December 12, 2017

Sauber Formula 1 team signs new technical personnel

The Sauber Formula 1 team has recruited former Mercedes engineer Ian Wright as its new head of vehicle performance, with ex-Manor chief designer Luca Furbatto also set to join it. Wright, who has already started work at Sauber, spent nearly 16 years in F1, starting as senior engineer at BAR and staying with the outfit […]

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Jenson Button says F1 should move on from Vettel controversy

Former world champion Jenson Button has urged Formula 1 chiefs to ‘move on’ from the Sebastian Vettel Azerbaijan Grand Prix controversy, ahead of a fresh FIA investigation into the incident. Motor racing’s governing body announced on Wednesday nightthat it will investigate whether further action is required against Vettel for his clash with Lewis Hamilton in […]

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Uncertain future feels ‘normal’ despite Wolff comments, says Bottas

Valtteri Bottas says racing with no guarantees about his Formula 1 future feels “normal”, despite Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff suggesting the Finn was in an uncomfortable situation. Bottas was signed as a late replacement for the retiring Nico Rosberg over the winter, but was only handed a one-year contract by Mercedes so it could […]

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Haas F1’s Steiner slams Sainz’s mirrors ‘excuse’ for Canada crash

Haas Formula 1 team principal Gunther Steiner thinks Carlos Sainz Jr was ridiculous to blame poor mirror visibility for his Canadian Grand Prix crash with Romain Grosjean and Felipe Massa. Sainz clashed with Grosjean on the opening lap in Montreal, being caught out when he failed to notice the Haas was alongside his Toro Rosso […]

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Formula 1 fans pick their ideal grand prix calendar

With Formula 1’s new owner pledging to take a different approach to how the calendar is formed for each season, classic grands prix have a stronger chance of featuring prominently. F1’s focus in the Bernie Ecclestone era was to find race hosts that were prepared to pay the most money, but Liberty Media wants to […]

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Le Mans rookie Lopez says Toyota had more to lose with him in #7

Jose Maria Lopez understands Toyota’s decision to move him to its third car for the Le Mans 24 Hours because “the team has much more to lose” than he does. Three-time World Touring Car champion Lopez switched to the World Endurance Championship with Toyota for this season but injured his back crashing in the Silverstone […]

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Toro Rosso’s Tost dismayed by Perez Monaco GP move on Kvyat

Toro Rosso Formula 1 team principal Franz Tost was frustrated with Sergio Perez’s driving to collide with Daniil Kvyat and force the Russian out of the Monaco Grand Prix. Running on fresh ultra-soft tyres, Perez attempted to pass Kvyat at Rascasse for ninth place with six laps to go, but the duo made contact. Kvyat […]

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FIA closes WRC privateer testing loophole after Ostberg row

Private entrants have now been banned from testing 2017 World Rally Cars outside Europe, bringing drivers such as Mads Ostberg into line with manufacturers. Eyebrows were raised and complaints made when Ostberg testedhis Onebet Jipocar World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC in Argentina before the country’s WRC round last month. Though Ostberg is ostensibly a […]

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