Adam Cooper

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 →
Pastor Maldonado says that Lotus is not far off the pace of Williams – and says he is hoping to make Q3 in Monaco, a track where he has shown well in the past. Maldonado has yet to make the … Continue reading →
Keiji Matsumoto, one of the biggest names on the Japanese racing scene from the seventies to the early nineties, has died at the age of 65. He had been battling illness for some time. Although not as well known internationally … Continue reading →
Force India has expressed its frustration over the push for third cars and ultimately customer cars at yesterday’s F1 Strategy Group meeting. Although not specifically outlined in today’s FIA statement – there was only a reference to “a comprehensive proposal … Continue reading →
A return to refuelling is one of the measures the FIA is planning for 2017 in an attempt to give the sport a boost. Almost 24 hours after yesterday’s Strategy Group meeting ended a joint statement from Bernie Ecclesone and … Continue reading →
Ron Dennis has helped to convince the F1 Strategy Group to formally support the long-standing provision for third cars from top teams being introduced to make up the numbers should a current team fail – with customer car teams as … Continue reading →
No official statement has emerged since today’s lengthy meeting of the F1 Strategy Group in Biggin Hill, and which was attended by Bernie Ecclestone, Jean Todt and representatives of Ferrari, Red Bull, McLaren, Mercedes, Williams and Force India. However the … Continue reading →
Former World Champion Alain Prost says Formula One has to decide where it wants to be in 10 years – and adds that the sport could learn some lessons from the way Formula E’s stakeholders are working together to promote … Continue reading →
The ongoing debate over teams being allowed to use a fifth engine in 2015 without a grid penalty will be one of the highest profile elements of Thursday’s F1 Strategy group meeting. Last year the rules allowed teams to use … Continue reading →
Bernie Ecclestone suspects that very little will get agreed in Thursday’s much anticipated F1 Strategy Group meeting, where rule changes both for the short term and for 2017 and beyond will be discussed. Ecclestone controls six votes, the FIA has … Continue reading →
Bernie Ecclestone says he will be happy to see Audi come into F1, but cautions that the German manufacturer will – like Honda – struggle to catch up with Mercedes. Audi/VW continues to be linked to either a future co-operation … Continue reading →
Williams test driver Alex Lynn faces a big challenge on Wednesday in Barcelona as he has to make an impression on the team in what is his only scheduled outing of the season. Lynn, who won the GP2 sprint race … Continue reading →
The team behind the acclaimed F1 documentary 1: Life on the Limit is using Kickstarter to fund a new project about the life and career of Emerson Fittipaldi. The idea for The Name is Fittipaldi emerged after the Brazilian proved to … Continue reading →
Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene insists that the update package that the team introduced in Spain was successful – but he admits that there is much work to be done to close the gap to Mercedes that opened up again this … Continue reading →
Toto Wolff says that Nico Rosberg’s win in Barcelona on a day when Lewis Hamilton faced frustration doesn’t necessarily signal a shift in the balance of power within the Mercedes camp. While the consensus from outside observers is that victory … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton says second place in Spain was “damage limitation” after a poor start and a bad first pit stop combined to make his afternoon a difficult one. From second on the grid Hamilton slipped behind Sebastian Vettel at the … Continue reading →
Nico Rosberg finally turned the tables on Lewis Hamilton by winning from pole in Spain, albeit on a day when things didn’t go perfectly for the World Championship leader. Rosberg said his only frustration was that Sebastian Vettel wasn’t able … Continue reading →
Gene Haas made his first visit to a 2015 Grand Prix in Barcelona as plans for his team to enter F1 next year continue to move on apace. Haas’s prospects have clearly been boosted by the improvement in the form … Continue reading →
Carlos Sainz produced a superb performance in qualifying in Barcelona to secure fifth place on the grid – just ahead of STR team mate Max Verstappen. Toro Rosso has been strong all weekend, but even Sainz himself was surprised to … Continue reading →
Christian Horner insists that plans to allow teams a fifth engine in 2015 are not dead in the water, despite suggestions that the F1 Strategy Group will vote against the initiative next week. Horner insists that it’s too early to … Continue reading →
Christian Horner says that Red Bull’s new short nose is an ‘engineering masterpiece’ – and is adamant that his team deserves praise for getting it through the FIA crash test. Teams have been moving towards shorter noses this year in … Continue reading →
The F1 drivers have agreed to work together to get closer to fans of the sport via social media and other channels. The plans were discussed at today’s meeting of the Grand Prix Drivers Association in Barcelona, and more details … Continue reading →
Jenson Button admits he found the experience of watching the Bahrain GP a useful one, despite his obvious frustration at not taking part himself. Button watched in the McLaren hospitality building, where he had access to Sky F1’s commentary. He … Continue reading →
Valtteri Bottas has laughed off suggestions that he has already signed some sort of pre-contract with Ferrari. Asked about the rumours in Barcelona today the Finn was adamant that no deal has been done with the Italian team. “I heard … Continue reading →
Mercedes has finally formally confirmed that Euro F3 champion Esteban Ocon will be “supported by the brand” this season – and that he could have a big future with the marque. The Frenchman beat Max Verstappen to the F3 crown … Continue reading →
McLaren has released the first pictures of the livery that the MP4-30 will run with from this weekend’s Spanish GP. As previously reported the chrome/silver look that the car started the season with has now been replaced by darker hue, … Continue reading →
McLaren has now formally confirmed that the livery of the MP4-30 will change for this weekend’s Spanish GP. As reported here on Saturday, the chrome/silver look that the car started the season with has now been replaced, after it caused … Continue reading →
Nico Hulkenberg says his future is still open after he enjoyed his WEC debut with Porsche in Saturday’s Spa 6 Hours. The third works LMP1 entry was delayed when starting driver Nick Tandy tangled with a Porsche GT car early … Continue reading →
Giedo van der Garde says he’s looking at a future in the WEC or DTM after accepting that he has little chance of ever getting back to F1 after his legal fight with Sauber in March. The Dutchman was at … Continue reading →
McLaren Honda will run a revised livery from next weekend’s Spanish GP, sources close to the team have indicated. The original 2015 livery caused a stir when it was first revealed due to its similarity to previous incarnations, although Ron … Continue reading →
FIA President Jean Todt has been appointed as Special Envoy for Road Safety by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. A statement from the FIA noted: “In this capacity, he will assist the UN Secretary General in mobilizing sustained political commitment … Continue reading →
The 2016 F1 season is set to start two weeks later than usual as Bernie Ecclestone attempts to condense the calendar. The F1 website has confirmed that the season will kick off in Melbourne on April 3. It will be … Continue reading →