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  • Verstappen backs Pirelli over Vettel blowout

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    1 Sep 2015 | 5:40 am
    Father and son Jos and Max Verstappen have sided with Pirelli over the tyre blowout saga.
  • Romain Grosjean - Potentially 'unbrietable'

    Rach  F1 - News
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:12 am
    Okay. So, a joke about Brie maybe cheesy (sorry, I'll stop), but on a serious note, the French/Swiss national is a future F1 champion in the right vehicle. After 6 years in the sport, Grosjean has gone from incident prone to first lap nutcase to quick and respected. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Grosjean dominated the 2003 Formula Lista championship and by 2005 - in only his second season - he had won the French Formula Renault and achieved a double podium at Valencia In Formula Renault Eurocup. For 2006, he had joined the Renault young driver program and entered Formula 3 where he had a tough…
  • Lotus PDVSA money being held up

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    1 Sep 2015 | 8:14 am
    The Lotus Formula 1 team's current financial crisis stems from it being unable to invoice key sponsor PDVSA due to ongoing negotiations with Renault, AUTOSPORT has learned
  • Designer says Ferrari should have kept Alonso

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    Mircea Serafim
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:40 am
    Sep.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Ferrari should have kept Fernando Alonso, according to departed designer Nikolas Tombazis. At the end of last year, in a wide-ranging team shakeup, the fabled Maranello marque ousted not only Tombazis but also the British engineer Pat Fry. But Tombazis, who claims he is now shaping up to return to F1, told Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper that the apparent fruit of the revolution – the SF15-T car now raced by Sebastian Vettel – was actually designed by him. “I was working until early December, when it was already in production,” he…
  • Pirelli's Monza GP2 and GP3 preview

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    1 Sep 2015 | 8:13 am
    The hard and medium compounds have been selected for GP2, together with the medium compound only for GP3.
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  • Lotus PDVSA money being held up

    1 Sep 2015 | 8:14 am
    The Lotus Formula 1 team's current financial crisis stems from it being unable to invoice key sponsor PDVSA due to ongoing negotiations with Renault, AUTOSPORT has learned
  • Whiting happy with Baku progress

    1 Sep 2015 | 5:38 am
    FIA technical director Charlie Whiting has been left impressed by the seriousness of the developers of the Baku street circuit ahead of the city's Formula 1 debut next year
  • Hulkenberg to stay at Force India

    1 Sep 2015 | 3:35 am
    Nico Hulkenberg has committed himself to Force India by signing a two-year contract extension with the Formula 1 team
  • Pirelli completes Vettel investigation

    31 Aug 2015 | 8:19 am
    Pirelli has completed its investigation into the cause of Sebastian Vettel's Formula 1 tyre blowout in the Belgian Grand Prix and will reveal the findings this weekend at Monza
  • Red Bull has changed approach - Kvyat

    31 Aug 2015 | 7:22 am
    Red Bull can finish the 2015 Formula 1 season strongly after changing the way it works around some of its problems from earlier in the year, reckons Daniil Kvyat
 
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  • Ferrari does not expect miracles

    29 Aug 2015 | 11:58 pm
    Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene admitted that his team expects a tough home Grand Prix in Monza as Mercedes still holds a significant power advantage.
  • Vettel fuming on 'unacceptable tyre failure'

    23 Aug 2015 | 7:17 am
    Sebastian Vettel was very outspoken and clearly angry about a rear tyre failure one lap from the end of the Belgian Grand Prix. The four times World Champion highlighted the safety problem such failures can be.
  • Hamilton wins at Spa as Vettel blows tyre on penultimate lap

    23 Aug 2015 | 6:43 am
    Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix today at Spa-Francorchamps, leading the race from start to finish. Nico Rosberg ended a close second after a difficult start while Romain Grosjean finished third, having been handed the position by Sebastian Vettel who saw his podium vanish with a blown Pirelli tyre.
  • Analysis: How Ferrari and Red Bull went backwards at Spa

    22 Aug 2015 | 11:07 am
    Ferrari and Red Bull may have felt shocked throughout the qualifying session for the Belgian GP when they realized that Mercedes-powered Force India, Williams and Lotus jump shipped them.
  • Hamilton takes pole at Mercedes-dominated Spa-Francorchamps

    22 Aug 2015 | 6:12 am
    Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix, leading team mate Nico Rosberg by half a second. The session was dominated by Mercedes-powered cars, with only Ricciardo managed to qualify in the top 8 without a Mercedes engine in the back of his car.
 
