Tag Archive: motor sport

Nov 27

F1 votes on rule changes for 2015 season

F1 has moved to scrap the highly controversial double points system ahead of the 2015 season.

Bernie Ecclestone -Donald Mackenzie Bernie Ecclestone’s innovation, designed to keep spice in the championship fight until the final corners of the season, has been furiously unpopular. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Audi confirms Domenicali signing

Audi has confirmed the signing of former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali.

2014-01-16_0782 According to DPA news agency, a spokesman for the Volkswagen-owned marque admitted that the 49-year-old Italian will start work at Ingolstadt on November 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Montezemolo confirms Alonso leaving Ferrari

Luca di Montezemolo has admitted Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari.

2014-10-05_0199 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso The Spaniard’s falling out with the Maranello team and recent dissolving of his contract is an open secret in F1 circles, but it is yet to be officially confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

A medical update regarding Jules Bianchi

The past nine days have been extremely difficult for Jules and his family

2014-06-07_0284 At the request of the family of Jules Bianchi, and in conjunction with the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi, the Marussia F1 Team is able to provide the following information regarding Jules’ medical condition: Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Mercedes not backing down amid ‘unfreeze’ pressure

Mercedes is unlikely to back down amid pressure from F1 rivals to agree to relax the current engine ‘freeze’.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton (7) Christian Horner, boss of the works Renault-powered team Red Bull, said earlier in Russia that Mercedes initially agreed to the proposed ‘unfreeze’ but then went back on its word. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Bianchi crash and politics overshadow Sochi preparations

Bernie Ecclestone has argued consistently that F1’s first visit to Russia should not be mixed with the country’s political situation.

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin 2 F1 has made the 8,000 kilometre trek from Suzuka to the all-new Sochi Autodrom, but many are not in the mood to celebrate the sport’s latest destination. That is not just because the Russian grand prix is controversial in the shadow of the Ukraine conflict, with president Vladimir Putin slated to attend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Lauda slams Formula E series

Niki Lauda is the latest F1 figure to slam the new ‘Formula E’ series.

2014-07-09 033The all-electric and nearly silent single seater series, promoted by Alejandro Agag and sanctioned by F1’s governing FIA, kicked off recently on the streets of Beijing with a talented field and healthy grid.

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Sep 16

Heidfeld defends Formula E after Vettel attack

Nick Heidfeld has defended the new Formula E series following criticism from within the F1 paddock.

Nicolas Prost - Nick Heidfeld - eFormula F1’s reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel recently slammed the fully electric powered series – which kicked off on the streets of Beijing last weekend with an all-star grid and global interest – as “cheese”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Button admits F1 retirement possible after 2014

Jenson Button has admitted for the first time that he might be forced to “retire” at the end of 2014.

2014-06-07_0038 As McLaren and Honda look ahead to their new works partnership beginning next year, it is clear the Woking based team is hoping to sign a truly top driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Wolff ‘advised’ Verstappen to sign with Red Bull

Toto Wolff has admitted Mercedes came close to signing up F1 rookie sensation Max Verstappen.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Toto Wolff 01 Ultimately, the 16-year-old Dutchman and his father-manager Jos went with Red Bull’s famous driver programme, after Dr Helmut Marko promised him a race seat for 2015 at Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Susie Wolff determined to use ‘super chance’ on Friday

Susie Wolff is “nervous” but “ready” as she prepares to break a long F1 drought this week.

Susie Wolff  2013-01-28 At Silverstone, the 31-year-old Scot will be the first female driver in more than two decades to take part in an official grand prix weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Kolles returning to F1 with Caterham – report

Colin Kolles is set to return to the pitwall as a F1 team boss.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia Until now, it has been clear that the former HRT and Force India chief is in fact leading a Romanian project for an all-new F1 team, the Ferrari-linked Forza Rossa, who were waiting for the official green light from the governing FIA. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Motor sport and football to join forces at the ROC World Cup

The Host for the 2014 event will be nominated in the near future

ROC - Race Of Champions The Race Of Champions and Frankfurt’s Commerzbank Arena will bring motor sport and football together under the same roof at two all-new events to coincide with Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Jun 10

Ferrari could announce Le Mans foray – report

Ferrari could be set to announce a Le Mans prototype foray.

