The Formula 1 News http://theformula1.com news, photos, videos, and talks Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:23:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 ‘Kid’ Verstappen the big talking point at Spa http://theformula1.com/f1-news/kid-verstappen-big-talking-point-spa.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/kid-verstappen-big-talking-point-spa.html#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:12:53 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18491

F1 has emerged from its summer slumber, but the big talking point at Spa-Francorchamps will be a 16-year-old ‘kid’ who doesn’t even have a license to drive a road car. “Because he lives in Belgium, he cannot start lessons until about six months before his 18th birthday,” manager Raymond Vermeulen told the German newspaper Bild. He is referring, of course,...

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F1 has emerged from its summer slumber, but the big talking point at Spa-Francorchamps will be a 16-year-old ‘kid’ who doesn’t even have a license to drive a road car. “Because he lives in Belgium, he cannot start lessons until about six months before his 18th birthday,” manager Raymond Vermeulen told the German newspaper Bild. He is referring, of course,...

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Whiting gives the green light to Sochi F1 Circuit http://theformula1.com/f1-news/whiting-gives-green-light-sochi-f1-circuit.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/whiting-gives-green-light-sochi-f1-circuit.html#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:55:51 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18487

Sochi has cleared the final hurdle ahead of Russia’s controversial inaugural grand prix this year. F1 race director Charlie Whiting visited the facility on Tuesday and was quoted by the Xinhua news agency: “The circuit is in very good condition and will be issued with a license.” Chief organiser Sergei Vorobyov confirmed that it had been the “last inspection” that...

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Sochi has cleared the final hurdle ahead of Russia’s controversial inaugural grand prix this year. F1 race director Charlie Whiting visited the facility on Tuesday and was quoted by the Xinhua news agency: “The circuit is in very good condition and will be issued with a license.” Chief organiser Sergei Vorobyov confirmed that it had been the “last inspection” that...

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Caterham to announce one-off race for Lotterer http://theformula1.com/f1-news/caterham-announce-one-race-lotterer.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/caterham-announce-one-race-lotterer.html#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:51:22 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18483

Little doubt remains that Andre Lotterer will make his formula one race debut with Caterham this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps. The 32-year-old reigning Le Mans winner’s replacement in the Japanese open wheeler series Super Formula, for instance, has already been announced. “I am happy to announce that I am leaving for Japan,” said Andrea Caldarelli, who was holidaying in Italy when...

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Little doubt remains that Andre Lotterer will make his formula one race debut with Caterham this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps. The 32-year-old reigning Le Mans winner’s replacement in the Japanese open wheeler series Super Formula, for instance, has already been announced. “I am happy to announce that I am leaving for Japan,” said Andrea Caldarelli, who was holidaying in Italy when...

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Vergne targets 2015 after ‘cruel’ career blow http://theformula1.com/f1-news/vergne-targets-2015-cruel-career-blow.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/vergne-targets-2015-cruel-career-blow.html#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:36:05 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18475

Jean-Eric Vergne insists he is not giving up on formula one. Two and a half seasons into his F1 grooming by Red Bull, the energy drink company’s famously-harsh driver programme – led by the gruff Dr Helmut Marko – has given the 24-year-old Frenchman his notice. Not long ago, Vergne was the beneficiary of the severity of Marko’s decisions when...

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Jean-Eric Vergne insists he is not giving up on formula one. Two and a half seasons into his F1 grooming by Red Bull, the energy drink company’s famously-harsh driver programme – led by the gruff Dr Helmut Marko – has given the 24-year-old Frenchman his notice. Not long ago, Vergne was the beneficiary of the severity of Marko’s decisions when...

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Toro Rosso will also get a new nose at Spa http://theformula1.com/f1-news/toro-rosso-will-also-get-new-nose-spa.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/toro-rosso-will-also-get-new-nose-spa.html#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:10:12 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18471

Toro Rosso could be the next F1 team with ‘nose news’ looming. We have reported that, as Caterham pushes on with new owners and management, a new green nose for the 2014 car is among a package of updates to debut this weekend in Belgium. And it has also emerged that, because of rules tweaks for 2015, Lotus will abandon...

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Toro Rosso could be the next F1 team with ‘nose news’ looming. We have reported that, as Caterham pushes on with new owners and management, a new green nose for the 2014 car is among a package of updates to debut this weekend in Belgium. And it has also emerged that, because of rules tweaks for 2015, Lotus will abandon...

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2015 Friday debut possible for young Verstappen http://theformula1.com/f1-news/2015-friday-debut-possible-young-verstappen.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/2015-friday-debut-possible-young-verstappen.html#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:30:57 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18466

Toro Rosso has confirmed reports Max Verstappen will become F1′s youngest ever race driver next year. The teenage Dutchman, whose father Jos drove for Toro Rosso’s former guise Minardi just over a decade ago, will replace team veteran Jean-Eric Vergne in 2015. Team boss Franz Tost thanked Frenchman Vergne for his “hard work” since his 2012 debut and tipped him...

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Toro Rosso has confirmed reports Max Verstappen will become F1′s youngest ever race driver next year. The teenage Dutchman, whose father Jos drove for Toro Rosso’s former guise Minardi just over a decade ago, will replace team veteran Jean-Eric Vergne in 2015. Team boss Franz Tost thanked Frenchman Vergne for his “hard work” since his 2012 debut and tipped him...

