Mosley on McLaren, F1 engines, customer chassis and more

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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

The full verdict on the Renault-McLaren spying case

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The World Motor Sports’ Council has published its verdict on Renault’s alleged spying on McLaren. The council yesterday decided not to punish Renault for possessing the information, despite having excluded McLaren from the 2007 constructors’ championship for obtaining information about Ferrari. The WMSC explained the difference it saw between the two cases: The McLaren confidential … Continue reading The full verdict on the Renault-McLaren spying case

Renault guilty but unpunished in spying case

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The Renault team have been found guilty of bringing Formula 1 into disrepute but the FIA is not going to punish them. The reasoning for the decision will be published tomorrow (Friday 7th December). Renault’s Flavio Briatore issued a statement saying: “I would like to thank Renault, our title sponsor ING and all our partners … Continue reading Renault guilty but unpunished in spying case

The consequences of Thursday’s Renault-McLaren spy hearing (updated)

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The most controversial season in memory drags on as the World Motor Sports Council waits to hear another enquiry into alleged spying tomorrow. This could turn out to be an important moment for the sport particularly if Renault are found to be guilty of the same misdemeanour as McLaren. It determine whether Fernando Alonso races … Continue reading The consequences of Thursday’s Renault-McLaren spy hearing (updated)

Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet Jnr at Renault in 2008?

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As speculation grows over Fernando Alonso’s future, Renault’s Flavio Briatore had this to say about his driver pairing for 2008: Renault will certainly have different drivers next year. Alonso has a 60% chance of coming to us. Alonso moving to Renault has been tipped for some time. His most likely partner there – assuming it … Continue reading Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet Jnr at Renault in 2008?

Renault in fresh FIA spying enquiry

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The Renault team is to answer charges that it illegally obtained McLaren intellectual property. The FIA today summoned representatives to appear before the World Motor Sport Council in Monaco on December 6th. McLaren alleged that the French team had illegal data belonging to them after McLaren was thrown out of the constructors’ championship for a … Continue reading Renault in fresh FIA spying enquiry

Fernando Alonso offered Renault drive for 2008

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Renault boss Flavio Briatore has confirmed he has offered Fernando Alonso a drive at his former team in 2008. Alonso announced his departure from McLaren yesterday after a fraught year with the team that saw him fail to win a third consecutive drivers’ championship by a single point. Renault endured a torrid 2007, the sole … Continue reading Fernando Alonso offered Renault drive for 2008

Debate: Who will Alonso drive for in 2008?

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It’s the question on everyone’s lips which has ground the driver market to a halt. Fernando Alonso is contracted to McLaren for 2008. But their falling out this year has been so catastrophic, with Alonso seldom passing up an opportunity to condemn the team since the row at the Hungaroring, surely the Spaniard will be … Continue reading Debate: Who will Alonso drive for in 2008?

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