Posts Tagged ‘FIA’
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.
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.
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.
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?