Jul 3

F1: Button not impressed with Dennis’ criticism

Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England. Thursday 3 July 2014. World Copyright: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _J5R2418

Jenson Button currently sits eighth in the Formula 1 driver standings heading into his home race at this weekend’s British GP. (Photo: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic)

Jenson Button has refuted a recent suggestion from McLaren boss Ron Dennis that he should “try harder” as the team endures another difficult season.

Button tried to make light of the remarks but it’s clear that he wasn’t too impressed.

Jul 3

F1: Hamilton set to continue fight with Rosberg at home race

during previews ahead of the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 3, 2014 in Northampton, United Kingdom.

Lewis Hamilton, wearing a hat sporting the British flag, sits 29 points back of teammate Nico Rosberg heading into this weekend’s British GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton says he’s not surprised about the strength of the challenge from Nico Rosberg so far this season.

Hamilton had a streak of four wins, but some bad luck and Rosberg’s good form have handed the German the edge.

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Jul 3

Haas Automation partners with Ferrari F1 team

Scuderia Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen  (bottom) competes in the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on June 22, 2014.   AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR        (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

The Scuderia Ferraris driven by Kimi Raikkonen (pictured) and Fernando Alonso will have additional sponsorship beginning at this weekend’s British GP. (Photo: Joe Klamar/Getty Images)

Gene Haas is to become a sponsor of Scuderia Ferrari before launching his own team in 2016, the Italian team has announced. Haas Automation logos will appear on the F14 T from this weekend’s race in Britain.

Ferrari has always been the intended partner for Haas, despite Mercedes also being mentioned. However, today’s announcement stopped short of confirming that a deal for Haas to use Ferrari engines and other technology has been done, saying only that discussions are still ongoing.

Jul 2

Sold!! Former F1 driver takes charge of Caterham team

Caterham F1 has yet to score a single point in Formula 1 since the team's debut (as Lotus Racing) in 2010. (Photo: Getty Images)

Caterham F1 has yet to score a single point in Formula 1 since the team’s debut (as Lotus Racing) in 2010. (Photo: Getty Images)

Caterham F1 has been bought by a Swiss-Middle Eastern consortium in a deal brokered by former Force India and HRT boss Colin Kolles.

Kolles will remain as a consultant to Caterham, which will retain its name for the foreseeable future.

Jun 26

F1: Safety Car Standing Starts Confirmed As Part Of 2015 Rule Changes

Formula 1 will see standing starts after certain safety car periods. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula 1 will see standing starts after certain safety car periods. (Photo: Getty Images)

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has passed a package of changes for 2015. The most controversial is the move to standing starts after safety car periods, although these will not take place close to the start or finish of the race.

The ban on tire warmers scheduled for 2015 has been abandoned, while there is a cut back on in-season testing, as teams found that the four sessions planned for this year were too expensive and logistically challenging. There will now be two sessions.

The last date at which the sporting and technical regulations can be changed without unanimous agreement has been changed from June 30 to March 1 each year, starting from 2015.