Alonso barred from Bahrain on medical grounds Fernando Alonso has been barred from taking part in this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix after suffering “rib fractures” and a partially collapsed lung in his 180mph crash in Australia. Medics made the call after detailed medical assessment on the Spaniard after his second major crash in fourteen months.
Month: March 2016
Pirelli’s tyre uncertainties affecting teams Formula One teams are facing delays with the construction of their 2017 because the FIA and tyre supplier Pirelli have not agreed on wind tunnel time. Next year the sport will move to winder tyres hoping that this will help make the cars faster. The tyres have a major effect
Financial issues of smaller teams “fundamentally wrong” Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn says the financial problems facing the smaller teams proves there is something “fundamentally wrong” with the sport. The team had has a difficult start to the year starting in testing when they were unable to run their 2016 car until the second test
Renault can out develop rivals There is no reason why Renault cannot out develop its rivals over the course of the 2016 Formula 1 season according to Jolyon Palmer. The French manufacturer put in a good performance in Melbourne leaving the brit encouraged by progress. Palmer and his team-mate Kevin Magnussen, finished the Australian GP
Round two of the 2016 season takes place under floodlights at the Bahrain International Circuit. The circuit in Bahrain is a mix of high speed long straights and fast corners these factors provide some brilliant over taking opportunities. The circuit was built in the desert as the first venue for F1 in the Middle East.
Ecclestone agrees with drivers Berine Ecclestone says he agrees with the complaints by the trade union of drivers saying the sport’s decision-making process is “obsolete and ill-structured”. The letter seen by BBC News says “It is not always easy to agree with you but you are correct. We must, as you have stated, urge the
Formula One fans are shocked by the announcement that Sky Sports has won exclusive rights to F1 from 2019. The deal has shocked the fans but why now and does it actually mean exclusive? When Moto GP went exclusive Like with Moto GP BT said it had exclusive rights to the championship but the highlights
Discontent over decision making The union which represents drivers has called for Formula One to abandon ‘obsolete and ill-structured’ decision-making processes that they said could affect the sport’s popularity. In strongly worded open letter Chairman Alex Wurz and the two directors Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel called for the owners of the sport to “consider
McLaren on verge of top ten – Boullier Eric Boullier says he convinced that McLaren is on the verge of having a car which is able to regularly compete in the top 10. The team has made a major step forward in winter testing. Boullier believes improvements to the car will propel the team into
Within hours of the first knock out qualifying and condemnation started but the system could be about to be abandoned Qualifying flop? The knock out style of qualifying was not what I expected the timer was to short and this doesn’t give the driver above the chance to respond and the driver above needs to