Adam Cooper

Gene Haas has announced that his team will be called Haas F1 Team, and not Haas Formula, as had been planned. However the latter will remain the legal entity, as it is the name of the company that was granted … Continue reading →
Jonathan Williams, perhaps best known for driving a works Ferrari on his one and only GP start in Mexico in 1967, passed away in Spain on Sunday at the age of 71. A true gentleman, and a gentle man, he … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton has followed up statements from Mercedes and Nico Rosberg with his own take on today’s meeting at the team HQ. Hamilton said: “Today we came together as a team and discussed our differences. Nico and I accept that … Continue reading →
Nico Rosberg has apologised to fans for depriving them of the chance to watch him battle with Lewis Hamilton for the lead of the Belgian GP. Rosberg used his Facebook page to put out a statement that compliments the one … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg met with Mercedes team bosses Paddy Lowe and Toto Wolff at Brackley this morning to discuss the Belgian GP incident – and the drivers were reminded that they are free to race, but must not … Continue reading →
Christian Horner says that Red Bull only intends to help Renault to improve the current power unit, within the framework of the FIA engine freeze, rather than pursue a new unit for 2016 or beyond. Red Bull’s human resources department … Continue reading →
Ron Dennis says he’s satisfied with the performance of Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen in 2014, but confirms that McLaren is keeping its options open on future driver choice as it enters the Honda era. The names of Fernando Alonso, … Continue reading →
F1 team bosses agree that Bernie Ecclestone has bounced back after the conclusion of his inevitably distracting German court case – and they say that his return to form is good for the sport. Ecclestone hosted a meeting of team … Continue reading →
Eric Boullier says that McLaren is in no hurry to confirm its future line-up because the team is planning for the long term. Despite Jenson Button’s close relationship with Honda neither of the current drivers is guaranteed a race seat … Continue reading →
Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that he’s considering a street race in Greece, despite the troubled economic state of the country. The race, which would backed by private funding and run by promoter Dielpis, has been in the planning stages for … Continue reading →
Max Verstappen has had his first F1 outing today at Rockingham – still some 35 days short of his 17th birthday. The Dutchman drove the Red Bull RB7 demo car, with which he will make his first public appearance at … Continue reading →
Christian Horner says that Daniel Ricciardo continues to surprise Red Bull with his form, even after he proved in Canada that he could win races. Although Sebastian Vettel was ahead in qualifying in Belgium Ricciardo once again outperformed the German … Continue reading →
Fernando Alonso is sympathetic towards the plight of Mercedes as the team tries to juggle the interests of both drivers while trying to allow them to put on a show for the public. The Spaniard agreed that it was difficult … Continue reading →
Sebastian Vettel drove an Infiniti road car around Sochi today, and here is a video of his lap. The German clearly likes the venue, judging by his smile: “It is great to be back in Sochi and the venue has … Continue reading →
Nico Rosberg has responded via his video blog to the comments of Lewis Hamilton – by not responding. “Definitely one of the more difficult video blogs today, the Spa race,” he said. “I’ve been told what Lewis said in the … Continue reading →
The big question this week is whether the FIA will decide to take another look at the Rosberg/Hamilton incident in the light of the Briton’s revelations about what happened in the team meeting. At the time the stewards clearly regarded … Continue reading →
Christian Horner says that Red Bull is keeping Mercedes honest by always being in the position to take advantage of any problems for the silver cars. Red Bull was not expected to lead the chase in Spa, but a low … Continue reading →
Nico Rosberg is adamant the collision with Lewis Hamilton at Spa was a racing incident, and says that he didn’t believe he was taking any risks. Speaking at exactly the same time that Hamilton told British journalists about the post-race … Continue reading →
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has moved to clarify Lewis Hamilton’s comments on what Nico Rosberg said in the team meeting after the Belgian GP. Mercedes has not denied that Rosberg said that he could have avoided the collision, and was … Continue reading →
Kevin Magnussen has lost his sixth place in the Belgian GP after the stewards deemed that he had forced Fernando Alonso off the track. Magnussen was caught up in a spectacular battle with Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button in … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton has caused a stir by revealing that Nico Rosberg admitted that he could have avoided the controversial contact in Belgium – but didn’t as he wanted to prove a point. Hamilton said that the conversation occurred in a … Continue reading →
Mercedes and Brembo have announced the results of an investigation into the brake disc failure that afflicted Lewis Hamilton in qualifying at the German GP. They concluded that the disc was not at fault, and instead changes have been made … Continue reading →
Toto Wolff admits that Mercedes made mistakes in the team orders controversy in Hungary, and says that Nico Rosberg should not have been told that Lewis Hamilton was going to let him past. Wolff says that the team will take … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton’s qualifying performance in Belgium was compromised by a brake issue that cost him valuable time and left him unable to challenge Nico Rosberg. Hamilton suffered with glazing of the left front brake disc (supplied by Carbone Industrie rather … Continue reading →
Spanish Renault 3.5 stars Carlos Sainz Jr and Roberto Merhi are both in the frame to make their F1 debuts with Caterham before the end of the season. It’s believed that they are both likely to be given an opportunity … Continue reading →
