Webber: Win will take a while to sink in

Silverstone 2012 delivered Mark Webber’s ninth F1 victory, meaning he is the only driver other than Fernando Alonso to have celebrated two wins this year. Despite that, the Australian admits that he did not expect to be taking the chequered flag on Sunday. Webber first won the British Grand Prix in 2010, famously quoting ‘not ...

I’ll be happier in an hour, says Alonso

Fernando Alonso claimed to be ‘happy’ after finishing second to Mark Webber in Sunday’s British Grand Prix, but admits that his optimism is likely to be higher an hour after the race. The Spaniard, who was passed in the closing stages after controlling things from pole position, had led for most of the race. Running ...

F1: 2012 Ferrari has ugly ‘bump’ on nose

F1: 2012 Ferrari has ugly 'bump' on nose
Part of what makes the 2012 Ferrari “not pretty” is a conspicuous bump on its nose, it is believed. New Ferrari will have a bump on the nose Photo by: xpb.cc The famous team’s bosses Stefano Domenicali and Luca di Montezemolo used descriptions including “not pretty” and “lousy” when describing the physical appearance of the ...

Lewis Hamilton is back on track according to McLaren

Lewis Hamilton is back on track according to McLaren
By Andrew Benson Chief F1 writer for the BBC   Lewis Hamilton on his skiing trip. Photo via his Twitter account Lewis Hamilton has put a difficult 2011 season behind him and is back on track, his McLaren team say. Hamilton’s three wins last year were interspersed with a series of errors and penalties as ...

Formula 1: BBC announces its 2012 commentary team

Formula 1: BBC announces its 2012 commentary team
David Coulthard, Eddie Jordan and Jake Humphrey all remain with the BBC The BBC has revealed its Formula 1 presenting team for the 2012 season. Jake Humphrey remains as presenter, alongside chief analyst Eddie Jordan and co-commentator David Coulthard, while Ben Edwards joins as commentator. Experienced F1 car designer Gary Anderson has been recruited as ...

F1 driver Sutil to stand trial over nightclub fracas

F1 driver Sutil to stand trial over nightclub fracas
F1 driver Sutil to stand trial over nightclub fracas Adrian Sutil issued an apology for the incident, but given no further details Former Force India driver Adrian Sutil is to stand trial in Germany over an incident in China which left the owner of another Formula One team injured. The German driver is charged with ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...