Formula One

  • Formula One teams warned against coded messages 20 hours 48 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 4 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 5 days 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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Mercedes play down suggestion of line-up change September 6, 2014

    Mercedes would consider dropping one of their title-chasing Formula One drivers only in a "very, very worst case" scenario that is unlikely to happen, motorsport head Toto Wolff said on Friday. The Austrian was clarifying comments made in a BBC radio interview when asked what might happen if the pairing of...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg fastest in 2nd practice at Italian Grand Prix September 5, 2014

    Monza: Championship leader Nico Rosberg was fastest in the second practice session for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday, while Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton was hindered by car problems. Hamilton was more than half a second ahead of the pack in the morning session but took part only in the final...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in first practice at Italian Grand Prix September 5, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton wasted no time in asserting himself in Italian Grand Prix practice on Friday with the Mercedes driver lapping more than half a second quicker than anyone else at the fastest track on the calendar. The Briton, who retired in Belgium 12 days ago after team mate and championship leader...
  • Kamui Kobayashi back for Monza but future uncertain September 5, 2014

    Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi was in Tokyo when he received a call on Wednesday telling him he would be racing for Caterham in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. Fighting off the fatigue after hurriedly packing his bags and getting on a plane, Kobayashi told reporters on Thursday he was glad to be...
  • Mercedes drivers manage to keep their distance September 5, 2014

    The Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton show rumbled into Monza on Thursday and this time the Mercedes team-mates kept their distance. The Formula One title rivals could at least be said to be obeying orders after a week dominated by the fallout of their second-lap collision at the Belgian Grand Prix...
  • Stewards should have punished Nico Rosberg, says Felipe Massa September 4, 2014

    Formula One stewards should have punished championship leader Nico Rosberg after he collided with Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in Belgium and 'destroyed' his race, Felipe Massa said on Thursday. The incident between the two title rivals at Spa on Aug. 24 was deemed a racing incident by stewards, with Rosberg...
  • Lewis Hamilton determined to claw back points September 4, 2014

    Nico Rosberg was booed in Belgium after a collision with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton but the Formula One leader will raise a cheer from Ferrari fans if he does it again at Monza on Sunday. The chances of that happening at the 'Pista Magica', the venerable cathedral of Italian motorsport set...
  • Fernando Alonso hopes to extend Ferrari contract September 3, 2014

    Fernando Alonso hopes to extend his Ferrari contract beyond the end of 2016 and reckons he could have 10 more years of racing in Formula One. The Spaniard was quoted on the Ferrari website on Wednesday as telling reporters at the Maranello factory ahead of the Italian Grand Prix that he...
  • Expect Force India to be competitive, says Nico Hulkenberg September 1, 2014

    Monza: Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg expects his Force India to be competitive at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza here for this weekend's Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix. "I expect us to be quite competitive. It should be better for us than Spa. It's all about power and top speed and we...