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  • FIA seeks new F1 team for 2016

    F1 news - AUTOSPORT.com
    28 May 2015 | 12:49 pm
    The FIA has launched a new selection process that could bring a new Formula 1 team onto the grid as early as 2016
  • Which veteran will be available for Haas F1 at the end of 2015?

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    Staff Reporter
    28 May 2015 | 4:53 am
    Following the Spanish Grand Prix media reported that, Esteban Gutierrez appears to be in pole position to head the new Haas team’s driver lineup next year. The Mexican had a “long meeting” with the incoming American team’s owner Gene Haas over the course of the Spanish grand ... The post Which veteran will be available for Haas F1 at the end of 2015? appeared first on ThisisF1.
  • Deadline on Lotus-Renault buyout deal looming

    Grandprix.com Current News
    28 May 2015 | 2:45 am
    International media sources believe Lotus is on the cusp of being sold.
  • Magnussen 100% determined to get F1 drive

    Pitpass - the latest hottest F1 news
    28 May 2015 | 2:29 am
    Kevin Magnussen confirms that he's pushing hard to return to the F1 grid.
  • Perez 'flawless' in Monaco - Mallya

    F1 news - AUTOSPORT.com
    28 May 2015 | 4:48 am
    Force India boss Vijay Mallya feels Sergio Perez produced a "flawless" Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix performance to underline the belief shown in the Mexican
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  • FIA seeks new F1 team for 2016

    28 May 2015 | 12:49 pm
    The FIA has launched a new selection process that could bring a new Formula 1 team onto the grid as early as 2016
  • F1 Strategy Group has 'no strategy'

    28 May 2015 | 7:16 am
    Manor sporting director Graeme Lowdon believes Formula 1's Strategy Group is failing to address fundamental questions in its attempt to overhaul F1
  • Perez 'flawless' in Monaco - Mallya

    28 May 2015 | 4:48 am
    Force India boss Vijay Mallya feels Sergio Perez produced a "flawless" Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix performance to underline the belief shown in the Mexican
  • Rosberg responds to Ecclestone remarks

    28 May 2015 | 2:14 am
    Nico Rosberg has told Bernie Ecclestone he does care about Formula 1 in the wake of criticism from the sport's commercial rights holder
  • Todt: Alcohol sponsorship won't stop

    28 May 2015 | 1:59 am
    FIA president Jean Todt has ruled out a ban on the advertising of alcohol in Formula 1, claiming it to be "not possible"
 
 
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  • Formula 1 gossip

    28 May 2015 | 2:18 am
    No job losses after Mercedes error, Nico Rosberg's 'lucky charm', Flavio Briatore on Fernando Alonso, plus more.
  • Senna's Norwich two-bed bungalow sold

    27 May 2015 | 8:20 pm
    The former Norwich home of Brazilian motor-racing legend Ayrton Senna is sold by an estate agents which was unaware of its connections to the star.
  • Brazil, Schumacher & a big hangover

    25 May 2015 | 11:48 am
    David Coulthard says Lewis Hamilton is tough enough to deal with the Monaco fiasco - and recalls his own disappointments.
  • 'Hamilton will recover quickly'

    25 May 2015 | 4:07 am
    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff feels Lewis Hamilton can return to winning ways after his nightmare in Monaco.
  • Hamilton should have won - Rosberg

    24 May 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Nico Rosberg admits to "mixed" feelings over his Monaco Grand Prix win after a team error costs Lewis Hamilton victory.
 
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  • FIA launches selection process to find new Formula 1 team for 2016 - autosport.com

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    28 May 2015 | 1:03 pm
    autosport.comFIA launches selection process to find new Formula 1 team for 2016autosport.comThe FIA has launched a new selection process that could bring a new Formula 1 team onto the grid as early as 2016. Candidates must approach the FIA by June 30, after which they will be sent more detailed selection criteria, with full applications due Ferrari given all-clear after FIA wind tunnel inspectionMotorsport.comFIA seeking new teams for Formula 1 in 2016 and 2017NBCSports.comFormula 1 - FIA seeks new F1 team for 2016Yahoo Eurosport UKStuff.co.nz -Yahoo Canada Sportsall 53 news…
  • The key players in F1's silly season - Fox Sports

