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Is it Time for Three-Car Teams in F1?

Todd McCandless | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Is the idea of a third car off-putting to you? Would it be better to see 16 cars with closer competitiveness compete in F1 rather than 6 cars toiling round at the back trying hard to disappear when being lapped? ... Is that fair? It is in the United Sportscar Championship.

The $500Million Engine

Todd McCandless | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

There have only been three winners in the last twelve months in Formula 1--Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. That hasn't been done since 1988 when Gerhard Berger, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost won everything. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff reckons it is due to the lack of a cost cap or rampant spending that has created the rift and lack of "diversity" in winning...which is an interesting use of the term by the way.

No Race in New Jersey? 'It's Like Donington All Over Again!'

Todd McCandless | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

According to Christian Sylt, for CNN, Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has claimed the New Jersey Grand Prix is off for 2014. The race organizers appa...

Ecclestone's Replacement Won't Be From F1 Community

Todd McCandless | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

German authorities formally charged Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone last week for Bribery related to the sale of F1's interest and it raises the question as to who would put an 82-year-old man in prison--apparently the Germans would.

Ecclestone Says Bahrain GP fine... If They Have Brains

Todd McCandless | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

It seems like a script each year, the Bahrain Grand Prix gets close and the social media fires up with anti and pro sentiments spamming timelines and pages with pictures of oppression (from who knows where) and placid city streets from days unknown.

Ferrari Boss Dresses Down Formula 1

Todd McCandless | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Whether you are a fan of Ferrari or its boss, Luca di Montezemolo, the Italian head of Fiat is thinking outside of the box and for good reason. I recently commented on a statement McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh made about Formula One just now discovering this new technology called the "interweb" and how it may be used to generate new and exciting ways to connect with fans.

Todt: Cut Costs by 30% or Teams Will Leave F1

Todd McCandless | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

There was a meeting today between FIA president Jean Todt, Formula One Management boss Bernie Ecclestone and Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo. Three big players in the current and future evolution of the sport. What kind of discussions could have taken place? Doubtful they were discussing this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.

Belgian GP at Spa Francorchamp Inks Three-Year Deal Through 2015

Todd McCandless | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

I am most certainly biased as I consider the Spa Francorchamps circuit one of the crowning achievements of motorsport excitement and while the cars all take Eau Rouge flat these days, it is still a fantastic venue and as our own Mark Hallam points out, it is one of the few races that is still affordable to attend.

F1 Finances...Why the New Loan?

Todd McCandless | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

An interesting statement on Formula One's website today touted the re-financing of the long-term structured debt that owners CVC Capital Partners posses. The deal would reclassify the long-term note for an additional four years.

Tamara Ecclestone Blackmail Attempt Under Investigation By Metropolitan Police

PA | Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Police are investigating a suspected attempt to blackmail model and television presenter Tamara Ecclestone. According to reports, the 27-year-old d...

Mercedes AMG: FOTA is 'Vital'

Todd McCandless | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

Ferrari and Red Bull's announcement that they were leaving the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) is a bump in the road toward the mission of of the...

Ecclestone Answers Austin GP: 'They Haven't Got the Money'

Todd McCandless | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

The Circuit of the Americas group offered a press release earlier today stating they have proffered a contract to Formula One Management's (FOM) Bernie Ecclestone that was inclusive of the initial payment for sanctioning fees to host the race in Austin in 2012 should the F1 boss agree to it.

Austin GP Set for Ignominy

Todd McCandless | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK
Todd McCandless

Several months ago a new venture in Austin Texas was announced. Formula One would return to America. The excitement was tempered with a heavy dose of skepticism because few knew who Tavo Hellmund was and we'd just survived the failed USF1 team's still-birth.

India Hopeful, Korea Fearful of F1 Future

Todd McCandless | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK
Todd McCandless

As we close a chapter on the Korean Grand Prix and head directly to the heart of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, there are lingering questions about ...

Is Formula One fading...one circuit at a time?

Todd McCandless | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK
Todd McCandless

The future of Formula One racing could change in the next few months. The Concorde Agreement, which governs the sport's teams (FOTA), regulatory body...