Christian Horner: Ross Brawn should write F1’s new rules

Red Bull boss thinks an independent person such as ex-Ferrari and Mercedes chief Ross Brawn is needed; Horner also suggests F1’s current strategy group is “fairly inept” Christian Horner thinks old rival Ross Brawn could be the person to write F1’s rules Image Source.. Christian Horner says an independent figure like Ross Brawn should write F1’s rules. The Red Bull boss has also called for the sport’s Strategy Group to…

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Christian Horner: Red Bull boss calls for independent F1 adviser

Image Source.. Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes an independent adviser could help improve Formula 1. With Mercedes again dominating this season, the sport has been criticised for a lack of excitement. And Horner feels an experienced F1 figure, such as former Benetton and Ferrari chief Ross Brawn, could help the sport in the future. “The strategy group is fairly inept. Maybe you need an independent observer, someone like Ross…

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Red Bull wary of Ferrari offer of an engine supply

“That’s very kind,” says team boss Christian Horner after Ferrari chairman signals his willingness to offer their power units to rivals Image Source.. Red Bull are treating Ferrari’s offer to supply them with engines from 2017 warily, Sky Sports understands. Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne confirmed ahead of the Austrian GP, Red Bull’s home race in which their lead car finished a lowly tenth, that the Scuderia were open to the…

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Austrian GP: Nico Rosberg throws hat in the Ring for F1 title

Image Source.. “Why don’t you drive every race like this?” former grand prix driver Gerhard Berger asked Nico Rosberg on the podium in Austria on Sunday after arguably the most impressive win of the German’s Formula 1 career. With that one cheeky question, Berger got right to the nub of what has so far made the difference between Rosberg being a very, very good Formula 1 driver and a great…

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What F1 Cars Would Look Like if F1 Got Its Act Together

Image Source.. “THERE ONCE WAS a time when the racing world was ruled by savage beasts. They were captured just before the snowy season, when noble brave men had one winter to tame this creature. After months of championship battle, a handful of the best animals were kept for another winter of training, while the others were set free again.” And so Andries van Overbeeke introduces his vision for the…

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Webber: F1 not in great shape

Image Source.. Mark Webber has joined the growing list of those criticising today’s F1, saying “all the drivers” are disappointed. With Mercedes once again running away with the Championship double, F1 personalties and fans alike have slated the sport. Although the powers-that-be have discussed various ways to up the ante on a Sunday afternoon, as yet nothing has been set in stone. This has led to even more criticism with…

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Hamilton: F1 still rewarding for drivers

Image Source.. Although he concedes Formula 1 is no longer as physically demanding as when he first started, Lewis Hamilton insists it remains “massively challenging”. The sport has had a lot of bad press in recent weeks with some drivers, team bosses, pundits and fans questioning the direction in which it is heading. Former race winner and BBC commentator David Coulthard was perhaps the harshest critic as he felt the…

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Fernando Alonso predicts more F1 angst for McLaren at Austrian GP

• McLaren’s planned engine change will lead to Austrian Grand Prix grid penalty • Alonso: ‘Hopefully we will go out of this weekend with some answers’  Fernando Alonso is yet to win a point in six races this season. Photograph: Charles Coates/Getty Images Image Source.. Fernando Alonso has predicted that his McLaren team will go from bad to worse in Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring. Spain’s…

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Max Mosley’s safety-first revolution still relevant as Imola may make F1 return

From recognising the abilities of Sid Watkins to introducing new measures, the former FIA president’s book underlines how he helped to change the sport after the death of Ayrton Senna at the circuit that could be back on the 2017 calendar Max Mosley, second from left, was responsible for setting up a group of experts to look at all aspects of safety in motor sport. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters Image Source…..

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Michelin submit bid to become F1’s tyre supplier from 2017

French firm confirm their proposal is to move to 18-inch rims Image Source.. Michelin have submitted their application to return to F1 in 2017 as the sport’s official tyre supplier. Current supplier Pirelli’s deal ends at the end of next season and in May the FIA put the contract to be the sole tyre supplier from 2017-2019 out to tender. Michelin last competed in F1 in 2006 when they were…

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Michelin submits bid to become Formula 1 tyre supplier from 2017

Image Source.. Michelin has submitted a proposal to become Formula 1’s next tyre supplier, AUTOSPORT can confirm. With the FIA’s deadline for the tender process closing on June 17, Michelin and current supplier Pirelli appear set to go head to head for the three-year contract from 2017. Speaking to AUTOSPORT, Michelin Motorsport director Pascal Couasnon said: “Yes, we have entered. “The reasoning is we’ve been proposing ideas, talking about Formula…

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Formula 1: Italian Grand Prix under threat as Bernie Ecclestone demands more money from Monza

COULD Italy really be shafted from the Formula 1 calendar? A once unthinkable proposition, one of world motorsport’s strongholds is a chance of not hosting a Grand Prix once the Monza circuit’s contract expires in 2017. The famous track just north of Milan has hosted the majority of the 84 Italian Grands Prix staged since 1921, including all bar one edition of the race since the inception of Formula 1…

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