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    27 May 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Fox SportsThe key players in F1's silly seasonFox SportsRaikkonen is the linchpin of this year's silly season, the phlegmatic Finn holding the best 'available' seat on the Formula 1 grid. He is at the end of a two-year deal that brought him back to Ferrari for the 2014-15 seasons, and it has been far from a Formula 1 - Ricciardo: Wider tyres to help F1 acesYahoo Eurosport UKRicciardo: Wider tyres to help F1 acesEurosport.com AURicciardo: Wider tyres more rewardingFox Sports Asiaall 15 news articles »
  • Barcelona mayor-in-waiting threatens Formula 1 funding - Telegraph.co.uk

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    28 May 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Telegraph.co.ukBarcelona mayor-in-waiting threatens Formula 1 fundingTelegraph.co.uk"Before she takes a decision, she should look at the repercussion this investment in the circuit has," Puig said, claiming that the services and jobs the Formula One circuit brings to the city is worth an annual €200 million. "I ask her to sit down and New Barcelona mayor says F1 funding 'not priority'PaddockTalkall 8 news articles »
  • Villeneuve: It - autosport.com

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    27 May 2015 | 3:08 am
    autosport.comVilleneuve: Itautosport.comFormer world champion Jacques Villeneuve believes it is "dangerous" to ask fans for their views on shaping the future of Formula 1. Last week, AUTOSPORT, F1 Racing and Motorsport News unveiled a global fan survey, which closes today, with the Grand ...Villeneuve: Asking fans is dangerousEurosportall 4 news articles »
  • Formula 1 gossip: Wolff, Riccardo, Ecclestone, Rosberg & Briatore - BBC Sport

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    26 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    BBC SportFormula 1 gossip: Wolff, Riccardo, Ecclestone, Rosberg & BriatoreBBC SportMercedes driver Nico Rosberg has suggested he will not change despite criticism from Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone that he is "not good for business". (Telegraph). Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says his team must address why they are so far off the 17-year-old fouls up Formula 1 race with gnarly wreckNew York PostIn conversation - Bernie Ecclestone and Nico RosbergFormula 1Lewis Hamilton and 5 Other Formula 1 Defeat-from-the-Jaws-of-Victory MomentsBleacher ReportMotorsport.com -Yahoo…
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  • AUTOS: Another Great Visit to America's Car Museum

    Tomaso
    28 May 2015 | 3:02 pm
    1936 Ford Model 68 V-8 Deluxe. (Image source: conceptcarz.com)First 'N Foremost, I must say how fortunate I feel that Tacoma Bureau Chief Mary Ellen is so willing to drive me to & fro, Drag-me about 'N read me the various signage of various automobiles, memorabilia, etc that I inquire 'bout during our semi-frequent visits to LeMay America's Car Museum in Tacoma, WA!As two-third's of my remaining three readers would say; Hya! I'm loosin' I-T! Having desired a tranquil "Get-away" from my frumpy 'lil Abode in Nofendersville down to Tacoma to get my "Doggie Fix!" For which Cheryl, my…
  • What are We Fighting For...

    Tomaso
    25 May 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Jason Collins poses with Derrick Gordon during the NCAA's Final Four tournament at Indianapolis. (Image source: s.yimg.com)So, is this what are Veteran's fought for? Since Indiana's Governor Mike Pence STUPIDLY! Or was it Brazenly? Signed into law the Horrendous Religious Freedom Restoration Act, (RFRA) which certainly wasn't aimed at any closeted; Oh Never Mind!As I'm pretty happy that 'Ol "Gomer Pyle" (Jim Neighbors) AIN'T singin' Back Home in Indiana this year, as surely he'd be dismayed by this Backwards Thinking, right? (Even if he prefers to publicly stay out of the limelight on this…
  • INDY 500: Flying Scot Dominates 50yrs ago...

