Formula One

  • Red Bull to keep working for marginal gains: Christian Horner 56 minutes ago

    Singapore: Red Bull have continued to make small strides in the first season of the V6 era and will continue to work hard to get "marginal gains on track", said team principal Christian Horner on Friday ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend. Red Bull, which won four consecutive constructors'...
  • Formula One revises radio ban after team talks 3 hours 25 minutes ago

    Singapore: Formula One's governing body postponed the bulk of a ban on radio and pit board messages until next season after deciding on Friday that this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix was too early for teams to adapt to the new restrictions. Teams were told last week that any talk over the...
  • Ferrari's Alonso tops Singapore Grand Prix first practice 3 hours 29 minutes ago

    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in the opening practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, upstaging the Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg on Friday. Alonso relished the tight confines of the Marina Bay street circuit, setting a time of 1 minute, 49.056 seconds - a tenth...
  • Ricciardo targets podium ahead of improving Vettel in Singapore GP 11 hours 38 minutes ago

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo believes he can get back on the Formula One podium in Singapore on Sunday after his winning streak ended in Italy two weeks ago. "I guess I am expecting a podium. I think we have to aim for that if we want to stay in the title...
  • Formula One title rivals relishing 'challenge' of radio silence 21 hours 34 minutes ago

    Title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were in rare harmony on Thursday when asked to voice their opinions on Formula One's controversial decision to ban radio assistance ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. Both agreed the change was "a challenge". Rosberg leads his Mercedes team mate by 22 points with...
  • Bernie Ecclestone backs radio clampdown, suggests more needed Yesterday

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed a clampdown on the use of team radio to help drivers, claiming it was his idea and suggesting more restrictions should be considered. "I was the one who started it off, yes," Ecclestone told reporters on Thursday at a sponsorship event on the sidelines...
  • Smoky haze hits Singapore Grand Prix Yesterday

    Singapore: A smoky, 'unhealthy' haze has drifted over Singapore this week clouding the build-up to the city-state's glamour sporting spectacle - the Formula One night race. Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) said air pollution had risen into the unhealthy range on Thursday after a wind change had brought smoke from...
  • Williams can catch Red Bull, says Felipe Massa 2 days ago

    Singapore: Brazilian Felipe Massa feels he has turned a corner after his first podium of the season in Italy last time out and is cautiously confident his Williams team can catch Red Bull in the constructors' championship. Massa, who joined Williams at the start of the season after eight years with...
  • Mercedes duo set for Singapore street fight 2 days ago

    Mercedes team-mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton renew their sometimes hostile rivalry on the floodlit streets of Singapore this weekend at a circuit where mistakes or collisions normally result in race retirement. With six races remaining in the 19-round season, Germany's Rosberg leads Hamilton by 22 points but the momentum and...
  • Formula One teams warned against coded messages 3 days ago

    Formula One's governing body has banned teams from sending drivers coded messages under a controversial clampdown on the use of radio communications from this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) issued a follow-up on Monday to a technical directive sent to teams last week in which it gave...
  • Caterham's Marcus Ericsson looking for a long run in formula one 3 days ago

    Marcus Ericsson has had a tough debut season in Formula One, with his Caterham team struggling on and off the track, but Sweden's first grand prix driver in 23 years believes he has a future in the sport. The 24-year-old certainly has plenty of home fans hoping that will be the...
  • Mexican Grand Prix returns to 2015 F1 calender 6 days ago

    With the return of the Mexican Grand Prix, the 2015 Formula One championship will have 20 races. Mexico last held an F1 race in 1992 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, the venue for next year's race on Nov. 1. The expanded calendar means the season will finish one week later,...
  • FIA restricts radio communication in Formula One 1 week ago

    London: The FIA has decided to ban all radio transmissions that help with car or driver performances at Formula One Grands Prix. F1 race director Charlie Whiting has sent a letter to all teams to say that messages from drivers asking for advice, or from teams informing their drivers about the...
  • Narain Kathikeyan sees a future for Super Series September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India's first Formula One driver Narain Kathikeyan is making his presence felt in the Super Formula Series and has predicted a bright future for the Japanese Championship. The premier Japanese single-seater championship will soon become the only automobile racing championship, outside of F1, to enjoy live telecast in the...
  • Max Verstappen has first test with Toro Rosso September 11, 2014

    Dutch 16-year-old Max Verstappen had his first proper Formula One test on Wednesday as Toro Rosso ramp up preparations for his race debut next year as the sport's youngest ever driver. The Italy-based team said in a statement that Verstappen, who will be 17 on Sept. 30, drove the 2012 Toro...
  • Ferrari F1 team starts new era without Montezemolo September 11, 2014

