Tag Archive: FOM

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 »

Aug 30

Ecclestone plays down Michelin return reports

“All the teams that have talked to me about it say they are very happy with Pirelli”

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (12)Bernie Ecclestone has moved to play down reports Michelin could replace Pirelli as F1’s official tyre supplier next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Axed India could return in 2015 – Chandhok

India, set to lose its place on the 2014 calendar, could return the year after.

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Jenson Button 09That is the claim of Vicky Chandhok, the president of the Indian motor sport federation, who works closely with F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

No helmet rule for F1 pitlane media – FOM

F1 authorities clamped down on pitlane safety

2010-11-06 -  Mercedes GP - INterlagos pitlane 01Photographers and reporters still allowed in the pitlane during F1 track sessions do not have to wear a helmet. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

F1 extends media pitlane ban to all sessions

“Safety remains a prime concern”

2013-06-07_0422F1 authorities have clamped down even harder on pitlane safety protocols, in the wake of the Nurburgring incident. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Mandatory pitlane helmets ‘crazy’ – Lauda

“Access for approved media will be confined to the pitwall” – FIA

2013-06-09_0616Niki Lauda thinks F1’s governing body should stop short of overreacting in the wake of the Nurburgring pitlane incident. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Zylon visor saved Chilton in Germany – report

Charlie Whiting took possession of the Marussia rookie’s damaged Arai helmet

2013-03-15 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Max Chilton Max Chilton can thank the FIA’s latest safety standards after returning home uninjured from the German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

F1 reacts quickly to injured cameraman incident

“He is sure that he will be back in Budapest.”

Flagworld - F1F1 is reacting quickly to the incident on Sunday that could have cost a television cameraman his life in the Nurburgring pitlane. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

F1 to improve safety after cameraman incident

“The most important thing is he is fundamentally ok”

2013-06-08_0069F1 could be set to improve safety in the pitlane, after a cameraman was lucky to escape with his life in Sunday’s German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Pirelli, explanation on Silverstone’ facts and next races

+ Paul Hembery statement

PirelliAfter exhaustive analysis of the tyres used at Silverstone, Pirelli has concluded that the causes of the failures were principally down to a combination of the following factors…

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May 31

Pirelli: Tyre tests did not favour any team

The tyre tests carried out this year have been for the development of tyres for 2014

PirelliPirelli never asked to use a 2013 car for the tests. The use of a 2013 Mercedes was discussed directly by the team and FIA. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Raikkonen’s Hunt tribute now gets green light

“I don’t know the story and I have no interest in going to ask them.”

2013-05-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Monaco - Kimi Raikkonen 01A farcical saga about Kimi Raikkonen’s Monaco helmet has taken another twist. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

No F1 agreement for ‘Fanvision’ in 2013

“Unfortunately it is clear that we are not going to be able to agree terms with FOM”

Kangaroo tvFlagworld - F1A system allowing trackside spectators and on-site reporters to access video, audio and data with a bespoke handheld device will not be available at grands prix in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

2015 could be last Malaysian GP – boss

Razlan Razali, the boss of the Malaysian grand prix, has admitted that 2015 could be the Sepang circuit’s last formula one race.

2011-04-09 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Malaysia - Petronas Tower2011-04-09 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Malaysia - Sepang International Circuit 02He told Isportconnect it is “too early to even think” about whether the existing contract will be extended. “I think for the event to be successful and to even consider the event going beyond 2015, and paying lots of money to formula one, FOM must help the circuit to try and allow us to do as much as possible to get spectators to come to the circuit,” said Razali. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Mastercard set for F1 return – report

American multinational Mastercard could be set to return to formula one, according to the latest rumour from Brazil.

Thumbnail for version as of 03:59, 30 September 2008Flagworld - F1Russia’s f1news.ru reported that Mastercard – having sponsored Lola’s stillborn F1 effort in 1997 and then Jordan between 1998-2001 – has now agreed a trackside sponsorship deal with Bernie Ecclestone’s company FOM. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Dire mood as HRT staff plead ‘we are unemployed’

32 have already been let go.

2012-05-18 - HRT F1 Team - Caja Magica2012-05-04 - HRT F1 Team - Jean TodtThe mood at HRT this weekend is dire, with the ailing Spanish team’s staff making it known “we are unemployed and available”, according to the sports daily Marca. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

3D could tempt Ecclestone to hand F1 to Sky – report

Pay television company Sky could replace formula one’s own broadcaster, according to a report in the Times.

2010-06-13_0226Sky Sports logo.svgJournalist Kevin Eason said Barney Francis, the managing director of F1’s new British broadcaster Sky Sports, will be in the Austin paddock this weekend. “He wants to introduce 3D to F1 and will have talks with Bernie Eccclestone”, Eason wrote. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Lewis Hamilton to race for Mercedes AMG Petronas from 2013 (updated)



Mercedes signs Hamilton, Concorde, Lauda, not Schumacher


04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton 02Following the signature of the commercial agreement with FOM this week by Mercedes-Benz, the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team is pleased to announce that Lewis Hamilton has signed a three-year agreement to race for the team from the 2013 Formula One season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Teams make winter test plans for mid-March 2013 opener

F1 teams are already making plans for winter testing.

2012-05-27 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Mark Webber 99000Flagworld - F1Auto Motor und Sport reports that provisional plans are already being made for the teams to reveal and test their 2013 cars for the first time from February 5 next year. The date of the first test, set for Jerez, is based on the fact that – according to the Melbourne organiser – Australia is provisionally scheduled to host the 2013 season opener on March 17 “subject to FOM confirmation”.

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