David Richards articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Richards not willing to take F1 ‘risk’ 21st June 2010, 10:05

Prodrive boss David Richards has said he wasn’t willing to risk job losses at his company by entering F1 in 2011. Richards, who revealed in April he was not applying to compete in F1 next year, told The Independent: I wasn’t prepared to risk everyone’s livelihoods. It was quite interesting to watch the reaction of […]

David Richards to take over at Renault? 16th September 2009, 23:10

Much of the reaction to the departures of Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds from Renault have so far been focussed on what it says about the Singaproe crash scandal. But the sudden loss of the managing director and director of engineering means the team are faced with a serious operational problem – assuming, of course, […]

Aston Martin announces F1 entry 29th May 2009, 8:53

Aston Martin has confirmed it will enter Formula 1, Autocar magazine claims this morning. It intends to defer its entry until 2012 but its team will begin competing from 2010 as Prodrive. David Richards’ team has been tipped to enter F1 on two occasions in recent years. It planned an entry for 2008 using customer […]

Will a buyer be found for Honda? (Poll) 16th December 2008, 7:00

Almost two weeks have passed since Honda made the shock announcement it was selling its F1 team. The deadline for what Honda calls a ‘credible’ buyer to be identified is a little over two weeks away. Will one be found?

The men who might replace Max Mosley 30th March 2008, 22:32

I was planning to write an article about who Max Mosley’s successor as FIA president could be as he was expected to stand down in 2009. However following the allegations about his sex life made today his immediate future is now in doubt. So who is likely to take over from Mosley, one of the […]

The FIA owe Prodrive an apology 27th November 2007, 11:00

Tomorrow it will be 19 months since the FIA confirmed that Prodrive would be the 12th team in Formula 1 in 2008. Last week David Richards confirmed what many people had suspected for a long time: that Prodrive will not be racing in F1 next year. Prodrive’s absence next year is because the FIA have […]

Poll: Allow customer teams in F1?

This poll is closed. Results are as follows: Yes: 115 votes (50%) No: 107 votes (46%) I have no opinion: 9 (4%)

F1 in the news 60: No F1 for Prodrive in 2008 23rd November 2007, 7:00

Prodrive boss David Richards is pessimistic about his team’s chances of being in Formula 1 next year. Also the new Ferrari boss has a few things to say about team orders, Cristiano da Matta looks to return to racing following his horror crash, and watch some classic motor racing action online for free.

Prodrive set to use McLarens in 2008 – report 23rd August 2007, 9:44

David Richards is expected to announce a deal next month for his new Prodrive F1 team to use this year’s McLaren chassis as the basis for their 2008 campaign. The report in this morning’s Times claims it will spare Prodrive the ??150m cost of developing their own cars. Richards said: “McLaren is one of three […]

Prodrive and the Ferrari four 25th June 2007, 22:46

Just what does David Richard have lined up for Prodrive? He is supposed to be giving some details of his plans at the British Grand Prix in two weekends’ time. Richards hit the news earlier this year by fronting a consortium that purchased Aston Martin from Ford. But there’s been little news of his putative […]