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  • F1 must find way to protect drivers

    1 Sep 2015 | 10:34 am
    Motorsport must find a way to protect drivers as much as possible in the cockpit, but do not expect a fix-all solution, says Allan McNish.
  • Hulkenberg staying with Force India

    1 Sep 2015 | 5:17 am
    German driver Nico Hulkenberg will drive for Force India until the end of the 2017 season after signing a new two-year deal.
  • Formula 1 gossip

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:35 am
    Gossip: Martin Whitmarsh's verdict on Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso expects McLaren improvement.
  • More F1 cockpit safety tests planned

    28 Aug 2015 | 8:52 am
    Formula 1 will carry out tests next month in a bid to improve cockpit protection in the wake of Justin Wilson's death.
  • F1 drivers demand end of blow-outs

    26 Aug 2015 | 4:22 am
    Formula 1 drivers call for an end to dramatic tyre failures following two incidents at the Belgian Grand Prix.
 
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  • Formula 1 gossip: Sainz, Honda, Mercedes, Ferrari, Raikkonen - BBC Sport

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    1 Sep 2015 | 1:37 am
    Eurosport.co.ukFormula 1 gossip: Sainz, Honda, Mercedes, Ferrari, RaikkonenBBC SportForce India team principal Vijay Mallya is confident of keeping an unchanged Formula 1 line-up of Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg for 2016. (Autosport). Audi motorsport boss Wolfgang Ullrich has played down the continued speculation linking the German ...Lewis Hamilton: I'm not excited by winning pole trophiesEurosport.co.ukRosberg becomes a father ahead of Italian GPMotorsport.comRosberg 'has given up' on 2015 title - punditsPaddockTalkClubCall -crash.netall 66 news…
  • The Italian Grand Prix - did you know? - Formula 1

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    1 Sep 2015 | 3:01 am
    Mirror.co.ukThe Italian Grand Prix - did you know?Formula 1Did you know that the victor at Monza has gone on to win the FIA Formula One World Championship in three of the last four years? Or that Sebastian Vettel could potentially win with his third different team this weekend - a feat only one other man in Formula 1 stars rule out boycott threat over tyre safety fears ahead of Mirror.co.ukPirelli risk Formula One drivers' anger with embarrassing U-turn over Telegraph.co.ukPirelli sticks with tyre choice for Monza despite Spa issuesMotorsport.comEurosport.co.ukall 48 news…
  • The ultimate insult to Renault's engine - Fox Sports

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    31 Aug 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Fox SportsThe ultimate insult to Renault's engineFox SportsANOTHER eternal source of frustration in Formula 1 is Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen, a driver who has promised so much but 'only' has the one world championship to his name. Now one of Raikkonen's former team bosses has shared his view that he will ...Honda 25hp ahead of Renault - Araiautosport.comall 11 news articles »
  • Michael Dunlop was riding a Suzuki in the Formula 1 Classic TT - BBC Sport

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    1 Sep 2015 | 1:44 am
    BBC SportMichael Dunlop was riding a Suzuki in the Formula 1 Classic TTBBC SportMichael Dunlop broke his own race record from 2013 by over a minute as he won the delayed Formula 1 Classic TT. Riding a Team Classic Suzuki, Dunlop posted a fastest lap of 125.050mph on his final circuit, to come home ahead of Bruce Anstey and Ryan ...2015 Classic TT: Dunlop storms to Formula 1 winBSNIOMTT: Classic TT Report – Day #4Cycleworld2015 Classic TT Formula 1 Results | Michael Dunlop ReignsUltimateMotorcycling.comIsle of Man Today -Belfast Newsletterall 29 news articles »
  • Renault talks leave Lotus F1 team in PDVSA invoice hold-up - autosport.com

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    1 Sep 2015 | 8:31 am
    autosport.comRenault talks leave Lotus F1 team in PDVSA invoice hold-upautosport.comThe Lotus Formula 1 team's current financial crisis stems from it being unable to invoice key sponsor PDVSA due to ongoing negotiations with Renault, AUTOSPORT has learned. Lotus's board is this week due to accept an offer from Renault of £65million Lotus head for Monza hoping for good newsEurosport.co.ukLotus confirms F1 trucks are on way to MonzaMotorsport.comForbes reveals F1 teams debts from 2013FOXSports.comForbesall 22 news articles »
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  • Blown Tyres and Cockpit Canopies All the Rage right now...

