Button, with teammate Fernando Alonso in the background McLaren-Honda driver and 2009 World Champion Jenson Button is said to be in contention for a co-hosting role at popular motor TV show Top Gear, say several sources. Until earlier this year, the long-running and popular show was hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, and enjoyed an extensive worldwide viewership. The trio visited India in 2012 as well, running
The 2014 Hungarian GP: Winner Daniel Ricciardo(L) with Fernando Alonso (C) in 2nd and Hamilton in 3rd The first two Free Practice sessions at the Hungaroring concluded yesterday. With Qualifying set for 5:30 p.m this evening, here’s what we learned from the two sessions: Mercedes look to continue their domination: Although Nico Rosberg had complained of brake problems prior to FP1, he had no issues during either session.
Mourners outside the Sainte Reparate Cathedral in Nice, France where Bianchi’s funeral was held Mourners turned up in large numbers to commemorate the life of F1 driver Jules Bianchi, who lost his life on Saturday following 9 months in a coma. Services were held at the Sainte Reparate Cathedral in the driver’s hometown of Nice, France. The young Frenchman, who was only 25-years-old when he passed away, had
Jenson Button of Honda celebrates his victory at the Hungaroring in 2006 Date: 6 August 2006 Place: Hungaroring Winner: Jenson Button If ever there was a definition of a ‘rollercoaster career’, Jenson Button’s name would surely take pride of place in the dictionary! Since beginning his career at the turn of the century, Button has largely languished on the periphery of the sport. That was until the late 20
Fernando Alonso (L) and Jenson Button of McLaren-Honda The ‘third driver’ in a Formula One team might not have a very exciting job in today’s times, but the ‘third host’ on the Inside Line F1 Podcast does. Mithila Mehta debuts on our show and joins Kunal for the first time where they wonder if Mclaren might not be the fastest, but the funniest team of 2015. They talk about robots in Formula O
Although McLaren-Honda indicated changes to their car prior to Montreal, these appear not to have improved the team’s performance in the slightest, and this is something both team and drivers seem to be all too aware of. Teammates Fernando Alonso (L) and Jenson Button of McLaren-Honda Fernando Alonso was audibly agitated following first qualifying, which neither Alonso nor his teammate Jenson Button made it out of. Both
Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen Over a month a half back on 22nd May, the Grand Prix Drivers Association (GDPA) had established and lauched the Global Fan Survey in order to gather fans’ opinions. To avoid a further dip in the TV ratings and in order to connect more to a younger audience, the drivers launched a Global Fan Survey which includes proposals such as refuelling and potentially louder and faster cars for the 2017 season.
Who will rule Silverstone? With Silverstone just around the corner, the Formula One world championship is reaching its zenith. Almost halfway into the season, it is clear that Mercedes will wrap up the drivers championship. But the Big Question is, Which Mercedes Will It Be? Lewis Hamilton has dominated the season till date, but teammate Nico Rosberg has started clawing back the lead. When the season started, first blood went to Hamilton wh
Fernando Alonso at the inaugration of the Fernando Alonso museum while seated on th McLaren MP4-30 Every team in the Formula 1 is allowed to use only four engine units for the entire season. Crossing the limit, the driver and team is slapped with a 10 place grid penalty which can be quite costly when it comes to grabbing championship points. Honda told Sky Sports that they would be changing the engine for Fernando Alonso’s car ah
Image Courtesy: Mercedes Nico Rosberg got the better of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton at the start of the Austrian Grand Prix to secure his third win of the season. The latter admitted that Rosberg was simply the faster driver of the two around the Red Bull Ring and downplayed the time penalty for crossing the white line at the pitlane exit. Felipe Massa crossed the line in third place to secure his first podium since last year'
Bernie Ecclestone Spielberg (Austria), June 21 (IANS) Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that F1 needs to "have a very good look at all our sporting regulations" amid growing criticism of its complex rulebook. F1's penalty system has come under criticism recently as some teams have started to exceed their penalty-free limit for power unit elements. Team McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button
Nico Rosberg (C) celebrates his win with a disappointed Hamilton (L) in 2nd and Felipe Massa of Williams in 3rd This was a race for quite a few upsets, some very predictable happenings, a couple of crashes and some continuing Mercedes domination. Only 14 drivers of the 20 finished today’s race, with crashes and retirements aplenty. The Mercedes 1-2 trend continued. Nico Rosberg, who started second, won the race.&nbs
(L-R) Rosberg (2nd), Hamilton (pole) and Vettel (3rd) wave at the end of Qualifying at the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying ended with in routine fashion. A Mercedes 1-2 again, with defending World Champion Lewis Hamilton on pole. It is the 44th pole position of his Formula One career. Nico Rosberg, who has won two races this year, will start in second. Rosberg has had a stellar year as well – he has bee
Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren Honda at the 2015 Canadian Grand Prix Honda, engine manufacturers for Alonso’s team McLaren have announced a number of reliability-related changes, which will take Alonso beyond the permitted four-part rule. McLaren-Honda have a new, more aerodynamically sound upgrade package in store, and as there is only one set, it has been decided that Alonso will run them this race. The last time the te
Flashback Senna(L) and Schumacher at the 1993 Grand Prix in Hockenheim Formula One has been the pinnacle of motorsport for the past 50 years and has seen a number of world champions, from Giuseppe Farina to James Hunt, Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen and Jenson Button. From four time world champion Sebastian Vettel to defending world champion Lewis Hamilton, Formula One has seen them all