Adam Cooper

Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has praised Lewis Hamilton’s drive to third place in Germany after wing damage had compromised his pace. The Briton chased down Valtteri Bottas in the closing laps, using a three-stop schedule to make better use … Continue reading →
Bernie Ecclestone says he has no concerns about the Russian GP in the light of the MH17 tragedy. While Ecclestone and the FIA have always insisted that motor sport is not affected by politics, it seems inevitable that in the … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton did a superb job to salvage third in Hockenheim after starting only 20th, but while he put on a brave face afterwards there was no hiding his disappointment at losing more ground in the title battle. Hamilton dropped … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton won’t be forced to start from the pitlane after the FIA accepted that his change of brake disc brand from Brembo to Carbon Industrie does not represent a change of car specification under parc ferme conditions. Article 34.2 … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton is likely to start the German GP from the pitlane as Mercedes plans to switch him from Brembo to Carbon Industrie discs for the race. That would be a change of car specification under parc ferme conditions, and … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton will start the German GP from a lowly 15th after he suffered a front right brake disc failure in Q1 and spun heavily into the tyre wall. Hamilton did not take part in Q2 and was thus officially … Continue reading →
New Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says that the French company is well advanced with the 2015 version of its power unit, which like those of the other manufacturers has had to be developed in line with the FIA’s homlogation … Continue reading →
Nico Rosberg admits that Mercedes had some work to do today to adjust to life with a FRIC system, despite having already run in that configuration in the recent Silverstone test. Rosberg and team mate Lewis Hamilton topped the times … Continue reading →
Kimi Raikkonen says he’s feeling 100% fit after his heavy accident at Silverstone 11 days ago. The Finn was forced to miss the test at the same venue to give himself a chance to recover. “I had some pain but … Continue reading →
Caterham has revealed further details of its management restructuring, confirming that Christijan Albers now officially has the team principal role. In addition John Iley has become technical director having previously held the title of performance director, while former Ferrari and … Continue reading →
Alexander Rossi has parted company with Caterham, putting an end to plans for him to take part in FP1 in Austin again this year. Rossi has also left the Caterham GP2 team, although it is does not come under the … Continue reading →
Nico Rosberg has signed what Mercedes calls a “multi-year” extension to his deal with the team. The German is currently in his fifth season with the manufacturer, having joined in 2010.
The debut of Pirelli’s low profile concept tyres was the highlight of today’s testing at Silverstone. Charles Pic ran 14 laps on the 18ins tyres at the wheel of the current Lotus E22. With few adjustments made to accommodate the … Continue reading →
The FIA is planning a clampdown on ‘FRIC’ or front-to-rear interconnected suspension systems, which have been in widespread use in recent seasons as a tool for controlling constant ride height. In essence Charlie Whiting has decided that teams have been … Continue reading →
Former Mercedes DTM technical director Gerhard Ungar is being lined up for a management role at Caterham as Colin Kolles continues to oversee a restructuring of the team. Although he has not worked in F1 before Ungar is highly regarded … Continue reading →
Carlos Sainz Jr has emerged as a possible candidate for Caterham thanks to the team’s relationship with Red Bull – and a deal has been discussed for the Spaniard to race for the team as early as this season. Sainz … Continue reading →
Christian Horner says that the battle between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso at Silverstone was a fair one, despite some controversy about how much of the run-off area they were using. Both drivers complained on team radio about their rival … Continue reading →
Nico Rosberg lost his shot at winning the British GP to a mechanical gearbox problem that left him stranded at trackside on the 29th lap. Rosberg was just ahead of Lewis Hamilton at the time, and it was not yet … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton turned his frustration after Saturday’s qualifying session at Silverstone into elation today as he delighted the home crowd with his first win since Spain in May. What might have been a sensational battle to the flag with Nico … Continue reading →
Esteban Gutierrez has received a three-place grid penalty for the German GP after his clash with Pastor Maldonado at Silverstone. The two made contact at Club corner while battling with Jules Bianchi, and the damage led to the Sauber driver … Continue reading →
Longtime McLaren sponsor Hugo Boss is to jump ship and join Mercedes GP next season. Boss has been with McLaren since the early days of Ron Dennis’s involvement with McLaren, and while it has not been a major sponsor it … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton admitted it was his own fault after he abandoned his final qualifying lap at Silverstone – and saw his pole position turn into sixth place as five other drivers finished their laps and went faster. Hamilton crossed the … Continue reading →
Three penalties mean that the back half of the British GP looks very different with some drivers gaining as many as three places relatice to their original qualifying positions. Esteban Gutierrez was carrying a 10-place penalty from Austria, which was … Continue reading →
Pastor Maldonado has been excluded from qualifying for the British GP after failing to have enough fuel left in the tank of his Lotus to meet the requirements for the FIA fuel sample. The Venezuelan was told to stop on … Continue reading →
Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will start the British GP from 19th and 20th positions after Ferrari reacted too late to changing conditions in Q1. The Italian team was slow to follow the general move to slick tyres, and by … Continue reading →
