British luxury auto company Aston Martin is reportedly looking to be more involved in the Formula One.

The chief executive Andy Palmer opened up on this amid speculations that the company could pair up with Red Bull and possibly engine involvement.

Red Bull and Aston Martin have an involvement in place as the team’s race cars are branded with the marque since 2016. A designer for the racing company has also worked on the AM-RB 001 Valkyrie ‘hypercar.’ The designers Adrian Newey has been in charge of the Renault-powered race cars and won four straight drivers’ and constructors’ titles from 2010 to 2013.

There are rumours that Aston Martin could become the title sponsor for Red Bull in the next racing season. For now Palmer said at the Singapore Grand Prix:

“We want to be more involved in the sport. We’re currently studying the 2021 engine. If we get a reasonable regulation that brings down the cost of the engine, Aston would like to be involved in the engine.” (more…)



Former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has accused the new owners of ignoring his input as the run the business as they deem fit.

The 86-year old claimed the new owners did not like how he ran things and that they were ready to make changes.

The Liberty Media took over the sport early this year, ousting the former Chief Executive.

Ecclestone returned to a F1 paddock for the first time since the takeover as he appeared at the Bahrain event. He was kept on by the new owners for consultation when necessary but Ecclestone is saying it was for optics as he barely sees anything going on.

“What people don’t understand is I’m still in the company. Everything’s the same. I’ve been upgraded from chief executive to a much higher position. It’s so high, I can’t even see what’s going on,” he said. (more…)



This weekend at the Australian Grand, Will Davison was appointed as the new driver of the Minardi two-seater Formula 1 car.

He has been provided with the opportunity to complete a number of laps of the Albert Park circuit in the V10-powered modified Minardi F1 car, this is a dream come true for him.

“Formula 1 was the real dream I chased for a long time,” he recently told Motorsport.com.

“I had my big crack at F1, there’s no hiding the fact that that was a real dream and a real passion of mine that I pursued hard.

“There is still a big place in my heart for the F1 fraternity and the F1 world. I’m obviously well past that now as a driver and in terms of racing in Formula 1, but it’s still cool to have that small taste at any opportunity – particularly at Albert Park,” he added.

The Supercar’ star has sampled the two-seater Minardi in the past, of which he completed a number of passenger rides at Mount Panorama back in 2014. With that recent experience, he doesn’t seem to have any issues with doing back the open-wheeler mode after a decade of racing Touring Cars again. (more…)



Briton George Russell, a British youngster has been signed to champions Mercedes’ young driver development programme.

Russell, who finished third in the last European Formula 3 championship, has been considered a good signing for the team.

“Of course, my priority is to get the job done over coming season in GP3 and I’m fully focused on that. This opportunity is a huge motivation and I’m looking forward to the challenge. It should be an exciting year ahead,” the young Russell said.

Russell has competed in the FIA Formula 3 championship for the last two seasons and scored two wins, ten podiums and three pole positions on his way to third in the 2016 standings behind new Williams recruit, Lance Stroll.

“George has shown impressive form in the junior categories and we have been keeping a close eye on him for a while now. It is still early in his career but we see great potential in him,” Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff said. (more…)



Even though Jenson Button still stands by his decision to walk away from Formula 1 where he drives for McLaren’s Honda Formula 1 team, he believes that his retirement decision was one that was taken too early into the season.

The decision which the 2009 World Champion had taken in August has been identified as one of the top reasons that had affected his mindset negatively for the rest of the season.

And though he did not look at it from that point of angle at the time, Jenson has noted that he should have left the decision till later in the year so as to allow him focus more on the final races of 2016.

Button while speaking to Motorsport.com in Abu Dhabi on Motorsport.com.

“I still feel August is quite early, personally,”

“I think when a driver decides he is going to leave or retire from that sport, I think you should try and do it as late as possible.

“I think I did it way too early. I think the mindset definitely changes which is a shame, I didn’t think it would but it definitely does.” (more…)


Eyes On Lance Stroll

It is rumored that Toto Wolff of Mercedes F1 team and Chip Ganassi, who is an entrepreneur in American racing are both looking to pick up Lance Stroll.

He has emerged as a leader in the Formula 3 of the FIA European Championship. Wolff has been eyeing this talent who is upcoming as he has panache for picking up young drivers who show potential. He has managed Valterri Bottas as well before he took up his role in Mercedes.

Many might think that Lance’s father who is a super rich fashion magnate in Canada, Lawrence Stroll, might have been instrumental in his son getting success early in his racing career. But that is something that has worked against Lance as well, which many of the experts feel. The reputation that Lance has developed in the market often works against him. Many feel that he has been able to attend classes that have been possible due to his father’s successful standing. However, people also need to recognize the talent that he has inherent in him. This is what Wolff has discovered in Lance. He feels that the talent and maturity in the body is evident when you speak to him. He is only seventeen years of age, when one talks to him the maturity that the boy has been akin to someone who is 35 years of age.


Nico And His Thoughts On Russian GP

With the Russian GP already here, all eyes are on Nico Rosberg. He is clearly one of the favorites of the race and all eyes are on him.

However, even though he and his team are way ahead in points, Nico feels that it would be unwise to sit back and take it easy. Being part of the Mercedes team, he has gained 75 points after completing the three races that have taken place this year. He has been victorious in China, Bahrain and Australia and hence, most fans are hoping that he would be able to repeat the pattern this weekend as well.

Nico refuses to be complacent about this race. The threat that has come on from Red Bull and Ferrari as well as Lewis Hamilton, Nico feels that it would be foolish to sit back. Even though the car is the fastest one out there, Nico feels that it is hard to predict. Though the previous weekend races have gone well, it would be unwise to think similarly for the upcoming one. (more…)


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Massa admits Williams lack Ferrari’s pace

Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa has conceded that the Ferrari has a lot more pace compared to his Williams car after he lost out to new Ferrari signing Sebastian Vettel in the race to finish behind the two Mercedes cars at the season’s curtain raiser at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne last weekend.

The Brazilian was cruising comfortably in his starting position of third behind the two pace setting Mercedes cars of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg before being caught behind the Red Bull Racing car of Daniel Ricciardo which allowed Vettel to pass him on lap 20. Massa eventually finished behind the German in fourth position, a full 4 seconds behind.

Massa reckons that although Ferrari might have had the faster car, he would have managed to keep Vettel in check if he had not lost time behind Ricciardo. He said that it is true that the Ferrari is faster than the Williams, but still, not by much and could at most be one – tenths of a second.

He mentioned that being in front was the best option he had because the track at Albert Park is not easy for overtaking manoeuvres and to lose from that position is not easy to digest. He mentioned that he is a bit disappointed but it is still the start and there are still a lot more races to go before the season is over. (more…)


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