Tag Archive: Formula One

Sep 20

FIA clampdown dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ in Singapore

The FIA’s Charlie Whiting addressed the media in Singapore

2008-06-05_0049 F1’s intended clampdown on performance communications between teams and drivers has been dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ up and down the bemused paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Kobayashi hopes for three-car top teams in 2015

“I don’t know how many teams will exist next year.”

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Kamui Kobayashi Kamui Kobayashi has admitted in Singapore that he may be left out of Caterham’s plans for his home Japanese grand prix later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Ecclestone admits ‘double points’ could go

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted his ‘double points’ innovation may be axed after the 2014 finale.

Bernie Ecclestone portrait This year, in a bid to keep the championship alive until the dying moment, F1 will allocate double points in the Abu Dhabi finale. But the scheme has been controversial and almost universally criticised, prompting F1’s chief executive to admit it may fall by the wayside. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Only ‘subtle details’ troubling Vettel in 2014 – Webber

“At this level, the way F1 is, that’s all about how a driver gets those last 2-3 crucial tenths out of the car.”

2014-07-19 - 99038 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Mark Webber thinks “small, subtle details” are all that is holding back his former F1 colleagues Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

DTM champion Wittmann not dreaming of F1

Marco Wittmann may be the newly-crowned DTM champion, but he is not dreaming about a future in formula one.

DTM - Marco Wittmann action Although Paul di Resta set a precedent for launching a F1 career off the back of dominance in the premier German touring car series, 24-year-old Wittmann is happy for now in DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Heidfeld defends Formula E after Vettel attack

Nick Heidfeld has defended the new Formula E series following criticism from within the F1 paddock.

Nicolas Prost - Nick Heidfeld - eFormula F1’s reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel recently slammed the fully electric powered series – which kicked off on the streets of Beijing last weekend with an all-star grid and global interest – as “cheese”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Mercedes signs reserve, Prodromou starts at McLaren

Two formula one teams had news to announce on Monday.

  2014-09-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Pascal Wehrlein (3) On Sunday, 19-year-old Pascal Wehrlein became the youngest race winner in DTM history, and a day later he was unveiled as the new reserve driver for F1’s dominant team, Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Ferrari’s business success unrelated to F1 – Montezemolo

Maranello marque’s iconic leader is stepping down

Schumacher - di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images Luca di Montezemolo says there is no correlation between Ferrari’s successes as a business as opposed to success in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

FIA seeking ‘clarification’ on radio clampdown

Ferrari has given a cool welcome to the FIA’s clampdown on radio instructions to F1 drivers.

2014-06-04_0030 The ban will fall on teams with immediate effect, and Red Bull’s Christian Horner declared last week: “It is time for the drivers to drive.” Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Horner, Prost back FIA radio clampdown

Christian Horner and Alain Prost have welcomed the FIA’s immediate clampdown on radio communications within formula one.

2014-06-08_0831 Responding to criticism from fans, F1 race director Charlie Whiting on Thursday circulated a directive to teams clarifying the existing rule about drivers needing to “drive the car alone and unaided”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Formula E set to take on F1

But some big and familiar names are involved in Formula E.

2014-07-09 As a brand new, global single seater series prepares to launch off the grid, boss Alejandro Agag insists Formula E is not trying to take on F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

‘No discussions’ about Ferrari return – Brawn

Ross Brawn on Thursday played down reports connecting him with a return to formula one.

2013-06-08_1134 With his old boss Luca di Montezemolo stepping down at Ferrari, rumours have resurfaced that the next management shuffle at Maranello could feature an F1 comeback for Brawn. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Ghosn frustrated by ‘Mercedes domination’ talk

Losing is just a “normal” part of competing, Renault chairman Carlos Ghosn insists.

Carlos GhosnJust as crisis-struck Ferrari is grappling for traction at the start of the turbo V6 era, so too is reigning world champion Red Bull’s French engine supplier. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

F1 Fridays looming for Sirotkin, Verstappen

Teen Sergey Sirotkin will make his formula one weekend debut in his native Russia next month.

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (1) Recently, it was believed financially struggling Sauber’s so-called ‘Russian rescue deal’ had essentially collapsed, casting doubt on the future of 19-year-old tester Sirotkin. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

The Formula E Battery: A Q&A with Craig Wilson

Q&A: The Formula E Battery

Williams Advanced Engineering logo Williams Advanced Engineering is the official battery supplier for the inaugural season of Formula E, the world’s first fully electric racing series. Managing Director Craig Wilson introduces the technology, its development history from Formula One, and the company’s pedigree in energy efficient performance technologies. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Schumacher stopped Ferrari move – Montoya

Juan Pablo Montoya says F1 legend Michael Schumacher blocked his potential move to Ferrari a decade ago.

Juan Pablo Montoya P1Award Pocono The Colombian, now 38 and having switched to Indycars at the end of a long stint in Nascar, was back in the formula one paddock last weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

GP2 leader Palmer in ‘struggle’ for F1 debut

GP2 is steadily losing its reputation as the main feeder series to formula one.

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) In 2011, champion Romain Grosjean used the GP2 title as his springboard to returning to the grid after the false-start of his initial Renault career. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Mercedes would have given Verstappen GP2 debut

Prior to Max Verstappen’s signing by Red Bull, the teen Dutchman came close to being snapped up by Mercedes.

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing At the height of the Verstappen-Mercedes rumours, sources said the German marque intended to place the talented 16-year-old in GP2 next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

An obvious dispute is playing out between Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo and his potential successor, Sergio Marchionne

Marchionne says even Montezemolo ‘can be replaced’

2012-06-10_0424 At Monza, Montezemolo half-heartedly denied increasingly insistent reports that he is set to step down and become boss of the Italian airline Alitalia. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Verstappen to aim for F1 license next week

Max Verstappen’s high speed rush from boyhood to the formula one grid will continue apace next week.

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing At Monza, Toro Rosso and Red Bull chiefs Franz Tost and Dr Helmut Marko respectively have played down the 16-year-old teen’s slow-speed crash during one of his very first demonstration outings in a F1 car recently in Rotterdam. Read the rest of this entry »

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