Tag Archive: FOM

Jun 09

HEINEKEN announces global partnership with Formula One Management

Heineken® will be the exclusive Global Beer Partner of Formula 1®

2016-06-09_0603HEINEKEN and Formula One Management (FOM) have reached an agreement for Heineken® to become a Global Partner of Formula 1® (F1®). This significant partnership will start this year at the newly renamed FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO HEINEKEN D’ITALIA 2016, in Monza, and run for a multi-year term.

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May 26

Jules Bianchi’s family begins legal proceedings

“Jules Bianchi’s death was avoidable”
2014-06-05_0125 The family of the late Jules Bianchi are to begin legal proceedings against the FIA, Marussia and FOM following the F1 driver’s death as a result of injuries sustained during the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Shell ends trackside sponsor deal to focus on Ferrari

Opting instead to focus on its technical and sponsorship partnership with Ferrari

2015-06-07_1421Oil and gas giant Shell has confirmed it is ending its deal with Formula One Management (FOM) for trackside and event sponsorship in favour of strengthening its partnership with the Ferrari team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Pirelli: Delighted to host a meeting of f1’s key stakeholders

This is an essential step towards the joint development of tyres for 2017

2015-10-24_39668 A meeting will be held at Pirelli’s Milan headquarters next week in which key Formula One stakeholders will take part. The meeting will be to discuss target tyre performance guidelines in the light of the 2017 regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Drivers pushing for ‘maximum’ speed Pirelli tyres

“If we get sticky tyres, we will have happy drivers, and happy drivers means authentic and honest performance…”

2015-06-03_14672 Formula 1 drivers have prepared a proposal that it hopes will prompt Pirelli could produce tyres capable of being driven ‘to the maximum’ rather than follow the high degradation blueprint favoured by FOM. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

Manufacturers seek to entice Todt with cheaper engines

Such a move would likely irk Bernie Ecclestone

F1 - La Grille - photo Getty Images Manufacturers are set to reduce the price of its engines for customer teams as a way of avoiding the introduction of a ‘customer engine’, according to reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Ferrari prepared to quit F1 over mandate move

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne says he would be prepared to pull the manufacturer out F1

2015-10-24_39752 Ferrari doesn’t accept the mandate handed to Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt, warning it could quit the sport if it leads to sweeping changes. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Manufacturers to collaborate as alternative engine rejected

Prompted by the FIA’s desire to cut cost

2015-10-24_39787Manufacturers will come together to devise their own proposal addressing costs after the F1 Commission rejected the FIA’s ‘customer’ alternative

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Nov 17

Mercedes hints it will discuss engine price ‘compromise’

Wolff maintains he is open to discussing the potential to lower prices of its engines
Mercedes hints it will discuss engine price ‘compromise’Toto Wolff airs his frustration about the ‘political agendas’ behind the move to develop a customer engine, but says Mercedes is open to discussion.

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Nov 15

Wolff takes aim at customer engine plans

Toto Wolff: I think many of us and many of you share the opinion that the ‘balance of performance’ engine doesn’t work…

Wolff takes aim at customer engine plansMercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has called into question the FIA’s much discussed plans to introduce an independent ‘customer engine’ from 2017, using the example of series’ to suggest balancing the performance of two different powerplants won’t work. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Wolff: You can’t expect manufacturers to be charitable

Toto Wolff says it is unfeasible to expect engine manufacturers to be ‘charitable’ when pricing its power units to customers

Wolff:  You can’t expect manufacturers to be charitableToto Wolff says it is unfeasible to expect engine manufacturers to be ‘charitable’ when pricing its power units to customers, saying it is reasonable to expect teams to contribute to its development costs. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Red Bull at risk of missing first 2016 F1 test

Red Bull remains without an engine for the 2016 season after its bitter divorce from Renault

2015-10-24_40318 Christian Horner concedes Red Bull could miss the first pre-season F1 test of 2016 if it doesn’t source an engine deal in the next two weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Horner: Independent engine supply crucial for F1

“For Formula One, it’s important to have a competitive, economical engine”

2015-10-25_42234 Christian Horner says Red Bull’s struggles to secure an engine supply is proof F1 needs an independent customer engine to be made available. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

FIA confident it can avoid two-tier engine performance split

“We are optimistic that we can propose one engine that will be much cheaper”

FIA confident it can avoid two-tier engine performance splitJean Todt insists it can ensure a balance of performance between two different engine concepts, but Toto Wolff doesn’t believe it is possible. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Ferrari veto initiates FIA customer engine tender

“Therefore the FIA will initiate a consultation with all stakeholders regarding the possible introduction of a client engine”

2015-10-24_39875 Ferrari’s veto against plans to introduce a power unit and gearbox cost cap results in the FIA and FOM to pitch for development of a customer engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Boullier urges F1 ‘dictatorship’

Eric Boullier says he wants to see a greater level of ‘dictatorship’ in Formula 1 in order to establish the sport’s future direction.

2015-06-06_0578 McLaren-Honda racing director Eric Boullier has echoed the views of Red Bull counterpart Christian Horner by urging greater ‘dictatorship’ from those in power in an effort to forge a future for Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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