FORMULA ONE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Alonso still “Hungry for Success”

Fernando Alonso has spoken out saying that he will not be content to retire from Formula One with only two world championships. Alonso won his titles in 2005 and 2006 but, despite falling agonisingly short in 2007, 2010 and 2012, he has failed to add to that since. Ferrari have so far failed to give him the third title he desires and Alonso insisted this has kept him ...
Via Formula 1 Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Prosecutors: Ecclestone was afraid of losing grip

MUNICH (AP) Munich prosecutors believe Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone allegedly bribed a German banker because he was afraid of losing his grip on the racing series.
Via FOXSports.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Takuma Sato hoping to repeat last year’s victory at Long Beach

Last year, Takuma Sato made headlines when he became the first Japanese driver to win a Verizon IndyCar Series. After a season of success under his belt, Sato returns to the sight of that first win. “It was a very special day for me, so going back there I feel good and confident,” he said. “We should be able to show a strong performance again.” Sato added that the win last...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Then and Now – Lewis Hamilton’s Racecraft

While Negative Camber has discussed the ‘Race of the Century’ here, and compared it to some great battles from recent F1 history (and not so recent depending on the age of the reader), what Sunday’s race brought to my mind was a much younger Lewis Hamilton.  In the UK in 1996 – 98 we were fortunate in that a number of the ITV regional TV companies decided to televise the...
Via Formula 1 Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

F1 Bahrain Grand Prix: “…the best driving I’ve ever seen”

Hamilton wins his second straight F1 grand prix Mercedes starts the F1 season strong Following an action packed Bahrain grand prix, David Hobbs of the NBC crew described the action as “some of the best driving I’ve ever seen”.   So after all of the griping about offseason changes, it appears that F1, the FIA, and Bernie Ecclestone have put an exciting product on the track...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Hamilton wins in Malaysia

2 poles and a win for Hamilton Following a disappointing first F1 race in Australia, Lewis Hamilton took the checkered flag at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit.  Hamilton, who won the pole, had the fastest lap, and won the race had a near perfect weekend.  It was Hamilton’s second pole in two races and his first win of the year.  It was also his first win in Malaysia...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Schumacher shows 'moments of consciousness'

In what has to be the first positive news for fans and family of Michael Schumacher in a long time, the Formula 1 racing champion is showing "moments of consciousness and awakening."After more than three months in a coma, the seven-time champion is "making progress," said Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm.Schumacher has opened his eyes and has had interaction...
Via The Other Paper
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Alonso demoted to gas station attendant after rift at Maranello

Fernando Alonso loses his ride at Ferrari after stepping out of the car "until the sound problem is fixed." With Giancarlo Fissichella having just signed for a ride in the 2014 Ferrari Challenge, the only position left at Maranello was gas station attendant.
Via FOXSports.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Malaysia, let’s go to the race

As the world searches for missing Malaysian flight 370, Formula 1 prepares for the second grand prix race of the year in Sepang, Malaysia.   At some level, we all face a conflict between how we value life and death and a car race.   How can the race go on? Let’s go to the game My brother and I had a yearly tradition of watching the Detroit Lions play on Thanksgiving.  We were...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar team owner Michael Andretti's wife gives birth to twins

Race car team owner Michael Andretti's wife has given birth to twins. Jodi Andretti gave birth to son Mario and daughter Miati ''Mia'' in Indianapolis on Thursday morning. The twins are the first children for the couple. His youngest son is obviously named after grandfather, Mario Andretti, who ranks second on the open-wheel all-time wins list with 52 victories...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Neurologist warns Schumacher could have different personality

Michael Schumacher is no longer listed in "critical condition" but the Formula One racer "will not be Schumacher" if he wakes up from his coma, a leading neurosurgeon has claimed. Like an episode of The Twilight Zone, Dr. Richard Greenwood, a consultant neurologist at London’s Homerton Hospital, said the international racing legend will be a "regular...
Via The Other Paper
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

F1 legend Michel Schumacher suffers head injury while skiing

Seven-time world Formula 1 racing champion Michael Schumacher suffered “severe head trauma” while skiing in Meribel in the French Alps, according to CNN affiliate BFM-TV. The director of the ski resort said Schumacher was wearing a helmet when he fell and hit his head on a rock.
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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