ARTICLES RELATING TO F1

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.

Sauber: Wrong stop/go call 'inexcusable'

2014-06-23 09:28

Formula 1 team Sauber suffered an embarrassing debacle when it called in the wrong driver during the 2014 Austrian GP.

Sauber penalised for pit-stop blunder

2014-06-22 19:40

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

Austrian GP: Rosberg wins, Vettel in crisis

2014-06-22 16:36

'In the end I had a very, very fast car again,' Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two finish at the 2014 Austrian GP as Red Bull were were eclipsed at its own track.

Austrian GP: Massa pole has Neymar magic

2014-06-21 21:12

Felipe Massa hoped to give Brazil another victory to celebrate after a little bit of Neymar magic rubbed off on him as he put his Williams on pole position for the 2014 Austrian GP.

Massa: 'Williams are back on top'

2014-06-21 17:52

Felipe Massa celebrated his first Formula 1 pole position since 2008 as Williams stunned leaders Mercedes and swept the front row of the Austrian GP.

Austria to keep GP slot in 2015

2014-06-21 14:26

Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said that the Austrian GP, which returns to the F1 calendar on Sunday for the first time since 2003, will reserve its spot for the 2015 season.

F1 testing to be limited to Europe

2014-06-21 11:13

Formula 1 teams have agreed that testing will be confined to Europe in 2015 as part of new cost-saving measures.

 

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.

Rosberg: 'More noise would be nice'

2014-06-23 09:05

Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg says it would be "nice to have a little more noise" and believes there is nothing else that needs to be improved in the sport.

Bottas celebrates first F1 podium finish

2014-06-22 19:23

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

Mercedes triumphs at Austrian GP

2014-06-22 15:34

Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two victory to earn his third win of the season at the 2014 Austrian GP. Williams' Valtteri Bottas had a fantastic race as he claims his first F1 podium!

Hamilton aims for damage limitation

2014-06-21 20:43

'Today I didn't get the job done,' said Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton after an error-strewn qualifying round ahead of the 2014 Austrian GP.

Williams on pole for Austrian GP

2014-06-21 15:11

Williams' Felipe Massa claims pole position, his first since 2008, for the 2014 Austrian GP on Sunday.

Austrian GP: Bottas tops in third practice

2014-06-21 13:17

Williams' Valtteri Bottas turned in the fastest time during the third and final practice session ahead of the 2014 Austrian GP.

F1 stewards rule on Perez penalty

2014-06-20 19:31

Austrian race stewards have upheld Sergio Perez's five-place grid penalty from the 2014 Canadian GP, despite 'new evidence' provided by Force India.

 
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