Adam Cooper

Former FIA President Max Mosley believes that Bernie Ecclestone is likely to stay on and run continue to run F1 even if the sport is sold on by CVC. US firm RSE Ventures has been linked with a joint bid … Continue reading →
US investment company RSE Ventures is said to be teaming up with Qatar to take a major investment in F1, according to a report by the Financial Times today. The report suggests that the two parties want to buy 35.5% … Continue reading →
McLaren and Honda insist that the 2015 project has not suffered because of the lack of a second team to help log mileage on the troublesome new power unit. Honda F1 chief Yasuhisa Arai says that there is still no … Continue reading →
Felipe Massa earned his first podium of the season – and the second for Williams – after he managed to keep Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari at bay in Austria. The German had been in front initially only to lose time with … Continue reading →
Fiat and Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne suggested today that the Italian team would be willing to supply engines to Red Bull Racing, if it was asked to do so. RBR last used Ferrari engines in 2006, before passing the supply … Continue reading →
Nico Rosberg says he didn’t know that Lewis Hamilton had already spun when he went off at the end of Q3 in Austria – but insisted that it would not have made any difference. Hamilton’s spin obviously meant that he … Continue reading →
The FIA has issued a provisional Austrian GP that takes into account the engine penalties handed out to the Red Bull and McLaren drivers. Although they have 10 place penalties, Dany Kvyat only drops seven places from eighth to 15th, … Continue reading →
Jenson Button has been handed 25 places of grid penalties in Austria after changing engine components overnight. Button became the first driver to take a sixth power unit element in 2015 when he went to his sixth turbo, and his … Continue reading →
Daniil Kvyat will join team mate Daniel Ricciardo on a 10-place grid penalty in Austria after Red Bull boss Christian Horner confirmed that the Russian is taking a fifth V6 overnight. Although it was always likely that both drivers would … Continue reading →
Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso are the first drivers to be guaranteed engine grid penalties in Austria this weekend. Ricciardo took his fifth V6 today, which means a 10-place grid penalty for the Australian. Although RBR team mate Daniil Kvyat … Continue reading →
Felipe Massa has cautioned that critics of current F1 have forgotten that the racing was not always close in the past. While discussing possible future rules changes the Williams driver cited the Ayrton Senna and McLaren Honda era as an … Continue reading →
Sebastian Vettel is in optimistic mood heading into the Austrian GP weekend, although the Ferrari star concedes that he’ll only get a shot at victory if Mercedes under performs in some way. “I think ideally we always try to fight … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton says driving a current F1 car is not as easy as it looks after the “lift and coast” radio messages in Canada made many observers question how hard drivers have to push these days. Hamilton insists that current … Continue reading →
Michelin has confirmed that it has submitted a bid to the FIA to become F1’s sole tyre supplier for the three-year period from 2017-2019. Pirelli, currently in the middle of its second three-year contract, is also re-applying for a third … Continue reading →
Former Williams technical director Patrick Head has received a knighthood in Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday honours list, which has just be announced. The 69-year-old Head thus joins his longtime business partner Sir Frank Williams and the likes of Sir … Continue reading →
Today represents a 30th anniversary for me, as what happened on Wednesday June 12th 1985 proved to be the catalyst for my career as a motor sporting journalist. It was around lunchtime on that day that I arrived at Le … Continue reading →
Bernie Ecclestone has indicated that the New Jersey F1 race could still have a future, despite the event appearing to be dead in the water. Billed as the Grand Prix of America, the street race at Port Imperial appeared on … Continue reading →
A year after Daniel Ricciardo’s sensational win Red Bull experienced a tough time in Montreal, with the Aussie struggling home in 13th and team mate Daniil Kvyat managing only ninth. Team boss Christian Horner stressed that the circuit demonstrated how … Continue reading →
Kimi Raikkonen’s spin in the Canadian GP was related to software settings catching the Finn out on his first lap out of the pit lane. Raikkonen lost third place due to the incident, and had to make an extra pit … Continue reading →
Jenson Button expects to take a drive through penalty in the Canadian GP in addition to starting from the back of the grid. Button said on Twitter: “Tough day today but we’ll stay strong even though I’ll be starting last … Continue reading →
Sebastian Vettel has suffered another blow after the FIA stewards handed him a five-place grid penalty for passing Roberto Merhi’s Marussia after a red flag came out in FP3 this morning. Vettel said that the Marussia was going slowly, but … Continue reading →
Max Verstappen has become the first driver to take an engine penalty in 2015 – in only the seventh race of the season. The Toro Rosso driver has taken his fifth Renault V6 for FP3 in Canada, and that triggers … Continue reading →
The bosses of the four major teams met this afternoon in Montreal to discuss some of the ideas that emerged from last month’s F1 Strategy Group meeting – with a focus on how customer cars, or what they now call … Continue reading →
Plans for revised tyre rules in 2016 remain in limbo after the F1 teams were unable to decide on the details in a meeting on Thursday night. The subject was discussed by the team managers and the FIA at a … Continue reading →
Plans for revised tyre rules in 2016 remain in limbo after the F1 teams were unable to decide on the details in a meeting on Thursday night. The subject was discussed by the team managers and the FIA at a … Continue reading →
