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Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013

'Long term' F1 deal for New Jersey

The promoter of the American Grand Prix says a new long term deal is now in place to hold a Formula 1 race around the streets of New Jersey. The inaugural race around the streets of Weehawken was due to take place this weekend but was postponed in October 2012 and the contract cancelled by Bernie Ecclestone. But race promoter Leo Hindery insists that the event will take place in 12 months' time. "Thanks to the patient, invaluable support of Bernie Ecclestone and FOM [Formula […]

Posted on Monday, February 4, 2013

F1 'not a sport' as Petrov bows out - manager

Vitaly Petrov's manager admits Caterham was the Russian's "only possibility" to stay in Formula One this season. "We knew this a few days ago, about the decision of the team, which we have to respect," Oksana Kosachenko, referring to Dutchman Giedo van der Garde's deal for 2013, is quoted by R-Sport. "I wouldn't say we didn't expect it." Kosachenko said she will now look at what other options there are, such as a test driver seat for 28-year-old Petrov. "We have a few offers for […]

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013

Russian Grand Prix set for November 2014

The inaugural Russian Grand Prix is set to be held in November 2014. Anatoly Pakhomov, the major of Sochi, insists that construction is still on schedule. "It will be held in November, after the Olympics," he told Reuters. "The circuit’s construction is being closely monitored by the regional government. Everything is going according to plan. If we had any problems we would have asked for help from other regions." It remains to be seen how a Russian Grand Prix will be slotted into an already congested […]

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013

Twitter savvy Alonso wants fewer races

Fernando Alonso believes that the Formula One season should not be so long. 2012 featured twenty races, with the calendar stretching from testing in February to the finale at the end of November. "Last year we had the last Grand Prix at the end of November and almost right up to Christmas, there were events I had to take part in," he said. "There’s almost only the end of year holiday when one can have a break and I’ll try to fit in a few […]

Posted on Friday, December 28, 2012

Sources say Petrov to keep Caterham seat

'Russian sources' report that Vitaly Petrov is set to keep his Caterham seat for 2013, the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat claims. Already this week, the 28-year-old's manager Oksana Kosachenko revealed that "all the necessary work on our part is done -- and it's for Caterham to decide". Petrov's teammate in 2012 was Finn Heikki Kovalainen, but Caterham has already announced that Charles Pic will be driving one of the green-liveried cars next year. Among the other candidates to be Pic's 2013 teammate are Giedo van […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Petrov likely to race at Sochi in 2014

Vitaly Petrov will almost certainly contest Russia's inaugural grand prix at Sochi in 2014, his manager Oksana Kosachenko has revealed. But whether the 28-year-old will still be on the grid next season is a different matter, with Rusnovosti reporting that staying at Caterham in 2013 appears "unlikely" for Petrov. Kosachenko said she is examining two options. "We are working hard, there are some plans and a particular programme we have," she said. "We have almost absolute certainty that Petrov will start in Sochi in 2014." […]

Posted on Saturday, August 4, 2012

Good news from F1 hosts Austin and Russia

There is good news from new Formula One hosts in Texas as well as Sochi, Russia. Austin's new Circuit of the Americas announced that three-day general admission tickets for its inaugural grand prix in November have sold out. US media reports said the venue estimates a whopping 120,000 spectators will attend on all three days of the race weekend. "Worldwide fan interest has been remarkable," spokesman Geoff Moore said. And the Austin American Statesman newspaper said the first layers of track asphalt have been laid, […]

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New boss says 2014 Russian GP plans on track

The new boss of Sochi's 2014 Russian grand prix project insists the race plans are on track. There has been speculation the event could be delayed until 2015 because the resort city's hosting of the 2014 winter Olympics is the priority. But new chief Alexander Bogdanov said: "There is only one objective. There is a contract signed with FOM, with Bernie Ecclestone, and my goal is to fulfil the obligations. "There have been rumours, and one reason is that there was a kind of information […]

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012

Moscow enjoys F1 spotlight on spare weekend

'Moscow' was the word on F1 fanatics' lips at the weekend. On the last days off before the arduous Hockenheim-Hungary double header, Russia was the centre of the sport's attention. Although the coastal resort city Sochi will host the first Russian grand prix in 2014, modern F1 cars and current drivers including Lewis Hamilton demonstrated their wares on a temporary street circuit around the Kremlin. "I think Moscow has an opportunity, I hope, in the future to put on a street race," Briton Hamilton is […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Is F1 heading for a calendar problem?

Does Formula One have a calendar problem? We take a look.