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EU complaint has been withdrawn
Joint release by Sahara Force India and the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team:
We have decided to withdraw the complaint we lodged with the European Commission in 2015 on the subject of anti-competitive practices in the sport of Formula 1.
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING Announces Robert Kubica as 2018 Reserve and Development Driver
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING is pleased to announce Robert Kubica as its Reserve and Development Driver for the 2018 Formula One season.
Robert’s return to Formula One included several tests with Williams over the second half of last year, as well as the Abu Dhabi Pirelli tyre test at the conclusion of the 2017 season. He will have a particularly active role within the team this year, including participation in the Barcelona pre-season testing, in-season testing, and will also take part in a number of race weekend practice sessions.
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING Confirms Sergey Sirotkin to Join Lance Stroll in 2018
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING is delighted to announce that Sergey Sirotkin will partner Lance Stroll in the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.
The 22-year-old Russian impressed the team with his performance at the Abu Dhabi Pirelli tyre test where he drove the FW40 for the first time, and will make his Formula One race debut at the 2018 Australian Grand Prix.
Nicholas Latifi joins Sahara Force India as reserve and test driver
Sahara Force India is pleased to welcome Nicholas Latifi as the team’s reserve and test driver for the 2018 season. The 22-year-old Canadian, a race winner and nine-time F2 podium finisher in 2017, will take part in young driver test sessions and participate in a number of Friday practice sessions at Grand Prix events.
The Sauber F1 Team confirms the driver line-up for 2018
The Sauber F1 Team spent the day at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, where the Italian car manufacturer officially celebrated their return to Formula One, after more than 30 years of absence from the sport. As of next year, the team will be entering the Formula One Word Championship as the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, with Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc in the cockpits. Antonio Giovinazzi will complete six FP1 sessions for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team in 2018.
The Sauber F1 Team enters a multi-year partnership agreement with Alfa Romeo
We are delighted to announce that we have reached a multi-year technical and commercial partnership agreement with Alfa Romeo. The Italian car manufacturer, which is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), will be joining the Sauber F1 Team as Title Sponsor from 2018 onwards. By doing so, Alfa Romeo is returning to Formula One after more than 30 years of absence from the sport.
The partnership, which includes a strategic, commercial and technological cooperation between Alfa Romeo and the Sauber F1 Team, will enable the exchange of engineering and technical know-how, and provide new opportunities for the two organizations within Formula One and beyond. From 2018, the team will be known as the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. The 2018 F1 car will bear the Alfa Romeo logo, and will be equipped with the 2018 Ferrari power units.
2017 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX- PREVIEW
Sahara Force India gets ready for this weekend’s season finale, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Vijay Mallya: “Whatever happens in Abu Dhabi this weekend, 2017 has already been our most successful season to date. I can’t stress just how proud I am of our achievements. Claiming fourth place in the World Championship for two consecutive years doesn’t happen by accident and I have to pay tribute to each and every one of the 400 staff who played their part in making it possible.
PIERRE AND BRENDON TO STAY FOR… 2018!
16th November 2017
Scuderia Toro Rosso is very pleased to announce that its driver line-up for the 2018 Formula 1 season will be the one formed by Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley. After making their Formula 1 debuts this year in Malaysia and Texas respectively, both drivers will continue together, as teammates, in the new year.
Next week’s Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi will be Pierre’s fifth Formula 1 weekend and Brendon’s fourth, gaining vital experience in order to start the 2018 season with already a good understanding of the sport and, at the same time, getting to know the team better.
11th November 2017
Due to recent accusations made in the media from the team’s engine supplier, Toro Rosso wishes to clarify the actual situation regarding the power units.
It comes as a big surprise to the team that Cyril Abiteboul has suggested to the media that the problems Toro Rosso suffers with the power unit are primarily team related, and the way in which the power unit is operated in the STR12 chassis.
Felipe Massa to Leave Williams Martini Racing
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING confirms that Felipe Massa will leave the team at the end of the 2017 Formula One season.
Felipe made his debut with Williams in 2014. During the last four years, he has helped the team secure third place in the Constructors’ Championship in 2014 and 2015, and fifth place in 2016. After initially indicating he would retire at the end of last year, he returned at Williams’ request for the 2017 season, and the team currently stands fifth in the Constructors’ Championship.
Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen extend relationship through 2020
20 OCTOBER 2017
Formula One’s youngest grand prix champion commits to the long term with Red Bull Racing
Max Verstappen: “Red Bull has supported me from the very beginning. I’m looking forward to accomplishing more with this team.”
Christian Horner: “Max has had a phenomenal start with us, and we are as hungry for success as he is.”
Red Bull Racing is delighted to announce that Max Verstappen, who enjoyed a dream debut with the team in 2016, winning his first grand prix and re-writing Formula One’s record books, has agreed an extended contract which will see him continue to race for The Bulls for a further three years.
McLaren and Fernando Alonso extend relationship
McLaren is delighted to announce that Fernando Alonso has extended his relationship with the team.
The news underlines Fernando’s commitment to McLaren, his long-term ties to the organisation, and his belief in the exciting potential and promise that exists within McLaren.
He will contest the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship alongside Belgium’s Stoffel Vandoorne.
Brendon Hartley to race with Scuderia Toro Rosso in Austin
13th October 2017
Never say never:
Brendon Hartley to race with Scuderia Toro Rosso in Austin
New Zealander Brendon Hartley will race for Scuderia Toro Rosso at the next round of the Formula 1 World Championship, the USA Grand Prix in Austin, as Pierre Gasly will be racing in Japan for the last race of the Super Formula Championship in Suzuka.
Scuderia Toro Rosso to release Carlos Sainz after the Japanese Grand Prix
Carlos Sainz will join the Renault Sport Formula One team as from the next round of the world championship, the USA Grand Prix. It was previously announced that the Spaniard was due to join his new team for the 2018 season. However, circumstances have changed and therefore we are releasing him earlier than originally planned.
At the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Daniil Kvyat will drive for Scuderia Toro Rosso alongside Pierre Gasly.
2017 Japanese Grand Prix - Friday
06 October 2017
Lewis sets fastest time on a rainy Friday afternoon
Lewis finished the morning session in P2 with Valtteri in P5
Lewis ended the day in P1 with Valtteri staying in the garage as only five drivers set a time in the wet afternoon session
Both drivers ran the latest aerodynamic update package