The Formula 1 News http://theformula1.com news, photos, videos, and talks Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:36:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Caterham threatens to sue sacked personnel http://theformula1.com/f1-news/caterham-threatens-sue-sacked-personnel.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/caterham-threatens-sue-sacked-personnel.html#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:28:40 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18187

Caterham has hit back after it emerged sacked staff are moving to sue the backmarker team’s new management. Earlier in July, following founder Tony Fernandes’ sale of the green-coloured team to mysterious Swiss-Middle Eastern investors, new bosses Colin Kolles and Christijan Albers ousted about 40 of Caterham’s Leafield-based workforce. Caterham announced at the time that it was a “necessary step”...

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Caterham has hit back after it emerged sacked staff are moving to sue the backmarker team’s new management. Earlier in July, following founder Tony Fernandes’ sale of the green-coloured team to mysterious Swiss-Middle Eastern investors, new bosses Colin Kolles and Christijan Albers ousted about 40 of Caterham’s Leafield-based workforce. Caterham announced at the time that it was a “necessary step”...

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Mexico might host the F1 season finale in 2015 http://theformula1.com/f1-news/mexico-might-host-f1-season-finale-2015.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/mexico-might-host-f1-season-finale-2015.html#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:21:45 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18183

Mexico could close next year’s world championship with a ‘double points’ finale. That is the claim of FIA vice president Jose Abed, who represents Mexico on the governing body’s World Motor Sport Council. It was confirmed last week that, after a more than two decade absence, the sport is returning in 2015 to the iconic Mexico City layout, which is...

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Mexico could close next year’s world championship with a ‘double points’ finale. That is the claim of FIA vice president Jose Abed, who represents Mexico on the governing body’s World Motor Sport Council. It was confirmed last week that, after a more than two decade absence, the sport is returning in 2015 to the iconic Mexico City layout, which is...

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F1 looking forward to the summer break http://theformula1.com/f1-news/f1-looking-forward-summer-break.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/f1-looking-forward-summer-break.html#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:15:46 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18179

Tired faces left the Hungaroring paddock last Sunday looking forward to a break. Not only is there now a rare month-long gap between the races in Hungary and Belgium, the teams have agreed to close their factories and even turn off email servers for a two-week period. It means almost everyone involved in the hectic world of formula one will...

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Tired faces left the Hungaroring paddock last Sunday looking forward to a break. Not only is there now a rare month-long gap between the races in Hungary and Belgium, the teams have agreed to close their factories and even turn off email servers for a two-week period. It means almost everyone involved in the hectic world of formula one will...

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Rosberg admits Lewis cost him the victory in Budapest http://theformula1.com/f1-news/rosberg-admits-lewis-cost-victory-budapest.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/rosberg-admits-lewis-cost-victory-budapest.html#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:47:14 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18173

Mercedes chiefs are heading into the month-long summer break scratching their heads at how to deal with an escalating driver battle. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo may have won in Hungary, but Toto Wolff admits that it was Nico Rosberg who probably should have held the biggest trophy aloft — if only Lewis Hamilton had obeyed a clear and repeated team...

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Mercedes chiefs are heading into the month-long summer break scratching their heads at how to deal with an escalating driver battle. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo may have won in Hungary, but Toto Wolff admits that it was Nico Rosberg who probably should have held the biggest trophy aloft — if only Lewis Hamilton had obeyed a clear and repeated team...

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Villeneuve only comments for the headlines – Saari http://theformula1.com/f1-news/villeneuve-comments-headlines-saari.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/villeneuve-comments-headlines-saari.html#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:43:12 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18169

Jacques Villeneuve makes comments designed deliberately to trigger sensational headlines. That is the claim of Oskari Saari, a commentator for the Finnish broadcaster MTV3 who says he knows the 1997 world champion well. “Jacques is a great guy,” he said. “I always like to see him because I like to argue with him! He is always in a happy and...

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Jacques Villeneuve makes comments designed deliberately to trigger sensational headlines. That is the claim of Oskari Saari, a commentator for the Finnish broadcaster MTV3 who says he knows the 1997 world champion well. “Jacques is a great guy,” he said. “I always like to see him because I like to argue with him! He is always in a happy and...

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F1 to look at rules and stop negativism – Ecclestone http://theformula1.com/f1-news/f1-look-rules-stop-negativism-ecclestone.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/f1-look-rules-stop-negativism-ecclestone.html#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:37:38 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18165

Bernie Ecclestone thinks formula one needs to act now to prevent a downward trend of unpopularity. Before qualifying in Hungary, amid a climate of paddock doom about dwindling spectator and television numbers, the F1 chief executive met with team bosses. Afterwards, it emerged that Ecclestone would revive the F1 career of Flavio Briatore in the wake of his ‘crash-gate’ ban...

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Bernie Ecclestone thinks formula one needs to act now to prevent a downward trend of unpopularity. Before qualifying in Hungary, amid a climate of paddock doom about dwindling spectator and television numbers, the F1 chief executive met with team bosses. Afterwards, it emerged that Ecclestone would revive the F1 career of Flavio Briatore in the wake of his ‘crash-gate’ ban...

