Former Ferrari technical director, James Allison has been appointed by the world champions Mercedes. The well-respected engineer will be replacing Paddy Lowe, who recently moved to Williams, as technical director. A part of the winning Ferrari team in the early 2000s, Allison will be hoping to enjoy more success with Mercedes.
Moving into 2017, Formula One faces numerous regulation changes. Last time this happened, in 2014, it completely shook up the field. So what should we expect this time? Hopefully, more exciting racing. Wider cars and tyres promise better aesthetics and faster lap times, with revised aero regulations hoping to improve the racing. [Read more…]
Mercedes have revealed that they will not be announcing their replacement for Rosberg until 2017. The world champion retired just 5 days after winning the championship, leaving Mercedes in a tough position. Currently they have shown interest in Williams’ Bottas although no deal has yet been reached.
Just five days after winning his first world championship, Rosberg has announced that he will be retiring from Formula One. His childhood dream was to win the title and now he has accomplished this he has decided it is time to quit.
With just four races remaining of the 2016 season remaining, much of the attention has switched to next year. Many teams are yet to announce their full driver line-ups, with some still in negotiations for both drivers. With Button and Massa retiring, it opens up opportunities for drivers in lower formulae to reach F1… [Read more…]
The 35 year-old Williams driver has announced today that he will be retiring from Formula One at the end of the current season. During a 15 year career, he has won 11 races and came within one point of winning the 2008 world championship. He has said that he is: “relieved and happy” and added that: “You need to be strong enough to make decisions that are quite difficult.”
Having passed the half way point in the season, teams and drivers are beginning to focus their attention on 2017. Just 3 teams – Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull – have confirmed their driver line-ups for next year so many seats are still on offer. More experienced drivers such as Massa and Button risk losing their seats to bright new talent from the ranks of GP2. [Read more…]
F1 bosses have agreed to discuss rule changes for the 2017 season. The new regulations hope to make the cars faster, to improve the racing and to reduce the cost for the smaller teams. [Read more…]