Tag Archive: Formula One

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 »

Nov 21

Button admits ‘interest growing’ in Le Mans switch

Jenson Button says the last two months have taught him how to “live in the moment”.

Jenson Button - photo © DPPI - Frédéric Le Floch It’s because while he is in the midst of one of the longest and most successful careers in the history of formula one, Abu Dhabi could also be the last grand prix of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Caterham thanks Renault for helping F1 comeback

“We are overwhelmed by the level of support we have received”

2014-01-30 - Caterham F1 Team - Robin Frijns 04 Caterham’s acting boss Finbarr O’Connell has thanked the world of formula one for helping the team to make its F1 comeback this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Trulli Formula E Putrayaja preview

Formula One race star Jarno Trulli owns and races for the Trulli Formula E team

Trulli Formula E logo Jarno Trulli and Michela Cerruti are driving for Trulli Formula E in the second Formula E race of the inaugural season tomorrow, Saturday November 22, 2014 in Putrayaja, Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

De Silvestro splits with backer, manager

Simona de Silvestro has split with her manager.

IMG_5598 (2) After the 25-year-old female Swiss driver conducted several tests for Sauber this year, it emerged last month that her road to formula one had suddenly ended. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Barrichello rules out Caterham return

Rubens Barrichello has denied he is about to make a sensational return to F1 to complete the 2014 season with Caterham.

Rubens Barrichello Medley portrait With Caterham back up and running after missing Austin and Brazil, the team is still yet to announce an Abu Dhabi teammate for Kamui Kobayashi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Only ‘a coffin’ will end Ecclestone’s reign

 Buoyed by the end of his legal troubles

2011-06-09_0314 Bernie Ecclestone says he is now determined to never step down as F1 chief executive. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Sainz preparing for Toro Rosso ‘blow’

Carlos Sainz jr has admitted not moving up to formula one next year would be a “big blow”.

Carlo Sainz Jr As the days roll on, it appears increasingly likely that, instead of pairing Max Verstappen with another young rookie in 2015, owner Red Bull will instead keep the experienced Jean-Eric Vergne at Toro Rosso for one more year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Sutil camp says three Sauber contracts ‘forbidden’

“Strange move from Sauber”

2014-06-07_0323 Mere days but a hemisphere later, the F1 ‘silly season’ has moved on yet again between the US and Brazilian double-header.
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Nov 06

Sauber signs Nasr and sponsor for second seat

Sauber has locked Adrian Sutil, Esteban Gutierrez and Giedo van der Garde out of formula one for now.

IMG_5901-2 The Swiss team has instead signed Williams reserve Felipe Nasr, and his sponsor Banco do Brasil, to be Caterham refugee Marcus Ericsson’s teammate in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Caterham preparing for Abu Dhabi return

Caterham is preparing to return to formula one for F1’s 2014 finale in Abu Dhabi next month.

2014-06-08_0925 As it was put into administration following founder Tony Fernandes’ ill-fated sale to Colin Kolles-managed investors, the team as well as backmarker Marussia sat out Austin and will again be absent in rainy Brazil this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Berger denies talks with McLaren, Ferrari

Gerhard Berger has played down persistent speculation his next move could be a return to the F1 paddock.

20131019-0045 The F1 legend recently stepped down from the FIA after presiding over the governing body’s junior single seater categories. It triggered speculation that earlier reports he might be preparing to join McLaren-Honda, although dismissed at the time as “utter nonsense”, are actually true. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Sauber F1 Team announces Marcus Ericsson as its driver for 2015

The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce Marcus Ericsson as one of its race drivers for 2015.

07 - Sauber F1 TeamAfter his Formula One debut with the Caterham F1 Team this year, the Swede will head into his second season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Tost wants to keep Vergne at Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost has admitted he would like to keep Jean-Eric Vergne on board for the 2015 season.

2014-06-05_0580 Mere weeks ago, the 24-year-old Frenchman was ruled out of the running after the Faenza team announced that Daniil Kvyat will be joined by the controversially-young and inexperienced rookie Max Verstappen, who is just 17. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Kobayashi in Austin to keep F1 dream alive

Like his 2014 teammate Marcus Ericsson, Kamui Kobayashi has travelled to Austin without a formula one car to drive.

IMG_5973 But unlike the Swedish rookie Ericsson, who reportedly carries up to $20 million in personal backing, Japanese Kobayashi looks less likely to secure a race seat elsewhere for 2015, following the collapse of the Caterham team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

FIA to tackle cost problem after team failures

With Caterham and Marussia in the throes of failure, the governing FIA has admitted it is concerned about the financial situation in F1.

2014-06-04_0030 It is believed the next most endangered team on the grid is the Swiss privateer Sauber, whose boss and co-owner Monisha Kaltenborn sounded furious as she spoke to media on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Forza Rossa still waiting for FIA approval

Forza Rossa, a Romanian project targeting a debut in formula one, has played down reports it has already been granted an entry by the FIA.

Forza Rossa - photo Getty Images Reports this week suggested that with Caterham now close to collapse, advisor Colin Kolles is set to return his immediate attention to Forza Rossa. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains honoured with the prestigious dewar trophy

Most advantageous powertrain within the new Formula One regulations

2014-10-29 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (2)Mercedes-Benz is proud to announce that Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP), Brixworth, has been awarded the coveted Dewar Trophy – renowned as the most prestigious award in British engineering – for its PU106A Hybrid Formula One Power Unit. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Austin says Vettel qualifying absence ‘unfortunate’

Organisers of the US grand prix say world champion Sebastian Vettel’s absence from qualifying this weekend is “unfortunate”.

Austin cowboy booths The Red Bull driver will sit out Saturday’s decisive session and start the Austin race from the pitlane, as he takes a penalty for using an unscheduled sixth engine of the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Sainz must wait another month for Toro Rosso news

An increasingly impatient Carlos Sainz jr says he will have to wait another month for Red Bull to decide his future in formula one.

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden) “After what we have achieved this year,” the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion told Spain’s Marca, “there is no alternative choice for me other than formula one.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Domenicali to start work at Audi next week – report

Stefano Domenicali will reportedly start work at Audi next week.

2014-01-16_0782 Earlier this month, reports emerged that the former Ferrari team boss had accepted an offer to work for the Volkswagen-owned carmaker. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Accelerate becomes digital partner of Sahara Force India

“We are delighted to welcome Accelerate and Crash Media Group as our new Digital Partner” – Otmar Szafnauer
06 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamSahara Force India Formula One Team is delighted to announce a new partnership with Accelerate, a brand of the Crash Media Group, a leading motorsport editorial group with an involvement in Formula One dating back to 1999.

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