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With the first four ‘flyaway’ grands prix out of the way, it’s a good time to assess the start each team has made to the season and look at how each team has fared so far with the new hybrid turbo technology. And the subject of our second post-‘flyaway’ analysis pieces is a team many expected to profit from the changing regulations but which has found itself once again facing troubled times… Ferrari Best result: P3 (Alonso, China) Best grid slot: 4th (Alonso, Malaysia) Average grid slot: 7th.
Bernie Ecclestone’s first day in court in Munich saw a joke about his marital status and a robust denial of the charges he faces. He is on trial for bribery and aiding and abetting breach of trust in a case relating to the 2006 sale of Bayern LB’s shares in Formula 1 to CVC Capital Partners. According to a Financial Times reporter in court, Ecclestone’s lawyers read a statement which began with a reference to the threat from German bombers during Ecclestone’s childhood.
Bernie Ecclestone denied the charge of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich on Thursday
F1’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone will appear in a Munich court this morning on the first day of his bribery trial, that is expected to last well into the Autumn. The case, slated to run for 26 days, will run for months as the judge has scheduled a limited number of days in court each week to allow Ecclestone to continue to run the multi-billion dollar F1 business from his office in London. What’s behind it?
With Formula One racing going through its biggest set of regulation changes in history for the 2014 season, ensuring a level playing field has become a lot harder for its governing body, the FIA. So just how do their 10-man technical team make sure that every car that hits the track complies with the rules
With the first four ‘flyaway’ grands prix out of the way, it’s a good time to assess the start each team has made to the season and look at how each team has fared with the new hybrid turbo technology so far. Over the next week or so, we will look in detail and what’s gone well and what hasn’t, and assess the outlook for the season. To start with, a team that began the season well but has been a bit of an enigma ever since.
As Bernie Ecclestone’s trial begins in Munich, there have been a lot of reports about the rise to power of Ms Sacha Woodward-Hill, the Chief Legal Officer of the Formula One group. There have been various confused stories suggesting that she is an Australian, and even one I saw that reckoned she came from Austria. […]
During qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix, Williams driver Valtteri Bottas reached 316kph – that’s nearly 200mph – on the back straight of the Shanghai circuit: the longest on the Formula One calendar this year. He did this using the Cinturato Green intermediate tyre, in conditions so wet that visibility was minimal because of the spray coming from the surrounding cars. As usual, he was on wide Formula One tyres, which makes the avoidance of aquaplaning a real challenge, unlike road cars
McLaren racing director Eric Boullier still believes his team will win a race this year despite its recent struggles
McLaren will implement an “aggressive” development plan in a bid to arrest their recent slump, racing director Eric Boullier says, with developments already mapped out until July’s race in Britain. The team scored a double podium in Australia to take an early lead in the constructors’ championship, but have since slumped to fifth after suffering a double retirement in Bahrain and failing to break the top ten in China
Britain’s Business Secretary Vince Cable is to announce grants of £133 million from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) which aims to invest in developing and commercialising technology for future vehicles in the course of the next 10 years. The first batch of winners include Ford, Cummins, JCB and GKN.