F1 in danger of becoming GP1 – Newey

Adrian Newey has warned that Formula One’s restrictive regulations pose the danger of making the series look like a single-make formula. Newey will step back from Formula One at the end of this year to pursue other projects with Red Bull and has admitted F1’s tightening rule book is part of the reason for his

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Ferrari’s weak points are clear

  Ferrari technical director James Allison says the weaknesses of the team’s car are clear this year, but admits it will not be the work of a moment to fix them. Allison joined the team last year but arrived too late to have any significant impact on the design of this year’s F14 T. Ferrari

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Let pilots be heroes again!

Formula 1 teams must stop trying to control their drivers so much if the sport is going to make them heroes again, reckons Red Bull boss Christian Horner. “We need to allow the drivers to express themselves more without them being hit by criticism,” said Horner, who faced his fair share of controversy in recent

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Important meetings ahead in F1

Before the official holidays begin, a series of key meetings are scheduled to take place among F1 team bosses and key players. The first involves team bosses in London on Thursday, while Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Mercedes’ Niki Lauda will sit down on Saturday with Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo. Click here for

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Ecclestone says F1 to scrap 2015 grid restarts

“There just shouldn’t be the stupid and unnecessary rules that we’ve put in over the years,” said the 83-year-old. “I want a world championship of drivers, not engineers. “We have alraedy told the stewards that they should not punish every little thing. I want drivers who race each other rather than constantly ask what they

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We have raised our game, says Renault

Renault believes it has “raised its game” in recent races, although admits there is still a need for improvement. Daniel Ricciardo gave Red Bull Racing and Renault its second win of the season in Hungary, but despite that it is clear Mercedes is the standard setter . Renault’s Head of Track Operations Rémi Taffin has

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Alonso: ‘Second place tastes like a victory’

Fernando Alonso says coming second after a difficult season in which he’s secured just one podium prior to Hungary “tastes like victory”. The Spaniard led at one point, but couldn’t keep the lead after a faster Daniel Ricciardo, on newer tyres, flew past first Lewis Hamilton and then Alonso. “It means a lot, obviously,” Alonso

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Horner lauds ‘truly sensational’ Ricciardo

Christian Horner has heaped praise on Hungarian Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo for delivering a “truly sensational” performance. The Red Bull driver jumped up the order during the first Safety Car period of Sunday’s race, when the top four missed the chance to pit immediately, and made his tyre strategy work to remain a member

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Räikkönen says sixth was maximum result

Kimi Räikkönen says finishing sixth in the Hungarian Grand Prix was the most he could have hoped for after a disastrous qualifying session. The Ferrari driver was knocked out of the opening grid-deciding phase at the Hungaroring, with a gamble to run only the Medium compound tyre backfiring when Marussia’s Jules Bianchi edged ahead on

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