The 2015 Austrian GP preview

Everything you need to know about this weekend’s race! Image Source.. After a brief trip across the Atlantic, F1 returns to Europe and the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg for the Austrian Grand Prix. The race returned to the F1 calendar last year for the first time since 2003 and in addition to the grand prix, the circuit will also host a two-day test on the following Tuesday and Wednesday….

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Niki Lauda backs Kimi Raikkonen’s desire for ‘riskier’ Formula 1

Source by autosport.. Image Source.. Niki Lauda has echoed Kimi Raikkonen’s recent sentiments and called for Formula 1 to again become a riskier sport. Ferrari driver Raikkonen last week recommended F1 should be “more exciting” and made “a little more dangerous”. Now three-time world champion and Mercedes non-executive chairman Lauda has also suggested it is time the drivers were made to work harder, and feel an element of uncertainty. Speaking to…

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F1 stars praise Nico Hulkenberg after his success at Le Mans

Source by skysports.. Force India driver wins endurance classic at first attempt, becoming first contemporary F1 driver to take victory since 1991 Race winners Nico Hulkenberg, Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy celebrate on the podium at Le Mans 24 Hours Image Source.. F1 stars past and present were quick to send congratulations to Nico Hulkenberg after his success in the Le Mans 24-hour race at the weekend. Together with team-mates Nick…

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Button: Driving in F1 is still a buzz…

Source by crash Jenson Button insists he still gets a ‘buzz’ from driving in F1, despite criticism of the recent regulations for being ‘too slow’.  Image Source.. Jenson Button insists F1 still gives him a ‘buzz’, even if he laments the sport of today is certainly different to that of a decade ago. As the most experienced driver on the F1 grid, having started 272 races since making his debut in…

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F1 team Williams designer Patrick Head gets knighthood

Source by skySPORTS.. Patrick Head: Rewarded for his services to Formula One Image Source.. F1 team Williams’ “design genius” Patrick Head has been awarded a knighthood for his services to motorsport. Head and Sir Frank Williams set out on their path to the pinnacle of F1 together in 1977 at the then newly-formed Williams marque and Head’s innovative concepts helped drive the team to nine constructors’ championships. Only Ferrari have claimed…

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Bernie Ecclestone shrugs off prospect of EU probe into Formula 1

Source by autosport Image Source Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed concerns regarding the possibility of an official European Union investigation into Formula 1. The payment structure dictated by Ecclestone’s Formula One Management, and in particular the way the revenues are slanted in favour of the big teams, could come under the microscope should EU competitions commissioner Margrethe Vestager receive a formal complaint about the way F1 is run. Formula 1 teams’ 2014…

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Should F1 purposefully become more dangerous?

Source by FORMULA1BLOG.COM. We’ve heard this comment before from legends like Stirling Moss, Emanuele Pirro, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Gerhard Berger, Eddie Irvine, Anthony Davidson and many, many others. You can now add Kimi Riakkonen to that list.   In an interview with Jean Alesi on Canal+ and referenced by AUTOSPORT, Raikkonen feels the sport has lost its appeal and that a little danger would help: “When I first arrived…

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Mercedes ‘open-minded’ over Formula 1 rivals’ engine rules pleas

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff is “open-minded” over a potential relaxation of Formula 1 engine rules next season, but has warned of the likely severe cost implications. Ferrari, Renault and Honda are all eager for in-season development of the power unit to take place in 2016. It is currently prohibited under FIA regulations. Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has already warned Renault could pull out of F1 at the…

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Ecclestone in fresh talks over New Jersey F1 race

Bernie Ecclestone has held fresh talks about resurrecting the New Jersey Formula 1 race, Motorsport.com can reveal, despite the event appearing to be dead in the water. Billed as the Grand Prix of America, the street race at Port Imperial appeared on the provisional calendar in 2013 and 2014, only to be dropped on both occasions. The main problem was that promoter Leo Hindery Jr could not find the outside…

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David Coulthard: Short-changed drivers not enjoying F1

From seeing the reaction on social media following the race, I know I am not the only person who did not like what I saw at the Canadian Grand Prix. The number of radio messages about fuel saving during the race really annoyed me. It seems to me that this is the biggest issue at the heart of complaints that Formula 1 is not what it should be, in terms…

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F1 is on the wrong wavelength with Radio Ga Ga

Sky Sports F1’s Martin Brundle on how F1 is talking itself down to lose the battle of public perception and dark times at McLaren I was talking to friends in the paddock after the Canadian GP about the race and our concerns that, along with the fans, we found the race tame. The main highlights were wheel-to-wheel action as Felipe Massa and Sebastian Vettel made their way through the field,…

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‘Renault could quit F1 if in-season engine development isn’t allowed’

Red Bull’s Christian Horner warns French firm could leave the sport Renault could quit F1 if in-season engine development isn’t allowed in 2016, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has warned. A token system was introduced this year to allow some development during the season after a loophole was found in the rules, but this has been closed for next year.   Source by: skySPORTS

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