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Mercedes appoint ex-Ferrari technical director James Allison

February 19 2017 , 12:00 am

Former Ferrari technical director James Allison has joined rivals Mercedes. Allison, 48, who left Ferrari in July, replaces Paddy Lowe as technical director at the reigning world champions. Lowe, who led the team to three consecutive drivers’ and constructors’ championship doubles from 2014 to 2016, left Mercedes in January. Allison had two spells at Ferrari […]

Hamilton calls for end to data sharing between team-mates in F1

February 19 2017 , 12:00 am

Lewis Hamilton says he would prefer that team-mates didn’t share data in Formula 1, claiming that drivers should have to “find it all themselves” when it comes to on-track performance. Speaking at an interview for Mercedes sponsor UBS, Hamilton explained that while he has no problem with engineers sharing data relating to car performance, team-mates […]

Sebastian Vettel: Ferrari cancel Pirelli wet-weather test following crash

February 14 2017 , 12:00 am

  Ferrari have been forced to cancel a Pirelli wet-weather tyre test following a heavy crash by Sebastian Vettel. The four-time champion did about 40 laps at Ferrari’s Fiorano test track before Thursday’s accident. Pirelli said he “simply lost control”. Vettel could give no further details of what happened, but said: “All good. I have […]

Bernie Ecclestone removed as Liberty Media completes $8bn takeover

January 29 2017 , 12:00 am

Bernie has been involved with F1 since the 1950s Ecclestone, 86, who has been in charge for nearly 40 years, has been appointed chairman emeritus and will act as an adviser to the board. Chase Carey has had Ecclestone’s former role of chief executive officer added to his existing position of chairman. Liberty has also […]

Manor Team fold after administrator fails to find buyer

January 28 2017 , 12:00 am

The Manor team have collapsed after administrators failed to find a buyer for the stricken business. Manor’s operating company Just Racing Services has been in administration since 6 January, and FRP Advisory has been unable to find a buyer. Just Racing ceased trading on Friday, effectively ending the Manor team. The staff were sent home […]

Bernie Ecclestone could step down as F1 chief this week

January 23 2017 , 12:00 am

Bernie Ecclestone could leave his position as Formula 1 chief executive as soon as this week, a source close to the 86-year-old says. The move would end Ecclestone’s remarkable 40-year reign in the sport. US giant Liberty Media is on the brink of completing its takeover of F1, which values the sport at $8bn (£6.5bn). […]

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