Renault Will Purchase Lotus F1 Team, Hopefully Pay Off Its Unpaid Bills

The Team Formerly Known As Renault is finally going back to being Renault’s works Formula One effort. The struggling power unit supplier intends to buy a controlling stake in the struggling Lotus F1 team, which oddly, is the team Renault sold its stake in after the 2010 season to Genii Capital. »9/28/15 1:27pm9/28/15 1:27pm

McLaren Boss Ron Dennis Says Both Alonso And Button Will Return For 2016

McLaren Formula One team boss Ron Dennis just dropped a bomb on British broadcaster Martin Brundle after the Japanese Grand Prix. When Brundle asked, “Are [Jenson] Button and [Fernando] Alonso in your primary two cars next year?” on the Sky Sports broadcast, Dennis responded “Yes!”
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Taking Out The Pit Entry Cone = Ten Points (And A New Front Wing)

Poor Carlos Sainz Jr. Not only did he whack into the pit entry cone as he pulled into the pits, but he locked up his tires trying to slow down down to pit lane speed in time. This looked like the worst last minute pit call ever, but the upside is that the pit entry cone is worth ten imaginary bonus points!
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Jenson Button Still Hasn't Announced Squat About Retiring (Or Not) From F1

Contrary to earlier reports that McLaren Honda driver Jenson Button was certainly announcing his retirement from Formula One ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, we’ve heard nothing. Zero. Zip. Nada. Nope. Not a peep about Jenson’s future. Not even about his post-race dinner plans. Noooooope.
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Volkswagen Deal To Buy Red Bull Formula One Team Went "Up In Smoke"

Up in smoke, that’s where my money goes — or so said Red Bull Formula One team principal Christian Horner to NBCSN about Volkswagen’s plans to buy the Red Bull F1 team. Volkswagen faces a possible $18 billion fine for the dieselgate scandal, wherein a system was installed on its diesel road cars to cheat emissions… »9/25/15 8:25pm9/25/15 8:25pm

American Haas F1 Team Chooses Frenchman Romain Grosjean As Its First Driver: Report

When the French and Americans come together on things, they tend to have good results. The Statue of Liberty. Pork roll on croissants. And now, Autosport reports that Lotus Formula One driver Romain Grosjean will drive for the first American-based F1 team in ages: Haas.
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Will Dieselgate Affect Any Rumored Audi Formula One Plans?

Despite the fact that motorsports are expensive, F1’s biggest cheerleader in the Volkswagen Group — Martin Winterkorn — has resigned, and Volkswagen will likely spend at least $7.2 billion on the “dieselgate” scandal, the Audi to F1 rumors just won’t die. Car Magazine says that they could even run the program at zero… »9/25/15 10:15am9/25/15 10:15am

Verstappen Said Dad "Would Have Kicked Me In The Nuts" If He Followed Team Order

Max Verstappen’s refusal to follow Toro Rosso’s team order for him to let teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. pass has been vindicated after the fact. Not only was Sainz not anywhere close to Verstappen’s car, but both team principal Franz Tost and Verstappen’s dad and ex-Formula One driver Jos Verstappen say Max made the right… »9/23/15 1:16pm9/23/15 1:16pm

Jenson Button To Announce Retirement From Formula One At Suzuka: Report

Driver Jenson Button is expected to announce an end to his sixteen-season career in Formula One sometime before this weekend’s race at Suzuka, reports The Telegraph. Button had been in negotiations with McLaren, but will likely bow out instead of spend another season in the uncompetitive car.
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Ferrari To Apologize To Singapore Grand Prix Officials For Bonehead Post-Race Move

Ferrari’s Formula One race mechanics rushed into a closed off parc fermé area after the Singapore Grand Prix, prompting them to see the stewards after the race. Those stewards have now mandated that Ferrari apologize to the race officials and security staff, per Autosport.
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Max Verstappen Says “No!” Over Team Radio To Letting His Teammate Pass

Whether you love or hate team orders, you have to empathize with the poor driver who gets one. Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen — perhaps following in Red Bull teams’ alumni Sebastian Vettel’s footsteps — decided that he wasn’t going to take it, and called out “NO!” over the radio. »9/20/15 12:33pm9/20/15 12:33pm