    Tomaso
    24 May 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Jimmy Clark's Lotus T-34 on display at the IMS Hall of Fame museum in 2012. (The Tomaso Collection)Thanxs to Racer's Robin Miller for reminding us all that 50yrs ago the legendous' "Flying Scot," aka Jimmy Clark thoroughly dominated the 1965 Indy 500 by leading 190 of 200-laps en route to his lone 500 victory, along with being the first driver ever to win in a rear engine racecar...Great ScottFor my epic three-part trilogy recounting Lotus racers at Indianapolis, see; Brickyard Loti - Lotus Indy Cars (1963-64)(Photo Courtesy of No Fenders ‘Offical Photographer ‘CARPETS)
 
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  • The Teams of Formula 1 – A History spanning Decades

    Andrew
    27 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    There are currently 10 teams in Formula 1, all fighting against each other to claim the Constructor’s Championship title. But just where did some of 2015’s challengers first begin? Many challengers have been in the sport for years, going through many different guises during their history. Here is the story of the teams that make [...]
  • Monaco GP Predictions – Revisited

    Andrew
    24 May 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Going into this weekend the team placed their bets on one of the most prestigious races in Formula 1, but just how true did our predictions end up? Well, all 3 of us (Laura, Michele and me, Andrew) predicted a Lewis Hamilton pole on the streets of Monte Carlo which sure enough came true on [...]
  • Monaco GP: Team and driver quotes – Race

    Grant
    24 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    Reaction from Monte Carlo after the Monaco Grand Prix, the sixth round in the 2015 F1 World Championship. Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team Nico Rosberg “That was my luckiest experience in racing so far. What a crazy race. I was surprised when I saw no one else behind the safety car than me. I [...]
  • Rosberg handed third Monaco GP win after strategic gaff costs Hamilton

    Grant
    24 May 2015 | 7:15 am
    Nico Rosberg was handed the 2015 F1 Monaco Grand Prix victory on Sunday with a late strategic error from Mercedes depriving his team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton had made the most of pole position to lead into the first corner and controlled from the front, building up a 20 second buffer after his first stop, until [...]
  • Monaco Grand Prix: Race Result – Rosberg wins

    Grant
    24 May 2015 | 6:53 am
    Race Results following the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo, the sixth round in the F1 2015 World Championship. Monaco Grand Prix: Race Result 1. Nico Rosberg Mercedes-Mercedes [#6] 1hr 49m 18.426s / 78 laps 2. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari-Ferrari [#5] +4.4s 3. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes-Mercedes [#44] +6.0s 4. Daniil Kvyat Red Bull-Renault [#26] +11.9s 5. [...]
 
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  • New Barcelona mayor says F1 funding ‘not priority’

    Mircea Serafim
    27 May 2015 | 11:55 pm
    May 28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) The Spanish grand prix might be losing the backing of the city of Barcelona. At the Circuit de Catalunya’s latest F1 race earlier this month, it was announced that the Spanish grand prix contract has been extended through 2017, 2018 and 2019. But on Sunday, while F1 cars raced around Monaco, the people of Barcelona went to the polls and elected a new mayor — Ada Colau. Spanish newspapers now quote her as saying the EUR 4 million annually contributed by the city to the Spanish grand prix might be in doubt. “In the context of what is happening (in…
  • FIA not banning alcohol advertising in F1 – Todt

    Mircea Serafim
    27 May 2015 | 11:55 pm
    May 28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Jean Todt has ruled out banning alcohol sponsorship in formula one. During the Monaco grand prix weekend, a European alcohol policy group called Eurocare said the amount of alcohol-related exposure in the sport is “extreme”. “We now urge the involved bodies in F1 to move away from alcohol sponsorship,” the group declared. Williams’ major sponsor is Martini, a brand of Italian vermouth, while the Force India livery features branding of the United Breweries Group. Johnnie Walker, meanwhile, backs the McLaren team, and last year it became…
  • Deadline on Lotus-Renault buyout deal looming

    Mircea Serafim
    27 May 2015 | 11:55 pm
    May 28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) International media sources believe Lotus is on the cusp of being sold. Just two weeks ago, amid rumours the Enstone team was in talks with its former owner Renault, Lotus chief Matthew Carter declared: “My shareholders have said quite specifically the team isn’t for sale”. But the speculation did not stop. It has been fuelled, in part, by the fact that Gerard Lopez, representing the majority owner Genii, has been almost completely absent from the paddock so far in 2015. The Luxembourger then suddenly appeared in Barcelona, where Italy’s…
  • De Villota investigation ‘unfortunate’ – father