    Tomaso
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:59 am
    Although tyre blowout's are somewhat rare occurrences these Days, it's somewhat galling to think of Formula 1 escaping two nasty accidents the same weekend at Spa whilst Justin Wilson wasn't so lucky at Pocono, which wasn't tyre related, but nonetheless. Alas, whilst this story is slightly dated, I slid I-T a further week's time in deference to the untimely death of Justin Wilson, which has really Gutted Mwah in regards to motor racing right now...Having waited eagerly all day to watch the return of Formula 1 after a month's hiatus, where arguably the sport's Biggest Marque would be…
  • Sonoma Memories

    Tomaso
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Just three weeks out from this year's IndyCar season finale race at Sonoma, I still had NO clue whether or not esteemed Austin Travel Guide Claudio' & Mwah would be making a return engagement to this year's event? Then I got "the Call" appropriately a Fortnight before the B-I-G' EVENT! That due to a current Property Dispute, he'd be forced to Scrub the mission.And in what seems truly Apropos, since your humble No Fenders scribe, along with a half million others; YIKES! Was virtually in the DARK the entire weekend, thanks to Mother Nature's early season Windstorm that knocked out the power…
  • Justin is Faster Than You Schumacher...

    Tomaso
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:44 am
    Can You Confirm that Please Michael; Hya! As yeah, I know it was only Friday Qualie' but it was one of Justin's moments in the Sun...I first read about the two videos of late that were bringing smiles to Justin's younger brother Stefan Stork' Wilson via Curty' Cavin's Pit Pass Colum last Thursday.Pit Pass: Justin Wilson's brother Stefan comforted by support from Fans,DriversNaturally I had NO idea that the video's were  embedded in the story, since they weren't "Tagged" for the Screen-reader to read on my NFB Newsline for The Blind telephone service I listen to Daly; but I digress...As I…
 
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  • Nico Hulkenberg to stay at Force India for 2016

    Andrew
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:17 am
    Well, the 2016 grid is slowly starting to look more and more complete, after Sauber and Ferrari announced their line-ups a few weeks ago, Force India have confirmed they will be keeping German Nico Hulkenberg for next season. Hulkenberg was one of the ones in the centre of most of the driver market speculation, with speculation placing him at Ferrari, Lotus or even Haas for 2016. He’ll be very happy to stay at the same team for now what will be his 3rd year running (he also drove for the team in 2012 and served as a reserve driver). His new contract will extend his stay for at least 2…
  • New and Improved Monday Quiz: Italy! (31/8/15)

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    31 Aug 2015 | 3:19 am
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  • 2016 Grid Predictions – Who will be where next year?

    Andrew
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:48 am
    Who will be driving where in the 2016 season is a topic up for much discussion. As more teams start to confirm their line-ups, we thought we might see about predicting who will end up where next year. Mercedes Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg Both drivers are in contract and let’s face it, why would Mercedes get rid of the 2 drivers that consistently deliver 1-2s and it’s almost certain that one of them will be World Champion this year. Probability: 95% Ferrari Sebastian Vettel – CONFIRMED Kimi Raikkonen – CONFIRMED Ferrari confirmed this the other week, keeping its solid line-up despite a…
  • A Tyre-ing debate – What happened with Pirelli and Vettel at Spa?

    Andrew
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:41 am
    During the last few laps of the Belgian Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel, who was running in the final podium spot, found himself the victim of a rather nasty tyre explosion, but exactly who was to blame for this? Is it due to the driver or the tyre manufacturer that this happened? Well, we’re here to debate both sides and then throw it out to you guys to make the decision for yourselves!   Were Vettel and Ferrai to blame? The drivers and teams were warned that the race was probably going to have to be done on a 2 stop strategy, or even maybe a 3 stop depending on conditions. Vettel was the…
  • Patrick Dempsey reportedly working on a Formula 1 based TV Show

    Andrew
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:43 am
    Patrick Dempsey, the American racing driver and actor is reportedly working on a new TV show that will tell the events of the 1961 Formula 1 season. Dempsey is a regular competitor in the Le Mans 24 Hours race and is no stranger to motorsports and Formula 1. You may know him from his role in Grey’s Anatomy, or his role in 2011’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon. It’s unknown if he will feature in this new series he’s producing, or indeed who will star. The new series is said to be based on the book “The Limit”, which tells of the events of the championship battle of ’61 with…
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  • Verstappen backs Pirelli over Vettel blowout

