Ross Brawn Tag

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Formula One’s bigger, wider cars of 2017 produced the most downforce the sport has ever seen. That, coupled with the wider, more durable Pirelli tires lead to a massive decrease in overtaking which plummeted 47% compared to 2016 according to Pirelli. The excessive turbulent air of the high downforce cars is well known and Ross Brawn is working on a solution with the 2021 regulations, but it along with the rather dull season finale in Abu Dhabi have lead to an increased focus on the circuitsRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Formula One and the FIA have come together and outlined a plan for the power unit regulations for 2021. There are several changes brought on, including doing away with the MGU-H. Although there has been some fuss over returning to V8 or V10 power, it is clear that is one thing that is set to remain the same as the aim is to continue with the 1.6L V6 turbos. The full release from the FIA can be seen below. — In the presence of FIA PresidentRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The fear espoused by many in the build up to the season looks like it may have come true; overtaking has been made significantly more difficult, at least so far. Many voices of reason and experience questioned the move to higher downforce cars, veteran drivers like Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa who experienced the high downforce machines of the mid 2000’s said that increased downforce wasn’t the answer. Some of the men who designed the notoriously quick but hard to pass cars of that era likeRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor If Formula One’s new cars fail to live up to their considerable hype Ross Brawn is ready to step in and save the day. The new cars are so far fulfilling their design objectives of being far faster and more aggressive looking than their predecessors. They are some of the most attractive cars F1 has had in some time and in Free Practice 2 Lewis Hamilton lapped quicker than Michael Schumacher’s 2004 race lap record and came within one tenth of the outright lap record SebastianRead More

Posted On March 14, 2017By Steve AibelIn Breaking News, Formula One, Opinion

AIBEL: Formula Wonder

By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer A new Formula 1 season always, ALWAYS brings with it a sense of optimism that roots deeply within the bones of race enthusiasts worldwide. After three seasons where both World Championships were decided practically before the cars even hit the track, this season carves out a hope of a more paralleled distribution of the points making up the Word Championship. In 2017, there is a sense on wonder underlying the series. With new commercial control, an update to the formula, and an interesting driver shuffle, 2017 hasRead More

Posted On January 10, 2017By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Lowe Leaves Mercedes

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Mercedes released a statement today confirming the widely held belief that their technical chief Paddy Lowe is leaving the team he helped steer to three consecutive championships. As we first reported one month ago, Lowe is bound for Williams, but contractual and financial negotiations have been complicated by Valtteri Bottas’ talks with Mercedes over Nico Rosberg’s vacated seat, and Felipe Massa’s potential return to the Grove based squad. Such news formally coming to light indicates that some manner of solution has been found at the crowded negotiation tableRead More

Posted On November 1, 2016By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Ross Brawn Will Return to F1

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Ross Brawn, the legendary former team principal and technical director who oversaw massive success at Benetton, Ferrari, Brawn, and Mercedes is set to return to the Formula One paddock in 2017. But it won’t be in the familiar role of working with a team, instead he will take up the role of Sporting Director. The news, broken by esteemed journalist James Allen is very interesting; Brawn will not replace Bernie Ecclestone, nor have any dealings with the commercial aspect of the sport. He will mainly actRead More