    Mircea Serafim
    27 May 2015 | 11:55 pm
    May 28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Maria de Villota’s father has expressed disappointment with the way an investigation into a 2012 crash was concluded. Britain’s Health and Safety Executive this week announced that “no enforcement action is being taken” against the former Marussia team regarding de Villota’s horror crash into a truck loading ramp whilst aerodynamic testing at Duxford. Spaniard de Villota lost an eye in the crash and died 15 months later at the age of 33. On Wednesday, her family – including father and former F1 driver Emilio de Villota –…
  • FIA clamping down hard in 2015

    Mircea Serafim
    27 May 2015 | 11:55 pm
    May 28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) The FIA is pushing hard for its regulations to be fully respected by F1 teams in 2015. With the governing body having already clamped down in the area of fuel flow, Auto Motor und Sport reports that the FIA is now targeting engine upgrades that are being introduced for supposedly ‘reliability’-based reasons. Amid the current engine ‘freeze’, F1’s engine makers are able to modify their power units for reliability reasons without dipping into their allocation of upgrade ‘tokens’. But Honda, for instance, appears to have made…
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    The Formula 1 News

  • Alonso decided against joining LeMans – McLaren

    Mike
    3 May 2015 | 5:28 am
    The decision to sit out Le Mans this year was also taken by Fernando Alonso himself, McLaren insists. This week, during the three-week lull between grands prix, the media has taken a moment to consider the reasons for the demise of Alonso’s 2015 Le Mans plans. Late last year, it seemed certain that the Spaniard would be joining his friend...The post Alonso decided against joining LeMans – McLaren appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
  • Alonso could quit if McLaren-Honda stagnates – Massa

    Mike
    3 May 2015 | 5:11 am
    Fernando Alonso might decide to retire rather than keep struggling with McLaren-Honda. That is the claim of the Spaniard’s former Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa. Speaking to UOL Esporte, Massa had been asked about Alonso’s move from Ferrari just as the Italian team surged back to the front of the grid. In contrast, 33-year-old Alonso is now helping to build up...The post Alonso could quit if McLaren-Honda stagnates – Massa appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
  • Fallows believes Red Bull can catch up

    Mike
    3 May 2015 | 5:01 am
    Aerodynamics chief Dan Fallows thinks Red Bull can catch up despite its obvious engine disadvantage. Although Adrian Newey is known as the sport’s aerodynamic genius, Fallows’ quality was demonstrated last year as Red Bull and McLaren tussled over his services. Now, as Red Bull laments the fact the ‘power unit’ supplied by Renault is down on power, reliability and driveability,...The post Fallows believes Red Bull can catch up appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
  • Ferrari caught out ‘relaxed’ Mercedes – Villeneuve

    Mike
    3 May 2015 | 4:45 am
    Mercedes was caught by surprise by Ferrari’s 2015 resurgence, according to 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve. In Australia, the reigning world champion team appeared to have maintained or even extended its dominance of 2014 by easily driving to a one-two. But then in Malaysia, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won on merit. “It seems that, having achieved success, the team (Mercedes) relaxed...The post Ferrari caught out ‘relaxed’ Mercedes – Villeneuve appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
  • Sauber says Mosley’s budget cap ‘good idea’

    Mike
    3 May 2015 | 4:33 am
    Sauber has backed former FIA president Max Mosley’s renewed call for a budget cap in formula one. Earlier this week, ahead of the Strategy Group’s crunch meeting on May 14 about the future, Mosley told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport that teams should revisit the idea of limiting their budgets to $100 million per year. Under Mosley’s plan, those who...The post Sauber says Mosley’s budget cap ‘good idea’ appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
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  • Alonso decided against joining LeMans – McLaren

    Mike
    3 May 2015 | 5:28 am
    The decision to sit out Le Mans this year was also taken by Fernando Alonso himself, McLaren insists. This week, during the three-week lull between grands prix, the media has taken a moment to consider the reasons for the demise of Alonso’s 2015 Le Mans plans. Late last year, it seemed certain that the Spaniard would be joining his friend...The post Alonso decided against joining LeMans – McLaren appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
  • Alonso could quit if McLaren-Honda stagnates – Massa

