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Apr 19

Mattiacci plays down Alonso exit rumours

“I think Fernando wants to win a world title with Ferrari”

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 00Ferrari’s new boss on Friday played down suggestions Fernando Alonso might be looking to leave the struggling Italian team. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Hamilton ‘unbeatable when focused’ – Lauda

“When Lewis is fully focused on his work, he is almost unbeatable.”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia - Lewis Hamilton - Niki Lauda Lewis Hamilton will be hard to beat for the 2014 title, according to Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Ecclestone working hard to turn up the volume

“Niki likes the new sound because his cars are winning”

2012-11-15_0006 If a question ever requires a cool answer, reporters flock to ‘iceman’ Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Raikkonen unsure of Ferrari engine disadvantage

“I can’t give an honest impression because I have not paid attention to it.”

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen - Helmet (3) With Mercedes clearly out front and Renault clearly at the rear, F1′s third engine supplier Ferrari has had a comparatively low-profile winter. 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of F1′s governing FIA is not sure what all the fuss is about, as speculation increases that the rule could even be repealed.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 23

Alonso admits 2013 not best season as driver

“These are things that cannot be repeated next year”

20130705-0009 Fernando Alonso has acknowledged he did not perform as strongly in 2013 as he did the previous year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Ferrari tester tips 2014 advantage for Red Bull

“There will always be continuity” – Gene

2012-06-09_0188Ferrari’s test driver has admitted Red Bull will enter the 2014 season with a technical advantage, despite the radical new regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Alonso would have won title for Lotus – Villeneuve

“He is always at a high level”

2013-06-08_00391997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve thinks Fernando Alonso would have won this year’s title at the wheel of the 2013 Lotus car. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Alonso to respond to Montezemolo rating ‘on the track’

“I did my job and I hope that it is valued as much as possible.”

2013-09-08 - Fernando Alonso - 0011Fernando Alonso has opted not to respond to his boss Luca di Montezemolo, after the Ferrari president gave the driver “eight out of 10″ for his 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Alonso doubts Ferrari can be second best in 2013

“You have to be realistic and realise that second place was a dream”

2013-11-01 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 01Fernando Alonso does not think Ferrari can end its 2013 campaign by finishing runner-up to dominant champions Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Only Vettel not ‘bored’ as 2013 nears end

“I’m not getting bored!”

2013-11-17 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel -  (10)Even Sebastian Vettel’s post-race ‘donuts’ are becoming predictable, after the quadruple world champion on Sunday smashed an old Michael Schumacher record in Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Sauber return not guaranteed for Perez

Sauber continued to wear Telmex branding in 2013

2013-02-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C32 SideSergio Perez will not necessarily simply return to Sauber in 2014, boss Monisha Kaltenborn insists. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

FIA gives Alonso green light to race in Austin

Fernando Alonso on Thursday got the all-clear to race in Austin.

20130705-0009The Spaniard has had several medical checks since the Abu Dhabi grand prix, where a violent ride over the kerbs left him with back pain. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

De la Rosa ready to replace ill Hulkenberg

“But we hope that he is well for practice on Friday.”

2013-06-09_0012Pedro de la Rosa is poised to fill in at Sauber, should Nico Hulkenberg not recover from a bout of ‘Delhi belly’. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Alonso would do more with Vettel’s car – Hamilton

“Seb is great champion!”

20131020-0007At the wheel of a Red Bull, Fernando Alonso’s feats would be “far beyond” what Sebastian Vettel has achieved. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

F1 to farewell India amid flood of bad press

“We have not been able to sell F1 well enough in these parts”

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Lewis Hamilton 07India looks set to bow out of formula one amid a flood of bad press, as it emerges McLaren mechanics have been armed with mosquito repellent to get them through this weekend’s unloved grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Boss says Ferrari’s problem ‘is not Domenicali’

“You wouldn’t change Domenicali and win tomorrow”

2013-06-09_0044 Ferrari failed to beat Red Bull for a fourth consecutive time because of “two main factors”, according to team boss Stefano Domenicali. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Vettel ‘destroyed Mark Webber’ – Villeneuve

McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh would not entirely agree with that statement.

2013-08-10_0106The skills of Sebastian Vettel’s teammate have contributed to the reigning world champion’s image problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Honda ‘would like Alonso at McLaren’ – Whitmarsh

“He has a contract with Ferrari, in the future, who knows.”

2013-01-17-0133Martin Whitmarsh has admitted Honda would like Fernando Alonso to be powered by its Japanese engines in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Maria de Villota dies

De Villota died of natural causes

Maria de Villota 2013-03-08It appears Maria de Villota died of natural causes. Maria de Villota, who lost an eye after a near-fatal F1 testing crash last year, died early on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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