Daily Archive: January 10, 2011

Jan 10

Horner denies Red Bull broke cost-saving agreement

Horner confirmed that Red Bull has not yet signed a new RRA.

2010-11-13 - Red Bull Racing - Dr Helmut Mark - Stenafo Domenicali - Christian HornerCharles Horner-11-2010Team boss Christian Horner has denied claims Red Bull flouted a cost-saving agreement on the way to winning the world championships in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Lotus to launch at Valencia, not leaving FOTA

“We think Fota is very good and very important”

Team Lotus logoFOTATeam Lotus will have its 2011 car at the opening test in Valencia but is not planning a traditional “launch”, a spokesperson said on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

New Red Bull heading for 1 February debut – Marko

Red Bull is pushing hard to prepare its 2011 car for the first day of winter testing next month.

2010-07-11 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - Dr Helmut Marko2010-04-17 - Red Bull Racing - Dr. Helmut Marko - Sebastian Vettel 4The energy drink company’s motor sport consultant Dr Helmut Marko confirmed world champion Sebastian Vettel’s recent claim that the RB7 is on schedule to make its track debut on 1 February at Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Ferrari tried to poach more Red Bull people – Marko

Vettel ‘stupid’ to make Ferrari switch now – Marko

2010-05-30 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Dr Helmut Marko2009-07-25 - Red Bull - Helmut MarkoStrategy chief Neil Martin was not Ferrari’s only target at the 2010 championship winning Red Bull team. That is the claim of Helmut Marko, the right-hand man of Red Bull team owner Dietrich Mateschitz. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Renault issue means Kubica to sit out rally

Lotus Renault GP reportedly did not give him permission to drive a rival carmaker’s car

2010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 00Lotus Renault GP logoRobert Kubica will be forced to sit out the famous Monte Carlo rally for the second year in succession. Last year, the Pole’s Renault Clio suffered an engine failure after just 4km. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Lotus name dispute ‘embarrassing’ – Trulli

“Which is the real one?  We don’t know, it’s embarrassing, surreal”

Team Lotus logo2010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 2Jarno Trulli has denounced as “embarrassing” the F1 naming dispute between his employer and the carmaker Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Fauzy, Liuzzi in running for HRT seat – reports

A report has named three candidates for the second race seat at HRT for 2011.

2010-11-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - Fairuz Fauzy 012011-11-13 - Force India F1 Team - Vitantonio Liuzzi 05Finland’s Turun Sanomat claims the struggling Spanish team reduced by 20 per cent its financial demands for the first seat, with Indian Narain Karthikeyan’s sponsors including the carmaker Tata reportedly to pay $8 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Big team spending threatens FOTA unity

HRT’s logo has been removed from the website of the formula one teams association FOTA.

Hispania Racing HRT F1 Team logoFOTAThere are varying accounts of why the back-of-the-grid Spanish team has left the body, including some claims that FOTA simply suspended Hispania because it had not paid its EUR 100,000 membership fee. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Rome mayor says Monza more important to F1

There is “room” in F1 for two Italian races

Rome - Comune di RomaFlagworld - F1Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno has pledged only conditional support to plans for a formula one street race in the Italian capital. Read the rest of this entry »