    Mike
    3 May 2015 | 5:11 am
    Fernando Alonso might decide to retire rather than keep struggling with McLaren-Honda. That is the claim of the Spaniard’s former Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa. Speaking to UOL Esporte, Massa had been asked about Alonso’s move from Ferrari just as the Italian team surged back to the front of the grid. In contrast, 33-year-old Alonso is now helping to build up...The post Alonso could quit if McLaren-Honda stagnates – Massa appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
  • Fallows believes Red Bull can catch up

    Mike
    3 May 2015 | 5:01 am
    Aerodynamics chief Dan Fallows thinks Red Bull can catch up despite its obvious engine disadvantage. Although Adrian Newey is known as the sport’s aerodynamic genius, Fallows’ quality was demonstrated last year as Red Bull and McLaren tussled over his services. Now, as Red Bull laments the fact the ‘power unit’ supplied by Renault is down on power, reliability and driveability,...The post Fallows believes Red Bull can catch up appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
  • Ferrari caught out ‘relaxed’ Mercedes – Villeneuve

    Mike
    3 May 2015 | 4:45 am
    Mercedes was caught by surprise by Ferrari’s 2015 resurgence, according to 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve. In Australia, the reigning world champion team appeared to have maintained or even extended its dominance of 2014 by easily driving to a one-two. But then in Malaysia, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won on merit. “It seems that, having achieved success, the team (Mercedes) relaxed...The post Ferrari caught out ‘relaxed’ Mercedes – Villeneuve appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
  • Sauber says Mosley’s budget cap ‘good idea’

    Mike
    3 May 2015 | 4:33 am
    Sauber has backed former FIA president Max Mosley’s renewed call for a budget cap in formula one. Earlier this week, ahead of the Strategy Group’s crunch meeting on May 14 about the future, Mosley told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport that teams should revisit the idea of limiting their budgets to $100 million per year. Under Mosley’s plan, those who...The post Sauber says Mosley’s budget cap ‘good idea’ appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
 
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  • #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 […]
  • F1 Fan Open Letter to Santa

    The F1 Poet
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:07 am
    F1 Fan Open Letter to Santa Dear Santa, let me start by saying, I’ve actually been quite good. I mean far better than Bernie, that much should be understood. I’ve watched every race, even the ones at the “crack of stupid” in the morning. I must admit however, I may have said unpleasant things without […]
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  • F1 2015 key statistics and facts after first six races

    thisisf1
    28 May 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Nico Rosberg won in the dramatic Monaco Grand Prix for the third season in a row following starting second on the grid. He was the first driver since Ayrton Senna to win the race three times in a row. Hamilton took his first Monaco GP pole with a lap of 1:15.098, a three-tenths quicker than team-mat... The post F1 2015 key statistics and facts after first six races appeared first on ThisisF1.
  • Which veteran will be available for Haas F1 at the end of 2015?

    Staff Reporter
    28 May 2015 | 4:53 am
    Following the Spanish Grand Prix media reported that, Esteban Gutierrez appears to be in pole position to head the new Haas team’s driver lineup next year. The Mexican had a “long meeting” with the incoming American team’s owner Gene Haas over the course of the Spanish grand ... The post Which veteran will be available for Haas F1 at the end of 2015? appeared first on ThisisF1.
  • FIA ruled out banning alcohol sponsorship in F1

    thisisf1
    28 May 2015 | 12:48 am
    FIA president Jean Todt has ruled out banning alcohol sponsorship in F1. During the Monaco grand prix weekend, a European alcohol policy group called Eurocare said the amount of alcohol-related exposure in the sport is “extreme”. “We now urge the involved bodies in F1 to move away ... The post FIA ruled out banning alcohol sponsorship in F1 appeared first on ThisisF1.
  • Maria de Villota investigation ‘unfortunate’ says father

    thisisf1
    28 May 2015 | 12:19 am
    Maria de Villota’s father has expressed disappointment with the way an investigation into a 2012 crash was concluded. Britain’s Health and Safety Executive this week announced that “no enforcement action is being taken” against the former Marussia team regarding de Villota... The post Maria de Villota investigation ‘unfortunate’ says father appeared first on ThisisF1.
  • Deadline on Lotus-Renault buyout deal looming

    thisisf1
    28 May 2015 | 12:02 am
    International media sources believe Lotus is on the cusp of being sold. Just two weeks ago, amid rumours the Enstone team was in talks with its former owner Renault, Lotus chief Matthew Carter declared: “My shareholders have said quite specifically the team isn’t for sale”. But the... The post Deadline on Lotus-Renault buyout deal looming appeared first on ThisisF1.
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  • FIA invites new teams to join F1 in 2016 or 2017

