Tag Archive: Associated Press

May 07

Azerbaijan could replace Russia on 2014 calendar – report

Azerbaijan could be set to make its debut on the F1 calendar much earlier than first expected.

Three equally sized horizontal bands of blue, red, and green, with a white crescent and an eight-pointed star centered in the red bandWe reported last week that plans are racing ahead for a street race in the oil-rich former Soviet state’s capital Baku. Bernie Ecclestone had said 2016 was the most likely race date, even though Azerbaijan officials “are talking about 2015″. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Mercedes blasts Red Bull at Paris appeal

“Flagrant breach” of the regulations

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06 Title rival Mercedes on Monday was highly critical of world champions Red Bull’s behaviour, as the appeal hearing in Paris began. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Haas driver Busch says no to F1

Busch warned that Haas is “serious” about his new F1 adventure.

Kurt Busch - photo © NASCAR via Getty Images Kurt Busch, a leading Nascar driver, has ruled himself out of the running to enter F1 next year with Gene Haas. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Haas still unsure of 2015 F1 entry

The delay in getting the 2015 entry approved is a worry

Gene Haas portrait Gene Haas has revealed he is yet to be notified officially that he will be let in as F1′s newest team owner in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Red Bull formally appeals Ricciardo exclusion

Red Bull served notice of its intention to appeal

2014-03-14 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99013 Red Bull is definitely appealing Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from the Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

F1 teams alliance FOTA disbanded

FOTA, the once unified and powerful alliance of formula one teams, has collapsed.

Fota logoIt emerged recently that, with top teams Red Bull and Ferrari already departed, membership fees were going unpaid and the exit of FOTA chiefs Martin Whitmarsh and Eric Boullier could drive the final nails in the coffin. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Haas still aiming for F1 despite Ecclestone warning

So why Ecclestone’s pessimism?

Stewart-Haas Racing logo Gene Haas has vowed to fight on for formula one, despite Bernie Ecclestone saying a 2015 team entry for the American foray is “most unlikely”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Ecclestone facing German trial, bids for Nurburgring

“We believe we can do more for the track than anyone else”

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2 Bernie Ecclestone looks set for a challenging 2014, as German prosecutors prepare to send him to court to face criminal bribery charges. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Amid cheat claims, Vettel ‘proud’ of Red Bull ‘system’

“Right now it’s ok.  Obviously tomorrow we’ll see.”

2013-06-07_0440There were two big talking points on Thursday as formula one gathered at the Yeongam circuit in South Korea. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Marko compares Mercedes test with 2007 ‘spygate’

Ferrari, along with Red Bull, filed the official protest in Monaco.

2013-03-23 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysia - 02F1 could be about to be rocked by a penalty on the scale of the ‘spy scandal’ of 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

No F1 comeback any time soon – Kubica

But he said he would “give everything” to be able to return to his first love; circuit racing.

Robert Kubica Citroen DS3 RRCRobert Kubica photo © DPPI - Alexandre Guillaumot Robert Kubica is not willing to give up on a future return to formula one, despite acknowledging he will not be ready for a comeback for some time. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Button hits back at Hamilton’s McLaren criticism

Jenson Button on Thursday took issue with former teammate Lewis Hamilton’s description of McLaren as an overly-controlling team.

2013-03-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Lewis Hamilton 012013-02-23 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Barcelona - Jenson Button 03Hamilton, who ended his long association with McLaren over the winter as he moved to Mercedes, said recently the British team is “a really controlled environment where you are restricted to do and say what you are told”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Nurburgring not giving up on 2013 German GP

The Nurburgring has not given up on hosting this July’s German grand prix.

Nürburgring - photo Getty Images Red Bull2011-07-24 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Germany - Nurburgring CircuitAmid the circuit’s financial troubles, F1 chief executive was quoted on Sunday in the German press: “We do not accept it (the Nurburgring’s proposal) as financially feasible and therefore end the negotiations”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

Maldonado prays for Chavez recovery, inauguration

State-sponsored F1 driver Pastor Maldonado on Sunday publicly prayed for the recovery of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

2012-11-15_00262012-11-04 - Williams F1 - Abu Dhabi - Pastor Maldonado 02Backed by the state-controlled oil company PDVSA, 27-year-old Maldonado expressed relief late last year when socialist incumbent Chavez was re-elected. “Long live democracy!” the Williams driver had exclaimed on Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Sensitive fans should stop watching F1 – Vettel

Sebastian Vettel has advised sensitive formula one fans to switch over to children’s programming.

Vettel-Alonso - photo Getty Images - Red Bull2012-11-02 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel 299002Last week, the reigning world champion apologised for using the ‘F’-word during his podium interview with David Coulthard recently in Abu Dhabi. The apology followed the FIA’s letter to teams, warning that the use of foul language should not be tolerated. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Ecclestone eyes LA for F1′s next US race

After Texas and New York, Bernie Ecclestone’s next American target could be Los Angeles.

2012-06-10_0439Image illustrative de l'article Los AngelesThe F1 chief executive said this week that, because the US is about the same size as Europe and a huge market for the sport, there should be more American races on the calendar. Formula one is this weekend finally ending a five-year hiatus by reviving the US grand prix at the brand new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

‘Potent’ driver pairing works for Red Bull – Webber

Team boss Christian Horner extended 35-year-old Australian Webber’s contract this week

2012-07-08 - Red Bull Racing - Silverstone - Mark Webber 12012-02-07 - Red Bull - Christian Horner (2)As they face their fifth season together in 2013, Mark Webber has played down suggestions his relationship with Sebastian Vettel is perhaps F1′s most fiery. The pair clashed memorably as they fought for Vettel’s first of back-to-back titles in 2010, and yet Red Bull chiefs have opted to keep them together several years later.

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Jul 12

Mark Webber has revealed that the fact he wants to charge for this year’s title influenced his decision to stay at Red Bull in 2013.

Webber admits 2012 title challenge influenced Ferrari snub

2012-07-08 - Red Bull Racing - Silverstone - Mark Webber2012-06-09_0470Until Red Bull announced he is staying alongside Sebastian Vettel next season, the Australian was strongly linked with a move to Ferrari. Even in the official media statement, Webber admitted there had been “discussions with Ferrari” about replacing Felipe Massa.

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Jun 12

F1 drivers preview course in New Jersey

Joins race promoter Leo Hindery, Elected Officials and F1 sponsor Infiniti at 2013 Race Location
No doubts about 2013 New York race – promoter

2012-06-11 - Grand Prix of America - Red Bull Racing 01Two-Time Defending Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel makes history, drives preview lap at Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial Course. Formula One World Championship racer Sebastian Vettel drove a preview lap of the course at the Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial. He also held a media conference with Race Promoter Leo Hindery, Infiniti representatives, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, and West New York Mayor Felix Roque.

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May 08

Oval driving ‘very different’ to F1 – Barrichello

Nineteen years of formula one did not prepare Rubens Barrichello for his first taste of driving an Indycar on a high speed oval.

Rubens Barrichello KV RacingIndy 500 - 2012 logoThe former Ferrari driver, who switched categories for the 2012 season after losing his Williams race seat, tested at the Texas Motor Speedway on Monday. “It was bloody fast,” he is quoted by the Associated Press, “and very, very much different than anything I have ever tried. Read the rest of this entry »

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