Tag Archive: Autosprint

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 »

Jul 03

Renault not to blame for Vettel’s Austria problem

Renault was not solely to blame for Sebastian Vettel’s problems in Austria last time out.

2014-06-08_1234 The reigning world champion suffered a momentary loss of drive in the opening stages of the race at the Red Bull Ring, later retiring to save “mileage” Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Pirelli raises concerns over grid restarts

F1 tyre supplier Pirelli has raised its concerns about F1′s new standing restart rule for 2015.

2014-06-05_0015 With the move already controversial among the sport’s fans, top drivers have also raised their voices at the prospect of forming up for grid re-starts after safety car periods next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

‘Not possible’ to catch Mercedes in 2014 – Renault

“We are pushing for next year”

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (5) Not even halfway through the 2014 season, Renault is having to acknowledge it will not catch up with V6 pacesetters Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Ferrari eyeing F1 turbo supplier switch – report

“Ferrari has its historical partners”

IMG_5863 Just like struggling world champions Red Bull, fellow F1 grandee Ferrari is also looking for a way out of its engine problems in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

F1 figures in crucial meetings before Austria GP

Crucial talks about the future of formula one are speeding ahead.

2014-06-14-1001 Between the Canadian and Austrian grands prix, team bosses, FIA president Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone reportedly got together for meetings in London. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Hamilton spotted at Maranello – reports

Lewis Hamilton has been spotted this week visiting Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters.

2014-06-07_0238 Reports of the Mercedes driver and 2008 world champion’s visit were carried by authoritative publications including Corriere dello Sport, La Gazzetta dello Sport and Autosprint, as well as the respected Ferrari blogger Leo Turrini. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Mercedes’ Cowell also said no to Ferrari – report

Ferrari is paying a dear price for its geographical location, according to Flavio Briatore.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Bob Bell - Andy Cowell 01 Last month, former Benetton and Renault chief Briatore said the fabled Maranello team should consider relocating to the UK. “In my opinion, Ferrari must have a base in the UK, where all of the technology of formula one is concentrated,” he said. 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 24

Allison not nervous amid Newey, Brawn rumours

Allison said he is being given time to have an impact at Maranello.

James Allison - photo © DPPI Ferrari technical director James Allison insists all the rumours about Adrian Newey are not making him nervous. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Hamilton wants Mercedes’ rivals to catch up

“I hope so.  I need competition”

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 01 New championship leader Lewis Hamilton insists he does not want to run away unchallenged with a dominant 2014 title. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Teams must agree to cost-cutting rules – Todt

Jean Todt insists his hands are tied after F1′s most powerful teams vetoed the move to a budget cap for 2015.

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images It has been suggested former FIA president Max Mosley, whose antagonistic approach stands in stark contrast to the low-profile Frenchman Todt, would have found a way to force the teams to embrace the cost-cutting crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

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