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  • Bottas resigned to more back exercises

    4 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    Williams Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas has revealed he will have to do special back exercises for the rest of his career following the injury he sustained earlier this year
  • Ericsson 'not just participating' in F1

    4 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    Sauber's Marcus Ericsson believes he is finally a proper competitor in Formula 1 this year and not just making up the numbers as he felt was the case in 2014
  • Toro Rosso drivers on Horner's radar

    4 Aug 2015 | 3:40 am
    Red Bull team principal Christian Horner feels Toro Rosso Formula 1 rookies Carlos Sainz Jr and Max Verstappen are giving him food for thought this season
  • Button: Take data away from drivers

    4 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    Jenson Button believes the proliferation of data in Formula 1 has made it far easier for drivers in recent years compared to the early stages of his career
  • Monza poised to retain Italian GP

    3 Aug 2015 | 8:05 am
    Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has welcomed reports a regional financial package is close to being finalised that would help Monza retain the Italian Grand Prix
 
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  • Honda to introduce an upgraded engine at Spa

    2 Aug 2015 | 4:38 am
    McLaren’s struggling engine manufacturer is reported to introduce new upgrades on its engine at the forthcoming race weekend in a bid to close the gap to the field-leading Mercedes power unit.
  • Gutierrez builds his future on Ferrari

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:58 am
    Esteban Gutierrez enjoys his time at Ferrari as a reserve driver, but he thinks that he still has a chance to come back into Formula 1 as a racing driver. The Mexican spent two years at Sauber, but he was dropped by the Swiss squad at the end of last year. He then joined Ferrari as the official third driver.
  • Arrivabene denies experiencing unbearable pressure

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:39 am
    Ferrari’s team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has set a target of two victories ahead of the 2015 Formula 1 season. The Italian is delighted with that, but urges his team to work even harder to catch the ever-dominant Mercedes.
  • Ferrari is the star of the summer break

    1 Aug 2015 | 3:46 am
    Ferrari’s second win of the season has been lighting up the media as the uncertainty around the team's last word champion Kimi Räikkönen’s future is still persistent.
  • Vettel wins eventful Hungarian Grand Prix

    26 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Sebastian Vettel has taken a surprise win at the Hungarian Grand Prix, taking the lead of the race at the start to never give it up. The action happened behind him though, as incidents caused many position changes throughout the race, allowing both Red Bulls to complete the podium.
 
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    BBC Sport - Formula 1

  • Formula 1 gossip

    4 Aug 2015 | 1:28 am
    Haas not confident of attracting Hulkenberg, Renault decision expected in September, Hamilton's haircut plus more.
  • Who's top of the Formula 1 charts?

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Mercedes' package is virtually flawless but McLaren are wasting their driver line-up - Andrew Benson gives his F1 mid-season report.
  • Ferrari rumours disturbing - Bottas

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Williams driver Valtteri Bottas describes speculation linking him with a move to Ferrari as "disturbing".
  • Hamilton's 'out-of-body experience'

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:32 am
    David Coulthard watches an erratic Lewis Hamilton "dance a fine line between genius and disaster" at the Hungarian GP.
  • We will try the impossible - Vettel

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari will "try everything" to win the Formula 1 championship after his dramatic victory on Sunday.
 
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  • Jenson Button believes F1 drivers are now helped too much by data - autosport.com

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    4 Aug 2015 | 2:41 am
    autosport.comJenson Button believes F1 drivers are now helped too much by dataautosport.comJenson Button believes the proliferation of data in Formula 1 has made it far easier for drivers in recent years compared to the early stages of his career. Former Williams and McLaren driver Juan Pablo Montoya recently suggested F1 should get rid of Button: Take data away from driversEurosport.com AUall 3 news articles »
  • 17-year-old swaps F1 for driving lessons - Fox Sports

    Google Inc.
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Fox Sports17-year-old swaps F1 for driving lessonsFox SportsWhen you add promotional days, engineering debriefs, simulator time and all the travel around the world to the race weekends themselves, F1 drivers don't get much spare time to spend as they please. So with F1 embarking on its compulsory four-week shut ...and more »
  • Ecclestone defends Carmen Jorda's F1 ambitions - Motorsport.com

