Adam Cooper

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.
The FIA has announced that its president Jean Todt and medical commission boss Gerard Saillant are to take legal action for defamation against former F1 driver Philippe Streiff. Streiff had made some comments in the media about the report of … Continue reading →
Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that there might not be a German GP this year as he has yet to conclude a deal with either Hockenheim or Nurburgring. The latter was in theory due to host the race this year, while … Continue reading →
Force India unveiled its new 2015 livery in Mexico City today, albeit on an old car – as the VJM08 is not scheduled to be seen until the second test at Barcelona in February. The livery is similar to last … Continue reading →
Williams has become the first team to release images of its 2015 F1 car, namely the FW37. “The notion for the FW37 was to look closely at the FW36 and its performances,’” said the team’s chief technical officer Pat Symonds. … Continue reading →
Lotus has confirmed that Jolyon Palmer will be its third driver in 2015, and the GP2 champion will also run in a “significant number” of FP1 sessions. Palmer made his F1 test debut with Force India in Abu Dhabi in … Continue reading →
The FIA has moved forward the start times of several races as a direct result of the investigation into Jules Bianchi’s crash at Suzuka last year. One of the key recommendations of the investigating panel was to create a bigger … Continue reading →
Marussia could yet be saved before the start of the season after this week’s auction of the team’s remaining assets was cancelled. A team source told this writer last month that an earlier auction, which took place before Christmas, would … Continue reading →
The new Mercedes W06 Hybrid will be unveiled at Jerez immediately before official testing commences on February 1. Mercedes has a tradition of showing its new cars in the flesh at the last minute, rather than online, as other teams … Continue reading →
Bernie Ecclestone says that this year’s German GP will take place at Hockenheim, rather than at the Nurburgring. Although the FIA did not specify a venue in the F1 calendar this year should have been the turn of the Nurburgring, … Continue reading →
Track designer Hermann Tilke is confident that his revisions to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City will prove to be successful and will be good for spectators. The track, which last hosted an F1 race in 1992, is being … Continue reading →
One of the most intriguing aspects of 2015 is the switch by Lotus from Renault to Mercedes power, a move that gives the team that won a race as recently as 2013 a much stronger power unit than it had … Continue reading →
Jean-Pierre Beltoise, who earned his place in the history books with his sole F1 win in Monaco in 1972, has died at the age of 77. Born in Paris, Beltoise began racing motorcycles and won multiple French championships before moving … Continue reading →
Williams has reshuffled its engineering line-up as the team continues to address any weaknesses that emerged in 2014. Felipe Massa’s erstwhile race engineer Andrew Murdoch has been promoted to the role of Senior Performance Engineer. The team says that he … Continue reading →
Ferrari protege Raffaele Marciello has been confirmed as the new test and reserve driver for Sauber. The Italian won the 2013 Euro F3 title and scored one win at Spa in his rookie GP2 season this year.
The family of Jules Bianchi says that there has been no change to the Frenchman’s condition after his first few weeks in hospital in Nice, while stressing that he continues to fight. In a statement they also expressed their thanks … Continue reading →
Sebastien Buemi will retain his role as Red Bull Racing’s reserve driver in 2015, the team has confirmed. The WEC star has had the role since 2012, after his spell as a Toro Rosso race driver ended.
Jean-Eric Vergne has joined Ferrari to work on car development in the team’s simulator. He replaces Pedro de la Rosa, who is leaving the team at the end of the month.
Former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemlo has been appointed to the board of the F1 Group, main shareholder CVC has announced. Meanwhile Bernie Ecclestone has been reappointed to the board after stepping down earlier this year during his legal dramas. … Continue reading →
For the first time in his F1 career Nico Hulkenberg is heading into a second season as a race driver with the same team, and the German says that the stability is a major boost for him. Hulkenberg has bounced … Continue reading →
As had been rumoured engineering director Pat Fry and chief designer Nicolas Tombazis are both leaving Ferrari as part of a reorganisation under new boss Maurizio Arrivabane. Meanwhile James Allison’s position as the overall technical boss as been strengthened in … Continue reading →
Around 20 of the trophies stolen from Red Bull Racing on December 6th have been recovered from a lake, although the exact number is not clear as some are damaged. A statement from Thames Valley Police said: “Around 20 of … Continue reading →
Having been dropped by Sauber Esteban Gutierrez has joined Ferrari as its new test and reserve driver. He this follows in the footsteps of countryman Sergio Perez, who was part of the Ferrari Driver Academy before his move to McLaren. … Continue reading →
Robin Frijns is a free agent once more after his contract with Caterham F1 expired and was not renewed. Although the news is hardly surprising his management company has taken the opportunity to remind the world that the talented Dutchman … Continue reading →
Williams has announced the appointment of former Scuderia Toro Rosso man Steve Nielsen as its new sporting manager, filling in another pieces in the puzzle as the team’s rebuilding process continues. Nielsen, whose last day with the Italian team was … Continue reading →
Ron Dennis is planning to increase his shareholding in the McLaren Group so that he will have a majority stake. Dennis currently owns 25% of the company, with 25% in the hands of TAG and the remaining 50% owned by … Continue reading →
McLaren has confirmed that Stoffel Vandoorne will have a formal role with the team in addition to tackling the GP2 championship for the second time. The Belgian won four GP2 races in his rookie year with ART and drove the … Continue reading →
Fernando Alonso says he received some “tempting” offers over the past 12 months before committing to rejoin McLaren in 2015. “I am joining this project with enormous enthusiasm and determination, knowing that it may require some time to achieve the … Continue reading →
Jenson Button is full of optimism for the 2015 season after finally being confirmed at McLaren today. “Like Fernando, I am certain that McLaren and Honda will achieve great things together,” said Button.
