Tag Archive: Abu Dhabi

Aug 27

Verstappen tipped for Friday debut at Suzuka

Max Verstappen made his debut in a formula one car on Tuesday.

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing The well-connected Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claims Red Bull, having newly signed the 16-year-old son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, has targeted October’s Japanese grand prix as a potential first official outing for Max in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Ricciardo declares title hunt now on

Daniel Ricciardo has declared himself in the hunt for the 2014 world championship.

2014-07-19 - 99017 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo Before the title war between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg exploded in Belgium, no one would have bet against a dominant victory for one or the other of the silver-clad duo. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Mercedes rethinking team orders after Belgium clash

Rosberg, booed in the podium and slammed by his bosses, refused to apologise.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (20) The fallout of Sunday’s explosive clash between warring teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg is only just beginning to hit the ground. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Friday debut possible for 2015 rookie Verstappen

Toro Rosso has confirmed reports Max Verstappen will become F1′s youngest ever race driver next year.

IMG_6178 The teenage Dutchman, whose father Jos drove for Toro Rosso’s former guise Minardi just over a decade ago, will replace team veteran Jean-Eric Vergne in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

Montezemolo rejects Ferrari quit reports

Luca di Montezemolo has rejected claims he could be set to quit his post as Ferrari president.

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images Reports late last week suggested the Maranello marque’s long-time and colourful figurehead had decided to leave Ferrari in order to lead the Italian national airline Alitalia. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Rosberg not worried about ‘Hamilton track’ Hungary

“I don’t care about statistics”

2014-06-05_0076 Championship leader Nico Rosberg insists he is not worried about racing on ‘a Hamilton track’ this weekend in Hungary. Read the rest of this entry »

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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