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Austin-tatious: Hamilton Is Dominating In Texas
Sunday, 2 Nov, 2014 – 22:27 | One Comment
Austin-tatious: Hamilton Is Dominating In Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – Lewis Hamilton exited Texas as the winningest driver in Great Britain’s glorious Formula One history and Circuit of The America’s less-heralded tenure Sunday afternoon, complete with Stetson hat and sheriff’s badge.
Hamilton’s second United States Grand Prix victory in three starts at COTA stretched his championship advantage over Mercedes AMG teammate Nico [...]

Boycott Talk, Money Woes Are Top Topics At COTA
Sunday, 2 Nov, 2014 – 7:07 | Comments Off
Boycott Talk, Money Woes Are Top Topics At COTA

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
AUSTIN, Texas – All the Formula One happy talk here about packed grandstands, TV momentum and a possible second U.S. race date were brake-checked Saturday at Circuit of The Americas, where “boycott” became the buzzword of the third annual United States Grand Prix.
Fueled by a contentious news conference Friday among [...]

USGP Notes: Three-Car F1 Teams Being Pondered
Saturday, 1 Nov, 2014 – 6:45 | Comments Off
USGP Notes: Three-Car F1 Teams Being Pondered

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
AUSTIN, Texas – A common fixture in NASCAR and INDYCAR-sanctioned racing, the idea of three-car Formula One teams is gaining limited traction as the governing FIA looks to fill vacant grid spots created by a pair of teams sidelined via budget woes.
The financially strapped Marussia and Caterham F1 teams are [...]

Reduced Grid To Start U.S. Grand Prix At COTA
Thursday, 30 Oct, 2014 – 6:57 | Comments Off
Reduced Grid To Start U.S. Grand Prix At COTA

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The financially strapped Marussia and Caterham Formula One teams will sit-out this weekend’s third annual United States Grand Prix, reducing the starting grid at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, from 22 to 18 cars.
Already reeling from the life-threatening head injuries suffered by Frenchman Jules Bianchi during the Japanese [...]

Formula One Drivers Have Texas, Title, Bianchi On Their Minds
Wednesday, 15 Oct, 2014 – 8:16 | One Comment
Formula One Drivers Have Texas, Title, Bianchi On Their Minds

As Formula One’s globetrotting tour prepares for its lone visit to the United States, Lewis Hamilton’s march to a second World Driving Championship continues to be tempered by Jules Bianchi’s fight for life.
Hamilton’s victory in Sunday’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix extended his lead over Mercedes AMG teammate Nico Rosberg to 17 points en route [...]

F1’s Bianchi Sustains Major Head Injury At Japan GP
Sunday, 5 Oct, 2014 – 19:44 | Comments Off
F1’s Bianchi Sustains Major Head Injury At Japan GP

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Marussia F1 driver Jules Bianchi underwent surgery for a severe head injury Sunday after colliding with a recovery vehicle on Lap 43 of the rain-plagued Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka.
Bianchi, 25, was unconscious but breathing unaided when taken to Suzuka’s medical center before being transferred by ambulance to Mie General [...]

Vettel Bolting Red Bull; To Land At Ferrari?
Saturday, 4 Oct, 2014 – 13:01 | Comments Off
Vettel Bolting Red Bull; To Land At Ferrari?

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Four-time/reigning Formula One World Driving Champion Sebastian Vettel will exit Infiniti Red Bull Racing at the end of the 2014 season, with Scuderia Ferrari rumored as the German’s next destination.
Vettel, who joined Red Bull in 2009 and has won 38 grand prixs and four consecutive titles with a team [...]

Haas To Team With Ferrari In 2016 F1 Launch
Wednesday, 3 Sep, 2014 – 7:16 | Comments Off
Haas To Team With Ferrari In 2016 F1 Launch

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
California businessman Gene Haas will launch his foray into the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2016 with Scuderia Ferrari as technical partner.
The most successful team in the history of Formula One, Scuderia Ferrari will provide Haas F1 Team with its power unit, gearbox and overall technical support. The multiyear [...]

Late Deal Aborts Rossi’s F1 Debut
Friday, 22 Aug, 2014 – 16:06 | Comments Off
Late Deal Aborts Rossi’s F1 Debut

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
American Alexander Rossi’s Formula One debut weekend with Marussia began and ended with Free Practice 1 for the Shell Belgian Grand Prix Friday, after the team hurriedly resolved its contract issue with Max Chilton.
Marussia reinstated Chilton for Round 12 of the FIA World Championship at Spa-Francorchamps one day after announcing [...]

American Rossi Set To Make Formula One Debut
Friday, 22 Aug, 2014 – 7:21 | Comments Off
American Rossi Set To Make Formula One Debut

A seven-year drought by American drivers competing in Formula One will end during the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, when native Californian Alexander Rossi will make his debut with Marussia F1 Team in place of Max Chilton.
Rossi, who joined the British-based team as a reserve driver on July 24, is subbing for Chilton while unspecified [...]