Draft calendar a work in progress for Bernie
The 2012 F1 calendar announced by the FIA World Motor Sport Council in June has been thrown away after Bernie Ecclestone made major changes in a new version which has been circulated to the teams.
Ecclestone told Motor Sport that the June schedule was "a draft calendar that wasn't really for publishing".
He has moved both the Bahrain and US Grands Prix...
– Winning Webber has the wunderkind in his sights
– Spectre of Todt looms over fragile Formula 1…
– Surtees tragedy proof that racing can never be safe
When Rubens Barrichello superbly won the 2003 British Grand Prix for Ferrari, having outclassed Michael Schumacher all weekend, there was considerable pleasure in the paddock, for Rubens is among the most well liked of Formula 1...
Fresh talent ready to start
Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Gutiérrez look set to be the star rookies of 2013 after being promoted to race seats at Williams and Sauber respectively.
Managed by Mika Hakkinen and Williams coowner Toto Wolff, Bottas (above) drove Bruno Senna's car in FP1 sessions last season, and has not raced since he left GP3 at the end of 2011.
Gutiérrez (below) has been associated...
Too many series for TodtJean Todt has made it clear that he's not happy with the myriad of single-seater championships between karting and Formula 1.
The FIA president wants to streamline the path between the two, to make it less confusing for young drivers and those judging talent.
Last November the FIA World Motor Sport Council created a Single Seater Commission to take on the task under the...
After a two-year gap, Britain will again have a voice at the head of international motorsport following confirmation that John Grant, Chairman of the MSA, has been elected to a seat on the FIA World Motor Sport Council.
"We've been determined to regain representation on this vitally important world body," said Grant, himself a regular competitor in historic racing.
– Button feel-good factor lost in diffuser row
– Why Lewis should share in McLaren’s shame
– A childhood trip to Aintree and glory for Behra
What a pity it is, in these early races of this World Championship season, that controversies elsewhere have rather shaded the achievements of Jenson Button.
In his rage over the diffuser dispute Flavio Briatore may have denigrated Button – and...
– Back from the brink of a breakaway series
– Prost’s self-sacrifice for the good of McLaren
When Max Mosley came to Suzuka in 1991, he was newly installed as the president of FISA, then the motor sport arm of the FIA. In short order, of course, he was to do away with FISA, and become president of the FIA proper, but in those early days his focus was on the sport alone.
In Japan he...
Ambition, focus and an abiding passion for detail has helped the McLaren Group’s executive chairman build a high-tech empire that extends far beyond racing
By Simon Taylor
Where better to have lunch with Ron Dennis CBE than in the McLaren Technology Centre, which houses most of the companies in the McLaren Group and over 2000 staff, including the F1 team. Curling futuristically around an...