10:45 Mar 30, 2016Newey not lifting F1 workload beyond 50 percent

Even rules for significantly faster F1 cars in 2017 will not change Adrian Newey's 50 per cent focus on the sport.That is the news of Red Bull team boss Christian Horner, even though he confirms that the famous F1 designer's work on America's Cup yacht design is now finished."We've completed the work that we were contracted to ...

10:43 Mar 30, 2016FIA eyes Alonso's broken seat after crash

The FIA has launched an investigation into Fernando Alonso's spectacular Melbourne crash, with insiders saying the Spaniard was lucky to survive.Reports including one in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reveal the governing body's probe follows revelations Alonso's seat was actually broken as his McLaren-Honda flipped through t...

10:42 Mar 30, 2016F1 not as attractive today says Sato

Former driver Takuma Sato says that, amid the category's obvious challenges, he still loves F1.The Japanese is now a mainstay of America's top open wheeler series Indycar, telling the Spanish daily Marca that he thinks F1 was better in his day."I do not see F1 as attractive as before," said the 39-year-old, who made his debut for ...

10:04 Mar 29, 2016Verstappen can be free agent for 2017?

Just as details of Max Verstappen's Red Bull deal emerge, the Dutchman has thrown some praise in the direction of Ferrari number 1 Sebastian Vettel.Writing for the authoritative La Gazzetta dello Sport, Luigi Perna suggested that a clause in the 18-year-old's current contract means he would be free to switch to another camp for 2017 unless ...

12:03 Mar 28, 2016F1 must restore credibility says Villeneuve

F1 must return to its glorious roots or risk collapsing, according to 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve.The French Canadian is just the latest in a long line of insiders, experts and pundits who are exasperated at the current off-track goings-on at the pinnacle of motor sport.The turmoil reached its peak last week when the F1 drivers' body...

12:01 Mar 28, 2016Musical chairs qualifying stays in place for Bahrain

The controversial and unpopular 'musical chairs' qualifying format will decide the grid for next weekend's Bahrain grand prix.That is despite the fact the new concept, featuring 90-second countdown eliminations, was widely declared an unmitigated failure on debut in Melbourne.Team bosses voted before the race on Sunday to revert to the ...

12:00 Mar 28, 2016F1 drivers say governance threatens sport's future

F1 drivers have caused a stir by criticising the governance of the sport.An open letter published by the normally safety-oriented Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA) was described by some media on Wednesday as being an "extraordinary revolt" and an "astonishing act of public rebellion".Headed by Alex Wurz and current F1 r...

11:59 Mar 28, 2016Bahrain qualifying could be musical chairs hybrid

F1 is heading into its second consecutive grand prix of 2016 amid looming uncertainty about the qualifying format.In Melbourne, the to-ing and fro-ing about the new 'musical chairs' format culminated in the farcical session on Saturday, and a rapid decision by the team bosses to tear it up ahead of Bahrain."Thank god we decided all tog...

11:36 Mar 28, 2016Formula 1 2016 Season Rule Changes

With some major rule changes planned for next year, there have only been minor tweaks to the regulations for 2016.Exhaust layout - to improve engine noise, teams must now use separate exhaust pipes for the turbine and wastegate rather than the single exhaust used in 2015. The rules allow for the option of using a twinpipe for the wastegate, though ...

14:39 Mar 07, 2016FIA approves new elimination-style qualifying format

Formula One racing will implement a new, elimination-style qualifying format for 2016’s opening Grand Prix in Australia after it was approved by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council on Friday.How the new qualifying format will work:The new elimination system retains the idea of three separate qualifying segments to decide the grid, albeit under a ch...

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