Tag Archive: Abu Dhabi

Jul 22

Hamilton heads for therapy after Hockenheim

“My knees are no problem,” he said, “but my back and my neck have been the issue really.”

2014-06-07_0243 Lewis Hamilton is planning a week of physiotherapy following his drive through the field after a hefty qualifying crash at Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Hamilton sensed a safety car conspiracy

A safety car would have ended championship leader Nico Rosberg’s huge race lead.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (13) Euphoric at Silverstone two weeks ago when he pulled the gap back to just 4 points, Lewis Hamilton’s mood dimmed once again on Sunday as he deficit blew back out to 14. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Vettel denies throwing post-Monaco tantrum

Sebastian Vettel has denied throwing a tantrum after Sunday’s Monaco grand prix.

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (4) It was in the glitzy Principality that the reigning quadruple world champion’s 2014 hit a new low, with problems not only in qualifying but also the race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Spotlight on Mercedes as rivals give up hope

“As long as the big picture does not suffer” – Wolff

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Pit Wall Engineers While a creeping tension between the Mercedes teammates is obvious, Mercedes is playing down any conflict between new championship leader Lewis Hamilton and the Brackley based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

No title cliff-hanger in 2014 – Ecclestone

“It won’t be necessary this year”

2012-06-09_0002 When it comes to the loud criticisms of F1′s new ‘double points’ innovation, Bernie Ecclestone simply points to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Todt denies favouring Middle East races

Jean Todt has denied F1′s Middle Eastern races are receiving preferential treatment.

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images Two of the three pre-season tests were held in Bahrain, the troubled island Kingdom, and after the grand prix is held there next weekend, teams will stay in the Gulf for a post-race test. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Stefano Coletti is confident before the Bahrain test

This week the second collective test is taking place

Racing Engineering logo Five days after the end of the three day pre-season tests in Abu Dhabi the GP2 teams are now in Bahrain for their final three days of testing before the 2014 season starts in just over two weeks’ time.

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Mar 10

Raffaele Marciello looks forward to the first pre-season test session at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi

Racing Engineering Q&A

After your first contact with a GP2 car in Abu Dhabi almost four months ago, you will be back in the Racing Engineering car soon. Are you excited that your first GP2 season is about to start? Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

A new Team Manager for Trident: Giacomo Ricci

His position will be filled in by Giacomo Ricci

Trident RacingTrident Motorsport communicates that, as of the tests in Abu Dhabi, Luca Zerbini will cease his role as Team Manager on the inside of the Team.

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Feb 12

Hill supports ‘double points’

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said recently the fans’ adverse reaction

2013-06-08_0144 Damon Hill has counted himself out of the furore surrounding the new ‘double points’ innovation for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

F1 set to change qualifying for 2014

Bernie Ecclestone and the FIA will meet in Bahrain to discuss the issue

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 06F1 looks set to introduce an eleventh-hour change to the qualifying rules for 2014, according to media reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Ecclestone pushing for ‘double points’ in three races

World champion Sebastian Vettel on Tuesday slammed double points as “nonsense”

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2 Bernie Ecclestone has written a letter to F1′s eleven teams, arguing that the controversial new ‘double points’ rule should be extended to the final three races of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 26

Todt, Lauda support ‘double points’ rule

Not everyone in formula one is opposed to the sport’s new ‘double points’ innovation.

150x80-flagworldf1 In fact, even the president of F1′s governing FIA is not sure what all the fuss is about, as speculation increases that the rule could even be repealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 25

Richard Cregan signed to support “Formula Sochi”

Promoters of the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix

Richard Cregan and Oleg Zabara The Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix Promoter has signed a contract with the consultancy company of Richard Cregan, Rasgaira, one of the most experienced managers in Formula 1.

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Dec 22

Ecclestone wants three ‘double points’ races

“I think it should be the final three races or nothing”

Luca di Montezemolo - Bernie Ecclestone The days of the highly controversial new ‘double points’ rule for the season finale appear numbered. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 21

Ferrari tells fans to speak up over ‘double points’

The Ferrari president thinks twice as many points as usual is “too artificial”

2013-11-15 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 01 Luca di Montezemolo has urged F1 fans to make their voices clear, as he admitted he is no fan of the new ‘double points’ rule. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 20

Montezemolo tips axe for ‘double points’

“I’m not a fan of the double points.”

Luca di Montezemolo Luca di Montezemolo, one of the most powerful figures in formula one, thinks the highly-controversial new ‘double points’ rule might live a short life. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Double points rule ‘ridiculous’ – Irvine

“It’s ridiculous, I’ve never heard such a joke in all my life.”

P1010065 Former F1 driver Eddie Irvine has issued a stinging assessment of F1′s controversial new ‘double points’ rule for the 2014 finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Lotus admits Raikkonen still owed money

Kimi Raikkonen has still not received all of the money he is owed by Lotus.

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 06 Towards the end of the season, and just before he set off for back surgery that meant he missed the last two races of 2013, the Finn revealed he has not been paid “one euro” by the Enstone based team this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Red Bull, Vettel slam new ‘double points’ rule

The rule was pushed through by Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt

2013-11-17 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel -  (10)F1′s reigning champions Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull have broken ranks and slammed the new ‘double points’ finale. Read the rest of this entry »

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