped him both professionally and personally as he bows out from the sport this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 30

Marko: F1 engine rules going in right direction

“It is going in the right direction. Clearly it could not go on like it was”

2017-10-21_0731Red Bull motorsport adviser Dr Helmut Marko says Formula 1’s engines rules are heading towards a sensible outcome but feels “fans should be king” in the decision-making process. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 29

Hamilton’s hunger “critical” to keep him in F1 – Hakkinen

“After that year, when I felt my energy levels drop a little, it was not long before I retired.”

2017-10-22_1305Lewis Hamilton may opt to quit Formula 1 if he loses his hunger for more world titles, according to two-time F1 world champion Mika Hakkinen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 26

Red Bull ‘couldn’t cure’ Kvyat’s Formula 1 form slump

“That’s how it sometimes goes.”

2017-06-09-13-48-38_1263Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko remains unsure what sparked Daniil Kvyat‘s dramatic downturn in form that led to his eventual dismissal from Toro Rosso earlier this year, saying it was something that the team “could not cure”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 24

Marko: No number one driver at Red Bull F1

“Both drivers are equally treated and it is up to them to define the pecking order”

2017-06-09-08-54-57_0029Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko has stressed there is no number one driver at the team and that both Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo are treated equally. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 23

Lauda, Marko trade blows over Verstappen deal

Verstappen’s new deal keeps him at Red Bull for the next three seasons

F1: Lauda, Marko trade blows over Verstappen dealMercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda and Red Bull motorsport advisor Dr Helmut Marko have traded light-hearted comments against one another over Max Verstappen’s new Red Bull deal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 22

Wolff issues update on Hamilton F1 contract negotiations

“He is a ‘frei-geist’ – a free spirit – and he wants to keep his options open”

2017-10-19_0407Toto Wolff has given an update on contract negotiations with Lewis Hamilton and also revealed what his first move from racing might be. Read the rest of this entry »

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