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Nov 17

WEC: Porsche takes final pole for 919 Hybrid in Bahrain; Signatech Alpine claims 3rd LMP2 pole in 2017

WEC 6H of Bahrain – Rigon and Bird on pole on the #71 Ferrari 488


Porsche took a final pole position with the ultra-successful 919 Hybrid as it bows out of competition at the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain.

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Nov 17

WEC: Bernhard heads Porsche 1-2 in FP3; Calado quickest for Ferrari

The Headlines from Free Practice 3 at Bahrain ahead of tomorrow’s 9th and final round of the 2017 season….

2017-11-16-0151Timo Bernhard sets fastest time in FP3 for No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid. Recently crowned champion sets a best lap time of 1m42.438s.

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Nov 12

Wolff: Bottas back on ‘right trajectory’ after mid-season troubles

The Mercedes boss is pleased Bottas is showing signs of recovery

2017-10-21_0963Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has praised Brazilian Grand Prix pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas for getting on top of his issues with the W08 car and Pirelli tyres to ignite his late season charge for the runner-up spot in the Formula 1 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 05

Felipe Massa confirms retirement from F1 at season’s end

“Once more, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this time”

20170323-042Felipe Massa has confirmed he will retire from Formula 1 following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix later this month, calling time on a 15-season career spent with Sauber, Ferrari and Williams. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 03

Marchionne: Ferrari will quit F1 if 2021 engines don’t suit us

“We see 2021 taking on a different air which is going to force some decisions on Ferrari”

2017-10-19_0779Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne has sounded out the potential of the Italian manufacturer leaving Formula 1 if the 2021 engine direction does not meet its satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 03

WEC: 6 Hours of Shanghai Free Practice 2

Status quo in LMP 1 & 2, Ferrari and Porsche to the fore in GTE

The Headlines from FP2 at Shanghai in preparation for the 8th round of the 2017 FIA WEC.  Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 31

Hamilton explains factors behind 2017 F1 title triumph

Hamilton opens up on the secrets behind his fourth F1 title win in 2017

F1Lewis Hamilton has opened up on how he improved his overall performance to power to a fourth Formula 1 world title to become the most successful British driver in history. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 28

Alonso: McLaren ‘surprisingly competitive’ ahead of Mexican GP

“We know it’s going to be a difficult race anyway”

2017-10-20_1953Fernando Alonso says he’s been pleasantly surprised by McLaren-Honda’s pace during Friday practice ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix but is still expecting the race to be used as a glorified test ahead of bigger opportunities in the final two races of 2017. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 26

Wolff expects strong Mercedes threat from Ferrari, Red Bull in Mexico

“Our target may be clear, but it will not be easy to achieve this weekend in Mexico.”

2017-10-22_1218Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff says the team will need to be at the top of its game if Lewis Hamilton is to wrap up his fourth Formula 1 drivers’ title in Mexico this weekend as Ferrari and Red Bull pose a bigger threat than at other races. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 23

F1 US GP: “Verstappen overtake really pissed me off” – Raikkonen

The Ferrari driver was struggling with fuel saving to reach the end of the United States Grand Prix

2017-10-22_0878Kimi Raikkonen says Max Verstappen’s controversial last-lap overtake “really pissed me off” and the whole incident took him by surprise as the Red Bull driver was hit by a post-race five-second time penalty. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 21

F1 US GP: “Ferrari double and triple checked car…” – Vettel

Ferrari has changed Vettel’s chassis after FP2 due to his handling issues

2017-10-20_0885Sebastian Vettel is confident Ferrari’s recent reliability issues won’t return at the F1 United States Grand Prix after a tricky FP2. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 18

Wolff: Hamilton ‘on another level’ since summer break

Hamilton can wrap up the title in this weekend’s United States Grand Prix

2017-06-11_1845Now on the verge of a fourth world title, Lewis Hamilton has turned things up a notch since the F1 summer break according to his Mercedes team boss. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 17

Haas turned down Ferrari request to run young driver in race seat

Team principal Günther Steiner says Haas was approached by technical partner Ferrari to run a young driver in a race seat

2017-06-09-08-59-08_0033Haas Formula 1 chief Günther Steiner has revealed the team turned down a request from technical partner Ferrari to field one of its young drivers in a race seat for the 2018 season. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 15

WEC: Ferrari dominates the 6 Hours of Fuji

Ferrari takes a clean sweep in LMGTE to extend GT World Championship lead

Ferrari dominates the 6 Hours of FujiIn GTE-Pro class Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado in the AF Corse 488 GTE no. 51 win a tough race. Fifth place for Bird and Rigon in no. 71. The Prancing Horse also triumphs in the GTE-Am class with the 488 GTE no. 54 of Molina-Flohr-Castellacci ahead of the sister car of Clearwater Racing. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 13

Ricciardo explains Vettel’s emotional outbursts

During Ricciardo’s first year stepping up to Red Bull from Toro Rosso he joined alongside Vettel

Daniel Ricciardo says Sebastian Vettel’s aggressive outbursts are sparked by the adrenalin of the moment but once he cools off he is much fairer and level-headed, making it both a strength and weakness to the Ferrari driver’s ability. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 11

Horner: Red Bull wants Ricciardo, Verstappen until 2020

Ricciardo’s current Red Bull contract expires at the end of 2018

2017-06-09-08-47-11_0024Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says despite Daniel Ricciardo being out of contract at the end of next year he is determined to see the Australian driver and team-mate Max Verstappen remain as its driver line-up “until 2020.” Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 09

Raikkonen: Ferrari engine issues are weird

Ferrari mechanical problems keep occurring before races rather than in practice and qualifying

2017-06-09-15-33-26_2105Kimi Raikkonen has described Ferrari’s engine issues as weird having seen the team suffer consecutive major problems during sighting laps before the Malaysia and Japanese races. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 08

Hamilton: I could only dream of F1 59-point lead

Hamilton can now claim the 2017 F1 world championship with victory in the next race in America

Lewis Hamilton says his stranglehold on the Formula 1 world drivers’ championship has come as a dream as he claimed victory in the Japanese Grand Prix coupled with Sebastian Vettel’s retirement for Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 05

Daniel Ricciardo says he’s yet to hold any discussions with Red Bull about staying beyond the end of his current F1 contract for the 2019 season

Ricciardo yet to discuss 2019 F1 plans with Red Bull

2017-06-11_0543Daniel Ricciardo is yet to begin discussing plans for the 2019 season beyond the end of his existing Red Bull Formula 1 contract as speculation begins to circulate about his future.

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Oct 04

Wolff: Helping Bottas a Mercedes priority

“It has been challenging for Valtteri and it is a priority for us to give him the car he needs to perform.”

2017-06-11_1495Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says enabling Valtteri Bottas to maximise the performance of his W08 has become a priority for the squad despite Lewis Hamilton’s battle for the Formula 1 world title. Read the rest of this entry »


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