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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.

F1 Races Could Be Lost Because Of Noise 'Disgrace'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Sport

Formula 1 races could be lost because of the quieter engines that have been introduced this year, the promoter of the Australian Grand Prix has warned...

Red Bull's Horner Warns of 'Double Points' Decision

Todd McCandless | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The 2014 notion of double points seems to be another construct intended to tie one hand behind Red Bull's back. Should the season be close, double points could be a non-issue but should Red Bull have a decent lead, the final race could marginalize everything they'd accomplished in the season.

Lotus F1 Team Ridicule FIA Double Points Rule By Porposing Own List Of Amendements

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Sport

The Lotus Formula 1 team have shown solidarity with world champion Sebastian Vettel over the proposed double points rule, by drawing up their own list...

F1 To Award Double Points In Final Grand Prix Of Season

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Sport

Formula One teams have rejected mandatory pitstops in each grand prix for the 2014 season. A proposal was put forward to the teams that each driver...

Branson's Virgin to Enter Formula E

Todd McCandless | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

If you've been watching Formula 1 for a few years then you'll know that Richard Branson, boss of Virgin and one of the UK's richest men, has been around the series but only dipped his toe in the lukewarm waters of the world's most advanced for of motorsport...

FIA Serious About Cutting Costs in F1

Todd McCandless | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

If you've ever created a personal budget, you know that cutting costs can be difficult. If your local town, city or state government were to swoop in and create the budget for you and then monitor your spending levels, that would even be more difficult. That is basically what the FIA are suggesting in the latest comments from Jean Todt.

F1's World of Tyres, Votes and Money

Todd McCandless | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Formula 1 has traditionally been operated in the penumbra of a document called the Concorde Agreement. This legally-binding document ties the teams, the commercial right's owners (FOM) and the governing body (FIA) together in a dance of speed, technology and perhaps most importantly...money.

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...

Mercedes Says Testing Needs More FIA Oversight

Todd McCandless | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The International Tribunal has met, listened to arguments and rendered judgment concerning the Mercedes and Pirelli private test on May 15-17. That verdict has been met with some criticism least of which came from Ferrari's Horse Whisperer column.

Mercedes, Pirelli Argue Case at FIA Tribunal

Todd McCandless | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Mercedes feel they've done nothing wrong but Red Bull and Ferrari have a differing opinion of the situation. In a bit of a twist, Red Bull's team boss Christian Horner appeared at the hearing and it is unknown whether he will testify or is present as an observer.

Get a Grip in the Snow

Lara Platman | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Sport
Lara Platman

I listened without a break (almost) to the World Rally Championship radio broadcast whilst the cars drove on some of the world's most famous but dangerous routes.

Herbert Defends F1 Stewards

Todd McCandless | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Is there a way of creating consistency and efficacy in the stewardship of Formula One without paying for permanent stewards?

Ferrari Already Building 2014 Car

Todd McCandless | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The 2014 campaign is a daunting issue... so much so that Ferrari have developed two distinct teams to focus on 2013 and 2014 at the same time.

Vettel Cleared Of Illegal Overtake

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK Sport

Sebastian Vettel will retain his world title after the sports governing body cleared him of an illegal overtake, reports the Daily Mail. The FIA ha...

Cold Tires, 15 Points, a Title and a Gearbox Change

Todd McCandless | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

It all comes down to 15 points.

Whitmarsh Has Reservations on Ecclestone's Budget Cap

Todd McCandless | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Formula One has a certain amount of specification to it and there is no doubt about that fact but unless it becomes a much more regulated and specified sport, like NASCAR, it will be very difficult to avoid the development war which will escalate costs and separate the herd of have's and have not's.

'What Have We Got To Lose?'

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK

Protesters in Bahrain have stepped up their campaign against the country's rulers and moved their demonstrations into the capital, where they have bee...

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.

Sauber Fishing for Ferrari in the Pond of Turbo

Todd McCandless | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

A few years ago, BMW had a Formula One team and they had made the move from engine partner with Williams F1 to a full-fledged team. Having purchased Peter Sauber's F1 team, BMW set realistic goals and marched forward in their quest with success and methodical achievements under the leadership of Dr. Mario Theissen.

Pastor Maldonado: Calm in Victory, Flames and Photographs...

Mark J Daniels | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Sport
Mark J Daniels

It should have been their greatest moment in eight years. At the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday a Williams F1 car won a race for the first time since Juan Pablo Montoya, in his last race for the team and the last race of the season, crossed the line victoriously in Brazil 2004.

Online Message Board Proposes Crowd-Sourced Internet Censorship Law

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK Tech

The message board Reddit has released the first draft of a crowd-sourced bill to protect internet freedom. The 'act' is intended as an alternative ...

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...

Pirelli Release the 'Camber Cops' in Monza

Todd McCandless | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK
Todd McCandless

This weekend's Italian Grand Prix in Monza has a lingering safety concern--the blistering and camber settings the teams choose are being closely monit...