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    4 Aug 2015 | 8:54 am
    Motorsport.comEcclestone defends Carmen Jorda's F1 ambitionsMotorsport.comFormula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has come out in defence of Lotus development driver Carmen Jorda, saying the Spaniard “has done a good job” for the Enstone-based team. Jorda has come under fire for her position at Lotus given her lack of results in ...and more »
  • Red Bull: Ricciardo 'back to best form' - Fox Sports

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    3 Aug 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Fox SportsRed Bull: Ricciardo 'back to best form'Fox SportsRicciardo enjoyed his best race of the Formula 1 season at the Hungaroring, racing to a swashbuckling third place despite three separate clashes with rivals that could have ended his race. It marked his first trip to the podium in 2015, coming at a F1 - Red Bull heading in the right direction says Daniil KvyatCrunchsports.comall 3 news articles »
  • Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Nico Rosberg, Nico Hulkenberg and More - Bleacher Report

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    3 Aug 2015 | 6:11 am
    Bleacher ReportFormula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Nico Rosberg, Nico Hulkenberg and MoreBleacher ReportIt is some turnaround from the 2014 campaign, when Rosberg was so often the man to beat on Saturdays and became the maiden winner of Formula One's Pole Position Trophy, and the former Williams driver has recently been trying to explain why Hamilton ...Gene Haas hints at 2016 Formula 1 driver lineup?Sports MoleJohansson: Haas has done its homework ahead of F1 entryNBCSports.comHaas discloses trio head 2016 race seat shortlistPaddockTalkMotorsport.com -FOXSports.comall 19…
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  • INDYCAR: Birthday Boy comes Second Best while Native Son takes Popular Victory

    Tomaso
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Justin "B-I-G UNIT" Wilson's autographed Hero Card from the 2014 Sonoma IndyCar race. (The Tomaso Collection)Yeah, know we're supposed to be goin' A-L-L Gaga over the 'Graminator's victory, but I'm more happy for the runner-up instead!While I had A-L-L eight fingers crossed, I continuously shouted at Zed Confuzer, just DO NOT take each other out in regards to the first two placed drivers, after having said out loud, Graham Rahal's just won the race! As Rahal and my Numero Uno IndyCar driver Justin B-I-G' UNIT Wilson had just exited the Pits prior to a late race caution flag being…
  • SEAFAIR: Famous Names from the Golden Ages of Powerboat Racing and Beyond weave Roostertails in Seattle

    Tomaso
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:50 am
    The "Winged Wonder" U-1 Pride of Pay 'n Pak. (Image source: h1unlimited.com)As another Seafair weekend's Roostertails subside, and the log-booms upon Lake Washington are shortly removed - while this year's winner does his obligatory Hat Dance! Along with Unlimited Hydroplane racing having just celebrated a historic Golden Anniversary Gold Cup regatta on the "Right Side" of Washington, thought I'd dip into the 'Wayback machine before recapping this year's just completed events...SEAFAIR LOREAs I've previously lamented years past, whilst the ubiquitous Lycoming T-55 (helicopter engine) turbines…
  • Seafair's Nemesis - Once known as the Atomic Cup Celebrates Unlimiteds History in 2015

    Tomaso
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:35 am
    The late, great Dean Chenoweth at the controls of the U-12 Miss Budweiser in 1982. (Image source: lesliefield.com)While arguably Seattle's Seafair dwarfs its other side's Hydroplane race in the Tri Cities, nonetheless, the Gold Cup still remains the sport's most prized trophy...Over one-half century ago during a time when Unlimited Hydroplane racing ruled the roost as the Top sporting event in the Pacific Northwest, most notably Seattle; before any of its current day "Stick & Ball" Professional Sporting Franchises, i.e.; Seattle Supersonics, Sounders, Seahawks, Mariners or the Storm…
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    Formula 1 (F1). News

  • RUMOUR – Jenson Button to Co-Host TOP GEAR?!

    f1
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    Reports have recently hit that seem to suggest current McLaren-Honda driver Jenson Button could co-host BBC’s Top Gear in 2016. The reports say an announcement is imminent and Jenson is certainly the kind of big name BBC will be looking for after the sacking of Jeremy Clarkson back in March. Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans (not Captain America Actor Chris Evans) has been confirmed to host, but his fellow co-stars are as of yet unknown, after James May and Richard Hammond also left the show after Clarkson’s departure. Button has appeared on the show before, setting 2 laps in the Suzuki Liana on the…
  • Fancy trying out the track?

