The Formula 1 News http://theformula1.com news, photos, videos, and talks Sun, 03 May 2015 04:07:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 Bottas, Raikkonen, Wehrlein are the stars of new “silly season”http://theformula1.com/f1-news/bottas-raikkonen-wehrlein-are-the-stars-of-new-silly-season.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/bottas-raikkonen-wehrlein-are-the-stars-of-new-silly-season.html#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:48:08 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=21767

Rumours in Italy suggest Valtteri Bottas’s formula one future is coloured in red. Former double world champion Mika Hakkinen, now involved in the management of the Williams driver’s career, said this week that if he was the decision-maker at Ferrari, he is not sure he would retain Kimi Raikkonen. On the other hand, “Valtteri showed how well he can handle...

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Media ponders reasons for Alonso’s Le Mans absencehttp://theformula1.com/f1-news/media-ponders-reasons-for-alonsos-le-mans-absence.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/media-ponders-reasons-for-alonsos-le-mans-absence.html#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:36:24 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=21762

Last year, it seemed clear that Fernando Alonso would be joining Mark Webber and Nico Hulkenberg in a F1 super-team lineup for Porsche at the 2015 Le Mans 24 hours. The reasons Spaniard Alonso ultimately did not join in have this week been the subject of media speculation. Finland’s Ilta Sanomat claims Alonso, 33, was banned from participating due to...

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Current F1 rules are “killing”- the sporthttp://theformula1.com/f1-news/current-f1-rules-are-killing-the-sport.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/current-f1-rules-are-killing-the-sport.html#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:33:28 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=21758

Yet another voice has been added to concerns that formula one must change its rules to stop them “killing” the sport. The powerful Strategy Group will meet in May and it is expected the headline agenda item will be a sharp change of direction for F1 in 2017. Smaller teams are struggling to survive, bigger teams are struggling for success...

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McLaren will keep same car concept in 2016http://theformula1.com/f1-news/mclaren-will-keep-same-car-concept-in-2016.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/mclaren-will-keep-same-car-concept-in-2016.html#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:06:52 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=21754

Next year’s McLaren car will be an “evolution” of the current MP4-30. Last year, the famous British team finished the season just fifth best, despite having clearly the best engine in the field in the form of the Mercedes. Behind the scenes, team boss Eric Boullier now admits, things were just not working. “There has been a huge change in...

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Red Bull to debut short nose in Barcelonahttp://theformula1.com/f1-news/red-bull-to-debut-short-nose-in-barcelona.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/red-bull-to-debut-short-nose-in-barcelona.html#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:52:04 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=21749

Red Bull is tipped to finally debut the so-called ‘short nose’ version of its 2015 car at the forthcoming Spanish grand prix. “The modified car is arguably an RB11 ‘B’,” declared Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo. The former world champions, who have struggled so far in 2015 with both the car and its Renault ‘power unit’, made multiple attempts to pass...

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F1 2016 season set to start in Aprilhttp://theformula1.com/f1-news/f1-2016-season-set-to-start-in-april.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/f1-2016-season-set-to-start-in-april.html#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:40:14 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=21745

The F1 season will get off to a late start next year. Australian media reports say the Melbourne race, which is guaranteed the opening spot on the sport’s annual calendar, will be held on April 3, 2016. In the past few years, the season-opening Australian grand prix has been held a couple of weeks earlier, in mid-March. AAP news agency...

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Rosberg to reboot his 2015 season in Barcelonahttp://theformula1.com/f1-news/rosberg-to-reboot-his-2015-season-in-barcelona.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/rosberg-to-reboot-his-2015-season-in-barcelona.html#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:46:33 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=21741

Nico Rosberg needs to “start from scratch” as he tries to take on teammate Lewis Hamilton in 2015. That is the advice of Mercedes’ team chairman Niki Lauda, who is also one of the most famous names in F1 history. After fighting Hamilton hard throughout 2014, German Rosberg has notably struggled this season and is already 27 points behind after...

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Silverstone boss asks for better F1 showshttp://theformula1.com/f1-news/silverstone-boss-asks-for-better-f1-shows.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/silverstone-boss-asks-for-better-f1-shows.html#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:37:40 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=21737

Silverstone chief Patrick Allen has added his voice to calls for a rules shakeup in formula one. He has told British newspapers that races are too predictable because of the dominance of technology, joking that the winning “technical directors” should stand at the top of the podium rather than the drivers. Allen said ticket sales are up 25 per cent...

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