With the 85th Geneva International Motor Show beginning this week, the powers that be at Formula E secured a nice slice of the headlines, as former IndyCar driver Simona de Silvestro took to the streets in the SRT_01E machine; however, the running of the Formula E machine was not strictly the most interesting point of the day, but rather the announcement that a new law that is to allow motor racing back on Swiss grounds.
“FR3.5: Renault Sport and Michelin explore 18” tyres”
Renault Sport Technologies and Michelin have announced that they are investigating a possible switch to 18-inch tyres for the Formula Renault 3.5 Series for the 2016 season. The entities are also looking into introducing 17-inch tyres for their Formula Renault 2.0 categories.
“Thoughts on pitstops, safety and entertainment”
When a loose wheel from Mark Webber’s Red Bull brutally hit FOM cameraman Paul Allen during the German Grand Prix, the sport was again left to look at its operations. Two-and-a-half weeks on from the incident, one is forced to ask if the FIA and FOM have been looking in the right direction.
“Williams Advanced Engineering to power Formula E”
Williams Advanced Engineering this week announced a new partnership with Spark Racing Technology to design and build batteries to power the new-for-2014 FIA Formula E Championship.
“Reflections: ‘Lauda razor sharp in Long Beach – 1982 US Grand Prix West (Rd 3)’”
As the Formula One circus pitched up at Long Beach for the first of three American Grands Prix in 1982, the tensions between FOCA and FISA began to heat up once again following two heated meets in South Africa and Brazil.
Reflections: “Prost from the Brink – 1982 South African Grand Prix (Rd 1)”
Formula 1 loves controversy; it feeds off of it. Without the public displays of placated aggravation and sugar-coated cat calling, Formula 1 would probably fall from the public eye. At the start of 1982, Formula 1 got it very, very wrong.
Looking Back: 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Rnd of Spa-Francorchamps (Rd 2, TV Notes)
Robert Wickens and Jean-Eric Vergne made it an all-Carlin celebration at Spa-Francorchamps in the second round of the 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series.
Aimless Ramblings About Renault / Group Lotus
When Kimi Raikkonen was announced as the lead driver for Group Lotus’ 2012 F1 push on Tuesday, Team Principal Eric Boullier was conspicuously absent.
Goodbye Bridgestone, Hello Pirelli
Today’s young driver test session marked Bridgestone’s final day as Formula 1’s sole tyre supplier.
The Possible Return of Michelin
They may have been the favourites all along to replace Bridgestone as Formula 1's new tyre supplier, but it appears that French rubber manufacturer Michelin are close to doing a deal for 2011 onwards; however they may not be the sport's sole supplier as originally indicated. When Michelin originally left Formula in 2006, it almost … Continue reading The Possible Return of Michelin
Bridgestone Quit F1 After 2010
It is 6:22am and the sun is slowly brightening the sky on this cool November Monday morning and only one day after the 2009 Formula 1 season finishes, I rise to the news that Bridgestone are quitting Formula 1 cold from the end of next season. After what will be fourteen seasons (seven of which … Continue reading Bridgestone Quit F1 After 2010