Tag Archive: Alain Prost

Aug 28

Mercedes chiefs resolve to ‘cool hot heads’

Mercedes chiefs have resolved to cool the simmering feud between title-warring teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

2014-07-18_0883 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Germany’s Bild newspaper reports that when the pair – who collided during the Belgian grand prix – came face-to-face in Germany on Wednesday for a sponsor photoshoot, they barely acknowledged each other’s presence. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Prost sure Renault can bounce back in 2015

Alain Prost is confident Renault can bounce back in 2015.

Alain Prost - photo Getty Images As the new ‘power unit’ rules took effect this season, Mercedes has utterly dominated its turbo V6 rivals Renault and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Verstappen not too young for 2015 debut – Lammers

Former grand prix driver Jan Lammers thinks 16-year-old Max Verstappen is ready for formula one.

F3 - Nurburgring - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing Verstappen, the fresh-faced son of another former Dutch F1 driver Jos, has signed up with Red Bull’s famous driver development programme after an impressive transition from karting to F3. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

e-dams-Renault tops the time sheets (+photos)

The FIA Formula E Championship is the major innovation for the 2014 season.  

2014-07-09 035The first race will take place on 13th September in the streets of Beijing. However, the preparation of the cars is already well under way and five test sessions took place on the Donington circuit, where all the teams are based.

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Jul 03

Hamilton claims more ‘ability’ than Rosberg

“The edge I have is in my ability.”

2014-06-08_0551 Lewis Hamilton has stepped up the off-track battle ahead of his home grand prix, declaring he has “the edge” on teammate Nico Rosberg on sheer “ability”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Renault to be title sponsor of e.dams-Renault

FIA Formula E championship

FIA Formula E championship Renault to be title sponsor of e.dams-Renault Renault, a pioneer in the world of electric vehicles and an active participant in motorsport ever since the brand was founded, was named last year as an official technical partner of the FIA Formula E Championship. With the competition’s inaugural race in Beijing, China, in September, 2014, looming fast, the French carmaker has announced that is to step up its involvement in the new series in the form of backing for e.dams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Mercedes driver needle heads into Silverstone

Heading into his home race at Silverstone, the pressure is on Lewis Hamilton.

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0028 He may have the fastest car in the field, but so too does Mercedes teammate and championship leader Nico Rosberg, who successfully broke the Briton’s early-season four-race winning streak.
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Jun 23

Horner attacks ‘unacceptable’ Renault

Team boss Christian Horner stepped up his attack on Red Bull’s engine supplier Renault after the Austrian grand prix

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Christian Horner At the debut of the energy drink company’s very own grand prix at the Red Bull Ring, the premier Renault-powered team was not only uncompetitive, but world champion Sebastian Vettel was struck yet again by technical trouble. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Trulli adds to F1′s ‘worry’ about formula E – report

According to the Times newspaper, F1 must look over its shoulder at the new ‘formula E’ series that is rapidly gaining credibility.

Jarno Trulli - Formule E - photo Formule E The latest name attracting headlines for the FIA’s all-electric single seater category is Jarno Trulli, the well-known former F1 driver and Monaco winner. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Hamilton expects Mercedes to dominate in Canada

Even Montreal favourite Lewis Hamilton admits Mercedes will be almost unbeatable this weekend.

2014-06-05_0205 Challengers Red Bull looked closer to the pace at tight and twisty Monaco, but on the long straights of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, the struggling Renault ‘power unit’ is expected to be totally outclassed. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

McLaren eyes ‘something different’ for future

Rumours are continuing to swirl around the McLaren team.

2014-04-18 - McLaren Mercedes - SAP In Monaco, former team champion Alain Prost urged the struggling British outfit to “do something a little bit different” to return to the front of the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Brand-new offer for TV stations: FIA F3 news clips

The FIA Formula 3 European Championship offers the young drivers the chance of getting a taste of Formula 1 feeling

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

Three race weekends have been contested, the fourth meeting is about to begin – and the media interest in the planet’s most competitive young-driver series keeps on increasing consistently.

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May 25

Hamilton declares Senna-style war on Rosberg

“Lewis started the mind game, this was Nico’s answer.” – Alex Wurz 

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0050Lewis Hamilton has declared Senna-like war, as his relationship with teammate Nico Rosberg breaks down spectacularly in Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Dennis wants Alonso to lead McLaren’s Honda charge

“In 2015 we have the Honda engine and we need a great driver.”

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Ron Dennis 01 Former McLaren and Ferrari driver Alain Prost has some advice for those beleaguered F1 teams — “do something different”. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Hamilton open to more ‘lively’ rivalry with Rosberg

“In our case, it’s all wonderful”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 02 Lewis Hamilton has hinted he is open to having an even more “lively” rivalry with his teammate and 2014 championship opponent Nico Rosberg.
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May 23

Renault must look ahead to 2015 – Prost

Renault needs to be looking ahead to 2015, according to F1 legend Alain Prost.

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (8) Although an ambassador for the French engine supplier, Prost does not hide his belief that Renault simply went into the all-new turbo V6 era this year unprepared. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Driver ‘crash’ discussed at Mercedes party

A Mercedes ‘get-together’ did not go unnoticed in the Monaco harbour on Wednesday.

GP2 Caterham - Monaco - Monte-Carlo The scene was former F1 driver Gerhard Berger’s luxury boat, but on board were Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda, fellow bosses Paddy Lowe and Toto Wolff, and drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Tracks ‘agreed’ to push for louder F1 – Walker

“We can’t wait until next year”

2014-03-17 - Pirelli - Australia - Melbourne 09 teams F1 will continue to push for louder engines, according to disgruntled Australian grand prix chief Ron Walker. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Formula E: Teams receive the first batch of single-seater electric cars

“We are delighted to have reaped the fruit of our collaboration with Renault.” – Frédéric Vasseur

2014-05-16 - Renault - Formula E (2) The FIA Formula E Championship is gradually building up to the new competition’s first race in Beijing, China, on September 13.

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May 13

Alain Prost back in his Renault F1 Turbo from 1983

Last weekend, Alain Prost completed a series of parade laps in the Renault Classic

Renault 1983 Turbo - Alain Prost The ninth Grand Prix Historique de Monaco saw Renault ambassador Alain Prost get behind the wheel of the Renault F1 Turbo (RE40) he raced in the Formula 1 World Championship in 1983 when he claimed four victories and second place in the end-of-year Drivers’ standings. Read the rest of this entry »

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