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June 17th, 2013
A move into the LMP2 division is the perfect fit for British sportscar manufacturer Caterham, according to company design chief Mike Gascoyne. Gascoyne, head of the Caterham’s Technology & Innovation arm, explained that building an LMP2 for the customer market makes sound business sense for the group
June 17th, 2013
A German-based motorsport design group has become the latest organisation to reveal that it is ready to begin building an LMP1 prototype to the 2014 rulebook. ADESS AG, which was responsible for the new-for-2013 Lotus T128 LMP2, has announced that it is in the final stages of the design of a P1 for next season. It is now looking for a partner team aiming to field two cars in next year’s World Endurance Championship to bring the project to fruition.
June 17th, 2013
Williams has vowed not to give up on its current car, despite enduring its worst start to a season in its Formula 1 history. Ahead of its 600th F1 start at the British Grand Prix, Williams has yet to score a world championship point in 2013 on the back of struggles with its FW35. But although the difficulties may have tempted it to switch all its resources on to the challenge of the new 2014 regulations, deputy team principal Claire Williams says the outfit is determined to get itself back in shape this year
June 7th, 2013
Mercedes could have gained an advantage in the design of next year’s car by being able to get a first taste of Pirelli’s 2014 tyres, reckons Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn. Ahead of an FIA International Tribunal hearing into whether or not Mercedes breached the rules in running its 2013 car for a recent Pirelli test, Kaltenborn suggests that the benefits for the Brackley-based outfit could go beyond this year. “From the facts that we have heard in the media, they were testing 2014 tyres,” said Kaltenborn
May 28th, 2013
Japanese constructor Dome has taken a step closer to giving the green light to its all-new LMP1 prototype built to the 2014 rulebook. Dome revealed that it was working on a car to succeed last year’s S102.5 for the new rules last October and has now completed the first stage of wind-tunnel testing with the design, to be known as the S103. Hiroshi Fushida, Dome managing director, said: “We have done more than a week in our own windtunnel with the model of the 2014 car and will soon go again
May 22nd, 2013
A British motorsport engineering consultancy has completed the design of a LMP1 prototype to the new-for-2014 rulebook with which it aims to enter the Le Mans customer market. Perrinn Limited is ready to begin building the car as soon as the first customer signs up for the project and believes it can have the first chassis up and running in four months from the first order.
May 15th, 2013
Formula E has confirmed that Renault has signed up as a technical partner and unveiled new images of the design of the car for its inaugural season in 2014. AUTOSPORT revealed in April that Renault was interested in joining forces with the FIA and FE car constructor Spark, and on Wednesday the French firm’s role was officially announced
May 14th, 2013
Pirelli will make changes to its tyres from the Canadian Grand Prix in a bid to rein back the excessive degradation that has affected Formula 1 this year. After admitting that having four-stop races like the Spanish Grand Prix was too much, Pirelli is to change the tyre structures so they incorporate some of the characteristics from 2011 and ’12.
May 14th, 2013
Lotus boss Eric Boullier wants his team to be “greedy” and start pushing for more wins, even though its consistent form has put it in title contention.
April 26th, 2013
Formula 1′s new cars are set to run for the first time in January next year as teams work on finalising a revamped pre-season build-up for the new 2014 regulations. With the switch to 1.6-litre V6 turbo power units prompting all-new cars for next season, teams have already been discussing a totally revised testing plan ahead of the campaign in a bid to ensure that everyone is as ready as possible for the first race.
April 4th, 2013
Formula 1 teams are set to hold an extra pre-season test in 2014 to allow more track running for the new 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 engines. Teams have been lobbying for an early first test, but although it is impossible to bring forward the first test significantly, a proposal is on the table for a fourth pre-season test to be added.
March 21st, 2013
Pastor Maldonado remains convinced that the 2013 Williams is a fundamentally good car despite its poor form in Australia. After a promising winter, Williams tumbled to the back of the field in Melbourne and was uncompetitive all weekend. Valtteri Bottas could only finish 14th, while Maldonado spun out, having labelled the car “undriveable”.
March 8th, 2013
Charles Pic: “I’m looking forward to returning to Melbourne, this time for my first race with Caterham F1 Team and I think it’s going to be a good weekend.
February 28th, 2013
Williams has opted to abandon the controversial exhaust vane that featured on its launch car, following the FIA’s ruling that it felt the design was illegal. The FW35 had appeared at last week’s Barcelona test with a two-part vane inside the Coanda tunnel, which was designed to help channel exhaust gases down to the crucial floor area of the car.
February 19th, 2013
Williams and Caterham may have to drop the controversial vanes that sit in the ‘Coanda channel’ of their 2013 Formula 1 cars after being advised that the FIA considers them to be illegal. The new Williams FW35 features a two-part vane behind the exhaust, mounted at the top of the u-shaped channel into which the exhaust pipes exit, while Caterham has a similar one-piece part placed a little lower
February 15th, 2013
Caterham team principal Cyril Abiteboul believes Formula 1 must consider easing the criteria that teams have to meet in order to qualify as a constructor. The designated ‘listed parts’ that teams must produce themselves to qualify as a constructor have, for the first time, been published in the public domain in this year’s Sporting Regulations . The list exists to prevent full-blown customer cars from being used, but Abiteboul believes parts that are not significant performance differentiators should not be on the list
February 6th, 2013
Caterham insists it is not concerned by suggestions it may need to change its exhaust layout before the start of the 2013 Formula 1 season. Lotus technical director James Allison told reporters on the opening day of Jerez testing that the design of the Caterham exhaust could be illegal. When asked for his comments on rival machinery, he said: “I have barely looked at anyone else’s car, but I saw a detail on the Caterham’s exhaust that I am not sure will survive until Melbourne…” It is understood that the matter relates to a small piece of bodywork at the exit of the Caterham exhaust, which directs the airflow towards the floor.
February 4th, 2013
The new Toro Rosso STR8 is set for major aerodynamic changes as the year progresses after the team focused on mechanical improvements with its launch-spec car. Technical director James Key admitted that the major differences between this year’s machine and its predecessor are currently on the mechanical side, but that some fundamental concepts are being worked on for introduction later in the season
February 2nd, 2013
Sauber is not talking to any manufacturers other than Ferrari about a 2014 engine supply, but admits it has not secured a deal for Formula 1′s new technical era .
February 2nd, 2013
The new Sauber C32′s aggressive narrow sidepod packaging was inspired by Sergio Perez’s accident in qualifying for the 2011 Monaco Grand Prix. Chief designer Matt Morris revealed at Saturday’s launch of Sauber’s 2013 Formula 1 car that Perez’s side-on impact with the wall at the chicane at just over 60mph made the team realise that it was possible to reduce the width of the sidepods by almost 50 per cent. Despite such a drastic reduction in the size of the sidepods, Morris is certain the Sauber has not over-reached itself with the design, even though it took a long time to make the packaging possible