McLaren has finally confirmed that Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button will be the team’s race drivers in 2015. The news comes after weeks of speculation about whether Button or Kevin Magnussen would retain their race seats alongside the Spaniard. Alonso … Continue reading →
Sixty trophies were stolen from Red Bull Racing’s factory in Milton Keynes in the early hours of Saturday morning, the team has confirmed. A silver 4wd vehicle was driven through the front entrance and six men loaded the trophies into … Continue reading →
The key conclusions of the Accident Panel appointed by Jean Todt to the look into the Jules Bianchi accident are that the Frenchman was going too fast for the conditions – and that in the circumstances race control did not … Continue reading →
The FIA World Motor Sport Council has now issued an official 2015 F1 calendar featuring 21 races. Korea has now returned with a provisional May date, although it remains to be seen whether the intention is to run at the … Continue reading →
The FIA World Motor Sport Council has now issued an official 2015 F1 calendar featuring 21 races. Korea has now returned with a provisional May date, although it remains to be seen whether the intention is to run at the … Continue reading →
The FIA World Motor Sport Council met in Doha, Qatar today and ratified various rule changes that emerged from the recent meeting of the F1 Commission. As expected double points are gone and the plan for standing restarts after safety … Continue reading →
Fernando Alonso looks unlikely to be able to squeeze the Le Mans 24 Hours into his 2015 schedule, despite trying hard to convince McLaren to grant permission for him to do the race. Alonso attended this year’s race and the … Continue reading →
Mercedes F1 technical chief Paddy Lowe says that Red Bull’s push for changes to power unit rules is motivated purely by self-interest. Christian Horner and Helmut Marko have both called for a move to a ‘low-tech’ twin-turbo V6 for 2016, … Continue reading →
The first step of legal proceedings between the purchasers of Caterham F1 and the original owners has commenced. Swiss-based consortium Engavest SA bought MRT1 – the company that owns the entry – at the end of June. However after the … Continue reading →
Sebastian Vettel continued his introduction to Scuderia Ferrari today when he met with new team principal Maurizio Arravabene and company chairman Sergio Marchionne. The meetings followed his first test on Saturday, when he ran 100 laps at Fiorano in a … Continue reading →
Details of the auction of the Marussia F1 team’s assets have been posted online by the company behind it, CA Global Partners. The relatively short lead time to the December 16-17th event, which is by order of the administrators, effectively … Continue reading →
Red Bull has confirmed that Carlos Sainz Jr will race for Toro Rosso in 2015, alongside Max Verstappen. The team has been expecting to announce its line-up next Monday, but main rival for the job Jean-Eric Vergne pre-empted any announcement … Continue reading →
Red Bull’s push for a change of engine formula for 2016 is likely to continue to be a major talking point in the coming months, although it remains to be seen how much support the team gets. Christian Horner and … Continue reading →
Susie Wolff will continue with Williams in 2015 in the role of official test driver, having previously held the title of development driver. She will again take part in two FP1 sessions, along with two other test days.
Red Bull boss Helmut Marko insists that the illegal front wing flaps on the RB10s in Abu Dhabi were the result of a “naïve” interpretation of the rules. Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel qualified fifth and sixth but ultimately started … Continue reading →
Nico Hulkenberg finished the 2014 season on a high with a solid sixth place in Abu Dhabi, but the Force India driver was frustrated to have lost 5s with a penalty for forcing Kevin Magnussen off track on the first … Continue reading →
The plan to have standing starts after safety car periods in 2015 has been abandoned after this week’s meetings of the Strategy Group and F1 Commission. The decision came after teams did more research into what it meant, and concerns … Continue reading →
McLaren and Honda endured another tough day in Abu Dhabi as Stoffel Vandoorne completed only two laps, bringing the MP4-29H/1×1 test car’s official total up to five for the two-day test – without setting a flying lap time. The car … Continue reading →
Jean-Eric Vergne has used Twitter to reveal that he won’t be driving for Toro Rosso next year. Red Bull’s Helmut Marko told this writer in Abu Dhabi that an announcement would come next week, so clearly Vergne has decided to … Continue reading →
Fernando Alonso admits that he has mixed feelings about leaving Scuderia Ferrari – but he cites Felipe Massa’s 2014 results after leaving Maranello as an example that he intends to emulate. Alonso and team mate Kimi Raikkonen finished the Abu … Continue reading →