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  • Jules Bianchi did not slow sufficiently, says FIA report December 3, 2014

    Paris: French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi did not slow sufficiently under warning flags before crashing at the Japanese Grand Prix, an International Automobile Federation (FIA) report found on Wednesday. "Bianchi did not slow sufficiently to avoid losing control at the same point on the track as (Adrian) Sutil," the report,...
  • F1 driver Jules Bianchi out of artificial coma, taken to France November 19, 2014

    Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is showing signs of recovery following a life-threatening crash, and is breathing unaided after being taken out of an artificial coma and repatriated from Japan to a French hospital. Bianchi, who crashed during last month's Japanese Grand Prix, remains in a critical condition with severe head...
  • F1 not interested in young fans, says Bernie Ecclestone November 14, 2014

    Formula One would rather cater for rich over-70s than chase a younger generation that cannot afford luxury watches and is more interested in social media, according to commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone. In a wide-ranging interview with Campaign Asia-Pacific magazine (campaignasia.com), the 84-year-old Briton said teenagers were uninterested in the sort of...
  • Marussia fold while Caterham appeal to fans November 8, 2014

    Caterham urged Formula One fans to dip into their pockets for funds to keep the stricken team on the road on Friday while rivals Marussia went out of business after the agony of administration. One a day of domination by Mercedes title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in Brazilian Grand...
  • Formula One team Marussia shut down, staff laid off November 7, 2014

    The British-based Marussia Formula One team reached the end of the road on Friday with some 200 staff told the company had ceased trading and they were being made redundant. Administrators FRP Advisory announced the closure in a statement, saying the team had "no sustainable operational or financial structure in place...
  • Money talks louder than ever in Formula One November 3, 2014

    Money has always talked in Formula One but now, with Caterham and Marussia in administration and only nine teams in Sunday's US Grand Prix, the talk is increasingly about money itself. The cost of competing in Formula One has become the hot topic and, with no sign of agreement on how...
  • Bernie Ecclestone warns of 14 cars on cash-strapped F1 grid November 1, 2014

    Formula One's commercial ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone warned that the sport's financial crisis could reduce the grid to 14 cars in 2015. After the withdrawal of both the Caterham and Marussia teams for this weekend's United States Grand Prix, the grid for tomorrow's 56-lap race at the Circuit of the Americas has...
  • F1 teams play down talk of US Grand Prix boycott November 1, 2014

    Formula One's struggling teams played down talk of a possible boycott of Sunday's US Grand Prix as argument over division of the sport's revenues grew more heated on Friday. With the indebted Marussia and Caterham teams in administration and absent from Austin, there was speculation that others could refuse to race...
  • Formula One tweaks qualifying due to fewer cars October 31, 2014

    Texas: Formula One has had to modify its qualifying format after financial problems ruled the Caterham and Marussia teams out of Sunday's US Grand Prix while Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is set to be sidelined by an engine penalty. Stewards said in a statement on Thursday that the slowest four cars...
  • Jules Bianchi remains in critical but stable condition, says family October 30, 2014

    Paris: Injured Formula One driver Jules Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition, the Frenchman's family said on Thursday. "It will be four weeks this coming Sunday since Jules' accident and he remains in the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi," Bianchi's family said in a statement released by his...
  • British-Indian billionaire brothers eye F1 team Marussia October 28, 2014

    British Indian brothers Baljinder Sohi and Sonny Kaushal are reportedly looking to purchase Formula One team Marussia, based in Britain and owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Cheglakov. According to The Telegraph on Monday, the purchasing sum is a reported 70 million euros (almost $89 million). The English daily said the two brothers,...
  • More F1 teams could go bust, warns Mosley October 28, 2014

    More Formula One teams could follow Caterham and Marussia into administration or failure, the former head of the sport's governing body Max Mosley warned on Monday. This week's US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas will have just nine teams on the track, the lowest number since 2005, and Mosley feared...
  • F1: Marussia withdrawal means 18-car grid for United States Grand Prix October 27, 2014

    London: The Marussia team's move into bankruptcy protection on Monday, four days after Formula One rival Caterham did the same, leaves only 18 cars on the grid for Sunday's United States Grand Prix, the smallest in nearly a decade. FRP Advisory, a London-based firm specializing in corporate restructuring, recovery and insolvency,...
  • Formula One's chickens come home to roost October 27, 2014

    Talk of financial crisis in Formula One is nothing new but the absence of back-markers Caterham and Marussia from this week's US Grand Prix after they went into administration has concentrated minds. For the first time since 2005, there will be only nine teams in the paddock and some of them...
  • Marussia follow Caterham into administration October 27, 2014

    The Marussia Formula One team have followed rivals Caterham into administration, administrators FRP advisory said in a statement on Monday. Neither team will be competing in this week's US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, leaving just nine teams and 18 cars on the starting grid. "With the existing shareholder unable to provide...
  • Caterham and Marussia to miss next races: Ecclestone October 25, 2014

    The struggling Caterham and Marussia Formula One teams will both miss next week's US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone told Reuters on Saturday. "Neither of those two teams are going to go to America," said the 83-year-old. Caterham went into administration on Friday while Russian-registered Marussia...
  • Formula One: 10-man panel set up to review Bianchi crash October 22, 2014

    A 10-man working group set up to review the accident that has left Formula One driver Jules Bianchi fighting for his life will present its findings on Dec. 3. Bianchi is in a critical condition with severe head injuries after losing control of his Marussia car during the Japanese Grand Prix...
  • Marussia hit out at 'false' Jules Bianchi reports October 15, 2014

    Marussia hit back at claims they contributed to Jules Bianchi's life-threatening crash at the Japanese Grand Prix by urging him to ignore yellow warning flags. Marussia refuted news reports that Bianchi had been told to ignore the yellow flags and keep racing at full pace in the wet and dim conditions...
  • Jules Bianchi will keep fighting, says father October 14, 2014

    Critically injured French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi will not give up his fight for life but the situation remains desperate, his father Philippe said on Tuesday. Speaking to Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper in Yokkaichi, Japan, where the Marussia driver is in intensive care, Bianchi senior said he still had...
  • Formula One: Marussia to race with one car in Sochi October 10, 2014

    Marussia will race with only one car in Sunday's Russian Formula One Grand Prix out of respect for their severely injured French driver Jules Bianchi, the team said on Friday. Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition in a Japanese hospital after he crashed into a recovery tractor at Suzuka...
  • F1 drivers dedicate Russia race to Jules Bianchi October 9, 2014

    Sochi: Formula One drivers say they will race this weekend's Russian Grand Prix for Jules Bianchi, who was seriously injured in an accident last week in Japan. Still trying to cope with Bianchi's accident, some of the leading drivers said Thursday they had to be professional and focus on the race,...
  • Marussia enter Rossi provisionally for Russian Grand Prix October 9, 2014

    Marussia have entered Alexander Rossi to replace critically injured French driver Jules Bianchi in Sunday's inaugural Russian Formula One Grand Prix but the American is still not certain to race. The official list of cars and drivers published by stewards on Thursday named Rossi and Britain's Max Chilton as Marussia's entrants. There...
  • Jules Bianchi's name kept above Marussia garage in Sochi October 9, 2014

    Sochi: In a mark of solidarity to the critically injured driver Jules Bianchi, who remains in intensive care, Russian Grand Prix organisers have placed his name above the Marussia Formula 1 team garage in Sochi ahead of the inaugural race from Oct 10-12. The 25-year-old suffered a horrific accident, crashing into...
  • F1 fraternity prays for Jules Bianchi's speedy recovery October 6, 2014

    French F1 driver Bianchi remained in a critical condition after suffering severe head injuries in a Japanese Grand Prix crash on Sunday, with the sport praying for him to pull through. ...
  • Marussia driver Jules Bianchi's parents head to Japan October 6, 2014

    Tokyo: The parents of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi are traveling to Japan to see their son, who is in intensive care with a severe head injury after a crash during the Japanese Grand Prix. The 25-year-old Bianchi is in critical condition at Mie General Medical Center after undergoing emergency surgery...
  • Jules Bianchi's crash latest tragedy in driver's family October 6, 2014

    Paris: The family of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has already paid a heavy price in motorsports. The 25-year-old Bianchi, who is in intensive care with a severe head injury, crashed during the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday. In 1969, his great-uncle, Lucien Bianchi, died in an accident during testing at the...
  • Formula One praying for Jules Bianchi fighting for life October 6, 2014

    French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi remained in a critical condition after suffering severe head injuries in a Japanese Grand Prix crash on Sunday, with the sport praying for him to pull through. The 25-year-old's Marussia team issued a statement on Monday giving no medical details but acknowledging a "huge outpouring...
  • Formula One strugglers still targeting 2015 participation September 20, 2014

    As speculation grows about the imminent exit of three struggling teams from Formula One, two of the underpressure outfits have said they intend to still be in the sport in 2015. Sauber, Caterham and Marussia are struggling both on and off the track in the vastly expensive sport, with many predicting...
  • Max Chilton reinstated for Marussia at Belgian Grand Prix August 22, 2014

    British driver Max Chilton has been reinstated to drive for Marussia at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, just a day after he was replaced by American Alexander Rossi. Marussia announced on Thursday that Rossi was taking Chilton's seat at Spa because of ongoing contractual problems. But on Friday morning race stewards...
  • Alexander Rossi to make F1 debut in place of Max Chilton August 21, 2014

    American Alexander Rossi will make his Formula One debut for Marussia at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix after the hardup team sidelined Britain's Max Chilton for unspecified contractual reasons. Rossi, 22, will race alongside Frenchman Jules Bianchi and become the first U.S. driver to start a grand prix since Scott Speed's...