أرشيف وسم ‘ UK ’

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ferrari to launch 2013 car on February 1st

Ferrari has confirmed that they will launch their 2013 challenger on February 1st. The unveiling will take place at their Maranello factory in Italy. Ferrari's launch takes place on the same day as Force India, who will be unveiling their VJM06 at Silverstone. 2013 launch dates: McLaren MP4-28  Thursday 31st January  TBC, United Kingdom Ferrari TBA Friday 1st February Maranello, Italy  Force India VJM06  Friday 1st February  Silverstone, United Kingdom  Sauber C32  Saturday 2nd February  Hinwil, Switzerland  Red Bull RB9  Sunday 3rd February  Milton Keynes, UK

Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mercedes: F1's V6 future sounds 'sweet'

The sound of F1's future is not as loud, but nonetheless "sweet". That is the claim of Mercedes' Formula One engine boss Andy Cowell, as he welcomed reporters to the German marque's Brixworth (UK) factory for a first glimpse of the 2014-spec V6. After becoming accustomed to screaming normally aspirated engines, F1 fans will have to adjust to the soother tones of turbocharged 1.6 litre power next season. But Cowell said fears grand prix racing will sound tame in 2014 are unfounded, insisting the V6s […]

Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2013

'Dream come true' as new McLaren recruit Perez targets title

Sergio Perez has said that it is a 'dream come true' to drive for McLaren. The 22 year old Mexican replaces Mercedes bound Lewis Hamilton for 2013, joining Jenson Button at the team. "As soon as you walk through these doors, you see these great cars and there is so much history with this team that you immediately feel great. It's a dream come true to drive for this team," he told Sky Sports News. Perez, who took three podiums for Sauber in 2012, insists that […]

Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2012

McLaren to launch MP4-28 at the end of January

McLaren will unveil their MP4-28 on Thursday 31st January

Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mercedes designing 'completely new' 2013 car

Mercedes is working on a "completely new car" for the 2013 season, Niki Lauda has revealed. Lauda, the F1 legend and triple world champion, is Mercedes' brand new non-executive chairman -- the main link between the Stuttgart carmaker and the Ross Brawn-led, UK-based team. With this year's W03, Nico Rosberg won in Shanghai and Michael Schumacher lapped the quickest in qualifying at Monaco, but otherwise the silver machine has often been a disappointment. With the regulations staying essentially stable next year, ahead of the radical […]

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Honda not ruling out F1 return

Honda is not ruling out a return to Formula One in the future. The Japanese carmaker pulled out of the sport after the 2008 season, amid the global financial crisis and the slump in new car sales. But Honda's head of research and development Yoshiharu Yamamoto has told autocar.co.uk that the marque still sees F1 as an attractive platform. "On a personal level I love racing, but there is a lot involved when you are in F1 -- it is the very top of auto […]

Posted on Saturday, September 29, 2012

Is good coverage the key to cracking America?

Formula One and the USA have never gone hand in hand. Is this about to change?

Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2012

Marussia to conclude de Villota crash caused by 'mistakes'

Marussia is tipped to reveal in the coming days that Maria de Villota's test crash was the result of a "chain of unfortunate circumstances and mistakes". The team recently insisted that, following an internal investigation, a failure of the 2012 car had been ruled out as the cause of the incident. Spaniard de Villota, 32, is currently in a Madrid hospital, having spent 17 days in a Cambridge (UK) hospital recovering from severe head and facial injuries that required the amputation of an eye. "We're […]

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

De Villota family not commenting on Marussia statement

Maria de Villota's family is awaiting the findings of subsequent investigations before commenting on the recent Duxford crash. Marussia said in a statement this week that an internal "detailed investigation" showed that the car was not to blame for the 32-year-old Spaniard's crash into a stationary truck. The implication was that driver error was the cause, but the British-based team did not actually say that. An official investigation is being conducted by the Health and Safety Executive, the independent UK regulator for work-related accidents. "This […]

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012

The Duxford testing accident - Marussia F1 Team concludes its own investigations

14 days after Maria De Villota’s accident at Duxford Airfield, the Marussia F1 Team has now completed its own detailed investigation into the cause of the crash. The accident occurred on 3 July during a straight-line test, at which Maria was making her testing debut for the Team and driving an F1 car for the fourth time in her career. The Marussia F1 Team conducted an initial analysis immediately after the crash. This aimed to identify the causes and contributory factors behind the accident and […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

De Villota could return to Spain this week

Maria de Villota could leave Addenbrook's hospital in Cambridge (UK) and return to her native Spain by the end of the week, Germany's Auto Motor und Sport reports. Marussia's 32-year-old female test driver has been in the hospital since losing her right eye after the horror accident at Duxford airfield early last week. De Villota's sister Isabel said on Monday that Maria has moved out of the intensive care unit, after Marussia chief John Booth revealed she had emerged from an artificial coma to speak […]

Posted on Monday, July 9, 2012

De Villota no longer in intensive care

Maria de Villota has moved out of the intensive care unit at a Cambridge (UK) hospital. Marussia boss John Booth said on Sunday that the team's test driver is no longer in an artificial coma and has therefore been able to speak with her family, including her father and former F1 driver Emilio de Villota. "Her level of sedation has been reduced markedly," he told the Spanish broadcaster Antena3. De Villota's sister Isabel is quoted by the Spanish media as saying the 32-year-old has "made […]