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Remember When: Singapore GP

The 15th round of the 2010 Formula 1 season took place in Singapore at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. It was won by Fernando Alonso, who started from pole position, led every lap and set the fastest lap. The Spaniard topped the final qualifying session by just over half a tenth, securing pole. Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Mark Webber completed the top five...
Via Formula 1 Blog
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rumors of Emerson Fittipaldi racing return as added to FIA Drivers Ratings List

Could Emerson Fittipaldi be preparing to make a return to driving? The Brazilian racing legend has been added to the FIA drivers’ rating list, which was updated on Thursday, with the two-time Formula One World Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner being graded as a Bronze. Fittipaldi, 67, is the promoter of the FIA World Endurance Championship round at Interlagos, an event that...
Via Fox Sports
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Formula E driver uninjured in horrendous crash (VIDEO)

The inaugural Formula E race featured a shocking finish involving Nico Prost - son of four-time Formula One champion Alain Prost - and ex-Formula One driver Nick Heidfeld. Prost dominated the race until the final lap when Heidfeld closed the gap, setting up a head-to-head battle. Heidfeld immediately went on the attack, trying to pass the Frenchman on the inside of the final corner...
Via Fox Sports
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Sato secures Formula E ride for season opener in Beijing

One difficult thing for fans to grasp with regards to a new sport is who to follow: who are these new names and which ones are good? Fortunately for fans of the upcoming FIA Formula E series, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem as, with Thursday’s announcement of Takuma Sato taking Antonio Felix da Costa’s place for the series-opener in Beijing, 11 drivers in the 20-car...
Via Fox Sports
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Takuma Sato to race for Amlin Aguri in Formula E opener

Amlin Aguri, a new racing team sponsored by London-based global insurance company Amlin, has today confirmed its driver line-up for the inaugural race of the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship. “On behalf of everyone at Amlin Aguri it is my pleasure to welcome Takuma and Fabio into our Formula E team," added Aguri Suzuki, Executive Chairman of Amlin Aguri. "This...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamilton profits from Rosberg mistake to win Monza

MONZA, Italy (AP) Lewis Hamilton pressured Nico Rosberg into a mistake and overtook his Mercedes teammate and rival to win the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, adding another chapter to their heated rivalry. The key pass came about midway through the race as Hamilton had recovered from a poor start to pull up right behind Rosberg. Clearly feeling Hamilton's presence behind him...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Willams confirms driver lineup of Massa and Bottas

MONZA, Italy (AP) Williams has confirmed it will retain Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas as its drivers for the 2015 Formula One season. Massa was already under contract but on Sunday the team announced it has taken up the option on Bottas' contract following an impressive campaign. Team principal Frank Williams says ''Felipe is a pleasure to work with, and combines...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rosberg narrowly edges Hamilton to take top spot in F1 practice at Monza

Nico Rosberg was fastest in the second practice session of the Italian Grand Prix on Friday, finishing ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who was hindered by car problems. Hamilton had been more than half a second ahead of the pack in the morning session but was able to take part only in the final half hour of the afternoon's 90-minute practice due to an electrical problem...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamilton fastest in first practice at Italian GP

MONZA, Italy (AP) Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first practice session of the Italian Grand Prix on Friday, more than half a second ahead of British compatriot Jenson Button at Monza. Third was Nico Rosberg, who was in an intense fight for the Formula One title with Hamilton, his Mercedes teammate. In dry but overcast conditions, Hamilton clocked 1 minute, 26.187...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Tony Bettenhausen 100 Takes to the Track Again this Weekend

NEW CASTLE, Ind.—September 4, 2014—  Tracy Hines was in a great position to claim his first Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Series win of the season in the Tony Bettenhausen 100 on August 16 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The veteran driver had earned the pole position for the 100-lap race and was about to bring the field to the green flag when the skies opened...
Via On Pit Road
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Who won it? 10 of F1's closest finishes

It's never over until the checkered flag falls. Just ask Mika Hakkinen, whose engine failed on the final lap while dominating the 2001 Spanish Grand Prix. But ... honestly, why shouldn't it be? With so many talented drivers, various strategies and hard-to-pass circuits, its nice to think that there's always at least two drivers who still believe they have a shot to win...
Via Fox Sports
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricciardo is a contender after Belgium Grand Prix

Ricciardo wins Belgium Grand Prix Red Bull driver Daniel Riccardio won his third race of the year last weekend in the Belgium Grand Prix.  In his first year at Red Bull, he has become their number one driver over four time champion Sebastian Vettel; a fan favorite; a respected driver in the paddock; and now a legitimate contender for the 2014 FIA Formula One Championship.  While...
Via isportsweb.com
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercedes apology avoids elephant in the room

