Tag Archive: Formula 1

Jan 21

Mercedes “100% aligned” with Ferrari on F1’s future

“We are the good cop and the bad cop”

2017-06-11_1048Head of Mercedes-Benz Dieter Zetsche says the German manufacturer’s future vision for Formula 1 is “100% aligned” with rivals Ferrari despite it being less outspoken over the plans laid out by new owners Liberty Media. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 20

Stroll eager to build “close relationship” with Sirotkin

“I would like to welcome Sergey to Williams and I am looking forward to having him as my team-mate”

F1: Sergey Sirotkin, Lance Stroll, WilliamsLance Stroll has welcomed new Williams team-mate Sergey Sirotkin with open arms and is keen to form a solid working partnership to benefit his and the team’s 2018 Formula 1 campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 18

Mercedes sets launch plan for new W09 F1 car

The biggest technical change for the 2018 F1 season comes with the introduction of the ‘Halo’ cockpit

2017-02-23-0021Mercedes has become the latest Formula 1 team to confirm its car launch plan ahead of the 2018 season, with an official unveiling set to take place at Silverstone on February 22. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 17

Martin Whitmarsh to take up F1 advisory role with FIA

Whitmarsh has  worked in America’s Cup sailing and recently took up a place on Formula E’s advisory board

2013-06-08_0053Former McLaren Formula 1 team chief Martin Whitmarsh is set to take up an advisory role with the FIA to help define the series’ future financial regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 15

Pirelli increases its presence at the Autosport International Show

All roads lead to Birmingham

PIRELLIPirelli’s presence at the Autosport International Show, which is now in its 28th year, featured the largest stand that the Italian company has ever displayed, and several exhibits that showcased the sheer variety of Pirelli’s hundreds of motorsport programmes worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 15

Ferrari “not joking” with F1 quit threats – Isola

“There is no interest for Formula 1 to lose Ferrari and there is no interest for Ferrari to lose Formula 1”

2017-06-11_0804Pirelli chief Mario Isola has warned Ferrari’s recent comments about leaving Formula 1 “are not joke claims” and feels it would be a damaging situation for all parties if the Italian team exited the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

Andretti slams ‘wrong and arrogant’ Haas

Haas became the first American team to race in F1 for more than 30 years

Mario AndrettiU.S. racing icon Mario Andretti has slammed Haas team chief Günther Steiner for his comments saying that no American driver is currently ready to race in Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 13

Honda confirms Button’s Super GT team for 2018

Button stopped racing in F1 full-time at the end of 2016 after 17 straight seasons

2016-06-12_1073Honda has confirmed Jenson Button‘s Super GT racing plans for 2018, placing the 2009 Formula 1 world champion at Team Kunimitsu for his debut season in the series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 10

Liberty eager to create “video game cars” in F1

“The cars have got to look great”

Dany FlageoleFormula 1’s Manging Director for Motorsports Ross Brawn has outlined Liberty Media’s plans to create new regulations to make “video game cars” in the future to bring excitement into the design of the cars. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 09

Formula 1 Gossip: Sahara Force India to change name?

“A couple of potential sponsors said that if we don’t change, then we don’t come on board”

2017-06-10_0247Omar Szafnauer, Sahara Force India’s Chief Operating Officer, has revealed that the Formula 1 team is in the process of changing its name.

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Jan 08

Brawn: Ferrari must work to F1’s parameters

“Formula 1 will always survive whatever the teams are in it”

F1: Brawn: Ferrari must work to F1’s parametersRoss Brawn has sent a warning to Ferrari after its latest Formula 1 quit threats and if confident the sport can survive if the Italian manufacturer exited. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 07

F1 bosses set for latest Copenhagen visit next week

Should plans be approved, officials in Denmark hope to have a grand prix on the F1 calendar for the 2020 season

F1: F1 bosses set for latest Copenhagen visit next weekPlans for a Danish Grand Prix around the streets of Copenhagen are continuing to gather steam as Formula 1 bosses prepare to visit the proposed location for the race next Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 06

Ecclestone: Ferrari could live without Formula 1

“I’m afraid Ferrari could live without Formula 1 – not the other way around.”

2017-06-08_0408Bernie Ecclestone believes Ferrari’s threats to quit Formula 1 should be taken seriously, fearing the sport may not be able to survive without its most iconic team on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 05

Brawn: Independent F1 engine supplier key for 2021

“The 2021 engines have to be more economical, cheaper and make more noise”

2017-06-11_0062Formula 1’s Managing Director of Motorsports Ross Brawn says bringing in an independent engine supplier in 2021 will be a vital indicator in understanding whether the new engine rules meet its targets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 04

Villeneuve suggests Mercedes should replace Bottas

“Bottas’s performances were almost embarrassing”

2017-10-22_0141Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Valtteri Bottas’s performances during his maiden year at Mercedes as “almost embarrassing” and suggests Mercedes junior Pascal Wehrlein would be more suitable alongside Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 03

Mercedes interested in closer ties with smaller F1 team

“I think what Sergio Marchionne and Maurizio [Arrivabene] are doing is very clever”

2017-06-08_0567Mercedes is considering a link-up with a smaller Formula 1 team after being impressed by the approach taken by Ferrari via its relationships with Haas and Sauber, according to team boss Toto Wolff. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 01

Unreliability cost Red Bull second place to Ferrari – Marko

“On the circumstances – or let’s say luck – we had more than ten DNF’s”

2017-06-11_1172Red Bull motorsport advisor Dr Helmut Marko has blamed its unreliable engines for losing out to Ferrari in 2017 but concedes his team would’ve struggled to taken on Mercedes even without its power unit problems. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 31

Massa reflects on “teacher” Schumacher and his F1 career

“He [Schumacher] was my teacher, he was very nice and very kind to me all of the time”

Michael Schumacher3Felipe Massa has looked back on his Formula 1 career and explained the key moments which shaped him both professionally and personally as he bows out from the sport this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 30

Marko: F1 engine rules going in right direction

“It is going in the right direction. Clearly it could not go on like it was”

2017-10-21_0731Red Bull motorsport adviser Dr Helmut Marko says Formula 1’s engines rules are heading towards a sensible outcome but feels “fans should be king” in the decision-making process. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 28

Bottas: Every race I’ve learnt something at Mercedes

In 2017 Bottas notched up his maiden pole positions and race wins in F1

2017-06-11_1854Valtteri Bottas says his maiden year at Mercedes has been a fast-track learning experience and is approaching 2018 with a different mindset. Read the rest of this entry »

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