The Formula 1 News http://theformula1.com news, photos, videos, and talks Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:40:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Rosberg unfazed by Hamilton good record in Hungary http://theformula1.com/f1-news/rosberg-unfazed-hamilton-good-record-hungary.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/rosberg-unfazed-hamilton-good-record-hungary.html#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:39:33 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18072

Championship leader Nico Rosberg insists he is not worried about racing on ‘a Hamilton track’ this weekend in Hungary. Determined to hit back at his teammate after a mixed weekend in Hockenheim, Lewis Hamilton has won no fewer than four times on the Hungaroring, and another victory on Sunday will be a year-on-year hat-trick. “It’s a great circuit,” said the...

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Championship leader Nico Rosberg insists he is not worried about racing on ‘a Hamilton track’ this weekend in Hungary. Determined to hit back at his teammate after a mixed weekend in Hockenheim, Lewis Hamilton has won no fewer than four times on the Hungaroring, and another victory on Sunday will be a year-on-year hat-trick. “It’s a great circuit,” said the...

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Maldonado would welcome a cigarette sponsor at Lotus http://theformula1.com/f1-news/maldonado-welcome-cigarette-sponsor-lotus.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/maldonado-welcome-cigarette-sponsor-lotus.html#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:33:36 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18068

Pastor Maldonado would welcome a cigarette sponsor to Lotus. When the Enstone based team first adopted its familiar black and gold livery in 2011, it instantly triggered memories of the original Team Lotus, sponsored in the 70s and 80s by John Player Special. But according to rumours in the Hungaroring paddock, John Player Special – now headed by the British...

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Pastor Maldonado would welcome a cigarette sponsor to Lotus. When the Enstone based team first adopted its familiar black and gold livery in 2011, it instantly triggered memories of the original Team Lotus, sponsored in the 70s and 80s by John Player Special. But according to rumours in the Hungaroring paddock, John Player Special – now headed by the British...

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Vettel calls new Formula E “cheese” http://theformula1.com/f1-news/vettel-calls-new-formula-e-cheese.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/vettel-calls-new-formula-e-cheese.html#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:26:45 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18064

World champion Sebastian Vettel has slammed the FIA’s new fully-electric single seater series, Formula E. The new series, featuring nearly silent cars and an impressive collection of teams and drivers, will commence a global tour of street circuits starting with Beijing in September. But according to Vettel: “I think it’s cheese.” It is not the first time the Red Bull...

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World champion Sebastian Vettel has slammed the FIA’s new fully-electric single seater series, Formula E. The new series, featuring nearly silent cars and an impressive collection of teams and drivers, will commence a global tour of street circuits starting with Beijing in September. But according to Vettel: “I think it’s cheese.” It is not the first time the Red Bull...

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Grosjean in no hurry to secure F1 future http://theformula1.com/f1-news/grosjean-hurry-secure-f1-future.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/grosjean-hurry-secure-f1-future.html#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:15:01 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18060

With his Lotus future in doubt, Romain Grosjean could be eyeing a move up the formula one grid. The Enstone based team is sticking with its other driver, Pastor Maldonado, whose sponsor PDVSA brings millions in crucial backing. Frenchman Grosjean’s Lotus connections, however, are fading — manager Eric Boullier has gone to McLaren, while Renault and oil partner Total are...

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With his Lotus future in doubt, Romain Grosjean could be eyeing a move up the formula one grid. The Enstone based team is sticking with its other driver, Pastor Maldonado, whose sponsor PDVSA brings millions in crucial backing. Frenchman Grosjean’s Lotus connections, however, are fading — manager Eric Boullier has gone to McLaren, while Renault and oil partner Total are...

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Ferrari shifting focus to 2015 http://theformula1.com/f1-news/ferrari-shifting-focus-2015-2.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/ferrari-shifting-focus-2015-2.html#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:04:17 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18056

Ferrari is now focusing “all” of its efforts on 2015, according to lead driver Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard’s comments, made on Thursday ahead of the Hungarian, appear to contradict those of the Italian team’s technical director James Allison. “It’s a time of much work on both projects, with plenty of effort still going into improving laptime on the 2014 car,”...

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Ferrari is now focusing “all” of its efforts on 2015, according to lead driver Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard’s comments, made on Thursday ahead of the Hungarian, appear to contradict those of the Italian team’s technical director James Allison. “It’s a time of much work on both projects, with plenty of effort still going into improving laptime on the 2014 car,”...

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Azerbaijan, New Jersey next for F1 calendar – Ecclestone http://theformula1.com/top-stories/azerbaijan-new-jersey-next-f1-calendar-ecclestone.html http://theformula1.com/top-stories/azerbaijan-new-jersey-next-f1-calendar-ecclestone.html#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:59:27 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18052

With Mexico set to join the 2015 calendar, two more new grands prix should follow the year after. That is the news of F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, even though on Thursday there was scepticism in the Budapest paddock that Mexico will actually happen in 2015. It is believed organisers need to spend at least $50 million upgrading the old...

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With Mexico set to join the 2015 calendar, two more new grands prix should follow the year after. That is the news of F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, even though on Thursday there was scepticism in the Budapest paddock that Mexico will actually happen in 2015. It is believed organisers need to spend at least $50 million upgrading the old...

