The Formula 1 News http://theformula1.com news, photos, videos, and talks Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:22:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Susie Wolff happy with her role at Williams http://theformula1.com/f1-news/susie-wolff-happy-role-williams.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/susie-wolff-happy-role-williams.html#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:15:49 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18916

Susie Wolff insists she is not disappointed she did not get promoted by Williams for the 2015 season. Along with fellow F1 tester Simona de Silvestro, who works for Sauber, the 31-year-old Scot is the closest female driver to the F1 race grid. Married to Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, she travels the grand prix calendar with Williams, and this year...

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Susie Wolff insists she is not disappointed she did not get promoted by Williams for the 2015 season. Along with fellow F1 tester Simona de Silvestro, who works for Sauber, the 31-year-old Scot is the closest female driver to the F1 race grid. Married to Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, she travels the grand prix calendar with Williams, and this year...

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Lawrence Stroll may be interested in buying Marussia http://theformula1.com/f1-news/lawrence-stroll-may-interested-buying-marussia.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/lawrence-stroll-may-interested-buying-marussia.html#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:07:14 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18912

Lawrence Stroll may now have moved his attention from Sauber to Marussia. In the paddock at Monza recently, it was strongly rumoured that the Canadian fashion industry billionaire and racing enthusiast was in detailed negotiations to buy financially embattled Sauber. Rumours quickly followed, however, that the deal had collapsed at the final hurdle. “Lawrence Stroll received a negative response from...

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Lawrence Stroll may now have moved his attention from Sauber to Marussia. In the paddock at Monza recently, it was strongly rumoured that the Canadian fashion industry billionaire and racing enthusiast was in detailed negotiations to buy financially embattled Sauber. Rumours quickly followed, however, that the deal had collapsed at the final hurdle. “Lawrence Stroll received a negative response from...

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Sainz very upset with Red Bull http://theformula1.com/f1-news/sainz-upset-red-bull.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/sainz-upset-red-bull.html#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:01:55 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18908

Carlos Sainz jr’s famous father has expressed disappointment with Red Bull’s decision-making in 2014. Earlier, 20-year-old Spaniard Sainz jr was regarded as the undoubted cream of the energy drink’s driver development programme, and therefore the favourite to make his F1 debut in 2015 with Toro Rosso. But as Mercedes toyed with signing up the teen sensation Max Verstappen to its...

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Carlos Sainz jr’s famous father has expressed disappointment with Red Bull’s decision-making in 2014. Earlier, 20-year-old Spaniard Sainz jr was regarded as the undoubted cream of the energy drink’s driver development programme, and therefore the favourite to make his F1 debut in 2015 with Toro Rosso. But as Mercedes toyed with signing up the teen sensation Max Verstappen to its...

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Drivers welcome FIA radio clampdown http://theformula1.com/f1-news/drivers-welcome-fia-radio-clampdown.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/drivers-welcome-fia-radio-clampdown.html#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:56:46 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18904

Mercedes’ title-warring teammates are the first F1 drivers to welcome the FIA’s banning of “performance”-related radio communications. At a sponsor event in downtown Singapore, championship leader Rosberg said the clampdown was a major talking point ahead of its debut at the popular street race. “All the fans were cheering so it looks like the right way to go,” the German...

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Mercedes’ title-warring teammates are the first F1 drivers to welcome the FIA’s banning of “performance”-related radio communications. At a sponsor event in downtown Singapore, championship leader Rosberg said the clampdown was a major talking point ahead of its debut at the popular street race. “All the fans were cheering so it looks like the right way to go,” the German...

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Small details are holding Vettel back – Webber http://theformula1.com/f1-news/small-details-holding-vettel-back-webber.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/small-details-holding-vettel-back-webber.html#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:49:47 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18900

Mark Webber thinks “small, subtle details” are all that is holding back his former F1 colleagues Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen in 2014. Both champions have struggled this year as F1 took the step into the radical turbo V6 era, with Webber’s former teammate Vettel notably failing to match the impressive pace of his Red Bull successor Daniel Ricciardo. Australian...

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Mark Webber thinks “small, subtle details” are all that is holding back his former F1 colleagues Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen in 2014. Both champions have struggled this year as F1 took the step into the radical turbo V6 era, with Webber’s former teammate Vettel notably failing to match the impressive pace of his Red Bull successor Daniel Ricciardo. Australian...

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Todt tips Ferrari to end crisis quickly http://theformula1.com/f1-news/todt-tips-ferrari-end-crisis-quickly.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/todt-tips-ferrari-end-crisis-quickly.html#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:45:22 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18896

Jean Todt insists Ferrari is not in the sort of crisis today that he found at Maranello more than two decades ago. The Frenchman, now FIA president, said any comparison between when he was drafted in by Luca di Montezemolo to rebuild the team in 1993 and Ferrari’s current situation “makes me smile”. “I think Ferrari, today, does not need...

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Jean Todt insists Ferrari is not in the sort of crisis today that he found at Maranello more than two decades ago. The Frenchman, now FIA president, said any comparison between when he was drafted in by Luca di Montezemolo to rebuild the team in 1993 and Ferrari’s current situation “makes me smile”. “I think Ferrari, today, does not need...

