China has "too many" EV manufacturers; minimum production capacity utilisation limit considered – paultan.org

China has “too many” electric vehicle makers, and the government will encourage consolidation, said its minister of industry and information technology Xiao Yaqing, reported Automotive News Europe. “The [electric car makers] are small and scattered. The role of the market should be fully utilised and we encourage merger and restructuring

Alpine concede they have ‘too many’ junior drivers

Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi admits that the French team probably have too many junior drivers in their ranks at the moment. There are three highly-rated young drivers in Formula 2 that are a part of the Alpine academy; Guanyu Zhou, Oscar Piastri, and Christian Lundgaard. All have impressed in the

Renault: Too late for F1 engine freeze ahead of 2022 season

Renault says it is too late to impose a Formula 1 engine freeze from the start of 2022, despite support growing for one. With Red Bull eager for a stop to engine development being allowed from the end of next year so it can take over the Honda engine project,

Ferrari: 'Far too many' trophyless years | F1 News by PlanetF1

Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto says “far too many” years have passed without a Drivers’ title for the team, but 2021 won’t change that. They may be arguably the most iconic team in Formula 1, but Ferrari haven’t lifted a trophy to show for it since back in 2008 when they

'It's all a bit too late for Alexander Albon' | F1 News by PlanetF1

Paul di Resta reckons the writing is on the wall for Alex Albon, saying even if he delivers at Imola, it is “a bit too late” to save his race seat. Albon’s future at Red Bull has been the hot topic for much of this season as the Thai-British driver

Binder ‘too narrow-minded’ in Miller Teruel GP crash

KTM’s Brad Binder says he was “too narrow-minded” at Turn 2 at the start of the MotoGP Teruel Grand Prix, which led to his collision with Pramac’s Jack Miller. Both Binder and Miller launched off the fifth row together in Sunday’s race, but only made it to the second corner

Vettel admits he took ‘too much risk’ at Eifel GP

Sebastian Vettel admitted he took “too much risk” trying to climb through the field at the Eifel Grand Prix, after ending up spinning early on while trying to pass Antonio Giovinazzi. The German was attempting to make his way through the field on medium tyres in the first stint when

Quartararo: Too early to think about MotoGP title

Current MotoGP points leader Fabio Quartararo says it’s “not correct” to start thinking about the championship after two races despite Marc Marquez’s absence strengthening the Frenchman’s position. Petronas Yamaha rider Quartararo won the first two rounds of the delayed 2020 season at Jerez, and now leads the standings by 10

F1 power unit rules too complex for new entrants – Richards

Formula 1’s turbo-hybrid powertrain regulations are too complex and expensive for any new manufacturers to consider joining the championship, says Motorsport UK chief David Richards. The now-delayed 2022 technical overhaul, originally slated for 2021 before the coronavirus pandemic prompted F1 to defer the changes by a year, only features very

F1 power unit rules too complex for new entrants – Richards

Formula 1’s turbo-hybrid powertrain regulations are too complex and expensive for any new manufacturers to consider joining the championship, says Motorsport UK chief David Richards. The now-delayed 2022 technical overhaul, originally slated for 2021 before the coronavirus pandemic prompted F1 to defer the changes by a year, only features very