ARTICLES RELATING TO FORMULA 1

Radio ban delayed to ensure 'fairness'

2014-09-19 20:24

Formula 1 has back-tracked on a planned clampdown on radio and pitboard messages for reasons of fairness but remains determined to end driver 'coaching' during races, reports the FIA.

Hamilton quickest in Singapore

2014-09-19 17:53

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time during a second practice session marred by Lotus' Pastor Maldonado crashing into the barriers ahead of the 2014 Singapore GP.

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.

Frustrated Alonso defends Ferrari... again

2014-09-19 08:34

Ferrari ace Fernando Alonso has had a heartfelt outburst aimed at putting an end to seat-swop rumours and unifying the team.

Ricciardo targets Vettel's playground

2014-09-19 08:12

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo believes he can get back on the Formula 1 podium in the Singapore GP on Sunday after his winning streak ended in Monza.

Ecclestone backs F1 radio clampdown

2014-09-18 14:44

Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has backed an FIA clampdown on the use of team radio to help drivers, claiming it was his idea and suggesting more restrictions should be considered.

Hamilton, Rosberg, welcome FIA radio ban

2014-09-18 09:16

Mercedes' title-warring team mates have welcomed the FIA's banning of "performance"-related radio communications ahead of the 2014 Singapore GP.

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.

2014 Singapore GP: 'exciting and unpredictable'

2014-09-16 08:56

The upcoming 2014 Singapore GP is regarded as one of the most physically demanding grand prixs. It's also another night race and the final street circuit of the year. Watch Pirelli preview its tyre choices for the upcoming Singapore GP!

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.

Schumi at home for 'emotional stimulation'

2014-09-15 09:55

Michael Schumacher is being treated at home by a medical team numbering about 15, reports German newspaper Bild am Sonntag.

F1: Get the 'no messages' message, teams

2014-09-12 09:53

'The driver must drive the car alone and unaided.' Formula 1 teams have been reminded of the regulations behind the banning of some race radio communications.

Oz GP posts R604-million loss

2014-09-12 08:25

The 2014 Australian GP - first race of the season - posted a record loss equivalent to R604-million, sparking a backlash from local critics who see it as a waste of public money.

'Considerable talent' teen aces F1 test

2014-09-12 08:24

Max Verstappen might be the sport's youngest driver yet at 16 but the rookie made no mistakes during his first proper Formula 1 test with Toro Rosso on Wednesday.

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.

Haas reveals Ferrari F1 tie-up details

2014-09-09 09:47

Formula 1's newest outfit, Team Haas, has revealed the extent of its partnership with Ferrari ahead of the team's debut in 2016.

Dark cloud over Italian GP's future

2014-09-08 09:53

Formula 1 supremo Bernine Ecclestone says the Italian GP could be in doubt after stating that Monza officials needed to agree on contract terms to keep the race.

'Silly season' stories rock Monza paddock

2014-09-08 08:31

The Formula 1 'silly season' has taken a new turn - an alarming tweet has sent the paddock into a tailspin. Will the underdogs leave the sport in 2015...?

Bottas, Massa safe at Williams in 2015

2014-09-07 11:18

Williams' drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa will race for the team again for the 2015 season in an unchanged line-up.

Force India plays down team troubles

2014-09-07 09:53

Force India has played down its shocking financial news about team boss Vijay Mallya.

Montezemolo: 'I'm not going anywhere!'

2014-09-06 23:17

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo addressed rumours about his future on Saturday by emphasising his continuing commitment to the team.

Gearbox problems for Rosberg in 3rd practice

2014-09-06 14:40

And then it was Nico Rosberg's turn for bad luck as the Formula 1 leader sat out most of Saturday's final Italian Grand Prix practice due to a gearbox problem while team mate Lewis Hamilton lapped fastest.

Lewis fastest in Monza first practice

2014-09-05 13:16

Early days, and way off the 2013 pole time, but Lewis Hamilton put in the fastest lap during first practice ahead of the 2014 Italian F1 GP at Monza.

Alonso: "I never had problem with Lewis"

2014-09-05 11:18

A diplomatic Fernando Alonso has said he never had an issue with former team mate Lewis Hamilton during their time at McLaren in 2007.

 

Engine failure adds to Vettel's woes

2014-09-19 19:54

Sebastian Vettel's wretched run of luck continued at the 2014 Singapore GP when he suffered engine failure during the first practice session.

2014 Singapore GP: Alonso sets the pace

2014-09-19 14:04

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso set the pace during the first practice session ahead of the 2014 Singapore GP.

