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January 2012

Williams confirm final first test launch

Williams confirm final first test launch

The Williams Formula One team have completed the almost-intense list of 2012 car launches for the first pre-season test of the year, confirming that their FW34 will be revealed to the world on the morning of February 7th.

 

Toro Rosso to launch STR7 on Feb 6th

Toro Rosso to launch STR7 on Feb 6th

The Scuderia Toro Rosso squad will join the exciting three-way launch party lined up for next Monday, after confirming that they will become the third team to unveil their 2012 machine the day before the first pre-season test.

Sutil convicted over Lux assault case

Sutil convicted over Lux assault case

Former Force India driver Adrian Sutil has been handed an 18-month suspended jail sentence by a court in Munich, after being found guilty of the assault charge levelled against him by Lotus co-owner Eric Lux.

20 races will be 'arduous but manageable'

20 races will be 'arduous but manageable'

McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has insisted that Formula One's 20-race calendar in 2012 will be "manageable, if arduous" for the teams, suggesting that the current calendar may be the "natural limit" for the sport.

McLaren dismiss recent PURE speculation

McLaren dismiss recent PURE speculation

The McLaren Formula One team have once again denied reports linking them to a new engine partnership in the future, saying that they had no plans to link up with Craig Pollock's new PURE company when they enter in 2014.

Whitmarsh: We don't want Lewis to change

Whitmarsh: We don't want Lewis to change

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh has insisted that the Woking team would not want Lewis Hamilton to change his approach to the sport for 2012, despite his string of on-track incidents in 2011 that ruined his season.

Sutil 'really sorry' for Lux incident

Sutil 'really sorry' for Lux incident

Adrian Sutil has said that he "did everything" he could to settle his falling-out with Group Lotus co-owner Eric Lux, on the first day of a hearing in German over allegations that he assaulted the businessman last year.

Sutil assault trial begins in Munich court

Sutil assault trial begins in Munich court

Former Force India Formula One driver Adrian Sutil is set to go on trial at a court in Germany over the next two days, over allegations that he assaulted Group Lotus co-owner Eric Lux in a Chinese nightclub last April.

Ickle set for 2012 Le Mans challenge

Ickle set for 2012 Le Mans challenge

Out-of-work former Formula One driver Nick Heidfeld is set to switch to sportscar racing for the 2012 season, with the German set to compete for the Rebellion Racing LMP1 team in selected races throughout the season.

Pirelli tyre favouritism claims "nonsense"

Pirelli tyre favouritism claims

Pirelli chief Marco Tronchetti Provera has said that any suggestions that the changes to their tyre compounds for 2012 have been to favour fellow Italians Ferrari are "nonsense", saying that the changes were made for all F1 teams.

Boobens still 'dreaming' of 20th F1 season

Boobens still 'dreaming' of 20th F1 season

Rubens Barrichello has said that he still harbours a "dream" of racing in a 20th season of Formula One, despite the Brazilian having lined up an Indycar test for later this week after losing his drive with Williams at the end of 2011.

Platypus noses 'inevitable' says Sauber

Platypus noses 'inevitable' says Sauber

Team boss Peter Sauber has suggested that the unsightly new 2012 'platypus nosed' design of F1 car was "almost inevitable" given the changes in the design regulations, hinting that his own team's new car would feature the same design.

VW chief again hints at future F1 entry

VW chief again hints at future F1 entry

The chief of Volkswagen's motorsport arm has once again suggested that the car maker could look into a F1 entry in the future, revealing that he will submit a proposal to the company's board for VW to expand their motorsport operations.

Mercedes defend new car delay decision

Mercedes defend new car delay decision

Mercedes motorsport boss Norbert Haug has said that the team's decision to delay the introduction of their new W03 car until the second pre-season test of the year will help them make "crucial" final improvements to their design.

Spanish GP not under threat - track chief

Spanish GP not under threat - track chief

The boss of the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain has insisted that 'only an earthquake' could stop the country's race from continuing on the F1 schedule, despite suggestions that both his track and the Valencia street circuit are considering dropping F1.

Lotus team confirms new car's dull name

Lotus team confirms new car's dull name

The Lotus Formula One team have finally confirmed that their brand new challenger for the 2012 season will be called the E20, a name designed to recognise the significance of the 20th car to come from their Enstone base in the UK.

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