Formula 1
Apr 16

F1: Ecclestone Admits Image Problem Amid Bribery Affair

Bernie Ecclestone is Formula One's long-time chief executive. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bernie Ecclestone is Formula One’s long-time chief executive. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that public perception already depicts him as being defeated amid the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption affair.

Next week in Munich, his trial on bribery charges is set to begin, and it has already emerged that prosecutors do not believe his defense — that he was blackmailed by Gribkowsky over his tax affairs — is plausible.

Apr 16

F1: Red Bull’s Marko slams ‘aggressive’ Mercedes after appeal

Red Bull's Helmut Marko (right) is disappointed that Australia penalty on Daniel Ricciardo (left) wasn't dropped.

Red Bull’s Helmut Marko (right) is disappointed the Australia penalty on Daniel Ricciardo (left) wasn’t dropped. (Photo: Getty Images)

Helmut Marko has hit back at Mercedes, after the German squad this week called on the court of appeal to come down hard on Red Bull.

As Red Bull appealed Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne disqualification in Paris on Monday, a lawyer for rival Mercedes argued at length that the FIA should in fact impose “a further sanction,” due to the “flagrant and deliberate” rules breach.

Apr 15

Red Bull loses Ricciardo Australian GP case

Daniel Ricciardo crossed the finish line in second place at the 2014 Australian GP, but was disqualified due to a fuel infraction. Red Bull appealed the case which was heard on Monday, which they lost. (Photo: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic)

Daniel Ricciardo crossed the finish line in second place at the 2014 Australian GP, but was disqualified due to a fuel flow violation. (Photo: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic)

The FIA Court of Appeal has upheld the original decision of the stewards of the Australian GP, which means that Red Bull and Daniel Ricciardo have now definitively lost their second place.

The court, which sat on Monday, rejected the arguments from RBR about the unreliability of the Gill fuel flow sensor in the RB10.

Apr 14

IndyCar: Montoya places fourth in second race back

Juan Pablo Montoya has competed in Formula 1, NASCAR and Sports Cars since his last days in IndyCar, and many questioned whether he would be able to return to his championship-winning form behind an IndyCar again. (Photo: Leland Hill/LAT Photographic)

Juan Pablo Montoya has been away from IndyCar for 14 years, leaving many to wonder whether he can return to his championship-winning form. (Photo: Leland Hill/LAT Photographic)

Many in the IndyCar garage have been curious to see whether Juan Pablo Montoya could still race with the same championship-winning pace as he had in the series 14 years ago, and Sunday’s result was certainly a positive sign that things are heading in the right direction.

With his fourth place finish at Long Beach, Montoya sits eighth in the IndyCar points standings as the series heads to Barber Motorsports Park.

Apr 14

Haas Automation to sponsor new US F1 team

Guenther Steiner (L), team principal of the new team, and Gene Haas (R), answer questions from the press. (Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Guenther Steiner (L), team principal of the new team, and Gene Haas (R), answer questions from the press. (Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Gene Haas has played down the importance of outside sponsorship in getting his F1 team off the ground – and says his machine tool company will finance the operation, at least at the start.

He also says he wants to make the team profitable.