Well, here we are, the end of our tenth season in Formula One.
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Understandably, safety is one of the most prevalent concerns of the FIA and Formula E.
As 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.
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!
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.
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 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.
FIA president Jean Todt insists he does not have unlimited powers to force change within the seemingly crisis-struck world of formula one.
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.
Ron Dennis has played down suggestions Honda’s 2015 engine programme is running behind schedule.
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.
F1’s three angry teams seemed slightly less angry on Saturday after a meeting with Donald Mackenzie.
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.
Antonio Felix da Costa, a former Red Bull-backed F1 hopeful, says Carlos Sainz jr now deserves his chance in formula one.
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.