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April 2012

Grosjean sure Lotus can fight for wins

Grosjean sure Lotus can fight for wins

After the team's strong showing in the Bahrain Grand Prix, where they secured a double podium finish, Lotus driver Romain Grosjean has said that he feels the team "may win" at some point during the 2012 Formula One season.

 

DLR: HRT to improve despite missed test

DLR: HRT to improve despite missed test

Pedro de la Rosa believes that the HRT Formula One team will be able to make significant improvements to their 2012 car before the Spanish Grand Prix using their existing knowledge of the car, despite missing the in-season test in Mugello.

Genii still considering Lotus bid - report

Genii still considering Lotus bid - report

The Genii Capital company, who own the Lotus F1 team, are still mulling over a bid for the troubled Group Lotus car company, according to fresh reports, as the car maker continues to show signs of struggling financially.

Red Bull, STR to run Abu Dhabi alone

Red Bull, STR to run Abu Dhabi alone

The two Red Bull-affiliated Formula One teams are set to be the only squads to run at the young driver test in Abu Dhabi later this year, with the rest of the grid reportedly set to switch their plans to a mid-season test at Silverstone. 

FIA investigating 'forward roll hoop' plan

FIA investigating 'forward roll hoop' plan

The FIA Institute's latest tests in their effort to shore-up the safety of F1 cars in the event of flying debris has led to the successful evaluation of a forward roll-hoop structure, which may be considered for implementation in the sport.

Ricciardo 'dwelling' on first lap failure

Ricciardo 'dwelling' on first lap failure

Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo has admitted that he will "dwell" on his dismal opening lap at the Bahrain Grand Prix, that ruined his chances of scoring points despite qualifying sixth for the race at the Sakhir circuit.

F1 close to stock market flotation - report

F1 close to stock market flotation - report

According to increasingly-plausible reports, Formula One's owners CVC Capital Partners are preparing to float a stake in the sport on the Singapore stock exchange, with the planned flotation potentially happening as soon as June.

Vergne will not use "rookie" excuse

Vergne will not use

Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne has said that he will not explain away mistakes in his debut season in Formula One by blaming his rookie status, saying that he feels that he is already a "fully-fledged" member of the grid.

Di Resta: Findia result the 'best ever'

Di Resta: Findia result the 'best ever'

Force India driver Paul di Resta has insisted that the Force India team had put in their best performance they have "ever done" in the Bahrain Grand Prix, speaking about his drive to secure sixth place on a two-stop strategy.

Sutil still aiming for future F1 return

Sutil still aiming for future F1 return

Former Force India driver Adrian Sutil has said that he is still aiming for a return to the Formula One grid for the 2013 season, though the German admits that he might look elsewhere in motorsport if he fails to secure a drive.

Haug not backing Schu's tyre complaint

Haug not backing Schu's tyre complaint

Mercedes motorsport boss Norbert Haug has remained unmoved by his driver Michael Schumacher's unhappiness with the current generation of F1 tyres, saying that Pirelli's rubber was contributing to "very good races" in the sport.

HRT team to miss entire Mugello test

HRT team to miss entire Mugello test

The backmarking HRT squad will continue to adhere to their strict refusal to put their car through any testing whatsoever, after they confirmed that they would not attend any of the three days of running at Mugello next week.

Vettel: RBR 'not as confident' as 2011

Vettel: RBR 'not as confident' as 2011

Double world champion Sebastian Vettel says that the Red Bull team are lacking 'confidence' in the early part of 2012, despite taking the team's first win of the season at the Bahrain GP last weekend to secure the lead of the championship.

RBR surprised to be leading championship

RBR surprised to be leading championship

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has admitted his surprise at his team's position at the top of both championships as the teams head back to Europe, but has suggested that the 2012 title race will remain hard to predict.

Bernie criticises Bahrain 'UniF1ed' banner

Bernie criticises Bahrain 'UniF1ed' banner

FOM chief Bernie Ecclestone has said that he had an issue with the use of 'UniF1ed' banners at the Bahrain Grand Prix as part of the race's PR offensive, but has said that he would be "happy" to continue to bring F1 to the country.

Lotus target wins after breakthrough race

Lotus target wins after breakthrough race

The Lotus Formula One team are now aiming for "even better results" from the rest of the 2012 season, after taking a breakthrough double podium finish in the Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend with Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean.

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