    28 May 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Image Courtesy: MercedesFIA is officially inviting new teams to join the F1 grid in 2016 or 2017, with interested candidates required to show a formal expression of interest by 30th June 2015. The final application must be sent before 1st September 2015.FIA will assess the applicant’s technical, financial and human resources, to ensure the team runs at a competitive level in the championship. It will also consider how much value the prospective team can add to Formula 1.The sport’s governing body also warned that if none of the applicants fulfilled the desired criteria, no new…
  • Mallya: The teams are running Formula 1

    27 May 2015 | 9:27 am
    Image Courtesy: Force IndiaForce India team principal Vijay Mallya has criticised the structure of F1’s decision making body - the Strategy Group - which allow teams to formulate rules according to their own agendas.The Strategy Group comprise of FIA, FOM and six teams, with the trio granted six votes each. Although Force India is a temporary member of the body, it feels its position is too insignificant to make a major impact. This was proved recently when the group voted for a string of changes for 2017 season, with each adding to the cost of going racing.“F1 is overly…
  • Top Five Drivers from 2015 Monaco GP

    25 May 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Image Courtesy: MercedesQualifying is always critical in Monaco and strong grid position rewarded drivers like Jenson Button and Sergio Perez who both finished in the top 10, despite troublesome starts to their respective campaigns. Williams - who described their lack of pace around the Principality as a one-off - finished well outside of the points despite two capable drivers behind the wheels of the FW37. But the driver of the day tag deservedly goes to Lewis Hamilton for his flawless drive from pole position.Image Courtesy: MercedesLewis HamiltonAfter being trounced by Mercedes teammate…
  • Top 10 Tweets from the 2015 Monaco Grand Prix

    24 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    Image Courtesy: MercedesNico Rosberg triumphed for a third successive time at Monaco on Sunday, after Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton became an innocent victim of a poor strategy call late in the race. Hamilton was cruising to his fourth win of the season until a collision between Max Verstappen and Romain Grosjean and the subsequent safety car changed the equation at the front of the field. The British driver pitted under the safety car and came out behind teammate Nico Rosberg and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel - who both stayed out - and failed to overtake either of them when the safety…
  • Top 10 Tweets from 2015 Monaco GP Qualifying

    23 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesLewis Hamilton took his first ever F1 pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, after Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg locked up on his final qualifying attempt. The British driver held provisional pole after the first run in Q3 and went on to better his laptimes by two tenths of a second, to bring Rosberg's pole run around the Principality to a halt. Sebastian Vettel could only manage third position, after topping FP3 earlier this morning, with cooling positions playing to the strength of rivals Mercedes. Both Red Bulls made it into the top five, with…
 
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    The Checkered Flag » Formula 1

  • FIA open tender for new potential 2016 F1 entry

    Paul Hensby
    28 May 2015 | 1:35 pm
    A new Formula 1 team could be added to the grid as early as next season as the FIA opened a new selection process to get a potential twelfth team onto the entry list. The sports governing body has been worried about entry levels dwindling, especially after the high-profile demise of the Caterham F1 Team at the end of the 2014 season, plus the troubles to save the Manor F1 Team ahead of this year, and have opened up the tender for a team to join the grid for either the 2016 or 2017 season. The deadline for applications is June 30, with the full applications due by September 1, with the final…
  • 2015 F1 Rookie Watch – Monaco

    Paul Hensby
    27 May 2015 | 12:45 am
    Rookie of the Race #55 – Carlos Sainz Jr – Spain – Scuderia Toro Rosso Despite not finishing as the best rookie on Sunday (that honour went to Felipe Nasr), Sainz Jr had a mightily strong weekend, compromised only by a daft error during qualifying when he (and his team) missed a mandatory call to the weighbridge. He had qualified an impressive eighth during the session, again outpacing his team-mate who keeps getting the plaudits, but saw that result nullified and his times deleted, with the Spaniard starting the race from the pit lane. Anyone who can start last from the pit lane and…
  • 2015 Formula 1 Championship Standings After Monaco GP

