Adam Cooper

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 →
Sebastian Vettel’s six-year stint with Red Bull Racing came to an end with a frustrating drive from the pitlane to eighth place in Abu Dhabi, and as such it was a disappointing day for the putgoing World Champion. The German … Continue reading →
Mercedes F1 technical chief Paddy Lowe admits that the team has been frustrated by this year’s reliability problems, which struck again in the Abu Dhabi GP and cost the team the chance to end the year with yet another one-two … Continue reading →
Ferrari has confirmed that team boss Marco Mattiacci is to be replaced by Maurizio Arravabene, the story having emerged over the weekend in Abu Dhabi. Arravabene has worked for Ferrari’s main sponsor Marlboro since 1997, and is a familiar face … Continue reading →
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says it’s a relief that the World Championship has been resolved after the tensions involved in managing an intra-team battle – while emphasising his disappointment that technical gremlins once again cropped up in Nico Rosberg’s car. … Continue reading →
Nico Rosberg was typically gracious in defeat in Abu Dhabi, conceding that teanm mate Lewis Hamilton did a better overall job this year He says he never gave up on his title hopes indespite dropping down the order after he … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton got his hands on his second World Championship after a superb victory in Abu Dhabi on a day when team mate and rival Nico Rosberg was struck by technical problems. The Brit’s 11th win of 2014 finally secured … Continue reading →
Red Bull says that its drivers will start the Abu Dhabi GP from the back of the grid after the FIA deemed that its front wing flaps were flexing illegally. However that could turn into a pitlane start as to … Continue reading →
Red Bull Racing is under investigation by the stewards after FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer reported the cars of Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel to the stewards for a front wing flap flexing offence. Bauer reported that the front wing … Continue reading →
Christian Horner continues to make clear his frustration with the current F1 engine regulations, and has suggested that the sport moves to a simplified version of the V6. Although he admits he’d like to see the V8s back – a … Continue reading →
An experiment with a Le Mans-style ‘slow zone’ in FP1 and FP2 today did not work, so the FIA is switching its focus back to a virtual safety car as it addresses the yellow flag issue for next year. At … Continue reading →
Marussia/Manor F1’s Graeme Lowdon says that the team is still trying to race in 2015, despite not being able to get to Abu Dhabi. The team made a huge effort to make the trip, and plans only fell through at … Continue reading →
Kimi Raikkonen says he’s looking forward to having Sebastian Vettel as a team mate next year, and acknowledges that he knows the German better than any of the other current drivers. The pair have often shared a private jet while … Continue reading →
Will Stevens will race for Caterham alongside Kamui Kobayashi this weekend after his superlicence application was approved by the FIA at the last minute. The team made the announcement just 10 minutes before the official FIA deadline for nominating drivers … Continue reading →
Ferrari has finally confirmed that Sebastian Vettel will partner Kimi Raikkonen in 2015, adding that the German has a three-year deal. “Scuderia Ferrari has decided to put its faith in the youngest multiple champion in the history of Formula 1,” … Continue reading →
Euro F3 champion Esteban Ocon will drive for Lotus in FP1 on Friday, and in next week’s Abu Dhabi test. The French youngster recently drove a 2012 car at Valencia. “It is a fantastic opportunity for me to drive in … Continue reading →
Marussia’s last minute attempt to get to the Abu Dhabi GP appears to have failed due to the inevitable financial issues. Sources in the Abu Dhabi paddock today said that the freight would be coming today, and Williams and Caterham … Continue reading →
The family of Jules Bianchi says that he was transferred from Japan to France last night – and is no longer in an artificial coma, and is breathing on his own. In a statement they said: “Almost seven weeks after … Continue reading →
Caterham has yet to confirm who will drive its second car alongside Kamui Kobayashi in Abu Dhabi this weekend. The late revival of Marussia has seemingly caused leading candidate Max Chilton to drop out of the running.