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F1 Today – 22/12/2016

Budget cap won’t work – Marchionne Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne believes that introducing a budget cap will not work. In the past few days there have been reports that the sport’s new owners Liberty Media have been looking at the idea as a way of closing up the gaps. Last time

F1 Today – 21/12/2016

Ricciardo rules out Mercedes Daniel Ricciardo has ruled himself out of replacing Nico Rosberg’s “damn good” seat, saying he is committed to Red Bull until 2018. Mercedes are currently looking for his replacement, after announcing his retirement which shocked the paddock earlier month. Speaking in his home of Perth, the Australian said

SEASON REVIEW – Part 2 – Self destruction leads to fight back

Self-destruction leads to youngest winner After the Russian Grand Prix, Hamilton needed to get his championship back on track in Barcelona. But the main talking point going into Barcelona was the announcement that Red Bull demoted Daniil Kvyat following the crash with Sebastian Vettel in Sochi. He would be replaced by

F1 Today – 20/12/2016

Symonds leaves Williams Autosport say they have learnt that Williams Chief Technical Officer, Pat Symonds has parted company with the team. Symonds has been the technical officer since joining from Virgin in mid-2013. Symonds had overseen two successful seasons where the team finished third in the constructors, but this year has

F1 Today – 19/12/2016

Liberty looking at budget cap There are reports that Liberty Media are considering introducing a budget cap for competing teams. The American media company announced earlier this month that it was seeking more backing to take a controlling stake in the sport in September. The aim is to restrict the amount that

SEASON REVIEW – Part 1 – Continuing rise of Rosberg

The 2016 season was shaping up to be the battle between the Ferrari and Mercedes but who would be victorious when the season reaches it climax in Abu Dhabi after twenty one races. Continuing rise of Rosberg Melbourne hosted the season opener which saw the debut of a new team Haas. The

REPORTERS – 18/12/2016

With drivers making their debut as young as seventeen how concerned is Jacques Villeneuve about the push to younger drivers? Pushing at younger age worries Villeneuve Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve says the trend of pushing teenagers into Formula One is giving the “wrong image” of the sport. In 2015, Max

F1 Today – 16/12/2016

Massa asked to delay retirement Sky Sports say they have learnt that Felipe Massa could be set to return to Formula One less than a month after he retired from the sport. Massa is thought to be in talks with Williams about a one year deal to replace Valtteri Bottas. The

F1 Today – 15/12/2016

Williams ask Massa to delay retirement Williams have asked Felipe Massa to delay his retirement from Formula One until 2017, according to reports to allow Valtteri Bottas to move to Mercedes to replace Nico Rosberg. However, other reports say a senior source says that option was briefly discussed but has been

F1 Today – 14/12/2016

Bottas “crucial” for Williams Valtteri Bottas is “crucial” to Williams next year for the team according to technical director Pat Symonds. The Finn is current the leading candidate to replace Nico Rosberg at Mercedes alongside Lewis Hamilton following his retirement. Williams are keen not to lose Bottas as it would leave

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