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Hungarian GP 2014 – Practice 1 – Results http://theformula1.com/result/hungarian-gp-2014-practice-1-results.html http://theformula1.com/result/hungarian-gp-2014-practice-1-results.html#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:45:14 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18047

Lewis Hamilton returned to the top of timesheets this Friday by beating Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in first practice. The Briton won the Hungarian GP four times in seven years, and he is keen to reduce one again Rosberg’s 14-point championship lead before the summer break. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso were third and fourth, ahead of Red Bull’s...

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Lewis Hamilton returned to the top of timesheets this Friday by beating Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in first practice. The Briton won the Hungarian GP four times in seven years, and he is keen to reduce one again Rosberg’s 14-point championship lead before the summer break. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso were third and fourth, ahead of Red Bull’s...

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Vettel refuses to confirm Mercedes approach rumours http://theformula1.com/f1-news/vettel-refuses-confirm-mercedes-approach-rumours.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/vettel-refuses-confirm-mercedes-approach-rumours.html#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:20:41 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18043

The big paddock rumour in Hungary is that Mercedes has made a move to sign Sebastian Vettel. The speculation was even pushed along by Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko, who suggested rivals like McLaren and Mercedes have indeed made big-money approaches to the German. “I don’t know which sources Helmut has, or doesn’t have, but they seem to vary, let’s...

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The big paddock rumour in Hungary is that Mercedes has made a move to sign Sebastian Vettel. The speculation was even pushed along by Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko, who suggested rivals like McLaren and Mercedes have indeed made big-money approaches to the German. “I don’t know which sources Helmut has, or doesn’t have, but they seem to vary, let’s...

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F1 “no longer pure” – Villeneuve http://theformula1.com/f1-news/f1-longer-pure-villeneuve.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/f1-longer-pure-villeneuve.html#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:48:27 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18039

Jacques Villeneuve has lamented the lack of “heroes” on today’s formula one grid. But the outspoken 1997 world champion says it is not just the drivers’ fault, as the F1 of today does not bring out the “wild animal” in them. “The rules are too restrictive,” French Canadian Villeneuve told Schwetzinger Zeitung newspaper. “I have always regarded formula one as...

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Jacques Villeneuve has lamented the lack of “heroes” on today’s formula one grid. But the outspoken 1997 world champion says it is not just the drivers’ fault, as the F1 of today does not bring out the “wild animal” in them. “The rules are too restrictive,” French Canadian Villeneuve told Schwetzinger Zeitung newspaper. “I have always regarded formula one as...

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Verstappen prefers Mercedes over Red Bull http://theformula1.com/f1-news/verstappen-prefers-mercedes-red-bull.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/verstappen-prefers-mercedes-red-bull.html#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:42:24 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18035

Max Verstappen has turned down an offer from reigning world champions Red Bull as he turns onto the road to formula one. The talented son of former Benetton and Minardi driver Jos Verstappen visited the Hockenheim paddock last weekend, reportedly at the invitation of ‘several’ F1 teams. Young Dutchman Verstappen, 16, is the hot talent of European F3 since moving...

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Max Verstappen has turned down an offer from reigning world champions Red Bull as he turns onto the road to formula one. The talented son of former Benetton and Minardi driver Jos Verstappen visited the Hockenheim paddock last weekend, reportedly at the invitation of ‘several’ F1 teams. Young Dutchman Verstappen, 16, is the hot talent of European F3 since moving...

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Hamilton’s engineer also injured in team-building exercise http://theformula1.com/f1-news/hamiltons-engineer-also-injured-team-building-exercise.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/hamiltons-engineer-also-injured-team-building-exercise.html#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:37:57 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18031

Toto Wolff was not the only senior member of Mercedes’ management team hurt in a cycling pileup this week. In a team-building exercise along the Danube river on Tuesday, the 42-year-old Austrian crashed, badly breaking his arm in four places. Bild newspaper reveals that, as well as suffering concussion, he had titanium screws inserted to repair his wrist, and was...

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Toto Wolff was not the only senior member of Mercedes’ management team hurt in a cycling pileup this week. In a team-building exercise along the Danube river on Tuesday, the 42-year-old Austrian crashed, badly breaking his arm in four places. Bild newspaper reveals that, as well as suffering concussion, he had titanium screws inserted to repair his wrist, and was...

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Toto Wolff injured in cycling crash http://theformula1.com/f1-news/toto-wolff-injured-cycling-crash.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/toto-wolff-injured-cycling-crash.html#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:20:10 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18027

Toto Wolff is expected to attend this weekend’s Hungarian grand prix, despite undergoing surgery on Tuesday following a cycling crash. On a bike tour along the Danube river with other members of the Brackley based team, including fellow team boss Paddy Lowe, Wolff reportedly crashed. It is believed Lowe was actually the first in the pileup to hit the road,...

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Toto Wolff is expected to attend this weekend’s Hungarian grand prix, despite undergoing surgery on Tuesday following a cycling crash. On a bike tour along the Danube river with other members of the Brackley based team, including fellow team boss Paddy Lowe, Wolff reportedly crashed. It is believed Lowe was actually the first in the pileup to hit the road,...

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