Tag Archive: Autosprint

Sep 01

Ferrari exit could open for Alonso on Monday – report

Monday could be the magic day in Fernando Alonso’s current Ferrari contract.

IMG_4042 Boss Marco Mattiacci has been happily – and unofficially – ‘confirming’ for 2015 the Italian team’s existing driver lineup of Alonso alongside Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Alonso reveals ‘intention’ to stay at Ferrari

Fernando Alonso says it is his “intention” to extend his stay at Ferrari beyond his current contract.

2014-06-07_0841 Although reportedly frustrated with the performance of his red car, the Spaniard is scheduled to stay at Maranello for two more years. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Red Bull using electric engine for pitstop practice

Red Bull was experimenting with an all-electric formula one car at Spa on Wednesday, publications reveal.

2014-06-07_1561 Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport and Italy’s Autosprint say the reigning world champions’ electric prototype was in fact a 2013 Red Bull RB9 sporting a 2014 nose. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

‘Unlikely’ Red Bull can catch Mercedes – Horner

Boss Christian Horner has admitted it is “unlikely” Red Bull will catch up with dominant Mercedes in 2014.

2014-06-08_0831 But F1′s surprise on-form youngster Daniel Ricciardo, who entered the current summer break with a second win of the season, is more confident. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 08

Outrage as Monza’s Parabolica run-off asphalted

“Why the hell do they take away the challenge in F1?”

GP3 - Autodromo Nazionale MonzaF1′s summer break has not stopped a cry of outrage at news the iconic Parabolica corner at historic Monza has been altered ahead of next month’s Italian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

Ferrari could learn from Williams experience – Massa

Ferrari could learn from Williams’ recovery from the doldrums of the British team’s past few seasons.

2014-07-04 - Williams Martini Racing - England - Felipe Massa 01 That is the claim of Felipe Massa, Williams’ new driver who moved to Grove for 2014 after a long Ferrari career. Undoubtedly aided by the dominant Mercedes engine, Williams has been arguably the surprise team of 2014, having finished a woeful ninth in the 2013 constructors’ table to now trail only the top three teams and proving a regular front row and podium challenger. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Alonso wants $50m per year for new Ferrari deal – reports

And Autosprint said it is “not just rumours”

2014-07-24 - Scuderia Ferrari - Hungary - Fernando Alonso 02 Multiple authoritative media sources claim Fernando Alonso wants almost $50 million a year to sign a new contract with Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Marko eyes F1 debut for rookie Verstappen

Red Bull may not be giving up on hot talent Max Verstappen.

F3 - Max Verstappen The talented 16-year-old son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, in the midst of a meteoric switch from karting to junior single seaters, recently visited the paddock on the invitation of several formula one teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Marmorini moves to Renault after Ferrari exit

Mere days after officially leaving Ferrari, Luca Marmorini looks set to take another high-profile job in formula one.

2012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - L Marmorini The 53-year-old’s departure was interpreted as the latest rolling head at Ferrari amid the fabled Italian team’s poor start to the new turbo V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

‘Magic paint’ to give Ferrari power boost

Marussia has led the way for a reported 20 horse power boost for struggling engine supplier Ferrari.

2014-06-05_0031 That is the claim of Italy’s authoritative Autosprint, claiming that at the forthcoming ‘power circuits’ at Spa and Monza, the Maranello team might have to thank its diminutive customer for a fistful of extra speed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Wolff denies Mercedes will punish Hamilton

Toto Wolff has dismissed suggestions Mercedes will sanction Lewis Hamilton for ignoring team orders in Hungary.

2014-07-19_0904 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Although it was potentially explosive, the German team closed ranks after the incident but rumours persisted that the 2008 world champion will be punished behind closed doors. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

‘All’ Ferrari efforts now on 2015 – Alonso

Ferrari is now focusing “all” of its efforts on 2015, according to lead driver Fernando Alonso.

2014-06-05_0062 The Spaniard’s comments, made on Thursday ahead of the Hungarian, appear to contradict those of the Italian team’s technical director James Allison. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Verstappen chooses Mercedes over Red Bull – report

The report said Verstappen jr hopes to make the move to the F1 feeder category GP2 for 2015

F3 - Max Verstappen Max Verstappen has turned down an offer from reigning world champions Red Bull as he turns onto the road to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Alonso could be free to leave Ferrari – sources

Fernando Alonso could be contractually free to walk away from Ferrari.

2014-06-07_0248 Technically, the Spaniard remains under contract to the struggling Maranello team until the end of 2016. “I’m sure he is very frustrated,” Niki Lauda told the Spanish newspaper El Pais earlier this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Empty track leaves F1 at ‘five minutes to 12′ – Lauda

Niki Lauda wants formula one to think urgently about what is turning off the fans in 2014.

2014-06-07_0333 Big crowds were buzzing in Austria and Silverstone recently, but it was impossible not to notice some almost completely empty grandstands at Hockenheim on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Uncertainty ends as all teams remove ‘Fric’

The only question now is whether some teams will be more affected by the Fric ban than others.

2014-06-08_0747 The ‘Fric’ saga could be nearing an end, as it emerges every F1 team has removed the controversial suspension technology ahead of the German grand prix weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Mercedes to limit warring drivers’ pit strategies

“The drivers must comply with the same number of pitstops”

2014-06-07_1038 Mercedes will restrict the race strategies that can be adopted by its drivers as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg fight for the 2014 title. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Raikkonen will be ‘great’ again – Mattiacci

New team boss Marco Mattiacci insists he is not afraid of making changes to put Ferrari back on the path to victory.

2014-06-08_0729 His predecessor Stefano Domenicali has already gone, and the latest paddock rumour is that engine chief Luca Marmorini could be the next to pay the price for the fabled Italian marque’s poor start to the new V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Whiting plays down grid restart fears

F1 race director Charlie Whiting has played down concerns about next year’s grid restarts.

2014-06-07_1577 “We (drivers) all pretty much disagreed (with the proposal) as far as I am aware,” Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo said earlier this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Marmorini ‘in danger’ at Ferrari – report

Yet another big name could be set for the Ferrari axe.

2012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - L Marmorini After the fabled Italian team’s poor start to the new turbo V6 era, team boss Stefano Domenicali was replaced as team boss by Marco Mattiacci. Read the rest of this entry »

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