Tag Archive: Formula One

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 »

Dec 29

‘Schumacher’s legacy still felt in F1 today’ – Brawn

Ex-Mercedes boss Ross Brawn says Michael Schumacher’s legacy continues to be felt in Formula One

'Schumacher's legacy still felt in F1 today' - BrawnSchumacher, who suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident three years ago today, is statistically the best-ever driver in F1, with the German having claimed 91 wins and seven Drivers’ titles. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 21

Grosjean competes at Andros with rallycross team

Grosjean had finished 11th in the first final, but qualified on pole position for the second to claim his third victory in the sport

DriverFrench rallycross team DA Racing was joined by Formula One star Romain Grosjean at the third round of the Andros Trophy winter championship last weekend in Alpe d’Huez, racing alongside reigning champion and FIA World Rallycross Championship podium finisher, Jean-Baptiste Dubourg. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 20

Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds to leave Williams

Pat will be departing on 31st December 2016

Williams logo Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (Ticker: WGF1) today announces that Pat Symonds will be stepping down from the role of Chief Technical Officer of WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING at the end of 2016.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Alonso: 2012 my best F1 season, 2016 third

McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso says he considers 2012 his best season in Formula One, adding that this year was probably his third best

2016-10-23_71784 Alonso has been competing in Formula One now since 2001, and while he has won the title twice – in 2005 and in 2006 with Renault – he rates 2012 as the year he performed at his peak. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Rosberg was always champion material – Williams

“I think it was pretty clear. You know when certain drivers come to you and whether they are champion material and he was”
Rosberg was always champion material – Williamshttp://media.crash.net/original/258346.jpgClaire Williams says Nico Rosberg is a “truly” deserving world champion and that she always thought he was “champion material” from when he made his F1 debut with Williams back in 2006.
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Dec 06

Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin set to fly further in 2017

Got Wings!

2016-12-06 - Got Wings! Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin set to fly further in 2017Following a ground-breaking and hugely exciting first year of collaboration, Red Bull Racing is delighted to announce that our Innovation Partnership with Aston Martin is to continue in 2017, with the iconic sports car brand’s wings logo set to adorn the team’s cars for another season of Formula One action. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Mercedes ponders options as drivers come forward

The bookies favourite remains Mercedes junior Pascal Wehrlein

2016-12-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg - Sindelfingen (24) Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has revealed the team is looking to make a ‘quick’ decision on who will replace Nico Rosberg following the new world champion’s shock decision to retire. Read the rest of this entry »

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