Tag Archive: F1

Sep 26

Wolff considers ‘danger’ of Mercedes’ surprise Singapore F1 result

“The result in Singapore came as a surprise for us all, and the danger of a result like that is to misjudge your own level of performance”

2017-06-09-09-06-51_0036Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff has stressed the “danger” of reading too much into its surprise victory in Singapore eight days ago as the team prepares for the final title run-in against Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Over 25,000 people at Silverstone for the Prancing Horse

Ferrari Racing Days

frd uk 1---1Two beautiful sunny days made for an unforgettable. Ferrari Racing Days at Silverstone from Friday to Sunday. The main European event of the 2017 Corse Clienti season drew over 80 Ferraris including 488 Challenges, 458 Challenge EVOs, and the cars of the XX Programmes and F1 Clienti, including the F60 driven by Marc Gené during the F1 Show, to the venue of the British Formula 1 Grand Prix.

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Sep 24

F1 hoping to swap China and Bahrain on 2018 calendar

“We’re talking to both of them to that end and if we can reach a mutually agreed upon solution”

2011-04-16 - Force India F1 Team - China - 03Formula 1 commercial chief Sean Bratches has confirmed that efforts are being made to swap the dates for next year’s races in China and Bahrain in order to avoid clashing with a national holiday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Palmer: First 2017 F1 points ‘a weight off the shoulders’

Just 48 hours after it was confirmed Palmer would be dropped by Renault for 2018

2017-06-09-14-21-34_1650Jolyon Palmer has admitted that scoring his first points of the Formula 1 season in Singapore last weekend felt like “a weight off the shoulders”, but is determined to carry this good form through the final six rounds of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Hamilton surprised McLaren-Honda F1 split did not happen sooner

McLaren and Honda have been struggling at the back of the grid since linking up in 2015

2017-06-10_2601Lewis Hamilton is surprised that McLaren did not ditch struggling Formula 1 engine partner Honda sooner after his former team announced last Friday it would be parting company with the Japanese marque at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Jerez Q&A with Nyck De Vries: “I feel very happy in my new environment.”

At Spa, he scored points in the first race finishing seventh and on Sunday he was on the podium with an excellent second place

Jerez Q&A with Nyck De VriesYoung Dutch driver Nyck De Vries joined the Racing Engineering team just two race weekends ago, at Spa, and despite not having worked with the Spanish team before or being able to test the car prior to his first race he immediately showed why he will be a future F1 star.

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Sep 20

Horner: F1 engines have zero road relevance

“The engines make no relevance to what is happening in everyday road car use and the aerodynamics don’t crossover.”

20170324-063Christian Horner has continued to criticise Formula 1’s current engine regulations by explaining they have ‘zero road relevance’ to road cars and the sport should focus on drivers and teams rather than technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 19

Ferrari: No need to speculate after controversial tweet

The clash was sparked into further controversy when Ferrari’s official twitter account placed the blame solely on Verstappen

Ferrari crash départ SingapourFerrari has attempted to ease the backlash from its controversial tweet which blamed Max Verstappen for crashing into Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel to see the three retire on the opening lap of the Singapore Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

McLaren and Honda agree to conclude Formula 1 partnership

They will continue to compete for the remainder of the 2017 season

06 - McLaren Honda Formula 1 TeamMcLaren Technology Group and Honda Motor Co. Ltd announce they will discontinue their partnership for the FIA Formula One World Championship (F1) at the end of 2017 by mutual consent.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

Nico Rosberg joins Robert Kubica’s management team

Despite his option of returning to Renault for 2018 looking limited

Retired Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg is making a return to the sport as part of Robert Kubica’s management team as he aims to help the Polish driver complete his comeback. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 06

Tales from the paddock – Lucas Auer: “The driver who plays hardest and has the broadest shoulders is the one who emerges the winner at the end”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season
 
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoLucas Auer has a very special affinity for the Nürburgring – next weekend, the DTM returns to the circuit in the Eifel forest. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 05

Time of the essence for McLaren in striking 2018 engine deal

McLaren must know what direction it is going in by the time the paddock next convenes in Singapore

2017-06-09-14-58-56_1982McLaren Formula 1 racing director Eric Boullier feels that time is of the essence for the British team as talks continue with Renault and Honda over a 2018 engine supply. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

Hamilton takes all-time F1 pole record after marathon, rain-delayed Italian GP qualifying

Lance Stroll lines up on the front row beside Hamiton

Lewis Hamilton became Formula One’s new all-time pole position record holder and claimed the record for most Italian Grand Prix poles after he took top spot in a marathon qualifying session at Monza that was interrupted for more than two and half hours by heavy rain. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 31

F2 2018 unveiled in Monza (+photos)

New generation car revealed to international media in Italy

F2 2018 unveiled in Monza_3The FIA Formula 2 Championship unveiled the F2 2018 to the international media in Monza today. The new car, which will be raced in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons, was revealed in the Formula 1 paddock ahead of the 9th Round of the 2017 F2 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 31

Herbie Blash: My greatest memory in F1

With over 700 Formula 1 races to pick from, Herbie Blash reveals what became his greatest day in the sport

2016-06-12_0198The former F1 deputy race director stepped down from the post at the end of the 2016 season to end a career in the sport which spanned five decades. Having started as a mechanic for the RRC Walker Racing Team during 1965, Blash quickly climbed the ranks to become Graham Hill’s race mechanic at Lotus three years later. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 28

Groupe Renault: 40 years in Formula 1

The absolute pinnacle of the sport

Renault, 40 years in Formula 1On July 16, 1977, Renault entered its very first Formula 1 grand prix to embark upon a new chapter in its long and illustrious history – one that dates back to the very infancy of motorsport.

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Aug 25

Hamilton confident that Ferrari man Vettel would not consider a move across to Mercedes in the future to become F1 teammates

Hamilton doubts Vettel would want to be F1 teammates

2017-06-10_1442Lewis Hamilton believes it is “highly unlikely” that Sebastian Vettel would want to race in the same Formula 1 team despite personally being “game to race whoever”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

‘Fitting tribute’ set to celebrate Bruce McLaren legacy

Boullier hints it will be ‘a fitting tribute’ to the founder’s legacy

2017-06-11_1205“Bruce would have celebrated his 80th birthday on 30th August, so on Sunday we’ll be honouring his incredible legacy with a fitting tribute.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 21

Formula 1 launches new eSports series

“As we do in Formula 1, we’ll continue to evolve and innovate”

2017-06-11_1048Formula 1 has announced it will hold its first official eSports series in co-operation with Codemasters and Gfinity, starting with initial qualifiers next month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 19

Alonso could explore options outside F1 for 2018

Alonso could explore options outside F1 for 2018

2017-06-11_0551Fernando Alonso is willing to consider competing outside of Formula 1 in 2018 if he is unable to find a seat that will give him a chance to win races next season. Read the rest of this entry »

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