    Mircea Serafim
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    Sep.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Father and son Jos and Max Verstappen have sided with Pirelli over the tyre blowout saga. While F1’s official supplier has said Ferrari took too big a risk with an ambitious one-stop strategy at Spa-Francorchamps, Sebastian Vettel lashed out angrily at the quality of Pirelli’s tyres. But Toro Rosso driver Max told Austrian television Servus TV: “A one-stop strategy by Ferrari was a huge risk. Myself, I stopped three times.” And the teenage Dutchman’s father Jos, himself a former F1 driver, also commented: “I have the impression…
  • Gutierrez hints future taking shape

    Mircea Serafim
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    Sep.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Esteban Gutierrez could be close to announcing his plans for 2016. This year, after the Mexican lost his Sauber race seat, he signed up to be Ferrari’s reserve driver. And now it is reported the 24-year-old’s next step could be to the new Ferrari-linked American entrant Haas, backed by his powerful Mexican sponsors. Gutierrez wrote on Facebook: “This weekend I had an important meeting which will have a big repercussion in my professional life. “Nothing that comes in my way will stop me, neither will change the person who I have the fortune of…
  • Force India signs Hulkenberg for 2016, 2017

    Mircea Serafim
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    Sep.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) As reported on Monday, Nico Hulkenberg is staying with Force India. The Silverstone based team announced on Tuesday that the German has signed up for 2016 and 2017. 2015 Le Mans winner Hulkenberg, 28, had been linked with a move to Haas or Lotus, but said: “I know this team inside out and I feel at home here so it made perfect sense to make a long term commitment.” The media statement did not mention Hulkenberg’s current teammate, Sergio Perez, although team boss Vijay Mallya has said he also wants to keep the Mexican.
  • Designer says Ferrari should have kept Alonso

    Mircea Serafim
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:40 am
    Sep.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Ferrari should have kept Fernando Alonso, according to departed designer Nikolas Tombazis. At the end of last year, in a wide-ranging team shakeup, the fabled Maranello marque ousted not only Tombazis but also the British engineer Pat Fry. But Tombazis, who claims he is now shaping up to return to F1, told Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper that the apparent fruit of the revolution – the SF15-T car now raced by Sebastian Vettel – was actually designed by him. “I was working until early December, when it was already in production,” he…
  • Hartstein continues attack on F1 doctor

    Mircea Serafim
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:40 am
    Sep.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Former F1 doctor Gary Hartstein has continued his attack on his successor, Jean-Charles Piette. Following the death of Jules Bianchi, Hartstein hit out at F1 drivers who are accepting the current situation, with Piette the medical delegate and the “even more clueless” Gerard Saillant running the FIA’s medical commission. He said Piette was “responsible for the disastrous land-based evacuation” of the unconscious Bianchi at Suzuka last October, and believes the FIA could now be “liable” for the Frenchman’s death. Now,…
 
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  • Report: Pirelli to say debris caused Vettel blowout

    Leopold Pleijsier
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:43 am
    Sep.1 - Pirelli could be set to announce that debris on the track caused Sebastian Vettel's tyre blowout at Spa-Francorchamps. In the incident that sparked an expletive-filled post-race rant, F1's controversial tyre supplier argued initially that excessive wear caused by Ferrari's ambitious one-stop strategy was the cause of the failure. But earlier in the weekend, […] Report: Pirelli to say debris caused Vettel blowout
  • Hartstein continues attack on F1 doctor

    Leopold Pleijsier
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:01 am
    Sep.1 - Former F1 doctor Gary Hartstein has continued his attack on his successor, Jean-Charles Piette. Following the death of Jules Bianchi, Hartstein hit out at F1 drivers who are accepting the current situation, with Piette the medical delegate and the "even more clueless" Gerard Saillant running the FIA's medical commission. He said Piette was […] Hartstein continues attack on F1 doctor
  • Designer says Ferrari should have kept Alonso

    Leopold Pleijsier
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:01 am
    Sep.1 - Ferrari should have kept Fernando Alonso, according to departed designer Nikolas Tombazis. At the end of last year, in a wide-ranging team shakeup, the fabled Maranello marque ousted not only Tombazis but also the British engineer Pat Fry. But Tombazis, who claims he is now shaping up to return to F1, told Italy's […] Designer says Ferrari should have kept Alonso
  • Force India signs Hulkenberg for 2016 & 2017

