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Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013

F1 cuts Carbon emissions by 7%

The Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA) has revealed that Carbon emissions across the paddock were cut by 7% between 2009 and 2011. FOTA revealed that data from 8 teams was analysed by environmental research analysis organisation Trucost. They found that fuel efficiency led to a 24% cut in carbon emissions from Formula One cars. There has also been a 14% fall in emissions from electricity use. Growth also took place, as the increasingly expanding calendar since 2009 means that emissions from business travel and freight rose by 38% […]

Posted on Sunday, January 6, 2013

F1 2012 DVD Review: Victorious Vettel

A review of the 2012 Season Review DVD

Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Kubica to contest European rally series in 2013

Robert Kubica looks set to return to full-time competitive action in 2013. Multiple media reports, including German's Sport Bild and also SID news agency, claim the former BMW and Renault driver will contest the European Rally Championship (ERC) at the wheel of a Ford Fiesta. SID said the Pole, who has still has limited use of his right arm in the wake of his February 2011 rally crash, has received clearance to enter the Fiesta with modified controls. "It would be incredible if Robert came […]

Posted on Monday, December 10, 2012

Parr confirms Ecclestone triggered F1 exit

Former Williams chairman Adam Parr has confirmed it was Bernie Ecclestone who pushed him to leave Formula One. Earlier this year, Briton Parr - Williams' de-facto team principal - suddenly quit, despite his apparently rising stature within the Oxfordshire based team and the F1 paddock. His shock departure was met with cynicism, as it coincided with the end to an impasse with F1's chief executive over Williams' stalled Concorde Agreement negotiations. The Telegraph hinted at the time that Parr "was the victim of a power […]

Posted on Friday, November 23, 2012

Raikkonen skips Thursday for longer LA holiday

Kimi Raikkonen, undoubtedly F1's most laid back driver, reportedly skipped Thursday's proceedings at Interlagos. Normally, drivers attend media and sponsor functions, meet with their engineers and walk the circuit at grand prix venues on the day before the official practice action kicks off. But according to the Finnish MTV3 broadcaster, 2007 world champion Raikkonen was on Thursday still holidaying in Los Angeles, in the wake of last weekend's US grand prix in Austin, Texas. Meanwhile, Lotus team boss Eric Boullier denied reports the 33-year-old has […]

Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Time to say goodbye for Schumacher

Michael Schumacher will take part in his final Formula One race this weekend

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012

Downcast Schumacher appalled by performance

Michael Schumacher was left searching for words after a dismal showing at the United States Grand Prix. Schumacher started from fifth place but tumbled down the order, eventually finishing in sixteenth place. "I can't find any words other than ironic ones for the race today - there was a lot of action around me but unfortunately in the wrong direction", he said. "To say that the race was a real struggle would be an understatement". "I couldn't get any grip from my first set of […]

Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012

Bianchi tests Ferrari improvements for Alonso

Ferrari is still pushing hard to give Fernando Alonso a title-winning Ferrari for the final back-to-back head-to-head with Sebastian Vettel. With Red Bull and Vettel's qualifying problems allowing Alonso to claw back 3 points in Abu Dhabi, the Spaniard is still 10 points adrift with just Austin and Brazil to go. And with the red F2012 still not a match for the Adrian Newey-penned RB8, Alonso said after finishing second in Abu Dhabi: "We need to keep working and in Maranello they work day and […]

Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012

Angry Perez says 'no reason' to skip India practice

Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton appear to be in the process of falling out of favour within their respective teams. Hamilton is moving from McLaren to Mercedes for 2013, to be replaced at the famous British by Sauber's Perez. Mexican Perez was sidelined in morning practice in India early on Friday, ostensibly due to a heavy cold. He was replaced by Esteban Gutierrez, who is tipped to move into Perez's race seat full-time next year. Perez has told Argentine Fox television, however, that he was […]

Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Lotus confirms young driver line up

Lotus has confirmed their line up for the young driver test in Abu Dhabi next month. The team will give a day of testing to Nicolas Prost, Edoardo Mortara and Davide Valsecchi. Prost, son of four times world champion Alain, will test on Tuesday 6th November. "I’m really looking forward to driving for Lotus F1 Team at a test in this year’s car, which we have all seen to be strong at so many Grands Prix this year. It’s a great honour for me as […]

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012

Todt: I am not a dictator

FIA president Jean Todt has insisted that his role as president should not be dictatorial. The Frenchman has been in charge of the FIA since 2009 and his predecessor, Max Mosley, told The F1 Show on Friday that Todt needs to be more confrontational. "For me, the FIA must have a bigger impact, not erosion", Todt told The Financial Times. "I'm not a dictator trying to control. The contribution and the role of the FIA has to be protected, to be respected. The FIA is a non-profit […]

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Button critical of Sauber drivers

Jenson Button criticised both Sauber drivers for their aggressive action at the start of the race. Button was hit by Perez at Turn 1 and, terminally, by Kobayashi at Turn 3. "It seems both Sauber drivers think the first lap of the race is the only lap. They have got a great car underneath them and could score such great points here if they just kept their heads together. I don't know what they were doing", he told BBC Sport. "I got a really good start and […]