Daily Archive: September 7, 2013

Sep 07

Saturday at Monza actually ‘went well’ – Alonso

“It was a good Saturday”

2013-06-09_1179Fernando Alonso on Saturday denied qualifying at Monza had left him furious and his relationship with Ferrari in tatters. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Leimer scorches to feature GP2 win

Swiss driver claims championship lead

GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering)Fabio Leimer has grabbed his third feature race win of the season with a storming drive in scorching conditions this afternoon in Monza, stealing a march at the start to lead his rivals all race long, apart from the pitstop window, for victory ahead of Sam Bird and Tom Dillmann and, with it, the championship lead.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Kvyat blazes to victory in Monza

Daniil Kvyat puts himself into the GP3 title chase in Italy

GP3 - Daniil Kvyat (MW Arden) Monza Race 1Perfection: four points for pole, a lights to flag victory and two bonus points for fastest lap, does it get any better for MW Arden’s Daniil Kvyat? It does when the Russian ace moves into P2 in the Drivers’ Standings with three races to go.

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Sep 07

Alonso slammed ‘stupid’ Ferrari at Monza

A furious storm, with Fernando Alonso right in the middle, is brewing at Ferrari.

2013-06-09_1451Earlier at Monza, even though the Red Bull switch rumours have ended, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone let slip he thinks the Spaniard is “not happy” at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Todt intends to ‘finish what I started’

Jean Todt has finally indicated he intends to fight for his role as FIA president.

Jean Todt président FIA (DR)Challenger David Ward has already published his manifesto as he seeks election in December, while incumbent Todt had yet to even say he will push for a second term. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Wolff begins to sell Williams stake

Wolff “has confirmed that the sale process has begun”

2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W04 - Toto Wolff 02Toto Wolff on Saturday revealed he has begun to sell his shares in the Williams team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Formula One teams Italian Grand Prix qualifying report

Italian Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Monza.

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Sep 07

End of loud V8 era ‘a pity’ – Vettel

“Where collectively we all made a mistake was not to say no.”

2013-06-07_0721World champion Sebastian Vettel has described F1’s move to turbo V6 engines next year as “a pity”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Vettel snubbed Webber’s Monza farewell party

“We are no longer friends, but we respect each other” – Vettel

Mark Webber- Vettel - photo © JEAN MICHEL LE MEUR - DPPI Sebastian Vettel on Friday did not attend a farewell party to mark teammate Mark Webber’s last grand prix in Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Experts doubt Raikkonen set for Ferrari return

And Lotus is pushing hard to convince the Finn to stay

2013-06-08_0131Well-known paddock personalities doubt feverish speculation Kimi Raikkonen is on the verge of signing to return to Ferrari next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Bianchi’s manager hints at second season at Marussia

“It shows Marussia has ambition and they will have a better car in the future.”

2013-06-05-0178Nicolas Todt, who is Jules Bianchi’s manager, is not ruling out a second consecutive season at Marussia for the French driver. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Pirelli has 2014 deals ‘with all teams’

“We have been preparing for next season for the past four months.”

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (5)Pirelli has signed supply contracts with all eleven formula one teams, motor sport director Paul Hembery told reporters at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Ecclestone denies releasing 2014 calendar

“I’m saying there is no draft calendar”

2013-06-07_0008Bernie Ecclestone has denied distributing the draft 2014 calendar that found its way into team bosses’ hands at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Team bosses want Todt to stay FIA president

“I think stability and consistency are very important”

Jean Todt - photo Getty ImagesLeading formula one team bosses at Monza suggested they would support Jean Todt if he seeks a second term as FIA president. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Kvyat flies to maiden GP3 pole in Monza

MW Arden duo of Daniil Kvyat and Robert Visoiu lock-out the front row

GP3 - Daniil Kvyat (MW Arden) Monza QualifyingMW Arden’s Daniil Kvyat set a laptime of 1:36.933 to achieve his debut pole in the category and finish over half a second quicker over his nearest rival, teammate Robert Visoiu.

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