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F1’s new female signing has hit back at her harshest critics. Although she finished last year’s GP3 season just 29th overall, 26-year-old Spaniard Carmen Jorda has been signed up as a development driver by Lotus. Some of her former on-track rivals were unimpressed with the news, suggesting it was more about her gender, appearance and marketability than her talent and...

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F1’s new female signing has hit back at her harshest critics. Although she finished last year’s GP3 season just 29th overall, 26-year-old Spaniard Carmen Jorda has been signed up as a development driver by Lotus. Some of her former on-track rivals were unimpressed with the news, suggesting it was more about her gender, appearance and marketability than her talent and...

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Alonso and McLaren will win together again – Berger http://theformula1.com/f1-news/alonso-and-mclaren-will-win-together-again-berger.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/alonso-and-mclaren-will-win-together-again-berger.html#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:22:11 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=20933

Gerhard Berger has played down McLaren-Honda’s testing troubles, insisting the historic pairing will win championships again. The Austrian great knows McLaren-Honda well, as he was famously paired with Ayrton Senna between 1990 and 1992. Firstly, he tipped Fernando Alonso to bounce back from his testing crash and eventually win titles for McLaren-Honda. “Fernando is such an experienced driver, he will...

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Gerhard Berger has played down McLaren-Honda’s testing troubles, insisting the historic pairing will win championships again. The Austrian great knows McLaren-Honda well, as he was famously paired with Ayrton Senna between 1990 and 1992. Firstly, he tipped Fernando Alonso to bounce back from his testing crash and eventually win titles for McLaren-Honda. “Fernando is such an experienced driver, he will...

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Alonso to sit out Australian grand prix http://theformula1.com/f1-news/alonso-to-sit-out-australian-grand-prix.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/alonso-to-sit-out-australian-grand-prix.html#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:03:15 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=20927

Fernando Alonso will sit out next weekend’s Australian grand prix. McLaren announced the news on Tuesday, despite insisting the Spaniard has been checked by doctors in the wake of his Barcelona testing crash and four days in hospital. The doctors found Alonso “asymptomatic of any medical issue,” McLaren said in a media statement, “they see no evidence whatsoever of any...

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Fernando Alonso will sit out next weekend’s Australian grand prix. McLaren announced the news on Tuesday, despite insisting the Spaniard has been checked by doctors in the wake of his Barcelona testing crash and four days in hospital. The doctors found Alonso “asymptomatic of any medical issue,” McLaren said in a media statement, “they see no evidence whatsoever of any...

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Marchionne believes Ferrari “on par” with Red Bull http://theformula1.com/f1-news/marchionne-believes-ferrari-on-par-with-red-bull.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/marchionne-believes-ferrari-on-par-with-red-bull.html#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:53:53 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=20923

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne on Tuesday admitted the Maranello team might have to wait for its next F1 title. “2018? Absolutely, but we will try to do it a little before,” he smiled at the Geneva Motor Show, according to Italian media reports. Ferrari has emerged from the chaos of 2014 with a car that insiders believe is in a...

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Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne on Tuesday admitted the Maranello team might have to wait for its next F1 title. “2018? Absolutely, but we will try to do it a little before,” he smiled at the Geneva Motor Show, according to Italian media reports. Ferrari has emerged from the chaos of 2014 with a car that insiders believe is in a...

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Three questions ahead of the 2015 F1 season http://theformula1.com/chit-chat/three-questions-ahead-of-the-2015-f1-season.html http://theformula1.com/chit-chat/three-questions-ahead-of-the-2015-f1-season.html#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:39:55 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=20917

With testing back under way, we are creeping ever closer to the return of the Formula One season, which is a huge relief. Although last season was just a two-horse race between Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg it still made for one of the most pulsating years in F1 history. Hamilton ultimately clinched the title at the final...

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With testing back under way, we are creeping ever closer to the return of the Formula One season, which is a huge relief. Although last season was just a two-horse race between Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg it still made for one of the most pulsating years in F1 history. Hamilton ultimately clinched the title at the final...

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Jock Clear leaves Mercedes http://theformula1.com/f1-news/jock-clear-leaves-mercedes.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/jock-clear-leaves-mercedes.html#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:35:07 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=20873

Mercedes has confirmed the departure of new world champion Lewis Hamilton’s performance engineer Jock Clear. “We thank Jock for his work and wish him well and all the best for the future,” international media quote a spokesperson as saying. The confirmation follows reports in the German press this week that Briton Clear, who engineered Jacques Villeneuve’s title in 1997 and...

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Mercedes has confirmed the departure of new world champion Lewis Hamilton’s performance engineer Jock Clear. “We thank Jock for his work and wish him well and all the best for the future,” international media quote a spokesperson as saying. The confirmation follows reports in the German press this week that Briton Clear, who engineered Jacques Villeneuve’s title in 1997 and...

