10:19 Apr 07, 2016FIA investigating Ferrari coded message

F1's governing body is looking into whether Ferrari stretched the new radio clampdown rules, according to a report in Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.While the new rules severely limit what can be said on the radio, the FIA's Charlie Whiting said in Melbourne that they also apply to dashboard displays and pit boards."We do have a ca...

10:18 Apr 07, 2016Alonso resumes training

Fernando Alonso has resumed training as he fights to be fit to return to the cockpit of his McLaren-Honda in China.On the Bahrain grid last Sunday, with Stoffel Vandoorne filling in, Alonso said he was "99 per cent" sure his chest injuries would not stop him from racing in China in two weeks.Earlier that day, the Spaniard has posted on In...

10:17 Apr 07, 2016Schumacher to contest two F4 series in 2016

Mick Schumacher is taking on a busy calendar in 2016 as he continues his push towards formula one.Now 17, F1 legend Michael Schumacher's son began his open wheel adventure last year in German Formula 4, but Bild reports that the young German will also race in parallel in the Italian series this season.Driving for the Ferrari-linked Prema team, ...

11:56 Apr 05, 2016Kaltenborn skips Bahrain amid collapse rumours

In the early rounds of the 2016 season, Sauber is clinging to mere survival.The Swiss team cleared a high hurdle recently after falling behind in February wage payments to its 300 staff, but more problems are now obviously on display.Felipe Nasr, the Brazilian driver whose sponsor Banco do Brasil is Sauber's main backer, complained vociferously...

11:55 Apr 05, 2016Alonso says Button criticism not fair

Fernando Alonso says he is "99 per cent" sure he will be back at the cockpit of his McLaren in China.Sidelined with chest injuries in Bahrain, the Spaniard angrily rejected the advice of pundit Johnny Herbert to seize the opportunity and hang up his helmet for good.Asked if he was surprised by former driver Herbert's comments, Alonso ...

11:53 Apr 05, 2016Ferrari will not use veto over qualifying

Maurizio Arrivabene says Ferrari will not wield its famous veto to prevent F1 from solving the current impasse over qualifying.With the sport needing to find an agreeable format by Thursday, some have wondered whether F1 could be stuck with the hated 'musical chairs' if Ferrari uses an unique veto it has over decisions in formula one."...

11:52 Apr 05, 2016Mercedes asks Daimler for new clutch design

F1's reigning world champion team Mercedes has appealed to its carmaker parent Daimler to stave off a threat posed by 2016 title rival Ferrari.In Australia two weeks ago, both silver cars were beaten off the grid by the Ferraris, after the Maranello team proved to have best mastered the new rules limiting drivers to the use of a single clutch l...

10:47 Mar 31, 2016Stewart says F1 not in crisis

F1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart has played down suggestions the sport he has been involved with for over five decades is broken."Look, everyone only sees the bad," the triple world champion told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport."I have to say the field is too far apart -- there is too little competition," Stewart, 76, said. "...

10:46 Mar 31, 2016McLaren, Red Bull opposed musical chairs tweak

The lack of time and unanimity means F1 is stuck with the hated 'musical chairs' qualifying system for Bahrain.Mercedes' Toto Wolff, who like most other stakeholders declared the new 90 second countdown system "rubbish" after its farcical debut in Australia, sounded exasperated on Tuesday when faced with the prospect of a repe...

10:46 Mar 30, 2016F1 could hit reverse on faster cars

F1 could be about to hit reverse on its move to speed up the cars for 2017.According to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport, April 30 is the date on which the sport is tipped to approve technical changes including the widening of the cars for next season.However, there is now some doubt that F1 is making the right move, particularly after the perfor...

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