The Formula 1 News http://theformula1.com news, photos, videos, and talks Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:44:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Forza Rossa project still alive after Caterham collapse http://theformula1.com/f1-news/forza-rossa-project-still-alive-caterham-collapse.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/forza-rossa-project-still-alive-caterham-collapse.html#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:25:03 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19814

With Caterham now in administration, the backmarker’s former management may be returning its focus to the Forza Rossa project. Before the mysterious investment group bought Caterham from Tony Fernandes earlier this year, Colin Kolles was deeply involved in trying to get a Romanian project called ‘Forza Rossa’ up and running with FIA approval. Amid the fallout of the Caterham collapse,...

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With Caterham now in administration, the backmarker’s former management may be returning its focus to the Forza Rossa project. Before the mysterious investment group bought Caterham from Tony Fernandes earlier this year, Colin Kolles was deeply involved in trying to get a Romanian project called ‘Forza Rossa’ up and running with FIA approval. Amid the fallout of the Caterham collapse,...

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Berger advises Ferrari to ‘keep Alonso’ http://theformula1.com/f1-news/berger-advises-ferrari-keep-alonso.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/berger-advises-ferrari-keep-alonso.html#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:19:17 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19810

With Ferrari currently having three champion drivers under contract, speculation about Fernando Alonso’s future continues to run wild. Some reports suggest the Italian team and the Spaniard are in a sort of Mexican standoff, each wanting the other to legally terminate their contract for financial reasons. Others believe Ferrari could in fact make do with Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen and the...

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With Ferrari currently having three champion drivers under contract, speculation about Fernando Alonso’s future continues to run wild. Some reports suggest the Italian team and the Spaniard are in a sort of Mexican standoff, each wanting the other to legally terminate their contract for financial reasons. Others believe Ferrari could in fact make do with Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen and the...

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Stewards to rule on Austin qualifying tweak – report http://theformula1.com/f1-news/stewards-rule-austin-qualifying-tweak-report.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/stewards-rule-austin-qualifying-tweak-report.html#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:16:03 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19806

F1 is heading awkwardly into the US grand prix weekend, following the collapse of the two backmarkers Caterham and Marussia. The sport has always had a dubious relationship with America, although Austin’s inaugural races in 2012 and last year were proclaimed definite successes, featuring big crowds and the exciting Circuit of the Americas layout. But in 2005, F1 famously failed...

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F1 is heading awkwardly into the US grand prix weekend, following the collapse of the two backmarkers Caterham and Marussia. The sport has always had a dubious relationship with America, although Austin’s inaugural races in 2012 and last year were proclaimed definite successes, featuring big crowds and the exciting Circuit of the Americas layout. But in 2005, F1 famously failed...

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Ferrari will be listed on the stock exchange http://theformula1.com/f1-news/ferrari-will-listed-stock-exchange.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/ferrari-will-listed-stock-exchange.html#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:11:15 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19802

Ferrari will be floated on the stock exchange next year. The Maranello outfit – the F1 team and the producer of exclusive sports cars – will be spun off from the Fiat Chrysler parent group, with 10 per cent of the shares to be up for grabs to the public on a US and possibly a European stock market. “Coupled...

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Ferrari will be floated on the stock exchange next year. The Maranello outfit – the F1 team and the producer of exclusive sports cars – will be spun off from the Fiat Chrysler parent group, with 10 per cent of the shares to be up for grabs to the public on a US and possibly a European stock market. “Coupled...

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US GP Preview by Renault http://theformula1.com/preview/us-gp-preview-renault.html http://theformula1.com/preview/us-gp-preview-renault.html#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:08:21 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19797

The Circuit of the Americas has already established itself as a classic track, featuring exciting corners, high speed sections and tight, technical hairpins. It’s actually a very challenging circuit and will give every component of the Power Unit a good workout. The PU will operate in the mid to high range throughout sectors one and two, but the final sector...

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The Circuit of the Americas has already established itself as a classic track, featuring exciting corners, high speed sections and tight, technical hairpins. It’s actually a very challenging circuit and will give every component of the Power Unit a good workout. The PU will operate in the mid to high range throughout sectors one and two, but the final sector...

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Austin says Vettel qualifying absence ‘unfortunate’ http://theformula1.com/f1-news/austin-says-vettel-qualifying-absence-unfortunate.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/austin-says-vettel-qualifying-absence-unfortunate.html#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:53:10 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19792

Organisers of the US grand prix say world champion Sebastian Vettel’s absence from qualifying this weekend is “unfortunate”. The Red Bull driver will sit out Saturday’s decisive session and start the Austin race from the pitlane, as he takes a penalty for using an unscheduled sixth engine of the 2014 season. German Vettel has slammed the long-life engine rule in...

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Organisers of the US grand prix say world champion Sebastian Vettel’s absence from qualifying this weekend is “unfortunate”. The Red Bull driver will sit out Saturday’s decisive session and start the Austin race from the pitlane, as he takes a penalty for using an unscheduled sixth engine of the 2014 season. German Vettel has slammed the long-life engine rule in...