    Paul Hensby
    26 May 2015 | 3:10 pm
    2015 Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship Standings (Round 6/19) POSNO.DRIVERNATTEAMPOINTSWINS 144Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes1263 26Nico RosbergGERMercedes1162 35Sebastian VettelGERFerrari981 47Kimi RaikkonenFINFerrari60 577Valtteri BottasFINWilliams-Mercedes42 619Felipe MassaBRZWilliams-Mercedes39 73Daniel RicciardoAUSRed Bull-Renault35 826Daniil KvyatRUSRed Bull-Renault17 912Felipe NasrBRZSauber-Ferrari16 108Romain GrosjeanFRALotus-Mercedes16 1111Sergio PerezGERForce India-Mercedes11 1255Carlos Sainz JrESPToro Rosso-Renault9 1327Nico HulkenbergGERForce India-Mercedes6 1433Max VerstappenNEDToro…
  • Sergio Perez: “I’m very happy right now”

    Sarah Jones
    25 May 2015 | 2:22 pm
    The Monaco Grand Prix was a contrasting race for the Sahara Force India team, with Sergio Perez having a fantastic weekend and being rewarded with a seventh place finish, while Nico Hulkenberg had a difficult afternoon, sustaining front wing damage after making contact with Fernando Alonso on the opening lap. Perez was happy with what he achieved over the weekend and had nothing but praise for the team and their hard work, even if he had a bit of a straightforward race. Even though he tried to pass Kimi Raikkonen in the later stages of the race, he could not find a way past, but managed to…
  • Roberto Merhi: “I’m really happy with my result”

    Sarah Jones
    25 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    At the Monaco Grand Prix, the Manor F1 Team sadly did not get the opportunity to repeat their amazing result they achieved in 2014, but both of their drivers managed to finish the race; another great step forward for the team after everything they have been through in the past twelve months. Rookie driver Roberto Merhi finished in sixteenth place, which is best result of the season so far, and team-mate Will Stevens in seventeenth, although the Briton’s pace was hampered after he sustained front wing damage in the early stages of the race. Merhi commented that he was very happy…
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  • Team Mate Battles – Monaco GP

    Thomas Maher
    28 May 2015 | 6:56 pm
    In Formula One, the very first person you have to beat is your team-mate. So who did just that in Monaco? Let’s go through the teams and hand out the TMB points! Click here to read the rules to which the drivers are being judged. Points system: 1 point is awarded to the driver who sets the faster lap. 3 points are awarded to the driver who performs best in qualifying. 5 points are awarded to the driver who performs best on race day. Sauber: Only able to vie with Manor in Thursday practice, Sauber’s spiral to the back of the grid continued in Monaco. In their pre-BMW days, Sauber were…
  • FIA seeking new F1 team entry as soon as 2016

    Thomas Maher
    28 May 2015 | 1:50 pm
    The FIA have invited prospective F1 teams to tender an application for an open slot on the grid, seeking a possible entry as early as 2016. The FIA website tonight unveiled plans to invite to tender another F1 outfit to join the field. With the 2015 grid consisting of 20 cars and financial struggles for several of the existing squads, the FIA are seeking “sustainability and future success of the Formula One World Championship” by opening a selection process to identify a candidate team. The invitation says that the chosen team would enter at the “start of 2016 or…
  • Franz Tost: “Drivers need 3 years to understand Formula 1″

    Thomas Maher
    27 May 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost says it’s his belief that it takes around three seasons of racing before a driver is fully comfortable in Formula 1. Speaking in an exclusive interview with FormulaSpy.com over the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, Tost praised his two current drivers Max Verstappen & Carlos Sainz; stating that he believes “They are performing at the level we expected, or otherwise they would not drive for us.” With Toro Rosso axing Jean-Eric Vergne last season after three years with the team, Tost explained that he feels three years is the timeframe a driver…
  • Mallya hints at keeping Hulk & Perez; lashes out at bigger teams

