Ferrari lands major Mexican sponsorship deal

A day after announcing that Esteban Gutierrez had been appointed as test and reserve driver Ferrari has announced a sponsorship deal with Mexican-based telecom giant America Movil, which formerly backed Sauber. Ferrari says that the agreement “extends to its principal brands, including Telmex, Telcel and Claro, all market leaders in their respective countries of origin.” Logos will Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

McLaren makes the right call

When you have three drivers vying for two seats, it’s inevitable that someone is always going to get their feelings hurt. Despite the ridiculous amount of delays and the agonizing tug-of-war that has plagued this highly anticipated announcement, in the end, McLaren-Honda made the right call. And I say that for everyone involved, including Kevin Magnussen. All the right pieces in the … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Dennis wants to have majority shareholding in McLaren Group

Dennis currently owns 25% of the company, with 25% in the hands of TAG and the remaining 50% owned by Bahrain’s Mumtalakat. It’s understood that as early as next year TAG and Mumtalakat will sell a chunk of their stock to Dennis, although both will retain a stake in the team. “No transaction has taken place, but the shareholders have had discussions on how to best facilitate and … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Ecclestone to propose V10 comeback for F1

Meeting with a select group of reporters on Thursday including Forbes’ business journalist Christian Sylt, the F1 chief executive revealed that he intends to propose the sport brings back loud “normally-aspirated” engines for 2016. He said he will table the matter at the December 18 meeting of the powerful Strategy Group. Asked if he is contemplating V8s or V10s, and referring to the … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Button expected to keep seat at McLaren, Magnussen out

Many respected outlets included BBC have stated that they’ve learned the details of the McLaren announcement planned for tomorrow morning. Team officials will hold a press conference at their factory, finally revealing their 2015 driver line-up after an agonizing wait. It’s been over three weeks since the conclusion of the 2014 season. The reason for the delays has been blamed on a … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

McLaren plans to announce ‘important’ news on Thursday

The British team has invited select members of the press to an “important and exclusive media event” at its Woking headquarters on Thursday morning. Given the already long-delayed decision, and heavy criticism from the public, press, pundits and fans, the event must finally be the announcement of Fernando Alonso’s contract and the identity of his Honda-powered teammate. The hot … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Russian Grand Prix wins race promoters trophy

Sochi Autodrom, home of the first ever Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, was announced as the winner of the 2014 Race Promoters’ Trophy by Formula One Management at the annual FIA Gala ceremony on December 5th 2014 in Doha, Qatar. The award will be presented on December 19th, during an official visit of FIA and FOM officials to Sochi Autodrom. The FIA’s annual Gala Prize-Giving ceremony … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

UPDATE: Ayrton Senna’s Toleman TG183B up for sale

Owning an old Formula One car would be really cool for any racing fan. But having the opportunity to get your hands on a car driven by Ayrton Senna is beyond cool.  Currently, Senna’s first ever point scoring Formula One car, the Toleman TG183B/Hart Turbo has come up for sale with CarsInternational.com. The car was designed by Rory Byrne, and built by Toleman Motorsport. While the car … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Tough to see Vettel go, says Horner

Christian Horner says it was not easy to have to say goodbye to Sebastian Vettel at the end of this season, but he insists that the timing of the split was right for both parties and that Daniil Kvyat is a worthy replacement. “He’s achieved so much for us,” said Horner at the Autosport Awards. “He started like one of the youngsters we’ve seen this evening, twelve years of age when he … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

McLaren driver delay “a strange situation,” says Button

While the debate over the McLaren driver line-up rumbles on a partisan audience at Sunday night’s Autosport Awards in London made their support for Jenson Button clear – and RBR team boss Christian Horner even urged Eric Boullier from the stage to get on and sign up the Briton. Meanwhile Button himself said he was resigned to having to having to wait for an answer. “I’ve got a new … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories