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F1 revises radio ban after team talks

2014-09-19 10:32

The FIA has postponed the bulk of a ban on radio and pit board messages until 2015, deciding this weekend's Singapore GP was too early for teams to adapt.

FIA radio-clampdown: No coded messages

2014-09-16 08:48

The FIA has provided more clarity on how it intends to enforce its new clampdown on team radio communications at the 2014 Singapore GP and beyond. The FIA has banned any messages related to 'performance'...

F1 bans pit-radio tips for drivers

2014-09-11 08:19

You know those cheerful little radio messages 'twixt pit and driver that lighten up F1 racing? Well, they're now banned, starting with the 2014 Singapore F1 GP on Sept 21.

FIA officially bans 'Fric' suspension

2014-08-21 09:54

The controversial 'Fric' suspension, used by several teams in the sport, has been officially banned by Formula 1's governing body.

F1 outrage: Monza's Parabolica corner tarred

2014-08-08 08:55

As if the host of new rules are not prohibiting 'real racing' in Formula 1, now the iconic Parabolica corner at Monza circuit has been altered ahead of the 2014 Italian GP.

Titanium skids for safety, not sparks - FIA

2014-07-15 09:49

Formula 1 is not mandating titanium be fitted underneath 2015 cars solely to create sparks, reports the FIA.

Merc advantage set to end?

2014-07-09 10:51

The legality of Mercedes' suspension "could be called into question", reports the FIA's Charlie Whiting. Could this spell an end to Mercedes' dominance in Formula 1?

Teams talk engines, ditch a practice

2014-06-19 13:38

Team bosses, FIA president Jean Todt and Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone reportedly met to discuss F1 era.

Russian GP a go despite Ukraine crisis

2014-05-14 09:52

More and more controversy hovers over the Russian GP in Sochi as the crisis in Ukraine continues. Will it be ready in time for the race weekend in October 2014?

F1 to cut Friday practice for 2015?

2014-05-05 11:41

Smaller Formula 1 teams, furious about the 2015 budget cap veto, are considering ways to cut costs in F1. One suggestion is to reduce grands prix weekends to two practice sessions.

Senna death: Catalyst for F1 safety

2014-04-30 11:11

The deaths of drivers Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger during the 1994 San Marino GP weekend prompted track safety reforms. CHRIS LINES recalls what they were....

Bernie: Teams to buy into F1

2014-04-10 10:59

Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that a 'group of teams' is considering buying into sport.

Merc slams F1 engine rules changes

2014-04-07 10:45

'Well, sorry, they didn't do their job the way we have. I find this whole discussion absurd.' Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff slammed any attempt to change Formula 1 rules after three races in 2014.

Merc slams F1 engine rules changes

2014-04-07 08:22

'Well, sorry, they didn't do their job the way we have. I find this whole discussion absurd.' Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff slammed any attempt to change Formula 1 rules after three races in 2014.

Ferrari, Bernie want F1 rule changes

2014-04-04 08:55

Ferrari fans are "unhappy" with the new era of F1 as a team poll of 50 000 fans reveal '83% are disappointed'. What's more, Lewis Hamilton commented 'blah, blah blah'... seriously, that's the Mercedes ace official response!

Ecclestone: No NASCAR clash

2014-02-26 17:34

Bernie Ecclestone says F1 and NASCAR won't be competing for the same fans when they hold races 300km apart in November.

See what Bernie said about F1 farce

2014-01-31 10:12

Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone was blunt about the disaster that was 2014's first track-test session.

Pole position trophy for F1

2013-12-12 22:01

Formula One will award a pole position trophy next year to the driver who qualifies fastest the most times during the season.

Todt back in charge

2013-12-09 09:00

Jean Todt has been unanimously re-elected as president of motorsport's world governing body by the International Automobile Federation general assembly.

Ward to give up FIA top spot bid?

2013-10-03 08:55

David Ward has admitted he might give up his bid to become FIA president if Mohammad Bid Sulayem has a better chance of success.

F1 rule changes: July 2013

2013-07-10 09:07

F1's pits-lane regulations have been revised after a cameraman was hit by a flying tyre. Read the rule changes here!

Reader: F1 no longer united

2013-07-03 10:40

Pirelli is not the main culprit for Formula 1’s current safety issues, writes Wheels24 reader ROWAN KELL.

Bernie corruption: Merc to exit?

2013-06-03 10:18

Mercedes could exit Formula 1 due to the sport's chief executive Bernie Ecclestone's corruption scandal.

So, Ferrari ALSO tested tyres?

2013-06-03 09:29

Amid all the controversy led by Ferrari about Mercedes' Pirelli tyre test Ferrari now also stands accused of doing the same darn thing.

FIA requests Pirelli 'dossier'

2013-05-31 14:54

The FIA has asked Pirelli to compile a comprehensive dossier ahead of an international tribunal regarding the "secret" Mercedes test.

 

F1 in crisis: Are tickets too expensive?

2014-09-17 09:56

'We have dared to discuss ticket prices,' says Mercedes chief Toto Wolff and fellow Formula 1 team bosses identified high ticket prices as a major problem for the sport.

F1 radio ban: 'Time for drivers to drive'

2014-09-15 10:25

Ferrari said it has sought "further clarification from the FIA" on the issue of a ban on radio instructions to Formula 1 drivers during races.

SA pair to compete for academy seat

2014-09-01 09:14

South Africans Matthew Swanepoel and Jordan Pepper will represent the nation at the upcoming Sub-Sahara African selection event for the FIA's Young Driver Excellence Academy.

FIA to inspect Russian GP track

2014-08-13 09:25

Russian GP organisers are waiting to receive the final green-light from the FIA to proceed with the inaugural 2014 Sochi grand prix in October.

F1 teams to ditch 'fric' suspension

2014-07-17 10:38

Mercedes will remove its sophisticated fric suspension from its dominant W05 cars ahead of Sunday's 2014 German GP. Other Formula 1 teams will follow suit...

What! The Fric? Merc F1 suspension illegal?

2014-07-10 15:48

The FIA now regards the innovative active suspension used by Formula 1 teams as potentially illegal. The result? Mercedes will remove its 'Fric' system for the 2014 German GP.

F1 rule changes include grid re-starts

2014-06-27 08:45

Extended curfews, testing restrictions... Formula 1 will impose several changes to the sport in 2015, the most important, perhaps, grid re-starts after a pace-car period.

Teams talk engines, ditch a practice

2014-06-19 12:45

Team bosses, FIA president Jean Todt and Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone reportedly met to discuss, cost-savings, engine woes and dropping Friday practice sessions.

F1 to cut Friday practice for 2015?

2014-05-06 08:32

Smaller Formula 1 teams, furious about the 2015 budget cap veto, are considering ways to cut costs in F1.

Total fuel suspected for Red Bull woes

2014-04-22 08:31

Red Bull is still facing trouble about its fuel-flow sensors but now oil giant Total is being fingered as the cause of the reigning champion team's difficulties.

Bernie turns focus on digital F1

2014-04-10 08:57

Formula 1 CEO Bernie Eccelstone looks to enhance the sport's digital presence with the launch of a new website and app. Way to go Bernie.

How the mighty Montezemolo humbled

2014-04-07 08:38

‘We can't be happy with our performance,’ said Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, ninth in the 2014 Bahrain GP. The brand has been humbled in each of the season's first three races.

Ferrari, Bernie want F1 rule changes

2014-04-04 10:56

Ferrari fans are "unhappy" with the new era of F1 as a team poll of 50 000 fans reveal '83% are disappointed'.

Todt: No more F1 'economy runs'

2014-03-24 08:48

The FIA is not closed-minded about making its new Formula 1 engines louder and less fuel-efficient, reports the governing body's president Jean Todt.

F1: Celebratory donuts go legal

2014-02-17 13:26

Post-race celebratory "donuts" have been legalised by F1's governing body. About time too...

FIA backs 'double-points' rule

2013-12-27 10:12

Not everyone in Formula 1 is opposed to the sport's new "double-points" innovation. Even the president of F1's governing FIA is not sure what all the fuss is about, as speculation increases that the rule could even be repealed.

Double points for last F1 race

2013-12-09 22:07

Double points will be awarded for the last F1 race of the season, making it more likely for the title to go down to the wire.

FIA trim F1 schedule for 2014

2013-12-04 18:21

Three Grands Prix have been removed from the provisional Formula One calendar for 2014 at the FIA's AGM.

FIA gets bigger slice of F1 cash

2013-09-30 10:00

Formula 1 has secured its future by signing of the sport's latest Concorde Agreement. There's R13-billion a year in the pot and the FIA will get a bigger whack.

Tough move to end tyre chaos

2013-07-05 14:40

With the threat of a drivers' strike hovering over the Nurburgring F1's rulers aim to make sure there will be no more tyre blow-outs as seen at the 2013 British GP.

Mercy pleas in tyre tribunal

2013-06-21 14:35

Here’s the 'to and fro' that went down at the International Automobile Federation HQ in Paris as Mercedes pleaded for leniency in the tyre testing saga - and others wanted blood. Bone up...

Ferrari: 'Rules allow tyre test’

2013-06-03 10:15

Ferrari has hit back at claims that it is also being investigated by the IAF for illegally testing with Pirelli tyres.

FIA seeks info for tyre probe

2013-06-01 13:22

The International Automobile Federatiion wants Mercedes and Ferrari to supply information as part of an investigation into controversial F1 tyre tests.

Pirelli delays revised F1 tyres

2013-05-30 07:32

Pirelli has shelved plans for Formula 1 teams to race with its new-specification tyres at the 2013 Canadian Grand Prix in June.

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