August 22nd, 2013
Heikki Kovalainen will return to Formula 1 action at the Belgian Grand Prix as he takes part in first free practice for the Caterham team. The Finn, who raced for the outfit until the end of last season, will take over Charles Pic’s car for the Friday morning session. Despite being dropped by Caterham at the end of last year, the Finn has kept close contacts with it – and drove for the team in FP1 in Bahrain and Spain to give it feedback on the 2013 car
August 9th, 2013
Robert Kubica could be driving a factory Citroen DS3 WRC before the end of this year, according to team principal Yves Matton.
August 5th, 2013
Romain Grosjean’s recent strong form is largely down to his improved approach outside of the car, according to Lotus trackside operations director Alan Permane. The 27-year-old has impressed during the past three race weekends, outqualifying team-mate Kimi Raikkonen twice and finishing on the podium in the German Grand Prix. “With Romain, certainly over these last few races, he really has come on a huge amount and most of that is outside of the car,” Permane told AUTOSPORT
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
Robin Frijns will be replaced by Adrian Quaife-Hobbs at the Hilmer GP2 squad for the remainder of the season. The reigning Formula Renault 3.5 champion joined Hilmer from the second round of the series in Bahrain and has competed in five rounds for the German squad. Frijns won in his third GP2 outing in Spain and has scored 45 points in total
July 24th, 2013
Poland’s return to the World Rally Championship is set to be confirmed when the 2014 calendar is voted on later this week. The calendar was expected at June’s World Motor Sport Council meeting, but had to be delayed due to ongoing contractual negotiations between individual event organisers and the WRC promoter.
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 16th, 2013
Pat Symonds will join Williams next month in place of technical director Mike Coughlan, who has left the team with immediate effect. Symonds, who has worked as a technical consultant for the Marussia team since 2011, will take up the role of chief technical officer on August 19.
July 10th, 2013
Jorge Lorenzo has warned that his Assen heroics are no guarantee of a similarly strong showing in this weekend’s Sachsenring MotoGP race. The world champion finished fifth in the Dutch TT despite breaking his collarbone in practice
June 28th, 2013
Paul Hembery: “Because of the rain, it meant that the drivers didn’t get as much running as they would have liked on the two sets of new prototype tyres that we brought here for free practice only, which is actually the same prototype hard tyre that we brought to Spain last month. On that occasion the running on this tyre was curtailed again due to rain during free practice.
June 28th, 2013
McLaren sporting director Sam Michael does not believe the wet weather during Friday practice for the British Grand Prix is a major setback for the team.
June 25th, 2013
McLaren is trialling planned British Grand Prix car upgrades at the Idiada test facility in Spain today.
June 13th, 2013
Pirelli has confirmed the construction of its tyres will remain unchanged at least until the Hungarian Grand Prix, scrapping its initial plan. The Italian tyre manufacturer had intended to introduce its modified tyres for the Canadian Grand Prix, but then agreed to just test them in practice before a planned introduction in the British Grand Prix.
June 11th, 2013
Valentino Rossi says it is imperative to fight back from his first-lap crash at Mugello and end a string of poor results in MotoGP’s forthcoming race at Barcelona.
September 6th, 2012
McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are the bookmakers’ tip for victory in this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix. Hamilton is the shortest priced, with Paddy Power offering 3/1 on him scoring his first Monza win on Sunday
January 23rd, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Having wound up its final private test session, Pirelli is ready for Formula One.
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.
January 7th, 2011
Narain Karthikeyan (HHP/Erik Perel Photo) MADRID, Spain — Narain Karthikeyan, the native of India who was voted the most popular driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2010, will return to Formula One this year to drive for HRT.
December 14th, 2010
NO BIKE PRO: Mark Webber recently admitted that he fractured his shoulder in a bicycle accident Oct. 3, one week before the Japanese Grand Prix. (Steve Etherington Photo) BLOOMINGTON, Minn.