Tag Archive: Formula One Management

Nov 04

The F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize announces its third and final challenge

To enhance the sport’s video archive by harnessing the power of crowd-sourced commentary

Tata Communications - The F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize Tata Communications, a leading provider of a New World of Communications™ together with Formula One Management, announce the third and final challenge in the F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize – to catalogue Formula One Management’s archive footage which could then be used in new and exciting ways.

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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 »

Jun 10

Tata Communications launches The F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize to harness global brainpower

A global platform that will engage international brainpower

Tata Communications logo New global platform sees Tata Communications join forces with Formula One Management, the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team and Martin Brundle to foster and reward connectivity innovation and creative thinking with a USD $50,000 bounty

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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 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 »

Mar 26

Sepang not joining chorus to make F1 louder

F1 remains “amazing”

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sepang International Circuit 02 According to the outspoken Australian Ron Walker, his fellow F1 promoters will speak with “an enormous voice” next week in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Newey finds loophole to hide FIA nose camera

So how is Red Bull getting away with it in Melbourne?

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99025Red Bull may have had a disastrous winter, but designer Adrian Newey’s attention to detail is as sharp as ever in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Decision about new 2015 teams delayed – report

And Formula One Management “has a right of veto”

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean 07 - teams A decision about whether a twelfth or even thirteenth team will make its debut in 2015 has been postponed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Ecclestone plays down F1 board exit

“For Formula One Management it’s the same as before. There is no change at all.”

2013-06-06_0008 Bernie Ecclestone has played down his exit from the F1 board, insisting he is still in charge of the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Tata Communications trials next generation video distribution with Formula 1® using wholly-owned global fibre network

A leading provider of A New World of Communications

Tata Communications logoFor the first time, Formula One Management’s technical headquarters in the UK receives a high quality JPEG 2000 transmission live from a Formula 1® event

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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

Organiser admits no Indian GP in 2014

Race organisers on Tuesday confirmed the Indian grand prix will not be held in 2014.

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Jenson Button 06Earlier, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone – under pressure to limit the calendar to a maximum of 20 grands prix – admitted the race outside New Delhi is the first to go. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Most formula one teams have deals in place with Pirelli beyond 2013, according to a respected correspondent.

 “Pirelli haven’t got an agreement with the FIA (for 2014).”

2013-06-09_1210Bernie Ecclestone told F1 business journalist Christian Sylt last week that the organisation he leads – commercial rights holder Formula One Management – has “a contract with Pirelli for next year”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Ecclestone has 2014 contract with Pirelli

“Pirelli haven’t got an agreement with the FIA (for 2014).”

2013-06-07_0008Amid the ‘test-gate’ storm and uncertainty about the future, Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that Pirelli “has a contract” beyond 2013. 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 »

Sep 19

Steve Nevey takes on business development role with F1 in Schools

“I’m very excited by the opportunity to work with Andrew Denford and the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge” – Steve Nevey

F1 in Schools - Andred Denford - Steve NeveyF1 in schools logoF1 in Schools™ has appointed former Red Bull Racing Business Development Manager, Steve Nevey, as Director of Business Development and Partnerships for this prestigious global educational initiative. Nevey has been charged with introducing new industry partnerships and expanding the sponsorship base for F1 in Schools. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

F1 in Schools™ World Champion student completes Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 team work placement

A work placement at the multiple World Championship winning Formula 1™ team is highly prestigious

F1 in Schools - Jonathan Neale, Managing Director, McLaren Racing, Mark Nanney and John Cooper, Commercial and Finance Director,F1 in schools logoMark Nanney, a member of Unitus Racing, the 2010 F1 in Schools™ World Champions from USA recently completed a work placement at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 team, an experience which will stay with him for many years to come.

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Jun 08

Impressions from The Grand Evening

Formula One does nothing like anyone else.

2012-06-07_00002012-06-07_0003It is the pinnacle of motorsport and as with the sporting event, any festivities surrounding the race weekend are also likely to be a grandiose affair. The Grand Evening is no exception. This year, this high-glits affair, which serves a charitable cause for Ste-Justine’s Hospital was held at l’Arsenal, in a neighbourhood, Griffintown, which is undergoing some major urban changes.

(More pictures in Flagworld’s photo album of the 2012 Canadian Grand Prix)

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Apr 24

F1 assesses fallout after damaging Bahrain saga

With the F1 world now returned from Bahrain, the sport is assessing the fallout of one of the most controversial grands prix in history.