    Leopold Pleijsier
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:08 am
    Sep.1 - As reported on Monday, Nico Hulkenberg is staying with Force India. The Silverstone based team announced on Tuesday that the German has signed up for 2016 and 2017. 2015 Le Mans winner Hulkenberg, 28, had been linked with a move to Haas or Lotus, but said: "I know this team inside out and […] Force India signs Hulkenberg for 2016 & 2017
  • Gutierrez hints future taking shape

    Leopold Pleijsier
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:07 am
    Sep.1 - Esteban Gutierrez could be close to announcing his plans for 2016. This year, after the Mexican lost his Sauber race seat, he signed up to be Ferrari's reserve driver. And now it is reported the 24-year-old's next step could be to the new Ferrari-linked American entrant Haas, backed by his powerful Mexican sponsors. […] Gutierrez hints future taking shape
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  • Force India confirms Hulkenberg for F1 2016 and 2017

    thisisf1
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:16 am
    As reported on Monday, Nico Hulkenberg is staying with Force India. The Silverstone based team announced on Tuesday that the German has signed up for 2016 and 2017. 2015 Le Mans winner Hulkenberg, 28, had been linked with a move to Haas or Lotus, but said: “I know this team inside out and I fe...
  • Ecclestone paid Lotus F1 staff wages

    thisisf1
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:40 am
    Bernie Ecclestone reportedly paid the wages of embattled Lotus’ 400 staff in August. The news, revealed by Britain’s Times newspaper, comes after the Enstone team’s equipment – including the black and gold cars – were prevented from leaving Spa-Francorchamps by court ba...
  • Current F1 doctor has no experience in trauma – Gary Hartsteinc

    thisisf1
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:10 am
    Former F1 doctor Gary Hartstein has continued his attack on his successor, Jean-Charles Piette. Following the death of Jules Bianchi, Hartstein hit out at F1 drivers who are accepting the current situation, with Piette the medical delegate and the “even more clueless” Gerard Saillant run...
  • Pirelli to say debris caused Vettel tyre blowout at Spa

    thisisf1
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:59 am
    Pirelli could be set to announce that debris on the track caused Sebastian Vettel’s tyre blowout at Spa-Francorchamps. In the incident that sparked an expletive-filled post-race rant, F1’s controversial tyre supplier argued initially that excessive wear caused by Ferrari’s ambitiou...
  • Ferrari should have kept Alonso – Tombazis

    thisisf1
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:51 am
    Ferrari should have kept Fernando Alonso, according to departed designer Nicholas Tombazis. At the end of last year, in a wide-ranging team shakeup, the fabled Maranello marque ousted not only Tombazis but also the British engineer Pat Fry. But Tombazis, who claims he is now shaping up to return to ...
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  • MONZA, THE TEMPLE OF SPEED.

    31 Aug 2015 | 1:36 pm
    After one of the most iconic tracks in the world, the F1 circus moves to another of those circuits: Monza, for the Italian GP, or the “cathedral of speed”, as it is known. Here, it has been performed the top speed of a car in a Grand Prix with 372.6 km/h during free practice for the 2005 Italian GP by the driver Juan Pablo Montoya. A little bit of historyMonza has been in the F1 calendar since its very beginnings. It was built in 1922 and it first consisted of a mixed track and an oval. In 1928 Monza witnessed one of the most spectacular and fatal crashes in a racing circuit,…
  • Romain Grosjean - Potentially 'unbrietable'

    31 Aug 2015 | 11:12 am
    Okay. So, a joke about Brie maybe cheesy (sorry, I'll stop), but on a serious note, the French/Swiss national is a future F1 champion in the right vehicle. After 6 years in the sport, Grosjean has gone from incident prone to first lap nutcase to quick and respected. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Grosjean dominated the 2003 Formula Lista championship and by 2005 - in only his second season - he had won the French Formula Renault and achieved a double podium at Valencia In Formula Renault Eurocup. For 2006, he had joined the Renault young driver program and entered Formula 3 where he had a tough…
  • Classic Race Review: Frentzen's last F1 win

    31 Aug 2015 | 10:56 am
    Date: 12 September 1999Place: Monza CircuitWinner: Heinz-Harald Frentzen In 1999, Formula One fans enjoyed a rollercoaster season which eventually saw Mika Häkkinen prevail in a turbulent title race.The final Italian Grand Prix of the twentieth century would prove an emotional experience for all, especially Hakkinen. It was a race which, true to Monza form, proved an entertaining spectacle with an unlikely winner as Heinz-Harald Frentzen won for the final time in his career. Pre-RaceDespite attaining a podium finish in the preceding grand prix at Spa, Frentzen’s…
  • "Sergio 'Checo' Perez - The Mexican Enigma

    28 Aug 2015 | 10:16 am
    Image Courtesy: Sergio Perez A fierce driver with obvious pace who has languished and shined in midfield teams all his career, the Mexican is on the verge of a top team and some strong results like he has done previously in his career will get him there, here is how he has made it to where he is now: Born in the suburbs of Guadalajara, Mexico on 26th January 1990, Sergio Perez is the most successful Mexican F1 driver of all time. His path to the pinnacle of motorsport follows the cycle of most of the current F1 grid. Perez began karting at the age of 6 and it didn't take long before he…
  • The Renault debacle - Where did it all go wrong?

