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Montezemolo: I have decided to focus on a young manager that I believe in a lot

Montezemolo: I have decided to focus on a young manager that I believe in a lot

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed early criticism of the Scuderia’s new Formula 1 team boss Marco Mattiacci. First, he applauded the ousted Stefano Domenicali for taking responsibility for the fabled team’s poor results and choosing to resign. “Resignations in Italy are rare,” said Montezemolo, who appointed Ferrari North America chief  Mattiacci – an […]

Marko: We’re amazed by aggressiveness that Mercedes used to argue against us

Marko: We’re amazed by aggressiveness that Mercedes used to argue against us

Outspoken Red Bull motorsport consultant Helmut Marko has hit back at Mercedes, after the German squad this week called on the court of appeal to come down hard on the World Champions. As Red Bull appealed Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne disqualification in Paris on Monday, a lawyer for rival Mercedes argued at length that the FIA […]

Grosjean: As a team we have to stay united it will make us stronger as a unit

Grosjean: As a team we have to stay united it will make us stronger as a unit

Romain Grosjean looks to the Chinese Grand Prix hoping to celebrate his 28th birthday with an improved performance at Shanghai and a crack at the points for Lotus. What are your thoughts on the Shanghai circuit? Shanghai is not my favourite race of the year, but I will be spending my 28th birthday there so […]

Smallest teams write explosive letter to F1 power brokers

Smallest teams write explosive letter to F1 power brokers

Formula 1′s four smallest teams have combined to write a letter complaining about the state of the sport and their plight within it to the powers that be at the highest level. Sport Bild revealed that the letter, initiated by Marussia and also signed by Caterham, Force India and Sauber, was addressed to the other […]

Ricciardo surprised by Lotus struggles with Renault engine

Ricciardo surprised by Lotus struggles with Renault engine

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he is surprised Lotus is still struggling so much with its Renault power unit. Following the post-Bahrain test last week, Lotus’ Romain Grosjean slammed the situation as “not acceptable”, after both himself and teammate Pastor Maldonado struggled simply to run the E22 amid ‘power unit-related’ issues. The similarly […]

Ferrari priority is to establish themselves as second best team

Ferrari priority is to establish themselves as second best team

Ferrari say they are not targeting runaway Formula One leaders Mercedes but want to establish themselves as second-best team in the short term. The Italian team, who this week replaced team principal Stefano Domenicali with Marco Mattiacci, want to bounce back at this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix from a disappointing showing in the last race, […]

Ferrari rope in Italian Olympic boss to keep up the noise against new era Formula 1

Ferrari rope in Italian Olympic boss to keep up the noise against new era Formula 1

Formula 1′s new look makes no sense and is tantamount to self-harm, Giovanni Malago the head of the Italian Olympic Committee has said in comments highlighted by Ferrari as supportive of their own criticism. “I speak on behalf of Italian sports people and fans, I don’t like this Formula One and in my opinion it’s delivered […]

Chinese Grand Prix: Marussia preview Shanghai

Chinese Grand Prix: Marussia preview Shanghai

Round 4 of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix, takes place this week in Shanghai, the final season-opening long haul round before the championship moves into Europe. Over a decade on from its completion, the Shanghai International Circuit, which was conceived as the race circuit for the […]

Renault Sport F1 Chinese Grand Prix Preview

Renault Sport F1 Chinese Grand Prix Preview

Renault Sport F1 preview the Chinese Grand Prix, Round 4 of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, in Shanghai. Rémi Taffin, Renault Sport F1 head of track operations: We’re feeling more confident ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix. While we know that the others are still ahead, we have made some good progress in the […]

Red Bull: We are of course disappointed by the outcome

Red Bull: We are of course disappointed by the outcome

Formula 1 team Red Bull’s appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix has been rejected by the International Court of Appeal, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said on Tuesday. “The Court, after having heard the parties and examined their submissions, decided to uphold the Decision No.56 of the Stewards by which they […]

