Formula One

  • Ferrari keep up the noise against new-look Formula One 15-04-2014 11:05 PM

    Formula One's new look makes no sense and is tantamount to self-harm, 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...
  • Red Bull lose Daniel Ricciardo appeal 15-04-2014 03:40 PM

    Formula One 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 No56 of...
  • Sounds like F1 is on right track: Mosley 15-04-2014 02:58 PM

    London: Formula One is on the right track with its new V6 turbo engines and the governing body can ignore criticism from those in the sport pushing their own agendas, according to former FIA president Max Mosley. The International Automobile Federation is conducting a study into the noise of the...
  • NASCAR team owner Gene Haas plans to field F1 team 15-04-2014 09:59 AM

    NASCAR team owner Gene Haas is out to prove that an America-based team can succeed in the Formula One racing series. "I think we can beat the Europeans at their own game," Haas said Monday at a news conference. Haas said he plans to field a team "Haas Formula" either...
  • Mercedes push for Red Bull sanction in dispute 14-04-2014 09:00 PM

    Paris: Mercedes tore into Formula One rival Red Bull at an appeals court hearing on Monday over the disqualification of Daniel Ricciardo at the Australian Grand Prix, saying the team flouted rules and must be shown a "yellow card" to stop it from becoming a repeat offender. The court said...
  • Mercedes technical director leaving after season 14-04-2014 08:43 PM

    Brackley: Mercedes says its technical director will leave the Formula One team at the end of the 2014 season and will not be replaced. The team says Bob Bell resigned in December but will not leave until November to pursue "new challenges outside the company". Bell's responsibilities will then be...
  • Stefano Domenicali quits as Ferrari team principal 14-04-2014 04:57 PM

    Italy: Stefano Domenicali has resigned as Ferrari team principal after six years in charge and will be replaced by Marco Mattiacci, president of Ferrari North America. After a poor start to the season, Domenicali says "it's time to make an important change. As head, I take on the responsibility of...
  • Michael Schumacher showing 'small signs of progress': spokesperson 14-04-2014 02:03 PM

    Michael Schumacher is "showing small signs of progress", his spokeswoman said on Sunday, with the Formula One legend slowly recovering from devastating brain injuries suffered in a ski accident. "There are short moments of consciousness and he is showing small signs of progress," Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm told German broadcaster...
  • Paris court hears Red Bull's appeal in fuel row 14-04-2014 01:57 PM

    Paris: The dispute resolution tribunal for motorsport is hearing Red Bull's case against the disqualification of Daniel Ricciardo from the Australian Grand Prix. Ricciardo was stripped of his second-place finish, and the 18 points that go with it, in last month's race because his car exceeded the sport's new fuel-flow...
  • Red Bull appeal is first test of F1's new era 12-04-2014 04:43 PM

    The first big technical controversy of Formula One's new engine era has its day in court on Monday with champions Red Bull confident 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,...
  • Sao Paulo extends Formula One contract until 2020 12-04-2014 02:59 PM

    Sao Paulo: Sao Paulo's Interlagos circuit will remain on the Formula One schedule until at least 2020. The Interlagos circuit, whose previous F1 contract was to run to 2015, will also undergo major redevelopment work, Sao Paulo's prefecture said in a statement Friday, reports Xinhua. Rennovation work will include a...
  • Gene Haas Formula One entry accepted by FIA 12-04-2014 08:26 AM

    Formula One 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...
  • Force India's Nico Hulkenberg keen to make amends in China 10-04-2014 10:28 PM

    The Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend was the best-ever race for Force India but it still left their highly rated driver, Nico Hulkenberg, "disappointed". Sergio Perez pipped Hulkenberg to record Force India's second-ever podium finish at a floodlit Sakhir Circuit. Perez, who had scored a point to Hulkenerg's...
  • Mercedes driver duel has hidden depths 10-04-2014 08:59 PM

    The rivalry between Mercedes team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg produced an epic battle under the floodlights in Bahrain last weekend but what Formula One fans saw was just the tip of the iceberg. Behind the scenes, on separate sides of the garage and with teams of engineers trawling...
  • Red Bull F1 team replaces Prodromou as head of aero 09-04-2014 04:51 PM

    London: Dan Fallows has been appointed head of aerodynamics at Formula One champions Red Bull with McLaren-bound Peter Prodromou now on 'gardening leave', the team said on Wednesday. Red Bull said Fallows, who left the team last year after working as aerodynamics team leader, had returned and was starting his...
  • Marussia F1 team now independent from car company 09-04-2014 04:40 PM

