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 ...

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 ...

We need to push for more, admits Brawn

Ross Brawn admits that Mercedes GP are yet to achieve a pace with which they can enjoy consistent runs at the front of the field, with the silver arrows having suffered a highly frustrating start to the season. Heading to Turkey, the Champion team of 2009 sit fifth in the championship and over two 1-2 ...

A closer look at the pace of the F1 cars post Melbourne

Over the winter we were told by teams and drivers that it was very hard to guess what the pecking order was simply from looking at testing. With so many variables like the DRS wing, KERS and fuel loads, establishing a clear picture was difficult during the four official tests. On top of that the ...

Massa samples new Saudi Arabian circuit

Last Thursday saw Ferrari’s Felipe Massa travel to Saudi Arabia in order to try out a brand-new race track, the Reem International Circuit close to capital city Riyadh. The event, organised by Ferrari sponsor and Marlboro parent company Phillip Morris International, involved the Brazilian driving around 40 guests at the track in a Ferrari F430 ...

Murray Walker: Artificial rain not Formula 1

Legendary Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has expressed his opinions over Bernie Ecclestone’s idea to introduce fake rain in a bid to spice up races courtesy of an automated sprinkler system, with the 87-year-old dubbing the idea as unnatural and not in the nature of the sport. “I’m an old-fashioned traditionalist,” Birmingham-born Walker explained on ...

Williams’ radical gearbox hard to copy

Sam Michael is confident Williams’ innovative 2011 car will be hard for the British team’s rivals to copy. The Oxfordshire based team’s technical director singled out only four innovations of note among the class of 2011: Renault and Red Bull’s exhaust systems, the Toro Rosso double-floor, and Williams’ ultra compact and low gearbox. He is ...

Di Montezemolo considering politics again

Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo has again sparked rumours that he may soon switch to a career in politics, with the 63-year-old having also been connected with such a move in the past. “In Italy we need to rediscover the culture of consensus, to rediscover a sense of community, not always everyone against each other,” ...

‘Indian GP reason for Karthikeyan F1 return’

This year’s inaugural Indian Grand Prix is playing a crucial role in the Formula 1 comeback of Narain Karthikeyan, according to principal sponsor and car manufacturer Tata, which is India’s largest company. Karthikeyan is back in Formula 1 after a five-season absence 2011 sees Karthikeyan return to the sport for Hispania Racing after last being ...

Bahrain Unrest

MikeGascoyne    GP2 race has been cancelled in Bahrain. Big uncertainty about testing there next week. Hope our GP2 guys get home safely