Tag Archive: Formula 1

Apr 24

Vettel: F1 should remain a sport, not a show

The four-time world champion has been critical of the current ‘hybrid’ era of F1

Vettel: F1 should remain a sport, not a showSebastian Vettel has urged Formula 1 to tweak the regulations to ensure the series remains a sport and does not get distracted by a desire to make it a show. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Ecclestone stirs controversy with latest women in F1 comments

Ecclestone: Women not strong enough for F1

Ecclestone stirs controversy with latest women in F1 commentsBernie Ecclestone has stirred controversy by declaring women would not be ‘taken seriously’ if they competed in Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Taya Kyle takes IndyCar ride with Mario Andretti in Long Beach

Californian Fire Captain joins PIRTEK Team Murray’s CK Crew for Indy 500

PIRTEK Team Murray driver, Matt Brabham, Mario Andretti, Taya Kyle and Californian Fire Captain, Sonny Saghera Taya Kyle – military and first responder family advocate and author – has taken the ride of a lifetime with IndyCar and Formula 1 World Champion, Mario Andretti at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Boullier: F1 making positive step with qualifying change

The Frenchman was a central part of the F1 teams uniting and writing to Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone
Boullier: F1 making positive step with qualifying changeMcLaren-Honda racing director Eric Boullier says Formula 1 has made the right move for the fans by reverting back to the previous qualifying format and ditching the highly-criticised knockout experiment. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Rosberg hints at Mercedes contract extension

Rosberg nonetheless says he is in no rush to firm up his future at the moment
Rosberg hints at Mercedes contract extensionNico Rosberg says he plans to ‘be at Mercedes for some time to come’, but insists he is not considering his future at the moment despite a strong start to the 2016 Formula 1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Two Russian series have been selected to be the support races for the 2016 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix

The 2016 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix Support Races Programme has been announced.

Sochi Autodrom logo The SMP Formula 4 Championship and the Mitjet 2L Arctic Cup will accompany the Formula 1® race. The fact that these two championships are included into the programme is one of the special features of the 2016 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix this year. It ensures the participation of a large number of Russian drivers at the major motorsport weekend in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

No agreement reached on qualifying debacle

Ecclestone and the teams emerged to confirm that no agreement has been reached

No agreement reached on qualifying debacleFormula 1’s much maligned qualifying format remains in place for the time being as a crunch meeting between F1 chiefs and team bosses failed to yield a unanimous decision, though a new proposal is set to be offered later this week.

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Apr 02

Ecclestone dismisses drivers as having no voice

“They can say what they like can’t they? They can’t do anything”

Ecclestone dismisses drivers as having no voiceBernie Ecclestone says it is not worth the drivers grouping together to voice their concerns of the way Formula 1 is run as they ‘have no strength’ and ‘no voice’.
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Mar 31

INSIGHT: The history of racing at Long Beach

It’s the longest running street race in the US, so naturally Long Beach has a wonderful history

It’s the longest running street race in the US, so naturally Long Beach has a wonderful historyFor over 40 years the streets of Long Beach have reverberated to the sound of racing cars. From thunderous F5000s, to high-tech F1 and through multiple generations of IndyCar, the Long Beach Grand Prix has played host to them all. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Renault modesty dictated by rival strength

“We are very impressed by the level the bar has been raised in F1”
Renault modesty dictated by rival strengthCyril Abiteboul says Renault Sport F1 has all the ‘right ingredients’ in place to get back to winning ways in Formula 1, but concedes the sheer quality of its rivals will make the process a potentially long one. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

Rosberg ‘needed’ first win of 2016 – Lauda

“You need this to have a good start to the season because it gives him confidence”
Rosberg ‘needed’ first win of 2016 – LaudaNiki Lauda believes it was important for Nico Rosberg’s confidence that he came out fighting from the start of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship season as he romped to victory in the Australian Grand Prix.
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Mar 18

‘Halo’ set for F1 introduction from 2017

The much discussed device broke cover during testing
‘Halo’ set for F1 introduction from 2017The controversial ‘halo’ cockpit protection device is on course to be introduced to Formula 1 from 2017 as the FIA continues to work on its development following a public airing in pre-season testing.
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Mar 17

Estrella Galicia 0,0 reinforces its commitment to Formula 1

The beer brand will appear for the first time on the new STR11 of our two drivers Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen

07 - Scuderia Toro Rosso Scuderia Toro Rosso is happy to announce that Estrella Galicia 0,0 is reinforcing its ambitious commitment to Formula 1 by strengthening the partnership agreement signed with the team last season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Sergio Canamasas finishes 5th fastest in GP2 testing

Spaniard Sergio Canamasas returned to GP2 Series action at home track Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

GP2 - Sergio Canamasas finishes 5th fastest in GP2 testing The main Formula 1 feeder series carried out the first collective tests of the season at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with the Canamasas ending fifth on the time charts.   Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Azerbaijan simplifies VISA procedure for Formula 1 Fans and Media

Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe taking place on the streets of Baku this June 17th-19th

Baku City Circuit logo The Azerbaijani Government has announced that it will be simplifying VISA procedures for F1 fans and media travelling to Baku this summer for the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

‘Please no!’ – Hamilton urges F1 to ditch halo canopy

Lewis Hamilton urges F1 to rethink its plans to introduce a halo cockpit protection device, saying F1 is fine the way it is
‘Please no!’ - Hamilton urges F1 to ditch halo canopyLewis Hamilton has offered a candid view of the much discussed ‘halo’ canopy cockpit protection device, saying the ‘way F1 is now is perfectly fine’.
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Mar 02

Nico Rosberg criticises yet more uncertainty over regulations changes as the controversial new qualifying format could be scrapped

Qualifying flip-flops unprofessional – Rosberg
Qualifying flip-flops unprofessional – RosbergNico Rosberg has criticised the uncertainty over proposals to introduce a new qualifying format for the 2016 Formula 1 season, following word it will have to be delayed anyway. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

STR11 presentation in Barcelona

The STR 11 is the first Toro Rosso car to be built in our new factory facility in Faenza

2016-03-01 - Scuderia Toro Rosso 02Shortly before going back out on track at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the second pre-season test, Scuderia Toro Rosso unveiled its 2016 World Championship challenger, the STR11, in its new livery.

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Feb 27

Akash Nandy has some great racing experience to rely on

Malaysian rookie joins Swiss squad

Akash Nandy joins Jenzer Motorsport for 2016 GP3 seasonWe are delighted to announce that Akash Nandy, the 19-year old from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is joining us in our GP3 Series team: Akash Nandy has some great racing experience to rely on.

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Feb 27

Rosenqvist new Mercedes-Benz test and reserve driver

The vacant Mercedes-Benz DTM seats aren’t vacant any longer

At first, the Stuttgart based manufacturer focused on finding a replacement for champion Pascal Wehrlein who switched to Formula 1. And this replacement was found in mid-February: Esteban Ocon.

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