Tag Archive: Autosprint

Apr 18

Lotus looks to end crisis in China, Spain

Lotus is hoping to finally get its 2014 season on track in the next two races.


2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Romain Grosjean 03After a disastrous start to the new turbo V6 era for the Enstone team, Lotus has finally taken delivery of the improved Renault ‘power unit’ as used by Red Bull and Toro Rosso in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Mercedes to shed F1 staff – report

Dominant F1 team Mercedes could be preparing to shed some staff

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia 01Italy’s Autosprint reports that team chairman Niki Lauda has assessed the chassis team at Brackley, and the nearby engine facility at Brixworth, and concluded that 1,250 staff is too many. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

‘Taxi driver’ claim not honest – Lauda

“It is absolutely not true”

2014-02-21_0001 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Niki Lauda - Paddy Lowe Niki Lauda has lashed out at Luca di Montezemolo’s claim that the 2014 rules have reduced the F1 field to little more than “taxi drivers”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Berger, Brawn or Bell to replace Domenicali – reports

Domenicali’s immediate replacement is Marco Mattiacci

2014-03-04_0021 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali Within hours of Ferrari’s confirmation that Stefano Domenicali has left the team, Mercedes announced its own split with technical director Bob Bell. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

A major potential link between F1′s potential 13th team and Ferrari has been discovered

‘Forza Rossa’ is Romanian Ferrari dealer

Forza_Rossa___Bucharest___Romania___Archicon___One_Stop_Shop__Last Friday, when the governing body gave the green light for 2015 to new twelfth team Haas, the FIA also said it was “in the process of conducting further investigations for Forza Rossa”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Todt says crisis rule changes unlikely

Jean Todt has lashed out at teams who are criticising the ‘new’ face of formula one.

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images Ahead of his much-vaunted meeting on Sunday with Bernie Ecclestone and Luca di Montezemolo, the FIA president hit back at criticisms of the sport in the wake of revolutionary rule changes. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Mercedes designer Aldo Costa says he doubts his W05 will dominate the entire 2014 season

Designer doubts Mercedes to dominate

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton 03 Lewis Hamilton took pole with the new silver single seater and Nico Rosberg dominated the season-opening race in Melbourne, with many observers believing the German driver had hidden performance to spare on the Albert Park roads. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Red Bull appeal could take ‘weeks’ – reports

“How long will it take?  Several weeks”

2014-03-14 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99032 It could be “several weeks” before the outcome of Red Bull’s appeal against the Daniel Ricciardo disqualification is known. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Lauda denies money powered Mercedes dominance

“We will only know when the first three races are over”

2014-03-04_0013 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali - Dr Helmut Marko - Nika Lauda Niki Lauda has dismissed claims Mercedes is set to dominate the 2014 season because the German carmaker spent more on its new turbo V6 ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says Sebastian Vettel’s run of titles is definitely over.

No Vettel title in 2014 ‘for sure’ – Villeneuve

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99026 “He’s not going to win this year for sure,” the French Canadian, who is set to return to the Indy 500 this year at the age of 42, is quoted by Italian publications including Autosprint and La Repubblica. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Crisis-struck Red Bull asks Toro Rosso for help

“At the moment we have bigger problems to solve than just the pace.”

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (11) Red Bull’s early-season technical crisis is plumbing new depths, with news the reigning world champions are calling upon junior team Toro Rosso for help. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Martini to be Williams title sponsor

Martini, the famous Italian drinks brand, is Williams’ new title sponsor.

2014-01-30 - Williams F1 Team - FW36 - Valtteri Bottas (2) The speculation entered the realm of fact this week when the website grandprix247.com spotted images of Martini-themed Williams team shirts at officially-licensed F1 merchandiser OnPole. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Quesnel is new Lotus team boss – report

“We need to make a decision quickly” – Lopez

Olivier Quesnel-Citroën-WRC-11-2010 Olivier Quesnel is Lotus’ new team principal, according to the authoritative Italian publication Autosprint. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Details emerge of 2014 qualifying tweaks

New details of the plan to spice up qualifying for 2014 have emerged.

150x80-flagworldf1Last week, it emerged that at a meeting in Bahrain on February 21, F1′s major players will move to ensure the final ‘Q3′ segment is exciting under the radically different regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

F1 could have two new teams in 2015 – report

F1 could have not one, but two new teams in 2015.

150x80-flagworldf1 Italy’s Autosprint reports that, in Paris early this week, the FIA began the official evaluation process after inviting expressions of interest in filling the pitlane vacancy created by HRT’s demise. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Nasr set for Friday role at Williams – report

One of the very last seats in formula one is set to be filled by rookie Felipe Nasr.

GP2 - Marcus Ericsson (DAMS), Jolyon Palmer (Carlin), Felipe Nasr (Carlin) Last November, we reported that following countryman Felipe Massa’s move to Williams for 2014, another Brazilian looked set to become the official reserve driver at Grove. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Early 2014 will make F1 an ‘engine formula’ – Newey

“Reliability, power, fuel consumption — they will be decisive factors”

2014-01-28 -  Infiniti Red Bull Racing - RB10 unveil - Christian Horner - Adrian Newey - Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Ricciardo (3) Adrian Newey, the fabled designer of Red Bull’s troubled RB10, expects the 2014 season to be dominated by the new powertrain rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Lotus to test double-nosed E22 on Friday

Lotus at Jerez for promotional ‘filming days’ on demonstration Pirelli tyres

2014-01-24 - Lotus F1 Team E22 Lotus will not wait until the next official test in Bahrain to get its delayed 2014 car on track. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Haas to meet next deadline for 2015 entry – report

“We look forward to future developments” – Antonini

Stewart-Haas Racing logo Despite Bernie Ecclestone’s recent warning, Gene Haas is pushing ahead with his plans to enter F1 in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Massa ‘would be worried’ in Red Bull boots

It follows a disastrous opening test

2014-01-30 - Williams F1 Team - FW36 - Pat Symonds - Felipe Massa According to one cruel joke in the Jerez paddock last week, the Red Bull RB10 has a cryptic, phonetic meaning — ‘Red Bull Are Bea-ten’. Read the rest of this entry »

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