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Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mallya: India an economy F1 can't ignore

Sahara Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya says that Formula 1 cannot ignore the potential that India has to offer. India joined the Formula 1 calendar in 2011 but there will not be a race at the Buddh International Circuit in 2014. Officials at the circuit have stressed that the event will return to Formula 1 in early 2015. "India is an economy that cannot be ignored," says Mallya. "This country has enormous potential, not just for Sahara Force India, but in terms of all the […]

Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Raikkonen 'a candidate' for Red Bull seat says Mateschitz

Kimi Raikkonen is "a candidate" to replace Mark Webber at Red Bull, team owner Dietrich Mateschitz has admitted. In the wake of the 'Multi-21' team orders affair, Red Bull denied speculation Webber's role as teammate to world champion Sebastian Vettel is now untenable. But even billionaire Mateschitz, a known strong supporter of 36-year-old Webber, agrees that the Australian could leave at the end of his 2013 contract. "Whether he retires, only he will choose," Austrian Mateschitz told Speed Week. "(But) Mark is definitely a candidate […]

Posted on Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ferrari bars its drivers from speaking to the press

Ferrari has announced that they will not allow their drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, to take part in any drivers' media interviews for the rest of the weekend in Barcelona. For some, this may be seen as an admission that they are struggling, although the Maranello squad has already said that they are not where they wanted to be and still have a lot of work ahead of them. Their decision seems to have not gone over well with the journalists present in Barcelona, […]

Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Ferrari launch cancelled because of snow

Ferrari has cancelled the launch of its 2012 car. The famous Italian team had already said the scheduled track debut of the new single seater on Friday appeared unlikely, due to heavy snowfall at Maranello. Work, however, had continued on the structures for the official launch of the car at the Fiorano test circuit. In the meantime, the snow has continued to fall. "Therefore, the decision has been taken to cancel the presentation ceremony for the new car, which was to have taken place at […]

Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011

Raikkonen and Grojsean to do Lotus demo run in Las Vegas

The Lotus F1 team is planning to hold a demonstration run with their Formula 1 cars in the streets of Las Vegas on February 18 and 19, 2012. The team's new drivers, Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grojsean will participate in the demonstration run, which will be held between the first and second winter testing sessions in Jerez and Barcelona. The Lotus demonstration run is part of a three day event called "F1 comes to Vegas", which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort and […]

Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sky F1 announce line-up for 2012

Sky F1 have announced today the line-up of the upcoming season, it has been one of the big topics of the end of the 2011 season since the Hungarian GP once the BBC announced that it would only be doing 10 races live for 2012 and highlights for the other 10 races. In an eagerly-awaited announcement, the station has confirmed that the hugely popular David Croft will join forces with Martin Brundle in the commentary box for each of the 2012′s races, with Brundle on […]

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The words and wisdom of Kimi

King of the one liners? You decide...

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2011

Rookie 'Rickardo' hopes to qualify for debut

Jul.8 (GMM) Daniel Ricciardo joked to a Spanish reporter that he did more interviews on Thursday than in his entire life until that point.

The Red Bull-backed rookie is making his grand prix debut this weekend, causing some commentators to hurriedly ...

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011

Manufacturers to drop support for 2013 engines

May 20 (GMM) The 2013 engine rules are on the cusp of being scrapped.

In interviews with Blick and Auto Motor und Sport this week, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone slammed the four-cylinder turbo formula as "a joke".

He is backed by Ferrari, and...

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ecclestone not in New York for F1 race talks

Mar.24 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has not travelled to New York this week to discuss a possible formula one race on Staten Island, it has emerged.

Explaining that the F1 chief executive had broken his earlier plans to attend the Melbourne season opener,...

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2011

Q & A with Rubens Barrichello

Q: How has the preseason build up been for you? Rubens Barrichello: This is my second year with the team and we are in much better shape than we were this time last year. Everything has been prepared well and the team are doing a really good job getting everything ready in time for Melbourne. Q: How does the FW33 compare to last year’s car? RB: I think we are better on performance than last year. The car is a different animal though so there […]

Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2011

Webber: I'll finish career at Red Bull

Mark Webber thinks he will see out his Formula 1 career at Red Bull Racing - after making it clear that he is fully focused on a long-term future with the reigning champions.During a sometimes tumultuous 2010 campaign, there was widespread speculation ...