Mercedes has stamped its mark on proceedings in first free practice for the Italian Grand Prix
Making use of its upgraded engine, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg make it a clear 1-2 for Mercedes in FP1 for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
“Honda has the energy, the commitment and the resources and they will do it. Definitely, we trust them 100 per cent like they trust us”
Eric Boullier believes the change in the regulations for 2017 will coincide nicely with the development of the McLaren-Honda project. Eric Boullier considers the mooted change in regulations for 2017 to be a chance for McLaren-Honda to get back on terms with its rivals, saying its current concept will have ‘matured’ enough to deliver by then.
Toto Wolff says Mercedes will wait in the wings as Red Bull reportedly considers ending it deal with Renault a year early.
Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa
In their sixth attempt at the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the Belgian BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS finally took their first win on home soil. The #46 BMW Z4 driven by Nick Catsburg, Markus Palttala and Lucas Luhr completed 536 laps, taking fastest lap for good measure, crossing the line a lap ahead of the #2 Audi Sport Team WRT in a typically eventful race in changeable weather.
Sebastian Vettel claims a stunning Hungarian Grand Prix on a dramatic day that would see both Mercedes involved in controversial collisions
Sebastian Vettel has taken a remarkable second win of the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship season in an enthralling Hungarian Grand Prix that would see Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finish down the order on an afternoon of high drama.
Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa – Race update after 21 hours 30 minutes
With just over two hours to go in the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa, the #46 BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS BMW holds all the cards and could take its very first win in their home race. No room for mistakes though because the best of the Audi contingent is on the same lap.
Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa – Race update after 16 hours
Eight hours remain and four cars are still battling for the podium position in the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa. The lead changes hands head-over-fist, with the #2 Audi Sport Team WRT occupying the first position at the 16-hour mark.
Toto Wolff insists that Mercedes will look into the feasibility of reducing the costs faced by customers buying its F1 engines
Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says that Mercedes will look into the possibility of cutting the cost of F1 engines for customer teams, but admits that it would likely have a major impact on the manufacturer’s business model.
“Learning is good when you do something about it.”
Maurizio Arrivabene wants Ferrari to start running comparative fuel loads in Friday practice to avoid flattering to deceive with its pace. Maurizio Arrivabene says Ferrari must start working better during Friday practice sessions in order to get a better representation of its true pace.
Bernie Ecclestone maintains that there is no reason to blame Mercedes’ dominance for the current air of discontent surrounding F1.
Bernie Ecclestone insists that Mercedes cannot be held accountable for the one-sided domination it is enjoying in the current era of F1, but admits that it would be better for the sport to have more competition.