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Prost doubts Renault can catch up with Mercedes in 2015 http://theformula1.com/f1-news/prost-doubts-renault-can-catch-mercedes-2015.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/prost-doubts-renault-can-catch-mercedes-2015.html#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:45:45 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19788

F1 legend Alain Prost doubts struggling engine supplier Renault can catch dominant Mercedes in 2015. Having faltered at the start of the new turbo V6 era, Renault – whose prominent F1 partner is the outgoing world champion team Red Bull – can upgrade its 2014 engine to the tune of 48 per cent under the existing ‘freeze’ regulations. But Mercedes’...

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F1 legend Alain Prost doubts struggling engine supplier Renault can catch dominant Mercedes in 2015. Having faltered at the start of the new turbo V6 era, Renault – whose prominent F1 partner is the outgoing world champion team Red Bull – can upgrade its 2014 engine to the tune of 48 per cent under the existing ‘freeze’ regulations. But Mercedes’...

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Domenicali will start work at Audi next week http://theformula1.com/f1-news/domenicali-will-start-work-audi-next-week.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/domenicali-will-start-work-audi-next-week.html#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:40:32 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19784

Stefano Domenicali will reportedly start work at Audi next week. Earlier this month, reports emerged that the former Ferrari team boss had accepted an offer to work for the Volkswagen-owned carmaker. It triggered rumours not only that Audi could be set to abandon its Le Mans and DTM projects and head to F1 for 2016, but that the project could...

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Stefano Domenicali will reportedly start work at Audi next week. Earlier this month, reports emerged that the former Ferrari team boss had accepted an offer to work for the Volkswagen-owned carmaker. It triggered rumours not only that Audi could be set to abandon its Le Mans and DTM projects and head to F1 for 2016, but that the project could...

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Sainz must wait another month for Toro Rosso news http://theformula1.com/f1-news/sainz-must-wait-another-month-toro-rosso-news.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/sainz-must-wait-another-month-toro-rosso-news.html#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:29:23 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19780

An increasingly impatient Carlos Sainz jr says he will have to wait another month for Red Bull to decide his future in formula one. “After what we have achieved this year,” the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion told Spain’s Marca, “there is no alternative choice for me other than formula one.” 20-year-old Sainz was openly disappointed when Red Bull picked...

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An increasingly impatient Carlos Sainz jr says he will have to wait another month for Red Bull to decide his future in formula one. “After what we have achieved this year,” the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion told Spain’s Marca, “there is no alternative choice for me other than formula one.” 20-year-old Sainz was openly disappointed when Red Bull picked...

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Collapsing teams made mistakes – Haas http://theformula1.com/f1-news/collapsing-teams-made-mistakes-haas.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/collapsing-teams-made-mistakes-haas.html#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:12:53 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19776

As F1’s two backmarker teams collapse, 2016 newcomer Haas’ plans continue to take shape. The teams that were ultimately known as Caterham, Marussia and HRT are all now gone, but Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas is determined not to make the same mistakes as his North Carolina based Haas F1 Team takes its next bold steps. “They wound up making...

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As F1’s two backmarker teams collapse, 2016 newcomer Haas’ plans continue to take shape. The teams that were ultimately known as Caterham, Marussia and HRT are all now gone, but Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas is determined not to make the same mistakes as his North Carolina based Haas F1 Team takes its next bold steps. “They wound up making...

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Ericsson in talks with three other teams http://theformula1.com/f1-news/ericsson-talk-three-teams.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/ericsson-talk-three-teams.html#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:53:43 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19771

Marcus Ericsson’s manager says he is in talks with three alternative teams after Caterham ran off track. With the Leafield based team in administration and set to miss the forthcoming Austin-Brazil double header, Swedish rookie Ericsson’s teammate Kamui Kobayashi admitted he is not sure the green team will be back in action for the Abu Dhabi finale next month. “For...

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Marcus Ericsson’s manager says he is in talks with three alternative teams after Caterham ran off track. With the Leafield based team in administration and set to miss the forthcoming Austin-Brazil double header, Swedish rookie Ericsson’s teammate Kamui Kobayashi admitted he is not sure the green team will be back in action for the Abu Dhabi finale next month. “For...

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Horror month for collapsing F1 backmarker Marussia http://theformula1.com/f1-news/horror-month-collapsing-f1-backmarker-marussia.html http://theformula1.com/f1-news/horror-month-collapsing-f1-backmarker-marussia.html#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:48:54 +0000 http://theformula1.com/?p=19767

October was a horror month for the F1 backmarker Marussia. The first, tragic blow came in the shadow of the Suzuka typhoon, when the promising talent Jules Bianchi skidded into a recovery vehicle. He remains in a Japanese hospital, but the latest unofficial news about the Frenchman is brighter. Italy’s Omnicorse claims Bianchi, 25, might soon be considered stable enough...

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October was a horror month for the F1 backmarker Marussia. The first, tragic blow came in the shadow of the Suzuka typhoon, when the promising talent Jules Bianchi skidded into a recovery vehicle. He remains in a Japanese hospital, but the latest unofficial news about the Frenchman is brighter. Italy’s Omnicorse claims Bianchi, 25, might soon be considered stable enough...

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