Lotus is run an experimental 18ins low profile tyre in next week’s Silverstone test as Pirelli continues its push for road relevance. The company has long believed that current 13ins tyre sizes are anachronistic and have limited connection to its … Continue reading →
The deal for Lotus to use Mercedes power units from 2015 will be confirmed in the next few days. The new arrangement, which was predicted here on June 24, sees Lotus take over the supply made available by McLaren’s move … Continue reading →
Gene Haas is to become a sponsor of Scuderia Ferrari before launching his own team in 2016, the Italian team has announced. Haas logos will appear on the F14 T from this weekend’s race in Britain. Ferrari has always been … Continue reading →
Having left Caterham Cyril Abiteboul has returned to Renault Sport F1 in the newly created role of managing director, in a move predicted here on June 25. Abiteboul will report to Renault Sport F1′s new presisdent, Jerome Stoll, who retains … Continue reading →
As previously reported here Caterham F1 has been bought by a Swiss-Middle eastern consortium in a deal brokered by former Force India and HRT boss Colin Kolles. Kolles will remain as a consultant to Caterham, which will retain its name … Continue reading →
A Swiss-Middle Eastern consortium is understood to be behind the takeover of Caterham F1, in a deal that will be confirmed in the coming days. It’s believed that the consortium members, including interests from Dubai, intend to keep a low … Continue reading →
A change of ownership of the Caterham F1 team is expected to be announced in the coming days, as suggested in my recent story on the future of Red Bull and Renault’s Viry engine base. As part of the changes … Continue reading →
The FIA World Motor Sport Council has passed a package of changes for 2015. The most controversial is the move to standing starts after safety car periods, although these will not take place close to the start or finish of … Continue reading →
Last weekend’s Austrain GP proved to be a huge success, and Red Bull Racing’s Christian Horner says his boss Dietrich Matechitz deserves full credit for reviving the event after an 11-year hiatus. Red Bull bought the former A1 Ring some … Continue reading →
McLaren racing director Eric Boullier is adamant that the team has solved its key issues and will be able to build a competitive car for 2015. “I do have the confidence that we will have a good car from next … Continue reading →
Rumours to the effect that Renault could be planning to sell its F1 engine department in Viry come at exactly the same time as suggestions from Helmut Marko that Red Bull wants to do its own thing on the power … Continue reading →
Lotus could be set to switch from Renault to Mercedes power in 2015, well placed sources have confirmed. While the two parties have an ongoing contract inevitably there has been some tension between Lotus and Renault this year. Lotus has … Continue reading →
Ferrari boss Marco Mattiacci says he knows what direction the team needs to take in order to improve its prospects. Mattiacci, who took over just before China, has spent the past two months finding his way into the job.
Michael Schumacher’s management has confirmed that someone is attempting to sell what are alleged to be medical files relating to the German’s stay in the Grenoble hospital. It has also been made clear that any use by the media will … Continue reading →
Christian Horner has made clear his frustration at Renault by insisting that the French manufacturer has to change the way it does things. His comments came after Sebastian Vettel’s Austrian GP was ruined by an early glitch that put him … Continue reading →
The FIA has told the teams that drivers face a penalty if they are deemed to have gained a lasting advantage by running wide at Turn 8, where an offence in qualifying led to the deletion of that lap. It … Continue reading →
Sebastian Vettel starts the Austrian GP from a humble 12th place after losing out to Daniel Ricciardo once again, albeit by just 0.163s in the crucial Q2 session Vettel – who qualified 13th but gains a spot from the Sergio … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton says he’s looking forward to fighting his way up from ninth on the grid in Austria. The Mercedes driver was surprisingly upbeat given his disastrous qualifying session, which began with his first time being cancelled for exceeding track … Continue reading →
Fernando Alonso admits that he’s fortunate to be starting as high as fourth in Austria – but he insists that Ferrari has also made genuine progress with its recent updates. Fourth represents Alonso’s best dry qualifying position to date with … Continue reading →
Sergio Perez still has the five-place grid penalty imposed after the clash with Felipe Massa in Canada, despite the FIA holding a new hearing today. Perez was given a chance to present his case, which was backed up by telemetry … Continue reading →
Nico Rosberg is unconcerned by a 0.4s deficit to Lewis Hamilton on supersoft tyres in FP2 today – and says that he was able to make up the difference when it counted in the last race in Canada. “It was … Continue reading →
American healthcare entrepreneur Brad Hollinger has acquired a 5% stake in Williams, having bought some of the shares previously owned by Toto Wolff. Vibra Healthcare owner Hollinger has raced in SCCA and historic events, and owns and drives a number … Continue reading →
The Austrian GP stewards have confirmed that they will take another look at the Canadian GP clash between Sergio Perez and Felipe Massa after Force India presented new evidence this morning. In essence they acknowledged that Perez was not able … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton insists that he sees the positives after both Mercedes W05s hit trouble in Montreal. Hamilton says that the team has learned from the problems it faced, but has not had to compromise the car’s pace while addressing them. … Continue reading →
Felipe Massa has made it clear that he is still upset with Sergio Perez after their controversial last lap crash in Montreal. Massa insists that Perez was totally at fault for the clash, which will be examined by the stewards … Continue reading →