Tag Archive: Strategy Group

Nov 07

Verstappen supports idea of permanent stewards in F1

“I honestly think we have to head into that direction”

2017-10-22_0386Max Verstappen would give his backing to a permanent set of FIA stewards at Formula 1 events in the wake of the controversy surrounding his penalty at the United States Grand Prix last month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 07

’Not a big change’ for Haas joining Strategy Group meetings

“Everybody was happy because we were treated with respect and didn’t try to run the show.”

2017-06-09-08-59-08_0033Haas Formula 1 chief Günther Steiner felt it was “not a big change” being allowed to join the Strategy Group meeting, saying there was no backlash from the pre-existing members. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 20

Are good intentions a strong enough case for Halo?

The rocky road to the introduction of frontal cockpit protection to Formula 1 appears to be nearing its end

Are good intentions a strong enough case for Halo?For 2018, the ‘Halo’ is set to be attached to all cars, as announced by the FIA following the latest meeting of the F1 Strategy Group on Wednesday.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 24

Mercedes undecided on whether to green light ‘Halo’

Drivers were shown a presentation detailing the pros and cons of the divisive concept
2016-07-08-Friday-0006 Toto Wolff says he is yet to decide whether he will vote in favour of or against the so-called ‘Halo’ cockpit protection device at this week’s crunch Strategy Group meeting, but insists his Mercedes vote will be on safety factors only. Read the rest of this entry »
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Jan 20

V6 turbo hybrids set to stay as engine cost cuts agreed

All new agreements will still need to be ratified by the World Motorsport Council.

V6 turbo hybrids set to stay as engine cost cuts agreedF1 teams and the FIA agree to engine cost cutting measures in return for the V6 Hybrid power units to stay in play until 2020, it is understood. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 27

Ferrari veto initiates FIA customer engine tender

“Therefore the FIA will initiate a consultation with all stakeholders regarding the possible introduction of a client engine”

2015-10-24_39875 Ferrari’s veto against plans to introduce a power unit and gearbox cost cap results in the FIA and FOM to pitch for development of a customer engine. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 19

Teams express opposition to wind tunnel ban talks

Banning wind tunnels is being touted as a way to reduce costs in the sport

McLaren Technology Centre Teams rally against the idea of banning wind tunnels, saying the cost reduction would be negligible since teams would simply invest it elsewhere. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 16

Boullier urges F1 ‘dictatorship’

Eric Boullier says he wants to see a greater level of ‘dictatorship’ in Formula 1 in order to establish the sport’s future direction.

2015-06-06_0578 McLaren-Honda racing director Eric Boullier has echoed the views of Red Bull counterpart Christian Horner by urging greater ‘dictatorship’ from those in power in an effort to forge a future for Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 09

Mercedes may relent on engine development for good of F1

“It has never happened before that one was asked to stop development, or to be frozen, to allow the others to catch up.”

2015-06-05_0004 Toto Wolff says Mercedes is willing to listen to proposals that would effectively allow Renault and Honda a chance to catch up in engine development. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 08

Hamilton ‘very happy’ to see race weekend changes

“I’d be very happy for the weekend to change as its been the same weekend for nine years”

2015-06-07_0873 Lewis Hamilton says he would be very happy to see the F1 race weekend format shaken up next season, but admits he would like to be consulted too. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 01

Horner demands progress ahead of crunch Strategy Group meeting

Christian Horner says the Strategy Group’s credibility is on the line if it cannot make progress following a slew of negative publicity

Horner demands progress ahead of crunch Strategy Group meetingChristian Horner has called upon the Strategy Group members to start forcing through decisions as it gets ready to meet again for a discussion over Formula 1’s future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 30

Todt willing to take control of F1 regulation changes

FIA President Jean Todt says he would be willing to accept calls to disband the Strategy Group

2015-06-21_0116Jean Todt says he is prepared to take control and determine the F1 regulations alongside Bernie Ecclestone, but isn’t convinced it would be popular amongst teams. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 06

Manor F1 Team outlines process of getting to the 2015 grid

Manor F1 Team media information

ManorGPRFollowing the initiation of the CVA process by Marussia F1 Team administrators FRP Advisory earlier this week, and the confidence this step brings to the process of saving Marussia, the team is now pleased to be able to confirm some of the detail of this process. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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Nov 26

Todt says Red Bull’s twin-turbo plan ‘nonsense’

FIA president Jean Todt insists he does not have unlimited powers to force change within the seemingly crisis-struck world of formula one.

2014-06-14-1001 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 23

Vergne set for Toro Rosso exit – reports

Jean-Eric Vergne appears to have missed out on a Toro Rosso seat for 2015.

2014-06-07_1014 Prior to Sebastian Vettel’s shock Red Bull exit, Frenchman Vergne had already been left out of junior team Toro Rosso’s plans for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 21

Politician says F1 breaching EU competition agreement

“Grave concerns” about F1’s governance

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen - Teams 01 With F1’s biggest names swapping teams and the 2014 championship entering its decisive showdown, the furore over the future of the sport enjoyed a brief sojourn on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

Small teams want new talks at Abu Dhabi finale

Disgruntled small teams Force India, Lotus and Sauber have written a letter to express alarm that F1 appears headed in the direction of ‘Super GP2’

 

150x80-flagworldf1After backmarkers Caterham and Marussia entered administration, and the grid threatened to dwindle yet further amid financial pressures, it became clear that one plan to boost numbers in future is three-car teams.

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May 16

Smaller teams less committed to F1 – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has hit back at criticism of F1’s new ‘Strategy Group’.

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen - Teams 01 The decision-making group features only six of the sport’s eleven competing teams — powerful Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren, the fourth-placed in 2013 Lotus and, for historical reasons, Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 13

Teams’ cost saving proposals ‘ridiculous’ – Todt

Jean Todt has slammed as “a joke” the initial cost-saving proposals put forward by formula one teams.

F3 - Gerhard Berger (FIA Single Seater Commission President), Jean Todt (FIA President) The powerful ‘Strategy Group’ teams vetoed the FIA president’s plans for mandatory budget caps beginning next year, instead arguing that costs can be alternatively reduced through the sporting and technical regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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