SA teen Kelvin gets top Euro Audi drive

2015-01-29 11:10

South African teen driving sensation Kelvin van der Linde will defend his 2014 GT Masters' crown as he races for Audi in 2015.

Bernie hell-bent to change engine rules

2014-12-22 09:22

Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone is pushing hard to get back to basics with noisy and un-fancy engines in 2016.

EU 'could rip-up fortune in F1 contracts'

2014-12-04 07:53

'If the EU comes in, they can rip the whole thing up,' says former Formula 1 heavyweight Max Mosley as EU investigators could tear up R9-billion in F1 contracts.

F1 team crisis: More teams to collapse?

2014-10-29 07:43

'It's not a fair competition any more,' said Max Mosley, former president of the FIA, as he believes more teams could follow Marussia and Caterham due to Formula 1's high costs.

Elite team to probe Bianchi crash

2014-10-21 07:33

A 10-member team, comprising of Formula 1 veterans and safety officials, will make up a panel to investigate Jules Bianchi's horrific crash at the 2014 Japanese GP.

F1 drivers back speed limit proposals

2014-10-12 07:43

Formula 1 drivers have backed proposals to introduce a 'virtual pace car' or automatic speed limiter that would force the entire field to slow when yellow warning flags are waved.

Formula 1 to impose auto speed limits?

2014-10-10 20:16

F1 could introduce automatic speed limits in certain dangerous situations to avoid future incidents such as that which left Marussia's Jules Bianchi 'critical' in Japan.

F1 too easy to drive? Go faster...

2014-10-01 11:39

The best way to make Formula 1 cars more difficult to drive is to make them faster, says veteran David Coulthard in reply to reports that the driving an F1 car today is "too easy".

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.


Korea ditched from 2015 F1 calendar

2014-12-29 11:24

The 2015 Formula 1 calendar is down to 20 races now that South Korea has been removed from the latest version.

Bernie backing comeback for F1 V10's

2014-12-12 10:15

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is a frequent mind-changer - remember the 'F1 for Cape Town' promise? Now he's fighting for a return to louder, more popular, V10 engines.

F1 2015: Korea back, double points gone

2014-12-04 07:46

The return of a South Korean Formula 1 GP has been included provisionally on the 2015 race calender, taking it to a record 21 races - and "double points" has been scrapped.

Horror month for collapsing Marussia

2014-10-28 08:23

Jules Bianhi's tragic crash, an FIA safety prove, losing a backer... Marussia had a torrid month in October 2014 so far.

F1 to test speed limits in Austin

2014-10-12 20:54

F1 looks set to test new software and procedures, in two weeks out in Austin, US, that will automatically limit the speed of the cars through double-waved yellow flag zones.

More changes for F1 after Bianchi crash

2014-10-11 12:55

Following Marussia driver Jules Bianchi's horrific crash during the Japanese Grand Prix last Sunday, Formula 1 has learned many lessons and will be imposing more safety measures.

Todt: 'Long road' still ahead of Schumi

2014-10-08 13:30

The past 24 hours have seen confusion about Michael Schumacher's health. A reporter who interviewed F1's Jean Todt misused a comment and suggested Schumi was on the mend.

SA teen wins African 'young driver' contest

2014-09-25 08:52

South African motorsport teen Jordan Pepper has won the International Automobile Federation's African leg of the world 'young driver' programme.

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.

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