German bank seeks to have last laugh as Ecclestone pokes fun in Christmas card

Ever irreverent, Bernie Ecclestone’s Christmas card, sent out this week, pokes fun at his court appearance in Munich this year. But the German state bank at the heart of the bribery case, now closed, against the 84 year old has sought to have the last laugh. Bayern LB, the Bavarian state bank, is issuing proceedings […] Please go to James Allen on F1 and check out all the fabulous articles. This article was shared with F1Junkie via RSS.

Alexander Rossi on the 2014 season

Alexander Rossi: With the holidays and New Year fast approaching, I find myself busy preparing for a 2015 race program. This is also a good time to reflect on 2014 and it’s important for me to share my journey and my appreciation towards all of you. This year has been an invaluable chapter in my racing career, as my pursuit of an F1 seat continued. Most years of a racecar driver’s … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Montezemolo appointed to board of F1 Group

Former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo has been appointed to the board of the F1 Group, main shareholder CVC has announced. Meanwhile Bernie Ecclestone has been reappointed to the board after stepping down earlier this year during his legal dramas. He will continue as CEO having seemingly survived a difficult year with his power intact. Montezemolo was previously on the board in his … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

2014 tech review of the year

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On the surface, this year’s MP4-29 chassis was a logical evolution of last year’s car. However, the new-for-2014 powertrain regulations – which saw the end of the 2.4-litre, naturally aspirated V8 era, which began in 2006, and the introduction of all-new 1.6-litre turbo V6 with sophisticated energy recovery systems – meant a thorough overhaul of the design.

Valuable lessons learned during ’13 were incorporated into the design, and the engineering team kept pushing hard to bring development to the car right up until the very last race of the season.

While the car’s debut was strong – Kevin

Ecclestone pokes fun at jail threat in Xmas card

Every Christmas season, the F1 supremo sends out a card to his friends in the sport featuring a personalised cartoon. In past years, he has poked fun at ‘spygate’, depicted Max Mosley whipping sore bottoms, shown Jean Todt holding hands in Concorde marriage and Lewis Hamilton fleeing a smoking McLaren for Mercedes-fuelled dollars.

This is not a robbery.  I am collecting for the Bavarian state

Bernie Eccolestone's 2014 Christmas Card

Image of Bernie Eccolestone’s 2014 Christmas Card

For 2014, the 84-year-old Briton has turned the … Keep reading Source:

Fry and Tombazis out as Ferrari restructures

Engineering director Pat Fry and chief designer Nicolas Tombazis are both leaving Ferrari as part of a reorganisation under new boss Maurizio Arrivabane. Meanwhile James Allison’s position as the overall technical boss as been strengthened in what Ferrari calls “a flatter structure and clear assignment of responsibilities.”   Fry joined Ferrari in 2011, while Tombazis has been there … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Police recover stolen RBR trophies from lake, but many still missing

Around 20 of the trophies stolen from Red Bull Racing on December 6th have been recovered from a lake, although the exact number is not clear as some are damaged. A statement from Thames Valley Police said: “Around 20 of the trophies were yesterday (15/12) recovered from the Horseshoe Lake near Sandhurst, after being spotted by a member of the public. They were found near Sandhurst in … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

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

New Era. New Line-Up. #McLarenDrivers2015

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On the 11th December 2014, McLaren-Honda, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso were united at the McLaren Technology Centre for the first time.

We invite you join us behind the doors of the MTC, as our new era in Formula 1 begins. Enjoy our exclusive video.

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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