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    27 Jul 2015 | 1:43 am
    Nurishment, the UK’s favourite nutritionally enriched milk drink*, is setting the pace this summer, giving you the chance to win an action-packed VIP racing driver day. In addition, 50 people will enjoy VIP hospitality at the final rounds of this year’s British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), one of the world’s most popular motorsport championships, broadcast live on ITV. The prize draw promotion features on Nurishment’s four most popular flavours – Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry and Banana. To enter, just visit www.nurishment.co.uk and click through to the competition to fill in…
  • Hungarian GP: Team and driver quotes – Race

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    26 Jul 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Reaction from Budapest after the Hungarian Grand Prix, the tenth round in the 2015 F1 World Championship. Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team Lewis Hamilton “That was a very tough afternoon. The team did everything right and the car clearly had the pace – I just had a very bad day at the office. It was one of the worst races I think I’ve had and I don’t really have any explanation for it at the moment. All I can do is apologise to the team and work hard to make amends at the next race. My start wasn’t ideal and the Ferraris were really quick off the line, so…
  • Vettel wins gripping Hungarian GP

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    26 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel came through to win an incident-packed Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, while Championship leader, Lewis Hamilton had to settle for sixth in his Mercedes. Vettel seized the lead at the start, moving up from third as Hamilton and Nico Rosberg both had bad starts. Vettel was followed through by team-mate, Kimi Raikkonen and they ran one-two until the second half of the race, when Nico Hulkenberg crashed at Turn 1 when the front wing on his Force India failed. The resulting safety car period bunched up the pack, wiping out Vettel’s lead, although the German was…
  • Hungarian Grand Prix: Race Result – Vettel wins

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    26 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Race Results following the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, the tenth round in the F1 2015 World Championship. Hungarian Grand Prix: Race Result 1. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari-Ferrari [#5] 69 laps / 1hr 46m 09.985s 2. Daniil Kvyat Red Bull-Renault [#26] +15.7s 3. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault [#3] +25.0s 4. Max Verstappen Toro Rosso-Renault [#33] +44.2s 5. Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda [#14] +49.0s 6. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes-Mercedes [#44] +52.0s 7. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Mercedes [#8] +58.5s 8. Nico Rosberg Mercedes-Mercedes [#6] +58.8s 9. Jenson Button McLaren-Honda [#22] +67.0s 10.
 
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    INAUTONEWS » Motorsport

  • Lauda’s new Twitter account is fake

    Mircea Serafim
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:15 am
    Aug.4 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Niki Lauda is not on Twitter. Earlier, excitement swirled around F1’s world of social media when Matthias Lauda, the F1 legend’s son, announced on Twitter that he would help the 66-year-old with his brand new Twitter account. Among Lauda’s immediate new followers were Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz, Paddy Lowe and 22,000 others. But a reporter for the Austrian broadcaster ORF contacted the Mercedes team chairman for comment, and Lauda announced: “I am sitting in Ibiza — and I do not tweet!” The report said Lauda is now considering…
  • Mercedes says Red Bull ‘faster than us’ in Hungary

    Mircea Serafim
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:05 am
    Aug.4 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Red Bull is moving to end its slump and return consistently to the upper positions on the F1 grid. The former quadruple world champions have insisted all season that the base of the RB11 is solid, with fingers pointed squarely at engine supplier Renault. There is no doubt, however, that the actual car had its problems too, which was made obvious in Hungary recently when upgrades dramatically improved the handling. “The problem (before) was that we had to work for ever on the setup until we had a reasonable handling,” team official Dr Helmut Marko…
  • Verstappen plays down ‘second best car’ comment

    Mircea Serafim
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:05 am
    Aug.4 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Max Verstappen has admitted Toro Rosso has a “really good car” in 2015. However, F1’s teen sensation made headlines at the recent British grand prix when he reportedly said the James Key-designed STR10 is actually the best car on the grid behind dominant world champions Mercedes. “Actually I didn’t quite say that,” the 17-year-old Dutchman told Russia’s Championat. “(Saying) something like that would be a bit too optimistic. “I was talking specifically about the long runs at Silverstone — and there we did…
  • Renault taking longer to decide future – report

    Mircea Serafim
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:05 am
    Aug.4 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Renault is giving itself more time to decide its future. That is the claim of Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport, amid earlier reports that the French carmaker is now on the cusp of announcing its return to full works status by buying the Enstone team Lotus. “Decision in September,” F1 chief Cyril Abiteboul was quoted as saying by the authoritative sports daily. It has been said Renault’s final call could rock formula one, prompting divorce with the two Red Bull teams and a domino effect with regards to engine supply at other teams. Abiteboul,…
  • Gutierrez keen to exploit 2016 ‘opportunities’

    Mircea Serafim
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:05 am
    Aug.4 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Esteban Gutierrez has admitted there may be “opportunities” for him to return to the F1 grid next year. Last week, the new 2016 entrant Haas’ founder Gene Haas confirmed reports that the Mexican driver, as well as Jean-Eric Vergne and Nico Hulkenberg, may be in the running for a race seat. “Two of them are reserve drivers from Ferrari, so they are certainly a possibility,” said the Californian. Actually, the most prominent Ferrari test driver this year is Gutierrez, while Jean-Eric Vergne is a test and development driver focused most…
 
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    The F1 Poet - Ernie Black

  • #CiaoJules

    The F1 Poet
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:04 am
    It goes without saying that the untimely death of such a young and promising young driver is a tragedy.  The loss of any life which could have been avoided is tragic.  Arguably, all if not mostly all accidents are avoidable. We enter the realm of “ifs”,”could’ves” and “should’ves” but in reality there is no way […]
  • #RIPSenna – Gone but never forgotten

    The F1 Poet
    1 May 2015 | 11:34 am
      This first day of May, we are reminded of that sad and dreadful day, when the legend passed away. The silence was deafening in our state of dismay, it’s been 21 years for which for him the champagne would no longer spray. He was not just a driver but so much more, the fiercest […]
  • #F1Poem: 2015 Thunder Down Under

    The F1 Poet
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    Its 12 am in Albert park. Friday morning and all is dark Not a soul to be found walking pit lane. No sounds to be heard, except that of the rain Just hours ago, the paddock was jammed. Pit lane was full, garages were crammed The air thick with excitement, one could slice with a knife. […]
  • 2015 F1 Winter Testing in the Rearview Mirror – #F1Poem

    The F1 Poet
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    2015 F1 Winter Testing in the Rear-view Mirror That’s it and that’s all, the F1 preseason is done. It’s off to OZ to begin the 2015 campaign of Formula One. A topic which has been and will continue to be discussed, is whether or not Alonso has been or still is concussed. No one seems […]
  • The F1 Poet Project

    The F1 Poet
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    If you take one thing away from reading this, let it be the knowledge that if you work hard at a goal, it is achievable. Your dreams may not always be all you believe them to be but you owe it to yourself to chase them…   Everyone has dreams, ambitions and goals, though not […]
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  • Mercedes says Red Bull 'faster than us' in Hungary

    Leopold Pleijsier
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:27 am
    Aug.4 - Red Bull is moving to end its slump and return consistently to the upper positions on the F1 grid. The former quadruple world champions have insisted all season that the base of the RB11 is solid, with fingers pointed squarely at engine supplier Renault. There is no doubt, however, that the actual car […] Mercedes says Red Bull 'faster than us' in Hungary
  • Verstappen plays down 'second best car' comment

    Leopold Pleijsier
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:26 am
    Aug.4 - Max Verstappen has admitted Toro Rosso has a "really good car" in 2015. However, F1's teen sensation made headlines at the recent British grand prix when he reportedly said the James Key-designed STR10 is actually the best car on the grid behind dominant world champions Mercedes. "Actually I didn't quite say that," the […] Verstappen plays down 'second best car' comment
  • Gutierrez keen to exploit 2016 'opportunities'

    Leopold Pleijsier
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:25 am
    Aug.4 - Esteban Gutierrez has admitted there may be "opportunities" for him to return to the F1 grid next year. Last week, the new 2016 entrant Haas' founder Gene Haas confirmed reports that the Mexican driver, as well as Jean-Eric Vergne and Nico Hulkenberg, may be in the running for a race seat. "Two of […] Gutierrez keen to exploit 2016 'opportunities'
  • Nasr: Sauber has not developed 2015 car

    Leopold Pleijsier
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:24 am
    Aug.4 - Felipe Nasr says Sauber will get back in gear later this year as the Swiss team prepares for 2016. Newly re-signed by the struggling Hinwil outfit for next year, Brazilian Nasr admitted that after a strong start, Sauber is suffering a mid-season slump. The team is behind Force India, Lotus and Toro Rosso […] Nasr: Sauber has not developed 2015 car
  • Lowe backs August shutdown

    Leopold Pleijsier
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:23 am
    Aug.4 - Mercedes technical chief Paddy Lowe has backed F1's August shutdown. Tension is brewing between Bernie Ecclestone and the teams at present, as the four-week summer gap in the calendar has been shrunk to three weeks on the expanded calendar for 2016. For the past several seasons, the month-long hiatus has meant teams have […] Lowe backs August shutdown
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    F1 2015 | Latest News For Formula 1 | Results - ThisisF1

  • Hamilton and Rihanna sparks dating rumors at Barbados carnival

    thisisf1
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:44 am
    While celebrating Barbados’ Crop Over festival in style, recording artist Rihanna and Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton got close enough to spark dating rumors. According to reports, the British racer mingled closely with the “BBHMM” singer, inching close to the brilliantly costumed R... The post Hamilton and Rihanna sparks dating rumors at Barbados carnival appeared first on F1 2015 | Latest News For Formula 1 | Results - ThisisF1.
  • Paddy Lowe has backed F1’s August shutdown

    thisisf1
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:36 am
    Mercedes F1 technical chief Paddy Lowe has backed F1’s August shutdown. Tension is brewing between Bernie Ecclestone and the teams at present, as the four-week summer gap in the calendar has been shrunk to three weeks on the expanded calendar for 2016. For the past several seasons, the month-l... The post Paddy Lowe has backed F1’s August shutdown appeared first on F1 2015 | Latest News For Formula 1 | Results - ThisisF1.
  • Niki Lauda’s new Twitter account is fake

    thisisf1
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:26 am
    Niki Lauda is not on Twitter. Earlier, excitement swirled around F1’s world of social media when Matthias Lauda, the F1 legend’s son, announced on Twitter that he would help the 66-year-old with his brand new Twitter account. Among Lauda’s immediate new followers were Max Verstappe... The post Niki Lauda’s new Twitter account is fake appeared first on F1 2015 | Latest News For Formula 1 | Results - ThisisF1.
  • Gutierrez keen to exploit F1 2016 ‘opportunities’

    thisisf1
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:45 am
    Esteban Gutierrez has admitted there may be “opportunities” for him to return to the F1 grid next year. Last week, the new 2016 entrant Haas’ founder Gene Haas confirmed reports that the Mexican driver, as well as Jean-Eric Vergne and Nico Hulkenberg, may be in the running for a ra... The post Gutierrez keen to exploit F1 2016 ‘opportunities’ appeared first on F1 2015 | Latest News For Formula 1 | Results - ThisisF1.
  • Sauber has not developed 2015 F1 car – Nasr

    thisisf1
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:25 am
    Felipe Nasr says Sauber will get back in gear later this year as the Swiss team prepares for 2016. Newly re-signed by the struggling Hinwil outfit for next year, Brazilian Nasr admitted that after a strong start, Sauber is suffering a mid-season slump. The team is behind Force India, Lotus and Toro ... The post Sauber has not developed 2015 F1 car – Nasr appeared first on F1 2015 | Latest News For Formula 1 | Results - ThisisF1.
 
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  • 2015 MARINA BAY CHANGES

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    The organizers of the Singapore F1 GP have confirmed today that, for the third time in 7 year, the track has been modified to aid overtaking. The 2015 venue will be celebrated the weekend of September 19-20th.Changes affect the route through Connaught and Fullerton streets, the Anderson Bridge and the Esplanade Street. Curves 11, 12 and 13 have been reconfigured so drivers can now get a better arrival at the hairpin since that turn brings them to one of the fastest sections of the circuit. The turn 11 has been tightened up so it becomes a little bit slower but it it taken directly, without…
  • Top Five Drivers from 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Image Courtesy: MercedesThe action-packed Hungarian Grand Prix saw a mixed up classifications sheet, with Sebastian Vettel winning the race with a faultless drive from third on the grid. The two Red Bulls occupied the remaining two spots on the podium, while Max Verstappen finished fourth for Toro Rosso. McLaren's Fernando Alonso also looked strong on a track where outright engine power is not of paramount performance as he netted team's best result of the season.Image Courtesy: FerrariSebastian VettelSebastian Vettel’s rocketing start in Hungary laid the foundation of his second…
  • Top 10 Tweets from the Hungarian Grand Prix

    26 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesThe Hungaroring Circuit hosted a thrilling race on Sunday, packed with incidents up and down the field. Perhaps it wasn't surprising to see F1 dominate Twitter's worldwide search trends, with #HungarianGP proudly sitting at the top of the table for much of the race and the aftermath. We select some of the best tweets from the race, taking into consideration the amount of RTs and visibility in popular search trends. But before we end the description to this feature, our thoughts go out to Jules Bianchi's family and friends. Hope F1 delivered a spectacular race for…
  • Ricciardo hoping to challenge Ferrari in Hungary

    25 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    Image Courtesy: Red BullRed Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo has set his sights on challenging the Ferraris at tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix, after a strong qualifying session at Budapest.Red Bull have had a dismal season so far, with the four-time championship winning team languishing in fourth place in the standings with 63 points. Qualifying sessions have not yielded stellar results either with both their drivers yet to qualify in the top three.However, the nature of the Hungaroring Circuit has hidden much of the weaknesses of the RB11-Renault package, allowing Daniel Ricciardo to…
  • Top 5 Tweets from the Hungarian GP Qualifying

    25 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    Image Courtesy: MercedesLewis Hamilton dominated the proceedings in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, beating his teammate Nico Rosberg by six tenths of a second to take pole position. Sebastian Vettel pipped former teammate and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo to qualify in third place. Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa could only manage sixth and eight places in qualifying while Romain Grosjean rounded off the top 10.[View the story "Top Five Tweets from Hungarian GP Qualifying" on Storify]by Rachit Thukral
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    The Checkered Flag » Formula 1

  • Manor wary of Haas threat in 2016

    Paul Hensby
    3 Aug 2015 | 3:02 pm
    The Manor F1 Team are wary of the threat posed by the arrival of the Haas F1 Team when the American outfit make their Formula 1 debut in 2016. Haas’ arrival pushes the field to 22 cars, and adds pressure to Manor to perform and retain its top-ten placing in the constructor’s championship, with Manor Sporting Director Graeme Lowdon insisting it was the team’s intention to make progress and become a more competitive outfit. “From what I can see the team coming in next year has gone about making a Formula 1 car in a very different way to everybody else,” revealed Lowdon to…
  • Italian Grand Prix set for extended Monza stay

    Paul Hensby
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    The future of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza could be secured after Italy’s Senate budget committee will allow the region of Lombardy to invest in the race. The current contract runs out at the end of the 2016 season, with funding issues being the main stumbling block over a new deal from the 2017 season onwards, but the potential new financial package could go a long way to seeing Monza’s future on the F1 schedule secured. “This is obviously good news,” revealed F1 Supremo Bernie Ecclestone to Autosport. “Let’s hope they can do what they hope they can do.
  • Alonso frustrated with lack of testing opportunities – Dennis

    Paul Hensby
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:59 am
    McLaren Team Principal Ron Dennis believes Fernando Alonso is frustrated that the testing limitations in Formula 1 are handicapping the McLaren-Honda team in 2015. Alonso admitted that he has considered his future in the sport and has thought about racing in other series, after only finishing in the points on two occasions this season, but Dennis feels that the team have been hindered by the lack of opportunity to test that would be beneficial to them to become more competitive. “I think Fernando shares my frustration – which is not being able to test when you are not competitive,” said…
  • Five drivers incur Hungaroring penalty points

    Paul Hensby
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:37 pm
    The Stewards watching over the Hungarian Grand Prix were busy on Sunday afternoon, with five drivers receiving penalty points for on-track offences at the Hungaroring. Lotus F1 Team driver Pastor Maldonado, who called the stewards ‘very strict’ following the race, was handed two penalty points for his part in the collision with the Sahara Force India of Sergio Perez, and was lucky to escape further points for speeding in the pit lane and overtaking behind the safety car. His team-mate Romain Grosjean also received two penalty points for his unsafe release during one of his pit stops,…
  • Hungaroring Pace ‘nothing to do with luck’ says Vettel

    Paul Hensby
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Sebastian Vettel dedicated his victory at the Hungaroring to Jules Bianchi and his family, with the Scuderia Ferrari driver securing his second win of the season in fine style. The German driver jumped into the lead at the start and was never challenged throughout, but admitted he was worried that the safety car period, to clear debris from the track following Nico Hulkenberg’s dramatic front wing failure, would cost them. Vettel felt the race in Hungary proved that the Ferrari package is strong, especially around the slower circuits, and was able to maintain the gap to his rivals to keep…
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  • Tost: Renault unlikely to buy Toro Rosso

