Red Bull: Ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo: “When you walk around on Thursday, the surface always looks pretty dirty. Modern street races like this tend to wash and scrub the track but even that doesn’t really change the fact that what you’re driving on is a public road with all the grit and grime and dirt that those have. It means you’re in for a slithery, bumpy weekend – which I love! The important thing in … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

PIRELLI TYRES EXPERIENCE HIGH-SPEED EXTREMES IN MONZA

At last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo – the winner of three grands prix this year – reached 362.1 kph (while slipstreaming) on the main straight: the highest top speed that will be clocked in 2014. At the speed Ricciardo recorded, the wheel is rotating around 2800 times every minute, or just under 50 times every second.

These extreme speeds have a profound effect on the tyres. At full speed, which is frequently the case during a lap of Monza, a Formula One tyre is often subjected to a downforce load up to 1000

‘No discussions’ about Ferrari return – Brawn

With his old boss Luca di Montezemolo stepping down at Ferrari, rumours have resurfaced that the next management shuffle at Maranello could feature an F1 comeback for Brawn. Most recently, the 59-year-old was the team boss at Mercedes, but currently he is enjoying retirement, including travelling with friends and indulging his passion for fly fishing. “I am living a very different life … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

New Jules Bianchi column: The joy of Spa and Monza, two “classic” circuits

Jules Bianchi has teamed up with JA on F1 to bring readers closer to the sport, as seen through the eyes of one of the best young driving talents coming through today. Jules has been a driver with the Marussia F1 Team for a year and a half, and is a member of the Ferrari […] Please go to James Allen on F1 and check out all the fabulous articles. This article was shared with F1Junkie via RSS.

Montezemolo announces Ferrari exit

Luca di Montezemolo has ended the intense speculation about his future by announcing his departure as Ferrari’s long-time president. In a media statement on Wednesday, the 67-year-old said it is the “end of an era” for Ferrari ahead of the floatation of the Fiat-Chrysler group in New York. “This will open up a new and different phase which I feel should be spearheaded by the CEO of the … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Electric start for top female racers

The inaugural FIA Formula E Championship kicks off with its first race in Beijing this weekend (13 September) and has captured the attention of two top female racers, Italy’s Michela Cerruti and Britain’s Katherine Legge, one of the FIA’s Women in Motorsport Ambassadors. Both will line up on the grid of the purpose-built street circuit located around China’s iconic ‘Bird’s Nest’ Olympic Stadium, proud to be part of the FIA’s new single-seater championship and the world’s first fully electric racing series.

“I feel really excited about being part of this,” said Michela, race winner in the Auto GP Series and

Hamilton wins Italian GP for the second time with Pirelli

Monza, September 7, 2014 – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has won in Monza, Pirelli’s home race held half an hour’s drive from the company’s HQ in Milan. Hamilton won the race with a one-stop strategy, starting on the P Zero White medium tyre and then switching to the P Zero Orange hard tyre for the rest of the race … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories