Adam Cooper

Sebastian Vettel now says that he was too far behind Fernando Alonso’s accident in Barcelona to have seen what happened – and he insists that he only caught the end of it. Earlier comments from Vettel to the effect that … Continue reading →
Fernando Alonso left hospital in Barcelona today, but McLaren has confirmed that the former World Champion will miss the test that runs for four days from tomorrow. He will be replaced for the test by third driver Kevin Magnussen, although … Continue reading →
Manor Marussia F1 has announced that it plans to be in Melbourne – and that Briton Will Stevens will be one of the race drivers. In the light of the team not being permitted to run its 2014 chassis it … Continue reading →
Legendary F1 chief designer Gerard Ducarouge has passed away at the age of 73. The colourful Frenchman is best remembered for his work with Ligier and Lotus, where he was responsible for a string of race winning cars. Born in … Continue reading →
Fernando Alonso remains in hospital in Barcelona as he recuperates from his accident on Sunday. McLaren insists that the former World Champion is “making a solid recovery” and “is chatting to family, friends and hospital staff,” and that his extended … Continue reading →
Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene insisted today that the Italian outfit is keeping its expectations in check despite the strong form shown by the SF15-T thus far in testing. The car has consistently been at or close to the top … Continue reading →
Marussia/Manor’s move to a Company Voluntary Agreement has been approved, which in effect means that the team can take the next steps towards returning to the grid. Today had been earmarked a fortnight ago as the date for the move … Continue reading →
The introduction of in-season power unit development in 2015 will create an extra headache for both the teams and the manufacturers, some of the sport’s key players admit. This year the manufacturers will be allowed to use up engine development … Continue reading →
Qatar appears to have moved a step closer to hosting an F1 race, despite the Bahrain and Abu Dhabi events already having a firm on the schedule. The chief of the Qatari ASN (QMMF) Nasser bin Khalifa al-Attiyah, a rally … Continue reading →
Marussia/Manor GP CEO Graeme Lowdon has responded to suggestions from Force India’s Bob Fernley to the effect that the team did not provide any “substance” when asking to run its 2014 car this year – and has emphasised that the … Continue reading →
Force India deputy team principal Robert Fernley is adamant that the team is on course to debut its VJM08 at the final pre-season test at Barcelona, which commences on February 26. The plan is to use the 2014 chassis at … Continue reading →
The brief debate over Marussia’s 2014 car was just a sideshow to the main business of yesterday’s F1 Strategy Group meeting, which was to look ahead at potential rule changes that are intended to increase the sport’s appeal. All the … Continue reading →
Marussia’s application to run its 2014 car this season was rejected by the F1 Strategy Group because it lacked substance and had compliance issues, according to Force India team principal Robert Fernley. It’s understood that one of the compliance issues … Continue reading →
The F1 Strategy Group has rejected Marussia’s request to use its 2014 chassis this season, sources have confirmed. Changes to the regulations related to front chassis height for 2015 mean that most of last season’s chassis are illegal, including the … Continue reading →
The Caterham administrators have announced that the assets of the team will be put up for sale – meaning in effect that attempts to revive the whole operation as a going concern appear to have been abandoned. A statement said: … Continue reading →
Against the odds Marussia has taken the first steps towards being on the grid in 2015, and the team is set to come out of administration later this month. It’s understood that confirmation that the team will receive its payment … Continue reading →
McLaren team boss Eric Boullier is adamant that the major electronic problem that cost the team the first two days in Jerez has been resolved. Fernando Alonso ran 32 laps today, before he was sidelined by a completely different issue. … Continue reading →
Kimi Raikkonen says that the new Ferrari is a big step forward from the car with which the team finished last season. The Finn was second fastest today after running a reliable 92 laps. “It was a positive first day, … Continue reading →
The Lotus E23 took to the track for the first time in Jerez this morning after the team missed the first day of running. The car was built up overnight and Pastor Maldonado was able to run 41 laps before … Continue reading →
McLaren endured another difficult day in Jerez as the Jenson Button failed to complete a flying lap on his first outing in the MP4-30, but the former World Champion says he’s not concerned about the teething problems with the package. … Continue reading →
Williams technical boss Pat Symonds has cautioned against a rush towards new regulations for 2017 – and says that the priority should be to ensure that the sport’s teams are in a healthy state. Discussions are underway about more powerful … Continue reading →
Christian Horner has hinted that Red Bull could have another unusual livery planned for the start of the racing season. The team is running in camouflage livery in Jerez, in part because it genuinely serves to make it harder for … Continue reading →
Dany Kvyat has been lapping Jerez with no front wing on the RB11 after he damaged the only example of it in contact with the barrier this morning. New parts are on their way but the team opted to continue … Continue reading →
Fernando Alonso says that McLaren is a very different team from the one that he left at the end of 2007 season. The Spaniard stressed that there have been a lot of personnel changes, such as the arrival of Eric … Continue reading →
Ron Dennis said today that he would only change the current McLaren livery if there was a commercial reason to do so – and then went on to confirm that it will indeed change, but he would not say when. … Continue reading →
McLaren and Honda had a difficult first day with the MP4-30 in Jerez today, as Fernando Alonso logged only six laps – and did not set a representative time. As at the Abu Dhabi test with the interim car last … Continue reading →
The Lotus E23 is expected to arrive in Jerez later today after the team failed to make the first day of testing. The car is being flown to Spain rather than carried by a transporter in order to save time. … Continue reading →
Daniel Ricciardo gave the new Red Bull RB11 its first outing as testing got underway in Jerez before. The car, which had not been seen even in the form of the renderings issued by other teams, features a dramatic ‘camouflage’ … Continue reading →
The Williams FW37 was unveiled in Jerez this morning shortly before testing got underway. The team had released images some time ago, but this was the first opportunity to see the car. “The momentum we carry from last year has … Continue reading →
Carlos Sainz Jr says he has not given himself any specific targets for his rookie season with Scuderia Toro Rosso. Although he has more racing experience than his team mate Max Verstappen, he has less F1 mileage than the Dutchman. … Continue reading →
Toro Rosso technical director James Key says that the team has had a much smoother winter preparing the STR10 than it did last year- but says the result is a more complicated car. For 2014 STR had to deal not … Continue reading →
Ferrari technical boss James Allison says that the Italian team has made big steps with its power unit, which was a major weakness last season. “The power unit has along with the rest of the car been an area of … Continue reading →
Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has reiterated that he has targeted at least two GP wins for the team this season. Arrivabene, who made a similar statement last month, shied away from a more ambitious target.
Ferrari has unveiled the SF15-T, the car with which Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen hope to reverse the team’s fortunes after a difficult 2014 season. It’s also the first car that James Allison can claim full responsibility for, after he … Continue reading →
Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn says that the Swiss team has learned from its difficult 2014 season, and she remains confident that the team will make progress with the new C34. Sauber slipped to 10th in the World Championship last season … Continue reading →
Sauber has unveiled its new C34, which will be driven this year by the new pairing of Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr. As announced in November Nasr’s longtime sponsor, Banco do Brasil, features heavily in the new livery. Ericsson will … Continue reading →
Sauber has unveiled its new C34, which will be driven this year by the new pairing of Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr. As announced in November Nasr’s longtime sponsor, Banco do Brasil, features heavily in the new livery.
After rumours that the car would be black McLaren’s silver/grey livery caused something of a stir today, with many observers surprised that the team opted for colours that were so closely connected with the team’s partnership with Mercedes from 1997 … Continue reading →
Mercedes has released the first official picture of the new W06 after the car was shaken down during a promotional day at a damp and cold Silverstone. It became the second 2015 car to run after the Toro Rosso STR10 … Continue reading →
Fernando Alonso’s return to McLaren is one of the biggest stories of the 2015 season. Here’s what he has to say about the team and the new relationship with Honda.
An upbeat Jenson Button says that the new partnership with Honda has been a massive motivational boost to the whole McLaren team. However Button, who knows the Japanese company well from his BAR/Honda days, conceded that it won’t be easy.
Fernando Alonso says he has “never felt better” ahead of a new season as he prepares for his return to McLaren. The Spaniard acknowledges that there’s still a lot of learning to do.
McLaren has released pictures of the eagerly awaited MP4-30, the first car from the Woking team to feature a Honda power unit since 1992. It’s also the first to feature the input of former Red Bull Racing aero chief Peter … Continue reading →
Force India has confirmed that it will skip the Jerez test completely, and focus instead on the second test of the season in Barcelona. The team revealed some time ago that the new VJM08 would not be ready for Jerez, … Continue reading →
GP3 champion Alex Lynn has joined Williams as the team’s development driver, in addition to his already announced GP2 programme with DAMS. He has been in the frame since the end of last season, when he lost out to Carlos … Continue reading →
The 2014 season was a difficult one for Renault Sport and its chief technical officer Rob White, but the company has made big changes for this season both in terms of the organisation and the V6 power unit and its … Continue reading →
Renault Sport managing director Cyril Abiteboul is confident that a restructuring of the organisation will pay dividends in 2015. After a difficult debut with the V6 turbo – which nevertheless saw three victories for Daniel Ricciardo – Renault will supply … Continue reading →
Lotus has released the first images of the new E23, the first Enstone car to be powered by Mercedes. The most notable visible aspect of the car is its conventional nose, the first to be seen on a 2015 car.
Philippe Steiff has acted quickly to fend off legal action from the FIA, Jean Todt and Gerard Saillant by apologising for comments he made about them in a web TV interview. The former F1 driver had in essence questioned both … Continue reading →
Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has backed Niki Lauda’s call for a more exciting F1 regulations to be introduced in 2017. Arrivabene, whose background is in marketing, stressed that it is important for the sport to entertain the public.