Alexander Rossi was in philosophical mood after missing out on his F1 race debut, and preferred to look on the positives of having had the chance to drive for Marussia in FP1 at Spa before handing the car back to … Continue reading →
Alexander Rossi will not after all make his F1 race debut in Spa after Marussia apparently sorted out its contractual issues with Max Chilton. Rossi was allowed to participate in FP1 and at least get some mileage in the car … Continue reading →
Alexander Rossi will make his F1 race debut for Marussia at Spa this weekend in place of Max Chilton, who is being rested while what the team calls “contractual issues” are resolved. Rossi was recently picked up by Marussia as … Continue reading →
Andre Lotterer says he has nothing to lose by making what at the moment is a one-off appearance for Caterham at Spa. The 32-year-old German had to get permission from his regular employers, Audi and TOM’S, in order to be … Continue reading →
As predicted here yesterday Caterham has confirmed that Audi WEC star Andre Lotterer will drive in this weekend’s Belgian GP. The 32-year-old will stand in for Kamui Kobayashi, who Caterham insists “still remains part of the team.” In explaining the … Continue reading →
Charlie Whiting led an FIA inspection of the Sochi Autodrom yesterday, and the F1 race director has said that all is well with the venue and thus the Russian GP is firmly on schedule. “The circuit is in extremely good … Continue reading →
Audi WEC star Andre Lotterer is set to make his F1 debut at Spa this week in the Caterham usually driven by Kamui Kobayashi. The team will probably make an announcement tomorrow pending official confirmation of his FIA Superlicence, after … Continue reading →
Red Bull has confirmed that Max Verstappen will drive for Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2015. He will partner Daniil Kvyat, which means that Jean-Eric Vergne will be out of a job.
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has played down suggestions of any driver changes at the Maranello team for 2015. Fernando Alonso is rumoured to be exploring other options as he searches for a competitive package, while inevitably there are question … Continue reading →
Bernie Ecclestone’s trial on bribery charges looks set to end with the Munich prosecutor accepting a payment of $100m from the F1 boss. German law allows cases to be settled with such an agreement, while taking into factors such as … Continue reading →
Caterham has reacted to a statement from the legal representatives of a group of employees who have parted company with the team since the new owners took over. The statement outlined their grievances and their intention to pursue legal action. … Continue reading →
Christian Horner admits that after Daniel Ricciardo’s great win in Hungary the next two tracks will be much harder for Red Bull. It’s been clear all season that the RB10 has suffered at high speed venues, and Horner expects all … Continue reading →
Daniel Ricciardo’s superb win in Hungary was a result of both the irrepressible Aussie’s driving, and a unique strategy that proved to be just the ticket. For the second time this year Ricciardo and his team were able to take … Continue reading →
Nico Rosberg made his disappointment clear after finishing fourth in the Hungarian GP, but in the immediate aftermath of the race he was keen to avoid saying anything about the team order controversy. “We have to discuss that internally, it … Continue reading →
Fernando Alonso was one of the stars of the Hungarian GP, the Spaniard making a set of soft tyres last for the final 32 laps of the race and holding off Lewis Hamilton at the flag. Along with leaders Rosberg, … Continue reading →
Niki Lauda has made it clear that he supports Lewis Hamilton’s decision to ignore the instruction to move over for Nico Rosberg in Hungary. Lauda admitted that the call had resulted from “panic” on the pit wall, but agreed that … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton has made it clear that he was surprised that Mercedes asked him to move over for Nico Rosberg in Hungary. The pair came together on track while running different strategies, with the German on soft tyres and planning … Continue reading →
Former Mercedes DTM technical director Gerhard Ungar has now officially joined Caterham, as first predicted here on July 8. Ungar will work alongside Christijan Albers in a Newey-style ‘chief technical officer’ role, although his job title has yet to be … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton and Kevin Magnussen will both be forced to start from the pitlane in Hungary after their respective teams were forced to build up their cars around the spare chassis overnight, which leads to an automatic penalty. Hamilton’s Mercedes … Continue reading →
Bernie Ecclestone chaired a meeting of F1 team bosses today and discussed ways of improving the show, and one of the ideas mooted was success ballast – as used in the DTM. In the DTM all examples of the winning … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton was left with no qualifying time in Hungary after a fuel leak caused a major fire early in Q1. Although he officially qualified 21st Hamilton will probably start from the pitlane in a new car built up around … Continue reading →
Flavio Briatore has apparently been invited by Bernie Ecclestone to be part of a group looking at ways of improving the F1 show. Ecclestone invited team bosses to a meeting in Hungary today where the sport’s future – put into … Continue reading →
Christian Horner has dismissed suggestions that Sebastian Vettel might be entertaining offers from rival teams, but intriguingly would only confirm that the German would remain at Red Bull in 2015. It would not be surprising if Vettel was at least … Continue reading →
The FIA’s regular Friday team personnel press conference was enlivened when a clearly angry Christian Horner told the assembled media that questions about the rights and wrongs of F1 going to Russia and Azerbaijan should be directed to Jean Todt … Continue reading →
Mercedes and Brembo say that they still don’t know what caused Lewis Hamilton’s front brake disc failure in Hockenheim – but the two companies say that investigations are ongoing. In an unusual joint PR statement they said: “There is currently … Continue reading →