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F1: Red Bull, Force India supportive of Ecclestone's engine plans

The team bosses from Red Bull Racing and Force India are both intrigued by Bernie Ecclestone’s new engine plans. Ecclestone supports the idea of making available a cheap V8 with KERS (or even a V6 twin-turbo with KERS) that independent teams could use at a much lower cost than current customer engine deals. Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner says he's open to the idea of two...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

F1 could see turbos v. naturally aspirated engines in 2017

Bernie Ecclestone says that F1 engine options for 2017 remain open, despite Toto Wolff stating last weekend that all four current manufacturers want to keep a version of the current V6 for any new 1,000-horsepower rules. Ecclestone had been talking about a V8/KERS package, and that remains on the table as a cheaper option for struggling teams. There have also been suggestions that...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Now Everyone Is Pissed At Lewis Hamilton For Shooting Champagne In Grid Girl’s Ear

  Here we go with the latest Twitter outrage. That’s F1 driver Lewis Hamilton celebrating a win on Sunday at the Chinese Grand Prix. Grid girl is there…she gets blasted. Those are the rules of being a grid girl. You’re there to have fun, spray some champagne and make a few dollars. But…Lewis just happened to spray a Grid Girl who didn’t seem to enjoy getting blasted in...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lewis Hamilton criticized for spraying race hostess

Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has come under fire and accused of sexism after he sprayed a race hostess in the face with champagne following his race victory at the Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton has been widely condemned on social media in the wake of the incident, with some referring to him as “bully” and...Read More The post Lewis Hamilton called sexist for spraying race...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carter, Billy Garrett join Leitao’s staff at DePaul

Former Xavier coach Rick Carter and longtime DePaul assistant Billy Garrett officially joined the staff of new Blue Demons head coach Dave Leitao, the school announced Friday. Carter joins as associate head coach after being an assistant at Xavier the last two seasons. He has spent most of his career in the Midwest, also spending time on the staff at Missouri, Western Michigan...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Foyt takes on additional family duties

Larry Foyt recently was named president of A.J. Foyt Enterprises."I really enjoy the business side of racing," said Foyt, 38, who had been team director of the Verizon IndyCar Series team since 2006. "I think all of my past experience has helped me get to this point -- whether it was at TCU as a student, or managing our stock car team while I competed in NASCAR. My time behind the...

Formula 1: Who Can Dethrone Mercedes?

A new era in Formula 1 began last year, with the introduction of state-of-the-art hybrid engines and significant changes to car design rules. As Ferrari and Red Bull struggled with the new regulations, the Mercedes team produced a car that was nearly unbeatable. The Silver Arrows had more horsepower, more downforce, and better fuel efficiency. Reliability was a bit of a weakness...
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

F1 Preseason: More Problems for McLaren-Honda

The second of three preseason test sessions for the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship is underway at Spain’s Circuit de Catalunya. The Barcelona track should provide more realistic race conditions than the previous test, and the season-opening race is fast approaching. As Ferrari and Renault continue to improve their hybrid V-6 power units, Honda’s return to the F1 engine business...
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Formula 1: Is a Smaller Grid Good for the Sport?

With the season-opening Grand Prix of Australia fast approaching, the two smallest Formula 1 teams are running out of time to find sponsorship for the 2015 championship. Both the Caterham and Marussia teams faced serious financial problems late last season, and were forced to miss races for lack of funding. There is now a very real chance that both teams will fold, while Force India...
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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