ARTICLES RELATING TO F1

Montezemolo to leave Ferrari

2014-09-10 09:31

Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo will leave the company next month amid a very disappointing season by the flagship F1 team.

Hamilton on pole at Monza

2014-09-06 15:24

Lewis Hamilton has taken pole at the Italian Grand Prix, edging out Mercedes team-mate and bitter rival Nico Rosberg at Monza.

McLaren: Whitmarsh out, Dennis the boss

2014-08-26 15:56

Martin Whitmarsh has formally left McLaren after being ousted from the role of team principal in favour of former team boss Ron Dennis.

Rosberg tops Belgian GP first practice

2014-08-22 12:14

Nico Rosberg trumped Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton during the first practice session ahead of the 2014 Belgian GP. The sessions saw two new drivers take on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

Toro Rosso signs youngest F1 driver yet

2014-08-19 10:43

Max Verstappen will become Formula 1's youngest driver yet when he joins Toro Rosso in 2015.

Lewis, Magnussen to start from pits

2014-07-26 18:49

Mercedes title contender Lewis Hamilton and McLaren's Kevin Magnussen will both start Sunday's 2014 Hungarian GP from the pits lane.

Hungar GP: Hamilton's hopes up in smoke

2014-07-26 15:05

Lewis Hamilton's hopes of regaining ground in the 2014 Drivers' championship went up in smoke when his Mercedes car burst into flames in the opening minutes of qualifying.

Bad brake-disc theory in Lewis crash

2014-07-20 09:25

Mercedes names names and fingers are pointing at a famous brakemaker after Lewis Hamilton plunged off the Hockenheim track during qualifying for the 2014 F1 GP there on July 19 2014.

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...

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?

Pirelli reveals future F1 tyre

2014-07-08 16:26

Pirelli released images of its low-profile, 18" concept tyre for Formula 1. Will the concept spell the end of expensive tyre warmers?

Renault shuffle after Red Bull criticism

2014-07-04 07:51

Red Bull engine supplier Renault seems to finally taking criticism seriously from the reigning championship team as a huge management shuffle has taken place. Will this help solve its problems?

Hamilton: 'I have more ability'

2014-07-03 10:43

There's no end in sight to Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's star wars as Hamilton is determined to close the 29-point lead from his team mate. 'I can do it,' he says.

Button tells bosses to try harder, too

2014-07-03 09:35

McLaren driver Jenson Button has hit back at team boss Ron Dennis saying it's not just the drivers who need to "try harder".

Red Bull cried engine trouble in 2012

2014-07-02 08:25

Red Bull's team boss Christian Horner has pointed out that problems with Renault engines are not new - the ream first raised its concerns way back in 2012.

Williams upbeat about upcoming Brit GP

2014-06-27 08:45

Williams' deputy team principal Claire Williams believes her team 'is on its way back to being a major force in F1 after its recent return to form'.

Horner backs Vettel to 'come back'

2014-06-25 10:28

F1 driver Sebastian Vettel is taking strain against winning team mate Daniel Ricciardo but has team boss Christian Horner's support.

Police to probe Schumi records theft

2014-06-24 14:32

French authorities are investigating the alleged theft of Michael Schumacher’s medical records. The alleged perpetrators are offering the equivalent of over R700 000 for the confidential files.

Bottas: F1 podium 'no fluke'

2014-06-24 12:03

Could Williams' have dominated the 2014 Austrian GP if it had been more aggressive? Chief engineer Rob Smedley reveals Williams' strategy.

New race series to use Ford EcoBoost

2014-06-24 09:29

Ford and British motorsport, the MSA for a new young-driver single-seat series. Formula Ford cars will be powered by a 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine.

For sale: Schumi's stolen medical records?

2014-06-24 08:02

Hospital records purported to be those belonging to Michael Schumacher have reportedly been stolen and have been put on sale for over R700 000.

Sauber penalised for pit-stop blunder

2014-06-23 12:05

Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez will start the 2014 British GP at Silverstone with a 10-point grid penalty, following a pit-stop blunder.

Lauda: Merc alarm bells must ring now

2014-06-23 10:53

Mercedes Formula 1 chairman Niki Lauda says the team needs to wake up fast and realise it's not as dominant as it might think. Could friction between its drivers be to blame?

Bottas celebrates first F1 podium finish

2014-06-23 10:12

Valtteri Bottas' third place podium gave Williams a top three finish at the 2014 Austrian GP with team mate Felipe Massa in fourth.

Perfect strategy key to Merc win

2014-06-23 10:07

The Mercedes Formula 1 team had the perfect strategy to triumph at the 2014 Austrian GP. "The race was all about management," said executive director Toto Wolff.

 

Ferrari boss rejects exit talk

2014-09-06 18:12

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has rejected speculation suggested he was considering stepping down later this year.

