Posts Tagged ‘FIA’

13 Dec 2009: Button and Soucek make room on the sideboard for new silverware

It’s the time of year when the season’s most successful teams and drivers are making room in the trophy cabinet – and some of 2009’s more significant silverware was handed over on Friday evening.

19 Jul 2009: Why Ecclestone has harmed F1 more than he may realise – and why Vatanen may only make it worse

With the fuss finally calming down after Bernie Ecclestone’s ill-considered remarks to The Times, in which he said that dictators like Hitler at least got things done, you might be feeling grateful that the whole sorry episode is out of the way. Unfortunately we may not be able to forget it yet.

7 Jul 2009: F1: Lola and Prodrive ‘chose wrong engine supplier’

Allegations are surfacing in the national press that it was impossible to get a place on the Formula One grid for 2010 unless you were prepared to sign up to an engine deal with independent Northampton-based supplier Cosworth.

4 Jul 2009: F1: Virgin to pair with first-timers Manor?

Richard Branson could be switching his company’s financial backing from Brawn GP to F1 newcomers Manor in 2010, according to press reports yesterday.

28 Jun 2009: F1: Manor gets its first taste of paddock politics

F1 newcomer Manor is getting its first taste of paddock politics after it was revealed the FOTA teams are preparing a formal complaint against FIA chief steward Alan Donnelly over the handling of its PR strategy.

28 Jun 2009: F1: Can Williams and Force India repair FOTA damage?

The Williams F1 squad, suspended from the Formula One Teams’ Association for beating its own path to the FIA’s door over 2010 entry, is now hoping that it can come back in from the cold and join the other teams in shaping the future of the sport.

18 Jun 2009: Breaking news: F1 splits as teams launch rebel series

Negotiations on the future of F1 have broken down after an 11th-hour meeting at Renault’s Oxfordshire headquarters led to the late-night annnouncement of a breakaway series.

15 May 2009: F1: Lola jumps in – as teams and FIA fail to agree deal

It’s a good thing, really, that racecar manufacturer Lola has confirmed that it is throwing its hat into the F1 ring for 2010. Because, at the rate things are going, only a handful of the existing competitors could be there to join the prospective newcomers.

14 May 2009: F1: Litespeed is latest team to declare entry

Norfolk-based F3 team Litespeed is the latest to declare that it plans to apply for a 2010 entry to the Formula One championship – with a little help from Mike Gascoyne.

13 May 2009: F1: What effect will a pull-out have in the UK?

If the teams and manufacturers threatening to boycott next year’s Formula One championship were to make good on that threat, how big an impact would it have on the UK’s motorsport industry?

 
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