The Formula 1 News http://theformula1.com news, photos, videos, and talks Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:10:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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McLaren denies more bosses to follow Sam Michael exit http://theformula1.com/f1-news/mclaren-denies-bosses-follow-sam-michael-exit.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/mclaren-denies-bosses-follow-sam-michael-exit.html#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:16:24 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19648

McLaren has denied it is set to lose more key team figures ahead of the looming Honda era. The Woking based team confirmed on Wednesday that sporting director Sam Michael, said to be returning to his native Australia at the end of the season, tendered his resignation in March. “It’s been 21 awesome years in F1,” said 43-year-old Michael, who...

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McLaren has denied it is set to lose more key team figures ahead of the looming Honda era. The Woking based team confirmed on Wednesday that sporting director Sam Michael, said to be returning to his native Australia at the end of the season, tendered his resignation in March. “It’s been 21 awesome years in F1,” said 43-year-old Michael, who...

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Struggling Caterham in race to send cars to Austin http://theformula1.com/f1-news/struggling-caterham-race-send-cars-austin.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/struggling-caterham-race-send-cars-austin.html#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:45:43 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19640

Caterham’s financial troubles appear to be deepening, as it emerges the struggling F1 team may have no cars to race at the forthcoming US grand prix. Reuters reports that the green cars are scheduled to leave Caterham’s Leafield factory bound for Austin this weekend. But the man appointed to oversee the administration of Caterham Sports Limited, reportedly a separate company...

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Caterham’s financial troubles appear to be deepening, as it emerges the struggling F1 team may have no cars to race at the forthcoming US grand prix. Reuters reports that the green cars are scheduled to leave Caterham’s Leafield factory bound for Austin this weekend. But the man appointed to oversee the administration of Caterham Sports Limited, reportedly a separate company...

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Webber doubts Vettel can handle Ferrari pressure http://theformula1.com/f1-news/webber-doubts-vettel-can-handle-ferrari-pressure.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/webber-doubts-vettel-can-handle-ferrari-pressure.html#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:39:45 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19636

Michael Schumacher’s former manager doubts Sebastian Vettel can emulate the F1 legend’s success at rebuilding a beleaguered Ferrari team. Willi Weber, also known as the lucrative ‘Mr 20 per cent’ after brokering Schumacher’s mammoth Ferrari contracts, is worried quadruple world champion Vettel’s personality might not be as suited to the task. Ferrari is expected to confirm German Vettel’s arrival as...

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Michael Schumacher’s former manager doubts Sebastian Vettel can emulate the F1 legend’s success at rebuilding a beleaguered Ferrari team. Willi Weber, also known as the lucrative ‘Mr 20 per cent’ after brokering Schumacher’s mammoth Ferrari contracts, is worried quadruple world champion Vettel’s personality might not be as suited to the task. Ferrari is expected to confirm German Vettel’s arrival as...

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Perez says new Force India deal ‘priority’ http://theformula1.com/f1-news/perez-says-new-force-india-deal-priority.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/perez-says-new-force-india-deal-priority.html#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:35:48 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19632

Sergio Perez could be the next driver to secure his place on the 2015 grid. Force India made no mention of the Mexican, who is closely aligned with the team’s on-car Mexican backers Roshfrans and Claro, when it announced recently that current teammate Nico Hulkenberg is staying put for next season. But Perez, 24, has told PA Sport this week...

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Sergio Perez could be the next driver to secure his place on the 2015 grid. Force India made no mention of the Mexican, who is closely aligned with the team’s on-car Mexican backers Roshfrans and Claro, when it announced recently that current teammate Nico Hulkenberg is staying put for next season. But Perez, 24, has told PA Sport this week...

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Rosberg needs to relax and get back into the fight – Frenzen http://theformula1.com/f1-news/rosberg-needs-relax-get-back-fight-frenzen.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/rosberg-needs-relax-get-back-fight-frenzen.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:52:54 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19626

Nico Rosberg needs to relax if he wants to get back into the world championship fight. That is the advice of German countryman Heinz-Harald Frentzen, who at the peak of his career fifteen years ago was the title dark horse in 1999. Now 47, Frentzen told Germany’s Auto Bild he thinks Rosberg – the former runaway championship leader in 2014...

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Nico Rosberg needs to relax if he wants to get back into the world championship fight. That is the advice of German countryman Heinz-Harald Frentzen, who at the peak of his career fifteen years ago was the title dark horse in 1999. Now 47, Frentzen told Germany’s Auto Bild he thinks Rosberg – the former runaway championship leader in 2014...

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More alarming news about Caterham future http://theformula1.com/f1-news/alarming-news-caterham-future.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/alarming-news-caterham-future.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:46:39 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19622

More alarming news about the health of the ailing F1 backmarker Caterham has emerged. The posts have now been deleted, but race driver Kamui Kobayashi reportedly admitted on Facebook recently that he considered pulling out of the Russian grand prix when Caterham ran out of spare parts. He posted a photo of broken suspension on his car at Sochi that...

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More alarming news about the health of the ailing F1 backmarker Caterham has emerged. The posts have now been deleted, but race driver Kamui Kobayashi reportedly admitted on Facebook recently that he considered pulling out of the Russian grand prix when Caterham ran out of spare parts. He posted a photo of broken suspension on his car at Sochi that...

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Massa thinks Kimi’s problem in 2014 is psychological http://theformula1.com/f1-news/massa-thinks-kimis-problem-in-2014-is-psychological.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/massa-thinks-kimis-problem-in-2014-is-psychological.html#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:42:28 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19618

Kimi Raikkonen is suffering psychologically alongside his Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso this year. That is the view of Felipe Massa, who although still friends with Alonso failed to regularly match the Spaniard’s pace before he lost his race seat at the end of last year. The Maranello team replaced Massa with Finn Raikkonen, his old Ferrari teammate and the 2007...

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Kimi Raikkonen is suffering psychologically alongside his Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso this year. That is the view of Felipe Massa, who although still friends with Alonso failed to regularly match the Spaniard’s pace before he lost his race seat at the end of last year. The Maranello team replaced Massa with Finn Raikkonen, his old Ferrari teammate and the 2007...

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