Williams F1 launches 2018 season car

London, Feb 16 : Williams Martini Racing revealed the first look of its 2018 Formula One challenger car, the Williams Mercedes FW41, at the team’s season launch here. The FW41 was termed ‘significantly different’ to its predecessor, the FW40 on Thursday. Claire Williams, deputy team principal, said: “I am thrilled to be back and launching […]

F1: Ravenol partners with Sahara Force India

London, Feb 16 : Sahara Force India on Friday announced a partnership with high-quality lubricants specialists Ravenol ahead of the 2018 Formula One season. Vijay Mallya, team principal and managing director of Sahara Force India, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Ravenol to the team as we prepare for the start of the 2018 season.” The […]

F1 to remain glamorous without grid girls, vows CEO Carey

Baku (Azerbaijan), Feb 13 : FIA Formula One World Championship will still “be a glamorous” sports event even without the so-called grid girls at the start of each Grand Prix, F1 Chief Executive Chase Carey said on Tuesday. In late January, the management of Formula One announced its decision to shelve the tradition of models […]

Former F1 driver released from hospital

Orlando, Feb 8 : Former Formula 1 driver Rubens Barrichello was discharged from hospital on Wednesday after recovering from a vascular problem. The 45-year-old was admitted to a hospital in Orlando, Florida, last Saturday after suffering from a severe migraine, reports Xinhua. “Hi everyone. I just want to say that I’m going home,” he wrote […]

Formula 1 to replace grid girls with grid kids

Madrid, Feb 5 : Formula 1 is to swap its recently scrapped grid girls programme, which for years saw promotional female models accompany drivers at the stages before and after a race, with grid kids, a move that will incorporate youth competitors as mascots, according to a statement on Monday. In a statement, director of […]

Sujith Kumar elected vice-president of FIM Asia

New Delhi, Feb 5 : India have gained another strong voice in world motorsport, with the election of five-time Indian National Rally Champion Sujith Kumar as vice-president of FIM Asia. Sujith, who has been elected on behalf of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), has now become the third Indian representative to […]