McLaren and Gillette enhance partnership

McLaren and Gillette enhance partnership

Press Release: Gillette, the world’s leading male grooming brand, is enhancing its collaboration with McLaren Mercedes, one of the most prestigious and successful teams in F1 history. The two brands are extending their partnership to bring to life an innovative marketing campaign focused on Precision Engineering. The partnership covers Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. […]

Berger, Brawn or Bell all candidates to replace Domenicali

Berger, Brawn or Bell all candidates to replace Domenicali

Within hours of Ferrari’s confirmation that Team Principal Stefano Domenicali has left the team, Mercedes announced its own split with Technical Director Bob Bell. Irishman Bell, who worked with Fernando Alonso when the Spaniard won his titles at Renault, only joined Mercedes in 2011, so speculation that he might be in line to be Domenicali’s […]

Red Bull appeal fails as International Court of Appeal upholds Melbourne disqualification

Red Bull appeal fails as International Court of Appeal upholds Melbourne disqualification

The following hearing of the International Court of Appeal took place in Paris on Monday 14 April 2014: Appeal lodged by the Österreichischer Automobil-Motorrad und Touring Club – Oberste Nationale Sportkommission für den Motorsport (ÖAMTC-OSK) on behalf of its licence-holder Infiniti Red Bull Racing against the decision N°56 dated 16 March 2014 of the FIA […]

Formula 1 move for Danica Patrick impossible says Haas

Formula 1 move for Danica Patrick impossible says Haas

Danica Patrick, the world’s most famous female racing driver, will not be making the switch to Formula 1 with Haas. The 32-year-old drives in NASCAR for new Formula 1 entrant Gene Haas’ team, but Haas said on Monday he plans to hire from within the sport for his first year and hopefully pair that driver […]

Mercedes seeking big punishment for Red Bull

Mercedes seeking big punishment for Red Bull

Championship leader Mercedes has urged FIA judges to add to reigning Formula 1 world champion Red Bull’s penalty amid the fuel flow affair. In Paris on Monday, the judges heard Red Bull’s appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne sanction, and upheld the disqualification, but Mercedes argued that the original penalty was actually not enough. The German […]

Chinese Grand Prix: Williams preview Shanghai

Williams team and drivers preview the Chinese Grand Prix, Round 4 of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, in Shanghai; Rob Smedley: Shanghai is one of the very modern circuits with a good mix of high speed and low speed corners. It is a very particular track in that it has two corners which are […]

Chinese Grand Prix: McLaren preview Shanghai

Chinese Grand Prix: McLaren preview Shanghai

Formula 1 returns to the Far East for round four of the 2014 world championship, the Chinese Grand Prix. The race takes place just outside Shanghai, China’s industrial and financial capital, and the on-track action is always frenetic thanks to the Shanghai International Circuit’s huge straights, wide run-off areas and notoriously unpredictable weather. Shanghai International […]

Inside Line: Ferrari pave the way for the return of Ross Brawn to Maranello

Inside Line: Ferrari pave the way for the return of Ross Brawn to Maranello

Stefano Domenicali finally relinquished his post as team principal of Ferrari, for many the decision was long ovedue and although he resigned the post the truth is he was sent packing but given the diginified option of resignation – arrivederci Stefano, bygones are bygones let’s move forward… Formula 1′s most famous team is desperate for […]

Bell resigns as Mercedes technical director

Bell resigns as Mercedes technical director

Bob Bell has resigned as technical director of the championship-leading Mercedes Formula One team, with Executive Director Paddy Lowe taking on his duties. Mercedes said in a statement on Monday that Bell had resigned his position last December and would leave the team in November this year to pursue “new challenges outside the company”. Bell […]

Decision on Red Bull Melbourne disqualification appeal on Tuesday

Decision on Red Bull Melbourne disqualification appeal on Tuesday

The FIA will rule by Tuesday at the latest on Red Bull’s appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s exclusion from the Australian Grand Prix, the Formula One governing body’s International Court of Appeal (CAI) said on Monday. “We will announce the decision tomorrow morning at the latest,” CAI General Secretary Jean-Christophe Breillat said at the end of […]

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