Tag Archive: FIA

Nov 12

2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship calendar revealed

The provisional calendar will consist of 12 events

Rallycross FIA logo The FIA and World RX Championship promoter IMG Motorsports have jointly agreed on a draft calendar for next year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Rosberg wins one trophy but eyes another

Nico Rosberg secured a trophy after qualifying on pole for Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (20) But it’s not the one he really wants.  That one was packed into a box last week by outgoing world champion Sebastian Vettel and sent back to the FIA. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

FIA ERC Tour de Corse day two report

DAY REPORT: 2014 FIA European Rally Championship, final round (11 of 11)
FIA ERC 2014 Tour de Corse Stephane Sarrazin action image There were celebrations aplenty on the 2014 FIA European Rally Championship finale in Corsica today when Stéphane Sarrazin became the ninth different winner from 11 rounds following a thrilling battle for top spot with fellow French Ford Fiesta RRC driver Bryan Bouffier.

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Nov 08

Engine marques still arguing over 2015 ‘unfreeze’

Progress on the 2015 engine ‘unfreeze’ may not be as simple as first thought.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (11) Although F1’s dominant force Mercedes slammed the initiative as “ridiculous” mere days ago, it emerged the German camp is now close to agreeing to help struggling rivals Ferrari and Renault to catch up with their V6 ‘power units’. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

End of the line as Marussia ceases trading

As 18 F1 cars practiced in Brazil, one of the absent teams came to the end of the line.

2014-02-19_0004 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi The Telegraph’s Daniel Johnson broke the news, reporting early on Friday that Marussia, although listed on the FIA’s 2015 entry list, has “ceased trading”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Rookie bursts into F1 amid Sauber ‘crisis’

Felipe Nasr, a low-profile F1 presence until now, has burst into a storm in the Interlagos paddock.

2014-06-07_0218 Earlier, Sauber shocked the entire paddock with the news that Brazilian Nasr, Williams’ 22-year-old reserve, and his sponsor Banco do Brasil will be Marcus Ericsson’s teammate at the Swiss team in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Auto GP looks forward to 2015 Full-season budget set to 400.000€ 2015 drivers’ champion to get F1 test

Seven rounds on the schedule

Auto GP logo The AUTO GP series, promoted by Enzo Coloni, has many news and innovations already in the bag for the 2015 season, the sixth since its inception. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Caterham preparing for Abu Dhabi return

Caterham is preparing to return to formula one for F1’s 2014 finale in Abu Dhabi next month.

2014-06-08_0925 As it was put into administration following founder Tony Fernandes’ ill-fated sale to Colin Kolles-managed investors, the team as well as backmarker Marussia sat out Austin and will again be absent in rainy Brazil this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Caterham and ‘Manor’ on 2015 entry list

Caterham and Marussia have both entered the 2015 world championship.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Marcus Ericsson 02 teamsThe backmarkers, in administration amid financial problems, sat out the US grand prix and will again be absent in Brazil, where the F1 world began on arrive early on Wednesday amid heavy rain. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Berger denies talks with McLaren, Ferrari

Gerhard Berger has played down persistent speculation his next move could be a return to the F1 paddock.

20131019-0045 The F1 legend recently stepped down from the FIA after presiding over the governing body’s junior single seater categories. It triggered speculation that earlier reports he might be preparing to join McLaren-Honda, although dismissed at the time as “utter nonsense”, are actually true. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Mercedes close to agreeing engine ‘unfreeze’

Talks over a touted engine ‘unfreeze’ for the 2015 season appear to have taken a dramatic turn.

2014-10-29 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (3)On Monday, media reports in Italy suggested Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault may have pulled off a political masterstroke over the US GP weekend by convincing F1’s dominant force Mercedes to agree to the relaxing of the engine homologation rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai – Race: A bitter race for Ferrari in Shanghai

Third podium finish for the Porsche 919 Hybrid in its first season

FIA WEC - Ferrari - Shanghai It was a bitter weekend for the Ferraris taking part in the 6 Hours of Shanghai, the stage for the sixth round of this year’s World Endurance Championship.

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Nov 01

Vettel to qualify in Austin ‘out of respect’

Sebastian Vettel will make a brief appearance during qualifying on Saturday ahead of the US grand prix in Austin.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (8) Earlier, team figures suggested the reigning world champion would sit out the session because penalties for running his sixth ‘power unit’ of 2014 means he will start the race from pitlane. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Hamilton takes control of own management

At the same time, “XIX have faded from the F1 scene”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton (22) Lewis Hamilton is “scaling back” his deal with Simon Fuller, the entertainment manager famed for his involvement with American Idol and the Spice Girls. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Williams bosses absent from US GP

Williams’ two F1 bosses are missing in action this weekend for the US grand prix.

2013-06-09_0014 It has emerged that founder and boss Sir Frank Williams is in hospital in Britain, and his deputy and daughter Claire is at his bedside. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Porsche 919 Hybrid on pole in Shanghai

Stuttgart. The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start the six-hour race at Shanghai, China from pole position and third on the grid.

Mark Webber logo After Spa – where round two of the World Championship was held in spring – this is the second pole position for the new and innovative Porsche Le Mans Prototype.

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Nov 01

Jordan King wins FIA Institute Academy selection event

2015 FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

British driver Jordan King (Carlin) became the winner of the North-Eastern European selection event for the 2015 FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

FIA ERC 2014 event preview: Tour de Corse

2014 FIA European Rally Championship, final round (11 of 11)
FIA ERC 2014 Craig Breen image Following 10 rounds, 162 special stages, a whole heap of action and plenty of serious competition, the thrilling race for the FIA European Rally Championship concludes on the Mediterranean island of Corsica next week.

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Oct 31

FIA to tackle cost problem after team failures

With Caterham and Marussia in the throes of failure, the governing FIA has admitted it is concerned about the financial situation in F1.

2014-06-04_0030 It is believed the next most endangered team on the grid is the Swiss privateer Sauber, whose boss and co-owner Monisha Kaltenborn sounded furious as she spoke to media on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Grosjean reveals Lotus exit clause

Romain Grosjean has revealed an exit clause will allow him to walk away from Lotus at the end of the season.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Romain Grosjean 03 Insiders believe the Frenchman, obviously frustrated by the Enstone team’s struggles in 2014, is waiting for the Fernando Alonso situation to clear before re-committing to Lotus for another season. Read the rest of this entry »

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