Tag Archive: F1

May 26

‘A lot of question marks’ over Shield introduction for 2018

“We’ve seen some preliminary models. We’ve been looking at how we integrate those into the chassis next year.”

'A lot of question marks' over Shield introduction for 2018Two Formula 1 technical figures are unsure that the ‘Shield’ frontal cockpit protection system for cars will be ready in time for the 2018 season, with “a lot of question marks” still remaining. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 25

Jenson Button’s F1 return: The reaction

FP1 represents Button’s first chance to drive the McLaren MCL32

Jenson Button’s F1 return: The reactionJenson Button returns to the F1 cockpit this weekend with a surprise one-off appearance at the Monaco Grand Prix at McLaren, deputising for the Indy 500 committed Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 23

The Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada reveals its programming at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and in the heart of Downtown

Great success foreseen for this Anniversary Edition

2017-05-23Through its President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. François Dumontier, the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA unveiled today the key elements of its programming for its 2017 edition.

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May 22

Mercedes identifies Bottas issue, defect not seen before

“It was painful to lose 15 valuable points with Valtteri retiring from P3”

Mercedes identifies Bottas issue, defect not seen beforeMercedes has discovered a turbo issue was behind Valtteri Bottas’ retirement from the Spanish Grand Prix, a defect that Toto Wolff reveals the team has never encountered before. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 20

Horner would be ‘highly surprised’ if Mercedes helps Honda

“And Renault and Mercedes? I think the problem element would be Red Bull.”

Horner would be 'highly surprised' if Mercedes helps HondaRed Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner would be “highly surprised” if Mercedes helped Honda get up to speed with its power unit for future seasons. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 18

Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada: Grandstand 15 is sold-out

22 days before the first free testing session

2016-06-10-14-40-41-0001At the Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada the popular hairpin grandstand 15 is also now sold-out. The FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA announces today that all seats available in Grandstand 15 at the Hairpin have been sold. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

Liberty could ‘fill a page’ with cities, countries keen to host F1

“Probably our first focus is making the 21 races we have as strong as they can be”

Liberty could 'fill a page' with cities, countries keen to host F1Formula 1 CEO and chairman Chase Carey says there is no shortage of cities and countries who want to discuss hosting a grand prix, but stressed the importance of keeping the sport’s existing locations strong. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 08

F1 drivers ready to come back to Baku for the 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix (+video)

Alonso, Bottas, Massa, Perez & Co. Ready to Return to Baku this June 23rd-25th

Baku City Circuit logoThe world’s top Formula 1 drivers have expressed their excitement at returning to Baku this summer where they will once again take on the many challenges presented by the newest and fastest street track, Baku City Circuit, at the 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

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May 07

Ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Webber believes that Fernando Alonso is currently running the McLaren team, calling him “colossal”

Alonso is running McLaren at the moment – Webber

Alonso is running McLaren at the moment - WebberAlonso has led McLaren’s charge since joining the team back in 2015, albeit largely in the midfield and towards the back of the grid this year amid ongoing problems with power unit supplier Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 05

‘Things weren’t done that needed to be done’ under Ecclestone – Carey

“Day-to-day I find a level of frustration”

'Things weren't done that needed to be done' under Ecclestone - CareyFormula 1 CEO and chairman Chase Carey has expressed his frustration over the missed opportunities for the sport under former ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone, stressing the need to market it more.
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May 03

World RX visits German F1 track at Hockenheim alongside DTM

The World RX entry list features 22 drivers

World RX visits German F1 track at Hockenheim alongside DTMThe Cooper Tires World RX of Hockenheim will take place at the Hockenheimring in west Germany this weekend (5-7 May) as World RX joins the highly-acclaimed German Touring Car Masters [DTM] for the third year in a row.

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Apr 29

Malaysia F1 chief feels ‘suckered’ by Ecclestone

The upcoming race in October set to be the last for now at the Sepang International Circuit after a 19-year stint

Malaysia F1 chief feels ‘suckered’ by EcclestoneThe chief of the Malaysian Formula 1 race, Razlan Razali, says he feels “suckered” by former sport CEO Bernie Ecclestone as Sepang prepares to host its final grand prix in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 28

F1 Russian GP: F1 teams show support for Billy Monger in Sochi

Monger lost both of his lower legs after a high-speed accident during the F4 race 12 days ago

F1 teams show support for Billy Monger in SochiThe Formula 1 paddock has come together and shown its support for 17-year-old Billy Monger following his life-changing accident at Donington Park earlier this month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 26

Win a set of wheel nuts from the MP4-30

Round four at the fourth F1 Russian Grand Prix

20170326-071This week sees the team travel to the Sochi circuit, located in the Black Sea resort of the same name. The venue blurs the boundaries between street circuit and permanent racetrack, having been designed into the blueprint for Sochi’s Olympic Park, using the roads constructed for the Black Sea resort’s hosting of the 2014 Winter Games.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 24

Indy 500 toughest leg of Triple Crown bid – Alonso

Alonso is set to be coached by two-time CART champion and 2003 Indy 500 winner Gil de Ferran

Fernando AloIndy 500 toughest leg of Triple Crown bid - Alonsonso believes that the Indianapolis 500 represents the toughest challenge in his bid for the Triple Crown of Motorsport as he gears up for his first Indy car run next week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 22

“It’s a win-win situation”

Nyck De Vries talks about his simulator work for McLaren F1

F2 - Nyck De Vries, Rapax, Bahrain International CircuitRacing drivers are always looking for a competitive edge in their fight to achieve their dream, for help to achieve the points and wins that add up to a tilt at the title.

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Apr 21

‘Price to pay’ for Honda supplying second F1 team – Boullier

“Whatever happens, we are partners”

'Price to pay' for Honda supplying second F1 team - BoullierMcLaren Formula 1 racing director Eric Boullier is open to engine partner Honda supplying a second team in the future, but says there would be a “price to pay” despite the benefits of additional data. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 20

‘It feels s**t right now, but it makes winning feel better’

“Probably for Formula 1 it’s good as well if there’s a fight between Ferrari and Mercedes”

‘It feels s**t right now, but it makes winning feel better’Toto Wolff maintains the rise of Ferrari as potential title contenders for this year’s F1 world championship is a motivation to Mercedes, despite the bitterness of being beaten to victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 18

Mercedes ponders team order dilemma amidst Ferrari pressure

Mercedes went to great lengths to emphasise its equal opportunities ethos with Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Mercedes ponders team order dilemma amidst Ferrari pressureToto Wolff has admitted Mercedes may need to rethink its policy on ‘equal opportunities’ for its drivers if it is to give the team the best chance to defeat Ferrari in the 2017 F1 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

Pirelli F1 Tyre tests

All Teams Will Take Part In The Programme To Develop 2018 Formula 1 Tyres

PirelliPirelli Agrees 2017 Test Calendar With The Fia And The Teams: First Session To Take Place On 18 April, Last Session From 14-15 November. Read the rest of this entry »

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