Tag Archive: FIA

Sep 09

FIA to ban radio instructions to drivers

“The driver must drive the car alone and unaided.”

2014-06-04_0030 F1’s governing body has reportedly banned certain radio communications between engineers and drivers with immediate effect.
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Sep 09

FIA dismisses Rosberg ‘mistake’ conspiracy

F1’s governing FIA has rubbished the latest conspiracy theory in the wake of the Italian grand prix.

2014-06-07_1201 After the Monza race, multiple authoritative media publications and F1 officials suspected Nico Rosberg – perhaps in atonement for the Spa crash – deliberately faked braking mistakes on Sunday to gift Lewis Hamilton the win. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Haas reveals extent of Ferrari tie-up

The extent of new 2016 entrant Haas’ tie-up with Ferrari is becoming clearer.

Haas F1 Team Earlier in 2014, the ‘Haas’ logos of Nascar team owner Gene Haas’ successful machine tool company were added to the race livery of Ferrari’s F14-T car. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Verstappen to aim for F1 license next week

Max Verstappen’s high speed rush from boyhood to the formula one grid will continue apace next week.

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing At Monza, Toro Rosso and Red Bull chiefs Franz Tost and Dr Helmut Marko respectively have played down the 16-year-old teen’s slow-speed crash during one of his very first demonstration outings in a F1 car recently in Rotterdam. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Sorry Lauda keeps opinion about Rosberg crash

At Mercedes, the apologies are flying around like so much shattered carbon fibre.

IMG_2291 Contrite after his run-in with teammate Lewis Hamilton at Spa, Nico Rosberg at Monza revealed that boss Niki Lauda also said sorry for his harsh criticism in the heated moments after the explosive Belgian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Busy Monza weekend kicks off on Thursday

“Beautiful battle”

GP2 - Monza Not surprisingly, a big crowd gathered in the press conference room at Monza as hostilities resumed between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
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Sep 04

Caterham confirms Kobayashi return

Kobayashi heading to Monza for Caterham return

2014-06-08_0727 Caterham on Thursday confirmed reports Kamui Kobayashi is returning to race duty this weekend at Monza. The Japanese was sidelined two weeks ago at Spa-Francorchamps, as reigning Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer and his sponsor Hype stepped into the green car.
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Sep 04

Colleague says Todt concerned about Russia GP

Jean Todt is concerned about the viability of next month’s inaugural grand prix.

2014-06-14-1001 That is the claim of Ari Vatanen, an FIA official who once stood against Todt for the presidency of F1’s governing body but is now one of his closest allies. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Lotterer turns down chance to race Caterham at Monza

Andre Lotterer has turned down the chance to make a second appearance for Caterham this weekend at Monza.

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre Lotterer Earlier, it was expected Spanish rookie Roberto Merhi, and not the reigning Le Mans winner Lotterer who replaced Kamui Kobayashi at Spa, would be in action this weekend for the Italian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Drivers back Rosberg over Hamilton clash

“You need to be in surgery at the hospital with that sort of precision.”

2014-07-18_0883 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Champions Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel have backed Nico Rosberg amid the German’s run-in with title rival and teammate Lewis Hamilton.
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Sep 03

Life goes on for Schumacher family

For the Schumacher family, life goes on.

2010-01-25 - MERCEDES GP PETRONAS TEAM - Michael and Corinna Schumacher This week, a charming book penned by a young fan of Michael Schumacher hit the desk of the stricken F1 legend’s wife Corinna. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Drivers defend controversial Parabolica gravel

Charlie Whiting has defended the controversial asphalting of Monza’s iconic Parabolica corner.

Monza logo During the recent summer break, a cry of outrage spread around the world when it emerged some of the famous gravel trap at the Italian grand prix venue’s high-speed final bend had been covered with tarmac. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Verstappen admits blame for Rotterdam crash (+videos)

Max Verstappen has admitted the blame for crashing during his first proper run in a formula one car.

With all eyes on the 16-year-old after his controversial announcement as Toro Rosso’s 2015 racer, the Dutchman steered into a barrier whilst demonstrating a Red Bull car during the street event in Rotterdam at the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Lotterer could return for Caterham at Monza

Mere days before the Italian grand prix, the identity of Caterham’s second race driver is still unclear.

André Lotterer - Caterham - (photo Getty Images) Reports from Japan suggest Kamui Kobayashi will definitely not be back at the wheel of the car at Monza, having already sat out Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

F1 experts criticise Mercedes over driver duel

“They are being run by two drivers who are like spoilt kids doing what they want to do.”

2014-06-05_0207 F1 experts have accused Mercedes of mismanaging Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton’s dramatically imploding relationship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

FIA ERC 2014 Barum Czech Rally Zlin day two report

DAY REPORT: 2014 FIA European Rally Championship, round eight of 11

FIA ERC 2014 Barum Czech Rally Zlin Vaclav Pech day two action image Václav Pech and co-driver Petr Uhel have won Barum Czech Rally Zlín for the second time following four years of ŠKODA domination on the FIA European Rally Championship qualifier.

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Aug 30

FIA ERC 2014 Barum Czech Rally Zlin day one report

2014 FIA European Rally Championship, round seven of 11

FIA ERC 2014 Barum Czech Rally Zlin Sepp Wiegand day one action image The Czech champion, who was second to Robert Kubica on the ERC season-opener in Austria, is 54.1s in front in his Michelin-shod MINI John Cooper Works S2000 with Sepp Wiegand second for ŠKODA AUTO Deutschland and ex-circuit racer Tomáš Kostka close behind in a Ford Fiesta R5. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Mercedes chiefs resolve to ‘cool hot heads’

Mercedes chiefs have resolved to cool the simmering feud between title-warring teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

2014-07-18_0883 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Germany’s Bild newspaper reports that when the pair – who collided during the Belgian grand prix – came face-to-face in Germany on Wednesday for a sponsor photoshoot, they barely acknowledged each other’s presence. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Prost sure Renault can bounce back in 2015

Alain Prost is confident Renault can bounce back in 2015.

Alain Prost - photo Getty Images As the new ‘power unit’ rules took effect this season, Mercedes has utterly dominated its turbo V6 rivals Renault and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Merhi waiting on F1 license for Monza debut

Next in line to drive ousted Kamui Kobayashi’s Caterham

20131020-0117 Roberto Merhi is only waiting on his F1 super license before receiving the green light to make his grand prix debut next weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

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