Tag Archive: The Times

Oct 08

Controversial Putin to attend Russia GP

F1 will court further controversy this weekend when Russian president Vladimir Putin oversees the inaugural grand prix at Sochi.

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin 3 Amid the Ukraine crisis, the MH17 atrocity and tough anti-Russian sanctions imposed by Europe and the US, there had already been calls for formula one to cancel its first race in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Oct 01

‘Faster’ cars would make F1 ‘harder’ – Coulthard

The best way to make F1 cars harder to drive is to make them faster.

IMG_4172 That is the view of retired grand prix veteran David Coulthard, following reports the sport’s governing FIA is concerned the challenge of driving an F1 car today is ‘too easy’. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Mercedes considering driver change for 2015

F1’s ‘silly season’ is bursting into life at Monza — and almost every team in pitlane is playing ball.

2014-05-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (1) That goes even for the sport’s dominant Mercedes, and one of the highest-paid and most marketable stars, Lewis Hamilton. Boss Toto Wolff had already lifted the lid by warning that if the Briton and his teammate Nico Rosberg do not fix up their broken relationship, Mercedes might have to change its lineup for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

New war erupts between F1 teams and media

Lewis Hamilton versus Nico Rosberg is not the only raging battle in formula one.

2014-06-22 - Williams Martini Racing - Austria - Felipe Massa 01 teams Red Bull’s Christian Horner lost his temper with “the negativities” being spread by journalists during the Friday press conference in Hungary. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Susie Wolff lives her dream amid criticism

Susie Wolff will live her dream on Friday at Silverstone, but she is also facing criticism.

Susie Wolff The Scot will break a 22-year F1 drought in morning practice for the British grand prix when she drives Valtteri Bottas’ Williams — the last woman in action during a world championship weekend was Giovanna Amati in 1992. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

F1 paddock ‘puzzles over’ Caterham sale

Heads are being scratched in the F1 paddock, the day after the struggling Caterham team changed hands.

2014-06-07_0812 Malaysian aviation entrepreneur Tony Fernandes’ 100 per cent sale of the team was confirmed late on Wednesday, a media statement saying Caterham is now owned by “a consortium of Swiss and Middle Eastern investors”.
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Jun 07

Hamilton hits reverse after Monaco ‘tantrum’

Lewis Hamilton has hit reverse, after losing his temper two weeks ago in Monaco.

2014-06-06_0106 The 2008 world champion’s reaction to the Mirabeau qualifying affair, after suggesting his teammate Nico Rosberg had sabotaged his run at pole position, was roundly criticised. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

F1 teams could lose alcohol sponsors – report

Struggling F1 teams could be dealt another financial blow.

2014-05-22 - McLaren Mercedes - Monaco - Johnnie Walker - Jenson Button There are reports that the European Union is considering banning alcohol sponsorships in sport. Some years ago, F1 had to deal with the loss of tobacco millions, even though Ferrari continues to be quietly backed by Marlboro parent Philip Morris. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

McLaren may test Honda power in 2014

McLaren could be ready to test a Honda engine before the end of 2014.

2014-05-09 - McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Kevin Magnussen 03 That is the claim of team boss Eric Boullier, even though the Frenchman’s immediate task after joining McLaren from Lotus is to win races with Mercedes power. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Ferrari, Ecclestone want quick F1 rule changes

“We need a bit of support from the teams to get it done” – Ecclestone

2013-06-09_0963In a rare media statement, Ferrari has declared that fans are “unhappy with the new formula one”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

F1 drivers’ extreme dieting in 2014 caused one racer to pass out in Malaysia, it emerges

F1 driver ‘passed out’ in Malaysia

2014-01-31 - Sauber F1 Team - Adrian Sutil (3) We reported on Saturday that some drivers are deliberately dehydrating, even at sweltering Sepang, in order to get the weight of their car below the legal 692kg limit. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Ecclestone working hard to turn up the volume

“Niki likes the new sound because his cars are winning”

2012-11-15_0006 If a question ever requires a cool answer, reporters flock to ‘iceman’ Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Conspiracy theorists leap on F1 criticism

“I’m not happy with what we have now.” – Ecclestone

2012-04-22 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Bernie Ecclestone - Jean Todt Amid all the moaning about F1’s lower volume, the conspiracy theorists are now beginning to raise their voices in the F1 paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Red Bull confident of winning fuel flow appeal

“We wouldn’t be appealing if we weren’t extremely confident we have a defendable case”

2014-02-28 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Daniel Ricciardo - 99019Former F1 team owner and boss Paul Stoddart has tipped Red Bull to win its appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne disqualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Law change puts London GP back in F1 headlines

“London grand prix once again moves a step closer to reality”

London Grand Prix The prospect of a grand prix on the historic streets of London have raced back into the F1 headlines. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Horner ‘fits the bill’ to replace Ecclestone – source

Christian Horner is being hotly tipped as the next ‘F1 supremo’

2013-06-09_0607 A source at Delta Topco, the CVC-controlled group that owns the sport’s commercial rights, has named 40-year-old Briton Horner as the top choice to succeed embattled chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Court victory cost Ecclestone millions

“My costs are bloody expensive”

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2 He may have won the court battle with Constantin Medien, but it still cost the F1 chief executive millions. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Ecclestone wants Russia night race

Bernie Ecclestone wants the Russian grand prix to be held at night.

2013-08-12 - Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi (1) The inaugural event at winter olympics venue Sochi this year, however, will be a normal day race. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Big F1 teams oppose single fuel supplier

F1’s major teams reportedly oppose moves to appoint a single fuel supplier.

2013-06-09_1039Last week after the meeting of the World Motor Sport Council, it emerged that the new Concorde Agreement paves the way for a single supplier of fuel in future. Read the rest of this entry »

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