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  • Maldonado loses F1 drive

    Pastor Maldonado, the only Venezuelan to win a grand prix but also one of Formula One’s most incident-prone drivers, will be absent from the 2016 starting grid after losing his place at Renault-owned Lotus. “Today, with the utmost humility, I tell...

  • Pirelli to host ‘vital’ meeting on tyres

    Pirelli will host a meeting of Formula One’s key stakeholders in Milan next week to discuss how the sport wants the tyres to perform in future. Formula One is currently planning a rewriting of the rules from 2017 to improve the show with faster...

  • Formula One drivers want cockpit safety device for 2017

    Formula One drivers are calling for a new safety device to be installed in their cockpits from 2017, hoping the so-called “halo” will prevent the lethal threat posed by flying debris. Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA) chairman Alexander Wurz...

  • McLaren worked through Christmas on new F1 car

    McLaren abandoned their Christmas break in order to get their new car ready for the upcoming Formula One season. The famous British team, who last year endured the worst campaign of their glittering grand prix history, had to amend their schedule...

  • Manor F1 hire former Ferrari aero head Tombazis

    Formula One tailenders Manor F1, who operate on the smallest budget of any team, have hired high-profile former Ferrari and McLaren chief aerodynamicist Nikolas Tombazis to carry out the same role for them. The team, who failed to score any points...

  • Mercedes absent from pre-season Formula 1 tyre test

    Formula One world champions Mercedes will be absent from a pre-season wet tyre test organised by Pirelli in southern France this month and attended by the sport’s three other engine manufacturers. The Italian tyre manufacturer said only Ferrari,...

  • New Haas F1 car passes crash test

    The new US-owned Haas Formula One team looked forward to running their car for the first time in Spain next month after it passed a final mandatory crash test. The team, who have a European base at Banbury in central England, plan to unveil the...

  • F1 needs rule changes to make it more competitive says Horner

    F1 needs rule changes to make it more competitive says Horner

    Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has called on Formula One chiefs to bring an end to “predictable” results by changing the current regulations. Lewis Hamilton has won the last two world championships while Mercedes topped the 2014 and 2015...

  • German GP could make a comeback – Ecclestone

    German GP could make a comeback – Ecclestone

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone said Germany could return to the grand prix schedule if an agreement was reached with track owners, according to an interview in a German magazine. “I am sitting here with my pen and am prepared to sign a...

  • Renault complete purchase of Lotus team

    Renault have completed their takeover of the Lotus Formula One team and paid debts to creditors including the British tax authorities, the London High Court heard yesterday. “We have a completion of the share purchase,” a lawyer for the French car...

  • Haas set to roll out new car in Barcelona

    Haas set to roll out new car in Barcelona

    Formula One debutants Haas are on schedule to roll out their new car at the first test in Barcelona next February and are hoping to challenge for points in the opening race, according to team principal Guenther Steiner. Haas, the first US-owned...

  • Renault see much improved 2016 engine with Ilmor help

    Renault see much improved 2016 engine with Ilmor help

    Renault tripped themselves up this year in the rush to improve their troubled Formula One power unit but 2016 should be much better with the added assistance of Ilmor engineering, operations director Remi Taffin said yesterday. Reviewing the...

  • Alfa Romeo could return to F1, says Marchionne

    Fiat Chrysler could bring the Alfa Romeo brand back to Formula One as a competitor to Ferrari, chief executive Sergio Marchionne said. “It’s incredible how the Alfa marque remains in people’s hearts,” Marchionne, who is also Ferrari president,...

  • Button considered leaving F1 after nightmare season

    Button considered leaving F1 after nightmare season

    Jenson Button considered leaving Formula One this year as McLaren endured their worst season but said he decided to continue after talks with boss Ron Dennis and other key people at the team. “Last year I wasn’t sure if I’d be racing and it wasn’t...

  • Ferrari confirm accused engineer not joining them next season

    A Mercedes engineer who has been accused by the F1 world champions of data theft will not be joining Ferrari next year and never had a contract with them, the Italian team said yesterday. “There were talks but nothing led to a formal contract.

  • Mercedes sue Ferrari-bound engineer over Formula 1 data

    The Mercedes Formula One team is taking legal action against an engineer alleged to have downloaded sensitive performance data before he was due to join rivals Ferrari. “A legal action is underway involving Mercedes AMG High Performance...

  • Toro Rosso retain drivers after switch to Ferrari

    Toro Rosso retain drivers after switch to Ferrari

    The Toro Rosso Formula One team announced a switch from Renault to year-old Ferrari engines and said they would race next season with the same young line-up of Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz. “The Toro and the Cavallino are together again... what...

  • Renault to make full F1 return next year

    Renault will return to Formula One as a constructor next year after signing key contracts this week to acquire the struggling Lotus team. Announcing the move, a big boost for the sport after months of uncertainty, the French carmaker’s chief...

  • Hamilton wished he was on holiday in final races

    Hamilton wished he was on holiday in final races

    Lewis Hamilton wished he was on holiday once he had won a third Formula One title and the champion has also revealed he stayed up late working on music projects during race weekends. Speaking to BBC Radio yesterday, the Mercedes driver offered a...

  • Formula One’s new tyre rules puzzle even drivers

    Formula One’s new tyre rules puzzle even drivers

    Formula One’s 2016 tyre rules, giving more choice on the selection of compounds and strategy, have left even some drivers confused. “So far the new tyre regulation isn’t clear to me. I’m glad I have an engineer to help,” commented French driver...

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