Bahrain International CircuitThe drivers were conspicuously quiet over the saga in the island Kingdom, but – with no contract tying him down – former Force India driver Adrian Sutil admitted he was glad he was not there. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

FOM boycotts Force India on Saturday – rumours

Rumours are swirling after qualifying in Bahrain that Force India was deliberately excluded from Saturday’s ‘world feed’ television coverage.

Flagworld - F12012-02-24 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - 02That coverage is controlled by Formula One Management, the sport’s Bernie Ecclestone-run company. F1 chief executive Ecclestone is believed to have been angry on Friday that Force India sat out the second practice session over security fears. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

F1 journalists turn war reporters in Bahrain

Two F1 journalists tried their hands at war reporting after touching down in Bahrain ahead of this weekend’s controversial grand prix.

Bahrain International Circuit“I had a duty as an experienced journalist to see such an incident with my own eyes,” said PA Sport’s Ian Parkes, who filed a detailed account of a protest about ten kilometres from the capital Manama on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Insider expects F1 to lose two races in 2012

A respected F1 correspondent is expecting F1’s 2012 calendar to shrink to eighteen races this year.

Flagworld - F1Circuit of the AmericasLivio Oricchio, who writes for Brazil’s O Estado de S.Paulo, thinks the sport is now on the verge of cancelling next weekend’s visit to Bahrain. And he also thinks November’s US grand prix, scheduled to take place at the brand new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, is in doubt. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

No chequered flag yet for French GP revival

France’s return to the 2013 formula one calendar is not quite at the finish-line.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceMany expected prime minister Francois Fillon’s visit to the Paul Ricard circuit last Friday to coincide with an announcement about the revival of the French grand prix next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Korea to pay less for F1 race

The future of the embattled Korean grand prix looks safe for now.

2011-10-14 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Korea International Circuit 012011-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Mark Webber (1)The Korea Herald reports that organisers of the Yeongham event have reached a deal with Bernie Ecclestone to reduce the race fees. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

F1 ready to return to Bahrain – Hill

Damon Hill thinks F1 is ready to return to Bahrain this season.

Damon HillBahrain International CircuitWith the island Kingdom in turmoil last year, the 1996 world champion urged the sport to cancel the 2011 race.

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Oct 24

Row threatens media coverage of India GP

Another hurdle has been mounted ahead of India’s troubled preparation for its inaugural grand prix.

BuddhInternational CircuitHorizontal tricolour flag bearing, from top to bottom, deep saffron, white, and green horizontal bands. In the centre of the white band is a navy-blue wheel with 24 spokes.Amid talk the new Buddh circuit is barely ready for this weekend’s race, the Indian supreme court last week ordered that a quarter of the proceeds of the ticket sales be withheld over a tax dispute.

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Sep 27

Bernie Ecclestone presents his trophy to newly crowned 2011 F1 in Schools™ World Champions

The 2011 F1 in Schools World Champions were delighted to meet Ecclestone and receive their trophy

F1 in Schools - Bernie-Ecclestone-presents-Pentagliders-with-the-2011-F1-in-Schools-Bernie-Ecclestone-World-Champions-trophyF1 in Schools - Bernie-autographs-the-team's-carBernie Ecclestone, President and CEO, Formula One Management, presented the newly crowned 2011 F1 in Schools™ World Champions with the trophy which he commissioned especially for this global educational initiative, meeting the winning Australian team, Pentagliders, in the paddock at the Singtel Formula 1™ Singapore Grand Prix.

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Jul 15

F1 in Schools™ out and about at Silverstone, London, Goodwood and Grove

F1 in Schools™ keeping busy

F1 in Schools™ - UK National Champions, Dynamic from St John Payne School at the Hilton on Park Lane PitstopF1 in Schools™ - Dynamico from Sir John Leman High School, Beccles, Suffolk visit the pits at the British F1 Grand PrixIt has been a busy couple of weeks for F1 in Schools™ with the initiative flying the flag for young engineering talent and showcasing winners of its innovative Formula 1™ linked education programme at a number of high profile events.

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Jul 09

Ecclestone ordered Silverstone pitlane switch

FOM (Formula One Management) switched the garages to keep the Paddock Club happy.

GP2 Series - Silverstone2011-06-09_0306Bernie Ecclestone has refused to criticise Silverstone after an apparently major design flaw with the venue’s new facilities emerged on Friday.

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