Plans for the reintroduction of refuelling to F1 in 2017 look to be dead in the water following a meeting at which representatives of the teams expressed unanimous opposition to it. It’s understood that the FIA’s Charlie Whiting will now … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton is adamant that he has moved on from his Monaco disappointment, and perhaps not surprisingly the World Champion was not keen to talk about the last race when quizzed by the media today. “First of all, I don’t … Continue reading →
Former GP2 champion Fabio Leimer has joined Manor as reserve driver, and the Swiss will be given some FP1 sessions over the course of this season. The 26-year-old won the GP2 title in 2013, but despite testing for Sauber never … Continue reading →
Force India team principal Vijay Mallya has expressed his opposition to customer cars – and says there are still many questions to be answered about how the concept would work. Mallya says that the cost issue is unclear, and that … Continue reading →
Ferrari and Honda have both dipped into their allocation of power unit upgrade tokens in the build-up to the Canadain GP, becoming the first manufacturers to take advantage of the loophole in this year’s rules that allowed for some development … Continue reading →
Former Mercedes technical director and Renault team principal Bob Bell is assisting Manor F1 in the role of technical consultant, the team has announced. The team says that the vastly experienced Bell “will act as a technical consultant, applying his … Continue reading →
The FIA has opened up an F1 entry process inviting new teams to participate in the World Championship as early as 2016. The move comes on the heels of the recent F1 Strategy Group meeting after which the governing body … Continue reading →
The FIA has opened up an F1 entry tender process inviting new teams to participate as early as 2016. The move comes on the heels of the recent F1 Strategy Group meeting after which the governing body referred to the … Continue reading →
Red Bull’s Helmut Marko has praised Max Verstappen’s performance in Monaco, and says that Romain Grosjean was also at fault in the collision that ended the Dutchman’s race. Monaco rookie Verstappen was badly delayed by a long pit stop, but … Continue reading →
Lotus trackside operations director Alan Permane is adamant that Romain Grosjean did nothing wrong prior to being hit by Max Verstappen at Monaco’s Ste Devote corner. The stewards decided that the Dutchman was at fault, handing him a five-place grid … Continue reading →
Max Verstappen says he will come back stronger after the frustration of his Monaco accident and the subsequent five-place grid penalty for the Canadian GP. The Dutchman took to his Instagram account tonight to tell his side of the story. … Continue reading →
Jenson Button’s eighth place in Monaco was a small but significant landmark for McLaren Honda as it represented the first points for the team after its difficult start to the 2015 season. Team principal Eric Boullier said it was a … Continue reading →
Nico Rosberg says he believed that Lewis Hamilton would still win the Monaco GP even after his late pit stop dropped him to third. Before the restart the German assumed that Hamilton’s fresher tyres would enable him to get by … Continue reading →
Mercedes has admitted that it simply got it wrong when it brought Lewis Hamilton in for a late pit stop in Monaco, handing the win to team mate Nico Rosberg. The situation developed after Max Verstappen’s accident triggered a safety … Continue reading →
The FIA has moved to clarify the process by which manufacturers can modify their power units on reliability grounds. Changes can be made on that basis without the use of tokens, and clearly the governing body has felt the need … Continue reading →
Carlos Sainz Jr will have to start the Monaco GP from the pitlane after missing a weight check in qualifying. The Toro Rosso driver had made Q3 and earned an encouraging eighth place on his first F1 appearance in Monaco.
A deeply frustrated Daniel Ricciardo says he should have qualified third and not fourth in Monaco after a miscommunication with the pit wall compromised his run. The Red Bull driver didn’t switch to maximum power mode at the start of … Continue reading →
Max Verstappen was the star of first practice in Monaco on Thursday when the Toro Rosso driver finished the session in second place, behind only Lewis Hamilton. Remarkably it was also the 17-year-old’s first ever experience of the circuit, while … Continue reading →
Confirmation that Lewis Hamilton is committed to Mercedes for another three years has put the focus back on the driver market – and the lack of potential openings in the top teams. The likes of Romain Grosjean and Nico Hulkenberg … Continue reading →
The Grand Prix Drivers Association is set to formally announce details of its Global Fan Survey in Monaco on Thursday afternoon. As revealed here over the Spanish GP weekend, the organisation wants to interact with fans, and find out what … Continue reading →
Felipe Massa says he supports the move towards the return of refuelling in 2017, as well as the general push to have faster cars. The Brazilian is also keen on the plan for teams being able to choose which tyre … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton has finally committed to Mercedes and signed a three-year contract extension that commits him to the team until 2018. The two parties have been negotiating for months, and despite suggestions of a flirtation with Ferrari the reigning champion … Continue reading →
GP2 frontrunner Alex Lynn made a good impression on his first test for Williams in Barcelona last week, and the Briton subsequently had the chance to sample Monaco on the Grove team’s simulator – which was a useful boost ahead … Continue reading →
Valtteri Bottas continues to figure high on the shopping lists of leading teams that might be looking for a change of driver in the future. The Finn underlined his position as the man that all team bosses are watching by … Continue reading →
Valtteri Bottas continues to figure high on the shopping lists of leading teams that might be looking for a change of driver in the future. The Finn underlined his position as the man that all team bosses are watching by … Continue reading →