Liberty Media stockholders approve F1 acquisition plan

The American media company, which already had a 19.1 percent stake in F1, last month revealed it had raised a further $1.55billion from investors to help increase the cash portion of its shareholding in F1. Today, following a stockholder meeting in Colorado, a statement was released that read: “The holders of its common stock entitled to vote thereat approved (i) a proposal relating to … Keep reading

F1 2017 cars could be 40km/h faster in corners, claims FIA

A rules revamp for this season has prompted a dramatic overhaul of the regulations – with wider tyres, wider cars and bigger wings expected to deliver a lap time improvement of five seconds compared to 2015. The big step forward in pace will have safety implications, which is why Australian Grand Prix organisers have had to make a number of changes to their barriers ahead of  … Keep reading

Nice to name street after Bianchi

Bianchi, who was born in Nice in 1989, will be honoured in his native city, where the ‘rue du Sapin’ will be renamed after him. Nice mayor Philippe Pradal and president of the Nice urban area Christian Estrosi announced it on Monday. The French Riviera city chose to pay tribute to the French driver, who took part in 34 grands prix with Marussia, in the Saint-Isidore neighbourhood … Keep reading

Lauda: Bottas will be just as fast as Rosberg

Following weeks of negotiations to find a replacement for Rosberg, Mercedes and Bottas finally signed their contract on Monday to complete his move from Williams. And Lauda has no doubts that the German car manufacturer has got the right man, and that the Finn will be just as strong as his predecessor. “Bottas is the best man,” Lauda told German broadcaster RTL. “I believe he can drive … Keep reading