Tag Archive: Formula One

May 18

Pirelli announces the following compounds for the tenth round of the 2017 Formula One season (July 14 – 16)

Pirelli announces compound choices and mandatory sets for the 2017 British Grand Prix

PirelliEach driver must save for Q3 one set of the softest of the three nominated compounds. This set will be given back to Pirelli after Q3 for those who qualify in the top 10, but the remaining drivers will keep it for the race – as is the case currently.

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May 17

Tales from the paddock – Gary Paffett: “150 DTM races is really quite a lot. I am very proud of what I’ve achieved here.” (+videos)

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season
 
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoThe calendar for May is packed with major motorsport events. Formula One returns to Monaco for the prestigious Grand Prix through the streets of the principality. But first, the DTM goes to the Motorsport Festival Lausitzring where it shares the billing with the ‘Super Sports Car League’. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 17

Challenging city tour for the FIA Formula 3 drivers

“Overtaking in Pau is virtually impossible” – Callum Ilott

Challenging city tour for the FIA Formula 3 driversWith the first two race meetings of the 2017 season contested at the Formula One circuits of Silverstone and Monza, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship young guns now head to Pau, France, to take on the first street races of the season.

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May 04

Pirelli announces compound choices and mandatory sets for the 2017 Austrian Grands Prix

Pirelli announces the following compounds for the ninth round of the 2017 Formula One season (July 7 – 9).

Pirelli(1) Each driver must save for Q3 one set of the softest of the three nominated compounds. This set will be given back to Pirelli after Q3 for those who qualify in the top 10, but the remaining drivers will keep it for the race – as is the case currently.

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Apr 30

Honda and Sauber F1 Team to join forces from 2018 onwards

The Sauber F1 Team is very pleased to welcome Honda on-board as its new technological partner from 2018.

10 - Sauber F1 TeamIn the “25 years in Formula One“ anniversary season, the Swiss team is about to set another milestone in its decades-long motorsport history.

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Apr 26

Tales from the paddock – Maximilian Götz: “I have some unfinished business”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoThe 2017 motor racing season continues to gather pace, with the qualifier for the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, the fourth fixture on the Formula One calendar hosted by Russia and the final preparations for the DTM curtain-raiser at Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 19

Tales from the paddock – Paul Di Resta: “Driving these cars is great fun”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

2017-04-17 - Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas achieve a double podium for the Silver Arrows in Bahrain 2The new generation of cars has arrived! While the latest Formula One cars have already provided plenty of action in their first three races of the season, Paul Di Resta is really looking forward to the DTM season with his new Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 18

Force India F1 team boss Vijay Mallya arrested in London

Tycoon held on behalf of Indian authorities investigating fraud claims linked to Kingfisher Airlines collapse

Vijay Mallya was arrested on an extradition warrant.Vijay Mallya, the multimillionaire co-owner of the Force India Formula One team, has been arrested in London on behalf of Indian authorities investigating allegations of fraud in connection with the collapse of Kingfisher Airlines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 17

WTCC: Filippi reveals his Formula (One) for Monza success

Monza was absent from the WTCC schedule when Filippi joined the series in 2014

Filippi reveals his Formula (One) for Monza WTCC successJohn Filippi won’t be fazed about racing at Monza for the first time when the FIA World Touring Car Championship returns to the legendary parkland venue from 28-30 April. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 12

Tales from the paddock – Edoardo Mortara: “I love the varied nature of this challenge”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoWhile the Formula One season is well and truly underway with races in Australia, China and next weekend in Bahrain, the DTM is also preparing for serious business. Newcomer Edoardo Mortara is up for the challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 29

Tales from the paddock – Stefan Wendl: “Our season in North America got off to a fantastic start” (+video)

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season 

20170326-050Tales from the paddock – Stefan Wendl: “Our season in North America got off to a fantastic start” Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 23

FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX: Flagworld.com live coverage – Thursday

Physical challenge makes its way back into F1

20170323-025This year’s cars will present far more of a physical challenge than in previous years. It is a combination of the downforce levels and being able to push the tyres. Both are important.

 

Flagworld photo album

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Mar 22

Tales from the paddock – Lucas Auer: “One of the things Gerhard might consider is my idea of a night race in Singapore”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season 

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoThe countdown is on: There are only a few days to go before the Formula One season gets underway with the opening fixture in Australia. Preparations are also proceeding apace in the DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 21

Gerhard Berger takes over from Hans Werner Aufrecht as ITR Chairman

The world’s most popular touring-car series will be comprehensively enhanced

Gerhard Berger was confirmed as Chairman of ‘Internationalen Tourenwagen Rennen e.V’ (ITR)ITR is being restructured for the future: Today, former Grand Prix winner, BMW Motorsport Director and Formula One team co-owner Gerhard Berger was confirmed as Chairman of ‘Internationalen Tourenwagen Rennen e.V’ (ITR).

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Mar 21

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”

“What we’ve seen from Barcelona is that the margins at the front of the field have shrunk.”

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”Toto Wolff is refusing to make predictions ahead of the 2017 F1 season but is certain the ‘margins have closed’ between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull under the new ‘violent’ regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Williams appoints Paddy Lowe as Chief Technical Officer

Paddy will join Williams today, 16 March

Williams logoWilliams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (Ticker: WGF1) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paddy Lowe as Chief Technical Officer for the Williams Group. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 06

Williams and Bombardier announce new partnership

Williams Martini Racing and Bombardier Business Aircraft are proud to announce a new strategic partnership ahead of the 2017 season

05 - Williams Martini Racing The Canadian company is coming on board this season in support of fellow countryman Lance Stroll, as he prepares for his debut season in Formula One. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 01

Tales from the paddock – Gary Paffett: “We have to make sure that we get this performance on a consistent basis” (+videos)

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

2017-02-28 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Test, Barcelona, Lewis Hamilton It’s all systems go for the new season: Formula One and the DTM have conducted their first tests of the year. Gary Paffett takes a look ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 10

Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team names Alex Lynn as its New Third Driver

“I am delighted to be making my IMSA debut with the Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team”

On the heels of its thrilling victory in last month’s season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona, the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R has announced 23-year-old British driver Alex Lynn will join its full-time co-drivers and brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor for next month’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and October’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

ELMS: Interview with Jan Lammers – Racing Team Nederland

Racing Team Nederland has also been selected to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June
24 Hours of Le Mans winner and former Formula One driver Jan Lammers returns to endurance racing this season in the ELMS alongside fellow Dutchman Frits van Eerd.

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