Tag Archive: F1

Nov 25

Manufacturers to collaborate as alternative engine rejected

Prompted by the FIA’s desire to cut cost

2015-10-24_39787Manufacturers will come together to devise their own proposal addressing costs after the F1 Commission rejected the FIA’s ‘customer’ alternative

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Nov 23

Grosjean aims to leave Lotus fighting

Romain Grosjean is preparing for an ’emotional’ final F1 Grand Prix for Lotus
2015-06-06_1940 Romain Grosjean has called his final F1 Grand Prix with Lotus ‘poignant’ as he looks to secure sixth in the teams’ championship for the Enstone squad.

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Nov 22

Kvyat: I’ve just got to keep doing my job…

“As long as I perform, then I’m not concerned at all”
2015-06-06_1691 Daniil Kvyat remains confident of keeping his seat at Red Bull Racing once the uncertainty over the team’s F1 engine supply is resolved for 2016.

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Nov 21

Lotus asks F1 to ‘review its business model’

“I believe it is crucial for Formula 1 to review its business model” – Gastaldi
2015-10-23_39148 Lotus F1 deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi has called for Formula 1 to review its business model and has given a stern warning if certain situations continue the sport will drive fans away. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Hamilton: Ferrari ‘very, very close’ to Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton says Ferrari is ‘very, very close’ to matching Mercedes

Hamilton: Ferrari 'very, very close' to MercedesLewis Hamilton believes Mercedes still has an edge on Ferrari on the power unit front but admits the recent gains has brought his rivals much closer. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Button defends McLaren, expects ‘big margins’ in winter

“I wanted to stay because my view is we could have a good year next year”

2015-10-22_37825 Jenson Button has risen to the defence of McLaren by saying 2015 is the year to learn and make mistakes in order to get it right for next year, which has fired-up his motivation for the 2016 F1 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

F1 Brazilian Grand Prix: Rosberg seals runners-up spot with Brazil GP win

Kimi Raikkonen followed his team-mate home in fourth, ahead of Valtteri Bottas, Nico Hulkenberg and Daniil Kvyat

Rosberg seals runners-up spot with Brazil GP winNico Rosberg completes another accomplished lights-to-flag win over Lewis Hamilton to guarantee himself the runners-up spot in the F1 standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Manor Marussia F1 Team appoints Dave Ryan as Racing Director

The next chapter

09 - Manor F1 TeamThe Manor Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Ryan to the role of Racing Director. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Lotus ‘confident’ Renault deal is coming

“We have two options for an engine next year: either we go with Mercedes or Renault”
2015-10-24_39859 Lotus is developing its 2016 car with Renault’s much discussed purchase in mind, though it is prepared to run Mercedes engines next season if necessary.

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Nov 07

Vettel: I’ll have a lot more input at Ferrari in 2016

Sebastian Vettel says he will have a lot more input at Ferrari next season and is hopeful the team can make a “big step”.
2015-10-25_41565 Sebastian Vettel: There is a possibility for us to improve [in F1 2016]. We have done a massive step on the engine and that is ongoing. If you look at the car we are not yet where we want to be, we want the best engine and best car, so there is plenty more to do. It is not secret that we need more downforce than we currently have… Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Red Bull at risk of missing first 2016 F1 test

Red Bull remains without an engine for the 2016 season after its bitter divorce from Renault

2015-10-24_40318 Christian Horner concedes Red Bull could miss the first pre-season F1 test of 2016 if it doesn’t source an engine deal in the next two weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Haas F1 names Esteban Gutierrez second driver

Gutiérrez will race alongside driver Romain Grosjean

In a press event inside the main lobby of the Soumaya Museum, Haas F1 Team founder and chairman Gene Haas named Mexican driver Esteban Gutiérrez to a race seat with his team when it makes its 2016 debut in the FIA Formula One World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Horner: Independent engine supply crucial for F1

“For Formula One, it’s important to have a competitive, economical engine”

2015-10-25_42234 Christian Horner says Red Bull’s struggles to secure an engine supply is proof F1 needs an independent customer engine to be made available. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Raikkonen intends to remain in F1 beyond 2016

Kimi Raikkonen says he has no plans to retire just yet, but accepts he needs to up his game if he wants to remain with Ferrari.

2015-10-25_41491 However, despite the early assurance, Raikkonen has continued to struggle for consistent form, notching up just two podiums so far in 2015, while Vettel is now 128 points clear of him in the overall standings with three races remaining. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Oliver Rowland: “F1? Not an impossibility!”

“I must still remain patient to know about my future, but F1 is not an impossibility.”

placeholder+imageFor Oliver Rowland, 2015 was all about the records: most victories, podiums and points in a season in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series and an unprecedented run of 20 consecutive top ten finishes! At 23-years of age, the Racing Steps Foundation backed Englishman has done it all in the categories organized by Renault Sport Technologies and now hopes to have a chance at the next level.

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Oct 25

Ecclestone pushing for standard customer engine

A more cost-effective V6 customer engine could be made available to teams from 2017

Ecclestone pushing for standard customer engineBernie Ecclestone says a tender to invite independent suppliers to develop a new twin turbo V6 engine for F1 2017 will be launched next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

First entries revealed for WEC Bahrain rookie test

Juan Pablo Montoya  has this week been in Stuttgart for a seat-fitting

Almost half the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship field will be present for the inaugural ‘Rookie’ Test which is due to take place at the Bahrain International Circuit the day after the final round of the WEC season, Sunday 22 November. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Kubica: “It’s time for something different”

Kubica revealed that he was after a fresh challenge

Robert Kubica does not expect to contest another WRC season in 2016 after admitting he is looking at other activities – including a return to circuit racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Mercedes not letting up with title double in sight

“It’s been a proud week for everybody in Brackley, Brixworth and Stuttgart”

2015-06-05_1300 Toto Wolff says Mercedes needs to raise its game to ensure that the F1 drivers’ title joins the teams’ crown back at Brackley Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Jack McCarthy invited to Ferrari Driver AcademyFerrari Driver Academy

Euro Max and Super One champion will spend three days with iconic F1 team in Italy

Jack Mccarthy_7479_(web) If you are a young racing driver and want to become a professional, your dream is to enter Formula One. Not only that, it is to drive for the Prancing Horse, better known as Scuderia Ferrari. For Junior Max star 15-year old Jack McCarthy, that chance has become a reality far, far sooner than he expected. Read the rest of this entry »

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