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  • Todt: If Ferrari or Mercedes leave F1 it is their choice 21st January 2018
    Ferrari have signalled that they will depart Formula 1 if the sport changes too much for their liking as Liberty Media, FIA and stakeholders grapple to agree on a roadmap for the future, a reality that FIA president Jean Todt is prepared to live with albeit reluctantly. It is no secret that over the years Ferrari […]
  • Horner: People don’t like change 21st January 2018
    As Liberty Media and Formula 1’s big teams square off for the battle of the future of the sport, Red Bull F1 chief Christian Horner says he expected there to be a stand-off of sorts regarding the exact road-map beyond 2020. Horner said in an interview, “People don’t like change. Bernie ran this show for […]
  • Hakkinen: I told Ayrton I had bigger balls than him 20th January 2018
    Mika Hakkinen looked back on his first race as Ayrton Senna’s teammate back in 1993 and recalled how he told the Formula 1 legend that he had bigger balls than him which in turn infuriated the Brazilian and as result, the pair were never close after that. In 1993, after a hugely successful partnership with […]
  • Prost: F1 engines today cheaper than when I ran my team 20th January 2018
    Renault brand ambassador and Formula 1 legend Alain Prost has spoken up in support of the current hybrid turbo engines claiming they are not as expensive as people suggest while comparing engine costs today to when he ran his own team at the pinnacle of the sport. Prost Grand Prix was an F1 team started by […]
  • Abiteboul: Goal is to have an academy driver in F1 by 2020 20th January 2018
    Renault have made no secret that they are in a rebuilding process of their Formula 1 project and one of the next steps is to develop talent through their academy with the view to having young drivers ready for promotion to F1 by at least 2020. This could mean barter deals with the view to […]
  • Tost: Gasly and Hartley have a lot of potential 20th January 2018
    Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley were handed their respective Formula 1 debuts late on in the 2017 season and this year they have been retained by Toro Rosso whose team boss has faith in the pair delivering in 2018 despite a problem packed start to their careers at the pinnacle of the sport. Gasly was […]
  • Sir Stirling Moss retires from public life at 88 19th January 2018
    British Formula 1 legend Sir Stirling Moss is retiring from public life at the age of 88 to rest and spend more time with his family, his son Elliot announced to the media. “Following his severe infections at the end of 2016 and his subsequent slow and arduous recovery, the decision has been made that…the […]
  • Perez: I have shown what I can do in F1 but I want more 19th January 2018
    Force India driver Sergio Perez had an impressive first two years in Formula 1 becoming a hot property among drivers and as a result in 2013 McLaren came calling, what resulted was a dismal year for the Mexican which he believes came a tad too soon in his career but now he feels ready to step up to […]
  • Zetsche: We are 100% aligned with Ferrari 18th January 2018
    Mercedes big boss Dieter Zetsche has backed his F1 team chief Toto Wolff and aligned the German manufacturer with Ferrari regarding the future direction of Formula 1 under Liberty Media. In other words, Zetsche’s line of thinking is in tune with Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne’s expectations of the sport, but points out that the way they […]
  • Hamilton: Perfect preparation for the F1 season ahead 18th January 2018
    Four times F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton has hit the slopes in Japan during his off-season getting away with some Monster-backed snowboarders, from the furore that broke out in the wake of his ill-timed ‘boys don’t wear princess dresses’ Instagram post. Hamilton, along with Kevin Backstrom, Tor Lundstrom and Halldor Helgason, made their way to […]


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