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:39 am
    The first turbocharged engine to race regularly and the first turbocharged engine to win a grand prix - both accolades are held by French car manufacturer Renault. The early days of their first tenure were tough. But after a win and multiple podiums in 1979, they had become a force to be reckoned with. Now, however, after many years of success they seem to be on self destruction mode with no way out. A few decades ago, they had the most unreliable engine on the grid, failing to finish a single race in 1977. The "yellow joke" symbolised Renault in their first season. The works team didn't last…
 
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  • Ferrari confirm Raikkonen for 2016

    Paul Gawne
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:12 am
    Ferrari have confirmed that Kimi Raikkonen will continue alongside Sebastian Vettel for the 2016 Formula One season. Kimi hasn't matched up well to his new German team mate but will point to a lot of bad luck and poor reliability which has cost him dearly this year.This will surprise many however it is likely that Kimi has been retained on a much lower salary than it will have cost to extract Bottas from his final year in his Williams contract and give the team more options as more contracts are due for renewal at that time.Expect a pretty similar grid next year as Williams and Red bull will…
  • F1 fan surveys - whats the point?

    Paul Gawne
    14 Jun 2015 | 3:12 am
    It's so kind of the guys at the GPDA and Autosport to provide competing fan surveys. However lets have a quick look at what people want from them.The fan surveys are being created to see what real F1 fans want from their sport. How they see the sport developing. However I feel that both of these surveys are somewhat missing the point.Surely the aim is to bring in new fans to F1? So shouldn't we be asking non-F1 fans why they don't watch? Is a non-F1 fan going to fill in a survey found on Autosport.com or Motorsport.com which are sites that fans visit frequently for their latest news? Would a…
  • Stick or Twist? Is F1 really that broken?

    Paul Gawne
    14 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    With every day that passes, someone is offering their opinion on why F1 is broken, needs a complete overhaul and needs desperately fixing. I've just sat back and watched all of the opinions appear on other websites before making my comment.Firstly we need to decide if F1 is really broken? Certainly it's quite expensive to compete, but it always has been and teams have come and gone throughout the years, that has never changed. Maybe it could be made slightly more affordable for those at the back by allowing them to buy more parts or giving them cheaper engines, but F1 cannot have 10 teams…
  • News Round Up

    Paul Gawne
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Bernie Ecclestone has been telling those who will listen that we need to ditch the current engines and go back to the old V8's immediately as it will be a) Cheaper and b) bring the fans back?I'm not quite sure why Bernie says this rubbish its clear it's not true! It'd obviously just to get idiots debating this. but lets face it, the current engine manufacturers are not going to go backwards or spend millions re-calibrating all of their kit to to breathe life to the old dinosaurs!---------------------The Daily Mail have decided that Lewis Hamilton is degrading women by spraying one of the…
  • 2015 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX - THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

    Paul Gawne
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    DRIVERS – Sergio PEREZ (Force India), Max VERSTAPPEN (Toro Rosso), Will STEVENS (Manor), Pastor MALDONADO (Lotus), Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing)PRESS CONFERENCELewis, you’re coming off the back of three straight poles to a circuit where you’ve never been in on pole position before in your career. How do you see this weekend and the battleground that is qualifying on Saturday?Lewis HAMILTON: The same as every race. Excited for it. The team have worked very hard to try to learn from the last race and improve. Naturally, for me, as you suggested, I’ve been…
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  • Sainz set for Monza engine change penalty

    Paul Hensby
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr is on a run of four retirements, none of his own-doing, but the Spaniard will be looking to break that sequence at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza this weekend. Sainz is expected to take a new engine in Italy and occur a ten-place grid penalty as a result, but is hopeful of driving a strong race to make up those positions on Sunday should he take the drop. “I just can’t wait to get back in the car even if I have to change the engine,” said Sainz, who retired due to an issue with his Renault engine in Belgium that initially delayed his…
  • Hulkenberg confirmed to new Force India contract

