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Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New Jersey governor says no problem with 2013 race

New Jersey governor Chris Christie is not worried plans for a Formula One street race next June are set to collapse. Bernie Ecclestone triggered the uncertainty by revealing that the race organisers currently do not have a contract, despite the fact a June 16 date for the 'grand prix of Jersey' was ratified by the FIA at the end of last week. The New York race, however, was listed with an asterisk denoting 'TBC' (to be confirmed). Governor Christie said he phoned chief organiser Leo […]

Posted on Friday, September 7, 2012

D’Ambrosio back on track

Lotus driver Jérôme D’Ambrosio made a solid start to his Italian Grand Prix with 65 uneventful laps of Monza. Standing in for Romain Grosjean, who it serving a one-race suspension, this is D’Ambrosio’s first grand prix of the season. He finished FP1 in 15th position, a second slower than team-mate Kimi Räikkönen. In the afternoon he closed that gap to sixth-tenths and finished the session P12. “Today went pretty well overall and it feels good to be back in the car,” said the Belgian driver. […]

Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Marussia to use KERS in 2013

The Marussia F1 Team has confirmed that they will be using KERS for the first time in 2013. Pat Symonds, Marussia's technical consultant, also confirmed that the team will continue to use Cosworth engines. "We will continue with the Cosworth engine. We are happy with the work we are doing with them and I think that we are working together to try and improve the areas that we are able to under the regulations. We are concentrating on improving the driveability of the engine and […]

Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012

Belgian Grand Prixview

As August turns into September, the F1 field rolls into the Ardennes Forest. It's F1, it's Spa!

Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2012

Magny Cours to host second Young Driver Test

The former home of the French Grand Prix, Circuit de Magny Cours, is to host the second Young Driver test after next month's Italian Grand Prix. The circuit has not been used by Formula One since financial problems caused organisers to cancel the 2009 event. It is understood that Mercedes, Ferrari and Force India will use the venue from September 11th to 13th. The past two tests have taken place following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November, but several teams had voiced concerns about […]

Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Turkey, Greece eye spots on F1 calendar

Turkey could return to the F1 calendar. Between 2005 and last year, despite poor spectator attendance, drivers enjoyed the Hermann Tilke-designed Istanbul layout, featuring the unique quadruple-apex Turn 8. But the race was not included on the 2012 schedule, after organisers and F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone disagreed over the sanctioning fee. 81-year-old Ecclestone, however, said on Wednesday that he, the teams and the FIA are "happy" to go to Turkey. He told the major daily Haberturk: "If we can solve this (fee) problem, Turkey […]

Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012

Racing surface going down at 2012 US GP track

Organisers of the 2012 US grand prix have begun to lay the crucial racing surface at the brand new Circuit of the Americas. Watching the progress at the bespoke venue in Austin, Texas, was Alexander Rossi, Caterham's 20-year-old Californian test driver. "I was blown away," he told local broadcaster YNN, "I was almost speechless with how impressive it is because seeing it on paper is one thing, but to be able to actually drive around it, and feel the flow of it and the rhythm […]

Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2012

F1 looks to solve costs crisis

Formula One is always glamorous and shiny, but this weekend in Valencia, a harsh alter-reality is also obvious. Floating in the port city's harbour is the Indian Express, one of the world's biggest and most valuable private superyachts that is owned by Vijay Mallya, the boss not only of Force India but also the sinking airline Kingfisher. That the Indian billionaire's boat is such a centrepiece this weekend is a paradox, amid near-empty grandstands in crisis-struck Spain and frenzied discussions in the motor homes about […]

Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2012

Valencia looks set to race off F1 calendar

If this weekend's Valencia street race is the Spanish city's last, the cries of disappointment will be barely heard. Instead, the opposition to the race has been shrill in the build-up to the 2012 running. A residents group calling itself 'Circuit Urba No' has published a letter to Fernando Alonso complaining bitterly that the race should be scrapped amid Spain's financial crisis. "The grand prix creates an illusion of fantasy accessible to very few people," the letter to the Ferrari driver pleaded. All the signs […]

Posted on Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ecclestone to push calendar beyond 20 races

The new Concorde Agreement will allow Bernie Ecclestone to expand F1's race calendar. The current deal provides for 17 races, with only separate agreements with the teams pushing the existing race schedule to twenty grands prix between March and November. F1 chief executive Ecclestone said this weekend in Monaco that he is close to finalising the 2013 commercial contract with all the teams. Writing in the Guardian newspaper, business journalist Christian Sylt reports that the new deal will "allow Ecclestone to set up more races". […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Abu Dhabi criticises young driver test shakeup

The boss of Abu Dhabi's F1 circuit has criticised plans to run the young driver test at Silverstone later this year. Originally, the young driver test was scheduled to take place as usual this year at Yas Marina, the week after the Abu Dhabi grand prix. But, due to the calendar congestion at the end of this season, the majority of teams have decided instead to go to Silverstone in July, with only the two Red Bull-owned teams sticking with the Abu Dhabi plan. Lotus […]

Posted on Monday, May 7, 2012

Red Bull teams stick with Abu Dhabi test plans

Red Bull's two teams look set to test alone in Abu Dhabi later this season. Until recently, the now-traditional young drivers' test - giving inexperienced drivers the chance to drive current F1 cars amid the sport's strict testing limits - was scheduled to take place as per usual at the Yas Marina circuit in November. But those plans were reconsidered due to this year's congested calendar. India takes place just one week before Abu Dhabi, the young driver test is scheduled for the week after […]