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De La Rosa could join Alonso in Ferrari exit http://theformula1.com/f1-news/de-la-rosa-join-alonso-ferrari-exit.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/de-la-rosa-join-alonso-ferrari-exit.html#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:29:55 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=20869

Pedro de la Rosa has refused to comment on whether he will be following his countryman and friend out of Ferrari. It is rumoured that, with Esteban Gutierrez and his Mexican backers arriving at Maranello to be 2015 reserve, Spaniard de la Rosa might return to McLaren to complement Fernando Alonso’s new Honda-powered era. De la Rosa, 43 and a...

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Pedro de la Rosa has refused to comment on whether he will be following his countryman and friend out of Ferrari. It is rumoured that, with Esteban Gutierrez and his Mexican backers arriving at Maranello to be 2015 reserve, Spaniard de la Rosa might return to McLaren to complement Fernando Alonso’s new Honda-powered era. De la Rosa, 43 and a...

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Ecclestone, Walsh, Montezemolo join F1 board http://theformula1.com/f1-news/ecclestone-walsh-montezemolo-join-f1-board.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/ecclestone-walsh-montezemolo-join-f1-board.html#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:10:54 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=20864

F1’s owner CVC has made three notable appointments to the sport’s executive board. After escaping jail in the wake of the Gerhard Gribkowsky scandal, chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has finally resumed his place at the table. “I’m on the board,” the 84-year-old confirmed to Forbes’ Christian Sylt last week. “It doesn’t make any difference to what I do.” A more...

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F1’s owner CVC has made three notable appointments to the sport’s executive board. After escaping jail in the wake of the Gerhard Gribkowsky scandal, chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has finally resumed his place at the table. “I’m on the board,” the 84-year-old confirmed to Forbes’ Christian Sylt last week. “It doesn’t make any difference to what I do.” A more...

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Lotus was ready to sign Alonso – Lopez http://theformula1.com/f1-news/lotus-ready-sign-alonso-lopez.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/lotus-ready-sign-alonso-lopez.html#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:59:20 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=20860

Lotus really was one of Fernando Alonso’s options for the 2015 season, team owner Gerard Lopez has admitted. As the long saga preceding the Spanish driver’s switch from Ferrari to McLaren played out, many teams in pitlane were linked with the double world champion. With Mercedes’ dominant works team all locked up, at the top of the list were the...

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Lotus really was one of Fernando Alonso’s options for the 2015 season, team owner Gerard Lopez has admitted. As the long saga preceding the Spanish driver’s switch from Ferrari to McLaren played out, many teams in pitlane were linked with the double world champion. With Mercedes’ dominant works team all locked up, at the top of the list were the...

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Renault now working with Mario Illien http://theformula1.com/f1-news/renault-now-working-mario-illien.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/renault-now-working-mario-illien.html#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:36:59 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=20856

Christian Horner has confirmed that Red Bull’s engine supplier Renault is now working with Mario Illien. As the French engine marque faltered at the start of the new ‘power unit’ era, rumours Renault had turned to Swiss Illien – one of the most famous engine specialists in all of motor sport – and his company Ilmor began to swirl. Illien...

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Christian Horner has confirmed that Red Bull’s engine supplier Renault is now working with Mario Illien. As the French engine marque faltered at the start of the new ‘power unit’ era, rumours Renault had turned to Swiss Illien – one of the most famous engine specialists in all of motor sport – and his company Ilmor began to swirl. Illien...

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Ferrari ‘revolution’ stays at full throttle http://theformula1.com/f1-news/ferrari-revolution-stays-full-throttle.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/ferrari-revolution-stays-full-throttle.html#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:28:15 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=20852

The sweeping pre-2015 revolution at Ferrari is continuing at full speed. The latest of multiple heads to officially roll is the former Bridgestone tyre specialist Hirohide Hamashima, hot on the heels of Nikolas Tombazis and Pat Fry. And Italian reports say yet another new Ferrari refugee is Neil Martin, a disciple of Briton Fry dating back to their McLaren days....

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The sweeping pre-2015 revolution at Ferrari is continuing at full speed. The latest of multiple heads to officially roll is the former Bridgestone tyre specialist Hirohide Hamashima, hot on the heels of Nikolas Tombazis and Pat Fry. And Italian reports say yet another new Ferrari refugee is Neil Martin, a disciple of Briton Fry dating back to their McLaren days....

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Ferrari confirms Tombazis and Fry exit http://theformula1.com/f1-news/ferrari-confirms-tombazis-fry-exit.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/ferrari-confirms-tombazis-fry-exit.html#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:14:12 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=20847

Ferrari has confirmed reports top engineers Nikolas Tombazis and Pat Fry have left the Italian team. We reported last week that, after a list of names left F1’s turmoil-struck grandee this year, the next would be chief designer Tombazis and the highly-rated British engineer Fry, who had already departed ‘on vacation’. Ferrari confirmed in a statement: “Nikolas Tombazis and Pat...

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Ferrari has confirmed reports top engineers Nikolas Tombazis and Pat Fry have left the Italian team. We reported last week that, after a list of names left F1’s turmoil-struck grandee this year, the next would be chief designer Tombazis and the highly-rated British engineer Fry, who had already departed ‘on vacation’. Ferrari confirmed in a statement: “Nikolas Tombazis and Pat...

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