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Ecclestone hits back at Texas Speedway boss criticism

Ecclestone hits back at Texas Speedway boss criticism

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has hit back at Eddie Gossage, the president of Texas Motor Speedway, after the latter made disparaging remarks regarding the clash of dates between the grand prix in Austin and a NASCAR race at TMS. Ecclestone told PA Sport, “We’ve a small problem that [NASCAR] don’t have – we have […]

Vettel: To win every race since the summer break is unbelievable, the car has been phenomenal

Vettel: To win every race since the summer break is unbelievable, the car has been phenomenal

The record breaking statistics are simply astounding as quadruple F1 World Champion signed off his season in the best way possible: yet another win! The 13 of one of the most remarkably dominant seasons in the history of the sport. Nine of those victories scored in succession and despite long ago being crowned champion for […]

Barrichello says he nearly replaced Raikkonen for final two races

Barrichello says he nearly replaced Raikkonen for final two races

Rubens Barrichello has revealed that he very nearly made a return to Formula 1 to replace injured Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus. The 41 year old Brazilian veteran, whose last grand prix was in Sao Paulo for Williams in 2011, told reporters at Interlagos, “I really thought the Lotus deal was clear, that it was going […]

Briatore: US GP showed that Lotus made very bad choice with Kovalainen

Briatore: US GP showed that Lotus made very bad choice with Kovalainen

Formula 1 returnee Heikki Kovalainen has responded to his former Renault manager Flavio Briatore, after the Italian claimed that Lotus should not have signed him. Drafted in to replace the injured Kimi Raikkonen for the last two races of 2013, fellow Finn Kovalainen initially impressed in Austin last weekend but finished the US Grand Prix […]

Circuit of the Americas CEO Sexton resigns

Circuit of the Americas CEO Sexton resigns

The Circuit of The Americas (COTA) CEO Steve Sexton has resigned, with its president Jason Dial assuming the role. The Austin-based circuit has hosted Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix since last year. The 2013 iteration took place over the weekend before Sexton’s resignation was announced. The venue will also be home to ESPN X […]

Maldonado admits that his Williams sabotage claim was wrong

Maldonado admits that his Williams sabotage claim was wrong

Pastor Maldonado has admitted that it was wrong to publicly accuse Williams of sabotage, after a poor result in the Qualifying session for the USGP in Austin – the first race since the Venezuelan’s decision to leave the Grove based team was announced. Maldonado said at the time that he suspected that the Williams mechanics […]

Despite big crowd in Texas, Formula 1 is still chasing the American dream

Despite big crowd in Texas, Formula 1 is still chasing the American dream

A year after making a splashy return to the United States, Formula 1′s American dream has yet to come true with the glamour sport unable to fully captivate a huge market it has long coveted. While motor racing fans across the globe planned their Sunday around the United States Grand Prix, for Americans it was […]

Brawn: Hamilton’s bad tempered radio calls no problem

Brawn: Hamilton’s bad tempered radio calls no problem

Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn has come out in defence of star driver Lewis Hamilton, after the British driver made bad-tempered and contradictory radio calls to his engineer in Austin. When told during the US Grand Prix to look after his tyres, the 2008 World Champion hit back : “That’s what I’m doing man, let […]

Rosberg: What Sebastian’s car can do in the corners is madness

Rosberg: What Sebastian’s car can do in the corners is madness

Nico Rosberg has described the performance of Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull as crazy, in the aftermath of the World Champion’s record breaking eighth consecutive win of the season at the United States Grand Prix. After a weekend of disappointing pace in Austin, Mercedes driver Rosberg admitted that watching onboard footage of Formula 1′s dominant champion […]

Maldonado: I accumulate energy and explode, but it’s not that I am crazy

Maldonado: I accumulate energy and explode, but it’s not that I am crazy

Venezuelan Formula 1 driver Pastor Maldonado has blamed a surge of stress and pent-up emotion for the harsh and accusatory words he levelled at his Williams team over the U.S. Grand Prix weekend in Austin. Maldonado had suggested that Williams might have sabotaged his car in Saturday qualifying as an explanation for why Finnish rookie […]

