Tag Archive: Formula One

Dec 19

Ten Seasons of Red Bull Racing

Well, here we are, the end of our tenth season in Formula One.

01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing2014 has been an up-and-down affair for Infiniti Red Bull Racing. We recorded twelve podium finishes, the highlights of which were three victories for Daniel Ricciardo.

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Dec 17

(We are) The Road Crew…Part One

Our race team co-ordinator Geoff Simmonds gives us an insight into race planning.

04 - Lotus F1 TeamWith twenty one Formula One races on the provisional 2015 calendar, logistics are key. Our race team co-ordinator Geoff Simmonds gives us an insight into race planning in a two-part interview. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Bruno Correia – leading Formula E’s drive for safety

Understandably, safety is one of the most prevalent concerns of the FIA and Formula E.

Behind the wheel of the Qualcomm Safety CarAs Nick Heidfeld’s dramatic crash in Beijing showed, the Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E cars are incredibly safe and rigorously tested to the latest FIA standards – in fact the same used to govern Formula One machinery. It’s the same for the circuit itself (FIA Grade III), together with spectator safety and the well-being of all the on-site personnel. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Formula One and Pirelli: How it changed from 2013 to 2014

Technology revolution

PirelliAfter three years of making tyres that feature deliberate degradation, in accordance with our brief, this year’s revolutionary new rules with turbocharging and increased torque prompted the need for more consistent and predictable tyres, leading to the same average number of pit stops per race (2 or 3).

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Nov 30

Alex Lynn: from Formula One to GP2 in Abu Dhabi

As I get this blog together, I’m sitting in Dubai Airport waiting to get on a plane, and I cannot wait to get home!

Alex Lynn I’ve been away for two weeks in Abu Dhabi – two weeks that have been right up there as the most eventful and special of my career. First of all I wrapped up the GP3 title last weekend, then on Wednesday afternoon I had my first track-test of a Formula 1 car in a Lotus-Renault, and finally on Friday and Saturday I tested in GP2. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Hulkenberg to split F1 with Le Mans in 2015

Nico Hulkenberg will contest next year’s Le Mans 24 hour race.

IMG_4072 It was announced in a statement that the full-time Force India driver will spearhead a third prototype entrant for the German manufacturer Porsche in the fabled sports car endurance race. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

European Commission ‘looking into’ F1

Following British politician Anneliese Dodds’ recent letter

European Commission.svgThe European Commission (EC) is now looking into potential anti-competition breaches within formula one, according to international media reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Alex Lynn makes his Formula One debut

The 21-year-old from Essex jumped into a Lotus F1 Team E22 at the final test of the year in Abu Dhabi

Alex Lynn Alex Lynn followed in the footsteps of newly-crowned British Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton by taking to the track in F1 machinery for the first time today, having won the GP3 Series – a stepping-stone to the very top level of the sport – just a few days previously. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Todt says Red Bull’s twin-turbo plan ‘nonsense’

FIA president Jean Todt insists he does not have unlimited powers to force change within the seemingly crisis-struck world of formula one.

2014-06-14-1001 Two backmarkers collapsed in 2014 and three other outfits are furious about the concentration of power and income in the paddock. Efforts to cut costs this year notably failed, and fingers of blame have been pointed in the direction of the sport’s ultra low-profile Todt, who many are now contrasting with his dictatorial predecessor Max Mosley. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Honda will be ‘strong’ despite troubled start – Dennis

Ron Dennis has played down suggestions Honda’s 2015 engine programme is running behind schedule.

2014-01-16_0495After a recent filming day at Silverstone, the interim Honda-powered McLaren had its first true test day in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. With young tester Stoffel Vandoorne at the wheel, the day’s programme did not go to plan. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Denmark eyes F1 race for 2018

Denmark is the latest country in the queue to host a formula one race.

Red with a white cross that extends to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist sideThe Danish newspaper Herning Folkeblad said the Nordic country, already with a local driver on the grid in the form of Kevin Magnussen, is eyeing a grand prix debut for 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Alex Lynn to make Formula One test debut

The 21-year-old Englishman will drive the car on the final day of the last test of this season at Abu Dhabi

Alex Lynn 01 Newly crowned GP3 Series champion Alex Lynn is to make his Formula One debut tomorrow (Wednesday 26 November) when he takes the wheel of the current Lotus F1 Team E22 Formula One car. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

TV broadcaster worried about ratings decline

The German broadcaster RTL has blamed formula one for declining television ratings in 2015.

RTL Group.svgRTL, the free-to-air broadcaster of grands prix in Germany, released figures showing that an average audience of 4.36 million sat down for the 19 races this year, compared to 5.28 million per race in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Qatar to break F1 fee record in 2017 – report

Qatar, the small Arab country, looks set to break F1’s record for the highest-paying grand prix host.

F1 business journalist Christian Sylt, who is close to the sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, cited ‘sources’ in reporting that Qatar looks set to pay about $78 million a year beginning with its first race no later than 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Ferrari appoints Maurizio Arrivabene to lead Gestione Sportiva

Mr Arrivabene comes to Ferrari from Philip Morris

03 - Scuderia FerrariFerrari is pleased to announce the appointment of Maurizio Arrivabene as Managing Director of Gestione Sportiva and as Team Principal of Scuderia Ferrari, replacing Marco Mattiacci. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Hamilton takes second title with win in Abu Dhabi

As team-mate and title rival Rosberg’s race is wrecked by technical issues

2014-07-18_0877 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton took his second Formula One world title with victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as championship rival Nico Rosberg’s challenge was ended by technical problems that wrecked the German’s race. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Angry teams happier after Mackenzie meeting

F1’s three angry teams seemed slightly less angry on Saturday after a meeting with Donald Mackenzie.

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams The usually paddock-shy CVC chief made the trip to Abu Dhabi to meet with Bernie Ecclestone and Lotus, Sauber and Force India, with the three teams crying foul over how the power and income is distributed within formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

F1 civil war rages on in Abu Dhabi

The civil war in formula one continues to rage.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit 03 Earlier, the governing FIA summoned Bob Fernley (Force India), Gerard Lopez (Lotus) and Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber) to mandatorily attend Friday’s official press conference in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Marlboro chief to replace Ferrari boss Mattiacci

After just seven months in the job, Marco Mattiacci is set to lose his role as Ferrari team boss.

Marco Mattiacci - photo Getty Germany’s Sport Bild on Saturday cited ‘well-informed sources’ in claiming the 43-year-old Roman will be replaced by the Marlboro Europe brand manager Maurizio Arrivabene. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Sainz deserves Toro Rosso seat – da Costa

Antonio Felix da Costa, a former Red Bull-backed F1 hopeful, says Carlos Sainz jr now deserves his chance in formula one.

2012-10-22 - Red Bull Racing - Antonio Felix da Costa Portuguese da Costa, who came close to a Toro Rosso seat this year but ultimately lost out to Daniil Kvyat, now races in the DTM series and this weekend is making his Formula E debut in Malaysia for Aguri Suzuki’s team. Read the rest of this entry »

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