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  • Vergne replaces De la Rosa as Ferrari test driver

    Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne has replaced Spaniard Pedro De la Rosa as Ferrari test driver, the Formula One team said. Vergne, who raced for Toro Rosso this year, will focus mainly on car development work in the simulator. Mexican Esteban Gutiérrez...

  • Ecclestone proposes new engine change

    Ecclestone proposes new engine change

    Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone will make a further attempt to cut the sport’s extravagant costs today. Ahead of a meeting of the Strategy Group that comprises the ‘big five’ – Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, Red Bull and Williams, plus the...

  • Ferrari wield axe in structural shake-up

    Ferrari have parted company with chief designer Nikolas Tombazis and engineering director Pat Fry, two of the men responsible for designing this year's car as the team endured their first season without a win since 1993. "Nikolas Tombazis and Pat...

  • F1 warming to social media

    F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone may have recently expressed his aversion to social media, but he insists Formula One is doing all it can to engage with fans. Bernie Ecclestone stated last month he is “not interested in tweeting, Facebook and...

  • Ecclestone sees the value of women in F1

    Ecclestone sees the value of women in F1

    Bernie Ecclestone believes one of his most trusted female aides could succeed him as Formula One supremo, almost a decade on from suggesting a woman’s place was in the kitchen rather than a race track. Sacha Woodward-Hill is a name relatively...

  • Ecclestone sees the value of women

    Ecclestone sees the value of women

    Bernie Ecclestone believes one of his most trusted female aides could succeed him as Formula One supremo, almost a decade on from suggesting a woman's place was in the kitchen rather than a race track. Sacha Woodward-Hill is a name relatively...

  • McLaren name Alonso and Button as 2015 drivers

    McLaren name Alonso and Button as 2015 drivers

    Spain’s double world champion Fernando Alonso and Britain’s Jenson Button will drive for Honda-powered McLaren next season, the Formula One team said yesterday. Alonso’s return to Woking, seven years after he left following an acrimonious season...

  • Ricciardo itching to get back behind the wheel

    Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo cannot wait to get back behind the wheel in a bid for redemption at his home Australian Grand Prix where a controversial disqualification robbed him of a maiden podium last season. Ricciardo thrilled home fans when...

  • McLaren set to announce their 2015 driver line-up

    McLaren set to announce their 2015 driver line-up

    McLaren could put a spring in Jenson Button’s step, or bring down the curtain on the 2009 world champion’s Formula One career, today when they are expected to an-nounce their 2015 driver line-up. The team, who are starting a new partnership with...

  • Ecclestone disappointed by Vettel’s attitude

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has criticised four times world champion Sebastian Vettel for the way he reacted to failure this year. The German, who has now left Red Bull for Ferrari, ended the season without a win after dominating the...

  • Red Bull’s factory raided, trophies stolen

    The Red Bull Formula One factory in Milton Keynes has been raided and thieves stole over 60 trophies, Police said yesterday. “Police were called at 1.30am today to the Red Bull Racing factory where a group of around six men used a vehicle to drive...

  • Force India to use Toyota wind tunnel in Germany

    Force India will use Toyota’s wind tunnel in Germany for all their aerodynamic testing from next season, the British-based Formula One team announced yesterday. “The decision to use Toyota’s facility in Cologne is indicative of our ambitions to...

  • South Korea returns, double points scrapped

    South Korea’s Formula One grand prix has been reinstated provisionally on a record 21-race calendar for 2015 while double points have been scrapped for the final round in Abu Dhabi, the sport’s governing body said yesterday. The International...

  • Caterham will be allowed to use 2014 car next year

    Caterham will be allowed to use 2014 car next year

    Caterham will be allowed to compete in Formula One next season with this year’s car if they find a buyer to keep them in business, the team’s administrator said yesterday. Finbarr O’Connell, who works for Smith & Williamson, told Reuters that the...

  • Webber has ‘no recollection’ of high-speed crash in Brazil

    Webber has ‘no recollection’ of high-speed crash in Brazil

    Former Formula One driver Mark Webber has “no recollection” of the high-speed crash that left him “bruised and concussed” at the World Endurance series race in Brazil, on Sunday. The 38-year-old Australian’s Porsche 911 made contact with Matteo...

  • Williams appoint Wolff as test driver

    Williams appoint Wolff as test driver

    Susie Wolff (picture) will take part in two grand prix practice sessions next season in a new role of official test driver for Williams, the F1 team said yesterday. Wolff, the British wife of Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff, has been...

  • Caterham remain hopeful buyer will come through

    Caterham remain hopeful buyer will come through

    Caterham are talking to a potential buyer who could put the stricken Formula One team back in business within weeks, according to administrator Finbarr O’Connell. “The big elephant in the room is always the buyer, but I am honestly talking to...

  • Hamilton says new contract a formality

    Hamilton says new contract a formality

    Lewis Hamilton says a contract extension with Mercedes is almost a done deal now that he has got his second Formula One champion-ship under his belt. “We haven’t discussed the nuances but it really is pretty much a formality I would have thought,”...

  • Todt ready to fight for cheaper F1 engines

    Formula One’s governing body believes progress can be made to bring down the cost of engines for struggling smaller teams. FIA president Jean Todt said he was hopeful something could be agreed when the sport’s strategy group and Formula One...

  • Arrivabene replaces Mattiacci at Ferrari

    Arrivabene replaces Mattiacci at Ferrari

    Marco Mattiacci’s brief reign as Ferrari Formula One principal ended yesterday with the troubled Fiat-owned outfit replacing him with Maurizio Arrivabene, the team’s third boss in nine months. The Italian joins from sponsor Philip Morris where he...

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