    Thomas Maher
    27 May 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Force India owner Dr Vijay Mallya says that he feels F1 has become overly democratic, and that teams shouldn’t have the level of authority that they do. He also has signalled that he is very likely to keep his current drivers for 2016. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Formula1.com, Mallya spoke about Force India’s slow start to 2015 being due to the change of rules governing wind tunnel use. The team’s new VJM08 “B-spec” is expected to roll out before Silverstone, with Robert Fernley saying in last Thursday’s Team Principal Press Conference of being…
  • Berlin ePrix: di Grassi exclusion gifts D’Ambrosio victory

    Luke Murphy
    27 May 2015 | 1:34 pm
    The Formula E Championship ventured into an unfamiliar backdrop for round eight, putting aside the typical city-street scenarios and pitching up at the unused Berlin Tempelhof airport to race on a circuit designed entirely on a blank canvas. The Berlin ePrix qualifying session may not have had the controversy of Monaco, but that didn’t make it any less entertaining. Despite a multiple-race spell of the Trulli team being off the pace, team leader Jarno Trulli produced one of the surprises of the season by setting the fastest time in qualifying. He was less than one tenth of a second…
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  • FIA opens selection process for new team in 2016 or 2017

    Jack Leslie
    28 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    The FIA has opened up a new selection process for another team to enter Formula 1 at the start of 2016 or 2017. In a bid to ensure the long-term sustainability and future success of the sport, the FIA has invited potential new outfits to express their interest in joining the F1 grid. The field has decreased to 10 teams for the 2015 season following the demise of Caterham, but the Haas F1 Team is set to debut next season and increase the grid to 22 cars. However, concerns over the future of several current outfits remain. The FIA said in a statement: “Having due regard for the…
  • 2015 Monaco Grand Prix Driver Ratings

    Dan Paddock
    28 May 2015 | 8:48 am
    There were inspired performances up and down the field during the Monaco Grand Prix, but just how well did each driver do? Here are Richland F1’s driver ratings from Monte Carlo. Lewis Hamilton – 10/10 The reigning champion established himself as the man to beat during practice, but looked like he had blown it in qualifying until wrestling pole from team-mate Nico Rosberg in Q3 – the first of his career in Monaco. He led comfortably on Sunday until an ill-timed safety car and a horrible Mercedes strategy call cruelly cost him what would have been a certain win. Nico Rosberg…
  • Villeneuve: It’s dangerous to ask fans about F1 future

    Dan Paddock
    28 May 2015 | 4:41 am
    1997 Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says it is dangerous to ask fans for their input to influence the future direction the sport. The Grand Prix Drivers’ Association and long-running magazine AUTOSPORT both launched fan surveys last week, but Villeneuve says Formula 1 should focus on retaining its current fanbase, that attracting new fans. “It is dangerous to ask the fans what they want, because a lot of modern F1 is what the fans wanted,” Villeneuve told AUTOSPORT. “Obviously it doesn’t work. It is knowing what is required which is very intricate. You can’t…
  • Arrivabene gives Raikkonen qualifying ‘homework’

    Dan Paddock
    28 May 2015 | 4:06 am
    Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has joked that Kimi Raikkonen needs to do some ‘homework’ to improve his qualifying form. Raikkonen started the Monaco Grand Prix from sixth after a tough qualifying session, in which he lapped six tenths of a second slower than his team-mate Sebastian Vettel. Arrivabene says the Finn’s qualifying performances are now compromising his races and that he must improve. “The problem of Kimi is qualifying, because during the race we saw that, at a certain point of the race, he had the same pace as Seb,” Arrivabene said. “Yes, he got some…
  • Todt: Banning alcohol sponsorship ‘not possible’

    Dan Paddock
    28 May 2015 | 3:29 am
    FIA president Jean Todt has ruled out the prospect of a ban on alcohol sponsorship in Formula 1, stating it would be “not possible”. The European Alcohol Policy Alliance, known as Eurocare, last week called on the FIA and Todt to clamp down on alcohol sponsorship in the sport. An investigation by Eurocare targeting the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix found that TV viewers were exposed to an alcohol advert every five seconds. Three Formula 1 teams currently carry alcohol branding, with Williams running a Martini livery, Force India featuring prominent logos of drinks firms Smirnoff and Kingfisher,…
 
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