Formula One http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24016/all en Motor racing-Race calendar keeps F1 fans guessing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/motor-racing-race-calendar-keeps-f1-fans-guessing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Alan Baldwin</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - For a sport timed down to the thousandth of a second and measured in millimetres, Formula One seems to be finding it surprisingly difficult to get to grips with a calendar.</p> <p>With little more than two months to go before the Australian season-opener in Melbourne on March 17, the sport has yet to confirm how many races there will be in 2013 and where two of them will be held.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/motor-racing-race-calendar-keeps-f1-fans-guessing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adrian Sutil Auto racing Bernie Ecclestone Force India Formula One Motorsport Person Career Quotation Scuderia Ferrari Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:43 +0000 5731513 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-Ecclestone hopes for Nuerburgring deal this week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/motor-racing-ecclestone-hopes-nuerburgring-deal-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Alan Baldwin</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The Nuerburgring is set to host this year's German Grand Prix and a deal could be agreed this week after further talks, Formula One's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The 82-year-old also told Reuters that the calendar, approved by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) last November, would have 19 races rather than the 20 slots available.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/motor-racing-ecclestone-hopes-nuerburgring-deal-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Motorsport Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:45:10 +0000 5731640 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-Alonso and Red Bull kick off the F1 mind games http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/motor-racing-alonso-and-red-bull-kick-the-f1-mind-games <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alan Baldwin</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Formula One's pre-season mind games kicked off on Tuesday with Fernando Alonso having a dig at Red Bull after one of Sebastian Vettel's main mentors accused the Ferrari driver of playing politics last year.</p> <p>Helmut Marko, a close advisor to Red Bull's billionaire owner Dietrich Mateschitz, contrasted triple world champion Vettel's attitude to Alonso's in an interview with the company's in-house Red Bulletin magazine.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/motor-racing-alonso-and-red-bull-kick-the-f1-mind-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Fernando Alonso Formula One Motorsport Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:16:04 +0000 5731855 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-Perez flies in for first day at McLaren http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/motor-racing-perez-flies-first-day-at-mclaren <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WOKING, England, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Mexican Sergio Perez turned up for his first day at work at McLaren on Wednesday with his sights set on adding his name to the team's roll call of Formula One champions.</p> <p>"As soon as you walk in through this door you see these great names, these great cars," said the 22-year-old, who arrived at the factory in a 195,000-pound ($312,700) orange McLaren MP4-12C Spider convertible.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/motor-racing-perez-flies-first-day-at-mclaren" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Motorsport Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:30:04 +0000 5732073 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-Motor racing-Perez adjusts to life at McLaren http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/interview-motor-racing-perez-adjusts-life-at-mclaren <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alan Baldwin</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Despite turning up at the factory front door in a bright orange McLaren sportscar, and receiving a standing ovation from the team's 500-strong staff, Sergio Perez struggled to comprehend just how much his lifestyle had changed.</p> <p>"I think it didn't hit me yet," the 22-year-old Mexican grinned in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday after his first day at work with the perennial Formula One title contenders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/interview-motor-racing-perez-adjusts-life-at-mclaren" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Human Interest McLaren Group Sergio Perez Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:45:14 +0000 5732272 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-Ferrari put 'dream team' on hold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/motor-racing-ferrari-put-dream-team-hold <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 16 (Reuters) - Ferrari have ruled out a 'dream team' pairing of Formula One world champions Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel at least for the time being, team principal Stefano Domenicali said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Vettel secured his third successive title for Red Bull last season, becoming the youngest triple champion at 25, and has dismissed speculation that he already has a pre-contract to join Alonso at Ferrari in 2014.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/motor-racing-ferrari-put-dream-team-hold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Motorsport Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:28:43 +0000 5735197 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-Alonso says Hamilton still his strongest rival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/motor-racing-alonso-says-hamilton-still-his-strongest-rival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 17 (Reuters) - Ferrari's Fernando Alonso has tipped Lewis Hamilton to win races this season, despite his move from McLaren to Mercedes, and sees the Briton as more the man to watch than triple champion Sebastian Vettel.</p> <p>Speaking to reporters on Thursday at the Italian Formula One team's 'Wrooom' media event at the Dolomites ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio, the Spaniard singled out his former McLaren team mate as the strongest rival.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/motor-racing-alonso-says-hamilton-still-his-strongest-rival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Fernando Alonso Formula One Motorsport Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:30:33 +0000 5735575 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-Webber and Raikkonen swap race engineers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/motor-racing-webber-and-raikkonen-swap-race-engineers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Red Bull's Mark Webber and Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus will be working with new Formula One race engineers this season after their previous ones swapped teams.