Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1

Brackley-based Mercedes GP will race under a modified name next season, with performance brand AMG being added to the team’s official title. Now to be known as the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team, company Vice President Norbert Haug says the move further attaches the subsidiary to the Silver Arrows squad. “Our new team name ...

F1: Red Bull drivers tried brand new Indian GP track on simulator

F1: Red Bull drivers tried brand new Indian GP track on simulator
Mark Webber: “We have completed some good simulator work, but in terms of the kerbs and other subtle final details, these will obviously come into place right at the end, so I’d say we have an 85% understanding of what the track is going to be like. Webber and Vettel had a taste the Buddh ...

New Jersey Grand Prix for 2013 set to be announced

Formula 1 will hold a Grand Prix in New Jersey in 2013, West New York mayor Felix Roque has claimed. The United States will feature on the Formula 1 calendar for the first time since 2007 with next year’s race in Austin, Texas. New Jersey governor Chris Christie could announce the deal at a press ...

Singapore race strategy a knife edge

Singapore race strategy a knife edge
This weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix will be absolutely fascinating from a strategy point of view. Find out how some teams will try to do the race with only one stop, how much effect the Safety Car can have on the outcome and check out a new feature: the League Table of Team’s Pit Stop Performance; ...

BBC Looses F1 Coverage Deal for 2012 and beyond!

This is disgusting. We pay for a TV license to “pay for” programming that we want to see. I want to see F1, I want to see full F1 season coverage. I am not represented in the BBC License Fee Charter, so why should I pay it now? I only ever watch Eastenders and F1 ...

Schumacher upbeat ahead of home race

Michael Schumacher is hopeful that the promise shown by his Mercedes GP squad at Silverstone can be translated into a better performance next weekend, with the German preparing for his home event at the Nürburgring. The seven-time Champion says he has ‘a good feeling’ ahead of the race, admitting that a strong result here is ...

Button targets podium in home Grand Prix

Next weekend’s British Grand Prix will be the twelfth for Jenson Button, although the 2009 World Champion is yet to record a rostrum result in his home race. After debuting for Williams eleven years ago, Button’s best Silverstone finishes to date are his fourth place results for BAR and McLaren in 2004 and 2010, respectively. ...

Pirelli considers qualifying tyre for 2012

A quicker tyre for qualifying is one of the ideas Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli is discussing ahead of the 2012 season. Another suggestion from Paul Hembery, the company’s Motorsport Director, is to take three Slick compounds to each race. “We are already thinking about next season now and see where the weaknesses are in ...

Mosley hits out at decision to reinstate Bahrain

Former FIA President Max Mosley has taken the same stance as Red Bull driver Mark Webber over the restored Bahrain Grand Prix, claiming the decision to set a new date for the event is a ‘mistake’. A unanimous vote at a World Motor Sport Council gathering on Friday resulted in the race being rescheduled for ...

FIA reveals 21-race calendar for 2012

Formula 1 governing body the FIA has released the first draft of the 2012 race calendar, following a World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) meeting in Barcelona on Friday. The calendar features a number of notable changes, not least that it increases in length once again to 21 races. Beginning in Bahrain and ending in Brazil ...