The Formula 1 News http://theformula1.com news, photos, videos, and talks Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:37:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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Horner says Kvyat has ‘Raikkonen mindset’ http://theformula1.com/f1-news/horner-says-kvyat-raikkonen-mindset.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/horner-says-kvyat-raikkonen-mindset.html#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:01:48 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=20843

Christian Horner has likened Red Bull’s new driver for 2015 to one of the most unique drivers in F1 history. As quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel departed for Ferrari, Red Bull officials said they took merely “ten minutes” to decide that Russian rookie Daniil Kvyat would be promoted from the junior team Toro Rosso. That is partly because the energy...

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Christian Horner has likened Red Bull’s new driver for 2015 to one of the most unique drivers in F1 history. As quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel departed for Ferrari, Red Bull officials said they took merely “ten minutes” to decide that Russian rookie Daniil Kvyat would be promoted from the junior team Toro Rosso. That is partly because the energy...

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Police finds Red Bull trophies in a lake http://theformula1.com/f1-news/police-finds-red-bull-trophies-lake.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/police-finds-red-bull-trophies-lake.html#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:57:10 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=20839

Red Bull has recovered up to a third of the trophies stolen from its F1 headquarters in a ram-raid earlier this month. More than 60 trophies won on podiums around the world by the former quadruple world champions were taken by a group of masked men who inexplicably smashed through the glass frontage of the team’s Milton Keynes headquarters. Red...

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Red Bull has recovered up to a third of the trophies stolen from its F1 headquarters in a ram-raid earlier this month. More than 60 trophies won on podiums around the world by the former quadruple world champions were taken by a group of masked men who inexplicably smashed through the glass frontage of the team’s Milton Keynes headquarters. Red...

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Prost helped Mercedes to avoid internal “war” – Wolff http://theformula1.com/f1-news/prost-helped-mercedes-avoid-internal-war-wolff.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/prost-helped-mercedes-avoid-internal-war-wolff.html#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:53:31 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=20835

Alain Prost gave Mercedes crucial advice early this year to help avoid a repeat of his troubled pairing with Ayrton Senna in the late 80s. Only in the past days has the bitter extent of the intra-team championship clash between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg become clearer. Briton Hamilton suspected Rosberg deliberately faked a mistake to spoil his qualifying session...

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Alain Prost gave Mercedes crucial advice early this year to help avoid a repeat of his troubled pairing with Ayrton Senna in the late 80s. Only in the past days has the bitter extent of the intra-team championship clash between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg become clearer. Briton Hamilton suspected Rosberg deliberately faked a mistake to spoil his qualifying session...

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Haas ready to bit on Marussia assets http://theformula1.com/f1-news/haas-ready-bit-marussia-assets.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/haas-ready-bit-marussia-assets.html#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:42:50 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=20831

Gene Haas has a close eye on Marussia as the backmarker team’s collapse is completed over the next few days. On Tuesday, the assets of the failed Banbury-based team will begin to be sold at auction, and Haas – whose own team will debut in 2016 – could be a significant bidder. “We have got the Marussia auction list so...

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Gene Haas has a close eye on Marussia as the backmarker team’s collapse is completed over the next few days. On Tuesday, the assets of the failed Banbury-based team will begin to be sold at auction, and Haas – whose own team will debut in 2016 – could be a significant bidder. “We have got the Marussia auction list so...

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Ferrari signs up Gutierrez http://theformula1.com/f1-news/ferrari-signs-gutierrez.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/ferrari-signs-gutierrez.html#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:48:55 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=20826

Sauber refugee Esteban Gutierrez has rescued his F1 career with a role at Ferrari. The 23-year-old, who raced at Ferrari customer Sauber in 2013 and 2014 with strong Mexican backing, has become Ferrari’s new ‘test and reserve driver’. “We are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to Esteban who, although young, has plenty of experience relating to the...

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Sauber refugee Esteban Gutierrez has rescued his F1 career with a role at Ferrari. The 23-year-old, who raced at Ferrari customer Sauber in 2013 and 2014 with strong Mexican backing, has become Ferrari’s new ‘test and reserve driver’. “We are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to Esteban who, although young, has plenty of experience relating to the...

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