Tag Archive: FIA

Oct 13

Marussia set to run two cars in Austin

Marussia looks set to revert to a two-car operation in the wake of the Russian grand prix.

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (2) After Sunday at Sochi, where Max Chilton went it alone while the seriously injured Jules Bianchi’s sister car sat dormant, Briton Chilton admitted it had been “an incredibly tough week” for the entire team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

F1 to test yellow flag speed limits in Austin

“It seems to be a feasible idea” – Alonso 

Austin - Circuit of the Americas F1 looks set to test new software and procedures next time out in Austin that will automatically limit the speed of the cars through double waved yellow flag zones. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Rivals pressure Mercedes to agree engine ‘unfreeze’

Rivals are piling pressure on Mercedes to agree to “unfreeze” engine development in formula one.

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0022 The German marque has utterly dominated the sport this year as the all-new turbo V6 era dawned. So rivals, powered by struggling Ferrari and Renault, have argued that the strict limits on in-season development of the ‘power units’ should be relaxed. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

‘Growing concerns’ about Bianchi’s condition – reports

At least four major publications believe there are “growing concerns” about the health condition of seriously injured F1 driver Jules Bianchi.

Jean-Eric Vergne - photo © J.F Galeron At present, the only official news is that the Frenchman suffered a ‘diffuse axonal injury’ in his Suzuka crash last Sunday, and now lies in a Japanese hospital in a ‘critical but stable’ condition. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

F1 security unprecedented for Putin visit

Unprecedented security at a grand prix will accompany Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to the inaugural race on Sunday.

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin 3 F1’s regular television broadcasters have been told that when Putin’s security personnel scramble radio frequencies to prevent potential bombs being triggered, live video images and microphones will possibly go dead temporarily. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

FIA set to reveal Bianchi crash investigation

FIA president Jean Todt is also in Russia this weekend.

FIA The atmosphere in the Sochi paddock is grim, with many drivers visibly upset and even angry in the wake of the circumstances surrounding Jules Bianchi’s crash. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Marussia enters Rossi in Bianchi’s place at Sochi

Alexander Rossi looks set to race in injured Jules Bianchi’s place for Marussia this weekend.

2014-07-24 - Marussia f1 Team - Alexander Rossi 03 The news has not yet been announced officially by the team, but the 23-year-old Californian’s name is listed on the official FIA entry list for the Russian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Rossi on standby as fast F1 pauses for Bianchi

Even the fast-paced world of formula one is pausing for thought, mere days after Jules Bianchi crashed at Suzuka.

2014-07-24 - Marussia f1 Team - Alexander Rossi 01 The stricken Frenchman’s colleagues are busily adding ‘Tous avec Jules’ (all with Jules) stickers to their helmets, mindful still that the show must go on. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

F1 withholding video ‘to protect Bianchi’ – report

Mere days after the Suzuka race, F1 authorities are continuing to withhold official video footage of Jules Bianchi’s horror crash.

2014-06-04_0348 So far, despite widespread reports that the sport’s commercial rights holder FOM did film the incident with its high definition trackside cameras, the footage has not been released. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Show goes on but F1 still thinking of Bianchi

The teams and drivers may have leapt 8,000 kilometres from Suzuka to Sochi, but Jules Bianchi remains in the minds of the entire F1 world.

IMG_4100 As was and is still the case with F1 legend Michael Schumacher, protagonists and pundits are now turning to the opinions of external experts to know more about the predicament the talented 25-year-old Frenchman finds himself in. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Wurz tells drivers to keep quiet after Bianchi crash

“Before drawing conclusions it is right to listen to the views of all the parties involved”

Alex Wurz portait 1 Gerard Saillant, the well-known trauma surgeon with close links to Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher, has arrived in Japan to get involved with Jules Bianchi’s fight for life. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Questions explode as Bianchi crash video emerges

“Was it the direction of the race or the officials who were at the corner?”
 

2014-06-07_0535 As Jules Bianchi lies critically ill in a Japanese hospital, grave questions are being asked about the circumstances surrounding his terrifying collision with a recovery vehicle on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

F1 waiting on official news about Bianchi

The worried world of F1 is still waiting for more news about Jules Bianchi.

2014-02-19_0005 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi While protagonists argue about the rights and wrongs of his terrifying collision with a recovery vehicle on Sunday, the talented 25-year-old remains critically ill in the Mie hospital about 15 kilometres from Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Schumacher ‘can live normal life again’ – Todt

“He fights.  His condition improves, which is very important”

FIA_GE09_014 Jean Todt has delivered perhaps the most promising news about Michael Schumacher’s condition since the F1 legend’s fateful skiing fall last December. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Bianchi ‘critical but stable’

“Very serious but stable”.

2014-06-05_0125 Jules Bianchi is in a “critical but stable” condition at the Mie hospital, located some 15 kilometres from Suzuka where on Sunday he crashed into a recovery vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Questions being asked after Bianchi crash

“The light was low and the track was slippery and that’s why I was caught out” – Adrian Sutil

2014-02-19_0004 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi With the extent of Jules Bianchi’s injuries still unclear, F1 is already turning its attention to the controversial circumstances surrounding his accident that stopped the wet Japanese grand prix on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

FIA admits Japan GP could be cancelled

Every eye is on the sky in the final hour before the Japanese grand prix.

Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka logo As streams run down the pitlane and rain bands brought by typhoon Phanfone fill the radar screens, it emerged on Sunday that Suzuka organisers twice turned down the governing FIA’s request to move the 3pm start time forward. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Schumacher ‘has made progress’ – Todt

The pair worked together at Ferrari through the Italian team’s ultra-successful period last decade.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Jean Todt has visited his friend Michael Schumacher since the F1 legend returned home after months in hospital and rehabilitation. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Japan and Russia races to start on time – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has ruled out moving the start time of Sunday’s Japanese grand prix.

Ecclestone-01-2008-09-28 Shifting the 3pm start time forward by up to four hours has been under consideration, as the typhoon Phanfone bears down on Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

F1 eyes earlier Japan GP to dodge typhoon

An approaching typhoon is threatening to drive the Japanese grand prix off track.

Grand Prix du Japon Suzuka - photo DR Fernando Alonso’s future may be the talk of the Suzuka paddock, but every eye is on the ominous skies above the fabled circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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