Prodrive is not applying to be the 13th team in F1 in 2011, despite having made several attempts to join in recent years. A statement issued by the team said it is focussing on competing in the World Rally Championship and sportscar racing in 2011.
Renault’s successful sale of a stake in its team to Genii Capital, to keep its team in F1, is very welcome news. But Genii were not the only company bidding to take over the team’s operation: another was David Richards’ Prodrive team. Not for the first time in recent years his attempt to acquire an … Continue reading Prodrive miss another chance to enter F1
Much of the reaction to the departures of Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds from Renault have so far been focussed on what it says about the Singaproe crash scandal. But the sudden loss of the managing director and director of engineering means the team are faced with a serious operational problem – assuming, of course, … Continue reading David Richards to take over at Renault?
All the active F1 teams bar BMW have signed the Concorde Agreement committing them to F1 until the end of 2012. But with BMW withdrawing their team next year, and former team owner Peter Sauber unable to complete a takeover bid before the deadline for signing the Concorde Agreement, there are doubts over whether the … Continue reading One final spot left on the 2010 F1 grid – who could get it and who won’t
Aston Martin has confirmed it will enter Formula 1, Autocar magazine claims this morning. It intends to defer its entry until 2012 but its team will begin competing from 2010 as Prodrive. David Richards’ team has been tipped to enter F1 on two occasions in recent years. It planned an entry for 2008 using customer … Continue reading Aston Martin announces F1 entry
There has been a lot of doom and gloom for the motor racing fan since the end of last season. First Seat announced an abrupt withdrawal from the British Touring Car Championship – just as it finally seemed to be on the cusp of success with its diesel Leons.
Almost two weeks have passed since Honda made the shock announcement it was selling its F1 team. The deadline for what Honda calls a ‘credible’ buyer to be identified is a little over two weeks away. Will one be found?
Once again the Super Aguri transporters have departed a testing session with the teams’ F1 cars not even having turned a wheel. The teams presence in the 2008 championship looks less likely with every passing day. They could be the second team to announce their non-participation in F1 this year, following Prodrive who were originally … Continue reading The FIA must solve the customer car problem
Among the myriad development that have come from the FIA recently a detailed interview with Max Mosley gives some interesting new insights into the McLaren-Ferrari spying scandal, future F1 regulations, customer cars and more. The interview was published in The Paddock, a recent addition to the world of F1 publications which has just published its … Continue reading Mosley on McLaren, F1 engines, customer chassis and more
In the F1 news this week Kimi Raikkonen accidentally reveals the launch date of the 2008 Ferrari. Plus speculation about Michael Schumacher’s rumoured return, the future of Prodrive’s entry into F1, Lewis Hamilton explains his aims in Formula 1 and Murray Walker makes a return to commentating. Read on for a round up of 27 … Continue reading F1 news review: 2008 Ferrari launch revealed
Tomorrow it will be 19 months since the FIA confirmed that Prodrive would be the 12th team in Formula 1 in 2008. Last week David Richards confirmed what many people had suspected for a long time: that Prodrive will not be racing in F1 next year. Prodrive’s absence next year is because the FIA have … Continue reading The FIA owe Prodrive an apology
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