Tag Archive: Max Mosley

Nov 20

European Union ‘turns eye’ to F1 crisis – report

The threat of a major civil war within formula one is growing by the day.

Circle of 12 gold stars on a blue backgroundThat is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, following reports disgruntled small teams Lotus, Sauber and Force India are furious talks to have more income released by F1 owner CVC are failing to bear fruit. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Force India avoids joining backmarkers on US bench – report

Force India has avoided becoming the next formula one team to drop out of this weekend’s US grand prix.

2014-06-07_0910 Now in administration, backmarkers Caterham and Marussia will miss not only Austin but also the penultimate round of the 2014 world championship a week later in Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

F1 set for three-car teams as more risk collapse

F1 risks sliding into crisis and having to reinvent its very DNA as struggling backmarker teams begin to succumb to collapse.

2014-06-08_0747 HRT folded in 2012, and now F1’s two other newest teams Caterham and Marussia are in the throes of financial administration. Organisers of next weekend’s US grand prix look set to welcome just 9 teams to an 18-car grid, unprecedented since BAR-Honda was banned for a time almost a decade ago.
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Oct 07

Questions explode as Bianchi crash video emerges

“Was it the direction of the race or the officials who were at the corner?”

2014-06-07_0535 As Jules Bianchi lies critically ill in a Japanese hospital, grave questions are being asked about the circumstances surrounding his terrifying collision with a recovery vehicle on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Now Montezemolo exit rocks crisis-struck Ferrari

He admitted on Wednesday that it is possible he will go on to run the Italian airline Alitalia.

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-18 Despite securing $35 million as he walks away, Luca di Montezemolo had a tear in his eye on Wednesday as he said farewell to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Fernandes happy to have sold Caterham

Tony Fernandes has broken his silence to reveal it is “a relief” to have left formula one.

Tony Fernandes The entrepreneur, best known for his Malaysian low-cost airline Airasia, recently sold the Leafield based Caterham team to mysterious Swiss-Middle Eastern investors led by Colin Kolles and Christijan Albers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

F1 experts criticise Mercedes over driver duel

“They are being run by two drivers who are like spoilt kids doing what they want to do.”

2014-06-05_0207 F1 experts have accused Mercedes of mismanaging Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton’s dramatically imploding relationship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Todt admits some F1 teams may not survive

Jean Todt has admitted some F1 teams are in danger of bowing out

Jean Todt président FIA (DR) Despite the impressively rejuvenated Red Bull Ring, an air of slight melancholy has gripped the F1 paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Teams must agree to cost-cutting rules – Todt

Jean Todt insists his hands are tied after F1’s most powerful teams vetoed the move to a budget cap for 2015.

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images It has been suggested former FIA president Max Mosley, whose antagonistic approach stands in stark contrast to the low-profile Frenchman Todt, would have found a way to force the teams to embrace the cost-cutting crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

2014 critics have ‘agenda’ – Mosley

“If you don’t have change, you just disappear.”

Max Mosley - photo Getty Images Former FIA president Max Mosley says criticism of the ‘new’ face of formula one is being powered by those with an “agenda”. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

F1 teams alliance FOTA disbanded

FOTA, the once unified and powerful alliance of formula one teams, has collapsed.

Fota logoIt emerged recently that, with top teams Red Bull and Ferrari already departed, membership fees were going unpaid and the exit of FOTA chiefs Martin Whitmarsh and Eric Boullier could drive the final nails in the coffin. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Legal action bubbles around new F1 body

Some of F1’s smaller constructors could be endangered

Flagworld - F1A political storm is brewing ahead of Monday’s London meeting of the new F1 rule-making Strategy Group. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Todt rival Ward could oppose Bahrain GP

“I am doing this entirely for my own reasons”

Jean Todt président FIA (DR)Jean Todt’s rival FIA presidential candidate has announced he would consider dropping the highly controversial Bahrain grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Reports – Bin Sulayem the next FIA candidate?

He is known as the highest ranking motor racing official in the United Arab Emirates

2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Karun Chandhok - Vicky Chandhok - Mohammed Bin SulayemA name has now emerged, amid rumours a third candidate for December’s FIA presidential elections is looming. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Third candidate could enter FIA race – Ecclestone

The race to become the next FIA president is hotting up.

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2David Ward, a former colleague of ex-president Max Mosley, has already announced he intends to take on incumbent Jean Todt in the December election. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Ward denies Mosley bankrolling FIA campaign

“I am not Max’s man; I am not Bernie’s man”

David Ward et Max Mosley - photo © JF Galeron FIA presidential candidate David Ward has denied he is siding with F1’s old guard Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone in his push to dethrone Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Todt rule started ‘difficult moment’ for F1 – Berger

“Now formula one has a big problem”

Flagworld - FIAAs a new race to lead F1’s governing body kicks off, Gerhard Berger has become the second major figure to question the success of current president Jean Todt’s rule. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Todt contributed to F1 teams’ money crisis – Mosley

“The problem is the monetary policies of the teams.”