    London: Luca di Montezemolo's resignation as Ferrari chairman on Wednesday severs an historic link with the company's late founder Enzo and marks the end of an era for Formula One's most successful and glamorous team. Without him in Maranello, or followed by a media scrum on his rare visits to the...
  • Formula One: Ferrari boss to quit after 23 years September 10, 2014

    Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo will leave the company next month amid a very disappointing season by the flagship Formula One team. A statement from Ferrari's parent company Fiat-Chrysler said Montezemolo will depart on Oct. 13 following Ferrari's 60th anniversary celebration of sales in the United States. Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne will...
  • Australian Grand Prix posts record USD 55 million loss September 10, 2014

    The 2014 Australian Grand Prix posted a record $55 million loss amid soaring costs and declining revenue, government officials said on Wednesday. The loss, subsidised by taxpayers in Victoria, the host state of the Melbourne Formula One race, outstrips last year's deficit of A$50.7 million by over 18 percent. Sales revenue was...
  • Former F1 champion Michael Schumacher heads home from hospital September 9, 2014

    Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital and will continue his recovery at home, his manager said on Tuesday. The seven-time F1 champion suffered a serious head injury while skiing in France at the end of December. "Considering the severe injuries he suffered, progress has been made in...
  • Ferrari's fall in F1 causing corporate concern September 8, 2014

    Ferrari's fall from grace is no longer just a worry on the Formula One track. It's a cause for concern in the corporate boardroom, too. After six years without a title, the events at and around the weekend's Italian Grand Prix appear to have set the stage as a tipping point...
  • Deliberate? I just made a mistake, says Rosberg September 8, 2014

    Formula One leader Nico Rosberg felt sore enough at losing Sunday's Italian Grand Prix without then having to face conspiracy theories suggesting he had done it deliberately. The Mercedes driver, who finished second after making a mistake at the first chicane while under pressure from winning team- mate Lewis Hamilton, could...
  • Christijan Albers resigns as Caterham F1 principal September 7, 2014

    Christijan Albers resigned on Sunday as principal of the struggling Caterham Formula One team with Italian Manfredi Ravetto taking his place. The Dutch former F1 driver, who took over in July when Malaysian aviation entrepreneur Tony Fernandes sold the team, was quoted by Caterham after the Italian Grand Prix as saying...
  • Sergio Perez earns 6 points for Force India in Monza September 7, 2014

    Monza: Capitalising on a top-10 start, Sergio Perez finished seventh to secure six points for Sahara Force India at the Italian Grand Prix as the team reduced the gap with fifth-placed McLaren to just one, on Sunday. Nico Hulkenberg, who started 13th on grid, could gain only a place in the...
  • Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix after team-mate Rosberg's mistake September 7, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton pressured Nico Rosberg into a mistake and overtook his Mercedes team-mate to win the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, adding another chapter to their heated rivalry. The key pass came about midway through the 53-lap race as Hamilton had recovered from a poor start to pull up right...
  • Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa staying at Williams in 2015 September 7, 2014

    Finland's Valtteri Bottas and Brazilian Felipe Massa will race for Williams again next season in an unchanged line-up, the Formula One team said on Sunday. "The team is having a much improved 2014 season and the skill of our drivers and their feedback to our engineers has proved crucial in this,"...
  • McLaren could test 2015 Honda F1 car this year September 7, 2014

    McLaren could give their 2015 Honda-powered Formula One car its first track test in Abu Dhabi after the end of this season in November, the team's racing director Eric Boullier said on Saturday. Speaking to reporters at the Italian Grand Prix, the Frenchman clarified comments made by Honda motorsport head Yasuhisa...
  • Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo rejects exit talk September 6, 2014

    Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo dismissed reports he is set to leave the Italian team, claiming he is prepared to stay in charge until 2017. Talk of Montezemolo's possible departure has dominated the paddock at Monza ahead of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. "I've seen the hue and cry of the past few...
  • Italian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg to duel again September 6, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are poised for another wing-to-wing duel in the Italian Grand Prix. After colliding in Belgium two weeks ago and ensuing disciplinary measures, the Mercedes rivals qualified 1-2 on Saturday and it will be tough for the pair to avoid each other entering the tricky...
  • Italian Grand Prix: Force India drivers to start 10th, 14th September 6, 2014

    Monza: Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg will start 10th and 14th respectively at Sunday's Formula One Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo di Monza here. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole Saturday from teammate Nico Rosberg while Valtteri Bottas of Williams will start third at the historic 5.7...
  • Hamilton grabs pole ahead of Rosberg at Italian Grand Prix September 6, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton broke Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg's recent stranglehold on pole position by qualifying ahead of the championship leader at the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday, although the rivalry between the pair remains as heated as ever. Rosberg had taken four straight poles and six of the last seven. It's Hamilton's...