Renault F1 team / drivers named in London (V)

⦁ Drivers named at London launch event ⦁ Aiming for ‘points from every race’ ⦁ ‘Our performance targets are clear’ The Renault Sport Formula One Team 2017 press kit, images and VNR footage can be found on http://www.renaultsport.com. LONDON, England – Renault Sport has launched its 2017 Formula 1 championship challenger, the RS17, in the…

Chequered flag for Bernie after 40 years

LONDON, England – The man who revived and then ramrodded Formula 1 racing for 40 years has finally stepped down. The retirement of former used-car salesman Bernie Ecclesone, now billionaire entrepreneur, has happened at last. F1’s new US-based owner Liberty Media has completed its takeover of the sport’s commercial rights and with it, Reuters reports,…

Formula 1 calendar for 2017

All the Formula 1 dates for 2017 One still hanging in the balance Yas Marina will be finale again This is the final calendar for the 2017 Formula 1 Grand Prix around the world. Australia (Melbourne) March 24-26 China (Shanghai) April 7-9 Bahrain (Sakhir) April 14-16 Russia (Sochi) April 28-30 Spain (Barcelona) May 12-14 Monaco…

Hamilton, Bottas team up; cry-baby Massa repents

Lewis Hamilton gets a new partner for F1 2017 Retired Rosberg new ambassador with Merc motorsport ‘Time to see how Valtteri can step up to challenge‘ STUTTGART, Germany – Valtteri Bottas, 27, has been signed from engine customer team Williams to replace now-retired Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 team driver Nico Rosberg. Rosberg, it was also announced, would take…

Rosberg retires from F1, Bernie back to France?

NICO ROSBERG, who has just won the 2016 Formula 1 championship after a controversial race in Abu Dhabi, has elected to retire from the Mercedes F1 team. He’s had a rocky relationship with team-mate Lewis Hamilton in recent years but says his decision involves spending more time with his family and in particular his young…

Ferrari wants Vettel’s F1 penalty reversed

SAO PAULO, Brazil – A report coming from there ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian F1 GP says Ferrari is seeking a reversal of a time penalty against one of its drivers. Sebastian Vettel, a four-times F1 champion, was third on the track after starting fourth on the Mexican GP grid two weeks earlier but the…

Hulk changes gear to Renault F1

PARIS, France – The RenaultSport Formula 1 team has announced that Nico Hülkenberg will join its team for 2017 as part of a multi-year deal. Hülkenberg , 29, has raced in 111 F1 GP’s since his debut in 2010. His motorsport CV, RenaultSport said, includes an F1 pole in his debut season, winning the GP2 Series…