Max Mosley - photo Getty ImagesFormer FIA president Max Mosley on Sunday pointed a finger at his successor Jean Todt, but said Bernie Ecclestone is not to blame for F1’s deepening financial crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Todt faces challenge to FIA presidency

Jean Todt is facing a challenger ahead of the next FIA presidential elections.

Jean Todt - photo Getty ImagesThe first reports emerged in July, when David Ward – who worked closely with Frenchman Todt’s predecessor Max Mosley – revealed he was “thinking about” running against Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Todt facing contender for new FIA term

Jean Todt could face a contender as he vies for another term as FIA president.

Jean Todt - photo Getty ImagesLondon’s Times newspaper said the potential candidate is David Ward, who worked alongside Frenchman Todt’s predecessor Max Mosley. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

Loss of F1 income ‘really hurts’ – Marussia

“We can confirm we’ve not had any offer from CVC at all.”

2013-03-23 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysia - Jules Bianchi(1)Pat Symonds has admitted Marussia’s loss of Concorde Agreement revenue “really hurts”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Only top ten teams to be paid – Ecclestone

The truth now emerges

2012-06-10_0439The team that finishes last will no longer receive any formula one income, Bernie Ecclestone has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Ecclestone model ‘starving’ small teams – Glock

F1’s funding model is ‘starving’ the smaller teams, Marussia refugee Timo Glock claims.

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Timo Glock (6)2012-11-15_0008The 30-year-old German has had to leave formula one for the DTM touring car series for 2013, because Marussia need to replace him with a pay-driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

Stewart wrong to say F1 poorly managed – FIA

An FIA spokesman has rejected F1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart’s claim that the sport is disorganised and poorly managed.

2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0013Flagworld - FIATriple world champion Stewart, 73, said the post-season controversy over yellow flags in Brazil that for several days questioned Sebastian Vettel’s latest title, was proof of the FIA’s shortcomings. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

FIA completing push for more F1 revenue – report

One of the unnamed sources said the new CVC agreement will benefit the FIA to the tune of about $25 million.

Flagworld - FIAJean Todt président FIA (DR)The FIA is close to completing a successful push for a bigger slice of F1’s financial pie, according to a report by the expert financial source Bloomberg. Citing ‘two people familiar with the situation’, the media report said the now Jean Todt-led Paris federation is set to boost its coffers to about $40 million per year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Todt denies FIA to lighten grip on F1

Jean Todt has dismissed suggestions he is willing to loosen the FIA’s grip on formula one in return for more money.

Jean Todt (DR)Flagworld - F1Ahead of a crucial meeting between the FIA president, Bernie Ecclestone and the teams in Paris on Tuesday, the Financial Times reported speculation Frenchman Todt will agree to trade some of the federation’s rule-making power for a bigger share of the sport’s financial pie. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 09

Whitmarsh to step down as FOTA president

Martin Whitmarsh has flagged his intention to step down as president of the teams association FOTA.

2012-06-09_00772011-06-30 - FOTA - Martin Whitmarsh Chairman of FOTA and Team Principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Ross Brawn 01The union was created in the heat of the Max Mosley political war in 2008, with McLaren team boss Whitmarsh then taking over from FOTA’s first chairman, Luca di Montezemolo, at the end of 2009.

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May 22

A British politician has alleged Bernie Ecclestone offered money in exchange for his former F1 ally Max Mosley becoming a member of parliament.

Ecclestone offered money to make Mosley MP

Max Mosley-Bernie EcclestoneBernie Ecclestone - Max MosleyDavid Davis, a conservative backbencher and former party chairman, said the F1 chief executive’s offer was made a decade ago ahead of the 2005 election, according to the Daily Mail newspaper.

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Apr 14

Lotus now considering ‘super-dooper-DRS’

Lotus backs Sauber over budget cap proposal

2012-03-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Kimi Raikkonen 022012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 073The real motive for Lotus’ protest against the Mercedes ‘double-DRS’ may be emerging. A rumour in the Shanghai paddock is that the former Renault team, despite apparently pushing the FIA to ban the concept, could be planning an even more radical version of the aerodynamic-stalling idea. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Lack of development budget ‘a shame’ – Kaltenborn

Sauber is in a race for money after discovering its 2012 car is up to speed with F1’s richest teams.

2012-03-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Peter Sauber - Monisha Kaltenborn2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 460As ever in formula one, world championships are won not on the basis of a clever initial design, but on a team’s ability to continue to develop it throughout a long season. Read the rest of this entry »

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