    London: The Marussia Formula One team is no longer owned by Marussia Motors and the closure of the Russian sportscar maker will have no effect on its operations, the British-based outfit said on Wednesday. The RIA Novosti news agency reported that Marussia Motors, who took a majority stake in what...
  • Fernando Alonso has faith in Ferrari fightback 07-04-2014 08:22 PM

    Fernando Alonso believes Ferrari can still be title contenders despite the Italian glamour team's disappointing start to the Formula One season. The Spaniard finished ninth in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, one place ahead of team mate Kimi Raikkonen, after fourth places in Australia and Malaysia. Ferrari are fifth in the...
  • Formula One still has a licence to thrill 07-04-2014 08:10 PM

    Those who feared the wheels were about to fall off Formula One had better think again. The sport has come in for a fuel tank full of criticism lately, much of it self-inflicted, but Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix broke the negative spiral with a race that lit up the track...
  • Force India confident of more podium finishes 07-04-2014 06:36 PM

    New Delhi: Sahara Force India deputy team principal Robert Fernly expects his team to remain in podium contention after the Silverstone-squad achieved its first Formula 1 top-three finish in five years at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Sergio Perez held off the challenge from Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and finished the...
  • US team among 2 new entrants set for F1 in 2015 07-04-2014 10:27 AM

    Sakhir: Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone says a US - backed team led by NASCAR's Gene Haas are among two new teams likely to join the series next season. Speaking at Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, Ecclestone said he held talks with the sport's governing body and there was agreement about...
  • Maldonado handed grid penalty for Chinese GP 07-04-2014 09:57 AM

    Pastor Maldonado will carry a five-place grid penalty into the Chinese Grand Prix after the Venezuelan speared his Lotus into the side of Esteban Gutierrez's Sauber in Sunday's floodlit race in Bahrain. Gutierrez literally did not know what had hit him after the Mexican's car was flipped abruptly in the...
  • Force India scale the F1 heights 07-04-2014 09:40 AM

    Manama: Force India reached the giddy heights of second place in the Formula One constructors' championship on Sunday after Mexican Sergio Perez secured only the second podium finish in the team's history. The McLaren discard's third place in the floodlit Bahrain Grand Prix brought the added satisfaction of knocking his...
  • Formula One abandons cost cap plan 07-04-2014 09:25 AM

    Formula One has abandoned plans to impose a budget cap in 2015 and will seek to reduce costs instead through regulation changes, FIA president Jean Todt said on Sunday. The governing International Automobile Federation announced last year that, with some teams struggling financially, it planned to introduce a cost cap...
  • McLaren's Dennis rebukes Sebastian Vettel for swearing 07-04-2014 09:07 AM

    McLaren head Ron Dennis criticised quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel on Sunday after the Red Bull driver described the sound of the sport's new V6 turbo engines as 'shit'. The German driver had made his opinion clear at a news conference at last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix when...
  • Formula One standings after the Bahrain Grand Prix 07-04-2014 12:05 AM

    Britain's Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday after a thrilling duel with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. The win was Hamilton's second in a row and also a second successive one-two for dominant Mercedes. Mexican Sergio Perez was third for Force India, who also have Mercedes...
  • Force India on Bahrain GP podium as Sergio Perez finishes third 06-04-2014 11:32 PM

    Sergio Perez scored Force India's second ever podium in the team's seven-year history after the Mexican driver finished third in the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton clinched victory after he overtook team-mate and pole position man Nico Rosberg at...
  • Lewis Hamilton edges Nico Rosberg to win Bahrain Grand Prix 06-04-2014 10:45 PM

    Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after an intense race-long duel to take victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday. The two Mercedes were predictably in a different league to their rivals and recorded their second one-two finish in eight days after victory last weekend in Malaysia. With...
  • Mercedes can lead F1 changes too, says Bernie Ecclestone 06-04-2014 06:22 PM

    Formula One needs to make rule changes to placate angry fans but leaders Mercedes must not be punished for doing a better job than their rivals, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday. "Mercedes, without any doubt, have done a better job and they shouldn't be punished for doing a...
  • Ecclestone says F1 has agreed to two new teams 06-04-2014 04:55 PM

    Manama: Formula One has agreed to accept two new teams, including a U.S. entry proposed by NASCAR team owner Gene Haas, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday. "They will be accepted," the Briton told reporters at the Bahrain Grand Prix when asked about Haas's application. "We've also accepted another...
  • Sutil to start at back of F1 grid in Bahrain 06-04-2014 09:40 AM

    Manama: Sauber's Adrian Sutil was relegated to the back of the Bahrain Grand Prix starting grid on Saturday for forcing Romain Grosjean's Lotus off the road in qualifying. Race stewards handed the German a five place drop from his 18th place, as well as two licence-style penalty points, for the...