Webber: Vettel made 'many mistakes' in 2014

2014-08-27 13:09

"He has improved but from the first race you could see he was making many mistakes," comments former Red Bull driver Mark Webber on former team mate's Sebastian Vettel's poor form in 2014.

Trust the casualty in Lewis-Nico F1 crash

2014-08-25 18:44

The most precious on-track gem is trust between team mates that one will protect or, at worst, not imperil the other. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says his faith in Nico Rosberg could be gone.

Q and A with Lewis Hamilton

2014-08-19 13:08

Lewis Hamilton sits down to talk teammate rivalry, double points at Abu Dhabi and his F1 hero in this Q and A.

Bernie on holiday after R1-billion bribery deal

2014-08-14 10:01

Bernie Ecclestone's has escaped bribery charges after settling a R1-billion deal with German authorities. What better way to deal with the stress of court than a holiday aboard his huge luxury yacht...

Rosberg on pole in Hungary

2014-07-26 16:24

Nico Rosberg took full advantage of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton's bad luck by claiming pole position for the Hungarian GP.

Big money backs Mexico F1 GP's return

2014-07-24 08:57

Mexico is set to have Formula 1 return to the country after a 22-year absence and with big names and big money behind the plot, it looks like a sure deal.

Schumi's wife: 'most difficult time' now over

2014-07-17 15:31

The "most difficult time" in Michael Schumacher's "struggle" is now over, wrote the injured Formula 1 legend's wife Corinna in a letter of thanks ahead of the 2014 German GP.

Fifa to ban Nico's World Cup helmet?

2014-07-17 09:26

Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg wants to celebrate Germany's Fifa World Cup victory with a special livery on his helmet for the 2014 German GP. Fifa, however, could stop him.

Hamilton attacks: Nico isn't 'German'

2014-07-09 08:09

Mercedes, already under strain due to its drivers' 'star wars' battle, will have to deal with yet another crisis as Lewis Hamilton joked that team mate Nico Rosberg isn't really German...ahead of the 2014 German GP.

Oh no, Williams! Susie stops, Massa in wall

2014-07-04 11:51

Williams had a horrible start to its British GP bid as Susie Wolff and Felipe Massa retired early from the first practice session. Wolff's car shut down after kerbing - Massa kerbed and crashed!

Raikkonen to quit F1 in 2015?

2014-07-04 07:51

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen has said he would "probably stop" racing in Formula 1 when his contract comes to and end in 2015.

Sexy Susie set for Williams' hot seat

2014-07-03 09:52

Susie Wolff will be the first female driver to take part in a Formula 1 GP weekend and she's determined to make her mark and get a permanent seat.

2014 Brit GP: Make or break for Lewis

2014-07-03 08:46

It's make-or-break time for Lewis Hamilton - winning the 2014 British Formula 1 GP could keep him in the title race as the circus heads to Silverstone for Round 9 of the season.

Merc takes mickey: Red Bull wears silver star

2014-06-27 08:45

'I respect Red Bull team. Nevertheless, life's too short to drink bad wine,' says Mercedes' team chief Toto Wolff. He has confirmed he is not on speaking teams with rival Red Bull's team adviser Helmut Marko.

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.

F1 Renault engine project 'for sale'?

2014-06-25 10:15

Formula 1 engine supplier Renault is the subject of rumours making the rounds that the company might be up for sale. What will Red Bull do?

Rosberg's a 'bigger killer' than Hamilton

2014-06-24 12:15

"Like everyone, I thought Hamilton was the 'killer' of the pair, but Rosberg is showing that he's an even bigger killer", says former F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve. What do you think?

Bernie: 'No money? There's the door'

2014-06-24 09:51

'If you can't afford to be in this game, you should not be here," Bernie Ecclestone has issued a warning to struggling Formula 1 teams.

Ecclestone: 2015 calendar to have 19 races

2014-06-24 09:17

The Formula 1 calendar will not break the 20-race barrier in 2015 says Bernie Ecclestone.

Kimi to Ferrari: 'Give me more power'

2014-06-24 07:56

Tensions are high at the Maranello camp as struggling Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen demands more power as rumours of discontent are rife amongst the team.

Bernie: 'Austria, you're safe!'

2014-06-23 12:05

Austria can officially sigh a breath of relief as Formula 1 supremo Bernie Eccelstone has declared the country's spot on the calender as 'safe'.

Water sponsor 'to end Schumi deal'

2014-06-23 10:49

Michael Schumacher is out of intensive care and undergoing rehabilitation but one of his sponsors, a mineral-water brand, is about to shut down his sponsorship.

Mercedes triumphs at Austrian GP

2014-06-23 10:12

Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two victory to earn his third win of the season at the 2014 Austrian GP.

Red Bull: 'Renault power unacceptable'

2014-06-23 09:28

Reigning Formula 1 champion team Red Bull is in dire need of a miracle from engine partner Renault which must come up with more power from its turbo/hybrid engines.

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