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F1

  • Ecclestone makes a bid for historic Nuerburgring

    F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has put in a bid to buy the famous yet financially troubled Nuerburgring circuit, it was revealed yesterday. The race track has gone into administration after local politicians loaded it with debt equating to around 50...

  • Marussia play down entry worry

    Marussia plan to attend the first pre-season Formula One test in Spain this month and have no concerns about their championship entry being listed as provisional, sporting director Graeme Lowdon said. The governing International Automobile...

  • Williams F1 team reinforce technical staff

    Williams announced the arrival of senior engineers from Force India, Mercedes and Lotus yesterday as part of an expansion of the Formula One team’s technical staff under Pat Symonds. The former champions, who finished ninth overall with just five...

  • Vettel goes for five in more ways than one

    Quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel went for five yesterday with the German choosing to have that numeral on his car when he is eventually deposed as number one. Under new regulations for 2014, Formula One drivers will have...

  • Button reunited with his two little ducks

    McLaren’s Jenson Button has chosen to roll back the years and race this season with the number 22 that he used in his 2009 title-winning campaign. “Two little ducks,” the 33-year-old Briton, who won his Formula One championship with the Brawn GP...

  • Lotus boss expects more teams to miss first F1 test

    Lotus will not be the only team to miss Formula One’s first pre-season test in Spain this month, principal Eric Boullier said yesterday. Lotus, who finished fourth overall last year despite financial difficulties, announced this week that they...

  • Fall happened off the piste

    French prosecutors investigating the skiing accident which left Michael Schumacher with a serious head injury have confirmed video footage taken from a camera on his helmet shows the seven-time Formula One champion was several metres off piste...

  • Lotus to miss pre-season test

    Lotus have decided to skip F1’s first pre-season test in Jerez this month to give themselves more time to work on their new car, the team announced this week. “We’re going to keep our car under wraps a little longer than some other teams,”...

  • Leave family in peace – Schumacher’s wife

    Michael Schumacher’s wife appealed to the media yesterday to leave the French hospital they have staked out since the German was critically injured in a skiing accident nine days ago and to let the doctors do their job. Corinna Schumacher also...

  • Schumi helmet camera handed to authorities

    A camera that Michael Schumacher was wearing on his helmet when he was injured in a skiing accident has been handed to authorities, the seven-time Formula One champion’s manager said. The racing driver, who suffered a severe head injury while...

  • Schumacher ‘stable’

    Seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was in a stable condition yesterday, three days after suffering brain injuries in a skiing accident, his agent Sabine Kehm said outside the French hospital treating him. Kehm urged...

  • Schumi slightly better but fragile

    French doctors treating Michael Schumacher for brain injuries sustained in a ski fall said the seven-times Formula One world champion was in slightly better condition yesterday after an over-night operation, but that he re-mained fragile. The...

  • Schumacher battles for life

    Seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was fighting for his life yesterday after suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps resort of Meribel, doctors said. “We can say that his condition is...

  • Schumacher suffers head injury in skiing accident

    Retired seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher suffered a head injury in a fall while skiing off-piste in the French Alps resort of Meribel yesterday, an official said. The 44-year-old German was wearing a helmet and was...

  • Formula One forced to cut spending as costs pinch

    Glamorous, high-tech and hugely profitable: With the lure of races from Monaco to Singapore, Formula One just keeps on giving so far as the money men controlling the motor sport are concerned. The business, in which private equity firm CVC is the...

  • Mexico’s Gutierrez completes Team Sauber 2014 formation

    Mexican Esteban Gutierrez will race with Swiss-based Sauber for a second season next year with Russian teenager Sergey Sirotkin signed as test driver, the Formula One team announced yesterday. Gutierrez will partner experienced German driver...

  • Ferrari want teams to discuss F1 future

    No one individual can replace Bernie Ecclestone at the helm of Formula One and teams must start planning for a very different future after the 83-year-old eventually leaves the stage, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has said. The Italian...

  • Tyre safety not in doubt – Pirelli

    Pirelli insists the safety of the tyres that will be used in the 2014 Formula One World Championship is not in question despite Nico Rosberg’s tyre blow-out during testing in Bahrain on Thursday. Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes and Toro Rosso have all...

  • Double points could be scrapped – Montezemolo

    Formula One’s decision to award double points at the last race of the season could be scrapped after next year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, if not before, according to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo. The Italian told reporters attending a...

  • Rosberg in high speed blow-out in Bahrain

    Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg escaped unhurt after a high speed blow-out during tyre testing in Bahrain yesterday. “Just spun at full speed 320km/h on Bahrain straight cause my tyre blew up without warning,” the German said in a tweet that was...

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