    Luke Murphy
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:18 am
    Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost has conceded that his team have little communication with Renault regarding a buy-out and believes they have decided to focus their attention on “another team”. After appearing to be considering the Toro Rosso team earlier on in the season, Tost admits that Renault look to be less interested in purchasing the Red Bull-owned outfit. Renault have come under fire from both Red Bull Racing and junior team Toro Rosso – their only customers – over the quality of their 2015 power units, which have suffered from performance and reliability…
  • Triple Gold for Zanardi at Para-Cycling World Championships

    Luke Murphy
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:42 am
    Double Paralympic gold medalist and Former Formula One driver Alessandro Zanardi came away from the Para-Cycling Road World Championships with three gold medals from three events. Held in Nottwil, Switzerland, Zanardi claimed top honours in the individual road race and time trial events, as well as taking gold in the team relay with the Italian national team. Zanardi lost both of his legs in a crash at the Lausitzring when competing in the American CART series back in 2001, but has since competed in various forms of motorsport and achieved great success in handcycling, winning mutliple…
  • Monza on course to retain Italian GP

    Luke Murphy
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Monza looks set to continue hosting the Italian Grand Prix after circuit owners secured a tax-free investment from the government. With funds running low, the future of the Autodromo Nationale di Monza looked insecure at best, with the Italian Grand Prix rumoured to be switching venues to Imola, which has hosted the San Marino Grand Prix and the Italian Grand Prix at various points in Formula One history. However, new government negotiations have resulted in the region of Lombardy, where Monza is situated, being allowed to invest in the circuit once again. The governor of Lombardy, Roberto…
  • FIA homologates season two powertrains

    Luke Murphy
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:54 am
    The FIA has approved the homologation of all eight new powertrains for the second Formula E season, which will supply the ten Formula E teams in the 2015/2016 season. As part of the gradual introduction of in-house developments, teams have been allowed to design their own e-motor, gearbox, cooling system and inverter from this season onwards, with no modifications being made to any other major component in the cars. The FIA has now officially approved the new systems, giving all teams the green light to compete in season two. Most teams will be in charge of their own powertrains, except for…
  • Haas hints at 2016 driver options

    Luke Murphy
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:32 am
    Gene Haas has given clues as to which drivers are on his radar for 2016, when the Haas F1 team will compete in their inaugural campaign. With the new Haas F1 team joining the grid in 2016, rumours have been circulating about which drivers will fill the two seats, with the team frequently saying that they are in no rush to announce their driver plans. However, team owner Gene Haas has given some indication of the identity of next year’s drivers, suggesting that rumoured drivers Jean-Eric Vergne, Esteban Gutierrez and Nico Hulkenberg cannot be ruled out at this stage. Ferrari will…
 
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  • Dennis frustrated by limited in-season testing in F1

    Luke Smith
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:23 am
    McLaren CEO Ron Dennis feels frustrated by the limited in-season testing opportunities on offer for Formula 1 teams, believing that it only serves to harm competition in the sport. McLaren endured its worst ever start to an F1 season in 2015 due to a number of issues with its new Honda power unit. The British team bounced back in Hungary last month by recording its first double points finish of the season, but Dennis remains frustrated by the lack of in-season testing opportunities. “I think Fernando [Alonso] shares my frustration, which is not being able to test when you are not…
  • Retro: Kovalainen scores maiden win in Hungary

    Jack Leslie
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:52 pm
    On this day in 2008, Heikki Kovalainen raced to victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix for McLaren, registering his maiden Formula 1 win. The race weekend got off to a good start for the Finn, as he was confirmed at McLaren for a second season on Thursday. McLaren and Ferrari looked closely matched through practice, with Renault also showing good speed, although the team was running with lower fuel loads. Kovalainen qualified in second place, behind his team-mate and title contender Lewis Hamilton. Felipe Massa and Robert Kubica were third and fourth, with the second Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen in…
  • Ericsson frustrated by missed opportunities

    Jack Leslie
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    Marcus Ericsson says he is pleased with his performance during the F1 2015 season so far, but he remains frustrated by some missed opportunities. Sauber’s year got off to a strong start, with Ericsson and his team-mate Felipe Nasr finishing eighth and fifth in Australia. However, the team has struggled more in recent races, slipping to eighth in the constructors’ standings. “I think it’s been a decent season so far, keeping in mind the team’s performance in 2014,” the Swede said. “We had a good season-opener, finishing with both cars in the points. Obviously,…
  • Verstappen joins sim racing team

