Tag Heuer Tag

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief A tripleheader of launches on Sunday kicked off with Red Bull Racing officially showcasing its 2017 Formula 1 challenger – the RB13. The Milton Keynes-based team has put a hit out on Mercedes with its latest creation, having shown an aggressive design that features a sharkfin, common on every team’s new car minus Mercedes (although they are still debating the T-wing concept and sharkfin). However, what makes the RB13 unique is the slot opening in the tip of the nose. The Christian Horner-led squad took toRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Toro Rosso is looking to rebrand its Renault power unit for the upcoming 2017 Formula 1 season. The Italian-based squad is moving from Ferrari as its main supplier to the French manufacturer next season in an effort to be as similar to its senior team – Red Bull Racing, whom reached an agreement with Renault for 2016 to re-badge the power units under the TAG Heuer name. Franz Tost, team principal for Toro Rosso, recently told Gazzetto dello Sport that his team aims to follow theRead More

Posted On September 2, 2016By Steve AibelIn Breaking News, Formula One, IndyCar

The Rising Tide of Alexander Rossi

By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer Alexander Rossi’s  journey over the last few years has been nothing short of amazing. From a Formula 1 reserve driver looking for his big break, to an Indianapolis 500 winner, Rossi has gained the attention of the racing world and been rewarded  for his effort in spades. I had the opportunity to discuss this journey with heralded IndyCar rookie at Texas Motor Speedway before the August conclusion of the Firestone 600, a race where Rossi finished in 11th position and again, took the top rookieRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Renault announced this weekend that they are set to continue supplying power units for Red Bull Racing through 2018 and return to supplying them for Toro Rosso starting next year. It completes an extraordinary turn around in the once fraught relationship between Red Bull and the French car manufacturer. Red Bull’s top brass bit the hand that fed them four world championships like petulant children when Renault’s power units failed to initially live up to the high standard set by Mercedes. A major caveat for RedRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief TAG Heuer, the Swiss watch maker, will end its 30-year relationship with McLaren at the end of this season and will join rival Red Bull Racing in 2016. The brand has had a history with McLaren since 1985, with former TAG Heuer CEO Mansour Ojjeh having been involved two years prior. “Yes, we just signed with Red Bull Racing in F1 for next season,” current TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver told Swiss magazine L’Hebdo, when asked about reports that it would depart from McLaren for Red Bull.Read More