Tag Archive: Formula One

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.

 

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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Feb 05

Ferrari ‘cannot keep on committing to F1 with decreasing audiences’

Ferrari chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne has warned the Scuderia “cannot keep on committing to F1 with decreasing audiences”.

Ferrari 'cannot keep on committing to F1 with decreasing audiences'His comments were made in an investor conference call last week, although he added that he has faith in Formula One’s new owners Liberty Media and is hopeful the American media giant will be able to raise the sports appeal. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

WEC: ByKOLLES Racing signs Robert Kubica and Oliver Webb for 2017 endurance season

ByKOLLES Racing will start the 2017 World Endurance Championship (WEC) season with a well-known driver

WEC ByKOLLES Racing signs Robert Kubica and Oliver Webb for 2017 endurance season Ex-Formula One driver Robert Kubica (32/POL) will take turns in driving the CLM P1/01 Nismo together with Brit Oliver Webb (25). The third driver for the FIA WEC races, including the Le Mans 24 Hours 2017, will be announced at a later stage.

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Jan 30

Niki Lauda says Mercedes will not miss Nico Rosberg in F1 2017 and he believes his replacement Valtteri Bottas is “at least as good”

Lauda: Mercedes won’t miss Rosberg, Bottas ‘at least as good’

Lauda: Mercedes won't miss Rosberg, Bottas 'at least as good'Bottas was finally confirmed by Mercedes a few weeks ago, with the Finn drafted in alongside Lewis Hamilton after Rosberg’s shock decision to quit the sport – the German making that decision just days after he had clinched the 2016 Formula One Drivers’ title. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Brawn wants to revisit F1 budget cap

“You’ve got all the nuances to it, because do the drivers come into the budget cap or not and so on and so forth”
Brawn wants to revisit F1 budget capRoss Brawn would like to revisit the idea of introducing a budget cap in Formula One in a bid to control spiralling costs and close the gap between the big manufacturer teams and the privateers.
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Jan 28

Ecclestone rebuffs rival F1 series rumours

“I have built the Championship over the last near 50 years… and the last thing I want, is to see it damaged”
2016-06-09_0387 Bernie Ecclestone says he has no intention of setting up a series to rival Formula One and insists he would never want to damage the sport he has spent so long nurturing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

George Russell joins Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Junior Driver Programme

Rising British star becomes the latest talent selected by the Silver Arrows for racing support

 George Russell2016 proved a breakthrough year for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Junior Programme. Pascal Wehrlein shone in his first Formula One season with Manor Racing, posting a string of impressive qualifying performances to reach Q2 five times – in addition to clinching only the second ever points scoring finish for the team at the Austrian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Lewis Hamilton and many more stars of Formula One unite to support charity work ahead of Barcelona test

CharityStars.com, in conjunction with Pirelli, the official tyre supplier to F1, are delighted to be handling the on-line pre-bidding of the auction

WellChildFormula One is the pinnacle of motor sport – and many F1 luminaries are combining to create an unprecedented auction of personal racing items to raise money for children in need of special care.

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Jan 15

Warwick: F1 has become ‘too vanilla’, let them race

Derek Warwick says Formula One has become “too vanilla” and needs to get back to “harder, harsher racing”.

Warwick: F1 has become 'too vanilla', let them raceThe BRDC president and former F1 racer turned FIA steward believes that one of the issues currently is that a lot of the rules and regulations are influenced by the top drivers to the detriment of those further back and ultimately that is not only hurting them, but the other drivers on the grid and the sport as a whole. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

Red Bull Racing and Citrix – Virtually unstoppable

Red Bull Racing is therefore delighted to announce that in the pursuit of that competitive advantage

2017-01-09 - Red Bull Racing and Citrix - Virtually unstoppable In a sport where reaction time is crucial, a Formula One team’s ability to instantly respond to changing conditions – on track, on the pit wall and across a rapidly evolving development car battle, can spell the difference between victory and defeat. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

Brawn: F1 needs a plan

Ross Brawn says one of his frustrations with Formula One is that the sport is too reactive and does not have any long term plans

Brawn: F1 needs a planBrawn – who masterminded title wins with Benetton, Ferrari and his own BrawnGP outfit – was linked to a new role in F1 last year, with rumours he could succeed Bernie Ecclestone as F1 chief. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

Williams driver Lance Stroll confirmed at Autosport Show

The Canadian will be taking to the Autosport International stage on Saturday 14th January

Lance Stroll Williams is delighted to announce that Lance Stroll, who will race for Williams Martini Racing in the 2017 Formula One World Championship, will be appearing at this year’s Autosport Show (12th – 15th January 2017, NEC, Birmingham). Read the rest of this entry »

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