A week later and Mercedes has held an all-hands-on-deck meeting regarding the incident between drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. The outcome—if not predictable—was that the team released three press statements in which: Rosberg apologized to the team, fans and Lewis Hamilton and took blame for the racing incident. Hamilton accepted the apology and admitted that things...
Via Formula 1 Blog
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercedes: ‘No team order’ Rosberg: ‘Sorry’ Hamilton: ‘Meh’

Team Statement: Toto Wolff, Paddy Lowe, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton met today in the boardroom of MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS headquarters in Brackley to discuss the events of the Belgian Grand Prix. During this meeting, Nico acknowledged his responsibility for the contact that occurred on lap two of the Belgian Grand Prix and apologised for this error of judgement. Suitable disciplinary...
Via Formula 1 Blog
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Max Verstappen: I’m more Fernando, less Jos

Newly announced Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen says he’s not the same kind of driver that his dad, Jos Verstappen, is. He reckons he’s more like…Fernando Alonso telling AUTOSPORT: “I think I have a different style to my dad, it’s a bit more like Alonso,” Verstappen said. “When he needs to be smooth he is smooth, if he needs to save the tyres. “When he needs to...
Via Formula 1 Blog
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

F1: Ron Dennis, McLaren after best drivers available for 2015

Ron Dennis says he's satisfied with the performance of Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen in 2014, but confirms that McLaren is keeping its options open on future driver choice as it enters the Honda era. The names of Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton have all been connected with the team, although in theory none are free until 2016 or even later. Dennis was...
Via Fox Sports
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

McLaren seek Vettel, Alonso as driver lineup

According to AUTOSPORT, McLaren are making a play for two of the biggest names on the driver market…Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel. The report says they are attempting to secure the drivers after their current contracts are over which is in 2016 for Vettel and 2017 for Alonso. The team are seeking a long-term solution for top talent and the securing of these drivers would...
Via Formula 1 Blog
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ecclestone welcomed back as returns to F1 grid in Spa

Formula One team bosses agree that Bernie Ecclestone has bounced back after the conclusion of his inevitably distracting German court case – and say that his return to form is good for the sport. Ecclestone hosted a meeting of team principals at Spa on Saturday, where 'improving the show' formed the main part of the agenda. “It's great that Bernie is full time again...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

FIA will not intervene in Hamilton-Rosberg incident

The FIA will not open an investigation into the incident between Mercedes teammates, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, as there is no justification for doing so according to an FIA representative telling the Daily Mail: ‘The FIA will not intervene in this issue. Only a “new element” that would have appeared after the results became final could justify us opening an investigation...
Via Formula 1 Blog
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Sebastian Vettel turns first laps on new Sochi F1 track

Red Bull Racing F1 driver Sebastian Vettel drove an Infiniti road car around the new Sochi circuit on Monday, turning the first few laps on the Russian circuit. The German clearly liked the venue, judging by his smile. "It is great to be back in Sochi and the venue has been transformed since I was last here when it was really just a construction site," said Vettel. "...
Via Fox Sports
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Merc, Lewis, Nico- A big, hot mess we all want right?

The race in Belgium may be over but the controversy isn’t. Lewis Hamilton has been sharing his thoughts on the collision between himself and his teammate suggesting that Nico Rosberg admitted that his actions were deliberate. Hamilton says he isn’t sure how to approach the upcoming race at Monza as his trust in Rosberg may be eroded. Lewis has shared details on the team meetings...
Via Formula 1 Blog
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

F1: Rosberg responds to Spa controversy in video blog

Mercedes F1 driver Nico Rosberg continued his tradition of providing his thoughts on the weekend's Formula One grand prix, with a video blog post Monday summarizing his thoughts on Sunday's race in Belgium. Rosberg was jeered on the podium by the fans Sunday after a collision with teammate Lewis Hamilton on the second lap of the race while battling for the lead. Rosberg went...
Via Fox Sports
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

F1: Magnussen penalized, loses sixth place after Belgian GP

Kevin Magnussen has lost his sixth place in the Belgian GP after the stewards deemed that he had forced Fernando Alonso off the track. Magnussen was caught up in a spectacular battle with Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button in the closing laps, which eventually finished with Vettel in fifth place ahead of Button and Alonso, the Spaniard having damaged his wing on the Red Bull...
Via Fox Sports
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

F1: Ricciardo wins; Rosberg booed

SPA, Belgium (AP) Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo won an incident-packed Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, while Nico Rosberg was second to extend his championship lead over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in acrimonious circumstances. Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas was third. The increasingly strained relations at Mercedes look set to get even worse after Rosberg effectively ended...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rosberg claims pole position at Spa

There’s only one thing harder than trying to qualify a Formula 1 car for the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps—that’s trying to qualify the car in the rain. That’s exactly what the drivers faced on Saturday as a downpour just prior to the official qualifying session left the circuit soaked and the cars sliding. Rain always impacts lap times but there were some key moments...
Via Formula 1 Blog
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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