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Wolff denies Mercedes will punish Hamilton http://theformula1.com/f1-news/wolff-denies-mercedes-will-punish-hamilton.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/wolff-denies-mercedes-will-punish-hamilton.html#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:27:26 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18160

Toto Wolff has dismissed suggestions Mercedes will sanction Lewis Hamilton for ignoring team orders in Hungary. Although it was potentially explosive, the German team closed ranks after the incident but rumours persisted that the 2008 world champion will be punished behind closed doors. “Something like that will not happen,” boss Wolff is quoted by Der Spiegel. “We are all adults...

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Toto Wolff has dismissed suggestions Mercedes will sanction Lewis Hamilton for ignoring team orders in Hungary. Although it was potentially explosive, the German team closed ranks after the incident but rumours persisted that the 2008 world champion will be punished behind closed doors. “Something like that will not happen,” boss Wolff is quoted by Der Spiegel. “We are all adults...

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“I was hired to race” – Hamilton http://theformula1.com/f1-news/hired-race-hamilton.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/hired-race-hamilton.html#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:23:38 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18156

Lewis Hamilton has hit back at suggestions he was wrong to ignore team orders during Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix. Niki Lauda, who after Hamilton’s qualifying fire had cheered the Briton up over pizza, insisting with typical clarity that the driver was “right” and the German team “wrong”. “Lewis ignored it because he remembered before the season that we said they...

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Lewis Hamilton has hit back at suggestions he was wrong to ignore team orders during Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix. Niki Lauda, who after Hamilton’s qualifying fire had cheered the Briton up over pizza, insisting with typical clarity that the driver was “right” and the German team “wrong”. “Lewis ignored it because he remembered before the season that we said they...

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Raikkonen hopes for a better car in 2015 http://theformula1.com/f1-news/raikkonen-hopes-better-car-2015.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/raikkonen-hopes-better-car-2015.html#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:02:59 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18151

Kimi Raikkonen was looking ahead to 2015 rather than seeing Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix as the start of an immediate Ferrari revival. After an uncompetitive first half of 2014, the Finn finished a solid sixth in Hungary — his best result of the season. And Raikkonen’s teammate Fernando Alonso was in the running for the race win until the dying...

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Kimi Raikkonen was looking ahead to 2015 rather than seeing Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix as the start of an immediate Ferrari revival. After an uncompetitive first half of 2014, the Finn finished a solid sixth in Hungary — his best result of the season. And Raikkonen’s teammate Fernando Alonso was in the running for the race win until the dying...

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Alonso sees Ricciardo as one of the best http://theformula1.com/f1-news/alonso-sees-ricciardo-one-best.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/alonso-sees-ricciardo-one-best.html#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:56:41 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18146

Daniel Ricciardo has joined the upper echelon of F1′s very best drivers. In the paddock, a big rumour is that for its new works Honda partnership beginning next year, McLaren is on the market for one of the sport’s ‘big three’ drivers. They are Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. But is a new kid on the block about...

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Daniel Ricciardo has joined the upper echelon of F1′s very best drivers. In the paddock, a big rumour is that for its new works Honda partnership beginning next year, McLaren is on the market for one of the sport’s ‘big three’ drivers. They are Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. But is a new kid on the block about...

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Mercedes to rethink team orders strategy http://theformula1.com/f1-news/mercedes-to-rethink-team-orders-strategy.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/mercedes-to-rethink-team-orders-strategy.html#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:51:42 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18142

Mercedes has moved to put the intensifying battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg behind closed doors. “Corporate answer,” boss Toto Wolff smiled late on Sunday, when the extent of the potential controversy triggered by the Hungarian grand prix became clear. In the race, after technical failures blighted his last two qualifying outings as he chases down teammate and enemy...

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Mercedes has moved to put the intensifying battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg behind closed doors. “Corporate answer,” boss Toto Wolff smiled late on Sunday, when the extent of the potential controversy triggered by the Hungarian grand prix became clear. In the race, after technical failures blighted his last two qualifying outings as he chases down teammate and enemy...

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Hungarian GP 2014 – Race – Results http://theformula1.com/result/hungarian-gp-2014-race-results.html http://theformula1.com/result/hungarian-gp-2014-race-results.html#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:15:25 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18137

Daniel Ricciardo beats Fernando Alonso to win what was a sensational Hungarian Grand Prix. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo captured the chequered flag for the second time this season at the end of an astonishing Hungarian Grand Prix after passing Fernando Alonso who was struggling for grip in the last three laps of the race. Rain, crashes and safety cars created...

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Daniel Ricciardo beats Fernando Alonso to win what was a sensational Hungarian Grand Prix. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo captured the chequered flag for the second time this season at the end of an astonishing Hungarian Grand Prix after passing Fernando Alonso who was struggling for grip in the last three laps of the race. Rain, crashes and safety cars created...

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