Red Bull claims 1.9 second pitstop record during Austin race

Red Bull claims 1.9 second pitstop record during Austin race

Amid all the champagne celebrations for Sebastian Vettel’s eighth win in a row in Austin on Sunday, Red Bull still found time to claim another Formula 1 record for the quickest ever pitstop. The team said after the US Grand Prix that Australian Mark Webber had stopped in the pits for less than two seconds. […]

Alonso: I’m tired, very tired and I felt stressed all weekend from all the battles

Alonso: I’m tired, very tired and I felt stressed all weekend from all the battles

Once the prince of Formula 1 and holder of all the youngest ever records at the pinnacle of the sport, Fernando Alonso will head to Brazil this week battling to keep pace with the sport’s new king of speed. The two-time world champion Spaniard will also be leading Ferrari’s forlorn fight to finish as runners-up […]

Sutil: I don’t see a big point in talking to Maldonado, he’s on a different planet

Sutil: I don’t see a big point in talking to Maldonado, he’s on a different planet

Pastor Maldonado’s future in Formula 1 was the subject of renewed conjecture following his high-speed collision with Adrian Sutil in Sunday’s United States Grand Prix. The moody Venezuelan had already stirred up discussion over his on-track value to a team – despite bringing $40 million in sponsorship with him – after accusing Williams of sabotage […]

Straight eight historic winning streak puts Vettel ahead of childhood idol Schumacher

Straight eight historic winning streak puts Vettel ahead of childhood idol Schumacher

Sebastian Vettel promised that he would never get used to winning, even as he celebrated a record eighth victory in a row at the United States Grand Prix on Sunday. Asked whether he felt like pinching himself at what he had achieved, Red Bull’s quadruple World Champion grinned: “Not just step back and pinch. I […]

Grosjean rises to occasion and seizes role of Lotus team leader

Grosjean rises to occasion and seizes role of Lotus team leader

Romain Grosjean was hailed as a future Lotus leader on Sunday after second place at the U.S. Grand Prix highlighted just how much progress the Frenchman has made since his ‘first lap nutcase’ days of 2012. “You have represented Lotus in a very proud way,” he was told by American great Mario Andretti, Formula 1 […]

Vergne penalised for collision with Gutierrez on final lap in Austin

Vergne penalised for collision with Gutierrez on final lap in Austin

Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne was handed a 20-second post-race penalty for colliding with Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez on the final lap of the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday, dropping the Frenchman from 12th to 16th place. The drive through penalty was imposed after the finish of the race won by Red Bull’s quadruple World Champion Sebastian […]

Vettel: Eight in a row…it’s one of those records you never expect to be beaten

Vettel: Eight in a row…it’s one of those records you never expect to be beaten

For the eight time in a row, and the twelfth time this season, we are writing about a Formula 1 race weekend in which Sebastian Vettel has triumphed and invariably his victory has been comprehensive. Thankfully the season is coming to an end because we are simply running out of superlatives to describe the quadruple […]

Grosjean: I’m very proud to represent Lotus and my guys that are working in Enstone

Grosjean: I’m very proud to represent Lotus and my guys that are working in Enstone

The absence of Kimi Raikkonen from the Lotus team has galvanised Romain Grosjean, who has taken his game to the next level, as he inherits the mantle of team leader – the ‘first lap nutcase’ of a year ago delivered one of his most impressive performances of his F1 career to date – on his […]

Webber: I’m happy to finish on the podium in front of American fans for the last time in F1

Webber: I’m happy to finish on the podium in front of American fans for the last time in F1

Mark Webber scored a podium finish in his final appearnace in the United States as a Formula 1 driver, although he qualified second and managed a good start (for a change) his line into Turn 1 compromised his exit and he fell back to fourth place. He fought back to take third when the chequered […]

Ferrari: This weekend ended with a result that can’t be seen as satisfactory

Team and drivers report from the United States Grand Prix, Round 18 of the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship, at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Stefano Domenicali: “This weekend ended with a result that can’t be seen as satisfactory. The race lacked any major dramatic moments and the outcome was decided on the […]

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