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Gutierrez looking for a new team in 2015 http://theformula1.com/f1-news/gutierrez-looking-new-team-2015.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/gutierrez-looking-new-team-2015.html#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:59:17 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18461

Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez has revealed his management is in talks with “other teams” about 2015. With the prominent backing of Telmex, the 23-year-old has driven for the struggling Swiss team since last year. When asked about 2015, he told local media whilst in his native Mexico at the weekend: “We are in negotiations with Sauber and we have opened...

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Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez has revealed his management is in talks with “other teams” about 2015. With the prominent backing of Telmex, the 23-year-old has driven for the struggling Swiss team since last year. When asked about 2015, he told local media whilst in his native Mexico at the weekend: “We are in negotiations with Sauber and we have opened...

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Caterham will get a new nose at Spa http://theformula1.com/f1-news/caterham-will-get-new-nose-spa.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/caterham-will-get-new-nose-spa.html#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:50:29 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18457

New team deputy Manfredi Ravetto has confirmed Caterham will debut a new nose at this weekend’s Belgian grand prix. After founder Tony Fernandes’ exit and the new management’s ousting of 40 staff, the struggling backmarker team pressed the throttle on a development push in the hope of re-capturing the lucrative tenth in the constructors’ championship. The first fruits of that...

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New team deputy Manfredi Ravetto has confirmed Caterham will debut a new nose at this weekend’s Belgian grand prix. After founder Tony Fernandes’ exit and the new management’s ousting of 40 staff, the struggling backmarker team pressed the throttle on a development push in the hope of re-capturing the lucrative tenth in the constructors’ championship. The first fruits of that...

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Red Bull puts future in hands of teenage hopes http://theformula1.com/f1-news/red-bull-puts-future-hands-teenage-hopes.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/red-bull-puts-future-hands-teenage-hopes.html#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:39:10 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18479

Max Verstappen and Daniil Kvyat are the future of Red Bull. The pair, both teenagers, will be the race lineup at the energy drink company’s second team Toro Rosso in 2015. Decision maker Dr Helmut Marko is excited. “Daniil Kvyat has been very impressive,” said the Austrian as he revealed that current Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne will be replaced...

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Max Verstappen and Daniil Kvyat are the future of Red Bull. The pair, both teenagers, will be the race lineup at the energy drink company’s second team Toro Rosso in 2015. Decision maker Dr Helmut Marko is excited. “Daniil Kvyat has been very impressive,” said the Austrian as he revealed that current Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne will be replaced...

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Verstappen not to young for 2015 F1 debut http://theformula1.com/f1-news/verstappen-young-2015-f1-debut.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/verstappen-young-2015-f1-debut.html#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:19:58 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18453

Former grand prix driver Jan Lammers thinks 16-year-old Max Verstappen is ready for formula one. Verstappen, the fresh-faced son of another former Dutch F1 driver Jos, has signed up with Red Bull’s famous driver development programme after an impressive transition from karting to F3. The Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf has reported repeatedly in the past days that Verstappen will be...

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Former grand prix driver Jan Lammers thinks 16-year-old Max Verstappen is ready for formula one. Verstappen, the fresh-faced son of another former Dutch F1 driver Jos, has signed up with Red Bull’s famous driver development programme after an impressive transition from karting to F3. The Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf has reported repeatedly in the past days that Verstappen will be...

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Marmorini hits back at Ferrari criticism http://theformula1.com/f1-news/marmorini-hits-back-ferrari-criticism.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/marmorini-hits-back-ferrari-criticism.html#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:13:34 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18449

Luca Marmorini has lashed out at Ferrari after being ousted as the fabled team’s engine boss. Also well-known for his position at Toyota, the Italian’s F1 career dates back more than two decades to Maranello. But he was ousted by new team boss Marco Mattiacci a few weeks ago, amid the general feeling that he was to blame for Ferrari’s...

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Luca Marmorini has lashed out at Ferrari after being ousted as the fabled team’s engine boss. Also well-known for his position at Toyota, the Italian’s F1 career dates back more than two decades to Maranello. But he was ousted by new team boss Marco Mattiacci a few weeks ago, amid the general feeling that he was to blame for Ferrari’s...

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Lotus to drop its “tusk nose” in 2015 http://theformula1.com/f1-news/lotus-drop-tusk-nose-2015.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/lotus-drop-tusk-nose-2015.html#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:08:28 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18445

Lotus will drop its unique ‘tusked’ nose solution for the 2015 season. Although the Enstone team has struggled this year, technical director Nick Chester insists the innovative nose is a “pretty good solution” that will stay on the current car for the rest of the season. But with the FIA changing the regulations to end the unseemly ‘anteater’-style noses elsewhere...

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Lotus will drop its unique ‘tusked’ nose solution for the 2015 season. Although the Enstone team has struggled this year, technical director Nick Chester insists the innovative nose is a “pretty good solution” that will stay on the current car for the rest of the season. But with the FIA changing the regulations to end the unseemly ‘anteater’-style noses elsewhere...

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