Tag Archive: FIA

Sep 22

McLaren accuses Red Bull of clampdown breach

McLaren has pointed the finger at Red Bull for allegedly breaching the FIA’s new clampdown on radio communications.

2014-06-08_0643 Although the governing body intended to immediately impose a comprehensive ban on ‘performance’-related messages, the compromise reached ahead of track action in Singapore ultimately outlawed only driver coaching-style calls. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Grosjean slams Renault in Singapore qualifying

“Bloody engine, bloody engine.  We break our balls for this?”

2014-06-07_0899 Romain Grosjean made his thoughts about Renault’s below-par 2014 ‘power unit’ more than clear as he bowed out in Singapore qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

FIA clampdown dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ in Singapore

The FIA’s Charlie Whiting addressed the media in Singapore

2008-06-05_0049 F1’s intended clampdown on performance communications between teams and drivers has been dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ up and down the bemused paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Toro Rosso targets Suzuka debut for Verstappen

Toro Rosso intends to give Max Verstappen his F1 weekend debut in Japan early next month.

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (2) Earlier, it was expected that the second Red Bull team’s confirmed 2015 rookie, who is still just 16, would debut in Friday practice sessions later this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

FIA backtracks on car performance radio clampdown

The FIA has backtracked over its total clampdown on “performance”-related radio communications in formula one.

2014-06-04_0030 The earlier-announced comprehensive clampdown has been discussed at length in the Singapore paddock, but team managers went into Thursday’s long meeting with Charlie Whiting arguing that it should in fact be relaxed for now. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Ecclestone admits ‘double points’ could go

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted his ‘double points’ innovation may be axed after the 2014 finale.

Bernie Ecclestone portrait This year, in a bid to keep the championship alive until the dying moment, F1 will allocate double points in the Abu Dhabi finale. But the scheme has been controversial and almost universally criticised, prompting F1’s chief executive to admit it may fall by the wayside. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

FIA could ease radio clampdown in Singapore

The FIA could back down over its newly-imposed radio communications ban.

2012-06-09_0020 It was the hot topic of controversial conversation in Singapore on Thursday, as the teams and drivers prepare for the rest of 2014 with tight restrictions on what they can and cannot say over the pit-to-car radio. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Ecclestone takes blame for radio clampdown

As day turned to night in the floodlit Singapore paddock, the big talking point was the FIA’s radio clampdown.

Charlie Whiting -Bernie Ecclestone - photo Getty Images Actually, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone claimed the credit. “I was the one who started it off, yes,” he told reporters on Thursday. Earlier, in downtown Singapore, Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg welcomed the move. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Drivers welcome FIA radio clampdown

“All the fans were cheering so it looks like the right way to go”

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Mercedes’ title-warring teammates are the first F1 drivers to welcome the FIA’s banning of “performance”-related radio communications. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Todt tips Ferrari to end crisis quickly

Jean Todt insists Ferrari is not in the sort of crisis today that he found at Maranello more than two decades ago.

2014-06-14-1001 The Frenchman, now FIA president, said any comparison between when he was drafted in by Luca di Montezemolo to rebuild the team in 1993 and Ferrari’s current situation “makes me smile”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Record 41 Supercars for World RX of Germany

Villeneuve will return to World RX for round 10 at Franciacorta

World RX of Germany The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy is living up to its reputation as the FIA’s fastest growing motorsport series after attracting the biggest Supercar line-up of the season for this weekend’s Red Kiwi World RX of Germany (20-21 September).

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Sep 16

FIA clarifies radio clampdown for F1 teams

The governing body has banned any radio messages between the pitwall and the drivers that relate to “performance”.

FIA - Karting Com The FIA has furnished teams with more information about how it intends to enforce its new clampdown on radio communications in Singapore and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

FIA seeking ‘clarification’ on radio clampdown

Ferrari has given a cool welcome to the FIA’s clampdown on radio instructions to F1 drivers.

2014-06-04_0030 The ban will fall on teams with immediate effect, and Red Bull’s Christian Horner declared last week: “It is time for the drivers to drive.” Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Pirelli announced as Official Partner of the FIA Mobility Conference Week

“We are delighted to welcome Pirelli as official partners of the event.” –   Jean Todt

 PirelliThe FIA today welcomes Pirelli as an official partner of the FIA Mobility Conference Week, the annual event bringing together all FIA Mobility clubs from around the world.

Sep 12

Wolff concerned about radio crackdown, super license issue

Toto Wolff on Friday expressed concerns about F1’s new radio communications clampdown.

2014-07-19_0914 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Toto Wolff The likes of Red Bull’s Christian Horner and F1 legend Alain Prost earlier welcomed the news that “performance”-related radio messages would from Singapore next weekend be subject to penalties by the FIA. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Horner, Prost back FIA radio clampdown

Christian Horner and Alain Prost have welcomed the FIA’s immediate clampdown on radio communications within formula one.

2014-06-08_0831 Responding to criticism from fans, F1 race director Charlie Whiting on Thursday circulated a directive to teams clarifying the existing rule about drivers needing to “drive the car alone and unaided”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Now Montezemolo exit rocks crisis-struck Ferrari

He admitted on Wednesday that it is possible he will go on to run the Italian airline Alitalia.

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-18 Despite securing $35 million as he walks away, Luca di Montezemolo had a tear in his eye on Wednesday as he said farewell to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Renault leads the way as motorsport enters a new era

Renault is equally the title partner of the e.dams team set up by Alain Prost and Jean-Paul Driot.

2014-08-19-74 On 13 September, motorsport will enter a new era with the first ever FIA Formula-e race, staged in China on the streets of Beijing.

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Sep 10

The Formula E Battery: A Q&A with Craig Wilson

Q&A: The Formula E Battery

Williams Advanced Engineering logo Williams Advanced Engineering is the official battery supplier for the inaugural season of Formula E, the world’s first fully electric racing series. Managing Director Craig Wilson introduces the technology, its development history from Formula One, and the company’s pedigree in energy efficient performance technologies. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Kobayashi could race Caterham again in Singapore

Kamui Kobayashi could return to the wheel of his Caterham next weekend in Singapore.

2014-06-08_0727 At Monza, while the Japanese was drafted back in for the Italian grand prix, it was obvious that Caterham chiefs were looking ahead for a Singapore debut for Spaniard Roberto Merhi. Read the rest of this entry »

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