The Formula 1 News http://theformula1.com news, photos, videos, and talks Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:17:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Administrator becomes Caterham team boss http://theformula1.com/top-stories/administrator-becomes-caterham-team-boss.html http://theformula1.com/top-stories/administrator-becomes-caterham-team-boss.html#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:59:31 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19707

The Caterham saga took another bizarre twist on Friday as an administrator became the new team principal. With the gates at Leafield still locked and Saturday’s freight deadline for Austin now looming, the Colin Kolles-led management decided to step away from the beleaguered team. In a statement, the team said it has agreed “to hand over management … to the...

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The Caterham saga took another bizarre twist on Friday as an administrator became the new team principal. With the gates at Leafield still locked and Saturday’s freight deadline for Austin now looming, the Colin Kolles-led management decided to step away from the beleaguered team. In a statement, the team said it has agreed “to hand over management … to the...

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Ecclestone denies F1 is going to Madrid http://theformula1.com/f1-news/ecclestone-denies-f1-going-madrid.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/ecclestone-denies-f1-going-madrid.html#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:52:02 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19703

Bernie Ecclestone has played down reports he is in advanced talks to bring formula one to the streets of Madrid. Spain’s El Confidencial claimed this week the F1 supremo is already in possession of a business plan and bank guarantees, as a group of businessmen want the Spanish capital to host an annual street race. The news would seem to...

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Bernie Ecclestone has played down reports he is in advanced talks to bring formula one to the streets of Madrid. Spain’s El Confidencial claimed this week the F1 supremo is already in possession of a business plan and bank guarantees, as a group of businessmen want the Spanish capital to host an annual street race. The news would seem to...

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F1 comeback bid ended Barrichello commentary – report http://theformula1.com/f1-news/f1-comeback-bid-ended-barrichello-commentary-report.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/f1-comeback-bid-ended-barrichello-commentary-report.html#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:46:56 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19699

Rubens Barrichello’s desire to return to the F1 grid appears to have ended his days as a roving commentator. Brazil’s UOL Esporte is now claiming Barrichello, 42, fell out with the broadcaster due to “relationship and contract” problems, and also because he allegedly used his role to “offer his services to F1 teams”. The report said the former Williams and...

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Rubens Barrichello’s desire to return to the F1 grid appears to have ended his days as a roving commentator. Brazil’s UOL Esporte is now claiming Barrichello, 42, fell out with the broadcaster due to “relationship and contract” problems, and also because he allegedly used his role to “offer his services to F1 teams”. The report said the former Williams and...

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After Caterham Marussia might also miss Austin deadline http://theformula1.com/f1-news/caterham-marussia-might-also-miss-austin-deadline.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/caterham-marussia-might-also-miss-austin-deadline.html#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:39:47 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19694

F1’s grid may have shrunk to just 18 cars by the time of the US grand prix next weekend. Caterham’s troubles – with administrators locking the green cars inside the Leafield factory amid an unseemly spat with former owner Tony Fernandes – are now well documented. But authoritative publications are now claiming that the similarly struggling backmarker Marussia, rocked recently...

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F1’s grid may have shrunk to just 18 cars by the time of the US grand prix next weekend. Caterham’s troubles – with administrators locking the green cars inside the Leafield factory amid an unseemly spat with former owner Tony Fernandes – are now well documented. But authoritative publications are now claiming that the similarly struggling backmarker Marussia, rocked recently...

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Kolles admits Caterham may miss Austin deadline http://theformula1.com/f1-news/kolles-admits-caterham-may-miss-austin-deadline.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/kolles-admits-caterham-may-miss-austin-deadline.html#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:24:48 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19689

The clock is ticking down to struggling F1 backmarker Caterham’s apparent collapse. With the Saturday freight deadline for sending cars and equipment to Austin now just hours away, staff remain locked out of the Leafield factory while an unseemly spat continues to escalate between the team’s former and current owners. Former owner Tony Fernandes, the well-known Malaysian entrepreneur, broke his...

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The clock is ticking down to struggling F1 backmarker Caterham’s apparent collapse. With the Saturday freight deadline for sending cars and equipment to Austin now just hours away, staff remain locked out of the Leafield factory while an unseemly spat continues to escalate between the team’s former and current owners. Former owner Tony Fernandes, the well-known Malaysian entrepreneur, broke his...

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Gene Haas on his new F1 team http://theformula1.com/f1-news/gene-haas-new-f1-team.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/gene-haas-new-f1-team.html#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:57:13 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19682

NASCAR team owner Gene Haas on his new F1 team: “If I can achieve an extra billion in sales, we will pay for whatever F1 costs,” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series owner Gene Haas announced his arrival in Formula One by establishing the new Haas F1 Team in April this year. In a new interview, he speaks to CNN’s monthly Formula...

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NASCAR team owner Gene Haas on his new F1 team: “If I can achieve an extra billion in sales, we will pay for whatever F1 costs,” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series owner Gene Haas announced his arrival in Formula One by establishing the new Haas F1 Team in April this year. In a new interview, he speaks to CNN’s monthly Formula...

