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Posted on Friday, October 4, 2013

Sauber extends Ferrari powertrain partnership

Sauber has confirmed that they will continue their partnership with Ferrari into Formula 1's new era in 2014. Ferrari will supply Sauber with a complete powertrain, including engine, gearbox and ERS (Energy Recovery System). "We are pleased to extend our technical partnership with Ferrari taking Sauber into the new era of engines that starts in 2014," said team principal Monisha Kaltenborn. "Ferrari has been a long standing partner of the team, first from 1997 to 2005 and then again from 2010 onwards." "We are proud […]

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013

2014 F1 cars to be much heavier

Formula One cars will be much heavier in 2014, according to a report in the German newspaper Bild. The report by correspondent Frank Schneider said the V6 engines and related energy-recovery systems and batteries will make the 2014 machines weigh 50 kilograms more. "It will certainly be a big change," world champion Sebastian Vettel is quoted as saying, "and very different to drive." However, the 50kg calculation may not be as simple as that. Although the current V8s weigh just 95kg, while next year's V6s […]

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2013

Williams and Mercedes-Benz announce long-term engine partnership

The Williams F1 Team and Mercedes-Benz have announced the signature of a long-term engine partnership from the 2014 Formula One World Championship season onwards. Under the terms of the agreement, Williams will be supplied with a Mercedes-Benz Power Unit (Internal Combustion Engine plus Energy Recovery System) by Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) based in Brixworth, UK. Williams will continue to manufacture its own transmission. The 2014 regulations will set the sport’s engineers the challenge of completing a 300 km race distance on a fuel […]

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2013

Honda confirms F1 return with McLaren in 2015

Honda has confirmed that it will return to Formula 1 in 2015 as McLaren's engine supplier

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tost wary over 2014 financial challenges

Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost says that all Formula 1 teams will face a challenge due to the cost of the 2014 Power Units. Next season will see the introduction of V6 Power Units, which Tost says will be '100 per cent' more expensive. "I think all teams are faced with a huge challenge - both technically and economically. The 2014 car will mean a totally new Formula One. All technical philosophies of the here and now will be abandoned for something completely new," […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Marussia looks set for Ferrari power in 2014

Marussia looks set to use customer Ferrari engines in 2014. With the team's current supplier Cosworth unlikely to build a new power unit for next year's radical V6 rules, Marussia's choice appeared to have boiled down to Mercedes or Ferrari. "We'll talk with both," chief executive Andy Webb said in March. He said the price of the engine and energy-recovery 'ERS' package, to be significantly higher than the current V8 configuration, "will be an important factor". Webb indicated Marussia wanted to make its decision "by […]

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013

McLaren software causing problems for F1 teams

Pirelli's heavily degrading tyres were not the only 'control' components causing problems for F1 teams in Barcelona this week. The standard electronics used by every team, and supplied by McLaren subsidiary MES according to a FIA tender contract that was recently extended, was also toying with the patience of engineers up and down pitlane as the 'middle' pre-season test in sunny Spain got into gear. Red Bull - not McLaren's closest friends in the paddock - were being the most vocal at the Circuit de […]

Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Press Conference - Valencia

Reproduced with kind permission of the FIA Team representatives - Franz Tost (Toro Rosso), Riad Asmat (Caterham), Norbert Haug (Mercedes), Luis Perez-Sala (HRT), Eric Boullier (Lotus). Q: Franz, as it's your first time in the press conference this year, can you give us an assessment of your two new drivers? They've had time to settle down. Two drivers for whom there are a lot of new circuit too. Franz Tost: Yes. Daniel Ricciardo, our driver from Australia, he is a little bit more experienced, he did […]

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011

FIA rubber-stamps V6 engine rules for 2014

Jun.30 (GMM) As expected, the FIA has rubber-stamped the revised engine rules for the future.

The F1 Commission met recently and decided to scrap the ratified four-cylinder rules for 2013 in favour of a turbocharged V6 formula, to debut in 2014.

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