    Paul Hensby
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:31 am
    Nico Hulkenberg has signed a two-year extension to his Sahara Force India contract to remain with the Silverstone-based team for the 2016 and 2017 Formula 1 season. The German driver is in his second spell with the team, having competed in 2012 alongside Paul di Resta, and returned to the team after a year away at Sauber in 2014 alongside current team-mate Sergio Perez. Dr Vijay Mallya had hinted that the team would field an unchanged line-up for next season, and with Hulkenberg now confirmed, they are halfway to achieving that. “I’m very pleased to finalise and announce my plans…
  • Monza ‘an opportunity to score important points’ – Hulkenberg

    Paul Hensby
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:45 am
    Nico Hulkenberg feels a competitive weekend is on the cards at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza for the Sahara Force India team as he looks to return to the points after his retirement from the Belgian Grand Prix two weeks ago. Hulkenberg is looking to make up for his frustration of retiring before the race at Spa-Francorchamps even got underway last time out this weekend, feeling he missed out on securing a good haul of points due to his car issues. “When you have a frustrating weekend like the one in Spa, the best cure is to get back behind the wheel and go racing again,” insisted…
  • Sergio Perez: “It’s important we keep aiming for the podium”

    Paul Hensby
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:45 am
    The Belgian Grand Prix two weeks ago saw one of the most competitive showings of the season for the Sahara Force India team, and heading into the Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Mexican driver Sergio Perez is hoping for another strong performance from the team. Perez finished fifth at Spa-Francorchamps, and even challenged for the lead on the opening lap before dropping back, and insists a podium finish cannot be far away for the Silverstone-based team. “The race in Belgium was good fun: it’s always nice to battle at the front and, even though we didn’t…
  • Monza ‘should suit our car well’ – Felipe Nasr

    Paul Hensby
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:45 am
    Felipe Nasr believes the Autodromo Nazionale Monza should suit his Sauber F1 Team due to its high-speed nature, and admits he is looking forward to driving a Formula 1 car there for the first time. Like many drivers, Nasr rates the Parabolica as his favourite corner on the circuit, and hopes to find a set-up in Italy this weekend that will enable the Brazilian driver to fight for points, having failed to score a top-ten finish since the Monaco Grand Prix in May. “Monza is an historic track,” said Nasr. “I know the circuit well from every series I have come through. It reminds me a lot…
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  • Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Champions Whose Team Fell Short

    Thomas Maher
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Sometimes, although quite rarely, the driver who wins the World Championship does so driving for a team who fall short in their quest for the Constructor’s Championship. Here are ten such years where the Champions made the difference and dragged a car that wasn’t quite the best all the way to glory._ 1982: Keke Rosberg driving for Williams. Constructor’s Champions: Scuderia Ferrari. 1982 was a troubled year for Formula One. Both Ferrari drivers suffered tragic accidents during the season, with Gilles Villeneuve killed during qualifying, and Didier Pironi critically injured…
  • Italian GP Driver Previews – McLaren

    Thomas Maher
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Italian Grand Prix – McLaren’s Fernando Alonso & Jenson Button aren’t feeling particularly confident heading to Monza. Read what they have to say ahead of the Italian round of this season’s championship._ Fernando Alonso: “Monza is completely unique – a fantastic circuit, so much history, great fans, and huge fun to drive. It’s always special to go there year after year to experience the atmosphere, and the way the car feels when you drive on that track is completely different to any other. “I have won at Monza twice in my career – once with McLaren in…
  • McLaren braced for another unflattering weekend in Italy

    Thomas Maher
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Italian Grand Prix – McLaren’s senior management figures and drivers are all pessimistic about putting on a good show this weekend at Monza.“Monza is another high-speed track which unfortunately does not suit our package.” said Honda’s Yasuhisa Arai ahead of track action in Italy. Earlier this week, Arai said that he felt his company’s V6 was superior to Renault’s offering. “The drivers are on full throttle for most of the lap due to the long straights and fast corners, and since maximum power and minimal drag are key we know we have a big…
  • Daniil Kvyat demonstrates RB7 in Kazan

