Tag Archive: KERS

Nov 22

Red Bull wants louder, cheaper V6 power for F1

Red Bull has proposed a new engine formula for the sport.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Daniel Ricciardo (14) Struggling with Renault power all season, the outgoing world champions and also Ferrari are frustrated efforts to convince Mercedes to ease the engine development ‘freeze’ have until now failed. 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 »

Jul 17

Lauda wants re-think after decade of F1 revolution

Niki Lauda has proposed a sweeping review of every rule change in formula one for the past decade.

2014-06-07_0333 For some, the all-new era of quiet turbo V6 engines was the final straw that broke the floodgates of fierce criticism. The harshest critic has been Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, who has called for an emergency meeting with F1’s major stakeholders. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

F1 to create ‘sparks’ in Austria practice

Hot on the heels of the exhaust ‘megaphone’, F1 is now courting more controversy with its latest push to spice up the show.

2014-06-08_0944 Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has been the loudest critic of the entertainment factor in 2014, and on Thursday Kimi Raikkonen agreed that the volume of the engines may be turning off the fans. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Haas not ruling out Domenicali for F1 team

Stefano Domenicali could continue his formula one career with F1’s newest team.

Gene Haas portrait Gunther Steiner, a former Jaguar and Red Bull chief, is now heavily involved in the Haas Formula project, with Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas having secured a two-year license to enter formula one, beginning either in 2015 or 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Wealthy backer behind Sauber and de Silvestro

Simone de Silvestro’s debut F1 test for Sauber was funded by a wealthy industrialist.

Simona de Silvestro - photo © Sauber Motorsport AG At the weekend, the Swiss team headed to engine supplier ‘s private test circuit, Fiorano, to give the “affiliated driver” her first F1 experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

“Everything feels more familiar to me compared to yesterday” – Simona De Silvestro

Sauber F1 Team – Test in Fiorano – Day two

2014-04-26 - Sauber F1 Team - Simona De Silvestro 00 Sauber F1 Team affiliated driver Simona De Silvestro enjoyed her second day of testing in a Formula One car on the Ferrari test track in Fiorano.

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Apr 26

Simona De Silvestro debuts in a Sauber F1 car

Sauber F1 Team – Test in Fiorano

 

2014-04-26 - Sauber F1 Team - Simona De Silvestro 01Today, Simona De Silvestro completed her first day of testing in a Sauber Formula One car on the Ferrari test track in Fiorano. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Red Bull supplier Renault admits early 2014 ‘problem’

“We will be relying extremely heavily on our engine partner” – Horner.

2014-01-28 -  Infiniti Red Bull Racing - RB10 (6) Renault, engine supplier to reigning world champions Red Bull, has admitted it has kicked off F1’s radical new V6 era with a significant problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Lopez plays down Lotus collapse fears

Lopez insists Raikkonen has now been “partly paid”

Gérard Lopez - photo © Dppi - E. Vargiolu Lotus owner Gerard Lopez has moved to allay fears the Enstone based team is on the verge of collapse. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Ferrari tester tips 2014 advantage for Red Bull

“There will always be continuity” – Gene

2012-06-09_0188Ferrari’s test driver has admitted Red Bull will enter the 2014 season with a technical advantage, despite the radical new regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Red Bull has EUR 25,000 less for jagermeister party

FIA decided against an harsher penalty “due to the special circumstance”.

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99023Red Bull will have EUR 25,000 less in its coffers for the championship party in Abu Dhabi, after the FIA toasted Sebastian Vettel’s title win on Sunday with a penalty. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Vettel will win 2013 title eventually – Alonso

2013’s world champion could be crowned on Sunday.

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel - Fernando Alonso 02“I hope it (the championship) is still exciting when formula one comes to America,” former world champion Mario Andretti is quoted by Germany’s Welt newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Webber unlikely to play team role on Sunday

“He will do his race, I will do my race.”

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Mark Webber (8)Mark Webber sounds unwilling to move over for his teammate Sebastian Vettel at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Pole ‘hollow’ after Vettel’s troubles – Webber

“Unfortunately Seb didn’t have KERS (for qualifying)”

2013-05-23 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Mark Webber (3)Mark Webber on Saturday admitted beating dominant teammate Sebastian Vettel to pole at Suzuka was “hollow”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Reports – Red Bull using KERS for traction?