    Jack Leslie
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen has signed with leading sim racing squad Team Redline. The 17-year-old scored the best result of his rookie Formula 1 season so far at the last race in Hungary, finishing in fourth place. With the summer break now underway, Verstappen has been confirmed at Team Redline, the world’s most successful virtual racing outfit. Team Redline was established in 2000, mainly racing in iRacing, Assetto Corsa and rFactor. Its driver line-up includes GP2’s Richie Stanaway, Blancpain GT racer Nick Catsburg and Audi GT driver Kelvin van Der Linde. “I enjoy…
  • Nasr: Sauber facing a difficult time

    Jack Leslie
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    Felipe Nasr says Sauber is facing a “difficult time” at the moment, after a mixed first half of the 2015 Formula 1 season. The Brazilian made his debut in the sport at the start of the year, finishing fifth in Australia. However, it remains Sauber’s best result of the season and the Swiss outfit has struggled in recent races. “Looking back to the beginning of the season, we have achieved most of the goals we had for the first half of the season,” Nasr said when reflecting on the races so far. “We maximised our opportunities, especially in the beginning of…
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  • Ferrari F12 GTO caught undisguised

    FastFox
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Ferrari F12 GTO aka Speciale A very fast and powerful version of the Ferrari F12 is coming out soon and it’s named the Ferrari F12 GTO. The new Ferrari is the successor to the exclusive, and crazy Ferrari 599 GTO. The new Ferrari F12 GTO also rumored as Speciale is powered by a HY-KERS coupled V12 that produces a total output of 800-horsepower. The naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 isn’t turbo-charged like the Ferrari 488 GTB or GTS, instead it uses the same system displayed in the Ferrari 599 GTB HY-KERS Hybrid Concept back in 2010. 2016 Ferrari F12 GTO New reports indicate that…
  • 2016 Ferrari 488 GTS revealed

    FastFox
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:38 am
    2016 Ferrari 488 GTS Ferrari has just taken the wraps off of the 2016 Ferrari 488 GTS also known as Spider, the convertible version of the Ferrari 488 GTB The 2016 Ferrari 488 GTS features a retractable hardtop roof similar to the one in 458 Italia Spider and it only only needs 14 seconds to open. 2016 Ferrari 488 GTS Just like it’s predecessor, the Ferrari 488 GTS loses the transparent engine cover that displays the 3.9 liter turbocharged V8 in the 488 GTB. The Ferrari 488 GTS is powered by the same 3.9 liter turbocharged V8. The 2016 Ferrari 488 GTS is capable of a 2.8 seconds 0-60…
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe coming 8/19/2015

    FastFox
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:53 pm
    2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe C205 Mercedes-Benz is going to unveil the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe C205 on August 19th, 2015 Countdown to 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe reveal (Time of writing 7/27/2015) Mercedes-Benz has been teasing the new C205 C-Class coupe for some time now, however they have mainly focused on teasing the new Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe. As we approach the online unveiling of the new Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe, more and more details surface. Here’s a recap of what we know about the new Mercedes-AMG C-Class Coupe: 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe C205 Just like its sedan version the…
  • 2016 Honda Accord with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

    FastFox
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:29 pm
    American Honda Motor Co., Inc. unveiled the refreshed version of the ninth generation Honda Accord in Silicon Valley today. Apple CarPlay The 2016 Honda Accord is Honda’s first vehicle to offer Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. Although Silicon Valley seems to be an odd place to unveil a new grocery getter, there is method to this madness. Honda chose Silicon Valley as it is world’s capital of technology and Honda used the unveiling to highlight the opening of its research and development center in Mountain View that is tasked to work on future mobility, internet connected…
  • Lamborghini Asterion Cancelled in favor of Urus

    FastFox
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 Stephan Winkelmann, the President and CEO of Lamborghini told AUTOCAR that Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 production plans have been cancelled in favor of the Urus SUV. Introduced in 2015 Paris Motor Show, the Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 was created to demonstrate Lamborghini’s abilities to adapt to the changing Supercar market. When Ferrari launched LaFerrari, McLaren launched P1 and Porsche launched the 918 Spyder and the new era of mid-engined plug-in hybrid Supercars began. Lamborghini however didn’t have anything to compete with the likes of…
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