FORMULA ONE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Alonso Receives Grid Penalty Following Engine Change

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Fernando Alonso will have to start from the back of the grid for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix after requiring an engine change following first practice. The Spaniard suffered a water leak in the ERS in FP1 in the wake of Honda spent seven tokens for a major power unit upgrade that debuted at the Spa-Franchorchamps circuit. The Mclaren-Honda...
Via Motorsports Tribune
1 day ago

Rosberg fastest ahead of Hamilton in 1st Belgian GP practice

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time in the first practice session of the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday. In unusually hot morning conditions on the Spa track, Rosberg was .730 of a second quicker than second-place Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen was third fastest, .799 behind Rosberg. Whatever Hamilton goes on to...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosberg has to blank out bad memories and focus on Hamilton

Nico Rosberg would have spent much of the summer break agonizing over how a 43-point lead over Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One championship had turned into a deficit of 19. The German would also have devoted his energy toward planning a reversal of fortune in the title fight and how to stop his Mercedes' teammate's ominous momentum, beginning with this weekend's Belgian Grand...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Piquet Jr. Revealed He Wanted To Stay In NASCAR, Loves The Sport

Nelson Piquet Jr. made his return to NASCAR at Mid-Ohio on Sunday. but apparently, if he had things his way, he never would have left the series. Piquet raced in NASCAR from 2010 until 2014 when his sponsors pulled out. With no backing, the Brazilian driver was left without a drive, but prior to Sundays race, he told Motorsport.com if it were his choice he never would have left...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Formula One CEO's mother-in-law rescued by police

After a trying week, Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone will now be able to relax and enjoy his summer break with his family. Ecclestone’s mother-in-law, Aparecida Schunck, was rescued by Sao Paulo police, and her kidnappers have been taken into custody, according to BBC News. Kidnappers abducted Schunck from her home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 22 and demanded a ransom of...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Formula One CEO's mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil

Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone will have a lot more to worry about besides racing during the buildup the German Grand Prix. According to a report by British news outlet veja.com, the F1 executive’s 67-year-old mother-in-law was kidnapped Friday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, via BBC News. The kidnappers are reportedly demanding a ransom of roughly $36.6 million, paid in pounds sterling...
Via NESN.com
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

The greatest day in motorsports racing finds each major series at a crossroads

The Sunday before Memorial Day has long been the most thrilling day on the calendar for world motorsports. Sure, the Daytona 500 in the United States and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France may be more glamorous single days in the racing world, but Memorial Day weekend is heaven for racing fans with nonstop action from morning till night. First, the Grand Prix of Monaco — the...
Via The Comeback
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss
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