Tag Archive: FOM

Jul 16

Tyre companies shouldn’t dictate strategies, teams say

The FIA and FOM should be responsible for dictating how tyres are produced and used in F1

Tyre companies shouldn’t dictate strategies, teams sayF1 should be responsible for dictating the way tyres are produced and used in the sport, rather than tyre companies pushing their own agendas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Horner demands progress ahead of crunch Strategy Group meeting

Christian Horner says the Strategy Group’s credibility is on the line if it cannot make progress following a slew of negative publicity

Horner demands progress ahead of crunch Strategy Group meetingChristian Horner has called upon the Strategy Group members to start forcing through decisions as it gets ready to meet again for a discussion over Formula 1’s future. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Todt willing to take control of F1 regulation changes

FIA President Jean Todt says he would be willing to accept calls to disband the Strategy Group

2015-06-21_0116Jean Todt says he is prepared to take control and determine the F1 regulations alongside Bernie Ecclestone, but isn’t convinced it would be popular amongst teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Christian Horner suggests the sport should consider charging an independent observer like Ross Brawn with determining F1’s future

Horner: We need someone like Brawn to design F1 future

2015-02-27 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Christian Horner - Dr Helmut Marko Christian Horner has suggested an ‘independent’ figure could prove a solution to determining Formula 1’s future as he once against hit out at the ineffectiveness of F1’s Strategy Group. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Imola return to save Italian Grand Prix?

Imola could make a return to the F1 calendar as part of a deal to share the Italian Grand Prix with Monza

Imola - Autodromo Enzo E Dino Ferrari Imola could return to host the Italian Grand Prix alongside Monza in a race-sharing deal as a way of ensuring the historic event remains on the F1 calendar, it has been revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Lauda backs calls to make F1 ‘riskier’

“Only drivers with the highest driving skills – and I emphasise driving skills – should be in F1”

2015-06-07_1866 Niki Lauda: The most important thing, they must be again difficult to drive. When I switched from the Formula 2 to Formula 1, I crapped in my pants! Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

The Promoter of FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX, OJSC “Center “Omega”, about bankruptcy of “Formula Sochi” company

On June 1, 2015, the Russian media reported about bankruptcy of the “Formula Sochi” company.

Sochi Autodrom logo The promoter of the FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX is OJSC “Center “Omega”. The contract to host the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix from 2014 until 2020 was signed on October 14th, 2010 in Sochi. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Bernie Ecclestone presented 2014 Race Promoters’ Trophy to Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix organisers

The award will stay in Russia until the end of 2015

Sochi Autodrom logo On December 19th, 2014 an award ceremony to present the 2014 Race Promoters’ Trophy to the Russian Grand Prix organisers took place at Sochi Autodrom.

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Oct 12

F1 told to be ‘silent’ during Russian anthem

Drivers and team personnel have been ordered to fall silent when the Russian anthem is played on the Sochi grid later on Sunday.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi (4) British reports claim the edict, delivered by controversial Russian president Vladimir Putin’s friend Bernie Ecclestone, is “unprecedented” in F1 history. 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 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 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 »

Aug 11

F1 pushing on with Russia GP plans

Russia and formula one are pushing ahead with preparations for the country’s inaugural grand prix.

Autodrome in Sochi There have been doubts about the viability of the Sochi race in recent weeks, particularly after the MH17 disaster. But Russia’s Championat claims that preparations for the Russian grand prix, scheduled for mid October, are ongoing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Magny Cours still ‘trying’ for F1 return

Talks to take formula one back to France are still on, according to Magny Cours boss Serge Saulnier.

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours logo Last month, Saulnier said: “If the will of a number of people is confirmed in the coming weeks, we are very close (to returning).” He said Magny Cours, located a remote 250 kilometres from Paris and absent from the calendar since 2008, is heading for a comeback race in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Ecclestone says no to Magny Cours return

Bernie Ecclestone gave a clear “no” when asked if France is on the brink of returning to F1.

2012-11-15_0008 A week ago, former grand prix venue Magny Cours’ boss Serge Saulnier told Infosport: “If the will of a number of people is confirmed in the coming weeks, we are very close (to returning).” Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Red Bull told to redesign ‘loophole’ nose – report

Red Bull must redesign the nose of its car, after Adrian Newey exploited a loophole in the 2014 rules.

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (8) Keen-eyed observers noticed throughout the winter and again when the race season began that the RB10 did not have the mandatory camera mountings installed as per normal. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

No reason to cancel Russia GP – Todt

“At the moment there is no change to the calendar.  Russia is on”

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin 3 The FIA does not intend to cancel the inaugural Russian grand prix, according to the governing body’s president Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

The 2014 Formula1 Russian Grand Prix will go ahead as planned

The 2014 Formula1 Russian Grand Prix promoter in Sochi, Sergey Vorobyev, comments:

Autodrome in Sochi Preparations are very much on schedule and the Venue will be ready this October to welcome all F1 Teams and fans to the Sochi circuit, that runs in between the Olympic stadiums, against a unique mountain backdrop. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

New Jersey on huge 2014 calendar, Pirelli staying in F1

A 20 or 21-race calendar is actually more realistic

Flagworld - FIANew Jersey is officially back on the F1 calendar for 2014, as the FIA published a huge 22-race schedule after its meeting of the World Motor Sport Council on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Pirelli on cusp of new F1 deal

Pirelli is “about to sign” a new five-year deal with the FIA

2013-09-17 - PirelliA huge sign that Pirelli is staying put as F1’s official tyre supplier emerged on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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