The Formula 1 News http://theformula1.com news, photos, videos, and talks Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:08:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Alonso decided against joining LeMans – McLarenhttp://theformula1.com/f1-news/alonso-decided-against-joining-lemans-mclaren.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/alonso-decided-against-joining-lemans-mclaren.html#comments Sun, 03 May 2015 12:28:56 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=21790

The decision to sit out Le Mans this year was also taken by Fernando Alonso himself, McLaren insists. This week, during the three-week lull between grands prix, the media has taken a moment to consider the reasons for the demise of Alonso’s 2015 Le Mans plans. Late last year, it seemed certain that the Spaniard would be joining his friend...

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Alonso could quit if McLaren-Honda stagnates – Massahttp://theformula1.com/f1-news/alonso-could-quit-if-mclaren-honda-stagnates-massa.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/alonso-could-quit-if-mclaren-honda-stagnates-massa.html#comments Sun, 03 May 2015 12:11:15 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=21786

Fernando Alonso might decide to retire rather than keep struggling with McLaren-Honda. That is the claim of the Spaniard’s former Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa. Speaking to UOL Esporte, Massa had been asked about Alonso’s move from Ferrari just as the Italian team surged back to the front of the grid. In contrast, 33-year-old Alonso is now helping to build up...

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Fallows believes Red Bull can catch uphttp://theformula1.com/f1-news/fallows-believes-red-bull-can-catch-up.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/fallows-believes-red-bull-can-catch-up.html#comments Sun, 03 May 2015 12:01:40 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=21782

Aerodynamics chief Dan Fallows thinks Red Bull can catch up despite its obvious engine disadvantage. Although Adrian Newey is known as the sport’s aerodynamic genius, Fallows’ quality was demonstrated last year as Red Bull and McLaren tussled over his services. Now, as Red Bull laments the fact the ‘power unit’ supplied by Renault is down on power, reliability and driveability,...

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Ferrari caught out ‘relaxed’ Mercedes – Villeneuvehttp://theformula1.com/f1-news/ferrari-caught-out-relaxed-mercedes-villeneuve.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/ferrari-caught-out-relaxed-mercedes-villeneuve.html#comments Sun, 03 May 2015 11:45:34 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=21778

Mercedes was caught by surprise by Ferrari’s 2015 resurgence, according to 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve. In Australia, the reigning world champion team appeared to have maintained or even extended its dominance of 2014 by easily driving to a one-two. But then in Malaysia, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won on merit. “It seems that, having achieved success, the team (Mercedes) relaxed...

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Sauber says Mosley’s budget cap ‘good idea’http://theformula1.com/f1-news/sauber-says-mosleys-budget-cap-good-idea.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/sauber-says-mosleys-budget-cap-good-idea.html#comments Sun, 03 May 2015 11:33:42 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=21773

Sauber has backed former FIA president Max Mosley’s renewed call for a budget cap in formula one. Earlier this week, ahead of the Strategy Group’s crunch meeting on May 14 about the future, Mosley told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport that teams should revisit the idea of limiting their budgets to $100 million per year. Under Mosley’s plan, those who...

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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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