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Sick of the way Formula 1 is being run right now: Eddie Jordan

 Formula One has failed its smaller teams and should be ashamed at the way some of them have been driven out of business, according to former owner Eddie Jordan. “I am absolutely sick of the way Formula One is being run at the moment,” the Irishman, whose small Jordan team gave Michael Schumacher his F1 debut […]

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Formula 1 – Hamilton set for title but spectre of double points haunts F1

 Grand Prix victory means the Briton can now secure his second Formula One title without having to win again but there could still be a sting in the tail.The spectre of double points, a novelty introduced for the first time for the final race in Abu Dhabi, hangs over the championship and is causing some […]

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Sylvain Guintoli crowned 2014 WSBK champion

    Aprilia’s Sylvain Guintoli is the new World Superbike champion after doing the double under the floodlights at Qatar. His main rival, Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes missed out on back-to-back title wins after finishing the final race of the year in third. This is Guintoli’s first ever world championship, clinching the title with a six point […]

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Meeke fails to purple rain on Princen’s parade

Citroen World Rally Championship star Kris Meeke came within an ace of one of rallying’s biggest upsets in Belgium this weekend, when his Citroen DS3 R5 ran Kris Princen’s Subaru Impreza WRC a close second on the Condroz Rally. Meeke is no stranger to turning up and turning heads in Belgium. Remember Ypres, 2009? The […]

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Ecclestone fires warning to F1 teams

Bernie Ecclestone has urged Formula One’s teams to start making sacrifices in a bid to save the sport from completely imploding.Ecclestone’s words of warning come at the end of a miserable period for F1, notably with Caterham and Marussia entering administration.   With costs spiralling out of control, and with the FIA powerless to act, […]

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Hamilton wins again in Austin

Lewis Hamilton made it five consecutive victories for the first time in his career as he beat team-mate Nico Rosberg at the United States Grand Prix. Hamilton’s second victory in three editions of the race in Austin extends his championship lead to 24 points with two races remaining, with the double points on offer in Abu […]

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Russian billionaire buys Nurburgring

After the Capricorn deal fell through, a new owner for the German Grand Prix venue at the Nurburgring has already been found.Until recently, the embattled Nurburgring’s buyer was the Dusseldorf automotive company Capricorn, whose chief Robertino Wild failed to make the second due instalment payment. So the German business publication Wirtschaftswoche has named the new […]

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Jules Bianchi remains stable but critical

Marussia driver Jules Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition four weeks after his Japanese Grand Prix accident, the team have confirmed.Marussia added that Bianchi will remain in the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi, Japan, and that doctors are taking things ‘step by step’. “The family of Jules Bianchi would like to issue […]

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Romanian investors eyeing up Formula One development

Formula 1 could be about to see an era of mass investment from eastern Europe’s growing billionaires, with news that a new team from Romania will be joining the sport over the next two years.The arrival of Forza Rossa, revealed in documents filed at London’s High Court, confirms what many had long suspected: that it […]

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US team owner Gene Haas says failing Formula One teams made mistakes

As Formula One’s two backmarker teams collapse, 2016 newcomer Gene Haas’ plans continue to take shape. While Caterham and Marussia are hanging on in their effort not to follow HRT in F1 history as failed franchises, NASCAR team co-owner Haas is determined not to make the same mistakes as his North Carolina-based Haas F1 Team […]

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Mercedes fireworks can light up depleted US Grand Prix

The Mercedes battle is set to reach a new level as the gloves finally come off at the United States Grand Prix. After securing the team’s primary aim of winning the Constructors’ championship at the last race in Sochi, there is nothing to stop Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg from going at each other hammer […]

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US sounds warning to Formula One, a sport teetering on the brink of crisis

Mario Andretti lays it on the line to F1, a sport with two teams in administration and at least three others haemorrhaging millions. Bernie Ecclestone has been told he must make a better job of selling Formula One by leading figures hosting this Sunday’s US Grand Prix in Texas.This week the sport travels to Austin […]

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Fears for future of F1 as teams enter administration

Marussia and Caterham “may not be the last” Formula One teams to go bust given the incredibly high cost of Grand Prix racing, the former head of world motorsport’s governing body believes.Anglo-Russian outfit Marussia became the second team in four days, following Caterham, to enter administration on Monday.   Marussia, whose lead driver Jules Bianchi […]

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F1 US Grand Prix: F1 leader Hamilton out to extend advantage in USA

Lewis Hamilton says he is looking forward to the annual stateside jaunt for the 2014 US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, the F1 World Championship leader eager to extend his advantage at the top of the standings over Nico Rosberg. Heading to Texas on the back of four consecutive F1 wins, which […]

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Sir Jackie Stewart warns that F1 drivers are ‘taking liberties’

The crash which left Jules Bianchi in a critical condition is a reminder to Formula 1 drivers that they are not “bulletproof”, says Sir Jackie Stewart.Bianchi remains in hospital after his car collided with a tractor recovery vehicle during the Japanese Grand Prix on 5 October. The crash has raised concerns about the safety of […]

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Formula 1 – Dennis: Customer teams can’t win titles

McLaren chief Ron Dennis believes customer teams will never be able to win a Formula 1 championship under the current engine regulations.Ahead of his team’s switch to Honda power units next year, Dennis said earlier this month that works teams have such a huge advantage in getting the most out of the new hybrid systems. […]

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Robert Kubica says Formula 1 return would be a dream

Poland’s Robert Kubica is considering having more surgery on his injured hand this winter as he continues to hold out hope of a comeback to Formula 1.Kubica suffered a partially severed right hand in a rally accident on the eve of the 2011 F1 season, and has not recovered enough movement to return. The 29-year-old […]

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F1 plans trip to Las Vegas for grand prix on The Strip Forrmula One executive Bernie Ecclestone is in discussions about hosting a grand prix on the streets of Las Vegas, including The Strip.  Vegas say they are ready to go and it would be on The Strip for sure,” said Ecclestone, referring to the […]

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Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of this season, the company’s former president Luca Di Montezemolo has confirmed.Alonso’s departure is an open secret in Formula 1 but the team have not yet announced it, nor their decision to replace him with Sebastian Vettel.   Di Montezemolo told Italian television: “Fernando is leaving for […]

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It’s a miracle F1 driver Jules Bianchi is still alive, says his father

Jules Bianchi refuses to surrender his very fragile hold on life, according to his father, Philippe. “He will not give up, I’m sure of that. I can see it. I believe it,” Philippe told La Gazzetta dello Sport.However, he also conceded: “The situation is desperate. Every time the telephone goes, we know it could be […]

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Lewis Hamilton dedicates Russian Grand Prix win to injured Jules Bianchi

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has dedicated his Russian Grand Prix victory to Marussia driver Jules Bianchi, who is still in a critical condition with severe head injuries, after dominating the track to grab his ninth win of the year, fourth in a row, and extend his championship lead. Hamilton, who equalled Nigel Mansell’s record for […]

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Lewis Hamilton wins Russian Grand Prix from Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton eased to a comfortable victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix, as Nico Rosberg fluffed his lines and nearly saw his race go up in smoke.Rosberg recovered to second after a disastrous failed move at the start, but Hamilton was peerless at the front, winning his ninth race of the season and equalling […]

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Lewis Hamilton claims pole position for F1’s inaugural Russian GP

Lewis Hamilton continued his domination of the inaugural Russian Grand Prix to claim the 38th pole position of his Formula One career, but only after a major error from Williams’ Valtteri Bottas. After finishing comfortably quickest in the second and third practice runs around F1’s newest venue, the Sochi Autodrom, Hamilton’s Mercedes topped the timesheet […]

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Fernando Alonso, McLaren Formula One team in negotiations for 2015 seat

Fernando Alonso is locked in negotiations with the McLaren Formula One team, and one of the sticking points could be length of contract. Although Alonso insists Sebastian Vettel’s switch from Red Bull Racing to Ferrari is a mere symptom of his own plans for the future, there are sections of the media that think Vettel […]

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Schumacher: Todt comments misquoted

Comments attributed to Jean Todt suggesting that Michael Schumacher will be able to live a “relatively normal life” are not correct.Since Michael Schumacher‘s accident in December, the only reliable source of accurate information, even if somewhat thin on the ground, has been Sabine Kehm, the German’s official spokesperson. Consequently, when comments from his former (Ferrari) […]