    Thomas Maher
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:56 am
    Russian fans got an extra taste of Formula 1 action this week with Daniil Kvyat demonstrating a Red Bull on the streets of Kazan. PRESS RELEASE – There’s no greater test of a sports fan’s commitment to the cause than how he or she reacts to a drop of rain. If the immediate reaction upon feeling the first watery splash is to leg it for the nearest shelter then you know they ain’t the real deal. Well, there was no sign of that kind of fair weather fandom in the Russian city of Kazan yesterday. Despite bracing conditions, chill winds and rain that switched from light showers to…
  • Italian GP Driver Previews – Red Bull Racing

    Thomas Maher
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:46 am
    Italian Grand Prix – Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo & Daniil Kvyat share their thoughts ahead of the Italian race at Monza. _ Daniel Ricciardo: Daniel, last week you recommended Spa for the real racing enthusiast. What do you think of Monza? I recommend Monza for the real racing enthusiast! As grands prix go, it tends to have more atmosphere than the average… Oh yeah. It’s the only circuit where you expect to be driving through flares! We had that on the warm-up last year, massive cloud of red smoke at the second Lesmo. Pretty different – but I like that.
 
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  • Hulkenberg signs two-year Force India contract extension

    Jack Leslie
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:36 am
    Force India has confirmed that Nico Hulkenberg has signed a new two-year contract extension with the team for 2016 and 2017. There has been plenty of speculation about the German driver’s future in F1 over the last few months, being linked to a Ferrari seat and a drive at the new Haas F1 outfit. However, Hulkenberg has now secured his place in the sport for the next two seasons. He debuted for Williams in 2010 before joining Force India as a test driver. He was promoted to a race seat in 2012 before switching to Sauber. Hulkenberg returned to Force India last year, and 2016 will be his…
  • Grosjean: A podium could be possible at Monza

    Jack Leslie
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Romain Grosjean believes he could score a second consecutive podium finish at the next round of the 2015 F1 season in Italy. The Frenchman registered his first top three result since the 2013 United States Grand Prix at the last race in Belgium, moving up the order after a gearbox grid penalty. He expects the Lotus E23 to suit the Monza circuit better compared to Spa-Francorchamps, and feels another strong result is possible. “On paper, Monza should suit our car better than Spa so in theory a podium could be possible again,” he said. “Of course, we don’t know how our…
  • 17G kerb impact caused Maldonado retirement at Spa

    Jack Leslie
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Lotus has confirmed that Pastor Maldonado’s retirement at the Belgian Grand Prix was caused by a 17G impact from hitting the kerbs at Eau Rouge. The Venezuelan lined up in seventh place for the start at Spa-Francorchamps, but was forced to exit the race on lap three after his E23 shut down. His team-mate went on to finish in third place, scoring the Lotus team’s first podium since the 2013 United States Grand Prix. Ahead of the next round in Italy at the Monza circuit, Nick Chester – the Enstone-based outfit’s technical director – revealed the cause of…
  • One day protected cockpits will be introduced – Whiting

    Jack Leslie
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:57 am
    FIA technical director Charlie Whiting believes protected cockpits will be introduced to open-wheel racing in the future and says several ideas are being investigated. Ex-F1 driver and IndyCar racer Justin Wilson passed away from severe head injuries after he was struck by a piece of debris at the Pocono Raceway on Sunday. Motorsport’s governing body has been looking into improving cockpit protection ever since the death of Henry Surtees in a Formula 2 race at Brands Hatch in 2009. Original ideas included a fighter jet-style canopy and the introduction of roll bars, but these were…
  • Kvyat set for F1 demo in Russia

    Jack Leslie
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
    Red Bull Racing driver Daniil Kvyat will take part in a Formula 1 demonstration in Russia on Sunday. The 21-year-old is set to drive Sebastian Vettel’s championship-winning RB7 – which took the drivers’ and constructors’ world titles in 2011 – on home soil as part of the Kazan City Racing event. Kvyat will return to Russia after a strong run of results, finishing sixth at Silverstone, second in Hungary – scoring his first F1 podium – and fourth at the last race in Belgium. The racing action will also include drift racers, Russian Superbike…
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  • 2015 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show preview

    FastFox
    11 Aug 2015 | 12:18 am
    2013 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show – Credit: IAA.de The IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung German for International Motor Show) is the largest automotive show in the world, and it covers both cars and commercial vehicles. IAA Cars is held in Frankfurt, Germany in odd-numbered years, and IAA Commercial Vehicles is held in even-numbered years in Hannover, Germany. 2015 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show is 66th IAA Cars and it will be from September 17th to 27th, 2015. This is recapCARS.com’s preview of 2015’s largest auto show the 2015 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. This list will be…
  • 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…
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