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Montezemolo: Mattiacci is going to be at the helm for a long time, and I will be more hands on

Montezemolo: Mattiacci is going to be at the helm for a long time, and I will be more hands on

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has played down reports Marco Mattiacci is only a short term stop-gap solution at the top of the Maranello based team. It is reported Gerhard Berger or Ross Brawn are the more likely long-term successors following Stefano Domenicali’s sudden resignation. Flavio Briatore has already ruled himself out. “I have another […]

Marko: What annoyed us is that Renault were not open, now there is a constructive cooperation

Marko: What annoyed us is that Renault were not open, now there is a constructive cooperation

Renault’s 2014 V6 turbo power unit crisis began to ease when the French manufacturer became more open, according to outspoken Red Bull director Helmut Marko. He revealed during an interview with the Austrian news agency APA that when the depth of the pre-season crisis became clear, he began a series of emergency visits to France. […]

The Big Preview: Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit

The Big Preview: Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit

Following a thrilling Bahrain Grand Prix and last week’s test at the Sakhir circuit, what is fast proving to be a fascinating 2014 FIA Formula One Championship resumes this weekend with round four, the Chinese Grand Prix. The Shanghai International Circuit, located in the Jiading district of one of China’s most vibrant cities, presents a […]

Rosberg out to wreck Mercedes teammate Hamilton hat-trick bid

Rosberg out to wreck Mercedes teammate Hamilton hat-trick bid

Lewis Hamilton can chalk up three wins in a row for the first time in his Formula 1 career on Sunday but Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg will be doing all he can to deny him the hat-trick. Returning to the Chinese circuit where he took his first pole and victory in 2012, Rosberg has […]

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 and it will make us stronger as a unit

Grosjean: As a team we have to stay united and 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 […]

Maldonado: The potential is there we just need to focus and continue to push hard

Maldonado: The potential is there we just need to focus and continue to push hard

After completing his first full race distance for Lotus in Bahrain, Pastor Maldonado is eager to continue the progress at the Chinese Grand Prix weekend in Shanghai. What are your thoughts on Shanghai as a circuit? Shanghai is a very technical circuit with one of the longest straights of the season. It could be a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Domenicali stands down as Ferrari Formula 1 team principal

Domenicali stands down as Ferrari Formula 1 team principal

Stefano Domenicali resigned as Ferrari’s Formula 1 team principal on Monday with the company’s North America President and Chief Executive Marco Mattiacci appointed as his replacement. The Italian glamour team, the oldest and one of the most successful in the sport, have made a poor start to the season with two fourth places for Spaniard […]

Haas to have Formula 1 team on the grid in 2015 as entry accepted by FIA

Haas to have Formula 1 team on the grid in 2015 as entry accepted by FIA

Formula 1 could have an American constructor on the starting grid next year after the governing FIA approved an entry for NASCAR team owner Gene Haas on Friday. The International Automobile Federation said it was also considering another application made by former F1 team principal Colin Kolles. “In close consultation with the CRH (commercial rights […]

Red Bull appeal of Melbourne disqualification is first test of F1′s new era

Red Bull appeal of Melbourne disqualification is first test of F1′s new era

The first big technical controversy of Formula One’s new engine era will have its day in court on Monday, with champions Red Bull confident that they have a strong case in appealing Daniel Ricciardo’s Australian Grand Prix exclusion. Ricciardo finished second in his home race last month, his debut for Red Bull, but was disqualified […]

Montezemolo: To all those jealous people wanting Domenicali’s job they have to fight for it!

Montezemolo: To all those jealous people wanting Domenicali’s job they have to fight for it!

La Gazzetta dello Sport, the influential Italian sports daily, speculated on Friday that Ferrari could be poised to make a change at the top. It has long been reported that Stefano Domenicali, the fabled Maranello team’s chief, might not survive too many more disappointing seasons at the helm. “[I] say to all those jealous people […]

Marko: If our engine starts to work, then we have the opportunity to be back at the top

Marko: If our engine starts to work, then we have the opportunity to be back at the top

If Renault cannot improve its engine quickly enough, Mercedes will run away with the 2014 formula 1 world championship title. That is the warning of Helmut Marko, an outspoken director of the Renault-powered reigning world champions Red Bull. Engine supplier Renault has improved its troubled new turbo V6 engine since a disastrous winter season, but […]

Grosjean says Renault reliability and performance are unacceptable

Grosjean says Renault reliability and performance are unacceptable

Lotus driver Romain Grosjean is apparently becoming increasingly frustrated with the situation at his troubled team this season. Before the start season, video footage circulated on the internet depicting the Frenchman slamming his hand on a tool bench as the serious problems with the new E22 car became clear. Grosjean played that down at the […]

Wolff: Lewis and Nico can fight each other so long as there are no harakiri moves

Wolff: Lewis and Nico can fight each other so long as there are no harakiri moves

Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have been told the team rules for their future wheel-to-wheel battles in the wake of their spectacular duel during the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Silver Arrows pair thrilled the Formula 1 world last Sunday with their battle for victory at Sakhir, despite bosses urging them to “bring both […]

Tech Talk: Bahrain front wings and the never ending quest for more downforce

Tech Talk: Bahrain front wings and the never ending quest for more downforce

With potential developments of the all new V6 turbo Power Units now frozen, generating downforce through aero tweaks for the new era Formula 1 cars is a development battle which will rage all year long and in Bahrain some of the big hitters had some interesting front wing options on offer – tech guru Matt […]

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