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F1 hero Michael Schumacher can lead ‘relatively normal life’ soon, says former Ferrari boss

 The prognosis comes from former Ferrari boss, Jean Todt, who visited the stricken star at his Swiss mansion. Stricken F1 hero Michael Schumacher can expect to lead “a relatively normal life” within a short period of time according to former Ferrari boss Jean Todt. The news comes as a welcome boost for the sport as […]

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Bianchi concerns dominate Russian GP…

Formula One arrives in Sochi under a cloud this weekend as the condition of Jules Bianchi remains paramount in the thoughts of all involved. The Marussia driver suffered a severe head injury at last weekend’s rain-affected Japanese Grand Prix when his car collided with a recovery vehicle that was attending to Adrian Sutil’s earlier crash at the […]

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Jules Bianchi F1 Japanese crash not first time family has experienced racing tragedy

Marussia F1 driver’s great uncle, Lucien, was killed while testing at Le Mans. Marussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi’s devastating crash in the Japanese Grand Prix — and his subsequent hospitalization and surgery for a severe head injury — is not the first time the 25-year-old Frenchman’s family has suffered from tragedy in motorsports. Bianchi’s […]

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Bianchi ‘incapable of breathing unassisted’

Jules Bianchi is relying on the use of a respirator to breathe after sustaining severe injuries in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.The Marussia driver collided with a recovery vehicle after spinning off the Suzuka track and was instantly taken to the local Mie General hospital. Bianchi underwent three hours of brain surgery following […]

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Andrea De Cesaris dies aged 55, in motorbike accident in Rome

De Cesaris raced 208 times in a 14-year career between 1980 and 1994  De Cesaris was 55 and death comes on same day Jules Bianchi was left fighting for his lift after crash at the Japanese Grand Prix  McLaren tweet tribute to their former driver Former Formula One driver Andrea De Cesaris has died following […]

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F1 Japanese Grand Prix: Hamilton wins as Bianchi crash ends race

Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix after a serious-looking incident for Jules Bianchi caused the race to be red flagged. Adrian Sutil had crashed at Turn 7 as rain intensified at Suzuka, and as a large movable crane recovered the Sauber, Bianchi went off at the same corner, hitting the rescue vehicle. With light […]

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Nico Rosberg, Mercedes on Formula One Japanese Grand Prix pole as rain heads for Suzuka

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg beat teammate Lewis Hamilton to pole at Suzuka after the Hamilton lost a crucial two tenths in one corner.Qualifying could turn out to be even more crucial than usual, as heavy rain is expected on Sunday as Typhoon Phanfone approaches. There’s a good chance that fans could see a stop-start event run […]

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Ferrari on verge of agreeing Alonso split

 Fernando Alonso and Ferrari are on the cusp of announcing the Spaniard’s split, despite his contract for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.The Spanish publication Cope said the parties have now agreed to terminate the deal, amid speculation of an enormous EUR 50 million per year standing offer from McLaren. “At this moment, in Japan, Alonso […]

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Ecclestone denied return to F1 board

 Fresh doubt is being cast over Bernie Ecclestone’s F1 reign. Accorsind to a report on motorsport.com news is circulating around the Suzuka paddock on Friday that the sport’s ‘supremo’ has been denied his planned return to the executive board. Although he always remained chief executive, the 83-year-old had stepped down from the parent company Delta […]

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Formula 1 – Mercedes rivalry ‘back to normal’

 Formula 1 title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton both insist relatations inside the Mercedes team are back to normal following recent  tensions. The relationship between Rosberg and Hamilton has been problematic since the early stages of the 2014 F1 campaign. Tensions boiled over during May’s Monaco Grand Prix, when Hamilton felt Rosberg had deliberately […]

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Formula 1 – Verstappen set to be youngest-ever F1 driver in Japan

 Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula 1 weekend when he drivers a Toro Rosso i9n Friday’s practice at the Japanese Grand Prix only three days after his 17th birthday. The current record is held by Germany’s quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel, who took part in free practice for […]