What is next for Simona de Silvestro

Simona de Silvestro was on her way up the IndyCar ranks last season. Not skyrocketing to the front of the pack, but making steady strides to the podium. Then all of a sudden, a great opportunity was presented to her. Or purchased for her. Nobody really knows the details exactly, but in today’s day and age of pay drivers I am almost certain that her sponsor Entergy, or Nuclear or … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Honda hits back after F1 delay reports

Oct.1 (GMM) Honda has apparently hit back at rumours its 2015 F1 programme is facing delays.Italy’s Autosprint reported on Tuesday that, despite making an audacious bid to lure Fernando Alonso to McLaren for 2015, the Japanese manufacturer is three months behind in the development of its all-new turbo V6 ‘power unit’.Apparently hitting back at that speculation on Wednesday ahead of the … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

The prancing horses limp towards the end of 2014

21 years … That’s how long it has been since Ferrari was last forced to endure through a winless Formula One season. It’s quite a rare sight indeed. In 2014, their star driver Fernando Alonso has only managed to finish as high as second, doing so in the Hungarian Grand Prix. It’s not a lack of effort from the Spaniard Their lack of victory champagne certainly can not be attributed to … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

2015 nose rules benefit Mercedes, Ferrari

With the shape of this year’s nose designs ranging from the odd to the unseemly, the FIA has moved to end the situation by tweaking the rules for 2015. It means teams like Lotus, Force India, Toro Rosso, McLaren and Caterham – with the sorts of designs most targeted by the FIA rule change – are having to fundamentally re-design the front of their cars for next season. The first wind … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Honda delay could thwart Alonso switch – report

It is well known that the Japanese manufacturer, returning to F1 with McLaren next year, has made an audacious bid to lure the highly rated and increasingly frustrated Spaniard from Ferrari. In the past few days, the extent of the disintegrating relations between Alonso and Ferrari have become clear, making it seem more and more likely that he will leave the fabled but crisis-struck … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Volcano could affect Japan GP – report

Sep.30 (GMM) An erupting volcano is threatening to affect this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix.On Saturday, Mount Ontake – located less than 200 kilometres from the Suzuka circuit – erupted, killing dozens.Smoke, ash and poisonous gas is still billowing from the volcano, and Germany’s Bild newspaper reports that just as F1 personnel are flying into Japan, many flights about being delayed … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Japanese GP: Next race in Asia for the Sauber F1 Team

Hinwil – In the land of the rising sun, the 15th round of the FIA Formula One World Championship will take place from the 3rd to 5th October on the Suzuka Circuit. The track is for both Sauber F1 Team drivers, Esteban Gutiérrez and Adrian Sutil, one of their favourite circuits on this year’s calendar. Esteban Gutiérrez (car number 21): “The track in Suzuka is one of my favourites. I … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Vettel speaks up as Alonso rumours keep burning

Musing the recent departure from the great but currently-troubled Ferrari of its long-term president Luca di Montezemolo, former F1 driver and champion Mika Hakkinen said: “Nothing is forever. “Definitely it will not be the only change at Ferrari. There are many rumours,” he said in his latest interview with sponsor Hermes. Has Fernando Alonso lost his patience? All of the current … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Rosberg’s Singapore failure caused by unspecified ‘foreign substance’

Nico Rosberg failed to finish the Singapore Grand Prix, exiting the event after just 15 laps, which resulting in a change at the top of the championship standings. Today, Mercedes took to Twitter to clarify what went wrong with the W05. “Forensic analysis has revealed that the steering column electronic circuits were contaminated by a foreign substance,” the team said. However, the … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Lowe disagrees with Wolff over clampdown

Sep.26 (GMM) Paddy Lowe and Toto Wolff, the team bosses at dominant Mercedes, do not see eye-to-eye over the new radio clampdowns in Formula One.Although a pre-race compromise with the FIA was reached in Singapore, Wolff said that if the full clampdown had debuted in Singapore it would have been a “nightmare” in the context of Nico Rosberg’s steering wheel problems.”I think Charlie … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories