2015 nose rules benefit Mercedes, Ferrari

Two teams already have a “big head start” when it comes to the 2015 regulations, according to Force India technical boss Andy Green. With the shape of this year’s nose designs ranging from the odd to the unseemly, the FIA has moved to end the situation by tweaking the rules for 2015. It means teams

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Ferrari ‘determined’ to overhaul Williams

Ferrari says it is “determined” to reclaim third in the Constructors’ standings during the season run-in. With five rounds remaining, the Maranello-based outfit is locked in a battle with the revitalised Williams, which jumped ahead at the Italian Grand Prix courtesy of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas’ sizeable points haul. Although Ferrari scored more points

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Alonso to McLaren looks a done deal

Corriere dello Sport reports that Alonso looks set to move to Honda-powered McLaren next year with a pay-rise, following a reported announcement this week at the Japanese marque’s very own Suzuka circuit. Some, however, cannot believe the 33-year-old will actually reunite with Ron Dennis, where at Woking in 2007 the pair clashed spectacularly. But even

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Ferrari loses legal battle with engineer

Ferrari has lost a legal battle with a disgruntled F1 engineer. For 2012, Briton Steve Clark joined the fabled Maranello team from Mercedes, where he was a highly respected senior technical advisor. It was reported at the time that Clark’s new role would be in charge of Ferrari’s race engineers. But Italy’s specialist Autosprint and

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Vettel speaks up as Alonso rumours keep burning

Fernando Alonso is the man on everybody’s lips this week in the world of Formula One. Musing the recent departure from the great but currently-troubled Ferrari of its long-term president Luca di Montezemolo, former F1 driver and champion Mika Hakkinen said: “Nothing is forever. “Definitely it will not be the only change at Ferrari. There

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Brabham team could return to Formula 1

The historic Brabham name will make its racing return by entering the World Endurance Championship (WEC) next year, the intended first step in a journey back to the top echelon of motorsport, Formula 1. The overall programme is being masterminded by ex-Grand Prix driver David Brabham, the youngest son of three-time Formula 1 World Champion

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Cost issue could end ‘freeze’ relaxation talks

Mercedes’ rivals are pushing hard behind the scenes for even more freedom in design improvements. Toto Wolff says F1’s struggling teams would be the victims if a push to relax the engine development ‘freeze’ is successful. As Mercedes continues to utterly dominate in the first season of the turbo V6 era, behind-the-scenes discussions have turned

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Schumacher’s son on path to F1 glory

Michael Schumacher’s son is well on the road to Formula One glory. As his famous father continued to recover from his skiing fall of last December, 15-year-old Mick Schumacher has become become the vice-champion of the FIA’s KF-Junior karting category. The finals took place in France, where the younger Schumacher took part not under his

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