Bernie considers 3-car top teams

2014-09-19 09:56

Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone admits that the sport is looking at a way to fill a depleted 2015 grid - three cars for top teams.

Smoky haze hits Singapore race

2014-09-19 08:21

A smoky, 'unhealthy' haze has drifted over Singapore, clouding the build-up to the city-state's Formula 1 night race, reports Singapore's National Environment Agency.

F1 radio ban could be eased for Singapore GP

2014-09-19 08:00

Formula 1's radio communications ban during races could be eased for this weekend's 2014 Singapore GP, according to the FIA.

Merc duo set for Singapore GP street brawl

2014-09-18 09:53

It's the ultimate night race and the perfect setting for Mercedes' driver duo to battle in an epic street fight. Hopefully, they won't take each other out and keep rivals at bay at the 2014 Singapore GP.

F1 statistics: 2014 Singapore GP street race

2014-09-17 14:46

From race records to tyre choice, get all the latest racing statistics ahead of the 2014 Singapore GP at the Marina Bay circuit.

Red Bull denies Vettel, Alonso seat swop

2014-09-17 08:10

A popular German publication reports that dissatisfied Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso could take Sebastian Vettel's place at Red Bull in 2015, in a "straight swap deal".

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'...

Merc names teen F1 reserve driver

2014-09-16 08:04

Pascal Wehrlein (19), a German Touring Car championship (DTM) rookie, has been named as the reserve driver for the dominant Mercedes Formula 1 team.

Ferrari to own R276-million stake in F1?

2014-09-15 09:55

Ferrari could become the first Formula 1 team to own a stake in the sport, the Telegraph reports.

2015 F1 calendar revealed: Mexico back

2014-09-12 14:39

The Formula 1 calendar will expand to a record-equalling 20 races in 2015 with Mexico returning after a 23-year absence, reports the International Automobile Federation..

Brawn return to F1: 'Maybe, maybe not'

2014-09-12 09:53

Fly-fishing, not Formula 1, is what interests ex-Ferrari team boss Ross Brawn right now so he's playing down reports that he might make a comeback at Maranello...

Ferrari in new era without Montezemolo

2014-09-12 08:24

Ferrari will seem a little less flamboyant, the sport a little less colourfull but both will survive in the new era without former president Luca di Montezemolo.

Exit King Luca - with a R383-million handshake

2014-09-11 14:34

Departing Ferrari president, Luca di Montezemolo, secured R383-million from his team and although he is leaving Formula 1, he assured the struggling team would remain in the sport "at least until 2020."

UPDATE: Montezemolo to quit Ferrari

2014-09-10 12:16

Long-time Ferrari F1 boss Luca di Montezemolo has announced his departure from the team. Can't say we're surprised...

Montezemolo: 'Ferrari at end of an era'

2014-09-09 08:53

There's no doubt the Ferrari Formula 1 team is in crisis as its president Luca di Montezemolo accepts the Italian reign is at the mercy of a new era.

Williams retains Bottas, Massa for 2015

2014-09-08 08:31

The Williams Formula 1 team has announced it has held on to Valterri Bottas and Felipe Massa for the 2015 Formula 1 season.

Nico under pressure with Lewis' Italian win

2014-09-07 18:36

Lewis Hamilton battled back from an agonisingly slow start on Sunday and slashed team mate Nico Rosberg's championship lead to 22 points.

Alonso denies McLaren talks

2014-09-07 10:43

The Formula 1 'silly season' is rife with rumours of drivers swopping teams. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso says snubs one such story about moving to McLaren.

McLaren to test new Honda car in 2014?

2014-09-07 09:41

McLaren could give their 2015 Honda-powered Formula 1 car its first track test in Abu Dhabi after the end of the 2014 season in November.

McLaren: 'No rush for 2015 line-up'

2014-09-06 22:44

Jenson Button's Formula 1 future is on the line, but McLaren is in no rush to decide its 2015 driver line-up.

Electrical bugs hit Lewis' 2nd practice

2014-09-05 17:02

Has bad luck struck Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton already? Electrical gremlins held up the driver during second practice on Friday for Sunday's 2014 Italian F1 GP.

Kobayashi vents over demotion at Spa

2014-09-05 12:25

Caterham's Kamui Kobayashi claims 'politics' was the reason he was dropped as a driver for the 2014 Belgian Formula 1 GP.

Ferrari doubts Merc can be caught by '15

2014-09-05 10:19

Ferrari might change "every part" of its Formula 1 cars for the 2015 season but even that might not be enough to catch up with Mercedes, says the team boss.

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