Another theory about Sebastian Vettel’s late-season dominance has emerged.

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (16)Rumours in Korea last weekend spoke of a clever but legal engine mapping system aboard his Red Bull that mimics the benefits of banned traction control. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Pirelli under fire after Korea GP

Webber accused Pirelli of being unconcerned about driver safety

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (9)Mark Webber has joined his friend Fernando Alonso in delivering a blistering attack on F1 tyre supplier Pirelli. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Ending slump ‘very difficult’ for Williams – Villeneuve

Ending its slump will be a “very difficult” task for Williams.

2013-06-08_0039That is the view of the great British team’s last world champion, Jacques Villeneuve, who in Germany assessed Williams’ current form on the occasion of its 600th grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Statement from the Williams F1 Team

No personnel were injured

2013-06-07_0268At 08.30 this morning the Williams F1 Team suffered a KERS failure on Pastor Maldonado’s car. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 29

2014 engines to be more powerful than V8s – report

900 horse power in 2014?

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (11)Next year’s V6 engines will be more powerful than the V8s of 2013, according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Lotus’ new co-owners won’t ‘sit idly’ – report

“It is clear the new shareholders are not going to sit idly in the background”

2013-06-09_1282Lotus’ new team co-owner has lurched into formula one with bravado, claiming the Enstone based team will be “number 1 in twelve months”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Williams Partners with Spark Racing Technology to provide battery expertise for the FIA Formula E Championship

Battery system for the 42 cars used in the FIA Formula E Championship

Williams Advanced Engineering logoWilliams Advanced Engineering to partner with Spark Racing Technology to provide battery expertise for the FIA Formula E Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

The Williams F1 Team and Mercedes-Benz announce long-term engine partnership

Williams confirms ‘long term’ Mercedes deal

08 - Williams F1The Williams F1 Team (Ticker: WGF1) and Mercedes-Benz are pleased to announce the signature of a long-term engine partnership from the 2014 Formula One World Championship season onwards.  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Pic’s Caterham career ‘going very well’ – Panis

“Charles has had a lot to learn”

2013-03-23 - Team Caterham - Malaysia - Charles Pic 01Olivier Panis insists his charge Charles Pic’s new challenge with Caterham is “going very well”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

McLaren apologises for Webber’s ECU glitch

There was a “software-related issue”

McLaren Electronic Systems logoMcLaren has apologised for an electronic glitch that affected Red Bull’s Mark Webber during the Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

ECU glitches could be Red Bull’s fault – Whitmarsh

“You need to ask McLaren why the ECU didn’t work”. – Christian Horner

McLaren Electronic Systems logoMcLaren has hit back at arch-rival Red Bull’s claims that the British team was responsible for Mark Webber’s troubles in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Horner criticises McLaren for ECU troubles

“You need to ask McLaren why the ECU didn’t work”

2013-02-23 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Christian HornerAt the end of a nightmare weekend for McLaren, Red Bull’s Christian Horner added the final insult. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Zytek interested in F1’s 2014 engine rules

Yet another new name could be looking seriously at F1’s radical engine rules for 2014.

Flagworld - F1ZytekIt is already a poorly-guarded paddock secret that McLaren is likely to team up with the Japanese giant Honda, probably in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Marussia F1 Team revealed the MR02

A comprehensive evolution of the MR01, boosted by KERS

2013-02-05 - Marussia F1 Team - MR02 (3)2013-02-05 - Marussia F1 Team - MR02 (1)The Marussia F1 Team revealed its 2013 challenger – the MR02 – to the media this morning, ahead of the opening day of pre-season testing in Jerez, Spain.

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Feb 05

Symonds hopes Marussia takes on Caterham in 2013

Pat Symonds is confident Marussia can finally compete head-to-head with Caterham in 2013.

11 - Marussia F1 TeamPat Symonds portraitSince F1’s small new teams arrived in 2010, Caterham has been consistently the best, finishing the lucrative tenth spot in the championship at every attempt. Former Renault technical chief Symonds, however – who is now back in F1 full-time after the 2009 ‘crashgate’ scandal – is confident he is presiding over a competitive project for the coming season. Read the rest of this entry »

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