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McLaren or bust? http://theformula1.com/chit-chat/mclaren-bust.html http://theformula1.com/chit-chat/mclaren-bust.html#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:11:31 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19678

Fernando Alonso will widely be remembered as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. The Spaniard has two Drivers’ Championships to his name, and has finished runner-up on a further three occasions. Since starting karting at the spritely age of three, Alonso has gone on to embark on a stellar career. In the right car he is...

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Fernando Alonso will widely be remembered as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. The Spaniard has two Drivers’ Championships to his name, and has finished runner-up on a further three occasions. Since starting karting at the spritely age of three, Alonso has gone on to embark on a stellar career. In the right car he is...

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Caterham collapse beneficial for F1 – Ecclestone http://theformula1.com/f1-news/caterham-collapse-beneficial-f1-ecclestone.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/caterham-collapse-beneficial-f1-ecclestone.html#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:06:44 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19668

Caterham is on the brink of collapse, as the backmarker team loses even the support of F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone. “I think it’s better they go,” said the 83-year-old Briton as the latest developments emerged late on Wednesday. “I don’t want people going around with begging bowls,” Ecclestone told the Sun newspaper in an article credited to business journalist Caroline...

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Caterham is on the brink of collapse, as the backmarker team loses even the support of F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone. “I think it’s better they go,” said the 83-year-old Briton as the latest developments emerged late on Wednesday. “I don’t want people going around with begging bowls,” Ecclestone told the Sun newspaper in an article credited to business journalist Caroline...

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Bianchi’s recovery chances are slim – Burti http://theformula1.com/f1-news/bianchis-recovery-chances-slim-burti.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/bianchis-recovery-chances-slim-burti.html#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:59:58 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19664

Luciano Burti, a former F1 driver and full-time pundit for Brazil’s Globo, has bad news about the health of critically injured driver Jules Bianchi. Little has been heard about the stricken French driver for the past week, some 18 days after he fell unconscious when he struck a recovery vehicle during the Japanese grand prix. Burti, a former F1 driver...

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Luciano Burti, a former F1 driver and full-time pundit for Brazil’s Globo, has bad news about the health of critically injured driver Jules Bianchi. Little has been heard about the stricken French driver for the past week, some 18 days after he fell unconscious when he struck a recovery vehicle during the Japanese grand prix. Burti, a former F1 driver...

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F1 world still guessing on Alonso’s next move http://theformula1.com/f1-news/f1-world-still-guessing-alonsos-next-move.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/f1-world-still-guessing-alonsos-next-move.html#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:47:19 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19660

Yet another week in F1 history is passing by with little more known about the future of arguably the sport’s biggest name. Insiders suggest Fernando Alonso is wavering between a McLaren-Honda contract on his terms or the very real prospect of a sabbatical as he waits for a seat at dominant Mercedes. “He hasn’t got many places to go has...

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Yet another week in F1 history is passing by with little more known about the future of arguably the sport’s biggest name. Insiders suggest Fernando Alonso is wavering between a McLaren-Honda contract on his terms or the very real prospect of a sabbatical as he waits for a seat at dominant Mercedes. “He hasn’t got many places to go has...

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Barcelona ‘calm’ amid Madrid race reports http://theformula1.com/f1-news/barcelona-calm-amid-madrid-race-reports.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/barcelona-calm-amid-madrid-race-reports.html#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:29:53 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19656

Spanish grand prix boss Salvador Servia insists reports the capital Madrid is bidding to join the F1 calendar do not worry him. El Confidencial reported in recent days that Bernie Ecclestone is in advanced talks with private investors who want to organise a city street race. Ecclestone, however, has already warned that after the decline of Spain’s second race at...

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Spanish grand prix boss Salvador Servia insists reports the capital Madrid is bidding to join the F1 calendar do not worry him. El Confidencial reported in recent days that Bernie Ecclestone is in advanced talks with private investors who want to organise a city street race. Ecclestone, however, has already warned that after the decline of Spain’s second race at...

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Rosberg appoints himself ‘title hunter’ http://theformula1.com/f1-news/rosberg-appoints-title-hunter.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/rosberg-appoints-title-hunter.html#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:23:56 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19652

Nico Rosberg has admitted he will think more about his own interests now after Mercedes wrapped up the constructors’ championship in Russia. The German has fallen 17 points behind in the intra-team chase for the drivers’ title, after Lewis Hamilton won the last four grands prix on the trot. Some believe Rosberg is tightening up just as Hamilton is hitting...

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Nico Rosberg has admitted he will think more about his own interests now after Mercedes wrapped up the constructors’ championship in Russia. The German has fallen 17 points behind in the intra-team chase for the drivers’ title, after Lewis Hamilton won the last four grands prix on the trot. Some believe Rosberg is tightening up just as Hamilton is hitting...

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