</p> <p>Red Bull said Ciaron Pilbeam, who has worked with Webber since 2007, had taken a new role at Lotus while Raikkonen's 2012 race engineer Simon Rennie had moved in the opposite direction to team up with Webber.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/motor-racing-webber-and-raikkonen-swap-race-engineers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Business Formula One Labor Law Motorsport Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:30:51 +0000 5735649 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-Massa feared his F1 career was over last season http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/motor-racing-massa-feared-his-f1-career-was-over-last-season <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 17 (Reuters) - Felipe Massa feared his Formula One career was finished last season and consulted a sports psychologist to help him overcome his problems at Ferrari.</p> <p>The Brazilian told the BBC, in an interview at his team's winter 'Wrooom' media event in the Italian Dolomites, that he had considered stopping.</p> <p>"Yeah. I thought about so many things. I thought maybe I was finished. I thought about not staying in Ferrari. I did not know what would happen. So many things were inside my brain," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/motor-racing-massa-feared-his-f1-career-was-over-last-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Felipe Massa Formula One Motorsport Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:00:52 +0000 5735731 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-Williams to run last year's car at first F1 test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/motor-racing-williams-run-last-years-car-at-first-f1-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Williams will run last year's car at Formula One's first pre-season test at the Jerez circuit on Feb 5 with the new FW35 to be unveiled in Barcelona on Feb 19, the team said on Friday.</p> <p>The former champions are the first team to state publicly that they will not have their 2013 car on track for the opening test.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/motor-racing-williams-run-last-years-car-at-first-f1-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Motorsport Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:30:22 +0000 5736043 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-Wolff to leave Williams for Mercedes - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/motor-racing-wolff-leave-williams-mercedes-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 20 (Reuters) - Williams Formula One team shareholder and executive director Toto Wolff is joining Mercedes as their head of motorsport and replacement for Norbert Haug, Germany's mass daily Bild reported on Sunday.</p> <p>Mercedes - who have Britain's 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton and Germany's Nico Rosberg as their F1 drivers - said they did not comment on speculation. Williams also had no comment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/motor-racing-wolff-leave-williams-mercedes-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Business Formula One Human Interest Mercedes Formula One Motorsport Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 18:15:30 +0000 5736943 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Motor racing-Money talks as Glock leaves Marussia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/motor-racing-glock-leaves-marussia-f1-team <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Glock leaves Marussia</p> <p>* Team makes clear money was key factor (Adds details)</p> <p>By Alan Baldwin</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Germany's Timo Glock has left Marussia with immediate effect in a decision driven by financial reasons and the Formula One team's need for money in a tough economic climate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/motor-racing-glock-leaves-marussia-f1-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Business Formula One Marussia Motors Timo Glock Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:00:20 +0000 5737149 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Motor racing-Wolff leaves Williams for Mercedes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-motor-racing-wolff-moves-mercedes-williams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Wolff leaves Williams for Mercedes F1 team</p> <p>* Austrian will retain shares in Williams</p> <p>* Wolff and Lauda take stakes in Mercedes GP</p> <p>By Alan Baldwin</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes Formula One team announced a major shake-up on Monday with Austrian Toto Wolff arriving from rivals Williams as a significant minority stakeholder and executive director.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-motor-racing-wolff-moves-mercedes-williams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Business Formula One Frank Williams Motorsport Social Issues Technology Toto Wolff Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:15:20 +0000 5737166 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-Lauda and Wolff become Mercedes shareholders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/motor-racing-lauda-and-wolff-become-mercedes-shareholders <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Austrians Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda will both become shareholders in the Mercedes GP Formula One team, parent company Daimler said on Monday.</p> <p>"Daimler AG plans to reorganize its Formula One activities," a statement said.</p> <p>"In this context, Daimler has signed a letter of intent with Austrian investor and motorsport manager Toto Wolff, according to which Wolff will acquire a significant minority interest in the Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/motor-racing-lauda-and-wolff-become-mercedes-shareholders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Business Formula One Social Issues Transport Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:30:34 +0000 5737171 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-Buemi to continue as Red Bull reserve http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/motor-racing-buemi-continue-red-bull-reserve <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Switzerland's Sebastien Buemi will continue as Red Bull test and reserve driver this season, the Formula One champions said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The 24-year-old former Toro Rosso race driver will assist triple champion Sebastian Vettel and Australian Mark Webber at the team.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/motor-racing-buemi-continue-red-bull-reserve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:15:04 +0000 5737682 at http://www.globalpost.com