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Ecclestone takes the stand in F1 case

Bernie Ecclestone has taken the stand at the High Court in London to defend himself against allegations he made a ''corrupt payment'' to protect his position running Formula One. Former F1 shareholder Constantin Medien, a German media company, is suing Ecclestone and other defendants for up to $144 million, claiming F1 was undervalued at the time the BayernLB bank...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Massa on Alonso, Vettel, Smedley and Schumacher

Felipe Massa is gearing u p for the final two races as a Ferrari driver. Massa nearly won the 2008 World Championship and then suffered a serious head injury in 2009. Suffice to say, the Brazilian has seen a lot during his time as a Ferrari pilot. Ferrari released a Q&A with Massa in which they asked him several questions but a few we found interesting are: Let’s play at defining...
Via Formula 1 Blog
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Kovalainen to run final two races

Finnish driver Heikki Kovalainen will replace countryman Kimi Raikkonen and race for Lotus in the final two races of the season. Raikkonen will miss the United States Grand Prix and Brazilian GP to undergo back surgery. He is joining Ferrari next season. The 32-year-old Kovalainen has raced in 109 GPs for Renault, McLaren, and Caterham, securing one win at the Hungarian GP in 2008...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Ferrari's Alonso fastest in 1st practice

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso posted the fastest time in the first practice session at U.S. Grand Prix, followed closely by McLaren's Jenson Button in a session first delayed by fog and then interrupted and shortened because the medical helicopter was late to arrive. Alonso drove the Circuit of the Americas in 1 minute, 38.343 seconds. That was 0.0028 seconds faster than Button...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Vettel fastest in Saturday practice

Sebastian Vettel again posted the fastest lap at in the final practice at the U.S. Grand Prix, pushing past teammate and rival Mark Webber in the final minute of the hour-long session. Vettel lapped the Circuit of the Americas in 1 minute, 36.733 seconds Saturday, a margin of 0.203 seconds faster than Webber. Those two will battle for pole position in the afternoon qualifying session...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Austin Quali Recap: Vettel steals pole from Webber, Grosjean, Hulkenberg on row 2

Sebastian Vettel (1:36.338) snuck pole for the 2013 United States Grand Prix away from teammate Mark Webber on the last lap of qualifying, who looked impossibly dominant in Q3. Romain Grosjean and Nico Hulkenberg qualified on the second row for Sunday’s race, with Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso on row three. Alonso had to push his Ferrari into Q3, while Sergio Perez and Heikki...
Via Formula 1 Blog
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Vettel grabs pole for US Grand Prix

World champion Sebastian Vettel once again got the better of Red Bull teammate and rival Mark Webber, qualifying in pole position Saturday for the U.S. Grand Prix. Webber appeared set to earn his third pole in the last four races until Vettel lapped the Circuit of the Americas in 1 minute, 36.338 seconds on his last run. Romain Grosjean of Lotus will start third Sunday and Sauber...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Ecclestone: No Mexico or New Jersey races in 2014

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone says plans for a race in Mexico and a second U.S. race in New Jersey won't happen in 2014. Both races have been on Formula One's provisional 2014 calendar. Ecclestone said Saturday that while he still wants to race at both locations, they won't happen before 2015. The 2014 race calendar will be finalized Dec. 6. Speaking at the U...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Massa expects emotional Ferrari farewell at home

Saying goodbye to Ferrari at his home track will be special for Felipe Massa. Interlagos is where the Brazilian driver went through some memorable moments with Ferrari. Thos include ''the most incredible'' race of his Formula One career in 2006 and one of the greatest disappointments after losing the world title on the last lap in 2008. It's also where he clinched...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Changes looming for F1, Red Bull's Vettel that could impact 2014 title run

Sebastian Vettel has dominated Formula One in a fashion unseen since Michael Schumacher's heyday, and perhaps ever. But with big changes in engine technology coming in 2014, some are wondering, even hoping, that the German's days of ruthless control over the starting grid and the top of the podium are numbered. ''I think there is no doubt that it could get boring...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Alonso: Ferrari has to improve to contend in 2014

Fernando Alonso says Ferrari won't be able to contend for the Formula One title next year unless it finds a way to improve. Heading into the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix, Alonso says he is proud to have already secured second place in the drivers' championship, but says Ferrari needs ''to do things better for next year'' if it wants to fight for the...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Bull's Webber fastest in final practice for Brazilian Grand Prix

Mark Webber of Red Bull was fastest on a wet track in the final practice before qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday. Webber, who is leaving Formula One after Sunday's race, had a lap of 1 minute, 27.891 seconds at Interlagos, ahead of Lotus drivers Roman Grosjean and Heikki Kovalainen. Sebastian Vettel, who already clinched his fourth straight F1 title, didn...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Vettel wins season-ending Brazilian GP

