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F1 2017: Monaco Gp Preview – The Eternally Sublime Monte Carlo

The Formula 1 paddock arrives in the Principality of Monaco this weekend for the sixth round of the 2017 season around the famous streets of Monte Carlo. The Monaco grand prix has long since been regarded at the most glamorous and prestigious race on the calendar. Celebrities pour into the Principality and parties spring up […]

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Chase Carey Appointed as CEO of F1

After completing its acquisition of F1, new owners Liberty Media have announced that Chase Carey will take up the role as Chairman and CEO of the F1 Group. This confirms that Bernie Ecclestone’s tenure as F1 ringleader for 40-years has come to an end. As it was reported earlier the role of Honorary President was […]

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Nico Rosberg

Rosberg’s shock retirement – a sad indication that something’s wrong with modern F1

You know, I’ve been watching Formula One for a very long time. Since I can remember, really. I started watching F1 with my Dad when I was less than knee high to a brick. Schumacher!, Lauda!, Senna!, Prost!, Patrese!, Alesi!, Hunt!, and so many more iconic names were being exclaimed by good old Murray Walker. […]

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Bernie Ecclestone

Ecclestone’s mother-in-law kidnapped, held for $36.5 million ransom

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law has been kidnapped in Brazil and is being held for a ransom of $36.5 million. This is according to reports in Brazilian magazine Veja. Aparecida Schunk is the mother of Ecclestone’s third wife Fabiana Flosi and according to reports, the 67 year old was kidnapped in Sao Paulo on […]

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F1 2016: Spanish GP Preview – All eyes on Spain

Traditionally the first European race of the F1 season sees a raft of updates made to the cars. It’s no different in 2016 as teams look to take a crucial step forward at Spain’s Circuit de Catalunya. Red Bull Racing dropped the bombshell a few days after the Russian grand prix that Dannil Kvyat and […]

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F1 2016: Qualifying Officially Returns to 2015 Format

The World Motorsport Council (WMSC) officially approved a change to the 2015 Qualifying for F1 on Monday by e-vote. This turn around was prompted by teams standing united against a proposed aggregate qualifying solution. The widespread condemnation of the new 2016 format from fans and teams sent F1 management and the FIA scrambling for a […]

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Australian GP F1 Qualifying - Toto Wolff, Mercedes AMG Petronas

Formula One teams take a stand to save F1 qualifying

All eleven Formula One teams have taken a stand against the proposed aggregate F1 qualifying format, as well as the current elimination style F1 qualifying format, in a letter to F1 bosses. It is reported that teams have unanimously demanded that the sport reverts to the 2015 F1 season qualifying format in an effort to […]

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Lewis Hamiton - Australian GP qualifying

Hamilton secures pole as F1’s new qualifying fails to deliver

Lewis Hamilton secured pole position for the Australian Grand Prix in the debut of Formula One’s new elimination style qualifying format which has been widely criticised and can be described as nothing short of farcical. Hamilton finished 0.360s clear of his Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg, but the session was decided and all drivers out […]

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Monza

Italian Grand Prix close to securing 7 year Monza deal

Formula One’s Temple of Speed, the historic and spectacular Monza, is closing in on a new deal to secure a seven year deal for hosting the Italian Grand Prix. The future of the circuit has been in some doubt for a while now after failing to agree to new terms for an extension beyond 2016 […]

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Mandate To Change F1 Given to Ecclestone and Todt

The World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) has approved a mandate to FIA President Jean Todt and Formula 1 Supremo Bernie Ecclestone to make changes to the sport. Ecclestone and Todt will put forward their proposal by 31 January 2016 with will tackle issues such as governance and Power Units and cost reductions. “The World Motor […]

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