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Posted On September 19, 2015By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Remembering a Champion

Remembering: Guy Ligier

July 12th, 1930 – August 23rd, 2015 Founder of Ligier car company, sports car and F1 teams Formula One driver 1966 – 1967 Guy Camille Ligier enjoyed one of the most unique careers of all the movers and shakers of the motorsports world in his time. A French national team rugby player, a motorcycle racer and a construction magnate, the often wild Ligier transitioned to racing cars in the early 1960’s. He began his career in a Formula Junior Elva, then racing sports cars for Porsche, before working up theRead More
Sebastian Vettel has called on F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone to keep Monza on the series calendar amid rumors that the longtime home of the Italian Grand Prix could be dropped in 2016. The German finished second behind Lewis Hamilton at Monza, leading the charge for Scuderia Ferrari while teammate Kimi Raikkonen grabbed fifth. The uncertainty for over the future for one of F1’s most historic and prestigious venues as the host of the Italian Grand Prix has also put other tracks, such as Imola, back into consideration. Matteo Renzi, theRead More

Posted On September 4, 2015By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Formula One

McLaren set for engine penalties at Monza

After facing a 105-place grid penalty at Spa-Francorchamps, McLaren braces for another rough weekend as they approach the ‘Temple of Speed’ for the Italian Grand Prix. In Belgium, Honda introduced an upgraded engine and brought into play two fresh power units. However, the decision to change power units once again in Monza is believed to be more of a strategic move to help increase the engine pool, instead of any technical issues. With the changes it means penalties once again for Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso. Button will serve aRead More
Mercedes has decided to use all of its engine development tokens for the Italian Grand Prix. The German manufacturer had not improved its power unit at any event previously this season, but the move is believed to help them in the long run. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will start Monza with its third power unit of the season, and has added changes that take up the seven remaining tokens the team had left available. The decision to use all of the tokens at Monza was more about the developmentRead More
Williams has confirmed that it will retain Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas for the 2016 Formula 1 season. The team had an option on Massa’s contract to extend his deal for another year, with expectations being that the Brazilian would stay on for a third consecutive season. Bottas had been linked and considered the heavy favorite to Kimi Raikkonen’s seat over at Ferrari, but with the Italian team picking up Raikkonen’s option for 2016 much of the talk surrounding the Williams driver has been relaxed in recent weeks. The moveRead More
After months of speculation on where he may land, it was announced Tuesday that Nico Hulkenberg signed a two-year contract extension and will stay on at Sahara Force India for 2016 and 2017 Formula 1 seasons. The German driver has made a home at the Silverstone-based squad, racing for them for much of his Formula 1 career. Originally a test driver for Force India, Hulkenberg raced with the team in 2012 before departing for Sauber for whom he raced one season for prior to returning. Hulkenberg’s name was linked toRead More

Posted On August 20, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Throwback Thursday Theater, Videos

Throwback Thursday Theater

F1’s long summer break is finally coming to a close and the top tier of the sport is entering into its most wonderful part of the year, visiting Spa and then Monza. As the drivers, teams and media prepare for battle, let’s take a look back, 15 years ago to one of the greatest moves in F1 history, Mika Hakkinen on Michael Schumacher for victory. Ride along with the Flying Finn for one of his greatest moves. Enjoy.Read More
Max Verstappen
Toro Rosso rookie Max Verstappen overcame a collision with Williams driver Valtteri Bottas and a drive-through penalty to achieve a fourth place result at the Hungaroring, the best finish of his young Formula One career. The collision came after a safety car restart and damaged the 17-year-old’s front wing. However, after several drivers were involved in incidents that took themselves out of a good result late in the going, Verstappen found himself in fourth at the finish. “I’m incredibly happy, to finish P4 is an incredible result,” said a jubilantRead More
Sebastian Vettel led nearly every lap at the Hungaroring en route to winning one of the most exciting races of the year. Vettel shot past both Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to grab the lead entering Turn 1 with teammate Kimi Raikkonen following the German to make it a Ferrari 1-2 that remained that way for over half the race. Hamilton went off-track on the opening lap in order to avoid the backside of Rosberg, but a collision with Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo later in the raceRead More
August 3, 1989 – July 17, 2015 Masters of Formula 3 Champion – 2008 Formula 3 Euro Series Champion – 2009 F1 Points in Monaco Grand Prix – 2014 French Formula Renault 2.0 Champion – 2007 There are no words that define how impactful the tragic loss of Jules Bianchi really is. The untapped potential of a future superstar that perhaps Formula One hasn’t been impacted by since the loss of Francois Cevert in the early 1970’s. The similarities between Cevert and Bianchi are astounding. Both drivers born and raisedRead More