Sebastian Vettel won Formula One's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, matching Michael Schumacher's record of 13 victories in a year and equaling the nine consecutive wins of Alberto Ascari. Vettel's Red Bull teammate Mark Webber was second in his final F1 race. Fernando Alonso of Ferrari was third. Vettel, who had already wrapped up a fourth straight F1...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

10 things for Formula 1 fans to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

Formula 1 fans were treated to world class racing in 2013 Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.   As we close out the 2013 season and prepare for 2014, here are 10 things F1 fans have to be thankful for as we head in to the short offseason in which teams have to rapidly adjust to new rules and team changes: 1) A resurgence of interest in the history of the sport worldwide.   With relevant...
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November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Vettel (soon-to-be father) says ‘double points’ idea is ‘absurd’

Sebastian Vettel has labeled the “double-points” decision by the FIA as “absurd” following the FIA’s bombshell announcement yesterday. According to German newspaper, Bild, the 4-time champ said: “This is absurd and punishes those who have worked hard for a whole season,” Vettel told Bild. “You can hardly imagine that on the last match of the Bundesliga season, (soccer...
Via Formula 1 Blog
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

F1 champion Sebastian Vettel slams rule change

Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel says it's ''absurd'' to double points in the final race of the upcoming seasons. The German driver contends the decision by the sport's governing body ''punishes those who have worked hard for a whole season.'' The idea behind the decision is to add more suspense to the season's finale....
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Andretti helps PlayStation promote Gran Turismo 6

Mario Andretti is helping PlayStation promote its new video game, Gran Turismo 6. PlayStation is marking the launch of Gran Turismo 6 with the social video documentary ''First Love,'' which focuses on Andretti and the moment he fell in love with his 1948 Hudson Hornet. The third chapter of the video documentary was posted to GT6firstlove.com on Monday. It explains...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Three-time Le Mans winner Allan McNish retiring

Three-time Le Mans 24 Hour race winner Allan McNish is retiring after a 33-year career in which he was one of the fastest drivers in recent years. The 43-year-old Scotsman won the most prestigious endurance race this year to add to victories in 1998 and 2008. Since moving to Audi in 2000 he has 66 top-three finishes, including 29 victories. McNish says it's ''important...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Alonso: Plans to start cycling team 'going well'

Formula One driver Fernando Alonso says his plan to start a cycling team is ''going well'' after meeting with International Cycling Union president Brian Cookson. Alonso announced in September he would look to create his own team to race in 2015 after plans fell through to buy the now-defunct Euskaltel-Euskadi. Alonso tells Europa Press agency ''there is...
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December 20, 2013  |  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.
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Bull's Horner says it's vital Ecclestone stay in charge of F1

With Bernie Ecclestone's Formula One future in doubt amid bribery allegations, one of the most influential team bosses on Wednesday said the series' prosperity relies on him remaining in charge. Christian Horner, team principal of reigning constructors' champion Red Bull, believes Ecclestone is "the only guy" who can ensure F1 maintains its global reach as...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Horner: F1 needs Ecclestone to stay in charge

With Bernie Ecclestone's Formula One future in doubt amid bribery allegations, one of the most influential team bosses on Wednesday said the series' prosperity relies on him remaining in charge. Christian Horner, team principal of reigning constructors' champion Red Bull, believes Ecclestone is ''the only guy'' who can ensure F1 maintains its global reach...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

F1B Downshift- American legend Bruce Kessler

Join Paul as he interviews one of America’s past Formula 1 and motor sport legends, Bruce Kessler. Bruce is an amazing guy who went from driving cars int eh 50′s with names such as Moss, Fangio, Gregory, Gurney and more to producing some of TV’s biggest shows like Rockford Files, A-Team and more. Bruce has had an incredible career but you’ll enjoy hearing what it was like...
Via Formula 1 Blog
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

German court rules F1 boss Ecclestone will go on trial on bribery charges

A German court says Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone will go on trial on bribery charges. The Munich state court says it has decided to send to trial the indictment against the 83-year-old Ecclestone. He faces charges of bribery and incitement to breach of trust connected to the alleged payment of a $45 million bribe to a German banker. A court statement says that dates for the...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kubica's comeback from major injuries on track in Monte Carlo rally

Robert Kubica showed he is making a successful comeback from a career-threatening injury with an impressive drive on the first day of the season-opening Monte Carlo rally on Thursday, winning the first two stages and finishing the day in third place overall ahead of defending world champion Sebastien Ogier. The Polish driver had to quit Formula One after he nearly severed his wrist...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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