Formula 1 News

Lotus and Grosjean close to completing 2015 deal

Lotus have revealed that they are near to reaching an agreement with Romain Grosjean that will see the Frenchman stay on as Pastor Maldonado's team mate in 2015. Grosjean, who has endured a frustrating 2014 campaign, finishing in the points on just two occasions, has spent his entire F1 career with the Enstone-based team

United States preview quotes - Red Bull and Lotus on Austin

Round 17 of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the teams and drivers head across the Atlantic to the much-lauded Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. As the season builds towards its climax, those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix discuss their prospects for the weekend ahead

50 years on - John Surtees on his unique bike-car double

John Surtees headed into the 1964 Formula One season finale in Mexico locked in a three-way fight for the title. Against the odds he emerged triumphant, becoming the first - and to date only - driver to have won world championships on both two and four wheels. But what does the man himself think of that epic achievement? On the eve of the 50th anniversary of his unprecedented feat, we spoke to Surtees to find out

Fong, Nissany and Ocon complete Valencia test

Three up-and-coming drivers got the chance to experience F1 machinery in a two-day test in Valencia, Spain this week. Adderly Fong and Roy Nissany both sampled a two-year old Sauber, while Esteban Ocon was at the wheel of an identical-vintage Lotus. Chinese driver Fong, 24, and Israeli Nissany, 19, got one day each in the Ferrari-powered Sauber C31

The First Time - with Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne

This year has been something of a rollercoaster ride for Jean-Eric Vergne, veering from a career-best qualifying in the season opener and a record points haul, to potentially losing his Toro Rosso drive at the end of the season. We take the chance to quiz the Frenchman on a few of the firsts in his life - including why it took a while before he even considered F1 racing to be achievable, and how he won the first car race he ever entered

Sam Michael to leave McLaren at end of 2014

Sam Michael will leave his role as sporting director at McLaren at the end of the season. The 43-year-old, who joined the Woking team in 2012, is expected to return to his native Australia with his family

Age and the F1 driver - from teenage stars to fast 50-year-olds

This season 19-year-old Daniil Kvyat became F1's youngest ever points scorer and 17-year-old Max Verstappen became the youngest driver to take part in a Grand Prix session. But did you know that back in the early days of the world championship it was not uncommon for drivers to race into their late forties and even early fifties? We explore the fascinating issue of age in F1

Timed to perfection - Q&A with Rolex's Arnaud Boetsch

The Rolex pit lane clock, first unveiled at the 2013 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, is now a familiar sight to motorsport fans around the world, but what first brought the famous Swiss watchmaker and F1 racing together? We spoke to Arnaud Boetsch, Communication & Image Director of Rolex SA, about the company's sporting history and its path to F1 partnership as Official Timekeeper and Official Timepiece

Brawn, Domenicali among members of new FIA Accident Panel

Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, has confirmed the make-up of its new Accident Panel, which will look into the circumstances surrounding Jules Bianchi's crash in the Japanese Grand Prix. The group, which includes former Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn and Ferrari counterpart Stefano Domenicali, will carry out a full review of the accident

Hulkenberg to stay with Force India for 2015

Nico Hulkenberg will remain with Force India for the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship, the team have confirmed. The 27-year-old German is enjoying his best season to date in 2014, having scored points in all but three Grands Prix. He currently sits eighth in the drivers' standings

DTM champion Wittmann earns Toro Rosso test

Marco Wittmann will enjoy his first taste of Formula One machinery after earning a test with Toro Rosso as a reward for clinching this year's DTM title with BMW. The 24-year-old German's test was announced by BMW motorsport chief Jens Marquardt

Pirelli alter Brazil tyre nomination

Pirelli have revised their tyre allocation for the forthcoming Grand Prix in Brazil following track resurfacing work at the Sao Paulo circuit. Formula One racing's official tyre suppliers had initially planned to bring their medium and hard compounds for the Sao Paulo race

The First Time - with Caterham's Marcus Ericsson

Marcus Ericsson first tested a Formula One car in 2009, and yet it wasn't until 2014 that he landed his second outing - and his first full-time seat - with Caterham. So can he recall some of the other firsts in his life, like his childhood hero, or the first sport he ever competed in? We caught up with the Swede for the latest instalment in our series designed to help you get to know the world's finest drivers just a little better

Sauber to test Fong and Nissany in Valencia

Sauber have announced that up-and-coming racers Adderly Fong and Roy Nissany will both be given the opportunity to test a two-year-old Sauber C31 in Spain next week. Fong is a 24-year-old Chinese driver who has competed in several single-seater championships in Asia and Europe, focusing this year on the Audi R8 LMS Cup, an Asia-based sprint race series

McLaren to bring in major updates before Abu Dhabi

McLaren will introduce a 'major upgrade' package before the end of 2014 in a bid to capitalise on their current resurgence and aid their preparations for next year's Formula One world championship. The team introduced a similarly significant set of updates in Singapore and have duly moved up the competitive order

Hamilton and Rosberg told not to change approach

Mercedes say that clinching the 2014 Formula One constructors' crown will not lead to changes in how Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg race each other over the final three Grands Prix of 2014. There have been several flashpoints between the two this year, including an 'unacceptable' collision in Belgium, after which Mercedes stressed to both drivers that team objectives and silverware were the ultimate priority

Second winners of F1<sup>®</sup> Connectivity Innovation Prize announced

Tata Communications has announced the winners of the second round of the F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize. In a ground breaking initiative, Tata Communications, along with Formula One Management and Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team, launched a trailblazing contest to award a Grand Prize of USD $50,000 to a winning individual or team that was able to successfully answer one of three Challenges

Ravetto: Caterham looking for a new base

Caterham have confirmed they are looking to leave Leafield and move into new headquarters as part of ongoing restructuring and stabilising efforts. Team principal Manfredi Ravetto said the team are aware they still face 'bumpy roads' in their fight to revive their fortunes

Planning ahead - exclusive Eric Boullier interview

One thing is certain about McLaren's 2015 car: it will be powered by Honda. As to who will drive it, that's another story. Despite some strong performances from the team's current duo - Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button - neither driver has been confirmed for next season. We caught up with team principal Eric Boullier to discuss driver plans, development cars, and the team's continued renaissance in Russia

Marussia: Bianchi's situation 'remains challenging'

The Marussia team have released an update on the medical condition of driver Jules Bianchi, who suffered a severe head injury in a serious accident at the recent Japanese Grand Prix. Bianchi remains critical but stable in the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi