August 29th, 2013
FIA president Jean Todt is to face opposition in this year’s presidential election after FIA Foundation director General David Ward announced on Thursday that he will stand against him. Having revealed several weeks ago that he was considering putting himself forward as a candidate, Ward has decided to resign from his Foundation role to focus on an election campaign
July 28th, 2013
Formula 1′s first 2014 pre-season test in January is set to be moved back a week to give teams more preparation time for their new cars.
July 27th, 2013
Formula 1 teams are meeting ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix to try to finalise next year’s pre-season build-up plans – with Dubai set to hold two tests. After weeks of discussions over the tweaked plans for 2014 pre-season testing, teams and F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone will discuss how to align tests with the proposed 2014 calendar
July 24th, 2013
Jean Todt could face a challenge for his likely bid for a second term as FIA president from one of predecessor Max Mosley’s key aides.
July 24th, 2013
Giedo van der Garde insists he does not fear losing his Caterham Formula 1 seat to Heikki Kovalainen for the remainder of the season. The Dutchman beat Kovalainen to the second seat alongside Charles Pic in 2013, with the latter surprised that his underdog heroics had been overlooked
July 23rd, 2013
Pirelli is pushing to nail down a proper winter testing programme before 2014 – including a post-Brazilian Grand Prix test – to ensure Formula 1 avoids a repeat of this year’s tyre dramas.
July 22nd, 2013
Felipe Massa believes that better consistency rather than speed is the key to him securing his Formula 1 future with Ferrari. The Brazilian had a strong start to the campaign, but has suffered a spate of accidents and incidents in recent events to cast fresh doubts over his place at the team next year.
July 8th, 2013
GP3 championship leader Tio Ellinas’s Formula 1 test debut with Marussia has been confirmed for day one of the young driver sessions at Silverstone. The 21-year-old Cypriot earned the chance by being the affiliated Manor team’s top scorer in GP3 last year. Ellinas has grabbed an early edge in the GP3 title chase this year, opening a 19-point lead over Facu Regalia by the championship’s halfway point
July 7th, 2013
Romain Grosjean says relief at the Lotus team’s return to form in the German Grand Prix outweighs any disappointment over defeat. Grosjean looked a likely winner in the middle of the race as he closed on Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull. Ultimately, the Frenchman was demoted to third as his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, who switched back to soft tyres at a late final stop, came through to second
July 7th, 2013
Lewis Hamilton – 5th: “That was really a tough race out there for us today. I didn’t have a great start and the Red Bulls were much quicker off the line, dropping me back to third
July 3rd, 2013
Paul di Resta says all he can do to get himself into contention for one of the top-team Formula 1 drives potentially available in 2014 is to keep impressing at Force India. Mark Webber’s decision to leave F1 for Porsche’s sportscar programme means champion team Red Bull has a seat open next year. With Kimi Raikkonen among the Red Bull contenders and Romain Grosjean’s future uncertain , Lotus could have two vacancies for 2014, while Felipe Massa’s current Ferrari deal is up at the end of this season
June 30th, 2013
Fernando Alonso – 3rd: “If I’d been told this morning that I would have ended up on the podium, I would not have believed it possible.
June 30th, 2013
Felipe Massa believes Formula 1 drivers were lucky to escape more serious accidents after what he labelled a dangerous situation with the tyres in the British Grand Prix. Ferrari driver Massa suffered one of the five blow-outs seen on track, with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and McLaren’s Sergio Perez saying the situation was unacceptable .
June 29th, 2013
Daniel Ricciardo does not believe qualifying sixth for the British Grand Prix will make a significant difference to his chances of landing a Red Bull seat. The Australian is on Red Bull’s shortlist to replace Porsche-bound Mark Webber, along with Scuderia Toro Rosso team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne and Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen. While he is sure that his qualifying performance will have been noticed, he insists that a strong race result will be more important to his hopes of succeeding Webber
June 21st, 2013
Lotus has questioned Pirelli’s decision to bring more conservative tyres to the next few Formula 1 races. Following high numbers of pitstops earlier this year, and resistance from teams over Pirelli’s plan for tweaks, the Italian company has elected to be conservative with its next compound choices
June 17th, 2013
Felipe Massa believes Formula 1′s return to fast venues like Silverstone will help Ferrari get back on terms with Red Bull. The recent venues of Monaco and Montreal have not played to the strengths of the Ferrari package, and Massa’s team-mate Fernando Alonso has lost ground to Sebastian Vettel in the drivers’ championship. But rather than feel that the last two outings are an indication that Ferrari’s development push has stalled, Massa thinks that the next few races will show that the Maranello outfit can still deliver the form that has helped it win two races so far this year
June 17th, 2013
Mark Webber thinks that Formula 1′s more experienced drivers are struggling to get much satisfaction from the state of racing at the moment. With tyres becoming such a dominant factor in 2013, Webber believes that the way that degradation has to be managed through a race has taken away some of the pleasure of battling wheel-to-wheel
January 30th, 2011
Ferrari fans, shown here at the Japanese Grand Prix, hope the Ferrari F150 will be stronger than its Formula One predecessor. VALENCIA, Spain — Ferrari’s new F150 doesn’t look radically different from its 2010 F10 model but it is a very different animal.
January 10th, 2011
The Formula One field heads toward the first turn of the Suzuka Circuit at the start of the 2010 Japanese Grand Prix. (Steve Etherington Photo) BLOOMINGTON, Minn.
November 9th, 2010
BRAZILIAN TURNS: Sebastian Vettel leads the field through the opening turns of the Brazilian Grand Prix Sunday afternoon. (Steve Etherington Photo) SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Armed bandits failed to hijack Jenson Button’s car on Saturday evening. Button and three others were riding in a bullet-proof Mercedes driven by a police-trained driver.