The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council met overnight to sign off on a whole bunch of agenda items. Chief among them was the 2014 F1 calendar, which has now been locked away at 19 races. Last time we updated you on the 2014 calendar we were facing the prospect of a 22-race season. We already […]
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We suspected this was going to happen, so it’s no surprise to read a report suggesting the Grand Prix of America, aka the New York GP, will be postponed until 2015. In a telephone interview Bernie Eccelstone said of the race: “We are not satisfied it’s going to happen in time. What we’re aiming for […]
It looks like 2014 is the year of the return. Kimi Raikkonen is returning to the scene of his 2007 world championship at Ferrari, while Nico Hulkenberg is returning to the scene of his, erm, fourth place with Force India. Of coruse, the arrival of Hulkenberg to Force India means at least one of Paul […]
We’re to believe this animation was used as the opening sequence for the Brazilian Grand Prix by the home TV network. Whoever made it and wherever it was shown it is very bloody cool! Check it out after the break and watch one of the most fun histories of F1 you’re likely to see.
For a bit of light hearted fun Mark Webber was asked by PolePositionP1 to draw his Formula 1 car. As you’ll see in the video after the break Adrian Newey’s future and legacy is pretty safe as Mark decides his skills are inspired by the 1970s.
Renault has been making Formula 1 engines since 1977. It turns out le chaps from the Viry-Châtillon factory are bloody good at it too. The latest title for Red Bull Racing means Renault engines have now powered teams to a total of 12 constructors’ championships. Naturally, then, Renault wants to make good on its promise […]
As you know last weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix was the last Formula 1 race for Mark Webber. But it was also the last grand prix for the 2.4 litre naturally aspirated V8 engines we’ve become used to in recent years. In the Red Bull garage the team decided to send off their Renault RS27 engines […]
Following Kimi Raikkonen’s return to Ferrari for 2014 we always knew that Lotus would be looking for at least one new driver for next year’s Formula 1 season. Romain Grosjean’s late season form pretty much ensured he’d be safe, and that’s proved to be the case. However, the question of who would partner Grosjean was […]
This video claims to feature Ferrari’s 2014 turbocharged V6 F1 engine being tested at the company’s Fiorano circuit. As you’ll hear the oncoming car sounds like it’s sucking up the road before a pleasantly aggressive exhaust note roars as the car whizzes by. Of course, that sucking sound could be the energy recovery system doing […]
These F1 Strategy Group meetings must be good stuff. After ticking permanent driver numbers off the agenda representatives from F1 teams discussed the merits of awarding a championship point for pole position. That idea was quickly scrapped in favour of a much better concept: the “Pole Man of the Year” trophy. It’s a pretty simple […]
Formula 1 is about to undergo a massive technical challenge with the introduction of the 1.6 litre V6 turbocharged “power unit” era. There are new aerodynamic regulations for the teams to master as well. So you’d think they’d be spending every waking moment preparing for the 2014 season. But no, they’re focusing on the really […]
One the most top-heavy teams in the F1 Paddock, Mercedes AMG, will be shedding some top weight management expertise with the long awaited confirmation that Team Principal, Ross Brawn, will be leaving at the end of the year. Brawn’s role will be shared by Toto Wolff (Executive Director, Business) and Paddy Lowe (Executive Director, Technical). […]
It’s our turn now to pay respects to Mark Webber’s 12-year Formula 1 career. We’re doing so by offering up a pictorial reminder of Mark’s nine grand prix wins. On the one had his maiden victory at the 2009 German Grand Prix seems like it happened only yesterday. Yet, so much has happened since that […]
Mark Webber’s Formula 1 career is over and now we can begin to reflect on his achievements. To start with the stats from his 12 years in F1 read: 215 race starts 42 podiums 19 fastest laps 13 pole positions 9 wins And they’ve been summed up well in 7 minutes and 40 seconds of […]
Following Mark Webber’s second place in the Brazilian Grand Prix here’s your last chance to read what the straight shooting Aussie had to say in one of his last official engagements with F1. Before you do, this is what Daniel Ricciardo had to say before he steps into Webber’s shoes at Red Bull. “The conditions […]