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Highs and lows in 2014 for new Merc reserve Wehrlein http://theformula1.com/f1-news/highs-and-lows-in-2014-for-new-merc-reserve-wehrlein.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/highs-and-lows-in-2014-for-new-merc-reserve-wehrlein.html#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:13:50 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18891

Pascal Wehrlein’s 2014 has had both its dizzying highs and its appalling lows. The high has been the last few weeks — the teenaged German became the youngest ever DTM winner at the Lausitzring last weekend, mere days after making his F1 test debut with his employer Mercedes. Wehrlein has also been working hard all year in the Brackley based...

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Pascal Wehrlein’s 2014 has had both its dizzying highs and its appalling lows. The high has been the last few weeks — the teenaged German became the youngest ever DTM winner at the Lausitzring last weekend, mere days after making his F1 test debut with his employer Mercedes. Wehrlein has also been working hard all year in the Brackley based...

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Vettel the most expensive item at Red Bull – Marko http://theformula1.com/f1-news/vettel-expensive-item-red-bull-marko.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/vettel-expensive-item-red-bull-marko.html#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:07:50 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18887

Contract negotiations between reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull may now be in full swing. On Tuesday, rampant speculation that the German could be about to complete a ‘seat swap’ with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso for 2015 was denied. “There is nothing new,” Vettel told Sport Bild. “I have a contract with Red Bull and I’m happy where I...

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Contract negotiations between reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull may now be in full swing. On Tuesday, rampant speculation that the German could be about to complete a ‘seat swap’ with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso for 2015 was denied. “There is nothing new,” Vettel told Sport Bild. “I have a contract with Red Bull and I’m happy where I...

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DTM Champion Wittmann not thinking of Formula 1 http://theformula1.com/f1-news/dtm-champion-wittmann-thinking-formula-1.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/dtm-champion-wittmann-thinking-formula-1.html#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:59:09 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18883

Marco Wittmann may be the newly-crowned DTM champion, but he is not dreaming about a future in formula one. Although Paul di Resta set a precedent for launching a F1 career off the back of dominance in the premier German touring car series, 24-year-old Wittmann is happy for now in DTM. Last weekend at the Lausitzring, driving for BMW, the...

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Marco Wittmann may be the newly-crowned DTM champion, but he is not dreaming about a future in formula one. Although Paul di Resta set a precedent for launching a F1 career off the back of dominance in the premier German touring car series, 24-year-old Wittmann is happy for now in DTM. Last weekend at the Lausitzring, driving for BMW, the...

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Mercedes signs Wehrlein, Prodromou starts work at McLaren http://theformula1.com/f1-news/mercedes-signs-wehrlein-prodromou-starts-work-mclaren.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/mercedes-signs-wehrlein-prodromou-starts-work-mclaren.html#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:03:36 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18877

Two formula one teams had news to announce on Monday. On Sunday, 19-year-old Pascal Wehrlein became the youngest race winner in DTM history, and a day later he was unveiled as the new reserve driver for F1’s dominant team, Mercedes. “Pascal will travel with the team from the Singapore grand prix onwards as part of his reserve driver duties,” said...

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Two formula one teams had news to announce on Monday. On Sunday, 19-year-old Pascal Wehrlein became the youngest race winner in DTM history, and a day later he was unveiled as the new reserve driver for F1’s dominant team, Mercedes. “Pascal will travel with the team from the Singapore grand prix onwards as part of his reserve driver duties,” said...

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Heidfeld defends Formula E http://theformula1.com/f1-news/heidfeld-defends-formula-e.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/heidfeld-defends-formula-e.html#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:10:16 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18873

Nick Heidfeld has defended the new Formula E series following criticism from within the F1 paddock. F1’s reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel recently slammed the fully electric powered series – which kicked off on the streets of Beijing last weekend with an all-star grid and global interest – as “cheese”. Ultimately, German Heidfeld – a veteran of no less than...

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Nick Heidfeld has defended the new Formula E series following criticism from within the F1 paddock. F1’s reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel recently slammed the fully electric powered series – which kicked off on the streets of Beijing last weekend with an all-star grid and global interest – as “cheese”. Ultimately, German Heidfeld – a veteran of no less than...

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FIA to clarify the radio clampdown for teams http://theformula1.com/f1-news/fia-clarify-radio-clampdown-teams.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/fia-clarify-radio-clampdown-teams.html#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:56:03 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=18869

The FIA has furnished teams with more information about how it intends to enforce its new clampdown on radio communications in Singapore and beyond. Following feedback from fans, the governing body has banned any radio messages between the pitwall and the drivers that relate to “performance”. It is hoped that the clampdown will end the notion that today’s complex cars...

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The FIA has furnished teams with more information about how it intends to enforce its new clampdown on radio communications in Singapore and beyond. Following feedback from fans, the governing body has banned any radio messages between the pitwall and the drivers that relate to “performance”. It is hoped that the clampdown will end the notion that today’s complex cars...

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