Tag Archive: Formula 1

Mar 23

Ferrari still quickest, downplaying hype – Hamilton

“I see Ferrari being the quickest at the moment. I think they will definitely be the favourites”

20170323-036Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton remains confident that Ferrari is the team to beat in this weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix, having called the Scuderia out for downplaying its chances.

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Mar 20

“Let’s get rid of Bernie’s history”

“I can’t do anything. Even the staff have been told they shouldn’t talk to me”

“Let’s get rid of Bernie’s history”Bernie Ecclestone says Liberty Media is trying to end his era of Formula 1 reign as quickly as possible but the former chief confirms he won’t completely be out of the picture this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Bernie Ecclestone wanted one more year running F1

“I would have asked them to work with me for a bit”

2016-06-09_0398Ex-Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone would have liked to spend one more year in the role before handing the running of the sport over to Liberty Media, but has no hard feelings over his departure. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

WEC: Jean-Éric Vergne joins CEFC Manor TRS Racing

“I’m extremely happy to join CEFC Manor TRS Racing for the WEC season”

Jean-Eric VergneCEFC Manor TRS Racing extends their driver line up for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship with ex Formula 1 driver Jean-Éric Vergne. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Double world champion Mika Hakkinen rejoins McLaren

“I’ve always considered McLaren to be my home in Formula 1” – Mika Hakkinen

2017-03-16 - Double world champion Mika Hakkinen rejoins McLarenMcLaren is delighted to announce that double world champion Mika Hakkinen will take up the position of Partner Ambassador with immediate effect, in a multi-year deal.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

David Coulthard visits Baku City Circuit

Former F1-Driver Inspects F1’s Newest Circuit ahead of 2017 F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

David Coulthard visits Baku City Circuit 1Ex-Formula 1 driver, David Coulthard, today visited Baku to take a closer look at Baku City Circuit, the newest street circuit in Formula 1, as it prepares to host its second successive Grand Prix this coming June 23rd-25th. He began his stay in Baku by immediately taking a tour of the street track, inspecting some of its key features which proved such a unique challenge to the drivers last summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Stroll finding form, won’t set targets for Australian GP bow

“Obviously it’s going to be a new track for me, it’s a different track, it’s not like a normal race weekend”
Stroll finding form, won’t set targets for Australian GP bowLance Stroll says he won’t get caught up in making predictions for his much anticipated Formula 1 race debut in Australia, but reveals he is feeling more comfortable in the Williams FW40 after a trouble-free end to pre-season testing.
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Mar 11

Campos Racing will be in the renewed FIA Formula 2

The GP2 Series has been renamed to FIA Formula 2 in 2017

Formula One Group and the FIA have agreed that the GP2 Series changes its name to FIA Formula 2 for this year. The organizers have rethought the structure to provide the drivers with a clearer path to arrive to Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Stroll shouldn’t feel he has let Williams down – Smedley

“Nobody stands back and says that is your bit and you are to blame for it – absolutely not”

Stroll shouldn’t feel he has let Williams down – SmedleyRob Smedley has reiterated that Lance Stroll should not feel he has ‘let Williams down’ following a damaging Formula 1 test debut at the Circuit de Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

WEC: Lopez excited to realise Le Mans “dream”

“Racing at Le Mans has always been a dream, so I’m really happy to be part on this new period with Toyota”

Already a three-time World Champion in touring car racing, José María López is relishing his fresh start in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Toyota, describing the opportunity to race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a “dream.”  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

‘We need to talk…’ – Massa explains Williams F1 u-turn

“It happened two days after I had the Christmas party with the team and said ‘bye-bye’ to everybody!”
'We need to talk...' - Massa explains Williams F1 u-turnExactly three months after saying what appeared to be his final farewells to the Formula 1 paddock in Abu Dhabi, Felipe Massa has spoken about the turn in events that saw him come out of retirement to race with Williams in 2017.
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Feb 28

DAMS sign Ferrucci, Calderon and Baptista for assault on 2017 GP3 Series

Two of the three drivers in Formula 1 development roles

DAMS have selected a strong line-up for the 2017 GP3 Series, with Santino Ferrucci, Tatiana Calderon and rookie Bruno Baptista chosen to build on the French team’s impressive debut season and challenge for regular race wins. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Red Bull Racing 2017 pre-season interviews (+videos)

Ahead of the RB13’s first test in Barcelona next week

02 - Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talks about Red Bull in a changing Formula 1, the teams exciting driver pairing and his expectations for the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Mosley: Liberty should have kept Ecclestone on

“In a way Formula 1 is his legacy.”
Mosley: Liberty should have kept Ecclestone onFormer FIA president Max Mosley says Liberty Media may regret not retaining Bernie Ecclestone as the sport’s CEO, adding that for “someone new to come in without all the personal relationships may be difficult”.
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Feb 03

More F1 drivers against ‘Halo’ than for it

Five spoke out in favour of the device being introduced
More F1 drivers against ‘Halo’ than for itPlans to introduce a cockpit protection device for the 2018 Formula 1 season have come up against a potential stumbling block after drivers voted as a majority against it.
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Jan 24

Zak Brown pays tribute to the departing Ecclestone

“How will ‘bigger and better’ manifest itself? I think the clue is in the words ‘liberty’ and ‘media'”
Zak Brown- Bernie Ecclestone McLaren Executive Director Zak Brown has offered a tribute to Bernie Ecclestone following the news he will be stepping down from the role of Chief Executive Officer after 40 years at the helm Formula 1.
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Jan 23

Bernie Ecclestone has been axed as Formula 1 boss upon the completion of Liberty Media’s takeover of the commercial rights

Ecclestone axed as F1 boss on Liberty Media takeover

2016-06-09_0378 The 86-year-old has been named a chairman emeritus and will have the role of advisor to the board, while new F1 Chairman Chase Carey has added the role of Chief Executive Officer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

McLaren Racing signs new four-year partnership with Stratasys to bring additive manufacturing to Formula 1

It has become clear that motorsport’s reliance on rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing” –Eric Boullier

Legendary British Formula 1 team ramps up additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping program with Stratasys 3D printing solutions. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

DS Virgin Racing has signed Formula 1 development driver and GP2 race winner Alex Lynn as its reserve driver in a multi-year deal

Alex Lynn joins DS Virgin as Development Driver

Lynn, 23, brings a wealth of experience and success in single-seater racing, having won the Formula Renault UK and GP3 titles alongside multiple GP2 races. He has also been working as an F1 development driver with Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Sebastian Vettel wins ROC Nations Cup for Team Germany in Miami

Team Germany’s Sebastian Vettel stormed to victory in the ROC Nations Cup at Miami’s Marlins Park

Sebastian Vettel wins ROC Nations  Cup for Team Germany in Miami Team Germany are celebrating a record seventh win in the ROC Nations Cup after Sebastian Vettel took a stunning victory all by himself at Miami’s Marlins Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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