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Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pirelli to only change rear tyres for Canada

The 'T-word' was still the big topic of conversation as the F1 world congregated in Monaco on Wednesday. But the big paddock whisper is that changes to Pirelli's 2013 tyres will be only minor in Montreal next month and beyond. According to the strong and widespread rumour, the only minor change will be to the rear tyres -- which is good news for Ferrari and Lotus, and not-so-good for Mercedes and Red Bull. "Anything else would be unfair," Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen is quoted by Auto […]

Posted on Monday, May 20, 2013

Pirelli confirms Canada changes less than announced

Pirelli on Monday essentially confirmed reports the F1 supplier will now make only minimal changes to its tyres for Canada next month and beyond. After the waves of controversy and criticism following the Spanish grand prix, the Italian marque announced it would be making structural and compound changes for Montreal that should reduce the number of pitstops per race. But, after Lotus and Ferrari sided strongly against Red Bull and Mercedes, the FIA reportedly also hit back behind the scenes, confirming that the rules say […]

Posted on Monday, May 20, 2013

Paddy Lowe to join Mercedes next month

Former McLaren technical director Paddy Lowe will join Mercedes on June 3rd, the Brackley based team has announced. Lowe had been expected to join Mercedes once his McLaren contract expired at the end of 2013, having left his position as McLaren's technical director earlier this year. However, an agreement has been reached between the two teams, allowing Lowe to join Mercedes in two weeks' time. A Mercedes statement reads that Lowe has been appointed 'Executive Director (Technical) and will work closely with Team Principal, Ross […]

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2013

Lauda hails Pirelli's tyre change

Niki Lauda has hailed Pirelli's move to alter the design of its 2013 tyres ahead of the Canadian grand prix next month and beyond. Lotus, arguably the team with the best grip on the Italian supplier's controversial tyres this year, is not happy with the decision. "It's clear that Pirelli have found themselves in a difficult situation and under pressure from different quarters," team boss Eric Boullier said. "I hope they (the changes) are not too extreme." Within the pitlane, the bulk of the 'pressure' […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pirelli making tyre change for own image says Red Bull

Pirelli has denied claims it is making major changes to its 2013 tyre design as a result of the pressure applied by world champions Red Bull. Following the controversy in the wake of Sunday's Spanish grand prix, Pirelli announced on Tuesday that it will make major changes in time for next month's race in Canada, including reverting to the basic structure of the 2012 tyre. However, before deciding to make the changes, Pirelli's Paul Hembery had warned that a reaction like that could hand the […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Pirelli to tweak tyres from Canada

Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery has confirmed that changes will be made to the 2013 tyres. The tweaks will come into effect from next month's Canadian Grand Prix. Pirelli has come under criticism from some quarters, most vocally from Red Bull, with regards to the 2013-spec tyres. Several leading drivers, including race winner Fernando Alonso, made four stops during the Spanish Grand Prix. "From Canada changes to be made to bring back 2 to 3 stops. Some structural changes combining elements 2012 and 2013 products," […]

Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2013

Rossi gets Canada practice run

Caterham reserve driver Alexander Rossi will test for the team in first practice at the Canadian Grand Prix next month. Rossi was due to drive in Bahrain but was called up to Caterham's GP2 team, postponing his run. "The weekends that I'm not doing GP2 I'll be looking to be drive the F1 car in Friday practice sessions and that will start in Montreal, he told ESPN. "Beyond that I'll be doing at least one more, and possibly others, but it's hard to say exactly […]

Posted on Monday, January 21, 2013

Timo Glock and Marussia part company

The 30 year old German has left Marussia by mutual consent, with team principal John Booth citing economic difficulties

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2013

Paul Hembery on Pirelli in F1

We catch up with Pirelli Motorsport Director Paul Hembery at the Autosport Show

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2012

BBC confirms Suzi Perry to front F1 coverage

The BBC has confirmed that Suzi Perry will present their coverage of Formula One in 2013. Perry replaces Jake Humphrey, who moves on to other ventures after four years presenting the sport. Perry presented MotoGP for several years. "Motorsport is my life and I've really missed being away from the grid. I am so excited to be joining the BBC," she said. "Working alongside such an eminent team and the F1 world is a huge honour and I can't wait to get started." The corporation […]

Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012

Lewis Hamilton searching for perfect farewell

Lewis Hamilton is looking to leave McLaren by winning his final race for the team. Hamilton claimed pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix in his 110th and last start for McLaren. "Pole! What a great feeling! It’s been a fantastic weekend so far. We don’t yet know for certain what the weather conditions will be like tomorrow, but I hope that both Jenson and I will be able to push for victory", he said. "I’ve usually started from fourth grid position at Interlagos, and […]

Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012

Tenth place the Promised Land for Marussia

Just two races remain for Marussia to hang on to tenth place in the Constructors Championship. Timo Glock's twelfth place finish in Singapore elevated his team above Caterham in the elusive battle for tenth place. "Going to Austin is a really big thing for the sport and everyone involved. The first race back in the US will be quite something for us. It’s a new track for all of the teams, and already it looks awesome on the simulations we have experienced and the images […]