Articles tagged Formula One Teams' Association

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"A quick car is a pretty car..."

2009’s F1 cars may not be the prettiest, but any car that wins is beautiful… Savouring the promise of closer racing and more overtaking, Motor Sport went to Red Bull for a glimpse into the future On an industrial estate in Milton Keynes, town of a thousand roundabouts and some concrete cows, the bright young brains, and some rather older colleagues, of Red Bull Racing are putting the finishing...

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Formula 1 pulls together

This time last year the world of Grand Prix racing was reeling from the damage caused by spy scandals and obscene $100 million fines. McLaren and Ferrari, Formula 1’s top teams, had seemingly reached a point of animosity beyond any plausible recovery, as the FIA stoked the unpleasant atmosphere with further rulings and insinuation that could only compound the division. How things have changed as...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – 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...

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Ferrari chief to head new teams association

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo is to chair the new Formula One Teams’ Association, a forum within which the teams can agree on future rules. The body was established as a response to a letter from FIA president Max Mosley, which asked the teams to present proposals for new technical rules for 2011 and beyond before October 3. Early talks led to an invitation from Montezemolo (above) for...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – F1 in crisis – but it need not have come to this – Surtees’s GP assessment still resonates today On Wednesday, December 3, I was due to attend Honda’s traditional end-of-season lunch, but on the Monday a letter, signed by Nick Fry and Ross Brawn, arrived by e-mail. In light of the prevailing economic situation, it said, and the fact that the company’s English plant was down to a...

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The Motor Sport Month - Formula 1 & BTCC News

Unrest within FOTAThe unity of the Formula One Teams' Association has come under threat after it was suggested that Red Bull Racing did not comply with the Resource Restriction Agreement last year. Christian Horner has denied that the team did anything that conflicted with the RRA, pointing out that Red Bull was also accused of technical infringements but that FIA investigations came to nothing....

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A hard rain's a-gonna fall

Formula 1 is facing the biggest financial storm in its history. The sport must adjust, or face being washed away By Joe Saward There is no doubt that history will recall recent events in the financial world as ‘The Crash of 2008’. We still do not know just how bad the effects of this will ultimately be, nor what implications it will have for the world. And this is the worry for motor sport, which...

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS– Brundle on the Beeb, Daytona and F1 2011 – Reducing sound while improving the vision The idea," said Martin lundle, "was that David [Coulthard] and I would go to the BBC, have a coffee and spend half an hour talking through the broadcasts for 2011 — but they said they wanted us to do a commentary on last year's Australian Grand Prix! I said, 'How long? Ten minutes?' No, no, they said...

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Matters of Moment

Pie in the sky? Perhaps not... Formula 1 is "currently" not for sale. So says CVC Capital Partners, the private equity firm which owns a 100-year lease on the commercial rights of Grand Prix racing. But in the future? CVC exists to make money and that is the only reason it has bought into F1. Consider the old adage that everything is for sale at the right price. By the nature of its business, it'...

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