2014-06-08_0884 It is already known that the Maranello marque’s lead formula one driver, Fernando Alonso, will be the special guest starter of the fabled 24 hour endurance race this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Lauda to end up Mercedes driver ‘nanny’ – Berger

“Formula one is always full of surprises”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg 01 Gerhard Berger has warned Mercedes to expect fireworks between teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Caterham F1 Team Announces New Senior Management Structure

Caterham ousts technical boss Smith – report 

11 - Caterham F1 TeamCaterham F1 Team has announced that it has instigated a restructuring of its senior management team to create a more streamlined, efficient management process that will allow the team to address the challenges of modern Formula One. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Canadian Motor Speedway reveals new logo design

The new CMS logo was conceived and designed by Choko Motorsports

Canadian Motor Speedway logo white Canadian Motor Speedway administration has been full throttle over the winter months into the spring, moving ahead on a critical path that includes hiring architects to work with its engineers to formulate a final CMS site plan for submission and approval this summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Sepang not joining chorus to make F1 louder

F1 remains “amazing”

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sepang International Circuit 02 According to the outspoken Australian Ron Walker, his fellow F1 promoters will speak with “an enormous voice” next week in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Haug returns to motor racing with DTM

Norbert Haug is returning to motor racing.

2012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Norbert Haug 01 Having lost his role as Mercedes’ motor sport chief, the 61-year-old found a new job at a German company specialising in vehicle mobility for disabled people. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

New era ‘completely overshadows’ drivers – Alesi

A week before F1’s brave new era begins in earnest, not everyone is excited.

Jean Alesi Lotus At the Geneva motor show, former F1 driver Jean Alesi admitted he is no fan of the ‘greener’ era of energy-recovery boosted cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Bahrain names corner after Schumacher

Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm thanked the circuit for the gesture

2014-03-02_0008 - Williams - Bahrain Bahrain has named the first corner of its grand prix circuit after injured F1 legend Michael Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Webber tips Ricciardo to ‘go well’ against Vettel

“He’ll go well”

2013-09-19- Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - Ron Walker - Bernie Ecclestone - Daniel Ricciardo 99004 Mark Webber expects his replacement at Red Bull, countryman Daniel Ricciardo, to put up a competitive defense alongside Sebastian Vettel this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

2014 tyres ‘a little better’ – Hamilton

“They’re more durable”

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Lewis Hamilton 13 Pirelli says it is too early to assess the performance of its new-for-2014 tyres, despite four days of running at Jerez last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Haas still aiming for F1 despite Ecclestone warning

So why Ecclestone’s pessimism?

Stewart-Haas Racing logo Gene Haas has vowed to fight on for formula one, despite Bernie Ecclestone saying a 2015 team entry for the American foray is “most unlikely”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Jan Magnussen could quit racing to support son

He is keen for Kevin to avoid his mistakes

ALMS - Jan Magnussen-Corvette-070512-1 Former F1 driver Jan Magnussen has revealed he is considering ending his own career in order to support his son’s move into motor sport’s highest category. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

‘F1 not always best option for Brazilians’

Massa has moved to struggling Williams for 2014

Felipe Massa  no 19 The president of Brazil’s auto racing federation is not sure it is true that “F1 is always the best option” for the country’s rising drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Disappointed Leimer ‘deserves’ F1 seat

Leimer, 24, admits to being disappointed.

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Fabio Leimer The new reigning champion of the F1 support series GP2 will not move up to the pinnacle of motor sport in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Pirelli considers buying new F1 test car

Pirelli is considering buying a new F1 test car from one of the teams.

2013-09-20 - Pirelli  - 0005Already frustrated by the lack of testing opportunities, and the teams’ collective reluctance to help, F1’s official supplier became further dismayed in Brazil when wet weather affected its plans to try the 2014 tyres in Friday practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Susie Wolff could get Friday role for 2014

“But she wants to drive more”

Susie WolffSusie Wolff’s role at Williams could be stepped up for 2014 to include Friday practice sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Hulkenberg admits 2014 Lotus seat now unlikely

“I can only say that I am going (on), but not where.”

2013-03-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysia - Nico Hulkenberg 01Nico Hulkenberg has admitted the likelihood of a Lotus race seat for 2014 has dropped almost to zero. Read the rest of this entry »

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