Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2017

Red Bull show off RB13

Red Bull Racing have unveiled their new 2017 contender ahead of the new F1 season - the RB13. The new engineering regulations mean that the engineers have been hard at work to ensure the car gives the team a chance to eclipse Mercedes this upcoming season after finishing second in the constructors' race last time out. Team Principal Christian Horner revealed earlier in the week: “We are like a swan on the surface and paddling furiously underneath but that is the same as every preseason […]

Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2017

Haas presents its 2017 challenger

Haas F1 Team’s 2017 challenger in the Formula One World Championship made its official debut today via the organization’s social media platforms and website. The car hits the track Monday for the first day of pre-season testing at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya. The VF-17 follows the team’s very first car, the VF-16, which carried Haas F1 Team to an eighth-place finish in the 2016 constructor standings. Twenty-nine points were scored by the VF-16 during Haas F1 Team’s inaugural season; the largest points haul of […]

Posted on Monday, February 20, 2017

Sauber launches 2017 car

Sauber F1 Team presented its 2017 contender during an online launch on Monday. The official rollout of the new C36-Ferrari will take place at the first winter tests in Barcelona next week. In the 2017 Formula One World Championship the Swiss team will be competing with Marcus Ericsson and the new arrival Pascal Wehrlei. Under the new ownership, the Sauber Group has the chance of a new beginning, and can establish itself and can create a solid basis for a competitive and successful future. CEO […]

Posted on Monday, February 20, 2017

Lauda and Wolff extends Mercedes deal

Mercedes-AMG Petronas officially confirmed that Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda have signed new contracts, which will keep them with the World Champion team until the end of 2020. This date aligns with the expiration of the current Commercial Agreement with Formula One Management. Niki Lauda began working with Mercedes in late 2012. Since 2013, he has held the role of Non-Executive Chairman of the board of Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd and holds a 10% stake in the Team. “The last few years have been some of the […]

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2017

Vanessa Low wins the inaugural Schumacher award

The Rio Paralympics Gold medalist Vanessa Low is the winner of the inaugural Keep Fighting Award, an initiative inspired by Michael Schumacher. The award will be presented by FIA President Jean Todt and reigning Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg on January 30, at Europe's largest sports business congress, SPOBIS, in Düsseldorf. The Paralympic athlete was chosen by the family of Seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher as "this impressive figure embodies and conveys the values that this prize wants to promote: to never […]

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017

Bernie Ecclestone becomes Chairman Emeritus of F1

Liberty Media has completed its previously announced acquisition of Formula 1 and appointed Chase Carey as Chief Executive Officer, in addition to his existing role as Chairman. Carey has replaced Bernie Ecclestone who has been appointed as Chairman Emeritus of F1 and will be available as a source of advice for the board of F1. “I am excited to be taking on the additional role of CEO. F1 has huge potential with multiple untapped opportunities. I have enjoyed hearing from the fans, teams, FIA, promoters […]

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017

Bottas joins Mercedes for 2017

Mercedes officially confirmed that Valtteri Bottas will line up alongside Lewis Hamilton in 2017 and fill the vacant seat left by Nico Rosberg’s retirement from the sport at the end of last season. The Finn becomes the 11th driver to compete in Formula One with the Silver Arrows, a move that was possible only after Williams agreed to release him from his contract. The 27-year-old native of Nastola, Finland has completed four seasons in Formula One with Williams, making 77 starts and scoring 9 career […]

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017

Massa to replace Bottas at Williams

Williams confirms that Felipe Massa has agreed to re-join the team on a one-year deal, coming out of retirement to replace Valtteri Bottas who the team has released to join Mercedes for the 2017 season. The Brazilian will race for a fourth consecutive season with Williams, alongside Lance Stroll who will make his Formula One debut in the 2017 Formula One Championship. Having joined Williams in 2014, Felipe has been instrumental in the team’s improved performance supporting resurgence to third place in the Constructors’ Championship […]

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017

Sauber signs Wehrlein for 2017

Pascal Wehrlein will complete Sauber’s driver line-up for the 2017 Formula One World Championship alongside Marcus Ericsson. The 22-year old German has proved his potential in junior single-seater racing, but above all with Mercedes-Benz in the DTM where he drove from 2013 until 2015, breaking record after record: he became the youngest debutant in 2013, the youngest race winner in 2014 and the youngest champion in 2015. “We are very pleased to confirm Pascal Wehrlein as our second race driver for the 2017 Formula One […]

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Paddy Lowe leaves Mercedes

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport confirms its Executive Director Paddy Lowe will be leaving the team after three and a half successful years. He has now begun a period of garden leave. The company’s Board wishes Paddy well with his future endeavours and thanks him for his significant contribution to the team’s achievements. In the short term, Mercedes’ technical organisation will continue to operate under the proven and established leadership of its senior directors Aldo Costa (Engineering Director), Mark Ellis (Performance Director), Rob Thomas (Chief Operating Officer) […]

Posted on Saturday, January 7, 2017

British GP future thrown into doubt

BRDC chairman John Grant has confirmed in letter to members that the Silverstone circuit will considering terminating its F1 contract from 2020. The news comes as a shock to Motorsport fans around Britain. The 2016 British GP attracted a record attendance over the four day weekend, with 122,000 spectators on Race day. The letter to BRDC members was leaked to ITV News. It read, “Your board would like to preserve the BGP at Silverstone for many years to come, but only if it makes sense […]

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017

Hungaroring upgrades confirmed for Moto GP arrival

Hungary is hoping that updates to its Budapest based circuit can secure the Moto GP series for the first time. The Hungaroring is currently undergoing a three year update programme, which began in March last year. The first stage was resurfacing the full 2.72 miles of circuit, the first time this has been done since the circuit’s construction in 1985. There are plans later this year to further modify some corners, as well as constructing new grandstands and television commentary booths. The final stage will […]